I automated our dinner again this week, but it failed on me, doh! We were meant to have cassoulet
yesterday for dinner (well a pasty vegan
version with vege sausages, not really like a cassoulet
at all) and did my usual trick of loading up the slow cooker
the night before, plugging it into the lightwaverf
socket and then popping a calendar event in to turn it on. BUT, I spelled "Kitchen" with a capital K, instead of a small k, so my code
did not pick up the event, and so the dinner wasn't turned on in time... Not sure how to fix that one, I think forcing all of the events / rooms / devices to lower case might have some knock on effects for other people who are using the code. I know some people have set up their room names with capital letters and some have not. I guess it should alert somehow that it found an invalid event.
So we have cassoulet
for tea tonight anyway. Hope it is good.
Whenever there is pub news in Fareham
, or any pub news anywhere, or actually any Hampshire news it is usually something horrific and violent. But no, The Vanguard
is in the news
and it is for being saved. It had gone into administration but has been saved.
Regular and pub personality Dave Robinson was pleased by the news and said he hoped the karaoke nights would continue.
He sounds fun.
Got a letter about making an appointment to discuss my x-ray for whatever it is that is causing me pain at the bottom of my back. We (the doctor and I) figured out it is something in a joint with my pelvis probably, rather than an actual broken spine. They haven't called an urgent appointment anyway just left it for me to make a regular one. Best I can get is next Monday. As they don't seem to be in a hurry I guess nothing showed up on the x-ray. I am actually hurting a bit though. Will just have to wait to find out.
Had a lovely weekend, mostly just me and Harry and Tommy hanging out. Clare had a day of Christmas shopping on Saturday, so we had a fun day. At least it was fun until Harry fell in the stream at Brockhill.
Harry was in wellies and a waterproof jumpsuit so took a great leap into the little stream that runs by the cafe. Unfortunately his boots got stuck in the mud, so when he tried to do his next jump, the boots stayed where they were and he was up to his knees in cold squishy mud. He was not happy. Luckily we were just on our way home anyway, we'd already had a good play in the park, and a great lunch too.
On the way home we called into John Lewis, though Harry was not really in the mood for it.
Sunday we had more playing time, as Clare was out again, at a wine tasting event at Vinorium. It's alright for some.
We have our tickets, and are literally counting down the days until we see The Darkness at the Leas Cliff Hall on Sunday...
Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. Married to Clare and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do js, node, php, and ruby. I like Folkestone Gerald, pubs, restaurants, home automation, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, time travel, stained glass...