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December 01, 2011

Christmas gift ideas

Whispers.... minutes are ticking down for the year and we've reached December.... it must be nearly Christmas *boing* :) I can tell because the lovely family want me to produce a Christmas wish list... well they probably used the term "ideas for presents" but thought that was left wide open for creative interpretation ;-)

Bike lights

bike lights

Hump backpack cover

Humpback cover

Sealskinz socks

Sealskinz


X Socks

X socks

Swim suit

Swim suit

Triathlon gear

ladies tri suit

iPhone 4S

iPhone

or

Samsung Galaxy SII

Galaxy S2

Bike shoes

Bike shoes

A Life Without Limits

Chrissie Wellington

iPad 2

iPad 2


Muppet Christmas Carol night

Muppet Christmas Carol

Helmet Cam

Head cam

Weekend away with family

Nose clip

nose clip

Waterproofs for all weather

Kamaleika

Single Malt

TaliskerBeer

Beer

Wood burning stove

Wood burning stove

Winter wanderings around Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Keep


Lock laces

Lock laces


Pics to PC & SD

Pics to SD

Yummy foodie stuff from Kendalls

Kendalls

Snow Jacket

Snow jacket

Track pump

Track pump

Night out at comedy/music gig with friends


Run in snow with Coffee Shop crew followed by pub lunch warmed by open fire

open fireOpen fire

Trip with training buddies to Club La Santa


Digital SLR Camera

Digital SLR camera

MTB Tyres

MTB tyres

Spinster t-shirt

Spinster t-shirt

Eye wear

eye wear

Picture frames

photo frames

Night out at cinema with friends


Moleskine for my non-digital notes

Moleskine

Arm warmers

Arm warmers

Coffee morning with friends

It's a bit of a work in progess but I'm sure it will be fun updating it!


December 31, 2007

December

Follow-up to November from Cath's Blog

Active

Starting to clock up 2 running sessions a week with long Sunday runs peaking @ 11 miles so far. Done a bit more swimming but really need to work on my technique. Riding at least 5 days a week mixed between playing around the fields and working shapes in the school. MTBing to work began to feel like an extreme winter sport some mornings but FUN :S

Arts

Really enjoyed the fantasy adventure movie Golden Compass.

Home

Clearing tat from the house is almost complete… well at least ALL rooms are now clear enough to use! House seems to have grown but still feels lived in.

Travel

Didn’t really get far in miles… festive season with family and I don’t need to go very far for that :) Was going to go a bit further for new year but not been well so staying a bit more cosy at home.

Food & drink

Minor rant here :(
STOP PRESS: being a vegetarian does NOT mean that I don’t like good food!? festive season has meant lots of meals out and as a vege I’ve had little or NO choice and some serious crap! One new year wish is that Gordon Ramsay produce a chefs guide to vegetarian dishes either that or I’m going to start writing myself…

Finally before signing off… this is my last month end report, it was an interesting and slightly odd experiment but 12 months is quite long enough for this style of post.
In 2008 will probably return to using this blog as a training log for running/triathlon stuff and maybe other random stuff along the way.

HAPPY NEW YEAR xx


December 01, 2007

November

Follow-up to Autumn activities :) from Cath's Blog

Not put off by the loss of daylight here are just a few highlights from another hectic month…

Active

We (the Little Chasers) won the Bicester & Whaddon Novice TC which sort of made up for the 5.30am start (on a Sunday) but not as much as the adrenalin rush clearing the last big hedge!?
National XC relays @ Mansfield 3K (12m45s)
Tried a tri 800m swim, 6 miles bike, 7 laps track run.
Got FLM 2008 ballot place, this will be my 4th marathon.
Looking for something more challenging!!!!?

Arts

Stereophonics supported by local dudes The Enemy @ NEC

Home

Finally replaced the guttering and fascia boards – they were literally falling off the house…
Cleared the garden thanks to bonfire night.

Travel

Took time out over a long weekend to visit Dorset & Devon (Birthday treat :-) based in Lyme Regis. Hotel had the added bonus of a pool, sauna and jacuzzi – luxury. Weather mixed between bright sunshine and force 7 gales – wild and exciting!?

Food & drink

Tried out a few places around Lyme Regis including Thai at the Bay Hotel and great pizza at the Pizza & Steak place up the main drag.


November 01, 2007

Autumn activities :)

Follow-up to Changing seasons from Cath's Blog

Just a few bits from October…

Active

Coventry half marathon (1hr42m), XC @ Senneleys Park.
RC National Dressage to Music Championships – Meg went really well but far too ‘alive’ (think bright lights, banners, flags, flowers and a very sharp slightly over enthusiastic horse) to get top marks ;-)
Ten pin bowling in Leam – not that I’m any good just like to do different stuff now and again…

Arts

Trip to HOYS @ NEC
Med School of Rock – impressed by ReplicaX

Home

Didn’t spend much time here…

Travel

More transport really but treated the ANIMAL to a new battery

Food & drink

Now I know that as a vegetarian I need to be a bit more aware of my iron levels so seriously disappointed to find (from my regular blood donation visit) that my Hb levels were very low – too low to donate :( Still good excuse to drink more of the black stuff ;-) and with a dose of pills should be back on track again…


September 30, 2007

Changing seasons

Follow-up to Summer? from Cath's Blog

...September 2007

Active

Got close to overdoing the active bit this month… body nearly went on strike but after a couple of rest days seems OK now ;) Pleased with my time in the Nuneaton 10 mile and felt strength in the spirit of being an AC member. Occasionally managing to squeeze in a 2nd run each week and managed another fairly tough 10 mile route today. Despite distinct drop in temperature and daylight, still managing to keep up summer mileage on MTB – need to put serious thought to bike storage before upgrading with the aid of the new cycle scheme. Steady team effort gave us 8th place at RC Championships and have also qualified for DTM next month!? Had much more fun team chasing at Melton Mowbray, although sadly the ongoing threat of FMD has limited any further TC outings for now :( Took a small gang to XC @ Offchurch last weekend as alternative :-)

Arts

Still reading Richard Dawkins, God delusion book… not enough hours in the day for reading right now!

Home

Really starting to notice the improvement of finishing off DIY jobs, keeping up with my rather high maintenance garden and clearing clutter from spare room. Maybe soon I can start some new projects…

Travel

Traveled to *Blenheim and Burghley 3DEs (horse stuff for those not in the know), with good company and fair weather great days out. The trek to Lincoln required a night stay – turns out a double air bed in the back of the Animal (L200) makes for a really comfy nights sleep :D

Food & Drink

Harvesting stuff from the garden not only satisfying but really tasty too. Rather partial to Guinness of late… medicinal of course ;-)

*we did have a serious horse injury here but with top class Vets on hand this was well taken care of and pleased to report that the casualty in on the mend.

Endnote: this blog has reached it’s 3rd birthday this month! wow time flies…


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