A lot has been going on, though, and it has been a combination of lack of time and lack of good blog material.
So, the basics?
Well, my daughter finished college and set about finding some work. While doing this she signed up for Job Seaker's Allowance, which would give her a small amount of money to help get to interviews and stuff, and get her help with finding vacancies etc.
What we did not recon on was the Gestapo-style attitude of the people she would have to deal with.
To cut a long story short, she told them to stick their money and
So, then we come to Friday - band practice! Starting to sound good on some of the songs now - I found a really good sound for my bass, which I set into the amp's memory for future use. It was a case of "I think I will turn this knob up a bit more and see what happens. WOW!"
As the practice came to an end a thunderstorm was rolling in. It was truly spectacular but I totally failed to get any photos of it. Everytime I got my camera ready it would be all "Hey, I have finished now, put the camera away, you will only get it rained on!" So I put my camera away only for the storm to go all "Haha, fooled you! Bang, flash, quad-fork lightning all over the sky!"
Just to show how close it all was, on the way home from the band, we passed within a couple of hundred yards of a house that got hit and burnt down by a lightning strike. The people got out OK, luckily!
The whole weekend was punctuated with storms and bursts of intense rain - which is all good for the plants and the pond, which is still going well. George and Toffee Penny are both thriving, and we are contemplating a couple more...
So it is now Monday, my daughter has just gone home and I am about to head off for my weekly game of Dungeons and Dragons. We are in a tight spot which I suspect will only get tighter before the evening is over - wish us luck (in the form of lots of 20s on our dice, and lots of 1s on the referee's dice)!
Hope to catch up with you all soon!