Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
J was climbing the walls by the end of the day and we were all a little irritable. Thankfully we just sat around and relaxed, did some washing and ironing and cobbled together some Spag Bol for supper.
So far today I am happy to announce that our summer holiday accommodation for 2009 is booked and the deposit paid and MK, J and DKs flights to Birmingham have been booked courtesy of SAS Eurobonus points so at least the torture of taking 2 kids on the plane alone will be cheap, if not cheerful.
I am planning to get my bike on the trainer tonight and start the winter training program in earnest so that I can work towards my 2009 goal of the gold award in the Marmotte in the summer.
Maybe I'll find some pictures for tomorrow...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You can see fairly clearly on the right foot (his left) that there is a deep crease on the outside and his foot is curling outwards rather than being straight. So what does that mean?
Well, we'll be coming back to Manchester for another 2 rounds of plaster casting to put it right and probably another type of brace afterwards meaning a month in England...
We have a lot of organising to do and a certain amount of juggling stuff. Two steps forward, one step back again.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Today MK had a luxurious facial in Solihull and then did some serious power shopping.
I think her banks cards are still smoking.
Tomorrow we are visiting the specialist in Manchester for a second opinion on DKs feet so I'll post an update when we know what the answer is...
Friday, October 17, 2008
I'll post an update when I know how it is to go through a busy airport on a Friday evening with 2 kids if I survive the experience. I am not looking forward to it.
Finally, in the words of Jesse: "this week I will mostly be eating..."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This is Vaujany
There are 4 bike races that BHP and I want to complete during the first week - two very long and tough, 2 short and tough. The shortest and easiest of the them is a climb up Alpe d'Huez, the hard ones are 175km long with 5000m of climbing.
This is a potential abode.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
His first impressions were not good. Yesterday he cried most of the day and none of us slept very well last nigh (except J) but today things seem to be better. Here he is enjoying some of his precious 60 minutes without the brace. He did seem happier without it and managed to smile a fair bit until it went back on again. Some things are not fun to have to do as a parent!
Here are his trotters as they look today. Hopefully when we get a second opinion from the specialist in the UK next week she will be happy with them and we won't have to go anywhere else for further treatment.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I mean the bike of course, not the shed.
Have a good weekend.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
However, I had a lot to do at work so I went to the office as usual. That turned out to be a mistake as I felt terrible and couldn't really concentrate so I came home and surfed the sofa for the afternoon.
Today I am feeling somewhat better but have decided to work from home anyway and take it easy a bit.
Excitingly enough I can see that I have secured my 25000th hit today. I suppose that my audience is unlikely to grow at all whilst I continue writing about my fairly mundane life that is only of a little interest to a few people. Now if I decided to write about nothing but bikes, then maybe more people would be interested...
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This evening the in-laws are coming for supper and we are planning on making pizzas and drinking some nice Italian wine.
Hopefully the evening will end up more relaxing than last night when MK had the mothers group over for tea. After a couple of hours of 4 kids screaming and running around the house I decided to hide in the basement and tidy up a bit. At least I am now ready for the winter indoor riding season, I just need to get rid of some of the cobwebs...