Our school dinners are horrid - and after trying them when we went in for a Mother's Day lunch - I stopped Z having them at the start of the next term: tinned carrots, frozen roast potatoes, pre-sliced 'beef' - yeuch - and that was on a day when they should have been trying hard to make a good impression!
Great news on the scan JT - don't worry about consultant visits, in my experience they were like a midwife appointment with a bit of extra chat. Most stressful is having to go to the hospital for them - and all the associated messing about / never running to time / getting parked that goes with that!
Lotte - where does your foot hurt? I am currently a foot expert, what with my bunion and partially torn plantar plate (according the first article google gives you "common in middle aged women..." ahem!). Too hot to run at the moment (for me) so haven't been doing any, plus the dog is hobbled (again) so my foot doesn't hurt so much - but I'm having to consider some surgery I think. It's just the idea of being off my feet and on crutches for at least 3 weeks - how on earth am I supposed to manage that??
I picked a good time to see what was going on in here then ............. big, huge, massive congrats EF, so chuffed for you . In the interests of your financial health (no suggestions for your mental state ) may I suggest buying tests in bulk from somewhere like this: http://www.homehealth-uk.com/medical/pregnancy-tests.htm you can buy 50 for £20
JT your race report brought a tear to my eye. You did so well keeping going. Well done.
EF - you are funny
Clarendon is mixed or same sex teams it says, prizes for each. Let's do it. And I'm in for a trip to Scotland next year. Am off for a weekend in October to 'FitnessFiesta' at camber sands - can't wait - but I think that'll be my leave chits used up for a while
Sonya - I will enter pilgrims too. Did you do it?
Apols for my brevity - I am always on my phone looking at the moment and I just can't remember everything or scan back easily and then my fat fingers make typing sooooo annoying!
Oh no Karen! Is easily done unfortunately - I slipped down the stairs once and ended up with one of the bannister rail things between 2 of my toes. Split it from the top of my foot, between the toe and under my foot. Had to have it stitched at A&E (the doc did a good job considering it was quite awkward) and that stopped me running for a while!
(apologies for the gruesomeness of that story).
JT - hope you get some support for Ted - I guess at least you have some diagnosis so you can work with that.
SonyaB - do the Pilgrim half, it is really nice, not crazily hilly - very scenic, lots of water stations with biscuits and jelly babies and - last year - we got a medal, t-shirt and a buff type thing. Brilliant
Clarendon Marathon is 7th October - I'm up for the relay if anyone else fancies it? info here - team of 4.