Yums, looking at your sister's message from a slightly different perspective, it sounds like she has stepped down a peg or two ie she is not ready yet but it sounds like the door is slightly ajar rather than slammed shut now. You've done all you can so you are the better person in all this.
Sluggie, the weekend sounded interesting. We went on a murder dinner for a friends 50th a few years ago which sounds quite like a reduced version of your weekend. A lot of the clues were ambiguous so could have been anyone.
Well done on getting out Snaily, even with the snot monster in tow.
Pippi, that's good to hear that a stately home has 'dressed up' in a different era.
Meldy, good gracious, you need to work to chill from your leisure hours.
Im a bit disappointed that the tri results still aren't out. We had an email today saying sorry but the bank holiday put a spanner in the works, rubbish, other races etc have managed it. They knew it was a BH when they set it up, doh!
Morning, hope everyone has survived their OD of choccy/asparagus/dog biscuits etc. I have finally read back and can remember that Nogs is or will be corrupt, DL is a painted lady, Spence has been out for a dump, Meldy is packing it in and there has been an influx of new people over the weekend. All welcome of course.
The tri went really well but all my nerves were about transitions and where does what have to be left. I swam in my tankini and changed into full cycling gear (In a cubicle). I was glad of it as it started sleeting at the highest point (which we had to go through twice). I have never done a brick session before so the change from cycling to running made me wonder if I would do it but but I did. I even managed to overtake a few people. The support from onlookers and other participants was fantastic. I did the 400m swim in something like 7mins 52 but the rest of it I aren't sure about yet certainly within 1.5 hours altogether which I was hoping for (14.5k bike and 5k run).
As I did 3.5 hours kayaking on Friday, park run Saturday and the little tri yesterday I'm having a rest day today apart from wandering around a car boot sale.
Yums, I made it through Lent with no choccy, sweets or cake and I feel the same as you. I 'demanded' an Easter Egg after the Tri but a bit scared that I might not be able to stop after that. Hopefully no-one elses chocolate will be hanging around and I aren't going out to buy more.
Welcome Andrew, work at it slowly and you will get there for sure. We have nearly all been huffers and puffers and some of us still are.