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Dentist went well They did a repair to an old sealant I had on a tooth, that I don't remember. I remember the tooth... [Wed 28 February 2018]

Happy Valentines day Clare working today, we're having a lazy day at home recovering from our epic walks around... [Wed 14 February 2018]

Bus did not work out today at all Bus was half hour late on the way home, I would have made it to swimming on time if it had... [Tue 16 January 2018]

Walked to Tesco and back So, done my step count for the day and then some, by lunch time. Really I was going there to... [Sun 14 January 2018]

Strange day today Weather for a walk was lovely at lunchtime today, sunny and bright out and really too warm for my... [Wed 10 January 2018]

New record step count for this year I have hit my 10000 steps for two days in a row, this is new record for 2018. I did well all of... [Tue 9 January 2018]

Back at work Happy new year... I have just about remembered what it is I do here. Horrible weather today, and... [Tue 2 January 2018]

Going to miss my step count again today Feeling better, but it's raining pretty hard. I could not go anywhere until Clare came back from... [Mon 1 January 2018]

Missing my step count for the first time this year! Am on 7000 for the day, can't quite decide if I have man flu or not, not feeling quite right... [Fri 29 December 2017]

Santa Special on Saturday was good The RHDR "santa special" was good, a nice bright day but not windy or rainy so fine for getting... [Mon 18 December 2017]

Portchester cider and sausage festival was awesome When we finally got tickets and worked it all out the cider festival was awesome. First... [Mon 23 October 2017]

Lazy Sunday Apart from quite a long walk yesterday (smashed my step count most active day for a while... [Mon 2 October 2017]

Wasted steps Did the school run this morning, even though Clare was doing it too, just to see the little... [Thu 21 September 2017]

Raining hard today Ridiculous to be mentioning the weather when there is a killer hurricane in the Caribbean but... [Fri 8 September 2017]

Still a lot of rain today Nothing like what they're having in Houston of course, but a lot of rain . Will prevent me... [Wed 30 August 2017]

A lot of rain last night Was feeling stormy when I came in last night, and the rain hit us after we'd gone to sleep.... [Wed 30 August 2017]

Can I carry over some of yesterday's steps to today? Had a full day yesterday of festivals. Not the real festival that everyone else was at, seeing... [Mon 28 August 2017]

Gymnastics all signed up for another term... Set silent fitbit alarm for 04:50 and snoozed through that one... up at 05:00 with the proper... [Fri 25 August 2017]

Nice day in Canterbury Clare was working four days out of five or something so for a treat we went to Canterbury on... [Mon 7 August 2017]

Thank you for the birthday money We are buying Fitbit Aria scales so we can obsess about our BMI and weight and fat content in... [Thu 3 August 2017]

Lovely meal at Dr Legumes Nice night out last night, Grandpa babysit so we booked the pop up meal by Dr Legumes at... [Sun 11 June 2017]

Delicious dinner in Zizzi Topped off our Friday out with a Zizzi , very nice, vegan ragu for me with a couple of sides... [Mon 5 June 2017]

Another pre-dinner drink in the Alec Rose This Wetherspoons Lloyds Number One bar was heaving, it always is, but we found a table... [Mon 5 June 2017]

Back to Port Solent and the Watermark bar Nice bar, we sat outside and had a couple of Pimms . Not expensive either though it looks like... [Mon 5 June 2017]

Drink in All Bar One to think about dinner In theory we had two different glasses of wine, but couldn't actually tell. Clare had planned on... [Sun 4 June 2017]

Carried on shopping in Gun Wharf I got a shirt that is going to be a birthday gift from Mum and Dad, in White Stuff ... I was in... [Sun 4 June 2017]

Shopped in Knight and Lea This is a John Lewis in Southsea, hard to see how it survives, it's so quiet. An old fashioned... [Sun 4 June 2017]

Cheeky early lunch in Wild Thyme Mum tipped me off about this place, is all vegan . Mostly a shop, but also with eat in and... [Sun 4 June 2017]

Friday trip to Gun Wharf We planned a day in Portsmouth for the six of us, Clare and I heading down to Gun Wharf first... [Sun 4 June 2017]

Hot day again today Hot day, diet day. Diet day is Tuesday and Thursday, when we eat almost nothing. Not sure it is... [Thu 25 May 2017]

