Last week was probably the hottest week to have been travelling Sue, at least you didn't feel the need to stand in lots of queues to see and do what you wanted to The 'street dwellers' are a sad consequence of this modern world; it is a great shame that we cannot direct their energies towards more meaningful employ to the benefit of all concerned.
I for one, often feel grateful for the fate that saw me born to the UK and not to so many other disturbed parts of our world. Life throws me spanners and is far from easy; I struggle to make a living (currently failing!) with out-dated equipment etc, and yet all these material things I whinge about, those living in the telephone box do not even have a roof over their heads, let alone a freezer and cupboards full of food.
Motorways are a problem if there are delays; once you are on the things, you cannot just turn off! - At least you made it back home safely; put your feet up now and recover from your holiday!
Sigh of relief; hay baled and carted before the rain - all safe in the barn now. Always a stress not knowing if my 30yr old kit is going to function as it should or have an 'episode'! Sad thing is, you can service all you like, but a breakdown will, by it's very nature, happen at the moment you need the kit!
Weather is turning cooler now and there is some rain on the way - plants and ducks will be happy to hear that
I expect Mrs RK is still in therapy Nutty!
Nice evening for walking Nutty, are you still doing the running, swimming and cycling?
Indeed, a wise move there Kev - 7 kids in one house would be one house to avoid!! Bit sad when it is harder to work from home than it would be to work in the office... I reckon Mrs RK would need a stiff drink after her shift!
Rain needs to hold off for one more day - baling tomorrow. Pity this hot weather is not going to hang around for one more day - the Jet Stream has given up it's valiant fight and is set to plunge south for the next couple of weeks - will give us unsettled weather to come.
We are doing the OMM Kev in October; it used to be the KIMM but I think the Karrimor outdoor equipment brand was sold off some years ago so they had to change their name - I still refer to it as KIMM; old habits! Somewhere in the Cheviots this year is all we are told at this stage. Only the fittest crazy types (like Nutty ) would run it all, we go out and have a good time - walk the bits going up and maybe run the odd bit on the level or going down
As it is Boff Jnr's first go, we are doing the short score event - this is great as you get given a selection of checkpoints that you can visit in whatever order you want (assuming you can find them!) saves a lot of hassle over difficult to find checkpoints that otherwise would disqualify you if you didn't find them.
I think are allowed five hours on day one and four hours on day two; we gain points for check[points visited - more points for the furthest checkpoints, and loose points for ever minute that we are over time. Last time Sweetie and I did a score event we finished with a nice healthy negative score!!
Good weather for outdoor swimming Seren - long may it continue as I cut our main hay field yesterday!
Half marathon still a bit too far for me on roads I think - maybe next year? Boff Jnr and I have signed up for another Mountain Marathon - Boff Jnr has never tried one of these and has been a few years since I had a go, so should be good fun. We have a couple of months to train him in the art of map reading and how to use a compass!
Hope you enjoyed the wedding Kev, was warm over in London at the weekend.
A big advantage there of digital cameras Nutty; imagine the processing costs for all those photos if we were still using 35mm film!