Week commencing Monday, 19 June 2023
View from Richmond Hill
- This week: Stand 3/7; Exercise 2/7 and Move 3/7. (38%, shockingly poor). Morning walks: 0/4 (days in the office don’t count). Office days 1/5. Total steps: 45,711
- Tuesday, was my bosses’ leaving drinks. Nice to get a group of us from the office together. It was the first time I’d been out with some of them in almost 10 months of working there.
- My Tai Chi class was held outside on Wednesday. It’s very different practising the form in the open as we are not used to uneven ground. Playgrounds are not as flat as you might expect. On the way, I saw one of the Red Bull minis. Somehow it seemed entirely appropriate for summer.
- Thursday and Friday evenings I went to supermarket to pick up food for the evening meal. I feel like we have really broken the spell of the Saturday morning shop which was formed during the lockdown years but, at least, Friday night was the first night we were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather.
- Saturday, we met Phil & Wei for a walk. The weather was sweltering but Bushy Park was wonderful and the deer knew how to cool off in the water.
- Full marks to Ma Cuisine near Kew Gardens Underground Station for the delicious dinner: even on the hottest day of the year so far I had French Onion Soup.
- Sunday was equally hot and we spent the day outside on the sunshine with Mark and Rob. We watched Elton’s closing set at Glastonbury. It was much better than I expected.
- The search for a submersible that went missing while on a mission to the wreck of the Titanic gripped the world. The Guardian asked, “Why the Titan’s fate gripped us – even as all hope vanished”.
- Why every radio station sounds the same is a fascinating potted history of the US radio. I guess you could make a very similar video for the UK market. It’s really well done.
- I find it very relaxing to watch cleaning videos of all kinds. Sometimes car cleaning, sometimes deep cleaning and, currently, rug cleaning: Transforming a Rug That Bleeds During Washing
To save the links getting lost in the future I checked the Internet Archive to see what they had saved for the posts linked here. If the original source above no longer works, these should.
- The Guardian: Why the Titan’s fate gripped us – even as all hope vanished
- YouTube: Why every radio station sounds the same
- YouTube: Blood Red Revelation: Transforming a Rug That Bleeds During Washing
- BBC: The sun goes down on Elton John’s UK touring career with record-breaking Glastonbury set
- Blipfoto: Bull
- Flickr: Deer Cooling
- Saturday night dinner was at Ma Cuisine.