The pebble dream is finally over Today I have have stopped wearing my pebble watch . It has stopped communicating with the app on... [Tue 23 May 2017]

Nice Sunday too Took the boys to a boot fair on Hythe Green in the morning, got nothing for me but a tonne of... [Mon 22 May 2017]

Vegetable miso soup was good It's miso soup with vegetables (duh) - spaghettified courgette, sugar snap peas, brocolli,... [Wed 10 May 2017]

Laptop dead My work laptop finally gave up the ghost. I have handed it in, expecting a new one but NO! It's... [Tue 9 May 2017]

Lovely lunch Sunday Nice relaxed family lunch on Sunday. Shame not to have Clare there but she was working all... [Mon 8 May 2017]

Saturday night pub: The Cob and Pen I think I remember going to the Cob and Pen once before, on our way to the Frog and Frigate... [Mon 8 May 2017]

Extreme Robots was ace [Mon 8 May 2017]

Our now traditional trip to the Seagull on Friday night Didn't have a bad run down really, picked up number one son from school and headed straight off.... [Mon 8 May 2017]

Awesome weekend Lots to eat, two pubs, and Extreme Robots , a great weekend. [Sun 7 May 2017]

Clare's polling station is cold Cold and quiet. She's stuck there all day and can't leave until it closes at 10pm, and it is a... [Thu 4 May 2017]

Bank holiday pub crawl 3 (or was it 2) Bathtub and Gunn Took a walk down to the Harbour Arm , or rather I dragged my buddy down there. He was tired, had... [Mon 24 April 2017]

Bank holiday pub crawl 2 (or was it three) Kipps My first of two trips to Kipps in a week, enjoyable place to sit and chat, I had a paddle of... [Mon 24 April 2017]

Bank holiday pub crawl 1) Chambers Easter Ales Fest Had some DFL friends in town so the one who was not breastfeeding came out to the pub with me... [Mon 24 April 2017]

I didn't spend the whole bank holiday in the pub, but I did get in three more pubs that I have not mentioned yet, I will report back individually... [Tue 18 April 2017]

Cool moon yesterday I can't take pictures of the moon, have tried, but don't have the kit or the skills. But take my... [Wed 12 April 2017]

Nice out again today, but then the cold fog rolled in Really nice out, cooler than yesterday, and misty. The mist looks great across the sea, though... [Thu 16 March 2017]

Rare midweek night out Just worked out today that I can't make it out to the pub next Saturday when Kev is visiting, so... [Thu 23 February 2017]

Soup maker is fine Must have just overfilled the soup maker which made it cut out. We have too much soup now,... [Mon 13 February 2017]

I never did come back with "London Weekend part three" Following part one and part two which are mostly reports of the Camden pubs I went to, on our... [Sun 12 February 2017]

Soup maker is up the creek A weekend of making soup , or trying to. Clare has been ill, the same sickness bug that the... [Sun 12 February 2017]

Last pub of the weekend: The Ice Wharf There was a humungous Wetherspoons right by our hotel. Not like other Wetherspoons , quite a... [Wed 8 February 2017]

Pub five of the weekend: The Queen's After the Hawley Arms I took a stroll up towards Chalk Farm . Clare had already told me the... [Wed 8 February 2017]

Pub, uh, four of the weekend? The Hawley Arms We went back to the hotel after dinner and put the boys to bed again. Actually Clare went off for... [Wed 8 February 2017]

Early dinner at Zizzi We museumed our way through lunch, but didn't really plan to stop for dinner quite so early. We... [Mon 6 February 2017]

London Transport museum was good Had some two for one tickets, but forgot to bring our train tickets with us that we needed to... [Mon 6 February 2017]

Caffe Nero This was the scene of the crime as it turns out... Just seen the Lego Disco Batman sets that we... [Mon 6 February 2017]

Lego store is ace We didnt' tell the boys far in advance that we were going to the new Lego shop in Leicester... [Mon 6 February 2017]

Great weekend in London: day two Lots of things to say, so posting day two of our Great weekend in London separately. As ever I... [Mon 6 February 2017]

Coffee and dessert in Steep Street The puddings did look good at Dr Legumes but as this was a rare trip out just the two of us we... [Mon 30 January 2017]

