Month: May 2010

May 5, 2010
I’ve been having a good time in Brighton. Monday and Tuesday was spent just walking around town. Both days I did about 8 miles, which for urban walking is rather good for me – I would normally do only half of that on a day out.
This actually fits in with my memories of Brighton and Hove. When I lived here, I used to walk everywhere, and thought nothing of it. Since moving away, I tend to walk a lot less, which is a major contribution to my weight. The fact of the matter is, it is easy to walk in and around Brighton and Hove, because it is all connected up with interesting stuff – unless you go out of your way to go down back streets and residential, there are no boring walks in the town
Walking along the sea front yesterday, there is a bench every 50 yards or so. Strangely, this means I am less likely to stop and take a breather, as there is always another bench not far off. And – hey presto – before you know it, you are at your destination, and you realise you haven’t stopped after all.

May 4, 2010
May 3, 2010
I arrived at my accommodation just before 1pm, but checking in was not until 3pm, so I left my stuff in the car, and went out for the afternoon. There is a convenient bus-stop right opposite the Travelodge, with regular buses into town. However, as it was a bank holiday, it would be a Sunday service, so I decided to walk.

I am glad I did, because it was no nearly so far as I thought it was. As I found myself approaching the London Road shops, I realised that I was quite hungry, and immediately thought “I wonder if Grubs are still there”.

May 2, 2010
Had a very pleasant day visiting and . and it was also great seeing everyone else who came along. The weather wasn’t good enough for the planned BBQ, but we all ate well just the same. With boardgames before and after lunch and some impromptu music later in the evening, it was a good day.

Until I discovered that my Eee, which I was planning to use this week, had broken and wouldn’t boot. Handing it over to , he eventually diagnosed a file corruption problem – possibly caused by an unplanned loss of power. The solution was to reload the original OS from ROM, and then download and reinstall my various software updates.