Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September
I went back to sleep after my alarm went off this morning 😴 Thank goodness Robyn shouted to me just before she left for work which woke me up again or I don’t think I would have made it to work myself And then I was still very tired and didn’t feel quite ‘with it’!
This weekend it is 350 years since The Great Fire of London which gutted the heart of the city. To commemorate this, on the Thames a giant wooden replica of the 17th century city was set ablaze. I apologise in advance if you are not able to watch the videos in this link, but the photos are great anyway! 😏
So there was also a 3 day fire festival and a 23,000 domino topple which went on for 4 miles (this actually fascinated me, how did they stand all of those up without one of them being knocked down accidentally and setting it all going before it was completely ready?! 😱)
We managed to watch the start of the fire 🔥 live over the Internet! but I didn’t realise all these other things were going on too 🙃
Back to my iPad and I found two bits of reading for you!
As Scott Ramsay says later on in this article, it is the basic things which you miss, in my case while ill AND for quite a while into my recovery.
Seeing the photo of this poor baby led there with her swollen tummy brings back horrible memories of my own ascites 😖 Thankfully she was lucky enough to be able to have her own father’s liver.
Saturday morning and again I was still very sleepy when I first woke up and had no ‘get up and go’. In fact, I did actually just lay in bed for longer than I normally would!
Later in the afternoon we all went over to Alice’s house (my nephew David’s girlfriend) for a barbecue. You could say it wasn’t the best weather for it! 🌧
On Sunday afternoon we had a drive out to Millets Farm Centre where there was a Chilli Fiesta going on! There were lots of different exhibitors with most of them doing tastings, from chilli sauces to chilli flavoured cider, there were chilli plants to buy and amongst it all a band were playing traditional Mexican music. It was lovely to see an old couple that were enjoying dancing, quite professionally it seemed, in front of the crowd that was gathered round.
Gary made me a tasty spaghetti bolognese in the evening 😋
Here’s just another reason why we always need as many people as we can to sign the Organ Donor Register. These childrens’ lives have also been saved by transplants.
And why not have a read about this amazing lady. 99 years old and still working. I somehow think I will not be able to follow her example 😏