Posted: Yesterday at 10:49
When I was at University in Hull back in the day I'm pretty sure the city decorations went up in late October.
My decorations will go up around the 14th-15th, although I do have an Advent Calendar on the go.
Gerard - Yes the Christmas lights here are really something. I will be here for Christmas; as much as I love going to England at this time of year, it is a lot of aggro and difficulttravel in dodgy weather. Once I've decided not to go, it's almost a relief. I organise the whole kit and caboodle here - if I didn't, we probably wouldn't have a Christmas at all.
I received another of those irritating "Ten Fatal Running Mistakes" thongs the other day, but a Spanish one. The usual no-stretching-before-running advice was there, but curiously so was "your longest run should never exceed 2 hours". This has always been the mainstay of the advice of the Spanish versión of the Runner's World rag, and I've always marvelled at it. I wrote back and wished them luck at Mile 22!
A lovely long Public Holiday weekend for me! Off til Tuesday, and Mrs. Ant has gone to see her sister in La Coruña til Monday. So the leg of lamb is slow-roasting in the oven as we speak, a decent bottle of red has been fished out if the extensive bodega here at Casa Ant, Season 5 of The Sopranos is ready to roll on the DVD, etc. etc.
I did my duty first, though, and got a steady 7-miler done @ 7:03mm. The weight is starting to drop, too.