Our financial advisor has given us an early Christmas present.
Monday, 30 November 2020
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Friday, 27 November 2020
New fortress idea
I used to think the safest place to be during a zombie apocalypse in Tonbridge was the castle.
In the pram again
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Well that is disappointing
More doggy antics
This morning's walk, same place as yesterday. I made extra time by taking the dog with me to drop Flo off. She sat under Flo's pram all the way. Lazy dog!
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
April has Flo on Wednesdays so I had a bit more time to take Arwen for a walk. She loved it. Lots of hedges to run through and leaves to jump in.
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
The full version of football manager has now been released!
After two weeks in Beta the full version has now been released, yeah! Well done Sports Interactive!
Monday, 23 November 2020
Dog training update
Are we a little stressed?
This is one of Flo's latest pictures
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Friday, 20 November 2020
Fancy a swim?
Arwen decided to go for a swim this afternoon. Thank god she only went into the drainage stream and not the river. Otherwise I would have got very, very wet fetching her out.
It's like the Christmas day truce
This is not normal.
We took Arwen for a late afternoon walk yesterday and as the park was quiet decided that it was time for Arwen's first release.
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Not sure what's wrong with me today
I feel a bit down. Maybe i'm coming down with something. Maybe the lockdown and not seeing friends is taking it's toll. Maybe it's the weather.
I weighed myself this morning and i'm down to 90.1kg. That's pretty low for me. It may surprise you that I actually have a spreadsheet to track it, although I haven't recorded a new entry for over 2 years.
To put that in context my weight averages at 93.64kgs, max was a whopping 97.6 (15st 5lb), and a low of 89.2kg which if I remember correctly was after a bout of food poisoning so was more down to dehydration than any effort to reduce my weight.
What have I done to get so svelte? Nothing much, although i'm out walking the dog a couple of times a day i'm actually walking less, partly because of the new lockdown, and partly due to the weather. I don't really eat that much so that helps but I still like a drink or two and that certainly hasn't cut down.
Let's see if I can get to just being overweight rather than obese in the next month or so. Oh dear, Christmas is coming...
House update news
Things are moving on with our house extension project. We've spoken to our neighbours about our proposal, building on to their extension foundations and they have no problems in principle. This means our architect has been given the go ahead to push things on. He's now arranged for a building contractor, structural engineer and a heating engineer to come round on Monday afternoon to discuss the plans.
It's all getting a bit exciting and who knows, work may even start as early as Spring.
Still a lot to do though as we need planning to be improved too.
Really bored today
Half an hour into my working day and I am completely bored. I've been working on a project for over a month and can see that it's nearly done but just can't seem to garner enough energy to push it over the line. I've got a meeting with my boss to discuss next steps at 12 today so hopefully that will give me some fresh impetus.
I think the main problem is that the piece of work doesn't have to be submitted till March / April next year (i'm only contracted till mid Jan) so seems a little overly cautious. I prefer to live life to the extreme...
One bit of good news is that another piece of work that i've been working on was signed off yesterday and that's over a week early before it needs to get submitted to Lloyd's.
Once this piece of work is finished hopefully I can get a few smaller tasks with tighter deadlines. That's where I work best and hopefully it will get me more interested again. 2 months and 2 days before my contract ends.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Christmas has come early this year
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
I was making some small changes to the blog and got carried away. Bear with me, I'll get it looking nice (with April's help) soon...
I've still got it
Beat the dog in a straight sprint today. I've still got a little gas left in the tank.
Guard dog extraordinaire
Arwen defending our garden from one of next door's cats.
Sturgen Klarp FM21 coming to a blog near you...
Here's some pictures of the flooding back in 2013
The flooding's getting worse
Monday, 16 November 2020
Flo was playing with her dolls house yesterday
Arwen has been trying to get back into the kitchen by repeatedly jumping up on the conservatory doors with her muddy paws. Bloody dog. You'd better not do it when we get the the new extension built!
Here we go again
Tonbridge Racecourse has flooded again. Last year it was flooded from December to April. Let's hope it doesn't take as long to drain away this time.
Sunday, 15 November 2020
We took Arwen and the kids to Bedgebury Pinetum yesterday and did a big walk around the managed forest.
Friday, 13 November 2020
Chasing zombies in her sleep
April refuses to watch the Walking Dead so Arwen drew the short straw and has to watch it when everyone else has gone to bed.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Flo having fun with mummy
I love a fire with a dog
The return of remote sportsnight
Tonight Matthew we will be watching, no not Stars in Your Eyes, we'll be watching You Bet! Another of Matthew Kelly's flagship ITV entertainment shows.
Such a good girl
Arwen checking in on me during our walk this morning.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
I am so bored
In the middle of a weekly team update meeting and I am so bored. I really am in the wrong industry.
Monday, 9 November 2020
Flo was tired yesterday afternoon so decided she wanted to have a lie down on daddy whilst watching a little TV.
It's that time of the year again, the new version of football manager is almost set to be released. in 15 days time to be precise. In line with tradition there is usually a beta version released 2 weeks before so i'm checking every couple of hours on steam
Here's my update history.
Friday, 6 November 2020
Keeping my local establishment alive
Ordered this in the week from Fuggles and it arrived yesterday. I don't really drink beer at home anymore but I like to do my bit and help out our local businesses where I can.