Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Glimpse of Sunshine.










Keith Haring.


Last night I was all set to sleep was just about to drift off when I idly thought about something.

Something so important that I had to get involved in all the ins and outs of this important topic.

Of course I can not remember what that could be now, not one snippet remains, but last night it managed to wake me up enough to stop me sleeping.

Finally woke Richie, he got me some THC and I managed to sleep, woke up very sweaty some hours later and again the thc helped me to get back off to sleep again.

Woke up for the third time about 6 am I think and Richie got me more THC which gave me another few hours of valuable sleep.

When I finally woke up again around 10 am I felt much better for the extra sleep, even though I felt all the pain as soon as I was awake.

Stoically did my arm exercises and Richie did my leg exercises and leg massage and I was ready for the day.

Had a brief read of the Sunday papers online, in the Independent there was a horrible article about asbestos.

It was chiefly about one factory, Cape Asbestos Factory in Barking, Essex, England.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/asbestos-a-shameful-legacy-1825554.html

Very distressing to read that although the dangers of asbestos were known for a hundred years, nothing was done because it was so profitable.

It’s a tragic story and one that is still happening as people are dying from asbestos, many who did not work with it themselves.

Like the people who went to live in houses built on the site of the Cape Asbestos Factory which was not properly sanitised.

Shocking stories and I am sure there are plenty more but I chose not to explore any further today.

Luckily a good friend from England returned my call and I clicked away the newspaper link.

It was brilliant to talk to Rosie and to catch up with her; these contacts with her and other friends from when I lived in Reading are very precious now.

Realise time and again how fortunate we all were to be in that town at the same time, now of course all the people I met there are all over the world.

Some as far apart as Canada and New Zealand and Australia, I look back on my days in Reading now with great affection.

Well it is 5 pm and it has become dark, it was quite a pleasant day today once the rain stopped and the clouds departed from time to timer revealing blue sky and even the odd glimpse of sunshine.


6 comments:

Rain said...

Hi Herrad! I don't read the newspapers often. I prefer to stay blissfully ignorant if possible, that is!
I'm glad you caught a glimpse of the sunshine, it came out for a while today too!
Have a nice evening!
PS: The torch relay is for the 2010 winter olympics in Vancouver! It's very exciting, I love seeing the winter sports!
:)

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for your visit and comment.The sunshine no matter how brief was nice.
Hope the torch relay was good and you enjoyed it.
Love,
Herrad

ρομπερτ said...

There are a couple of days when I try to reach back in thoughts, thinking about what I had in mind. Sometimes it takes an hour other times a day or two, maybe it won't be found at all.
Nevertheless, thinking about it is nice as well.
Sunshine still over here and a temperature of 18C during midday makes thinking sometimes a joy.
All the best for this new week for you all.
p.s.: I don't read newspapers and watch TV for more than two years now.

Herrad said...

Hi Robert,
Thanks for coming by, good to see your comment.
Did not recognise your name and had to click on it and realised of coure they are greek letters.
Sady can not reproduce greek letters on my laptop.
Hope the new week is good for you too.
Love,
Herrad

Webster said...

I'm glad you had some sun on Sunday. We might have, but I stupidly slept through it!!! Oh well. Monday I have to be up to go to an appointment at 11:45 AM. It will be difficult as I'm not tired at 1:30 AM. Thus the problem with my sleep schedule. Most of the time it doesn't matter. Have a good Monday!

Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Know what you mean about sleep schedules!
Hope your appointment goes well.
Have a good Monday.
Love,
Herrad