Friday, 30 June 2006


Well since my last entry I have had a birthday! I am now the grand old age of 21! I had a lovely day. I got woken up by Lex who was hugely excited about giving me my presents, which were very lovely. I'm particularly excited about my ant works ( ) All I need now is some ants! I spent most of the day scrubbing carpets and carrying boxes to help Lex move. But I did get to go out for the evening. We met up with some people from the climbing club in the Little John in Hathersage for a meal.
Since then I've been to a park to watch everyone have a go at Mountain Boarding. (I like all my limbs in one place so didn't have a go). I have discovered I'm not to bad on a slack line as well! Finally I have something I'm better at than Lex. Apparently I look a bit like a demented clown with limbs poking out in all sorts of directions, but at least I can take a couple of steps without falling off!
I'm currently sorting out a load of stuff for Rainbows in September, and wondering how to spend the rest of the day!

Tuesday, 27 June 2006

busy couple of days

Well having worked all weekend I had a very nice treat at the end of Sunday. Chris who I worked with all day invited me out climbing with him and some friends that evening. As it's been ages since I went climbing I couldn't really say no could I! Anyway considering it's been 5 months since I led on grit, and a couple of months since I led anything at all I think I did alright. Led a S4a with only small amounts of difficulty, top roped an E2 5b that didn't actually feel too hard, and backed off a VS 5b because I was a bit pumped and had a traverse which I remembered I don't like while part way up the climb!
My hands are now a right mess with fabulous grit rash, cuts and bruises all over them! But it was a highly enjoyable afternoon; possibly more so because I left Lex at work! Was very nice to leave him behind while I went out climbing for a change!

Spent all of today helping Lex move house. We finally have all his stuff in the new flat. I've managed to ruin a pair of jeans, carrying his bike up 3 flights of stairs, by smearing oil on the thigh! Typical.
All that's left now is to clean the house from top to bottom. As it was a house of 8 boys it's not exactly immaculate! To be fair they have all cleaned as they left but they tend not to notice really obvious things!

My achievement for tonight has to be doing my accounts for my Rainbow unit. It's only taken me 6 hours! For the past 2 hours I have been desperately trying to find a missing 50p between my end of year statement, and the accounts for the whole year!
I can now go to bed happy and get all excited about my birthday tomorrow! Yay!