26 March 2011 – reunion


Tonight there was a reunion for all the old staff from Dream Factory. At first I didn’t think I’d go, especially as I still wasn’t feeling 100%. Commando thought it would be good for me though so, in the end, I said I’d just pop my head in. Reunions are not really my thing and, as it was in a restaurant and I knew there would be lots of drinking, which I’m not fond of, I wasn’t exactly keen. Continue reading

23 March 2011 – feeling very strange


Eventually I managed to get an appointment at the doctor for yesterday afternoon. Afterwards I was none the wiser. He checked my blood pressure again and it is low, but mine usually is on the low side. The he took it again with me standing up and it was so low he couldn’t measure it properly which worried him a little (and me). Continue reading

22 March 2011 – poor treatment


Yesterday I had a very disturbing day. It began when I got up late because I forgot to turn my alarm on. This meant I had no time for exercise. When I went to the bathroom to weigh in and shower I felt faint so knelt on the floor thinking it would soon pass (I was a terrible fainter when I was a teenager so wasn’t particularly phased by it). It didn’t. It was about half an hour before I could stand up and even then I felt strange. Very shaky and not quite with it. I managed to have a wash and clean my teeth then had some breakfast and a drink. Continue reading

19 March 2011 – donations, gardening and walking


Thus morning I was feeling a little tired after the late night working for Comic Relief. Not that I’m complaining because we had a good night. When we arrived we were sent to the canteen for a chilli which the boys appreciated. They also had some cake. Then we went off to man the phones. Obviously, for me this was easier then it was for them but they did very well. The phones were quiet at first but once the sad stores started on TV the calls started coming in. The biggest donation of the evening in our call centre was £1000 and I took it! All in all I took £2106 in donations. I’m not sure what the total for the call centre will be but everyone did a sterling job. Continue reading

18 March 2011 – rain stops play


The dull and drizzly weather and a stint on the Comic Relief phones tonight put me off doing a long walk today. As it was my first time volunteering for Comic Relief I didn’t want to wear myself out. Everyone says it will be fun but it will be manic and I’m taking Commando Junior and Bard along to help out. We will all be answering the phones to take donations. Continue reading

16 March 2011 – patience and seedlings

looking forward to home grown lettuce in my wraps

looking forward to home grown lettuce in my wraps

It was dull and overcast here today and I was feeling a little achy after a hard workout last night. Despite this I did do a Wii fit work out though. Once I’d had my shower I dashed out to the propagator to check on my seedlings. Patience is not my strong point and, even though I knew it was far too early for anything to be happening, I have been checking every morning and every evening. Continue reading

12 March 2011 – clearing up the garden and football

Tidying up the front garden

Tidying up the front garden

It was sunny and bright here today so I decided to get out in the garden for a while and have a little tidy up. The teenagers from next door were fighting in the road in the early hours so I was feeling a little tired. They are not the best of neighbours, the parents always used to have all their rows in the garden or in the street, it seems the kids are following in their footsteps. About a year ago the parents split up and the teens have been living alone in the house since the mother remarried and moved out (great parenting there obviously). Their ages range from around 21 down to about 16 and they are more or less out of control. Continue reading