With the paucity of posts in the last couple of weeks, you could be forgiven for thinking that I’d abandoned the blogging. Not a bit of it, it’s just that since getting back from Paris, I have been extremely busy.

The day after our return, we left for two days in Italy to visit clients and since then I have been much occupied with quarter end for both the cycling club and our company. In addition, my parents have been here  for the last 10 days so I have  been looking after my Mum in order to give my Dad a bit of a break. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s 24/7 is very tiring even though he has the patience of a saint and looks after her so wonderfully well.

Mum’s fine with me and generally does as she’s told but, a bit like a small child, you can’t take your eyes off her for a moment. She’s been spending her afternoon’s and evenings watching the sporting action with me (Wimbledon, World Cup and The Tour). In addition, she helped me to bake a  few cakes for the GP Skoda, a team time-trial which the cycling club organised last week end. My Dad was rather disappointed that he didn’t get any cake, not even a few crumbs. He’d have been even more disappointed if he’d heard the comments. My pain d’epice is becoming quite famous and people are begging me for the recipe – my lips are sealed. This is the result of months of experimentation and you think I’m just going to hand over the fruits of my hard work? Think again.

All this has totally eaten into the time I usually set aside for blogging. However normal service will be resumed shortly.

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