Living with marmiteman

Well this is it only a few days to go and I am already dreading it ( not really but it will be as much of a challenge for all those travelling with mMarmiteman as it will be for him).  Just spare a thought for the rest of us in 73hours!

Living with Marmite Man

Where do I start, well I think it has to be in the bedroom.  I am getting a little worried when he wears his outfit to bed! I think he is practicing doing the Superman Twirl at the moment as I keep finding him practicing twirling in front of the mirror, LOL.  He has also taken to pouncing on my clients as they come out of the studio and asking them if they would like to see his mankini. 

I can see this is going to be a very long holiday for my sister & I, renamed by David as The Marmitetts and the grandchildren The Three Marmiteers.

I have been asked by a few people that it would be good to have a blog by the Marmitettes and the Three Marmiteers, so watch out for the other side of Marmiteman.

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David & Lesley’s Fantastic Journey

Welcome to my blog and my thoughts on the happenings our lives.  Before you get too excited, this is for me not you so try not to be too critical.  My memory is shot to bits these days so henceforth I am building myself a record to reflect on.  That said, my memory was never that good.  I blame the car accident my Mother and I had when I was 12 when a builders van pulled in front of us as she drove our MK1 Cortina back from dropping off my cousin Paul at Heathrow.  Amazingly, I can remember the registration of the car BYT 497B, but struggle to remember my current cars.  My head smashed into the roof as did my Mothers and the parcel shelf shattered into her leg.  I can remember loads before that but thereafter there are huge blanks thereafter which is a pity as everyone I know always reminds me what good times we had and I just have to nod try to be as enthusiastic as they are.  I daresay that matters have not been helped by my early indulgences in herbal cigarettes and alcohol.

Hopefully my meanderings will help me recall my mis-spent youth in order that I can savour it in the latter half of my middle age.  Meanwhile I shall focus on the present, the now.

Any references to Marmiteman are residue from when I first set up a blog back in 2010 for my Land’s End to John Groats solo cycle ride to raise money for a very lovely guy called Mark Carey the ex-assistant pro at my golf club.  Mark was unfortunate enough to have a brain tumour and had matters compounded when he was treated at the notorious Staffordshire hospital during its negligent heyday. After nicking an artery in his brain causing him to have a stroke his fate was sealed.  He was surviving on State benefits and I had wanted to make his last months a bit more comfortable.  Unfortunately his last few months turned into weeks and he passed away early in 2011.

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Donations as at 17 August

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Donations as at 9th August

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Donations as at 8th August

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I now know why it took him so long!

Fancy meeting you here

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Thank You

Thanks to everyone for all your support.

Special thanks to Lesley without whom this would not have happened. She trained and encouraged me, she helped organise me, she drove, she cooked, she cleaned, she cleared up after 3 grandchildren and 3 adults, she kept the kids as happy as kids can be kept without the use of gratuitous violence, she nursed, she navigated, she didn’t stop. I know what you’re thinking – that’s what wives are for, but let me tell you, this was way above and beyond the call of duty and when we get back I’m going to buy Lesley the biggest and best hoover a woman could want. Please come and visit me in hospital!

Thanks to Vicky, my sister-in-law for her support. She brought a lot of laughter into the trip, much of it hystrical, as I tried to do things like work out how to get the fuel cap off the camper van. Thank you Vicky for your IT support, your driving, your singing (which needs a bit of work), your navigating and for being you.

Hot Colin, thank you for all your IT support and Katie’s. I would not have blogged without you guys. Thanks for your company on some of my training runs and I look forward to cycling with you on your new bike if you ever make up your mind about getting it.

Thanks to all in the office at Sandy Lodge and the committee who agreed to support me with trying to raise money for Mark.

Thanks to my 3 grandsons, Jake, Callum and Dylan who could have been a lot worse. I have to admit that Lesley and Vicky did hugely well to be locked up in a tin can for 2 weeks with bairly enough room to swing a grandson without strangling any of them.

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