I had an awful night. I got to sleep quite easily but then woke up at 1am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I got up and fired up the laptop and Richard appeared – he couldn’t sleep either. We both went back to bed about 2am. At 3am I got cramp in both my lower legs and after hopping around a bit – it went. BUT at 4am I woke up with cramp in my right thigh and up into my groin. I’m not kidding you let me go through childbirth anytime! The sweat was just dripping off me – I just couldn’t get comfortable. Of course Richard woke up but there was nothing he could do really but in the end I asked him for a wet tea towel which I put on the leg and gradually the pain subsided. I have never experienced cramp like it before. At 5am I woke up with lower leg cramp again but fortunately that seemed to subside quite quickly. Richard let me sleep in but someone in the house opposite decided to blow all the goose poo off his lawn about 9am – so that was the end of my lie in.
|Our view of Thames Court|
|Richard chasing the only bit of shade|
(That is NOT our rope tied to the tree!)