Down time

September 30th, 2011 by


Morning everyone I hope you are enjoying this extended summer we are having here in the UK!  I’m pretty chuffed, apart from our holiday we usually miss out on weather like this as by the time it’s time to take a break Autumn is well and truly under way.

I’m having a great break so far.  I really look forward to this part of the year as it’s just for me a complete change in lifestyle and something I’ve mostly missed out on in my life.  As much as I love competing and training 6hr a day I also like to wake up knowing that I can do whatever I want today.  I can eat that pizza hut for lunch if I fancy it, or I can go out for a drink in the evening with my friends!


I just last week got back from a 3 day trip to Ibiza.  I was out there with my friends from school that I hadn’t really spent much time with since leaving 10 years ago.  My time with them was just like it used to be though, I really enjoyed catching up.  I didn’t want to go longer then 3 days as I knew that 3 late nights is my limit before I start to crack, and to be honest my predictions were perfect because I was very tired when I got home.  Actually when I was on the plane back to Stanstead most of the flight were people in their 20’s – 30’s all fast asleep.  That’s what nights out starting at 2am does to you!

Clare and I just put an offer in on a new house that got accepted and we’ve managed to sell ours as well so all going smoothly we will be in a new house just down the road in Barrow Upon Soar by December.  It’s so damn complicated though to sort out, I can’t wait till it’s sorted!


We are also off for our holiday on Monday to Florida for two weeks. We are cruising around everywhere south of Orlando in a rental convertible.  I’m looking forward to relaxing after my exertions from the season and also from Ibiza!  After this it’s back to it and i’m getting very excited about preparing with a new focus already.  The break is doing it’s job!