Mark's old newsspider_asp065.gif

old weekly news items from 1999 when I was 40

news 2020.01.05 sunday 10 hits this week 15799 total.

Sunday afternoon 1x circuit in low sunshine 8 mins 55.
Evening we saw some more years and years.

Monday morning misty, with greta thunberg on the radio.
Down the a46, and fosse way to have a look at cirencester.
As promised, the low sunshine burned off the early mist.
We were aiming at the forum car park, but ended up in waterloo.

cirencester01c_400.jpg
cirencester02rc_400.jpg

Found côte brasserie for an excellent lunch and coffee.
Found the corinium museum, and had a quick look at the gift shop, as it was too expensive to go inside.
We went up the riverside walk, past the hare and the open air swimming pool (closed).

cirencester03c2_400.jpg

Across the river and into the bathurst estate.

cirencester04c_400.jpg
cirencester05c_300.jpg
cirencester06c_300.jpg

We went back down cecily hill, missing most of the park and the lake, but the low sun was going down.
We headed over to the waitrose I had spotted on the way back from westonbirt arboretum in 2009.
A tiny bit of shopping.

cirencester07c_300.jpg

We went over the bridge to have a look at the amphitheatre.
Surprised to find an obelisk there too.

cirencester08r2c_300.jpg
cirencester09c_300.jpg

Back to the centre of town with the xmas lights and the hare and horse.

cirencester10rc_300.jpg cirencester11rc_400.jpg cirencester12_300.jpg

Back to the car past the fleece hotel.

cirencester13rc_300.jpg

New year's eve morning grey again.
A bit of tidying up.
Out to meet up with christine for lunch and coffee.
A bit of shopping at mega tesco.
Evening we caught up with the end of years and years. Excellent.

No fireworks, just bells.

2020

New year's day.
And so begins the year when the uk (or should I say little england) idiotically, yet voluntarily, isolates itself from its more civilised and democratic friends in the eu.
The decline continues.

eurosymbol1_100.jpg

Stilll grey. 5 degrees.
Wood burner on.
1x round the village circuit 9 mins 05.

Friday took the ukulele in.
Finished reading face it.

faceit.jpg

Saturday morning cold and grey. 5 degrees.
Wood burner on.
Off the legendary double issue.
The woodpecker on the fats slabs.

woodpeckerjan1c_200.jpg

Into town to meet up with christine for lunch at the bus stop cafe, coffee at waterstone's.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.

Sunday morning slightly brighter and warmer. 7 degrees.
The woodpecker on the fat slabs again.
Afternoon we caught up with the dressmaker.

news 2020.01.12 sunday 7 hits this week 15806 total.

Sunday afternoon a bit of shopping at tiny tesco.
More heat logs and kindling from the farm shop.
Xmas tree down.
My letscom id152 smart watch arrived.

id152_100.jpg

Tuesday morning m6 broken.

Thursday morning unseasonably warm at 11 degrees.

Friday morning big moon.
Took the ukulele in.
Evening big moon behind a thin layer of cloud.

moonjan1c_400.jpg

Saturday morning grey.
Into town for lunch at not browns, coffee at bagel brunch.
A bit of shopping at sainsbury's.
We went to see a spires music rehearsal performance.
Evening put new elixir 16002 strings on the fender acoustic.

elixir16002a_100.jpg

Sunday morning sunshine, then lots of rain, then sunshine again.
Afternoon a bit of shopping at tiny tesco.

news 2020.01.26 sunday 11 hits this week 15826 total.

Sunday afternoon christine visited.

Monday morning a frosty -2.
Evening discovered mylène farmer live 2019 le film.

Tuesday morning less frosty -1.

Thursday morning misty.

Friday took the ukulele in.

Saturday morning grey, pheasant and woodpecker as usual.
Into town to meet up with christine for lunch and coffee at café rouge.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Evening we caught up with the imaginarium of dr parnassus.

Sunday morning sunshine.
Pumped up the tyres for 1x round the village circuit in the damp grey 8 mins 56.
Afternoon rain.
Caught up with the end of wisting.
Down the farm shop for more heat logs.

news 2020.02.02 sunday 11 hits this week 15837 total.

Sunday evening we caught up with the entertainer.

Monday evening we caught up with the end of the trial of christine keeler.

Tuesday afternoon m6 broken.
Evening caught up with assassin's creed.

Thursday evening unseasonably warm at 10 degrees.

