Monday, October 31, 2011

What The Hell Just Happened?

I think - therefore, I am - that I just went for a run after the drive home from work! In the dark - but not that dark courtesy of my miniature head-sun - and the rain!! I think I must have had a knock on the head or something but heck, I bloody-well enjoyed it.

Out the front door, I headed into and around Flaxley Wood. A bit soggy underfoot in places. Misty in others and just a little Spooooooky - I ain't afraid of no ghosts. Although my pace didn't seem that quick I got round in a surprisingly nimble 46 minutes and that's not too bad a time if it was in the daylight. At six miles and 800ft ascent, it's not the longest route in the world but you know what? It's just the ticket after a hard day at work. The best bit though, was the final 400m. Not because it was the final 400m - although, that is a pretty damn good reason for it being the best bit. No, it was the best bit because, kitted out head to toe in black, I scared the crapola out of a load of kids as I ran across the field - nice work...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well That Went Off OK

...I think. Didn't have any kitchen disasters and I was so on schedule I was actually ahead of it and managed to squeeze in a hours bike session - and shower - before the clan arrived - result. Now that was a long sentence [gasps for breath]. I think I even impressed myself a little bit - with the cooking not the long sentence, although that was pretty impressive - not. That was the most adveturous bit of cooking I've tried so far. So many dishes in so little time - OK, I had a fair bit of time, but it was still a step up from trying to crank out a single dish [pats self on the back]. All I need to do now is master the 'pudding' and I'll be there.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mad Runner, Domestic Goddess!

I've been busy preparing for the family coming up to visit. I didn't get across to run the Sugar Loaf today but that's not exactly a bad thing. It's a good race but it holds a few memories... so I'm not overly disappointed. Now is not the time for maudlin. So instead I stayed at home and ran a little, biked a little and then got down to prepare for tomorrow's visit.

It's surprising how much more difficult it is to prepare five dishes instead of one. OK, probably not that surprising but it all went well. As ever, tidying as I cook, I worked my way through the schedule. Cheesy garlic loaf - check, quiche lorraine frittata - check, cheese, leek and potato tortilla - check, penne tomato pasta - check and finally tomato, cucumber salad - check. That's it for today. Now it's just the pizzas, sunflower bread, patatas bravas and chickpea chorizo salad to go but that's a story for another day...

And now it's finally time to put my feet up, kick back and chill. Sorted. 

Friday, October 28, 2011


Oh, the end of a long week. Thank heavens - that's the polite interpretation of the post title! Work has been heavy and the fear is more of the same in the coming weeks. Got to man up and take it on - and I will.

Well I don't know when the results of the Black Mountains race hit the inter-web but my 10th place from 69 finishers doth please me greatly and it was a legit 92.5 point score - unlike the cheating 98 pointer from the Brecon Beacons race that a certain person scored! But to be fair said person beat me on the BM's so I'm not bitter. Honest, I'm not. Truth. The disappointment of not hitting 3 hours is lessened by the fact that the winner was less than 18 minutes ahead - and he was a bloody good runner!

Over all I'm lacking a bit of motivation right now. I know what I want to achieve next year but I also know that it doesn't really matter. I reckon I might be a bit SAD - shut it - that's Seasonally Affected Disorder - aka, shitty dark mornings, dark afternoons and basically just dark all over. Bring on the summer...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Long Tiring Day

Well I finally made it home - but it was a bit of a battle. I knew it was going to be. The rain always causes havoc. It seems to instill a kind a fear in some people but it really doesn't need to. Having had another brain draining day at work I could have done without that so I just cranked up the volume and boomed out my tunes as I settled in for a slow one. Annoying? Yes, but I'm used to it now and it doesn't stress me out - not much, anyway. So, realising it wasn't going to be an early home, I decided I might as well go totally the other way and called in at the supermarket for the weeks shop - and this one was a biggy! The family is coming up on Sunday and I'm looking forward to impressing them - assuming, of course, I manage to pull it off - stop it, matron! My menu is planned and I think I picked up all the ingredients but there's bound to be something I've forgotten.

