Gratitude Journal #49



BBQ
We were at my in-laws for another BBQ this week which was rather nice as there was a lovely breeze as we sat outside... and we all know how pleased I am when I don't have to cook!

Productive hospital appointment
Long story short, I have to have another attempt at the MRI scan but this time she will insist that I am placed in the larger machine which is for people up to 30 stone so I shouldn't feel quite as enclosed. She has also written me a prescription for diazepam to take beforehand, so I'm feeling hopeful. Ish. A few other items popped up which I may ramble on about when I get a few moments.

Vitamin Sea
Thursday, we attempted a trip to ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure.  I say attempted, as we were twenty minutes away and got caught in the aftermath of a car accident (sadly a fatality) and ended up having to turn around after getting stuck for almost an hour.  So we turned around and headed up to Hunstanton instead. We grabbed some lunch and then buckets and spades and the girls did some digging and looking in rock pools, before heading to the arcade - of course - and joke shop.  Apart from the constant bickering all the way there, it was nice!

ROARR!
Friday came and we decided we would try to get to ROARR! again and this time, we made it. Hurrah!  The girls have been begging for us to take them since they went with my in-laws last year.  E turned around and said thank you to D, completely unprompted and said about how much fun she was having and then a couple of hours later, T did the same.   

Road Trip
Saturday saw the girls and I take a road trip to see my Mum and family.  I was extremely anxious beforehand but it was ok!  5 hours there, 4 hours back. 300 miles in total. I was exhausted by the time we got home! It was good to see everyone and the girls enjoyed themselves but I'm always glad to be at home, in my own space.  

Back to school... almost!
After a busy few days, I'm really feeling it. We've survived the school holidays and now I am more than ready to get back to our routine.  Just one more day and we're back to it!

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  1. I hope everything goes well with your MRI. My Mum had one last year and hated it as she said it was so loud and felt claustrophobic in it. Sounds like you had a pretty hectic week with the activities you did, as well as having a bbq. We’ve not managed one this year.

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    1. Yes, very loud - I could hear it in the waiting room! Thank you.

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  2. Best of luck with the next scan. I love how you made good use of your diverted traffic day. #TwinklyTuesday

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  3. Sea air does you wonders sounds a really productive week X #twinklytuesday

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    1. It really does, just wish I lived closer! x

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  4. We have something here called, "Hippy Christmas" which is a junk picker's heaven. All the students move in and out on the 13th through the 15th of August and there is stuff everywhere on and near campus. A few years ago someone designated a spot off campus where people could take all their stuff and the pickers didn't have to worry about any illegalities, not that I ever heard of anyone getting in trouble for tossing junk or picking it up. I've found some pretty good things over the years but am more one for getting rid of or recycling stuff these days.

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  5. Sounds like you have had some fun adventures! Good luck with the MRI and the return to work. Thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesday

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  6. Sounds like you've been busy. I also have a 500 mile round trip when i go visiting my family. Don't mind the drive just very tiring. #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Gosh and I thought my journey was bad! It leaves me completely exhausted so I can't imagine what 500 miles does to you.

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