Monday, May 18

Too busy to post

OK, so who stole time?

I have had so very little spare time this past three weeks that it's driving me insane. I seem to have a list as long as my arm of jobs to do. I have a list of things that I personally want to do, but never get around to them. My mum is constantly on my case about going to visit. It's a 3 hour drive each way and therefore has to be done over a full weekend. We haven't had a weekend free for the past month, and although next weekend is free (I'm certainly not tying that one up with visiting my mum) the following three weekends are all busy too.

Some of the things we're doing at the weekends are for our personal pleasure, but aren't we entitled to that?


The last three weekends have been quite pleasureable for me.. in fact, very pleasureable. We've been to watch motor-racing of some kind each weekend. First the British Superbikes (I LOVED this), last weekend was Northwich Thundersprint (more bikes) and then Saturday just gone, we went to Oulton Park to see the Vintage Sports Car racing. Of course, my camera came along to all three events. I loved photographing the Vintage Sports Cars. The youngest car there was from 1955!

Then yesterday, Mark ran the Chester Half Marathon. Rather than Isabelle and I hang around Chester Race Course for 2 hours or so, we decided to get there for about 11.00. Mark was hoping to run the half marathon in under 2 hours, so I thought if we got there for about 11.00 we'd be there in plenty of time as the race started at 9.30. It was absolutely belting it down with rain, I mean ... it was sideways and lashing down. We were soaked to the skin, despite coats and umberella's. Isabelle was so good though, she didn't complain (not like her). Mark came over the finish line with a time of 1 hour 56 minutes and 9 seconds! Well done Mark.. I'm so proud of you. All the runners were dripping wet, but smiling. The atmosphere was great. Mark was really pleased with himself as he didn't stop once, he ran the whole way. No walking, no stopping for breath.. he ran the entire 13 miles non stop. By mid afternoon the poor bugger could hardly walk LOL, but he did it.

He managed to raise £115 for The Batten's Disease Charity, but fingers crossed, he might get a few extra pounds now that he's completed it. Task 1 today is to email Georgie at The Batten's Disease Foundation and let her know the good news. She wants a photo and small write up for their news letter. Then I've got to email everyone that sponsored Mark to let them know he did it. That will probably take me up until it's time to go get Isabelle from Nursery, and then I have to go shopping, hoover and tidy up (yes it's THAT bad, it always is after the weekend!) The ironing pile is creeping up the wall, so that needs doing, then dinner, wash up, tidy up again, shower Isabelle and get her to bed.. etc etc.. oh, I've a couple of phone calls that have to be made, not personal ones even... Can someone lend me a few hours today please?