Standing desk hack – a £5 ‘Lack’ side table from Ikea on the normal desktop is the ideal height for a standing desk…and when you wanna sit down again, just move the wee table!

UP early. A biog breakfast then off into Glasgow to take some pix for my pal Rab.

We spend a fun morning chatting, drinking coffee and taking photos. Hope they turn out OK!

Once I’m done at Rab and Stephy’s I head for Ikea too pick up a ‘Lack’ table. I revisited the standing desk idea during the week by grabbing a table from the nest int he living room, taking it out to the office and putting it atop the main desk. Worked pretty well. Much better than the pile of boxes and other precariously balanced objects i improvised from last time I tried it.

The oak table is a little heavy, tho’ – and, of course, belongs back int he house. A quick scan on Ikea’s website threw up the wee Lack side table…a black one for a fiver and a white one at £9.

When I get to the store I find the white one is reduced to a fiver as well. Perfect! I also pick up some tea lights for the tables at the upcoming Memorial Hall show on 10 February…and a sneaky hot dog to keep me going ’til I get home 😉

It’s after 3pm when i get back. A little later than I’d planned as I need to get the smoker going for the bacon-wrapped pork loin. By 4pm the pork’s on and will hopefully be ready at a reasonable time. Unlike the pulled pork or brisket – which take 12-14 hours and 18 hours respectively – the pork loin is usually done in three or four hours. The smoking shelter makes everything a helluva lot easier 🙂

While the pork’s cooking I make a start going through the photos I took earlier, getting them imported to the computer and a first sift done by the time the meat’s ready just after 7pm.

I wrap the pork in a double layer of tin foil and a towel, take it indoors and tidy up outside while Margaret prepares  load of roast veg to go with the pork.

Then follows a lazy evening watching The Voice – so much better than Britain’s Got Talent, X-Factor and all the other ‘tlent show’ shite – then Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation…i think we’e seen it before, but it’s still good.

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