Perhaps luckily, because it was icy, Monday morning’s dog
walk was painfully slow. Sniff sniff bloody sniff. It’s not just MD either, I
think the Lad was getting his revenge for me not taking him on my run yesterday.
If that was his tactic then it doesn’t work. On Tuesday I
run without him again but only 8k around the University.
My gig on Wednesday, Blood Red Shoes at Rescue Rooms, is
cancelled. I’m not doing terribly well with gigs at the moment.
While at work my old PC appears to be terminally broken but
my new company laptop hasn't arrived yet. I’m not doing terribly well with
computers at the moment.
Thankfully it does arrive on Thursday. So I make a flying
visit to work, collect it and then bring it home to configure it.
L has a cough which everyone probably thinks is Covid but
it’s not keeping her from her morning swim where the pool is often close to
empty anyway. Of course that could be because they’ve heard her coming.
On Friday the legend that is (or now sadly was) Meatloaf
dies. I knew he hadn’t been well for a while but it had, I thought, mainly been
back problems and he was supposed to have a new album coming out.
Sadly also L’s Mother’s cat has gone but to be rehomed. So
hopefully that will have a happy ending.
In the afternoon we head over to Rugby where we are holding
our Winter Agility Show having been kicked out (sort of) of our old venue in
We had originally been told we could set up from 5pm but during
the course of the day that morphs into 6:30pm. The show is actually at Onley and
on the way I drop L off at the Holiday Inn close to the motorway where she
intends to have a swim and a gym session probably followed by some reading with
a glass of wine in her hand while I’m lugging agility equipment around.
I eventually make it back to her after completing setting up just
before the hotel’s food curfew at 10pm.
The next day, the show itself goes well although it isn’t as
popular with our own members as it’s further for them to go. The Lad has a wild
time competing and even occasionally does something I ask him to.
On Sunday I run again, 10k around the University.
(Sunday 23rd January)