Its Bank Holiday monday. We have already done the rounds of DIY/gardening centres so none of that today. Instead we head off to one of my favourite locations in Kent, Dungeness. There's something about the place I love. It seems almost detached from real civilisation and its collection of Smokeries, fishing huts and homes made from converted railway carriages are quirky against a shingle landscape, with a backdrop of a nuclear power station. I have a chat with a fellow motorcyclist about his Honda 125 Varadero, a big bike for learners which happens to be 10 times the value of mine! We than take a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway as far as New Romney. It also gives me a chance to road test the new camcorder, A cup of tea then back again. I manage to spot the 'Listening Ears' near Romney Sands. These are concrete installations that were used to test the possibility of detecting enemy aircraft by sound. They were never used because Radar had been developed as the war had started. I later find out they do guided tours of the 'ears' so thats one for the diary.
Tuesday, the roads are quiet and it only takes me an hour to get to work. With two of my colleagues out its quiet in the lab as well! Wednesday was about the same old same old...
Of course VPR tonight and Mark supplied the COW. Bless him he bought it last minute from the hospice shop and 4 slices @ 99p a slice it must be the most expensive one this year. Spent the night at parents place.
Friday, hooray the fence panels arrive! Sarah's dad does a sterling job removing the old ones and preparing for the new ones. I have to get our neighbour to clear some brickwork to allow the new ones to fit ok.
Saturday & the weather is great. we nip into town & have a flutter on the Grand National. Arbor supreme, may as well have been chicken supreme, what a donkey. The panels go in with a bit of adjustment, job completed by 1 pm....excellent.
Sunday morning and I can't put it off anymore, I must go out on the motorbike. So I decide to have a little ride round the block and grab the newspapers along the way. I really must get out on it more! The roads are pretty quiet so it may be a regular thing. Afternoon we decide to go to Whelans in Sheerness, a great garden ornament supplier. We come away with a sundial and 2 Meerkats, one for my mum. Get home in time to prep the veg and check on the chicken in the oven. Perfect! I also book the resturant for my birthday bash next saturday night. 13 of us are eating at Yeungs buffet in town. looking forward to it!