They think it’s all over – it is now!
That was it, my last 10k run in the forest for the summer – next time I get in there, it will be mud brown instead of summer green, maybe even a blanket of snow on the ground – who knows? Tomorrow I fly back to Rio de Janeiro and then start the month-long up hill sail to Florida. I am of course immensely proud of myself for needing a dump on the way round. Maybe I could have held it for that last 3k, maybe not but when I return there will be no camouflage for me to squat out of sight so I thought I better make the most of it while it was still there.
I just had a quick week in the UK as my last bit of freedom before the prison cell that is a sailing yacht – a sweet blast around Cannock Chase yesterday with Rue and Steve-o (or as we will call him from this point on ‘Snail Steve’), caught up with as many people as I could before hitting the ferry back yesterday evening.
I have also taken the opportunity to stock up on Tripel Hop. When I return, it will have been long gone from the supermarket shelves, I am guessing by mid October, this years brew will be no more and it will be March before the new batch is ready. There are currently 3 crates nestling in the utility room along with a 4 pack of blonde bush. While we are on the topic of Belgian Beer – what do you get if you mix several Belgian beers with a Steve-o?
Interview with a Vampire – this minute long video is available for a limited period of time in the video section (exactly where you might expect to find it). Sadly cut short by lack of memory in my iPhone – I wont make that mistake again. I have just found myself thinking……..when I die, how much Belgian beer will I have drunk? Not enough I suspect.
The T-shirt competition is coming along – although by now, it should have been closed and moved on to stage two. I am officially giving a time extension to the following people:-
Neal Westwood, Mush George, Verity McCoy, Lexa Timothy, Amy Horne
It’s not too late to get your entry in.
Getting back to Blighty, I also paid a visit to the Battle of Britain memorial just up the road from Dover. I was a bit of an eye opener to see a sign requesting people NOT to climb on the Memorial Wall – who would do that FFS? I took some photos and noticed something – you might think it obvious but it took a moment to dawn on me. At the end of the wall, there is half a column of free space, there are also some names out of alphabetical order. I realised these were a couple of Churchill’s Few who had died most recently, I am assuming that the remainder of the spare column is reserved for those that are still alive. I have created a small photo album for ‘Churchill’s Few’ – stop by and have a look. Check your history books too – so early on in that conflict, the Battle of Britain took place – the Nazi machine stopped in its tracks at the shores of Britain by a bunch of youngsters!
We also have a new subscriber to swell the ranks – everyone please welcome Shazza Evans to the party – I make that 32 now.