Scenic Education

Posted on Mon 23 June 2008 in general

I attempted a slightly more scenic route into work this morning to give the cycle a little more meaning. Apart from the one tree blocking the path it was a nice pleasant ride in. Of course I'm now sat in the office being hot and sweaty but I guess that means I've burnt some calories.

The weekend was spent mostly in Manchester. Despite the long say that driving up from Manchester on a Friday entails we managed a respectable two o'clock at Lee's cocktail fuelled birthday bash. It was good to catch up and also nice to see the floor of Lee's garden again. He really should try and keep it in some sort of shape (on that note Fliss' garden project is going very well).

We stayed at Chris and Paula's rather than trek back to the rather bare house in Stretford. It was nice to sleep in a real bed for a change (the blow up bed at home it getting less novel by the day, T-3 weeks to the new bed get delivered). The following morning involved some bracing dampness to get to the metro station which was followed by a very hearty breakfast in town. We collected a few more bits and pieces from the old house before heading down to Knutsford for the evening.

We went to a very nice Thai restaurant for food. The crispy noodles I had were a little too sweet accompaniment for the "Heavenly Beef" which was absolutely delicious. A lesson for next time I think.

The drive back the next day was pretty uneventful although Staffordshire's finest seemed to be out in force on the roads. We got back with plenty of time to catch Mr Davies scene setting for this seasons (and his) finale. This was followed by the politically incorrect but fun Top Gear before heading for a mostly early bed. A nice relaxing weekend, if not very carbon neutral.