I don't seem to be have done much posting here recently. I've been having a troublesome time lately coping with the effects of the new medications I was put on after my (ever-so-small) heart attack. They are not balancing out very well, and the overall effect is that my normally too-high blood pressure is now getting too low, and I have been having dizzy and fainty spells which are rather unnerving, and have stopped me driving for a while. My GP has made a small adjustment pro tem, so that I can go off today on a four-day holiday with my Growing Old Disgracefully friends - our annual 'springfest'. But when I come back I'm probably going to have to go back to the cardiac team who looked after my heart attack and have a drugs reappraisal. It all seems a lot of bother and fuss for something which hardly made me feel poorly at the time, but I suppose I must trust them - up to a point anyway.
Meanwhile, until I get back, here are some pictures taken at our G.O.D. Annual Gathering at Sneaton Castle, Whitby in 2005. We had been running an experimental workshop for all 80 of those attending, in which teams of 8 - working at 10 tables in one large room - each put together a plan for improving the way that the organisation was run over the coming year. The proposals were voted on and the winning proposal went on the agenda for the Annual Business Meeting the following day. After the vote we all went outside and released our balloons, each of which carried the name and address of the organisation.