7 August 2015
Lunch Date, Southampton!
'I actually left the house!'
Had a nice long bath this morning and actually fell asleep again. I haven't actually fallen asleep in the bath, since I was a teenager and spent hours in the bathroom. Just left me a little more wrinkly than usual!
I was hungry. I hadn't been out of the house in a while, so lunch it was. Oxford Street for a change was the destination. A little expensive, but never the less, my most favourite part of Southampton.
I was woken up early this morning, after having very little sleep over the last few days. The bin men make so much noise. I wouldn't be surprised if they do it on purpose, to piss off lazy, ill people like me, in the early hours. It felt like it was going to be a good day for a change. The sun was out and I'd had quite a good nights sleep finally. While Jason and Jay were watching 'Wentworth' I doubled my sedatives and drifted away almost immediately last night!
Some time together, after so many people in and out of our lives for so long. We never get any time to ourselves, which makes these occasions even more special, Had it not have been for the strange, nonsense calls, from our nemesis, life would have been perfect.
Jason seemed a little distant today. More bullying phone calls and fed up with the lack of action. Like me, he just wants an end to all this madness.
It is coming soon. The end is very close
8 August 2015
Our lives as one!
A second lunch date in as many days. I spoke to Ramona, an old friend from University, with experience in psychology. She had some answers for me. Answers I had been searching for, for a while.
Ramona had also been going through a tough time herself. To my horror, she had been experiencing, very similar things as myself, over approximately the same period of time. This was strange, uncanny and quite difficult to take in.
I arranged for her to pick me up on Saturday and we would go, to Winchester for lunch!
Like old times!
Ramona picked me up at 1pm. From the moment I got in the car, we chatted, like like it was yesterday. I hadn't seen Mona for a while, probably because she had been going through exactly the things, both myself and Jason had.
Ramona believes her treatment, has a lot to do with the colour of her skin, Like her, though not the colour of our skin, homophobia, does play a part in where we are today. Yes there are still people out there who discriminate against others, for being different to them.
In 2015, I still find it disgusting that anyone can be treated differently, because of who they are. How these people get away with it, is beyond me, but they do!
When friendship, becomes family!
Traditional, British, Winchester!
'facebook is banal!'
We talked about the superficiality of life, here in 2015. A life on Social Networking sites, especially facebook, where everyone has happy lives, eats good food and has fantastic relationships!
At different times of our life, we are all guilty of hiding the truth. Making oneself appear better and more successful than we are, is common place. I suppose this is what sets myself apart from other people.
I have always been honest with my comments on facebook, brutally so sometimes. Most people do not like honesty and I have either deleted them, or they have deleted me. To be honest I could not care less. I always say what I feel.
People are very lucky, I have not been more honest. I am a great truth teller, and the time will come when I write the truth, of the last few years of my life.
Facebook is banal. It is the main reason I set up this blog. If you don't want to read what I write, then feel free to 'Bugger Off!'
'Bottle of Red?'
We both love red wine. I have to say it went straight to my head in the heat of the sun, but it was a gorgeous bottle of Rioja, my favourite.
It was actually, one of the best Bottles of Rioja, I'd had in a long time and went down rather well at 'Dim T', the noodle bar we had lunch in, just of the High Street in Winchester.
Wonton Soup, followed by Claypot Chicken, all freshly cooked and tasted great!
We got back to Southampton in the late afternoon. We grabbed Jason from the paddling pool and went and had lunch at Ceno, in Portswood.
I've been there once before, for drinks with Natalee, but never eaten anything. I have to say the food was great. The menu was different from any other I had seen. I had Calves Liver Salad. Top notch, great quality. Highly recommended.
We began our Lunch date at 'The Old Vine', a gorgeous traditional pub in the heart of Winchester. I love anything traditional and British, pubs especially. Winchester as tradition in spades. Once the old Capital of England, it just oozes history and charm.
We had a quick peak in Estate Agents windows, as we wondered through the High Street,. Saw the house we wanted at a mere £900,000. Yes Winchester is an expensive place to live, well out of the reach of the likes of myself and Ramona. Still one can dream!
A couple of pints of Peroni and a white wine spritzer for Mona. Then a chance to sit outside and have a chat in the hot afternoon sun.
I met Ramona in 1992, when I started University. To be honest we used to be totally bad influences on each other, more so me than her.
We used to spend a lot of the time in The Student Union Bar, and we did on occasion, turn up for lectures, drunk, very drunk.
I remember us both getting thrown out of a lecture, totally wasted. Doing the walk of shame, rather, the woddle of shame, down the steps of the Lecture Theatre. It is an enduring memory.
Ramona, eventually settled down and established herself in a good career. She moved to London, moving back to Southampton, some years ago, and like myself, regrets staying in a City, that does produce its fare share of dreadful people. People who are just out for themselves, cause trouble for others and enjoy playing on other peoples problems.
I can't be happier, leaving this City. It has been the noose around my neck for too long. It tends to keep people back and those who live here, except a few are not the sort, I wish to spend the rest of my life with!
'Happy 41st Birthday Ramona!'
Ramona has reached the age of 41 today, 10 August 2015. I had no idea it was her Birthday until she mentioned it yesterday. I have known Ramona for 23 years, and it seems just like yesterday.
I have also known Raf, her Brother for an equal amount of time, and have always got on with them both equally, even though we do not see each other that often.
Ramona, like myself always has up's and down's in family life. We have always had that in common.
I remember saying how unlucky we were both in life and Mona agreed. The trouble is, both Ramona and I have good hearts. We will give away our last penny to make sure our friends are OK. Because of that we are also used left right and centre. We attract the wrong sort of person and they take advantage of us.
It was great to see Ramona. We haven't seen each other in a while. Years in fact. It is always nice to know that there are still friends about,, even if you haven't spoken in a while.
Sadly Ramona had been through much, during the last five years. Very similar to me.
It really is strange the way life goes sometimes. At least our friendship had lasted the test of time, even if everything else hadn't!