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Hello again.  So after that turkey came in and slammed the door I could not get back to sleep.  And to crown it all, he goes to sleep and starts to snore.  How I did’nt get up and toss him onto the floor I dont know!  Thankfully I have ear plugs so stuffed them in and tried to get some sleep.  But my stress levels were so high by then……  Tossing and turning I eventually gave up, got my clothes out, got dressed, went down and had an early cup of tea and my cereal then set off for work.  On my way out I spoke to the reception again but they were adament I had booked a mixed room.  I insisted that they phone the manager and suggested they get me another room. Huh!! no luck.  I was so shattered I decided to take the bus to work that day.  All this change and stuff is doing my head in.

I also had to make a very difficult financial decision this week, something that I quite simply did not want to do but with the loss of income and increase in living expenses I am going to be hundreds of £’s short every month.  I have been looking for part-time work but nothing has come up yet.  Anyhow with the long hours and staying at the hostel it’s enough to just cope with getting through each day at the moment.  However, I am sure that this will improve and in time I will be settled and able to look at things with a better perspective.

Seriously when I look back at 2007/2008 when I did all the personal development courses that were meant to change my life…. I had no idea how they would change my life.  I paid for course after course to learn about stuff that was meant to help me improve my financial future….instead, after doing the courses I have ended up with massive debt and have spent the last 4 years battling to pay off the courses.   Urgh!!!

I opened the Metro (a free daily newspaper provide by TfL), the other day and with a sickening thud of dismay to the stomach and chest I read a half-page advert that said Tony Robbins was returning to London next year.  All I could think about was the poor sods who would likely go and then sign up to the courses and probably end up in the same situation as me.  I know of so many people who did the same courses as me and all have ended up with serious financial difficulties.

Those 3 weeks over August and beginning Sept, I sat without work didn’t help either and I used up all my savings paying for my monthly bills, the hostel and for my accommodation from next week Tuesday.  Yes, the good news is that I leave the hostel on Tuesday morning and have managed to secure a place staying with the sister of a friend.  Whey hey!!! I will be staying on an island on the Thames. What an exciting adventure.   Always a silver lining somewhere hey! 🙂  actually I am so excited for that coz not only will I get to live on an island again (besides the one I live on now) but it also means that within 25 days from Tuesday I will move into a home again.  I will be able to get my belongings out of storage, have a room of my own, be able to set up my computer and put put all my books and things.  I won’t have to move out each time I go away and my daughter and I can now plan to create a real home again. 🙂

Now all I have to do is get through the weekend and finally after much discussion and pleading the manage has agreed to move me to a new room on Sunday night.  Which is great, except that I have to move again on Monday night.  All this to not sleep in a mixed room. What a life.  On the plus side of course this is all adding to my life story.  One day when I get to write my book I will have tons of stuff to write about and plenty of tales to tell my grandchildren one day!

my new bed for Sunday night 🙂

So hey….I got to go the watch The Great River Race on Saturday!!! it was brilliant.  So many boats I did not realise.  I had a lovely ride on the bus from Bayswater to County Hall and got to see some fab sights.  I do love this city, it is so beautiful.  I waited for ages on Westminster Bridge not realising the boats took quite so long to get from Docklands to central but it was so worth it.  It was mucho exciting to see the 1st boat coming into view, and trailing behind there they were….dozens and dozens of boats.  I got there at about 1.20pm and secured a great spot on the bridge near to the Scotsman playing his bagpipes and used his music as background for my videos. 🙂

at about 3pm right during all the excitement and when there were dozens of boats on the river the rain came down in a whoosh.  I thought of making a run for cover but on reflection figured that by the time I reached any I would be soaked….so instead I stayed where I was and got soaked to the skin…..literally.  By the time I eventually left at 3.45 once all the boats had gone by I was still dripping.  Hahahaha.  But, I carried on filming and got some brilliant footage of a rainbow over the river.  I am amazed my video camers is still working considering the amount of rain that came down.  But, it was so much fun and I will definitely be going again next year.

The piping Scotsman left (he was so grumpy) at one stage and another took his place…omg!!! hahahaha what a character.  He couldnt play for what he was worth and the sounds that came out of the bagpipes were beyond description.  He mostly did a lot of posturing and posing and very little playing….and thank goodness for that….even a cat caterwauling sounds better.   But he managed to get quite a bit of money and lots of people posed with him.  What a turkey.  During a break in filming I turned away from the bridge and noticed that he was standing with his hand up his kilt!!! seriously.  I was fascinated by this and tried to figure out what the heck he was doing without actually staring (not that I think he would have cared), so I was surrepticiously watching him when next thing he pulls his hand out from under the kilt and he has a bottle in his hand!!!  freaky friday…omg he had been having a pee!!!! hahahaha. I nearly choked.  And then what does he do? He pours it over the side of the bridge!!!!! ahahahahaha LOL even now as I write this I am laughing hysterically.  LOL I could not believe my eyes.  Have you ever in your life???  Goodness only knows!!!!

Of course it had been my intention to visit one or two of the Open House places but I was so wet that I dont think they would have appreciated me trailing a stream of water through their property.  Next year then.

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