Finally home, I hit the bike for an hour before cooking up a little tomato, onion and chorizo on toast with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple but tasty and now it's time to chill out before it all starts again tomorrow...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lunching It

Martin and I got out for our regular lunch run. I ran like a sack of spuds but ended up running a respectable time. Conditions were good but I just didn't have it.

Better things tonight though. A lush meal down San Carlo on Corn Street, Bristol. The older I get the more I'm drawn towards fine dining. Another good night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Tip Number 17

When attempting to run a 5k race always remember to take your running shoes... And so it was that I was unable to run at tonight's Bridge Inn 5k - doh. Apart from that I was totally organised. I'd remembered the light and generator ready to provide their glorious illumination at the finish. I'd remembered my shorts and vest, socks and watch. I'd remembered the walking boots for cable tracing across farm fields - that was for work - and I'd remembered the tool kit - also for work. So all in all it was a pretty good effort - just not good enough. In the words of the great prophet Roy Walker, 'It's good but it's not right'...

Oh well, maybe next race will go a better. Let's face it, it'd be hard pushed to go any worse...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Taking It Steady

Ahead of tomorrow's Bridge Inn Race but that may not be enough. I have a full day at work to get through first and that includes tramping across fields with my magic box of tricks to locate a break in an underground signal cable. The weather looks like being a bit pooy so things might be headed boggy... Then I've a meeting to get to - provided, of course, that things go OK out in the field - literally. I'm hoping I don't feel too knackered by the time I reach the Bridge Inn but it's going to be a looong day.

Tonight I put in an hour bike session, sit-ups and some press-ups - although I got a few of those done on Saturday night...  Not looking for anything too fantastic tomorrow but I'd like to finish strong however I go. Fading at the finish is not an option I want to select.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Great Night Out...

In Bristol. That put paid to being able to run the Exmoor Stagger but sometimes you've got to look at the bigger picture. There's a time to run - and there's a time for fun. It's all about getting the balance right - and yesterday was definitely the right time for some fun. I never really enjoyed 'clubbing' - other than seals - just kidding - when I was young but now, as I approach the big 4 O, it's a right laugh. A bit of booze and I'm up on that dance floor quicker than a ferret up a trouser leg, dancing like me dad - and not giving a damn. Good days.

For the week ahead there's the Bridge Inn 5k on Tuesday - and I might actually try and run a bit faster this time - but not too quick mind, wouldn't want to strain anything. Then next Saturday is the Sugar Loaf Winter Fell Race. It's a good race. One of my favourites in fact, but there is a chance I might not make it on account of preparing for the family visiting the next day and I'll have a bucket load of preparation to do. Hopefully I can be organised enough to do the race and still have time to get everything ready for the visit. To which, I've finalised the menu and the schedule of preparation is well developed - it's going to be like a military operation...

Friday, October 21, 2011


Now I know it's not spring but I felt like a bit of cleaning and, as I sit back after pottering around for most of the day, I can't really see where all the time went! The damn place doesn't look much tidier - doh. Managed to get out for an hours run but I didn't push too hard. Cooked myself up a tasty moroccan style meatball and apricot stew for dinner and now it's time to chill. Aiming for another run tomorrow morning before heading down to Bristol to go get Wrinkly...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making A Hash Of It

First off, a big thank you to Paul and Joc for putting on a superb night time hash run - and what better way to finish than with a pint and a chip butty, bloody marvelous. I made may way over to the Rising Sun, Moseley Green for 7:30, signed up on the dotted line and set off at the back of the field. I really like these informal runs. There's no need to chase away at the front like an idiot. There's no glory for winning - some think differently and go out all guns blazing - but for me the hash run is a social affair. With my portable sun lighting half the forest I found the going really good. The route, with it's many gotcha's, mainly followed the main tracks but there were some deviations onto smaller, narrower paths. On the matter of the Gotcha's I seem to have an almost god-like ability to pick the wrong route choice. I reckon I was 80-20 in favour of selecting the wrong one. Still, on the plus side you get a little extra distance to the run - bargain. With my mini-sun blazing, it was practically like running in daylight and I was able to ease my way along. At the half way point I moved into a comfortable second place - that was a surprise and down to the fact that a whole group of the leaders went wrong, missed the turn and added on a great chunk. From there I have to admit to running a bit harder. In fact, I pushed on the climbs to keep ahead and ended up moving further clear. I finished the 6.5 mile route in 51 minutes. Not a bad time considering the first half was so pedestrian and there were a few hills. Then it was all into the pub for said grub, a pint and a chinwag. Good night. Today's hash route:-

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Planning The Menu

Couldn't be arsed for much training. After yawning through a few meetings - albeit worth attending for the heads up and my meagre input - I really wasn't up for much. Hence another bike session but peddled in a more positive mood tonight.

