Today L runs the 28th edition of Heanor’s Matthew Walker 10k. Yes, named after the pudding. For which they have a new route which goes right around Shipley Park. The boys and I are again there to support. We have a muddy yomp around the park but sadly the bacon butty queue is far too long to have any refreshments.
They have a steel band to serenade the runners, who are very good even if I can’t work out why they’re playing the Test Match special theme tune. Also known as Booker T’s Soul Limbo.
L does a good time and is handed her Mathew Walker produce. Pudding #1.
Later on we head over to Leamington to see Son, where we have an excellent but very expensive Thai meal. Which also specialised in small portions. Perhaps you can tell I wasn’t over struck.
Son is threatening to be home for a few days before Christmas, which is great obviously if we had anywhere for him to stay. Everything is a sea of decorating at the moment and we’re still having problems deciding on whether it's Crushed Almond or Biscuit Crunch for the hall. Personally I think white chocolate would look good but I daren’t go there.
(Sunday 23rd November)