So, yes, in to October we go. The same old monotony, the same feeling of not knowing what to write about, because it all feels the same.

  • The lockdowns loom. We all know they're coming. It won't be the same as the last one. This one will be darker ... which will more difficult. Escaping the four walls in Spring was a huge benefit ... that's not going to be possible this time. But the shops will be open.
  • Work is plodding along. I'm still quite enjoying working from home. Though, again, the darkness might change my mind.
  • I've been tweeting my copies of the 1996 Match of the Day magazine over the past few weeks. I'm not sure why, but it's been quite good to sift through. The thing it highlights is that football just circulates the same nonsense every few year.
  • Like Pay-per-view. Or reducing the number of teams in the Premier League. Euro super leagues. Billionaire owners.
  • There again, pretty much everything is about circles.
  • I had a flu jab. I probably wouldn't have bothered, but my wife wanted to ... and it kind of makes sense ... but also Lockdown. It was fine, I got a bit stuffed up, slight headache for a day.
  • We did a local walk this weekend. The golf course has been really useful for us this year. For playing golf, and for walking around. There's also a decent footpath around the edge, which leads into countryside and can be worked into a pretty decent 4 miler. The trees are starting to look great, the smell of autumn is in the air. It was nice.
  • I also managed to do a bit of work out of the front of the house. The council have all but abandoned the verges and gutters this year so I spent a couple of hours scraping away weeds, edging the verge and generally tidying up the street outside our house and next doors. It was worth the effort. I even managed to cut the grass.
  • Not in the back, though. The back sits a good half a metre below the field behind ... and well it gets rather moist.