June has been quite a tough month for me, nothing has gone quite to plan. Although I’ve done some great things I’ve also had some pretty crappy things to contend with. My health has been failing me in a major way, my botox treatment that I get for my migraines has completely stopped working as of around 6 weeks ago. This has made me so unwell and almost unable to cope with life, the only great thing about it is I am completely pain-free for 6 weeks after having it.
I also injured my hand in a quite severe way during the middle of the month in a really stupid way. I ran to answer my front door, knocking my hand on the door handle resulting in some nerve and tendon damage. I also had the nastiest bruise I have ever seen in my life. My hand is still a bit yellow now and my fingers are still going numb from time to time, as well as numbness in my arm but it’s getting better.
Anyway, let’s get to the major updates…
I went on holiday at the beginning of June and it wasn’t really the holiday I had wanted. I was so excited for it but in the end I was quite unwell, plagued by migraines and it just put a whole dampener on the whole thing. When I could I’d have a lot of Pink Panthers, which are the best cocktails known to mankind!. Did the tradition of getting a pedalo to sunbathe on, shoulder of lamb at Brisas which overlooks Palma Nova beach and a night in Panamas as per.
Fathers Day Weekend
Fathers day weekend was rubbish for me this year as it was the anniversary of my dads death on the Saturday and Fathers Day on the Sunday. It was pretty crappy all around and I was pretty down in the dumps as it marked the year that he has now been gone longer than I had known him. Something about this made me really emotional because it felt like I was losing touch with him. My dad raised me until he died so he had always been a very special person in my life, he wasn’t like the other dads and played the role of my mum too for a very long time.
Tapanga got into her 1st choice secondary school!!
We were devastated when everyone found out what secondary schools they would be going to as Tapanga got given her last choice. She was so unhappy and trying to come to terms about the fact she would just have to suck it up. She was on the waiting list for her 1st choice school at number 18 and I was sure she would get in before September but she thought otherwise. I had also put an appeal in to try to gain her a place at the school. Anyway, two weeks ago they called me and said Tapanga had made it down the list and was in! I’ve never seen a child so happy. She is now going to attend her dream school which focuses a lot on music, art and drama.
On Monday they had a parents meeting for all the new year 7’s and this was the first time I had seen the school for myself, and I have to say it is AMAZING!. I hadn’t seen it previously as she attended the open day with her dad as I had to work. One of the teachers found out that it was my first time and gave me a personal tour, I couldn’t believe my eyes to what I was seeing. I was so taken back by everything, I think she is going to flourish there and it’s really come on miles since the last time I stepped foot in there 14 years ago.
I’m not going to give you a big story about how I went there because I didn’t. When my dad died I needed to transfer schools because I moved with my mum and this was the school by her house, it was also the school no one would send their kids to and where all the kids got stabbed. I refused to attend there and my mum refused to send me there. It also took a lot of convincing from both Tapanga and her dad to allow me to put this school on the form let alone as her 1st choice. I am glad I did and I haven’t heard anything but good things about the school for the last 5+ years, they’ve even had kids attend Oxford and Cambridge over the last couple of years!.
Here’s to looking forward to what July can bring!