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Ready for School

Dear Mum,

Just a quick one to say hello, welcome back to the UK and it was nice to Skype you yesterday. I’ll try and get back to ‘blogging over the next few weeks, although I have so much on at the moment that its hard to find the time.

To summarise, I’ve started writing another two books, one is a vampire comedy thing, another is about my life with diabetes, I’ve also started planning to collaborate on a musical with one of the girls from my writing group using my old songs and her ideas, finally I’ve also just asked to be a contributor for a music ‘blog called Semplesize, my first article is here.

I’m also currently running six extra Twitter accounts for characters from my book, so that is also taking up my valuable waking hours, plus some of my sleeping ones as I schedule their Tweets to go through the night.

Josh started pre-primary this morning, here’s a picture of him ready to go.

Love

Dan

Joshua. Ready for School

Joshua. Ready for School


Bingo, I Mean House, I Mean…Oh, Whatever!!!

Dear Mum,

A BIG day today! Joshua and I got dressed and headed out towards Deanne’s old school on his bike. He is so confident now, as you can see by the nonchalant way he’s not looking where he’s going, although still a bit lazy and asking me to push him more often than is strictly necessary. We got to the school and he rode around a bit, then parked his bike and played on the playground, pretending to be animals – giraffes, lions, tigers, monkeys, etc. We stopped for a snack and a drink and played a bit more, then he cycled home again.

After lunch we packed ourselves up and headed for the hospital at Fremantle for my diabetes appointment. I was a little worried Joshua would get bored and be naughty but he sat and ate a packet of biscuits while we were waiting, introduced himself beautifully to the nurse who weighed and measured me. Something he has only really picked up in the last couple of weeks, before that he mostly ignored people who spoke to him.

When we went in to see the doctor (I felt very old because she must have been ten or fifteen years younger than me and a consulting endocrinologist) I gave Joshua his Dinosaur Search And Find book and he sat quietly in the chair next to me, looking for and counting the animals.

My actual appointment was fine and my control seems to be pretty good, especially considering I’ve recently emigrated. HbA1c of 7.0 mmol/l and an unusually handy 5.9 when I did a blood test for the nurse. I have to go see them again in six months time, but that’s just standard procedure, and at least I now have all my NDSS stuff signed off so I can get cheap(er) insulin pump consumables.

After we got home I got a phone call from the estate agents, who said that we’ve got the house we put an application in for. I was extremely surprised and called Deanne immediately to tell her the good news. I don’t think either of us can really believe it but it appears to be true. We get the keys on the 24th, I’ll let you know the address in an email sometime soon. Now we just have to sort out getting our stuff delivered there at a similar time.

I picked Deanne up from work at five, as she had somehow ripped the knee on her trousers and didn’t want to have to come home on public transport. This evening she has been out at a cosmetics party, so I’ve been writing thank you notes for Joshua’s birthday party guests and looking up internet providers, etc. for the move.

Tomorrow is Joshua/Nana day so I’m going to get my job application emailed off and look up other house type things we might need.

Love

Dan

Going To The Park

Going To The Park


Busy Evening

Dear Mum,

Today was Joshy/Nana day so I spent some of it working on then sending a job application off, some of it sending my book to another publishing company, some of it writing emails to various diabetes related people and then when it was time for him to be fetched I took my Kindle to the park and read for a couple of hours.

At five thirty was Joshua’s class parent teacher meeting thing, so Deanne and I went along and the teachers told us what goes on in the room and about some bits and pieces that were useful to know about.

We got home at about five to seven, stuffed our dinner in our mouths, kissed Joshua goodnight and then went out as it was the first P&C (Parents and Citizens association, apparently!). It was good because they discussed all sorts of things we wouldn’t otherwise have been party to, also Harry(from the other kindy class)’s mum was there so Dee and her had a bit of a chat afterwards. I also appear to have volunteered my services to help sort out the school website, which is a bit of a mess at the moment. So at least I’m going to be busy!

Gotta go to sleep now as two nights out (at grown up meetings) has been too much for me.

Love

Dan


20,000 Dollars

Dear Mum,

Yes, that is a lot of money, even with the exchange, but that’s how much we’ve spent on our car today. But we have done it now and it’s parked in the driveway. We feel quite happy with our purchase and can fit Joshua’s bike in it, so that’s good 🙂

Julie took us to the riverside today and Joshua played in the water for a while, we got the chance to stroke a jellyfish as there were a bunch of them, we knew they didn’t sting ’cause some kids were messing about with a dead one, then on a playground nearby once the equipment was out of the sun and had cooled off a bit. Then we went to pick up the motor and drove it home. We looked at car seats (so Julie and Rick can keep one in their car) on the way back and realised that it’d probably be cheaper to buy one on-line in the UK and send it over that to get it here!!!

On a slightly less happy note I seem to have developed a toothache in the last couple of days, so have booked myself in to the dentists tomorrow at 12 so that can be sorted out. I also went to the pharmacist, that will hopefully be our local once we move out of Julie and Rick’s house, and dropped in my NDSS form, which means I should at least be able to pick up free stuff for my Diabetes from now on.

Joshua is off to his nursery for a “settling session” at 9am in the morning, so I’ll let you know how that goes. other than that tomorrow is apparently the day he’ll be trying out his bike for the first time (we’ve asked him a few times since we arrived and this week he has been saying “on Wednsday” whenever we ask, so hopefully he’ll be true to his word.

Love

Dan