saturday down a corridor of flame

'ning

lazy ride, shopping, bask
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

Comments

  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    Work Monday - Thursday. Friday off (long weekend). If that's what you meant.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    Glorious sunshine again.
    Yesterday was the hottest here locally on record*.
    *That's my records, no idea what the official line is.

    All that insulating I did keeps all the heat in. Woke up in the wee wee hours and was lying there thinking and I thought 'fu.ck, forgot to water the flowers and plants - they'll be wilting'. Got up to rectify that and was treated to a few shooting stars. Wonderful.
    Even Beans was pleased to see me.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,877
    Except a lot of people take Friday off / WFH judging by communter traffic volumes, well back in the pre C-word times, so make Monday night your Sunday night?

    Today: ride, relax, repeat.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,342
    The Mrs was out early with the watering can doing the same now that the hose pipe ban in in round here.

    Bloke from Sevenoaks Council came round to measure the guest room and check we had smoke alarms etc. We had to tick a box on a form asking if we want £350 a month for taking on our Ukrainian house guest. Hmm...tricky one, that.

    Anyway, got a few minor jobs to do before it gets hot then will enjoy the sunshine for a bit.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,736
    oxoman said:

    Morning all. Long parkrun today then family shizzle. Need to decide what day I'm not going to work as I reduce my working wk. Monday or a Friday ?. Taking OH out for a drink tonight.

    compromise, don't work either of them
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,922
    Chilled start after an unexpected really late night out at friends.

    Long(ish) bike ride and then different friends are over for a bbq
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    For as long as i can remember (and that's going back almost 40 years) this kitchen, due to it's orientation and 1 south facing window with shadow from the hedge, is always cool. Right now, sat here, it's 26 deg c.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    edited August 2022
    Now back to assembling Rocky Rocket MK2.













    ...and a cute kitten for the hell of it:





    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,877
    What I have learned today: wandered down to town to collect a few bits at 2pm, not the smartest idea given it's well hot. Ah hah, get some proper local ice cream in a cone from this shop on the corner. I should have sat down somewhere to enjoy it; walking in heat while licking a cone ain't the best. Good ice cream though.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    Refuge in air con hut while grilling for dinner.

    Semi retirement 10 years away at least. Add 5 for full (ish). 15 years ago I was young. It's a long time.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,213
    Tryfan was reasonably cool, smart move going up/down the shaded side.

    The little hill down the road was like a corridor of fire, even looked a bit canary island-esque

  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,213
    oxoman said:

    Life's short enjoy it whilst you can.

    Totally.
    I think my current boss appreciates this more than the previous one.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,342
    Did sweet FA today. Mission accomplished :)

    Time to chill with cider and Prime Video. May watch MOTD later to watch Manure getting shafted.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,922
    Love tryfan - did it last year in a race as the sun was going down - awesome
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,213
    tlw1 said:

    Love tryfan - did it last year in a race as the sun was going down - awesome

    There's another race on Tryfan....the downhill dash...record is 8 minutes :neutral: