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.
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).
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.
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.
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I hope you had a good weekend.
I spoke to you last week regarding the blog you had written for your voyage on Tenacious on the ship’s laptop.
I asked the ship if they could send it to us, and I’m so sorry to let you know but there’s been a problem with the machine and they haven’t been saved. They also weren’t able to print a hard copy either as paper supplies on board are low.
Please accept my apologies that we weren’t able to to publish it on our website and send a copy to you.
If I can be of any further help please let me know.
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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.”
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.