Lots of Father Christmas-related things to talk about in this post, but first, these:
They’re on my guest post at Jemma’s great blog Celery and Cupcakes – thank you Jemma for letting me take over for a day 🙂
Then there’s this lovely lot:
My Secret Santa parcel arrived yesterday and it was the most thoughtful, lovely present ever. Cat, from Knitting, Running, Eating had given me not only lovely dark chocolate and Christmas tea but also intensive Body Shop handcream (perfect, as she said, for being out riding or reporting!)
She also gave me a signed picture of Alan Curbishley – a true legend of Charlton Athletic (my football team) who was manager for 15 years and took us in that time from a nothing team to a respected and regular Premiership fixture; what a perfect present! She also, bless her, made me “with love” some gluten-free gingerbread men. They’re delicious and I’m so overwhelmed by the thought and loveliness that went into them and all these presents, thank you Cat and thank you Laura for organising!
The next thing is less good. Very much so.
When I first mentioned the Santa Fun Run, a few weeks ago, I predicted that I wouldn’t get any training done and, unfortunately, I’ve been proved almost right. I’ve had weekends and a whole week off in that time and I’ve only managed ONE run. It was 20 minutes long, it wasn’t even all running, it was on Thursday – and my legs still ache slightly from it. It ain’t looking good for the 5k, gulp, tomorrow.
But at least I’m doing it dressed as a reindeer so hey, at least I’m going to look
good different really stupid…!