Posted: 02/02/2015 at 16:25
Big G - good that you were able to get your chest infection treated so speedily. Here's to a quick recovery.
Shades - daughter's recovery is progressing slowly thanks. She had a 2 day PE course that she needed to do last week (talking & planning, not doing) and then she went back to work (school) on Thursday. She has been very tired in the evenings though and complains that her leg is throbbing and feels 'hot inside'. She has to have the stiches out on Tuesday and had already made the appointment with the nurse last Monday. Then on Thursday the receptionist phoned and said she had to make an appointment for next Thursday to have her dressing changed. Despite daughter telling her she had an appointment and she wouldn't have a dressing by then anyway, the receptionist stuck to her script and insisted she make an appointment. Daughter finally said ok, but she would cancel it on Tuesday . Usually you can't get past the receptionist unless you are crawling.
It didn't seem too cold last night so I was surprised when out running to see that most of the lakes and the small streams in the nature reserve were completely frozen. It was actually quite warm in the sunshine . Did see a dead swan though - looked like a fox had got it, it had a great gash in its side and there were feathers everywhere. Only a young one as still had lots of grey feathers . Since running the dog I have noticed that an awful lot of owners don't clean up after their dog. Also I hate it when loose dogs come bounding over and the owners make no effort to catch their dog or even call it back .
Younger daughter has had a couple of incidents recently - weekend before last she was walking along the High Street with some friends when a fight suddenly spilled out from a take-away and a guy knocked into daughter. She fell heavily on her knee which swelled up and stopped her running this week. Then this weekend she was in a lift when someone suddenly and without warning vomited all over her brand new coat . Glad I don't go out in the evenings.