Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Bank Holiday Monday 25th to Sunday 31st August

Bank Holiday Monday

I've always wanted to go the antiques fair at the racecourse that takes place every so often. Not sure why I waited for it to pelt with rain before going. Didn't even buy anything....


Tuesday 26th

Read the Bull of Mithros


Wednesday 27th

Went to a meeting on foot and managed to get lost near Tesco, Portman Road.


Thursday 28th

The YMCA cafe

Friday 29th

Went to an office in Wooburn. Went into a paper shop there.

Saturday

Bunkfest Wallingford - really enjoyed this!

Sunday

The all-new museum has been unveiled. The best room was the completely empty one.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday 18th to Sunday 24th August

Monday

Much-needed coffee from one of the last remaining tents at the festival at 6am.

Tuesday


Forced colleague to have a walk around Prospect Park


Wednesday

Castle Cary rubbish tip!


Thursday

Toilets at Parkway - my life is amazing!

Friday

Second floor at the office.


Saturday

Party in Cornwall and slept in ourspanking new tent

Sunday

Asda in Bodmin

Friday, August 22, 2014

Monday 11th to Sunday 17th August

I actually can't remember from Monday to Wednesday as I was so excited about going to Beautiful Days on Thursday!

Thursday

Wantage to pick up camper van from the lovely people here http://oxcampers.co.uk/ then loaded up and headed for Devon! Unpacked, had to take little boy on Ferris Wheel which was a first! MrM and I also have a competition to be the first to spot a Leveller - I won with the same viewing as last year.

Friday

New thing Levellers. Just kidding! Brilliant set list including (and in no particular order; Just the One, the Road (I think), Haven't made it, Social insecurity, Julie, Forgotten Towns, No Change, the Boatman, Lowlands of Holland, Men an Tol, Elation, Forgotten Ground, Burford Stomp, What you Know. New: Gabby Young! Not new: Dreadzone! New: Heard Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, but couldn't see them!

Saturday

New: Chris TT and the Hoodrats - very good.
new: Ferocious Dog - excellent. Looking for the album right now!
Not new: Mark Chadwick! I love you Mark <3
Not new: Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
Not new: Mad Dog McRea
Not new: drinking to oblivion back at the tent

Sunday

New: Fisherman's Friends - awesome and very emotional
New: Flying down the Helter Skelter and laughing at the surly man who took our money and thrust a mat at us
Not new: Levs v children football match
New: Public Service Broadcasting
Not new: 3dm - what a gig!
Not new: Seth Lakeman plus his dad - brilliant. He just gets better and better!
New: Jimmy Cliff- great!
Not new: Levellers - plus jaw-dropping pyrotechnics and fireworks.
Set list that I recall: England my Home, Battle of the Beanfield, What a Beautiful Day, Is this art, Cholera Well, 15 years, Belaruse, One Way, Far from Home, Sell out, Dirty Davey, Carry me, Mutiny, Truth is, Liberty, Riverflow//Another Man's Cause, Devil went down to Georgia. Just "amazeballs" as Mark wouldn't say!

Thanks Lovely Levellers - see you next time!


Monday 4th to Sunday 10th August

Monday

A meeting at the Old Forge in Wokingham, plus Waitrose for a coffee.

Tuesday

Gelato shop in newbury.

Wednesday

Office in newbury.

Thursday

Someone's house in Woodley for an interesting interview.


Friday

A cafe in Tilehurst where the company (a really lovely lady I was interviewing for an article) was much nicer than the coffee.


Saturday

Read the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Film coming soon apparently.

Sunday

A shop in Wincanton! Hopefully it counts as I didn't go in, but had a good look at the contents from outside.

http://www.discworldemporium.com/


Monday, August 04, 2014

Monday 28th July to Sunday 3rd August

Monday

Tony Robbins book- YEAH! Yeah!!


Tuesday

A conference at the Mad Stad!




Wednesday

Had to park miles from work, so new side street between two blocks of flats.


Thursday


One of the big boss' office. Don't worry, I wasn't in trouble.


Friday

Bought a sandwich from the sandwich man and had to wait in a new corridor.



Saturday

Inside a chicken coop. Also Scary Movie.


Sunday

The Boxford Masques!




Friday, August 01, 2014

Monday 21st to 28th July

Monday

An office in Oxford (which meant a lot of stress trying to avoid not getting a parking ticket).



Tuesday

Old Thornford Road


Wednesday

WBC building in West Street.


Thursday

Catch 22


Friday

A garage on the way home for milk.


Saturday

Back road to Corton Denham. Then a meal at the Queen's Arms Inn (not new) where we tried to convince a fellow diner that this quail's egg was a sheep's eye.


Sunday

Chips at West Bay from a new vendor.




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday 14th to Sunday 20th July

Monday

I finished Gone Girl which is out as a film soon starring Rosemund Pike and Ben Affleck. If I had the means to go the cinema, I would definitely be going to see that!


Tuesday


I finished Capital by John Lanchester which was an interesting social survey about life today, but not quite as exciting as I thought it would be....


Wednesday


Upstairs at the swish new Barclays in Parkway.


Thursday

Academy Sport in Whitley for a meeting. Interesting meeting, but what was far more notable was the hints at 1960s architecture in this vast, vast building. Is it just me, or does this font capture a bygone age?






Friday

As you know, I've seen Mark Thomas many times, but new thing was his latest show which I think is going to be called "Cuckooed" - a review will follow (hopefully it will appear in the local paper first!) - it was amazing. Although having said that, I can't think of any of his performances that were less than awesome and inspiring.


Saturday

Guinness crisps - a busy day, best I could do.


Sunday


Dog's Trust - the cabin at the back and the café.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monday 7th to Friday 11th July

Monday

Accidentally went to garden shed outlet.


Tuesday

The Co-op in Thatcham


Wednesday

Tadley golf club overlooking the course.



Thursday

Oxford Road, Reading - charity shops.


Friday


Next door! Man, it's much nicer than our house!


Saturday


Friend's car



Sunday

Chartwell