#project365 #59

Wake House.

Oakridge Residential Management Steering Committee Meeting.

Discussing estate issues.


#project365 #58 Feel Good February

This appeared on my classroom door recently – one of my lovely tutees spreading the love.

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#project365 #57 Rutland Water Run

Headed to Rutland Water after school to run a few miles. It felt good tonight.

I’m focusing on trying to slow it down a bit with thoughts of an ultra at some stage this year. 13 miles at a steady pace with the last 3 miles fast.

Feeling strong.


#project365 #56

English Subject Collaboration Meeting. Outcome: we know what we are doing and have done for quite a while.

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Halfterm Funtime

After the shenanigans of the last term, this halfterm I had decided that it was to be full up with stuff. And it was. I had homework to complete.

Plenty of parkrunning and long runs, Samaritans, gigs, meals out, reading, allotment action and general merry making was had.

I’m feeling ready for a very important term back at school.


#project365 #55

Today’s picture: about half-way through an 11mile run along the canal in Leicester.

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#project365 #54

Beans On Toast at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham.

Never disappoints.


#project365 #53

Incredibly we are 53 days into 2019 already. But more incredibly still, we are coming to the end of the quickest half-term in history. Today’s picture:

Frankie and Benny’s for dinner.

Reasonable vegan offerings. I went for the BBQ pizza with sweet potato fries. Nice.

Although they have seemed to have gone through some sort of rebranding exercise. Not sure if this is a national thing, we visited the Spalding restaurant, but it now appears to be a cross between the old Frankie and Benny’s and McDonalds. Don’t quite get it.


#project365 #52

The ‘official’ picture of the day:

The end result.

Today the morning was spent at the allotment. I have to admit I was slightly worried about this morning’s visit. It is the first visit since around November of last year. My thinking is that nothing grows in the winter so it’s not actually worth going. Although, I’m well aware that weeds grow whatever the weather, so was half expecting a bit of a battle to get it cleared. I did have a plan:

  • Find the plot
  • Find the shed
  • Sort it out

In fact, it wasn’t too bad (this is not the ‘official’ picture of the day):

Helen actually joined me this morning, I drove because I’m not sure she would have remembered where the plot was. Having said that, once there, she was on fire.

Jobs completed:

  • Whole plot cleared and dug over
  • Cut back the blackberry bushes
  • Sorted the shed roof
  • Drank coffee – we took a flask – yes, I know, we’re old
  • Even managed to find some carrots, beetroot and spuds for dinner (not sure what they are going to taste like after festering in the ground over winter)

Overall a good morning’s work.

I’m going to attempt to put a bit more work in this year, especially on the planning front. This will be the third season with the plot and I’m hoping to get it producing more produce this time.