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MY TALL SHIPS RACE JOURNAL DAY 2 – (05/07/2015) – Awake before the wake up call, finding footrests everywhere, and our first sails are set


Luckily hubby and I were not needed on watch last night which meant that after the fireworks we were able to settle down for a first full night’s sleep on board.  Thanks go out to the watch members who did have to get up for harbour watch between 4 am and 8 am.   Continue reading

Joining day!


A few last minute bits and pieces to throw in the case and we will be off to join the Lord Nelson to take part in the tall ships race 2015 from Belfast to Alesund in Norway. 

Thanks to my parents for house sitting and helping my son during our time away.

Emotions are all over the place, excitement and apprehension, however I am really looking forward to the voyage, seeing other tall ships out at sea and the challenges that are to come.   I will be taking on all opportunities that are open to me and intend to fully enjoy the experience.


Had to reblog as I have had one of these days today! Thanks to everyone for your understanding.

Update 03/04 – I wanted to add an update as I could barely string a sentence together when I reblogged the two posts on 02/04 because my mind was befuddled with pain.  Yesterday was a very hard day pain wise.  I ended up in tears at work because of the pain.  I normally try to push on, I always try to live life as normally as possible with this debilitating pain, however sometimes it is just not possible and I have to give in.  Yesterday I was beating myself up for failing, failing to remain in work for the whole day, failing to cope with the pain and failing everyone around me.  I honestly felt ashamed.  After a good talk with a lovely understanding lady, I was able to accept that sometimes I have to take a rest to recover enough to try again.  I am really appreciative of the time I took up in this ladies very busy schedule and thankful for her absolute understanding of what I was going through.  I am a very lucky person having a great employer, great family and great friends (these are in no particular order by the way), and I am thankful to each and everyone of you for all that you do day in, day out, to help me overcome my pain and live my life to the fullest that I can.

Living to thrive

“Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I’m fighting my hardest.” – Unknown

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