The Weekend Blog | A tough couple of weeks
28th May 2017
The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur. They’ve been tough.
Last week my Nan passed away. It came as a shock to us all, even though she was in hospital recovering from a broken hip at the time. She seemed to be making great progress and we thought it wouldn’t be long before she could return home.
I took a couple of days off work after her passing, mainly to look after myself and to focus on my mental health, and I feel like it did help me somewhat. My parents were on holiday at the time of my Nan’s passing and I had to pick them up from the airport when they returned. It wasn’t easy.
Then, of course, tragedy struck in Manchester at the arena on Monday night. I was starting to feel like I was becoming desensitised to such horrific events that seem to becoming the norm, but when it happens in a city just down the road from you, in a building that you, your friend and your family have spent a lot of time in, it really hits home.
I don’t know if it’s because I was already grieving, but I cried a lot. I even had a little cry on my way home from work on Tuesday after finding out Roger Moore had died. He was my favourite Bond and he always seemed like such a gentleman. 😞
In a desperate need to give myself something to look forward to, I started looking at holidays for the summer, and I ended up booking one.
So Tyrone and I are off to New York for a week at the end of August! 🗽 🚕 🇺🇸
I fell in love with New York when I visited a couple of years ago with my parents, and I’ve been eager to return with Tyrone ever since. I’m looking forward to experiencing my second favourite city in the world (after Liverpool, of course!) in the summer, as it was absolutely freezing when we visited in April, and I’m hoping that we’ll be able to cram lots more in with being there for 7 days rather than just 4.
No doubt I will bore you all to tears talking about my holiday over the next few months!
I’m back in Shropshire this weekend because it’s another long Bank Holiday weekend, and I needed to take my car for it’s MOT. Fortunately it passed, although I will probably have to get my break pads changed later in the year.
I drove back to Shropshire on Friday night and when I arrived we had a barbecue because the weather on Thursday and Friday was incredible. Then yesterday my parents and I had a lovely day out in Nantwich. I bought a dress for a wedding I have in July, and also picked up some more wool for a knitting project I’m working on (it’s a scarf…I’m knitting a scarf in the summer 😂).
I’ll be back in Shropshire next weekend for my Nan’s funeral.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!