A journey of weekends

A weekend neither driving nor cooking

There was a vague threat of a road trip to Nuneaton (to collect Jackie and her new lodger) but it was only vague, and I’d found myself the best parking spot, so I wasn’t moving the car for nothing. Because living so near to Palmerston Road has its perks, this weekend was the Southsea Food […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend sweltering

I don’t want to sound typically British and complain about the weather, but I would like a nice downpour to reset the air, and then we may continue with this impressive heatwave. It’s just relentless. On Saturday, having given myself a migraine on Friday, I didn’t get up ’til 11. Migraines proper wipe me out. […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend alone

After last weekend’s fun and games, this weekend was the polar opposite. Because other people drain after a while, I got all my being social in person done and dusted by Saturday lunchtime. Although, via text and call I remained available throughout. Because the world outside is too hive and no chill, I kept excursions […]

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A journey of weekends, Driving, Holiday

A weekend Amsterdamned

Alongside tulips and cheese, there’s weed and prostitutes to be had in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the prostitutes were of the wrong gender for me, it’s out of season for tulips, and I’m not a big fan of cheese, so I was left with weed. So much gange, marijuana, you give it a […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend after a road trip​ to Wales

Heading off to Wales for 3 days was full of purpose. It was my first proper long distance drive since buying Bertie. 190-odd miles to my father, 15 to my mother, 180-odd back. I loved every minute. Bertie’s oil warning light issue was the only, well, issue. It was my first chance to freely travel […]

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A journey of weekends, Driving

A weekend with a car

Milestone after milestone! Physical miles. To Brighton, Portchester, Tesco (thrice), Shaun’s — I’ve even had my back seat down and carried a TV stand home. My Brighton journey was a fun journey, I quite liked it — people I’ve told have thought it strange I didn’t stop in Brighton but it was pissing it down, I didn’t […]

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A journey of weekends, Holiday

A weekend in Newcastle

Having friends and family dotted around the place gives excuses to visit. Like Kayte down in Cornwall = HOLIDAY!!! Like Jo up in London = HOLIDAY!!! Like Laura up in Newcastle = HOLIDAY!!! And so visit I have, and visiting I still am. I don’t get up here as often as maybe I should, although […]

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A journey of weekends, Driving

A weekend as a new driver

Felt a lot like walking, if I’m honest.  No car!!! With Shaun on the case, I’m sure this state of affairs won’t last long. I’m lucky he knows what I want because I don’t.  Having looked through insurance, which seems reasonably priced, I find some of the questions they ask are unnecessarily shruggable. I don’t […]

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A journey of weekends

A long weekend egg hunting

Myles is now of the age to enjoy a good egg hunt. He loves them so much that he needs to partake in lots and lots of egg hunts. It’s an unofficial count of 40 on Easter Sunday — it would’ve been an official count but I forgot to count. The hardest part was finding […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend helping out

Saturday, I went clothes shopping with Jackie. Sunday, I went with Shaun to the tip (twice), collected paving stones and took them to his allotment (twice), and finished the day off sanding down and painting a radiator. I even squeezed in a game of hide-n-seek and washed Myles’ car. From one extreme to the other. […]

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A journey of weekends, Friends & family

A weekend of loved ones

My week in Lustleigh with Kayte and her family consisted of traipsing up mountains, jumping in puddles, and swinging myself up real high on the swing in the local park. This weekend has seen me catch-up with Shaun, and have a surprise visit from my aunt and cousin. There’s been much traipsing around Gunwharf and […]

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A journey of weekends, Holiday

A weekend ahead of myself

Because of ninja dates changing their days (in line with their wicked ways) the original plan of meeting Kayte in Exeter went out the window, and so onward to Truro it was. It worked out cheaper doing this, as opposed to going home and trying again the next day. Also, it was more convenient since […]

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A journey of weekends, Friends & family

A weekend of cousin lovin’

In another reality, one in which honesty comes naturally, this weekend would’ve seen my cousin Jo get married. Fortunately, since we’re in a reality where love has no conditions, this weekend saw a party thrown in her honour. It was a celebration to celebrate who she is. She is an amazing person. FUCK YOU, MARRIAGE! Was […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend Victorious

August Bank Holiday sees Portsmouth host Victorious, a little music festival that we’re proud to call our own. Since 2014 Southsea Common, Castle Field, and the surrounding patch has been awash with revelers all mingling for a good time. There’s beer and food, things to do, and of course music. Loud music. I’ve been able […]

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