Gluten bridges x10x2 with 8kg weight
I’ve done a total of 6.5 hrs. Got Derek to write up my book. It was a quiet day today. Taking the next couple of weeks off for holidays. And then I’ll be back.
I have enjoyed my time in Barnardo’s getting to know the regulars, the till, a bit about pricing and restocking the shelves. On the whole it’s been great. I did really enjoy working with Catlin our work experience person. I was sad to learn that she was not going to come back. I think I’ll continue with Barnardo’s though.
Glut bridges x20
With 8kg on my pelvic bone
Dead bugs x20
Chest press x 20
The squats on two blocks 10
Squats on one block
The first time I have been able to a burble
Was fairly quiet today I took about £20. Tanya and Clémentine looked in had a chat. No C today another exam day. Told Derek that I could do next Thursday as well. Got a large donation of horrible histories books which I processed (priced up).
Today C was on holiday, I missed her. It was quiet at the beginning. One donation we did gift aid. It got busier after 11. We sold a load of comics!
Had a good day in the shop. Derek back from his holidays. We had Catlin in they were busy restocking shelves. I was numbering the books so we know when they’ve been out too long. I got into a lovely conversation with Eva a 6year old who came into the shop. Something that I ll remember forever.
30 glute bridges 10 with weight s
Lifting the 8kg kettle bell
As many squats as possible. To finish
Noticed there’s more definition to my thighs
Had a busy day today. Liam and Catlin did a stock take. While I manned the till. A few interesting conversations. We were quite busy. I’ve left my keys in the shop. I’ll pick them up tomorrow.
I managed to cycle up the hill no problem this time no problem.
I was quite busy today. Catlin was in. Having lovely conversations with her. She thinks I m funny which is nice. There was a lot of donations today. Spring cleaning!
I am begining to see a difference. In my fitness it’s really improving now! Everything is a bit easier.
Worked really hard with Huld today.
Glut bridges with 8kgx15
Rows 8kg flat on my back
Seated block squats x 20
And ended with squats
Very quiet in the shop today took about £30. Our work experience person was a no show.
Was really busy got a work experience young lady in. She is lovely she was pricing books. I learnt how to do gift aid! Which I’ll photograph next week the steps. There was three donations.
Warm up high knees and star things
glute bridges x30
Arm raises x 8kg x20
Squats x 20
We were busy today I did 7 hours at the shop.
Lots of pricing.
One gentleman told that he ‘d just lost his wife
I gave him a cuddle!
Gluten bridges, shoulder raise, rows, and squats 🏆
I stacked some shelves today. Served some customers. It went by quite quickly.
I was off last week. Unwell! Feeling better this week. It was relatively busy today. With two donations and about 6 transactions
Warm up glut bridges, rows and push ups leg extensions squats and chirped.
Quite busy today I was pricing books the books were all £2. I’m getting the hang of the till!
Straight arm raisers
I’m less hairy and less muscley
Was quite busy. Three lots of donation two with gift aid. Which I learnt today.
15 x2 Glute bridges. Lifting 6kg-8kg from my chest up. Then I did rowing with 8kg. Then I got up off the chair with no hands with no hands! With two blocks
Has been blogging. Although most of my post are quite short. I’ll have probably spent about half an hour thinking about what to write. Tonight I got a lesson on word press from Alison about using the site. I’ve now got categories and tags.
I spent about two hours updating my site.
Today was quiet it’s Black Friday of course. We had an interesting chat with a man called Ally who wanted some burns to take to Africa. Then we redid the window restocked some shelves.
Me serving a customer!
Quiet to start off with. Did three hrs. Ended up busy but with not many sales.
Saw an improvement today I have been seeing Huld for 10 sessions.
I love his encouragement. I’m beginning to see a difference. Today we did glute bridges kettle bells. And stand ups
Busyish morning took about £40!
Push ups pull-ups glut bridges push away s chirped
Very quiet morning. Restocked a couple of cookbooks. Put the week number on the price. So we know what week we put it on the shelves. So we can remove it when it’s been out for a long time.
Quite quiet first thing got busy the closer to 12 I stayed until 1. Getting to grips with the till
Glut bridges 11×2
Rowing using the trx
Push ups using the trx
Had quite a busy day at the bookshop this morning did 3 hrs the secret stash of sweets
and Leeam restocking the shelves.
The till was better today
On this till face I ve to put in the amount of cash handed over.
On this till face I’ve to put in my PIN number
It was good today being a bit busier
Learnt how to work the till today. It was fairly straightforward. I’ve still to get my PIN number. For now I m using Liam’s the assistant manager. I served about 6 customers today.
Did my first two hours with Derek today! So we covered Health And Safety. Elf and safety, and safeguarding. Which is to do with child protection.
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So my report is done from my memory!
Did so much more for me than Introduce me to sailing and gave me the confidence to travel and more importantly book holidays by myself. The world is before me.
