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Sunday 21st December 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 23:30

Swim and curry night

Cars - Astra Teintop or Vw Eos reviews

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 22:21
booktrunk wrote (see)

Will reconsider the Focus and the Megane is still on the horizon, but.... One of the things is the astra / eos I think both split into more parts and seem to have less of a lump above the drivers head compared to the megane. 

Don't touch the Renault.

Ask anyone who has ever had a Renault. Or anyone who has ever spoken to someone who has driven a Renualt. They don't work 100% when they come out of the factory, and they deteriorate from there.
(I've just spent £650 on a Clio that's worth £1500. It was worth shit all without the wiring repair)

Strictly 2014

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 22:14

Nope, the two best dancers were Frankie and Caroline.

If you don't like Kevin, you just don't like Hull. Wind up.

Simon's Argentine Tango was such a shock the first time, but you can't shock the same thing twice. It was just as good though, and there were a few extra eyebrows.

In my humble opinion, I really didn't know whether Caroline or Frankie should have won, but would have been disappointed if Simon did.

Time for a new bike

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 20:44

Tattooed, surely Tredz can help you. They seem to have plenty of stuff.

(I am in a different area, BUT..)
Personally, I was seeking a bike well under £1000. Choice of Cannondale or Specialized. Having bought the spesh, I'm quite happy. It'll take me as far as my first carbon. I don't accept mechanical issues if I'm buying a bike for the price of a car. Minimum specification is upgraded wheels, and Shimano Taigra, preferably 105.
I've enjoyed riding the Specialized Black Belt tyres, others have mentioned different tyres, (Conti)  I've yet to try them. 


Saturday 20th December 2014

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 19:58

Swim this morning, in the D Lloyd at Liverpool. Very nice. Only time for 3/4 mile but that makes rather a lot of swimming sessions for a runner.

350 miles driving this weekend, and it's only Saturday.  G&T now.

Thursday 18th December 2014

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:20

Lyrics, yes. Alehouse chooses yet more cheese. Ironically, I thought this one had died and been thankfully forgotten, but it turned up on Radio 2 a week ago.

Work in Banbury today, with a mad drive cross country to get home. Arrived at exactly the time the car mending man did, so I spend two hours helping him replace the rat's nest of wires that modern cars seem to need. Some clippy thing was a different shape, so another part is needed. HARRUMPH.

However, I did manage to get out for a 6.6 mile rat run. A neighbour spotted me, so I made it look like I was moving efficiently and quickly. Once you've started something it's hard to quit. So I  did the run at a good Medium pace. I'm still naked until Christmas. No pace, HR, distance or even time. I do know that I got a workout.

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:37

If your daughter's only doing GCSE then you must have taken a long time to discover the facts of life CD.


(Why does that sound so wrong?)

Wenesday 17th December 2014

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 11:03

Voluntarily got up to go for a swim. 2500m in 61 mins. I must have lost the plot somewhere, because I was going ok earlier on in the session. Clearly I've not been practising. Blame the cold that I'm getting over.

So, not content with cross training injuries on a MTB, Gobi is now going to die at roller blade hockey.

lyrics, yup. not much chance of it darn sarf today though.

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 23:03


Swimming for the middle age newbie.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 23:02

Hello Minni
Like you said- lots of familiar faces. I started front crawl after the age of 50. Progress has been continual, and the times have gradually improved, as the technique has improved. I don't think that OW is worth the aggro until the temperature is at least into double figures. But then again, I always did feel the cold.


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Care to join me? 
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How long to fix? 
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Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time 
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She's taking me places I never should have been 
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I thought inflation was under control? 
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High Intensity Interval Training 
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Am I thick, or just intellectually challenged? 
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Sunday 15th December

I was twenty one years when I wrote this song 
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14/9/2014 Fantastic new location.  
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Saturday 19 October 2013

Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on 
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Wheel wanted for turbo

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