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*stumbles in*

It is way too hot. I feel like I’m breathing the heat, it’s kinda annoying. I sweat through my shirt just sitting outside, not tried riding my bike in it. I know it’s cool compared to some places but we were rolling in snow not that long ago!

Bees look kinda fun. Also, circular saws.

I have toooo many games to play!

Tropico 3 (Seems kinda like SimCity)
Altitude (Heavy Weapons Delux. WITH PLANES)
Gonna buy Napoleon Total War when I get round to it, to see what all the fuss is about. I think I have Rome sitting around somewhere too, maybe I should try that first.
Forum I go on recommended Afterlife, and I managed to find the discs after only 10 minutes of searching. It works in DosBox but the sound is a little dodgy.
Creatures whee~
I bought the Humble Indie pack while it was cheap.

I really need to stop buying games.

Ordered the second “A Song of Ice and Fire” book. I love Amazon. Uhh.

Damn it’s hot.

Got a speedometer thing for my bike, working out how to set it up because the instructions are terrible.

Guess I’ll play Altitude for a bit and then go outside and annoy the chickens.


Not done much today, but the day before yesterday I planted 25 tomato seeds, a raspberry plant, a fushia and a lavender I found surviving in a corner left over from last year.

Rode my bike 4-5 miles twice, but I think I need to work out how to sit properly, because I’m putting way too much weight on my hands. Rode down to the Sankey Viaduct and back.  (Well, a bit further because I got kind of lost) I knew it would be huge but I didn’t expect it to be quite so massive.

The tomatoes should be fun when they come up, 25 random heirloom varities, it’s not promised they’ll all be different, but should still be fun. I planted some round cucumbers too. There’s another 25 random tomato seeds still in the packet in the kitchen but I didn’t want to totally overwhelm myself. I think it’s time to invest in some growbags.

Welp, time to go put the chickens to bed.

I forgot to update this at all.

The chickens are happy and fine, they’ve not been eaten by the dogs yet, although Lucy would still like to try. I am going to build them a bigger run when I get the chance though. Out old garden gate rotted and fell apart and Granddad built us a new one, so I guess I can take the old one apart for stakes. They don’t need to be brilliant.

Been trying to get into riding my bike. It’s at the point where it’s more-or-less safe now, even if the front brakes don’t work too well. Going to take it down to the bike shop tomorrow or so and get them to service it and fix it up properly. Every time I ride it I wobble slightly less, which is good, but I think the gears are messed up because at the moment, no matter what I do, it feels like I’m riding up a mountain. I know it’s a mountain bike, but still. Surely I should be able to get a little further than the .3 of a mile I managed this morning before getting off and walking. I can walk a couple of miles no effort at all.

On top of that, I don’t know the area around here at all, Google Maps shows lots of green open space, but isn’t that all owned by farmers? I know there’s a 10-mile heritage trail around the area I could have a go at when I get a little better but for now I’m just trying to ride at 5:30am when it’s quiet and I’m not likely to get run over or laughed at for my silly helmet.