I’ll be standin on the corner full of gin, when they bring your dead body in.

Its been a couple of weeks since my last post, but that’s not to say nothing has been happening.

Allotment

I have finally got my last courgettes from the plot, I have now dug up both plants, they were starting to suffer from leaf mould and I don’t think they would have bore much more. I have turned over the soil and put some manure in.

The onions are now coming up and Christ they are strong.

I dug my spuds up, they make it look very easy on youtube but I don’t think I had a spud that hadn’t been spiked with my fork. I got about 5lbs from the plants and considering they grew from a couple of jacket spuds we didn’t eat I think it did well.

My butternut and St Johns Squashes are growing well and the St Johns ones are already being taken home. I have planted some winter potatoes, these should be ready for the Christmas table.

I have planted some Parsnip, Cabbage and Chard seeds into the little greenhouse and these are shooting up now. And my tomato plants have been planted out and are flowering.

We still haven’t heard anything about the other half of our plot yet, but if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.

This weekend I went to one of my cousins to pick up an unwanted 6ft x 6ft glass greenhouse. I can’t wait to get it erected, this will give me a lot more options with stuff to grow.

I had a pretty stressful week at work last week and on Friday evening I went up to the plot for a few hours. I was amazed how de-stressed I was when I went back home at sunset.

Orient

I went to the last O’s match vs Yeovil, the game was atrocious and Orient wouldn’t have looked out of place on the Hackney marshes on Sunday, in fact I think there are some better players over there. At the end the fans were shouting Becchetti out at the gallery. Becchetti is the clubs owner, what happened next beggared belief, the chairman just waved the supporters quite dismissively which made matters worse,  and then to put the tin lid on it all the fans clapped and cheered the Yeovil players off the pitch after booing the Orient players off. We are playing at home again on Tuesday evening and the fixture has almost become a side line to the inevitable protestations.

Watch this space.

Other news

I had an interview last week and the feedback from the agency was that I am now a firm favourite, time to start thinking about what I want to do. I will have a second interview in a couple of weeks so I have time to consider this, but its strange. I am now responsible for 30 staff and three business units and I am having crisis of confidence, I know this is because of my age and the time I have spent with my current employer, but its still difficult all the same.

Toni has just returned to Italy after being in New York for fashion week and a few days spent in Santa Barbara on the west coast. I envy her, to be that young and be paid to visit these places, she’s a lucky girl.

Boat

We spent last weekend at the boat and the weather was perfect, Martha behaved herself and we had a good trip visiting some of our favourite places. Alfie hurt his leg while we were up there, but it is better now. I think he may have a weak joint or muscle as this keeps happening.

I bid you a good evening and what’s left of your weekend

 

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What’s my age again

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted and the main reason for this is that I have been flat out at the boat every spare moment I had, in fact I have just got in from another great though tiring weekend.

We took the boat out a couple of weekends ago and visited the White Horse in Neatishead, this used to be my favourite broads pub and was taken over a year or two ago, this was my first visit since it was taken over. We liked the pub because it was dog friendly, felt like a local pub and had great, friendly staff. I have to say I was relieved as apart from the facelift nothing had changed, great staff, great service and still dog friendly, I’m looking forward to visiting once the summer season is over. We got there lunchtime with the intention of stopping for one and then going back to the boat. We parked ourselves in the new yard area with the dog and was soon joined by a family who were on their first boating trip, they came from Whitstable and we sat there for a couple of hours sharing stories and enjoying each others company. It reminded us of the reason we like boating in the first place.

I have spent the last couple of weekends on the moorings, I have painted the decks and gunwhales and varnished the rear doors, it’s great seeing Martha looking good again. It has also been nice catching up with everyone again.

I’ll be up again next weekend to continuing with the varnishing, we plan to go out on her for a week in September, providing I can get the time off.

In other news I sat and passed my IOSH exam last week, this is a qualification in Health and Safety something I’ve been looking to do for some time.

Back to work tomorrow and time to make plans for next weekend.

Stay safe.

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