July 2016

Aug. 8th, 2016 12:29 pm
mbernardi: (WeeMee)
Delay Repay - due to rail delays and strike action meant my season ticket cost 3/4 it's usual price.
At work we are now using soft VOIP phone, sound quality is poor so getting a better headset helped (a bit)
This month's SF Book Club was on the first Monday this month and the set read was Embassytown by China MiƩville - which again I didn't complete. good discussion. P gave directions to his house for party next weekend.
Used GPS on my iphone to find P's house - celebrating his birthday later this month and the summer solstice! food, drink and conversation all very good stayed 2:20-7:20
Went to see doctor about aches and pains and had to go for a fasting blood test (meaning no food for 12 hours before blood taken)
Ballroom Dance classes on Tue, we revised jive (though no new steps). The Saturday Social (last saturday of the month) practiced all the dances as usual (danced rumba one as lady!)
J's birthday on 8th, so I took the day off and we went up to London for the day. First went to Forbidden Planet, just to have a look around - I did buy 1 book! Then we walked to the Prince of Wales Theatre where we had tickets booked to see The Book of Mormon (at a matinee) before this we had lunch at Eds diner. The play was a comic musical, which was fairly respectful of the source material (Life of Brian being similar). After the theatre we walked along the embankment, then to All Bar One opposite Canon Street station where we had a light supper before walking to The Shard (above London Bridge station), After going through airport style security took to lifts up to 68th floor
Stayed until sunset and the lights came on over all London. Magical day.
Mid month my fridge expired and had to order a replacement, this arrived fairly quickly, but had to use ice block to keep the temperature inside cool until it could e replaced.
The new fridge did arrive in a timely manner and all perishable were transferred successfully - though some stuff was binned!
iPhone bricked itself, would not turn back on. Had to reset to factory defaults and restore from cloud backup. worked fine only one app didn't restore. Must remember to sync to iTunes regularly.
Had ben able to use my Fire tablet to keep my diary up to date.
Continuing with Yoga even tough number have been as low as 3 students.
Mum had been in hospital for three weeks after an operation, and once she was home I went to visit.
Last Monday of the month there was a fatality on the line. This delayed trains so much I didn't get home til 9:00 4 hours later than usual!
On the last Wednesday went to the Hawth to see Arrival - The Hits of ABBA , started at 7:30 and finished just before 10:00, with an interval - showing adverts from the 70's. The show used 6 people on stage - but also showed video above the stage - either news reel footage, cover art & music videos reshot with the 4 principle stage characters. Also a lot of audience participation.
And on the last Friday we had a work team building exercise with most of the team enjoying BBQ and cup cakes near the beach of Goring Gap
Last day of the month was the deadline for Hugo award voting - sent my votes in even if I hadn't read all that I should.
Looking back over the month it seems that more happened than usual, from train delays to concerts, faulty phone and fridge, and two birthday adventures

April 2013

Dec. 15th, 2013 08:18 pm
mbernardi: (WeeMee)
As usual went to Job Centre and Rewards on Tuesdays.
On the First Wednesday in the month I went to the Library Book Club discussion as usual, we had read my suggestion Naked In Death by J D Robb.
Dancing in the evening, on my own or with B (dance teacher) learnt new sequence dance Saunter Together
Doctor Who started a new series in this the 50th anniversary year.
On my birthday my sister collected me and then we all went off to dinner after which my parent decided to buy a new car!
The following day was my sister's birthday, we didn't go out but stayed in for a fish and chip supper. went home the following day. Dad took me which was amazing as the previous year he had been legally blind!
I continued to volunteer at Sussex Oakleaf, worked to help provide an internal audit of the organisation.
Had to visit dentist to get filling replaced.
On Tue 23rd went to dance class and then got a lift to the Crawley library for World Book Night event, with a quiz and free books. Got a bus to Three Bridges and then home.
Saw Doctor due to stye in my eye, very sticky eye cream needed to remedy this.
Went to London on 26th for an interview, also managed to visit The National Portrait Gallery for the fist time and Forbidden Planet Megastore. The interview was so limited in scope it could have been conducted over the phone, and I didn't get the job either!
I also started going dancing on Friday's in Haywards Heath in the Methodist Hall. (Where I had previously been taught in 1979!)
Went to see Iron Man 3 on the last Saturday in the month before going off to Crawley for the monthly social dance. Even without a partner I managed to dance a fair number of times, and had a good time.

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