BIW – glad to hear your check-up went okay .. well done re outdoor swim but sorry to hear John has succumbed to a virus.
Red – Tetbury is nearby and I was told from friends there they entered ‘Britain In Bloom’ a few years ago, spent endless hours preparing then were upset with the judging process. They felt it was biased against them as winning seemed to depend on who you knew rather than how it looks. I hope your experience is better.
Columba – glad the lurgy is improving and you’ve been able to run.
HS – great photo (thanks – hadn’t seen it before). Strange re that ‘popping’ and the calf seeming to improve – hope that is the case.
My run on Wed went well – 4.5mls at 10:15mm pace which was purposely a bit faster than usual. I shall be heading out again in the morning and think it’s probably time I did some hill repeats.
I’m de-cluttering my desk draws and today I came across my autograph book. They were mainly from 1967 when they filmed “The Dirty Dozen” near where I lived as a child. I see I have Telly Savalas, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez and Donald Sutherland amongst others. I also appear to have Fred Titmus & Dennis Compton from when they played a charity cricket match in Tring. I did wonder if they might be worth something to someone so shall investigate.
HS – the navigator’s hat really is a fine piece of work. I wonder how many more attachments can be applied to it (there seems to be room for a few more!). Ah yes, the £50 fee for the hygienist (sigh..). Well done re another placing (2nd MV65+) .. great result!
Red – I’m not expecting to get much (anything?) for the first day covers – if I do it will be a surprise. Same goes for the stamps. In each case, I will need to check them in the relevant Stanley Gibbons catalogue (or similar). I guess these days it’s easier to get valuations as photos can be emailed.
Columba – sorry to hear you’ve brought a lurgy back with you.
I’ve entered the Ridgeway Run (my race number is 30 so I am obviously one of the early birds) and the hotel is booked for two nights. As I said to Mrs Wm earlier, I can book two nights because I no longer have to rush back on the Sunday ready for work the following day.
I had to take Mrs Wm to hospital in Bristol today (it was just a check-up and everything was okay) but it’s a ‘normal’ day tomorrow so I shall run in the morning and do some more de-cluttering then go and see my son in the afternoon.
Hello - back for my 'proper' catch-up and not cooking Sunday roast for a change!
Red - glad you feel better after a visit to Mary Massage lady. Although I studied massage/qualified in 2010 I haven't done it for several years - planning to refresh my massage skills now I am retired and have more time. Sorry to read you've had problems with dogs and got stung as a result. I have had similar problems on occasions in Cirencester Park - think in your situation I would have confronted those dog-owners to tell them how f*****g stupid and selfish I thought they were (sorry for ranting but am really annoyed on your behalf!!)
BIW - annoying about the non-appearance of the postcards.
HS - hope hygienist visit went okay. Sorry to hear about insect bites and calf problem but like your self-administered red-wine treatment I like the new attachments for the navigator's hat supplied by Red.
The de-cluttering continues apace - have re-discovered my stamp album and first-day covers album (both c. 1967-1970).
We were in Warwick yesterday - Mrs WM's son had asked for various items we were getting rid off. But he hadn't cleared it with his other half and her face was a picture when she found out the garage now contained a shredder she hadn't known about.
I hadn't managed to run since last Tuesday but just been out and done 7mls. It was lovely running in Cirencester Park - nice and quiet because (a) midweek (b) raining! Had to walk for a few minutes after 4mls but expected that tbh. Hope to get out again on Wed & Fri.
I've had an email to let me know entries are open for the Tring Ridgeway 10ml run in October - have done it for the last three years so must get entered and book the hotel.
Just a flying visit to shout "Hello" and let you know I'm still about. I managed to get out for a run on Tuesday but not been out since (been busy de-cluttering, visiting sons etc.). I won't be running this weekend - Mrs Wm and I went for a walk in Cirencester Park earlier on today and tomorrow we are off to Warwick to see her son and deliver some surplus stuff we no longer need that he has expressed an interest in. As we are visiting tomorrow I am currently cooking our Sunday roast this evening so I need to get on with that - will try and make a 'proper' visit on Monday. Bye for now ..
Well, as expected, cooking the Sunday roast took precedence over posting on RW (shameful isn’t it!) and been busy de-cluttering my study again today so thought I would pay a late-night visit ..
BIW – re quiet time at pool, we asked a similar question re golf. We were told tee-ing off around 12pm would be quieter and that was exactly the case last week. Will you be serving John his next meal accompanied by rice & peas then?
HS – I’ve promised Mrs WM I won’t be even thinking of playing bowls until we have moved and are settled into the new house (but still on tenterhooks at present as not exchanged yet). I use the “start slow and speed up” approach when racing – but glad your change to “start fast, keep going” proved beneficial.
Red – will you be posting a photo of the ‘improved’ navigator’s hat? Re de-cluttering, it’s proving easier as I go along and am getting into the swing of it.
Columba – I don’t mind running in the rain - the pavements tend to be quieter and I get wet anyway (from the inside out) so it makes no difference to me. Anyway, pleased to hear it was drier for you yesterday.
I did my 7ml route on Sunday – felt good all the way round and time was back to normal (around 75mins) after a few weeks when it had slipped to between 76-78 mins.
I shall head out for a run tomorrow then continue battling with the clutter in my study. Today’s discoveries were a time-planning system I used to use at work in the 90’s (dumped), lots of paperwork from our trip to Oz in 2007 (mostly dumped), lots of old negatives I thought I had lost (kept), some 24 exposure rolls of film (dumped) and my old red leather Filofax (handy size, looks nice, may still be useful so kept).