Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Swift Half 2011

Here we are standing in the toilet queue.. I think Petra was cold not desparate.  My worst time yet on a half marathon, but it was a lovely day out and great to see old friends (Nigel, Steve, Petra and Gary) and new (Brad and Simon).

Strange that a few hours of exercise can make one feel positively virtuous about eating hot dogs, beer, ice cream, then fish and chips for dinner.  I'll do it again just for the excuse to eat anything I want!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finally the empty nest is within view... Nick's offer on a flat was accepted today! A vicarious thrill to go through the process with him. Probably not the most shrewd investment - we should have put Billy to work on a fixer-upper, but this place was bright and well-cared-for with its own nice little garden. It just seemed to fit Nick just right.  And the current owner is immigrating to Australia, so Nick might even get a good deal on some of the furniture. Happy day!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Ali and I watched the Royal Wedding at Millennium Square in Bristol. It was a great day out with our naff commemorative flags giving commentary to Japanese tourists.  And then we watched the police remove squatters after the anti-Tesco riot near her house.  What a different world!