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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Sentence a Day: January 2020

Weds Jan 1
First walk of the year, v muddy, just over 3 miles. Took down the Christmas tree and decorations.
Look at all the mud! A walk in Epping Forest, January 1 2020
Thurs Jan 2
Working from home. Quiet as a lot of people are not back until Monday. Went to the gym. 

Fri Jan 3
Working from home. Did a walk, blue sky. The holiday I booked a few months ago, for June 2020, is suddenly looking dodgy. Aargh.

Sat 4
Walked to gym and then the supermarket, total 6.51 miles. Made soup for lunch. Wrote up Sentence a Day post for Dec.

Sun 5
The husband of one of John's sisters has died unexpectedly and suddenly, in India.  Neil was only 58. Brings into sharp focus how precious life is. 

Mon 6
Back in the office after nearly 2 weeks. Early start  at 5.30. Made salads, did shopping, in office 8.30.  Still suffering the after effects of a cold I picked up before Christmas, so bought some medicine to try to put it right. 
Tues 7
Working from home. Gym. Had a delivery of bath products from the Body Shop, British Rose. J sorting out new alarms for the garage. 

Weds 8
Office. Mega busy. My blog survey went live. Come back tomorrow Weds to see the results. Bought a new headset from a vending machine (need to sort the cable out!).

Thurs 9
Last night's leftovers for lunch (nut roast, ratatouille).  V busy. 

Fri 10
Home. Gym.  Went to theatre, saw & Juliet. Better than expected. At least they could all sing and the songs were real pop songs

Sat 11
Did shopping Epping. Spent afternoon writing a blog post.

Sun 12
Walked gym and back, ended up at 7 miles. John's daughter and her husband came for lunch. 

Mon 13
In office. On my drive listened to a new podcast Postcards from Midlife.  Had an email from holiday operator. They have pulled out of London Luton and London Stansted and are proposing we fly from Birmingham.  Er, this is not an option. 

Tues 14
Sorted an alternative holiday in the same place and same resort, by booking flights and hotel separately.  V windy. Wheelie bins in the road!

Weds 15
Office. Terrible new pot hole on the drive to work. Hard to spot the blighters in the dark. 

Thurs 16
Office. New secateurs came for the garden. 

Fri 17
Home Gym. Busy but satisfying day.

Sat 18
Beautiful sunny day. Went to see a ballet gala performance with fellow blogger Anna. Fab day. Read more here
Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in London's Trafalgar Square

Sun 19
Sunny again.  Not feeling great after all the cocktails so didn't go to the gym. Pruned the roses- awful job.  Roast chicken

Mon 20
Office. Bought first daffodils of the season.

Tues 21
Home. Sooo busy. Gym. Lovely salmon dinner.

Weds 22
Office. So much to do. Aaargh

Thurs 23
Home. Hosted a boiler engineer again. Gym.

Fri 24
Home. Challenging day. Lots meetings pm.

Sat 25
Did 4 miles in forest with J. Then Epping, had hair done.
Stacked bob by Toni and Guy Epping, UK
Sun 26
Walked to gym.  Roast chicken.

Mon 27
Office.  Long draining day! John put up new bird boxes

Tues 28
Sunny but cold. Home. Gym. Casserole.

Weds 29
Office was cold, so came home early. Falafels and salad. Steak for J.

Thurs 30
Dark as usual when I left. Very tired. Perhaps a bit carb deprived. Picked up parcel - a new perfume, Amazing Grace by Philosophy. 

Fri 31
Home.  Quiz at Orions. John's Aunty Sheila from Ireland was a surprise guest. Ate too many sausage rolls. Brexit day.
News blackout  until I got home and saw the flag being lowered, which was very sad.
Quiz team
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