Sunday, 22 June 2014

It has been quite a while since I overhauled

It has been quite a while since I overhauled my web journal as tragically I have been not able to run since November. Following 3 weeks of Doxycycline I was left with staggeringly excruciating joints, particularly in my knees and hips, and the torment never totally went away. From that point forward I have attempted a couple of short runs yet I generally awaken one day from now in anguish with my knees every so often clasping.

Whilst I'm being tried for bunches of things (I had so much blood taken a week ago my whole arm went blue!) to discover what's going on and in the event that it could be altered, I have turned my consideration regarding cycling.

I never learnt to ride a bicycle as a kid. My just knowledge of bicycles was activity bicycles. So I apprehensively busy myself on to a Learn to Cycle lesson, run by Transport for Greater Manchester. They are free and you simply sign up to one close you on-line and turn up.

Upon the arrival of my first session the climate gauge was for storms, and that is the thing that we got. :-)  The upside to this was that I got 1-2-1 educational cost as no one else turned up. I had a preposterously positive mentor, with a staggering measure of persistence, and she remain faithful to me for 2 excruciating hours of awfully abate advance. The wind truly didn't help. About a hour in I was thinking about whether I would ever get the hang of it and on the off chance that I would ever be warm and dry again. Be that as it may then out of the blue I rode about 10 meters! My guide was over the moon! We continued going and soon I was getting the hang of it. My first crash was advantageously into a sandpit, so not excessively excruciating. Before the end, as the downpour vanished, I did something like 100 meters, and got a bit arrogant. I went uber quick, overlooked how to brake, and had an all-powerful crash.

Two weeks after the fact, even now donning the wounds from my first lesson, I came for an alternate session. The guides were some more… loose, this time and simply kind of left me to it with the odd bit of guidance. Rather than a beautiful smooth level running track this was a km cycle circuit with cambers and twists and slight slopes. By and by it was blowing a storm and sprinkling. I began off simply riding on the straight bits and instantly tumbling off when I hit a slight curve, just this time I was going slower and utilizing my brakes so no wounds. Slowly I got the hang of the turns and turns, in spite of the fact that my nervousness was still really high, with the memory of tumbling off eerie me. On a couple of events I even escaped breath and my thighs blazed riding into the wind.

The splendid news is that my knees were far less sore from cycling than from running, so maybe this is the key. I can even continue wearing my running apparatus! The inquiry is whether to book an alternate fledglings lesson or simply pull out all the stops and contract a bicycle for a couple of hours.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Queenslanders urged to prepare and keep cool in coming days

With above-average temperatures already being experienced across the State, Acting Minister for Community Safety Steve Dickson is reminding Queenslanders to keep cool, remain vigilant and bebushfire-prepared.

Mr Dickson said Queenslanders should remain alert and take precautions to prepare themselves.

“Drink plenty of water, wear light clothing, sunscreen and a hat, avoid alcohol and caffeine and try to stay indoors, preferably in an air-conditioned building,” he said.

“It’s also important to take care of babies and young children as they can really suffer in the heat and are more prone to heat-related illnesses. Also check on your friends, family, children and even neighbours during periods of hot weather.

“The elderly are often the most vulnerable to the heat and it only takes five minutes to drop by or make a phone to call to ensure they are coping with the hot weather,” he said.

Mr Dickson also reminded parents of the dangers surrounding hot weather and cars, urging them never to leave children alone in a vehicle.

“In two minutes, temperatures can hit up to 60 degrees inside a car,” he said.

“Young children are especially at risk because their nervous system is not fully developed and they cannot adapt to rising temperatures. In a hot car, they can die in less than 30 minutes.” 

Mr Dickson said signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses included flushed or pale skin, cramps, fainting or collapse, nausea or vomiting, headaches and dizziness, disorientation or drowsiness and a rapid pulse.

“If you experience any signs and symptoms of heat-relatedillnesses, or suspect someone may be suffering from the heat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately," he said.

“The Emergency Medical Dispatchers will be able to talk through first aid until paramedics arrived but it is most important to give someone suffering from a heat-related illness some water, place them in a cool spot and remove as much of their clothing as possible.”

Mr Dickson said the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) was on a watching brief and would continue to monitor conditions across the State.

"We ask that Queenslanders do their bit by complying with fire permit conditions and also phoning emergency services if they do come across an unattended fire," he said.

"Preparation is as simple as ensuring every family member knows the evacuation plan, cleaning out gutters, removing vegetation from near the home and ensuring medications are easily accessible if evacuation is required.
“Residents can stay informed by listening to their local radio station or logging onto the rural fire website at”

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Amy is a given name, sometimes short for Amelia or Amanda. In French, the name is spelled "Aimée", which means beloved. In ancient Irish it has been translated as "little it".

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Cool Statements

Resurrection is real, unless declared integer.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide whether you need more.
Death is hereditary.
There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side.
An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.
Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Well done is better than well said.
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Where there’s a will there are five hundred relatives.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Be Cool

Be Cool is a 2005 crime-comedy film adapted from Elmore Leonard's 1999 novel of the same name and the sequel to Leonard's 1990 novel Get Shorty (itself adapted into a hit 1995 film of the same name) about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance into the film industry.

The film adaptation of Be Cool began production in 2003. It was directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Danny DeVito (who produced and co-starred in the first film), and starred John Travolta, reprising his role from the first film. The movie opened in March 2005 to generally mixed reviews,[1] and was released to video and DVD distribution on June 7, 2005. This was Robert Pastorelli's final film. He died before its theatrical release.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Amy Cools

My name is Amy M. Cools & I design & create an all-original line of women’s clothing and accessories called AC Clothing and Bags. This line evolved out of my love of vintage and other beautiful fabrics and materials, and my love of & desire to invent clothing styles that are simultaneously beautiful, or cute, or interesting, as well as being super flattering, comfortable, and as easy to wear as they are easy to care for.