Tuesday, 21 December 2010

New life in the country

So, I am going to copy what some of you (which shall remain unnamed) do and do this blog post in bullet point format.

-- We love living in our new neighbourhood. Our house is one of 9 on the road in the middle on English countryside and we love it. It is very quiet with lots and lots of footpaths and trails. Ideal for running. Our road is also part of the National Cycle Network which means some great rides around. It really is amazing living in the countryside again. Yesterday we had three deer in our garden and this morning we've heard and owl outside. We LOVE it.

-- I am also looking forward to joining local triathlon scene which is meant to be quite good. We miss our friends from the old tri club but I am determined to make some new ones here.

-- Still no training. I feel very fat and unfit and cannot wait to start training again. To be fair I am my own worse enemy as when I don't train I just let my eating habits slide as well. I really really need to be more disciplined. But, hurray, Jen's updated my training peaks and I start training again next week and i CAN'T WAIT.

-- Work has been busy lately with some trips to Paris. Actually, as glamorous as it sounds I am really not enjoying those. It involves a lot of travelling, sitting in a meeting room and negotiating the deal.

-- We have a new addition to our family. A beautiful chocolate Labrador called Millie and she is adorable.

15 comments:

Beth said...

Oh Millie is the cutest!!! I hope you enjoy your fur child! :) And your new home sounds amazing and just what I imagine England to look like! :)

D said...

Cuuuuuuuuuute puppy!!!! Just fyi, I do travel for pet sitting gigs ;)

Molly said...

Congratulations on your new addition!!!! She's adorable!

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH! You got a dog? How cute! So sweet - and yes, back to the grind on Monday....until then, ENJOY Christmas and Boxing Day! Jerome is making a FULL (our tradition) English Dinner on Christmas Eve..we are having: Roast beef and yorkshire pudding, CHRISTMAS pudding with custard, christmas cake, roasted veggies + Crackers for the kids (and us!). ho ho ho!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

If it makes you feel better I have been off/on training because I keep getting sick and I feel fat too. I swear Dec. 26th I will crack down on my food intake - LOL!! Millie is ADORABLE, congratulations on your new pup. :) Merry Christmas ADC!!

Courtenay said...

great news all around! (even the paris bit because, yes, sounds very glamorous).
i'm excited about your new dog, she'll make a great running partner for you, right??

Courtenay said...

great news all around! (even the paris bit because, yes, sounds very glamorous ;)

i'm excited about your new dog. she'll make a great running partner for you, right??

SSB said...

awesome. If you have a dog, I'm coming to visit for sure!

m said...

Congrats on getting the new puppy! She's adorable :)

It sounds like you've got yourself a great new place!

Lisa T said...

Millie looks so sweet! Glad to hear you're loving where you live!

Kim said...

Glad you're loving your new area and hey, when you're ready.. you'll get back in there!! Love the new addition.. soooo cute!! Have a wonderful Holiday my friend ;)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Your new home sounds like perfection! I love the country and a dog is the cherry on top. She's adorable!

GoBigGreen said...

Millie!! Love her:) your card arrived but I have no return address to send you a card! I know how you feel and I am very close to a sugar moratorium here!
Happy holidays to you, Shawn and millie!

Charisa said...

CUTE puppy!!! Love :)

Angela and David said...

I love Millie. Adorable.

Hope work has slowed down a little for you and all your deals had year end closing dates.