The Weekend Blog | Back from NYC
9th September 2017
New York was a blast! I expected nothing less. I just fell in love with the city all over again.
I’m working on a new Travel Diary series as we speak. I’m hoping to get the first post up next week. Or more likely the following week.
We landed back in a rainy Manchester at about 7:30am on Tuesday morning, and once we arrived home it was straight to bed for a few hours.
Getting up and going to work on Wednesday was a struggle. Knowing I only had a 3 day working week ahead of me softened the blow somewhat.
I kept scrolling back through the photos I took on my phone while we were in the Big Apple. That made things worse.
It felt unreal. Did it really happen?
Fortunately, work seemed to fly by. Well, apart from Friday. They always drag.
I had a lot of odd jobs to sort out this week. Before going away I kept saying “I’ll leave it until after the holiday.” and therefore my to-do list was huge when I got back.
I’ve been bartering with my car insurance company to try and get the cost of my renewal down. I’m still waiting to hear back from them but there’s a potential that I may have got it down by £600!
I was also faced with a credit cautious persons nightmare; an overdue bill. I’ve never missed a bill in my life, so I was hit by a wave of anxiety. Turns out it wasn’t even my fault. My energy provider had mess up my account and my direct debit. But I got it sorted. Or at least I hope I did.
No doubt I’ll be checking my credit score like a hawk for the next few months.
I had to go and pick some post from my old house on Friday, and it’s a good job I went when I did because one of the letters was an appointment for a therapy session for my anxiety.
I have been waiting 9 months for this appointment. 9! And I would have missed it if I hadn’t gone to pick my mail up as the appointment is for this coming Tuesday.
I really hope it helps me.
I also received a very exciting letter just this morning about my Blue Badge application. If you follow me on Twitter you are probably aware that I applied for a Blue Badge, which would basically allow me to park in disabled parking spaces. Less walking equals less hip pain.
Anyway, I applied after my surgeon recommended it (and even provided me with a letter of support), and I went to the assessment in August. But the rejected my application because the didn’t “observe” me in pain.
I was furious, so in true Holly fashion I complained. I wrote a detailed 8 page letter, sharing my entire life story and criticising the assessment.
I posted this letter before my holiday, so it had got to the stage where I felt like I wasn’t going to hear back, and I was going to admit defeat. But this morning I received a letter saying that they had reviewed the decision and that they had approved my application!
I’ll be able to pick it up very soon. It’s such a small thing that will make a huge difference to my life.
Today we popped into Liverpool so could stock up on some beauty bits, and we had lunch at our new favourite place, Yard and Coop. Tomorrow I plan on painting (well…making a start) our bedroom, at long last.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!