Hi everyone, sorry it’s been a while since my last post. Since returning from Nepal I have been busy catching up with family. On the 11th of June it was Helens grans 90th birthday so we travelled 300 miles to Tynemouth in North Shields to celebrate with her. We were joined by Helens uncles and cousins at The Grand Hotel for a lovely afternoon tea. Gran was a bit overwhelmed but happy to see all of the family together.
Today is another ‘big’ birthday! It’s my Mums 70th! Last Saturday we went to my brothers house where he had organised a chef to cook a four course meal as a birthday surprise! We had an incredible meal of scallops, venison and panna cotta, washed down with lots of champagne and good red wine – delicious! My Mum was a picture of happiness, not only because it was a lovely way to celebrate her special birthday but also because, believe it or not, it was the first time we had all had dinner together as a family for almost 6 years! This is because unfortunately the relationship between me and my brother broke down, however just before I went to Nepal we put this behind us and met up for the first time since we fell out all those years ago! I am so happy to have my brother back in my life – it is another piece of the jigsaw that has fallen into place since I have recovered from the grip of mental illness. Tonight we are all getting together again for my favourite – an Indian take away!
Since my Everest marathon I seem to have caught the bug for doing extreme challenges, so I have already been planning my next adventure! I have another radio slot on BBC Radio Bristol with John Darvall at 11am on Friday and I plan to announce what I’m going to do then! I think it might raise a few eyebrows!
Make sure you tune in to find out what it is!