Today feels like it's been about a million hours long.
Started, and I really wish it hadn't, by a discussion about poo transplants, courtesy of Sherlock (subject banned for the duration of breakfast.) Then a lovely breakfast of pancakes and fruit. A quick tidy up, last load of laundry on, and rooms clean and tidy, everything put away etc... fresh clean clothes (including underwear) packed, and we headed out.
Sky was very grey, but there were only a few spots of rain on our way out of town. Definitely no sun to be baking dry our mudbaths we were heading for :)
We had a small snack, because our session wasn't until after lunch, got all our gear together...and went for it!
To say it was muddy is an understatement. It was completely glorious. You couldn't see anything apart from mud, mud, muddy trees, muddy fences, mud, mud, mud and mud.
Generally brilliant. Occasionally hilarious.
Because the going is, you could generously say, 'soft', I like going fast. We all do!
So when I was half a wheel deep in a puddle, barrelling along... and my front tyre caught in one rut, my back tyre wedged in a different rut... John described the splash I made as I did a front flip over the bars and into the water as 'blotting out the entire landscape'.
That was the point, as liquid mud washed around in my boxers, that my first conversation of the day came back to me...
Anyway, here's John's boot, when we stopped about halfway around.
It took quite a while to get us all washed and showered after we were done. Even longer for the bikes and kit.
Then John took Sherlock on his bike, and I let Mycroft have a go on mine. Mycroft described it as 'powerful'. Which is very true. It was a little bit...tentative at first, a bit jerky, but all in all I thought he did very well. A moped really will be a disappointment :)
And then, we headed home, made pizza, and I tried to weedle more clues about the holiday we're going on TOMORROW out of them.
This is the ONLY thing I've been given. One picture. Of my bed (well, I checked, mine and John's bed! Not just mine. That would be a little disappointing.)
looks AMAZING, right?? But I have no idea where in the world it is! Or quite how the mechanics of sleeping in a hanging pod will be... but I want to find out!
Oh, and I'm not a person with a large amount of self-preservation... Here's Mycat Holmes -