Monday, March 27, 2006

This one's not a rant ... it's not even a whinge ...

Just to show I know how to have a good time, check out what's been happening the last few days ...
After school on Friday Joe and Jacob together with their friends Arthur and Thomas took part in the Swimathon, swimming 5000 metres (200 lengths) between them. Way to go, Electric Eels II. Brilliant achievement!
Then on Saturday, Arthur and Thomas were well and truly in the spotlight when they took part in Felix's School of Rock at the Hobgoblin. Seriously impressive guys! When we see you in 10 years time on tv, we'll think back to the first time we saw you on stage and how great you all were.
Then, after a quick stint for J&J at Tae Kwon Do, I prepared to go out. Yes! You read that right. Saturday night and I was GOING OUT! See? I too have a social life ... even if it does only manifest itself once a decade ... Anyway, me mate Steve (from East Dulwich Writers' Group) had a gig with his band B Movie at the Metro in Oxford Street. Nice one, Steve. Keep us informed re further developments. As for me - two gigs in one day??? Rock 'n' Roll!
Sunday was the Big One really though, when we picked my dad up from hospital and took him home - something that had looked very unlikely to ever happen only a couple of weeks ago. A big thank you to all the wonderful staff on Ruby Ward at Edgware Community Hospital. I'd been appalled when the old Edgware General was shut down, but I was s-o-o impressed by what Edgware had to offer - lovely surroundings, well equipped (you should see the patients' lounge) and warm and caring staff meant that dad had to an opportunity to convalesce after being discharged from Barnet before having to cope at home alone. Now if only places like this were available in addition to local general hospitals, we'd be getting somewhere ...

6 comments:

Sharon J said...

It's now April 5th and there's been nothing from you since March 27th. Is all ok? ~Sharon J

Debi said...

You are one special woman, Sharon! Thanks so much for watching out for me. Been very busy and now it's the school hols which means not a lot else gets done. As for 'ok' - it's always relative isn't it? Not so much 'what's happening' as 'how are you handling it'? I've added to my news blog more recently, so you can always see if there are updates there. www.debialper.co.uk/news
Meanwhile, at least the sun's shining!

Sharon J said...

I didn't know you had a second blog - I shall nip over and take a butcher's at it. The sun's shining? It's p***ing down here :-( ~Sharon xx

Sharon J said...

I'm back again. How was Camber Sands? I can remember going there as a little girl for a family holiday. My other half is from Ashford, which isn't far away so we keep saying we're going to go down for a weekend but haven't done it so far. Too many places, not enough time... ~Sharon

Debi said...

Camber Sands is beautiful. The dunes are a wonderful source of thrills and spills, fun and games, nature and nurture ...
We stay in Pontins - which raises a few eyebrows with certain people but is utterly familiar to anyone who's ever lived on a housing estate. And at £48 for all 4 of us for 3 nights, plus a fab indoor pool and stuff for the kids (they did archery and quad biking) we're certainly not complaining.

Sharon J said...

£48 for four of you? Blimey! What a bargain! Pontins hold lots of great memories for me, even though I've never lived on a council estate. However, growing up in the East End is pretty much the same thing :) As I recall, those who were slightly upmarket went to Warners. We also did a week at Butlins Bognor. Sod the eyebrows... just as long as you have a good time, it's nothing to do with anybody else, is it? ~Sharon J