Up at 4.45, Phil got up at 5.15 - I'd been waking up all night in the excellent £36 Travelodge family room we had at Heston West-bound Services. It did a job and it did us proud really. It was about 10 minutes to short term parking in Terminal Three. It was a good decision and money well spent as the M25 on Monday morning was the usual car park - it wasn't brilliant on the Sunday night but at least it was moving.
We were at baggage drop-off for 6.25 and he was with the rest of the Haynes Harvesting Crew, as thick as thieves for 6.40 in Costa Coffee, "see you dad!", services no longer required.
|Phil Outside Costa at Heathrow - in the background a dozen folks on the Haynes 2014 Harvesting Crew|
About ten hours later he got there!
Meanwhile, played some horrendous golf with Doug in the afternoon but it was nice to be out and so damned relaxing I wasn't bothered about the rubbish golf. Got home and mowed the lawns - no Phil to get the mower started but still managed to get it done - his words of air freshener wisdom set me in good stead!!
Bit of tea but little dog started creating so we did the meadow walk again. All good stuff.
Tuesday 29th April 2014
Up at 6am (bit of a lie-in but was knackered from the Heathrow road trip and everything). Took Lily up town for a walk and to get papers. Breakfast,shave and shower and in to the office for 8:20. All good stuff.
Left work bang on time as the plan was to skype call Phil before 6:30. Didn't quite pan out as planned as he didn't answer his phone but not to worry we got him in the end. Skyping a mobile overseas is quite cheap - it cost 12p for 4 minutes I think on the credit plan, there is a contract option as well but I thought we'll see how much we use first. Anyway, we can get hold of him. He's got wifi out there as well but it sounds like it's a bit hit and miss in the bunk house.
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Up early. Walked - loads of work. Dog walks etc.
Thursday 1st May 2014
Same as previous!
Friday 2nd May 2014
Up early. Dog walked papers fetched. Loads and loads of work. Packed up me stuff as am moving desks at work. Coming down with a cold.
Saturday 3rd May 2014
Up early. Dog walked. Loads of stuff tidied up and put in attic. Golf at lunchtime. Took the money with a lot of luck Mind you, how out of the middle was this shot:-
|Pitching wedge - proper middled.|
|Jemima Puddleduck with family near the 12th.|
Lots of gardenny type stuff. All good.
Sunday 4th May 2014
Up at... wait for it... 8:30! Took some Tesco Flu tablets last night and slept through until well gone 8am!!! Awesome. Dog didn't really want to walk but she did her business which is all good. Had a bit of brekky and then walked to the lotty to get weeding. Back home at lunch time. Dog walk up to Sprinkshill and back beautiful bluebells all over the place.
|Lily dog in Sprinkshill Wood|
Tea and then back to lotty to mow grass. Put the Owl out to try and scare some of the pesky rabbits and pigeons away. We'll have to see how successful it is.
|The owl of doom has been deployed....|
After the final session at the lotty there was time for one last walk with the houndy along the meadow. Saw a kingfisher for the second time in three or four days - flying past like lightning but unmistakeably a kingfisher.
|More bluebells by the river...|