We do most of our food shopping in nearby Newmarket, which is the world
home of horse racing. Here everything stops for the horses! We don't
mind. After 40 years in the area I have never been to a horse race!
This was a string returning from Newmarket Heath earlier today. It is
unusual not to see race horses in Newmarket.
the worldwide home of horse racing, is just 4 miles away. We do most of
our food shopping there - mostly in Waitrose and sometimes at Tesco.
Today we drove through Newmarket and did a walk at nearby Dalham, which
is a real "chocolate box" village filled with thatched cottages. A
hundred and fifty years ago these would have been tithed cottages for
agricultural workers living in abject and grinding poverty. These days
they are worth a small fortune and they are probably homes for the well
grounded. Many may be second homes for people coming to Newmarket for
This morning, my wife and I went into our local market town of Newmarket. We usually shop in the local Waitrose but today also had to call in to the local Halifax branch there as well.
Newmarket is an excellent place for local shopping as it is just 10 minutes away by car. Parking is free at Waitrose for a couple of hours. For clothes, we usually go to Cambridge or Bury-St-Edmunds.
For the next few days we have our "London" grandchildren staying so a visit to Bury-St-Edmunds is likely. Prevsner loved Bury-St-Edmunds describing it as "one of the loveliest little towns in Britain". Indeed it is. A real gem of a place. We love trips there. Our younger son got married there too.
At present, I am attending the gym in Newmarket twice a week "on referral" for their Active for Life sessions. These are twice a week for 30 minutes each (usually longer in reality). Sponsored by physios or doctors they are to help disabled people back to fitness after illness. Fees are at a much reduced rate. My regime is designed to hlep cardio and balance.
After my wife returns from her hair appointment and my 2 hours of Peg (stomach) liquid feed ends, we are off to Newmarket for my twice weekly physio session that should be 30 minutes long. Of late, it has taken longer for various reasons (late starting, non availability of staff, etc.). I hope the physio sessions help balance as this is my greatest issue from my stroke.
As my physio sessions for my stroke draw to a close in Ely I have now been recommended "on referral" to the Newmarket Leisure Centre for further work on balance and stamina. Being referred, one gets discounted rates for the 12 weeks of group sessions twice a week for 30 minutes each. Hopefully this will help my recovery.
I am not really a "gym" sort of person, but I am game for anything which will help me recover my "old" self.