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No Racing :(

Hi guys

Well not alot has happened, been for a few cycle rides early on in the month, trying out more hilly routes and distances, but haven’t been out much recently due to the wind and rain, and when it has been nice I’ve had other things already planned – damn it!

Well the title of my post is to do with me not being able to go racing at Pembrey on the 29-30th June. My car is 99% complete but the last couple of bits that were ordered haven’t arrive yet, so I’ve had to pull out of the race meeting – so gutted was so looking forward to getting back out again :(. My next race at Pembrey is in August, and I will make damn sure to be out for that one, but in the mean time I’ll be doing some testing.

Though I have done some racing this month, though in a kart. I did a 2 hour team endurance race – courtesy of work. There were 10 teams competing, and my team came 3rd (one step lower than last year though), but in the circumstances it was a great result. We (or rather I, as I did the qualifying) started 8th, which wasn’t where I expected to be, but I did get stopped so that my transponder could get change, and it was a very short session – so I blaming the lack of track time for my poor performance. We spent most of the race in 5th or 7th place, when I went out at the end for a 25 minute stint we were in 5th 1 lap down to 4th, so I did what any racing driver does and just went for it, all hell for leather, nothing to lose. After the checkered flag came out, I wasn’t expecting much, even though I overtook lots of times, and looked at the timing screen to find that my team had somehow got 3rd place 😀 I couldn’t believe it, I’m not complaining though. I was buzzing so much afterwards.

I really should get out in a kart more often, as I have so much fun racing them, though it would only be hire kart type events I do now, as my race kart is so old and out of spec, it would probably be put in the historic kart race now. But if anyone out there is willing to lend me a race kart to race, I’m all up for it! 🙂 This isn’t saying I don’t enjoy my car racing.

I can’t think of anything else at present, other than the usual stuff I do on a regular basis (ie. body pump, messy church)

Well that’s it for now.

Take Care, God Bless & remember Stay Positive and Smile 🙂 (Listening to Orianthi Ft Lacey – Courage)


Hi Guys

Well May has certainly gone quick, with a few things of interest happening, as most of the time I’ve been at work.

The weather has been weird should of been warmer, though shouldn’t really complain as both bank holidays have been beautiful.

Right what have I been up to;

Well at the beginning of the month I was given the job of looking after a bearded dragon, and  I will be looking after her for a few months, her name is Brody, and she’s such a cutie. She’s fed on mostly dark leafy greens with the occasional locust and wax worm – which are alive and wiggle and jump around lots.

I’ve been for a number of cycle rides, mostly short rides of 7.5-9 miles, the longest being 32 miles (this also included some steep evil hills) I’m sure it will get easier as I do them more often. Some of my rides have been with friends, but most of them have been solo rides.

I’m still doing my body pump, and still enjoying it 🙂

I’ve been helping out at Messy Church and youth club – these have been going for a while and will be on going, through the year. The village have just re-started Ignite – the christian youth club, lets see how well this goes and how many youngsters come along.

The bank holidays have been filled with house work, gardening and of course cycle rides.

Tonight I’m going to see what being a street pastor/prayer support volunteer is all about. At least the weather is nice with the sun shining and blue skies. Will let you know later.

I’m sure there are other things that have happened, but can’t remember them off the top of my head. Though if I remember I’ll shall blog about them.

I’d better be off as I’m leaving in a few minutes.

Take Care & God Bless


March Fly-by


Where has March gone. It’s gone by so fast, I must of forgotten to do something.

So what have I been up to; well lets see.

Tuesday evenings’ have been taken up with body pump; which I’m still very much enjoying 🙂

Wednesday evenings’ with the Lent discussion except Wednesday 13th as I went to see a short play at Shellingford church called “The Good News” – which was a play on the Easter story with a modern take on it and from a slightly different angle on it. It was done in the form of a TV news story. So we had our discussion group on Thursday.

Mothering Sunday weekend I went to see my best mate Ellie. Ellie, Me and Jo all went out bowling, we had a great time – even with my very random bowling, in the first game I did well with 86 then in the 2nd game I seem to have gutter ball after gutter ball scored only 31. After bowling Ellie and I went out to the Baker’s Arms for a few drinks and eventually got to bed about 1am.
I went back home on Sunday just in time to have a quick coffee and biscuits at another friends house – thought I’d better go down as I had missed the entire Mother Day church service – before heading out again to the Horse and Harrow in West Hagbourne for a mother’s day lunch with my parents, sister, brother-in-law, his parents, his brother and wife and kids, and one of his grans, so in total there was about 12 of us. After lunch with watched the England vs Italy rugby match.

I helped out at Messy church last Friday which was fun – my mum and I were doing Edible Easter Gardens! 🙂 which went down well. We then have a short 20 minute service before sitting down for dinner – which was roast lamb, potato, gravy, peas and for pudding apple crumble and a selection of cakes.

Last weekend I went to a Ceilidh, as one of my parents dance friends was having her birthday. That was a lot of fun I lost count how many dances I did, eventually got home just gone midnight.

Thursday is week work put on a curry and drinks night at the social club for all the guys that are leaving the company – I had a nice veggie curry with rice, naan bread and garlic bread. There were quite a few people there so made for some nice company – even if I did spend most my time reading my book 🙂

Tonight I’m going out for dinner with a couple of friends at College Farm in Watchfield.

Next weekend I’m going to London to celebrate my cousins’ birthday.

I suppose I’d better mention my first race of the season is 6-7th April at Pembrey.

I haven’t really got out on my bike this month due to it snowing most of the time it seems, but have kept myself busy with exercising on my rowing machine.

Can’t think of anything else at the moment.

Enjoy Easter!

Take Care & God Bless 🙂


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 🙂


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