Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Late Weekend Post

Bah humbug, too busy etc. ………..

It has been the start to another one of those weeks where the proverbial has hit the fan from the off so I have not had time to do my Monday morning post.
In all honesty, I probably don’t have that much to post about anyway seeing as how the weather has been absolutely s**t here all weekend.
I still need to get the remainder of my allotment dug, compost dug into it and my seed potatoes are just raring to get planted.
My lawns have been hollow tine aerated and some spring treatment spread which means that the weeds are dying, the grass is now about 6 inches long and I need to get that mown but it is so wet that the mower would simply churn it all up and undo all the good work.

I suppose the upside is that I have started to prepare the bathroom for decoration although that is the part of decorating that I hate. I have also had plenty of time, much to Mrs DeeJay’s disgust, to get in some guitar practice. Last week my tutor took me away from learning chords and strumming patterns and introduced me to some gentle lead guitar stuff with some blues licks. He even let me loose on one of his electric guitars while he played bass and I have really got a taste for it now and have been itching to go shopping for an electric guitar and amplifier – omg, Mrs DeeJay will either leave me or throw me out!

Monday was a complete change of weather (isn’t that always the way?), so I rode my new motorbike to work and managed to put on nearly 150 miles by taking the “scenic route”. It won’t be long before the 750 mile service can be done and I can stop having to run it in. It is so difficult to keep the revs below 7000. I guess watching the Moto GP on Sunday was also an unconscious motivator to ride on Monday. What a performance those guys put on and James Toseland did really well to get another 6th place. I can’t wait to see what he does next time out with the new engine.


Further on up the road said...

Well on Sat I tried out a Line 6 Valve Spider (the one made in conjunction with Bognor) and a Fender Strat Highway one HSS (i.e. humbucker at the bridge)

Bloody great both of them. But I put them both back as Mrs F turned up at the point I was wailing away and said - "God you can hear you over by Eds Diner"

I only had it on a 1 honest :-) Maybe 75 W is too much for home. Guitar reminded me of my first electric which was a strat copy that I stuck an Ibnez Humbucker into in the late 70s - before it became all the rage. I was there man years before others.

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd say hello, obviously in my wellies and underwear and crumbs of chocolate in my cleavage ;0)

I have potatoes ready to go I planted a lot in containers last year and they did well :0)

I have 2 children who are learning to play guitar, its wonderful to hear :0)

DeeJay said...

Amanda, I have tried visiting your blog but get an error saying that I need to be invited. Any chance of an invitation please? Furtheron can vouch for me (I hope!)

Furtheron, oh that those old pieces of kit! Remember I am a real newbie and don't know one amp or guitar from the next.

Liz said...

Husband says he is going to wallpaper the hall this weekend. I will believe it when I see it ...