Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday 10th to Sunday 16th November

Monday/Tuesday

Argh - can't remember


Wednesday

A haircut at a salon I've never been to before. And hope to never again. I have never experienced anything like it in my life and was made to feel humiliated because I don't blowdry my hair every morning and don't use products on it. When I tried to escape before the blowdry, she wouldn't let me go!

"Please can I go now?"

"No, I'm going to dry your hair"

"Don't worry, I'm going to the gym"

"You asked for a cut and blowdry"

"I asked for a cut, and even that was before you started being rude to me."

"Well, a cut means 'cut and blowdry' doesn't it? Do you want product on your hair?"

"HELP!"



Thursday

A shop in Parkway - not sure of the name. E Red or something?


Friday

New Beginnings Vintage Chic - I knew they sold upcycled furniture but I didn't know they sold vintage clothes too! I shall return!


Saturday

Tesco in Gosport!


Sunday

What a beautiful day! New thing was the Guildhall, Portsmouth and then the pub opposite (which in truth I might have been to before when I spent five months living in Pompey) called the Fleet accompanying a journalist friend who was interviewing a celeb! I spent long waiting at the bar that the interview was over when I returned....

Soundcheck about to take place...








Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday 3rd to Sunday 10th November

Monday


Visited a potential client at her glorious house in Wickham.




Tuesday

A walk to a new part of the Ridgeway







Wednesday

Crookham Golf Club





Thursday

trying every recipe in a new cook book I found in the library. Today's was chocolate orange dessert made with avocados and cacao powder.

Friday


More new recipes; this time it was pineapple, celery and ginger juice.



Saturday

Enborne Primary School for a jumble sale


Sunday

Eddington

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th octubre

Monday


Boat trip to Uruguay!



Tuesday



flight home :( preceded by crazy taxi driver.


Films on plane:

The Way (I cried non stop all the way through); Fracture, The Maltese Falcon and A Long Way Down.


Wednesday



Bought a coffee from McDonalds in Madrid airport.




Thursday

Coffee number 1 in Newbury

Monday 27th October to Sunday 2nd November

Monday


McBaby's first French lesson!



Tuesday


The Vineyard! Sadly not for a meal, but to drop someone off there.




Wednesday


Waitrose in Wantage (which doesn't have a café, should you, like me, try to meet someone here for a coffee and a chat); also the Lifestyle Shop in the main square.



Thursday

The new Jack WIlls in town.



Friday

The new Bill's restaurant and the fabulous Brebis!


Saturday

Read One Summer (1927) by Bill Bryson. Riveting as ever.



Sunday

Does Doctor Who extra count?

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



Café Tortoni



Wednesday



La Boca - colourful neighbourhood where Diego Maradona grew up. In fact we saw him there offering tourists the opportunity to have their picture taken with him for a small fee. It was in fact a look a like. Such a poor one that it had to be explained to me! Continuing the football theme, we went to the restaurant across the road from our apartment called La Popular de San Telmo where it seems the World Cup is kept. This too was an imitation.


Thursday

Breakfast at La Poesia before getting the train to El Tigre (and sitting with someone from Devon on the train!). El Tigre is a water-based neighbourhood on the delta where we took a boat trip then a bus trip.


Friday

The land of the dead. We visited what might be the biggest necropolis in the world - Recoleta Cemetery. Final resting place of Argentina's presidents and of course where Evita is buried (after her body went missing for decades). Our evening meal was at the gorgeous Hierbabuena restaurant which provided the best meal of our holiday, albeit with slightly strained service; MrM had the langoustine and vegetable curry and I had pumpkin and roasted garlic risotto with a goji power lemonade served in an old milk bottle.



Saturday

Brunch at the gorgeous Bacan on the corner followed by a day at the zoo for the McBaby. We then walked to the ultra trendy Palermo district and had a meal at Bartola at Gurruchaga.


Sunday

The Feria de Mataderos.






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....