Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:07
Eek, far too much to catch up on. Have read back but pretty much forgotten everything!
CC, sounds like a fab time away - am envious! I used to do loads of abseiling and absolutely loved it - even when I once got stuck under the overhang of a cliff because rope got tangled and wouldn't go through karabiner, and no-one could hear me shouting because they were above the overhang. Was left dangling for about half an hour before someone realised I'd never reached the ground!
CM, what a nightmare day. I had a boss once who was so interested in me and my role that he didn't even turn up to the meeting to conduct my appraisal. He lives close to work and had gone home for a nap instead. I felt very valued and appreciated indeed ... not. All the more reason to congratulate yourself for making the right decision to get the hell out of there!
Yes, Kinsey - Kit is 7 on Thursday. Cannot believe it. I'm leaving work early on Thursday to pick him up from school and he's requested meatballs and tagliatelle for his birthday tea Taking him and 4 friends to see The Lego Movie on Saturday; must admit can't wait to see it either! Then to McD's for tea (I know, but we only go there once in a blue moon as a treat).
Lol at the knickers/bikini line conversation - wow, the topics of discussion really are plumbing new depths! I wear M&S microfiber 'boy short' style knickers and find them absolutely fine to run in. Do not like running knickerless though, find it uncomfortable and means I'd have to wash running tights/shorts after every run which I'm afraid I don't currently do. In colder weather they get worn 2-3 times depending on run distance ... I have no shame. In terms of the other, I trim and shave round the edges. Occasionally use hair removal cream round the edges if I want it to last longer but takes ages to work and I never have the time/inclination. Nuff said.
Caro, think you'll be fine on your half - don't focus on a PB, just on doing as well as you can on the day and in the conditions that day presents. What is your current PB? I have never run a flat half so think I could go quicker but am pleased that I'm still setting PBs at nearly 45 and have no current signs of knackered knees/hips/arthritis!
Hi to Pip and welcome. Hope baby arrives soon! EF, glad the return to work went better than feared - knew it would. Sonya that really sucks about your job but I know how you feel - I got moved into a shared office whilst on maternity leave (!) and didn't find out until my first day back that I no longer had my own office. The excuse was that they couldn't justify allocating a solo office to someone working part-time hours, but I can tell you it's quite difficult sharing with the staff you are supposed to be managing.
Couldn't resist watching OBEM, felt so sorry for the guy who missed the birth. Always find it very moving but doesn't make me want to go through the experience again!