I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating and painful as backache, ok maybe toothache but backache is up there.

I woke up yesterday morning in agony and it took about 5 minutes before I could move myself out of bed, great…I called work to let them know I was in pain and wanted to give them a heads up just encase I wasn’t going to be able to go in, I had a hot shower and took some strong painkillers to try an alleviate it but a couple of hours later I was still in pain and struggling to move without discomfort so I had to call in sick.

I’m someone who doesn’t call in sick unless I REALLY have to, I know how it affects the workplace and hate that I had to do so not only yesterday but also now today as well. FFS.

I’m so thankful that my rostered days off this week are Thursday and Friday as I’m going to use these days to keep rested and recovered and finger crossed I’ll be fighting fit for the weekend.

I’ve recently been considering trying to be more healthy to try and shift some poundage and having this pain is kind of a kick up the arse, I know I’m overweight and I know that it’s likely that it’s contributed to it in someway, I’m interested in trying to do so via slimming word and by walking a lot more, have any of you suffered with back pain? Do you have any ways you helped alleviate it?

Election Day

Today was election day here in the UK, the polling stations will have just closed and the votes will be counted overnight and usually by the morning we will have a result.

Some of you might not be aware of how we vote in the UK so I’m going to try to explain what I did and how it went and also I’ll share with you who I voted for.

In the UK you can either vote at a polling station set up in places all around the cities and towns that you live within, if eligible to vote you will receive a polling card via post and then you have four different options.

Option 1 is to vote on the day at a polling station.
Option 2 is to vote via a postal vote (this gives a deadline of about 2 weeks before election day.
Option 3 is called proxy voting, which has to be applied for, this means you legally allow someone you trust to vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend for many reasons.
Option 4 is to not vote at all.

I chose to visit my polling station as it’s literally down the road from me and makes sense to do so that way.

When I entered the polling station I handed over my card, known as a “polling card” to someone who checked my details and polling card number against a list, they said my full name and I confirmed it and then another person handed me my ballot paper and directed me towards the polling booths, it is here where I marked an X in the box of the candidate I wish to be elected, I chose to vote Labour this time around, last time back in 2010 I voted Lib Dem and when they decided to form a coalition with the Conservatives I vowed never to vote for them again.

I’m hoping that come the morning we wake up to a good result, the exit polls have shown that this might not be the case but aren’t a true indicator of the result, only time will tell!

Cereal Killers and Meaty Morsels

We’d decided that we were going to go to the Cereal Killer Cafe for breakfast this morning, you might of heard of it, but for those that haven’t it’s a cafe that serves cereal in a completely awesome and clever way, creating what can only be described as cocktails, for example they take a selection of different cereals and combine them into something new. Continue reading Cereal Killers and Meaty Morsels

First Class Friday

As I write this I’m currently sat in first class on a train to London for mine and Tom’s 6th anniversary, I’ve never traveled in first class before and I have to say I will probably do it again in the future because there was none of the rushing and getting stressed about being able to find a seat, none of the panic of having to sit facing the opposite direction to the direction the train is going, just a simple sit down and chill :) Continue reading First Class Friday