Cardiff and other odds and ends

By redpanda On June 28th, 2009

Well mostly Cardiff if the truth be known cos very little else has happened…………..

Had a really nice day out, was a good meeting but the sound system was crap and the pre meeting entertainment could have been better. The racing its self was good………..not a great deal of over taking but what there was turned out exciting. I think that all 4 of the finalists deserved to be there and that Jason Crump was a worthy winner. However I have just read that the result will not be made official until an inquiry into the behaviour of Sayfutdinov and Nicholls has been resolved. Not that it will make a lot of difference to the final result as nether made the top 8. Saying that I have never liked Nicholls anyway, too much of what my Dad would call a ‘big I am’ or in other words likes things his way or no way.

Disappointed that Chris Harris got excluded but these things happen. Did not buy food, drink or souvenirs up there at all because of the costs but at £8.00 the programme was worth the money for the information and photo’s alone. We also had a very good view from where we were which was high up on the back straight, opposite the start line. It was so flipping hot it was harder to know which was worse, being inside the stadium or outside and they only opened the roof for a short time. We left home at 7.30 and got there at 10 but by the time we found somewhere to park it was 10.30 so we had 4 and a half hours to kill. The stadium was about a 10 minute walk from the car park and was dead opposite the Cardiff Central train station.

The only other thing that has really happened was I saw my friend Carole’s sister and neice and some of her kids today for the first time in a very long time. We popped over because Tim had to sort out a PC problem for her and Her sister was staying with her and as Mel only lives down the road she popped up as well. I have not seen Mel since Nan died and that was when Kristie was 18 months. Her second Matthew is the same age as Kristie and is also very musical. As for little Emily she is just so sweet. Its nice to catch up with people now and again. I am going to set up a facebook account to keep in touch with everyone. But with private settings only.

Oh and I have hurt my hip. Doing of all things getting out of the car when we got back from Carole’s and I am now in agony. Pain killers are not helping at all.

I feel a rant coming on………………

By redpanda On June 24th, 2009

but I am doing my best to control my mood at the moment due to certain issues that are going on.

I feel so low at the moment. I can’t go into the full detail here but needless to say I am unhappy and feel as if everything is about to collapse around me. All I seem to want to do is sleep and cry to get it out of my system.

We have the big boss from Head Office coming down tomorrow. His visit could well determine the future of our department when it is up for review as to whether we stay where we are or if they move it up country. I hope that they don’t move us because it means I would get to stay there indefinitely. I really like it there still as it is not high pressured and everyone gets on with everyone else.

I have just watched the speedway on TV. Lakeside v Wolverhampton and I must admit that the better team won on the night. Ty Proctor was just brilliant and it was a good solid team performance.

I really can’t think of anything else to write at the moment. If I do I will just end up in tears and I don’t want that………………….

And now for some good news

By redpanda On June 22nd, 2009

Went to weigh in tonight and I have lost a pound and a half this week. I am happy with that as I want to do this steadily. I also have a new book of Summer recipes to go through which looks good. Got a couple of ideas from it already. I like the look of the chicken Kievs and Ryan keeps pestering me to make a diet friendly desert so we can all have some. There is a strawberry ice recipe that looks easy. I like trying out new ideas however they do not always come out the way I hope they would.

Work is the same as always. Got loads done today though. Including several referrals that were passed back to me. Trouble is I referred them over two weeks ago and heard nothing.

Cardiff is only 5 days away and I am really looking forward to it. I am getting quite excited about going because it is so long since we went to a speedway meeting. I might even try and get down to Poole a few times to see either of the teams when we can afford it.

Ryan starts an after school club tomorrow. doing waveboarding at the secondary school over the road. It should help with his co-ordination and was one of only 15 kids chosen to do it. I am very proud of Ryan and the way he has come on over the past 3 years. He is a very intelligent child who can learn and remember things very quickly. The only thing he falls back on is his writing and spelling but that is all part of the dyspraxia.

Waiting for Kristie to come in so I can go to bed………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz