Sorry its been a week since my last visit (see below for my excuses!).
Exhausted - I enjoyed correcting the Independent journo. I wasn't surprised to see this week they didn't make any mention their own error! I have my ipod on 'shuffle' and every now and then a track comes on that takes me back to my 'yoof'.
HS - glad to hear so many turned up for last week's club run despite the gales.
Red - I had an afghan coat during my 'weekend hippy' phase in my late teens - can't remember when I got rid of it. HS mentioned flares and clogs as well - my flares are long gone but I recently found the clogs again when we moved house a few months back.
BIW - as we've discussed before, I can listen to most types of music but like you, modern jazz leaves me cold. Margaret has been making xmas cakes and puddings recently and has been feeding them booze!
Have had a busy few days as mentioned above. Lunch with friends, a vineyard & wine-tasting trip, visiting family, playing golf .. and today, fixing Margaret's laptop Outlook stopped receiving Hotmail messages and I've spent all day on it. I eventually tried re-installing Outlook and took the option to do a 'repair' instead - and now the messages are arriving okay. However, we are now getting two copies each time (sigh...)
I did manage to fit in three runs in the last week - just some quick 3/4ml tempo runs around town as that's all I had time for!
HS - yes, the recovery disks are backups. If the hard drive crashed, you could use them (6 dvds) to re-install Windows 8.1 and the pre-loaded software. It did it all for me - I just had to click where necessary and load a new dvd every 30 mins. I had an email reply from the Independent saying "Oops - well spotted, bad mistake on our part". I would assume they will cancel your club session tonight due to the forecasted high winds.
Red - glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and your voice is putting in an appearance again.
I've just been out for a run. I repeated the 3ml route I did last Tuesday and pushed the pace along again (10.33 9.29 9.43). The wind was starting to get up and there was a bit of drizzle in the air. Now back home and waiting for the wind and rain to arrive.
Red - (rubs cheek from virtual smack). Joking aside, I hope you recover your voice soon.
BIW - love the fact your dogs recognise where they usually get out of the car. Mmmm .. beer casserole.
HS - well done re your race result (despite those conditions) and (hopefully) getting some bling in the post! The only prizes I've ever been in with a chance of winning have been 'spot' prizes - mind you, I've never won any of those either.
Exhausted - in Saturday's Independent a journo was praising vintage rock 'anoraks' who correct various errors. He mentioned a couple of recent things the BBC had got wrong. I turned the page to see an article about Scarlet Page (Jimmy Page's daughter) and how when she was growing up, various famous rockers would drop by including Jeff Beck and Stevie Winward. I took great delight in emailing him today to point out their own error!! Re old music, I remember my Dad being off work and when I got home he told me he liked the Santana 'Abraxas' album he had been playing - I like to think it was the cover probably caught his eye at first!
RF - lets' hope HS will be able to emulate your exploits now he's in the MV70+ category.
At the weekend I managed to create some recovery disks for Margaret's laptop (had needed doing but had been putting it off). While that was chugging away I was downloading map updates for the satnav on my desktop (multi-tasking .. gasp!). Each job took around 3 hours but they're done (phew).
I was out again today so no running for me - the plan is to go out again tomorrow morning.
Red - I'll do whatever Margaret (Mrs WM) tells me to do with the leaves! Sorry - but chuckled at the Darth Vader comparison.
Matsmum - 10mls is a target I've set myself but I'm not training for any races so I'll just build up gradually. Your story about shopping with daughters is why I invariably go shopping on my own - I see what I'm looking for, I buy it and head home.
BIW - re my comment above to Matsmum, I obviously need to have a word with John! Well done re the early bird swimming.
Red - I see I need to have a word with Mike after I've spoken to John!! Tried a hot toddy yet?
HS - good luck for Sunday.
BIW - re Children In Need, it's Dermot O'Leary who is taking over from Terry Wogan for tonight.
The stuff from PC World arrived at lunchtime but I also had to wait for an Amazon delivery and that didn't turn up until 5pm. As I missed yesterday's run and we're busy on Sunday I did my weekend 'long' run today. Only 6.5mls but further than before. It was wet and windy first thing but I managed to get out and complete my run during one of the sunny interludes - ahhhh, smug mode!
Forgot to add .. assuming the PC World delivery is early enough in the day I'll be able to go out for a run later. I'm still waiting for the email that's supposed to tell me when the delivery will take place!