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Oh and I heard back from the Portuguese Consulate. They were as helpful as ever (i.e. Not at all - the consulate in London is world famous for its uselessness) so I wrote back a fawning reply using as formal language as I could muster in the hope of being taken seriously. Well, we'll see.

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No vurkauts today, but I finally finished my Portuguese book - Do Primeiro Quilometro A Maratona so... points!

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Smashing it today: I started reading my new Portuguese book, "O Senhor do Tempo" ("The Lord of Time" - or if you preferm "The Time Lord"). It's self published and I suspect probably not great, but it has plenty of dialogue so it fits my purpose. Then I tried my hand at some written exercises.

I also managed to squeeze in the parkrun in the morning. My time was rubbish because excuses but I made it there anyway and that's the first time in a few weeks and I'm pretty pleased. 

Then in the evening I did a lightning raid on the rowing club weight room and lifted the shit out of some heavy things. Those heavy things know they were lifted by a pro and they won't forget it in a hurry.

I've continued eating well and I reckon I'm back to something like my pre-Christmas weight, judging by the breathing room in my shorts.

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I nearly went to Parkrun but decided against it. I couldn't motivate myself to get ready. Are you snow covered yet?

Mrs 18ck tells me there was some in the night but it's not all white out there or anything.

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I bunked off rowing again for the 480th time in a row (no pun intended) and went to the town with Flyer and her friend, managing to hit two museums in a single afternoon - the Dickens museum and the British Museum. I ran a bit in the evening instead.

No Portuguese yet, but I'm planning to do some flashcards before bed to keep my hand in.

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Joys of having a daughter who understands the ways of the scout #813

Flyer was doing some homework today when she came across a question which began "In a 26 mile marathon..."

She was indignant.

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Anyway, today was a rest day. I have a bit of DOMS from the last few days and Flyer was off school so I just sat and worked and didn't run at all. I managed to do some Portuguese though, and I've now booked an exam in May and a lesson for tomorrow via Skype/italki. I feel like I'm on the verge of a breakthrough with the language now. Just got to keep at it...

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When I got the confirmation of the lesson I wanted to be sure I had understood it properly so I put it into Google translate. The Portuguese Consulate has er... Ahem... a bit of a reputation with the nationals and it seems like Google translate is aware of this...

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And again with the smashing of the Portuguese goal. I spent about 2 hours in preparation and then had my lesson which went pretty well and I got lots of new ideas.

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Hahahaha, google is straightforward I like that, none of this "administrative fee" business, right to the honest bribes.

Yep. It's like they're reading minds.

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Today: circuits 'n' flashcards, beeyotch.

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I'm sorry i don't know where that came from.

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Today: circuits 'n' flashcards, beeyotch.

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I'm sorry i don't know where that came from.

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Yesterday was a rest day. Today I had a really good, hard interval run. I haven't been very orthodox in my diet choices. I took Flyer to an exhibition about the art and science* of data and in the cafe afterwards i ordered eggs florentine and of course they came with a muffin, which I should have realised but i didn't. And hollandaise. What's in hollandaise? Well, whatever it is, it's in my tummy now.

Portuguese. Oh my god, I am smashing that language all over town lately. Subjunctive tenses today. The horror! And I tried to pay the bribe but they didn't give me all the details I needed so another Portuguese email is on the cards.

*=at last! This thread lives up to its name! It was a bit biased toward the arts graduates though. If I was in a cynical mood I would characterise its message as "data is scary, but sometimes it can be used to make pretty colours and shapes." we had fun though, and I was able to show her some of the exhibits dear to my heart (a floppy disc, a cassette tape) and tell her about what life was like in The Past.

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Ran to the club and lifted some heavy things. Then came home and had a Portuguese lesson via Skype. Despite warming up with some exercises beforehand I totally choked and could barely say anything. I put it down to not having drunk enough in between the workout and the lesson. Brain maybe underwatered. That's a rubbish excuse, I know, but it's less disheartening than any if the other reasons I can think of for the #lusophail

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More good, solid Portuguese today. I was going to run in the evening but realised at the last minute that it was the day we'd agreed to go to a pub quiz with some nerd friends. 6 nerds in a pub quiz = jackpot win. So now we have prizes. Hurrah! But no running. Boo!

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Yay for jackpot!

Yep!

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Not much exercise today other than the usual cycle ride to work through damp, blustery weather. I did a shit ton of Portuguese though. An hour-long lesson (online = so cheap!) plus about an hour and a half of reading and writing.

Still eating sensibly.

*high fives self*

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Having finally watched The Martian I'm going to leave this here

 

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I haven't seen it yet. I've read the book and embarrassingly can't remember whether or not that line is in it. It's a great line though.

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Anyway, sorry to get all instagram on your asses, but check out these uovos in purgatório I made for dinner tonight.

Plus bonus cauliflower rice.

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Today was mostly pretty quiet but I made it out to the rowing club for circuits in the evening and made some sweat. I've also written some Portuguese posts and done some flashcard rounds, but "batatas pequenas" compared with yesterday.

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