Strangely enough, the next day Tilly had to go to Orthotics to collect the wrist splints that had been ordered back in August. Tilly wears these supports overnight to prevent her hands turning backwards as her little fingers look like they’d like to touch her forearm. We were treated promptly and greeted enthusiastically, but only to discover that the ordered splints were not fit for purpose. Thanks to the quick thinking of the Orthotist on duty, a perfect pair of wrist splints, that just happened to be sitting on the shelf, was offered. Tilly is so comfortable in them that she now also wears the left one during the day as well, offering increased support and function. Phew!
The Girlguiding Association never cease to amaze me with their selfless volunteering to provide their members with fantastic and fun opportunities. On 20.10.10 at 2010 the local groups of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Young Leaders all celebrated the 100 year anniversary of this remarkable organisation with a Glitz and Glamour Party at a local Hotel. Tilly danced herself dizzy, and as I peeped through the windows I saw her leading the conga and having a ball. What more can a Mummy ask?
Tilly had her flu jab last week. It has to be said that she coped with it rather better than usual, and it was not until her little arm was revealed that she actually ‘lost it’. Poor little soul – she was so convinced that she was going to be ‘brave’ and felt so disappointed that I could have cried for her.
We were overjoyed to welcome Auntie Allie and Uncle Mikey (Rolf’s brother) for a night stop. They live over an hour and a half away so their visits are so precious. Uncle Mikey is a dream, and devotes every second to entertaining the girls, and Auntie Allie and I can chew the fat until well after the cows come home – very therapeutic. Rolf created the most delicious meal of chicken wrapped in pancetta – the perfect end to a perfect day. I always feel like I’ve been on holiday when we have such special visits.
The week-end was a whirl of swimming, raffle ticket selling, rowing and filling sandbags! An emergency call had gone out from Rudyard Sailability to help construct a dam by filling 5 ton of sand into bags, and transferring to the bay wall. One other Volunteer, Charlotte Atkins, (who had been the Labour MP for Staffordshire Moorlands) had heard the call and pitched up to help. Other volunteers had just popped to the Lake for a bacon butty and found themselves with a shovel in hand. It was a fantastic effort by all involved and I certainly used muscles that I didn’t know I had, but by Sunday afternoon it was ‘mission accomplished’, and represented another step closer to our proposed new boat store. My lovely Dad always said ‘nothing worth having comes easy!”