As you all know, this is a joint blog… although for the past year it may have seemed like I no longer existed!! During the last 6 months of 2016 I was struggling with a recurring Reverse Bankart tear in my shoulder (I had shoulder surgery in 2014 to fix it… and pesky Augustus pulled so hard I broke it again!) I probably could have … Continue reading Injury and Illness woes
April was Frankie’s birthday. Not a big one this year, only 31, but I still like to try to make something of it for her when I can. In the past year she has starting to find a of love of country music & I had found that The Shires were playing in Edinburgh a few days after her birthday. Music & city break, perfect! … Continue reading A bit of Country in the City
I’ve not blogged in a while & that’s pretty much because I’ve not done too much. So I’m using the start of the year to try to change things. If you’re anything like me I always start out the year with good intentions of loosing weight & getting fitter & it’s always a rollercoaster of a ride through the 12months, some months being super good … Continue reading New year new me….again!
For the past few years I’ve been saying I’m going to go to the Royal Cheshire Show & this year we finally made it! My brother-in-law bought some land over the last few years & has gradually built up a stock of sheep, pigs & chickens & we spent a few days at the farm during lambing season this year, helping some of the sheep … Continue reading Flat caps at the ready!
Tomorrow is D-Day. Finally Manchester Marathon day has arrived. The day that we have stupidly agreed to run 26.2miles in raising money for Guide Dogs. So to enable us to hopefully complete the marathon without ‘hitting the wall’ too early we have been following a carb loading plan since Thursday. The whole concept of carb loading is that in general your body can only store … Continue reading #EatPastaRunFaster
A few weeks ago Hayley and I had the opportunity to go to a spin class at Spin Factory in Manchester. When I am not being mega lazy (unfortunately right now I am!), I go to at least one spin class a week… but this was a beast! On arrival we downloaded the app. which lets you register and buy credits at the click of … Continue reading A Perfect Saturday Morning
#30things + valentines weekend = trip to Bruges! 2016 is the year of #30things to celebrate Frankie’s 30th year (her birthday in April) and so we decided to try to cram in as much new stuff as possible. Neither of us had have been to Bruges so we got booked cheap Ryan Air flights out of Manchester & combined it with valentines weekend. Having done … Continue reading Beer, waffles & cobbled streets!