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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:01

Dads... if they're your own children, it is not 'babysitting'.


Calf Muscle tear - anyone had this 4 weeks away from marathon

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:35

+1 for all those suggesting you don't attempt to run again until completely healed, and then keep the mileage low.

I have a similar injury at the moment - I rested for 10 days; the calf felt absolutely fine after just 7, but on my first run out it popped again after only a mile.

I'm now giving it another 10 days to 2 weeks before running on it again.

Better to get to the start line, if a little less prepared than you'd like, than be out injured all together.

Best of luck!



ponytail hats

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:42

I also have a Nike beanie with a hole for ponytail.

It was a christmas present a couple of years ago, so no idea where it was bought from, but google turns up a few options.

Do you love pink running kit?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:54

I think I have just one pink top.

The rest of my kit is mostly black running shorts or tights, and tops in various colours - black, orange, green, read, blue, fluro yellow... All from women's ranges, so I've never felt constrained to pink.

Maybe it depends what ranges you buy from; mine tend to be Nike or Adidas but, as it happens, my one pink top is New Balance.

Running at 'ridiculous' times of night

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 17:08

I often run very late, for the same kind of reasons as you Nell3 - Quite common for me to run in the evenings at 9.30 or so.

And next week I'll be in America with work... 'tummy troubles' (if you know what I mean), make it difficult to run early morning before my meetings; then in the evenings I'll have to go and eat with colleagues, meaning I can't get my run in early in the evening as I'd prefer... so I expect to be running at 10pm or later. My body clock will be all over the place!

I've just had a sandwich for lunch

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:31

Slightly late lunch for me... Heinz tomato soup and a crusty roll.

The bowl is still on my desk, I probably should take it to the dishwasher in a moment.

£9000 a year too much for a degree?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 14:04

Surely what makes some of these careers heroic is that, even though they have a pretty good idea of what they'll face, they still choose that career (in part) to make the lives of other people better.

And for a paramedic, say, faced with something like a large road accident with multiple severe injuries, to have the strength of character to get on and get the job done in circumstances many people might find too traumatic.

What's with the massive video advert halfway down the threads?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:24

Blimey, that wasn't there yesterday was it?

 That's just taking the p*ss.

Lord Rennard (vs Clegg)

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 16:46

I can't find the quote now (in a BBC article yesterday, and presumably others also), but it sounds like Rennard had attempted to offer an apology along the lines of "Sorry if I inadvertently did something that offended you...".

This is what people are suggesting here that he does and it does seem fairly reasonable (though I still don't think he should be forced / expected to apologise).

However, it seems the woman wouldn't accept an apology along those lines; she said something like... nothing short of a full and specific apology will do.

What she actually wants is "Sorry I did [that precise thing you're accusing me of] that offended you."





New York hotels

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:07
Peter Everitt wrote (see)

Hi Mr Puffy - haven't been for a few years but always stayed at the Washington Square Hotel. Fantastic location on Washington Square at the top of Fifth Avenue in the heart of Greenwich Village. If you want to be in the bright lights and bustle of Times Square then this is not for you. But if you want to staying amongst a great selection of real American bars and restaurants (a visit to John's Pizza on Bleecker Street is a must) with great transport links to visit all the sights then this area is fantastic.


Can't recommend a hotel as I stayed in Brooklyn last time I was in NY, maybe a bit further out than you'd like, but can certainly vouch for Peter's suggestion regarding location... Greenwich Village is by far my favourite area of Manhattan.

Time before I stayed right by Grand Central station... great during the day but, except for Time Square itself, everything went dead after about 9pm.



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