Just back from watching Top Gun at Hampton Court, Luna Cinema.
Bit of a mix bag in that we loved watching the film, though it really hasn’t aged well!
But since my balance requires light and hates soft surfaces, and crowds bit of struggle moving about both after the film ended and during as the only toilet was the one in the wilderness so a fair distance in low light.
So I did enjoyed it but I did also endure it so not sure I’d do it again as took a lot of effort, and has made my vestibular system go haywire, which it will do for few hrs yet!
Over a year since COVID19 arrived and a lot has changed some not good, due to the my work some deaths, and it has been hard adjusting for various people.
But most folks I know now have had at least one vaccination if not both. And at least in the uk things are getting brighter, and restrictions are lifting bit by bit. Went out on a bike ride with other people!
I am concerned that it isn’t over, looking at Europe and further away hence the Churchill quote!
8 years ago, I was kindly taken to the Olympic XC race by David Marsden, it was a fun if very hot day out from what I remember! Being meaning to revisit and see what they have done to it since!
It’s also a year or so before I ( or Aliens?) did this
So has clearly being its being in my head for a few years to revisit Hadleigh Park no I have no real idea why but it felt important to do so!
Took the Gravel bike, which was in places out of its depth, they don’t like rocks! But equally a lot of the track is gravel which isn’t really a Trail MTB’s specialty either, clearly a race XC MTB would be best funnily enough!
Did manage this though which was a hoot! Nobody to cheer though!
In short a fun day, not really sure why I needed to go but apparently I did!
Hadleigh it’s self I think potentially could be quite dangerous as vast majority is tame gravel stuff, with a few featured added, could easily lure the unwary! A lot of steep climbing which I like! Yes I know strange! Is it fun in of itself?
No not really but it’s a race circuit rather than bike park at heart!
So today as there is a push to test Social Care Workers, I went to get tested.
It is rather otherworldly as folks are in PPE and Hi Vis you drive in, show them your printout so they can scan though the car window, and you are shown a phone number so you can ring and be instructed, how to use the kit that they pass to you.
At this point I had to ask for assistance since my ability to remember instructions due to my brain injury is gone, so I was sent to a different bay and someone come and talk me though step by step.
I was impressed how accessible it was, they didn’t appear thrown by the fact I couldn’t remember, and did feel very organised.
As is normal for me, it has totally wiped me out, as anything medical does, I’d expect to take a few days to recover from this.