- clogged arteries
- must make New Year's Resolutions
- thank god Christmas comes but once a year
I've not had many presents that were a total failure but there are a couple that stick in my brain and being a coward and having been taught to be polite, I never actually said aloud what I was thinking but this year's presents were all very appropriate and no acting was necessary when saying my thank you's. DVD's, gardening tools, books, wickedly sharp kitchen knives, chockies..all very welcome and then there was the star turn...Ben's present. It has always been my contention that if the present is right for the person then how much it costs is immaterial, while if its wrong then its wrong no matter how expensive it was. So when Ben worried that he hadn't spent much I was able reassure him 'cos his present to me was 100% perfect ...it was a groovy pink track bike chain(!) and a limited edition Solo musette with the track bike/single speed chain wheel/cog progressions printed on the back.
Training yesterday was as previously reported the obligatory Christmas day ride plus the Tacx trainer...today its going to be the Tacx trainer first plus the obligatory Boxing day ride followed by the masochistic "yes I know its crazy and I said I wouldn't" shopping session or maybe I'll wait til Saturday.....the latter being training for....what?....you might well ask!