2021 So we begin another year, a year which started out with such promise, I mean, nothing could be worse than 2020 could it? Within a couple of weeks we were headlong into an undeterminable lockdown, there are a lot of naysayers who believe this is all made up and part of some dark plan… Continue reading They’re skin and craters like the moon
It’s been a while but I thought with everything going on at the moment and the crushing boredom and frustration I’d release some steam. The whole Covid-19 thing really has caught us all out. Although considered an essential worker I have managed to stay virus free (touching wood). I am on the very fringe of… Continue reading How about that thing eh?
Wrightbus On the 25th September Wrightbus finally went into administration. As usual the media were well in front any info coming from the company. I found out the night before from one of my contacts inside the factory, that the company would be going into administration in the morning. I was told to gather my… Continue reading Come live with me
Wrightbus We had a call on Friday updating us on the current situation, which hasn’t told us much more than we already know. We are expecting it to reach a conclusion in the next week or so. I’m not sure what Wrights will look like after this is over, I have my own views. I’ll… Continue reading Under your thumb forever
Allotment The allotment is giving up the last of her goodies but there is still stuff going on, I put the garlic in last weekend and it already putting shoots out. I’m not sure whether to grow it in the greenhouse or outside. Garlic is hardy and the rule of thumb is to plant on… Continue reading Oh no, Joe Porterhouse
I have decided to close down my website and domain hence the move to the wordpress site, we’ll see how this works out. Well it’s been a couple of months since I last posted and the summer has practically passed by. Allotment It has been a bumper year this year for most of the plot,… Continue reading The Squeaky Wheel gets the Oil
My employer Wrightbus, have just announced another 95 redundancies, or should I say the start of a consultation process to make 95 members of staff redundant. We are only just getting over the previous redundancy announcement. Things are going to get very interesting over the next 6-9 months. Wirght’s like the other UK bus builders… Continue reading He just loved to live that way
Work This week saw me working overnight in east London. I do enjoy having the freedom to roam around my old stomping grounds and love the memories it evokes. At one point I found myself driving through Shoreditch, it was 01:30am. I couldn’t believe how busy it was. The first time I remember going here… Continue reading Doomed to Live
Allotment At last the plot is drying out and I have a chance to get the soil turned over. After a number of false starts I have managed to get the soil turned over on my plot. The soil is London clay and it doesn’t take too much rain to turn… Continue reading Is it on then? Are we on the brink?
I took this picture of my plot on my trip up on Saturday. What you can’t appreciate from the picture is how wet the ground is, it is completely water logged. There is some good news however, the raspberry and blackcurrant canes Reg, one of the other plotholders, gave me last year are actually in… Continue reading If he hears us he’ll knock all day