Monday, 4th June 2012: My cricked neck didn’t get better it got more painful and then I woke up the next morning with a throat that wasn’t really sore and painful – it just felt so restricted I could barely swallow and it even seemed to constrict my breathing. Apparently I also snored all night – but how was that possible it felt like I’d barely slept a wink.
Ah well I won’t be able to make a fictitious whiplash claim, although there is the technical issue that I don’t live in Liverpool (the whiplash capital of Britain) and have not been in an accident recently. The article does not mention Cambridge, so I presume we don’t have a problem.
It seemed that I was getting, or rather had, what both my son and daughter had caught. The trouble is is the lurgy seemed to be quite long-lasting. My daughter was still coughing her way through the day and night. So whilst I don’t mind cycling with a cricked neck I do draw the line at cycling too much when I have some sort of lurgy infection. I figure my body needs a rest when fighting germs. I can’t say I really feel like cycling either, when poorly.
We all know how serious man-flu is, well fortunately this was really only some sort of variation of a man-cold – obviously serious but not critical, hopefully.
My lack of cycling might also have something to do with the weather, not that warm, rain and drizzle through the day and even some wind. However I needed a bit of fresh air, so in a brief dry path and whilst the was shining I went out to take a few pictures of flowers. I was hoping that the wind would not blow them around too much.
Now at this point I must admit that I am less familiar with garden flowers than wild flowers – so don’t rely too much on the names.
Lupins or Lupinus
Lupins or Lupinus
And finally some Clematis.
Clematis “Nelly Moser”
And this looks pretty similar – but I am not sure whether it is the Nelly Moser variety, the coloured strips looked wider.
Clematis “Nelly Moser” – maybe
I like this – the deep crimson colour seems to have a texture to it. Although this colour chart (at the bottom of the link) suggests it is more of a burgundy colour.
The purple against the green of the leaves is also rather nice.
It then started to rain again – I was planning on going out to get pictures of the flowers with water droplets on them – but the best laid plans…