Oh dear. The host nation needed me. Even with my gammy leg I’m sure I could have made a difference. There is surely only one possible explanation…the Brazil team got caught in heavy traffic and did not make it to the stadium in time for the match….forcing FIFA to pick 11 Brazil-kit clad chaps out of the crowd and stick them on the pitch….yep…they did well, considering (losing 7-1 to Germany…yes, 7). The stadium was in shocked silence. Poor Brazil has ignominiously reached its limits.
A bootless 500m walk down to the Old Plane Tree restaurant has I think, revealed my limits. Very steep and very gravelly….I was limping more the next day and developed increased tension in my right hip from having to limp. Time to hold back and listen to Jay as he tells me to slow down and protects me from traffic on the pavement-less roads.
Learning from mistakes….Brazil: defend, and don’t rely on just one (missing) man (Neymar); Me: Listen to Jay…and defend against ignoring little messages from dear leg. If I have to walk over the next few days, I will be glad I brought the nearly discarded DV Boot.
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTgtkDLNys). 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...