Oh and Peter s demonstration of folding a fitted sheet was just great!
After my Tenacious 4 days of no sleep etc. I’m waiting until Monday!
These are my watch card for my first voyage on board the Tenacious.
Well I went up the rigging. With support from the wonderful Micheal (I know that is not how you spell his name) and the tremendous Hannah and Micheal Fourman on my rope.
It was actually easier than I thought it would be. One foot after the other you can only go up. I rationalised it by saying to myself. It would not look good if they lost someone overboard.
The view was great. It wasn’t that cold even although I am a bit over wrapped up. Being used to the frozen north.
This gave me the biggest boost to the confidence I think I never had. I have come back home, I’m looking for a new job!
The third day was just a normal day. With happy hour more training none of which
I remember. I think the more able amongst us climbed the rigging. Dates and stuff like that is a bit of a blur. I was truly exhausted by this time.
The second day was a bit of a haze of exhaustion safety talks getting to know people.
Me with the ropes watching for things to bang into.
On that night watch Ben and our watch we had to set a sail! Which wasn’t easy as we hadn’t even been up that end of the ship.
The lift which I was using by this time, decided to attack me by nocking me on the head.
The sail got changed we pulled on ropes although we had no idea what we were doing. Ben did an excellent job quietly, Anyway 12 o’clock came and went and the new watch came on. We all went to bed!
End of first day.
This was my first view of her. It took my breath away. At this point I was feeling sick, needed the toilet, and quite frankly I was pooping my pants.
This is my worried face. I don’t do travel. Because I find the unknown really difficult.
Turning 50 this year and having a life limiting condition for the past 37 years and I always played it safe. This was the year I was going to start taking risks. Abet calculated. I’d been aware of the jubilee sailing trust for years. So I signed up for my first voyage on Tenacious at the same time I decided to do discovery award which is basically DofE for old people.
I met Peter my watch leader. My sister informed him I hadn’t had much sleep. I’m not skilled at sleeping. I met Karyn my buddy. We hit it off straight away. I was so relieved because that was going to make or break this trip.
My sister went to work. I was left with Karyn and the duvet! Seven goes to get it on her duvet five for mine and much laughter. We called that session Duvet Gate!
Then it was stores. I was next to Andrew who was very considerate and told me the weight of everything before I took it from him.
Then disaster struck I was helping Andrew of the step on the gang plank the next thing I knew was Andrew and me were rolling in the netting of gang plank. Daz was there as quick as a flash. Got me up reassured Andrew. There was no big fuss. I thought that was it for me I’d be turfed off the boat. But no it was just part of life on board. Andrew survived the roll in the netting with me ! He was even still talking to me.
Next I was on mess duty set some tables with Bruce. I managed to rinse all the plates etc. My back was really sore by this point, so after that I went for a wee horizontal. Then I was on eight to midnight watch Duty. We also had a fire drill for some reason I was naked when It went of my clothes have never gone on so fast. Just to stop rumours before they start there was no body else involved in the nakedness. This caused Daz to utter the the immortal words you don’t need socks you need to move.”
Did three sets of 12 squats
Hip abductors 3sets of 12
3 sets arabesque style exercise which I struggled with
Stretch’s pulling the foot up dehind me
15 pelvic thingy with the band
Pull ups 30
3×10 squats from chair
3×10 super sets push-ups and rows and
And then stretch out
Pelvic thingy 30
Got the shopping in managed to carry it in
15 pelvic thingy
First I warm up
Then I do 10 of below exercise without the block at the moment.
This is my excuse for my gluts which is basically my bum muscles.
Then I’ll move on to the TRX machine where I ll do 10 squats
10 push ups
10 pull ups.
Today I was in at work did some of equity and diversity training. Looked into see my good friend Tanya for about 20mins had a chat with her.
Picked up my lock from Nelson Hall.
10 Pelvic thingys
The final 3 all using a TRX
I have also completed another couple of exercises on my course research online and equality and diversity.
At 1400 hours at Cult Espresso I had my meeting with Colin from the Discovery Award.
He registered me. I explained about Mx title.
I told him about my plans with my fitness. So we agreed that getting out a chair with no hands would be an great achievement.
My hobby is going to be blogging about the achievements and the ups and curves of this perambulation.
My service in the Community is going to be volunteering in Barnardos. More about that later.
My discovery challenge is going to be TALL SHIPS.
I’ve had a disability for the last 37 years of that life.
This is me at my christening.
Yes I know I look a bit like Winston Churchill, but in a dress and with hair.
I was blessed to be born, into a very supportive family.
I have got two really cool parents.
It has just taken me 50 years to realise that.
My disabilities have held me back to a certain existent.
Definately financially. Then money doesn’t bring you happiness. I can say I’m content with my life and most of my life choices. I got my duke of edinburgh gold award when I was 25., and now at 50 I am embarking on my Discovery Award.
Discovery and me