...and the beat goes on...
DV - I'd love to her that but will be on Skye so out of digital contact - I'll find it when I'm back. Mr Lamacq is a legend. 6music is fab.
Attention Scottish people!
Advice please - I am going up to Skye on Sunday for a week. I have today, for the first time this year, been attacked by bugs in Newcastle's Town Moor and wondered - am I going to get eaten alive up there, on the off-chance there is some good weather? Do I need mosquito repellent etc? I am prepared for the wet - always - but not sure what it's like in Scotland when the weather's good. I'm not sure I've ever been in that eventuality...
Thank you as ever.
Running high has been achieved tonight after work. How lovely. Nice to see the sun too.
It's early for midges, but I wouldn't rule them out. As a person who is apparently a walking midge buffet I have much experience of this. And don't assume they'll only appear if the weather's good - you can definitely get a delightful combination of rain and midges.
There are various approaches - the midge helmet http://www.langdale-associates.com/finland_2012/part_4/pic_26.htm chemical warfare (anything containing DEET, or if you'd rather smell nice Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil). Or you can take up smoking.
Can you tell I've been scarred (literally) by Highland camping holidays? I'm sure you'll have a lovely time IM2 . (Seriously, it's a fabulous place).
RR - your first two sentences completely cracked me up. That's all I have to contribute. Except...iain doorstep you can always do (like me and London). Paris she'll get to meet all of us...
anyone thinking about Paris Accommodation next year? I'm thinking at least 2 nights with my 3 girls in tow- anyone else thinking of getting an apartment? got a couple of spare rooms, they want someone to chip in on? Just throwing it out there early doors
Iain - I have had a quick look at the weather and you might be lucky. It's probably a bit too cool for the little blightlers. A stiff breeze might also help. As RR says, Avon Skin so Soft really works. And you will smell lovely. It's a magical place - enjoy.
Thanks Simon - I'll see if I can find some of that avon stuff before setting off.
I can't wait. I will be out of wifi/3G coverage for a whle 7 days though! Not sure how I'll survive...
3G whats that??????????
Iain - have a good time on Skye. Probably an urban myth, but apparently the SAS swear by Skin so Soft to keep the midges away. Bummed about Paris for you.
Dear Paris and Brighton...
Weedy - thanks dude. Good luck for Saturday.
Iain you know you want to come to Paris....
And the Skin so Soft stuff works - I used to get bitten to death. You too can smell like a laydee....
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)
Suze - Is that pic Eric Liddell? I'm in. RS - it's my sis. She won't go for Paris - already tried. Brighton starts and finishes on her doorstep, it's her 'bucket-list' run etc. So. Berlin will have to be Paris substitute this/next year...
Suze - Is that pic Eric Liddell? I'm in.
RS - it's my sis. She won't go for Paris - already tried. Brighton starts and finishes on her doorstep, it's her 'bucket-list' run etc.
So. Berlin will have to be Paris substitute this/next year...
Yes, I believe it is - I googled 'sub four or die' and that's what came up!
I think I'm going for Brighton next year too.
Iain - There's not been many midges out yet, but be prepared. Skye is notorious for the little blighters.
They're having a wee snooze just now. They heard Tasty iain was on his way so they're building up an appetite
They heard of his recent Nutella intake....
I tried skin so soft. Didn't work for me. People take me to scotland as a midge safeguard. When I'm around everyone else is safe.
RS - what you doing this weekend then?! I may have a job for you on Skye!
Danni - they like nutella too? Oh dear...
If you do try Skin so Soft, make sure you get the dry oil spray. There are various lotions and potions in the range, but the oil spray is the one you need.
Cracking run this morning - bright and sunny and the flowers are coming out. First cruise ship of the season parked in the river - beautiful morning and not one of the passengers appears to be up yet. Time to practise the vuvuzela maybe?
Skin so soft in abundance here....seems to work well even on the dog!!!
Cracking morning here too RR, after torrential rain all night. Gorgeous Sunshine will make today a nice day at work. Hope it stays so I can ditch the winter running jacket this afternoon!!
Going to a Wedding dance tonight........Must I wear a dress????
Wierd double post happened again. I have nothing of value to add just don't want to leave the double post.
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