Not really anywhere near Claire's area of experience but it's hard buying tickets just for myself.
As a trade off I am going to a Christmas Fayre or something in November.
Got back from Florida last Friday. Had a couple of hours rest and then got up. A suggestion from my brother, Neill, to beat jet lag.
Having kitchen fitters in does help with early mornings and no lie-in.
Saturday was a bit knackered and had a lie-in. Sunday up to get to the County for the monthly Meldrews Meeting.
Monday went to work. Feeling okay.
About halfway started to feel warm. Took off sweatshirt. Hotter. Hotter. Sweating. Chilling.
Then apparently I passed out.
I was helped off the train by a kind lady who turned out to be a nurse. I was sick on the platform. She stayed with me for about twenty minutes. I was so out of it I can't remember her name.
Some British Transport Police came along and called a Paramedic. She came quickly on her bicycle. Fully equipped. Did blood pressure and heart rate. Then when I told her what drugs I am on she called an ambulance. Possible heart attack?
The station guys were excellent and took me to the first aid room. More vomiting on the way. Ambulance was there.
They took some ECG's and saw some iregularities, but each one they did was the same.
Firstly under blue lights and sirens we went to St Bartholomew's (Barts) where I was wired up again for more ECG's. Same result. They decided that there was no coronary problem. Back to the ambulance and more sedately to The Royal London Hospital. One of the oldest hospitals in the capital.
Loads of tests and they determined that I had a normal fainting condition. Body temp rising allied with low blood pressure and low heart rate and poof! Sparko!
Still feel tired and as we say cream crackered in Cockney Rhyming Slang. Saw my own doctor and advised not to exert myself and return to work on Monday
Work ain't gonna be happy.
Guessed at what they will call them. Look like a good idea.
Bike stuff especially could do with some of these.
The British Legion are apparently trialling them in South and West Yorkshire!
So have to wait and see if they are produced in time for the start of the Poppy Appeal next month.
I could do with a few for bike gear and hoodies.
|St Paul's Cathedral|
|Thames Sailing Barges and HMS Belfast|
The FA Cup. The oldest football cup competition in the world.
The smaller clubs began playing early in August and today in the third round of games called the First Qualifying Round my local club, Folkestone Invicta, began their attempt to reach the First Round Proper.
It's this round where the Football League clubs from the third and fourth tiers on the pyramid come into play.
Invicta are in the 7th tier.
The opponents today were Greenwich Borough from the division in the Isthmian League, currently named after the sponsors Bostik.
Plenty of huff and puff. A mistake ked to the visitors going ahead after only 8 minutes. Invicta pulled level just before half time but were generally the better side but 1-1 was about right.
Into the second half it was more of the same but surprisingly it was Borough that scored first.
Invicta pressed and pressed and a late and clumsy tackle saw the visitors reduced to ten men with a red card for a second yellow card.
It wasn't long before Invicta drew level. A fierce shot into the bottom corner.
With some time wasting angering the home fans the game came to a head. A few skirmishes. What we call "handbags".
The pressure continued and after a long break for an injury to the Borough left back saw them reduced to 9 men.
The last few minutes saw them fighting a rearguard action until a corner and Invicta scored a third to win the game, 3-2.
A superb game for home fans and neutrals. For a tenner it was great entertainment.
There are many shoeboxes in the archive.
Like many archives like this a lot of the photos are pretty uninteresting to anyone else. Plus the other problem...
Where the heck were they taken!! It's easy to remember who the people are in them. But so many I have no idea where or when they were taken.
This couple of scans are places and events I do remember! It's a bit lazy but I have scanned three together! !
First up. A trio of Lisbon photos.
Secondly, a mixed bag from Rome (top), Murcia, (bottom left) Madonna in procession around the city at Easter and bottom right, me and Andrew Pratt after the National Rally.
Lastly a picture of my TDM850 outside the old house in Hythe.
|Pano at the end. One half very empty|
|Invicta in amber and black|