So I figured as part of this post is craft related (not mine but our beloved Shaz's It is only right I schedule the post for a Whats On Your Work-desk Wednesday, after all it is kind of Sharon's desk I am sharing on her behalf.
You see, I was updating Sharon's PC this weekend and while snooping around (as you do) I explored her craft drive again, this time I came across 3 videos that she hadn't uploaded to the Tube of You's (Youtube) yet, I have looked through the blog to see if they where here but could not find them.
They may have been uploaded and I have overlooked them, but hey, better to share them twice than not at all right?
The folder named 'uploaded' is one I created after going through her YouTube channel amd matching videos, gratuitous plug for the channel is below👀
The ones that are scheduled to go live along with this post can be found below.
So now about me
So what have I been up to?
Outside of working or working on work stuff (if that makes sense?) I have kept myself busy
First off I have to confess to having...well..... I managed to fluff my Mod 1 bike test, not once but twice by putting my foot down on the slow manoeuvres each time (different places), the first time (slalom) I expected it as I did not feel confident going in, the second though I have no idea why I (insert naughty word here) it up, but I put my foot down on the U-turn, something I have been going over and over and nailing almost 100% of the time.
My conclusion is this,
Shaz wants me to have more practice and is keeping me safe, I know I will pass when I am meant to so I am not that concerned, I have my next Mod one on the 29th so the third times a charm right?
In the interim I have the use of my nephews 1 year old 125cc bike on which to practice on, this I have been doing when the weather has been ok and sometimes when it has not been.
On that score I have joined a couple of facebook groups for motorcycles, one named 'Bikers of Worcestershire' and the other called 'Biker escorts UK'
Now I know what you are thinking 😕
Doug! about that last one!!!!!!
Well it is not what you think (gutter level the lot of you) this is an official group that organise group escorts/rides for occasions like Proms & funerals etc
It was the latter of which that caught my attention.
As you know I fretted like mad trying to ensure that Sharon's send off was as perfect as I possibly could, ensuring I tried my best to ensure everything was as perfect as it could be.
Well when bikers passes, if they (or their loved ones) want them to have a motorcycle escort is where this group fits in.
I attended my first one last Thursday 16th September on my nephews 125, the bike size did not matter as even on the dual carriage ways a hearse does not travel fast.
It was well organised with Marshall bikers on mahooosive trikes blocking traffic on slip roads and islands.
Tthis particular one was rather spontaneous as I only spotted it was going on an hour before they were due to start arriving for the meet, so I didn't have a lot of time to consider the fact that I would be returning to the Redditch Crematorium for the first time since.....
This was not about me, it was about making someone else's day as special as possible, something I will be doing again as many times as I can, and travelling further to do so when I pass my test.
In fact my next one I have booked the day off for, a young family man of 25 that sadly took his own life.
Anyway that is my check in for now, hopefully my next check in will be to say I passed my Mod one and have date for my mod 2
Head over to our Deskspert Julia for the latest gossip and desk goodness over at the stamping ground
Just a random shot of Shaz from 2015 at the Edan project
That can only leave and finally...