An update post for you

Hi all! I’ve only got bits for you in this post. Don’t expect witty story-telling or clarity of directive. Nah- just posting about some stuff going on around me this week. šŸ™‚

Got that issue with shoes sorted. I went to a couple of shops in Nicholson’s Centre thinking, “Hmmm… Trainers in the windows… Sporty looking outfits… They must have a wide selection of sport-specific athletic shoes to offer.” Oh, how wrong I was! This ridiculous obsession with sports attire that the chav population is perpetuating seems to be seriously throwing a mega-spanner in the average consumer’s ability to find and purchase what they’re looking for. So, at the second shop I asked the till person, (who was very busy talking to another shop employee), “Hi. Do you know of any other local shops that might have athletic shoes instead of fashion trainers?” He seemed to understand my dilemma and told me about a shop on the High Street that was “going out of business” and I could try there. Funny- a genuine sports equipment dealer going out of business, but fashion sportswear shops keep cropping up like fast food restaurants. I sense a connection… I digress. I found the shop, (not at all looking like it’s going out of business), tried on two pairs of shoes, Nike and Asics, settled on the Asics and went on my way. I have to say- nice shoes. The feet love them. Walking is even more appealing as a means of caloric decimation now. Streets of Maidenhead beware… I will tread on you. (In comfort.)

Got a big thing going on this weekend. No, I’m not attending Charles and Camilla’s wedding or the Pope’s funeral… But, there will be friends, food, and laughs- then I’m off on a little holiday in Wales. Castles and pony trekking await me. You’ll see pictures, I promise. The castle I’m due to visit is Castle Carreg Cennen. It looks amazing. Life is good. Be happy. šŸ™‚

After my return, I’ve got some catching up to do with the RSPCA. I’m enquiring about volunteering with them. As an experienced animal rehabilitator and careperson, I stand a good chance at being able to volunteer some very useful skills for them. I’ve been seriously involved in animal welfare for ten years in the US and would love to continue the trend here. This would fulfil a couple of needs: A) the lack of animals in my life, (the fuzzy welshman I live with doesn’t count in that category šŸ˜‰ ), and B) the social aspect of volunteer efforts. I would be meeting more people.
The RSPCA is well-respected and I thought I’d check it out. I’m not sure if that’s were I’ll end up donating my time, but I need to start somewhere. I’ll keep you posted.

That’s about it for now- hope you enjoyed the pasta post. I got an email from a friend who says he’s gonna try it. Well, let me tell you- it reheats beautifully as well. I microwaved a big plastic storage container of leftovers I’d boiled for dinner last night and it rocked. Good, simple food made with heart. Yum.

I’ll try to post before I go on holiday, but if I don’t get the chance…

(extra) smooches~
jEN

7 thoughts on “An update post for you”

  1. Have a good time at Carreg Cennen – Neil took me there on our honeymoon and we did the pony treking too

  2. Carole-
    Looks like it’s a trend for the brides of Neil to request pony trekking! šŸ™‚ I’ve never been before, so it should be a treat. Neil seems to remember your son being with you at the castle, so it must’ve been another time for that visit.
    You and I will undoubtedly have overlap in the places we visit- it is an island… šŸ˜‰
    Neil has many fond memories of he and his dad at Carreg Cennen and I’m thrilled to see it too. I’m looking forward to sharing in a place that has always been important to his family.

    Thanks for your (mostly neutral) comment. It’s nice to hear from you again. šŸ™‚
    smooches~
    jEN

  3. Oops. She didn’t know…
    I didn’t realise that Carole was just trying to stir up our holiday…

    Cat’s out of the bag now. Sorry I made the assumption that the comment was timed for the wedding specifically- but then again, the news would never have been well received in any context. I guess it’s just as well that it came from me in this way. Life goes on…

    smooches~
    jEN

  4. Shame you have to resort to cheap snipes – no you didnt tell me anything I didnt already know – Neil had already told me…

  5. Cheap snipes? I’ve been nothing but civil to you. You stab and run then go for the sympathy vote. You called for the divorce. You started the ball rolling, Carole. Now let it go. You’re continuing on with your life- as you told me before in chats we’ve had.

    Let’s all move on. I like you well enough- I have nothing against you when you leave us in peace. But honestly, the comment about your honeymoon on our wedding day was the cheapest snipe of all. Especially when you also dropped a pile of mail off (after weeks of throwing it away at Neil’s request) on the same day. You wanted to make your mark on the day and you did for a short time. Cheap snipes, indeed.

    I only want you to end up happy and to move on. With or without me in the picture, it was over for you and Neil. Your marriage was in trouble years before I was ever a blip on a blog.
    Can the two of you at least be friendly? Can you be happy for him? He’s told me plenty of times that he’d like to see you happy with someone.

    Please stop with the games. I know you’re no victim- stop playing it up that you are to us, our mutual friends and family.

    The comments here are now closed. You know where I am on chat if you’d like to talk. Perhaps you shouldn’t wind yourself up reading my blog…

    smooches~
    jEN

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