It’s been a while since I just posted a general “this is life in retired land” post so here it is.
Things are going well I have been out a bit more than usual and drinking a bit more than usual and eating a bit more than usual all linked in with this period of time and celebration we call Christmas and Hogmanay!
Carol is on holiday from her work and she has been busy preparing for Xmas or rather Xmas eve meal at hers which was lovely. We spent the evening together with her son and daughter eating and opening presents in the continental way. While she was off we took the chance to visit the European market in Edinburgh and see the Virgin light display which was pretty good.
We went to a carol service with her mother, you don’t always know how things will go when you take Toni out and Carol was on tenterhooks but apart from a slight decline in table manners everything went ok and the carols, my first, were good as well.
Rupert the cat AKA as the Roopster seems to have settled in well, since his little bid for freedom he is never far from my side even when he doesn’t want food. Of course the penalty he has to pay is that he is constantly rubbed and played with especially with his new Xmas toys! I am led to believe from Carol the cat woman that this is the cause of his grumpy attitude and that if he wants to sleep I should let him.
The weather countrywide has been terrible but Fife seems to have escaped the worst of it so although there are bad spots we have had nothing like the North of England. Training has continued cycling mainly on the turbo although I have been out on the 29er a few times and as far as running has gone its get wet or don’t go basically!
I have begun to set up a web site for the bike tours I intend guiding in 2016 so watch this space for news of that and if you are reading this and would like to know more about them or have friends that would like to try a guided tour in Scotland get in touch.
That’s all for the mo my next post will be just after Hogmanay a round up of 2015 and a look forward to 2016.