Author: Stephen Douglas

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Twice in one month….

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Indeed, 2 posts in one month, I am indeed spoiling you. Or then again not. I’ve got a cold, a stinking cold with a cough and runny nose, the works. But fear not dear reader, that is assuming someone is reading the guff… I am indeed getting better.

Unlike Travis(?) who thought the drugs don’t work, and they make you work, generic cold and flu have been great at getting me through the worst of it, and drying out the tap that my nose did indeed become. A few days out of work, will have caused a back log, but I hope to get back to that tomorrow.

I did, during my time away, reply to a few messages or those that needed to be replied to. Out side of that, its been sleep, drink , eat, sleep etc. Rinse and repeat. But it has worked…. I think.

Tomorrow will be the test of that and having looked at my stock image, I was never quite that bad- honest!

Just need to be careful not to push it too hard, as still a bit wheezy when walking but that will get better. I also need to stay hydrated too, but thats good general advise.



From my last post, I’ve kept with it, and withdrawn from those, who are just being negative, and being honest, I do think I am better for it. So I shall keep that up. One more big decision to come on that front, and them I am done, but will need to set my own agenda, as i will need to replace what I loose. That sounds cryptic, I get, but in due course dear reader (again assuming someone is still reading this!)

It also should be noted, its almost that time of the year too and its crept up on us. I’ve done some shopping but some more to do, I will get there, sooner or later. I am sure…..

Oh and something for Benji too.

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I’ve been irked for a while…

And it has taken too long for me to get around to writing some “stuff” down.

Me – November 2022

Indeed, its been a while and probably more than the usual 6 months when I feel the need to write stuff down. And even then, I’ve been lax at putting it down, but I’ve found a few minutes in my day to eventually do that.

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I should add its not game over or nothing as bold or as bad as that, but I’ve been thinking. That’s always an odd thing to write, as we are always thinking, deciding, and doing. But I’ve made a decision, and it’s been brewing for a while, and it’s come to the for and front.

It relates to negativity.

There is so much of it in the world now, be it environment, financial, political, media – you name it and there is negativity. It’s bad, but thats not the point of what I am trying to write out now.

It’s for me, more about the personal negatively, or the things that which I can have influence or some control to be fair. I’ve felt, for a while now that some people can just be a little toxic, or something that effects the mood. Whilst undoubtfully some of it will be in jest or for “humour” and lot’s of it can be written off, but in fairness, it’s tiring and I don’t need.

As such, I’ve slowly withdrawn from some activities, and reduced exposure to some activities and some people as it’s apparent that its just not worth the effort. No matter what, its just not a good happy place.

So now, you are probably thinking what set this off? In honesty I don’t know but i suspect its been building for a while. I also suspect “the people” are unaware of their own behaviours and attitudes.

For me now, its lets not loose any sleep over this, and just move on with life. Control the things we controll, sweat the stuff worth sweating and not giving them the chance to continue to be as they are.

I tried to find a nice way to summarise it, and I found this below:

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So that was 18 months

Woah, so being honest, I went off looking for a domain, and I discovered this one was taken, and then I though, hold on do I already one this, and it transpired, I do, and have for the past 8 or 9 years.

I then looked to see what was here, and forgot about this old blog and it’s content, I might go back and read some of it.

I remember, I used to it brain dump and clear my head. Maybe I will do this again.

Maybe it might be another 18 months….

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Pretty bubbles in the air,

They fly so high, nearly reach the sky, Then like my dreams they fade and die. Fortune’s always hiding, I’ve looked everywhere.

So Covid is still with us R is less than one, so there is more relaxation and now we’ve got a concept of bubbles. Social groups in same cases where people can help each other. I hope, that as ever, the public continue to behave (which in general they really have done) and the lid is kept on this thing as much as we can. Talking to a few people the bubble is giving is giving hope and happiness, so let’s go with it.

In my little world, the two of us continue to work away – me from home, her part home/hospital. We’ve continued to do shopping for the parents, but I think the team is now right to back that off, pending another wave. If it is, we will then do what we can.

That’s it for now, hope you like the new theme, I’ve gone basic a bit.

Cheers

Stephen

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The biggie…

The goal for this week was to make it to South Shields and back…. We did it!

So it’s good to be able to report that we made it, South Shields and back and no one got hurt! But I am tired, and my butt hurts…. Eva says her new saddle is great so that’s one less thing for her to worry about. It became clear in the middle of the week that this would be achieveable to so its great that we did.

The weather tried to conspire against us, but again we managed to miss the rain, and the hail… but we did seek shelter at one point…. The park has a small railway and the station was a good place to keep dry!

Our bikes

This photo was taken just before the heavens opened, as we’d relocated from park benches!

So the route then…


So glad that we did it, but tired now!

Catch you laters.

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For it was a big river….

Sorry for the Jimmy Nail…..

So that’s another bike ride complete, as we map our way around Hebburn and Jarrow. At the start of the week, I thought about we might make it to South Shields by the end of the week 10 mile (ish) return. I thought it would be a push but it seems not.

Electric is making all the difference, and for the past two days its been 6 miles, and its been ok. Today with the wind was more of an effort, but we are just in week one.

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Store? Shed? Hoop?

This is harder than it should be!

So I’ve already posted about the bike, and I might have mentioned its bigger than I expected, bigger to the extent it doesnt work well in my shed! I’ve been looking at storage and its no fun. Nothing really works, so I’ve ended up with another shed.

I’d prefered something different, but it will have to do. I even went for a ride to the park to pop the bike next the bike store I liked and nope, not even close.

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