Jan 18 – The Lurgy

A niggley sore throat, yesterday has incubated overnight and this morning I feel shite.Sore throat, headache blocked nose – I’m no doctor but it sounds like a cold to me !Luckily, today is a rest day so I can take a day off from walking without feeling guilty. I dragged myself to work stopping off…

The Marstons

After my two, unexpected, night shifts, I spent Friday morning in bed arising around two.  Around four, I set off for a bit of a stroll, heading , initially, for Water Orton. Just before Gorsey Lane, in Coleshill, which leads to the railway station, I usually take a footpath / cycleway that cuts the corner….

On the road again

The proposed Sunday night excursion did not take place due to a bit of a relapse and I spent my time tucked up in bed finally nodding off about three hours before getting up for work.I survived the day at work, mainly by eating nothing more than a couple of energy gels. My stomach problems finally…

Tummy and Torches

After my walk along the Grand Union, I returned home for something to eat and strangely did not feel at all hungry. I ate very little.Most of the night I was plagued with an upset stomach and a crushing headache. The following day I felt very rough, spending a lot of the day in bed,…

Beyond The Black Boy

Today I was on a course in Solihull so thought that I could walk home along The Solihull way / Green Man way. However, I needed to take some stuff with me on the course and didn’t fancy walking back with safety boots, high vis jacket and a hard hat. Looking at the map. I…

Snow

I had to use the car for getting to and from work but once back home, I quickly changed and headed out for a walk around Water Orton – literally around.I had been planning to walk the six and a half miles to the Griffin but after a suggestion from my other half, I decided…

Shopping

Still feeling rather under the weather, I decided to try a little retail therapy.Noticing that our local Go Outdoors had a sale on, my good lady and I nipped in for a look.We were not, really, after anything in particular, but with an impending trip to Switzerland, perhaps a new puffy jacket ?We had a…

Woe is me

Feeling like death warmed up, I sit at my keyboard writing this.I think that I’ve got some form of cold, flu or even the dreaded, near fatal, Man Flu !!!I had to leave work early, yesterday returning home and spending hours tucked up in bed.Today, I just feel crap – tired, snuffly and generally under…

Wilnecote

I took the bus to work, today, as I wanted a walk post-work.I finished work just before 16:30 and took a brisk walk from Digbeth to New Street Station, arriving a tad before 16:45. A train was leaving platform 7a at 16:49 so I didn’t hang around. I arrived on the platform just as the  three…