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Monday, 21 June 2010

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind

Blimey, mid-June and I've not posted all month. There have been reasons. Mainly bad.

Work is that awful critter that gets in the way of everything. Health took another downturn this month too, which hasn't helped but I guess I better update on what's been going on.

Beer: I did mnanage to squeeze in a couple of brews. One's a World Cup Beer for my chums to indulge in when they come and watch the football. Trouble is, the way England are going, I'll have most of it left over if they don't qualify on Wednesday.

I also did a Best Bitter. It's a regular recipe I do, one of my favourite everyday sort of beers. Pale malt with a bit of crystal, hopped with WGV, Progress and some Styrian Goldings for aroma. I've bottled half the batch in preperation for my holiday. Good beer is hard to find in France so I'll be taking a few of my own.

Health: June started badly with many more dizzy spells and headaches. I got the results of my MRI scan, which was positive news. They were checking for anything nasty like a tumor and it came back with no abnomalities. The doc reckons it must still be an inner-ear issue and it may not be helping that I'm getting more anxious about it (but come on, it's been going on since January). Anyhow, he's put me on some medication to ease my nerves, which will hopefully help.

Allotment: I must admit, it's been left to it's own devices for a few weeks. Everything's in now; the sweetcorn, courgettes and squash were all planted out some time ago. I'll have a bit of free time at the end of this week so I'll get down there and sort out the weeds and see how everything's doing.

Whoever and wherever you are, I hope all is well with you and yours.


  1. Good news about the scan but sorry to hear you're still suffering. Hopefully the new pills will do the trick.

    I'm impressed that you have everything planted out already, my pumpkins are way behind and I still have large areas of the plot which need digging before I can plant them. Of course I have No idea how I will dig them if this heat keeps up.

  2. Glad to hear that the MRI scan was clear, it doesn't help that you still haven't got a definite diagnosis though. I hope the plot isn't too weedy when you get down there, the weeds are threatening to take over mine.

  3. Thank you both. I'll be downn the allotment tomorrow to tackle the weeds.