This has been a roller coaster month with the highest highs and the lowest low of the year thus far (my beloved dog Max is currently in hopital following emergency spinal surgery for a herniated disc, and has not yet regained the ability to walk) so it will do me good to join in the with the Monthly Milestones Meme and reflect on some of the fabulous achievements and the three (THREE!) items I’ve crossed off my Bucket List in August.
In a spectacular Buy-one-get-one-free, this crossed two items off my Bucket List in one fell swoop! My Father had a special birthday this year, and had once said to me that he had always wanted to go to St Petersburg. Mum and I looked into a city break to St P, but it was way out of our league price wise, so we had given up on it until we stumbled across an advert for a Baltic Cruise which included 2 days in St Petersburg. We stopped at Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden! It was an absolutely *amazing* holiday, which I intend to post on in more detail when life gets a little less hectic.
2. The Wicked Hen-Do!
My gorgeous friend Stacey is getting married THIS SATURDAY!!!! (*Squeeeee!*). Her hen-do was the very day that I docked back in Tilbury from the Cruise, and I duly shot off the boat (I had planted myself firmly right next to the disembarkation point and waited an hour for the ship to be given permisson to disembark!), hopped onto a coach and joined the party in London where we had an utterly fantastical day, largely down to the organisational marvel that is Kirsty, Bridesmaid of the Decade.
I’m sure Stacey will regail you with the finer details of this great event, and I shall add a little tantalisation by telling you that afternoon tea and Wicked were involved. A definite day to remember. (I have left in the random interloper on the far right, for her comedy value!)
3. Uganda Project
Vacation time left only two weeks in August to concentrate on my Uganda Project, however I’ve still managed a few achievements:
- Fundraising total is currently just over £500!!! I have a pipedream of hitting £750, which YOU can help me achieve by heading here. Just £5 enables provision of an eye examination and spectacles
- I held a Coffee Morning in Dorchester
- 2 more vaccinations are ticked off my list (*wince* 3 to go)
- Over the bank holiday weekend I travelled to Eastbourne and met my Team Leader and 2 members of my team! It’s going to be one amazing project!
- I have just done some baking for my next fundraising event on Friday 2nd September in Poole Dolphin Centre (post with more details going up tomorrow!)
4. French A-Level
I received the results from my French A-Level exams. I was surprised to find myself quite disappointed even though I achieved the grade that I’d actually been hoping for since last summer.
Last August I was shocked and thrilled to have gotten an A in French AS-Level and dared to hope I might manage the same for the A Level this year. I got an A in the oral, and a B in the written, which gave me my desired A overall, yet I couldn’t help being annoyed at myself for not having studied hard enough to get the A in the written also. Amusingly enough I found myself to be rather indignant when my French teacher also professed herself to be disappointed. Thankfully being contrary is a female prerogative 😉
I’ll settle for just two Milestones next month please. I want to bring my little man home and have him recovering well, and I want to watch the gorgeous Stacey have her perfect Wedding day.