Hello local followers… er follower… oh well I’ll just talk to myself then!
Sorry I’ve been away but the recovery from the operation made me somewhat lazy. I ended up watch a great chunk of the latter stages of the Tour De France, the Olympics and listened to a lot of test match cricket.
But the summer is waning as I begin to see leaves falling from the trees, acorns dropping on my head and the colour of summer fading with the evening light. And so I’ve returned to work – nearly needed a map to find the place. But my desk was still there with my nameplate on it which was grand and a pay check arrived a day or two after my return so looks like I am still gainfully employed.
Not much happened over the summer given I was getting better. I did walk a lot, starting soon after I got out of hospital as I was worried I’d lose all fitness. The first few days were a meagre shuffle around the local roads in my surgical stockings and shorts much to my daughter’s dismay, apparently fashion should come before health in her view. However over the weeks I built up to a reasonable distance and pace so my return to work, which involves four 20 min walks a days to and from train stations has been fine. Also it was interesting to walk parts of my local area I rarely do. Often it is said that in modern life there is no community, no one speaks etc. I can say that is because you are all stuck in your cars not walking. If you walk the majority of folks you pass bid you good morning or comment on the weather etc. I felt more enlivened by community spirit than I’ve done in a long time.