All entries for November 2007
November 04, 2007
I made the right decision this morning and set off westwards into Shropshire. The fog gradually lifted as I drove along Wenlock Edge and by mid-day I was looking out from the top of a hill over a picture postcard view of this part of England. Fog lay like a white sea in some of the valleys to the south. To the East, Clee Hill appeared framed in clouds like some disembodied head, to the West the hill of Caer Caradoc reflected back the low Autumn sun and in the valley below cows farted and sheep pee’d themselves and ran away.
Sock of The Day will be seeing some new appearances after I tidied another drawer and found some socks that were making a bid for freedom but by then I had already put these on:
I know, these should have been retired and they will be.
This evening was spent enjoying fireworks in our neighbors back garden with their young children and some of their family. They even managed to get 2 of the 3 Catherine Wheels to spin properly then the fog rolled in.
November 03, 2007
Jay is right, I have been less than honest, economical with the actualite, I have been posting sock of the day late and today is no different. I’m watching Match of The Day on Saturday (Arsenal vs. Man (cheating starbards!) Utd.) and here is Sock of the Day for Friday.
Todays socks are long blue woolly ones and not worthy of SotD status.
Anyhow… I have to Rave today about Bonfire Night – okay its not actually Nov 5th but in practice this is the night. It has dawned on me that this is one of the few events that brings communities in Britain together these days. As I drove home from the Bonfire Night at my archery club – where I was in charge or the fireworks (fortunately nothing went wrong, I won’t be featured on UTube) – the streets were full of people walking to or from bonfire parties, in good spirits, smoke drifting everywhere and bangs, whistles and screeches coming from all directions. For me it is like general election evenings with people walking to the polling stations and New Year or Christmas Eve but without the drunkenness. Why is this so rare?
November 01, 2007
Busy day, into work first thing then off to Stoke-on-Trent. I checked the traffic report before leaving but still ran into the queue from a traffic accident at Spaghetti Junction. I did what I hate: drove up the outside lane when most other people had already merged across but I was late and I needed to have my meeting.
I met with Rob at Stafford services for a quick catch-up on the main issues then on to Stoke. Meeting a success -although I have committed to some modelling that will be a challenge. I’ll need to buy some special software but the project budget can take it.
Straight back to Warwick afterwards and yet again a hold up on the M6 due to an accident. Can’t people keep their bloody vehicles out of the back of each other!!!
Did a couple of lectures and by 6 I was ready to head back home. Opened a bottle of Rose – very nice – strawberries.
I need to dash… really busy day today but before i go here is Sock of the Day…