Weeknotes #34: watching sailing boats

Week commencing Monday, 11 September 2023

View of the entrance to Cowes marina
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Quantified Self

  • This week: Stand 5/7; Exercise 4/7 and Move 6/7. (71%, better than last week). Week off work so I am not trying to count my morning walks. Total steps: 62,519


  • It took a day to change the ‘fuse box’ but the new lamp is lovely.
  • Sitting watching sailing boats is remarkably peaceful, especially from a pub rooftop terrace with a glass of wine in glorious sunshine.
  • They appeared to hold the Shrewsbury train to allow those of us on the late-running train from London to make the connection; sometimes the trains work well.
  • Friday, morning wasted but I can’t quantify why. Did place my order at 1pm. That’s a lot of money splurged.
  • Enormous pot of chilli made. Half real minced beef and half a veggie equivalent with a lot less fat. You could’t tell. I forgot to cook the sweetcorn.
  • To Woking. The fish lunch PY prepared was brilliant. We didn’t succeed with all the errands.
  • Sunday, PY was volunteering. His message at 9:21am read, “You have to see this – it’s in incredible!”
  • So, to the the only Grade 1 listed cinema in the country. Cinemas of the time featured an organ to accompany the films. This Wurlitzer was installed in Sacramento but came to the UK for the cinema’s opening in 1931. It still rises from beneath the floor, but only once a year for the Open House festival. The bingo players of Tooting never see it otherwise.
  • To dinner. K is off to university in the middle of next week. I remember lots of lovely things but, today, I recall the bricks and drums their 1st Christmas. I don’t want to think about how fast the years have past.