I called by Sainsb - ooh, stop there, this is an advertisment free zone - a supermarket on the way home to pick a few items. The family are up at the end of the month so I've got to get planning my menu - and more importantly, testing that a) I can cook what I plan and b) it's edible. Tonight I cooked up a chorizo and mozeralla pizza (homemade base) - that's one for the kids - and without bigging myself up it looked totally professional and tasted even better - that's definately one for the menu. I'm going to take a gamble on the hawiian - well there's only so much pizza one can eat.

I'll tell you what though, this planning a menu malarchy ain't easy. As sad as it may be, I've never tried this type of thing before and by that I mean cooking a menu rather than buying ready made goods that you just heat up. As the day fast approaches the pressure is on. Trying to get the quantities right, a good range and simple enough food that I can actually pull it off - fnah fnah is tricky, very tricky. As it's a lunch menu I'm going 'picky' food. I'm thinking a few tapas dishes. A couple of salads and some homemade bread. Together with the pizza I think there'll be enough. Desert, I'm afraid, is going to be an off the shelf affair. I don't really do desert so I'm not going to risk cooking my own... That said, with two weeks to go there is plenty of time to change the menu between now and then...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Highs And Lows

I had a great day yesterday. Back to the hum drum and the rose tinted spectacles broke. My legs feel achy so it's another bike session tonight. By right, I should feel good. The 'extra few pounds' waxed on during the summer when my mileage dropped but the eating didn't are finally on the wane - well, I need to be ready to fit into my Butlins outfit next month... My running form is good and still edging upwards - although the upcoming Sugar Loaf Fell Race will provide a more scientific measure of that. My homemade mixed fruit and white chocolate panettone went down a storm in work and I've another four day week... But I still feel a gap. Ho hum, perhaps I'll find a new set of specs tomorrow...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Close To Home

I got up and out there before I had time to fritter the day away - well, we didn't want another yesterday did we? And what a great morning it was too. After a bit of a lie-in I planned today's route over a freshly brewed, strong americano - or as I like to call it, a black coffee - and headed out. I started off running up and over to Hobbs Quarry and down into Blaisdon Wood which, at this time of year and with the early morning mist still lingering, was an autumnal masterpiece. It won't be long before it becomes a boggy quagmire but for now it's just about perfect. I continued over to Flaxley Wood. The sun, clear and bright, finally vanquished the mist and as I hit Edge Hill and woods above Cinderford the views all around were fantastic. I wasn't going fast but I climbed well. In fact, dare I say it, I'm almost feeling strong on the climbs - no, I daren't, there is still much work needed on that front but things are definitely improving. In all I ran about twelve miles and a fairly decent 2,000 feet of ascent. A good run indeed. Today's circular loop:-

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Well That's That Then

The first firing of the central heating this winter. It's been close a couple of times but tonight was the night. So that's that. Winter can't be far away...

Been a bit of a wasted day today. After yesterday's good came today's less so. No real reason other than I didn't sleep too well and couldn't get up this morning. Coupled with the fact that my legs felt achy, I decided to give the orienteering a miss. That led to the guilt of being a lazy bastard. I spent a couple hours on the bike but it's not the same and the day just somehow disappeared...

I need to make sure I get out for a run tomorrow. I really do.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mooching In The Malverns

With all the shop rage of yesterday faded and forgotten - although I am still available for a private shopping optimisation consultation - I headed over to the Malverns on my day off. Oh yeah baby, day off. Four day week - back of... And with all that rage, I forgot to mention any of yesterday's training of which it was actually a good day. Martin and I got out for the lunchtime Dundry run and I was over a minute quicker than last week, running what turned out to be my quickest time since May and most surprisingly I wasn't pushing. There were moments when I felt the urge to surge - nice - but I was controlled and steady so it was with much surprise that I clocked my quickest time since May. I finished off the day with an hour on the bike to prepare for today's training.

