Monday, March 10, 2008

A long time in politics

It's been almost a week since my last post. So much for my silent promise to myself to aim to get back to Blogging every day!

So what's new? I hear you ask. Not that much really. I'm still happy, for reasons which are perhaps now gradually becoming clearer to more and more friends, but which will remain unpublished here for the moment. All will be revealed in due course.

I finally got both my IAM car and motorcycle certificates framed this evening. The IAM were offering a "framing service" which cost, from memory, about £30 per A4 certificate, and all it was was a frame and mount into which you placed your own certificate. I visited an art shop in a local shopping mall (Braehead) and bought a large wooden frame and a mount which will take two certificates together side by side, and all for £22. It looks pretty good too.

Last week Glasgow Chamber Choir finally confirmed that our trip to Marseilles in the south of France is going ahead at the start of May. My flights are now booked and I'm looking forward to spending some time with close friends in a sunny place.

Yesterday, being the second Sunday of the month, was the IAM Glasgow North Group bike ride. I turned up at the appointed place at the normal time, and including me the total number of motorcycles there was one!

Yep, on my own.

One of the regulars though turned up in his car, having come straight from work, to say he was sorry he couldn't make it. That was very nice of him.

So I set off on my own, and headed east along the M8 motorway to Edinburgh. A quick trip round the city centre and up to the view point at Calton Hill which is a high point at the eastern end of Princes Street where I took the photo on the right, which is the view looking north over Edinburgh and the river Forth with Fife in the distance.

I then headed out to North Berwick, a nice little seaside town on the North Sea. Returning via Edinburgh again I completed an enjoyable 5 hour ride, arriving home around 3pm.

Last week, I can't remember which evening, I had a short ride up to Loch Lomond, which is only a few miles north of my house.

The image on the right is of the bike stopped in a layby next to the loch. Not bad scenery isn't it!

And don't forget that this Friday, March 14th, is Steak and a Blowjob day. Mark it in your diary now!

So that's all for the moment. A short random stream of consciousness post. I really must get back to doing this more regularly!

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