Thursday, 29 December 2011

Out With The Old.

My Picture Of The Day.


My Personal Calendar.


09:30 - 09:45  
Get up and dressed

09:45 - 09:50  
Fed the dogs 

09:50 - 11:10  
Had breakfast 
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.
Also posted to my blog.

11:10 - 12:10  
Took the dogs out 
Went to the end of the narrow walk and back.

12:10 - 12:15  
See to the fire
Raked over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal buckets.

12:15 - 12:35  
See to the sheep
Took across some hay.
Checked and counted the sheep.

12:35 - 12:50  
Did the washing up 
There was the breakfast stuff to wash and dry.

12:50 - 13:00  
Brought the dog cage out
The dog cage has been in the pantry over Christmas where it was to confined for man or beast so I've brought it back out into the kitchen where upon Scampi immediately claimed it as her home.

As it was.

Hey! You're not moving our bed.

I like my new home.

13:00 - 14:00  Break for lunch 
Had a mug of tea and a ham sandwich and piece of Christmas cake.

14:00 - 15:20  
Removing some hard drives 
We have a collection of old computers that need dumping so I got them out of the store cupboard and removed the hard drives so they can be got rid of.

Locating and removing the hard drive.

Old hard drives removed. The one on the left is from our very first computer, notice the size of it compared to the others and it only had a fraction of the storage capacity at 2.5GB Also for the price we paid for that first computer today I could buy 3 laptops the same as this new one I got the other week.


15:20 - 16:20  
Walking Tess 
Went round the big block

16:20 - 17:20  

Took afternoon tea 
Also did some stuff on the PC

17:20 - 18:20  

Talking to Vicki 
Hung about until dinner was ready.

18:00 - 18:45  

Have dinner
Had baked potatoes, grated cheese and baked beans followed by trifle.
Also watched an episode of Castle

18:45 - 21:00  
Watching TV
Watched Chase, Terra Nova, the final episode of Ice Road Truckers.

21:00 - 21:10  
Fed the dogs

21:10 - 23:55  
Watched TV
Watched the Swamp Loggers, Spy Wars and Crimes That Shook Britain.

23:55 - 00:05  
Went to bed

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Another Day Off.

My Picture Of The Day.
The kitchen window arrangement.



Gardeners Diary.
Wed 28 Dec 2011
All day Annual Leave


09:30 - 09:45 
Get up and dressed


09:45 - 10:30 
Had breakfast
Description: Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


10:30 - 10:40 
Prepared the dogs dinner


10:40 - 11:40 
Walking the dogs
Description: Took Tommy and Tess to the end of the narrow walk and back.


11:40 - 13:00 
Doing some house work
Description: Did the washing up. Took out the rubbish. Vacuumed round.


13:00 - 14:00 
Had a spot of lunch
Description: Had a mug of tea and a piece of Christmas cake.

14:00 - 15:00 
On the PC
Description: Posted to my diary blog and did some surfing.


15:00 - 16:00 
Dog walking
Description: Took Tommy and Tess around the big block.


16:00 - 16:10 
Made afternoon tea
Description: Had a mug of tea and a few biscuits.


16:10 - 18:15 
On the PC


18:15 - 19:00 
Chatting to Vicki
Description: Catching up with the latest news.


19:00 - 20:00 Had dinner
Description:
Had beef with various veg. Watched the movie called 'The Kings Speech'
during and after dinner.


20:00 - 22:20 
Watched TV
Description: Watched the Facebook movie.


22:20 - 22:30 
Fed the dogs and made a drink


22:30 - 23:10 
Watching,TV
Description: Finished watching the Facebook movie.


23:10 - 23:30 
Went to bed

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas Day Holiday.

My Picture Of The Day.
The Sideboard.


Christmas Day Holiday


Get up and dressed
09:30-09:45


Fed the dogs
09:45-09:55
Vicki took out the dogs this morning so all I had to do was feed them.


Had breakfast
09:55-10:30
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


See to the fire
10:30-10:50
Raked over the coals. Cleaned out the ashes. Put on more coal. Filled the coal bucket.


See to the greenhouses
10:50-11:40


See to the sheep
11:40-11:55
Checked and counted the sheep.


Drying the pots
11:55-12:05


Hangin around
12:05-12:25
Pestering Vicki and stuff like that


Checking through my walking gear
12:25-12:45
There were a few things I needed to add and remove from the pack in readiness for the next trip.


Break for lunch
12:45-15:10
Also watched a couple of things on the TV.


Walking Tess
15:10-16:00
Came upon a youth acting in an abnormal manner.


Took Tommy a walk
16:00-16:30


Made afternoon tea
16:30-16:40
Had a mug of tea.


Watch TV
16:40-17:40


Had dinner
17:40-18:00
Had fried potatoes, baked beans and cold turkey.


Watched TV
18:00-19:00
Watched Boardwalk Empire.


Went on the PC
19:00-20:00
Posted to my blog.


Watched TV
20:00-23:30
Watched a Christmas movie, not sure what it was called.


Went to bed
23:30-23:45
After spending the previous night with Fallon Tess is back with me tonight.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Resting Under The Christmas Tree.

