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22/03/2013 at 13:22
Caro - hope you got some sleep!
Cm - a jog is a jog, good luck for later (car and more jog)
MM - is it best to have a rest day then a double than to just run once per day?
Have got Tom poorly so have sorted all boys clothes out (halved tshirt pile from 40 to 20), changed beds and watching trashy tv. Wanted to get a wee run in but it's pouring with rain and snow is threatening. ggrrrrrr
22/03/2013 at 14:05

Good news CM. And yay to the good sesh MM.

Hope poorly Tom better soon. Hows Eric today Caro?

Hate living on an island sometimes. Bloody boat is disrupted because of swell in Aberdeen harbour so swimmng trip is cancelled as they won't arrive in time now, and athletics trip looks likely to be off too. Such a shame for all the kids who have trained so hard.

10 miles this morning. Leg feeling ok.

22/03/2013 at 14:20

oh that is a bummer, lotte.

got car back. comes to something when you are relieved that it's only 220 quid really! that did include new tyre. but i am glad it wasn't more!! plus car is getting on a bit now; 100k miles and it's a 56 plate so could have been worse

did 2x5 mins with lots of walking (route was 4.5km in total). can feel calf now so lots of stretching and strengthening required. but at least i did it. in the glorious p1ssing rain. haha. typical that after 2 months of calf strain preceded by 2 months of illness, the first time i get out for a trot and it's pishing down!

22/03/2013 at 14:38

Much better today thanks, back to old self.  Amazing given how hot and miserable he was last night.  Delayed vacs though.

It is so COLD!!  Apparently this wk end is set to be the coldest March wk end in 50 yrs - just thought that would cheer you up!  Matilda has a leaving party for a girl in her class tomorrow - at the Epping Forest Field Centre, for a nice walk in the forest followed by tea.  They're going to freeze!

22/03/2013 at 14:45

Glad Eric fine. Baltic here too. No snow but snowy showers and strong wind, well into the minus figures with the wind chill. Dylan is on a John Muir outdoor day, they are supposed to be either bog jumping, coasteering or canoeing. Brrr. 

Hate 'wasting' money on cars. Glad your bill isn't worse CM.

22/03/2013 at 14:59

glad Eric better. they do go up and down very dramatically don't they!?

i guess the only consolation is, lotte, that, even if they got off the island, the rest of the competitors may not make it there... pretty vile weather forecast for lots of places incl southern scotland

yes, it does come to something when you are glad your car service is 'only' £200!! i always used to get it serviced at the dealer but stopped that when i separated from T. use local garage now. dealership for Ford cars in newport was fab - service was great. but price was NOT! local garage is good, too, fortunately. and they are always really helpful.

hope dylan is okay on his outdoor day - that will sort the men from the boys!!

22/03/2013 at 15:00
We have a poorly here too. L went to bed after eating no tea yesterday and was sick everywhere at 10. Lots of red, chunky sick all over her, bed, hair etc. poor thing woke up all confused and I had to carry her downstairs trying not to found as horrified as I felt. We've never had sick on that scale before! So we both had showers, and I did the cleaning and washing throughout the night in between Evie's feeds.
She seems ok today after sleeping til 9 and has eaten so fingers crossed that's it. We were supposed to be going to a Michelin starred restaurant later but cancelled the inlaws coming to baby sit as I'd hate to pass it on. I suspect it'll be beans on toast instead. Hey ho. Feeling pretty fed up though and v restricted at the moment.

Running wise I've been on the treadmill twice this week and run outside twice. Did some good intervals out on weds. Hoping to get out later for the sake of my mental health!!

I also had an eff it moment earlier (thanks jt!) and booked a holiday in may to Crete. We'd been talking about it and hubby had the time off so thought what the heck and booked. It looks lovely and great for kids- can't wait.

Good news on the run cm...hope you have another good one later. When are you at legoland?

Really sad about your friends baby hoggle. I can't bear to think how they must feel. So sad. (())

Grr, on iPhone and haven't read back... What else? Hope poor lies are better camlo and caro and big boo to bullies.

