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Today I've finally finished wallpapering the kids' bedroom, which has taken a long time for one reason or another. I have taken an immense dislike to wallpapering and hope it's a long time before I have to do any more! Now I just need to paint it and then we'll be ready to set up the bunk beds and move Rory in there.

It's been a reasonably quiet week. Nicky goes back to school next week, hard to believe he's starting his second year already! I'm still waiting to hear from the hospital about my follow-up appointment, thankfully today I spoke to someone who knew what they were talking about so hopefully I'll get an appointment soon! The only thing it affects is me on the bike really - I'm not doing any all-out efforts until I have the appointment, so am trying to not have my heart rate go over 180bpm - my max is just over 200bpm.

Busy busy busy

As usual I seem to have been very busy. I think I'm pretty much back to normal now and my tiredness is down to normal tiredness rather than needing to recover! I've been out for a few easy bike rides, I managed a couple of hours on Tuesday, but am still taking it slowly until I have my outpatient follow-up appointment at the hospital. Speaking of which, when I phoned on Monday to chase it up I wasn't in the outpatient system, so I'm now waiting to hear back from the consultant's office. I'm not holding my breath.

We saw Guardians of the Galaxy a couple of weeks ago - only our third visit to the cinema in the last 5 years (not including for Doctor Who) and far away the most enjoyable. Guardians of the Galaxy was very enjoyable and I look forward to further instalments and the inevitable Avengers crossover. Anna and I are now finally up-to-date with the Marvel Cinematic Universe having been working our way through them this year, and I've actually started rea…


This week has been pretty tough, but I'm mostly better now. I restarted work on Monday and have been struggling a little with a large workload, but I'm getting there slowly.I was well enough to go for a quick bike ride on Tuesday, I'm taking it easy for now until I have the outpatient appointment about my heart (which I've still not heard about). Driving is not a problem now either. Hopefully going out tonight to belatedly celebrate Anna's birthday - going for a meal and then to see Guardians of the Galaxy at the cinema.

CBeebies Prom and a bad week

Last Sunday we went to the Royal Albert Hall to see the CBeebies Prom - Nicky likes classical music and it seemed an ideal opportunity to experience it live. The day started off well - we left the house in plenty of time (which never usually happens), the train and Tube journeys were straightforward and we arrived in plenty of time. Our original seats were very high up, but as we went to find them a member of staff offered to exchange our tickets for some right at the bottom, which was very handy as it meant we'd get a much better view!
The Prom itself was very good - the kids were kept entertained and the music from the London Philharmonic was brilliant. At the end we had the opportunity to queue and meet the presenters. First of all we queued to meet Cat, Katy and Mr. Bloom. Whilst in the queue the kids got a high five from Robert the Robot. Then we joined the other queue to meet Chris, Andy and Gem. Here's a link to some photos.
Shortly before meeting the second group, I h…