Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 151/365

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

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Took a walk around Earlswood Lakes this morning and then another trip to the tip afterwards with bags full of old loft insulation. Now I have to head back to the house to finish emptying the loft ready for the new insulation to go down. Friday, the last day of half term and the last school holiday before the baby is born. This is essentially my last week off being able to do what I want. Oh well, I guess i’d better get busy and finish preparing this house. I’d love to be sat out in the garden on a day like this! I can’t wait to move in and have a garden at long last!

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Day 150/365

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”

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Spent a lot of today trying to get the loft sorted in the new house, all the old insulation had to come out to make room for the new insulation. A face mask, gloves and a disposable overall were all necessary so I didnt breathe in the fibre glass get it stuck in my clothes. Took a little break outside to get some fresh air and noticed some bees buzzing around the flowers, although I didn’t get much chance to capture them before it started raining yet again!

Day 149/365

“Men must know their limitations.”

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Summer eludes us again today with the end of May looking more like the end of January, which thankfully wasn’t too relevant as it was another day supposedly busy with the new house, clearing out more rubbish to take to the tip and a trip to b&q for supplies before visiting both sets of parents. Unfortunately visiting the parents left little time for much else, meaning a busy day tomorrow with new loft insulation and loft boards! Still, time spent visiting the parents is never time wasted!

Day 148/365

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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An early start today to accept the delivery of our new bathroom and a chance to tidy the garage ready for the delivery of the new kitchen next week.

Then I went to pick up my good friend Alan who has made the bold decision to put his job on hold, pack his suitcase and camera and head out to Australia to spend the next two years travelling the world. The wife and me took Alan for a lovely lunch before I dropped her home and took Alan to the airport. The traffic was horrific and when we finally got there I had to drop him off and go. Long goodbyes are difficult, and alan had already been through that when he waved his girlfriend off a few weeks ago, although now he is on his way to see her again! As I wasn’t hanging around at the airport I headed off for my regular Tuesday night Jujitsu training session. Right now Alan is in the air, and i’m feeling a bit sad about it, so I think I will go and pour a drink, raise to my good friend and wish him safe travels. This photo for today is the only one this year that was not taken by me, thanks to the wife’s photography skills!

Have a blast Alan, this drinks for you, see you soon!

Day 147/365

“Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.”

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Bank holiday means no lie in and certainly no resting. Firstly off to B&Q to pick up supplies for the new house in a hire van. Picking up the in-laws after lunch was followed by an afternoon on the allotment. So I think I have earned a beer or two seeing as I don’t have work in the morning!

Day 146/365

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

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A walk over Clent hills, a pub lunch, an afternoon stroll with the wife and now the Monaco F1 Grand Prix with a Peroni in hand. Does life get any better?

Day 145/365

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

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I love Saturdays that don’t have a specific agenda! The only thing we had to accomplish was tidying the flat. After working on a few photos I headed out to buy a few beers as we have friends round for dinner later, and stopped off to get this photo on the way. A bit of a detour, but worth it!

Day 144/365

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

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The last day of work before a week off and I managed to drag myself into work, and i’m glad I did as I then didn’t feel guilty to join my good friend Alan and a few other people for some after work drinks to celebrate Alan’s departure from work to set off on his travels around the world with his camera and have the courage to do what I wanted to do 10 years ago! I wish him all the very best of luck and know he will have an amazing time, I just wish I could head out and hook up with him somewhere exciting, but junior is almost here now and my own life is soon to take a massive turn, I have an adventure of my own to begin, of a very different kind of course! Good luck Alan, safe travels!

Day 143/365

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

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Day two of feeling like death!

Managed to at least eat today, and feeling less and less like the first time I was drunk. Damn these pesky viruses!

Had to pop round to the new house with the wife this evening to drop something off, and I noticed all the blossom from the tree that had collected on the floor. As i’d not been out of the flat since Tuesday evening, I figured this was my only chance to get for something interesting!

Day 142/365

“Man Down!”

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Suddenly woke up in the middle of the night feeling awful, everything hurt and was soaked in sweat. Had no choice but to stay in bed today. A bath was about as much as I could manage , even dinner did nothing for me! Blugh!

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