6 August

Ive spent 4 days at the South Cerney Steam Rally. We have a classic car, an Austin A35 and went with the group so there was a good number of cars on the stand. I love our old car and lots of people like looking at these old cars. For many of us it takes us back to childhood. My dad used to have an A30 which is why we bought this car. Whats nice about events like this is everything else you can find. There was a field with peoples collections – such as milk bottles, younger people wont remember the daily delivery. Whilst it still happens around Tewkesbury, I dont think we have a delivery in our village and like most people we buy 4 pint containers from the supermarket.

7 August

I was at the Podiatrist today. I dont know about you but I have what I call manky toe. Discoloured toe nails on 3 of my toes, and something quite common with older people. Ive used virtually every ointment and treatment and none of them work. I found out about some laser treatment, and whilst expensive it has been working. I always feel it is so unfair that I dont have pretty feet. Not only the toes, but a bunion, and a hammer toe. Ive worn sensible shoes all my life and this seems so unfair. I also have wide feet which I think may be because I used to be very fat, and my feet spread to hold the weight.

14 August

Just back from the gym and I love the way it makes me feel. I focus while Im there, following the programme Emma created for me. For me, an hour is enough, I dont want to spend hours there, nor do I want to pull/damage something and end up with an injury. I cant stop noticing others. The young people spend so much time on their phones and Im sure its better for our bodies to keep going, not have such long rest breaks. Today I noticed a couple of people, both looked older than me. I share characteristics with the man – a focus on getting on with it, but the woman. We couldnt be more different. She walked slowly to collect some weights and there was no focus on her inner core. You must have seen people who dont stand tall. She was standing with no control over her tummy, not a great look at any place but especially not in a gym when we should focus on our inner core!

18 August

Im at a dance weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the classes today. Its been a while since we were at a dance class. Ove been concentrating on my swimming, but its good to be back and I love to feel the music. But it does tire me send we should have gone to the dance this evening but Ive got a bit of a pain in my foot so taking things easier tonight.

28 August

I havent kept this diary as up to date as I intended, sometimes I forget. I never really made it a habit. Other times not much has happened, but tomorrow Ill be 60 so this diary will stop and Ill start afresh like the 1st day of a new year. We are in Croatia. I like to be away for my birthday and this is a small group trip sailing around the coast. Its quite active and Ive been swimming, kayaking and lots of walking.
So the last of this series of posts and a new one will start after my birthday.

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