Crash Bang Wallop …

You may recall I intended to have an early night last night … I felt ghastly and by 10pm I thought I would flake out as soon as my head hit the pillow.  It turned out that was not to be!

Toxic was on shift yesterday evening and texted; I was still awake and texted back.  Lying down meant that my back was less sore but everything else was just the same or worse.  The bed was preheated with the electric blanket so I did go from shaking with chill to being cosy warm, but my knees were sore whenever they were touched by the covers.  My head was pounding and if I turned onto my front I felt nauseous.  So there I was unable to get comfortable and still awake and the text exchanges continued at intervals and it was nice not feeling quite so alone in my misery.

Just after 11pm there was an almighty crunching noise, which startled me and Pup in his crate.  I soothed him and there were a few more noises like bits falling off.  My neighbours have a habit of parking the car on the road pretty much outside my bedroom (and technically it is illegally parked because it is not facing the same way as the traffic flow and it is half on the pavement).  It was obvious to me that someone had hit their car.  There was a purring of another engine being reversed up and then after  a few minutes voices.

I do understand that discussion was necessary as was exchanging details but at that time of night and feeling ill I did not appreciate it taking almost an hour and at one point having someone knocking on my front door.  As I lay there trying to ignore the intrusion I realised that I was feverish and after being chilly all day I was too hot.  The text exchange petered out just after 12 and I eventually dozed off around 1am but woke again two hours later.  I popped to the toilet and slapped a migraine gel patch on my forehead and left half the covers off.  After which I slept fairly solidly for around 4 hours.

It took me half of today to start to feel human again so I have had light regular meals and made a point of having my hot drinks hot.  I did not intend to go full pelt at life today so it has been relaxing and as well as the dog walk which was really unremarkable I bought some salt liquorice (which I have been missing) and a lotto ticket which I haven’t done for a few weeks  and caught the bus into Forfar so I could make a point of getting a hot snack in peace.  Then I wandered off to Forfar Loch and got a few pictures before the camera batteries stopped.

ducks and goose

The Duck Picnic?

Golden Retreiver in the Loch

A Goldie takes a bath?

Geese grazingGeese


… and in the distance a heron …

There was progress today – I got the PIN for the new card and so exactly 13 days after I was blocked from accessing my benefit I can do so again fully.  It is only 8:30 pm but I am looking forward to a good night’s sleep … surely there cannot be such rude intrusions two nights running?



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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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