So I have had one of the most busiest weekends this year .
I went to Porthcawl fair on Friday.
Folly Farm on Saturday.
And Band Practice with Grim Citizens, in Carmarthen on Sunday.
6pm I went to Porthcawl with Rob, my brother, sister in law, Katie & Brooklyn.
Emily had a sleep over at her friends so she didn’t come with us.
It was wet & windy but really fun!
Rob won me a teddy . I won one myself too.
Katie went on nearly every ride possible & Brooklyn just enjoyed the arcade.
We all had a laugh , had some candy floss & went for some chips afterwards.
We got soaked! But it was worth it.
I had a bit of a panic attack before going as I didn’t know what to expect. I had never been before so it was a new experience. But I enjoyed when we got there 🙂
It helped having family around me 🙂
Myself & Rob organised to meet up for a catch up with friends when we were in Surrey.
As they have children we thought Folly Farm was the best bet.
I had never seen Giraffes before either so it was a win win.
We met up with Richard & Charlotte & their 3 gorgeous boys. Logan, Corey & Zac.
Started at around 10:30am, myself & Rob went for breakfast & a coffee as we waited for them. We then wondered around the gift shop.
We met up with them at 12:30pm in the reptile house 😀
It was amazing !!
We spent the whole day walking around slowly and seeing everything .
We had a lovely catch up & pigged out with a double ice-cream ….. Which was MASSIVE !! (So worth it !!)
I went for the mint choc chip – as usual 😛
It didn’t rain much which was a bonus. I think we literally had 5 minutes of drizzle & that was it .
The sun shone the rest of the time.
Afterwards, we all went into Narberth for some chips ( I know – Take away again !!)
And went to a carpark to eat them so we could chat & have a laugh .
It was a fantastic day & my panic attacks stayed at bay.
I was exhausted by the time we got home (9pm) . I was so drained it was unbelievable !!
I think my illness got to me in a different way this time .
I slept for over 12 hours !!!!
But it was such a nice day , it was worth it .
Band Practice – Carmarthen.
Waking up was a struggle. I was fighting everything . I could easily have slept some more – Even though I had 12 hours sleep.
I was in agony with my back & legs & I had a migraine . 😦 It wasn’t a good start to the day.
My body was fighting me on everything .
I went downstairs & had to make lasagne , it was the easiest thing to make in the house. I was shaking & feeling dizzy . It was horrible .
The 2 days of adventure had hit me like a ton of bricks .
I made sure I drunk plenty of water & I ate all of my food . (It was 1pm)
I then had to help Rob hang his clothes out . My body hated it. I was weak & felt ill.
Eventually we made it to the car & headed off for Rob’s band practice.
When we arrived I felt a lot better . I munched on some chocolate on the way so I had some sugar in me.
Band practice went really well & I managed to get some nice shots of them playing 🙂
It was a nice relaxing day for me , which I needed !!
We went for food in Weatherspoon’s afterwards & ended up having free drinks because food was delayed . So I had a lovely caramel frappé lol (I had 2 in total) .
After food we headed home . it was 10pm by the time we got back . I was dropping again & couldn’t wait to get into bed !!
All in all , it was a fantastic weekend . Despite my illness pushing me back a little bit , I managed to push through it.
I am paying for it now with all the aches & pains & tiredness , but it was so nice to actually get out.
I miss getting out & doing things .
It made me feel “normal” . Which I have mentioned before , is a big thing for me.
Last week , I was catching up with one of my favourite artists on YouTube. I got a little jealous as he was going out & about on his own & grabbing a coffee. The little things that I want to do basically , & it made me feel a little low . Knowing I can’t do that because of my constant battles with my illness . But this weekend made me realise that I don’t need to do that 🙂 I have very supportive friends & family who will do it with me & help me through my though times 🙂
So even though it may be the norm for some to go & do it alone , it isn’t my norm .
Yes , I rely on people a lot , but those people are amazing & they are great to be around .
I am very lucky.