Yes February was my birthday month and I managed a week of celebration; the Friday before I was working with www.LittleMissAccountability.com when her husband www.TheSpeedReadingCoach.com decided he would like to take us to lunch. We went to a Portugese restaurant in Crystal Palace, that he knew well, and had a delicious relaxed meal. At book club the evening before my birthday, after doing our reviews of 'Switch' , we had cake and bubbly which was a pleasant way to end the evening. On my birthdate, the 13th, I was taken for lunch by the gorgeous Miss Lollie G and on the Saturday my skin and blister, Sandra, also spoiled me with lunch. Also lunch Friday and dinner on Friday evening. It was a most enjoyable week full of the fun in my blog title.
I did manage to fit work in amongst the celebrations and even gave a 5 minute presentation about my business to the Croydon Business Wealth Club on Valentines Day. And the following Monday a 20 minute presentation to the Croydon Rotary Club.
On Tuesday 19th we had a road trip to Oxford to visit another of the Business Wealth Clubs. Five of us in the car all practising our 40 second pitches, and not one of us gave the same one during the pitch rounds - that was amusing. I got home in time to prepare dinner for a visitor.
Unfortunately it was during that day that the flu started to come out and I was not the best host that evening. My dear friend Mark understood. I was floored for the rest of that week. This was only the 2nd or 3rd time in my life I have had flu and I didn't realise how debilitating it could be, a couple of days stuck on the couch, wrapped in a blanket with my hot water bottle. But I'm back.
What it did remind me of was how important it is to look after yourself, to eat healthy nutritious food with plenty of vitamin C and when your body says STOP to listen and do what is necessary to get back to full health. To all my friends who were supportive and helpful - Thank you.