Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Years eve.The weather is not bad and the day is full of football ( soccer ).I watched Arsenal stuggle to draw with Aston Villa 0-0.I will see in the New Year at home with my family,which is probably the way it should be.

Friday, December 30, 2005

A somewhat cold and rainy day,but went with my sister to buy a new dvd recorder.Then I had to help her set it up,things are a little different here in the Uk but I managed.Other than that it was i bit of a lazy day.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

There is a frost on the ground that is so thick it looks like snow, and the temp' is around -6c(26f).I a feeling about 90% better,and my beloved Wolves won 2-0 yesterday after losing 2-0 on boxing day.My friend Abichal should be close to or finished running in a 48hr race in Arizona,I hope he did well.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My head still hurts,but it is getting better.There is snow in some parts of the country,but here we just got a good frost.There are football ( soccer ) matches today but some have been postponed because of the weather.My nieces friend is making curry for dinner tonight,that will probably kill my cold.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Woke up this morning with a thick head,it is that time of the year ,and I think I am probably eating too much junk food .Well it is Christmas.We did get to see some snow,but it was just blowing in the wind.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Today is what we call in England,Boxing day,it was tradition many years ago to box up old presents and give them to those less fortunate.So after recieving something it is a chance to give something back,indeed a really good idea.The weather here is rainy today,but here in the countryside all is green.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

HAPPY CHRISTMAS !!!! Yes it 's that day in the Christian calender we opened our presents nice and early,but it took the whole family plus guests about 2 1/2 hours,one at a time.It is a little foggy,but the sun is trying to break through.The house is full noise and happiness and cheer.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

It's christmas eve and I have recieved a couple of Christmas e-cards from friends afar.The house is full of family and lots of preparations are being made with the food for the big day.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Woke up nice and early this morning ( 5:30 ),and managed to get out on the road for my first morning run since I got here.I have been running in the afternoon until now.It is cool but bright and sunny.I took my camera with me and made some nice photo's that I will post at a later time.In my family it is officially christmas eve,eve.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

It is now officially winter,here in this part of the was the day for me to wrap my christmas presents.Once that was done off for a run on the same country road I have been using for the last week and a half.My editor has made the changes to my Dilly and Dally story and it looks pretty good.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A few days left before Christmas,and we go grocery shopping.This involves getting food for 2 weeks.The shops are surprisingly not as busy as they should be.Manage to get in a nice run in the afternoon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

There is a house full of guests,my niece Tracy, her friend and her son.We all went shopping this morning,which is mild but overcast and wanting to rain.Managed to get a few extra presents,only a couple of days away now.

Monday, December 19, 2005

There is a really nice family bakery in the village called jaspers,and everytime I am here I like to get there cherry scones,they are worth waiting a year for.My friend Utpal called me this morning,it seems it is raining a lot where he is .My niece Tracy will be arriving later today,she is visiting for the holidays.The weather is once again warmer.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Well I stayed up late last night and watched my beloved New York ( Footballing ) Giants win there 10th game this season.Then after a nice,but cold run this morning watched football ( soccer ) almost the rest of the day.The joys of being in England.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

It's saturday,I'm in England and I'm surrounded by sport,particularily football (soccer).To plagerize an american baseball movie," is this heaven,no it's England".There is so much football on tele,it is almost too much,but I am really happy.I've only been here a week.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Just want to say that it is wonderful being in the country.Though it is a little cold at the moment I have the chance to run on beautiful country roads with green fields and farms all around.It has been more than a week now and I am really happy with the discipline of my aerobic training,one has to be very steady.I think maybe that my diet is a litle better.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

OK, so it is much colder today,but nice and sunny,not much to say so we will leave it at that for now,and see what tomorrow brings.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Up nice and early this morning,and off to a place called Merry Hill shopping center,I spent most of the day there with my sister and my nephew,doing the last of our christmas shopping.The weather here is still quite mild though today we didn't see any sun.It was tiring but we had a good day.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Boy am I feeling so much better today!It is a little colder outside,there was a frost this morning.But the village where my sister lives is so quiet and peaceful.I also get a chance to catch up on a lot of football ( soccer ) action especially my local team Wolverhampton Wanderers who are doing ok,that's about it for now.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Slept like a log and my jet lag is a little better,the weather here at my sisters is really nice and I have a chance to rest and relax in a quiet environment. Christmas is just a couple of weeks away.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Flight was fairly un-eventful and quick,For some reasonI seem to have a pretty strong case of jet lag,The weather here in the UK is a bit better than in NY ,and of course it is nice to be with my family.It is 52 years to the day since I was born,so as soon as I arrived at my sisters we were off visiting various aunts and uncles then later my nephew and 1 niece visited me.I am now posting on Uk time.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

I am just a few hours away from my flight to England,and a number of last minute things have come up,but I am almost finished.It is a beautiful day out there,though still quite cold.By all accounts it is a little warmer in the UK,I will let you know.

Friday, December 09, 2005

According to the reports there were a lot of people in central park for the John Lennon aniversary.The weather this morning was a mix of snow and rain,afternoon though cold was quite sunny and pleasant.I managed to take care of a few last things before I go to England tomorrow.One of them was to watch the draw for the world cup of soccer I am happy with Englands group,and will enjoy watching the games next summer.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ok so it is 25 years since John Lennon was shot here in NYC,I seem to remember that it wasn't quite as cold as it is today,and it will be hard for those that come to pay homage in the park today. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Winter is definately here this morning the walk to work was in a temperature of 26f ( about -3c ).The wind made it feel a lot colder especially on my face.I have a few more days in NY and then I am off to see my sister for the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Well we didn't get as much snow as was expected,but it was still nice to see it blanketing the streets of NYC this morning on the way to work.I have started to do aerobic training for the winter months,which involves me running with the heart moniter my niece Michele gave me some time ago.I will try to keep it up for about 4 months this winter,and it should help my racing in the spring.

Monday, December 05, 2005

It was at this time of the year 25 years ago that John Lennon was shot here in New York.This is a photo I took when I visited central park last year I will post more later. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Woke up to a winter wonderland,snow not quite as heavy as this ,but maybe just as pretty.Temp just below freezing but pleasant,made for a really nice run for Utpal and myself,It should get warm enough for most of the snow to disapear later. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Although winter is still 18 days away officially,it really felt like it today with temp's around freezing the whole day.Surprisingly the same number of runners showed up for the 2 mile race . I spent some time with my friend Abichal talking about Ultrarunning.I write articles for his multiday website occasionally and he says the last one I wrote has been getting some attention,you can check it out by clicking on the link on my links list then going to the multiday blog.They say there is snow coming tonight so it should make it interesting for my run tomorrow morning,keep you posted.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Today is of course my short day at work,so I used the extra time wisely and went Christmas shopping.I got some nice presents for my Nephew and niece.The day is very wintery,cold and windy ,but with some sunshine.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Well it is finally December and the holidays are not far away.I have had one night to sleep on it and I think I have my plan of action ready,though yesterday mind was a little different,I am now listening to my heart and know the right thing to do with regard to my children's book.So wish me luck,my sister already did.