Red, is being cyber-stalked by a freak perhaps an occupational hazard of being in the public eye from time to time (e.g. setting a new world record for the Guiness Book...)?
I suspect there's a lot of mental ill-health around.
Although I've seen hedge-trimmers recommended for trimming rose hedges, such as those made of Rosa rugosas, I stick to secateurs and "look for an outward-facing bud" when pruning my individually-placed roses. All of them were already in the garden when I arrived 8 years ago, although one beautiful deep red rose failed to survive a particularly cold winter.
Not totally on the scrap-heap, I hope? Some exercise you can still do (to help burn off the last few lbs of that 15 stone)? - Please stick with us, as you are full of useful information and good advice.
Couldn't help laughing at Mick's prediction that he is going to be outvoted on everything during a solid 2 days travelling to the Bay of Fundy. You can either resign yourself to it, Mick, or decide on a few items that you feel you really must win, and dig your heels in firmly over them, and give way on everything else. Who is doing the driving? And who is paying for the petrol (or diesel, or whatever).
Hilly and windy - Graham, you are indeed tough. I don't avoid hills (that would be difficult, round here), don't like cold winds but will put up with them, and avoid mud. Except when out X-C with the running club and find they're all squelching through a squishy field and I have no choice.
Hope to fit in another parkrun while in London over the Christmas period. Have so far done Burgess Park, Finsbury Park and Greenwich.
I'm very happy to run on my own, but appreciate the new places the club has taken me to, mainly off-road, in places I'd probably get lost in or just not attempt for fear I would get lost if I did.
I was seven when I rumbled Father Christmas, and this was solely because he wrote me a note to go with a present, and I recognised my father's handwriting. But I pretended I hadn't rumbled him, because I so much looked forward to opening my stocking on Christmas morning.
2.22 miles early this afternoon, wrapped up warm because of the cold wind. And fell asleep later, entirely without meaning to.
Matsmum - if she's made the national news, I should think she will be having nightmares, if not sleepless nights, indeed! Maybe she could have let the children in gently by saying "Who is Father Christmas, really" and telling them the legend of St. Nicholas.
(You can appreciate the line her reasoning may have taken, though: if the Church appears to believe that Father Chirstmas is real, then when they are older and find out he isn't, what are they going to think about the other things the Church seems to have accepted as "real"? - our parish priest wisely never mentions father Christmas. Shepherds, yes; angels, yes; gold, frankincense and myrrh, yes; FC, no. Though one year he did print out "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" in the Newsletter, in Latin.)
Bursitis sounds grim, but if you're going to be back running again in the near future, the news must be basically good!
My cold is not entirely better, but now better enough for me to be quite sure I'm winning. Hoping for a little run tomorrow. Thank you for asking, TE.
That sounds quite appalling, your daughter being left behind by the running club she'd just joined.- and WtnMel's experience also. Apart from anything else, surely they have a responsibility for the runners they include in their runs? I am often left behind for a short time, but the others wait, and/or someone circles back and runs with me for a while. And if someone's not planning to do the complete run, the run leaders always want to know, so they know who they should be looking out for, and who they no longer need to be looking out for.
WtnMel, on "Fetch" I am mostly on the 700 mile thread. 700 miles seems a reasonable distance for the year, and besides there are some extremely amusing people who contribute to the thread, always worth a few laughs. Do you use a different name for Fetch, or the same one?