Thursday, 30 June 2011

Embroidered Toast

My excellent brother @joelgolby just sent me a link to this awesome craft series by Judith G. Klausner
As I'm rubbish at sewing I'd personally want my work to last a bit longer than a couple of days before going mouldy

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


I've been a bit busy TRAINING FOR A TRIATHLON.  Yes, you heard right, it was a Sprint distance one (ie. half a proper Olympic distance) at Blenheim Palace on Sat 4th June - 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

My mate Jas thinks we've slipped into an alternative reality but I think it's more likely I'm having a mid-life crisis.  I'm also jonesing after getting another tattoo done.  Oh well, at least it's not toyboys and sports cars...

I did the whole thing in 2hrs 24mins.  The swim in 19mins (11 mins quicker than my goal time), bike in 1hr 04 and the run in 50mins.  I was determined not to walk any of it, despite a couple of the girls walking past me faster than I was managing to run.
The bike was quite tough going as there was a big old hill in the middle of the the lap (3 laps).  The main thing is I didn't finish last, by 158 people at the last count.  
It was an amazing day and I'm incredibly proud of myself.  So much so that I've signed up for another one in September.  This time for charidee.  If you fancy sponsoring me, click here

Unflattering pics to follow:

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Off the needles - riff socks

Only a week late for my other halve's birthday (see OCD sock knitter post for reason why)

Very pleased with the results - knitted in super soft Mongolian cashmere from ebay seller twinboysan