Friday took the ukulele in.
Arriving home, is that a peregrine falcon on the garden gate?

falconjan1c_150.jpg

It's catkins time on the hazel tree.

catkinsjan1c_300.jpg

Disaster time.
In a shocking, idiotic, abuse of the poor version of democracy we have in the uk, my eu citizenship has been removed, against my will.
Actually, very little has changed, as we move into the withdrawal agreement, maybe to the end of the year, maybe longer.
Time for disaster countdown #6.
The decline continues.
Very sad.
Now, where is the campaign to rejoin?

eurosymbol1_100.jpg

February

Saturday morning unseasonal warm windy sunshine 10 degrees.
Over to leamington for lunch at bistrot pierre, coffee at cafe brasilia.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Home at dusk.
Evening caught up with snowpiercer.

Sunday morning light rain.
Woodpecker at the fat slabs.
Afternoon some sunshine.

news 2020.02.09 sunday 9 hits this week 15846 total.

Sunday a bit of shopping at tiny tesco.
Cleaned the car.

Tuesday evening caught up with fallout.

Thursday morning frosty -3 degrees.

Friday morning damp and misty.
Took the ukulele in.

Saturday morning damp.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x round the village circuit in damp sunshine 8 mins 55.
Into town for lunch at the bus stop cafe.
Coffee at waterstones.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.

A lot of wind overnight.

Sunday morning more wind and rain, 12 degrees.
A bit of shopping at morrisons and tiny tesco.
Afternoon even more wind and rain.

news 2020.02.16 sunday 9 hits this week 15855 total.

Sunday afternoon fitted new artisan strings on the violin, and moved the tuning heads around a bit.

artisan1_200.jpg

Evening we caught up with judy.

Tuesday afternoon a bit of sleet in the cold windy sunshine.

Thursday morning the car rolled through 133333.

mx5_133333rc_50.jpg

Evening caught up with into darkness.

Friday took the ukulele in.
Evening we went out to the criterion awards event.

Saturday morning wind and rain.
Out for lunch, coffee and a bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Afternoon more wind and rain.

Sunday morning damp.

news 2020.02.23 sunday 12 hits this week 15867 total.

Sunday afternoon sunshine.
We went out past flooded fields to see parasite.

Tuesday my yamaha pss-a50 arrived.

pssa50_150.jpg

Wednesday evening started on the expanse series 4.

Friday took the ukulele in.

Saturday morning breezy with some sunshine, and an unseasonal 12 degrees.
Out for lunch, coffee and a bit of shopping at dunchurch.
More heat logs and kindling from the farm shop.
Evening we caught up with nebraska.

Sunay morning windy damp 11 degrees.
Saw 2 woodpeckers at the fat slabs, 1 after the other.
Windy sunshine later.

news 2020.03.01 sunday 11 hits this week 15878 total.

Sunday afternoon sunshine.
Started labelling aircraft with caa id.
A bit of shopping at tiny tesco.

Monday morning steady rain.

Tuesday afternoon some hail.

Wednesday morning slightly frosty.

Thursday morning sleet.
Took the ukulele in.

Friday afternoon off.

Saturday morning more rain, and leap day.
More aircraft labelling.
Caught up with the end of the expanse series 4.
Over to leamington in cold windy sunshine for lunch and coffee at newbold comyn arms.
A bit of shopping at mega tesco.

comynarms1c_300.jpg

Evening back out to the belgrade for peter pan goes wrong.

March

Sunday morning cold windy sunshine.

news 2020.03.08 sunday 12 hits this week 15890 total.

Sunday afternoon sunshine.
Out through hail up the m69, m1, a453 to nottingham to see samantha fish at rock city.
Something to eat and coffee at prezzo.
We got back into the car to get out of the cold wind, while waiting for the doors to open.

samanthafish1_300.jpg

Back down remembrance way under a big black sky.
Home at 00:00.

Monday morning off in the slight frost.
A bit of tidying.
Into town for lunch and coffee at the herbert.
A bit of shopping at tiny tesco.

Wednesday morning slight frost and 0 degrees.

Friday morning frosty -2 degrees.
Took the ukulele in.

Saturday morning sunshine.
A bit of tidying.
Over to dunchurch for lunch, coffee, and a bit of shopping.
Afternoon sunshine and 12 degrees, starting to look like winter is not going to arrive.

Sunday morning more windy sunshine.

news 2020.03.15 sunday 11 hits this week 15901 total.

Sunday down to the farm shop to meet up with christine + mark for lunch and coffee.
Afternoon sunshine and showers.
A bit of shopping at tiny tesco.

Evening caught up with aeronauts, at least the bit in the air.

Monday evening more rain.
We caught up with the end of tick season 2.

Tuesday afternoon heavy rain.

