Not a ride to work as such but a ride to my place of work. It’s the school break for Easter so after a lie in, I headed out leaving the boys literally to their devices (phones and the Xbox). My destination was the dermatology outpatients clinic to have a follow up on a lesion that was frozen off 6 months ago.
I had dressed for the rain that appeared when I arrived so was very sweaty and started accumulating a small puddle on the floor in front of me in the busy waiting area. The lady next to me looked very relieved when my name was called. I did dry it off before I followed the Doctor for my check up.
It had almost disappeared but not quite so the Dermatologist sprayed the bits that remained and gave me 5 months to come back for another look. I now have a semi circular blistered scab on my forehead. It’s worth mentioning that he told me that it’s the exposure that I had when I was younger rather than what I get now that does the damage. Covering up and the sunscreen I slap on now won’t make much of a difference. Other than avoiding the pain of sun burn that is.
But there was no danger of that on the way home as I slogged into a cold northerly under grey skies. No matter what the preceding weather is, the start of the cricket season always heralds cold, damp grey days.
Maybe they should start the season 2 weeks later. I have my first match on Sunday and the forecast looks bleak. A high of 9°C with winds from the east is forecast. I’m not looking forward to cold fingers and cool breezes that chill me to the bone for 3 hours in the field. Yep, it will definitely be a 4 layer day with no full winter jacket.