Tag Archives: Alton

When car meets stream

On the way to the lighting shop, we were suddenly stuck in traffic. As we approached the Coxbridge Roundabout, we could see an ever increasing number of emergency services vehicles. It was quite a scene. It didn’t hold us up … Continue reading

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Every vote counts

Five years ago, the general apathy of a large swathe of the British public was made very clear when the election results were shown. Something like 15.9 million people didn’t bother voting (35%). As a result, there was no clear … Continue reading

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Fremdscham (noun)

I had a Talking Newspaper today. Which meant I didn’t get to sit in on the full meeting with Paul, our landscape designer. Good job Mirinda could. Anyway, the design is looking fantastic and, hopefully we’ll have some working drawings … Continue reading

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All’s fair at the funeral

I had a Talking Newspaper today; the Alton shift…the late one. I was very tired (following last night’s late date night), which meant I didn’t have the same sort of energy as usual. Which is a shame. Still… My team … Continue reading

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Sad face

The weather was very different today. All cloud and misery. Much more likely than yesterdays flirtation with sunshine. While cleaning up the dining table for the proposed four hour meeting with the architect tomorrow, I found my uni id card. … Continue reading

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Family time

Most nights, between dinner, dissertation and blog and then waiting for Mirinda to call, I have a bit of a tinker of the old family tree. For a while now, I’ve been in a bit of a hole, not finding … Continue reading

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Home alone

Sharon’s birthday…as well as all the Bee Gees. When the alarm went off this morning, I jumped and then so did the puppies. Very funny. I think my jump made them jump rather than the alarm. The farmer has started … Continue reading

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Night in a tent

Interesting night in my new tent. Temperature not a problem. I was very comfortable. Not too hot (as I’d assumed) but not the least bit cold. The wind blew a little, rattling the tent, and I heard a few birds … Continue reading

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Complaining neighbours

Slept in till 10am! Oh, glorious sleep. Quite strange waking up feeling refreshed. Mirinda was marking today and I hit the garden. Mowed front and back, then dug a new bed under the lounge room window. Planted all the stuff … Continue reading

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Sidney

We caught the train to Alton and bought Sidney. the new Ka car. So comfortable. So nice. So reliable. Mirinda then drove me to work. All day, Mirinda kept going outside to make sure Sidney was okay. We are going … Continue reading

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