For the Married Cyclist

Any cyclist with a spouse should always consider @velominati Rule #12.  The key is always to focus on s rather than n.

Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.

While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

Lidl bike stuff out tomorrow

Tomorrow Lidl open their doors to reveal their next batch of cycle clothing; check out a review here. Your going to have be quick though. I have bought plenty of this – well base layers and shorts mainly; it’s at a price that cannot be ignored and works perfectly well. The only thing I would recommend is you camp out and get there early as it always goes very quickly.

The Marriage Course

Whatever people say about their marriage, it can always be better. Emma and I are gearing up for our next marriage course and I find it so frustrating when couples tell me they are too busy, or don’t think it is important; they are missing the point and probably the most likely people that need some time out and an opportunity to focus on each other.

The marriage course is an amazing opportunity to invest in your relationship. A typical evening starts with a great main course being served at 19:00. Individual tables mean each couple gets their own space to relax and catch up on what has been happening during the day and know that what they talk about during the evening will only be heard by their spouse or partner.

The Marriage Course Formula
The Marriage Course Formula
Each evening has a specific focus with a talk run either from a DVD or done live by Emma and I or some of our other hosts. Throughout the evening there are small exercises that each couple does between themselves that draws on what has been spoken about; atmospheric music at this point makes sure that nothing is overheard from table to table. At some point there is a longer exercise and during this we would bring out tea, coffee and a pudding, if you weren’t quite full before you will be now.

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