I’m now reviewing for a website http://www.foldingbicycle.club – I’ve got to say I’m rather enjoying it. I’ve already had a freebie sent along to review.
In other news, well I had to take some of my earrings out for a few weeks as I caught them on a ceiling structural frame and ended up causing them to get infected. They’re back now and totally fine although not one of mine is the same size any more. I really need to get another pack!
Fitness keeps improving. I had to ride across Sheffield last week on the little DaHon and I did not feel tired at all even though I had to tackle a couple of hills. It’s amazing how far I’ve come in just 6 months from the first ride I did when I nearly passed out!
The last little bit of news is that we’re gigging again! Two weeks away till our first gig. I really can’t wait!
They sent me an advert on Facebook and it was for a high shine suit. I had to buy! It’s arriving this week.
The only worry I have is that it says in the reviews “runs small” and “no stretch on the fabric” on the sizing and even though I’m now a 36″ waist it’s a close thing. I’m not a belted 36 (which is my eventual aim).
It might not fit me now, but soon?
As you well know I have a huge penchant for shiny formal wear!
Even in these hard times we can all be assured that December will be a little change. I’ve noticed everyone is taking extra effort with their decorations this year to try and create a little Christmas spirit. Yes it’s going to be odd with the limited travel and the lack of parties (although I suspect some people will still have them anyway), and no gig on New Year’s Eve is certainly going to be strange.
I’ve really been quite well prepared this year, and in general we are very well prepared for the future. An impeding hard Brexit is not leaving me with an easy feeling as I am absolutely sure there will be trouble ahead if we do. We need a deal with the EU. A bad deal is better than no deal, but try telling that to the fuckwits in Parliament.
But I get into politics, and you don’t come here to read about politics.
My latest geeky purchase is a Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. I’ve upgraded my Galaxy Watch to it.
Note to self : you have tried Android Wear and you’ve tried Garmin and you didn’t like either. Stick with Samsung.
The latest one is pretty much an iteration of the previous one but with extra features and slightly less weight, although I have had to sideload some of the features as they are not yet approved for use in Europe or the UK, and our regulators are still focused on COVID-19 vaccines (the first of which we already have now).
The first feature I gained is ECG. A very good tool for health monitoring, especially as I near 50. I’m already older than my dad was when he had his heart attack and keeping an eye on the electrical activity in my heart can be a good thing (although it does help if you can read an ECG rather than just relying on the software).
Secondly I gain a blood pressure monitor. Now this is definitely useful, as someone who can’t actually remember the last time I had my blood pressure taken it is a good idea to monitor it.
My readings show it is slightly elevated, but not a concern provided I keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn’t rise too much. Anything over 140/90 is considered high blood pressure.
However when I’m relaxed it has been as low as 115/73 so I’m not too concerned.
I suppose the thing raising my blood pressure is this…
Yeah I finally got my PVC tie! A friend on Instagram pointed me at them. It’s from a company in the Netherlands called Mr Riegillo. ( https://mr-riegillio.com/ )
I did have to give it a covering of latex polish before I could actually tie it though. It really doesn’t slide, even though PVC looks as smooth as hell it does actually grab against itself.
Normally I will always try and find alternative work (usually very successfully) when my work falls through. However, when today’s work fell through I really did feel like having a “sod them all” day.
I went home, changed, and my lady and I went to Rufford, near Ollerton. I’ve always loved Rufford. The birds there are amazing.
Plus the squirrels can be quite cute too.
That afternoon I met a guy to look at a new unit. I need something more suitable for my line of work, and then I popped down to my old one and packed a few items. I’ve sorted my stage wardrobe rail out (I keep spare stagewear down there) and charity bagged some old suits.
I’m really pleased this outfit fits me though. I always loved wearing PVC jeans and might just have to drag them out again. These are 36″ waist ones – the ones I used to wear onstage with FTM were 40’s.
Tonight is Astronomy Club. I’ve got a busy few nights ahead to be honest – tomorrow is a public viewing evening and I’m on the ‘scope. Saturday is a big gig – a wedding in Hull.