I’ve been hovering over my keyboard for about a week now trying to decide what to write about next. I had written half a post on my disastrous family trip to Edinburgh, but as I was typing/reading it I was boring myself. Basically, my parents had planned for us to all go see a magician show at the Traverse Theatre and go out for tea afterwards between Christmas and New Year, but it didn’t go as well as they’d hoped. Due to train strikes our train got cancelled on the way there, which meant that we had to get on a very busy train where we didn’t have reserved seating and no seats were free (luckily, I have my own though 😉). The theatre was very difficult to get around in a wheelchair as the disabled seating wasn’t sign posted and it was at a different entrance than the standard seating. We also weren’t all able to sit together even though we were guaranteed to be, but we did get free ice-cream as an apology (it was yummy). Then the restaurant ended up not being accessible because the lift I had to use was broken, so we had to find somewhere else to eat which was difficult during the busy festive period. Finally, to top it all off our train was cancelled on the way home too so we had to wait for another one, everyone got a seat this time though. So, it wasn’t the best day out we’ve had, our plans of wandering around the Christmas market and taking in all the festivities were quickly shattered. This year I think we’ll stick to a traditional pantomime.

The Traverse Theatre.
The Traverse Theatre.
Disabled seating area.
Disabled seating area.
Tasty ice-cream.
Tasty ice-cream.

Days to following didn’t really get much better. With having to rely on carers 24/7 it can be very stressful, especially at this time of the year when illnesses are flying around left, right and centre. If someone is ill and unable to come to work, it affects me a lot because I’m either stuck in bed or anxious all day because I worry I’m not going to get somebody to help me. I wrote a blog last year on this type of situation which you can read HERE.

I had some great family time nevertheless. Had an amazing time on Christmas Day at my Auntie and Uncles, then a relaxing week just watching movies and started Friends for the umpteenth time because it’s been added to Netflix. I also went to the cinema on New Year’s Eve with my parents to see The Greatest Showman, and if you haven’t seen it yet definitely go. With seeing it on the last day of the year I can honestly say it was the best movie I’ve seen in 2017. The music is amazing in it (I can’t stop playing the soundtrack) and just the whole story behind it is relatable in so many ways. It shows us that everyone has their own individuality and that you need to let whatever makes you stand out from the crowd shine. It has a really inspiring quote in it which I plan to live by this year, “no one made a difference being like everyone else”.

The Greatest Showman poster.
The Greatest Showman poster.

It may only be the second week of 2018, but I can feel like it’s going to be a great year. It may have been a rubbish start but things can only get better, right? My main goal this year is to fly the nest and find my own house where I will live with the support from my carers. It’s a long battle ahead of me to get there though but, I am ready for it, and as ever I will try and keep you posted. I have some blog content to plan so please bear with me.

Cheers to 2018.
Cheers to 2018.

Here’s to 2018, whatever your goals are for this year I hope you achieve them and have a great time along the way.

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