Who says exercise doesn’t do you good?

Who says exercise doesn’t do you good? My daughter brought an exercise bike over to help me get fit and excercise my joints, as the arthritis was slowly winning the battle of my hips. ย ๐Ÿ™
An interesting side effect though has been my seriously high blood pressure which was checked today by one of our surgery’s Health Care Assistants and found to be a mere 116 over 74 – as near as perfect as I’ve had for years ๐Ÿ™‚
Here’s to a few more hundreds of kilometers pedalled on the maximum setting ๐Ÿ˜€


Nope – I’m still insane ๐Ÿ™

I’ve just come back from the mental health unit with yet another prescription and short period appointment date ๐Ÿ™ย I think it’s because I complained about the horrible muzak playing in the waiting room which they say has been especially selected to calm people.
Calm? It drives me to distraction. I want to kill the stupid Clayderman-type pianist and smash his piano…
On reflection… Perhaps that isn’t an entirely sane reactionย ๐Ÿ™‚


I don’t notice the birdsong around here any more as it’s a constant accompaniment to my life, I only notice it’s absence, such as when a hawk is overhead.

However there is one bird I hear which gives me more joy than any other; no not the Sparrows nesting above my window, though I do dearly love them – no the bird sound which brings me the most joy is that of the Woodpecker echoing around the garden.
I never heard them in Yorkshire, so to me the Woodpecker is fairly symbolic of this bit of rural Dorset, and it’s beautiful too – a bit like meย ๐Ÿ˜€


Even though the “Day of National Rejoicing” is still five days away (28th) I’ve just had a mystery parcel delivered which I assume is a birthday pressie ๐Ÿ™‚

My birthday coincides with Stoat Wobbling Day this year so it should be doubly fun compared to previous years. Remember the traditional cry of “Stoaty, Stoaty, Mr Stoat. Wibbly, Wobbly, Wob”. Always one of my favourite festivals is Stoat Wobbling Day ๐Ÿ˜€
Anyway, go ahead and prepare your street parties, banquets, festivals, tributes, etc and as “Guest of Honour” I’ll visit as many as I canย ๐Ÿ˜‰


Damn arthritis!!! My bloody shoulder has been giving me hell the last few days and it’s not even the one I broke ๐Ÿ™ย Despite filling myself with port and painkillers it woke me at 4:00am and I haven’t been able to get comfortable since.

My advice – live fast, live hard, and don’t get old…. ๐Ÿ™‚