I learned an important lesson yesterday. This was: “If you have to plan a working day that includes ten hours on trains, don’t do it during half term”. Bah.

I also had a realisation: In her blog about the Lake District cachepedition, her Ladyship Sally of J (aka Miss PowderVine) remarked on the superior recoverability of her legs after strenuous up- and down-ness, compared to mine and Rob’s, and added “This is the result of working on the sixth floor of a building where the lifts keep breaking down”. Myself, I think it’s more to do with the fact that she’s a dancer, but all that stair climbing must be contributing.

By a staggering coincidence, I also work on a sixth floor: In my case it’s a building where the lifts don’t break down that often, but we can simulate the effects. So henceforth, when arriving in the morning, and returning from Mungo’s Sandwich Shop at lunchtime, I’ll use the stairs. It’ll be interesting to see how much difference that makes on the Cornwall Cachepedition. It’ll also be interesting to see how long it lasts before I get fed up.

Ooh, and finally, I need to tell you that the Lakes Cachepedition photo gallery is now online, complete with humourous captions. You can enjoy it here.

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