Still trying to gain control of the Jet Lag effect I watched most of last nights Eurovision peformances – almost unheard of before – I must still be unwell!!! Anyway I turned in before the results and have just checked them – so much for my vote for Finland’s “Marry Me” – 24th.
Well you will have read of my struggle with Jet Lag – it was something I wasn’t even remotely interested in until it hit me round the head several days after flying back into the UK from Cuba on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Anyway it was thanks to the info on the web that helped me identify I wasn’t quite going mad – ha ha you may think – so thank you to the wiki in particular.
We have been back 5 days now and it will soon be time to review the photo’s and reflect on the contrasts that are Cuba – poverty, begging, lovely music and beautiful decaying buildings in Havana compared to the all-inclusive (but work providing) cocoon of Varadero with the beach and sea and food – I don’t think anyone we spoke to was left untouched by the experience.
What was also “good” but unplanned for me, as we did little excercise apart from walking and a bit of swimming while we were also catered for, was that I lost weight – I am down by about half a stone! Alas it was not be design but an 80 hour stomach bug – ha ha again - I am not sure going aborad really suits me. But next time I am out on the South Downs cycling I should be able to go faster and hell I might be able to run.
Well Friday was a bit of a mixed bag – Jet Lag had a hold on me and it feels like I lost it and I don’t know how but felt I messed up big time. But at least sleep came to me in the end.
Despite the Jet Lag fog of confusion, tiredness and anxiety there were some real positives:
My eldest daughter got an excellent result on her final year dissertation – well done – I am immensely proud!
I also found out that Patti Smith was performing her “Words and Music” show with Tony Shanahan in Brighton and picked up a copy of the new ORG reissue of the Sly and the Family Stone lp “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”.
Wow, Jet Lag has really got to me today – feels really tough.
Well here goes – my first ever blog.
And I guess if you are reading this you are wondering what it will be about and you are not alone for I am not 100% certain either.
What I can say though is that I chose the name of the blog from the title of a section I wrote in Vivante’s Audiophile Record Review Magazine a few years ago. It seems applicable the things I expect to be writing about – records and music, MTB/XC cycling, especially on South Downs, and perhaps my career (which is on hold while I take a sabbatical).