As to today's run, I headed over to Holly's Bush - ooh no, stop it - for the old out and back to the Worcestershire Beacon. The weather was fab if a little hazy so the views were good but they weren't right. The Malvern Hills are a great place to run. Not only do you get a medium distance run - today turned at the Beacon rather than looping round North Hill so I only ran twelve and a half miles - you also get a chance to run a hill session.

My pace was steady as I effortorised - that's another one for my dictionary - the hills. In all there was about 2,500 feet of ascent but no individual hill took more than a couple of minutes to ascend. I put in the effort to run the hills and eased the descent and the flat. It was a good session. I have to put my hands up and say I didn't manage the full session - aka, I was reduced to a walk on a couple of the final climbs on the return but by then the lactic acid in my legs was really kicking in.

A Good day.

Today's route across the Malverns:-

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shopping Lessons...

Yes, after another sloooow check-out at the supermarket, I've decided to offer my services to the local store. Tonight I witnessed a myriad of school boy errors at the checkout. Why put all the soft, squiggy stuff on the conveyor first? You know with that amount of junk food in your trolley its going to get crushed by those crates of shandy. Then, forgetting to bring your re-usable bags - you do have re-usable bags don't you? Think of your children you wasteful planet killer. School boy. Then generally taking f^&%ing ages to actually put your shopping into all of those 36 plastic bags - you do have opposable thumbs I assume?

Now, supermarket shopping is one area of life where we can learn from Hitler. His Blitzkrieg technique into Poland is what we should all be aiming for when we do our weekly shop. What we're looking for is in, shop and out. Optimum route. Nothing else will do. No dilly dallying back and forth. Planning. Planning. Planning. Know what you want. Plan your route through the store to get it - ooh matron, damn it, not now, don't start -  no doubling back. Then, goods trollied, get your ass over to the check out. Now think, what order should you load your bags? Think, plan and load the conveyor. Then open up all your re-usable bags before you begin to load up and go go go, red leader. Mind, we don't want any fumbling at the death, now, do we? - yes, locate your club card before you head in to the store - that's right, it isn't going to do you any good languishing in the bottom of your handbag is it? You know you need it so get it ready and be ahead of the game. There we go again, thinking and planning, not really too complicated. Finally, splash the cash and get the hell out. Simple.

I reckon, with my assistance and guidance to teach optimal shopping for beginners, I could save the supermarkets a fortune - and earn myself a tidy sum in the process for my efficiency saving fees and save the public about half a lifetime in saved time - think of all the extra time you'll have to drink all that shandy. It's win win. Everyone wins...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not A Lot...

To report but I can't go two days without posting. Had a brain sapping day at work. Non-stop paperwork. A productive day.

Home late. Near darkness outside but for the gentle shimmer of the moons glow through the cloudy evening sky. Feels like a great night for a run - or rather it felt like it would have been had my magicshine head torch been charged. It wasn't. Cue the charger. Would have been a nice - god I hate 'nice' - run through the woods. Oh well, more bike.

On a brighter note, four day week - 'ave some.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Feeling Stuffed

Oh god, that pizza was too big. Way too big. It was healthy mind but turned out bigger than I expected - not often it turns out bigger than expected - ooh matron. My first ever homemade pizza, black olive and peppers on homemade dough base. Surprisingly the actual preparation time only took about fifteen minutes to make the dough and fry off the topping - almost quicker than buying one in the supermarket!

After proving the dough for an hour I tried that 'spin the dough around in your hands malarchy ' like wot you see on the telly - but quickly gave that up as a bad job and rescued the base onto the baking mat before it became a horrible sploge on the kitchen floor. On with the topping, a sprinkle of cheese and then 15 minutes later, out of the oven and into my tum, yum, god damn, yum.

It's a bike session tonight but I'm having to crank up the sixty minutes to ninety...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Not Tonight Dear, I've Got A Headache

Well, I almost felt like using that excuse. Despite it being a glorious day, my heart wasn't in it - and my mind was elsewhere for most of the time as well. I did get out there though but not for anywhere near as long as I should have. I am disappointed in myself and were I religious I'd be due to perform a couple of 'ows your father's... I don't know why I was full of melancholy. I just was.