My Picture For Today.



Boxing Day
All Day (United Kingdom)


Get up and dressed
09:30-09:45


Fed the dogs
09:45-09:55


Had breakfast
09:55-10:30
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a cup of tea.


See to the fire
10:30-10:40
Raked over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.


See to the sheep
10:40-11:00
Took across some hay.
Checked and counted the sheep.


Hangin about
11:00-12:00
My sisters family are due so no point starting anything so just mingled for a while.


Opening presents
12:00-12:45
My sister came to visit and with them came more presents to open.


Break for lunch
12:45-14:00
Had another Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.


Watching TV and talking.
14:00-15:45
We all sat in the sitting room, dozing off in front of the TV and talking about this and that.


Walking the dogs
15:45-16:30
Took Tommy and Tess out for a walk, my mum and sister also came. We went around the village.


Make a cup of tea.
16:30-16:40


Watched TV
16:45-17:45


Had dinner.
17:45-18:45
Everyone just had sandwiches, trifle and cake.


Said goodbye to everyone
18:45-19:00
My sister and brother in law took mum and dad home with them.


Watched TV
19:00-23:45


Got ready for bed.
23:45-23:55

Sunday, 25 December 2011

A Picture For Today.



Today's Calendar.
Got up and dressed
08:45-09:00


Opened some presents
09:00-10:00
Everyone including the dogs took turns in opening presents.


Fed the dogs
10:00-10:10
Prepared and dished out;


Had some breakfast
10:10-11:10
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


Walk the dogs
11:10-11:50
Took Tom and Tess up the narrow walk.


On the PC
11:50-12:20
Added a blog post.


Talking
12:20-13:20


Dinner
13:20-15:00
Had a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings.


Opening presents
15:00-17:00


Played with new toys
17:00-19:30
Also watched some stuff on TV.


Had something to eat
19:30-20:00
Had ham sandwiches, trifle, cheese and biscuits and Christmas cake.


Watched TV
20:00-23:45


Went to bed
23:45-23:55

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve.

My Picture Of The Day. 



Got up and dressed
08:30-08:50


Had breakfast
08:50-09:15
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


Prepared the dogs dinner
09:15-09:20


Walking the dogs
09:20-10:00
Took Tommy and Tess to the end of the Back Lane.


See to the sheep
10:00-10:20 (Field)
Took across some Hay
Checked and counted the sheep.


See to the fire
10:20-10:30
Raked over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal buckets.


Getting changed
10:30-10:45
Taking my parents in to town.


Went into town
10:45-12:55
Took my parents in to town for a look round the market and pick up a few things for dinner tomorrow.


Break for lunch
12:55-13:30
Had beans on toast and a mug of tea.


Wrapping presents
13:30-15:10


Walking the dogs
15:10-16:20


Delivering cards
16:20-16:40
Took a card to Linda.


Took afternoon tea
16:40-17:40
Made tea and sat awhile talking.


Had dinner
17:40-18:15


Watching TV
18:15-22:00


Fed the dogs
22:00-22:10


Made a drink
22:10-22:20


Watched more TV
22:20-23:45


Went to bed
23:45-23:55

Friday, 23 December 2011

Driving Home.

Get up and dressed
09:15-09:30


Had breakfast
09:30-10:15
Had three Weetabix and a mug of tea.


Took Tommy for a walk
10:15-11:00


Packing the car
11:00-11:15
Loaded up all my parents things plus Tommy.


Driving home
11:15-12:45
It was heavy rain so driving conditions weren't the best.


Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had four ham sandwiches and a mug of tea.


Socialising
13:30-15:20
Sat talking with my parents.


Dog walking
15:20-16:00
Took Tess to the end pf the narrow walk.


Took afternoon tea
16:00-16:45
We had tea with some cake and mince pies.


On the PC
16:45-17:40
Writing a blogpost in my diary.


Having dinner
17:40-18:10
Had Shepherd's pie.


Watched TV
18:10-22:15
Saw the news.
The One Show.
A show about Christmas lights.
The Lakes At Christmas.


See to the fire
22:15-22:25
Rake over the coals.
Put on more coal.


Rigged up the dog harness
22:25-23:00
To allow myself to have both hands free when hill walking with Tess I have rigged up a harness to my rucksack to which I can attach a dog lead so allowing my hands to remain free a lot of the time.


Get ready for bed
23:00-23:10

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sleep over at my parents.

Get up and dressed
08:30-08:50


Prepare and eat breakfast
08:50-09:40
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and mug of tea.


Prepared the dogs dinner
09:40-09:50


Walking the dogs
09:50-10:20
Took Tommy and Tess along the back lane.


See to the greenhouses
10:20-10:40
Checked and watered round.


See to the sheep
10:40-11:00
Checked and counted the sheep.
Took across some hay.


Go for petrol
11:00-11:30
Got forty pounds worth.


Break for tea.
11:30-11:50
Had one mug of tea.


On the PC
11:50-13:40


Washing my car
13:40-14:40


Break for lunch
14:40-15:20
Had a pack of crisps, a piece of cake and a mug of tea.


