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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Our Friend By The Gate

In a rare moment of warmth towards the deer, L excludes our ‘friend by the gate’ from the list of potential occupants of our dinner plates come the 4th Sunday in December. I think she feels sorry for him being hassled by bloody collies every day. Although I assume he must like being hassled by bloody collies or at least laughing at them otherwise he’d go loiter somewhere else.

According to the BBC ‘Swimming participation in England falls by nearly 24%’ but then as our local pool at John Carroll closes most mornings before L can get there and they never open Nottingham’s 50m pool at a time when I can get there it’s hardly surprising.  

Dogging tonight and a change of beer in the Masons... Directors. Not exciting but at least it’s a change.

(Wednesday 30th November)

Tuesday 29 November 2016

A Book And A Mug Of Tea

It’s -3 this morning, so I take the bus and my gym kit.

Today’s emails confirm that Black Friday hasn’t, as suggested, ended on Sunday and your last chance is now today on Treat Yourself Tuesday. FFS.

L asks if I've talked myself out of the gym yet? Wouldn’t I rather be at home with a book and a mug of tea? Erm not really. I do a brisk 15k on the Watt Bike.

L and the boys walk up to meet me again and this time I manage to turn up. 

(Tuesday 29th November)

Monday 28 November 2016

In A Rapidly Freezing Field

I get an email this morning saying Black Friday deals must end Sunday... which is an oxymoron even if it wasn’t now Monday or Cyber Monday as I believe it is known.

Dogging is on. Which seems to please L more than me. I’m the one who has to go stand in a rapidly freezing field while she seems to get excited at the prospect of going wild with the hoover while the house is dog free. She is a girl of simple pleasures.

Which is probably why she’s also excited at the prospect of being all alone in the house with the fresh uncut crusty loaf I’ve just bought.

I enter next year’s ITU World Triathlon in Leeds despite the fact it was such an unmitigated disaster last year. They have promised to do better. L says she’ll support and do her own sprint event around the shops.

(Monday 28th November)