Thursday 26 December 2019

Monday 23 December 2019

Christmas party

Last week I cooked a Christmas dinner for 16

As far as i'm aware, nobody died.

The beast mid cook

Final 9kg / 20lb beast

Moose mug!

The shitter's full.

Lots of flooding in Tonbridge

Luckily we didn't have a game this weekend as there would have been quite a severe risk of drowning!

It's not a bed!

Finally got round to washing last weekend's dirty rugby kit, I left them to dry on top of the Rayburn.

Josie likes her new sleeping arrangements.

Santa's little hindrance

Flo got into the advent calendar and acquired an extra 2 chocolates!

Then she 'helped' me wrap up all of the presents

Christmas Elf

Monday 16 December 2019

Somebody likes yoghurt

Look what's turned up

Thanks Grandad Pete! 

Florence helping to put up a shelf

It wasn't the most successful DIY project. I also had to treasure the radiator off as we lost a screw and a screwdriver down the back. Who would have thought you can just left them off the bracket? 

Shitter's full

I cooked a 9kg / 20lb turkey for a Christmas dinner on Sunday. It was for 16 friends in Tonbridge.

My secret santa present was this t-shirt. They know me so well. 

Glad it's over

Here's a photo from the count last Thursday (technically Friday morning)

April managed to get over 4,000 votes for the green party in the general election last week.  That's 7.2% of the vote!  Getting over 5% means they will get their deposit back which is great.

Well done councillor Clark.

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Off Ill today

I was up for a lot of the night with food poisoning last night. It's an expensive problem as a contractor, I'm better today but taking the day off today just in case. No work = no pay 

Sunday 1 December 2019

And here they are decorated

I've decided not to put up my Metallica baubles this year. Flo's just a little bit too handsy for my liking. 

Not one, but two trees this year

Tuesday 26 November 2019

I spotted this on the way out to lunch today

Here's the blub in a work e-mail

The company I work for is a leader in insuring fine art and there are hundreds of pieces of similar artworks on display around the place.

I'm glad the Turtle made it in one piece all the way up to our York office.

Monday 25 November 2019

Tonbridge Christmas lights

Tonbridge Christmas lights were switched on last night.  And they put on a very good firework display afterwards.



Delay repay

There was a problem with Cannon Street station this morning and I was given two options.  Stay on the train that was now getting diverted to Victoria or change at Orpington and hope for the best.  I opted for hope.

I arrived at my desk over an hour late.  I intentionally tend to start an hour early so that I can get out on time (to pick up Flo) so not too big a deal but it's still a waste of my time.  I should get a fair amount back on my rail ticket at least..

Sunday 24 November 2019

Best mornings

I woke up this morning thinking I was about to have to get up and go to work. It's great when you suddenly realise it's actually a Sunday and you can have a bit of a lie in.

And then Florence wakes up...

Another win

Thursday 21 November 2019

Turns out i'm now the head of pricing at my new company

I also have 3 members of staff that I didn't realise I was managing.

I'd be happy to take the additional day rate but not sure if i'd be able to eek out the lack of skills for the role for my 3 month contact.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Productive morning

Our IT system is currently down, so I've done fuck all work for the past hour. Brilliant. There's not much I could do anyway as I also have zero access to any of the folders. 

Sunday 17 November 2019

First day back tomorrow

It was nice to have a little time off, I think I only had 6 days off in the precious 8 months, 2 or 3 of which were to look after Flo so I would hardly call that a day off!

Initially it's for 3 months but there is definite potential for an extension.  When it finishes the market is better for contracts generally so perfect timing.

Maybe I can have couple more weeks off.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Longleat light festival and jelly eating

Light show

Attempt at eating Jelly

Foam shooting light tree

Friday 15 November 2019

My PC is now fully operational

Picked up my repaired PC this afternoon. I'm annoyed that it's taken this long to get it all sorted but fingers crossed that is the end of it.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Center Parcs Longleat this week

Flo's chariot awaits

All aboard

American diner

Fell asleep in the yellow 'car' 

Problem was, we'd just got a puncture! 

Big chair 

Flo enjoyed the baby owls

So did I'm 

Mini pony 


New job

As mentioned in the previous post I've got a new job. It's actually at the same company as my last contract. Similar role but this time in their casualty pricing team.

My pc has been fixed

I can pick it up on Friday! Unfortunately I have a new contract that starts on Monday so won't be able to play on it for ages. Grrr.  It had better work this time.

I do pull some funny faces

This week we won 72-5 (only counts as a 45-5 win)

Here's the league

Top! But played an extra game or two. 

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Cat on a hot

... metal radiator.

Our cat's new favourite position in the house.  She's on the rotund side so doesn't quite fit.