A colleague saw this little chap making his way across our doorway and I took a snap, before picking him up and putting him in the flower bed. We were worried about him getting squashed! I’ve done a little Googling and discovered it’s a Grove or Brown Lipped Snail which are apparently quite common but hot something that I’ve remembered seeing before. (Is it an albino or just very light coloured I wonder?). We usually just have huge amounts of the usual Brown Garden snails.
Things have been going very slowly on the blogging front I’m afraid to say because just about everything else in my life has been going lickity split. It’s always the blog that suffers when I’ve too much else going on!
Anyway I shall endeavour to do a bit of catching up. At the beginning of August we went down to London as Mr Stoatie was taking part in the Prudential 100 once again. This year the weather was perfect, he managed to improve on last year’s time and got to cycle up the two famous hills on the route which were closed last year on health and safety grounds due to the torrential rain.
I spent the afternoon sat in the park in the sunshine waiting for him to finish. I got updates on his position from my eldest daughter via text and was stood waiting for him just after the finishing line when he was due. How I them managed to miss him I don’t know, but I might have been stood there a couple more hours if the bloke next to me hadn’t looked up his number on the race app for me.
This year’s medal had a different design.
Mr Stoatie announced that he was giving the Prudential a miss next year, then a couple of weeks later his brother suggested they do it together in 2016, so we may have to go down again next August. If it didn’t involve months of training and wearing lycra I think it would be quite good fun to have a go myself!