Steve’s Day.

It’s Steve’s Day. Woop woop. Yes I’m sad enough to say woop woop at 49 years old.

Anyway, today I woke up at about half past eleven. I was quite shocked at the time. I know I was totally shattered after a couple of night of bad sleep but I wasn’t expecting to be asleep until that time. And boy, did my back know it. To be honest, it’s what woke me up. The pain in my back, which I get when I have been lying in bed for too long. As I later found out, the night before I had forgotten to take all my meds, which include pain killers for my back. So not surprising really that I was in pain.

After the shock of waking up late, I went and had breakfast so that I could take my morning load of meds. The day has been spent in the house catching up on the washing etc. I managed to get Google Play music on Denise’s old Galaxy S4 phone. It was LOUD. I love my 80’s music.

Emma popped round today after getting back of her hols yesterday. It was good to catch up with her. She even brought the cats a pressie. A tin of loads of bags of treats. She spoils our cats. She’s a softie.

Georgia got home absolutely aching after carrying a very heavy bag home. It was something she needs to take to work tomorrow. She was not impressed at all at how sore she was.

Denise got home and we had Slimming World chicken curry for dinner. I love it when we had this. Very tasty.
We had a good night and had some laughs.

I’m in bed now so will get going. Its a short one today but if you have got this far, thank you for reading.

I have a favour to ask you guys before I go. Please share these blogs around on your social media. Its lovely when I see people have popped across to The Wright Times blog site.

Thats it for today so I’ll say good night to you all

Take care

Steve

I am lost

It was one of those nights yet again last night. I was so tired and no matter how long I lay there with my eyes closed, I could not slip into proper sleep. I think the last time I looked at the clock was about 5am, and my alarm goes off at 6.30am. 

Well, at work things have not been too bad. A bit on the busy side, but still manageable. Earlier on in the day I was getting on with things, then it happened. The worst thing that could happen. The worst thing for a vlogger / blogger / and someone who pretty much lives on the internet. My Huawei P9 phone decided after yesterday’s antics, to go and die on me. I don’t mean run out of battery. That would be fine as I had my charger with me. No, it went and totally and utterly give up the ghost. This was after it did the same as yesterday and flickered the screen, jumped to different screens, then gave me hundreds of very thin coloured lines from top to bottom, the went black. The most I can get out of it is a vibration when I hold the power button in for ten seconds, and the screen goes from black to a very, very, very slightly lighter black. If I plug the charger in, the charge light comes on green as if fully charged.

It’s weird that I did a post in the last couple of days about how reliant we have become on out devices. The day has been awful without it. No decent music to listen to apart from one or two songs throughout the day on the radio stations that I had to keep flicking to and from. I had my internet free work phone so at least I could text Denise and my friends. I even got a phone call of Marc as well which helped for a while. Without my mobile internet it was awful. I was looking forward to playing my Google Play music, or messaging on Telegram etc. There was times I needed to search Google for something but couldn’t do it.

Apart from that, my day has been one big extravaganza lol

I’m home now. We had salmon stirfry for dinner. It was lovely. Georgia finishes late tonight. Hopefully it will be a peaceful night.

Let hope I can sleep tonight. Fingers crossed.

What would you do if you had to go all day with no mobile internet, and you had no access to wifi.How would you feel? What would you miss the most?
Stick your answer in the comments below.

Have a good night / day everyone

Steve

Monday, I hate you so.

It’s Monday. The day of the week I really dislike. Today has the added bonus that I’ve not had a good night’s sleep. 

I was really unsettled last night for some reason. It felt like I was waking up every half hour. 

Denise has already been up since 6am, had a shower and made our packed lunches. 

She’s a total trooper. I don’t know what we would do without her. 

As it is Monday, it goes without saying that today has been absolutely stupidly busy. It’s been go go go all day. 

Today struck in a strange way today when it decided to make my mobile phone go all weird on me. The screen was doing loads of things all by itself. It even went into whatsapp and rang someone while I wasn’t in the van.
I was struggling to type, do voice messages, or anything pretty much whatsoever. I ended up at last resort and having to restore my phone back to factory settings. Its a pain in the butt, but had to be done. For now it seems to have settled down.

It’s half five in the evening and I’m in Cafe Nero having a cuppa while I wait for Georgia to finish work.

Denise has gone to the gym after work, but to be honest, she nearly decided not to as she is aching from yesterday’s session.

While waiting for Georgia I admired some more of the Christmas lights that were on display. 

And a quick video I took of some of the twinkling decorations.

When we got home, Denise was already home from the gym and was busy cooking a Chilli Con Carni which was really, really tasty. While having our dinner, we all had a catch up about our days at work.

Afterwards we just went to bed to watch vlogs while I edited my blog.

Hope Monday was good for you.

What did you do today. Tell us in the comments below.

Take care

Steve

Space invaders and a ghost film review

Fridays are meant to be a time when you forward to the weekend aren’t they? Well today, I can’t get excited as I am working tomorrow and I still have not had much sleep. That’s a few days running now. It’s got to the point where I said to Denise this morning that if I don’t sleep well tonight, I might take a sleeping tablet.

