For the first time since I broke my ribs, I actually rode a bike properly. Admittedly it was only a gentle 12 mile ride to Bitton and back on the TriCross, but that was more than enough given my lack of riding in recent weeks.
Due to a burst watermain somewhere nearby, I’ve had no running water since I got up this morning. This is somewhat annoying when you’ve got several loads of washing to do, and are in need of a shower.
I was going to head out for a bike ride, but I’m not going to do that whilst there’s a good chance I won’t be able to shower afterwards.
Update: The water returned eventually, both from the tap and from the sky.
I’m just back from a couple of days staying in Padstow.
On Monday we went to the Eden Project which had changed quite a lot since I was last there in 2001.
Tuesday was spent wandering round Padstow. We took Ethan for his first trip round the Crazy Golf course where he took a rather unorthodox approach to playing.
Straight after that we headed out for a rather wet speedboat trip which necessitated a subsequent shower and a change of clothes.
Annoyingly I got back home to much nicer weather than we’d been having in Cornwall. Such is life.
A cheque for £160 fell through my door today courtesy of the Portman/Nationwide merger. Now I could stick it in the bank and use it to pay for the other half of the TriCross, or I could put it towards a new iPod. I’m toying with getting a 160GB iPod Classic at the moment, however despite slagging them off initially due to the high price and low capacity, I find myself strangely drawn to a 16GB iPod Touch. Fortunately for my wallet, neither of them are available in the shops at the moment.
It’s Booth weather.
I bought myself a digital radio today. Am I a geek because it’s digital, or a luddite because it’s a radio? Or does one cancel out the other and make me normal?
It’s pretty much done now. All the colouring was done today, although we decided not to do all the white as the chances are that it probably wouldn’t look very good after a while.
All I need to do now is to leave it for three weeks or so, then go back to get it touched up a bit to finish it off.
Photos in a week or so.
The comments feed should be working again.
This weekend I was at Avon Scout Network’s Intense, a camp and activity weekend for Network Scouts. Not only was I on photography duty, but I was also helping run the security for the bar and ensuing camp fire, the downside of this was not getting to bed until 3:30 in the morning, then having to be up again a few hours later.
Saturday was activity day, I ended up spending a lot of it hanging around and practicing my meagre archery skills.
Sunday was the piano bash, two hours of violence and destruction, great fun to watch, no doubt even more fun to participate in.