Excellent lunch was at Dr Legumes pop-up Dr Legumes have taken over the Smokehouse in Folkestone Harbour for three weeks, and Clare... [Mon 30 January 2017]

Very civilised day yesterday First, long lie in, even though I'd not had a late night, very nice. Went to bed early as I was... [Mon 30 January 2017]

Not home in time to catch gymnastics today Was hoping to be home before they headed off for gymnastics today and go with them but missed... [Fri 27 January 2017]

I recovered my missing steps yesterday I went walking late last night, after dinner, and recovered the steps that were not logged... [Wed 11 January 2017]

Another battery fail! Not the car or the phone this time though it's the stupid pebble watch . It knows that the... [Tue 10 January 2017]

Roka is open again! Been for a walk this evening, getting my step count up. Looks like Roka were telling the... [Sat 7 January 2017]

You know I mentioned that portable battery charger? It can start a car and power a phone and how I'm definitely going to get one of these for... [Sat 7 January 2017]

Did I know Veganuary was a thing? I'm going right through from veganuary to sproutcember myself. Was about to say I didn't... [Thu 5 January 2017]

Fixed the graph up above Had a corruption in the log file which meant one date was way out of range throwing the scale... [Wed 4 January 2017]

Thick frost on the car this morning I went out and defrosted, but a bit too early, so it'd frozen again by the time I went to work.... [Tue 3 January 2017]

Came 4th in the boxing day pub quiz not bad there were only 2 on our team. Smashed my recent step count 20k yesterday and 5k so far... [Tue 27 December 2016]

Hmm twitter auth is messing about Just wrote a big thing about how this repo is making my jump by playing music for me... [Thu 15 December 2016]

NCT christmas party yesterday A christmas tradition we must have done this for seven years now. A party at The Grand in... [Mon 12 December 2016]

Fun weekend Harry 's homework was a breeze, he had to learn spellings and times tables and had a practise... [Mon 5 December 2016]

When worlds collide Fitbit is buying Pebble , it says here ... does this mean mine and Clare's fitnes tracking... [Thu 1 December 2016]

I beat a whole week of targets on the Pebble Misfit fitness tracker I swear I did... I got a whole week of over 10,000 steps, but at exactly 6pm today it reset... [Sun 30 October 2016]

Kept my step count up since losing my FitBit Fitbit haven't come up with a free replacement yet, I think they're done with me, so I'm using... [Fri 28 October 2016]

We went in The View for a drink before the show The new fancy recently converted hotel called The View, not the old one of that name. It really... [Sun 23 October 2016]

Jon Richardson also great Two nights out in a row, two proper ticketed events, at the same venue, what patrons of the arts... [Sun 23 October 2016]

Day has started very badly Just spotted I did not plug my fitbit in last night so even though I was up first and have been... [Sun 4 September 2016]

Fitbit is syncing on the computer again Phew I have not lost out on any step count with having no phone for a few days... I moved the... [Wed 24 August 2016]

It is blowing an actual hooley out there Very windy today, I struggled to get my 10,000 steps today, it was actually hard to walk out... [Wed 29 June 2016]

Beer festival weekend Full and busy weekend, two days at the Beer Festival at Ashcroft Arts Centre, great to catch up... [Mon 27 June 2016]

Food diary (Wednesday) Breakfast: vitamin drink, toast with marmite, cup of tea Lunch: Clare's homemade lentil soup and... [Wed 15 June 2016]

Number one son's toboggan party went well yesterday It rained most of the day, we thought it might be a wash out but it was fine. Dry and warm and... [Mon 13 June 2016]

It's safe to read the Trip Advisor reviews now we're back Some of these are shocking. I think it depends how lucky or unlucky you were with the... [Sat 4 June 2016]

Out of step My step count record was slightly bummed while we were away. Apart from a brief 30 minute wifi... [Sat 4 June 2016]

We went to Center Parcs! We went to Center Parcs Les Bois-Francs in France for half term, here are our pictures .... [Sat 4 June 2016]

Sunday we went early to the Natural History Museum A good breakfast then on the tube to South Ken, with our suitcase, and into the queue for the... [Thu 5 May 2016]

Dinner in Zizzi Much better than our first nights dinner. Yes we often eat in chains because we have four fussy... [Wed 4 May 2016]