Wednesday evening I knew that minage was monica naranjo's tribute to mina, but was suprised to hear that sobreviviré is so closely based on fiume azzurro.
Also nice to see anna oxa's senza pietà.

Friday took the ukulele in.
Afternoon more heavy rain.

Saturday morning grey and damp.
A bit of tidying.
The coffee tree is preparing to put out 2 new leaves after being dormant through the "winter".

coffeetreemarch1c_300.jpg coffeetreemarch1c2_300.jpg

The orange tree is also putting out new growth.

orangetreemarch1c_300.jpg

Over to dunchurch for lunch, coffee and a bit of shopping.
A bit more shopping at asda.
Evening we caught up with the other side of hope.

Sunday morning damp.
Caught up with a quiet place.
The pheasant in the back garden.

pheasantmarch1c_300.jpg

It seems that corona virus is doing what no amount of green campaigning has done in taking aircraft out of the sky.

news 2020.03.22 sunday 9 hits this week 15910 total.

Sunday afternoon woodpecker on the fat slabs.

Monday morning woodpecker at the fat slabs and 3 degrees.

Thursday morning saw the woodpecker at the fat slabs again.

Friday equinox.

The corona virus in the uk is doing a good impression of an exponential curve.

covid19mar1_400.jpg

Saturday morning cold windy sunshine.
Most things in the garden are putting out new growth, including the conker tree.

conkertreemar1r_600.jpg conkertreemar2rc_400.jpg

Over to dunchurch where we were dreading a bit of shopping, but actually it was quite calm in the morning.
Some more heat logs from the farm shop.
Home for lunch.
Afternoon we went for a walk round the village circuit.

Sunday morning cold sunshine.

news 2020.03.29 sunday 10 hits this week 15920 total.

Sunday afternoon a bit of tidying.
The pheasant visited.
Evening we caught up with film stars don't die in liverpool.

Monday morning slightly frosty 0 degrees.
Working from home.
Afternoon lovely sunshine.
1x round the village circuit 8 mins 40.

Tuesday morning 2 degrees.
The woodpecker and pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon more lovely warm sunshine.
1x circuit 8 mins 54.
Feeling very much like summer, and we haven't had any winter yet.
Evening we caught up with mindhorn and the end of this country series 3.

Wednesday morning cold sunshine 1 degree.
Afternoon 1x circuit 8 mins 26.

Thursday morning slight frost 0 degrees.
Saw the woodpecker.
The pheasant visited.
Afternoon 1x circuit 8 mins 42.
Evening attempted a zoom ukulele session, but as expected, the latency makes it impossible to play together.

Friday morning cold 1 degree.
Saw the woodpecker.
Afternoon 1x circuit 8 mins 51.
The conker tree starting to open.

conkertreemar3c_300.jpg

I had thought it might be flattening out, but actually it is still looking very exponential.

covid19mar2_450.jpg covid19mar3.jpg

Saturday morning breezy and a bit grey.
Saw the woodpecker.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the cold wind 9 mins 16.

Sunday morning windy and bst.

news 2020.04.05 sunday 11 hits this week 15931 total.

Sunday afternoon windy sunshine.
Evening we caught up with peterloo.

Monday morning off in cold sunshine 3 degrees.
We have run out of fat slabs.
A bit of rain.
Afternoon discovered brutus.
Carol moved the coffee tree to a bigger pot.
Evening finished reading the iliad.

iliad.jpg

Tuesday morning cold and dark 3 degrees.
Working from home.
Afternoon pumped up the tyres for 1x round the village circuit in the cold wind 8 mins 42.

April

Wednesday morning cold and dark 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Started reading the odyssey.

odyssey.jpg

Evening another clunky ukulele session.

Thursday morning dark 7 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the sunshine 8 mins 34.

Friday morning dark 6 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the afternoon sunshine 8 mins 09, feeding the pheasant waiting in the front garden along the way.

Looks like the cases are starting to straighten out, but the deaths are still going up.

covid19mar4_200.jpg covid19mar5_200.jpg

covid19mar6.jpg

Evening a very strange zoom version of hignfy.

Saturday morning warm sunshine.
A bit of tidying.
Carol moved the lemon tree outside.
The conker tree continues to open.

conkertreeapril1rc_600.jpg conkertreeapril2c_450.jpg

Afternoon we went for a walk round the village circuit.
Evening we caught up with the end of south park series 22.

Sunday morning sunshine 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Caught up with the end of the team.

It seems that spring has sprung.
Swapped to the monster logo.

wintertreeslogo2_400.jpg

monsterlogo300.jpg

news 2020.04.12 sunday 7 hits this week 15938 total.

