Birthday drive
Jun13

Birthday drive

We take birthdays quite seriously in our house. We’ve never gone in for the big boozy birthday weekends, what with me being teetotal, but we do always make sure we take the day off work for our own birthdays and all of the kids’. (Which can be a big drain on annual leave if they all fall on week days!) When I asked my husband what he wanted to do for his birthday, he said he wanted to go for a drive. Usually the purpose of...

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Caterham update (mid-life crisis 2)
Feb28

Caterham update (mid-life crisis 2)

Well, the Caterham aka my husband’s midlife crisis is NEARLY finished. It looks like it will take about two months to build, not the 12-18 months I’d originally envisaged/ hoped for. Out of 81 steps (some big, some small) there are apparently just 15 left. They are the cosmetic things – like putting the seats and the carpet it. Right now, the car will steer, the gears will change and the brakes, including the...

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Caterham build part 1
Jan06

Caterham build part 1

Ladies – don’t be afraid. Just as my half marathon post wasn’t really about running, so this isn’t really about building a car. It’s just about a very happy man and his new hobby. Gentlemen – apologies if there isn’t enough technical detail for you. I don’t understand it and I’m just not interested. If you want the technical detail, might I recommend you read a manual?! My daughter...

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Mid-life crisis
Jan04

Mid-life crisis

About 18 months ago, my husband suffered a bit of a mid-life crisis. As crises go, it was pretty tame. My husband is a happy, positive person. But for a few days he wasn’t enjoying life. He had suddenly, and finally, realised that all he does is work. He’s always worked ridiculously hard, even before he had his own business, and he has worked harder and harder ever since. He’d given up everything he enjoyed –...

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