Well, it’s been basically a rubbish year.
We’ve said goodbye to too many people: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Anton Yeltsin, Elie Wiesel, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Robert Vaughn, Fidel Castro, Eric (my cousin’s partner) and John Glenn spring to mind. But the death that has affected me the most is the loss of my father in October. Here’s how it went, according to Facebook: Continue reading
What has Dutch subtitles, Is narrated in Spanish, has lyrics in English, took place in Cuba, stars four animated wrinkly old codgers and is watched by Bruce and Elly? Answer: Rolling Stones – Havana Moon. Continue reading
A quick update on what’s been happening recently… Continue reading
Does anyone out there have a doll or model of EPO-lord Armstrong? If I’m going to the Netherlands to charge at windmills, I’ll need a lance to tie to my bike. Yes, the sense of humour is back! Continue reading
(I was going to call this post fricassee of dead dog after the previous post’s title and a superb piece of invective but it just doesn’t fit!)
I’be spun three times this week! That’s back to the ancien régime. Continue reading
Firstly, I’m much better than I have been. I’m by no means out of the woods but there is very strong light at the end of the kennel. (Thank you Nick Harper!) I’m to be treated as if I have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), along with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (I wish I’d recorded the conversation with the GI specialist – then I might recall the link between these two conditions.) Continue reading
What Elly said! And here’s the cyclemeter map. I’m quite pleased that before this recycling trip I cycled to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and back (about five miles each way) and felt reasonably capable on the slope up to Little France. (‘Reasonably capable’ here means staying out of granny gear!)
More whinging about my guts, and some good things… No apologies to anyone for perverting song titles in this post. Continue reading
A modicum of grossness and an amount of whining follows…
It’s taken quite a while to write this post – while my desk chair is more comfortable than the sofa, it’s not comfortable to be at for more than an hour or so.
After Friday’s 16-mile cycle, yesterday was horrible. Random pains in guts and legs, then very poor sleep (from midnight to 2:30, then 6am to 10am in patches) last night. The pains are never severe but they come as sudden, annoying surprises. I’m currently off the antidepressant in preparation for yet another test, so I’m not much fun just now. Continue reading