Sunday afternoon 1x round the village circuit 8 mins 46.
A new 010 string on the fender 12 string.

Monday morning dark 11 degrees.
The pheasant visited.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the sunshine 8 mins 14.
Evening another clunky ukulele session, under a full moon through the velux, and boris goes into icu.
Saw a bat in the garden.

Tuesday morning cold and dark 1 degree.
The pheasant visited.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the sunshine 8 mins 27.

Wednesday morning dark 7 degrees.
The pheasant visited.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 10.
The new leaves on the coffee tree are starting to separate.
Evening we caught up with alma's not normal.

Thursday morning warm and dark 10 degrees.
The pheasant visited.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 29.
Afternoon the spreading conker tree.

conkertreeapril3_400.jpg

Friday morning off in the cooler sunshine.
1x circuit 8 mins 23.
Afternoon a bit of garden and garage tidying.
Fired up the r6.

r6april1c_300.jpg

Pumped up the tyres and took the fujin for a short ride.
The new leaves on the coffee tree have almost separated.

coffeetreeapril1c_300.jpg

The daily deaths are still going up, but exponential rates have gone down more. A long way to go yet.

covid19apr1.jpg

Saturday morning warm again 10 degrees.
Caught up with troy.
A bit of tidying and decorating.
Afternoon very warm and 1x circuit 8 mins 15.
Fired up the monster.
Evening rain.

Sunday morning damp sunshine 11 degrees.
The pheasant squawking.
1x circuit 8 mins 13.

news 2020.04.19 sunday 9 hits this week 15947 total.

Sunday afternoon caught up with red dwarf the promised land.
Total uk deaths now over 10k. A long way to go yet.
Evening we caught up with the bling ring.
Windy overnight.

Monday morning off in the cold windy sunshine 6 degrees.
Afternoon the coffee tree leaves have separated.

Tuesday morning cold 2 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit 8 mins 16.

Wednesday morning cold 2 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 02.
The coffee tree leaves are spreading and the next 2 are on the way.

coffeetreeapril2c_300.jpg

Thursday morning cold 3 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 02.

Friday morning warmer 8 degrees.
Afternoon some garden tidying.
Topped up the car battery.
1x circuit in the wind as a little rain started 8 mins 29.

Saturday morning steady rain.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon wood burner on.
At last got past the spoiler full introduction to the odyssey.

odyssey.jpg

Put some martin lifespan 2.0 extra light strings on the fender 12 string. Very nice.

ma500tc_250.jpg fendercd100_12_200.jpg

Evening we caught up with poor cow.

Sunday morning the sunshine returns 8 degrees.
Caught up with blade runner 2049 again.
Afternoon 1 circuit in the cold wind 8 mins 35.
Fired up the car, and put it back on the optimate.
A bit of garden tidying.

news 2020.04.26 sunday 6 hits this week 15953 total.

Sunday evening the warwickshire drooper plum tree through the round window in late sunshine.

plumapril1rc_400.jpg

The mapex mars drum kit in the low evening sunshine.

drumsapril1rc_600.jpg

Saw a hedgehog in the back garden after dark.

Monday morning cold sunshine 5 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Evening windy sunshine.
Another ukulele session.

Tuesday morning cold sunshine 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x round the village circuit in windy sunshine 8 mins 32.
Evening caught up with the university challenge final.

Wednesday morning cold sunshine 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 28.

Thursday morning cold sunshine 6 degrees.
Pheasant very early in the front garden.
The acer in the sunshine.

acerapril1rc_400.jpg acerapril2c_400.jpg

Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 07.

Friday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Had to follow the pheasant round to the back garden.
The pheasant back in the front garden.

pheasantapril1rc_300.jpg

Afternoon cut the grass.

Saturday morning grey 6 degrees.
The new leaves on the coffee tree have separated.

coffeetreeapril3c_400.jpg

The smoke tree is starting, and the wyken pippin apple tree has blossom.

smoketreeapril1rc_600.jpg appleapril1_400.jpg

Afternoon drained the very old fuel off from the power generator.
The pheasant came over to have a look.
1x circuit 8 mins 04.
Now over 20k deaths. A long way to go yet.
Evening we caught up with a midsummer night's dream.

Sunday morning warm sunshine.
1x circuit 8 mins 05.

news 2020.05.03 sunday 10 hits this week 15963 total.

Sunday afternoon fired up the car.
Had a go with my new fifine k669b mic.

fifinek669b1r2c_400.jpg

Tightened up the fixings of the front light and computer on the bike.
Took the fujin for a short ride in the late afternoon grey.

