Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas Is Here...

I don't know about any of you, but I don't really feel properly Christmassy until we put Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo in the downstairs loo. Forget trees and tinsel, Mr Hankey really reminds you what Christmas is all about, which of course, is Ham.

Friday, 11 December 2009

BBC iPlayer on the Wii

It's great!

OK, it's not quite broadcast quality but it's perfectly watchable. And it's much nicer to watch things on the TV than on the computer.

Just as long as the iPlayer site is actually working, which it wasn't last week.

Formula Poo

I know, I know it's another baby post, not as you might have thought a somewhat feeble dig at Formula One. Tsk. Well, it's not really about babies, just what comes out of them.

After Phoebe's bout of (probably) hand, foot and mouth which caused her to stop nursing (sore mouth presumably) we had to top her up with evil formula from a cup while the lovely Hayley got herself going with a pump. Blimey! I remember they told us in the ante natal classes that formula makes baby poo more smelly but yuck! They didn't emphasise just how much more. If ever there was an argument to favour breast milk over formula, this is it.

OK, that's it. Baby post over.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

The Grim Challenge 2009

Another of my blogging rules was that I wouldn't post about exercise, since I already have a whole blog devoted to that elsewhere. Still, this was a bit different so I figured it would be worth mentioning.

I was somehow persuaded to enter the Grim Challenge, which is an 8 mile cross country run over the Army vehicle testing area. Needless to say the terrain was rough and there was a lot of (very cold!) water and mud. To make it a bit more interesting they also through in some nets to crawl under.

It was brilliant. We did make a bit of a schoolboy error by not getting to the start line early enough, which meant we were essentially stuck in a massive slow moving group of people for the first few miles. So slow in fact that I ended up walking in places. We did our best to get through but there were thousands of people moving along some fairly narrow paths and it was almost impossible. It's a bit of a shame as without that we could easily have shaved five or ten minutes off our time which would have been good for around five hundred places. Not that we were racing but it would have been good to get a proper time.

I'm glad the weather was good though, the water was cold enough that even splashing through a few meters of it was enough to numb your feet and legs, I can't imagine what it would have been like if it was icy. Brrrr. Mind you, it wasn't all bad, numbing your legs did help a lot as you couldn't actually tell if you were sore or tired.

It's a shame the training is so boring and time consuming because although the race itself was great fun I'm not sure if it makes up for all the other tedious running required. I'm also not sure I'd be able to manage to fit it in if I was working. So unemployment does have some benefits.

I am still considering entering next year though!

Oh and we did it in 1:21:43 in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Seasonal Stig Facts 2

Some say...

That his idea of a carol is Ace of Spades.

Seasonal Stig Facts 1

Thanks to the awesome power of my Top Gear Advent Calendar, I can now reveal a series of festive Stig facts.

Some say...

That he puts up his decorations in June.