Spent most of the afternoon in the National Maritime Museum Lots of fun for the kids and some interesting things to see. The giant map upstairs was not... [Mon 2 May 2016]

Lunch in Greenwich market Hadn't been here for ages, what has happened? You can't move for vegan s in there now! How good... [Mon 2 May 2016]

We travelled on past Greenwich to North Greenwich The cable car there was a lot higher than I was expecting, I had second thoughts. The boys were... [Mon 2 May 2016]

Saturday morning, boat trip to Greenwich After a good breakfast in the hotel, we headed out to meet Emma and Jeff and to take a boat trip... [Mon 2 May 2016]

Last pub of the night, the Hung Drawn and Quartered This pub was better, quieter and more comfortable. Lots of royal portraits about the place,... [Mon 2 May 2016]

I went in the Cheshire Cheese Second pub of my first night exploration was the Cheshire Cheese. Not the one on Fleet Street but... [Mon 2 May 2016]

I went in the Dickens Inn While we were checking out restaurants we saw the Dickens Inn, looks a great building, a proper... [Mon 2 May 2016]

First night we ate at Cafe Rouge, for the last time It was a tiring day getting to London really for Harry, after he'd done a full day of school,... [Mon 2 May 2016]

We stayed at the Novotel, Tower Hill Previously on our little jaunts to London with the boys we've stayed in Greenwich and Kings... [Mon 2 May 2016]

Splendid London weekender I took Friday afternoon off this week, so as soon as Harry had finished school we jumped straight... [Mon 2 May 2016]

There's been a caravan on Princes Parade for four days now I am a nosey neighbour! I often walk along Princes Parade in the evening just before or just... [Thu 7 April 2016]

And 10k by lunchtime again of course Easy with that non-sleeping early start... [Tue 15 March 2016]

6k by breakfast time Never mind my 10k by lunchtime that I did yesterday, last night I could not sleep at all, so I... [Tue 15 March 2016]

10k by lunchtime Just about did this, had a super long walk at lunch. Nice out, though cold, so my hands are... [Mon 14 March 2016]

Took number two son swimming today Clare took Number one son for a hair cut, while number two son and I went swimming . Went to... [Sat 12 March 2016]

Next-level marital trolling That's what my friend Stu says of my use of to automatically send messages to Clare... [Mon 7 March 2016]

Moody sky this lunchtime Went for a walk, get my step count up a bit at lunch. I actually ran for a bit, so as to save... [Thu 25 February 2016]

Rubbish step count today My step count has been good since I've had this fitbit , even since I updated it to correctly... [Tue 2 February 2016]

I reckon today will be my first day without hitting the 10,000 steps Was at work all day, very busy, not really time to go out, and the weather was foul too. Unless I... [Wed 27 January 2016]

Walked at lunch Did a different route, up Hospital Hill to The Corniche, then down past the Earl of Clarendon... [Mon 25 January 2016]

I smashed my step count yesterday On Saturday, despite not leaving the house, I smashed my arbitraty step count for the week.... [Mon 25 January 2016]

Went back to my old new office this week Had a meeting back at The Barn so went to work there for the morning. Had a bit of a walk... [Sun 3 January 2016]

My fitness / step count has just dived off a cliff Yesterday I did an amazing amount of walking. Today I have done none. I had the day off, to look... [Tue 2 June 2015]

I can't believe my Nan has a better telly than me Weekend roundup... also where can I watch the rugby in Hythe this Saturday? [Mon 12 March 2012]

Yesterday's London trip was good A flying visit to the London Web Performance Group , learned some new things and got some good... [Thu 19 January 2012]

Pub challenge Tonight's the night of the pub quiz and dinner... Not sure how this is going to work with... [Wed 11 January 2012]

Hard Day's Night That felt like a hard day at work today, just lots of things cropping up. Still found time for my... [Mon 9 January 2012]

Absolutely no booze! Possibly. [Sat 7 January 2012]

RE: Fitter, happier, more productive so, we don't need to get any booze in for next weekend then?? [Sat 7 January 2012]

Fitter, happier, more productive The new regime is still in place, this must be ooh, day four of the fitter happier more... [Fri 6 January 2012]

Still ill (still) Back in work today, though I still have a monster cold. Watched Lemmy - the movie yesterday,... [Tue 3 January 2012]

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