A Busy happy day is always followed by a bad day….

After the excitement of last weeks visit to paradise, this blog goes back a fornight and was written the day after Bank holiday Monday, June 1st. The day before had been mega busy, with the lovely Suki Chan visiting me in the morning to continue out filming of Consciousness. She’d brought me a lovely Chinese tea ball for us to have in the break

Which unfurled magically as hot water was poured over it

The resulting tea was deliciously fresh and clean tasting. 

Suki’s visit was instantly followed by a trip to the bowls club again, this time with my son in law Stuart having a go and then straight out for a walk after that where I met my friend Pip and her dog Scooby and we decided to continue walking and chatting..

I didn’t arrive back in the house until 6pm where I felt happily drained and exhausted but I knew I’d pay for it the next day…a happy busy day is always followed by a hazy foggy day…

I woke up the following morning feeling the grogginess instilled in my head, but decided an early walk might help. The sea fret had come inland overnight – me and Pip had sensed it’s imminent arrival on our late walk the day before. The still calmness it created was just what I needed and the haze over the pond matched the haze in my head

The silhouette of the bird matched my unclear vision of the day ahead- an outline of something I know, but unclear as to the detail

One of the ducklings, now growing into a young duck, floated sleepily on the surface 

Round the back of the house along the lane, cutting through to the gallops, the dandelion heads were coated in a mist, making them look fuller, rounder, as though you could touch them without disintegrating

A black Labrador came up alongside snuffling alone the ground, it’s owner soon following and commented how she loves how I see the small things in my photos, the detail. We chatted for a while about the calmness and peace then she hurried off after the dog and I continued quietly and calmly simply looking….

Birds are so hard to spot as they sing in the lush green of the trees and hedgerows, but every now and then one will catch my eye in flight and land on top in view, just like this yellowhammer

The mist was still present as I turned into the lane home…this view I know so well on a clear day, yet today my hazey foggy head couldn’t remember what lay shrouded in the mist hidden from view

Almost home and ready for my morning cuppa, a single red poppy made me smile, it’s delicate beauty so exquisite 

I could tell the sun would be out later, but this dementia fog in my head would last all 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.

11 thoughts on “A Busy happy day is always followed by a bad day….

  1. Even on a bad day you can see positives, and not only that, you take amazing – and yes, I agree with your fellow villager – perfect detailed photos, which you then embellish with fantastic captions.

    The whole thing captures your feelings that day, but looking at this I get such a feeling of calm. Wonderful Wendy!

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  2. The photos equally delightful on your foggy day Wendy. Thank you.
    I’ve just had the privilege to listen to the Zoom meetin AlzAuthors. Thank you so much. So enlightening and encouraging 😊

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  3. I’m sorry you had a less than great day but it still sounds like your foggy days are more creative and productive than most of my unclouded ones!!!!

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