Posted: 31/08/2014 at 07:32
MF, good luck with your race!
Shades, sorry to hear about your injury. I know you like that race so hopefully you'll still get to do it.
I yesterday had a glimpse at what my life is going to be like in the near future. I was "invited" to a kid's birthday party with about 20 2 and 3 year olds. *shudder* ;) I say "invited". I tentatively said to my wife that I'd drop her off and come and collect her later (so I could get a bike ride in, m'lud), but she gave me "the look" and that was that. Ha ha, only joking; it was a nice afternoon with lots of cake to eat
I did get a ride in yesterday - somehow I've managed to "chip" my rear wheel rim so the brakes are rubbing under braking. A bit of googling suggests I can just file it down, and someone has confirmed that on here so I'll do that later and hope to get out for a ride later if I can.
The midwife made a home visit on Friday, which is normal so nothing to worry about. All is fine and Mrs Big G is doing well (she's suffering from sore hips though) and as she's low risk she has an option of what hospital to go to. From our house, there is a new birthing centre (Newton Abbot) 10-mins in one direction and the main hospital (Torbay) 10-mins in the other, but I think she's opting for the birthing centre as it seems nicer (she's ruled out a home birth). We're going to go and have a look around it today, as long as it's not in use....
Obviously she can change her mind on the day anyway, so nothing is set in stone It was just nice to know that as she's currently still deemed low risk she has the option. Options are good - I like options!