I’m late writing this is know and this nearly never happens. Sorry. But still, this entry has made it to the internet so no complaints there.
Today began with a full English breakfast. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually had a full English breakfast before so this was a new thing for me. The reason for it was that it was my Granddad’s birthday and so it was a special birthday treat. Toast, fried egg, bacon, sausage and potato “things” from the lovely Stewart’s garden centre for a very reasonable price. Every day should start like this. Though if it did I would look like the side of a house very quickly.
The three of us then headed into the priory town of Wimborne for the usual charity shop crawl they do. I just go around and pretend I’m interested but most of the charity shops have useless old women as staff and you trip over fifty three things on the way in. My granddad found a couple of glass paperweights he collects so it was a fairly successful day in that respect.
This afternoon was another work experience session and I learnt how to use a laminator. A valuable life skill I think. Actually I think we have a laminator in the house somewhere and now I can use it I will end up laminating various random things. Next week I begin two weeks full work experience which will be exhausting especially as I am camping the weekend between. It’s going to be a long but hopefully rather enjoyable fortnight.
Not long after arriving home the nice floor men announced they had finished. Our living room is looking rather nice for once and this will last maybe several weeks. Here is what the floor looks like:
I’ve talked about this before but I find it fascinating that so many people have an incredible skill in doing something. These floor people do this every day of their lives and literally know pretty much everything there is to know about fitting floors. It’s a skill that is generally pretty useless other than for their work but still they have it. Other people with similar incredible yet fairly useless skills include sofa delivery men, TV satellite fitters and people who chop down trees.
Tonight’s World Cup Semi-final was a little disappointing with a one-nil win to Spain seeing them through to the final against Holland. The commentary by Chris Moyles made it more enjoyable though. Interestingly enough Paul the physic octopus managed to predict every one of Germany’s results correctly in this World Cup. Nice one Paul!
Why was this blog late then? Well it wasn’t that I was busy but rather that I wasn’t in the mood to write it. The story about the Grandfather I never knew came out last night and it was heart-breaking. He always wanted to get in touch with my dad but was worried about being rejected and it was pretty much the same from my dad’s side too. I won’t go into full details of our discoveries as it doesn’t seem appropriate but my granddad father lived a very difficult life especially towards the end of it. I wish more than anything else right now that I could have met him, maybe just a few times. Sadly though that is not possible as he passed away three years ago.
No idea what I’ll have tomorrow but I’m sure it will be random and at least slightly enjoyable.