Ooh get you CC, wearing men's underwear! I get a bit of chafing now and then, particularly with short shorts, and I find longer shorts don't chafe. After it's happened, I find talcum powder is good to stop the stinging.
Nice to hear from you too Sonya and thanks for asking but I'm still not well. I've had two lots of blood tests (first lot came back "normal"). I haven't had the results from the second round. I'm assuming they are also "normal" cos they ring you up if there's something amiss. It's impossible for me to get to see a doctor as you either have to queue upside at 8am or ring at 8.30, both of which co-incide with the school run. I have complained that it isn't very parent-friendly and but they say I can always speak to the duty doctor (on the phone), or make an appointment (for which there is a three-four weeks wait). I still manage to run (which is more than you can do, so I can't complain) but only very slowly at the moment. I'm starting to get a bit fed up with it!
When's the Lairig Ghru race CC? It's a cracker of a route - I'd love to do the whole thing (as a walk) but you need someone with a car to pick you up the other side and it's a LONG way round.
Vixo I like the boyfriend story. The mother of one of LB's classmates told me that her little girl had said that she was going to marry LB (which he later confirmed). Not long after, he told me that he had decided to marry Henry (his best friend) instead. At least nowadays with gay marriages I don't have to tell him that that wouldn't be possible!
Oh, and Kinsey, I'm pleased you've put Martha's saddle up. It's good if you can find a big flat expanse of tarmac to practise steering (figures of eight are good) and braking. Until they've got those two things mastered, it's a bit of a worry!
Well I'm glad I've got a boy as girls do seem to be worse for playground politics. Having said that, there was a boy in LB's class last year whom LB liked (but I didn't). He would be friends one minute then he'd say things like "I'm never going to play with you again". I was very relieved when they decided to split them up this year as LB now has some much more reliable friends. I have noticed that the playground politics often starts young when the child has older siblings and seem to learn the techniques of control and domination from them.