Monday morning grey 9 degrees.
Feeling decidedly unwell, with a temperature and breathless.
A little sunshine.
The pheasant visted.
Afternoon still ill, had a bath.
Evening bed early.

Tuesday morning light rain 8 degrees.
Pheasant early in the rain.
Steady rain all day.
Evening we caught up with the end of limmy's homemade show.

Wednesday morning damp 7 degrees.
Afternoon heavy rain.
Pheasant visited the back garden.
Later a bit of damp sunshine.

Thursday morning breezy sunshine 6 degrees.
Pheasant visited the front garden.
Afternoon rain.
Evening some damp sunshine.
We caught up with the end of mister winner.

May

Friday morning off in damp sunshine.
Saw the vole in the garden.
1x round the village circuit in the damp chill 8 mins 11.
Afternoon it went dark for a bit of rain, sunshine later.
We had a look at the allotment.
A bit of tidying.
Had a look at the front light from the fujin.
I replaced the tactile switch in 2017.
Looks like it lasts about 3 years, as the fujin was new in 2013.

Saturday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
1x circuit 8 mins 07.
Conker tree showing its 7 leaf pattern.

conkertreemay1_300.jpg conkertreemay2_300.jpg

A bit of tidying.
Went for a walk to see the rainbow flag.

rainbowflag1c_300.jpg

Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
Cut the front grass.
1x circuit 8 mins 20.

Sunday morning grey 10 degrees.
Wood burner on.
Saw the vole again.

news 2020.05.10 sunday 11 hits this week 15974 total.

Sunday morning brightened up later.
1x round the village circuit 7 mins 47.
Afternoon tidying up.

Monday morning 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden, and doves, jackdaws, magpies, starlings, robins.
Afternoon 1x circuit 7 mins 58.
Evening ukulele session.
We caught up with the 1st isolation stories.

Tuesday morning 6 degrees.
Afternoon car collected for an mot.

Wednesday morning cold sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon pheasant in the back garden.
Now 30k deaths. A long way to go yet.
Started reading network effect.

networkeffect.jpg

Thursday morning sunshine 6 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the back garden.

Friday morning off in warm sunshine 18 degrees by 09:00.
75 years since europe was sorted out.

eurosymbol1_100.jpg

1x circuit 7 mins 54.
More tidying.
Afternoon 1x circuit 8 mins 33.
More tidying.
Used a new bracket to fit the cateye 400 to the fujin.
Evening we caught up with the welcome return of rick and morty series 4.

Saturday morning warm sunshine 17 degrees by 09:00.
1x circuit 8 mins 00.
More tidying.
Afternoon we went for a walk up the hill in the heat and humidity.
Evening we saw some of spaced series 1.

Sunday morning wind and rain 12 degrees by 08:00.
Pheasant in the back garden.

news 2020.05.17 sunday 6 hits this week 15980 total.

Sunday afternoon windy grey.

Monday morning cold sunshine 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon pheasant in the back garden.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning cold sunshine 0 degrees.
Afternoon grey.
Pheasant in the back garden.

Wednesday morning sunshine 5 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Moved the nas to a quiet place.

Thursday morning sunshine 2 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.

Friday morning sunshine 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden at lunch time.
Afternoon 1x round the village circuit 7 mins 54.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Saturday morning grey 8 degrees by 07:00.
1x circuit 8 mins 12.
The coffee tree is putting out new leaves and literally branching out.

coffeetreemay1c_400.jpg

Brightened up later.
Cut the grass front and back.
Pheasant in the front garden.

pheasantmay1c_400.jpg

Afternoon 1x circuit in the breezy sunshine 8 mins 23.
Cleaned the car.

Sunday morning 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden, and the black cat.
1x circuit in the grey 7 mins 49.

news 2020.05.24 sunday Sunday afternoon caught up with the eurovision that didn't happen.

eurovision1_70.jpg

A bit of garden tidying in the sunshine.
Took the fujin for a short ride.

Monday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 11.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning sunshine 13 degrees.
Afternoon hot summer sunshine.
A bit of garden tidying.
The smoke tree doing well.

smoketreemay1r_800.jpg

Evening finished reading the odyssey.

odyssey.jpg

Interesting to read about the lost telegony.

Wednesday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Afternoon hot summer sunshine again 26 degrees.
1x circuit in the hot sunshine 7 mins 55.

Thursday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon hot summer sunshine again 26 degrees.

Friday morning dark, windy, and looking like rain 15 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon windy sunshine 21 degrees.
The web counter seems to have been down for a few days now.

