Dogfish Dan’s Blog – Entry 17


Dogfish Dan is a HOS client who is hoping to move from Wales to Edinburgh to be near his two daughters and his grandchildren.  He’s keeping us up-to-date with his experiences via his blog…

Dogfish Dan’s Blog Entry 17 – written on Thursday 5th October

wet-walesA fine day here…made all the finer by a bike ride down the Mawddach estuary with the Canada Geese honking on the mudflats in the glow of an Autumn sun.  (Apparently this is where Theresa May made her fateful decision to hold a general election).

I passed a herd of Welsh Black cattle, to be reminded of a mistake made by a friend recently, whereby she referred to All Black cattle. I imagined the ones I was looking at gallumping around the field with a rugby ball. The bull looked as if he would make a grand hooker. And I could see a frisky calf who be a fine scrum half.

A couple of years ago now, I had major surgery on my left foot. Initially all was well, and there was a vast improvement on how it had previously been. Now, however it is possibly worse than ever, so that I am constantly amazed at the pain free mobility that being on a bike allows me. I hope that everyone with hip and knee problems etc realises this.

On the housing front, a vacancy has come up, for which I have bid. Now I have to wait until next week to see what happens. Until it came up on EdIndex I was not even aware of such a development. It is very close to another which I had discovered and liked the location of early in my search, so let’s see what happens

Onward with my anxiety distraction techniques…all the hens are still here, but have gone into moult, so that there are almost more feathers than wood shavings in the hen house. Still laying though. And the veg patch is full of lovely kale, cabbages and kings. (Where did that come from?)

We have another Live at the Club night coming up, so I’m busy learning a couple of new songs. I haven’t got much of a voice, so I’m concentrating on innuendoes. Anything to prevent people from listening too carefully.