Self Indulgence 1) Something is going very seriously wrong with this old body of mine and the only reason I'm writing about it here is because I am completely and utterly stumped as to the cause. Most of you know my left hand and arm stopped working properly a few months ago - but this last few days the pain has been unbearable - it's like someone is setting fire to my arm and hand. Unfortunately it's now affecting my legs. The same burning and pain in my left hand is now affecting my RIGHT leg and less so my left.
I've been trying to figure it all out using the Internet - but the nearest thing I could find was a disease of Horses and occasionally Baboons. So if anyone has ANY ideas at all of what could be going on, please do comment and I'll go find out on Wikipedia just how long I have left.
Self Indulgence 2) I said the other day that I'd be mentioning Blogs I find particularly inspiring or interesting - Ms Ray's Blog at Ms Ray's Psychic Episodes is an example of an off-beat subject matter (Matters Psychic) treated with intelligence, a flair for writing that is refreshing, as well as being wonderfully humorous. Please do check it out if you get the chance!
Self Indulgence 3) I read Boris in Ayrshire's Blog today and realised that if you want to respond to someone visually in 'comments' you can't - you gotta go do it on your own Blog. So, with that in mind - I was in the town near to Craig, the author of the Blog, just last year in this very month - I had the most terrific lunch there, but couldn't remember the name of the place - so I 'Google Street Mapped' it - and here it is! The Brown building - 'Room' I think it was called, but I recall seeing surfboards in the window which aren't in this image? And yes Craig, the link you gave me was indeed the monument I was looking at - I had no idea it commemorated the Battle of Largs in 1263!
Why do Google Earth always send the camera's round on 'Bin Day'? My Wife and I have been praying they'd come around again soon as the picture they have of our place was the day I threw out a sofa the Dog had eaten. A special 'pick up' service was coming soon and the practice here is to leave all your rubbish out front for the Council to collect. We were a few days earlier than most putting stuff out, so it looks like the 'Family from Hell' live in this little part of suburbia.
Oh and Craig! I could only find the one picture I took whilst in Largs and I'm sure you've seen it a thousand times - but here is the one photo I appear to have salvaged from that trip...
Sorry I'm not my usual self today - normal service will be resumed as soon as possible - My distress must be showing and I'm being grumpy. It's the first time I can recall my wife telling me to - 'Go drink your whisky and get some sleep' lol.