On the PC
15:20-15:50
Posted to my blog;


Put out the black bins
15:50-16:00
Also put out the recycle tub.


Walking Tess
16:00-16:50
Went round the big block.


Getting changed
16:50-17:20
Going to stay at my parents tonight so needed to get things ready so me and Tom can get straight off after dinner.


On the PC
17:20-17:35


Having dinner
17:35-18:20
Had fish and chips and a mug of tea.


Inflating Vicki's car tyre
18:20-18:30
One of the front tyres was a bit soft.


Driving to my parents
18:30-19:30
Took Tommy with me.


Took my mum to visit my sister
19:30-21:45
My sister lives a ten minute drive from my parents.


Went back to my parents
21:45-22:00


Had a chat over supper
22:00-23:15
Had a Whisky nightcap.


Went to bed
23:15-23:30

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A new holiday activity.r

Get dressed
07:50-08:00 (Home)


Seeing to the sheep
08:00-08:50 (Field)
The estate farmer called to ask if I could help cull some lambs, not a choice of holiday activity to suit everyone and not one I would choose myself but I felt obliged to help and he is one of the more pleasing characters around here.


preparing the dogs dinner
08:50-09:00


Walking the dogs
09:00-09:35 (Narrow walk)
Took Tommy and Tess part way up the narrow walk.


Had breakfast
09:35-10:10
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


On the PC
10:10-10:50
Posted yesterdays diary blog post.


Seeing to the sheep
10:50-11:10
Counted them and took across some hay.


Doing housework
11:10-11:50
Washed the pots.
Took the throat plate out of the fire to clean off debris.


Fixing up another cabinet
11:50-13:45
I liked the look of the one I did yesterday so as I have another cabinet going spare I thought I would add it to the other part of my desk where there was a shelf.


Some of the things in and on the second cabinet. The clock you ca see through the glass door is my Touchpad. Everything you see can be charged up whilst in the cabinet.


Break for lunch
13:45-14:30
Had two crumpets, two mince pies and a mug of tea.


Dog walking
14:30-16:00
Took Tess round the big block and then took Tommy to the end of the back lane and then returned through the village.


Paying the post office
16:00-16:20
Someone is trying to send something but it would seem they didn't put a stamp on it so the post office won't deliver it until I pay three times the original amount.


Take afternoon tea
16:20-17:20


On the PC
17:20-18:20
Posted some pictures to my blog.


Having dinner
18:20-19:20
Had baked potato with grated cheese and baked beans.
Also watched Ice Road Truckers.


On the PC
19:20-21:00
Looking at some Youtube video's.


Feeding the dogs
21:00-21:10


Making a drink
21:10-21:15


Watched TV
21:15-22:30
Watched an episode of Young James Heriot.


Get ready for bed
22:30-22:50

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Desk Improvements

Get up and dressed
08:55-09:10


Fed the dogs
09:10-09:20


Had breakfast
09:20-10:00
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


Walk the dogs
10:00-10:40
Went to the end of the narrow walk and back with Tom and Tess.


Washing up
10:40-10:55
Washed and dried the pots.


See to the fire
10:55-11:05
Took out the ashes.
Put on some coal.


Break for tea
11:05-12:00
Checked my mail.


Did some housework
12:00-12:45
Had to wash the fire doors again as i put something on the fire which causes smoke and so dirtied the glass.
Vacuumed the sitting room.


Break for lunch
12:45-14:00


Making some alterations to my desk
14:00-15:15
Made the slide out shelf for the keyboard bigger so as to accomatade two keyboards.

Before the keyboard shelf with 
just enough room for one keyboard.
 After there is room to also store the 
keyboard for my Touchpad.


Walking the dogs
15:15-16:15


See to the greenhouses
16:15-16:25
Checked the heaters are working and everything is okay.


Fixed up a cabinate on my desk
16:25-17:30
We have some cabinates going spare so now my computer doesn't take up so much room I thought I would see how one or two of them would work out on my desk for keeping odds and ends under control.
The cabinet along the back has been added to 
accommodate odds and ends such as camera's 


See to the fire
17:30-17:40
Raked over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.


Had afternoon tea
17:40-18:10


Catching up on Vicki's news
18:10-18:35


Had dinner and watched TV
18:35-21:30
Watched an episode of Terra Nova and The Young James Herriot.


Fed the dogs
21:30-21:40


Had a nightcap whilst watching TV
21:40-22:15
Watched Have I Got News For You.


Went to bed
22:15-22:30

Monday, 19 December 2011

Pleasing myself.

Get up and dressed
09:15-09:35


Feed the dogs
09:35-09:45


Prepare and eat breakfast
09:45-10:45
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.


Walk the dogs
10:45-11:30
Took Tommy and Tess part way up the narrow walk. Would have gone further but it was busy and so had to stay on the lead.


Doing housework
11:30-13:15
Washed and dried the pots.
Cleaned the fire doors.


The glass gets dirty on the inside...
 ...so needs to be cleaned now and again 
as it's nice to see the fire.


Took out the rubbish.
Vacuumed round.
Washed the kitchen floor.


Break for lunch
13:15-14:10
Had 2 crumpets, 2 mince pies and a mug of tea.


