Oh Christmas tree

With Christmas day just over 2 weeks away we decided to put up our Christas tree and lights today – much to DDWT Junior’s excitement.

We had some great fun putting all the lights, tinsel and baubles on the tree and it was lovely to see DDWT Junior helping out this year – as opposed to being somewhat bewildered last year. The blue icicle lights were a bargain at £12.49 (half price) in Wyevale garden centre and with 8 different modes for the flashing lights – it was great visually to watch.

Today’s weigh in saw me gain a 1lb on last week – which considering the amount of food/drink I indulged in on Friday I’m quite pleased. So just for the record I now stand (naked) at 16st 7lbs.

I finally pulled my finger out today and cleaned my rather filthy and gear malfunctioning mountain bike. It’s also when I realised the power of ‘Muc-off‘ – the well known bike cleaning stuff. The amount of dirt, grease and sand that came off my gears and rear cogs was quite amazing and it really did make me wonder how much of an impact it was having on the performance of both the bike and me. No doubt I’ll find out tomorrow!