Sunday, September 23, 2012
LAST DAY IN SALOU.
This is my last music day in Salou.
Did you know that there was at least 500 guests at the SOUL WEEKENDER.
I have had the most exciting music chillin’ time this year.
Ash asked me “Would I be back next year?”. I said “YES!!”
We were there for the SUN & SEA & SAND & SOUL MUSIC.
“I REALLY LOVE YOU” was the most perfect song for all our weekender faces.
I truly thank you Fatfreddie Morrison for giving me the confidence to dance.
SWIMMING & LUNCH
I done my lengths, Julian was off so I had to count all by myself.
This is a tiny step for me, but it is enormous. How may Pauline lengths did I do…………..51 ***YEAH
Julian was off today again but I have left him a postcard and a note of my lengths.
When my exercises were finished we decided to go back to the METROPOLITAN for our lunch. It was lovely seeing JUAN again on my last day. We had a lovely talk about this and that in our conversation.
It was so sad that I had to leave everyone behind me, but, I need to go home and finish fixing this beautiful brain of mine. “Hey I’m worth it.” :)
We got ourselves ready when we went back to the hotel. We left our bags in the left luggage area so we could get changed later. The time was creeping up to 6pm. We got changed and said our bye bye’s to all the staff. The bus turned up for us, for our journey back home. I was quite emotional about leaving. I had to be so strong.
We went through the Toll Booths to get back to Barcelona..
I hadn’t been as happy as I was in Salou.
Where is my next destination? Ahhhh. YES,
I think I know where I shall go to next, but, for just now…………..shhhh……….
The bus pulled up to the Airport and we arranged the bags for our exciting flying back home, to Great Britain.
Hey I said to them that I wondered if my brain would cause a “DING, DONG” again.
We all had a good laugh at my brain, I knew it was up for a ding, dong. He, he, he.
I was just ready to go through the passport again. Ding, Dong, again.
The girl at the go through area had a hand held PINGER, running it all over my body.
It was like she was a detective looking for my pinger. It was very funny for me that nobody thought of my TITANIUM BRAIN.
I had the forward for the EASY JET. I sat on my chair and I had wee nap. I thought it was 10 minutes, Oops, it was most of the flight.
As we were getting off at LUTON AIRPORT, the cabin crew man remembered me for our outward journey. YES it was DARREN WARREN. He organised the cockpit for me again. I was so pleased with what he done again. I had :-
ALISON CAMPBELL ------------------PILOT.
STEVEN HUNT -------------------------FLIGHT DECK HELPER.
I felt so tired, there was no more talking in my body. We dropped Peter off home and said goodnight to him and said we would chat soon XXX
Janiece sat on the front seat beside David. There was just silence. It was beautiful.
I was going home :). I lay down on the back seat with my blanket. Ahhhhh.
I fell asleep straight away.
It was 02:14am and I have just opened my eyes to look at the sparkling gems hanging onto their bubbles. There is a bright shiny moon with a clod hanging onto it’s middle. IT WAS PERFECT.
What a fantastic holiday with all my memories, happiness was covered with tears at my emotions.
JANIECE & DAVID,
DJ ASH FOR EXTRA STRENGTH,
DJ MARKY MARK FOR EXTRA FAITH,
PHOTOGRAPHER, MY CLICK MAN VINCE VIECHWEG FOR EXTRA FIGHT,
FATFREDDIE MORRISON FOR MY COURAGE.
Hey Freddie, I especially thank you with all my heart.
I SEND LOVE TO YOU ALL XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Hey, it’s pretty brilliant to have such a cool brain as mine. Hmmmmm
I wonder how much money was given to NEUROCARE for my head?
Mr Patel has given me such a special gift, “MY BRAIN”.
I think I need to pay for it one of these days.
I have made my 1st plan for the Neurocare Charity, next April 2013. I will help to pay for my brain. Hey, my head is “WORTH IT”, humour is the best thing for my brain.
Hey, I got the surgery from Mr Patel so I think the only positive thing for me to do is HELP, with the charity.
Thinking is a great exercise for my brain. My brain goes pop, pop, pop, every day.
Do people ever listen to me, unfortunately “NO” is all I can say.
Do people know how to treat someone with a brain injury, “SADLY, NO AGAIN”
I’m fed up with people pushing and pulling at me.
I need to help myself for my brain.
I work hard on my language and I “LISTEN”
LISTENING is a valuable word to me. People should listen to understand how our brains are working with us. Our BRAINS are so delicate, they should be treated by the softest words. Do I have any issues……YES… I work out everything all by myself. Sometimes it’s right but a lot of it is wrong. I don’t mind being wrong because I’m using my brain to get things right. My brain is still so FRAGILE.
I was out of this life for such a long time. I’m sooooo glad to be back.
WHAT A LIFE I HAVE NOW. THE WORDS I HAVE HAD FROM THE SALOU SOUL WEEKENDERS, I THANK YOU ALL FROM MY HEART. XXXXXXXX
We went down for our swim again.
We had our usual loungers then, “Where is Julian?” He had his day off, I shall count for myself or maybe I should ask Janiece.
Janiece accepted at being my score teller. If I done 20 the same as the day before that would be fabulous for my. Every day I take my time and I get so confident these days.
