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Being Good

I was at a cycling meeting all day today and felt quite sad not to have my Brompton take its rightful place in the ‘fold’ (although given the weather and the early start I wasn’t too sad that I wasn’t able┬áto do my usual 8-mile ride plus bus to get to the station…) 152 more words


Mission Quite Possible

Today was the day when autumn really felt as if it had arrived. A definite tang of woodsmoke in the air, and the road is a mess of leaves and smashed conkers. 442 more words

Rural Diversions

For Idle Hands to Do

On a day when it’s too sunny to be indoors doing useful things on the computer, but when I’m still not really recovered enough to be doing anything useful outside … 164 more words

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It’s done. I’ve survived. I went into hospital feeling fit and well and came out feeling as if I’d been assaulted by a bloke with a knife, but that’s more or less the way of the thing. 488 more words

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Proper Convalescence, and Why You'll Fail at It

Sometimes something as simple as a cold can feel like the end of the world. I realize that this sounds extra ridiculous coming from someone with chronic pain, but let me tell you, I much prefer the pain I live with on a daily basis to a sore throat so bad it feels like I’ve swallowed a razor blade and chugged tequila. 863 more words