A bit of a calamity and a bit of something normal but surreal…

Well after our lovely weekend in Derbyshire, I had a bit of a calamity of a week last week.  I don’t know if I got a bug or ate something funny but my tummy was not playing ball at all…. I also managed to walk into the fireplace in our bedroom giving myself a couple of lovely bruises as well as burn the inside of my throat while eating a hot potato so I was just generally feeling sorry for myself last week.

Thankfully, I was almost back to 100% in time for my trip down to London to see Katrina who was passing through London on her way home from Germany.  We had a great time catching up and shopping.  We also went to see the musical “Once” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_(musical)) at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End which I highly recommend and ate at a restaurant Brent recommended called the Dean Street Townhouse which was also equally lovely.  It felt really *normal* to be wandering around and chatting with Katrina but also slightly surreal at times.  Katrina did Paul proud by buying the two men in her life matching Liverpool jerseys….

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It was great to catch up and after saying goodbye to Katrina who was on her way to Heathrow, I headed to Euston for my train home.  On Sunday morning, Paul, Stella and I headed out for an early morning sunrise photo opportunity at New Ferry.  I tried lots of different shots but this was my favourite.

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That was followed by a bit of gym, an afternoon walk and watching the Olympics.  This week I’m really looking forward to the Gold Medal Women’s Hockey Game on Thursday – US vs Canada.  It’s always a classic match-up.  Go Canada!