Life in the Madhouse?

Well, from a madhouse of just me in London, I’m currently staying with Michelle & family in the beautiful Tyne Valley.

Yesterday started with walking the dogs @ 0645am. I know now why I like cats!

We went out for the day to the coast, driving up to Amble for a fish & chips lunch & a quick walk of the dogs, then to Alnmouth for a blow job on the beach. Sorry, I meant being on a very windy beach & getting blown along by the wind. I say “we” but had better explain that. There were 4 people in the car, Michelle, moi, and her 2 boys Jack (17) and Josh (11). However unfortunately Jack suffers from “Teenager syndrome” meaning he was unable to get out of the car at all! Around 7 hours in the back of a tiny Citroen C1 is not my idea of fun!

The good news is we remembered to get the “garlic, orange marmalade & free range eggs”. We arrived home just around “Wine o’clock” – kindly sponsored by Wylam Spar – 3 bottles for £10!

What’s any of this got to do with cycling you ask? Well, I brought my bike up to Michelle’s in the back of my car. Guess where the bike still remains? Still they say its the thought that counts!

Football wise, I’m glad to see Newcastle warmed up for the derby against the Mackems with a fine 0-4 home defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup! (Insert sarcastic smilie here).

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About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events ( and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at and Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour ( ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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