Jun 222014
 June 22, 2014  Posted by  Comments Off on NY Hot Dog
On Sunday, with Mandy still away, I thought I would try out NY Hot Dogs which is almost opposite the Pier. It’s just opened and I thought it would be good, because of what I’ve read on the web: gourmet hotdogs? Is there such a thing… How wrong can you be? Firstly it’s almost next [...]
Jun 172014
 June 17, 2014  Posted by  Comments Off on Sculpture Mashup

The skateboarders who frequent the area outside Southend Victoria train station have given the £50k sculpture a makeover. A skateboard, Vans trainers and an energy drink have all been added. I for one like what they’ve done 🙂

May 252014
 May 25, 2014  Posted by  Comments Off on 6km!
This morning at 9am I swam from Thorpe Bay Yacht Club to the Pier and back in 2 hours and 15 minutes – that’s 6km approximately. The water temperature was 13.8°C. Apparently I burnt about 2300kcal! This is the furthest I’ve swam so far 🙂 and I could have gone on, but I would have [...]
Apr 202014
 April 20, 2014  Posted by  Comments Off on Chocolate and Brass
We waited until Freya had returned home from her sleepover and then the children had an Easter egg hunt in the garden, which they really enjoyed. This afternoon (in the rain) Ross played in his Next Steps Brass Band at the Bandstand in Priory Park.
Feb 012014
 February 1, 2014  Posted by  Comments Off on New Bathroom
The upstairs bathroom is now finally complete; so we now have an upstairs power shower. It’s quite difficult to photograph due to the small size of the room. The heated towel rail and the warm floor are great.