Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Up early this morning

I had a 08:30 hygienist appointment in Kings Cross this morning so caught he 7:11 train.  I usually get the 8:26.  As we were approaching Sevenoaks an announcement was made that the train was going to be delayed and also diverted due to someone being hit by a train. I had nothing else to do but go into work early.  Urgh.

I ended up having to cancel my appointment which cost me an additional £20.  Even worse, the next appointment they had available was even earlier 08:00 on Monday.

I least I got to say hello to Saffie the station cat on the way in.



Monday, 19 June 2017

Birthday drinks

  Birthday drinks at the Rock in Chiddingston, where people get round drink driving laws by getting there by horse.  Followed by a few more drinks in the pub garden of the Drum.







A pregnant nun?

The WI took part in Tonbridge's annual parade on Saturday, the theme was 'family'. The WI decided to as the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family.  




Impromptu BBQ on Saturday

Plus a bonus dog walk!


It's not every day your local MP drops off baby supplies

Our MP dropped off his baby bottle sanitiser on Saturday.  I had a 5 minute chat with him.  Quite surreal.

Biscuit enjoying April's tea



Friday, 16 June 2017

Local wildlife on this morning's run




I was disappointed with my run tracking app this morning, it stopped tracking me after about 2km.  Very annoying as that's one of the things I like.  The stats.  Anyway, it was nice to get out, here are some photos.


A squirrel on a bush

River view

Some swans

A coot

Some more swans, but this time with cygnets 

A world war two pillbox
A dog eating a McDonalds
The castle

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

My holiday spreadsheet

I know it's fairly obvious to those that know me but just in case you don't, I really like spreadsheets.

Here's my holiday one.  It goes all the way back to 2009.


I love pivot tables even more!


Looks like I have most of my holidays in November although I think that is skewed somewhat by my honeymoon back in 2011.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

This morning's run / walk

My first run in a little while.  I've been setting my alarm an hour early each morning for over a week now, but have finally gotten up to go on the run.  I enjoy it when i'm out and about it's just the 1 minute of thinking time that puts me off.  Will see if I get up again tomorrow.  10k steps already though.


The view of the river underneath the castle


I look surprisingly happy after the first mile.


A lovely day


My shadow


A robin


The route


Zoomed in


Sunday, 11 June 2017

We Are Scientists 2017

Tunbridge Wells Forum. Amazing to see a band that size at such a small venue. Brilliant. The support act were great too. The Indigo Queens.

Anyone for a 3 legged race?

My 3 legged race ties have arrived.  The Tonbridge Jamboree will be amazing.


I think that's about all i'm buying for the event.

So far I have...

  • 3 legged race ties
  • Tug of war rope
  • Horseshoes
  • A stopwatch
  • A big measuring tape
  • A couple of whistles
  • Medals
We already have wellies, a rounders bat and ball, and already have a set of boules.  I think that will do.


Trial run

Had some rugby friends over on Saturday morning to watch the 3rd Lions game.  I've got a fair few more coming in about 3 weeks for the final test so wanted to make sure that it works okay.  And it did.  Excellent.  I'll be doing a breakfast bbq too so will be quite fun.


We only had fruit juice on Saturday, the next one will be boozy.  And will be a bit of a Leo Sayer.  Tonbridge Summer beer festival is on at the rugby club later that day so we will be smashed by lunch.



£5's not bad

My Manbag's strap broke a couple of weeks ago so have had to carry my tablet and bits in to work with my hands.  It gets a bit tricky when you have a hot cup of tea, a tablet and an umbrella and then attempt to go through the ticket barriers at the train station.

Anyway, April suggested I get the Timpsons guy to take a look and he reattached it with some bolts.  I got him to put some extra ones in too and it looks pretty good.

Fury helper

Poppet helping the Microsoft engineer sort out my office licence.


Lazy cat

Biscuit relaxing after a hard day

Gardening on a Sunday morning

Aren't I good? Or old.