Early start this morning as my appointment with the nurse at the Health Centre was at 9.10am. She took some blood and the results will be ready when I see my doctor on Tuesday. Mary - the nurse - was a real live wire. An oriental lady who was very bubbly and chatty. She even danced. As I left she said " Have a good weekend .... and try not to worry". Try not to worry. Well I wasn't worried until she said that. Should I be worried now ? I don't know.
As it was still a bit early to use my bus pass I had a wander into Chase Park and spotted the Wild Flower garden - part of the Community Garden near the entrance. There are raised beds - some with vegetables and some with flowers and also hedge of raspberry bushes. I have added a collage in my Extras of some of the flowers. And as you can see in my blip there is a beautiful patch of wild flowers. The seeds were scatted by children from a local primary school. I started taking photos and was approached by a lady who said she was on the committee of Friends Of Chase Park. She was also taking photos - to post on the Facebook page to publicise an event taking place tomorrow. There will be live music, pizza, donuts, fairground rides and stalls selling all sorts. Hope its a success. We chatted for quite a while about this and that.
Musical link WILDFLOWERS by Dolly Parton
Then I got the bus to Gateshead and walked down to The Sage. I had intended to collect a ticket which I had bought online. However I was too early - the box office didn't. open until 12 noon. Too long for me to hang around so I just walked back to the shopping area in Gateshead
Power went off this evening so I checked the fuse box. The power switch had " tripped. Kept " tripping " so I had to unplug everything and plug them back in one by one. When everything was plugged back the switch didn't trip .... so I never found the culprit. Very strange - and annoying.
The weather today was mostly dull and humid - then we had a torrential downpour in the early evening but it didn't last long. Glad it wasn't a rainy day as Neil and Rachael were at a wedding in a country house in Northumberland. Rachael was a bridesmaid.
Steps today - 12,084