12TH JULY 2005
It was a bit nippy hanging around Phil. Luckily I brought plenty of layers to change in to.
Didn't sleep much last night. Work will be interesting today!
Have a good one all
congrats nutty again..your trphy cabinet must fill a room.......
Fell over and still got first lady - that must have been a great sprint to the finish... stuff of Hollywood movies
I got out of bed in a rush this morning - Monday is rubbish day and they come around 7. I normally take it to the end of the lane on a Sunday evening, but then often forget! We have fortnightly collections for both recycling and rubbish which are staggered - so when it gets round to the fourth week I put on a little extra effort to put the rubbish out!!
Having said that, 4 weeks of council rubbish amounted to around two thirds of a black bag - most of the waste from here is either recycled or burnt. An advantage of living where we do - can't imagine neighbours would approve of an incinerator burning rubbish!
Boffin - the rubbish collections these days are a pain. Missed mine the other week and had to wait another two weeks before the main rubbish went. As you say, with recycling there's not a lot of general waste. I recycle everything too
Bit blustery out there this evening.
Morning - just about!
We have a new coffee machine Coffeeeeee
We are fortunate to have loads of space - so storing rubbish is not a problem if needed... storing it where the foxes etc won't spread it around is another matter!
I reckon I can ultimately make flapjacks practically 100% from produce we make here... Just need a milking cow and grow some oats... I can make fairly acceptable flapjacks from our honey - so no sugar needed. Still needs butter / marge hence the milking cow - and they grow oats in Scotland, so we should be able to grow them here?
Practically 100% comes from the cooking - we have an electric oven.... I could light a fire and cook them in the barns, but that is perhaps not that realistic!
We have had lots of meals where the majority is home produced, but it is surprising what little extras we add to cooking that are not that easy, or practical, to substitute - like spices.
Our plan once the children are fending for themselves is to try one calender year being as self sufficient as possible - an external shop will be done at the start to cover the year - things like loo roll, toothpaste and coffee! Amazing to think what would be needed.
Boff - what a brilliant idea! I have heard that stuff about spices before - it's amazing how hard it is to find an acceptable substitute for pepper! And as for coffee...
Test day for my students on Thursday so we are frantically trying to revise as much as we can. I seem to be doing twice as much as them. I don't know what's on the exam, I didn't write it and I haven't seen it but I simply cannot persuade my students to believe that. If I hear "is this in the exam?" one more time, I may scream.
On the other hand, very nice 5 miles tonight, with a strong wind behind us for some of it. Most exhilarating!
Boffin - enjoy the coffee!
Tracey - good luck with students. I have the same problem with the ones I tutor too. Ah well..,.. Glad you are running again.
morning all.off for a swim again.........and a spin....gettinga bit used to training indoors at the moment.will run later
Not a bad idea training indoors - considering our weather at the moment! Having said that I was dazzled by an unfamiliar bright yellow thing in the East this morning - gone now so no need to call out the Army!
Tell them it is all on the exam Tracey, so they better learn it!
It was lovely to see blue skies today even though it was freezing cold!!
How is your back Boffin? Hope you are taking it easy.
Well, I've done all I can. They're on their own now. Don't really have anymore proper teaching until 7th January now. Lots of marking, report writing, prepping for next term and the odd lesson on the traditions of Christmas trees, mince pies, carols etc but fundamentally, that's me done. Lush.
cold and icy out there this morning - lovely bright moon and stars though
Tracey, I'm sure your students will do well - enjoy the break. I'm teaching next week, it'll probably be my last ever teaching session. I've given my notice in at work so I'll be facing lots of "last evers" over the next 6 months! It's a bit scary tbh my "last ever" employment date will be the 1st of June, the time will fly by!
Just think of all those leaving parties... and pies - Mmmmmmm pie
Back is up and down - only because I am doing so much more with it so no shock really. I don't need the brace all the time now, so that is a step in the right direction.
Chilly start this morning!
Sue.........major decsion but think of all the training you can do
Sue - good luck. Change is good and you have lots to look forward to. Scary I know but exciting too
Evening .... kids sleeping for once. Hurrah !
Chilly again this morning; wrap up warm
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