April 2014 in the Life of Ben (Blog)

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End of Ticket Collector (23rd April 2014)

270 tickets from nearly every journey I’ve made on South West Trains. I think that’s enough.

My collection began on 18th June 2009 when I first got a job in London. A peak time return ticket was £25.70. Definitely get a Network Railcard if you do more than 10 train journeys a year.

For at least a year I’ve bought tickets using my card and I scrape the transactions from my online banking facility. There is no reason to keep collecting these as I have no use for them.

Weird how hard this habit was to break. This evening I simply decided to do something with them or recycle them. Counting them was more than I could be bothered to do but it gave this trivial entry a more impressive opening.

Next: discarding my old receipts.

Spring Frisbee (13th April 2014)

First day we went to Wrey Crescent this year and played in the sunshine. It was hot by recent standards and felt just right.

The heat in Asia is a but much for me. Really enjoyed the bright afternoon today. A refreshing breath of breeze every so often and a few clouds towards the end.

Wish I’d taken a photo as it was lovely in the park.

A few groups of people were out. When we arrived half the park was being used by a big football game. Seemed like a lot of people playing on a two-thirds size pitch with tall 5-a-side goals.

Ground looked very hard and dust, made the ball bounce around a lot.

We had a little kick-around after they left. Passing was fine but when we started dodging and tackling we quickly got a bit sweaty! Relaxed on the bank by the flowers for a while and had some water.

At the end we got the aerobie frisbee out. Took me a while to get the hang of it again, then we were throwing it halfway across the park with enough accuracy for it to be caught!

Great fun.

21st Blood Donation (3rd April 2014)

All went well. After returning home I reviewed of the West End Donor Centre. Spoiler alert: it’s excellent!

  1. Secteur was running very smooth and easy.
  2. Iron test floated for a bit then fell. Didn’t need the fancy machine from last time.
  3. Café Téo afterwards for Full English Breakfast.
  4. Watched some of the FIA GT highlights from Nogaro on YouTube.