Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Saturday 26 to Monday 28 August 2023 - Grandchildren and Stuff

(Later) Coffee and cake in Didsbury Park

"Who's this scary person?"

"This is MY flapjack!"

In the field next to Fletcher Moss parkrun start

(Later) Playing at aeroplanes in Didsbury Park

Isabella's First Zipwire

There's a new pathway next to the childrens playground with lots of carved sculptures

The wellies went on for some puddle splashing, but a complete change of clothes was soon needed

"Lion needs to go home for some lunch and a nap"

Later, a lovely meal at Thyme and Plaice, with Bodge it and Scarper and their better halves

My starter had 'Verrine' in the description, perhaps referring to the container rather than its contents;
 anyway it was very tasty

On Sunday messages were flooding in from holidaying friends from the Arctic to the
Brenta Dolomites, while we were strolling harmlessly beside our local canal,
missing out on the trials and tribulations of Bank Holiday international travel

On Monday we joined Kate, Jacob and Jessica at 'Fix My Run', where tutor Mike was putting Jacob through his paces in a bid to improve his running technique.
Jessica joined in when she could

"Action Man!"

Good fun was had by all, including tutor Mike

Then Subway for lunch before a massage for Sue.

Monday 28 August 2023

Saturday 26 August 2023 - Fletcher Moss parkrun #170

Wythenshawe Park was again blighted by the paraphernalia of an outdoor concert, so Sue and I drove to Mike's house in Didsbury and walked into the nearby park to the start of the Fletcher Moss parkrun. Andy, another refugee from Wythenshawe, as well as Paul and Jeanette, joined us on an overcast morning.

There are 'Pride' celebrations going on, and banners were being erected. It was the first time I've seen a Run Director arrive with step ladders!

Mike and Isabella turned up, and I think Mike may be tempted to push her round the course next time.

The two lap course takes a selection of paths in the Mersey Valley next to the fleshpots of Didsbury. The paths are wide, so there was plenty of space for all 313 participants. No records were broken by our little clique, though I notice that Jackie Cordingly set a challenging 'over 60' time last week and was only a few seconds off that this week.

Afterwards we adjourned for coffee and cake at Didsbury Park, where there are playthings for Isabella (see next posting).

What a lovely way to start the weekend.