A boat on Elton water earlier and a bit cooler today. But 90 degrees forecast for next week.
New bike fine but a clicking noise, every pedal revolution, turned-out to be a dodgy pedal. The ones supplied with new bikes are really very basic 99p stuff. Better pair fitted and noise gone. Some pedal pairs cost more than the new bike. Cables have been tightened very slightly – brakes/gears fine.
Mark Edwards fiction novel: The Retreat, finally finished. It’s deceptively long and has horror, detection and suspense well mixed into a fairly original plot. Not really scary, but a fair ‘who-dun-it’ style read. A good plot for TV, some macabre scenes. 8/10?
Summer Solstice – years longest day. From today it gets darker. Already.
Sunny for morning’s bike-ride, partly, along Wellington Viaduct where they’ve painted-over cracks. Is it finally collapsing? (More to do with stopping weeds I think.)
On the Fun and News with Noughts Front those govern-mental consider nhs £25,000,000,000.00p additional funding options. (There are two: 1) Borrow. 2) Tax-rises. There are no other options.) Hammond has ruled-out 1) Borrowing. Ergo we’ll get 2) Tax-rises. Natch other ‘services’ have been told there’s no more £.
Dragging more folk into 40% tax-bracket already hinted at.
Apparently eu folk want to introduce visit-visa’s, at £7.00p a time, for Brits visiting eu after Brexit. What a great idea – a Visit Great Britain visa, for eu folk, could be reasonably priced at £20.00p a time, or, in nhs funding times, £50.00p a time.
A better pic of me new bike.
Health Check this morning and our nurse is brill. She said, ‘Watch your weight, get a scales from Asda.’
I lost half a stone carrying ’em home!
Mrs C said, “You need to lose weight.” I put thinner strings on me guitar.
Had lettuce and carrots for me lunch. Hearing’s improving… doc.