Up at the crack of 5:40. Dog walked, papers fetched. Everything watered. Work for 8.20am. Good day in the office. Back home for 6.30. Tea then wee dog walked again. Some potting up of stuff (sweet corn and some broccoli). Then down to the lotty for about 8.15. Did a load of weeding, then took some soil out of the raised bed and used it to earth up the second row of spuds. Finished off with a bit of watering then off home about 9.30 just at it's starting to get dark. Phil has passed his CDL so all is looking good in Texas - Phil is loving it too.
Tuesday 20th May 2014
Up at 5.30. Dog walked, papers fetched. Back home well early, shaved and got prepped to put a couple of tomato plants into bigger pots. Put one (Gardener's Delight) in the little greenhouse thing and put the other (Alicante) outside it for the time being. I need to clear the other side of the little greenhouse so two more can go in - although it might end up being just two in there - will see what it looks like for space. Into the office for 8.40. Gardening takes far longer than you think it will. Good day. Home for 6.30. Phone call from Google Adwords for 45 minutes. Then took dog walk. Then put two more tomatoes in the mini-greenhouse outside after first emptying all the stuff out of it. Have now got a cunning plan for the lotty re tomatoes. Am going to use the green framing you get on mini-greenhouses to make a simple frame for the tomato plants to go in. I can also easily put netting around the frame and it will provide support for the tomato plants within. Texted Phil a bit before bedtime but by crikey time is absolutely flying at the moment, absolutely flying.
Wednesday 21st May 2014
Up at 5:40 after ignoring alarm at 5:30! Dog walked, papers fetched, everything watered off to work and in for 8:30. Loads to do. Time flying and Dentist at 4.20. Got through the dentist. Home for about 5.15 Did some bits and bobs - planted the sweet peas in the garden. Took Lily a walk round the meadow.
Thursday 22nd May 2014
Got up at 5:30, chucking it down with rain, back to bed up at 5:59!. Still chucking it down. Took dog up town - she was not impressed so not much of a walk and no papers got. Watered the indoor stuff and then off to work.
Friday 23rd May 2014
Up early. Dog walked. Work work work. Back home - still sorting plants out. Left some stuff down at the Allotments for folks. Got lots of stuff ready for going to Church Bay the following day.
Saturday 24th May 2014
Up at the crack of dawn. Not raining, good! Dog walked, papers fetched. Tomato plants in bigger pots. Everything in trays outside for easier watering. Car loaded off to Wales at about 9.15, with bank holiday traffic and lane closures we got there for 2.20 over five hours for what normally is three and a half hours. Had arranged broadband to Sky Go watch the Derby match and wish I hadn't as Derby all over QPR for 88 minutes managed to snatch a defeat from the jaws of victory when Bobby Zamora scored for ten men QPR at the death when it looked like going to extra time. So drowned sorrows. Had a kip. Took dog walk on beach. Went to bed.
Sunday 25th May 2014
Up at 5am! Took dog a walk. Did a bit of work. With Vic's help got the kayaks out of storage, padlock had utterly seized up - sea air done for it I guess. Anyway, kayaks all sorted and had a bit of a paddle, beautiful sunny day can't complain about Welsh Weather today.
Skyped Phil in the afternoon. Ended up fishing Holyhead Breakwater until 11:30pm - an almost endless procession of whiting with a single pouting - not the most exciting of fishing it has to be said. Never mind.