No Boxes Today

First thing this morning we both went for a swim. The centre’s pool is only small but gives me a chance to stretch out lazy muscles, and exercise tired joints. The pair of us were the only people in the pool, so Deb was able to attempt her tumble turns while I floundered up and down. We were only in the pool for about 15 minutes but that was sufficient for me.

After the exercise it was time to try out Truro’s Park and Ride system. They have huge car parks to the west and east of the city that are serviced every 10 to 15 minutes by the modern and clean buses which go on a loop between the two car parks. We have used it in the past while on holiday, but that was from the western side, but our new home is on the east.

Car parking is free, and the bus tickets are £2 each or a family ticket is £4. The ride was little more than five minutes to the centre of the city and much more pleasant than driving a car in the busy traffic while looking for a parking space.

Our visit to Truro was little more than a chance to try out the park and ride and to have a break from cardboard. So we had a cup of coffee (with a cake) and then bought a few bits to allow our home making to continue.

Deb and I were only out for about 90 minutes, and home by just after 11:00.

The sun is shining today, but a chilly wind made it slightly uncomfortable to sit out on the balcony. The forecast suggests the wind will drop tomorrow giving us a warm weekend.

Yesterday evening we both went to see our new doctor. The surgery is small with an office where appointments are made and where prescriptions are dispensed. A waiting room has chairs for about 10 people with the usual racks of outdated magazines.

The doctor was running late but considering we were able to book an appointment so quickly cancels out a bit of a wait. We both had 20 minute slots, and I was first. Our records have already arrived from Kingstone so our history was available to be seen by the new doctor.

I overran my time a little but came out with a letter for an x-ray of my knee, and an appointment for a week’s time to have an injection in my shoulder. Oh, and even some new pills to try and regulate my blood pressure a little better.

I think the doctor was much happier with Deb, as her session was much shorter than mine.

Well, that brings us up to date. I think I will spend some time this afternoon getting back to my new book. ‘From the Furnace to the Freezer’ was planned to be on sale by the end of the year, but there is a lot to be done still.