Today has been a day of industry.
It won’t have added to our Gross Domestic Product, but Things Have Been Done.
The garage was emptied and dried out (Why did the upstairs loo overflow pipe overflow into the garage – which Einstein designed that, eh?) Martin’s Solomid and Oooknest has been pitched on the only available bit of grass – the front lawn (the back garden is either flower beds or paved). The neighbours’ kids seemed fascinated. I’ll try them with some Werther’s Originals next, to ensure I get taken away…
Here is Sally – slotted on to the tiny front garden. (I think the grass needs cutting.)
I was quite surprised how much room there is inside. It has TARDIS–like qualities. She’s been up and down twice this afternoon.and I think Sally and I understand each other now. She has a fair complexion and we will treat each other with respect.
Then there has also been the small matter of trousers. I am saving a shed load of weight by taking Sally Solomid and abandoning Wanda,. I’m also taking less food – food for three days instead of four at the start of the walk. I’m also a bit stronger than last year as the blood count is quite a bit higher – 10.4 compared to 8.7 of last year. I thought it might be nice to be a bit more spruced up for the new girl, so, to hell with the gram counters! I’m taking some spare strides! Sally & me will look very smart together.
So, this year, for the gear fetishists out there, (you know who you are) this is what the kit looks like:
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It’s a bit fuzzy as I haven’t mastered how to take things from Excel and stick them onto the blog properly, so it’s a bit of a lash-up! It’s sharper and bigger when you click on it.
So, in real money, I’ll be starting off with just 26 pounds on my back, including food and whisky, which is not too shabby for man carrying spare strides and shoes!