Last Saturday was a bit of a blur of activity in the morning whilst I got things ready for my 50th birthday party. I did most of the work myself, but some friends bought along some food as well and not forgetting getting the local sweet centre to deliver a job lot of samosas. Once people started arriving I left them to help themselves and just got on with having a good time. It worked pretty well and I had a lovely time. This is the scene before people arrived as I put the finishing touches to things. The garden furniture was new and I bought it with some vouchers I had earned through blogging. I have wanted something like this for ages and decided I would make sure I had it in time for the party. There was another party on the Sunday for my nephew’s first holy communion so it was a busy social weekend.
This week I finally got my cysts removed. I’d tried persuading the GP to refer me on the NHS, but they don’t do pilar cyst removals these days unless they are causing lots of pain or getting infected all the time. Two of them were hidden by my hair and not really a problem, but the biggest was on the crown of my head and was causing me some issues. I felt self conscious about it (it proved difficult to hide with my hair) and I was forever bumping it on things so it did get a bit sore at times. It has also meant that I couldn’t do headstand in my yoga class for a few months as it was too painful. My Dad offered to pay for me to have them removed for my 50th birthday present and whilst it isn’t a very glamorous present I was keen to get them removed. It was a pretty simple procedure done at a private clinic (I might blog about it soon).
I had a quiet day planned after the op. It wasn’t really necessary, but I thought I might need to take it easy, so I’d cleared my diary. I did do a little reading and it was nice to have the garden furniture to sit out on. I’d been prescribed some strong painkillers, but didn’t need them as paracetamol seemed enough and I didn’t need much of that.
In fact I’ve spent quite a lot of time in the garden this week when it hasn’t been raining. It’s all very green and lush at the moment.
It’s been lovely to enjoy some sunny weather again and see the return of clear blue skies.
On Friday I went to a restaurant in Shirley (a different part of Birmingham) called Fiesta del Asado to try out their new menu. It’s an Argentinian restaurant and there was lots of lovely meat. I had a lovely time and I’ll be covering that over on my other blog.