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Energetic/Social Weekend…


The panto went very well, the audiences for each of the nights were great 🙂

On Friday I said I was going to a contra dance;  I found out what it was – it’s an american version of the British/English barn dance. I had a fab time, even with so much spinning around to make you dizzy 🙂 I did 6 dances in total, they were quite energetic, so by the end of the evening I was quite tired.

I somehow caused quite a muscle strain in my right calf muscle – it still ached this morning, but has since stopped! but I suppose I haven’t helped myself by being energetic over the weekend as well, I did a stint on my rowing machine on Saturday, then a hour cycle ride on Sunday. I also did my body pump on Tuesday. I still don’t know why I put myself through so much abuse, but it somehow feels great to exercise.

Tonight I’m going to a discussion group, talking about Lent – it’s similar to the one I did just before Christmas – so hopefully it will be as sightful.

This Friday I’m going to Messy Church – which is a afternoon/early evening thing for the whole family, doing arts, crafts, cooking, singing, then having a social dinner there afterwards. 🙂

Think that’s it for now.

Take Care, God Bless 🙂



Update on Things

Hi guys

A few things have happened over the last couple of months, nothing particularly exciting mind you, but not totally boring either.

The week before Christmas I went to a couple of social functions;
On the 18th December – after doing body pump – I went to see Belshazzers Feast at the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall in Uffington, they are well worth going to see, very funny banter inbetween songs :).
A few days later I went to the New Theatre in Oxford with the local youth club to see Starlight Express 🙂 I didn’t know what the story was about before going, or what to expect, but I thought it was pretty cool and is very worth going to see.

The Sunday before Christmas was the village carol service, which as always is well attended and has very community feel to it.

Christmas itself was a quiet one for me, just chilling out and not having to worry about anything really. New Year was kinda the same, though I did come down with a bad cold which lasted about 2 1/2 weeks or so.

I’ve done a lot of tidying up of the house – there is still lots to do before I’m happy with how things are, but trying to get my parents to do their bit is a struggle :/

I went for a short cycle ride at the beginning of January – only 7.5-8 miles – first time of the year and first time in 2 months. The weather hasn’t been kind for most part so far – with wind, rain, snow –  so haven’t ventured out since, but have been going to body pump and having a go on my rowing machine.

Last weekend I went to the Bike Show at the Excel Centre in London with my best mate; it was pretty cool; and I brought myself a couple of jerseys too 🙂

Yesterday I got the writing part done on my angel tattoo; it’s now complete and is looking good 🙂 Now on to thinking of some other design ideas.

My race car is coming along nicely for the new season; it’s now a little black number, still a MG ZR but with an 1800 engine 🙂 I just hope I can race it and have some fabulous results.

On to some not so good news, I’m in a difficult period at work at the moment, with redundancies coming, so have been trying to see what else is around, but hoping that I’m not going to be one of the ones leaving 😦

Well I think that’s all the news for the time being folks. I know I say this a lot but I will try and write more often, when things happen, or are coming up.

So for now Take Care & God Bless


Feeling Happy :)

Hi Guys

Well where shall I start?

My skin infection seems to of improved a lot, and the skin problem on my face has almost gone – I think I have to thank my best mate for introducing me to Sudocrem, that stuff has worked amazingly well on my face, thank you Ellie 🙂

I feel so much better now and I’m starting to feel more confident in doing things again. I even feel better after doing my exercises too, I did some interval training on my rowing machine on Saturday, I did a 9 mile cycle ride on Monday, which felt great, and today I’ve been to body pump, so far my body is feeling fine at the moment, no aches and pains from my antics 🙂

On the racing front I’ve entered the August race meeting on the 4th-5th at Pembrey, I may do some testing inbetween now and then, but we’ll see what happens.

I’m (hopefully if I can get things sorted) going to France on 21st-22nd July to meet up with my mate and her friend in Paris – for the final leg of the TdF 🙂

In October I’m going to see Les Miserable in London for my sister’s birthday treat, I’ve been wanting to see it for some time now, can’t wait to go.

At present things are looking good for me, so I’m really happy 😀

Take Care, God Bless and Smile


Hi there

I think my body hates me at the moment :(, for the last month I’ve seem to of had various aches and pains. Update on my toe nail it’s pretty much come off now – though it doesn’t hurt or annoy me so that’s a blessing; and now I’ve probably got shingles on my left side of my neck – oh joy! I’m going to the doctors on Monday to have it checked out.

On Wednesday I went for a 6.5 mile cycle ride – I thought I would get out while the weather was nice 🙂

On Thursday I went down my local (the Fox & Hounds) to watch two morris sides (1 of which my parents, sister & brother-in-law dance with) – in the pouring rain 🙂 what a laugh didn’t stay long but it was nice to get out and be socialible.

Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June 🙂 so be nice to your dads 🙂

Take Care & God Bless


Random Mumblings


Just a bit of random mumbling today.

At work I did a working safely training course all day, though relevent it was a bit tedious on the lecture front of it, but the group discussion and walkabout with camera – taking photos of at risk/hazard areas around the work place – was ok and a bit more to my liking as I’m more of a hands-on/practical person.

I went for a 4 mile cycle ride on Saturday – in the windy conditions – but managed to do the route only a minute slower than normal which was cool 🙂

I started a cross stitch about 3-4 months ago – it was a very on/off affair, do 1/2 hour here and there and then nothing for a few weeks, but it is now finished 🙂 yay

This evening I went to body pump again which was fun and I feel it’s going to be a better class for me to do for my racing as it deals more with upper body strength.

Whilst writing this I’ve had a little furry friend trying to help me 🙂 and I’ve been listening to: Within Temptation – Stand My Ground and Skillet – Awake and Alive.

I’ve been thinking about doing certain things (over the next couple of years) outside work and my racing which inc.

  • Going to Rally GB in Wales this year, well might as well as it ‘s around my birthday;
  • Going to at least one skiing event, thinking maybe Kitzbuehel as it’s one of the blue ribbon events;
  • Looking into doing a welding/fabrication college course – preferrably a part-time one, so I can still work and get some sort of income;
  • Going to the LeMans 24hour event;
  • Going to America and Australia to see some sights and watch a couple a big race meetings in those countries.

So if anyone can give me some advice on these things, I’d be very happy with your help.

Take Care & God Bless


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