Positives from negatives

duckling(1)At the moment I am still restricted on what I can do, I am still unable to drive or lift things, so Daddy is still having to help out a lot. This meant that yesterday both of us took Sammy to his swimming lesson.

I like to try and look on the positive, and on this occasion it was really easy!

If Mummy had not been into hospital and had an operation and was therefore able to drive as normal, then Daddy would not have come to the swimming pool with us.
If Daddy had not come to Sammy’s swimming lesson yesterday then he would not have seen him get his first ever swimming badge.

Such a proud moment for both of us.


Recovering and Reassessing

Things have been a bit slow on here for a while, anyone who read an earlier post on ‘blogging-silence’ will know why.

So now as the title suggests I am in the recovery stage, I have had the operation to have my gallbladder removed, from what I understand (although I will admit I was quite drugged up at the time) it was quite a complicated operation and I was in theatre for a couple of hours longer than expected.
But it is over and now I can’t wait until I am on my feet again properly, can run around with the boys and drive!
I’ve been told at least 2 weeks if not 3, so week 1 is over, and soon we go on holiday so my plan is that when we come back I will be back to ‘normal’ whatever that is.

What do I mean by reassessing?
I’m really not sure how to say this, but I was shocked by who I did and didn’t hear from when I was suddenly rushed into hospital for a week.
I understand that everyone has a lot on their plates at various times, but I had always made the effort to try and keep in touch with people and to ask after them if I heard they or their family were unwell, even offering help and assistance whenever I could.

I am happy to say that I have some great friends who have gone out of their way to help in anyway they could, even working out their own back-up plans when their own children’s appointments might cross over mine. Others who have kept in touch even though they have been too ill themselves to visit, and even friends from way back who I haven’t seen in years who ‘checked-in’ to see how things were going.

Since starting to write this post, I have seen a couple of ‘friends’ walk past my door (I live in a no-through road), others have offered to help, but only when they were ‘cornered’ because they weren’t expecting to be caught face-to-face

I never expected anyone to bend over backwards for me, but I have found it a little upsetting that we now live in a world where people are so caught up in their own lives that they don’t even enquire after others anymore.
I hope that I never have, and never will fall into this way, and keeping this in mind, even now from my recovery bed I am of to check on some people I have been supporting recently with breastfeeding, lets hope their little ones let them have a better night that Tim is letting us have at the moment!

It seems that the easier it is for people to keep in touch with mobiles, computers etc, the more time is spent watching what strangers do and not thinking about those on our doorsteps anymore

Fayre & Square are getting there!

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I am not someone who likes complaining, however before Christmas following a disastrous meal out I felt the need to say something, there were issues over the menu, we were advised that things would be fine for Tim, which I was unsure about, when I asked to see the ingredients they simply changed their minds on the suitability. Then when the food arrived it had things on the plate we had been told were NOT suitable for Tim

When I contacted them, head-office were very apologetic and said they would look into it.

I don’t know whether they did anything or not, but after much umming and ahhing we ended up back at the same place this weekend and I wanted to write and say how impressed we were.

Our first contact with a member of staff was very friendly and helpful, he actually knew that they had an allergy menu and where to find it, unfortunately it didn’t have the children’s menu in it, but he was very quick to rectify this, finding a manager who could provide it.

The manager bought the menu over that we required, and made sure we understood how to use it, he also enquired how serious an allergy it was so he could advise us on their cooking methods and where cross-contamination might occur.

We were extremely impressed with the amount of things Tim could chose from the new revised menu, even with his multiple allergies.

The food arrived promptly and everything on the plate was correct, the staff were all friendly, courteous and very helpful.

After out previous experience I was concerned about returning, however afters Saturdays visit I would like to thank all the staff that were on duty and say I can’t wait to return again soon.

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