Sunday, December 16, 2018

Unexpected Achievements

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As predicted by the weather report it is sunny and nice this morning, and it is going to stay this way until mid day. I decide to do some tidying up. I move the car and get to work.

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It’s time to tidy this stuff up, I have many pavers left, which I have a plan for, in the mean time….

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And see this view many times.

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Eventually my building station in the back garden is created. Now organised and tidy. It might well be a while until some of this is used.

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I have plenty of slabs to dispose of one way or another. There are 15 ready for immediate dispatch come disposal.

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My dad turns up and the plan for the rest of the day, which was to get the christmas tree out changes to do the other edging side of the path,

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I know this side is going to be harder than the other because of what is hidden in the ground.

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At first my dad asks me to only make a narrow trench.

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However when this does not work out,

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He requests the trench to be made wider.

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This mean some serious excavation. I use the big bags to keep things tidier, one for soil extract and one for rubble.

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We find a metal pipe that is cut, the original gas pipe for lighting in the early 1900’s perhaps?

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I dig down until we get to a blue membrane, but in fact it is not, it is a perfectly laid out carpet. And under it slabs, and concrete. I smash it out with the big daddy sledge hammer. I’m not sure how come there is now so much rubble in the bag but not such a big looking hole in the ground.

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I am knackered and call it a day.

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Look at all that rubble I’ve got to get rid of again.

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Thankgod the work day is over. I am exhausted. I have a bath for an hour, while me tea cooks in the over.

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An before I put my car back on my drive, I take it for a ride in the darkness around the beautiful area of Cannock Chase.

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A while later I'm sat on the sofa with my wiry arms,

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wondering that the space I had made yesterday for the Christmas tree will actually get filled?

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Somehow I find the energy to get into the loft. Man its icy cold up there. A while later it was all Christmassy.

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And I settle down and watch some Christmassy tv.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dain

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I must have been tired as it was late morning when I woke up. I cleaned the house and then sat at my PC and redid my monthly budget plan. I was comfy upstairs so here I stayed, and eventually relaxed in the ikea chair.

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Here I watched ET. I like ET and to me a Christmassey film, even if it is not. I consider the Christmas decorations, but I’m not in the mood.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Thankgod For Bed

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It was a long day at work, the best thing about it was talking to Rhodes on the phone. I was so tired from last night, all I really wanted was bed.

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I had another welcoming call though. It was one to be here.

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It meant I got to have a beer. And so nice it was too.

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I however fancied something different to eat.

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While my mom

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and dad had a carvey

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I had

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a hot hot pizza, with chips and salad, cuz you can here, for some reason. So I did.

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The best thing though about the night, was being in bed at 8:30pm. Yep it was…

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One Minute I'm Here The Next I'm There.

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Tonight I had something to look forward to. Although really it wasn’t for me. I put my mom and dad in the car and we head off to see Andre Rieu at Birmingham. I say Birmingham, as that is what it said on the ticket. And thus headed to the NEC to see him like we did last year on the train. This year though as there was 3 of us going I drive. On arrive at the NEC I saw the car park sign for Bear Grylls and the Resort and then another sign for Andre Rieu, I thought it was the next car park on the left but I was wrong. This was a slip road back directly onto the motorway. There is a very long loop to get back to the NEC, but that’s okay, we set out early enough for this. On the second time in the car park area, we read Bear Grylls to the left, Andre Rieu is at the Birmingham Area City Center….. What! What! You have got to be kidding. I think about it quick, head onto the motorway, put my foot down and consider the possibilities of getting as close to the NIA with Paradise Circus closed. This is awkward, we have twenty minutes to do it in. Luckily I know the Birmingham roads well enough to get us close, however as we near the epicentre, the traffic is at a standstill. there is 5 minutes to go to the start, I pull the car up and tell my parents to get out and walk that way, the white building in front of them is it. I will be sometime to park the car. In fact I got to the car park quiet quickly driving round Five Ways and up Broad Street. I was let in the car park that was full, but thought it had spaces. I drove round and round and round with some other cars. By this time my bladder was ready to burst. There was only one thing for it, to head to the roof, where it is dark and somewhere to temporarily leave the car. At the roof, at the top, there was a darkend space. Someone had left! no matter how tight the space was, we were going to park there if I could only stop myself peeing in my new car. I did it, I got out and I pee’d right there.

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Some minutes later I was in and seated. At least I’d missed the rush. My parents had made it, well you can never tell with them.

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And so the show went on.

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And beautiful it was.

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Afterall I was sitting with an empty bladder.

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Delightful music.

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Delioghtful singing.

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Wonderful musicians.

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And some Russians thrown in.

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We had drums.

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We had wind instruments.

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But mostly we had Russians.

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Had they been to the German Market one wonders.

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The backing singers definitely had.

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And the music went on.

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the pantomime too.

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And the opera singing

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Filled the house

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so warmly.

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Devine, the orchestra so beautiful.

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The show man ship

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Happiness all around.

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This is what life is all about.

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And the show goes on

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more singing

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more showmanship

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more delightfulness

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sprinkled with some spontaneity.

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Some joyful singing

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Crowd pleasing

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an eternity in music heaven.

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How could this be beaten?

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By being Christmassy too.

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Let the Christmas cheer begin

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Let the joy flood out.

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Together in a chemistry

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that only classical music can achieve

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from the soul a beauty contained within

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that brings so much

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to those around

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which is what this is all about

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But like all good things

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There is an end, an end until next time.

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And after twenty on curs the orchestra finally leave for the final time.

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it’s over now.

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And so the journey home, at least we will be heading in the right direction……





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