Morning all. Hope it's sunny and warm in WAISterland---by this time in the year we all need it! (Here we have sun, but still cold wind: 'twas 8 C this morning
Sluggie, I hope yesterday went well and it was a peaceful and consoling observance. Big hug to MS: no matter how old they are, or how unwell, you can't really prepare for the way it feels to lose your mum.
Meldy, between the bitch shifts and the training your life is a little bit spicy at the moment, isn't it?!? Our very own hero
Pippi, well done you for the collecting!! But is is surprisingly hard to do, and as you said, you don't collect nearly as much as the effort deserves. I think people feel that between taxes and the big emergency pushes (like Nepal) they have done enough. But just knowing you cared enough to do it will have inspired some people. Sounds like you had a brilliant time in Liverpool by way of reward, though! That organ must be just amazing.
FarFar, glad you're back out there It never takes you long! But I hope you will still be getting a bit more elbow room in other parts of life.
Lovely time with friends yesterday, different part of the country (south of the Garonne). Took nearly 2 hours each way, but such a lovely drive. Now off to the bright lights: Mr C dropped his iPhone and smashed the screen But as C3 pointed out, it's so old that the deposit on a new one is the same cost as having thing one repaired. Now the interesting bit: what French words related to mobile phones will I need???? My school somehow talked about the pen of my aunt a lot more than electronics!!
Sorry Podds, missed your post earlier. I never realised your life was populated by quite such colourful characters---you sound like are running something closer to A&E than to GCSE!! I hope your drinks cupboard at home is well supplied, at least.
Meldy, good call on tonight's running group. At some point even you need to relax and sleep a bit, don't you?!?
(((((Sluggie)))) Will be thinking of you and the family tomorrow. I hope it is peaceful, comforting and the way you (and she) would like it. xxx
Right, time to go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire! Sleep tight all xx
FarFar, resting is GOOD! Glad you're able to do a bit of it now and then.
Yums, shame about the moonlight flit, but it was a good call: being left chugging along by yourself in the dark would be no fun. Besides, cake is always a good option
DL, your life sounds like those mad people who see how quickly they can whiz through every station on the underground! Hope at least the weekend will give you a bit of time off. Gets a bit grim spending most evenings by yourself in a hotel somewhere.
Sluggie, none of us have great weather at the moment, but you seem to be living in a little pocket that is attracting all the worst of of what's going around----seems like weeks since you had a nice day. And after the sad and tiring time you've had, a little sun and warmth would surely be welcome. I hope they will arrive soon!
Now that Noggy is indeed back in the saddle I hope he will wander back in here soon. No doubt Meldy will be prepared to overlook his truancy this time, in the circumstances!
I didn't mean to inaugurate the Great Chutney Debate I didn't think the fruit was flavourful enough to be much good in jam on its own, so the chutney was just a wild shot in the dark. I'll tell you in 6 weeks whether it worked or not! I briefly considered cherry brandy, but a) we don't have any brandy b) we don't drink brandy so not much point. However, I am duly reproved and if there are enough cherries for another go next week, I will be good and make jam
Monty and I made our 4 mile round again this morning---bit by bit, I'm gaining on that hill And Monty is really good now: at first I was constantly afraid he was going to tearing off, dragging me behind him, but he chugs right along with me now. (Just have to hold him back cos he can go faster than me! Off tomorrow to see friends who live nearly 2 hours south of here, never been down that way so it will be fun, and we are taking Monty. Haven't taken him to someone else's house like this before so fingers crossed he's on his best behaviour!
You're resting, FarFar??? How brilliant---I didn't realise you knew how to do that! Gosh, hope it means you really ARE having a bit of time to yourself
Daffs, what a stonkingly good effort by the Family Daffy! You should all be most proud of yourselves and each other. Such a great effort for a great cause. Hats off to you all!
Yums, have to say a head-torchlit run through the woods sounds just amazing! Tho I'm sure I would see all the roots just too late and fall on my face Hope it's as brilliant as it sounds.
Awww, DL, how nice for everyone that you've made contact with the Turkish neighbours. Must be really nice for FC6 to be able to socialise in a way where things are familiar to her. Imagine the neighbours must be pleased to be able to help too. And leaves you free to drink coffee and run
Meldy, I think you were more than entitled to feel a tad tired and grumpy by last night, after about 72 hours during all of which you were either training or working!! Hope you had a nice evening off and got some sleep.
Market this morning, and have just picked a load of cherries from the tree in the meadow. They are nice, but not very strong-flavoured, so I'm considering making cherry chutney (yep, seems to be such a thing!) instead of jam. Whaddaya reckon??
Well done again that Spence! (And if you keep going with Craig, your times should be even more glorious!)
Awww, Sluggie, the last thing you need right now is computer problems. Especially as they are never comprehensible. I hope you can find someone to take a look at it for you and see if they can work out what's wrong. Is SB due for a visit any time soon?
I apologise to Sluggie and any other non-tea-ly inclined WAISters, but for the rest of us, it's really important, so my hydration levels are looking better than they have for a long time
When is Podds off to the land of yodelling and edelweiss?