admin on July 29th, 2021

This week we pay Barty House the last invoice that Mum’s finances can afford. After 14 months in the Home the money that dear Auntie Edna left Mum has now been used up. On August 22nd social services will take over responsibility for her so in the next few days we should hear the decision […]

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admin on July 26th, 2021

Unexpectedly, cases have fallen slightly over the past five days. This sounds good but too early even to speculate. Unfortunately, hospital cases continue to rise although deaths stay consistently low. It looks like the vaccines are working but we have yet to see the impact from “Freedom Day” a week ago. It usually takes a […]

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admin on July 23rd, 2021

So Mum’s assessment went ahead on Wednesday and now Social Services will do a report deciding what will be best for Mum once the money runs out in a few weeks time. We hope we made a good enough case to keep her at Barty House but whatever happens it is going to mean a […]

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admin on July 19th, 2021

So today is the start of Boris’s big gamble with our lives and livelihood. With a few exceptions such as international travel, the law changes to all for a free for all. Nightclubs , stadiums, numbers meeting together all have no restrictions and no law to wear a mask! The idea is that we no […]

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admin on July 15th, 2021

I went with Les and the wobblers to a part of Kent I have never cycled in before. As a kid I remember going to watch bike hill climbing on Yorks Hill and I have driven up Ide Hill and Toys Hill. Yesterday Les lead us from Pembury to Four Elms via another well known […]

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admin on July 13th, 2021

Suffice to say that after extra time it was inevitable that we would lose on penalties, which we did. No need to go into detail there is enough written about the game and the crowd and racist problems afterwards. England want to host the World Cup in 2030?! I don’t think so! I did my […]

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admin on July 10th, 2021

Yes, forget the fact that we have 37, 000 new Covid cases per day and it’s doubling every week, the country has gone mad as a result of England beating Denmark on Thursday. The final against Italy is tomorrow, but I remember the World Cup in 1966 and we were somewhat calmer. However, my cynicism […]

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admin on July 7th, 2021

I am behind again with my blogs but the end is getting closer, even though cases are rising fast the Govt think that July 19th will see the easing of most restrictions. Their argument is that the vaccines are keeping deaths very low and the slow rise in hospital cases is manageable. They feel that […]

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admin on July 3rd, 2021

After a good win against Germany 3 days ago, tonight is the quarter finals against Ukraine to be played in Italy. Wembley was alive with 40,00- daily England supporters. Tonight there will be just a handful, if any. C’Mon England! My chest pains which forced me to withdraw from the half-Ironman appeared a bit on […]

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admin on June 29th, 2021

After some consideration I have decided to withdraw from this month’s half-ironman event. Reason? I don’t think my body is up to it, especially on the run. So that is it, I had intended to retire from triathlons following that event, but my body has said “no”. I will continue to enjoy my swimming, cycling […]

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