Some Stuff About Me ......

I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with my wonderful wife and soul-mate Helen. I have two incredible sons - Evan and Matthew - who are occasionally show up at home, usually when they're hungry or need money. The three of them are the best thing that ever happened to me and I love them all. I spent over 24 years in the Royal Navy, but since I packed it all in and got a proper job my life has gone from strength to strength and I've never looked back. I am a die-hard soul music fan, but my heart truly belongs in the fells of Northern England, it's what I was made for. Please read about my adventures and experiences ....

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Away With The Fairies

Just recently I've been seeing a guy who specialises in traditional Chinese acupuncture and reiki, my initial rationale was the hope that his treatment could help my chronic tib posterior tendonitis, a condition I've had for well over 18 months and something I'm heartily sick of. I have to say I've found it a very therapeutic experience, even if my tendonitis isn't especially improved ! I've had positive, uplifting results from TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) in the past and while the sceptical side of me sometimes questions if it has any real scientific basis, the more pragmatic side of me accepts it for what it is and the calming, peace-inducing effect it has on me, who cares if it's psychosomatic or otherwise? I leave this guy's sessions feeling infinitely better than when I go in and I think that's all that matters. Also, it's good to offload your troubles on such a wise counsel and I guess the carthartic effect is as important as anything else. Out of the four times I've seen him, he's managed to KO me 4 out of 4, reiki is a strange, strange thing. I slept like the dead last night, that's not a usual situation hereabouts

Helen was on a bit of a tight schedule today, so I dragged her out for a run up in Nidderdale (she's absolutely crap in the mornings, a proper nightmare) and it was worth the effort, it was a bright and beautiful day with the Dale looking resplendent in its Autumnal colours. We ran from Dacre out to Glasshouses and then up through Guisecliffe woods to the trig point at High Crag, before dropping back down, past the gin distillery (really) and Dacre. In the afternoon she bobbed off to see some clients while I undertook a rare and miserable shopping trip to Aldi, then back home to make a large pan of spag bog sauce, there's enough for a couple of days and I might use the leftovers to make a little GF lasagne tomorrow.

I did want to go running with NLFR tonight (it's on the Chevin) but I guess I should give it a miss, I'll go swimming tomorrow morning instead then run in the afternoon. I might even get the turbo all set up, as my Zwift subscription has just started up after a summer hiatus.

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