A week of achievements

July 12, 2015

In the last ten days, I’ve had a run of extremely positive moments. Since this blog exists partly to document my ego, I thought I’d pull them together and see what they all looked like in order. It started on Saturday July 4th…

tl:dr I did lots of brilliant stuff. Aren’t I epic? Read the rest of this entry »


The only thing worse than hearing “Oops”

August 26, 2014

The only thing worse than hearing “Oops” is hearing the following:

“Oops.”

“What?”

“… Nothing!”

This weekend we should have been at Greenbelt festival in Northamptonshire. We were all packed and ready to go Thursday night, and set off a little after eight on Friday morning aiming to arrive about ten. Read the rest of this entry »


Holidays with the Family Clayton

August 17, 2014

We’re back from holiday. A week away at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest has meant cycling, swimming, and a run in my new running shoes. Also badminton, fencing (with an excitable but somewhat erratic 6 year old), air hockey, and spa for both Mrs C (my wife and mother who are, since I’m not from Appalachia, two different people).

I got through a Jack Reacher novel and generally had a good old time running around keeping our three boys occupied.

Here’s a photo of what it’s like when the sun shines. You can imagine it’s a bit different when it rains.

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I’m really not a runner, but I’m going to Tri.

February 22, 2014

It’s time to admit my true nature and come out. I’m an aspiring Triathlete. Read the rest of this entry »