Thursday, May 31, 2012


The highlight of today was being visited by the lovely Ellie :) We had lunch together and talked all afternoon about our future plans to have dogs, cats and good summer holidays.

Another thing which has been very heart-warming is the number of really kind and positive comments I have received in the last couple of days from some people so thank you everyone who has and also everyone for actually reading this. It means a lot!

I think sometimes it takes tough situations to realise who your true friends are and who keeps an eye on you and checks in for weeks and months after you're the latest gossip etc etc. I am so grateful that I can count so many of those people. I am very lucky indeed and hope I can be as good a friend to those who have been so amazing to me.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

double whammy

As soon as today's happy thing came up, I had to write about it as it was so exciting.

When I was 5, I started at Bishop Gilpin First School - a place I have such fond memories of - and one of my best friends from this school contacted with me today after years of being passive Facebook friends with one another. This has made me so happy and I really look forward to meeting her again to catch up once I am better. I feel bad that I didn't make the first move sooner - a lesson learnt I suppose!! Some of my best memories were made with my Bishop Gilpin friends so thank you to Kezi for getting in touch. As I said to her, it is so nice to still be able to see an old friend in the same way and know that they are still the lovely person you remember them to be.


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a late day two

I managed to get through all of yesterday without using my laptop which can only mean that I was as busy as my situation allows that I did not need to turn to social media and/or BBC iplayer to hurry my day along. That in itself is probably enough to make my day really but there was a string of little things that are worth sharing so I won't end my entry there.

Things were put into perspective in a huge and awful way in the morning when I learnt of a friend's very sad news and my thoughts really are with him and his family.

Unexpected bits of happiness from yesterday:

  • amazing news from Cathy and a really fun phone conversation <3
  • receiving an offer for a vacation scheme FINALLY!!!!!!
  • coming up with fun ways to help Camelia revise Ecosystems.....let's just say, thanks to a very catchy song we created, I have remembered that there are layers in the rainforest with emergents (the tallest trees) standing at 45m tall, above the canopy layer which absorbs the majority of sunlight and intercepts the precipitation. Hopefully she has remembered this too!
  • wearing a new dress with little zebras on it 
  • my favourite flowers
  • a visit from Mikey
  • some kind messages and wishes

I also realised that I am the youngest person at my weekly clinic which is quite amusing, if a bit embarrassing!

Because attempting any sort of distance over 10m results in a real sweat and having realised that all my nice clothes are still in Southampton, my Mum was a star and transported pretty much the entire contents of H&M Epsom to our living room so I could pick some pieces. A bit like 3D online shopping I suppose, complete with fitting room facilities and free returns/delivery (perhaps a new business idea...???) The zebra dress was one of these choices and it really is nice to be out of a nightie if I am honest.

Another little step towards normality was sitting at the kitchen table for dinner. So overall, the day ended on a high and I fell asleep feeling excited about all the things I have to look forward to.

My dreams, on the other hand, were less positive and put me in a very bizarre situation where I was rock-climbing as part of the cast of 90210 with the evil characters from Desperate Housewives sneering from below as there were no safe footholds. The previous night I was in a burning house with Juanita Solis and Susan Delfino with baddies chasing us too and given that my dreams are somewhat prophetic, I can only assume that this is how the Desperate Housewives plot line will unfold.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

onwards and upwards

I have been bed-bound for 54 days now so it really is a wonder that it is has only just struck me that I ought to start writing in this blog again. Having said that, the first month at least is a real blur to me so I am guessing the maximum prescribed opiates were at work.

In the past seven weeks I have become acquainted with many television programmes and numerous iPhone apps but I am sad to say that I have lost any interest in attending to my horse, Cub (on 'MyHorse' .... I don't even like horses that much), and need something more meaningful to fill this frustrating void in my life.

Although I have managed to remain vaguely sane thanks to a wonderful support network of family and friends, I really miss being productive and the aforementioned painkillers are doing their best to reduce my concentration span so much so that I still find reading a chore. Irritating, especially with a degree to finish. The thing that worries me equally is that I find listening to music difficult's not right - I love music!!

So, rather than whine as I might have previously been inclined to do, I am going to try and document the little things that I encounter each day that make my day.

Without further ado, here is the first entry:

A lovely mug of Twinings Camomile, Honey & Vanilla with a shortbread biscuit, all courtesy of the Yates family. I have really been spoilt with all the get better wishes, hundreds of bunches of beautiful flowers and thoughtful cards. It all really means a lot! Thank you everyone xx
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