As to the run, I decided to try some road running and perhaps that's part of the reason I struggled. If I'm to attempt the Greenman I need to get my road legs back, or at least some semblance of them. The route itself was pretty scenic for the most part. There's no lack of quiet country roads round these parts. I ran just under 12 miles with 1,500 feet of ascent. There was meant to be a whole extra bit south of the A4136 but by the time I reached that point I wasn't in the mood and just pootled on home. I'm going to pay penance in the form of another hour on the bike.

On a brighter note, my first loaf after the curious incident of the replacement element in the night time was a success. Nice, light and airy with a hint of rosemary - nice girl - and I made good use of my latest gadget in the process. To be fair it's not really that much of gadget and at twenty quid it was quite expensive for what is, for all intents and purpose, a mat. It is a pretty special mat though. A super-dooper silcon fibre-glass affair and what it means for baking is flour-free kneading. It can also be used directly in the oven up to 230 degree centigrade if you fancy one of them yer roundish, natural shaped loafy efforts instead of the more boxy shape that results from using a loaf tin - although I've not tried that yet. It has to be said it's a bit of a luxury but what the hell, it's good to treat yourself now and again.

Today's disappointingly shortened route:-

Saturday, October 08, 2011

About Face

Not exactly the way it was supposed to be. I spent far too much time in my big ol' boots this morning. It never ceases to amaze how time flies when you're in the thick of it. So, after a couple strong cups of coffee, a peruse of the news, I jumped straight in - to the brook. That job didn't actually last long. It was surprisingly clear and didn't need much work. It should be clear enough to let the river flow all winter long.

Having spent less time there than I expected I made a start on the front garden. My dense bushes  - sssh, ooh, no, stop it - were in need of a prune and general tidy up. And that was were the time went. Tidying your bush - ooh matron - is a bit like eating pringles - once you pop, you can't stop. And so it was, once I started hacking, slashing, cutting and chopping, I didn't know when to stop. 'That looks good, just that last branch, and that one, oh and that one, and ...' I did eventually decide the job was a good 'un. The driveway is reclaimed - not that it was hidden but it was on its way. Now it's nice and clear. There's still a measure of tidying up to go but I've broken the back of it.

Anyway, by the time I'd packed up it was gone two. Now that's not massively late but by the time I'd cooked up some lunch it was time to get cracking on the HP film-o-thone - well, every now and then one's allowed to be a sad git. I'm going to hit the trail tomorrow instead. I kicked things off with the Goblet Of Fire as I'd seen the first three films about a month ago and for that don't know, the HP films are looong so I did at least muster for two and a half hours on the bike as I watched - couldn't be a total couch potato could I? Later I'll be firing up The Order Of The Phoenix - god I'm a saddo...

Friday, October 07, 2011

One Degree From Winter

Well it had to arrive at some point. The heating system is teetering on the brink. It's staring into the abyss. Just one degree from rumbing into life. Its firery heart will soon beat once more. Last week's heat is long since forgotten. Time to reach down the woolies from the top shelf...

As to training, I'm tapering for tomorrow's long run with a steady hour on the bike tonight. I've decided to stay at home. Part of me still wants to head over to the dark side. I love the wild country of the west Black Mountains but after a ten hour shift today and almost as long tomorrow, I want to maximise my down time this weekend. That means a big no to driving three hours worth. So instead I'm heading out locally. Haven't decided quite where at this point but I'll give it some thought tonight...

For the rest of the weekend I am definitely going to get down and dirty in the brook. It needs to be cleared and I've no excuse not to. Once that's done it'll be time for a Harry Potter film-o-thon. I've borrowed the first six films from a mate. Prepare the square eyes....

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Elementary My Dear Watson

My poor oven, saddened as she was at being neglected, is back in the business of baking my tasty breads, buns and baps - ssh, stop it. The heating element arrived as promised and five minutes later I had her temperature rising. Result.

