Thursday, April 29, 2004

This must just be like mum and tara going for a walk. Its certainly got that forwards going feeling to it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Running last night didn't go well at all. Well, I just didn't run at all which is nearly as bad as it can get. There was lots of thunder and lightning and rain and, well, you know, just couldn't bring myself to go outside. So I got wet by swimming instead. Going to run tonight though and then head round to Grainne and Kev's to say hello to Aunty D.

Swimming went well. The Zoggs Calm and Stretch Session 2 starts off with 8 lengths of front crawl. I'll tell you now I can't front crawl to save my life. Really. But I made a good stab at it. I think I did two lengths front crawl with out breaking down and breast stroking which is an improvement. And most of the other lengths were mostly front crawl with breast stroke to recover when it all fell apart and I tried to breath water. You would really think I would have learnt not to do that by now.

So 8 lengths of that. Followed by four lengths of front crawl kick while holding onto a kick board (yes, yes, I know we always used to just call them floats but this is serious swimming dammit :-). I find that I really don't have the muscles for this. But I managed to get the lengths done so hopefully it'll be easier next time.

After that it was just four lengths of what ever you fancy so I did a bit of back stroke and some nice relaxing breast stroke.

So, 16 lengths. Which is 488 metres. Which is plenty.

The Ark of The Covenant is in Ireland. Apparently.

This boy's head is way too small for the rest of him.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Its not a great frock but its a wonderful read.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Scan down this Hatfield Peverel News Page. So what do you reckon, are HP Wives a similar sort of thing to the Stepford Wives?

The Scotts new village:

Hatfield Peverel Society

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Mum, heres something to while away the moments between sunday times crosswords: Babble

Did the first session of the Zoggs swimming plan. All went quite well. Did the required 16 lengths so that was good. The main problem was that the last 8 lengths you were meant to concentrate on your arms or legs. The more I thought about what I was doing the more shambolic it was.

Also had a go at the front crawl. A bit better on the breathing this time until I took a huge swallow of water and nearly sank. Pah and humbug.

Look Onion Johnnies really exist and arent just some wild stereotype!

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Ok, repeated Day 1 of the Race for Life training plan last night. To be honest it didnt seem much easier than it did at the weekend. However my legs don't hurt today and they definitely did the last time. So theres progress.

I even cooled down by taking a nice easy four length swim. Ah, nostalgia, I remember the days when four lengths was all I could manage never mind use as a cool down.

Swimming tonight. Going to do Session 1 from the Zoggs Calm & Stretch routine. Its 16 lengths which might be plenty after the running yesterday. The plan is to work my way through all the Zogg sessions. I wonder how long it will take me to swim 70 lengths? No point worrying about that, thats a good few sessions down the line.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Started my Race for Life training at the weekend. Hmmmm, its going to take a bit of work. Still, more or less (I had a break to look in at a hairdressers windows en route) did the Day 1 of the offical RfL beginners training plan. Run for a minute, Walk for a minute for 15 repeats.

Was so tired that the next day I had to nap for a couple of hours in the afternoon.

Race for Life 2004 - Training

Oh, very cutelunchbox.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Little, tiny, teddy bear faced sheep.

Oh this is going to be interesting. So where do you reckon the Old Kent Road is going to be?

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Now this is lovely. Home Grown Portraits" by Katie Cooke. And its just done on a flat bed scanner. No camera used at all!

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Tescos delivered today. Cupboards bulging with food again. I feel happier now.

I dont know what this chicken thing is and I certainly dont know why.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Some places arehotter than others. And I'd start getting nervous if I was a goat round there.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Sunshine + George + freckles + sunburn = peeling.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

No seriously, the tube does look like this on some days.

Oh its so tempting, perhaps I should do some more knitting.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Hello! We're back from holiday!

Bet mum could espresso this guy under the table.