Monday, 15 July 2019

Monday 15th July 2019 to Sunday 21st July 2019

Monday 15th July 2019
Up before 5am, shower, shave etc.   Down to lotty to water with la pooch and then on into Ashbourne to get papers.  Into the office for 7.15.  All good stuff.  Busy day ahead then going to see Jaws with Lucy at Derby Odeon Luxe - Ace!!

Got home, quit tea, tooks dogs out for a walk, then off to Derby for Jaws - what a film, never seen it on the big screen.  Absolutely ace.   Only downer was being robbed at £4.30 for a diet coke for Lucy but made up for it by stopping at McDs on the way home and got a black coffee for me and a McFlurry for Lucy for £2.48 so with my 2-for-1 tickets for Jaws it was a good night out all told!

Tuesday 16th July 2019
Up early.  Dog walked, papers fetched, lotty watered, picked some raspberries for me porridge at work too.  Pumped tyres up on the car as one of those warning lights keeps coming on (wonder how they worked).  Into office for 7.20am - everything firing along nicely.  Got home from work.  Tea then walked the big lad, then sold the Tama.  Have I made a good decision to sell it?  It feels like a no you were stupid but at the same time at least I have a bit of space back which has to be a good thing.  It's gone to Leicester - a nice couple bought it for the chap's birthday (born on same day as Phil - what's the chances?). 

Last picture of the Tama StarClassic Dark Cherry Fade thing of beauty 

Wednesday 17th July 2019 
Up late - 5.40!   Jeepers.  Still got to work a bit early at 7.20 but everything a bit of a rush today.  Haven't watered down the lotty - hopefully yesterdays watering will hold it in good stead!

Friday 19th July 2019
Phil's birthday.  He was gone at crack of dawn but Happy Birthday none the less wee lad!   Went out for a meal with Darren and Paula at the Coach and Horses, Fenny Bentley in the evening - very nice! 

Saturday 20th July 2019
Up early as always - fetched papers etc.  Took Lucy up town.  Did a bit in the greenhouse,  put the roof bars back on the car.  Went to an evening do for Phil's boss' son's wedding at night time.  A good do but very late getting back so was very tired. 

Sunday 21st July 2019
Up a bit later than usual - 6:30ish.  To be expected I suppose.  Took the hound out then did a bit of weeding (no one noticed!).   Mowed the front and back at ours.    Went to the Cross for a carvery lunch.   It was alreet. 

Went to Lotty for a couple of hours.  Sorted me brassicas out which were a bit restricted so put some bigger netting over em and now they are okay.   Borrowed Pads mower and mowed round which was needed.   Missus Siddall did loads of fruit picking - lots of goose gogs and raspberries.  We've not done very well for Strawberries this year so am going to ask my neighbour how he got on growing them in guttering - I think the advantage of this is that it keeps the slugs out. 

Raspberries have done great in this container.  

Courgettes, gooseberries, raspberries and not in picture - peas all harvested. 

Managed to avoid seeing the actual result of the Open and sat down to watch highlights at 8pm.  What a disappointment - why can't someone teach Lee Westwood how to ruddy putt.  Does my head in!   So didn't bother watching to end as it was obvious that Lowry was going to win it.     Horrific conditions and course not set up for birdies on final day in my view made it less of a spectacle than it might have been - on saying that he shot an awesome round on day three so a very worthy winner.

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