It’s been a while since I last wrote, and to be honest I have done very little that was worth sharing. Life has continued apace, our great French adventure is taking shape, and I have been sitting around on my backside getting slower, older and heavier. But fear not dear reader, for a couple of…Read more What is best in life?
Regular readers will know that this year has been marred by repeated failures of my beloved Triumph Daytona 955i. Repeated electrical problems and extended visits to the shop meant that I barely got to ride it this year. Since my last entry about the bike things took a turn for the worse. Work was completed…Read more Out with the old and in with the new
As an antidote to all of the Ice Bucket Challenge stuff that has taken over the internet I thought that I would take some time and mourn my motorbike. I think I have managed to ride her less than ten times this year. This is how I last saw her. She has been sitting in…Read more Bucket of bolts
Last weekend we finally managed to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge. What a challenge it was too. Stacey and the two drivers, Chris and Stuart, picked me up about 0800 and we thundered up the road to Fort William. The weather was dry, warm and mostly clear. In fact it was probably a little…Read more We did it!
The first quarter of 2014 has passed and I have been very quiet. What's been going on, you might well ask. Mostly life has been going on. Getting up and going to work, coming home and tidying up and then going to bed. The goings on of those in positions of power have kept me…Read more End of Q1
And so 2013 winds to an end. Achievements have been few and far between this year. What I am most pleased about though is that towards the end of the year I have lost a bit of weight and my knackered shoulder and leg are both feeling a lot better after following a regime of…Read more Year’s End
I am still quietly plugging away and slowly regaining some level of fitness. It is difficult being a fat old man but I am making some progress. At the start of the year I was taking the lift at work as my right knee was in such a bad way that I could not climb…Read more Legs
So, I didn’t enter the Doon Hill Race. I’m not convinced that I’m fit enough and don’t want to destroy my fragile recovery. I was feeling a bit low about how little I have achieved this year until I remembered that in February I was taking the lift at work as my knee was too…Read more Where the heck have I been?
Today the fight back begins (again). I have embarked on yet another new exercise regime after taking the entire month of June off, apart from my rock climbing antics at the beginning of the month. I've picked a good day to do it as well. True to form it is bucketing with rain. As the…Read more Inspiration
It's funny. I have been working for my present client since late last year. I was previously a full time employee of theirs and so there are a number of faces that I recognise and people that I will stop and chat to that know about some of my previous escapades. Of course, they always…Read more Shy bairns get nowt