Saturday, July 22, 2017
11.11am, On my way to Paignton with Kate. We are having a Higgins weekend (well, night), with no husbands or kids, and we all met in Paignton in the afternoon and then went for a walk, to the pier, to have an ice cream, then to Torquay. Us daughters then had a cocktail and headed back into town to get ready for dinner. The six of us went out for a scrum dinner; the food was so good, then ended up back at our B&B drinking hot chocolate on our bed and going to bed by midnight. I love our family, and I have loved today and all the chats, laughter and fun that went with it.
11.11am, Going to see Maden again. It was lovely to see her, each day she's a teen bit brighter and more like herself, but it is hard seeing her in so much pain. I can't imagine how she's feeling. I had lunch with Kate and Jake and Andy, and went to Jake's nursery afternoon on the common, then headed back to see Sara. After seeing a lot of her in the past couple of days, it'll be funny not to be around her when we head off tomorrow.
In the evening I went to meet Catdog for a wine in Farringdon, and ended up in the sunshine, drinking rose, having more than a few wines, a burger, and then trying to have a chat in the middle of a noisy bar/club. Oh how I love you Catdog!
11.11pm, Driving to London. My beautiful friend Sara has had a horrible accident (well, not an accident; two horrible men pushed her off her motorbike while she was driving it and she's pretty injured) so after work today, I have come up to see her (in the car with Nick and Andy).
Posted by Lucy at 2:21 AM
11.11am, On my way to the hospital to visit beautiful Sara. It was intense, seeing my good friend in so much pain, but I am so proud of her. I also went to visit my old tutor, who I adore, and we had a coffee out in the sunshine and caught up on the past 10 years since I finished my Master's. Then back to see Maden, then I met Emily and stayed at hers. All over London, all the chats.
Posted by Lucy at 2:12 AM
11.11am, At Ruth's house, drinking coffee and eating pastries in her garden with her and Eve. We had a nice catch-up (I haven't seen Eve for a long time!) then went to meet Pippa for a pop into town, then did a bit of work, and then back to Ruth's for dinner and TV (and Ruan cuddles)!
Posted by Lucy at 2:04 AM
11.11am, At work. It was raining raining raining all day, and by the evening, Andy had committed to the Aquathon but it was still tipping it down! Mum, Dad and I went to cheer on a very soggy but still smiling Andy, who beat his time by 30 seconds from the last Aquathon a month ago!
Posted by Lucy at 1:56 AM
11.11am, Doing my work. I was working from home today, and I started my day with a sea swim with Emma (it was pretty grey but so invigorating!) and then she went off to Activities Week, and I stayed at the house with Brodie, and Emma's parents. After I had finished my work for the day, Andy arrived and we were meant to drive back to Cornwall. Instead, Andy played football with Brodie, then Andy and I decided to eat at Rockfish (and saw another seal!), which was a really good decision. Then we went for a walk, which was a bad decision because it was pretty dark, but still pretty. I love this part of the coast!
Posted by Lucy at 1:52 AM