I am feeling a little remorse, having just realised that it is a full month since I last wrote to you.
Without making excuses I have had to take a short break as too much time working on the PC, and use of the tablet and phone has left me struggling with headaches and generally feeling dreadful.
The main suspect was my eyes, so I booked a trip to the optician who told me I needed a new prescription.
The various tests took 50 minutes and they declared that both my near and far sight had improved (near sight significantly) since my last test in 2011.
That was the good part and the next 90 minutes were nightmare for me.
Which frames / coatings did I want ?
There are thousands to choose from and the words used by the staff are not really useful to me - "those are more fun", "those are more informal", "those are a little funky", "those are a slightly more business-like".
In truth, this is one of those occasions when the opinion of a partner or trusted friend is invaluable to tell you that you look like a bufoon or Dame Edna Everidge.
I can make a choice from three, but there is just too much choice !
In other health news, I am due to have some dental work done and a crown fitted on one of my back teeth. The dentist has tried for a few years to stabilise it but more drastic action is needed. We have had problems with the labwork and moulds, but I am now due to have the crown fitted on Friday 13th May.
And, in a bid to keep this old body mobile I have taken on a low impact exercise regime, trying to make 10,000 steps a day.
My job in the Postroom means that it should not be too onerous, although some creative route planning when collecting and delivering packages is useful.I am quite pleased with the daily average for April - 12,382.
On a mammoth Saturday on 16 April, I managed 23,945 steps when along with 21 noisy cubs, 1 scout and a few leaders we had a trip to Brighton.
We had a good day, taking in the usual seafront sights and take in a special showing of the new Disney version of "The Jungle Book" being put on to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.
The film was fabulous, and the inclusion of The Bare Necessities and King Louis Song from the original cartoon inspired.
Last Sunday, the annual Reigate District St George's Day event was held. This is when all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders renew their promise.
A couple of week's ago the Cub Pack visited Reigate Fire Station for an interesting but cold evening.
Folk Music has been at the fore in April with good gigs by both Bellowhead and The Young 'Uns.
This was Bellowhead's Farewell Tour - "Thats All Folks".
It was a brilliant, exhuberant evening in Brighton, but I am sad that they are calling it a day after 12 years.
The Young 'Uns are a very good folk trio from the North. I don't have any photos as somehow I forgot my camera.
Just take my word for it, the are Proper. Folk.
Finally, I cannot avoid the fact that my bloved Arsenal's challenges have fallen short again this season.
Sadly, as a fan I have say that I think that once again it seems to be due to a lack of strength in depth within the squad. The team also lacks a leader on the pitch.
I wish Leicester City well, they deserve the success they have had this season and have been refreshing
Enough for now, Dear Reader.
Until next time.
Not so much a blog... more a bit of a catchup over a cuppa
Hopefully wise without being a Wise Guy.