A swell old time

In December last year I was unfortunate enough to be struck down with Cellulitus and Sepsis – nice combo.  My infection lasted for the majority of the month and saw me stay in hospital for just short of two weeks.  Since then I’ve had some lovely ‘port wine’ markings on my leg and it has remained significantly wider than it’s opposite number.

This weekend it was a lovely sunny day on Saturday and I took full advantage of this, wearing my favourite Endura 3/4 length biking shorts.  They cover most of the leg, but leave a very satisfying breeze around the lower shins and ankles. We all went for a walk down by the sea at Troon and I think the midgies had their fair share of it.

I woke on Sunday with a tingling and some light blotches – this was just the beginning.  Whilst visiting family, my father-in-law commented that it looked ‘really swollen’, I wasn’nt overly concerned to be honest. But on return to Stewarton I decided to make a call to NHS24.  A few calls later and a wee chat with a specialist nurse, I ended up getting some nice anti-biotics from the ‘out-of-hours’ docs.

Will be glad when this is all over.

the first edition

IRW Systems Logoanother night out, only this time in the throbbing metropolis of Kilmarnock. finally managed to organise a get together with some former colleagues and properly good mates.

many liquid refreshments were enjoyed, some high grade nonsense was talked – especially Dan with his BMW – but the finale of Chips and Cheese was a master stroke.

all of us agreed it had been too long and worth the wait – so next month we’ll be doing something a little less restful and try to go and see the Glasgow Warriors play.


Night on the town

Some of our colleagues from other locations have been over this week and tonight we went out for dinner.

I’ve been a bit out of sorts of late, with different medication and health stuff, so I was going to bow out. I am glad. I didn’t.

Great food, lovely surroundings and a properly good laugh.

Tyred of being a daftie

Small issue with my car tyres and the low pressure indicator. Not being the most mechanically minded I did the obvious and checked the pressures with my tyre pump. All appeared well.

But the warning light kept showing. Called the garage about them looking at it under warranty, some time next week – that’s nae good to me.

My good lady wife reminded me of our friends recommendation and I called them. Gave me advise over the phone and I said I’d pop in later.

Went along and a nicer bunch of bods you couldn’t find. Helpful, cheerful and some blinding banter (@ my expense).

Mental note – read car manual

Back in business

After a surprising medical emergency and a short spell in hospital,  I am now back to work.

I missed a few weeks in total, Christmas lunch, secret santa and a ton of karma testing.

So glad to be back, lets do some good.