Well that was a funny old year. Obviously, outside of my own direct experience it was in many ways a horrible nasty little year – best forgotten.
Anyway, I had my inguinal canal patched up.
Over the last few weeks I have been struggling to get rid of a bad cough.
As alluded to previously, I had a good Christmas. Knowing that in the New Year I was going to deprive myself of a lot of bad stuff for a while; I over indulged. I have no problem with that. That said I did get a little shock when I weighed myself on New Years Day. […]
Never really watched the TV series back in the 70’s. More of a Starsky and Hutch, Kojack fan. Even enjoyed the occasional Colombo. But Hawaii five O suits my needs. That’s the plan. Don’t know if it’s going to come off but I am going to try. I am not trying to go back just […]
The water is warm and clear. We have just swum over the seemingly endless green carpet of sea grass and are now into the shallow surf zone. As I turn to breathe out I see my competitors’ feet touch the fine pale limestone sand of Alcudia Bay and then start to run. I try to […]
At the age of forty-seven I realised I’d never Ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in my hair. Nor was it something I could have contemplated at thirty seven, the age Mrs. Jordan was when it first dawned on her too and maybe it would not have been possible […]
A good few years ago I was lucky enough to pick up a reasonably good “domestic” treadmill in a New Year sale. Treadmills are not cheap but you can still get a decent one for less than the price of a carbon race wheel. In fact I only had one race wheel at the time. […]
Beneath the polished flagstones of Saint Canice’s magnificent cathedral, in Kilkenny, there lie the bones of a humble shoemaker. He lies there amid the tombs and memorials of noble knights and ladies, soldiers and bishops, a humble cobbler, a cordwainer, a follower of Saint Hugh, the martyr. And why not? It is likely that during […]