Saturday morning windy sunshine 12 degrees.
And so begins the day when we should have been heading off to europe.
1x circuit in the cold wind 8 mins 23.
A bit of rain.
Afternoon a bit of tidying.
Evening we had a game of scrabble.

Sunday morning dark, windy 14 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit in the cold 8 mins 05.
A big crow in the front garden.

It seems that the web counter is staying down.

news 2020.05.31 sunday Sunday afternoon 1x circuit on my old school bike.

schoolbikemay1c_400.jpg

A bit of garden tidying.

Monday morning off.
1 of those perfect weather days with low sunshine, blue sky, little breeeze, 15 degrees.
1x circuit 7 mins 45.
A bit of tidying.
Afternoon warm, breezier, 26 degrees.
Pumped up the tyres for 1x circuit in the heat 8 mins 06.
Evening started reading the aeneid.

aeneid.jpg

Tuesday morning 12 degrees.
Pheasant early in the front garden.
Afternoon hot sunshine 27 degrees.
Fired up and cleaned the r6.
1x circuit 8 mins 00.

Wednesday morning sunshine 13 degrees.
A paraglider over the house.

paraglidermay1c_150.jpg

Afternoon warm sunshine 26 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening ukulele session.

Thursday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm 25 degrees.
Lots of fruit in the garden, at least 3 apples, grapes, figs.

applemay1c_400.jpg grapesmay1c_400.jpg figsmay1c_400.jpg

Evening we caught up with the end of black books series 1.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Friday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm 13 degrees.
1x circuit in the hot sunshine 7 mins 58.
Evening we caught up with the arena on george eliot.

Saturday morning breezy sunshine 15 degrees.
1x circuit 8 mins 02.
1x circuit 7 mins 52.
Afternoon we ventured out to refuel the celerio, taking the pretty way home.
Fired up the drone and updated the software.
A bit of tidying.
Took the fujin for a short ride in the late afternoon heat.
Evening we watched live the launch of the dragon capsule on top of the spacex falcon reusable lifter.

dragonfalcon1c_600.jpg

Sunday morning breezy sunshine 16 degrees.
The last day of may.
1x circuit 7 mins 58.
1x circuit 7 mins 43.

It seems that the web counter is staying down, so I have removed it.

news 2020.06.07 sunday Sunday afternoon we watched as the dragon capsule approached the iss.
We took the r6 and monster for a ride in the sushine, down the fosse way, stopping for a wander around at stoneleigh.

stoneleighmay1c_300.jpg

stoneleighmay2c_400.jpg

stoneleighmay3c_400.jpg

stoneleighmay4c_400.jpg

stoneleighmay5rc_400.jpg

Back home we wound it back and watched the docking.

dragon1c_300.jpg

June

Monday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
The pheasant having a rest in the back garden.

pheasantjune1c_400.jpg pheasantjune2c_400.jpg

Wednesday morning grey and humid 15 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
A bit of rain.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
More rain.

Thursday morning grey 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon still grey 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden, then back.
Evening rain.
We caught up with withnail and I again.

Friday morning off in the grey windy rain 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Took the r6 for an mot and refuel in the cold damp, but managed to avoid the heavy showers.
Now 40k+ deaths. A long way to go yet.
Evening we caught up with the end of rick and morty series 4.
We caught up with the final of only connect series 15.

Saturday morning grey windy 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon brightened up a bit.
1x circuit in the damp windy sunshine 8 mins 10.
Evening we caught up with woman in a dressing gown.

Suday morning grey 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden, then back.

news 2020.06.14 sunday

Sunday afternoon a bit of diy.
Late afternoon a bit of sunshine.
1x circuit 7 mins 55.
At last got past the spoiler full introduction to the aeneid.
Evening put the car on charge for a while.

Monday morning grey 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon finished charging the car.
A new small quarantine fridge arrived.

fridgecul50w18_1_200.jpg

Caught up with captain america civil war.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning grey 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 02.
The single flower on the lemon tree is open.
The smoke tree started to show its true colours.

smoketreejune1_400.jpg

Evening 1x circuit 7 mins 51.
Pheasant in the back garden.
We caught up with the end of killing eve.

Rain in the night.

Wednesday morning wet grey 11 degrees.
Pheasant and other birds in the back garden.
Afternoon dark and a bit of rain.
Pheasant in the back garden.

Thursday morning grey 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden, then back.
Afternoon a bit of rain.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Cleaned and put new elixir nanoweb strings on on yamaha electric.

rgx420s_rc_180.jpg

Friday morning damp grey 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon none of the forecast thunder and lightning.
Evening drizzle.

