There wasn't a lot of wind, but it was super sunny. I have a sunburned face and neck. I think we were with Rye Watersports but I don't recognise them from their website. It was near Rye and Camber Sands anyway.
We were given a loan of wetsuits and a borrow of a board, and a few hours of lessons and then some practice on our own. I have to say I was absolutely brilliant at it. Well I did OK, I did not disgrace myself. I didn't actually fall in even once, I think I could have got away with wearing my normal clothes for the day. I am keen to have another go soon, so maybe when we go on holiday to Minorca or maybe I should arrange a boys weekend to Camber Sands...
Is this the best day to go windsurfing with work or what?
It's a bit dark and muggy right now but it's possibly going to be the hottest day of the year so far.
I have remembered my trunks and my towel and my "spare" shoes, wish me luck.
Andy @itchypaws just posted this image on the twitter:
and it reminded me that I had a plan recently to automatically post some charts to the twitter using that same google chart api. But, for the life of me I can't remember what I was planning to post. Possibly some home environmental figures like temperature and humidity, but I remember thinking it was going to be a pie chart, and that sort of data wouldn't fit that.
I'm using a pie for my pie of rock and venn of rock over in the sidebar there of course --> but that's not it.
Maybe it'll come back to me.
Not seen this before, Laura Ashley sell seconds through ebay. I would really like a bookcase like this one and that is a nice knockdown price for a small defect.
I really like Laura Ashley Milton furniture, though we really don't have room for more.
Work have offered everyone a windsurfing lesson, as the directors are all big windsurfers, so tomorrow it is my turn. Off to a lake somewhere nearby, all equipment provided, I just need some shoes to wear in the water. I don't have spare shoes, so am going to have to sacrifice a pair. "Just get a cheap pair from the supermarket" says Clare, but my regular wear every day pair of sneakers are exactly that. So they're going in the lake, and I have to wear my other pair of shoes every day until I can get to the supermarket again. Or possibly, these ones will surivive.
Got a slightly tangental cash-in email from Screwfix... Do people really go to screwfix to get their festival supplies? And when did a porter's trolley become a festival essential? Yeah see you down the front with it!
Screwfix has a brilliant range of festival essentials onsite NOW!
Folding Platform Truck 80kg
Was 29.99 Now 24.99 Save 5.00 (16%)
Dunlop Devon H142011 Black Wellington Size 12
Hi-Vis Waistcoat Size XL 44-48"
I'll be back at the festivals when I've got my Land Rover, oh yeah...
It's a super hot and sunny today, what a day to genuinely be off sick - no-one would believe it.
I am not off sick today, I am in the office. BUT I really am going to try and go out at lunch today for that walk.
The picture of Harry and Tommy that Clare took of them reading together, that I posted here but on an engraved key fob. And some chocolates too, lots of nice chocolate. Got some chili hearts from Hotel Chocolat and some raw chocolate "chili pie" and raspberry truffles too. Very good!
I have noticed I have a bit of a spare tire today. Good job I skipped lunch, shame I missed out on that walk.
I've written a new thing where I can blog from the command line, mostly because my authentication on my website is borked.
This is the first post trying this technique so I hope it works. What I do is type:
blog Testing blogging from the command line
which then opens my editor where I can write the body (this bit you are reading now), which saves the file, scps it to the server, then runs a command on the server to load that file into the database.
This has taken me all lunchtime to figure out. I did not bring any food in today but was planning to go for a walk. That's out of the window now.
I can also edit old blog posts with
to edit the blog post with id 22128... I do everything on the command line where possible so it makes sense to do this too, hopefully it will encourage me to write more.
Hopefully I'll fix the authentication so I can still use the web if I want to and you can post a comment too...
UPDATE: and it worked!
Exciting stuff my sometime favourite band The Darkness are returning to the Leas Cliff Hall on the 8th December. Tickets probably on sale now!
Just Announced! East-Anglian rock-based-pop-music-band The Darkness are arriving at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, this December. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album Permission To Land - which featured the classics, Get Your Hands Off My Woman and I Believe In a Thing Called Love and garnered the band 3 Brit Awards - The Darkness will play the record in full alongside their hits from the subsequent two top ten albums One Way Ticket To Hell And Back and last yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Hot Cakes.
Do you remember when they were my favourite ever thing, ever? They were like the Nick Helm of their day. Anyway, excited, I hope we can go.
UPDATE: we have tickets, see you there m/
They're also playing Portsmouth Pyramids on the Friday night, and in Brigh
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