November-2022 update Garry McGivern’s monthly update. Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink. Well, at least there’s plenty to drink. The trouble is there’s also plenty everywhere else. It’s been a wet and windy month, with floods and high seas. Not exactly ideal weather for cycling, although I have been out a few times, but only locally. A lot of the time, I’ve been out walking.
As I think I may have mentioned in last month’s update, I was thinking of going away on a longer tour. And as much as I would love to fly off somewhere and tour, I am still a little worried about my fitness. Or rather my health. I don’t want to go somewhere, become unwell and have the problem of getting home. So I thought I would head over to France again, despite not knowing where to go, but I would have worried about that once I was there.
But then a couple of things happened, and I had to wait for a phone call from the hospital. Not knowing the outcome of the phone call, whether I would have to go to the hospital or not. I decided not to go to France. I just knew that the hospital would want to see me if I went abroad. But as it turned out, I don’t need to go until December.
Cycling in the UK it would be, then. At least if I had to get home quickly, it wouldn’t be a problem. I could just jump on a train. But as I mentioned earlier, the weather has been awful. If it’s not been raining, it’s been blowing a gale. But most of the time, it’s been doing both together. And then I had the slight problem of cracking my ribs, making cycling rather painful.
I was at home sitting at the dining room table, where I usually sit. It’s where I’m most comfortable. Anyway, while watching television one evening, I dozed off, which is nothing new. But on this occasion, I was woken up with a sudden thud as I hit the ground, trapping my arm underneath my torso and pushing my elbow into my ribs! And before anybody asks, no, I hadn’t been drinking, well, not much!
With all the speculation around Twitter at the moment, I signed up to Mastadon. But I haven’t managed to get my head around it yet. It all seems rather complicated and not user-friendly.
I’ve also given in and bought an Airfryer; everybody seems to be raving about them, so I thought I’d give it a go myself. I only received it the other day and haven’t had a chance to use it yet. It’ll be something to play with on wet days.
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