Monday, 30 November 2009

Kick in the nuts

Actually not so much a kick in the nuts, more like a two footed, studs-up tackle delivered late and from behind by Big Dave in a Sunday league match. It was all going so well. The weather forecast was for sunshine, no wind and possibly some white stuff. My backpack was packed and ready to go and my Friday evening run after work was one of those rare dreamy occasions when it feels like you could run forever. A few hours later and I got blind-sided by a heavy stinking cold and the clearing sky un-cleared itself and it proceeded to rain for the rest of the weekend. Not that the weather had any effect on my bed-ridden weekend. Whine, bitch, moan.

Still, next weekend we go skiing :-)

6 comments:

James Boulter said...

Same for me Joe, my planned backpack did not happen. A tiring day at work followed by a trip to take the cat to the vet and then a change in the weather forecast meant that my rucksack is still packed. How they went from dry and sunny to 80mph winds and blizzards on the mountain forecast within 24hrs is totally beyond me.

Hope your cold fizzles out soon.

Thunder In The Night said...

James - it's never easy when things conspire to keep us from enjoying the weekend but at least the mountains aren't going anywhere and will still be there next time.

Feeling better now, packing a different backpack for a weekend way out in the mountains where the snow is guaranteed.

kate said...

you win for the prize for first cold of the season, glad you're feeling better. have a great trip :)

Thunder In The Night said...

Kate - thanks, it was one of those proper colds too, not 'the snivels' or one of those 24 hour bugs but a proper cold like when I was a young boy! All better now. This time tomorrow I'll be knee deep in snow, skiing by the light of my head-torch :-)

Nielsen Brown said...

I am now eagerly awaiting the news about the trip, hope you had more sunshine than I have seen.

Thunder In The Night said...

Roger - I didn't find the sunshine either but I did find -28C wind-chill and plenty of snow! Trip report to follow.