The Last Gasp Of Sunshine

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Wow what a fantastic, hectic day it’s been today.  I’m finally sitting down at nine thirty, for the first time on my own, with little enthusiasm for diary writing.  But just look at this photo, the stunning view of the brightly lit West Pennine moors, that existed for just a couple of minutes as the sun sank below the horizon, I was driving home at the time, but found a spot to park the car, just a few seconds before it was gone.

The day started badly, as I woke at 3am and tossed and turned until 4am before I gave up and came downstairs and watched an episode of River Cottage Australia (pretty good).  My experiment in titrating my cocodamol dose has failed yet again.  I woke again at 6:30am and hit the snooze until 7, then went to Caffe Nero until 9am.  I then drove to the north of the Rivington reservoir system via Morrison’s and walked for 90 minutes to The Great Barn.  I took a different route today, longer, but flatter and easier, I think this will be my standard route from now on.  Matt arrived just after me and after a quick lunch we headed off to climb The Pike.  We head an excellent walk and chat and then Matt drove home and I walked another 90 minutes back to the car.

When I got home Green Thumb had been and left a right mess of turf cores all over the lawn, they were meant to just be doing a winter feed.  I’ve written a letter of complaint, so we will see where that gets me.  Debbie and I then went out to Toby’s and after that I went swimming and shopping on the way home.  I had my best swim for many months today, a full 36 lengths without any shoulder pain!  I think I will be ready to start weight training again next week.

Somehow I managed to also get two loads of clothes washing done, did the washing up, went shopping twice, made lunch for Debbie and Anna and cleaned my walking gear.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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