(((Podds and DG))) tough decision, you must do what you feel is right.
Chuggy, it's great to hear how well Monty is settling down.
(((Coco))), the travelling will soon be over and you can get down to business.
Tubbs, those ickul ponies are soooooo sweet! Hope that they get on well with Megs.
Larry, Ozzie sounds a real characeter, just right for you.
It rained hard this morning but it feels quite muggy now and there is some thunder rumbling around. It would be nice if it cleared and the promised rain didn't happen tomorrow. Never mind, can't be helped.
Great race report Ma'am! I'm afraid that I, too, laughed at the Hi5 incident. I know you hadn't been able to put in as much training as you would have liked but it looks as undertraining, moving house, calling off an expected event, getting bitten by a cat, taking antibiotics and taking on an IM distance at short notice all add up to a shiney PB. Just think what next year will bring!
(((Coco))) pah! to difficult colleagues!
(((Pods and DG))) I think you are allowed to be a touch self-absorbed at the moment. Yums is right, the donor site for the skin graft tends to be the most painful bit (as Mr Chuggy will attest).
Noggy, what a shame that fave has managed to spoil your plans, even in her absence.
Tubs, the ponies sound adorable, can't wait for the photo's.
Wise words Cheesy, I know that wisdom did not come easily.
Hello and welcome NL and Lisa. There is no such thing as 'too slow' here, we range from ex-runners (of whom I am one) through people making come-backs right through to a multiple iron-man completer, so where-ever you are, you will fit right in.
(((Snaily))) you don't have to rush this decision, the time will come when things will fall into place and you will know what path you want to take (or, maybe, which one you don't want to take).
(((Podds and DG))) I can imagine that houndies might have problems with wound healing, I have everything crossed for your handsome lad.
Noggie, what a lovely idea to use the rings of the bride and groom's fathers. When is the wedding, I know it's not long now?
Spence, sounds like hard times for some of your friends. As if they haven't suffered enough!
Coco, you are clearly reaping the benefits of the 'new' job. Just think how unsure you were at first, and how quickly you have settled down!
Glad to hear that Monty continues to settle
Very quiet day here, slept very badly and had to get up for plumber so am feeling very , not helped by the fact that the temps are still up in the high 20s. It's due to rain at the weekend though, just in time for the aquagym BBQ (same thing happened last year, lovely sunshine up to the day, then rain)
(((Meldy))) can't understand why you are tired. After all, you had a lazy weekend
(((Yums))) I agree with Larry that you are more likely in need of TLC than the harribert.
(((Larry))) how frustrating that you have picked up an infection just as you were doing so well. Don't try to hurry the recovery, that is more likely to set you back than do you good.
(((Podds and DG))) I suspect the time will pass more slowly for you than him.
Great race report, thanks MC! I always like the idea of open water swimming. The reality is a different thing..
Noggy, thanks for the translation. You are quite right to point out that many people in this area make their living from the grockles so they are not unwelcome. As Dragon said, it's good to get out and about in own area and enjoy the things that make other people visit. There are worse ways of spending time than sitting on the quay in the sunshine eating chips
Coco, I'm glad to hear that the arrangement have been made and hope that everything goes according to plan.
Welcome Monty, he sounds a darling!
DL, you will have provided an oasis of happiness in the Laddo's life, I'm sure that will stay with him whatever his future brings.
Took Cleo to the V E T this morning, just routine stuff like booster jabsand flea treatment. Unfortunately, she is playing host to a legion of the little biters Just short of £100 for that .
Then did a sluggie with MS, managed to find a quiet few minutes although every where is heaving! Temps up to 27C again and school holidays have started which is not a combination likely to result in peace and quiet anywhere.