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05/01/2013 at 14:33

I've been running and then Twin2 and I took the bikes for a gentle roll around the lanes.

Next up is a trip to the gutter on my ladders to get rid of the gunk. They are very high gutters and I'm a little bit scared.

I had a crap night's sleep - too hot, sore throat and noisy dog. I'm going to try a nap. I need to decide whether to try for an EOD for tomorrow's local-ish Half Mara.


05/01/2013 at 14:48

Good luck up the ladder XB, thats not my favourite chore these days

No danger of me in a onesie - not sure I know what one is - the youngsters at one of the NYE parties were talking about it/them.

I'm bored now, all kit double checked, bags packed, unpacked, checked and packed again.  Tickets, passports, parking and Euros sorted.  It's a bit early for Guinness.

05/01/2013 at 15:19

Noggs, a onesie, think baby grow for adults

*stands on the bottom run of XB's ladder - hears someone shout cake and runs off*

When are you actually off, Noggs ? Tomorrow?

Sluggsy, I have not been leading larry astray, honest. We were just talkingpilates and yoga and that a 2nd hand DVD from ebay might allow her to do a teensy bit and then either paused or put away until needed again - I really hadn't entered her in Iron lanza - promise.  Perhaps Podds can lend you the boys to play with Alfie

I have planted my Chrimbo tree. It was pot grown so should stand a chance of survival

05/01/2013 at 15:49

Be careful up that ladder XB!!

Which half are you doing?

Daught had a onesie from my old school mate for Christmas, she loves it!!

05/01/2013 at 15:53

Hope you got down again alright XB! I've spent the day perching on ladders too and reaching and stretching and dangling off beds painting the bedroom - bit of a fiasco but can't believe we've only just got round to it after 23 years... (mind you, I personally haven't been here 23 years - 23 years ago I was, er, still in primary school, not buying houses! But I've been here 7 which is quite long enough to have ignored this for!)

M...eldy    pirate
05/01/2013 at 16:28


Yes Noggs, when are you off?  We can all pile round to yours for a parteeee

Daffs, I think I would rather have gone for a run 

Yums, am I too late for the cake order??   I would like a nice cheesecake or some toffee & walknut cake or some chokklit cake or some any sort of cake really !

I ran AGAIN!!  Well I say ran, a nicely controlled 17 mins of R1/W1 and nothing fell off .... onward and upwards

05/01/2013 at 16:31

have you seen this...

I hope he apologises to David Walsh and others he bullied.

Well runned Meldy

Well painted Daffs

M...eldy    pirate
05/01/2013 at 16:45

Will believe it when I see it Spence, I still think there is more to this than meets the eye

Mrs Farty Pants has just filled my Facebook feed with uploading the last six months training  

05/01/2013 at 16:48
I thought she'd just spent the last 24hours running
05/01/2013 at 16:55

Happy New Year, everyone!!! It's better late than never ...

We had a brilliant break away here abut 5 miles from Ludlow on the Shrops/Herefs border in a beautiful place. It was part of a medieval hall, with the B&B in converted barns and outhouses, but done up so you felt as if you were in medieval splendour! Great people and delicious dinner with canapes beforehand - all home made. There were 14 people there for the night. New Year's Day we had a walk over the hill to Leintwardine, then back round by Downton Castle (I have very clear memories of a long boring walk here from Clun to Ludlow when I was 18, then suddenly coming across this castle and river valley). They didn't do meals the second night, so they took us and a large family party in two minibuses down to a restaurant near Ludlow and picked us up again!

I've spent a day in the University Library, reading hard stuff, went to see the John Moore's painting exhibition yesterday - not so much rubbish as the past few years! and I got a new coat as we came home via the sales. I've had a long run today (well, 5 miles and building up!) and put some spring flowers in the garden. Went to B&Q (I never reckon much to their plants, but it's on the way to the supermarket) and true to form they had trays of half dead plants - but a tray of pansies for £1 and primulas for 10p each seemed a bargain, and they look pretty lively in the centre, just not much of a display at the moment! I've planted up a few troughs with them too.

And I've still got a day left!

Someone (Yums?) asked about my photographs - 365 - if you want to look they are on Flickr ( and I'm trying to blog just the 365  here

05/01/2013 at 17:04

I'm taking my Christmas name down now as it's Twelfth Night tomorrow

05/01/2013 at 17:06

Wow that looks fab Pippi

Far Far has been well busy!!
Meldy, you should read David Walsh's book!

05/01/2013 at 17:44

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Soon be Christmas again!

Wow Pippi that sounded like a great New Year.

Have a lovely trip Noggy.  When do you actually go?

Daffs, it was 23 years before my bedroom got decorated (17 for OH) and OH is a painter and decorator!  Trouble is it was decorated over a year ago but still hasn't been finished yet (built in wardrobes with sliding doors to be built yet).

Yummsy, how lovely that you and Larry have had a get together.  

I've been running, walking, aquarunning and walking this week.  I've also registered for the parkruns but didn't pluck up courage to do it this morning although I had intended to 

Edited: 05/01/2013 at 17:48
05/01/2013 at 17:55

There's always next week for hte parkrun FP! (That's what I told myself this morning too )

Pippi, that sounded ace lovely part of the country!Fab photos too

17 minutes Meldy?? Don't push the boat out!

Well, all the walls are a different colour to what they started as, and both me and the carpet also have a few splodges too, sharing the love Time to down tools and spend the evening, er, wiping up paint I suppose

M...eldy    pirate
05/01/2013 at 17:59

Slowly slowly Daffs ... I have big fish to fry this year  

05/01/2013 at 18:06

wow, Pippi, that holibob sounds fab - can I carry your suitcases when you go again...purlease ?  Yes, t'was me that asked about your 365 photos - thank you, I have addede your blog to my favourites

M...eldy, do you mean a Lunnon cheesecake aka a Hairy Mary or a proper cheesecake ? Anyhoos, the Vienese Whirls were rather big today - no, size isn't how I choose Glad you runneded without anything dropping off


05/01/2013 at 18:09

I'm looking forward to Splash tonight. Apparently the bookies are taking bets on costume failure  I know, I know, it's been so long oggling is all I have  

M...eldy    pirate
05/01/2013 at 18:13

No idea of the difference Yums, best I have both so I can compare

Do we know who is on 'Splash' tonight??

05/01/2013 at 18:21
I have banned Splash. We Will watch Life of Brian instead.

Well run, Mouldy.
05/01/2013 at 18:38
My favourite film XB
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