April was at a school meeting so I had to put the kids to bed. Arthur fell asleep before we got there. Poor dude, he was all tuckered out. Maybe he should learn to stay in his own bed till 6:30...
Friday, 22 September 2023
Thursday, 21 September 2023
We've managed to arrange an old boys game against Gravesend 4th team. Not bad for a 44 year old. Let's see how long I last before I get too carried away. I've been nursing a sore achilles since Sunday when coaching with the kids. Other benefits of playing on Saturday are I miss out on the school summer picnic (actually it would probably be quite fun), there's a beer festival on at the club followed by the 3rd England rugby game on TV.
After that we're going to a dinner party / wine tasting round friends. Struggling to get a babysitter though so I may have to stay at home.
One of the ladies that works behind the bar of my local also cleans houses, one of her clients is going to a lot of the England games over in France so was given a load of free merch. They passed that on to her and she passed it onto me. I've also got a battery bank, bottle opener and some extra tat.
Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Monday, 18 September 2023
Again, I don't want to criticise the game because i've put in hours into the game (Currently the most ever at over 1000h for FM23). I mostly have played the game without the actual gameplay though so maybe there's actually more. I mostly just play the game with commentary as my old laptop really struggled with it's battery if I played with full video.
Saturday, 16 September 2023
Friday, 15 September 2023
It was a bit chilly at 7:30 dropping off the kids but the sun was out and shining and soon warmed up. The farmer had mowed his lawn too. Finally! They were too quick for me to take a photo but Arwen had the shock of her life when two pheasants decided to take flight right in front of her. Other than being terribly stupid birds they are very colourful.
Thursday, 14 September 2023
Why cart your crucifix on your shoulder when you can drag it along on it's own wheel! I would like to have seen this pitch on Dragons Den. We've got a fair few Jehovah Witness in Tonbridge and they're usually hanging around the train station or big bridge and they usually just stand there smiling hoping people pick up their magazine.
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
It's games night every Tuesday and because the new games club venue is a lot smaller we had to find an alternate venue every other week. I've offered up my place and everybody seems to enjoy it.
After Arthur was sick at school on Monday we had to take him home and he has to stay off for two days. We had both of us looking after him yesterday whilst working from home so we could tag team. April did more tagging than me, but at least I got to have lunch down the pub with Jono and try out the new chef. Just me looking after Arthur today though as April's had to go into town. We managed to walk the dog for a bit this morning but a friend is taking her out for a proper walk now.
Arthur was still a little ill yesterday morning but was right as rain in the afternoon and had his appetite back. You wouldn't know there was any problem with him now.
With Arthur off school yesterday we had some entertaining to do
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
I've been at my current place for a over 4 months now, it's gone fairly quickly. The contract is maternity cover and is due to end at the end of May, that's just over a third of the contact. If the lady i'm coving decides to come back early i'd get 3 months notice. Although i've enjoyed it, i'd be fairly happy for that to happen, i've taken a bit of a pay cut to take on the fixed term and I earn so much more as a contractor. If only those contracts were outside IR35
We had to pick Arthur up from school yesterday afternoon as he was sick. He seemed fine yesterday but wasn't eating. Something must be wrong! He even had a lay in. He's still not 100% but managed to do lots of jam on toast this morning. Nothing a day or two of watching Paw Patrol can't cure. We're got to keep him off school for a couple of days now but i'm sure we can rearrange things at work to cope.
14,500 steps or approximately 11.5km.
I left home with Flo to take her to school, headed back and walked the dog through the fields and round the lake, then back out quickly to grab something from the little shop.
I've been slacking a bit over the summer as the kids have been at summer clubs which we have to drive too and start much later so don't get as much time out and about with the dog each morning.
The dog's tired now though. She must have done 30k steps at least.