I’m getting a cold.

Well, actually, that’s a lie because I’ve got a cold!

I really do not need a cold. I don’t even want a cold. But I’ve got one.

It’s a bit of a nuisance because what I need to do, and what I want to do is get out there walking, and a cold complicates matters.

Now don’t get me wrong. It’s just a cold. It’s not man flu, or even worse, woman flu, and in many ways it won’t stop me doing anything. In fact it’s not the cold that’s the problem, it’s the weather.

This is the forecast for tomorrow:


A day of heavy rain.

I don’t have a problem with rain, in fact I really enjoy walking in the rain. I’ll be kitted out with my waterproof coat, trousers and boots. Let the passing lorries drench me as they go through the puddles, I won’t mind at all.

So what is the problem? Tissues! I’m going to need loads of tissues, and they tend to disintegrate in the rain.

I could do with somebody inventing waterproof tissues, but I imagine there might be one or two major disadvantages with them.

Well, the walking’s got to be done. I’ll soon be (virtually) out of Scotland and back in England and I’m looking forward to that. No offence to any Scots out there.

BTW did you see Phil Packer’s achievement this week? 2012 miles in 2012. I wish I’d thought of that! And he’s surmounted far greater problems than I have!

Have a look at his website:


Phil Packer

This guy is amazing!

And look at his strap line:


I couldn’t agree more!

So, if he can do what he’s doing, and I can do what I’m doing, what can YOU do?

Think about it. Don’t answer now, but think. I’ll be asking again in a couple of weeks time!

Oh, back to my problem, you know, walking in the rain with a cold and needing to blow my nose, now that I would like ideas about!!!!

6 responses to “I’m getting a cold.”

  1. I have the same problem with tissues & one of the little ones always having a runny nose! An invention is definitely needed, although i’ve found Kleenex balsam ones tend to be the best. Good luck xx

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