Early start

Last night was a late one at the airport as Granddad arrived for a three week vitamin D boost in the South African sun. Sadly, he was greeted into the Mother City with unseasonable – although perhaps not unexpected – rain.

But this morning has at least got a bit more summery.

I’m still not sure why I got up at 7am though (and that was an hour after my wife!)

And that wind can ‘tsek.

Tomorrow, we’ll head down to the cottage for New Year and few days away on the beach.

But for now, it’s a going to be a chilled day with an afternoon nap so that I’m still alive and able to watch the ridiculously late kick-off in Blackpool this evening.

A late night ahead, but hopefully an enjoyable one. And on the big screen too, thanks to the magic of having electricity from 8:30 onwards.

All about today

The difficulties in accessing the back end of the blog continue, and the worst bit is that there doesn’t seem to be any pattern to them. Once there’s a pattern, you can start working out the problem, but at the moment, one device will work on one network, but not another, while another device will work on the the second network but not the first. And then, suddenly, it all changes around.

This post is being written on gmail on a computer that won’t connect to the blog, and then I’m going to cut and paste it into 6000 miles… from my phone, which is connected to the same network but which can see the blog and I don’t know how or why or even who.

Caches have been refreshed, blog plugins have been poked, help has been sought.
It hasn’t made a lot of difference.

Tonight, having enjoyed a lot of football since I arrived, I’m going to watch some football. It’s my daughter’s first ever footy match and it’s a big one. I’m guessing/hoping that we’ll see close on 30,000 at Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane for the visit of Wolves. A far cry from the 105 who turned up at Sandygate last night to see some woeful refereeing and a 0-2 defeat for The Countrymen, then.
With a late night on the cards, we’ve been taking it easy today, helping Granddad out in the garden and sorting out some shopping, but I still feel like I’m ready for bed. Is there time for a pre-dinner nap? Hmm… possibly.

Oh, and I’ve also tried to upload some photos, but I’m of the mind to do a HUGE upload once I’m back in Cape Town, with LightRoom at my disposal.
There’s some stuff happening on Instagram if you don’t feel that you can wait for my return.