Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy 30th Doctors Nawaz and Bills

With Saima’s 30th birthday this close to christmas we weren’t sure how many of our friends would be available the weekend before christmas, but they all came through as Saima and Vic had arranged a fantastic cottage in the North of Wales for us all to celebrate.  A luxury cottage with a pool table 6 double bedrooms loads of space for extras and a bar, which I intended to make my own domain…

Misc 112 Everyone and me looking like a bouncer…

The place was amazing, on the Saturday day we all went our separate ways with us heading up to the castle in Ruthin, and Vic and her crew heading to the go-karts.  This gave me a chance to stretch my itchey trigger finger and attempt to take plenty of arty pics.

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Misc 075The girls… 

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Saima with one of her Cosmo’s

and to top it off we had hired a chef to come in on the Saturday night and cook for us, how very civilized, Saima decided everyone needed Cosmo’s, I started churning out the Mojito’s and very quickly a civilized night turned into Rock ‘N’ Cock that’s Rock Band and Cocktails, just incase you wondered?

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Misc 106Misc 105Happy Birthday Saima x   

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Santa Dash 2008 in Liverpool


Thousands of Santas, ready to Dash around Liverpool Ho Ho Ho


A load of people in work suggested that I should do the Santa Dash, and this year Liverpool’s Santa Dash was trying to break a record, all we needed was over 8000 Santa’s willing to freeze their bits off whilst running 5K around Liverpool city center.

Well we only just missed the record by a couple of hundred but running around the city with 7000 other Santa’s is a very strange experience, as we were running up one of the roads in the middle of town all that we could see was a sea of red…

Dash_03Sea of Santa and…

Dash_02…Santa is (apparently) an Evertonian

Anyway, the first half of the run for me at least was supposed to be “fun” which it was, even though I found myself weaving in and out of everyone as I felt the pace was too slow, so my second half competitve streak kicked in and our final time after a sprint finish ended up being around 27 minutes, not bad, but come on I was wearing a Santa Suit…  You ever tried running 5k in a santa suit???

DSC00032 That’s me on the right in the beard :-)

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