Zombie is back!

It’s been and remains a shattering time at moment, just back from a Headway South London meeting and the 3/4 million mile walk home from the bus stop got overtaken by every one including Mrs Marple a like! Plus some foot dragging, gait swaying. I’m just over tired!

We have some friends staying from Australia, which is lovely but uses up cognitive Spoons

Peeps the larger cat, has had complications from a operation, which has resulted in two seizures, which have been short, but has made for a stressful time for all parties!

Ironically it’s Headway’s focus for Brain injury week, Fatigue

Slowly I’m collecting spoons but it takes days if not weeks!

I have though managed to make it with our lovely visitors to Avebury which is a spectacular place!

Mum’s 70th

Last weekend we celebrated Mum’s 70th in a lovely weekend away, was a hot tub which the younger generations loved!

Lots of stories and tails of shenanigans of younger life generally revolving around Frank!

Lovely to have time to spend with family, and some lovely meals, including Sunday Curry by my lovely wife!

I though I smelled something!

One of the more amusing things I’ve noticed which presumably is due to my sensitivity ie damaged balance system.

Is young women, or more accurately they have a habit of being reasonably small humans, and even ones I don’t know for some reason have a habit of hiding in my armpit as you where, ie too my side, where I tend not to notice them, can disturb my balance if they we do contact, I’ve trod on quite few, or worse! This comes to mind!

Exhausted and frankly not happy.

Been a lot of stuff both at home and work last few months, and this weekend has brought it to Ahead, I’ve used all of the Spoons and yet again feel dangerously tired and unable to think, and this being neurological isn’t fixed by one good nights sleep though that would be nice.

I’ve had two episodes of feeling far too tired when driving which is scary and dangerous, this has to stop.

Being online

I do quite a lot online, the above is my cycling, recorded by GPS tracking where I am etc. Touch Big Brother though I do find it useful/enjoyable.

I also have shown up on Google Street View and even a Christmas Blog! Oddly I do still use Usenet though it’s not what it was, but 30 years old for social media is quite good!

Christmas? As ever not my favourite time of year, this one has been a git, looking forward though, toying with the idea that a job that doesn’t involve shifts and sleep in, is probably the way forward though no easy task so we’ll see about that!

We also have my mothers 70th, A wedding! And possibly a trip to France? So it’s fairly positive really!

Longer Commute

Just over a year ago where I work changed (same company) from being 3 ish miles away to being over 10 miles away.

With the public transport being hilarious slow and convoluted, and no desire to drive in stop start traffic, I’ve remained commuting by bike though I have made changes both to the bike and clothing due to the distance, differences in type of area.

Which are for the bike I’ve fitted nearly puncture proof tyres since the good folks do like to liberally coat the parks/paths/roads with broken glass! I’ve also bought a better for the road bike light, which though not as powerful has a kinder beam shape and a remote so I can flick between high/dip without taking my hands of the bars.

For myself I did get a better coat and have started changing since though I wasn’t sweaty, it wasn’t hygiene to remain in the clothes, plus bike clothes are warmer/cooler etc.

Luckily from Heathrow up there is a long shared path that is traffic if not glass free that goes to and past work, it’s remarkably empty of others be that 6am or 10pm I rarely see anyone!

I started off and I have stuck to going via Bushy Park which is a park I love as it’s fairly gently managed. Linking up to Crane Park that follows the River Crane up to Hounslow Heath which is rather lovely it’s self.

Originally I did use some back roads to connect to the A30 and the shared path running north but was far too much rat running, so I use the main road which oddly is fine.

I have worked out a alternative from the A30 home via the amusingly named Donkey woods

The decking is quite fun, in places it’s tilted which adds to the entertainment!

The route links follows the river crane until Feltham where I pick up some parks, and what not all the way home, it can be a rather wet muddy route but Has no busy roads and very few quiet roads under 2 miles out of 11 miles, my normal route is 5/12 split so close to half and half, that does have some busy roads but still low amounts.

The direct route which is same as the car is a mile shorter but fairly unpleasant roads though less glass strewn and though Heathrow!

All in all I like my new commute, it is longer takes at least a hr and I do need to change etc which adds faff, etc.

Catch up

Been a busy while, I did go on the above charity ride with some of the folks I know though Headway South West London was much wetter than expected so rather cold and soggy!

The main thing has been Dad has been in hospital so they could stabilise him, which has been a worrying time. He is out now and if not cured is much better and happier!

We also had some vandalism to our car luckily Sara’s “work Dad” fitted the replacement wing mirror so it’s as good as before!

With all of this plus having shifts so that one of my days off was after a sleepover, I’ve been exhausted hence not managed to make it to Dittons Velo hopefully after the holiday!