For a while now, the wanderlust has been rumbling in the background. It’s starting to get a little too loud now…
The grass is always greener, I am more aware of that after living in Canada for a few years, but, the world is too large and interesting a place to hang around for too long.
So, various lines have been cast, now we wait to see which destination bites first….
Speaking of which, the sea. I’m still waiting for my first catch. This fishing is a little more frustrating than I gave it credit for. Good job I’m not relying on it for survival….
The weather here is still good. I’d hardly call it a heatwave, as we would be led to believe. It’s warm, or hot yes, but a heatwave? Right…. it’s the summer, isn’t this what it does in the summer? I remember many a lazy summer on the beach shrimping with friends every day after school, cooking them in a kettle in various beach huts and devouring them with Coke and crisps. Meaning, a warm June/July… how quickly we forget….
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More strawberries & the first garlic bulb….
Potatoes to come soon, pears are ripening on the tree and the tomato plants are starting to take off. All in all, a good year so far.
Sea fishing, never done it, but I thought it time to have a go, after my old man was over for a visit and came with a sea bass he had caught, which was delicious.
Needless to say, I caught bugger all, it was bit rough, so it was more a trial run and casting practice session than anything. As soon as the wind drops, the sea calms and the sun comes out, I’ll be back down to the shoreline. Mackerel and sea bass to come….
It was a fine evening for some fire twirling, a few beers or 3 and some great music….
Despite what many would have you believe, the UK isn’t all bad. As the summer finally arrives, beer gardens are as tempting as they ever were. Turn the telly off, call a friend and go visit one.
His Lordship is mobile once more…
I had to give in trying to get my old bike going for now, time ran out, but thanks to my lad, who tracked this one down, I took the plunge. Virtually same bike as my original one, this is a year older, so I’ll hopefully be able to use bits from it if necessary.
Summer 2013 looks like it’s going to be spent out and about as much as possible. It’ll just be good to go out without umpteen layers on. I look the Michelin Man…
A drive and a wander, the order of the day, on a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon….
Having driven past a couple of weeks back, we took a walk around Arlington Reservoir, about an hour, (unless you’re in no hurry!)
And on the way home, we took some previously uncharted roads by us, through the countryside.
A spur of the moment stop at this old English pub, and I became a very happy man. Blue Moon wheat larger…. and on tap! "Mine’s a pint!"
The Old Oak Inn at Arlington, has been there since 1788, when it was originally an armoury for 4 familes, before being turned into a pub at the turn of the 1900’s, says the landlady. If you’re out and about in the Sussex countryside, search it out.
What better way to end an afternoon, than with a peaceful hour in the beer garden, whilst the sun is out and there’s blue skies all around….
Tags: Lager, Beer, Blue Moon, Pubs, English Pubs, Countryside, Sussex
For the car wash and golf courses, but not a drop from a hose, for the veggie garden….
How the hell is it not OK for me to water my veggie garden using the hose, which would be a fraction of the amount used by this car wash alone, not to mention the golf courses, which are apparently exempt from the hose pipe ban?
Better to keep the car clean, and whacking tiny balls, than to let me grow my own food. Right. I forgot, got to save the planet and all that….
Just taken a peek and seen the last post was Dec 23rd. And it’s now Feb! Crikey….
We’re still in the UK for now, having set up our HQ Command Centre for a few months, whilst we wait for the next pathway of our fate to present itelf.
Other than that, all quiet, as far as I can tell. Nothing too exciting to report.
Snow has arrived in the UK. And the boiler, should you have been following the Boomerverse Twitter Feed, has decided to go AWOL. So, that’s handy. Tea, cheese on toast and mutliple layers of clothing, whilst we entomb ourselves in duvets help us stick 2 fingers up to the bloody thing. We foolishly left our snow and winter gear in Canada, so are ill prepared to deal with too much outdoor activity, settling for board games, the radio, reading and Netflix instead.
So, on that note, I leave you with Kill It Kid and “Heart Rested With You”. I can’t remember if I’ve alerted readers to this lot, but we’ve got it blaring at the moment….
What next on the classic movie afternoon? “Psycho“?
Tags: UK, Snow, Kill It Kid, 2012