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August draws to its close and the new school term is almost upon us. It’s been a good summer despite the drab greyness that has been pierced far too infrequently with sunshine. Here are some high points from the last month or so: 1. completing the 351 mile Bar Yar cycle challenge with Ste. Photos here. We… Read More summer fun
The half marathon event last Saturday from Wolverhampton to Birmingham was good fun, a unique course, too hot and I was glad to reach the end but disappointed not to come in under 2 hours. Nevertheless I did beat my previous PB of 2 hrs 8 mins but a whole minute! Next up is the… Read More running on empty
Next Saturday is the Black Country/Birmingham half marathon event and so today I took the opportunity to familiarise myself with the route by cycling along the canal towpath. It also gave me a good distance on the bike as the Bar-Yar cycle challenge looms large on the horizon. For regular updates on the cycle challenge… Read More Training continues
Most pleasant surprise: being told we had overpaid our Innkeeper’s Lodge accommodation charge and were therefore entitled to a nice refund. Most overused saying: “Baptist family”. Most welcome change from last year: different styles of music in main sessions, the opportunity for folk to contribute as part of the communal discernment (e.g., writing comments on… Read More Some things I noticed from attending Baptist Assembly this week…
A quick list of some 2009 highlights: Best film: The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas. Best restaurant: difficult to choose, but top two must be French Connection (Stourbridge) and Jimmy Spices (Birmingham). Best football match: Monday 11th December (Watford 3-1 QPR), witnessing Watford’s Lloyd Doyley score his first senior goal whilst watching Sky Sports at home… Read More From the old to the new
Andy fire juggling with Esther in close proximity.