1. The progress with my research continues. This week I did a 250 mile round trip to another hospital to gather data. Unfortunately, only one patient was settled enough to take part, but it’s one more patient than I had so that’s something. The staff were really helpful too and made sure I had everything I needed so that was great.
2. I had a feeling that things might not go as I’d hoped so I’d already got a plan to ensure that the journey wasn’t wasted. Alan had a day off so came with me, and of course we had to bring Cookie. The hospital was about 10 minutes’ drive from the coast. While I was getting my data, Alan took Cookie off for a walk and once I was finished we met up and looked on Google maps for the nearest seaside town. We ended up at a place called Cleethorpes. Neither of us had been there before but it was beautiful and the weather was glorious!
3. It’s compulsory for us that whenever we go to the seaside we sample the local fish and chips! It wasn’t the best I’ve had but there’s nothing quite like eating fish and chips by the sea 🙂
4. As usual, Cookie got lots of fuss off people and she loved running on the sand. She flaked out in the car on the way home so we knew she’d had a good time!
5. I’m so thankful for Alan coming with me. He drove there and back, even though I offered to share the driving with him. He’s come on road trips with me before when I’ve had to travel for research and it’s a huge support.
6. I’d had some boots re-heeled about a month ago and the other week one of the new heels came away from the left boot. I didn’t think the cobblers would remember me but the heel had their brand name on it so I went back to see if they’d reattach it as it shouldn’t have come away. They were so helpful and rather than just sticking the same heel back on they put a totally new heel on both boots for free! I was so pleased as I don’t have the money to pay for new heels at the moment so these should last me a good few months.
7. I had to a regular appointment at the opticians just to check the health of my eyes as I wear contact lenses. The optician also tested to see whether or not my prescription was correct. He said my left eye needed a stronger contact lens but my new lenses (I get three-monthly supplies) weren’t due to be delivered to me until July. He looked to see if he could find a couple of lenses at the stronger prescription and he did! So that will tide me over until July 🙂
8. I attended a workshop on crystals where we went through how to cleanse, charge, and activate them. We also did a meditation to visualise a crystal and the messages it gave us. We were asked to choose a crystal from the selection the lady had (it was free) and I chose a Hematite tumblestone. Once I’d chosen it I was told that Hematite absorbs negative energy and helps during times of stress and worry. It couldn’t have been more apt! It’s now a stone I’ll keep with me.
9. Charlie seems very well at the moment. He’s much brighter and his fur looks healthier. I think the half-and-half kidney and normal diet are suiting him. I’m well aware that this could change but I’m enjoying seeing him so contented. He loves sitting in the sunshine but I have to get sneaky pictures otherwise he gets up and comes over to me!
10. While I was at the workshop Alan prepped and cooked Sunday dinner again, and we sat in the garden to eat it. Nothing like a Sunday dinner in the sunshine to finish off the weekend 🙂
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