Following the confirmation that G wouldn't be able to run the marathon this year, we were dreading being in London on the day.
So how lucky are we?
A dear friend has offered us use of their holiday cottage and we're going away for a few days.
Away from the marathon mania, pollution, stress, phones, emails ...
A time to concentrate on simple pleasures - wood fires, sea air, long walks ...
... and barmitzvah cramming.
(8 weeks and counting ...)
Take care and see you soon.
PS Don't forget - G's sponsorship for SOS Africa had been carried over to the North Downs 30k in June.
Thanks for your support.