Please forgive me for I have not posted in FOREVER *hanging head in shame* So just what have I been up to you wonder while shaking your head in my direction, possibly thinking “Do I even remember this woman?” Have I spent may a moon crafting?? mmm that would be a NO, obviously I haven’t been traveling the world or having adventures either.
A year ago I had the mad wonderful idea that how great it would be to start running… nope not sure where that little nugget of intention came from either
Undeterred I downloaded the free NHS Couch 2 5K app and set off once more ~ now I can just tell you are perched on the edge of your seat wondering how on earth this all panned out , well fast forward 3 months later and in November 2019 I ran my first race
Then in March this year 1 week before lock down I ran a HALF MARATHON … get me, a runner, someone who can actually run & breath at THE SAME TIME!!! a slightly deranged personage of a certain age in the prime of her life who decided instead of just thinking / wondering could I, should I, to someone who did
I do now solemnly swear not to leave it too long before I post again
Helooooooooooo and greetings to my follower, NO I haven’t fallen off the edge of the world … although at one point I was beginning to think it might be an option ~ let me explain I’ll begin with the ambiguous ‘Toilet’ in the title, feel free to skip right on past this entree of the happenings in my little world should you wish
Soooo I shall begin
Lost tons of weight, went to DR’s, blood tests, slightly unpleasant colonoscopy (full biopsy results next month) assured by consultant he saw no nasties (as I obliviously envisaged at 3am in the morning) turns out I have Diverticulosis, change to super healthy, diet drink loads of fluids, take care of myself, sometimes I feel great, sometimes I feel rubbish.
Now for the much more interesting ‘Training’ as you are possibly aware I’m forever advocating education (as you would possibly expect from a Training Coordinator) well I’ve taken my own advice completed numerous course and am now officially …..
I have a new ID. badge and everything, I’m second in command to ‘Boss Lady’ although I have yet to secure my own mug in the kitchen which perhaps interprets that I’m not that high up in senior management as I presumed LOL
Anyhoo Beloved, Moo, The Twonk That Is The Dog, Neurotic Cat & I still have loads of fun times together ~ I’ll save the story of ‘The Tree House’ for another time.
Isn’t it funny how something catches your eye and you immediately think of someone ~ let me explain, Beloved took me to a local Antique/Flea market where by sheer chance my gaze fell upon a pair of Knickerbocker Glory glasses … I snatched them off the shelf like a woman possessed, they were a perfect impromptu gift for Moo, the poor boy was a little bewildered at first ~ until I explained that they were designed to hold a dessert of ‘anything goes’ where all your post dinner delights dwell
If the truth be told we had to make the jelly twice, unbeknown to me it turned out Moo had eaten a few of the jelly squares from the packet the first time round~ no wonder it didn’t set !!
What better way to spend an afternoon post pudding than going for a walk ~ one of the joys of living in rural Lincolnshire is we have ‘Big Skies’ … this is because the land is soooo very flat
Of course it being winter time before long the sun began to set and the sky changed once more
I wonder in years to come when Moo is a young man if he will catch a sight of clouds in the winter sky and think of me and laugh at how Knickerbocker glory glasses made me think of him ??
Sooooo we surprised Moo with a holiday of a lifetime ~ do you know he was so excited he never slept of 24 hrs !!!!!!!!!
Although we have been back a week from our trip I’ve been absolutely shattered we had very little sleep while in Bangkok lots of late nights and lots of very early mornings … just like every good holiday LOL this will be a photo heavy post SORRY
The floating market
The old Rabbit ear photo never ceases to make me giggle
The bridge on the River Kwai was somewhere Moo was eager to visit due to his interest in military history
Some of our days were spiritual
Others we admired the artistic works dotted around the city
Last photo as you must be bored stupid by now
The memories made by us all were priceless, I’m sure Moo will treasure the time spent with Grandpa & I for years to come
Beloved & I have been planning and saving I hasten to add to take Moo on an adventure of a lifetime and ‘Little Man’ had Noooooo idea of what we have in store.
17/10/18 we are picking him up straight from school and taking him to the capital
After a nights stay in a hotel, off to the airport we go ~ then Moo will be taken on his first ever plane flight …goodness I hope this goes well
So where are we off too ??
I have an itinerary arranged that would make a travel agent envious, this includes the railway market, floating market plus something I think Moo will love ~ a long tail boat ride under the bridge on the River Kwai
Last Wednesday 12/9/2018 was one heck of a day !! firstly it was Beloved & I’s wedding anniversary … we have been together … well since forever LOL
If that wasn’t enough of a celebration it also happened to be a very special day for 2nd Born ~ his graduation, it took place in the amazing Lincoln Cathedral
Sorry to bore yo but I’m now about to subject you to a ‘Proud Mummy Moment’ captured for prosperity
Sorry for the photo heavy post …… NOT
I had to smile to myself during the ceremony ~ the graduates from the School of Education were first to grace the stage and everyone clapped politely, yet when every single one of the nurses graduated there were huge cheers & shouts from their peers and family members ~ what a awesome feeling to know my boy and his cohorts are sooo supported as they enter the big wide world
If you jump right over to here and skip to 50 mins 31 seconds (approximately LOL) you can see 2nd Born’s ‘moment’
PS Moo asked me to include this photo at the end of this post
Thank you for bearing with me through out this post … you may now return to your everyday life 🙂
Grandma lets my big brother Moo write on her blog now and again & she said at the grand old age of 2 months I could do my first guest post … obviously she will be doing the typing I’ll be just laying here looking adorable 🙂 Sooooo what does a babe have to post about WELL …
Lets talk sleep
Daddy has been studying for y e a r s, he’s done lots of procedures, work experience in Africa for a month and just lately been doing 3 months experience at a prison !! and now guess what ??
He tells me if there is something I really, really want to do when I grow up and that if I work hard I can do it ~ isn’t that cool
In my wisdom rather than coughing up a lung each month for an expensive internet charges I thought I’d change providers …. BIG MISTAKE as you may or may not know I live in ‘The Tangled Backwoods’ ~ it transpires not all internet providers are equal, the new provider had a download speed something akin to the light a penny candle gives off in a hurricane
Anyhoo back to the old provider it is …. I’m currently booked in for surgery to remove a kidney for this months charges,
What was I going to tell you ? oh yes a few weeks back Beloved & I took Moo to Woodhall Spa’s 1940’s festival ~ I love it we get to travel hold up all the traffic in Millicent Morris while we pootle along at 35mph (45mph downhill LOL) while we are dressed in our finest 1940’s gear.
We discussed with Moo the importance of good manners and decorum while out & about and how discipline had changed over the years …. I don’t think he believed us UNTIL
No child was harmed during this photo shoot (although political correctness may have taken a bashing) many a passer-by was heard to be chuckling and stories being told of how the very same thing had happened in their youth….. listening to some of tales I’m not surprised some of them had their ear tweaked 🙂
Just a super short post as my broadband in pants – changing it next week so I can access the internet without pulling my hair out …. anyhoo look who has made into the final 3 in the Oscar Pet Food Company monthly Pet Idol competition ~ our very own D4
I’ll let you know how I got on at the end of the month when the votes are counted ….