Saturday, 21 May 2011


I have spent the week cycling around Worcester, getting paid for it. It's been lovely. I have been training to become a Bikeability Instructor. That means I get to go out into schools and teach kids how to ride their bikes safely. I borrowed a bike, as I haven't really ridden on the road since I got my front teeth knocked out by a plonker who pulled out of a side street in front of me. That was before I was married even. I also borrowed Nick's old cycle helmet, which fitted OK once I'd adjusted the straps. The perished foam shed into my hair though. I'm guessing I need to buy both a bike and a helmet before too long.

Nick was away all week, doing a conference on data-bases down in Sussex. Cure for insomnia, or what? Aside from missing him, it was incredibly hard work - getting the kids to school, negotiating the dreadful roadworks around their school, cycling 10 miles in the daytime, coming home and immediately going out to do some tutoring or admin for Dave before getting the kids in bed and making lunch-boxes for them. After four days of that, I had a sore throat and flu-like symptoms.

To make up for it, we went out last night for my birthday. Some of our friends joined us and we had a nice meal and good conversation. It was most enjoyable. I should do it more often.

Blurry picture of us.

When we got home, Mum was asleep on the sofa. She didn't budge when I covered her with a duvet and turned the lights off, so we went to bed and left her. She was gone this morning, so I guess she woke up in the dark and snuck out quietly. I didn't hear her leave.


  1. That is one of the coolest teaching titles I've heard in long, long time. I hope you enjoy the job ;-)

  2. I hope so too. I don't know how much work it will bring me, but I do think I'll enjoy it when it comes. :o)

  3. That make-up dinner looks fun!


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