Saturday, September 23, 2023

Legs Update

Today has been the first day I've noticed any real improvement in the condition of my legs since I did some serious damage to my tendons and quadriceps muscles eight weeks ago when I was running for a bus at Bakewell. I've managed all day walking about the house and garden without having to wear any strapping or knee braces, and for the last few nights I've had an undisturbed night's sleep because my legs haven't been too painful. My initial assessment that I won't be out walking until the New Year stills looks pretty accurate though, my legs are still weak and ache at times.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Extended 257 Route on Sundays

I'm not walking at the moment because I'm recuperating from my knee injuries and so I hadn't noticed this, but since the beginning of September the 257 bus from Sheffield has been running a longer route over the other side of the Snake Pass serving New Mills and Whaley Bridge.


Sunday, September 10, 2023

Newstead Abbey and Budby Antiques Emporium

It's been free admission today at Newstead Abbey near Mansfield as part of the Heritage Open Week; I still had to pay for parking though,.

I had a brace on each knee was comfortably able to cope with all the steps inside the building.

Siobhan's ankle gave up before my knees did and so we called it a day after walking around the formal gardens...the extensive parkland will maybe have to wait for another day.

We called on the way back home at Budby Antiques Emporium - the tea garden there is delightful.

Monday, September 4, 2023


A trip on the bus to Retford this morning, everything went according to plan, unlike a couple of weeks ago when two buses didn't turn up and I had to go back home.

The gates to the churchyard were padlocked shut, something I've not come across before; either at Retford, or anywhere else. When I was in the park I did notice the the Union Jack was flying at half mast, I wonder if the two things are for the same reason.

My legs are still a bit weak and sore, but I'm on the road to recovery.

Monday, August 28, 2023


A trip out to Skipton with my support worker today; unfortunately there aren't many photographs because we spent most of our time looking around the shops and the market; I was taking it easy and had my legs strapped up. For the first time that I can remember I forgot my glasses, but I managed perfectly fine.