Went on the PC
14:10-15:50


Walking the dogs
15:50-16:35


On the PC
16:35-18:35
Did a blog post and downloaded pictures from my camera,


Having dinner
18:35-20:05
Also watched an episode of Chase and fell asleep.


Went on the PC
20:05-21:05


Fed the dogs
21:05-21:15


Made a drink
21:15-21:20


Watching TV
21:20-22:45
Watched Boardwalk Empire.


Getting ready for bed
22:45-23:00

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Coldest night of the Winter - so far.

Got up and dressed
09:10-09:25

Fed the dogs
09:25-09:35

Had breakfast
09:35-10:15
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

See to the greenhouse
10:15-10:30
Checked round. Recorded -2C on the conservatory thermometer, the the lowest of the winter.

See to the sheep
10:30-10:45
Checked the sheep.
Broke the ice on the water.

Tidy the kitchen a bit
10:45-11:45
Dried the pots.
Put away the rest of my walking gear.
Put away the dog food.
Measured out Tess's food.

To save weighing out Tess's food at every feed I weigh out a few lots all at once, 
there is enough there for three days. 
The containers are the bottoms of milk cartons.


Finally got to do something on my new PC
11:45-12:20
Made a cup of tea and set about getting things on to the new computer.

Shopping
12:20-14:05
Went to the pet shop to buy the dogs Christmas presents.

Having lunch
14:05-14:45
Had a mug of tea with cheese on toast and crumpets.

Rearranging my desk
14:45-15:50
As I don't really need the PC monitor now I have altered things round on my desk.

Walking the dogs
15:50-16:40
Took Tommy and Tess to the end of the narrow walk and back.

Had afternoon tea
16:40-17:40
Had a mug of tea and two mince pies.

Did some stuff on the PC
17:40-20:10

Had dinner
20:10-23:45
We had a Chinese take away and watched criminal minds, Castle and a movie called Renegade Justice.

Got ready for bed.
23:45-23:55

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Went for a walk.

Got up and dressed
7:00 AM-7:25 AM
Taking Tess for her first walk in the hills so needed to locate my hiking wear etc.

Getting my walking gear ready
7:25 AM-8:00 AM
I decided last night to get Tess started on hill walking as she needs to be doing something.

Had breakfast
8:00 AM-8:15 AM
Had one mug of tea and a bowl of Cornflake.

Took Tommy for a walk
8:15 AM-8:45 AM
Tom has to stay home because of his joints so took him for his usual morning walk before getting off.

Drove to the Derwent Reserviors
8:45 AM-9:30 AM
Tess was sick before we got there, she doesn't travel well.

Walking
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Drove home
2:30 PM-3:15 PM

Had a cup of tea
3:15 PM-3:50 PM
Had a mug of tea and two mince pies

Walking Tommy
3:50 PM-4:30 PM
Went part way up the narrow walk and then came back through the village and the churchyard.

Sorting out my gear
4:30 PM-5:05 PM
Sorted stuff to wash and put to dry anything that was wet and up packed anything that needed
unpacking.

Washing up
5:05 PM-5:15 PM
There were some pots from breakfast in needed of washing so i did them along with my picnic stuff
from the walk.

See to the fire
5:15 PM-5:30 PM
Rake over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Fetched in the shopping
5:30 PM-5:45 PM
Vicki came home with fish had chips and the weekly shopping.

Had dinner and watched TV
5:45 PM-11:15 PM

Went to bed
11:15 PM-11:30 PM

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Border Collie Paint Brush.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Fed the dogs
07:15-07:20

Made and had breakfast
07:20-08:00
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

Walking Tommy and Tess
08:00-08:45
Went part way up the narrow walk.

See to the greenhouses
08:45-09:10
Checked and watered the plants I potted up yesterday.
Took off some dead leaves and flowers.

Carting sticks
09:10-10:30
Carted off a load of dead wood that had fallen from the trees during last weeks gales.

Break for tea
10:30-10:50
Had a mug of tea and a mince pie.

Seeing to the logs and coal
10:50-12:15
Filled the log box.
Filled the coal buckets.
Moved the coal that was delivered recently off the ramp and into the corner of the cellar.

Break for lunch
12:15-13:00
Had sausage rolls left over from Vicki's party and a mug of tea.

Raking up Beech nuts
13:00-15:00
Raked up the rest of the beech nuts from the banking behind the conservatory.

Servicing
15:00-15:40
Oiled and put away the cutting deck from the tractor. Oiling the underneath is an option which I like to do but cleaning it down before storage is not an option, you must do it and more especially if the deck is made of steel. Tess was a very good help using her fur as a paint brush!



Tidying up
15:40-15:50
Did a bit of tidying up in the potting shed.

Clean and put away the tools
15:50-16:00

Walking Tess
16:00-16:50
Went round the big block.

Setting mouse traps
16:50-17:00
There are mice in the store room so need to get them under control.

Got changed
17:00-17:30

See to the fires
17:30-17:45
Raked the coals.
Took out the ashes.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Talking to Vicki
17:45-18:00
Catching up on news and hanging around in the kitchen.

