Monday, 31 January 2011

Tumble update

So I promised that I would do an update on #2 after her fall. Shortly after I first posted about her fall, #2 went to the doctor and was signed off work until January. During the last 3 months, #2 has slowly started to recover.

She had train track braces put on to bring her jaw back into alignment ensuring that she could bite correctly. She had root canal on her front three teeth as the nerves in them have died. Her broken teeth have been repaired so that her smile is normal - she isn't completely happy with it but has spent so much time in the dentist's chair that she can't bear to go back yet. 

The stimulus overload took a long time to get past but she was eventually able to go out alone. As she explained when you walk down a busy high-street there is so much going on. Traffic, weather, music from shops, and hundreds of fellow shoppers having hundreds of different conversations. When feeling 'normal' you filter all of this out, you focus on the shop you are trying to reach, sometimes tuning into a particularly interesting conversation or piece of gossip. #2 couldn't filter any of it, she experienced all of it bombarding all of her senses. Slowly she has been more and more able to filter to the point where she can now drive on her on - you need to be able to filter and focus all at the same time when driving. 

Her work were incredibly good as part of their health benefits she was entitled to a counselling service which meant she had someone to talk through her issues and frustrations with - who wasn't one of the family. She began on a very slow staggered return to work, luckily she is able to work from home. She started doing an hour or so at home to spending some time in the office to spending full days at the office. 

She never did receive a report from the police about what happened the day of the accident. Simply a letter that there would be no legal proceedings as a result of the accident. 

When we visited at New Year you could tell that she was on the mend. However a couple of weeks ago we got emailed a photo from #2's boyfriend which was her on a bike ride! The first time she had been back on a bike since her accident and a sure sign that she is fixed!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Time flies...

...when you are having fun.

I can't quite believe it has been 6 months already.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Today has been one of those days (there have been several recently) where big fat doo-doos hit the proverbial fan.

Both in my work life and my home life (why do my friends insist on acting like 13 year olds?)

Days like this exhaust me and make me want to crawl into bed and not get up again for a very long time.

Once I've watched One Born Every Minute and acted as a UN peace maker I'll be spending the rest of the evening here.

I'm sorry I had actually intended to write about something interesting today instead of moaning AGAIN.

Friday, 14 January 2011

My Spare Rantings

Putting siren noises into songs that are then played on the radio when I'm driving should be banned. When I hear the siren I immediately start looking for blue lights trying to figure out where they are coming from and whether I need to give way. 

Haven't figured out how to make an edit specifically for the radio when I'm driving so I've decided that sirens should just be banned from all songs - really what does it add?

Have a good weekend! 

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sofa bonding

O is in training for a big tournament in his stupid sport. This means that he is out every evening (hoping he might take Saturday off). However it is kind of a blessing in disguise. January TV listings seem to have heard my lonely cries and come up with the business. So for most of January you'll find me bonding with the sofa watching any of the following:

The Good Wife
CSI: New York
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Glee (although O watches this with me)
One Born Every Minute
Brothers and Sisters

Yup I need to get a life - can anyone help me?

Saturday, 1 January 2011


What a year it has been.

Baby nephew was born

Our parent's met for the first time

My parents went to South Africa for three weeks. I've still not managed to look through all the photos that they took.

Two lovely ladies got married. Gaynor from Our Day by Design and Hockey one of my special women. I met a real life blogger in person and it wasn't that scary!

We both had our final single celebrations at our hen do and stag do. Catherine and Richard got married.

In June we filed our wedding notice and everything became much more real! I also travelled to London to do the Race4Life with my family.

WE GOT MARRIED - well come on it was a pretty big event this year.

We celebrated being engaged one year. I kept this blog going for a whole year. Another blog friend got married - Wellies' recaps are amazing.

We went on our first husband and wife holiday - I will get round to writing a recap soon.

Rebecca and James got married. #2 took a tumble (will do an update shortly - she is doing much better).

Anna married her Bean. I met some more lovely blog ladies.

The snow arrived. We went North for Christmas.

Who knows what next year might bring.