Anyway today was a nice steady day. Nothing bad happened apart from having to drive into the North Pennines, which after 2.5 years is starting to wear a bit thin now. Apart from that it was a good day.

Random pic of the day. 

There are several of these tiled space invader mosaics scattered around Newcastle. To my knowledge noone knows who stuck them up. They just appeared over night years ago. I think it’s like a challenge where you have to go and find them all. I remember seeing a list on the tinterwebs of all the locations. I have not located them all yet I don’t think. 

I came home to an empty house as Georgia was in Newcastle with her friends and Denise went to the gym.
After Denise got home, we had chicken, slimming world oven chips and loads of mushy peas. Oh yes, tomorrow I will be stinking lol. Stinking like a man should stink lol.

I did actually vlog today, but forgot to end it so will either end it in the morning or make it a 2 day vlog. Can’t decide yet.

Tonight we decided to watch something a bit different on Netflix. It was a film called ‘I am the pretty thing that lives in the house’

It had loads of one star ratings but after someone said it like an old style phycological thriller ghost story rather than a modern guts and gore film, we decided to give it a try. To be honest, it wasn’t boring but not exciting either, it was just decent in my opinion. Its kind of hard to explain the plot. Its about a woman who gets sent to a house to look after a terminally ill woman, but she starts feeling theres more to the house than she first thought. I think it will be one of those that you will either hate or love.

Anyway you all have a good weekend

Steve

Thursday tiredness, fruit and Mobikes.

It’s Thursday and it’s going to be a long day as I did not have that much sleep last night due to having restless leg again and Denise was snoring but I will do what’s needed to get through the rest of the day. I sometimes wonder if I smothered her with a pillow would I get off with extenuating circumstances for being so tired and lack of sleep for a long period of time ha ha.
I know places like Manchester have had these for a while now but Newcastle have only just introduced them. What I am talking about are Mobikes.

I had never even heard of these until That’s Brad on YouTube pulled several of these out of a local canal while he was magnet fishing. I was having a good look at them this morning and they look really uncomfortable. There does not appear to be any suspension whatsoever on these. I cannot use a normal bike anyway because of my back injuries but these would be horrific to ride, a bit like a bike from the 1970s. I suppose the idea and the initiative behind it is good to get people fit and use less cars in the city. To find out about the Mobike Scheme, check out their Mobike Website. I now know what its all about. What a great idea, even if the bikes look a bit weird and bone shakey ( if that’s even a word lol )

I have been to the greengrocers today to get our supply of fruit.

I was advised by Emma M never to buy food from a greengrocers at the beginning of the week as they are still trying to get rid of the stuff from the end of the last week so I checked with the man I know in the greengrocers and he said they get their fresh fruit in on the Thursday so that is why I get the fruit on a Thursday now.

In Newcastle and had some spare time so I took a photo. That filled in a whole 5 seconds haha

While being parked up I’ve just seen something which is one of my bugbears and does my head in. It’s when kids walk along the street and their pants are halfway down their backside. Oh my god that really irritates me. It just looks so scruffy and I bet the kids that do that think they look super cool. Does this annoy anybody else, or is it just me?

Thanks to the kind nature of my boss, I got to finish work early so I have come across to the Metro Centre to meet up with Denise for a coffee after work which is always nice. I have heard that Georgia has not had the best of days but she was apparently close to tears on the phone with her mother earlier.

Anyway, after getting home and having a chicken dinner, we went to bed and just chilled out with vlogs on the tv, and Georgia chatting to friends on social media.

I hope everyone has had a great day today

Catch you soon

Wednesday, Steve’s Day

Well its Wednesday, or I like to call it on my vlogs, Steve’s Day. Its so nice having a day off work right in the middle of the week. I’ve never had that in any other job. It makes a hell of a difference.

As normal on a Wednesday I try to get on top of the washing. We seem to go through an extraordinary amount of towels to a family of 3. Thats the main thing that fills the laundry basket. Typical as well that towels take longer to dry in the dryer. So I always try to do these last and get on with more important stuff like everyday clothes and underwear etc. wAfter setting that off in the washer, I got on with the job I keep either forgetting on keep putting off. This is clean the fish tank, do water treatments and feed the fish. Its not a difficult job, just a pain. At least it keeps my fishies happy anyway.

I had a Skype call of Emma M today from her holiday in Tenerife. It was lovely to see her look happy and smiling. I really hope she has a good time and takes the chance to relax. She deserves a break. Not only is Emma ( and her mum and aunty ) away on holiday, but also George Monkey.

For anyone who does not know, he’s The Wright Times mascot, and always jumps at the chance to go away on holiday with friends or go to their houses for a break from his monkey duties.

IN the afternoon I had a rather impromptu power nap. It was weird waking up and the room was in darkness with the daylight saving hours these days. I wish we didn’t have to have them. Just keep the days as they are during the summer. Where its light longer at night. Non of this getting dark at 2.30 in the afternoon.

Anyway Denise come home from work and then the Gym. We had tea. Meatballs and spaghetti in a tomato based sauce. Yummy.

