Achilles Blog 37 – 23.7.14. As easy as falling off a bike

Lewisham Bike Shop (now Pedal-it, Lee High Road) is the go-to place if you are thinking of falling off your bike…not that I was, but when I did, on the pavement right outside the door, about 10 guys I think, including 2 from the shop hauled me up and rushed me and my bike inside. I was immediately examined by the heroic Dr. Keiran (a bike doctor) and bandaged nearly all over (see pic), free of charge. He says he keeps stock of bandages cos cyclists get slightly mangled by cars all the time…. he has done an impressive job on me but I can confirm no more than a few angry grazes…. my healing leg not quite reliable enough to fully support me when dismounting quickly…. so dismount slowly, perhaps on right leg?, J.

Absolutely nobody noticed when I walked into Sainsbury’s. No-one. Not true actually – neighbour Jean-Marc did – but not because of my leg. I am starting to feel more normal…not even really thinking about what my leg is doing – and there is barely any sign that anything is wrong. I got in the shower this morning and had a flashback of my leg-bag days…also noticed my trusty crutches standing in the hall, unused…. tempus fugit as an old boyfriend used to say.

Taste-tested some sandwiches on Mac and Milo, our neighbour’s kids… and results are that cheese, ham and egg mayo mini bagels will be on sale on the cake stall at the end of at least the first Holiday Club day.. and we’ll see how they go. I am planning to have A LOT of fun with (niece) L and (nephew) S and it looks like the weather is going to help us out. The long summer holiday break goes on forever when you’re a kid… and maybe when you’re a parent…… I’ll stick to being an Aunt then….


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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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