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20/07/2013 at 11:39

Trying to keep cool with Megs

Sheep hat -  obvious thing to do in a heat wave, knit woolly hats!


20/07/2013 at 11:54

Awesome Tubs - love the pics 

Spence - wow your running is really going great guns at the moment.  Those 11 secs were hard earned and well deserved as was the 8.45 min mile

Slugs - I really hope that the spinal cord thingy helps.  It must be really tough to have to wait until October for it - as if things weren't hard enough for you.  So sorry that you won't be keeping Cleo but yes, your primary responsibility is to Alfie's welfare.  I would love to have another cat or dog but I always figure that I made a commitment to do the best I could for the 2 that I already have and I KNOW they wouldn't settle with another animal or any kind.  It will all work out for the best in the end.

Tubs - Esther is a nice name  and very suitable.

Cool and overcast here today.  We're taking it easy at home which is good as my knees are tight and achy after the swim yesterday.  More stretching and foam rollering needed later but for now I have feet up on the sofa and a magazine waiting to be read...

Have a loverly saturday all (((()))

20/07/2013 at 14:00

crikey spence, that's good going indeed!! well done you!! you worked damn hard for those 11 seconds

20/07/2013 at 16:23

Been for a hot and humid bike ride with Mr P. A lot quieter than expected down on the front but it's a bit cloudier today. Stupidly forgot suncream - 50 years of being a pink and freckly redhead you'd think I'd know better! I'm now even pinker and frecklier but don't think it's enough to be sore.

Bike gurus - I got tingly fingers. Do you think this could be because I raised my saddle last week, but not the handlebars, so the angle and pressure have changed?

Strawberry shortcake for tea my summer speciality.

Got my essay back - been getting jittery about it - but it's a similar mark to the others - in fact the best yet byt 2 points!

Speedy Spence! What's tomorrow?

Tubs, you can keep the wooly hat, thanks!

M...eldy    pirate
20/07/2013 at 16:40

Pippi you need to relax your grip and loosen your shoulders .. but yes it could be to do with changing the angle

I managed a quick plod before work, didnt sleep that well as it was so warm last night, its much cooler today so hoping for a good ole snooze tonight and a long bike tomorrow

20/07/2013 at 18:53

We are socialising tonight  - we've been invited next door for a barbecue, pimms and wine.  I'm quite excited (which is a bit sad really)...

20/07/2013 at 19:17

Sounds grand Coco

well biked Pippi

well plodded Meldy

Tad annoyed Parkrun results out by 9 seconds, cuts down my PB! 

20/07/2013 at 19:23

It's only numbers, Spence!

Thanks, Meldy - the saddle height is the only thing that's changed and I don't remember it happening before. I don't think I was holding on for grim life (apart from going through the sand traps! and today I managed the whole way without stopping for sand or the gate thing - 2 offset fences when you have to do a wide S shape - I can do one but not the other!)

20/07/2013 at 20:01

It's still a PB Spence, and that is particularly impressive in this heat!

Awwww, Esther is totally adorable! This is the first time I have had a long-haired, I'm gradually getting used to having fluff permanently up my nose!

Well cycled Pippi, I have problems with those gates, I blame it on the fact that my bike is quite long .

Went to a charity dog show this arvo, out in the countryside (the one we tried to go to last week by mistake). It was around 25 degrees, so a bit more comfortable today. Got to talk to some lovely dawgies, including a pretty grey houndie .

No plans for tomorrow as yet, will see what we feel like doing when the time comes.

Enjoy your evening Coco - and everyone else.



20/07/2013 at 21:34

Well cycled indeed Pippi

Thanks for the vibes for auntie Daffs the other day She's out and feeling alright. Just waiting for more test results now.

My ever-persuasive sister has somehow managed to persuade my mother to do the race for life tomorrow. Not sure she's ever walked 3 miles in one go before in her life, but she's got her trainers ready and her special t shirt and I imagine she'll give it a damn good go She must have some determination - she did raise me and my sister, after all...

20/07/2013 at 21:48

A pretty greyhoundie you say, sluggy?  

Not sure I like the sound of long haired pussies although Larry's was n I was very fond of it.

Spence, you are more of a man than I'll ever be as I bunked off park run thinking it would be too hot


(((((Coco))) runners are pants patients n usually mump n moan if they're out longer than two weeks so a year must seem interminable.

Oooh, get XB taking a bath all fresco with an XBette 

Well cycled, Pippi 

Are you making an outfit for stratty from all that material, sue 

Quiet day here. Remind me not to allow others to disturb my equilibrium 


20/07/2013 at 21:57

A PB is a PB. Should mean there's another one waiting for you next week. Have it.

I haven't run; I'm blaming it on the dog's lack of enthusiasm. Tomorrow I am going on a running adventure - I shall set off from home and run along the river before heading up a big hill and then come home again. The dog isn't invited.

Yums, don't allow others to disturb your equilibrium.

Go go go Daff's Mum

And Amanda if she goes.


20/07/2013 at 22:15

looks like berry is doing the same run asa amanda tomorrow too, so good luck to all. more (((((hugs)))) to amanda's family too xx

20/07/2013 at 22:36

Ahh poor dawgie! She can come with me & Dot along the canal I shall do 6 first on wont then come back for dawgie

Good on your mum Daffs

Go Go Amandax & Berry!  

M...eldy    pirate
20/07/2013 at 23:06

I am home, just supping some cranberry vodka whilst I wait for the chavs to leave the RBL over the road, I shall never sleep through that rracket


day off tomorrow, Murph, Bike, Tour planned


Va Va Froome !!!

21/07/2013 at 07:30


Its cloudy!

13 here we come! 

21/07/2013 at 07:38

Somehow missed you there Meldy!

forgot to say...

Go Go Amandax and Berry

and ditto Froome!

21/07/2013 at 08:24


Good luck with the 13, Spence, hope it's cooler. And like XB says, a PB isa PB 

XB, sounds like an adventure---do give us a report.

Melds, hope you managed to get some sleep in the end. 

(((((((((Amandax ad family))))))))))

Tubs, Sluggie's right, Esther is TOOOO beautiful for words---talk about a princes!!!

Coco, I think neighbourhood entertaining is some of the most fun, but also makes me the most, hmm, not nervous, but alert cos you're going to see the consequences day after day 

Sluggie, a dog show in th heat must have been quite something!

Ooops, gotta leave for church, back later. Due to be 36 on the thermometer here today, 'feels like 38'. Goodie. No chugging for me today, methinks...

21/07/2013 at 08:25

Oh, and 


GO GO GO DAFFYMUM!!!!! And sis, of course. 

Your mum must be one great lady, seeing as she raised you, Daffs!

21/07/2013 at 09:37


gooooooo racing wasters 

with snailynan being here its thrown my running out the window plus she has walked me around 2 towns (her on a mobility scooter!) for 5 hrs each day in scorching heat. Last night I was poorly with heat stroke so I'm taking it easy today.


hope everyone has relaxing Sundays

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