Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Monday, 28 January 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Saturday, 26 January 2013
The car battery died again today. I managed to get it down the hill when trying to hill start it but it didn't work. We've got AA membership so within an hour and a half including my 30 min welly to charge the battery the car is now safe and sound back on the drive.
The amount of times my instinct is to go for my phone when there's a thirty second gap that needs to be filled. Today I've got to go to Battersea for some birthday/Australia Day celebrations and it's a fair walk from the nearest tube. I don't know the area so have printed an actual map. Things were much simpler when I was back in the 21st century.
Fingers crossed it'll be fixed when I go to collect it on Monday night. She said she'd call me when it was ready but seeing as I have no spare phone I'm not sue how she will.
We went to see Dodgy last night at the Tunbridge Wells Forum with some friends. Excellent! Really good fun, great front man. We saw him last at the Half Moon, Putney nearly six years ago. We'd gone out for a meal on Valentine's night and walked past the venue on the way to another bar. The entry price was less than a tenner each so we thought why not. It was actually the same place I took April on or first date!
Anyway last night was good fun and it's a great venue. In fact it won best small venue in the Nme a couple of years ago. It's also got bottle of Sierra Nevada! My favourite beer.
Here's my blog entry from a couple of years ago.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Idiot! I was waiting in a fairly big queue to get myself a sandwich from Eat today. The lady in front of me asked to try a sample of both the soups. Bloody hell! It's supposed to be fast food or at least in and out food. She didn't even move out of the way to let someone get served before her. Then she proceeded to pay by card. Idiot!
Monday, 21 January 2013
This morning my train was 40 mins late tonight it was 50 mins. Although I was a little lucky. The train I got on at London Bridge went straight to High Brooms (1 stop too far) luckily due to the poor running of other trains they decided to make an additional stop at Tonbridge.
Anyway you expect better for £3.6k year. It goes up by nearly 5% when I renew it in a couple of months too.
No sign from April. Hope she's okay.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
I went to the gym for the first time in ages today. Over three months I think. I haven't played rugby since I did my hand back in October too so thought I'd better start up again. I've been putting it off as I wanted to avoid the January rush but forced myself at lunch time. As it turned out it wasn't that bad. Other than the same lame ass music that they always seem to be playing.
I ended up doing 40 laps of the pool. A little sore on my finger to begin with but fine when I got used to it.
Off again tomorrow.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Just waiting at the doctors to see my physio,
I should be getting a new smaller hand protector today. The one I have combined with the two finger splints make my hand virtually useless. Hopefully this will help as it's a real pain.
On the plus side movement in my hand has improved massively although it can still be quite painful. Not as bad as before the operation though. I couldn't even open a stubborn pistachio nut. And April had to help me open a bottle of champagne. The trials and tribulations of Stuart continue...
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Yeah! Towards the end of last year work really began to drag. I think it was partially down to everybody winding down towards the holiday period but also down to me just getting noted with my role. Each quarter I seem to be doing the same stuff, never really doing anything new or progressing in my career. If any thing the new set up of the team has pushed me backwards.
Roll on bonus time, despite a probable chunky loss due to Sandy they should still be half decent.Once that's out of the way I can concentrate on what I want to do. Or more importantly, what I need to do to get there.
We're still living in Tonbridge. At the tail end of summer 2011 we put our house up for sale which the view to moving to Greenwich. We even went as far as putting in a couple of offers on a couple of houses but due to no activity on our place removed the house and decided to stay here for another year or two.
We love Tonbridge though and have made lots of friends in addition to the few we knew already. We've also made the local pub the P&J a second home and the land lady now knows us by name. Other than the pub I worked in back in Corby that's never happened to me.
With part of a present from April's dad we took a trip down to the south west where we went glamping, or glamorous camping. In the summer it would be fun but we did this in March / April. Bloody freezing!
In July we went to Portugal with a couple of friends. One of their colleagues owned an apartment out there and lent it to us for a week. Good fun indeed and the little place we were in was really friendly.
Shaz got married this year. Great fun was had by all. It was like being a teenager again. Aston!
We made it! Our first year anniversary.
We went to Mexico for the first time in November. A great place with really friendly people. The weather was great and was what we needed but it was an awful long way (10 hours) to go for just a week.
I hurt my finger playing rugby back in October and it ended up being both dislocated and broken. Ouch. I've since had an operation to reattach some tendons and to fix the knuckle. Although still sore, fingers crossed it'll get better soon. The physio is impressed with it's movement so far. Watch this space.
I convinced April to go in half way for a new TV. 47 inches of pure HD. Lovely!
Big changes at work, my old manager has now left and the team has changed considerably. It's been interesting. Let's hope it stays that way
Here are some key words for 2013