Saturday, November 05, 2005

Robin in NYC #1 of 3

Robin at the Empire State Building
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Hey up folks

Sorry I've not posted for a while - I've been a busy bee - but here are three pictures I took of Robin when I was in New York this week.

You might remember that he's been before - there was a picture of him at Time Square - but we had a little bit longer to look around this time (although it was still only a Monday to Wednesday trip). I've been quite a few times now, and developed a real fondness for the city.

This one is Robin at the base of the Empire State Building, which I've been up before, but which we didn't have time to go up this time around. But I did get plenty of time to wander the streets and visit some friends.

Actually, talking of wandering, about 3 weeks ago I was brushing my teeth at our flat in London and walked out into the hallway and felt a massive pain in my foot. I'd obviously stood on something sharp - it felt like a nail or something - and, sure enough, whatever it was had gone through my sock and punctured my foot, which started to bleed.

So, my good lady wife had a look at it, said it looked like whatever it was had just made a hole, cleaned it up and that was that. We had a look on the carpet to see what might've done it, but there was nothing to be found.

For the next couple of weeks, it was still hurting, but it didn't look like there was a splinter in there or anything, so I just assumed it was healing.

But then, after walking from Time Sq to E65th and 2nd (about a 40 minute walk) the other day, my foot was numb with pain! It clearly wasn't healing.

So, the next morning, in my hotel room, I resolved to investigate what was happening in there. So I managed to pick away at the skin, dig around a bit and soon managed to push out...... a jagged shard of glass!

Ah, so that would be why it was hurting! (Mum, if you're reading, no, it didn't cause an infection and, yes, it feels much better now thanks!)

Hope all you folks are well and that you're managing to ignore the spam comments that have been appearing recently. I actually got a spam email from one of them offering me the chance to spam the comments of other people's blogs for a fee! I'm hoping the folks at will be sorting out a way of preventing it before too long.

Right, now check out the other two NYC pictures, below...


Anonymous said...

Pleased to see Robin had a good trip to New York...

And as for your foot - you wally!!

R x

Dawn said...

NY is such a fun city to visit. You are right about Central Park - when you are there you can forget all about the big city around you.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Other than the foot, glad you had a good time. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm a small town girl and found NYC quite overwhelming - until I found Central Park. I could almost imagine I was back in Wisconsin if I plugged my ears - lol! Hopefully Robin got to fly a few laps around the park and socialize with a few pigeons.

Glad your foot is OK - isn't it amazing the pain a small shard of glass can cause!

KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, more than time I said something about that foot!!! What a lucky fellow you are, fortunate the glass was clean. Hope Bernadette will now be a Robin fan with so many mentions. If you are out there, welcome to the select group of us who write. I know there are others out there reading.....

Sarah, as in Mum, Derby