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Good few days

I’ve had a few good days this week. I’ve had visits from good friends. My adopted sister Bec came to see me last night and took me out for dinner. It was so nice to spend time with her and to get out of my flat. Today was a self induced therapy session with my mate Pete out on our bikes.

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My proper CBT therapy starts on Monday, I can’t wait. My head is getting clearer and I’m itching to get back to work and have some normality back in my life.

Anyway, back to today. I decided to wear full leathers which in hindsight (my superpower), was a rookie error. Although I like to dress appropriately for whatever I am doing, full leathers on a hot day = sweaty biker. Not pleasant. We rode a sixty mile round trip to a bikers cafe in Walton on the naze called revved up.

I led the ride there using the sat nav on my phone. Unfortunately we were stuck behind a “mid corner braker” in a car for about five miles. Literally every corner she would brake when most people would be accelerating. As annoying as it was, this was the last annoyance we faced on the ride there. The roads were lovely, lots of twists and turns with a good surface.

We sat in the sun for around an hour and a half chatting and watching the world go by.

The cafe itself was inexpensive. 1 x coffee and 1 x tea was only £2.40. The people outside were very friendly (like most bikers are). It cleared my head and I was able to completely relax for the first time in weeks. Just what I needed.

We had a really good ride back and I spent the afternoon at Pete and Lynn’s house. I’ve just been invited to stay for dinner……..perfect.

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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