Showing posts from January, 2012

The Latest Craze

No 1 son came home to visit today and brought with him his latest toy.  So Billy Steve challenged him for a race....... Well not really a race... the hand bike is really hard going on hills.  On a normal bike you use your leg muscles and can even stand up to add your weight to the effort. On the hand bike you have only your arm muscles and this is the first time no 1 son has given it a go outside.  He has a stand to put the wheel on in the house so that he can use it to exercise his arms, which are looking quite beefy I can tell you. The goal is a tryout in a couple of weeks time for a race that will happen in the summer.  No 1 son is hopeful of getting picked for the team... if he makes the grade I will let you know.

Hello I'm Still Here!

Well I have had a break and feel much better for it I can tell you.  I expect that most if not all of my lovely readers will have moved on and forgotten all about me, but hey ho, if you neglect people, what can you expect?  and that is just what I have done, neglected people. It was an exercise in self preservation and had to be done I am afraid - for my sanity and well being.  And sanity and well being restored - I am back.  Well ... tentatively.  And for a specific purpose. Sooooooooo much has happened since I last talked to you all.  Let me see.  I was last here in July of 2011. Mmmm... 1.  I abandoned my largest allotment due to so much to do on both of them and the garden that I couldn't cope.  I harvested an enormous amount of fruit and vegetables as well as foraging for wild stuff and made several cupboards full of chutney, jam and alcoholic beverages such as plum brandy, sloe gin and green walnut wine. 2.  My injured son got married (again).  A difficult story this on