Achilles Blog 12 – 30.5.14. Have a little patience

Cannot wait till I see consultant tomorrow, when this cast will be angle-grinded off. I have no real idea what my leg is doing and no doubt the cast will be replaced with something. Does anyone else wake up with a song in their head in the mornings? Yesterday it was Take That’s ‘Have a little patience’…some bit of me knows I’m running out…
Didn’t think the escalators at M&S Eltham (of Stephen Lawrence and BNP fame) could be quite so exciting. If you’re on crutches you have to get on and off them with careful timing… actually, that’s what you do without crutches – but your brain and eyes are so marvellous, you don’t even realise it! As I sat in the cafe today, having a bit of 2-leg envy, Pat (76; unjustifiably thick curly grey hair) struck up a conversation with me… she’d killed off 2 husbands (OK, they just died) and had had the Duchess of Argyle and her dog as clients… she was a (lovely and very with it) ex-paralegal. So….. there are some lovely people in Eltham…
Don’t know what possessed me,  but I decided to shoot off an email to Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum (where I am a volunteer)  – I made a desperate plea for the pre-historic hand-axes…which might be… axed. You have to touch these things to appreciate the sheer ancientness of man’s ingenuity I said.  The hand axes are effectively primitive knives; they were made by earlier species (not homo sapiens) – and they show something pretty unique to man… a brain that can imagine something, and then create it; a toolmaker with a need to manipulate his environment and not just be subject to it. I shiver every time I handle them.

Oooo… I crutched into Blackheath Hair Studio yesterday and asked Sarah for ‘the full Supremes’ … I don’t think she did too badly (see pic).

About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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