Monthly Archives: August 2019

A pain in the neck

After spending the weekend in bed in an opiate/alcohol fuelled haze in front of the Ashes and Netflix, this week has been sheer bloody hell. Not because of the pain from a compressed nerve somewhere in my neck/back but because … Continue reading

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5GNiN #4

I had hoped to hire a bike at the campsite but was devastated they didn’t do that. Everyone is BYO bike here and there are many different types on show. Before the trip, I had visions of riding up to … Continue reading

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#63 & #64

Wednesday and Thursday was back to the commute routine. Plodding through the cool morning air, I was irritated by the irony of finding 10°C mild about 4 months ago. This week it was just felt bloody cold. In the mornings, … Continue reading

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5GNiN #3

Our beachcombing was something of a disappointment. I never remember any rubbish on beaches when I was growing up except for the occasional jetsam. And plenty of flotsam after a storm. Sure, it was unspoilt New Zealand in the ’70s … Continue reading

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5GNiN #2

After a full day of rearranging tent aspect and visiting le Supermarche, the boys explored the swimming pools and the grown ups + the dog the windswept beach. I was also introduced to Rummy, a card game that was to … Continue reading

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5 Go Nuts in Normandy

We headed off not quite on time but had plenty of time to detour via the pet shop for a forgotten doggie bowl and to stretch doggie legs before the crossing. I had to back the van into the lower … Continue reading

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#62

I got 4hrs 53min sleep according to my Fitbit when I woke Friday morning. It felt less. My legs were willing but my head was clouded in a foggy tired haze. I did an easy pedal into work on autopilot, … Continue reading

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#61

I am in the middle of a couple of busy work days before we head over to France and was always going to ride. But I realised that I had to attend an 8pm management meeting at the cricket club. … Continue reading

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Errands

Now that the holidays are here, I’m being creative with when I ride and how long the route can be within my time pressures. The shop up the road is only a 7km round trip but on Sunday evening I … Continue reading

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#60

I awoke on Wednesday morning feeling rubbish. Not unwell-I-think that-I-am-coming-down-with-a-cold rubbish but tired/knackered rubbish. I decided not to ride. I was tired all day and unusually for me, couldn’t seem to shake it. When I got home I went straight … Continue reading

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