Sorry to hear you had a rubbish sleep (or not) Meldy. Simon Callow in a Christmas Carol is quite a mouthful. I like him in some things but not in others but I think he would be fab in that.
Rowing in the garage sounds dreadful Des especially if there's no one to row with! Oh you mean the exercise sort of rowing not the argument sort of rowing, still doesn't grab me though! Is your mum's house really haunted? Or just feels like it is?
Chuggy, did you get all your heavy lifting done with Mr C? We still haven't ordered anymore gravel to finish what was started!
OH was lurgified on Monday, the sort where you need to be VERY near a toilet. Then Tuesday night I sort of came down with similar, shivery and felt like I could be sick but wasn't. Bad timing as I was going into work yesterday to make up the hampers for the raffle, wondering around 6 floors of the building selling raffle tickets and then going out on the team Christmas meal. Luckily I survived to achieve all that and made over £400 for the Lord Mayors charity, YoungMinds.
Right better get sorted for dealing with pre-schoolers, paint, glue and glitter. Busy day today as after that I have swimming, a bike ride meeting and aquarunning this evening.
Hello, remember me? I don't seem to get in here very often but keep up with some of the WAISTer antics on FB generally.
It was fabulous to eventually meet up with the legendary Chuggy in real life. Like she said it was such a muddle on the trains. What should have been a direct train from Rotterdam turned into three trains not counting the one that we were all sat on and they decided it wasn't going to Leiden after all and we ALL had to get off again, change platforms, wait a bit longer and get another train.
Chuggy introduced us to some traditional Dutch food and it was fabulous, simple, tasty and filling.
Missed parkrun this morning as we were disembarking from the ferry but never mind. Still doing a bit of running. Cycling to Hamm again next year with some disabled/special needs cyclists and if it comes right we are going on a leisure cycling holiday in September with some friends/colleagues.
I did enter the ballot for the London Marathon (no idea why tbh) but thankfully was turned down.
Must try to get in a bit more often and catch up properly.
Sorry to hear about your Dad JFF. We had a Humanist funeral for my brother and everyone said it was really lovely. I hope all goes well on Friday. ((((())))))
Daffs, I know what youmean about swimming and adult lessons. I keep trying to get info out of anyone who is anyway even remotely connected with swimming. I tok some lessons a few years ago but he was like the teacher you had. I could swim so he left me to it mostly. I thought he might have some clever ideas to help me improve my lousy front crawl (I'm quite good at the arms bit with a pullbuoy but not the legs bit).
I did my third triathlon on Easter Sunday (same one as the first two) but it was a PW. The girl who was in the same lane as me for the swim had finished the run before I started it! (But I'm not beating myself up about that).
I have my100th parkrun coming up on Saturday and in a Dragonboat team on 7th May. My youngest stepson is getting married on 10th July and the hen do is at York Races the day before I go on the (pared down) Hamm Ride. Thankfully I don't drink so that won't be a problem.
I'm a regular volunteer now at the local junior parkrun that is headed by Ellie so I see her most weeks.
Haven't read back far so hope you are all otherwise keeping well.