Jogging and All Things Fluorescent
Started running on wednesday nights with Jog Scotland, which is run by Joe Forte (local sportshop owner) and I must say, I'm getting really quite into it! Usually quite useless at running by myself- just not motivated enough. It starts out allright but then as soon as I allow myself a break, the distances I run steadily decrease and my inbetween walks lengthen. It's so much easier running with a group, and somehow I find the pace is a lot better for me- going by myself I tend to start out far too fast and only realise my mistake by the time I'm a mile or so from home.
I would never normally condone any general purpose fluorescent clothing, but for this I might make an exception.
Me vs. Nature
It was terrifying- when I tried to leave my room this morning I found I had the mother of all spiders sat down on the floor, right in front of the doorway. I don't think my window opens very far, so short of breaking the glass there was no escape. In any case it may have been an emergency but I really didn't want anyone calling the police, just yet.
Fortunately for once my mobile actually had some credit on it, so when at last I remembered it I was able to call for help. I then lay on the bed and quivered whilst the cavalry arrived and all danger forcibly removed. Honestly, I don't know how I'll manage living by myself.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SPY!
Like many of the other things on here, I'm making myself write about this incredibly late. On the friday a week after my birthday, Bethie, Louise, Rosie and I headed up into Edinburgh and were fortunate enough to catch a viewing of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -which I've been wanting to see for a while.
I thought the film was absolutely brilliant. It's probably a good thing that I went to see that first before watching the series (a birthday present from Louise =D ) as apparently it's been quite condensed, but still I think it must now be one of my favourite films to-date. I don't find myself welling up at films except for on the incredibly rare occasion, during the final scene though I probably came really quite close.
And I spent the next entire week listening for hours to the song they played in that last sequence.
I had actually just moved onto a 'Beach Boys' fixation, but now listening to this again, I think it might survive at least another week. ;)
P.S. Meet Obese Buddha
He says 'Hi'.