Saturday, 27 April 2013

Thursday, Cycling 4 All.

I loved it, I couldn't be more effective at Hillsborough, if I had a billboard, and a loud speaker. Because when, I get there at about 10? Often Steve and Graham are out on the Velor Pluses, with Walkley Lodge, and we have a Guy with Autism, who is very solitary, and will not look or communicate with anyone. He's been attending since last September, and for the first time EVER he passed me whilst cycling, slowed right down and gave me the broadest smile ever!! I love, meeting all the dogs, in the park and their owners.

I'd been texting Dave a Brain Injured chap, and talked him into coming, I'm so glad, he decided to, because I like to think I brightened his day.  He came in for a coffee, with his Carers, on condition that he would try the side by side with me after.  We did try the foot pedal one a few times, but Dave found it difficult to keep his feet on the pedals. So I phoned Steve, and asked him to bring the Side by Side Hand Cranked Cycle down. Dave tried it, and we were off!!  He loved it.

By chance the young woman who usually comes at about 1, to use the Hand Cranked Tandam, text me to say she couldn't come. So Dave had an extra long time, which we both loved :)

I really thanked Steve for creating this Community, because I think without his Passion, Cycling 4 All, wouldn't have survived. And I certainly wouldn't be as happy, because I'd struggle to find a channel to display my enthusiasm for life. 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Ewwwww!!!! the silence is killing me!!!

You know how open, and blabber mouth I can be? well.......??? I can say s'things, like I am becoming part of Healthbeme, because of who I know basically. Thing is though in the 25 years of living with a damaged brain. It's never been put to the test? And I think it's at full capacity? Because taking on new things, is becoming very difficult, and unreliable. But I'm visiting the drs next week, for an MOT, as I had a very weird experience last week, I don't know if it was a siezure? in my sleep? I didn't wee though!!! but in my 'Dai ja vue' experience.....Wow allsorts of memories got jumbled together, leaving me thinking I'd had a Stroke!! Thankfully, that wasn't the case. But it begs the question, did I further damage my brain?

As well as HealthBeMe, there is another opportunity arisen. Altogether Better are looking for s'one to support the Health Champions. I've phoned Access to work, and they have agreed, in principle  to part funding my taxi fair around Sheffield. But ity would be so much better!!! wouldn't it? If I could Cycle to the various Host places who employ Health Champions? So Wendy Creed and John Thraves are selling me his much loved Scorpion Xf Pedal Assist trike!!! And bringing it for me in June! So watch this space.................

Oh I can't go without mentioning my beloved Hillsborough! It's still going strong, it has the old faves (that's not a reference to their age!!) like Marj and Barry, and they don't ever quibble about payingh, and then there's Chris who just cycles non stop, and really tests me!!! And there are others, who have started regularly attending, including a young woman, who I met 2 years ago, and she uses the hand cycle, side by side. But then there are the ones, who just wanted to drink coffee all day. And they've stopped coming. So win some, and loose some.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Nice and.......WARM!!!

I'm not sure if it was that warm, but as I huffed and puffed up to my mates house, with lots of layers on, because I hadn't been expecting the pleasant climate indeed I sweat ed like a fat lass!!, it was nice coming back down the hill though wi my wee whippet skipping behind :) My children aren't back until Wednesday.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fed Up

My inspiration comes from Steve Marsden usually, and some of his enthusiasm, he gets from seeing the life for me that Hillsborough has created. Sooo I think today when it was soooo cold, with not many folk braving it. We had a particularly negative effect, on one another. What's that fact? If you're with someone positive, in increases your mood, by 9% if you're with a sad person it lowers your mood, by 7%. According to......BMA

Anyway it was bloody freezing today!!!