Bits and pieces- week 18

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What a week. It has been filled with highs and lows. The low’s been very very low indeed. I have had many a hospital visit (infiltrations, new medicine etc). ATM it seems like the second round of Rituximab has worked and I can finally (for the first time in over a year) reduce my cortisone dosage. Which is a small, good new step (YAY!).

This week has been the hottest so far and I can say that summer has officially started. Sleeping and feeling sluggish and heat and the sun for me in general are terrible. I try to hermit away in the day as much as possible because I just CAN’T. But it is nice to get outside and go on little strolls either to the beach or the park. Getting my legs out and freckles on my arms.

Thursday night was so nice, getting out for San Joan. San Joan is crazy, fireworks and fire and noise everywhere. We went down to our beloved Poblenou (our barrio) and watched the parade of the Corre Foc, with its amazing percussion band, go and ignite the bonfire. We then walked along the beach and watch the fireworks and chinese laterns before sitting in a park talking about our future and drinking a clara. Perfect.

Waking up in tears to the news on friday, manic family chats and feeling genuinely shocked and scared at the state of things here, there and everywhere. I feel sad and scared for my future as an EU Migrant/citizen. Now more than ever borders need to be opened. I can’t stand this “Great” Britain rule Britannia island mentality. Which to be honest I find embarrassing- its actually something I have noticed more and more when going back. I am also VERY angry that my postal vote did not arrive on time and my proxy vote was unable to vote for me. DESPITE sending everything well in time. I am shocked to the core at some of the things I have seen people I know think and believe (everyone has a right to their opinions and beliefs BUT when they are just down right offensive and racist etc it hurts my heart). I will write something more on this in the future as my head is fuzzy and still reeling from it all. Tuesday marks my 10 year anniversary so expect a post then.

Friday I escaped to my favourite place, sat on a rock and watched my busy, hot chaotic home from above and felt a sense of pride and belonging for one of the first times since arriving. It felt right to be where I was and looking at it all pan out from above I felt incredibly lucky and fortunate to experience it. I took a deep breath and felt instantly better. My favourite place is magical like that. It is healing and where I shall escape to more frequently.

Lets see what next week brings!

10 thoughts on “Bits and pieces- week 18

  1. What an amazing array of pictures, I love them. Sorry to hear about your hospital visits, I do hope you will feel better with your new medication. There are many people sad by the results of the referendum, myself included. I do hope things don’t go from bad to worse. x

    1. Thank you so much, I love capturing my life and the things I see weekly around here so…
      I just want to hope for a calmer, more open better future. Lets see how it all unfolds.

    1. That has been what has worried me the most, nasty vile racist people crawling out of the wooodwork and thinking that because of the result they are justified to say such hateful atrocities. I hope the world wakes up and realises that its all been a bad bad dream.

  2. My grandmother-in-law moved to Spain as the climate was better for both her health and her late husband. She wants to remain there but is now terrified about being kicked out and leaving behind everything. To think we could have woken up on Friday and all got on with our lives again!

    1. I don’t think she or others will get kicked out, as the spanish government have an interest in keeping its property market etc afloat. But times are a scary that is for sure. I wish it was all a bad dream x

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