What Ho Peeps.
'tis I,from here in Cold Comfort Farm. Well it is time to say a fond farewell - but don't panic - only for a little while. We are off to foreign climes to have a little bit of R and R (my least favourite saying in the whole world!!!) So pretentious!
I digress - again. We are off for a couple of days to good old sunny - yes you guessed it - Cornwall.! Mevagissy is going to be battening down the hatches and boarding up the shops because me and the Rt. Hon Leader are going to paint the town a little shade of pink methinks!
The poor old soul (the Rt Hon) has another birthday coming up and he hates getting old so he goes away hoping that he doesn't get another year older. He is as barmy as I am... and the poor old feller has just started to take his Blood Pressure Tablets because I finally got him to the doctors about his raging BP. He didn't want to do it, because he knew that starting the tablets would mean no going back. On them for life - well doh! join the blooming club - so he needs a rest. Hmmmmm....
So we are leaving the farm, during this quiet time, in the incapable hands of number one son and heir and hope to goodness it's still here when we get back.
What's this got to do with RA I hear you ask!!!?? Well naff all really.... and I apologise for inappropriately blogging.
I would report that perkily speaking, I am definitely a bit more of it - perky that is - and feeling a little bit more like my new self. I shall never feel like my old self, unfortunately. Apart from crunchy wrists and hips and knee, and a little bit of stiffy fingers in the morning, Ra-wise I am doing ok. I tried leaving off the painkillers but I find I still have to have them on the days I go to work on t'farm.
Or if I do anything other than sit on my botty really.
I shall come back renewed and invigorated. My PT bouncer is on order and I have purchased an enormously expensive pair of sandals. I apologise for the fact that they actually cost £99 (yes one pounds short of a monkey) but they are built for comfort and for walking. They are called Wolky and are hand built in Holland, with cork insoles (which you can remove but I haven't figured out why you would want to?) with a layer of memory foam. I test drove them in Sainsburys on Saturday and they were absolutely blooming lovely, felt like walking on cotton wool and my ankles did not get tired nor did I get the now obligatory back ache after a while. They were great.
Any road up, I am going on a bit. But I would say that on my return, next week I shall get onto the exercise regime I have sorted for myself, i.e. swimming on Tuesday mornings, bouncing on my new bouncer, and taking it easy in between! Fingers crossed I shall not overdo things. I have been spurred on by my weight loss (now 13lbs - I stalled a bit when I wasn't feeling tickity boo).
So au revoir my dear friends. I recently read somewhere that Noel Coward used to say this when he went to the toilet. Apparently he had a villa on the French Riviera and he learnt that the sewage went directly into the sea, and when he flushed the loo, he used to say "This is not goodbye, only au revoir". Now he had a funny sense of humour!
So, tara a bit....
Take care Julie xx
P.S. When I read this through, I thought I might not come back because there will be this enormous credit card bill waiting for me... I told myself not to order those sandals. oooerrrr...