15 July 2007

A busy old week...

Well, it’s been a busy old week, one way or another!

Monday was one of those days at work…

Tuesday we went to the gym after work - the only time this week - and I came away feeling that once again I had had a good workout and that the gym is worth all the effort, and money! It’s just a pity that I couldn’t get to the gym again all week though.

Wednesday evening Lynda and I went to watch one of her old school mates crown green bowling. Yeah, I know, crown green bowling! What??? But, and here’s the worrying bit, I actually enjoyed the evening! I’m not going to say that we have a full grasp of the rules yet, far from it!, but as the evening went on we did start to follow things a lot more and got quite into it in the end. Lynda is checking with her friend to see when they are playing on their home green again, as it is only a few minutes walk from here. Another good reason to go again… the beer is cheap, very cheap!

On Thursday, it was my dad’s birthday so we went to visit him in the evening. I has hoping that we may be able to have a walk around the farm with him and visit the wildlife pond/area he has created over the past few years but the constant rain we’ve been getting meant that the fields would have been a mud bath. Whilst we sat talking, it came out that an old school mate of mine is very ill and suffering from cancer. I’m not sure what hit me the most, hearing that he was ill or the fact that he is only a year or so older than me.

Friday was Lynda’s dad’s birthday and we took him, and Sue, out for a meal at the Jasmine Garden Cantonese restaurant. There’s not a lot I can say about this place other than it is superb value for money! The eat all you like buffet was only £10.50 each (even cheaper Sunday - Thursday) and the food is great! As usual when we go here, we ate way too much again!

After work on Saturday afternoon, Lynda and I headed into Derby for the annual beer festival at the Assembly Rooms. Usually we would attend one of the evening sessions but this year I chose Saturday afternoon so that we could see a local band, Cold Flame, playing. And to try a beer or two of course! In the end it was a comedy skiffle band, Kick n Rush, that turned out to be the more entertaining! Cold Flame were good but much of their set was cover versions of other band's music - I’m not a huge fan of cover bands! Having said that, the stuff we heard Kick n Rush play was also familiar stuff from other bands, only played in a comedy way! We walked into the main hall just as they started to sing Wild Rover, all good fun for a Saturday afternoon at a beer festival!

Cold Flame, at the start of their set.

Lynda - before too many drinks!

Kick 'n' Rush - on the main stage.

Stupid grin, blurred photo, full glass - another good beer festival!

Maybe it's best that we head home!

Today, Sunday, I had planned on going for another early morning bike ride. I was up and out of bed by 7:00am only to find it pouring down with rain, yet again! So, no bike ride just a morning in front of the TV, followed by an afternoon in front of the TV! Staying home did have its plus points though… Lynda made a Sweet Potato Pie. It was gorgeous! When Lynda said that she would be making this pie I expected it to be a main course pie, a bit like a meat pie only vegetarian, but it is in fact a sweet or pudding if you like. Either way, it’s great with ice cream!

After all the excess of the past few days, I think the gym will be well used over the coming week, if we’re not all under six foot of water by then that is. The rain has been pretty heavy for most of the day and right now it’s throwing it down again and we have thunder and lightening to go with it - a typical summers evening really.

1 comment:

  1. You know perhaps you should invest in one of those exercise bikes and set it up in front of the television and pop in a DVD of scenic trails. It may be the only bike riding you get done this summer :-)

    Sorry to hear about your mate with cancer. Don't concern yourself too much with the age. Cancer can strike anytime at any age. You're not old yet.

    Love the pics as usual. I could tell you were drinking a beer for me as I became dizzy, light headed, and silly this weekend. It HAD to have been the beer.

    Nolika x