Saturday, 4 August 2018
Just after six this morning the brain damaged head of mind got me out on my bike to see if it and I still worked. In bright sun and with only an occasional dog walker or early morn jogger to pass I slogged along further than my knees would like. For twenty minutes I enjoyed running around the quiet town and arrived home in fine fettle, except that when leaving the bike I could hardly walk!
However I forced myself to trundle about the park to loosen my pins again.
Since then I have done nothing but stare at the laptop, eat, watch or listen to football and wonder why so may people go out in the sun on a Saturday. It's an easy life today, but a lot of creaking going on.
The other day there was an item re the couple who won £57 million on the Lottery. They were pictured in the paper shaking champagne bottles and talking of how they almost lost the ticket. I was not impressed. Winning the Lottery is a good thing and after I read this I found it hard not to dwell on what I would do with the cash one seaside home coming up I think, but on the other hand I would not be allowing them publicity revealing my name and how much I had won.
It appears that if you win and accept publicity the Lottery people give advice on making the most of then money, no publicity no advice. I think it may be possible to find such advice my myself in reality. The publicity might be seen as a safe bet when suddenly confronted by such a large amount yet on the other hand you are now known to be rich and the media, evil, selfish and abusers of the rich, will follow you daily seeking bad stories to reveal to the voyeuristic readership. Whatever hard luck you endure will be front page news, especially on slow news days, and those that know will wish for a handout from the media for tales of past misdeeds. Of course I have always been nice, so this is not a problem for me but you never know what may arise once your name as a very wealthy Lottery winner is known. Good job I trust Jesus and do not buy these things, yet if I could just have that house...