Friday 10th September 2021 to Thursday 16th September 2021
Mixed week weatherwise. To Brighton…
The West Pier
My right shoulder has been painful since February. I tried resting it for a couple of months, I tried building it up with exercise, I’ve seen an osteopath, my GP and a physio but I still have to wipe my arse with my left hand.
With this pandemic there is absolutely no chance of getting a hospital appointment let alone some treatment so I booked a private consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon – expensive but not as expensive as having your boiler breakdown. Even then I still had to go all the way to Brighton and wait a month for an appointment as a lot of people in pain are going private nowadays.
it was £129 extra to find our it wasn’t all down to arthritis
The surgeon’s verdict; I’ve had a frozen shoulder and now I have tendon impingement and I need ultrasound guided injections; god knows what they’ll cost. If that hasn’t fixed it by Christmas I’ll have to have an MRI.
While I was in Brighton I visited my fave falafel shop…
can’t beat a falafel wrap and a bottle of cold beer on the beach
Thursday was a day out to National Trust at Cliveden to meet up with Julie’s sister, Sally. This was a little brave because to get there we had to use the M25 and eco-warriors had blocked the M25 in multiple places on Monday and Wednesday.
The actual house at Cliveden which used to belong to the Astors is splendid looking but as it’s now a 5 star hotel the front view of the house is ruined by an Range Rover car park.
The rear terrace of Cliveden House
There were half a dozen old Bentley’s there.
this was the pick of the bunch, real concours condition
We had a nice day walking around the grounds.
the Long Garden
Cliveden is where John Profumo met Christine Keeler…
the fountain of love
In 1930 someone stole the statue of the Duke of Marlborough that used to be on this plinth
These two will get barred
a Heron waits patiently for his fish supper in Cliveden’s Water Garden