Another Week…

So, I find my self sat here for another week of working from home and my mind has gone off on a little wander. Now, its not because there is nothing to do, far from it.

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Whilst the image is representative, it’s definetly not true. No Mac, No clear desk, no coffee… no plant… the list goes on.

But, it’s meant to represent working from home, which is the well and truely the new norm and it continues to the be the case, with no real end in sight. Best guess now, for me, September or later as not essential and I can work from home, but there would need to be changes, like moving upstairs etc to work. I would like the dining table back I think!

But, to be fair, its been a workable solution to two of us working from home and its ok. But it will probably move on.

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Cycling continues this past week and extended the range I’ve been doing with each new ride which is pleasing. I shall continue to build from the starting point and see where it goes. The other half has now also purchased a bike to so we will be able to go out for a wander together soon.

Enough for one day.


That was a bit windy….

So it was a bit windier out there than i expected, but todays ride was to the parents and back. Navigation care of Google Maps, took me an unexpected route, but it avoided roads etc, and was more fun that I expected.

First attempt at Strava too…. I was king of the mountain until it caught i was on an E-bike

Looking at the above think there is more in Strava, so I might not us Relive again

Time for exercise….

So if you’ve read my previous messages, you will now know that I own a bike, and am trying to do exercise.

So voila, here is the latest ride:

Ride 2 – Jarrow

So still a work in progress, but its getting better… Relive is a 30 day trial, no idea if i am going to pay for it…. its £3 a month or so…. Any thoughts?

Lastly, it’s still mid pandemic here, so stay safe, maintain that social distancing and get that fresh air!



So, I read people have given up….

On staying clean and deodorant, and it made me think…

But before we go there, remember stay home, stay safe and protect your health services where ever you may be. There is talk of lifting the Corona / Covid-19 isolation/stay at home, but lets not all rush out there at once and then run the risk of a second, third or fourth wave. We’ve in the main done well and kept safe, don’t mess that up now…. please.

So where were we? That’s right I’d read that many people have given up on staying clean, showering, deodorant etc as they were not in work. Whilst I initially laughed it off, I then thought, oh actually there is some truth in this. 2 days since the last shower, recycled tshirt…. oh dear god what savage have I become?

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So I hit the shower hard today, getting to all those hard to reach places! I even used the moisturising shower gel that leaves the bath extra, extra slippery. This will do no doubt come back to hurt me later when I slip in fall. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve not become some “stinking hobo” over night, and apologies to those hobos who don’t smell, but some times social isolation does funny things…..

For the rest of the day, it’s house work and tidy up, whilst the gammon slow cooks for the next 4 hours…. its already been in for the same.

Catch you laters.

A new week…

So then welcome to another week of what now passes as normal. It’s been busy, and lots was achieved today which helps. I also made it out for a walk which is something, I’ve been promising my self to get sorted.

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike

Queen Song Lyric (done from memory so apologies if wrong)

I’ve been thinking of a bike for a while, but it never quite worked out, but its done. I’ve applied via the works cycle scheme, so I just need to wait as it goes through the process. I suspect I wont be the only one and its quite a common purchase. From my work from home position, I’ve seen lots of cyclists go by. Not withstanding the lack of bike, I’ve also had issues get a helmet to go on my big head. Suggestions to me please….

Outside of this life plods on and we’ve been out in the garden attempting to kill off some of the weeds but thats a bigger work in progress. This isn’t being helped with a full green gardening bin, and no service to empty the dam thing.

Oh well.

Enough from me.



So then, what’s occurring?

So after the last post saying it have been a while, I’ve been shopping and am now sitting in the garden, with a beer in easy reach, and garden party play list care of spotify playing across the garden.

I end up writing stuff down, when either:

  • My head is fuzzy
  • I am thikning to much
  • I am bored
  • I feel the need to write

I think, its a mixture of the lot this time, and I did think about posting a few weeks back but never quite go there.

First up – Covid19 / Corona

Well if you don’t know about this, then I would suggesting running quickly back to your cave or where ever you’ve been hiding. It might be safer there…..

Certainly a global pandemic wasnt on the plan at the start of the year, but its here so we deal with it. Like many people, its been work from home (WFH) for me after 4 weeks out in Manchester for the company. It’s an adjustment right enough, but life is plodding on. If you’d told me I would have to queue for a super marker, and maintain social distancing, wipe all the surfaces all the time, and hand gel all the time, I wouldn’t have believed you but its the new norm.

Next Up WFH

So working from home is a thing now, and I’ve set my self up a home office, and the other half has the other part of the table ready set up for home working when it’s allowed. It’s different, and probably not for me in the long term but it works. Technology has really helped. I’ve been lukcy and i thank the company for that.

Another loose project I started was in planning for out new car, when the Seat comes back in August. A slow start but its coming, a long way from Korea I think. Fully electric, so that’s different

The parents

Cheating as I can as this links back to Covid… but they’ve been self isolating which is the right thing to do. I think they’ve almost enjoyed the shopping we’ve been doing. It’s fair to say we don’t always shop for what they want.

To help them with everything going on and to communicate, we got them a Facebook portal to video chat, and they’ve taken to it quite well to be fair. Its been a surprise!

Break point….

I think i am going to stop here, my 3rd beer is calling, and the poor quality writing is only going to get worse.