July 10th, 2002


London to Cambridge Bike Ride

At the end of this month I'm doing a sponsored ride in aid of Breakthrough breast cancer care. It's 54 miles from Enfield in North London to Cambridge and it's on Sunday 28th July. It occurred to me that this would be yet another good place to advertise it and do a bit of begging. There's an online credit/debit card sponsorship form at:


along with links to some more details about the ride. Any sponsorship would be very gratefully received, but I want to stress that I don't think anyone should feel they have to sponsor me just because I asked. I don't want to bully anyone.

I'm looking forward to it really, despite the fact it's further than I've ever cycled before. Hopefully I'll be well enough next weekend to get some more practice riding in though, I haven't been up to it recently.

Working from home

Well, at least partly. Cough kept me awake last night so I was too shattered to go into work this morning despite not really feeling ill any more. Getting a reasonable amount of stuff done from home, but it is so much easier to get distracted. Must work on a combination of booze and cough mixture to make me go zonk properly tonight before it starts up again.

Feel like it's getting too long since I've seen anyone other than Richard, although I saw people Saturday night and Steph was here til Monday afternoon. Social life seems to be concentrated Thurs/Fri/Sat these days and the rest of the week sometimes seems a bit long.

Was looking quite light on the scales earlier this week but I can see the numbers have crept back up again now. I've not been eating *too* badly overall, but I have had quite a lot of cough medecine/sweets which might make a difference: I refuse to actually count them as sins and try to resign myself to not losing weight if I have a cold. It's still frustrating though. I feel like overall I've been going nowhere since about the middle of May.