viernes, 25 de junio de 2010

Spain v Chile

Carlos and Veronica coming round for dinner tonight and to watch the Spain game first. Everyone supremely confident here, but I'm not so sure. I haven't seen Chile play but by all accounts they've been pretty good. Maybe Spain will play better against better opposition!

jueves, 24 de junio de 2010

Not much riding done in the last week but now that we're on jornada reducida (and yesterday's class was postponed) I found time to go for a quick ride round casa de campo yesterday afternoon. Warm! I had to put in a tube before going out (as the tubeless has given up the ghost) so didn't get out until about 5pm but it was still pretty hot, but it meant it was quiet too - only saw 2 other people in the first hour. Lovely ride but went off a bit quick and so struggles for the last 24km (out of 30!).

Spent our birthday weekend in London, saw Marcina and bump on Saturday and then went to Secret Cinema on Sunday - fantastic event. The film was Bladerunner in the end (I had guessed Total Recall). Everyone was dressed up and the site was amazing - an industrial warehoue/container depot but right next to Canary Wharf - photos don't do it justice.

My photography might get a push in July as Sandra has bought me a photography course from Fotocasion. Assuming they get the minimum people required it's 5 days of classes (4 hours a day) about light. One day is in the studio doing still lifes I think which doesn't interest me much but the course as a awhole looks really good and is 5 minutes from home. The day after it finishes we'll head up to Galicia at about 5 in the morning to start our holiday.

miércoles, 2 de junio de 2010

Work, money, holiday

Work = quiet, verging on dull. It does mean though, that I've managed to get quite a lot of work done on organising the routes for the Madroño trip to Scotland. One big route from Nethy Bridge was worked out on Sunday on the floor of the living room with an OS map (wow!), some mountain bike maps and the laptop. Looks awesome - 55km from Nethy Bridge via Ryvoan Bothy (pic), Loch An Eilein and Inverdruie.

This week at work I've been getting suggestions from Singletrack and copying other people's routes from Nokia Sportstracker (if someone else has done the route we know it's rideable at least). Looks like we have someone to guide us on the first route from Innerleithen too.

Money = IRPF (income tax) done for another year. Slight worry last night when we couldn't remember where our appointment was, but Sandra had cunningly saved it somewhere. I have to pay them more but Sandra gets money back and it evens itself out.

Holiday = tomorrow (Thursday) is Corpus Christi so we get a random day off. Ali is coming over today so we we're going out for dinner tonight with her and Katie and probably going for a ride tomorrow. Then only one full week at work left until jornada reducida and we finish at 3 every day! Really can't wait - feeling exhausted.

and a pack of double deckers arrived in the post yesterday - Good Times!!