Made a drink of tea
18:00-18:30
Made a cup of tea and sat in the sittingroom until dinner was ready.

Had dinner
18:30-20:30
Had dinner and watched TV.
Watched an episode of Ice Road Truckers an and episode of Law And Order, I didn't see any of it as I fell asleep.

Did some stuff on the PC
20:30-22:10
I'm looking for a new PC so was checking out some reviews. I thing I might go for a desktop replacement laptop.
Also registered Vicki's cell phone with Vodafone.

Fed the dogs and made a drink
22:10-22:20
Had a mug of tea and an apple.

Watched TV
22:20-23:20
Saw an episode of Swamp Loggers.

Got ready for bed
23:20-23:35
Filled in the gaps in my diary before turning in.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Banishing.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Made and had breakfast
07:15-08:00

Made the dogs dinner
08:00-08:10

Walked and fed the dogs
08:10-08:30

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45
Checked and counted the sheep, it took 3 attempts to get the right number.

Fetch plants from dowager house
08:45-09:00
I fetched the last of the summer pots in order to replant them with something for winter.

See to the greenhouses
09:00-09:25

Tidying up
09:25-10:20
Pulled up any weeds and swept out the dowager house yards.

Break for tea.
10:20-10:40

Get plants for troughs
10:40-11:20
Bought some Pansies and Polyanthus for the dowager house pots.

Plant north front trough
11:20-12:00
Took out some Fuchsia's and planted up with some blue Pansies, silver Cineraria and blue grass.

Cleared out the stone trough by the barn door
12:00-12:45
Potted up the trees and put the Begonia's in to boxes to store.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had Leek and Potato soup and a mug of tea.

Planting
13:30-15:50
Planted up the dowager pots and the geraniums and Fuchsia's lifted previously.

Cleaned and put away the tools
15:50-16:00

Take Tess for a walk
16:00-16:50
We went round the big block.

See to the fire
16:50-17:00
Raked the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Got changed
17:00-17:20

Made a cop of tea
17:20-17:30
One for me and one for Vicki.

Had dinner
17:30-18:00
I had mashed potatoes, sausages and beans.

Played around on the PC
18:00-22:40
Vicki had some ladies over from church so me and Fallon were banished to our rooms for the evening.
Ordered something for Vicki alsolooked at some cars and did some browsing.

Fed the dogs
22:40-22:50

Made a drink
22:50-23:00
Had one mug of tea.

Watched some TV
23:00-23:30
Watched an episode of Royal Upstairs Downstairs whilst drinking my tea.

Went to bed
23:30-23:40

Monday, 12 December 2011

Took the trees to church.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Fed the dogs
07:15-07:25

Had breakfast
07:25-08:05

Walk the dogs
08:05-08:30
Walked along the back lane past the farm.

Take Christmas tree
08:30-10:10
Took the Christmas trees to the church and errected the biggest of the two. Also took the crib which is stored in the barn and put that in place also.

See to the sheep
10:10-10:25
Checked and couned the sheep.
Put out some minerals.

Break for tea
10:25-10:45
Had one mug of tea and a cake.

Finish roses
10:45-12:10

See to the greenhouses
12:10-12:45
Checked and watered round.
Took off some dead leaves and flowers.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had four crumpets and a mug of tea.

Pick up leaves along the banks
13:30-15:50
Raked up the leaves and Beech nuts from along the banking behind the conservatory.

Cleaned and put away the tools
15:50-16:00

Walking Tess
16:00-16:50
Went round the big block. Played ball games along the way.

Get changed
16:50-17:15

See to the fire
17:15-17:30
Raked out the fire and put on more coal before filling the bucket with more coal.

Have Dinner
17:30-18:30
Had beef and veg plus and oat cake.

Tidied up my room
18:30-20:30
There is still more to be done as I just went through some of the draws and cupboards tonight.

Did some work on the PC
20:30-21:30
Posted to my diary blog.

Fed the dogs
21:30-21:45

Made a drink
21:45-22:00
I had a Southern Comfort and Vicki had Earle Grey tea.

Watched some TV
22:00-23:00
Watched the Christmas episode of Gardeners World.

Got ready for bed
23:00-23:20

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Put up more lights.

Got dressed
09:20-09:35

Prepared the dogs dinner
09:35-09:45

Walking the dogs
09:45-10:15
Went part way up the narrow walk.

Had breakfast
10:15-10:55
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of coffee.

Putting up indoor lights
10:55-12:20
Put up a set of lights on the stairs and landing and a set in the hallway to Fallons room.

Took out the rubbish
12:20-12:30

See to the fire
12:30-12:45
Raked out the fire.
Took out the ashes.
Filled the coal bucket.

Did some things on the PC
12:45-13:30
Tried to get my Sony TH55 to talk to my PC.

Had lunch
13:30-14:30
Had four slices of cheese on toast and a mug of tea.

Continued to try and sort out my sync problems
14:30-15:45
I didn't manage to sort things out so have reverted to the old set up. The problem is trying to get an old PDA to work with a new PC.

Walking the dogs
15:45-16:35
Went to the end of the narrow walk and back with Tommy and Tess.

