« Reply #2216 on: Mar 02, 2021, 9:44 pm »
 
A lot of you probably know I have Meneire's disease which has played havoc with my life over the past five years or so.  I could just accept it and let it control my life, but although known cure it can mostly be managed.  I do get the vertigo attacks but my main issue from this condition is with my balance.  I have to concentrate on what I'm doing when walking and doing simple things like that, that we normally wouldn't have to think about.  Anyway cut a long story short last year I started to do some motor bike trials.  My way of thinking is that it's all about balance, so it can only help with balance training for the Meniere's.  For the most part it does help, and on the bike I get on better than I do on my feet when having a flare up.  One thing that become very apparent riding a trials bike was how unfit I had become.  Lock down has meant that we're not allowed to ride the trials bikes and of course club trials have been cancelled.   


Back in January I decided I needed to get fitter  for riding the trials bike and it wouldn't hurt me to lose a few inches around my waist, so I bought a mountain bike and started to cycle a few miles.  Long time since I had pedaled a bike any distance.  A few weeks after I bought the bike, I saw an advert to do a virtual coast to coast bike ride to raise money for Diabetes UK.  I'm not diabetic, but several close family members are and of course in my job, I have seen what a nasty condition it can be.  So I decided that I would cycle 220 miles during the month of April in aid of Diabetes UK.  220 miles doesn't sound that many miles until you try cycling them.  I'm sure the roads around my way have sprouted hills, they always seemed flat in a car or on the motor bike.  In January I managed to cycle 100 miles.  February I managed to cycle 170.7 miles.  I have set a target of 200 for March, then hopefully do 220 + miles in April.  With my job, when on shift I don't get evenings off as on cal, so in April I only have 14 days that I'm not working to manage to cycle the 220 miles.  Again that only equates to about 15 miles a day, but they still have to be done, rain or shine.


You can follow my progress on my fb page or on my diabetes uk just giving page.  fb page is here: [size=78%](2) Al Wilkins | Facebook[/size]  My just giving page is here: [/size][size=78%]Support Alan in UK Wide Cycle Ride (diabetes.org.uk)[/size]

« Reply #2215 on: Feb 18, 2021, 11:03 pm »
 
I had mine last Saturday, no side affects experienced, so I'm happy.  If I hadn't watched the guy stick the needle and vaccine in. I wouldn't have known it had been done, I couldn't even see where the needle had gone in.  My colleague had hers the same time as me, and she still feels off, after having a couple rough days starting 12 hours after having the jab.  I know several people that have had a rough time from the side affects of the vaccine, with plenty of others having few or like myself no side affects from it.


I say the the people that have had a rough time after the vaccine, just imagine what C19 would have done to you if your reacting that bad to a dead look alike virus


It's great that the UK are firing through the delivering the vaccines and hopefully the UK will start to get back to some sort of normality during the next year or so


« Reply #2214 on: Feb 18, 2021, 7:40 pm »
 
Glad your mum had a good experience too.
Yep hopefully things will improve this year, she's back for her second in a month. My mother in law out near. Rough Point of hover fame is getting hers delivered tomorrow.

« Reply #2213 on: Feb 18, 2021, 7:33 pm »
 
Glad your mum had a good experience too.


« Reply #2212 on: Feb 18, 2021, 7:21 pm »
 
Well it’s not often I say this, but Wow.
I’ve just been for my COVID jab.
Talk about slick. My local NHS hub, people there to help you at every step.
Jab...hardly felt anything.
In and out in less than 10 mins.
Britain better than nearly anywhere else for a change.
Same experience today for my mother🇮🇪

« Reply #2211 on: Feb 18, 2021, 12:21 pm »
 
Well it’s not often I say this, but Wow.
I’ve just been for my COVID jab.
Talk about slick. My local NHS hub, people there to help you at every step.
Jab...hardly felt anything.
In and out in less than 10 mins.
Britain better than nearly anywhere else for a change.

« Reply #2210 on: Feb 11, 2021, 7:03 pm »
 
The wisdom of youth.... ;) :)

« Reply #2209 on: Feb 09, 2021, 2:50 pm »
 
The world is your oyster if you have a packet of Hobnobs.






There's no such thing as bad weather, you're just wearing the wrong jacket!!

« Reply #2208 on: Feb 02, 2021, 10:32 pm »
 
Correct! Believed to be built between 4200BC and 2900BC,  the photo below is part of the information sign on the site,. You can judge for yourself what Irish women were like back then, my wife says the sign was definitely done by a man :)
« Last Edit: Feb 03, 2021, 11:49 am by Philip »

« Reply #2207 on: Feb 02, 2021, 10:02 pm »
 
I've seen that sign. Its about  100mts from Ryanair new budget hotel.


« Reply #2206 on: Feb 01, 2021, 9:18 pm »
 

There is nothing  worse than being crapped on by a low flying  goat. :-[ :-[
And while your avoiding the goats in Clare and heading for the Burren pay attention to this sign :) ;)

« Reply #2205 on: Feb 01, 2021, 12:18 am »
 
There is nothing  worse than being crapped on by a low flying  goat. :-[ :-[

« Reply #2204 on: Feb 01, 2021, 12:04 am »
 
If you're out in your quad pay attention to the signs :) :)

« Reply #2203 on: Jan 31, 2021, 11:16 pm »
 
Just got one of those  new fangled driving licence cards and apparently I am now qualified to drive quads. As you all know, I'm getting on a bit and was wondering if this. Is a PC term for mobility scooter.?

« Reply #2202 on: Jan 31, 2021, 11:50 am »
 
Anti parking  devices on a helipad?
Yes, only one I've ever seen, outside Hodson Bay hotel, I think they had a few "incidents" during the Celtic Tiger years :) 
Scene of some good memories from cruises, like the time Mike Searle circumnavigated Lough Ree and ran out of fuel on the slip or the time we camped in the carpark in torrential rain.
Then meeting the guy that ran the Viking boat, just an ordinary boat with bits welded to the front and back,  :) 
Nick, close to the pad there's a carpark with ample hover parkinf :)