Review of 2018

January 1, 2019

Dropped out of the habit of blogging even trivial notes this year, but here is the summary of the year.  From previous years we have 200920102011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This blog originally included a lot more about what I did or thought, now it is mainly ‘reviews’ of books read and only really so that I can check if I have already read something.  Enjoy…

Movies watched at Cinema

  • June: Screening of Time Trial movie with David Millar
  • Nov: Bohemian Rhapsody

Events (anything significant to remember)

  • March: an evening with Graeme Obree at the Mitchell
  • June: Screening of Time Trial movie with David Millar
  • April: Rum Tasting hosted by Plantation Rums in Tiki Bar on Bath Street
  • Aug: European Championships Women’s Road Race, Glasgow Green
  • Dec: Christmas Market George Square with faimly

Cycling

  • 2018 totals:
    268 rides
    142 days active
    136 hours
    1578 miles
    62729 ft gain
  • May 5: Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge
    (poor stewarding and sinage, got lost)
    34miles, 3 hours, 2600ft, 11.6mph average
  • May 18: Mallorca Guided Ride
    47.5miles, 3.5 hours, 2500ft, 13.6mph average
  • May 24: Mallorca Guided Ride
    41.1miles, 3hours, 2500, 13.4mph average
  • Oct 16: Mallorca Guided Ride
    36.9miles, 2.5hours, 1700, 14.7mph average

BOOKS read this year….

  • Jan: Lee Child “The Midnight Line”
  • Feb: E.V. Seymour “A Deadly Trade (Josh Thane Thriller #1)”
  • March: E.V. Seymour “Final Target (Josh Thane Thriller #2)”
  • June: Richard Davis “The Saul Marshall Thrillers: Books 1-3”
  • Sept: Michael Connelly “The Late Show”
  • Nov: Michael Connelly “Dark Sacred Night (Harry Bosch Series Book 21)”
  • Nov: Michael Connelly “Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Short Stories”
  • Nov: Blake Banner “Dawn of the Hunter (Omega Series Book 1)”
  • Dec: Blake Banner “Double Edged Blade (Omega Series Book 2)”
  • Dec: Blake Banner “The Storm (Omega Series Book 3)”
  • Dec: “The Bartender’s Guide to Rum”

 

Holidays

  • March: Dalbeattie weekend
  • March: Center Parcs
  • May: HV Mallorca (2nd time abroad with kids)
  • Aug: Stayed in Dalbeattie for a few days, then
  • Aug: Stayed in Crail for a couple of nights
  • Oct: HV Mallorca (3rd time abroad with kids) flying from Manchester this time
  • Oct: Weeked in Inveraray with family

Other Highlights:

  • Turned 51
  • April: Lewis 5
  • May: Chris Froome won the Giro d’Italia
  • June: Lewis graduated Nursery
  • July: Trip to Isle of Lewis for uncle’s funeral
  • July: Geraint Thomas won the Tour de Fance
  • Sept: 1st cousins once removed moved into the flat
  • Sept: Simon Yates won the Vuelta Espana
  • Oct: Lewis started Shinty
  • Oct: Made a robot outfit for kids haloween
  • Nov: Rachel 2

Youtube uploads:

Running Totals:

  • 2009 – 23 books – 6 Movies – 4 gigs/events
  • 2010 – 33 books – 13 Movies – 10 gigs/events – 6 meals – 4 holidays
  • 2011 – 18 books – 2 Movies – 3 gigs/events – 1 meals – 3 holidays
  • 2012 – 16 books – 7 Movies – 3 gigs/events – 3 meals – 4 holidays
  • 2013 – 8 books – 2 Movies – 0 gigs/events – 1 meals – 2 holidays – 1 Son
  • 2014 – 1 books – 3 Movies – 2 gigs/events – 4 holidays
  • 2015 – 18 books – 2 Movies – 2 gigs/events – 3 holidays – 6 videos
  • 2016 – 34 books – 2 Movies – 1 events – 4 holidays – 4 videos – 1416 miles cycled – 1 daughter
  • 2017 – 25 books – 2 Movies – 1 event – 7 holidays – 3 videos – 1749 miles cycled
  • 2018 – 11 books – 2 Movies – 5 events – 7 holidays – 1 video – 1578 miles