Saturday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 06.
1x circuit 7 mins 46.
2x apples.

applejune1c_400.jpg applejune2c_400.jpg

The peach tree, after being in the pot for too long, is now putting out some leaves.

peachtreejune1c_400.jpg peachtreejune1c2_400.jpg

Afternoon hot 27 degrees.
A bit of diy.
1x circuit 7 mins 47.
Evening lots of thunder in the S, but not much rain.

Sunday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 00.
Put the car on charge.
Afternoon started doing carol's jigsaw.
1x circuit 8 mins 01.

news 2020.06.21 sunday

Monday morning sunshine.
Pheasant in the back garden, and lots of other birds, mostly corvids, including an actual black crow.
Afternoon warm sunshine 26 degrees.
Evening ukulele session, interrupted by loss of internet connection.
Distant thunder.

Tuesday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine 25 degrees.
Raspberries and cherries in the garden.

raspberriesjune1c_600.jpg cherriesjune1c_400.jpg

More rumblings of distant thunder.
Some heavy rain later, then sunshine.
Evening finished the jigsaw.

jigsaw1rc2_400.jpg

Some lightning and more thunder.

Wednesday morning misty damp 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
More thunder, and a bit of rain.

Thursday morning steady rain 13 degrees.

Friday morning drizzle 14 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Evening charged the car.
We saw parasite again.

Saturday morning damp with a bit of sunshine 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 17.
Read some more murderbot 5.
1x circuit 8 mins 03.
Afternoon cut the grass back and front.
Started to rain again.
Evening summer solstice.

Sunday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
1x circuit in the damp 7 mins 58.

news 2020.06.28 sunday

Sunday morning 1x circuit 7 mins 50.
Afternoon 1x circuit 7 mis 52.
Started to rain again.

Monday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Afternoon hot 26 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
The peach tree putting out lots of leaf now.

peachtreejune2c_600.jpg

Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning sunshine 14 degrees.
Afternoon hot 30 degrees.
A water leak in the front garden.

Wednesday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Water still leaking away.
Afternoon hot 32 degrees.

Thursday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
Afternoon hot 33 degrees.
Water leak repaired.
There are actually 3 apples, well hidden.

applejune3c_300.jpg applejune4c_300.jpg applejune5c_300.jpg

And roses.

rosesjune1rc_600.jpg

Friday morning grey humid 18 degrees.
They came and filled in the water leak hole and sprinkled it with grass seed.

Afternoon hot 31 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Put the car on charge.
Evening we started watching the glastonbury that never happened.
Caught up with the end of staged.

Saturday morning dark with a bit of rain 16 degrees.
1x circuit in the damp before the rain returned 7 mins 58.
Afternoon windy sunshine and showers.
1x circuit in stronger wind 8 mins 32.
Put a new quieter fan in the bathroom.
Evening more glastonbury.
Interesting that laura marling managed to perform at an event that didn't happen.

Sunday morning breezy sunshine 16 degrees.
1x circuit in the strong wind 8 mins 03.

news 2020.07.05 sunday

Sunday afternoon took the fujin for a short ride.

Monday morning dark 13 degrees.
Afternoon cold and windy 15 degrees.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning dark 13 degrees.
Afternoon a little sunshine.
Some cherries ripening on the tree.

cherriesjune2_400.jpg

cherriesjune3_400.jpg

July

Wednesday morning a bit grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon cut the back grass.
A bit of rain, a bit of sunshine.

Thursday morning a bit of damp sunshine 12 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon some sunshine and heavy showers.
1x circuit around the puddles 8 mins 03.

Friday morning a bit of sunshine 12 degrees.
Afternoon damp and windy.
Put the car on charge.

Saturday morning grey 17 degrees.
1x circuit in the damp 7 mins 57.
Afternoon took the monster for a ride in the grey.

Sunday morning windy sunshine 16 degrees.
1x circuit in the strong wind 8 mis 23.
Cut the front grass.
A small tortoiseshell butterfly in the garden.

tortoiseshellbutterflyjuly1c_300.jpg

Afternoon cut the front grass.
Cleaned the r6.

news 2020.07.12 sunday

Monday morning windy sunshine 12 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the windy sunshine 8 mins 01.
Evening ukulele session.

Tuesday morning grey 12 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon rain.
Evening more rain.

Wednesday morning dark rain 14 degrees.
Afternoon still dark and damp.
Evening more rain.

Thursday morning dark damp 15 degrees.
Afternoon still raining.
The replacement dualit toaster arrived.

dualit1_150.jpg

Rain in the night.

Friday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine 19 degrees.
Put the car on charge.
1x circuit 7 mins 46.

