A day of me listening instead of talking……

Yesterday was a lovely day down in London. It was doubly nice because my daughter Sarah was able to come to keep me in check.

We had 2 meetings, one with the publishers Bloomsbury and the afternoon with the media team at the Alzheimers society.

It was a silly o’clock start but at least it was Sarah picking me up and not a taxi. No planning needed for me…..

We headed straight to Bloomsbury but were meeting my co-author Anna Wharton first for a hug, catch up and cuppa. We chat most days on whatsapp but rarely see one another so a meeting is always welcome.
We headed towards Bloomsbury for an 11am start and were met by the lovely smiley Alexis Kirschbaum and taken up to her office where Natalie and Emma were also waiting. Alexis even had our cuppa teas ready👍🏆

We went through all their plans for the launch of my book, some of which I could possible say and some which are secret squirrel at the mo…..🙈 but by the end I wasn’t sure what I could say and what I couldn’t 🙄 so now I’ll have to remain silent for it all to make sure I don’t give anything away that I’m not suppose to before I’m suppose to……🤐

I stopped trying to take everything in pretty quickly and said I’ll simply wait for the emails …………Needless to say my head was a very happy head by the time we’d finished but it was also very full🤯

After more hugs and farewells me and Sarah headed for Crutched Friars where the same process happened……..once again, not sure what I can and can’t say so this is a pretty useless blog really🤣

Needless to say, it is all exciting stuff and look forward to it all coming to life and things starting to happen……….and then I can finally tell everyone…….

Me and Sarah ambled down to the river to stretch our legs…….before heading back home…..
The Shard was shrouded in mist, a bit like my brain by the end of the day……😂

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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