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Days 10 and 11 from the Lake District to Loch Lomond, and some roadie tips

2021-08-25T13:52:42+00:00

Days 10 and 11 from the Lake District to Loch Lomond, and some roadie tips – Follow Alison’s stories of what it’s like to be the back-up and support here, as she reports back with a daily MAMILgram (that’s Middle-Aged-Men-In-Lycra): Day Eleven - Moffat to Loch Lomond (81 miles) Today the cyclists were joined by a third rider – Nigel Williams, a cycling friend of Derek’s. Meeting in the hotel, they rejoined the road from Moffat to Glasgow, starting with a climb for the first 15 miles. Then, turning towards Glasgow, from where [...]

Days 10 and 11 from the Lake District to Loch Lomond, and some roadie tips 2021-08-25T13:52:42+00:00

Coping with a partner away this Christmas

2018-11-27T15:14:04+00:00

When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses. Whose turn is it to have the grandparents? What new provision is required for those with special diets? What about partners – how long before they must be together over the festive season? Who sleeps where? Relatives and friends who see a pecking order in accommodation, and length of visit, can be particularly trying. All underpinned by the sheer weight of tradition everyone fears to break. But in the midst of all this [...]

Coping with a partner away this Christmas 2018-11-27T15:14:04+00:00