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I've been feeling pretty low this week, apart from the high of the velodrome visit (which I wrote about on my cycling blog), everything has been a lot of hard work for little reward. I'm glad it's nearly the end of the school holidays!

We went to the Audley End miniature railway and fairy walk on Friday, as a last family outing before Nicky goes back to school and Kitty starts. I've just about had my fill of miniature railways but this one was better than most as there were numerous soft toys en route for the kids to tick off on a checklist. The fairy walk was a bit boring to me but Kitty liked it which is the main thing.

Another long week awaits...

Busy busy

I've not had much rest since getting back from holiday, it's been pretty what with work and Nicky still being home from school. Kitty will be starting in a couple of weeks which is scary! I've still not written up Glastonbury, I must do that so I can look back in the future and remember what exactly I saw!

This week the workload is of my own making, as I'm taking part of tomorrow off in order to have a track taster session at the Lee Valley velodrome. Anna got this for me last year for my birthday but what with all my health issues I'm only just getting around to redeeming it now. Really looking forward to it, just wish my legs would sort themselves out so I could go out on the bike more, I'm only going out once or twice a week at the moment for easy rides. Nicky is coming with me and Anna, he's desperate to have a go himself but will have to wait until he's 12! Hopefully Anna will get some nice action shots of me :-)

Isle of Wight

We got back from the Isle of Wight yesterday. We had a great time but as is traditional I need another holiday to recover! 
The trip to get the ferry was relatively painless, we actually left the house before 6am which is near miraculous. The M25 was horrible but we got to Southampton in time and the ferry trip wasn't too bad, Rory loved seeing all the boats (all boats are currently 'big big pirate ship boats').
The campsite was easy to find, but as seems to be the case with every campsite we visit the approach road was tiny - not what you want when you're towing a caravan! It was also a little tight on site but we managed to manoeuvre the caravan into place by hand.
The first day we stayed on site, the campsite was not especially modern but in a way this made it more attractive - everyone was very friendly and helpful. We soon became acquainted with the local ale (Fuggle became our favourite over the week) and had a go at the bingo.
On Thursday we first went to Ryde…