24.03.2006 12 °C
This past week and a bit has been busy visiting friends. It has been really good to catch up with everyone! I think I last left you all while I was in Durham with Lou. Since then I’ve made it to Manchester to visit Nicki, Sheffield to visit Rosie and Josh, back to London to spend the weekend with Bryce and down to Surbiton to see Andy and Jos. I’m now near Hereford visiting Hayley and Nigel and their two children Kiri and Jake. Its been really lovely getting to spend time with everyone, and each visit had been a new experience. There isn’t a lot to tell you lot about though. Apart from one crazy night in Sheffield where I didn’t get to bed till the sun was well up a lot of tea has been drunk. That said there were a few interesting moments – on St Pat’s day Bryce punched a dude who was peeing next to his door, then was pulled over by the cops as he chased the dickhead down the street. Another was Andy’s msgs saying your welcome but we have no furniture yet so you’ll def need a mattress…. All up though its been a brilliant time. Everyone has taken care of me so well and I’m incredibly grateful for all their generosity!
Today I spent wandering around Hereford. I didn’t actually accomplish much except the purchasing of Panadol. This was a massive effort because I didn’t attempt it until I had a full blown headache. I had previously noted a Boots on my wanderings so at the beginning I wasn’t too worried. Then I wandered. And circled. At this point I was looking for anywhere that sold medicine of any sort and all I could find were herbal remedy places! I ended up asking in a shoe store – but the girl couldn’t understand me….. I eventually got my message across that I needed something for a headache (I thought they spoke English here…) and she reckoned she had never heard of panadol. The shop she directed me to sold it though and ended my misery.
This afternoon I met up with Nigel and Jake (who at 19 months is full of beans) and had a really beautiful meal at a restaurant on the river Wye. It was a really nice spot and Jake kept us entertained.
Tonight I’m going on to Wales to see where Nicki grew up J I’m really looking forward to seeing it and am anticipating a brilliant weekend.
Until next time…………..xxxxxxxxx