Monday, April 28, 2014

Fantasy and Reality

The top image was taken this year by a rather remarkable man one Constantine Gerloch at the Berlin Bike Show.Well thought it's all clever stuff .The bike was mounted on special blocks yet I could pedal it and after Sommerfeld Hospital this was possible. Terrific fun. Fast forward and a few lessons learnt, main one , patience. After Sommerfeld my regular physiotherapist was booked solid until May. Keen to continue I went to a practice where some rather heavy handed treatment set me way back ,negating lots of good work, Sunday I managed a short ride on "Fred ", if that is , one legged pedalling counts .For now and some time to come it will have to .... Back next week at my regular physio practice where the hands are safe and able to diagnose damage. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Overlooked Message .

Today whilst out in the city I called in at Mode and Sparen , a small boutique in the Kant Strasse . Here one can find fashion, new and excellent second hand . Books , porcelain etc. The staff are exceptional and a coffee is always offered,and in my case, accepted . The above T-Shirt was spotted and I had to photograph the message .You may wonder why.
Read the colourful print and then think of the current state of the world .
When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 signalling the end of the cold war, our future promised the above. Next take a look at a map of the world and note how many trouble spots and conflict zones there are . Terrorism is on the increase and another cold war looks set to become a reality . To those who laughed at hippies and peace activists I want to say the above is my hope this Easter. Our world has billions of ordinary people and this global peace is their wish. Behind the scenes are the politicians, no longer statesmen and women , but rather power hungry individuals who are the puppets of  very powerful , never seen , never named heads of huge weapons industries . The above message is not to their liking . Take note:-) the very politicians who are busy tut tutting are aware that big business is selling weapons to all sides, often in the knowledge that children will be using them .
Have a peaceful Easter and,as it is the festival of hope and new life, let's each do our best to say "no" to all the lucrative conflicts. Begin by writing to your MP , European MP etc etc. Flood them with letters saying no to any more war .

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Missing Month Of March

At the end of February it was into hospital for me and I didn't come home until March 13th .As lovely as the setting of Sommerfeld Klinik is it was sensational to be back in the city. The shows , exhibitions and general buzz proved a tonic.Above you see visits to two cycle shows. Both were motivational and inspiring. An electric bike is my wish but first a suitable secure parking spot must be located . This Penny Farthing seen below is wonderful but some thing tells me it would be extremely risky to ride.