Day 439 charity shop day & life lesson ♥️

We woke up at 6.30am and I have a stonking headache. I didn’t take tablets as I thought I’ll try and sleep it off. Not getting up at 6.30 on a Saturday!

Craigs alarm went off at 7.30, mine at 8 (honest to god, what a joke!) and then we finally woke at 10, head still thumping and we both seemed to have the most random dreams. Strangely they both involved camping….. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

Honestly my head has a heartbeat. Always seems unfair when I’m not drinking alcohol!! So gave in and took the paracetamol.

Head is now better. Go figure.

I had my shorts and vest too on today. Nope it was not that kinda weather…. I had to go and change into jeans pretty sharpish.

Using the Heilan’ Brew mugs this morning…. Pretending it’s warm enough to be outside!

As my neighbour runs round like a wummin possessed today painting the house and cutting the grass…. I adopt a more “meh” approach to the day.

This made me laugh!! We should try this next time we camp!

So the plan today was to take all the clear out stuff to the charity shop. Many of you may remember we had a big Boxing Day clear out and it’s been sitting in the house all bagged up since then.

So a full Craigie car boot load down to Irvine Cancer Research Superstore. I can’t ever shop there again as it will be full of my stuff….. took 2 of us 3 trips back and forth to the car. After the last load we scarpered out before anyone noticed.

I don’t know why I’m embarrassed dropping that much stuff. We filled all their bins!!

Then on to Tesco for a food shop as we were down to the last Hello Fresh.

You’ll be pleased to know I finally cancelled it. I handed Claire my phone and asked her to deal with it as I couldn’t. Job done ✅

We decided to treat ourselves to a new set of plates, side plates, bowls and pasta dishes. Up until now we have been the house of mismatch everything. Our cupboards were full of plates and mugs that were quite frankly, ready for the bin.

We now have uniformity and a much less cluttered space. That makes me smile.

Now what to do with everything that came out?!?! Just cleared for charity now starting to collect already?!? 😆

Craig made me a lovely ham salad for lunch.

So I’m now in my weeding gear (if there is such a thing?!) and starting to slowly work my way round the weeds that are overwhelming us. As you may remember I love a weed but husband does not. So instead of disagreeing about weeds for the rest of the summer I have succumbed to weeding.

So I spent the rest of the afternoon weeding like the mad wummin next door!

Craig did a bonfire and I added the weeds to the fire!

What a great bonfire!!!

The weather got warmer as the day went on thankfully. It’s quite nice out there now.

Rachel, two doors down, popped in to say she’d got me a wee gift at the shops today!

A stress sloth!!!! It is soooo cool, I love it!!🦥

And then we got a life lesson we never saw coming. Craig was watching Euro 2020 football when one of the Danish players, Christian Eriksen, stumbled and fell to the ground on camera. His eyes were wide open but he wasn’t moving at all and the referee saw that he needed urgent medical assistance.

We watched as the players shielded around him and eventually the medical team started to resuscitate him. They worked on him for about 6 or 7 minutes and it was the most awful thing we’ve ever watched and yet we couldn’t stop watching. The players were crying, the Danish fans in the stadium were crying, Eriksen’s girlfriend was down on the pitch being comforted by players. Everyone was questioning how fragile life is. One minute he’s aiming at goal, the next minute fighting for his life.

They took him off the pitch on a stretcher surrounded by large white sheets and cut back to the studio as the game was stopped. Gary Lineker and the other commentators were so shocked.

The female commentator, Alex Scott, said she’d just text her mum to tell her she loved her. Another guy, Cesc Fabregas, said that he’d gone home many nights after a bad day and taken it out on his family. This made him realise we had to live life to the fullest, be happy and remember football is just a game.

We were both really emotional, I was crying. Life can be taken away just like that… and we had watched it happen.

Craig said let’s go into the pub for a couple and we were both a bit numb going in. The guys in there had heard it too.

Then…… we hear he is alive. He is in hospital and he is stable.


I never thought that would be possible and don’t think anyone in that stadium did either.

Everyone who watched that will have been really affected by it and that can only be a good thing.

A reminder to live life to the full.

Life every day as if it’s your last.

Tell people that you love them.

Please stay safe everyone as you are all important to me. ♥️♥️♥️

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