I haven't been on here for a while. Nothing much to write about. The weather is being somewhat changeable. We have another Bank Holiday on Monday, so it's a long weekend, in effect. A couple of Sunday ago there was a marathon (half, or whatever, I'm not sure exactly.) and it came straight past our house here in Eaglestone. Which means that, for most of the morning we couldn't get the car out. Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with marathons, they give thousands of people something to do on a nice bright sunny Sunday, anything which means they don't have to wash the car, read the paper or watch interminable repeats on television, but I suppose they are a good form of exercise and they help raise vast quantities of money for 'good causes.' But, please tell me, why on this occasion they have to run on the road through our estate? There is a perfectly good Redway running directly behind the house, so why can't they use that? I know they give us fair warning that they're going to stop us from getting in and out (by putting letters through our letter boxes a week or two in advance) and the Council has to have adequate warning of such an event and roads do need to be closed off for the duration of the event. It just seems annoying that we can't go out on a Bank Holiday in the car, although we might after 12.00 when the whole thing finishes.