Today I completely a Memory Walk to raise money for people with dementia. We had to walk around Alyn Waters Country Park in Wrexham, North Wales. It was a fun day all for a good cause.
Today I had the day off college (Thank you, Gods) so I spent the day home alone. Only, I wasn’t exactly alone because Timmy wouldn’t leave me alone. This isn’t a bad thing though.
I spent the day playing on the PlayStation 3 with Timmy cuddled on my knee and a cup of tea next to me. It was a pretty perfect day.
So, I did the completely unexpected and went to an ice hockey game. Who would have thought it?!
I watched the Deeside Dragons V Sheffield Senators game. Deeside ended up loosing the game by two goals to one.
Apart from not understanding a single rule or even knowing the basics of the game, I really enjoyed it. By the end I managed to understand what was happening and I think it’s actually a good sport.
I spent most of the time telling my boyfriend which ice hockey player I thought was the cutest. I also worried a lot about how many ‘boo boos’ each player would have by the end.
I’m actually kinda excited for next Sunday to watch the next game. Deeside Dragons V Widnes Wild..
I decided just before taking my little best friend, Gizmo on his evening walk that I would grab my camera and bring you all along too.
(Clearly my boyfriend looks super hot in his hi vis..)
(I don’t even know why Gizmo looks so scared)
And then it got too dark to keep taking photos and the flash only made everything look slightly creepy and ghost like.
Matthew Homes is a young man from Bristol who suffers with schizophrenia. He begins writing the story of his life which centres around the death of his Downs Syndrome brother when they were children.
It took me so long to finish The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. For some reason, I just couldn’t seem to get into it.
The Daily Telegraph described it as “deeply moving” and “compelling”. I found it neither of these. In all honesty, I found it boring and uninteresting. I’m baffled over how this book made anyone laugh or cry. The book is completely over hyped. I am confused over how it managed to win the Costa award.
The book had no real point of interest until towards the end. The author saved the ‘reveal’ of how Simon (the brother) died until around the last 60 pages of the book. The ending had been completely predictable all the way through the book so this made no actual impact.
The only positive thing I could think of about the book was that it presents a very real idea of what dealing with a mental illness is like.
I don’t really recommend that anyone reads this book. It’s not inspiring or even just a fun read.
1. Starting a new college on your own is really not as bad as it seems.
There’s other people there who are also starting a new college with no one else that they know. You’re in the same boat as a lot of people.
2. Faking confidence makes you more confident.
Since I had to try to talk to new people or spend the day alone and bored, I decided I needed to pluck up the courage to talk to people. I’m not a confident person so finding the confidence to go up to someone and talk to them is hard. I just decided to pretend to be confident when talking to people and it actually worked. I managed to make a few new friends and now I’m not dreading tomorrow as much as I thought I would.
3. Life is full of amazing and interesting people.
I met some of the most amazing people with amazing stories today.
Today we woke up at 6am (ugh) to go to a car boot sale.
After a quick drive to Rhyl (in North Wales), we set up the stall and started to sell. Mostly, I just stood around eating and drinking. However, I did have the most important job of being the banker. It’s slightly ironic considering my maths skills are practically none existent.
I wonder if America has car boot sales..? Aren’t they just flea markets? Why are they called flea markets? Hmmm…