Wow can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since my last blog! Where does the time go? I had decided to try and make this a weekly update on life but as usual life got in the way!
After my partner’s 60th birthday celebrations at the end of January we spent five nights at her daughter’s in Eltham, London. Visited a couple of places we hadn’t been to before namely Greenwich and Canterbury, both would have been more enjoyable in warmer weather I think. Found a nice pub in Greenwich called The Yacht, right on the riverside next to the Old Naval College.
I had arranged to go to Bristol and visit my son, daughter and grandchildren at the beginning of March but the weather put a stop to that. I wouldn’t normally worry about it but with RED warnings and as I like to travel in the early hours with some parts being fairly remote I decided not to take the chance. Luckily I’ve managed to rebook the stay for early May.
The weather has caused a few problems at work too, after struggling to get in for 9 a.m last Wednesday I wasn’t prepared for what happened. All our drivers were still on site, the boss wouldn’t let us even attempt to go out on service. We were told we wouldn’t be getting paid which almost started a mutiny. “If we aren’t getting paid for today then we are not risking our necks again to come in tomorrow” seemed to be the general consensus. Well after talks with the local transportation authorities we were told we would be paid. Later in the day a text message was sent to all saying that no services would be running the following morning but all staff were to remain ‘on-call’ as hourly checks would be made on road conditions and some staff may be required to attend work. I was lucky and didn’t get called in, so had two extra days off (18 hours paid) before starting a five day weekend. Out of those that were required to go in two refused so they will not be paid. I took Pauline to work Thursday morning as she’s not as confident as me driving in the snow. Had a request for help on Friday from the boss so that was overtime.
Here we are the 6th March , the day before going back to work and the snow has almost totally disappeared and been replaced by constant rain………… give me snow any day!
Found out yesterday that Pauline’s granddaughter (Fourteen in June) who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three has had some upsetting results from her last check up. Since the onslaught of puberty she has had a lot of problems controlling her ‘highs’ and it looks like they could be affecting her eyesight, even eventually leading to total blindness. The hospital are hoping that with even stricter controls on her diet they can stop any further deterioration and even reverse it.