I had an early-morning appointment with my cardiologist in Beaumont hospital. My great new doctor really came good in terms of conveying a sense of urgency in his referral letter, so I really haven't had long to wait for this appointment. I didn't actually see the cardiologist himself, but the team member I did see was pleasant and thorough. We agreed that my cholesterol urgently needs to be brought under control (both of us ignoring the elephant in the room which was the question of how it happened that I've been without cholesterol medication for the best part of a year). Anyway, my Crestor dosage has been doubled, he was happy to hear that I'm going back to my GP in two weeks and will have my cholesterol checked again then, and I'm to go back to see the caridologist again in four months.

After the hospital I made my way over to the notorious Red Cow (was the worst junction off the M50 in the bad old days before the billion-euro upgrade of the motorway). Nowadys it's all qite rapid. I was meeting my print-coordinator contact, and he'd told me it would only take me fifteen minutes to get from Beaumont to the Red Cow. Surprisingly, he was right. We discussed the magazine, bemoaning once again the client's tendency towards tardiness in terms of supplying content.

After lunch back home, with still nothing having come in from the client, I made my way obver to the hoenix Park for today's walkabout. Another glorious, mild day (surprisingly so, since there was a heavy forst on the car when I was going to the hospital). I had a great time walking around in and about the polo ground and the various sporting clubhouses, which is where I came across this guy reclined in a pose of absolute langour, blissfully immersed in his book. I couldn't help being reminded of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (a favourite of my dad's), and the famous quote about

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness

Ah yes, memories.


So, once again I let an unsightly gap develop here at Blipfoto. I've now made good and have back-blipped, beginning here.

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