I decided to get an exercise bike after a few months of inactivity led to pain in my knee joints (I’m not getting any younger) that made it difficult to go up and down stairs.

After using it daily for the last couple of weeks I can feel a huge difference already. The pain is virtually gone and I just feel what I can only describe as springier. The bike has been one of the best buys I’ve made in ages.

My next plan is to lose the extra weight I seem to have accumulated since the end of March.

Toshiro Mifune
  • Mifune-The Last Samurai – Short but informative documentary on the life and work of Toshiro Mifune.
  • Stray Dog – Early noirish Kurosawa thriller about a rookie cop who loses his gun. More Mifune.
  • Silicon Valley – Very late to this but I just watched all of season one and loved it. Looking forward to the rest.
  • Muggington Lane End – The excellent new album by Lavinia Blackwall. I’m sure this is going to be in my end of year top ten.

Joni Mitchell Studio Album CD box

Spent a part of the morning ripping CDs to add to the hi-res music player I bought recently.

I hadn’t done any ripping for a long time, considering it a thing of the past, but I quite enjoyed the process. There’s something quite calming and satisfying about the process of ripping, filing, and making sure all the tags are imported correctly.

Now I have the (almost) complete back catalogue of Joni Mitchell in Flac files to listen to on headphones and sounding very nice. The Kate Bush box set is next.