Taking afternoon tea
16:35-17:35

On the PC
17:35-19:35
Posted to my blog and checked out a few sites.

Went to pick up a Chinese meal
19:35-20:00
I had rice with crispy shredded beef and a glass of beer.

Had dinner and watched TV
20:00-22:55
Watched and episode of Castle, Boardwalk Empire and a Royal Upstairs Downstairs.

Got ready for bed.
22:55-23:15

Saturday, 10 December 2011

A Day Of Lights.

Got up and dressed
09:30-09:45

See to the fire
09:45-09:55
(Sitting Room)
Raked out the fire.
Put on some coal.

Fed the dogs and made breakfast
09:55-10:45
I had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

See to the sheep
10:45-11:00
Checked and counted the sheep.

Putting up the Christmas tree
11:00-12:00
Found the stand to put the tree.
Reduced the size of the trunk.
Fit it in to the stand.
Took indoors.

Putting up lights
12:00-13:45
Untangled the light curtain for the sitting room window.
Hung it in place.
Untangled any twisted strands.

Break for lunch
13:45-14:15
Had a bowl of Leek and Potato soup and a mug of tea.

Putting up lights
14:15-16:15
Put up two lots of outdoor lights, one set on the tree outside the garden gate.


and the other on a bush in the garden.


Walking the dogs
16:15-17:00
Took Tommy and Tess to the far end of the narrow walk.

Took afternoon tea
17:00-17:35
Had a mug of tea when Vicki came from work and checked out the Christmas decoration situation with her and Fallon.

Did some stuff on the PC
17:35-18:00

Had dinner and watched TV
18:00-20:00
Had pasta with chilli.
Watched a movie which was so memorable I can’t remember what it was called, it was rubbish.

Played around on the PC
20:00-22:05

Fed the dogs
22:05-22:15

Did the pots
22:15-22:25

Watched some TV
22:25-23:55
Watched an episode of Castle.

Went to bed
10 December 23:55-11 December 00:25

Friday, 9 December 2011

Throw away plants.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15 (Personal)

Fed the dogs
07:15-07:25 (Personal)

Took breakfast.
07:25-08:05 (Personal)
Had one bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

Dog walking
08:05-08:30 (Personal)
Went part way up the narrow walk, it is very muddy after all the rain.

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45 (Work)
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
08:45-10:30 (Work)
Weather rubbish so sorted out some plants to throw out.

Break for tea
10:30-10:50 (Personal)

Pruning
10:50-12:45 (Work)
Pruned another bed of roses.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30 (Personal)

Clearing away rubbish
13:30-15:00 (Work)
Took away various heaps of rubbish I've acquired this past week.

Servicing
15:00-15:45 (Work)
Removed the cutting deck from the tractor.
Cleaned down the cutting deck.

Clean and put away the tools
15:45-16:00 (Work)

Walking the dogs
16:00-16:50 (Personal)
Went all the way up the narrow walk. Took Tommy with as Fallon who usually takes him at night while I take Tess for a longer walk didn't come home.

See to the fire
16:50-17:00 (Personal)
Raked the coals and put on more coal.

Got changed
17:00-17:15 (Personal)
I got changed whilst dinner was cooking. Vicki didn't come home tonight until late so I had Leek and Potato soup and a mug of tea.

Watched some TV
17:15-19:00 (Personal)
Watched a documentary about the concentration camps of world war two and then a documentary about Nazi UFO's.

Did the washing up
19:00-19:15 (Personal)

Did some stuff on my PC
19:15-21:45 (Personal)
Updated my blog and caught up on the latest WEBOS news.

Fed the dogs
21:45-22:00 (Personal)
Made a drink and watched TV

22:00-23:30 (Personal)
Watched 'Flying Wild In Alaska' and something else I can't recall the name of now.

Got ready for bed
23:30-23:50 (Personal)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A Visit To Our House.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Prepare the dogs dinner
07:15-07:25

Walking the dogs
07:25-07:55
Went part way up the narrow walkl.

Had breakfast
07:55-08:30
Had a bowl of cornflakes and a mug of tea.

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
08:45-09:15
Checked and watered round.

Pruning
09:15-10:30
Started on pruning the taller variety of roses.

Break for tea.
10:30-10:50 (every Thursday from 10:30 to 10:50)
Had one mug of tea.

Pruning
10:50-12:45
Started on pruning the taller roses in the rose garden.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had a bowl of porridge and a mug of tea.

Checking over the fruit
13:30-14:30
Heavy rain so spent time going through the fruit in the garden house.

Pruning
14:30-15:40
Continued to prune roses in between showers.

Put out the green bins
15:40-15:50 (Hall)

Clean and put away the tools
15:50-16:00

Took afternoon tea
16:00-16:30
Had one mug of tea and an apple.

Got changed
16:30-17:00

Drove to Derbyshire
17:00-18:10
A friend is tiling the bathroom for us so we took him down to do some so that the shower can be fitted.

The partly finished new kitchen.


Hung around
18:10-19:45
There wasn't much I could do so hung around checking out the work that has been done.

