Friday, 7 September 2012

Found it I think ? my direction that is


Forgive me father for I have sinned my last blog was 3 weeks ago ( there that's over with)

Firstly my gas powered computer that I have had since Adam was a lad finely decided to go to the great computer scrap heap in the sky , It is now Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!
Don't you love Monty Python ?
Anyway suffice to say my computer has been goosed, Fortunately my parents not long since bought themselves a shiny laptop so I have had their old hardrive on which I know type away ( it comes to something when your 70+ yrs parents are more up to date with technology than you are)

So I am back blogging however I cannot seem to be able to connect my phone to this computer which is what I take my photos on so for the moment there shall be no piccys till I can sort it.

So what have I been doing WELL................................................

This is where it gets a bit deep for me anyway you have the option of not reading BUT,

It is safe to say in my mind at least that the last 12 months have been a pretty shit 12 months for me , Life has changed drastically for me as I split with my wife and moved out to a flat/apartment/condo call it what you will there have been some pretty shit days and some OK days gradually the shit days have been getting less and less but not going away,

I had a pretty shit day about 2 weeks ago I wont go into why but it was to do with my ex and all the shit that that entails, this resulted in me having a bit of a wobble at work , A very good workmate took me to one side and I had a good chat with her, she didn't tell me anything that I already didn't know or had been told before but for some reason something clicked in my mind, There comes a time when you decide enough is enough and it's time to move on, For the next few days after this I did some serious thinking  ( tough for me )

I now know it is time for me to move on, don't ask me why cos I know I probably wouldn't be able to tell you why but I just know !!
I have decided that I am not putting up with the crap I have been putting up with anymore and certain people have been told so , they don't like it but I don't give a toss.

My life is my life and other people who have no business sticking their noses in it can expect to be told by me to SOD OFF . and that's me being polite

I have lots of true friends and I know who they are.
Anyway that's that rant over with.

CYCLING .........
Ah yes cycling I honestly think that cycling has kept me sane over the last 12 months and lately I have been doing plenty of it , when my computer gave up the ghost I lost all my mileage data, worse things happen and I have had to start again but over the last 13 days I have done 220 miles which for me is good and I am off this afternoon to Delamere forest with my mate Tony and a workmate of his Steve. so cycling is good.

FOOD & BOOZE.......
Ahem well .......... not too bad actually better than it was but but could still be better (sounds like my old school reports) my weight is just constant around 217lbs 15 1/2 stone I have decided to just try and eat more healthily smaller portions cut out crap when I can, drink less and see how I go over the next couple of weeks

HEALTH ............
I have had all my scans but not had any results the NHS seem to take forever in updating you but I think if there was anything serious they would let me know as soon as possible so to that end I am not worrying about it anymore although I am still getting chest pains ????????
On the other hand my cholesterol has gone up !!!!! even though I have done things to try and reduce it but the nurse seems to think it is more me than my diet that is making it high and I am one of those people with naturally high cholesterol we shall see I have it checked again in December

AND FINALLY ..................................... I GOT DORRIS'D .

Good and proper if you don't know who Doris is look HERE

What happened ? ........ well on Wednesday I was working a 1pm till midnight shift and at 12 noon I was cycling to work on my new bike (GT) I stopped at a roundabout in Timperley and waited for a short while as traffic was on the roundabout it is a busy junction so I was there for a while , then guess who arrived behind me ? yes you guessed it DORIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ARGHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Straight into the back of me I had one foot still clipped into my pedals and one foot on the floor not only did she run into me she kept going pushing me into the roundabout hopping around like a one legged kangaroo frantically trying to kick my bike off with my other foot.
I finally managed to part company with my bike and amazingly managed to stay on my feet.
Fortunately for me it was a slow speed shunt god knows what would of happened had she been going any faster.
She did manage though to push my saddle right into my arse which my saddle bent and left a lovely great big bruise on my right buttox ( I bet you are now really glad I cant get my pictures on this computer yet)
After a few choice words Doris came out with the excuse that she didn't see me fucking hell Stevie Wonder would of seen me !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway Doris turned out to be one of the most obnoxious people I have ever met telling me that there wasn't much damage to my bike and could I hurry up taking her details from her as she had an appointment to keep.

Keeping up with my new me and not taking shit I told her in no uncertain terms that she was one of the rudest most obnoxious people I had ever had the misfortune to meet and I hoped that I never met her again......... I hope you don't ever meet this Doris

I thought she had buckled my rear wheel so I let off my brakes and rode the remaining 3 miles to work but on closer examination it was just my brake caliper that had moved , miraculously there was no damage to my bike other than a scuffed pedal and ripped bar tape

DORIS WHAT CAN I SAY .............................. THEY SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING ..........................

Be safe see ya soon



  1. Good to see you back mate. I don't know you but I was a little concerned for you, as your last post was about your health issues, and problems with the wife. Glad to hear it was just a computer thing. I don't know about you but I have a number of health things, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Most of it is due to me being 5'8" and weighing 14.5 stone. I read all these blogs about how successful they all are in the persuit of loosing weight. Not an ounce of it. I ride 200 miles plus a month try to eat sensibly (obviously not sensibly enough) nothing. I've been the same weight for about 3 years now and its too much. I'll be 59 this year and the long rides I do every year have been harder this year. Hauling my fat arse up hill is becoming harder. I rode London to Paris last September over 3 days, I'm centainly not as fit this year as then. My wife is visiting our youngest daughter in New York at the moment, and when she gets back I'm sure she will be trying to loose weight after the excesses of the trip. I'm going to try and join her, I really need to stop kidding myself I'm fit for a man of my age and can carry a bit of weight. Because I can't. I luckily don't have any experiance of ex wives, only had (still got the one) but I do know about being a fat arse all my life. Perhaps we can encourage each other. Keep up the good work.

  2. Cheers Robin thanks for writing. I do have my head in a better place now than recently. I'm sure I may well have the odd bad day but I know I can move on, my weight like yours is all down to what I eat, I haven't been eating healthily lately and must do better.
    Re the Ex wives believe me you don't want one I envy people who don't have one. I'm sure there will be someone out there for me somewhere one day not sure if I will ever tie the knot again though I have had more than my share of wedding cake and in any case it's fattening ha ha