I decide that now I am feeling stronger and my car has passed its MOT I need to start getting out and about. So my first trip is traveling to Hinckley to a Model and Toy Fair. This is a delightful event organised by the regional G Scale Society held at the Methodist church in the town. One model features a working canal lock (with a little help from a giant hand!) The show is not an out and out modelling show but there are many exhibits of interest. For example there is an extensive 3-rail layout from the early days of model railways along with layouts in the hosts G Scale which is associated with large garden railways. It is predominantly a scale used in continental European countries and this fact is reflected in the non-British models on display. I stay for about an hour before heading home.
I get back in time for some lunch and to settle down to the Rugby international on TV – Wales vs Tonga. Some serious nail biting as Wales let a handsome 24 point lead slip through their fingers before pulling away decisively for a comfortable victory. This is an unusual but pleasant experience for Welsh Rugby followers!
Lesley has put herself forward for election as Membership Officer at Tuesday’s Rugby Green Party Annual General Meeting. I am already thinking about how I can help her in this task and increase the number of activists and volunteers in our party.
On Monday (19th) it will be three calendar months since my bladder removal operation. It seems that though the recovery has been long and, at times, gruelling the time seems to have flown by.