On the training front I am following the plan and fortunately that meant I was required to observe a rest day - I'm not complaining. It was a long day at work. Well, the day wasn't any longer than any other, in fact, it hasn't ended yet - unless, of course, you're reading this tomorrow, in which case this would be your yesterday - but in either case still isn't/wasn't longer than any other. Were was I? Oh yeah, much time spent at work. Home late. Weekly shop complete. Feet up. Sticking to the plan. Toot toot.

Unfortunately, tomorrow is likely to be another longer day - hang on, I'm not starting that again - another day of much time sent at work but then I will have to go do some training...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I'm Not 'Row'ver The Hill

... not yet, anyway. I've not been on the rower for a while. Not had a plan for even longer and generally been taking things day by day. Last night I dusted off the training plan. I've put on a few pounds during the summer - not that I'm a lardy or nuffin' - but with reduced training comes an expanding waist line. So to that end I penned the weeks training schedule that kicked off with tonight's bike and rowing session. And it felt pretty good. With no races on the horizon this weekend I'm tempted to head over to the dark side of the Black Mountains for a medium, say, 20 miles. Either that or a run from home to the far flung edges of the Forest - which'll be more eco-friendly.

All I need to do now is start to flesh out the plan. I'm seventy percent committed to a birthday Greenman Challenge attempt of the 23rd December and if I can kick in some longer runs I might take on the record... There, that's thrown down the gauntlet to my lazy-self!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Where Did The Heat Wave Go?

Martin and I trod the pavements like we owned 'em. Alright, I'll own up, we just about made it round the now weekly Dundry run. For some reason my legs felt tired and achy before we even began. I've not run since last Thursday and with only a few bike sessions under the belt between then and now, there's no reason my legs felt to be in such a poor state. Martin seemed equally heavy legged as we pootled out of the front gate and headed towards Dundry on the anti-clockwise route.

It was slow going down the A38. Mind, it felt pretty easy but in equal measures I didn't feel like I had much in the tank. I went up the hill steadily and by the top I was inching back towards Martin who'd pulled slightly ahead on the early part of the climb. As I neared the top I very nearly had my old stomp back - but only 'very nearly'. The time over the top wasn't quick but neither was it as slow as it felt.

By the finish I actually felt pretty good and as we ran down the final stretch I could actually feel myself cranking the pace slightly. I didn't expect it to be a fast time - and it wasn't. Having said that though, it wasn't as slow as I thought it was going to be either. It was about the same as two weeks ago but it all felt much easier today. Then it was back to the grind stone.

I'd just about had enough by the time I got home so I shoved my head in the oven... It's an electric so I wasn't in any danger of ending it all, at least not quickly. I hadn't really had enough, by the way, no, I was just after fixing the damn thing. Luckily for me the access to the element was simple and with a great big crack running through it, it was pretty obvious as to the nature of the problem. A quick flick through the Amazon jungle of gadgetry and a few pounds lighter, I should have her up and running by the weekend and ready for another batch of baking. Thank heavens for that...

Monday, October 03, 2011

I Need A Plan

It's time I sat down and worked out a training plan. This coming weekend sees the first weekend in absolutely ages that I have nothing planned. No races - as yet... and no training plans made. I've the few months to fill between now and the end of the year when the big miles must begin again. What to plan? What sessions to work in to the training? I need to get something down on paper - or on a spreadsheet, me being a bit of geek an' all - to focus the mind. The body feels good - ladies, behave - so it's time to retune the mind.

I put in a bike session tonight and I've the lunch run ready for tomorrow. My legs feel a bit dead so we'll just have to see how things go.

Now, is that herb bread ready to come out of the oven yet?...

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Home Sweet Home

and back to normality. The spanish fiesta over. Bloody good weekend. Ate way too much. Drank even more than too much. Total relaxing weekend. Sometimes it's just good to get away from it all.

Back to reality with a bang. The plane touched down high noon and as we disembarked, it was so hot I thought for the moment that the pilot had done a big circle and landed us back in Spain. He hadn't. Finally home it really was back to reality. After an hour on the bike I headed into the garden to cut the grass - for what I hope will be the last time this year. Only a few more hours left now till it's back to work - poooey

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I Wonder...

What I did today? I am posting this from the past into the future. Ooh, I feel like Michael J Fox. Smoke me a kipper I'll be back tomorrow.

Now where did I put my hover board?...