Friday, 7 March 2014

Day in the Life Of...

I've nothing interesting to blog about, so I thought I'd tell you about my day.


It started later than it should have as The Wife had a bad night and didn't sleep much.  We have to do a deep clean this weekend to help with her breathing.   But coffee beckoned and then an hour or so catching up with e-mail, my blog-feed, forums I'm a member of and Facebook.

It had been raining overnight, but by the time I took the dog for his walk we had beautiful blue skies and sunshine.  The walk ended up in our favourite coffee-shop (with our favourite staff on duty today).  Zeppo was devastated to find that I'd forgotten to bring his box of treats and (unsuccessfully) tried to persuade me that a Scotch egg would do instead.  I had a couple of flat whites and read the local paper, in which I learned that there was going to be an interesting-sounding one-day conference marking the centenary of WWI (including a paper on the Ottomans at war 1912-1922) and that an exhibition has started of photos of medieval memorials from East Anglia churches.  I reminded myself that I hadn't posted any interesting obits lately, though I'd read a couple of candidates.

After lunch I did a Post Office run and then had to go and see a man about some books - ending up with a bag of things to add to the sales list when I update it this weekend.

A little job for the weekend

As I was in town (I can't bring myself to say 'in the City' as locals do!) I mooched around the pound shops to see if there was anything that could be converted into gaming goodies: sadly there wasn't.  I then popped into my local toy/model shop for some paints and a look around.  I considered going to a new wargaming shop I've heard has opened, but decided that it was too far to go given I still had to get something for supper.  So I got something for supper...

Home and collapse of stout party.  Revival by tea and toast.

I sat down and wrote a research report for a guy interested in a brigadier killed in action in Sep 1918 - I'll need to visit the National Archives to do some further work on him next week.

After that, I cooked a delicious supper and The Wife and I settled down to tv and laptops.  

And that, ladies and gentlemen is how it rolls being the Depressive Diplomatist...


7 comments:

  1. Too much coffee is barely enough.

    And remainder and discount shops are a rich seam of gamery goodness. Always something which can be hacked apart and reassembled in a new form!


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  2. A glimpse intoa routine day is interesting enough!

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  3. Marginally better than mine - I'll have to borrow your dog!

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    1. Very good for your well-being, a dog!

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  4. I'm struggling to find anything in this I wouldn't want to do myself - oh no wait "We have to do a deep clean this weekend", there it is! Other than that, sounds perfect!

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    1. Well, it's better than working for a living (apart from not having anything to live on).

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  5. A Dog is essential to a human's well being, as is a competent barrista. Looks like you have both boxes checked off there so you're doing great.

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