Had dinner
19:45-21:00
Went to Darley Dale for fish and chips which we took to my parents house to eat.

Drove home
21:00-22:10

Fed the dogs and made a drink
22:10-22:20

Watched some TV
22:20-23:05
Watched a 'Royal Upstairs Downstairs'.

Got ready for bed
23:05-23:25

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A good day to order seeds.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15
Wished it was Saturday.

Prepare dogs dinner
07:15-07:25 (Home)

Walking the dogs
07:25-07:55
Went part way up the narrow walk and back with Tom and Tess.
Put their food down on returning.

Had breakfast
07:55-08:30 (Home)
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45
Checked and counted the sheep.

Harvesting
08:45-09:30
Got some Potatoes, Parsnips and Leeks for the Hall.


Trying to turn off water
09:30-09:50
Tried to turn off the water to the outside and conservatory taps but the stop tap didn't do the job so probably not the right tap or its not working.

See to the greenhouses
09:50-10:30
Checked and watered round.
Took off some dead leaves and flowers.

Break for tea
10:30-10:50
Had one mug of tea.

Pruning
10:50-12:45
Pruned the roses along the North Wall. Some were quite tall and being rocked about by the wind.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had three crumpets and a mug of tea.

Pruning
13:30-15:10
Pruned the Red Currants and Blackberry.

Clean and put away the tools
15:10-15:20

Shopping
15:20-16:00
Made out the Sweet Pea order for work.
(I will show what I chose in my other blog).

Dog walking
16:00-17:00
Took Tess round the big block.

Getting changed
17:00-17:30

Fetch in the Chritmas tree
17:30-17:45
Vicki brought home a Christmas tree from work so I brought it in to the garden from the car along with a bag of Potatoes.

See to the fire
17:45-18:00
Raked the ashes and took outside to cool and put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Had dinner and watched some TV
18:00-19:00
We had steak and veg.
Watched 'Would I Lie To You'.

Did some stuff on the computer
19:00-21:20
Scanned an insurance document for Fallon (when I finally got the computer to talk to the scanner).
Wrote a blog post.
Watched some Youtube video's (mostly tractor stuff).

Fed the dogs
21:20-21:30

Dried the pots
21:30-21:40

Cancelled the direct debit for Vicki's car.
21:40-22:00
We are paying for it through the building loan now so the original loan had to be stopped.

Watched some TV
22:00-23:00
Watched and episode of 'Flying Wild In Alaska'.

Got ready for bed
23:00-23:15

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Pear Tree Pruning.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Preparing dogs dinner
07:15-07:25

Dog walking
07:25-07:55
Went part way up the narrow walk.

Had breakfast
07:55-08:30
Had a bowl of cornflakes and a mug of tea.

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45
Checked and counted the sheep.
Put out some minerals.

See to the greenhouses
08:45-09:15
Checked and watered round.

Protecting the Brassicas
09:15-10:00
The birds are eating the Brussels so put some wire netting around the ones worth saving.

Putting logs in the garden house
10:00-10:30
The keeper brought a load of logs for the garden house fire so helped him and is mate put them in the store.

Break for tea.
10:30-10:50

Pruning
10:50-12:45
Made a start on pruning the Pear trees.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30

Pruning
13:30-15:45
Finished off pruning the Pear trees.
Also finished pruning the Fig trees and Red Currant.

Clean and put away the tools
15:45-16:00

Get changed
16:00-16:15

Take Tommy to the vet
16:15-17:00
Before he could have more medecine for his athritis he needed to get checked out by the vet.

See to the fire
17:00-17:15
Raked the coals.
Took out the ashes.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Made a cup of tea.
17:15-17:25

Had dinner and watched TV
17:25-18:25
Watched an episode of 'Ross Kemp In Afghanistan'.

Playing around on the PC
18:25-21:30
Updated my blog.
Uploaded some festive music to my phone.
Ordered some dog food for Tess.

Did the washing up
21:30-21:50

Fed the dogs
21:50-22:00

Watched TV
22:00-23:10
Saw Little England and Royal Upstairs Downstairs.

Got ready for bed
23:10-23:25

Monday, 5 December 2011

Ivy Trimming.

Get up and dressed
07:00-07:15

Have breakfast
07:15-08:00
Had cornflakes and mug of tea.

Took dogs for a walk
08:00-08:25
Went to the tree up the narrow walk and back.

Cleared out the coal house
08:25-08:30
We are expecting a load of coal today so took out the tools and anything else that was in the way.

See to the sheep
08:30-08:45
Checked and counted the sheep.
Put out some minerals.

See to the greenhouses
08:45-09:00
Checked and watered round.

Take the Christmas tree to the hall
09:00-10:00
Also errect it for them.

Check on the Pine tree
10:00-10:30
Went to the cemetary to check the stake and tie on the Monteray Pine.

Break for tea
10:30-10:50

Trimming
10:50-12:45
Trimmed to Ivy on the wall by the wooden door.


Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
Had 3 crumpets and a mug of tea.

Cleaning up
13:30-15:50
Picked up the Ivy trimmings.
Pulled some left over summer bedding plants in the raised beds.

