I ended up harbouring an ash cloud refugee!!
My friend, Sabino, came to visit from Switzerland from the 14th to the 17th and ended up staying until the 20th. It was lovely to have him to visit and the extra few days were a bonus - I think he quite enjoyed being "stuck". Luckily he was able to work from home so at least that wasn't a problem - he was just working from my home instead!
We saw lots of friends and visited some of my favourite places - Pittenweem - for one.
Oh and we ate a lot of fish and chips! This being perfect, outdoors at The Wee Chippy in Anstruther...as mentioned in the Guardian article "The 50 best things to eat in the world and where to eat them" in September 2009 and we have to agree - it was pretty perfect fish and chips!
Luckily the extra few days that Sabino stayed he cooked at home so I got to have some of his ragu sauce and pasta and courgette and lemon risotto - yum - another good thing about an ash cloud refugee!
This weekend I was in Edinburgh to run the Scottish Half Marathon - 8am start on Sunday morning. Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far - 24 degrees - and it was forecast to be similar on Sunday, not the best for running so I was glad to start at 8am and be done by 10am - yes I ran the half marathon in 2 hours and 14 seconds - a pesky 15 seconds too slow - so I guess I am going to have to run another half marathon soon! I must admit I really enjoyed the race and that's something I never thought I would say about running!
Thank you to everyone who sponsored me, it was very much appreciated!! I've raised about £430 so far to provide people in Malawi and Zambia with access to artificial limbs!