Driving Myself To Distraction

Some time ago I bought a skipping rope at Tescos and recently I dug it out so that I could do a few minutes of skipping prior to going running. On Saturday morning I set about some skipping drills on the patio at the back of the house, managing a small rally of jumps between [...]

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First Place Loser

Wil peered round the bathroom door on Monday morning. “You didn’t come third in that race yesterday” he said. I paused brushing my teeth using the silence in my head to conclude my estimate of 4th must have been spot on. “You came SECOND!!!” “SECOND?? SECOND PLACE?? Are you SURE? NO WAY! For having turned [...]

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1 Hour Enduro Race – Langdon Hills Country Park

Wil and I took part in a 1 hour Mountain Bike Endurance Race in Essex today. For a change we were on time, organised, well trained and fighting fit. Everything went smoothly including the trip down to Southend. The course was 6.5k (just under 4miles) through woodland and fields consisting of narrow very rooty trails [...]

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Which Came First – The Egg Or The Screaming?

Susan and Wendy both laid their eggs today as usual – one each placed next to eachother in the nest box. I was at work when Cameron called me squealing ‘you won’t believe the size of the egg one of them laid!’. He was right – my eyes nearly fell out of their sockets and [...]

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First Day At High School

I can’t quite get my head around this boy going off to High School today.  It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago he was knee high waddling around the living room in his undies licking plugs and stroking the electric sockets on the walls. Ok he’s not knee high anymore however, it’s hard to say that [...]

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First Proper Ride

My Uncle borrowed our car at the weekend and in return left us with his BMW motorbike. With two bikes on the driveway ready to go Wil and I kitted up and went for a ride. Wils bike is a Honda CBR600, a rather sporty riding position and not at all like the Kawasaki ER5 [...]

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