Haircut 13, Family Meals & Steam Rally (9th October 2011)
The complete list of all entries for my blog is missing a few haircut events, so I’m estimating this is the 13th. Spent the latter half of Saturday and most of Sunday in Fleet with the family. Dad and I watch the F1 from Suzuka, then went to a steam rally on Sunday.
Realised I was going to be half an hour late, so called Dad. He told me Mum had already rescheduled it for 5pm. We arrived near 4:30pm.
Our tradition of take-away kebabs was observed on Saturday evening. We got take-away pizzaon Sunday. (It later seemed that one of these didn’t quite agree with me, which is very unusual.)
It was the end-of-season steam-up at Derick Marder’s yard, near Andover. Upon arrival I started recalling distant memories of being there before, when it was very hot. (Probably an Easter at least 10 years ago.)
There were about 5 big steam rollers and 1 steam lorry. A small armada of ride-on steam models spluttered and hissed through the event, too!
All times are approximate!
Stuff from London to Fleet
- HSBC bank widget
- Bag from moving in
- Drawing supplies
- Plastic cleaner
- Small black wallet (am putting it all in red one now)
- Box my cycle lights came in
- Base layer, top
During Visit, Saturday
- 1pm depart from London
- 4pm haircut
- Afternoon cycle along towpath to help build our appetites?
- Anti-squeak training for old brakes?
- ~6pm family dinner
- Doctor Who or other sit-down entertainment?
During Visit, Sunday
- 6am F1 from Suzuka (or record and watch later)
- 10am steam event
- ~1pm family lunch
- ~4pm depart for London
- ~6pm arrive in London
Stuff from Fleet to London
- 1× Cycling bottle
- 1× Cycling helment
- 2× Base layer, trousers
- #× Tomatos and ½ Cucumber