Things are pretty busy in the workshop just now probably due to the forthcoming Father’s Day gift giving. So last week I inconveniently took time out for other activities! Well, they say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So what did I get up to? On Wednesday I went for my long run just before lunch. Ok, so it was only 6 miles but for me this is quite an achievement. A stay in hospital recently (albeit a short stay) has set me back months in my running build up. But I’m taking a philosophical view and I’m just pleased to be out running again. Endurance will come in time. The run took me an hour but with stretching, showering and eating lunch I was away from the workshop for a good couple of hours – at a time when I couldn’t really afford it.
OK so if that wasn’t bad enough on Thursday my wife and I took our two youngest granddaughters to Drusilla’s Park which is near to Alfriston in West Sussex. Drusilla’s is a children’s zoo and play area and the last time we went there our youngest granddaughter was about 1 year old and was scared by the animals. This time, a year on, and the little girl loved it. I must admit that it’s a great place for adults too and we spent a good part of the day there. It takes about 90 mins to drive there and the same back of course so my time in the shop was practically nil.
I obviously enjoy spending time in the workshop and it’s great when the warmer weather comes so that I can have the door open (no windows in the workshop) as it can feel a bit claustrophobic when the door is closed. So it’s good to get out and spend some time with the grand kids away from the bench. I did have to spend time over the weekend though to ensure that deadlines are met.
Next week I have no outings planned so progress should be on target. Fingers crossed.