Weeknotes #36: out the city to a vineyard

Week commencing Monday, 25 September 2023

Denbies Greenfields was crowned ‘Best Sparkling Wine from the United Kingdom' in 2017
Best Sparkling Wine from the United Kingdom, 2017

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This week: Stand 5/7; Exercise 4/7 and Move 5/7. (66%, slipping again). Morning walks: 0/3 (days in the office don’t count). Office days 2/5. Total steps: 58,729


  • Monday, a quiet day. Tuesday, to the office then, in the evening, managed the trains successfully to get to Kingston on Thames on time for the Beverley Knight showcase ahead of Friday’s album launch.
  • Related, Royal Mail sent me two emails to confirm the time the CD would be delivered but it went through the letter box and I didn’t need to be listening out for them.
  • Thursday, a team meeting. A discussion on the use of generative AI in the media. Some interesting use cases. Technology has moved on a little in the few months since I wrote this. Later, a social cricket experience. I hit the ball and am counting that as winning.
  • Friday, to Declan Bennett’s Boy Out The City. We saw the ‘workshop’ at The Turbine Theatre in 2021. It’s been a hit at the an Edinburgh Fringe and remains as wonderful and powerful as I remember. It is enhanced by the staging. The words could almost be songs. In fact, I hope he turns some of them into songs.
  • Saturday, with friends to plan our forthcoming break. Train strike day and packed buses to get to Streatham. The first, just after 5pm, might be expectedly busy but at 1:15am the next morning? Packed.
  • Sunday, lovely return to Denbies. Little train ride to see the vineyard, 360,000 vines and 13 grape varieties, harvesting started but not visible. Then, delicious afternoon tea.



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