Woke up super early but made me self stay in bed until 5:10 so all good stuff. Into office for just after 7am. Big walk, delivered Village Newsletters. Did a bit in the attic. all good.
Tuesday 4th December 2018
Up early, the usual, car scraped, dog walked, papers fetched. Work early doors. Out of work late again. Such is life. A bit in the attic, usual big walk (2miles and a bit). Dog had three mini-evening walks.
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Up early. Pi$$ing it down with rain. Dog walked in her coat. Papers not in. Came home got ready for work, went and fetched papers. Into office for 7.25, going to leave early as am going Xmas Party tonight for first time in many years. Found a drum tab for Shoot to Thrill so going to learn it to be bob on. Works do at the Roundhouse, Derby so left at 3.30pm, on bus at 5:30, first pint in the Brunswick at 6:15! Ace. Going to have a bad head in the morning but heydily hodily. Cracking entertainment and good company. Thoroughly enjoyed it apart from the food!!
Thursday 6th December 2018
Got up about 20 minutes later than normal. Not feeling as bad as I might have - two pints of orange squash before bed does the trick! Papers fetched, wee dog walked and into the office for 7.30 how ace am I? No rehearsal again tonight so that's good.
Friday 7th December 2018
Not much to report. Work early, left early. Collected Lucy from her digs at Nottingham Trent and brought her home using a cunning new route that missed Derby out altogether. All good.
Saturday 8th December 2018
Bloody wind howled all night so gave up and got up at 4am. Such is life. Little dog got many walks! Went to group, scraped another half pound loss. Did a bit of police volunteering as they are doing a recruitment drive on the market place. Ashbourne Market is almost dead so very little footfall unfortunately. Did a bit up in the drum-attic. All good stuff. Went to bed at 7pm cause I was knackered. Lots of flashing lights for the second time in a fortnight would find out another tragic fatality in the morning.
Sunday 9th December 2018
It turned out the flashing lights were there because a poor girl was stuck in her car at the ford had got swept away and drowned. Absolutely horrible. Cast a shadow for the whole day. I think the people in the hi-viz in the field were level with where the car was carried downstream to. The ford is forty foot in front of the red fire service vehicle on the right of the picture.
In afternoon I went up the attic to get Xmas lights down. Phil borrowed an industrial ladder from a mate and we got the solar panels cleaned, the upstairs windows cleaned and got the Xmas lights up. Xmas pub quiz up at the Shoulder, Osmaston. Bed a bit late and a bit drunk. I am stupid.