This is what happened last night. Having finished work, I was sitting on the sofa with a whiskey and a mood for staying in when I heard an enormous crash. A gale had lifted a chunk of chimney off our neighbour's roof and thrown it into the street. Action stations. Our elderly neighbours were prety stunned by it all. We rushed down the street banging on doors telling people to move their cars and then improvised bollards with our plastic garden chairs (we found some bricks in the street to weigh them down with) with warning notes - 'Danger! Falling Masonry.' We call the police and within five minutes we get the fire brigade and a police car to cordon off our street. There's still lots of loose masonary up on the roof and so the fire brigade do this amazing job of clambering up the ladder in a gale, with an occasional brick toppling down to dismantle what was left of a pretty flimsy chimney. Pretty impressive, I say.
Oh and i took some photos hanging out of the bedroom window.
1st Mar 2008, 17:35
After school days failure in French lessons I decided to enrol in a night class in the language. While waiting in the queue the women next to me, were enrolling in a Pole Dancing class. I realise now that I should have read the prospectus more carefully. Sure I may need French from time-to-time but pole dancing skills could have really enhanced my CV.
28th Feb 2008, 21:23
Got approval for my project to go ahead today after my worries and uptightness
. Contracts signed. Papers passed on. I start data collection in March. It still feels weird though.
26th Feb 2008, 20:00
Walking through Ilam and Dovedale. Griff decided to wade through the river freezing his feet into blocks of ice. The ramble came to an abrupt stop soon after.
23rd Feb 2008, 17:29
22nd Feb 2008, 14:32
21st Feb 2008, 16:01
We've been staying in Ilam Hall in the Peak District. It's a hostel, but boy, what a difference. I know, I haven't been in one for over twenty years, but these places have really changed. Most of the people staying had young kids. They served meals and you didn't have to do duties. Had a lovely time.
20th Feb 2008, 16:39
Sun! Colour in the sky! Non-rainy weather! Don't you love it.
A bike ride to work capture.
11th Feb 2008, 13:29