Now you see it...
(sorry about the blurry photo)
..now you don't!
I love decorating the house for Christmas,
but there's something rather satisfying about the TIDINESS
of the lounge without the Christmas tree.
But what's this large box doing in the hall...?
I'm not in the mood for anymore clutter....
Mark's bought an exercise bike. It's gone into the little bedroom above the front door - which we jokingly call "the boys' room". It's where Mark has his Playstation, car books and DVDs. It's also where Thomas the cat quite like to sleep - if he can't get into his favourite spot by my pillow!
We decided to buy the bike because Mark's job has become increasingly 'desk-bound' and he's struggling to schedule regular activity into his days. The idea is that he can go for a gentle 'ride' while I'm doing my early evening teaching sessions. So far he's done about 20 miles of cycling while still playing his favourite PS3 games... sounds like a good multi-task!!
I've actually got on it too... when no-one was looking. I found the 'going downhill with the wind behind you' setting, which completely suits my level of cycling skills at the moment. 3km on the bike, followed by a little Tai Chi seems like a nice way to start the day in these dark winter mornings.