|Comfy and cosy|
It’s been about investing in comfortable garden furniture and then ‘bed days’ outside on said garden furniture because my attic bedroom was like a sauna. To make sure I stayed in the shade I’ve also become a Homemade Parasol Construction Specialist. Why buy one when all you really need is a mop, a broom, a rake, a large tablecloth and LOTS of masking tape? Revolutionary.
|Paddling pools and parasols|
I also bought myself a paddling pool because sticking my feet in a bucket of cold water just wasn’t cutting it. So there I was, only a few months away from my 25th birthday, splashing around in the garden on sunny days. Who said money can’t buy happiness?!
|Introducing my Practically-Older bro and Chief Decorator/Flat Pack Putter-Upper|
This Summer has been about getting back to driving, having my room repainted, going out for lunch with some of my lovely friends, being able to read and listen to music on some days, sitting in the garden and getting a bit of a tan for the first time since pre-M.E times; a very good sign I think. And of course Operation Ice Cream.
This week, as I seem to be coming out of the other side of my recent Magnesium-induced setback, I managed a trip to the Summer Camp site around the corner. I met some staff who I didn’t know and they didn’t know me either. It felt beyond wonderful to chat to these people as ‘Anna who used to work here’ rather than ‘Anna with M.E.’ or ‘Anna the poorly one’. My eyes got a bit watery and my voice a bit shaky when I told my family how wonderful that felt; to just be Anna.