Monday, 3 August 2009

In the same country and other random things

So, Shaun finally arrived last Friday - can you guys believe that we now live in the same country :)))) We had an awesome weekend. On Saturday I managed to get up real early and get my ride out of the way so I could spend time with my husband (that sounds nice, doesn't it). By the time I got back and he got out of bed - jet lag :(( it was time for lunch. We went to a nearby amazing Japanese restaurant with our friend Marina and had great lunch. Marina and I go there a lot and every time we go we like to people-watch and make up stories about their lives. On Saturday we even introduced Shaun to this game and in no time he made up a story about a couple with four kids sitting at one of the nearby tables. After lunch Shaun and I went for a nice walk along High Street Kensington and to Whole Foods. Yay!!!

On Sunday we went to watch the London triathlon. The weather was great and we of course spent a lot of money at the expo. I hope to do this race next year - it just seems like so much fun and really well organised. On the way back home we stopped at Wagamamas near Tower Bridge for lunch. And then a quick visit to my office to pick up some stuff. I found it so funny how Shaun thought we all had messy offices (apparently I am not too bad, and my boss is the worst :)))

So it was a great weekend and we are loving spending time together.

On a slightly different note, we have rejoined our local triathlon club Deal Tri in Kent - where we used to live and where we will have an army house hopefully some time this month. We love this club and have really missed all the fun we had with them prior to leaving for the US. So I am already joining one group who is taking the ferry over to France on Wednesday for a nice day of riding in France (and eating great French food). I have taken a day off work and can't wait. It's an early start but it is so worth it.

I have also signed up for a half-ironish race called the Little Woody at the end of the month. The "ish" bit is because the bike is 60 rather than 56 miles but it should all be great training and I can't wait to race again.

OK, that's is all for now. Better get back to doing some work. Have a great week.


Molly said...

Oh to be able to just take a ferry over and ride in France for the day! Lucky you!!! Better take lots of pictures!

Congrats on finally having your husband HOME!

Beth said...

WAGAMAMAS!!!!!!! AHHH!!! :)

Oh you sound so happy!! I would be too if I finally got to live in the same country as my husband. :) You are amazing for doing that. I don't even like it when Oscar is away for 2 days. :) Hope you enjoy your trip to France!! Fun riding!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Awesome that Shaun is back - super! :) Sounds like you guys had a great weekend...despite the jet lag. AND I'm stoked for your bike trip to France and the tri club...I know how great those are. Enjoy!!

Eileen Swanson said...

That is so great that your hubbie is back! And too cool that you're going to ride in France....I wanna come soooo bad! Have so much fun!!

Charisa said...

F R A N C E ! ! !

jessithompson said...

So much fun. I'm going to take the ferry and go riding... oh no wait. I'm not. ;) I'm jealous that you have so many fun opportunities and experiences. It's great that you also get to connect with your old tri club. Being a part of a club has been such a blessing for us - it's a great network and support system.

Can't wait to hear about the latest adventures!

Charisa said...

So excited Shaun is home with you again! And your half-ironish tri sounds fun!

Roo said...

Yay for living in the same country!