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Monday 16 July 2018
3 years 8 weeks - double update
Apologies for no update last week, work and
life has been pretty frantic
The missing week -
First things first – I’m gutted I’m not in the menopause
So I guess we can all agree on one thing - I’m a bit weird?
Apparently 5.7 on the FSH test doesn’t mean I’m going
through the menopause, Dr B laughed a lot when I asked about it being an
appropriate level for someone going through puberty and his comment was
soothing along the lines of ‘you wish’ ….. when we both stopped laughing I
realised sadly I’m not going to get the magic patches which will make me feel
like a teenage girl again L
In my mind - the patches were going to fix everything
The others in my year at school have them….
They’re bouncing around like spring lambs and reliving their
youth partying all night in Lanzarote and singing the praises of the magic
Surprisingly when I suggested magic patches regardless to Dr
B his response was once again ‘You Wish’ …. It wasn’t so funny the second time L
We had Gareth’s parents visiting at the weekend, much
BBQ’ing was done along with serving of the trusty Tomahawk steak which was well
received served with awesome peppercorn sauce prepared by Gareth. Lots and lots
of talking and catching up, it’s the first time I’ve seen them this year (very
rubbish I know). Wine was drunk, football was watched and generally a good time
was had by all.
On the point of football, it’s not coming home this time.
The youngest team in the World Cup (England) lost last night to the oldest team
in the world cup (Croatia). An enjoyable game as an England fan in the first
half, we bossed the game and went 1-0 up thanks to a great goal. Sadly a few
more chances were not scored and at half time we didn’t change anything up.
Croatia came out and for the 2nd half and then both halves of extra
time the Bossing was all done by them. 1-2 to them in the end. I’m proud of our
young new team and their manager, my expectations were low before this started
and they have outperformed what I’d thought we would achieve. If the team and
manager stay together and move forwards then in the next internationals and
competitions they will hopefully go from strength the strength and become a
So the decision had to be made for the final - France or
Gareth and I have such strong ties to and love for France;
they are our neighbours so I will be embracing our French ties – Allez France
and all that J
The UK heatwave continues, our obsession with being unhappy
with the weather continues, hose pipe bans loom to conserve water, weather
reports allege rain showers will happen but they don’t come and everyone is
having a good old moan about the heat J
My latent ‘gingerness’ means I spend my time in the shade admiring but not
participating in the sunshine, a good rain shower would be lovely but I’m
enjoying paddling in the pool we bought for the dogs to cool down (they don’t
seem to mind the taste of ‘hot people feet’ in the water J)
We had the week off Pilates this week as it’s between
courses (and apparently the WI have booked the hall next week too, so it’s
actually 2 weeks off) – I’m pretty sure that my body is grateful for this J
The last Bella training session is tonight, we’re being
vigilant to continue this and try to pass this on to the other dogs as well.
It’s working although discovering that because she’s a skinny racing snake
Whippet she can actually get out through the cat flap yesterday evening was a
shock when we found her happily sitting out in the garden on the padded chairs
after we had brought her in with us J
I’m still loving my new job, it’s interesting and fun, mad
and challenging and it makes me smile. It’s the best work choice I’ve made in a
So coming, up ….
We have a lovely friend over on Sunday for a BBQ, as he’s Italian;
I’m chickening out on some of my trusted favourites (since they’re a bit
Italian and I can’t face the judgement) and going Portuguese with a Piri-Piri
chicken and salad combo.
And up to date
Lunch on Sunday was lovely, we broke with british tradition
and drank about a gallon of diet cola watching the match as everyone was
driving later in the day, and France did indeed win the world cup - in part
thanks to a couple of very dodgy refereeing decisions which VAR didn’t help
Work has been pretty frantic with me blinding myself with spreadsheet’s
Dog training has finished and Bella graduated her IMDT
foundation course (although she was the class dunce in at least 2 areas)
Other stuff has happened but to be honest it’s all a bit of
a blur and to be honest I don’t really think anyone reading this would care at
It’s Monday again, I’m back to work and I have a plan, I
just need to crack on and make it happen.
Blood tests on Friday this week so more lovely results to be
published next week.