Alan went off for a long awaited reunion yesterday when he returned to a former workplace for the retirement do for a colleague that he worked with for many years. He still isn’t driving so I took him up to Luton and came back for him two hours later (filling in my time at a nearby retail park). He’d had a great time meetings lots of friends (sounds like I was collecting him from a kid’s birthday party!) Anyway he is arranging for us to meet up with some of them as we travel back north.
It was a day for dropping Alan off at places because I then took him to an osteopath to look at his heel. It had been so painful for days though a couple of ibruprofen tablets had reduced some swelling overnight. He isn’t supposed to take them because of a former stomach ulcer but sometimes it’s the lesser of two evils. The osteopath stripped him to his underpants (which surprised him a bit!), manipulated his heel and gave him additional exercises and recommended hot and cold treatments daily. So the frozen peas and hot water bottle are back in action. He’s to go back once more.
My last taxi driving was to drop him at the Nascot Arms in central Watford to meet a friend for a drink and a Thai meal. Its always been a favourite pub of ours ever since we lived in West Watford 30 years ago and one where we often arrange to meet friends. The Thai food is a new addition and Alan said he had an excellent meal and it wasn’t expensive. They also had one of the big Premier League games on the TV screens so the place was packed when I dropped in to collect him and say hello.
Statistics so far:-
2144.42 Miles, 1213 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels