Swimming and Rental Property Exploration

I had fun at the swimming baths with Leon, Kat forgot her swimming costume so I didn’t get much of a swim.

Rather than a stomp in the woods we drove up to Hest Bank and over to Priest Hutton to look at possible rental properties.

We looked at the dormer bungalow in Hest Bank, the cottage in Priest Hutton and three cottages in Caton.

The property in Caton looks wonderful, we just have to get Kat through the credit check!

[ADDITIONAL: Added from paper notes on 03/SEP/2009].


“Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead.

Kathryn suggested yesterday that I must be unsatisfied with aspects of my business or I wouldn’t keep looking for other business elements. However I would counter with the above quote from Mathematician and Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead that ideas require action!

A Dream of being Poisoned and the Power of Rooks.

I awoke from strange dreams.

I had been deliberately poisoned, something I was being encouraged to eat was not what it appeared to be. Yet unbeknownst to my poisoner I was able to make the poison pass from me to another. The poison flew from me in the form of the silhouettes of impossibly black rooks, and thus I was healed.

Even though I am now awake the sound of the Rooks cawing still remains, filling my head.

Visiting my Greek friend in Blackburn and Ten Pin Bowling again!

We had a good day. It was very good to see my Greek friend again after such a long spell of absence.

We set off too late but I was glad of the extra two hours asleep in my bed afforded to me by Kathryn not waking me up when I had asked her to.

We stuggled to find our Greek host but after some confusion (which included his next door neighbough telephoning him and us driving right past him on the worlds most convoluted traffic diversion) we found him outside the Postal Order.

We all dived in and Alex and Kat had cappuccino whilst I indulged in a Kopparburg, (non-alcoholic of course)!
Alex and Leon seemed to get on well, we must start on Alex’s baby sitting training as soon as possible.

Whilst we waited for our bowling lane to become free we talked with Alex about his Sandwich business, staffing issues, customers etc.all the while enjoying some drinks and “Hot Nuts” Mmmmmm.

The first game was very close, although I won by a healthy margin. The second game seemed to go much faster and although I won that one too, it felt undeserved. Alex played a much better game, getting a Double Strike. Kathryn’s game was terrible and it was clear that her back was hurting her.

Leon stayed awake this time, and was delightful during our bowling. He was very well behaved and appeared to be enjoying himself. It was very cute when he spontaneously clapped when his mommy got a Spare!

I look forward to our next game as hopefully Alex will give me a real run for my money, and Kathryn will be pain free and back on form. We have tentatively agreed to play again in the middle of November.

We went to Pizza Hut afterwards and I ate far too much garlicy pizza! We’ve just got back and tucked Leon up in bed and I’m shattered.


So much for keeping this blog up-to-date! I now at least think each day about what I would like to write in my blog were I to have the time.

Today’s entry would include pictures of my blackberry bush.

You see how far I got there? It’s never going to happen. In reality I bought the bush weeks ago, I still haven’t got round to repotting it. I’ve not photographed it yet. It’s already starting to wilt!

I feel somewhat subdued today. I think it’s going to rain.

  • Arguments with Kathryn
  • Broken glass on the Kitchen floor
  • Unsatisfying ASDA online food delivery
  • Cooking disaster

I guess if it does rain at least that might help the blackberry bush.