Monday, 29 September 2008

living for the weekend

Unfortunately this has become my life, I count down days until the weekend (1 down 4 to go), and until half term holidays (4 weeks left...) however it does make sure I get out and enjoy my weekends, those 2 days are now so precious that I can't bear to waste them.

This was what I spent my weekend doing... yes that is a barbeque, and errr yes that is the Peak District, and yes it's that time of year again when half of the university freshers(not quite, though it felt like it) descend upon a small quarry filled with chossy, grassy rubbish climbs to be introduced to the art of climbing, and to the surprise of all us experienced climbers enjoy it. I spent most of the day manning a barbeque cooking 130 burgers, and trying to be nice...

(PS if you want to argue with me about the ethics of this if you are a climber please send me an email and keep it away from here, my blog is my happy place, any nasty comments will just get deleted.)

PPS. Thank Laurie for letting me use your piccies, they're much better than mine would be anyway!


  1. Nice to see you're having a good time. I enjoy my weekends so much more now.

  2. Puzzled. What could be ethically questionable about students, a rock face and some ropes? Obviously a climbing sub-culture thing going on here... clue me in!

  3. Real proper climbers tend to hate students, moan about us going to crags in large numbers for one day a year, and generally hate top roping... Was just to avoid any nasty comments really as some people get very cross about these things!

  4. Ah! I see!

    Well, everyone hates students. When I was at university, the georgie locals used to opine 'chop their legs off, and send them home!'