Sunday, 7 March 2004

Haven't been up to much lately. We had an old friend of mine visit from France a few weeks ago, she has two kids, the younger the same age as Alice, so Alice was happy. We ended up doing a lot, given that they only visited for 3 days. Things like Farmer Giles' Farmstead, Moors Valley, the New Forest and Bournemouth. Unfortunately, because they had to be on the Eurostar leaving Waterloo at 8am on a Sunday, I had to drive up to London because no trains were scheduled to arrive in Londo that early. All of which meant gettign up at 5am on the day in question! But on the plus side, it was a beautiful morning and we had sufficient time to do a hasty tour of the sights of London before arriving at Waterloo.

Aside fron that, we've booked another brief trip to France. Getting the night boat across one night, only to get the night boat back the next night. It's a long day in France, but we do have a good time. And because we're home quite quickly we can incorporate a supermarket shop into things, so can live on French food for the next week. Well, we like it...

Been trying to get a bit fitter lately. I got myself a new (second-hand) bike not long ago. This thing's a serious racing beastie, which is far superior to my actual standard of bike riding - it flatters me a lot! So now its a case of reading a lot about it, manuals etc., and of working out what changes I'd like to make to the setup to make it more appropriate for me. So its a learning experience, but good fun. And on that subject, Jacqueline's just arrived back from her fitness class so it's time for me to get pedalling. I don't much get the chance save for weekends...

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