My old woodwork master back at Grammar School in the early '60s maintained that provided you held the tools correctly it was impossible to cut yourself on them.
Mind you he still had to bandage people up but then insisted they hold the offending weapontool correctly and show him how they cut themselves. The contortions involved were highly amusing to the rest of us.
I cycled a bit further into the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty today, a bit beyond the village of Chipping, for a 35 mile round-trip with 622 metre elevation gain. As an old gym rat riding an ancient and heavy MTB with nobbly tyres I'm happy with that!
That's 29 cycle rides since 'lockdown', and all in the gorgeous local countryside under sunny blue skies. I can't recall ever having a spring this good before. Though I've heard there's rain forecast for later next week, so that'll wipe the smile off my face...
Ah I see; that sounds very motivational.
I have a bog standard set-up in the conservatory, but I rarely do inside cardio (since my gym closed). But it's there if there's prolonged heavy rain and I can't escape! Showers I can just about tolerate.
Getting into the great outdoors as much as I can has become 'my thing' in the last month or so with the stunning weather - it's so very different to my normal life, and I have to say I'm loving it!
Walked around a nearby village today. A man and woman were sitting with beers outsied the pub in the sun, looking over the village green. I did a double take - but a nearby chalkboard said: "This pub is not open. We're just sitting outside drinking in our own garden."
Fantastic video here of a flypast by the frecce tricolori over a deserted Rome, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Italy's liberation from Nazi occupation.
Although it's sad to see Rome so empty of street life, and it makes me yearn more than ever to go back there, I find the video mainly uplifting for its beauty.
Now some lockdown has been lifted - for those that adhered to it, anyway - what are you now doing or have done that’s as close to normal as it was before?
I saw my folks today, which was also the longest drive I’ve done for months. Gotta say - in that time, loads of roads have been resurfaced...
There used to be lots of good jokes on AO so here are some of the best one-liners ever (according to the BBC).
One or two are quite droll...
Tim Vine – “Conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes”
Joan Rivers – “All my mother told me about sex was that the man goes on top and the...
As the response to the idea was fairly positive let's give it a go. Think of it as the Alfaowner equivalent of the 606 phone in on Radio 5.
As a starting point i'd like to mention Nemanja Vidic. He's managed to damage not just one but three knee ligaments and is out for the season and possibly...