Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monday 13th to Sunday 19th October

Monday

Arrived in Buenos Aires and our apartment in San Telmo before a walk around the district and then visiting Argentina's oldest café. Walked along the docks and along the Woman's Bridge. I felt very much at home until someone tried to rob me using the "mustard trick".

Tuesday



Monday 6th to Sunday 12th October

Monday

The National Trust café in their Swindon headquarters






Tuesday


Upstairs in Hatchet Pub! New bedrooms have been opened.


Wednesday

Argh...didn't write it down.


Thursday

Vici Language Academy




Friday

BP garage


Saturday

Wagamama in Heathrow, terminal 5 while listening to the Levs on Radio 2. You know how they write the order number on your paper tablemat? I thought I'd write something there too. It said; "cheer up" - my personal message to our mardy waitress.


Sunday

Two films we saw on the flight:

Grand Budapest Hotel




Friday, October 10, 2014

Monday 29th September to Sunday 5th october

Monday

Kintbury Surgery, St Mary's Road Surgery and Northcroft Surgery. There was a reason for this; I wasn't so ill I had to find three different doctors!

Tuesday

Chapel Row Surgery!


Wednesday

Broad Street Mall. The upshot of this visit was that I then appeared doing a mega sneeze on a big screen. Equity card please?

Thursday

Café Nerro in the Oracle.


Friday

The balcony at Joseph's in Camp Hopsons - a lovely place to sit in the sun (and one I'd never considered until today)


Saturday

Read a horrible children's book. Yuk. About sawing up body parts. What ever happened to Enid Blyton?


Sunday


Champagne at Highclere Castle (yes, that's Downton Abbey). More of this please!




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday 15th to 21st September

Monday

New road in Reading.

Tuesday

Ginger and chocolate popcorn. Took me a whole bag to work out whether I liked it or not....


Wednesday

A Children's Centre for a photoshoot.


Thursday

Craddock Road - had to duck into a firm's driveway to stop being hit by a mad driver.


Friday

Shabby Chic shop in HUngerford.


Saturday

Toilets at a shop.

Sunday

The cowshed at the Newbury Show.

Monday 8th to Sunday 14th September

Monday

Had a lovely massage in Kingsclere and hadn't been to the therapist's house before.


Tuesday

Had a meeting at the Hexagon cafe.


Wednesday

ASda in Tilehurst. The humanity.


Thursday

Went into a cupboard that I thought were the stairs in an office building.


Friday

New gym class.


Saturday/Sunday

Lots of walking to new places.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Monday 1st to Sunday 7th Sep

Monday

Finished my autobiography by Walter Mack, Pepsi man.


Tuesday

A post office in Southcote Lane, Reading.



Wednesday

Lots of meeting rooms at work -mad busy today.


Thursday


A Polski Sklep in Reading where I bought some pasta and Polish animal biscuits.



Friday

The tearoom at the Vyne, and an accidental new route there...


Saturday


A car dealership - I found my ideal car. Not the money to pay for it though....


Sunday

Next in Swindon. PLus we got to the car park at Lydiard Park and got overtaken by someone too impatient to wait their turn, so we left....went to Hungerford Common instead and found a hitherto undiscovered (by us) spot....

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/