Monday, 20 August 2018

A Heartbreaking Few Weeks

It's been a tough few weeks in the house of Miss Tilly And Me, we have had illness and heartbreak and trying to keep my head above water has somewhat hard work but I did it and now it's time to look forward. There are only 50 days until I go to Alba Queen again, so I actually have something to focus on.

After we came back from Camp Bestival, I was hit by a virus and it was quite nasty. My throat felt like I had swallowed razor blades, my nose kept running and I had a cough that I really hoped wouldn't develop into a chest infection. It actually knocked me for 6 and it took me three weeks from the day it started to it finishing and the cough to disappear. My problem I think was that I couldn't stop to rest.  We live In a society where if you don't work, then you don't get paid, so while I took time off from the blog, I still had to go to my paid job. 

Then a close family relative had a stroke, she is 90 this week and I actually thought she was indestructible, turns out that she isn't. She is now making a recovery in hospital, but it made me feel guilty for not visiting her often enough. She wasn't the only person in my life to suffer a fatal stroke, within days the lovely blogger  Kate from WitWitWoo suffers a stroke and passed away. I met her a few times in real life and she was always so lovely. I will always remember the day we both went to a food bank in London. We both cried tears at the poverty and hearing the stories of the people that needed to use it.  Kate had more compassion in her little finger than anyone else I know.

Then another friend passed away after an illness and I just felt so heartbroken, a person can normally take one or two knocks at a time but I just seemed to have it thrown at me all in one go. I hadn't been to a funeral since Kim was 9 years old. She is 26 now!. It had been my nan's funeral and because I was devastated, I hadn't been to a funeral since. But I pulled up my big girl pants and went to this one and I was glad I did because it was a time for remembrance, for remembering old days and for seeing people I hadn't seen in a while.

On Saturday Tilly and Kim went away for a week to Brownie pack holiday, it was almost a relief to have some time for me, some time to shut myself off from the world and find myself again. I am looking forward to this week and normally I spend it catching up with friends and getting drunk. This time its time for me to sleep, relax and catch up. It wouldn't even bother me if I didn't go out for a few days, but sadly I have to go to work. I know by the end of the week, I will be ready for them to come home, but hopefully, I will have somewhat recharged my batteries.

Have a great week.

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