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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

ExerciseFrontPage

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.

ExerciseFrontPageHomelife

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.

ExerciseFrontPageHomelife

Another Week…

So, I find my self sat here for another week of working from home and my mind has gone off on a little wander. Now, its not because there is nothing to do, far from it.

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Whilst the image is representative, it’s definetly not true. No Mac, No clear desk, no coffee… no plant… the list goes on.

But, it’s meant to represent working from home, which is the well and truely the new norm and it continues to the be the case, with no real end in sight. Best guess now, for me, September or later as not essential and I can work from home, but there would need to be changes, like moving upstairs etc to work. I would like the dining table back I think!

But, to be fair, its been a workable solution to two of us working from home and its ok. But it will probably move on.

Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels

Cycling continues this past week and extended the range I’ve been doing with each new ride which is pleasing. I shall continue to build from the starting point and see where it goes. The other half has now also purchased a bike to so we will be able to go out for a wander together soon.

Enough for one day.

Cheers

ExerciseFrontPage

Time for exercise….

So if you’ve read my previous messages, you will now know that I own a bike, and am trying to do exercise.

So voila, here is the latest ride:

Ride 2 – Jarrow

So still a work in progress, but its getting better… Relive is a 30 day trial, no idea if i am going to pay for it…. its £3 a month or so…. Any thoughts?

Lastly, it’s still mid pandemic here, so stay safe, maintain that social distancing and get that fresh air!

Cheers

Stephen

FrontPageHomelifeRambling

So, I read people have given up….

On staying clean and deodorant, and it made me think…

But before we go there, remember stay home, stay safe and protect your health services where ever you may be. There is talk of lifting the Corona / Covid-19 isolation/stay at home, but lets not all rush out there at once and then run the risk of a second, third or fourth wave. We’ve in the main done well and kept safe, don’t mess that up now…. please.

So where were we? That’s right I’d read that many people have given up on staying clean, showering, deodorant etc as they were not in work. Whilst I initially laughed it off, I then thought, oh actually there is some truth in this. 2 days since the last shower, recycled tshirt…. oh dear god what savage have I become?

Photo by Skyler King on Unsplash

So I hit the shower hard today, getting to all those hard to reach places! I even used the moisturising shower gel that leaves the bath extra, extra slippery. This will do no doubt come back to hurt me later when I slip in fall. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve not become some “stinking hobo” over night, and apologies to those hobos who don’t smell, but some times social isolation does funny things…..

For the rest of the day, it’s house work and tidy up, whilst the gammon slow cooks for the next 4 hours…. its already been in for the same.

Catch you laters.

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