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  • Terrifier

    Watching Terrifier tonight. I have a feeling its going to be awful!

  • Funny use of words

    We’re watching Drink Masters on Netflix and all the contestants use the phrase “appreciate it” an awful lot 😄

  • Last minute time off

    I have two weeks left to take this year. I was meant to take time off at the end of September, but things got in the way so at long last we agreed, at the last minute, I’d have until the 14th November off. I’m sitting on the sofa, discussing with Si what on earth…

  • Summer madness

    I never thought I’d hear myself say it, but, I think I’m sick of summer. This year has been far too hot and humid. Sleepless nights, constantly uncomfortable etc. Roll on autumn.

  • Dinner tonight

    We had the leftover lasagne I made from a couple of nights ago. It’s one of my favourite things to cook as I make it extra tasty! Also, it gets better after a few days when the ingredients have had a chance to mingle.

  • The Vyne

    Today we went to The Vyne. Such a lovely National Trust property. We went insode to look around the house, then we had a nice cup of tea in the sun. After that we went for a walk in the grounds which was about 3.5 miles long. We treated ourselves to an ice lolly after…

  • Evening Out

    Off out tonight as it’s Simon’s first Saturday not having to work weekends! I’m really excited 😁

  • AVP Requiem

    We have been watching the Alien and Predator films over the last few weeks. Today we watched AVP Requiem. First thing we noticed was we couldn’t actually see the film, it was so badly lit it was too dark to see the action scenes, even in some daytime scenes. The acting and camera work was…

  • Week off

    We have been in the sun all week, so today we are enjoying a well deserved Lord of the Rings marathon!

  • Bacon sarnies

    Nothing better on a Sunday morning than crispy bacon sandwiches for breakfast 😋

  • Sense8

    I have started watching Sense8 again. This is the most beautiful and progressive program. I absolutely love it 😊

  • Rainy days

    Nothing better than sat inside, all warm and comfortable, while watching the rain come down with the balcony door open. Wet, warm spring Tuesdays.

  • Weird weather

    Such crazy weather today. I got up at 5.15am and it was nice and bright, a lovely morning. When I left the gym to head to work the sun was so bright and the sky was crystal clear. It got warmer through the day and it made me feel so happy. When I left work…

  • It’s almost the weekend!

    Had a lovely evening with Simon last night, we went to the Rowbarge in Midgham to a meet the brewer event. The ale was great and the food was tasty. We left the car in the car park and took the train home. This morning I took the train back to Midgham to get the…

  • Funny post

  • An evening out and A Quiet Place part 2

    Yesterday we went out for dinner at Cobrizo Lounge in Newbury, it was very tasty and just what we needed after a long day, especially the ice cold pint of Punk IPA! Si had a three plate tapas which consisted of halloumi and corn fritters, squid and buttermilk chicken dippers, it looked yummy 😋 I…

  • Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Dam

    Today we wanted to have a decent walk in the countryside. Si had the great idea of walking around a large reservoir, so we headed over towards Ladybower Reservoir which took almost an hour but it was worth it. We parked up in a car park next to the water and set off on our…

  • Monsal Trail and Bakewell

    Today we got up early and headed over to the Monsal Trail and hired a couple of bikes. We headed to Bakewell first and bought ourselves a bakewell tart to enjoy throughout the day for extra energy! Then we started to cycle the Monsal Trail which is 8.5 miles of disused railway with 6 tunnels…

  • We have arrived in Chesterfield.

    We had a nice drive up to Chesterfield today, made it in good time. We arrived around 2pm so not enough time left to do much so we decided to go to Sheffield on the train for lunch and a look around. Here are some photos…

  • Sunset

    Beautiful sunset in Newbury tonight 😊

  • What a day

    It’s been one of those days where things got gradually worse as I progressed through it. Then all of a sudden, after hours, the drama just stops! It has physically and mentally drained me. I’m just so glad I have a week off next week.

  • Off to Costco

    I love a good trip to Costco! We always end up buying far more than we need 😅

  • New brew on the horizon!

    Can’t wait for my next brew day! I have a pack of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord clone ready and waiting. I just need to get a few supplies together then I can set a date 😊🍻

  • Long day

    Looking forward to getting home after a long day!

  • Halloween

    Watching The Conjuring for Halloween night 🎃