Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mid May already...

Another strange today, a whole week since Stuart from next door passed away. I remembered how I was speaking to him after church last week, we talked our usual nonsense about the weather but he also went on to tell me about things he got up in his younger days. I didn't realise how he played a bit part in my life. I saw him virtually every day - I'd leave the house and usually be around the drive or garden to say hi. He will be missed. His family are taking care of his wife until the funeral on Thursday. I cleaned up their garden to make it look good for the funeral, Gilda kept insisting she paid for the plants. I felt a little insulted so I told her my reasons and to hang on to any money. My reasons were to do something for her, my little bit to help out in all of this.
Dominik still not home, but at least he has a roof over his head now and some money to get him by. The word from the guys who spoke with him is that he will be doing his exams too. That is really good news, the kid will ace them. And he knows it. Good luck to him on that.
Last night I introduced Ben to the world of wrestling up at the Catholic club. They had a service in their church next door, a load of guys in the club having a beer and a load of guys in the wrestling. I was thinking what a complex, with so much happening. Ben liked the wrestling as much as Josh does. It a good laugh and folks make a bit fun heckling the wrestlers. Ben thought it was real I'm sure. Basically though these guys are just good sportsmen and performers... A great time had by all. The chicken place advertised in the wrestling and in the dropped leaflets, we were going to get chicken afterwards anyway and thought we would get there to beat the rush. What a laugh, the rush was six people - including us :-)
I know why folks stay away from there though, the food is shocking... You get either bone dry or dripping in fat food.. The coke they sell is from the continent so tastes naff. It's probably good in azerbygan, but not here on Thatcham High St. Get a grip SFC, your food is pants... They'll probably never read this anyway and they'll never get any of us back in there so all is good.
We've had so far this year virtually no rain, the lawn needs the water but nones coming... What will happen in the summer eh? Never mind that though we're loving the weather, a little less wind would be good ...
Finally, I start my new Job tomorrow. A long time coming but its here. My prayer was answered as they often are on Gods timing and his way. Thanks be to God. The job is in Theale just down the road, about eight miles away.. Quite local really after the travelling of the past year or so. Network team lead is my title, I've got a lot to learn in the next few months and some new skills to develop. Exciting times, back into the fold of employment direct instead of contract. I'm very pleased and excited although a little apprehensive too. Well that's it for now. God Bless us all....

I need to get on the bike... My legs are jelly... Need someone to shout at me if I don't...


Monday, May 02, 2011

Late night doing computer stuff

Not like me to be on a computer until this time in the morning, well not at least a real one with a mouse and all that. I've been writing up the promises for the auction on Saturday. It looks like it could be really good. I'm looking forward to it, some flash promises out there. Fast cars, bikes, boats and cakes . Yes cakes, you know there is always room for cake - especially of the home made variety. I'm offering me for the auction. Kinda being someone's slave, do some chores, DIY and all that, I need to make sure the winner has a good kettle to make the copious amount of tea I drink. Anyways, if you can come please do.. Cash raised is going to help with outreach youth work... The good stuff we should all be trying to help with.. :-) in my humble opinion. Oh well, goodnight. Yeh... The auction is at Thatcham Park School, Park Avenue... Saturday 4:30 ;-)


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