The weather has been amazing again today and I'm definitely getting a little tan... I am reading voraciously, often sitting in a deckchair in the garden, protected from the sea breeze by the hedge. It's divine!
Just popping in quickly to let you know that I'll be away from the blog for a couple of weeks. I might drop in now and then, but I'm off to visit my mum who I haven't seen for nearly two years. I can't wait!
Talking of the refurbished Colosseum (see my previous post), I was thinking about booking some tickets for this Autumn. First off I thought I'd go and see the psychic Sally Morgan (Princess Di's psychic no less), but it's already sold out. Instead I think I might go and see the rather lovely John Barrowman of Torchwood and Dr Who fame. Hmm, that's a possibility. Or what about Jools? Yes, the OH mentioned that he was coming to our neck of the woods soon, so that would be a good night out. Ooh, and here's something for Claire and me: Grease Singalong. Hellooooo - one of our favourite ever movies, we know all the words! That would be a good girls' night out I reckon!
Other nights on offer are the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bill Wyman, Shakin' Stevens (he's still alive?!), the Russian State Ballet of Siberia... and many many more.
Well, Claire is having fun in France, despite things not getting off to the best of starts: I had to take her to A&E on the Sunday night because the blister and "allergic rash" on her foot looked suspiciously like an infection and I knew it was not a very good idea to travel like that. The doctor took one look and said "ooh" with a serious face. She was given a massive dose of penicillin and told to wait 48 to 36h before travelling. Luckily we were able to change her ticket and she left Wednesday. If the penicillin hadn't kicked in she was expected back at the hospital to be put on intravenous antibiotics!
Then, when she got to Paris, her cousin Amy was the one who needed antibiotics for bronchitis. In the end just Marie and Claire (the "twin cousins") drove up to Normandy to stay with their beloved Grandma for one night. They saw the sea, and enjoyed hot weather, so even though it was a brief visit, it seems like it was worth it.
As for me, I attended the first event at the newly refurbished Colosseum on Friday night. I was nominated for an award because of the volunteering I have done for the community centre - I didn't win but I was invited along with a partner to celebrate. It was rather lovely, and dinner was delicious, but I didn't stay for the "dancing until midnight" with the live band! I was a bit overwhelmed by the noise and crowds, which are both things that I have trouble with since the SAH, but I did better than I would have done just a couple of months ago. It's nice to realise that I've progressed in my recovery.