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  • Back soon...

    OK, faithful reader(s), I really am now about to head off on my holidays.  No blogging for the next couple of weeks.

    Take care of yourselves, and I'll be back soon.

  • Friday Fun....

    Yesterday, I realised my EHIC had expired and, too late for it to arrive in time, ordered a new one.  At least it'll be waiting for me when I get home. And I have a contact number in case of need...

    Today I went out at lunch time, reached into my bag to pull out my phone to send a text... and realised I had put in the TV remote control instead.  Oh dear.

    Then in a cafe, I ordered a pot of tea - which arrived without any water at all (at least that one wasn't down to me)

    It all made me laugh, which is a good thing, and demonstrates, were any demonstration needed, that I need a holiday!

  • Theory and Reality

    Saw this on social media and decided to steal it. 

    I think that the official diagram has value in identifying facets of grief that may 9or may not) be experienced.  I think the alternative diagram is more what it actually feels like.

    Last night, I realised that my EHIC had expired and I am due to fly to Europe in Monday.  I frantically ordered a new one, but it cannot reach me i time, as it takes 10 days.  Thankfully there are guidelines on what to do in this eventuality, and I'm not intending to get hurt or sick anyway.  I was quite furious with myself for being so disorganised, ordinarily I would have been well and trully on top of all of this.  So it was reasuring to see 'disorganisation' as one of the characteristics of grief.

    I'm not entirely sure I find the U-shape helpful, with its suggestion that there is a pit into which one descends before climbing up to a new normal.  Still, a least it's given me permission to be a bit scatterbrained!!