Friday, 27 June 2008

What a week!

Last Sunday Mr J & Mr J the Younger, sister & BiL did 'Jane's Run' -The Leeds 10K, started by & in memory of the wonderful Jane Tomlinson. 12,000 runners took to the streets of Leeds. Mr J was running for Jane's Appeal & Mr J the Younger for Martin House Children's Hospice in Boston Spa. Not that they are competitive or anything but they came in 207 & 209! Mr J was 17th in his 'age group' (over 50's!). Their time was around 47 minutes. They are the two in bright blue shirts. The winner (an Ethiopian Olympic hopeful) did it in 30 minutes!!!!! It was a fantastic morning, quite emotional & I have committed to taking part next year!!!!!!! Yes, you read it here. No backing out allowed!


Last week our village church had its 125th birthday celebration. As part of it there was a 'scarecrow' competition. The theme was 'Gates' or 'Yates'. The village is called Burnt Yates & is believed to have got its name from the burning of the toll gate. There were some great entries!

Tomorrow is Woolfest!!!!! Mr J & Moss are going for a hill walk & I am going to be let loose at Woolfest. My first real fibre festival! I am quite excited!!!!!! I am particularly looking for gorgeous dk/ worsted weight yarn, something from 'The Yarn Yard', possibly some lace weight & a pretty spindle! I have run-off the catalogue, highlighted 'musts', & printed a couple of 'find me on Ravelry...' badges! Mr J & Moss have packed maps, compass, waterproofs! I will report on Sunday!

6 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

hee hee you're deffo committed now! - I ran a challenge on the knitting forum for the best improver in the race for life this year and it really spurred everyone on - nothing like committing in public!!!! My sis wants us to do the 10 k cancer research run next year - woman's mad!!

Enjoy woolfest - so wish I could be there :( I will one year!!!

Heather L. said...

That's great that the men did so well on the 10K!!!

Hope you have fun at the Woolfest! (I first read it as "Wolffest" and thought that was an interesting name for a fibre fair! :) ) Can't wait to see what you come home with!

Christina said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you find at the WoolFest. Do take pictures and "tell all" on Sunday. I can't wait...

clarabelle said...

Great running, guys! Their time was pretty good, I think - you're going to have to match it next year, Mrs J!

Have a wonderful time at Woolfest! Looking forward to seeing the goodies...

Terri said...

Great times for the 10k!!!!
Have a lovely time at woolfest, I'm very envious of you going;-)

Sarah said...

Good running there and good luck you for next year!

Hope you had a wonderful time at Woolfest