Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mirror, Mirror :)

I've packed my new post, and mirror in my panniers for tomorrow at Sheffield Cycling 4 All. I'm excited ? nervous?? about tomorrow, because there's a much needed meeting first, at Hillsborough Arena. And I know a lot of folk are shouting about various things. And I don't know? I have never been a chair person before.

I can't wait to cycle :) and As always I'm looking forward to seeing  Steve and Dave.

Monday, 8 September 2014

I'm on a roll!!!!

Andy Kershaw pays SC4A, on August the 7th, Jane my PA is in the pink, and Im next to her!!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Apron strings reversed!!

I tagged on to my wee boy, as he went in the forest on his BMX bike today, with Holly dog tethered to my trike. It was great. I have got a few war wounds though :) That I'm well proud of!!! As I raced through the meadow, like bramble scratches on my face!! And before I went, I was feeling ill, run down, and increasingly bitter, an twisted.

Now??? I feel happy and energized.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Write Way :)

I'm kinda getting busy, but if I'm honest??? I am a tad lazy?? - you can argue, if you want to? I went to the Write Way group, we're a writing group, made up of folk with brain damage. So that we can write about ourselves, not depend on a healthy attractive physically perfect person to do that for us, in the 3rd person.

I called in to see my mate Anj on my return. She brought me home :( So I aint ridden Ziggy all day, it's because I don't have to and I have a fear of breaking bones. I need a right mirror post too. :)

Grand Entrance!!

I don't mean to be the centre of attention, ALL of the time, honestly. But it has become a bit of a feature of my personality. Which I imagine is quite irritating at times :) Some say, it's a trait born by my brain damage. But these folk obviously didn't know me before!! It was the MoveMore meeting at 1.00 today, which meant, I had to leave my beloved Cycling early. :(

It was buzzzzing at Hillsborough Park, in the morning, the regular group came and they are so fab.Clients and staff there were 10 of them, all paying. And another woman, came who had the condition MS, and she saw us advertised in Sainsburys at Chstal Peaks! So I don't know which wonderful person put that there, just am very glad they did? Because I get the idea, she caught the bug.....:) And hopefully she will be in touch. Lots of people seemed to have 'issues' with me yesterday at Hillsborough, some of them are just too personal even for me to discuss. And some of them made me feel a  bit picked on. When in my role as Co -chair, I have been sole chair for the first 3 weeks of SC4A, when 'lil' old me has no experience of this role, at all. I just am very thankful for the support of the other members of the group.

One of the burning issues, was the bank account, which still hadn't been set up. This really was because 1) I couldn't easily get to Hillsborough, unless I paid for my own transport. 2) The bank had cocked up big time, when Gav Wood, Andy Beetson, and Jamie Bland, had been in initially. By keeping them in there for over an hour, promising to send them on the printed completed forms for them to sign? And sending blank ones. I am so glad for my PA Janes car on a Thursday, and the fact that she doesn't mind lifting and lugging my trike, and that Gav suggested that I call in to see Andy and get the forms filled in, whilst on my way to the town hall. MoveMore meeting. Because although, extra hands are always needed at Hillsbro' I thought I would be more useful, putting my opinion, and face and trike about at the Town Hall. But thing is? we were late! and despite circling around town, just couldn't get a parking space close to the Town Hall. So Jane pulled in about half a mile away, and I cycled!! right into the Board room!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I did it :)

I got my fix...:) I know it's only little, but it's just enough to keep me alert, live for the moment and stay focused on the here and now as I hurtle down Baslow Rd dual carriageway. So I met my friend/ex physio who's one of my mentors :D - I do have many! I need a lot of guidance!!! And I haven't used my crutches all day :)

Looking forward to tomorrow, at Sheffield Cycling 4 All, lets hope we get lots of punters :) I'm excited, which is ridiculous for a grown woman!!

And I suspect an insy bit of a 'Cover my Ass' by Social Services today??? when I pointed out that they had spent nearly £8000 on a service, which I had repeatedly asked them to end. And it was decided today, that I couldn't end my 4 visits a day. But I could reduce it to one! And I can employ Steve? to fix my mobility aid - my trike. for 1 hr a wk, or 4 a month?

Sooo I'm happy today. x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

I am free and so happy. :)

Wow I did it at last!!! The solution may be loaded with mishaps just waiting to happen, like me not been able to see what's at my feet. And tripping over the grab rail, that's strategically placed at the rear of my trike, on the drive so i can get on and off. Without me ending up in the middle of the road!!  But totally without anyone's help, I did it. I am so incredibly happy!!! The months that I lay there thinking it would never happen. Thinking that I would have to put up with dreary dumb care forever, putting our lives, at risk because they had left the hob on all night after boiling my milk on more than one occasion. And when I was chair bound?
 Refusing to clear up a half eaten dressed crab, after my 11 year old boy  had left it half eaten crab to get eaten by maggots because ''He should have known better''  Urrrrgh!!! I was so scared, that that was what my life had become. My mind would drift back to the Self Directed Support, and Individual Budgeting Championing I once did. With wonderful folk, like Jeanette Thompson, Liz Howard, Liz Salmon, and Nicky Mills. What a waste of time and effort and money that was. It appears.

But today isn't about looking back, it is very much about my future. :) I feel despite being a tad bitter, which I hope will fade, and disappear, because I am a happy positive soul really.

And 'yes' I know I'm cheating a tad because I've now got Pedal Assist?? It still works my joints and muscles around them.

I'm so excited about tomorrow, because I'm meeting my friend and ali Maggie Cambell, at the cafe, which will mean riding zooming extra fast down the dual carriage way :)

I have asked for some things for the Agenda for a Sheffield Cycling 4 All scheduled on September the 11th.  I'm not sure what to expect?

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A major design fault

If I could change 1 thing about Ziggy my trike. It would surely be the lack of hand brake or parking brake. I admit it came with a velcros strip, which lasted 200yards!! But it's the one thing stopping me from going for a ride independently. The other thing I'm deperate for is a new wing mirror, a  proper greenspeed one this time. let me see what pics i've got on this wee net book

Thursday, 21 August 2014

:( I didn't enjoy Hillsborough

I do my best always at Hillsborough SC4A, and I don't like it when my best isn't
good enough.
Any news on my wing mirror Rob? because I feel ready to venture out into the big wide world.
Can you tell, My hairs going 50 shades of white, at the front?? It's quite cool??

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Just been, for a nice tea, at the Moorlands, wi my mate Kathryn. :) I didn't cycle, not yet.