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Sorry Lexi, I didn't see your post.
It's my second trip to the Pyrenees, it's very lovely. I can recommend a company called Pyrenees Multisport.
Why just a dream trip? JFDI !
Mouse - well done you Hope you catch up on the marking soon.
I am in assignment hell as well - although I'm writing them (well finishing them off, well and truly) - it's an absolute age since I've had to do proper Harvard Referencing and it is very, very dull!
Musky - well run in the atrocious weekend conditions
Maybe it might become a reality........Mr. T has talked about us racing next year, so he seems to have a US in mind. I hope!!! He's done the Pyrenees lots. And experienced what you had.....freezing cold in the middle of June.
Today's not all that bad. Probably going to be the best day of the week, weather wise.
Which is a shame really, because I am a bit crippled at present. I did 73miles on Saturday with bassy down to the deca (ending with a hysterical "dismounting incident" from him, which will amuse me for months yet I'm sure) and then 50m on Sunday in the pouring rain, freezing cold and ridiculous winds. During which, at some point, I did something to my back. And now it hurts a lot. Especially when I sneeze. Not sure what to do really - if I should see if I can bike, or just rest until it doesnt hurt any more. I pretty much cant bend down, so it's not looking all that hopeful.
Mouse - well done on coming back a lesser woman than you went!!!
In other news, 24-7 is going well, so far no-one has forgotten in the middle of the night, for which I am very thankful as it means I get to sleep.
And my best friend's wife is 13 weeks pregnant.
Flyers - stay away from pepper.
That's all for now.
Flyers........Lie down, preferably in the sun!!! REST!!!!!!!
Morning All.......am taking my own advise today, suntan lotion at the ready!!
Flyway, as a veteran of back issues, I would strongly recommend keep on moving, if you can. It has probably gone into spasm, so if you can get to a massage person, that would help alot, or if you have form of muscle relaxants, take them. Gentle stretches too. No doubt you are doing all of this!
Mousers - welcome home. So glad you had a grand time but boohiss to the marking - seems to be that time of year for peeps!
Sounds like some sensible advice about the back, Flyers.
Yep, apparently the nicest day of the week today; that'll be the day I'm at work til 8pm, obviously.
Anyone for the Whitesnake ticket, Wolverhampton, tomorrow? Can't believe I've ended up with a spare for a sold out gig and noone's keen!
Welcome back Mouse - guessed you had been away cycling. Enjoy the marking - the weather forecast looks like it is best to stay indoors anyway
Flyaway - when Wickett trashed his back the advice was to keep moving as much as possible. You should drug up as much as possible to be able to do this. I recommend getting some prescription painkillers to enable this, if you don't already have some kicking around. Back spasms inevitably do their damage by knocking out the previously OK muscles in their wake.
Mouse - thank you. Lovely to see you back, glad to hear you had a lovely time.
Wickett is weeping about Whitesnake being on a Wednesday.
I wish I could come to Whitesnake. Where is Wolverhampton? Would it take me ages to get there?
I sat on my bike and it didnt hurt, so I cycled it 38miles, and it is no worse. Hot showers are the best thing, both yesterday and today thats loosened it off a lot. So I think I will take everyone's advice, I had had some brufen, done a bit of exercise, and going to sit in the sun and read my book for an hour or two, and then I have a prayer walk this evening.
I am more concerned about some damage i have done to the roof of my mouth, as this prevents me eating as much as I would like to.
flyaway - your nut related cycling injury did make me smile. Your back, on the other hand, I am very sympathetic about! Lovely news about your best friend's mouth
Ant - found the bike yet - you'll probably need to pump up the tyres though
Crashie - sorry, Whitesnake isn't really "me"!
Something for the weekend, sir?
In a triumph of sense over idiocy, I checked the date for Whitesnake; turns out it's tomorrow...
Flyers, for the sore mouth, I suggest sucking vigorously on a sherbet lemon
Yep, I'm not on good form this week!
Hi all - hope we're all good (haven't iplayered).
Looks like Echelon Cycles in Pershore is the place to go! Mmmmm.
I touched the Premiership trophy today. My wife's class had got through to the Hertfordshire County Tag Rugby finals so I went along to support. It's organised my Saracens so they brought their trophy along and all the teams had their photos taken with it. Alas I didn't have my camera with me or I would have got a photo of me with it.
I can recommend a company called Pyrenees Multisport.
Bevan and John (IMTalk boys) recommended these guys a few years back when they held a camp with them.
Crashie - well at least you can go now (even if it did take you a while to realise) Ant - hope you dusted down the bike and given it a good cut and blow dry with your new found skills Trickster - good work with the trophy and congrats to your wife's school! Our school team have made it to the National Tag Rugby Finals for the 2nd year in a row - they won the West Midlands Regional Final on Monday Lexi - you need to put in those contact lenses before reading posts by Barkles <waves at Barkles>