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! 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.

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




Sunday, July 06, 2014

Monday 30 June to Sunday 6 July

Monday

Another office on Reading


Tuesday

The Oakwood Centre in Woodley for a meeting


Wednesday

the Museum of Rural Life in Reading


Thursday

The Mill Pub in Thatcham

Friday


the men's changing room at the gym - there is s reason for this!

Saturday

the tennis club in town (even got a game unexpectedly - look out Bouchard!

Sunday

A back road in Marlborough looking for a petrol station

Monday 24 June to Sunday 29 June

Monday

Mortimer St John's school for the launch of beat the street in Mortimer, Theale and Pangbourne.



Tuesday

Mandarin court takeaway in Thatcham

Wednesday

In light of the guy who got stuck inside a certain statue, this is s bit embarrassing but the Mcbsby and I climbed inside a statue in Greenham.

Thursday

Burdwood Surgery and the film I don't know how she does it. Not the best film in the world but it's got the gorgeous Greg Kinnear and the lovely Pierce Brosnan and deals with being a working mum, against a photogenic background of Boston so not ashamed to have watched before watching the last hour on ITV plus 1 afterwards.

Friday

The big boss' office for a meeting

Saturday

A client's house!

Sunday

The science museum !

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday 9th to Sunday 15th June

New things this week.....

*The CResCent Centre in Wokingham for a carers' week event. Those errant capital letters weren't a cat walking over the keyboard but stand for Community Resource Centre. Speaking to carers who cope with having to look after a loved one 24-7 nearly broke my heart. "We're just waiting for death" one of them said.*


*Fords Farm - thought I'd see what the radio station looked like on my way home*

*The smallest meeting room in the world - three of us in there talking seriously to each other about important matters as if we weren't ridiculously close to each other! - Not a "new thing" as such but about 11pm, was driving along a moonlit back road and happened to be underneath an owl carrying a mouse for miles, and miles and miles. Ah nature.*

*St Laurence's Church in Reading for another carers' week event. Again, heart was broken by the people I met - a husband and wife who had been married for 65 years and said: "We care for each other." And what could be done to help you, I asked. "More events like this," they said.



St Laurence's Churchyard



Reading park


*New Co-Op in Newbury*

*A BRAND new festival! I'd seen a lot of the acts before so not much new- but I hadn't seen Rodney Branigan before. Check this out at about 2.14. He is playing TWO guitars at once! I can't even play one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVMGT6mHFM

*Damaging my car by opening the boot in a very small car park! Waitrose Dorchester! A warning would have been useful!