March 20, 2009

So... Pete Hasn't Moved Then?

Playing with Google Street view I had to have a look at my old flat in Tooting. It was home for over ten years and (so far) my one and only venture into property ownership. I was the first of the two flats at the top of the fire escape. I paid for the open window (in the bedroom) and had the sky dish installed (the small one, Ladbrokes paid me nearly £700 every year to have the big one on my balcony!) But the two things that really made me feel a bit warm and fuzzy were that my old neighbour, Pete, is still walking up that fire escape, just how I remember him, and the cat flap that my two geriatric old mogs used to use to explore the wilds of Tooting is still there. They were a (mainly) happy ten years.

March 04, 2009

Cough Up!

I've been a bit slack on the blogging front so far this year, moving house on the 27th December took up a bit of time and the fact that we now live on top of a hill, on a farm, in the middle of nowhere has taken a bit of getting used to over the winter months.

At times we haven't been able to get out of the front door because of rain or snow (it's very exposed) and for a lot of the time we just haven't felt like it because the weather has been cold and miserable. Sometimes it feels like it's a different climate up here, I can walk out of the door to a howling gale, drive a mile down to the high street and it's calm and dry.

So, as I've been cooped up for a few weeks and not got out much and not got any exercise (if I'm being honest it's been a lot lot longer than a few months since I got any real regular exercise - try a few years!) I decided I needed to kick start things a bit and entered myself into the Race For Life.

In the name of charity I'm going to run (well maybe jog if I try really hard, but more than likely take a brisk walk) around 5k of Basingstoke in June. So if anyone feels like sponsoring my pain please go to my Just Giving page, and be generous, it's a good cause.