On the cycling front I've spent 68 hours on the bike travelling 1,000 km - only 79.5 less than last year which I'm happy with. I've increased my top mileage to 43 miles which is something I want to work on next year too. I'm just about to sign up for the 60 mile Davina Big Sussex Ride in June so I'll need to get training after Australia.
We also ventured further in Tribby than in 2014 with a debut trip to the Paris Roubaix - taking Tribby enabled us to be nearer the pave than in previous years.
summer road trip visiting sites in Sussex, Wiltshire and Somerset.
We weren't sure whether this would work or if it suited us but actually it suits us down to the ground. We definitely don't like to stop in one place for more than a couple of days. In 2016 we hope to head further north and visit Herefordshire and maybe Wales - somewhere I've never been. We haven't got much holiday left because of Australia so hopefully a week at the end of August will enable another road trip, otherwise it's going to be local trips for weekends.
I'm not going into detail of the Australia trip - there will be plenty of time for that next month. I don't want to bore you too much, although my next post is the itinerary !
2016 will also see a massive effort to lose the weight I failed to lose this year and I've joined a reading challenge so I'll definitely be reading more.
The highlight of 2015 for me was without doubt our prize winning weekend to the New Forest. I've won odd things like sportswear or accessories but never a weekend away.
And of course the year being topped off by my baby brother getting married on 30th December - congratulations to the newly married Mr & Mrs Pelham - here's to a happy life together.