Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Friday, 16 March 2007

Day 64 -37

D was delayed getting home from the rig last night so is stuck out there for another day. Not a happy bunny, poor lad. He's nearly home now but has been hanging around airports all day and worked the night shift last night so must be knackered. Also, he would have wanted to rest today ready for the big Irish extravaganza he's planning for Paddy's day tomorrow.

Oh well, I'm sure he'll power through, as ever. I'm going to the football tomorrow afternoon but will join him and our mates in town afterwards and drive them home too when I judge that the tide of booziness is turning...

Had a busy day at work but managed to leave early as I had to drop something off in Sheffield. H ad a quick flutter on the Cheltenham Gold Cup but my horse came in 6th so just out the places. Still, it was an exciting race (standing watching it in a smoky William Hills with about 30 blokes and not one woman!) and Kauto Star deserved the victory - what a horse!

Got home and raced out for a jog - managed to repeat my 5.5 mile circuit without too much trouble, then a quick shower and down to my friend Kate's to look after her kids while she got out for a run herself. She's been with the kids all day and had cabin fever.

It was fun playing with the snappers and Kate's other half Pete came in earlier than expected mid way through so Kate and I could have a chat when she got in. Since she's had the kids we've not seen as much of each other (for obvious reasons) but it's still nice to catch up and she was impressed by how much weight I've lost. She lost about 3 stone herself last year after her second child but did it gradually through dieting and running - so she understands a little of how pleased I am. It is different though as she is a generally slim person who gained some weight for a short period whereas I have been heavy forever so being slim will be a total novelty for me. I think it's going to freak people out!

We are arranging a joint 40th Birthday party for Kate, her husband Pete and Diarmuid as their birthdays are all close together later this year. It should be a good laugh and something to aim to be at target for - it's in August or September!!

Anyway, that's all for now - I'm starving after my run and am going to try the poppadums that Oiseau talks about on her blog - I've not been very adventurous so this is my chance. Have a great weekend all! And get exercising Claire!!! Yes, you Silverton!!


Claire Silverton soon to be Mrs Elliott said...

That may just have been the push that I required. I feel shamed into exercising... I haven't told Chris that I did not walk and get the car yet however sure he will catch up on the blog :( Anyway thanks for the push, made me laugh out loud! I feel obliged to do some now, so I will let you know how I do. It's a shame about your hubby, I'm sure you'll have a great weekend still however. My partner was looking at your b4 and after photo and said you looked great! so... enjoy the weekend and keep going because I don't care what anyone says this diet is never going to become easy!!

Take care x

Melanie said...

Hope you had a good night last night.

Happy St. Patricks!

Mel x