Some sweet chestnuts coming on the tree.

sweetchestnutjuly1_400.jpg sweetchestnutjuly1c_300.jpg

Saturday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
1x circuit 8 mins 01.
Moved the pillows inside the bass drum to reduce the damping and get a better sound.
A pear in the garden.

pearjuly1c_400.jpg

Afternoon we went out for a drive and popped in at the allotment.

Sunday morning warm sunshine.
1x circuit 7 mins 55.
1 of those perfect weather days.
Cleaned the gpz and took it for a ride round the village circuit.
Afternoon cleaned the bird bath with the power washer.
We took the r6 and monster for a ride in the sunshine.
Took the fujin for a short ride 5 mins 04.

news 2020.07.19 sunday

Monday morning a bit grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon rain.
Evening ukulele session (10).

Rain in the night.

Tuesday morning grey damp 14 degrees.
Afternoon 1x circuit in the warm sunshine 8 mins 07.

Wednesday morning a bit of sunshine 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon grey.
Evening finished reading network effect.

networkeffect.jpg

Thursday morning grey 14 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine 22 degrees.
Evening bats flying in the garden.

Friday morning sunshine 14 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden, then back.
It seems someone has trimmed his crossed beak.
Afternoon warm sunshine 28 degrees.
Evening we caught up with the end I may destroy you.

Saturday morning grey 17 degrees.
A bit of garden tidying.
Over to the registration office.
Afternoon christine, ken +inetta over for tea in the garden.

Rain in the night.

Sunday morning a bit of damp sunshine 14 degrees.
1x circuit 7 mins 52.
Pumped up the tyres for 1x circuit 7 mins 50.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit.

Now 45k+ deaths. A long way to go yet.

news 2020.07.26 sunday

Sunday evening we caught up with 3 billboards outside ebbing, missouri.

Monday morning sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Tuesday morning cold sunshine 6 degrees.

Wednesday morning grey 12 degrees.
Evening we caught up with the end of talking heads.

Thursday morning grey 14 degrees.

Friday morning grey 16 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
Evening had a go with my usb digital tester.

usbdigitaltester1_200.jpg

Saturday morning a little bit of sunshine 18 degrees.
1x circuit in the damp breeze 8 mins 18.
1x circuit 8 mins 05.
Afternoon a bit of heavy rain.
Moved the drums around a bit for better access.
Had been looking at some coated "noiseless" springs for the floyd rose on the rgx420s.
Put some foam around them instead, to stop them ringing.

rgx420s_rc_180.jpg

Late afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill.

Sunday morning sunshine 13 degrees.
1x circuit 8 mins 04.
Cleaned the car and took it for a drive, clock still showing gmt.
Put it back on the optimate.

mx-5_1_180.jpg

news 2020.08.02 sunday

Sunday afternoon we went to have a look at baginton, around the "castle" although we knew it would be closed.
Remarkable church with a strange stone spire, and a graveyard full of polish airmen, and a walnut tree.
Went for a little walk along the footpath to stoneleigh, getting a bit wet in the showers that were not forecast.

bagintonjuly1c_400.jpg

Monday morning dark rain 15 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine and lots more rain.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Tuesday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
Cut the grass front and back.
Evening caught up wih the motogp from jerez.

21 years since we bought the house.

house_green.jpg

Wednesday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit 8 mins 04.

Thursday morning a bit grey 15 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon the 2x "racing" pigeons sunning themselves in the back garden 30 degrees.

racingpigeonsjuly1rc2_200.jpg

1x circuit in the heat 8 mins 14.

Friday morning off in the hot sunshine 20 degrees.
1x cicuit 7 mins 51.
Afternoon 36 degrees.
A bit of tidying.
Topped up some lipo packs from 2004 that are still ok after many years without attention.
Fired up the wot4 foam-e and looked up how to drive the futaba t14sg tx.
Charged the 2x packs.
Evening some dark thunder, and rain.

August

Saturday morning a bit grey 17 degrees.
Caught up with the end of cardinal.
1x circuit in the grey 8 mins 17.
A bit of sunshine.
Afternoon clouded over.
A bit of tidying and diy.
1x circuit 8 mins 21.
We went for a walk from the top of the hill, down to the motorway.
A pair of buzzards circling over the trees.
Surprised to find a herd of deer.
Also saw a badger briefly.
Got a bit wet when the forecast rain eventually arrived.

hillwalkaugust1c_250.jpg

hillwalkaugust2c_300.jpg

hillwalkaugust3rc_250.jpg

Sunday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
1x circuit 8 mins 10.