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5th. - 20th. August 2006
The other evening I checked out the links on this site and found a lot of the Diary pages weren't loading, which I've now fixed.
Last night I watched the John Mayall 70th.birthday Concert on TV. An old hero of mine he is. I used to watch him play 40 years ago when he had the likes of Clapton, Peter Green and Jeff Beck playing for him.
I stood at the crossroads once, waiting for the Bluesman to sell my soul to. But he didn't turn up. Mind you it was the crossroads of the A21 and A26 at Sevenoaks in 1966. Not a thing unusual passed me by with the exception of an Ice Cream Van, the 704 Greenline Bus and an old bloke on a Motorbike.
This leads into me getting a Moped. It should arrive on Wednesday; brand new, Chinese, on the road at £400!
I have had 5 days off in a row and it's given me a chance to work in the garden a bit plus do a few jobs over the Lane which have been on hold since May!
The vegetables are in full flow. I'm really pleased with the carrots.After some non events with the sowing, I grew them in flower pots and they're coming up grand. The potatoes, although not many, are also good.
The highlight though of the last two weeks has been finding a hedgehog roaming around outside. I've said before I tried to get some rescue ones to start a population as I've only seen one in nearly 8 years.
Maybe because it's been so hot up to a fortnight ago, the weather seems to feel quite autumnal here and this has got me into thinking about the oncoming months frugal wise.
The Horseradish seems to be everywhere this year, so no worries there for the sauce.See this months video clip (link on right at top - either the 56k dial-up version or the better quality 512 ADSL version))
Only another 14 days of cricket up to 25th.September. I must admit that the body has taken a hammering of late with so much work, but I wouldn't change anything. Summer is a great and active time for me and no sooner than we know it, it'll be Winter and I'll be odd jobbing in the cold and wet
22nd July - 5th. August 2006
Just made this entry in time. I've just got home from Cricket at Canterbury - went there on Thursday morning and got home an hour ago!
(You can tell I once worked on the railway!).
Shane Warne has been there for 5 days and I have every respect going for the chap. He will, at the end of the day, sign everyones autographs, have pictures taken and talk to the kids - nothing is too much bother for him and he has a huge following. Beside that, he's a master of his craft - great man.
The cycling has been quite pleasant. In about three weeks I've only got wet once and that was quite nice rain (very hot day and a gentle drizzle).
I'm afraid I lost 'Beaky' the chicken this week. There's a photo of her in the chicken pages. I called her that because her top beak overlapped her bottom one through mis-management at the battery farm from where she came.
I've just another 5 days at work before I get a couple of weeks off, bar one day in the middle.
I got all the onions up - a great crop I must say. They are now drying out and should be ready by the time the first tomatoes are ripe. Then it's Chutney time once again!
But after Thursday I must get to grips with the chicken run which is rather full of nettles at present. The chickens don't seem to mind too much, they can roam around and lose themselves from each other a bit.
It's also about time to have a look around the woods and fields to see what freebies I can find. I don't mean stealing crops ! - just looking for wild freebies like Horseradish etc.
I was on Radio Kent again this week. They came and did a live show from the Cricket Club on Ladies Day. I took the Presenter Julie Maddocks up to the Dressing Room and she made a comment on it being a mess !!!!! A mess? that's tidy for cricketers - we are blokes you know!
Another nice thing about going to Canterbury on the train is that I know some of the Conductors on the train, my last 'proper job' being a Conductor Manager.
Well, 5 more days and a rest - although I say so myself, I deserve it (and need it!)