Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Too nice

With the weather so nice it was too good to be in the swimming pool at the gym so I went home and got my bike out.

The cool fresh air was wonderful to exercise to.

Eventually I made it where I get off the road

And headed onto the canal

Tonight there wasn’t a soul down here.

So peaceful and tranquil.

Well that was until a muddy section, Much worse than the time before and I could not ride through it. I did try and I just sank and got stuck.

back on the road and near the highest point, I realise I haven't even stopped for a drink on this 14 mile journey.

Back at home I did something odd. I washed my bike, infact I washed it with alloy wheel cleaner.

The last time I saw it this clean was when I took it out of the box some 11 years ago.

Now I’ve just got to sort my trainers out.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Full Stop

Those brakes pads I got Friday night. I thought I’d better fit them.

Impressive the first thing I notice is they are 3 times longer than the orignals

Need to get these off then.

Out with the tools and twist hard it suddenly comes undone.

In position with the new brake block and lets drop all the fittings at least 3 times , arggh.

Once on got to line them up properly before tightening.

Then I find that they are tight even with all the adjustment removed. So out with a spanner and a bit of cable adjustment.

All done just need to get off my arse and use the bike now.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Les is Forty


I head around Les’s to see him, drop off his card and present. I had a good chat with his neighbour who really did appreciate the noise that is emitted from the little green money pit.

My timing was perfect as 10 minutes later Sarah and the children come round with a birthday cake she has made – apart from the kitkats around the edge,

Looks too nice to eat – and besides even though I didn’t re-mention it for the millionth time – I’m really not into chocolate at all. And good god look at just how much chocolate she has managed to cook into that work of art. I quite like the pigs but I’m, not sure what she was trying to say.

Before the cake was cut though some candles had to be put in it and lit.

Les was out with the sharp knife while Tegan eagerly awaited.

Les leaves to go to his beloved Wolves match and I ensure his neighbours know its his birthday.

I finally make it Wolvo, some 2 hours later than I intended. Lets not go there… I’m here now and here’s your other badge – wear with pride.

So we visit a few pubs Including the Lychn Gate, The Billy Wright and the Possada.

Before heading across to Les’s mecca and where he has been all afternoon enjoying the riot on the pitch.

To the Molineux and Sir Jacks Restaurant

More beer please whilst we wait in the bar. In fact we got so comfy are we actually going to eat?

It looks like we are moving

Ah at last we get to site above the garden area.

So for starters I have mullet.

Anticipation whilst we wait the main course.

I have ordered fish and chips, Pollock to be precise.

Greenie, I was expecting this. I order fish and chips and get 4 chips! Yet you order steak and chips and get all those chips!

Just look. Where the ketchup?

Oh course I knew this was going to happen and had ordered some additional chips which came last of all. Everyone signed a breath of relief.


f course though you can’t take children anywhere and Nack started to play chip Jenga! Well I’m waiting for the ketchup.

The ketchup never came!

Nack eat the chips and forget the ketchup, it will go cold.

I was pacified by a cheese board for dessert, not very imaginative on chiefs side.

Eventually it was time to retire

Les was asleep even though they’d forgotten to not turn the stadium lights off.

Although they had at the front door.


I got up in the morning when the sun was dawning

I had a couple of things to do today, one was getting my haircut, what a nice job they did.

The other was getting my watch battery replaced, I noticed it had stopped on Tuesday and I only wear on those one off occasions, and as I was going out tonight it was one of those occasions. I got to the car park in Cannock went on in and waved at a chap who was patently waiting for me to pass up a ramp. Nicely he came over and said if you want you can have my ticket out of my car its got 2 hours left on it. What a nice thought. Off I go into the town and into the market that I rarely enter, hoping to find a watch battery place. I find a stall with a bored chap I hand over my watch and he gets about sorting it out. In front of me on his battery rack I see a fiver, obviously his last customer had dropped it on there. I hand it over to him with some confusion as he is not listening to me, and then pay the astonishing £4 for the battery and fitting (the place place I went was a tenna), and him insisting it was a quality Swiss made battery for that.

I finally head into the Compton Hospice shop to see if they have any ties worth purchasing they do and I come out happily with 4.

The pain that I’m used too

Its that painful time of year when I got to pay for my mobility and bills are in and I’m sitting down.

Skoda Insurance £397 – Covering Europe travel - slight increase from last year to cover this, still good though.

MX5 Insurance £319 – increase of £6 from last year.

Breakdown personal cover ( Skoda Europewide – MX5 UK only) £136.

Skoda Tax £175.00.

So £1027, that’s me reaching for my flexible friend.

They all came at once

One minute your sitting there with nothing to read. The next you have too much.


"Nowhere Near The End Of the Rainbow"
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 Near The End Of The Rainbow

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