I'm way ahead of my book a week I challenged myself to and I've met with my first defeat. I just can't read Tess of the D'ubervilles. I'm really struggling with the writing, the content and the time in which it was written, so I've put it to one side and I'll try again later in the year.
It was my birthday on Monday, I'm 52 and certainly feeling it by the end of the week with all the walking in this heat.
I spent Thursday till Sunday working at The British Masters Golf as part of the TV crew recording live sound for the TV from the golf course. I'd love to be able to do more of this, it's great meeting new people. It's my 6th year being involved. Only the 2nd UK event I've done, the previous years were in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
177 Sunday Met friends for breakfast in Monmouth, then off to Goodrich Castle to spend the rest of the day with child 2, his wife and our almost 4yo grandchild. Bob came and we all had a lovely day. Home to watch Glastonbury, read and blog.
178 Monday Happy Birthday to me. Day in work, home early for another blood test, then on the phone most of the early evening sorting out travel insurance. Hung new curtains in lounge and office, had dinner, watched TV and early night.
179 Tuesday I was so tired that by 7pm I was in bed and by 8pm I'd cried so much from exhaustion and frustration about being so tired that I decided to match my physical levels to my mental state and I dragged myself to the pool where I swam for an hour and completed 60 lengths which is a mile.
My favourite card this year.
180 Wednesday After work, I walked into town for a coffee then to the Youth Club, where I volunteer. Peter collected me with Bob, I drove home and Peter walked back with Bob. 2 loads of washing went on and I packed my bag and switched my alarm off as I didn't need to leave home till 9am.
Present from Peter
181 Thursday Washing machine on and off to The Belfry for the golf. Call time was 11.15am but I arrived at 10am to collect my accreditation and familiarise myself with the course. I walked the course without a TV crew which made the job much easier. It was an hours journey each way. Brought the washing in, packed for the morning and bed at 9pm after watching the soaps.
I can't smile and selfie
182 Friday Awoke at 6am, did some blogging, ordered mums food shopping, drank tea and read. Headed off to the golf for the day, home at 7pm. Collected neighbour from work late evening.
Less steps than previously walked at these events
183 Saturday I'll take a photo today of the kit I wear, it's so hard to carry a rucksack as effectively I only have one hand free all day to remove bag, open zip, get food out and all while I'm walking, so today I had a bum bag with my lunch it, it was life changing.
Walking down the 18th
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