I’m just back from a rather upanddowny 10+ mile walk. It was a bit hot but it stayed dry. For once I don’t have to clean muddy boots!
Well done Daffers, so are you going to start training now that you know how it pays off? Or just continue to entertain us with your tales of just getting out there and doing it?
Enjoy Westie, and whatever Podds said!
Re the car,I decided to go for ‘Moonwhite” in the end. It’s white with just a hint of blue, the downside is having to wait until September for it. Lots of cycling and walking for me over the summer then? I managed to blag a lift today but by and large I won’t need a car that much.
Jenny, staying home on a Bank Holiday Weekend and half term is probably the wisest thing, you’ll thank your Motor Home in the end.
DL, do you not know we Welsh are immune to your English jollity. The Scots however are a different matter!
Is Chuggs still weeding?
The insurance company has paid up, so I’m off shopping for a noooo car. I had been toying with the idea of trading it in, but this way I’m a bit on the losing side I suspect. That’s if it’s the money, thinking about the damage to the car, and I have no injury or after effects, I’m actually a winner!
I think I’ll go for a red one this time - what do you think?
Meldy, the car is not yet 3 years old, but the damage was quite extensive. Front fender completely off, the radiator was broken, all the water and antifreeze poured out. The offside front wheel was wobbling on its axle. ALL the airbags popped and the dashboard out of alignment. I remember thinking how weird the radio sounded. And of course the wing, lights and door would have to be replaced and who knows what hidden damage there was. So, even if it was repaired I think it would never be right, and if I ever wanted to sell it, I’d have to declare it had been in an accident which would make it practically unsellable.
Such a sad waste I know, only 23000 on the clock as well!
Podds, sometimes the grown up thing to do is not to do it, if you get my meaning. If you know you’re not up to the ride and went anyway it could put you and even others at risk.
Well Tri-ed Daffs and well Try-ed Melds, I’ve heard Lanza is a bit of a toughie on the bike, lots of people local to me were doing it. Two of the coaches from Celtic Tri were out there, I’m not sure if they were actually doing the course this time, but one of them, Rose, missed the cut off a few years ago herself. You have another to think of now.
Sluggie - what a nightmare for you. Can you a) arrange for the meds to be delivered in a blister pack weekly? The pharmacist should be able to organise that. and b) find a lockable box to put them in? I know you can get boxes with a reminder alarm, but that probably won’t do much good in your situation.
Those Adult Services Assessments are the work of the Devil himself, I hope you don’t have to go jumping through too many hoops Sluggs
I’ve yet to spy a kingfisher, there are some in our local woods, but they are shy and the woods are rather busy.
I’ll be watching and waiting as usual on Sunday - don’t go taking too long now Meldy or I’ll have to be digging out *that* video again
Chuggs, I found an excellent tool for weeding, you don’ even have to bend down. It’s a sticklike thing with prongs on the end. Dig, twist, pull, hold over garden bag, push the plunger. Weed gone for ever, roots an all
I’ve done a lovely just under 10 miles around our waterfalls today, I struggled a bit in the beginning on the up bits, but all in all a good walk.
I got home to a pleading phone call from Dan - the three year old hasn’t been well for a few days and today has symptoms of Scarlet Fever, a last minute appointment with the GP confirmed it (I had to get her there PDQ as they were about to close. Then some shopping for HWMBT and finally tea and Breeeeeaaaaathe