4:30 - Woke up. My current natural waking up time. The overnight rain has blown over and the sun is out.
5:00 - Drove to the river Windrush. Baited four swims with 2 pints of hemp and a couple of dozen boilies each. River is down another inch or so. But, are the barbel in residence?
5:45 - Drove to the river Thames. Walked 3 miles, baiting 8 swims with hemp and either sweetcorn or boilies. Saw two kingfishers.
7:00 - Called in at the papershop on the way home. Bought The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, 2 small bottles of Coke and a Kitkat
7:30 - set a gallon of hemp seed cooking. Reviewed overnight financial markets and ran trading risk management protocols.
8:00 - started detailed review of French Cookery School website
8:15 - 90 minute call to Jerome re changes to current option risk management protocols
9:45 - re-started review of Cookery school website
9:50 - call from Daughter wishing me "happy birthday" and suggesting we might be able to meet in Oxford earlier than planned as she doesn't have much work today
10:10 - re-start review of Cookery school website. Keep water topped off for bait making
11:30 - take over trading. Re-calculate hedging model using draft protocols. Lunch
13:45 - Off to Oxford to meet Daughter
14:20 - Sat in Blackwells discussing Daughter's current travel and study plans and some of the insights she thinks she has gained by reading certain blogs. Daughter creates her own blog
16:15 - Drive home
17:00 - Prep for evening out
18:45 - Go to Village pub for meal out.
21:00 - return home
22:30 - Bed
Happy Birthday to me!