We have decided that the boat trip thing would best be left until the summer - not a bad idea. Therefore I thought we can all go ten pin bowling this saturday afternoon. Anybody whos interested, let me know by wednesday and I will book up a few lanes.
For this months activity I thought we could hire a canal party boat and go cruising for an evening around Birmingham. Obviously to make this worth while would depend on the number of people who want to go.
Friday morning, technically I was "at work"but under the new bank holiday rules this meant I only have to answer the phone if someone calls me. No one at work has my number in any official capacity so that wasn't too much of a concern.
Having packed a suitable looking pile of clothes and, of course, all my swimming equipment I picked up Lucy from Grans house and then went to pick up Tim from his house.
Unsatisfied with the performance of my current walking boots ( which are otherwise extremely comfortable and nice ) on even slightly damp rocks or mud I recently purchased a spare part of boots which are alleged, according to the internet, to have the stickiest soles in the universe.
Yesterday, whilst sampling curry, Paul & I decided we'd like to re-create the real ale train journey we did from Manchester to Leeds.
We decided that there are dozens of real ale breweries in Shropshire and that there's a local train between Shrewsbury and Hereford with 4 or 5 stops at places like Ludlow and other places likely to contain pubs.
Paul wants to spend the day doing that, staying in Hereford or somewhere overnight and going back to Birmingham the next day.
Last week I thought it might be nice if Big Richard The Rich Contractor took me to Alton Towers for the day rather than spending another day telling me how bored he is every 3 seconds. Typically, as a contractor, Richard was too tight to agree to this nice day out but I continued to browse the Alton Towers website for most of the rest of the afternoon as I too was quite bored.
By and by I came across some very disturbing information which I thought required an immediate rectification.
My next challenge, in May, is to finally get to the top of Scafel Pike. Hopefully various people from work will be joining me for this challenge provided that I arrange it a) during the day and b) on a nice sunny day. They will be lucky.