First thing I was back in the gym cycling to nowhere. I then hit the machines for some general muscle work. It was then into town.
At Starbucks I heard the sad story of Chantelle’s dream.
As a little girl (from about the age of 5, she said) she had dreamed of working in Disneyland as a Disney Princess. Then, in a moment of madness and probably because she was drunk, she went to a tattooist at the age of 16 and had something written on her wrist.
One of the big things for anyone working as a Disney character is they can’t have any tattoos. At least not visible tattoos. Her dreams were shattered. A Disney Princess she would never be. Instead, she’s a barista at Starbucks.
I told her that Disney needs to create a Princess with tattoos. Chantelle thought this was an excellent idea and she should be modelled on her.
This afternoon I had my long awaited appointment with the NHS physio. He was quite shocked when I said the earliest appointment I could get was nine weeks. Originally I was going to cancel the appointment after my knee was fixed up but then I thought I’d check that the progress was good.
As it turned out, the NHS physio gave me some more exercises and was generally very happy with the progress. His prognosis was the same. He also told me that I should continue the cycling. He said I couldn’t cycle too much. He was very keen on the cycling. I assured him I would cycle as often as I could.
After the appointment, I took the girls to the park for a bit of a run around before heading back home.
The park was beautiful under an unusual blue Autumn sky.
We met a Cowardly St Bernard called Bella on our way back. She was running away from a cocker spaniel at the time. When Freya went up to her to say hello, the cocker spaniel was all over her. Bella just stood at a distance, backing off whenever Freya came near. It was very funny. Bella’s owner laughed and said her dog was the scared-est dog in the park.
The rest of the day was spent deep cleaning the extension. It’s been a while since I could give the floor a good wash as well as wander around de-webbing the place so it took a while but, eventually, it was looking a lot better. I even put our new Spanish tablecloth on the table.
We’ve decided that this is the Autumn/Winter Look because it warms the room up a bit. As well as loving the new tablecloth and wanting to have it out and in use rather than just when we have people over.