Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday 2 May 2024

My Surgical Life in the NHS and Overseas - A 'Full On' surgical life, by Reginald Kingston


Sue and I, with much assistance from Humphrey Weightman, have been helping our friend Reg with his autobiography over the past few months. We are delighted that the book was published through Amazon on 30 April 2024. Here's Reg's own summary of the book on the 'Back Page Copy'. Apologies for the low resolution image, it'll be fine on the printed book.

Much hard work, mainly Reg's, has gone into producing the book, and we hope that others will agree with us that it's an excellent read. The book is available from Amazon for £15.00 - see here.

The book isn't available for Kindle, as it contains numerous photos.

Monday 29 April 2024

Saturday 27 April 2024 - Carlingwark Loch parkrun #24, and a Community Run

Saturday morning: we packed up, said our goodbyes, and then tootled off to Castle Douglas, where their newish parkrun is three laps of a course that skirts Carlingwark Loch. Very scenic.

With only 112 participants, this was a friendly and select event, numbers being boosted today by the late arrival of a coachload of children.

Keith and Carol joined us here, on a cool but sunny morning.

All of us had good runs, with a photo at the course before we adjourned for breakfast at a cafe recommended by Tove. Full results are here.

By Sunday morning I was back in rainy Manchester, tail walking for the Community run at Wythenshawe Park. The unusual starting position for the 70 people running the 5km route was because of roadworks on the usual route.

"And they are off."

The 'tail' came across a group of earlier finishers, although finishing 70th in a time of 41:54 was pretty speedy for tail walking.