Daily Archives: Friday, 30th December 2011

The power of Moffat!

That Mr Steven Moffat chap gets everywhere, it seems. Not only the little matter of Doctor Who, and the return of Sherlock on Sunday[1], but also, it seems an occupation of Leazes Park in Newcastle.

Taking a different route through the park in attempt to dodge the raindrops[2], I spotted this sign:

Moff-What?

Moff-What?

What? He’s got his own Pavilion??? Intrigued, I walked on and found an innocent looking wooden structure with this sign on it:

Can it be true?

Can it be true?

Come on, Steven. You can tell us. It’s a TARDIS, isn’t it?  :rofl:

[1] Did I mention Sherlock is back on Sunday?  :bouncy:
[2] Note: this does not work

Weight and Stuff Report – 30 December 2011

Weight: 214.4 pounds (15 stone 4.4 pounds, 97.3 kg)
Exercise: Walk to Tesco, and a proper walk

Woo hoo! See that weight there? Quite a bit down on yesterday, which would seem to have been a bit of temporary bloatage, and a new low for this year. Can I improve on that tomorrow?

I got up quite early today, and walked to Tesco to do the shopping I’d normally do on Saturday, but as I needed some things today, and I want to have tomorrow free, I decided to get on with it. After that, it was time for a bit of breakfast and catching up with some things I needed to catch up on.

I’d decided to walk into Newcastle and wander round the shops, but once I got across the river, I decided to have a proper walk instead. I went up Westgate Road, then back down by a different route, and came through Leazes Park. At that point, it started to rain, but I didn’t let that put me off until I got to Northumberland Street, when the rain got heavy enough to be annoying, so I did a wee bit of shopping and headed for the bus stop. Garmin tells me I managed about six miles, which is not bad at all.

Now if this works, you’ll see my Garmin walk stuff here: [1]

Here’s the walk – click the map to see more details.

Newcastle Walk

Newcastle Walk

As I hadn’t been planning on a proper walk, I didn’t take a proper camera, but I did give the iPhone some exercise. Here’s a shop that’s really keen on QR codes.

QR Overload!

QR Overload!

[1] As later posts reveal, the Garmin plugin has borkage issues, so I’m abandoning it…