>A Hard Day’s Night

>Well, I’ve had a whole week back at work now, and even managed to ride in/out on 4 days. I even cycled to my physiotherapy appointment on Thursday morning. I’m not sure many people turn up at the hospital on their bike for a physiotherapy appointment.

Apart from work, its been a very busy week. I went to football at the Orient and amazingly they won 5-0. Biggest win I’ve seen in about 8 years of going there. What was more unusual was that all the first 3 goals were own goals.

Wednesday night brought more football- this time down to Wet Sham to see Newcastle u18s win 3-0 in an FA Youth Cup 5th round tie. Got to say it was good to see a few old friends and a good game of football.

Thursday didn’t bring football! I know you will find that hard to believe. A day without football. Instead, I spent the evening with a certain young lady….And before you ask, she has apparently not had an affair with John Terry…..

Friday morning, I was on train to work, got one stop before train was terminated owing to a points failure! Then got to work late only to find there was a power failure. By the afternoon, the problem still had not been fixed. No lighting, no power for laptops, no lights in toilets, lifts not working, no heating… So you’ll have expected we were sent home from work? Not at all – so much for health and safety considerations. (Perhaps I am being unfair, but they used to send us home from school when the boiler wasn’t working!)On a personal note, having to walk up and down the stairs to my office did my knee no good. Not very impressed by an organisation that expect you to work in winter with no heating/ lighting etc. Fortunately for me, I spent the morning in a meeting elsewhere so had light/ heat. I should say for fairness that the problem is external to our premises and appears to be a fault the power company have repeatedly failed to fix properly.

Saturday brought my stint at Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club as both in charge of bike hire and also Child Welfare Officer. (www.lvycc.co.uk) I was actually able to cycle to the club for the first time in months, so that was good. It was even better that Tom was down for the weekend, so we rode to club together.

After cycling club it was down to watch the Orient again. This time playing at home to Brighton. An eventful and intriguing 1-1 draw with lots to talk about was followed by a pleasant evening with plenty of drink and good company.

Well, another week of work looms. Hopefully another week with lots of cycling, but not cycling Tuesday night and am off to Wales on Friday night.

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About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour (www.ukpoliceunitytour.org ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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