A Very Productive Day!…

Wow what a day.

Up early this morning for a hospital appointment (they said 0830 but also said I can expect to be there for at least four hours).

I came prepared with my kindle for the long wait and was promptly called in to see the nurse about a page in!.

She explained the procedure (an Endoscopy for the curious) in graphic detail then had me sit down in another waiting room where I assumed I would be spending the rest of the day.

Less than a chapter later, I was called in for the procedure, I wont go into detail but it was definitely one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life!.

I cannot praise the staff enough, they were extremely patient, kind and thorough, especially the nurse I had already met who was reassuring me throughout the procedure to keep me calm, if you are reading this thank you for being there!

After thanking the Doctor and Nurses (much to their surprise!) and making my way back to my wife in the waiting room with a numb throat, we made our way home which is a good half hour walk to burn off the numbing spray (and the fact I couldn’t have my morning coffee or breakfast and couldn’t eat or drink anything until at least 1015 made me even grumpier than usual!).

After getting home, I immediately downed a large coffee and a snack and felt miles better, then instead of going to sleep for a few hours (hooray for caffeine!) I decided to clean the kitchen and bathroom top to bottom while listening to a random playlist on my iPod.

With the kitchen and bathroom now sparkling, I downed more coffee to keep me alive and proceeded to do some tidying before finally succumbing to tiredness about an hour before we were due to leave for college (just like I knew I would!).

After a brief power nap, we threw on our trainers and headed out the door for college.

After initially getting lost in the newly redeveloped Totton College, and grabbing another coffee from the onsite Costa, we finally arrived at the right classroom and started eagerly working through the work books.

Three hours later we had a nice leisurely stroll home in the darkness and enjoyed the cool air until we arrived back home where I promptly devoured a bowl of cereal and a bottle of ice cold water (SO refreshing!!).

Now, I am writing this while waiting for my brother in law to arrive from Wales to look after our cat Milo for the weekend while we go to look after my parents dogs for the weekend!.

When we arrive tomorrow morning, I fully intend to do nothing for at least a few hours other than maybe catch up on some sleep!.

Roll on the weekend!! we have music, games and work to keep us busy!


Back from honeymoon and time just flies!

I’ve been back from Honeymoon in Weymouth for just over a week now, and in that time, I have bought Deus Ex:Human Revolution and put in WAY too long on it, been to one appointment and spent some time on the family history.

And that’s it.

The whole week just zipped by in a blur! I know they say that time speeds up the older you get but wow!.

Oh well, it was a good holiday anyway, not exactly ‘relaxing’ as we spent most of the time climbing up hills or sitting on a bus while I took pictures and videos of everything in sight like a typical tourist! (even though I should know better!).

Dorchester was really interesting, such history! dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain, I strongly recommend any readers to visit the Dorset County Museum and the Dorchester Roman Town House.

I got obsessed (again!) with the old Riviera hotel near Bowleaze Cove and took way too many pictures of it!.

We even managed to fit in a visit to Lyme Regis to visit family (over two hours by bus each way! ouch!).

Considering when we got to the site, the local bus dropped us off a mile downhill from the site even though the stop was named after the site (so assumed it was nearby?) after that lovely walk with all our bags after hours on a coach, we finally made it to the site itself..

To be greeted by a queue apparently consisting of every other holiday maker  there! I still don’t know what happened as I was busy raging and considering going home by this time!  My wife, bless her, volunteered to stand in the queue to check in while I sat with a drink and guarded the bags (she knows me too well!).

Eventually we got in the caravan before she told me that some of the weight I had been hauling around all day was bags of two pence pieces for the arcade machines! thanks hon!.

We missed the bank by five minutes to transfer some cash, so I thought “no problem!” I have my iPod! even though my password and details were correct, some sort of problem prevented me logging in with them also losing me my internet banking privileges and leaving us stranded with no cash at least until monday!.

not happy.

Apart from the first day’s drama, the rest went well, been feeling lazy since my return though, so may have to force myself to exercise more!.

Amazed myself that I went a week with no computer (only iPod and internet if we head to the entertainment centre) card/board games and podcasts!.

At least we managed to finally get through a whole game of illuminati for once on the day we were stuck indoors due to a storm outside!

Spent less than I thought I would in the arcade, but more than I should have!  must stick to air hockey and the tupenny sliders! (must stay away from the shooty ones and the “grabber” ones – don’t even get me started on how unfair THEY are!).  Shame we didn’t get on the Dodgems this time though!.