Blogging Friday

Well, I’m off work for four days, today through to Monday. Just decided to take a couple of bonus days to relax, and catch up on a few things. Amongst other things, I’m trying to write some blog posts on my various blogs, just to get back into the way of writing.

Went shopping in Oxford yesterday, and was delighted to discover that we now have a Fopp. Fopp is a lovely chain of record stores, mainly specialising in selling cheap things you probably quite fancy. I find them financially dangerous places, and was quite impressed that I managed to limit myself to a mere thirty pounds of music and dvd. I think the highlight thus far has to be the Adam and Joe dvd. Essentially two chaps talking rubbish about telly and films has never been so damn good. Still enjoying their podcast, in fact I am listening to one at the moment. Well worth the investment of a fiver.

Something else I will update a bit as I go along this weekend is my 80s diary (see the categories on the far right). This was one of my reasons for moving to WordPress, namely that it would actually let me input dates from the 80s. It isn’t anything special, it is more just interesting for me to see where my mind was at back then. The diary I am mostly working from is nearly 20 years old now! Very strange reading it.

More storm

Well just as I was trying to sleep last night, we got hit by another summer storm. Not only was it loud, but I could feel electricity in the air. Really odd, I got an impending sense we were going to be hit by lightening twice, not because I was being paranoid, but because I could really feel it around me, it weirdly seemed like a charge or an energy was building up in our house. Maybe I need to get the electrics checked, as I’ve got a wire touching my bed or something! Nah, wasn’t that, but was odd, just literally feeling the pressure in the air.

Have taken Friday and Monday as holiday, essentially just to take it easy and get a few things done. Will hopefully spend some of the Friday just blogging and tidying up some of my projects. Maybe some exciting gardening as well if I get chance.

Storm 2006

Mad on Saturday, got caught in what given our weather lately, it could be almost fair to refer to as a tropical storm. Roads flooded out, the store we were in may have been hit by lightning, and at one point we were disasterously beaten by the rain into a wine bar. Tragedy! Even odder was that it has a palm tree at the back, and we were sat watching it being lashed by wind and rain like a hurricane. You can see a couple of pics from it on the flickr account further down. We now seem to have an annual silly storm now, the one last year flooded out a large section of the ring road.

Can still walk

and see this as a bonus. Did indeed do the cycle ride I suggested, see the photos down on the right hand side to see where I got to. Just finding this so freeing, getting to explore more. The main aim here is to lose a little weight and get myself into a bit of shape. At the moment my main concern is what will happen when I don’t go out for a night, will I seize up? We shall see 🙂

Has been screamingly hot today, really hope we get a cooler weekend. Just not built for this weather us Brits, we need it a bit cooler and wetter.

Just remembered, new tv show coming soon here, well worth a look: Time Trumpet