Monday Blues

It was the first day back to work after a six week holiday. Fantastic break, lots of DIY work kept me busy but definitely got the Monday morning blues going back to work for the first day of the new term.

Looking forward to some Bowling on Thursday after work, Henley show at the weekend, and in a couple of weeks, the Brighton Chilli Festival and the Retro Computing Show in Cambridge.

Also did a bit of retail therapy by ordering the rather pricey (£449) Xbox Project Scorpio due for release on the 7th November from Amazon.

Fruity Fro-Yo Bombe from Asda Part 5

Removed the frozen bowl from the freezer and put the white frozen mixture into the centre leaving a small well in the centre into which the Raspberry mixture went. Froze the whole lot again and pulled out of the freezer a couple of hours later and this is what it looked like.

You are supposed to use warm water on the sides of the bowl to release the pudding from the bowl but this was not quite as easy as the recipe leads you to believe. However we both tasted some and it was o.k. Not sure if I would do this again though. The final result looked like a watermelon.


That’s It!

Just spent the past two weeks since returning from our Spain Holiday doing DIY jobs every day.

Build new shed – done

Turf garden – done

Fix doors – done

Rebuild decking over Pond – done

Drain, clean and refill Pond – done

Replace pond filter foams – done

Remove flower bed to enlarge usable garden space – done

Build 2 1/2 months of R2D2 magazine from Deagostini – done

Sort out garage

Take all old wood and rubbish to refuse site – done

Repaint kitchen – done

Level ground and set up mum’s Spa – done

Repaint hall – done

Paint shed – done

Lay new wood laminate floor in hall – done

Now I should have some time for me. Over the final two weeks of my summer holiday I plan to:

Go to local SCUBA centre for a dive catch-up session and get equipment tested.

Kayak trip on the Thames

Car boot sale

Stonor Park Arts & Crafts Fair

Three Rivers Water Reserve – walk dogs and get the best fish and chips I the world

Start getting bike fit again – begin with laps around Dorey Lake. Work up to Sunday morning route to reading and back (38 miles)

Test Amstrad GX4000 with new multicart game from Ebay

Brighton, Portsmouth and Cornwall day trips

Everything except think of work!