Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:10
I should have told you yesterday that when I woke up (late) the cold had gone. So I had it for 2½ days flat - that's what I call an answer to prayer.
I'm completely confused by all these new devices that seem to be proliferating. How can you possibly choose what would suit you best? I'm sure I'd wind up thinking that whatever I'd bought, I'd have been better suited by something else. So I'll stick with what I have.
Another thing that I don't understand is this "magic mile" idea you were all discussing a couple of weeks ago. I must have missed something because I don't know anything about it. Would it be of any use to me, a virtual non-runner?
I had a revelation just recently. Angela and I went out for a drink with our son one evening last week, as is our wont from time to time, and he asked me if I still intend to do the VLM when I'm 80 next year. I cringed and equivocated because I knew Angela was against the idea, as I thought. He was disappointed and said he'd been telling all his friends that I intend to do so. He asked if I'd applied and, expecting a tirade from Angela, I admitted I had, adding that I wasn't looking forward to the inevitable fund raising if I didn't get a ballot place. That's when I was surprised by Angela merely saying that's the bit she dreads, as though she's expecting me to go through with it. So how about that? Is the way now clear? Watch this space.