Glad injuries seem at bay for lotte, mm and cc. Long may it last. Hope your kids get off the island lotte. V frustrating.

Off to watch tangled now...the joys!!
22/03/2013 at 15:03
Cross posts !! Glad calf feels ok and Breton being outdoors. I've not stepped outside all day and leila is still in pjs!
22/03/2013 at 15:13

Fab news CM and Lotte. Is that everyone off the bench? Dare I jinx it?

Can't run today Camlo. Hubbie left the house at 6am and won't be back till gone 7pm. Not going out then on a friday night. I need wine tonight  and I would like to see hubbie too!! As it is I had to do my dreadmill session at 7.45pm last night once got boys into bed as hubbie was out. So can't face it tonight. Would rather get up early and run tom. If I can't fit in the 2nd one tom not too bothered, only 4 miles easy.

Need a full rest day after a high mileage week and sore legs too. Cold water in the swimming pool has helped though  and got away with the walk to church and and back. Not too bad just windy. Lovely easter service and sophie loved all the singing and play acting!!

Boo to all the poorlies. How is Eric Caro?

I have another interview for the job I got a telephone for but can't make the day they have asked for as noone to have the kids at 4pm (rubbish time hey!) as it would take me 45 mins to get there and back again too!!

Also another interview for different job on weds when I do have childcare!! Scarey stuff!

Annoying about the boat Lotte. Guess you just have to set their expectations?

22/03/2013 at 15:35

i am hoping that's me off the bench, but am going to take it very VERY slowly. lots more jumping, stretching and calf raises / lunges etc to consolidate the recovery. may try a walk and little jog again tomorrow but am not going to push it. i'm so unfit now anyway that i won't be able to do much!

argh to sick, anj. yes - there is a spectacular amount of vomit that can come out even when they haven't eaten. poor lamb. my two are very sanguine about vomit. i remember i used to get very upset about it as a kid  but my 2 don't. having had really bad D+V here for a few weeks, i can now say vomit isn't a problem for me, but diarrhoea - EVERYWHERE - is. once they come out of nappies at night (and especially with J who doesn't wear anything to bed) nocturnal diarrhoea (in beds / down bunk bed ladders, up walls, all over floor, all over shoes) - oh god...

we are in legoland on mon / tues. can't wait. supposed to be chilly but dry. you are nearby aren't you anj?

yay to interviews, MM. can you reschedule the one you can't make? oh and i would rather get up early and run than do a dreadmill run!

22/03/2013 at 16:48

WE have the same weather then Lotte I think - absolutely baltic, don't envy the John Muir activity day at all, much as I love the great outdoors. Am mighty glad today is a rest day and did long run yesterday.  Great to hear leg seems OK, but boo to the travel plans and the weather.

MM - fab news re the interviews, not so much a 4pm time though - that's just plain silly!!  And a great treadmill session too.

Boo to the poorlies thoug, that sounds grim Anj and not what you need to deal with along with a wee baby to feed as well. Hope the rest of you stay clear though. Well done on running, great effort

So do some of you start Easter hols next week then? We don't finish until next Thurs.

CM - fab news re the calf, don't knock a 0.6 jog, just think, a couple of weeks ago you were despairing of running at all!!!

And definitely yay to 'just' a £220 bill for car. My car has 145,000 miles on it and has just had a service and MOT and cost us £1500 , watching hubbys bonus pouring down the drain already!!

I guess I am half on half off the bench. Running despite the niggles. Was pleased with yesterdays 15 after 10.5 the day before. Worked out why my quads felt mashed though when I met the friend who ran first half of the 10-miler with me - ran up the tower in the forest, and back down again - so that's where I'll be doing future hill training!!!

Rest day today. Making madam's birthday cake and stuff. Really hope we get a dump of snow tonight and I have legit excuse to escape orienteering tmrw morning - not a local one - about 60 mile round trip for half an hour of competition - in Aberlour - which is a lovely place in Spring but could do without it tbh. Have S's bday party in afternoon - 8 friends round for a copule of hours of party games etc, and we have another rugby tournament on Sunday. aaaagh!

