My final full day of a wonderful mini adventure …..

Following on from Fridays blog…..I’m having to intrude in your Saturday world in order to fit everything in before the chaos of next week starts!

We arrived back home after a fabulous supper with Playmate Ron, his wife Karen, daughter and friend. We were all exhausted from the day and I snuggled into bed. No need for curtains,  no lampposts, meant I could see the stars as so little light pollution on this magical island.

It was 7am and as I was typing away on my keyboard, there was a little knock on my door, asking if I was awake, and in walked the tea fairy bearing a pot of tea and a mug….❤️…I really am in paradise 😂

Terry and Philly were going for an early morning run so while they were out I showered and was up and ready for their return….

After a relaxed breakfast with Philly and Terry, me and Philly went out into the wild day, staying local today. We headed for Eoropie beach first……WOW…….took my breathe away….we held tight onto one another, balancing tacross the stones and stream, not sure who was holding who up and battled our way through the wind to the sea edge across the sand dunes, watching the sand pipers skate along the edge foraging for their md morning snack……….

The ruggedness of the coastline was so exhilarating, our noses permanently running. The beach deserted and no footsteps in sight…….just ours…..

We headed back having ticked that off our list of 4 for today, taking one last look back

Our next visit was to the lighthouse…….the end of the world called “The Butt of Lewis” with a huge bird population…the next land after across the Atlantic is Greenland ……again, more WOW views of stunning wild beauty…

We held each other tight as the drop to the sea was close by and the wind was howling…….just breathtaking and so exhilarating…….I managed to take a piccie using my new toy and zoomed into the cormorants standing on the cliff edge in the distance as though the wind was a mere inconvenience than a problem…..If anyone had any cobwebs, they would certainly get blown away here….it has the record as being the windiest spot in the whole of the UK…

We then stopped at a lovely bay where Philly went swimming last year but today it was all we could do to stand up but again, just wow…we then saw another wonderful rainbow…so common on thIs exposed island but mesmerising each and every time……

Our final tick of the morning involved a visit to St Moluags Church which dates back to the 12th century ….Philly read out the history and suddenly the small tiny church was filled with ghosts of times gone by…..

After a lovely lunch of soup and toast we headed over to the Wobbly Dog for my interview with Mark for Ron’s “Deepness Dementia Radio”. Philly went off to the gym while we did the half hour interview and when she came back we were joined by Ron and Karen….I wasn’t typing but I remember Mark asked me some interesting questions and had obviously done his homework……

We chatted over a cuppa before saying our total goodbyes and hugs and headed back home. But not before a piccie of me and Ron outside the Wobbly Dog sign. Ron holds his DEEP peer support group there….

Once home, we snuggled down in front of the fire for my final evening of my mini adventure after another WOW day of stunning scenery with weather that changed every 5 minutes but the sun kept shining on us just at the right moment……being out in the elements, you just couldn’t help but feel refreshed – battered but supremely refreshed…

Philly had made me so welcome, allowing me to share her adventure for 2 nights.  I’d woken many times in the night, as usual, trying hard to remember the layout outside my bedroom door, but felt comfortable and safe due to the simple image I had in my mind……the sign put on the front door for my benefit saying :

Philly’s House”

Philly has embraced her adventure and immersed herself in island life, just as an adventure should be, otherwise you’ll blink and the time will be over, just as my mini adventure is now over as I fly back in the morning…..it was WOW …..just WOW…..thank you Philly….


#randomactsofkindness mean so much …

 

 

 

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.

20 thoughts on “My final full day of a wonderful mini adventure …..

  1. I have never been to these islands and may never do so … your photos are superb.. They don’t capture the wind you were battling against but the beauty is ravishing. Bravo too for Philly and Ron as well as you, Wendy, making the adventure. Impressed that Philly so physically active.

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  2. Inspired by this account I have just looked up Karen and Ron and learned the work they do to help people to heal from trauma and also to work with their voices and not feel they are the problem e.g. if diagnosed with psychosis. Must be emotional and challenging for all. Deeply impressed. . Apologies if I have summarised their work wrongly.

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  3. Such a marvellous few days, with good company and so much packed in. Beautiful scenery too, even if the wind was strong! A place for spiritual refreshment. Now for the journey back – bound to be interesting!

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