From up north to down south…

So, having a week off last week I decided to do what any sane person with free time would do and cycle from Stoke to Oxford over a few days in order to see more of the British countryside at a slightly slower pace than normal. One hundred & thirty miles in total over two (long) days, with a break in Birmingham ahead of the second day – I’d been talking about doing something like this for a while so it seemed the ideal opportunity to do so.

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August

Feeling more chipper today – new month and all that – certainly a lot less introspective than I did yesterday. Long, long talk with Little Sister last night sort of put the world to rights (at least temporarily), plus feel that at least I know where I stand with something that’s been occupying a lot of my time recently, so even if I’m less than pleased with the outcome there is at least some relief in that I’m no longer pre-occupied with standing on eggshells all the time. Plus my major concern surrounding this whole affair has not materialised, a friendship has not been lost.

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My bike is trying to kill me…

Two attempts this week. First off I land funny off a series of steps on Monday, and (according to a friendly physiotherapist I know) have probably strained some lateral ligaments around the knee. Hurts like a bugger whenever I pivot on the right leg but other than that…

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