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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Race for life Day!!

I’m up really early, as today is Race for life day. As Mum used to say, what’s the matter? Wet the bed?

I need to leave here before 8.30 and when the dawn chorus of Bird Scarers, on neighbouring farmland, woke me at 4.40, I just couldn’t get back to sleep.

If anyone wants to sponsor me, it’s not too late, or just follow the link and see my sponsorship page. Race for Life Thank you for those who have already sponsored me.

I did think a couple of weeks ago that I might not be able to take part today. That was because we went to Bath to see Chloe, Mike’s grandaughter was in a play in the theatre there. Blackbird and whilst there I did something very silly.

The play was very, powerful and the acting excellent. The two characters are exhausted and sweating by the end of it, as it involves fighting and sex. But it’s not without moments of humour. Chloe had a short role at the end of the play and comes on to gasps from the audience because her appearance is so unexpected. I won’t say any more in case it spoils it for anyone who may be going to see it.

We were very proud of Chloe. I know Mike was a bit uncomfortable about the content of the play, his baby is only 13 after all. I asked her if she had heard the whole play and she said yes. I said, well I expect there was nothing that you haven’t heard before. She said, No, I hear it all the time at school. As she goes to a private all girls school in Bath, I found that rather amusing. Kids! They’re the same everywhere, regardless of wealth, background and social position.

We went for an early dinner afterwards, on the way back to the car, Chloe and her sister Abigail were in front and doing that thing where you bring your foot up behind you, while you’re walking, to kick the person you are walking alongside, on the bottom. I used to do that to Mike years ago, when we were first married and I was still young and supple. I thought I’d have a go again. So I did. Now the fact I was wearing high heels should have deterredme. But it didn’t. Mike, who should have known better said, that wasn’t very good, you used to be better. So of course I did it again, harder. As I put my foot back down, Mike side stepped, so I stepped on his foot and fell over! I really thought I’d broken my ankle but thankfully it seems I only sprained it! Dear me, will I ever grow up.? Hopefully not. LOL!

I’ve had a lovely day out during half term, with a ‘girl’ I used to work with, we met again through my Black Country Gob website. We spent the day walking round Halesowen photographing places of interest for The Gallery on the website.

Simon was put on standby to be transferred to another submarine and could have gone to sea last weekend, so they gave him a few days off. He asked me to go down and stay with them for a couple of days. The weather was atrocious but it was good to see them and we had some lovely fish meals out while I was there. Platters in The Barbican is excellent. In the end he wasn’t transferred but he will be going to sea soon. I hate that. My step son-in law is away on his boat at present (That’s what they call submarines) and we don’t expect to see him until late summer. It’s hard having family in the forces.

Must go and get showered now and have some breakfast. I know we won’t be making a fast time but at least we are going to do our best and hopefully will be home before dark!!




jckfrstross said...

Good Luck!!!!


tellsg said...

Hope it goes well for you Linda.  Hugs, Tells x

jeadie05 said...

Is that today ,oh gosh I have sponsered three people ,better go to the hole in the wall ! The Blackbird sounds intriguing ,Hmm trying to trip Mike up ,what can one say ? lol ,pleased you got to spend some time with Simon,have a good day ,and hope your back before dark lol ..love Jan xx

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Linda, thank you so much for your comments on my blog and I must follow the race for life link, I think it is wonderful that so much is being done towards helping breast cancer and since, have learned just how many woman have had and recovered from it.With all this research it is saving lives that could have been lost.So well done and hope your foot is better. Well done Chloe, girls are well in tune with modern day living and although Mike may still think of her as his little girl, they grow up so much faster than we did and  with what goes on these days most kids are more street wise than us, they have their own language..or is that texting, ha ha...You must stop wearing high heels linda...he he...I still do on a night out and call them taxi shoes,because they get me as far as a taxi..Look good though.
lOTS Luv.

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princesssaurora said...

Glad you are okay... Nah... don't grow up!

be well,

wickedpink64 said...

Good Luck for the walk!  I hope the weather is good.  I laughed out loud when I read about your little 'mishap'.... I do that all the time to John but over the last few years the arthritis in my knees makes it just as painful for me as it is for him...but still worthwhile!!!!!


Wendy in Oz

drb1064 said...

Would love to sponsor you but sadly don't have the cash to spare but hope all goes well or should I say went well considering I am so late reading this entry. Just don't know where the time goes just lately.
Take care, oh and don't ever grow up enough to stop doing the odd silly thing that would be too sad lol.

beckiepainton said...

grow up, nooooooo!!! One of our stupid security guards said that i dont act my age considering im nearly 30, i told him to get stuffed and threw a mouldy pear at him,( he then made a complaint about me hes 21 going on 50) my work colleague is 17 and we have great fun.Ill never grow up, you shouldnt either, arthritic knees or not ill still be kicking butts when im 60 lol :) beckiex