Clean and put away the tools
15:50-16:00

Dog walking
16:00-17:00
Took Tess round the big block.

See to the fire
17:00-17:20
Raked out the fire.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

Getting changed
17:21-17:33
Replacing the batteries in my weather station
When I went to insert the new batteries I found the unit full of water so brought it in to dry out.

Took dinner
17:55-18:25
Has chips, meat pie and peas with a mug of tea.

Watching TV
18:25-19:45
Watched an episode of Castle followed by one of chase.

On the computer
19:45-21:30
Did some bloggin.

Feeding the dogs
21:30-21:50

Drying the pots
21:50-22:00

Making a drink
22:00-22:10
Made tea for Vicki and a Southern Comfort for me.

Watched TV
22:10-23:05
Watched Boardwalk Empire.

Got ready for bed.
23:05-23:15

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christmas Theme.

Got up and dressed
09:00-09:20

Went down to breakfast
09:20-09:50
We had a fry up this morning consisting of potatoes, sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms fried bread or toast.

Fed the dogs
09:50-10:00

Walking Tommy and Tess
10:00-10:30
Went to just past the tree.

Socializing
10:30-11:00
Sat with Phil in the sitting room.

Playing around on the PC
11:00-13:30
Looking for some call blocking software for my Treo.

Break for lunch
13:30-14:50
Had beans on toast.
Also watched some TV.

Took Tess for a walk
14:50-15:50
Went to the top of the narrow walk and back. She is walking much better off the lead now, never going far away or being drawn from the path.

See to the fire
15:50-16:00
Raked out.
Put on more coal.
Filled coal bucket.

Take afternoon tea.
16:00-16:30
Did some stuff on my PC
16:30-19:15
Installed a Christmas theme to my blog also set up this diary blog.
Order another Christmas to be shared between Vicki and Fallon.

Took dinner
19:15-19:50
Had a Chinese take away and a glass of beer.

Watched some TV
19:50-20:50
Watched an episode of Castle.

Fed the dogs
20:50-21:00

Washed up the pots from dinner
21:00-21:10
Also made a cup of tea for me and Vicki.

Watched TV
21:10-22:20
Saw an episode of Garrows Law

Dried up the pots
22:20-22:35

Got ready for bed
22:30-22:50
Checked out some blogs and stuff whilst doing so.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Family came to stay.

Got up and dressed.
08:30-09:00

Fed the dogs
09:00-09:10

Had breakfast
09:10-09:45
Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

Walking the dogs
09:45-10:30
Went three quarters of the way up the narrow walk and back.

Making calls
10:30-11:00
Phoned the garage to see if they had the bill for the care.
Phoned the vet to book Tommy in for an appointment.

Went to pay for the car
11:00-11:50
Took Tommy and Tess.

Break for tea
11:50-12:30
Had 1 mug of tea

See to the sheep
12:30-12:45
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
12:45-13:15
Checked and watered round.

Break for lunch
13:15-14:15
Had Apricot jam sandwiches and a mug of tea.

Put away the dog food
14:15-14:35
Opened up a new bag of mixer and put the canned food in to the store room.

Had a play outside with Tess
14:35-14:50
Played ball although she wouldn’t fetch it very well due I think to it being a different way to how we do it when out walking.

Did the washing up.
14:50-15:00
Couldn’t dry as I couldn’t find the T-towels.

Walking Tess
15:00-16:10
We went round the big block, played lots of ball because it was still daylight.

Walking Tommy
16:10-16:40
Took him as far as the farm and then came back through the churchyard.

Put the cars in the garage
16:40-16:45

Made tea for me and Vicki
16:45-16:50

Took afternoon tea
16:50-17:30

Did some tidying
17:30-18:05
Tidied my room.

Socializing
18:05-19:20
Vicki's family came so went to spend time with them.

Dinner
19:20-20:20
Had steak with veg followed later by chocolate pudding.

Watching TV
20:20-22:30
Watched X Factor and a DVD and fell asleep.

Fed the dogs
22:30-22:40

Had supper and went to bed
22:40-23:10
Had a mug of tea.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Home time.

Today we leave for home which is around 400 miles away. Last night we stayed at a bed and breakfast house, Tommy was made most welcome as were we, they even let us take him in to breakfast with us which was good of them. Today the weather is not so good which makes going home a bit easier.

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Friday, 14 October 2011

The Lochness Monster.

Whilst at Fort Augustus today I think we spotted the Loch Ness monster, it was a big black hairy beastie. Its a good thing I was quick with the camera because I bet you wouldn't believe it if you didn't see it for yourself.

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Loch Ness.

Today we are traveling to Fort William along the shores of Loch Ness. Here you can see Tommy at Fort Augustus.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Ballater Station.

This is Ballater railway station, no longer in use as a railway station.

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River Dee.

I posted the wrong picture earlier, this is the River Dee, the other picture was taken from the bridge over the river entering the village. When Queen Victoria visited Ballater she liked it so much that she bought nearby Balmoral Castle which is still a royal estate to this day.

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Evening Meal.

Tonight we are treating Tommy to a night out at a local hotel, not that he will be doing much eating but at least he gets to come in and watch us eat.

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