Hengistbury Head, Dorset, August 2012.
I haven't purposely been neglecting my blog, it's just sort of happened! Over the summer holidays I was purposely trying to spend more time with my family doing things than sitting on my computer. However there is another little venture that has been taking up any spare time - I have opened a shop on the folksy site - if you are interested in taking a peek you can find it by following this link. I am still to make a sale yet but trying very hard not to get disheartened.
We did manage to have some very exciting adventures over the summer, including a trip to Paris and Switzerland! We managed to get to the paralympics in the stadium and watched a GB wheelchair racer get a gold medal! There have been some days at the beach despite the overall terrible weather we have had.
My niece has now finally been released from the secure forensic psychiatric unit she has been in since the end of December and seems to be settling in her new children's home. It is about a 60 mile round trip to go and see her but we are trying to maintain regular contact. She is going to be starting college hopefully in the next few weeks, skipping year 11 of school as she has missed so much, so that will be another great achievement for her.
My mum is still trying to decide whether she wants to stay down in the south or move back to the east midlands. I would love to be able to help her make this decision but unfortunately it is one she has to make herself. I will miss her if she goes back, but want her to be where she might find some happiness.
My health continues to be up and down, having all the focus on the paralympics this last few weeks has been difficult. I find myself feeling very jealous that some people with disabilities are able to find great things to excel in, whereas for me I just see all the obstacles, not just health probs but money ones too! IU am trying to keep up with my swimming, though this has been difficult over the summer holidays as the pool is so full of children, I have taken the opportunity to take my daughter a few times though. At the moment I have pulled a muscle in my neck which is very very painful and restricting, probably brought on by tensing my shoulders after walking too much and getting painful legs at the weekend!
So I will try and remedy the neglect that has occurred to this poor old blog and catch up with all my fellow bloggers who I have also been neglecting! Thanks for bearing with me!