Another holiday with Dan & Gabby and their "Gone Swimming" operation.
This time Lucy has somehow persuaded my other brother Tim to come with us, I'm not too sure how she has managed that since so far as I know the only time Tim has done any outdoor swimming is when he had a quick swim in Crummock Water last year and gave every indication of hating every second of it.
Friday, 18 April, 2014 - 12:00 to Monday, 21 April, 2014 - 16:00
This festival looks quite good - http://hiddenhillfestival.co.uk - it's in the Licolnshire Wolds and at the same weekend as Glastonbury so you won't be sat at home watching Elton John headline thinking you wish you were there and at the moment is on £35 as an early bird ticket. Last years line-up had people like Andrew Weatherall, Public Service Broadcasting, Hexstatic, Ulrich Schnauss and Tim Simenon (bomb the bass) .
Today I think I am going to go to Errwood Reservoir in the Peak District. Not only is there an exciting looking place called Errwood Hall ( ruins ) on the map but also there's lots of moorland where it may be necessary to use a compass.
Since the only food I have in the house at the moment is the following - in the freezer - a packet of oven chips, a bottle of gin, some fresh pasta and the fridge - some out of date ham, a yoghurt and some out of date milk I will have to eat on the move.
I met Gaz and a few people I used to work with for a couple of beers last Friday night and met my replacement who used to be a fingerprints expert he told me that they'd found out how much people in similar jobs were earning at other forces and it was considerably more. So they got together and approached the big boss to tell him that wanted more money and his response was "Muuuuuuhahahahaha yeah right, if you reckon you can get more money elsewhere in this climate be my guess and leave".
To aid in my walking activities I bought a mostly superfluous but brilliantly gagdety GPS watch on the weekend. It comes with a heart rate sensor ( I think it's running watch even though I just want to use it for walking ).
Matt says that on the weekend he learned that walking with other people is more fun so the weekend after next, if my knee works, we'll go for a walk in the Peak District somewhere. There's an outside chance some other people from work may come but I kind of doubt they will.