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Who has been to class this week?  Who has swallowed half their body weight in midges?  Meeeeeee......and everyone else I have spoken to!  Summer is a joy as we all know and yet as soon as the 'warm' weather (humour me here!) finally hits us, the smell of 'Skin So Soft' is pungent and reassuring.  In Scotland midges are a part of what our summer is all about....along with warmer rain than winter rain, always having a brolly just in case, and talking about the nights fair drawing in.  Graham and I were talking about the nutritional benefits of the midge as I suspect that after tonight I will never have to choke down a protein bar again........if any medical OFers have anything to contribute, I would love to hear it.  In the meantime I will continue to bathe in the glorious rep-supplied smelly stuff and have faith that fellow Outsiders will run through the midge clouds with me....woooooooooh hoooooooo! 

 
 
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Newsflash.....we are creatures of habit!  I do not care how impetuous, spontaneous and exciting you think you are...this fact is true.  You may holiday in the most exciting places (a different place every year...OBV!), you may thumb your nose at a chippy and order your Chinese food in fluent Mandarin...but I don't care what you tell me...we love our wee comforts.
I think this includes where we all OF.  Now, let me first declare myself to be a Southsider...and a proud Southsider at that.  As such I tend to go to the Bellahouston classes and Queens Park on a Saturday, hangover dependent bien sur (see...I travel too :-))  Tonight, for various reasons, I went to Kelvingrove and I LOVED it!  It was a different park, different faces, a different workout (OMG those HILLS!) but it gave me a new impetus to move between the parks more often as there are so many people who go to OF we have not yet met.  As we OFers are somewhat fabulous people...we are all missing out...on each other!  Whit?  I know travelling can be a problem but if you can, why not see what the other side of the city has to offer....you wont be disappointed, except in the realisation that West End pain hurts just as much as Southside pain....yaaaaaas!!