Tag Archives: glasses

In the opticians

Saturday 18th July 2020, 8.55am (day 3,250)

In opticians', 18/7/20

I desperately need a new pair of glasses.  This is because my current pair are six years old and apparently in that time my eyes have improved.  If this sounds paradoxical, clearly you are not over forty years old.  Maybe I’ll take the pink pair.

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A good book

Wednesday 15th July 2020, 7.05pm (day 3,247)

Kes, 15/7/20

Started my time off with as low key a day as could be managed, even by recent standards.  Felt like picking up a good book, which this is, very much so: even if not a very long one. If you’ve never read this, you really should.  Pictured also in the foreground, the reading glasses that I now need to make sense of it.

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Planning activities

Sunday 17th May 2020, 5.40pm (day 3,188)

Walk planning, 17/5/20

I know I am not the only one to whom this has happened, but I have lost all the little things, outside my immediate home, that gave my life pleasure. Except one — and that one thing is walking, experiencing the countryside. I spent the day reading, planning, looking forward. That’s a large part of the fun, in fact.

And yes, I need the reading glasses to do it. So they can take their rightful place on the stage.

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Gaz

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 6.40pm (day 2,919)

Gaz, 22/8/19

Gaz is a Railway regular, and given enough time and my patience probably all who drink in there regularly have been, or will get, on here at some point. I like this shot, with the glasses behind. It does him justice I think; he’s a nice chap.

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Cocktail remnants

Saturday 9th June 2018, 4.30pm (day 2,480)

Cocktail remnants, 9/6/18

A wholly uneventful weekend. These were not even my cocktails.

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The morning after

Tuesday 5th June 2018, 7.30am (day 2,476)

Dead glasses, 5/6/18

It is perhaps better not to speculate on the fate of the former owner of these spectacles, forlornly lying abandoned on Canal Street in Manchester early today… One assumes that the position of the, let’s say, splodge is coincidental. But I guess it might not be.

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Still life in pub

Sunday 19th July 2015, 3.55pm (day 1,424)

Pub still life, 19/7/15

One of the most indolent days of this year, or indeed any year. So be it. I’ll be active enough in a few days’ time.

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At the optician’s

Tuesday 28th January 2014, 2.25pm (day 887)

Spectacles, 28/1/14

Was still functioning at about 25% of normal power today, but this was an improvement. Dragged myself out in the afternoon and then immediately faced another sign of my deteriorating capacities — a fitting for my first pair of reading glasses. Well, it comes to us all.

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