I believe it's Black Friday - I really have very little idea what it entails other than prompting people to spend money. I shall not be participating. Instead I shall venture to Welsh Wales for the day to bring a bit of English light and hope
Oi!!!! We is the Land of Song don’t you know
I am not spending any money today either, a small still voice in protest at the avarice and gluttony that our commercial ‘must have’ society has become.
However, I did cheat just a little and went out yesterday evening and bought most of the grandchildrens presents at great expense! Just two grandchildren and the adult children to buy for now.
I send few Christmas cards these days, I don’t see the point in sending cards to someone I’ll be seeing anyway, many of my friends/family get ecards. I did buy some lovely ones at the National Gallery depicting some of Caravaggio’s paintings they will be reserved for the select few
I’ve been to my spin class this morning, my mojo was fine about it and in fact enjoyed, if puffing, sweating and getting very red in the face can be seen as enjoyment (no comments on that if you please )
I'm waving from near Kings Cross I'm in a rather cheap but quite cheerful B+B after an inspiring afternoon with a bunch of silver haired anarchists -or old people in other language.
I have read back and gather there's a welcome home; a tale of incompetent GPs (or maybe the typist who did the letter)!; a (((()))) for poorly peeps and a well done to those who actually got out and did some of that exercise thing I've heard about.
I had lost my mojo somewhat since Scarfell, but I found it lurking in a cupboard yesterday and dragged it along to a spin class, it protested strongly all the way. I don't know if I'll locate it again when I get home tomorrow.
In other news I'm off to the National Gallery tomorrow to gaze on the talented works of Caravaggio, maybe by some osmotic reaction will endow me with a little of that said talent!
I’ve also seen the panic and gloom and doom on Facebook. I’ve been out and about today, spoken to a great many people, every one of them brought up the subject (I didn’t), the vast majority are worried and some are ‘terrified’. I’m of the opinion that it’s not Presidents or Prime Ministers who run the country, but the team of Civil Servants, Military personnel and others (e.g. bankers and merchants) who actually call the shots. He won’t be allowed to do many of the things he has stated he will do. Like Meldy, it could be a swift four years, but I have a feeling that he won’t last that long.
Back to the important stuff - which marathon Claire?
Yumms, your sister needs a good talking to - I suggest Meldy sends the GPO round.
A photo popped up on my timeline this week. apparently we were all at a race on an airfield 2 years ago, all looking very aferletik
Nice news about Kenny, fingers crossed for him, and hopefully the other little chap will soon settle.
Sluggie, my brother was on that cable car today - it’s his birthday weekend.
I’ve been out and about in the Welsh Mountains today. 10 ish miles over 3 peaks, the weather could have been worse. Cold, misty and very windy, but when the wind blew the clouds away, was awesome as usual. Some of the pathways are steep and rocky, when I’m struggling to keep going, I remind myself that there was a time that people did those climbs as part of a living. The Drovers would go over those mountains and without the gear and hot soup that we have!