Silent Pool & Martha’s Hill Walk

We left home at 5.0o am this morning so that we could complete a walk and still get back to the Bank Holiday Taplow Car Boot Sale at 9.00 am.

We arrived at the Silent Hill car park around 5.50am and started climbing the first hill. After 200m, sadly, Debbie had to return to the car as her foot was hurting so I continued with the dog. This is a 6 mile circular route that starts and finishes in the same car park. I managed to get back at 8.00am.

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Aquaman

Wednesday evening, we drove down to Bracknell to watch the latest Aquaman film at Cineworld in the 4DFX Screen.

We really enjoyed the film although the plot is predictable to say the least. The best bit is watching in 4D though. I got off the moving seat at the end of the film and definitely was starting to feel a little queasy. Lots of violent movement of the chairs, water spray, smoke, strobe lighting and thumping in the back of seats. Excellent!

Don’t forget to watch past the credits for the surprise at the end?

Still a great way to watch films and worth the £16 price tag. So much nicer than Slough cinema

BBQ Summer 2018

The end of another summer holiday from teaching and it was time for the annual gettogether. BBQ in our garden.

It took a while to get ready. New turf as the old grass was ruined. Take down old shed and build new one. Repairs to decking etc etc, clean pond and count fish (60).

We don’t have a huge garden so it was a bit of a squeeze at times. It was great to spend some time with family, friends and work colleagues. Two of them are the leaving the country shortly and so it will be a while before I see them again.

 

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Mindy having a little lie down before the BBQ begins

 

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The quiet before the storm. Setting up the BBQ

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George and Ruth with their Pavlova. Yummy!

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Anita showing her manners -wonder if her parents see these pictures?

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England – 6 Panama – 1

Sunday was football BBQ in the garden.

Started the day with an early morning car boot at Taplow, followed by some last minute food/beer shopping.

13.00 was time for the World Cup. We set up the projector in the garden and watched the football over burgers, sausages, chicken, Pimm’s and Beer. What better way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon during the World Cup? And a win!!

My brother unfortunately fell asleep after too much Pimm’s and fell foul of some fun on our part.

 

 

Solo a Star Wars Story

Tuesday evening we went to the Empire Cinema in Slough gif their two got one offer on tickets and caught the early evening showing of Solo.

When the film started we were the only two people in the screening although another 8 arrived shortly afterwards. Still only 10 in a cinema screen with room for 20+. We got to sit in the posh seats and huge film was good despite some of the negative reviews.

Man V Man V Food

George and I had a few games of pool and beers after a difficult day at work. Unfortunately he won 5-4.

We followed this with a visit to the Hungry Horse at Middle Green.

We both had a large main followed by the Ultimate Candymania pudding. This is usually a desert to be shared but we had one each in a man vs food challenge and we both finished

Bowling Night

Thursday was bowling night at Maidenhead 10 pin bowling. We were the only people there most of the evening and enjoyed two games of bowling, food and a drink for £10 each (Paul won).

Luke, Rachel, Anita, George, Eileen, Paul, Debbie attended and Chris (aka Lord Long) never quite made it although he scored quite well on the bowling whilst not even there.

After this we battled it out on the air hockey (Luke was the winner), arcade machines and then 6 of us played Laserquest (Luke won). Can’t believe how much we were all sweating at the end.