Achilles Blog 15 – 3.6.14. Everything depends on everything else

After a long night standing at the Museum, I came home yesterday with a swollen ankle. Support is needed during periods of inactivity because a poorly functioning Achilles tendon is not working the calf muscle – and this muscle helps pump blood back up to the heart. Everything depends on everything else.

The British Museum depends on 600-odd volunteers, for whom they give a party every year… a gathering in the splendid Enlightenment Room. Here, I sadly discover that the rumour about the disappearance of the pre-historic objects is almost certainly true. The beginning of man’s story, the spark of cognition, the very first developments in technology and art – in other words some iconic parts of the Museum’s collection… seem destined to be stuffed in a drawer, most likely for lack of sponsorship.

I emerged from the Museum at 9pm and it was still beautifully light – I just love our long summer evenings. It is rare to see Great Russell Street without tourists, which meant no fighting for a cab to Charing Cross. And a lovely and fully ‘earthed’ Jay collects me, barefooted, at Blackheath Station. He has always, always hated shoes.



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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