Diary – Thursday 11th January 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out.

Early birds was calm and seemed very quiet when we went outside at 8.30am.

Came home, read paper, tidied kitchen.

Then went out. Drove down to village and took Pluto for a walk along millennium way.

Then headed to Lancaster via M6. Stopped at Halfords and bought a sponge set.

Job club at Ridge. I spent most of the time working on a donated PC. We had a new client turn up, but will he come back next week. Finished on time at 3pm and headed home with a laptop and base unit.

Came home and set up two computers doing updates while trying to keep an eye on Pointless.

Had some leftover mince for tea.

Then walked down to village for B&B meeting. Started at 7.30pm and finished about 9.15pm and walked home.

Sat in snug, as always, for a while,before bed.

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Diary – Wednesday 10th January 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.45am. Still dark. 😦

Early birds got busy quickly, but was just about contained within the library for once. Went outside at 8.30am.

Prayer meeting at church at 9am. Just four of us.

And then home.


Left at 10am and drove to Lancaster. Parked in Nelson St car park.

Appointment at HBOS to register PoA. Started a bit late and lasted about 90 minutes. Nice friendly lady.

Had a bit of walk around city centre before heading home.

Stopped in village and took Pluto for walk round block.

And home for lunch.

And a bit of tidying and emailing before heading back down to school.

A new routine for the next five weeks, doing after-school club on a Wednesday instead of Jam Club. 12 children. We went outside until about 4.15. It got much quieter after snack time. Finished at 5.45pm.

Home just before Naomi.

I had salmon for tea again.

Then we went out to Lancaster again in BMW for housegroups. I picked up Marie and then led our group. Took Marie home and found Naomi halfway down A6.

A brief sit in snug before bed.

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Diary – Tuesday 9th January 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.30am. Another dark, cold morning.

Early birds got busy quite early and noisy. Glad to get out at 8.30am. And finish at 9am

Came home read paper then up to office and email.

Wanted to check back msgs about Jam club. Turned out decision was to not have Jam club this half-term so sent email and o confirm then wondered how to spend the day when I w update normally be preparing Jam club material?

Pluto still needed a walk round the block.

Rest of day passed.

Back down to school for after-school club. We stayed outside for a while, indoors for snacks and then games. Finished at 5.45pm.

Came home.

Sat with a cup of tea then had tea by myself.

Naomi stayed in for evening. I went out to OmF meeting. Didn’t get away until 9.30pm.

Got home, quick drink in snug and then bed.

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Diary – Monday 8th January 2018

Back to work day. So…

Alarm at 6.45am, but I was already awake. Up, breakfast and out at 7.30am. It was still dark. 😦

First at school. Only Lexi-Mai very early. Got a bit chaotic so I was glad to get them outside.

Walked home with papers, sat and read appear and waited for Chubb engineer. He turned up at about 10.30am and took about half an hour.

Then it was back down to village to walk Pluto. A nice sunny morning for it even if the wind was a bit cold.


A long session faffing around with Darlington Building Society but eventually got docs to them and PoA is now registered.

Another row. 10km in a very good time. Maybe the interval training has helped?

Made tea. Mince and pasta. We ate when Naomi got home from work.

Then I was off the lancaster for LBC deacons. A long meeting. Gone 9.30pm by time we finished. gave Stephen a lift home. Got home just before Naomi.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Sunday 7th January 2018

Tried to have a lie-in for my last day off. Only got up at about 8.30am. Breakfast and left shortly after 9.30am. Except it took ages to defrost car windows.

In for the entire service at LBC – quite a novelty. A good new year sermon. Chatted afterwards and then headed home.

We went for a bike ride of about 15km. It was jolly cold and the sun was quite blinding.

Naomi went out to evening service.

I did another interval row and then stayed in the snug til bed-time.



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Diary – Saturday 6th January 2018


Up at 8am, walk to shop and back for breakfast.

Naomi went out for the day.

I spent the morning taking down Christmas decorations.

Had some lunch.

Went out in garden and cut up wood.

Came in, watched some of final score.

Did another interval row.

Evening in snug again and we played castles of Burgundy and Naomi won.


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Diary – Friday 5th January 2018

Stayed in bed late again, got up at 8am, walked to shop and home for breakfast in snug.

Decided to look at my geocaching d/T grid and try to complete it over the year. So left house at about 1130 and drove down A6 and then to Ribchester.

Took a short walk along Ribble Way to find two geocaches. Both easy ones. And one more square on the grid completed.

Drove home via Inglewhite on back roads with car on sport mode so quite fun.

Made sausage and mash for tea.

Evening in snug watching TV.

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