23 April 1878
On this day in 1878, The Victorians eased the rules for those convicted and sentenced to Hard Labour within the penal system of England.
Saturday 23 April 2016
I awoke after an hour and a half of sleep but felt so much better than yesterday, when the sudden attack of lethargy and torpidness hit me. The body showed no signs of complaints when I visited the throne in the bathroom, even Heam Aroid and Little Inchy were showing no signs of bleeding!
Got the kettle on and loved the view through the kitchen window.
The Reflux Valve started sticking open and giving me continuous belching to the point of pain for ages. Most annoying.
Then made a brew and took the morning medications, then got the laptop going, but the internet indicated that it was unavailable! Luckily it came on again, but it is very slow. Virgin Media my Arse, that Branson is a fibber about how good it is!
Back to the porcelain, still no bleeding I’m glad to say! The hiccuping and belching is getting even more vicious now, Humph!
Did some WordPressing then I checked the incoming Emails.
I started the ablutionisationing, and got myself and the things needed for a trip on the bus into the City Centre, to try and get some photographs of the St Georges day celebrations. Took the rubbish bags to the chute, on way down.
The first bus at the flats was not due until 1036hrs, so I walked up and through the park and caught a bus to town in Sherwood. The hiccups and belches stated again, pied by a bit pf sneezing? Tsk!
Dropped off the bus at the Victoria shopping centre (Mall).
Went into Tesco and spent some money on fodder, got a carrot, a parsnip, two lamb hotpots, a white and red onion, a turnip, Sopocka pork loin, tin of beans and three packs of Bread thins to go in the freezer for use later in the week.
I wandered up towards Derby Road and took a photo of the Theatre Royal over the road.
It shows the incredible sky/cloud formations and the usual Nottingham shoplifters and benefit claimants crossing the road against the traffic lights once again. Hehehe!
Not many folks out and about yet, perhaps they have to clear their hangovers first?
Of all the shops I passed, only the shops with any customers were the Payday Loan shop, The Money Shop, Everyday Loans and Quick Loans shop.
I turned down towards the Slab Square and the Council House.
Some celebrants were getting a few things
together for the parade later, and the Council House was displaying St Georges flag across the columns in front.
Very few people about here either, I was puzzled a bit.
Many barricades and fencing about, though. Ready for the parade when it starts.,
I was a little too early methinks.
So I hobbled down to have a look in the Marks & Spencer food hall.
I slipped the birds some seed.
there was a different Big Issue seller outside the M&S entrance door to the escalators down to their food hall.
I gave him a £2 coin and thought he was going to have a heart attack. He smiled and spoke, but all I could do back was grin in return as I could not understand a word he was saying. Must be a new incomer. But I was glad I cheered him up a bit.
They had some just baked and sliced Farmhouse loaves, so I treat myself to one, along with some plain yoghourts and fresh mushrooms that looked nice and clean.
As I came out and walked through the Slab Square, some of the display team were getting ready and trying out their uniforms and helmets.
My feet were aching badly, so I decided not to wait for the parade after all.
I’d go back and take some painkillers instead.
The bus was no due for a good while, so I circled the City block passing through Clumber Street.
I can’t remember there being so few shoplifters… I mean Nottinghamians around on this street before?
I wandered back up slowly towards the bus stop, taking a photo of some jewellery to post for the TFZ gals on the Facebook site.
Later, I doctored it adding the prices converted in USD$, Canadian $, Australian $ and Japanese Yen.
Just for a laugh and comparison to the British pound prices like.
I’ve no idea what the thing on the left at £389 is, a bracelet of some sort I assume.
Caught the bus and was soon back at the flat, but it could easily have been so different, I fell asleep on the bus and amazingly woke up just as it approached the apartments. Phew!
Got in and put the fodder away.
Got my shoes off, made a cuppa and took the medications with an extra painkiller.
I transferred the vegetables from the Crock-Pot to the saucepan and added some mushrooms to the mix, then put the beef slices into the oven, cleaned the Crock-pot and updated this while it cooked.
It came out alright.
In fact, I had to rate this one as a most impressive 9.33/10.
The Farmhouse sliced bread was lovely and flavoursome, but I fear the tummy may object later as it was so soft.
Took the medications and back on the laptop. The Virgin internet was running a bit jumpy and slow again.
I updated this and then closed it down and put on a TV DVD called Unforgotten. It starred Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
I couldn’t remember buying this at all, but it (The disc and box) were wrapped in film and looked new?
I watched to episodes and was fascinated with the plot, despite my never having seen or hearing of the series before.
Cleverly written, and it had subtitles on it, which helped.
I then put on channel 24 on Freeview, ITV4, to watch one of my favourite movies, Space Cowboys. Unfortunately, I flaked out during the second batch of commercial adverts.