Achilles Blog 38 – 27.7.14. A boogie at Minnis Bay

Gammy leg meant I was delegated to ‘light duties’ on the Holiday Club catering team with (lovely, unflappable) Rachel A. Mistake. I didn’t get a B in Cookery for nothing…and my drink serving skills will hopefully not be put to use again….although I think my egg mayo mini bagels made a significant impact on the church’s coffers…..

My ankle swells, but I’m pretty sure it’s a little less every day. It was only when I tried to run that I realised immediately that this cannot be done (yet)… but the physio said I could go back to the gym (yay!) provided I didn’t try any running….. leg strengthening will be the order of the day and I’m looking forward to that….

I was also looking forward to having lots of fun with ((niece and nephew) L and S… however, they were looking forward to lots of fun with Libby (God-daughter, 9)… whom they’ve known for about 5 years. My leg saved me from lots of running, chasing, screaming, hiding, seeking, crab-catching, and shell-collecting (at Minnis Bay) … which they did pretty well by themselves (see pic). Their errand to Sainsbury’s for some soured cream was an opportunity to buy crisps and a huge bag M&Ms (Treets) with their £4 pocket money. I used to sneak out of a basement window and cross a busy main road to the sweet shop at their age… refined sugar can make you streetwise.

I’ve been hesitant about giving away my crutches… but I really don’t need them now… so turn up the music cos I’m gonna have a boogie … like this guy…. https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/video/playlist/amazing-talent/elderly-man-throws-away-crutches-155016748.html?vp=1.

jx

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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 to Jay and we 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... jx
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