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Unwell Roger

Folks, I know I haven't posted for a while, but I'm not well. I'm making progress, but I think it may be at least another week until I'm blogging again.

No, it isn't the Covid. Yes, that is me in the photo. I'm the one with the beard.

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A Fresh Look

Sleeping ginger tom

The Monday Photo

I’ve been away on a break, to Warwickshire. There I visited my brother and his family, arriving around teatime on Thursday and driving back yesterday afternoon, getting home not long before it got dark.

The cat, who seems to have spent most of that time on the bed, has been very glad to see me back home. So here he is in today’s photo, on that bed.

During my visit we went to some of the local attractions, which meant I did far more walking than I’m used to; I don't usually walk too far.

Most of you don’t know that I had an accident about 17 years ago. My left foot was badly damaged and now I have to wear orthotic shoes; it restricts how far I can walk. This means that I’m wary about walking too far; if I over do it, I’m not just tired, it hurts; for hours. Sometimes it can still hurt the next day.

But on Saturday we all walked about five miles, some of it on steep slopes, and I was fine. A bit tired because I’m unused to such a distance, but I didn’t hurt. I needed a cup of tea, (don’t I always!) but that’s about all.

I think that a lot of this increased range is because I’ve been on a diet. I’ve lost about 2st 4lbs so far, with about another 2 stone to go.

Losing weight has made all physical activity easier, but until now I hadn’t realised by how much.

But how is this relevant to the North Bucks Wanderer? You see, I’ve been avoiding places of interest that are a long way from roads, thinking they are out of my range. You may have noticed. Now I know my range has increased, I can look at these places again.

That’s the thing about going away; when you get home, you look at everything with a fresh eye. Now I wonder, with that eye, what I’ll find next for the NBW.

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This is a Test

This is a photo from May this year. I hope you can see it. I'm posting it to see if TypePad has solved it's photo uploading problems.

(Edited, a few minutes later) It worked! I have a post all ready to go except for its photos, and that will be coming soon. In the meantime, why not read the post about re-enactors this photo came from?

(Edited again, 9:15 am, Saturday morning) I spoke too soon, but I've had a message from Typepad to say they are making progress. Please be patient, folks.

17th Foot Regiment sentry

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Wot No Photos?

Folks,

it's been a week and TypePad is still having problems. I still can't upload images, and as this is a blog which relies heavily on photos I'm stuck, not able to post. After this post goes up I am going to try reposting something from the archives. In the meantime, please bear with us.

Roger, the North Bucks Wanderer

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Still a Bit Out of Order

There's been a little progress in getting back to normal. On Friday TypePad suffered a DDoS (Direct Denial of Service) attack, striking at them just as they had planned to move everything over to a new data centre.

It's caused chaos. I am still not able to put photos into posts, and many photos already published, even long ago, cannot be seen. Until a few minutes ago I was not able to see comments at all, so if you made a comment before then I'm afraid it's gone for good; please try again.

Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer is another TypePad blogger who has been put through the mill this weekend. As he is in the USA, I was at my keyboard this morning while he was still (I presume) in bed; I just emailed him to say comments seems to be working again.

Have patience folks; It'll all get sorted out eventually.

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Man, Out of Sight

Folks

I'm unable to upload photos at the moment; I think it's due to Typepad (the providers of the blogging platform the Wanderer uses) moving to a new server; there are always a few problems with a big move or change like this.

I've got a post all ready to go, but it'll make little sense unless you can see the photos too. I'll tell you the post title, though; it's The Wonky Church.

Roger the Wanderer.

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