/ The weekend looms - what thrills await?
Work. Yay. :-(
First ever experience of Scottish Winter climbing!
Looked a right sight on the train this morning in suit and ice boots
I went for an operation to get screws and stuff taken out of my ankle last week.
So as predicted conditions now improving so most of my mates going climbing just to rub it in even more.
A weekend of cleaning the house is long overdue. I have also got an added incentive as I have just found out my Mums coming to stay over Christmas. Magic
Apparently we're off to the seaside. I've been told to pack a bucket and spade, though I feel that may be a little optimistic.
Babysitting and dog sitting aaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllll weekend.
Tomorrow Im torn between joinging some mates to walk up bowfell/crinkle crags OR doing my gear shopping for a trip to Scotland (Gairloch) over New Year. Sunday I'll be on Stanage from 8am!
I have an exciting weekend of box sets and idling about. Being injured is rubbish.
> Tomorrow Im torn between joinging some mates to walk up bowfell/crinkle crags OR doing my gear shopping for a trip to Scotland (Gairloch) over New Year.
Definitely go for the walk if conditions are good. You can shop when it's pissing down!
Running club Christmas party then cross country race in the morning.
Then triathlon Christmas party and cross country race in the morning.
For me these are not compatible.
The first winter weekend on the Ben, wondering if there'll be much ice and neve or will it be mixed.
1 weights session in the gym
2 turbo trainer sessions
and 1 friend arriving from Bristol
Looks good for Brin boulders tomorrow and then Torridon on Sunday if I've got any skin left.And my back is feeling better than it has for months :-)
True. Are you thinking I should be aiming to bury the penguins in the sand, or building fortresses for them to protect the east coast against marauding invaders of the polar bear variety?
Might Contain Nuts Mountain Marathon in the Brecon Beacons.
My 1st marathon and hopefully not the last.
Oh, and mud; lots of mud.
Good luck with that!
Saturday: some time at the wall
Sunday: up to a moderate hill (Beinn Donachain) near Ben Lui for a nice walk with the dog among the frozen lochans. All part of my re-introduction to walking since my own ankle break in September.
Swimming, biking, crocheting, sewing - not necessarily in that order
Moving house. Get keys today, move in tomorrow.
> Moving house. Get keys today, move in tomorrow.
That's next weekend for me!
Bloody hate moving.
Taking gear for rock climbing, winter climbing and drowning to North Wales. Will probably end up ambling round a few gear shops and eating a large breakfast.
Cross Country Relays tomorrow.
Velodrome tomorrow night to watch Vos v Armitstead.
Oh, and the first day of my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar! :)
> Taking gear for rock climbing, winter climbing and drowning to North Wales. Will probably end up ambling round a few gear shops and eating a large breakfast.
Hahaha, reminds me of Sunday morning in Hathersage.
Lots of poeple in very expensive, spanking new, brightly coloured alpine kit eating cakes in the cafe at Outside then going home!
I'm in a and e again, Sprogs first ride in the yellow taxi this morning
The thought of Star Wars Lego Advent Calendars has chhered me up! I will have to look into that further!
> Apparently we're off to the seaside. I've been told to pack a bucket and spade, though I feel that may be a little optimistic.
Maybe a bucket and an ice axe to hack through the frozen sand?
Lovely - winter walks by the crashing waves, low sunlight glittering. Sigh.
I'm singing christmas carols tonight in a shopping centre...
Might go out in the sun though.
Mountainbiking and playing with my new Gopro camera on my model airplanes.
Off to HQ to watch England hammer New Zealand, unfortunately before the women's game I have to watch the men get roundly thrashed by McCaw and his mates.
Sunday may be on a mountain bike at Cannock.
Saturday - watching the perfect grit conditions from the inside of the BMC National Council meeting - which goes on all day. Ok, ok, I volunteered so I shouldn't grumble. Hoep to get outside and finally have a pop at taking some star trails in the evening.
Sunday - freedom and probably Peak bouldering with various Sheffield 'usual suspects'.
If I didn't have the NC, I'd be in either North Wales or the Lakes (probably the latter) having a snowy scramble with my camera - not much (other than hard mixed) sounds in climbable condition fro mthe variosu reports.
Beers at the Clachaig tonight.
A quick blast on a couple of multi-pitch routes at Polldubh tomorrow morning (dependant on how many beers i have tonight!)
Sleeping up the top of something on Saturday night to try and get some nice sunset/sunrise pics given the decent weather we seem to be having.
Wish it was the wend already and not sat in an over heated office!
Sat going to theatre in London, Sun, cycling the Olympic road bike route with an extra pair of gloves on, and not 8 laps of box hill!!!
Driving to Birmingham for a d of e assessors course and the working outside on sunday, wish i had it off.
Fingers crossed for good weather next week :)
Cairngorm should be opening tomorrow! Weeeeeeee!
Is it the Brecon one? Have, er, fun?
Wow! Hope it goes well.
Stay safe etc, hope it's enjoyable.
Mooching and pottering
No playing out chez Mooncat, 2 court cases for me next week so too much stuff to prepare.
Sledging, lunch, swimming, drinking, supervising soft play, more drinking, eating food, then next day helping Santa feed his reindeer, and probably more sledging
Where are you off to? Back to NZ?
> Off to HQ to watch England hammer New Zealand, unfortunately before the women's game I have to watch the men get roundly thrashed by McCaw and his mates.
> Sunday may be on a mountain bike at Cannock.
Me too. Unexpectedly offered a ticket by my ever thoughtful boss, Steve, at White Spider Climbing.
(I think a ticket to Twickers is well worth a shameless plug )
> Off to HQ to watch England hammer New Zealand,
Trying to finish Christmas shopping (local shops and online and not much now to go). Paying my credit card bill (and delighting in the fact that I can pay it off this month). Booking my Christmas Day lunch. More films. Forcing 3 different kinds of pills down cat gullet. Oh I know how to live.
> More films.
What are you watching ? Come and see lawrence of Arabia at Stratford upon Avon Picture House tomorrow
Ultraviolet and the new Spiderman.
Would have loved to but back can't sit that long and cinema audiences don't take kindly to people getting up and wandering about. Enjoy.
Last night I was working
Tonight I am drinking wine and falling asleep
Tomorrow we are doing some present shopping since I'm doing the run down to the Welsh relatives next week and won't be down again before Christmas.
Tomorrow will also involve beer, roast dinner and wine!
Ooh, and we are sorting out an Andes trip too!
> Might Contain Nuts Mountain Marathon in the Brecon Beacons.
> My 1st marathon and hopefully not the last.
> Oh, and mud; lots of mud.
Sunday:- Nurse the wounds.
The Milla Jovovich one with the great line from the bad guy "You got haemo blood on me. It is ON"....? Hope so. One of the silliest films ever.
I hope you noted that the first hour was a total remake of Teen Wolf :-)
Ultraviolet - I'd had it on the shelf for months. Glad I finally got around to wathcing it. Was fun.
Spiderman - You make a fair point there. Fell asleep partway through this so will be watching the rest of it later.
Well, my weekends plans all came together!
Saturday: good 2 hours at TCA, getting some hard (for me) problems done.
Sunday: walked Beinn Donachain with dog, Flint. Nice covering of snow over 500m. Flint walked across a frozen loch.
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