So I was 40 in the summer and although the psychological hurdle I expected to accompany this birthday never really came an outpouring of kindness and generosity from family and friends most certainly did.
Yesterday I travelled to darkest West Lothian to visit the factory where the frame my wife unbelievably bought me is being built. Excited doesn't really cover it, but I'll need to be patient!
And today I'm heading to Innerleithen for one on one coaching with Dirt School courtesy of a voucher some good pals got me as a birthday gift.
So 2 days in November and 2 great reminders how lucky I am to have great mates and a loving family who understand and tolerate my obsession with these here new fangled dandy horses!
Much love to the universe on this fine Friday.