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April 29th, 2007 - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal

April 29th, 2007

Nope, I'm not in Whitby

I'm at webcowgirl's place in Putney, about to cook myself (well, nuke) some dinner. Just got back from Richmond Park, which I've been cycling around and flying a kite in - with mixed success, as the wind's pretty low. Well, it was, of course now I've left it's picked up.

The kite's the one I picked up at the Streatham Kite day a week back; a Highywaymen Warp 9 for any kite-geeks reading this (well, you never know...). Last week I was trying to fly it for the first time, in a crowded location and on short lines as I didn't want to smack it on anyone's head - and I was hammering it into the ground fairly frequently as a result. Today I had a little more wind, long lies and much more space, and was feeling much more in control of it and enjoying it a great deal. For some reason the kite seems to pull a little to the left, but generally behaves itself; I was spinning it around the sky a bit and even managed a few tail landings when the wind dropped out. I've now got that mild buzz you get when you've had plenty of sun and fresh air, and life feels generally good. I must make sure I get out with the kite plenty as it seems to be good for me. I'm also planning to start indoor climbing lessons in a few weeks, which should also help get me a bit more into shape. And, as a result of Denny's energetic twittering, I'm vaguely tempted to find my way up to Spitz.

Today was a good contrast to yesterday, too - which I spent in a moderately knackered state at work as part of the company strategy day. But, half the meetings were outside, it was a short day, we got loads done, and I get a day off in lieu later in the year. So despite having only had a 1-day weekend, I'm feeling pretty good right now.
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