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june begins

I am on holiday. Well, off work. On holiday next week. Two weeks off work!

You know you've been working too much when you get to the Tube station and almost turn back when you realise you haven't got your work pass. While on holiday. Grr.

Cars = suck, except when actually in use. In particular, they suck up your money when the air conditioning springs a leak in the valve, causing you to drive from place to place spending money and accumulating bits that hopefully will come together to make a working system. And a 26C day like today I could really have done with some air con if I couldn't just laze in bed all day :(

This week = laze around at home and "wind down", although today got blatted by the car and tomorrow could too. So that leaves Wednesday for the all-important lazing around as by Thursday Sue will be home all day and will want to be holiday packing stress bunny. And the cricket won't restart until Friday. Maybe I'll head off with the bike to Swinley Forest on Thursday anyway and keep out of the way. This could be construed as being unsupportive.

I also need to get brake pads for the bike. Halfords don't seem to sell compatible ones. Venture into town to go to Evans/ActionBikes or just mail order?

Upcoming events:

  • July 11 - JPMC 5K run in Battersea Park
  • Early August - Stirling for Pete & Megan's wedding, almost a second holiday
  • September 9th - London Duathlon in Richmond Park (challenge distance i.e. stupidly optimistic)
  • September 16th - Tree-Athlon 5K in Battersea (?) Park

I'm also experimenting with using Facebook, will see how that works out.

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ex_lark_asc
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
holiday packing stress bunny

Oh, so it's not just my boyfriend who loathes holiday packing then...
araqnid
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Apparently. And why going away for just a week requires so much puzzles me. 8 basic changes of clothes + some kit for hiking/cycling... of course it helps me that most of my clothes look the same (1000 black t-shirts, 1000 pairs black jeans etc) and don't require ironing.
ex_lark_asc
Jun. 12th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
I don't do ironing either, but I still wind up packing the universe. I mean, I want to take something nice to go out for dinner in (we like our posh restaurant treats), then there's the fact you can't predict the weather in this flaming country and I can't *stand* being the wrong temperature. Plus I just deeply and irrationally love colour and texture in my clothes and having a choice about what to wear. I suspect, though, that the kicker for us is that we're too broke to go anywhere that's not self-catering, hence I have to pack all sorts of crap for my food intolerances, as well as a decent knife and board because the holiday cottages *never* have one :[
araqnid
Jun. 12th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
We go self-catering because we prefer it :) We've been lucky so far that the places are usually OK for the kitchen stuff provided... although when we went to Ireland we did end up buying a flat-bottomed wok to do stir-fries in because Istr all they had were big heavy saucepans.
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araqnid
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
Self-preservation is a learned skill :)
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