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15th - 29th. February 2008
I've just worked it out that if there were two extra weeks in this financial year, I would bring home half of the amount of money I was in 1999 / 2000!
The results of last winter were terrible and I finally got back to being all square again in July. With all the work I've put in over the last few month's, there's a possibility it will be early April this year.
Next Wednesday sees me finishing off the winter work at the Cricket Academy and the Catering Departments at the Club.
Leo and myself spent a few days down there last week for Grandchild sitting purposes. I have to say they are impeccable in their playtime and get on with things completely unattended.
The Virus I had seemed to be calming down quite nicely but returned with vengeance yesterday and I'm now with heavy cold, but best over with now and not during Pre-Season training starting on 17th. March.
I've made my yearly start of Season wish list for the Dressing Rooms, everything from Soap to a new Washing Machine! The old one works but you have to close the door with Gaffer Tape! The results of washing 40 towels a day for 70 odd days of the summer!
We have a new Fitness Coach - bit too keen for my liking and wants me to join in! I've made it quite clear that I'm perfectly happy about my three hour 50 meter dash around the back of the Pavilion for a Roll Up, but I don't mind spurring on the Team with motivational cries such as "Come on Boys, bit quicker". Have to be careful though, the removal of a Bat Handle is quite delicate surgery I understand.
But how the weather has changed of late! Overnight it seems that blossom is blooming on the trees and there's a plethora of birds visiting our front garden.
Unlike last year, I haven't had to cut the grass yet. This is good news as I can delay replacing the Blade for the fifth year running. It's also good news as I used the Lawnmower Engine Oil in the Cinquecento on Sunday! I now have three types of Oil in the Fiat and still it gets me to work and back every day. Italian State of Art!
Another highlight of the last two weeks is that I've actually got an Egg. None of the chooks had laid since early December and with the youngest Hen being probably around 4 years old, I thought that was it. But need I have worried!!
So, the next time I write an entry I will be 60. This has been in my thoughts quite a lot recently, mostly positive stuff but to be honest, some slightly scary bits as well!
But that's a way off yet - no time to think about 6 month's time - today and tomorrow are more important.
1st - 15th. February 2008
I'm unsure how I'm going to fill the alloted space up this time. I've just spent 6 days at home doing nothing because I've been ill.
I'm hoping to work this afternoon but have been up since 5am, I've six hours to sort myself out!
Inbetween dozing off and whilst the pills have kicked in OK, I have done a couple of Blog pages and tidied up parts of the website though.
What I have noticed this week is the huge increase in Birds visting the front garden.
With my 60th birthday getting closer and closer I can already feel the brain preparing itself. I'm getting into that 'go round every Department of the local Government Offices to get every single nbenefit there is'.
Next week Leo and myself are off to Southampton for four days doing some Half Term grandchild sitting. I understand there is a small gap between virus's dow there and hope to time it accordingly.
It's the law of life I guess that at this time of the year you have a few days at home and can't get outside to do the vegetable garden. The weather has been perfect for weeding and digging this week, sorting out the Greenhouse and getting general preparation done, but four steps up the garden and I'm back in again.
Back to the website, there are many who visit the Blog who don't visit the Website and vice versa, which is great. The Blog is about 'off topic' more and allowing free time from the main site subject.
So, Spring is not far away and already the tills of the Garden Centres are jingling away. One thing I would say is don't buy new packets of seeds when you have some from last year. I've used the same carrot seed pack for five years now to no ill effects.