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Rollercoaster ride

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 21/10/2008 by bimbo78

As my boss would say it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I have had some fab news and also some awful news, both arriving in the same text message, thanks for that love.

I really can’t go into too much detail but someone very close to me is getting married, finally. I’m very excited about that. He is also dissaperaing off next year for another tour of somewhere very hot and sweaty and hopefully his last full on tour all together. I can’t articulate what it feels like to be told that someone you love dearly will be in such danger. I know people live with it everyday but I don’t think I could cope if I lost someone else. His dad is still fighting, lets hope he stays in this world long enough to see his son married.

This coupled with the fact I have not been on very good form recently means that I have been having an emotional old time, which is very unlike me. I’ll pull myself together and be incredibly British about it. Well actually until the wedding when I can almost guarantee that I’ll be a jibbering wreck.


The good and the very bad.

Posted in Drunkeness, Food, weekends with tags , on 11/12/2007 by bimbo78

I had a very nice weekend down at Center Parcs in Suffolk. Bob and I went down there with his old uni housemates. We stayed in two chalets. Myslef, Bob, Phil and Em in one and Rich P, Laua, Rich C and Bethan in the other, ooh and Molly the dog. I’ve never been to a Center Parcs before, it was very nice. I’m not sure I would want to go during the school holidays though as I imagine it is chaos.

The first day was mostly taken up with getting there and moving into our little huts. We discovered the fattest wildlife in the world lives at Center Parcs. I have never seen an obese squirrel before. Later on we went and checked out the pool, which was freezing!! In the evening we had din dins that Rich C and Bethan had cooked and hada  few bevvies.

Next day it was chucking it down and blowing a gale so qwe decided agianst the outdoor activities we had contemplated. So Bob and I went for a bit of a ride on our bikes before joining the other for a few games of badminton. Well I say games, the truth is I have never played badminton before so I was awful but it was quite amusing.

We spent a very relaxing afternoon in the Spa trying all sorts of steam rooms and saunas. I have decided I want a sauna, maybe we could get one put in the garage. Bob and I did the feezing cold hose down and used the ice fountain afterwards. It is horrendous for a brief second, then all of your muscles just relax. Ahh lovely. In the evening we went out for dinner at a place called Hugos, and had some more booze.

Next morning the boys went to play golf, the girls adventure golf, (maybe girls are more adventurous). Anyway I didn’t do either, I went to the gym and tried to get rid of my lack of running headache that had been developing. It worked. Later on we played a few games of pool then the others went swimming whilst Bob and I went for another ride. Now Bob isn’t very experienced on a bike hence why we kept dissapearing off to go for rides. It was teh perfect place to perfect riding if you have never done much before as cars are not allowed most of the time. Anyway, he decided he wanted to learn how to do hand signals and I had to describe how you ride with one hand. Well how do you? I can’t remember not being able to ride a bike. I just said it was like steering a car with 1 hand. He seemed to do ok so maybe I am a good teacher.

That evening we had chicken pie with red cabbage and mashed potato which Rich P and Laura had cooked. It was lurvelly. And guess what we had some more booze and played pictionary, girls against boys. We won, yay!!Then we played charades and the ABC game. Then it was most definatly time for bed.

In the morning we stayed for brekkie then went home. It was a nice relaxing break. When I got back I got a text off my cousin saying he was off to Basra tomorrow evening, (today). Great! At least he delayed telling me until I got home.

I’m sending as much protective energy as I can muster. Stay safe sweety.

F**king Cancer

Posted in Dark, Health with tags , on 03/12/2007 by bimbo78

I may have to re instate ‘The Dark Room’ so as not to make the main blog page too depressing. But hell if this stuff is happening then I’ll just write it.

My uncle is so poorly, and I am so sad. He has been zapped with radiotherapy virtually every week day for 2 weeks to try and relieve the pain he is in. The consequence is he is hurling his guts up constantly. I dearly hope he makes it to Christmas to see us all together again. My mum is a realist when it comes to this sort of thing and she thinks maybe not. I’m clutching my clear quartz crystal and sending as much positive energy as I can. 

After all that has happened to my family in the last few years we are so incredibly close. I don’t want another one to go. Although I’m sure Stevie will look after him when it happens.