Category Archives: Dogs

15.3

22C, milky close, rain to come. The most annoying punctures, more annoying than the other annoying punctures happen at home. This one hissed itself flat when I pulled the pump head off the value. The effort of flicking that lever … Continue reading

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Dog’s Trust.

Sun between rainstorms. Strong winds.7C. Signed up to sponsor a dog through the Dog’s Trust. It’s only a few pounds a week and you’re supposed to pick one of the dogs from a sheet of photos. I chose the ugliest … Continue reading

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Not the coldest day.

CA: Distance: 56.88mi, time: 03:52:18, speed: 14.7mph. http://mapmyride.com/workout/466133843 On average, today is the coldest day in the Northern Hemisphere. So far this winter has been mikd and wet, characterised by frequent storms and heavy rainfall. This coming week is forecast … Continue reading

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Sent home.

rode home with MapMyRide! Distance: 37.98mi, time: 02:48:08, speed: 13.55mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/459607041 Slow ride with floods, rain and sorrow. I was in no state to consider work, sympathetic colleagues sent me home. They even suggested a bike ride, if that helps. … Continue reading

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I lost a hero today.

Rain, I lost my hero today. After just over three weeks of illness she lost her struggle with lymphoma. I am still here, but am in agony inside. I have made many posts about this, but they are set to … Continue reading

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Hot September.

25°C, sun and light S breeze. After work ride tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 24.2mi, time: 01:33′, speed: 15.50mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/374566469 Another after work ride. Didn’t feel as sprightly as yesterday, but it felt okay. I suppose I was somewhat hungry at … Continue reading

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She ended her story.

13°C, grey & cool, CR:53 miles Dear Bessie finished her story today. A story that spanned 14½ years. She became ill just over a day ago while I was on my way to the Lake District. Mum called me back home … Continue reading

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A dog with cancer

13°C, lighter winds, some sun. CK:29 miles She’s been ill for a week or so now. A second vet can’t now find a lump, the first thought it quite large. Maybe now she is getting some treatment, her belly is … Continue reading

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Bessie! oh no…

6°C, N wind, warmer sun. Some heavy hail showers. Bessie started the day with an unfortunate accident. She must be more careful doing a pre-wash in future. A college friend made that bowl for me in 1986. I’ve used it … Continue reading

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Rosie woke badly

4°C, frost & black ice near work. Woke-up just before the alarm to the most haunting mournful howling. I have heard this dreadful sound just a few times before, the reason is unclear. My best guess is that Rosie had a … Continue reading

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