Nicky - as I work in academia, I automatically assume that when someone is posting a pic of their lab it is white-coat and test-tube related. I had to read your post twice before realising you probably mean a dog!
Welcome to lobbit and Andrew - you'll find a room full of nutters and lots of tea and coffee here. But the good news is that we don't bite Most of us can't run fast either but that's another story....
We have just been to Car Giant to look at new(er) cars as I'll be driving to work on a daily basis with the new job (for the first time in 11 years ). We didn't buy anything but it has started the conversation about what we want and what we can afford. Unsurprisingly there is a chasm between the two!
And I am off to pack boxes of stuff from my home-office that can go into my new office. What an exciting life at the moment!
I drank too much wine last night and plodded this morning Just under the 2 miles prescribed by the physio and my hip feels fine at the moment. I think I might be giving up the wine though - I don't sleep at all well after drinking even just one glass and it spoils the next day. I'm figuring that the run this morning would not have felt so hard if I hadn't had half a bottle of red wine last night of course.
[waves to Andrew and Noo]
go go FP
Hope everyone else is okay. It looks like I am packing some boxes today for the great office move and helping MrC mend some things that have broken round here - like the toilet and the telephone. We're having a bit of a time of the reverse-Midas touch at the moment.
Well park-runned Daffs and Yums - really great times both of you.
Larry - glad that things are getting better for you.
Chugs - sounds like a really lovely if somewhat hectic weekend. The restaurant in Leiden sounds delightful. Take it easy with your r/w but you too have worked hard at your recovery from injury so I hope it goes well for you.
I am feeling a lot better today thanks to you all for your support and kind words. It means the world to me to be able to let off a bit of steam here and get support from people who really understand. I treated myself to a gorgeous pair of bright red shoes to match a jacket for work so feeling bright and positive again