Hubby drove home last night, was convinced he might not get out of Birmingham on his flight today with the weather warnings, although probably would have been fine, but nice to have him home late last night.

Tired kids today - had family ceileigh with school yesterday. Much fun but late night for school so all grumpy.  Roll on the holidays please!!

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 16:50
22/03/2013 at 17:21

Hoping so CM. Hubbie can work from home the week after Easter. I have suggested Thursday that week too as all three in childcare 9-3. He can't next week as he has big boss in and is driving all over the place to visit all the sites. He is away Weds night too.

22/03/2013 at 17:36

yes, we finished for Easter today, cc. next thursday is late - that's maundy thursday!

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 17:37
22/03/2013 at 18:15
we don't break up until next weds so can't use my annual leave with the kids as we can't carry any over so have taken days off this week but will be stuck for childcare in the holidays, gggaaah.
22/03/2013 at 18:48
No still on the bench MM - will be here for quite some time I fear!
Weather sounds horrible over there - am I right in thinking March was hit last year then crap summer? Maybe other way round this year?!
Hope poorly little ones improve - dreading voms and distress (spell check improved on the d word which I can't spell!!).
Looking forward to Easter - a couple of days at the farm and sis there too then a couple of days at home - hopefully sorting my veg garden. Back is weird, doesn't mind going that sort of stuff as sm mostly kneeling not standing.
Shame about the trip Lotte - do you get reimbursed?
22/03/2013 at 18:50

Yep finished today CC. Kids need it they are so tired...

22/03/2013 at 18:56
Jeez you guys are really being battered by the weather again! Global warming!!

Just wanted to say the Vicks suggestion was a hit in this house last night. On the chest and the feet and Max's cough was much better. Thank you to whoever suggested it.

Yikes to the vomming. Hope all the poorly little ones are better really soon.
22/03/2013 at 19:40
School doesn't finish here until next Thursday either. Doesn't seem 5 minutes since half term to me!

I had a call from the school nurse today to say that Isabelle can't see as well with one eye as she should be able to, and that they'll send off a referral to the eye hospital. No inkling of it from how she acts/reads etc, but the nurse said it could indicate a lazy eye - not sure how we'd manage to patch it if it comes to that, she's a nightmare with things like that. She also has one ear that doesn't hear as well apparently, but the nurse did say it was quite noisy and they're easily distracted so they repeat that in 6 weeks before making any referrals. She didn't say which ear it was but I am now having all sorts of worries about why she might have decreased vision and hearing on the same side!! On the plus side, she's on the 91st centile for height, at 115cm, and the 75th centile for weight - so tall and slim (like her father - hopefully she'll stay that way rather than like me!!).

He all the vomming settles soon. Feel we had our fair share of that before Christmas, it's just exhausting.
22/03/2013 at 19:51

Anj - bleurgh to the voms. Even after 3 kids and lots of puke I still find it hard to clear the stuff up without retching myself. Yuck. Hope poorly one is better today.

CM - yay to being off the bench. Nice and easy now remember!

Did a 14 mile run today which was peak mileage for my half training and also the furthest I've ever run in my whole life! Was a bit worried that I might struggle after having sports massage yesterday but legs felt so much better than they have on the last 2 long runs. Will definitely be going for more regular massages in the future! Hope I haven't peaked too early on the speed though, ran it a bit faster than expected at average of 8.35mm which surprised me as it all felt pretty comfortable.

Right, must get the big ones in bed so I can put my feet up with a well deserved glass of red .

Have a good weekend everyone! 

22/03/2013 at 19:55
Wouldn't worry too much Vixo. When j was in reception 30% of the class were referred for vision checks including J - who was absolutely fine when he was tested in hospital. It is normal for up to 50% of the class to be referred apparently. Quite a few were referred for both sight and hearing! One of J's friends who was already under hospital for vision was referred for vision again even tho he was already being treated! They did say that the kids find it difficult to concentrate. And the orthoptist we saw said she doesn't know why they bother doing the screening and don't just ship them all to the hospital!
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