W went to bed to catch up on the latest episode of The Walking Dead. I’m enjoying Season 8 so far and its only on episode 3. After that we watched loads of music video’s from my playlist’s on YouTube

Georgia eventually got home from work and meeting her friends at about 20.45. Had her tea and told us about the loads of course work she has to get done for January. Good luck to her for that. She’s gonna have to knuckle down.

Anyway, thats been my day today. Nothing exciting. How has your been? Drop a comment below.

Not as I had planned

Today did not start too bad. It was lovely and sunny but still cold at the same time but at least this morning I did not have to scrape the ice off the car. As always every two weeks this Tuesday is the busy one but so far still not been too bad. No dramas which is always a good thing and at least the person that had problems with yesterday has not said anything to me today.
It’s lunch time now so I’m going to have a quick bite to eat while sitting in the van parked up.It has started raining so the pitter patter of the raindrops on the windscreen and roof is quite relaxing. I am looking forward to having the day off tomorrow to catch up on the washing and also possibly seeing what I can do with my blog page and see if there are any changes I can make to it.
Well that wasn’t what I planned. After being quite busy at work, got home, fell asleep, then was woke up by Denise who had made our tea. Chicken curry, I love it. After that went back to bed and fell straight asleep again until 9.45 this morning (Wednesday). Wow, I must of really need so much sleep.

A very cold day at the coast.

Today has been a nice day, in which we went down to Whitley Bay.It was quite cold so I ended up wearing my winter coat and woolly hat. As it is my fathers birthday on Tuesday, I want to take him at some flowers to put on his grave. After that we went to The Rendezvous Cafe (Rendezvous Cafe Facebook page) for a coffee and a hot dog sandwich. One thing we enjoy doing after our coffee is go for a walk along the prom. We really enjoy seeing families with their kids enjoying healthy time out on their bikes or on the beach, and also the dog walkers with their many varieties of dog. Everyone always seem so friendly down there. Many a time we have had conversations with total strangers about everything from the weather, to their dogs, and everything in between. Most people seem more than happy to give you a hello or chat to you.

After our trip down to the coast, we drove to Newcastle city centre to drop Georgia off to meet her friends so they could all get the bus back down to Whitley Bay again to go to a firework display. Yes I know, it seems daft but thats what they did.

Denise and I, got home, warmed up and went on a YouTube live. It ended up being our longest live yet at just over two hours. The people on there were so cool and a great laugh. We are honoured to have an amazing community that are kind enough to subscribe to us. We always enjoy chatting to them on the live’s and getting to know them. To us, our subscribers are what make doing vlogs worthwhile. They are the most important part of the vlogs. We appreciate the support of every single one of them.

After that marathon live session, we had our lovely Sunday meal. Made by Denise’s Dad. This week he make a pork dinner. The meat and gravy were divine.

To my disgust though, denise’s Dad threw away the crackling. Thats the crispy skin from after the pork has been cooked. He thought I wouldn’t want it. I think we are going to have to have words haha.

Once all that beautiful food had been polished off, We finished todays vlog and I retired to bed to doing some editing while Denise watched the X Factor while waiting for Georgia to get home.

Georgia got home about 22.20 and was absolutely freezing cold but had had a good time, which is the main thing. As I finish this vlog, Georgia is downstairs catching up on X Factor herself while warming up while having her dinner as well.

Anyway, I hope you have a great week, and that your weekend has been good for you.

Take care and stay safe

Steve

Saturday 4th November 2017

Happy Saturday everybody. I am so happy as this is my weekend off work and then I get to spend the time with Denise and Georgia. I always look forward to these two days off as I consider it important time to chill out and relax.

Before I had even woken up this morning Denise had been to the shops and purchased a Morphy Richards soup maker . this is what it looks like .

Denise has gone mad and made two jugs full of soup. She seems to be really enjoying it but we have had to rearrange the kitchen bench space a bit to make space for this device but it did mean that we tidied up the corner cupboard which was like a bomb site

Later on in the afternoon we went to pick Georgia up from work and had a cup of coffee while we were waiting. We had a quick visit to the Lush shop and I got myself some moisturising cream.I’m looking forward to trying it out.
After that we went to Aldi to get some cat food then home where did she set about making tea . we had tagliatelle Carbonara tonight, obviously slimming world recipe. I have to say this has got to be one of the best ones that she has made so far .

Well it’s getting to that time of night now when I retire into the bath and Denise watches The X Factor and surprisingly Georgia has stayed in her bedroom to watch a movie on Netflix instead of sitting with her mother watching X Factor.

Now that X Factor has finished for the night (thankfully as I’m not a lover of reality TV), and I am out of the bath, trying to stop sweating. It’s annoying that you get nice and clean in the bath then sweat again when you get out. Anyway, I’m out of the bath, and tucking into my nightly ice cream and Ikea ginger heart biscuits. We have just finished todays vlog for YouTube so all that is left to do is edit it and get it uploaded. While thats happening, I’m chatting to friends on Telegram and Facebook, while watching an old interview with The Human League on YouTube.

Tomorrow I think we will be going to Whitley Bay to put flowers down for my Dad as its his birthday on the 7th Nov.

I hope you all have a good Sunday and are enjoying your weekend.