Indeed it got me thinking that in most cases, its a pub on a train line, but it could be interesting to follow this map, and do a Greggs at each stop on the Greggs line…. Would it be sensible? No. Would it be possible? The jury is still out on that one.
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.
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As such, I’ve slowly withdrawn from some activities, and reduced exposure to some activities and some people as it’s apparent that its just not worth the effort.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:
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.
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!
This photo was taken just before the heavens opened, as we’d relocated from park benches!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.