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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Off To Manchester For Tea

With L’s race being yesterday, I’m lost with what to do with the dogs today... so we visit the park for the first time in ages.

In the evening we pop over to Manchester for tea. Just the two hours there and two hours back, as you do. Of course we visit Daughter as well.

In fact the girls take the opportunity to do a training run whilst the dogs and I drive straight to the pub. We have singled out two pubs that are allied to the ones in Leamington (White Horse) and Sheffield (Lescar) that we go to. Option 1 - the Woodstock Arms is full, so we move on to the Stokers Arms which has sadly run out of roasts. The beer is Adnams Ghost Ship, which isn’t very Mancunian but is quite good.

(Sunday 30th November)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Recently Reacquired Mojo

We had contemplated a Lakes trip this weekend but decide to skip it as we might be going at New Year. L wants to decorate and do the Holme Pierrepont Dirty Dash. Her recently reacquired mojo keeps dragging her to these things. 

I suggest that, as the Dirty Dash starts at noon, she could do a 9am Parkrun first? She doesn’t seem struck on the idea, only a psycho would do both. Actually, I'm sure a psycho would run from one to the other.

The Dirty Dash turns out to be far dirtier than imagined but more fun than I thought. At least from a spectators point of view, I'd hate to have been running it.

Derby lose at Leeds but still stay top. This ends a run of twelve games unbeaten against them but then it had to end at some point.

We again spend the evening in the Horse and Jockey.

(Saturday 29th November)

Friday, 28 November 2014

Wear Your Band T-Shirt To Work Day

I skip the bike today which is probably wise with the state of my wrist (latest injury) and the state of my brakes. The bus is actually on time.

I receive a rash of emails about the Black Friday sales. Whatever they are. The latest invention to get people to visit something called 'shops'. I last went in one sometime last century. Think I'll give it all a miss. They'll be another sale along in a minute.

As well as Black Friday day it’s also ‘Wear your band t-shirt to work day’ today.

Bugger. I’ve got a bloody running t-shirt on under my work shirt.

Later L is waiting for me at the bus stop. We consider not going home and going straight to the pub but that would probably be a bit unfair on the dogs. 

(Friday 28th November)