I could never understand why I couldn’t swim before. I think a lot of it is your confidence.
31 X Pauline Lengths
Itor is our pool man, We had a nice conversation,
I decided to send a postcard to :-
JULIAN, VANESSA, CARLOS, ITOR, DAVID, PACO.
I THANK YOU ALL XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I LOST MY WOODEN LEG !!!!
As Janiece and I were leaving the pool we were blethering away.
Our thoughts were full of nothing.
I was up outside our bedroom and I said “BLAST!!” Janiece was quite concerned about me and I told her that I left my stick at the side of the lounger. Here we go again. Down in the lift. Walk out the back to the poolside. Say bye, bye again. Did we find the wooden leg…..NOOOOO. Val told us that she left the stick behind the bar.
Here we go again!!
We went to the bar,
The bar to the reception.
The reception to the bar again.
The bar knows nothing.
Back to where we sat.
Val came with us and “I GOT MY WOODEN LEG” sparklers, streamers, fanfare.
I got my picture with Vanessa, David and Paco.
I say THANK YOU ALL for my wooden leg/stick.
Peter, David, Janiece and I went down to BAMBOO for some food.
IMRAN – ALFREDO the waiter was very nice to us. He knew that I do not drink.
He made me a PEACH GRENADINE (No alcohol), it was a lovely sweet drink.
Imran came over with some fizzy pink sparkling wine for the others.
It was Sect Rosado Semi Seco, Castell D’Ordal. Eloborader UCSA.
Sant Sadurnt D’anoia, Espana..
We stared talking to Nickolas, he is MOLDIVIAN. He is between the USSR & ???
I can’t remember oops sorry.
As we were walking home for our nap I tried to see ANGEL
It was a bit sad as I haven’t seen her again :(
I went to my bed for 2 hrs I had the most perfect sleep.
NO DREAMS, NO THOUGHTS, PERFECT :)
A beautiful grey dress and HAPPINESS.
DANCE MY KNEES
Hey that has been a good exercise for me, holiday, bend knees, music, happiness, AWESOME :)10/10 well done me.
LAST NIGHT AT SKI HUT :)
The first venue was the Ski Hut and the last venue is the Ski Hut.
Well, I actually won a gold watch here.
The Ski Hut is just 3 minutes from our hotel to the bar. I was so looking forward to my last bendy knees dancing.
As I got to the front door, I showed Ash my green wrist ticked for the events.
This time we had a very good talk about charity, my illness, Essex or Sussex? I can’t remember. I do remember that it is where the charity will be held at the end of the year. I must go for a wee nosey. Where? When? Charity?
It has been a very intellectual gossip with JD ASH.
Peter and David are dancing away in the main room, they looked very happy.
Poor Janiece, I left her all by herself at the table, I was talking with Ash so much I actually forgot you had no company at the table. SORRY MY DEAR XXX
My last night was so full of SOUL,
****I was asked to DANCE by Phil Horwood, my proper boogie on the floor.****
Phil, I thank you so much for my dance on the last night. Caroline, I thank you too for allowing me to dance with your husband. One minute I’m up on a level to see the people and bend my knees, then I’m on the floor doing the 1-2-3-kick, left and right.I danced with Mr MESSY – CLIVE WHYTE.
COLIN BENNET, what can I say, YOU ARE AMAZING.
NICOLE FRANCIS, what can I say, AGAIN. I know that you are a carer, but my emotions fly away with you all. YOU ARE AMAZING TOO
I’m so happy with all the emotions, thoughts and memories that arrived with me in Salou
The guy’s who gave me the most happiness on my last night was:-
DJ ASH, DJ MARKY MARK, VINCE VIECHWEG,
SEAN & JACQUIE WALROND, PHIL & CAROLINE HORWOOD,
CLIVE WHYTE, FATFREDDIE MORRISON, MICHELLE & BILLY STONE,
NIKI, COLIN BENNET, DAVID & MERV, VICKY BROSA, STEPHEN J NICOLE FRANCIS, LISA TYLER.
I had the coolest TIME OFF in Salou.
The holiday was the best education for me. I re-learn every minute of every day.
Tomorrow will be my last daytime in Salou :(
Lisa Tyler, YES, the best things in life are free. This is so, so true.
“YOU ARE AMAZING TOO”.
Did you all get a bus from “THERE TO HERE, ME?”.
I have waited for a bus for such a long time, you have all turned up at the same time.
“I’M SO HAPPY” :) “I DO LOVE YOU ALL” XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Well, Janiece was in bed so I decided to write 4 postcards on the veranda.
Sunday 9th September 2012, around 7:30ish.
Dear DJ ASH,
You have given me more STRENGTH. On Thursday I loved standing on the platform above your followers to enable me to see and watch all the dancing, smiling & MUSIC. I loved the music from your Soul Weekender.
What a lovely gift you gave me. Thank You.
This has been my humungous step. Pauline Quinn.
DEAR DJ MARKY MARK,
You have given me more FAITH. On Thursday afternoon you went out of your way to get me a T-SHIRT to fit me. I Thank You for your compassion that you gave EVEN for a T-Shirt.
This has been my humungous step.
DEAR Photographer VINCE VIECHWEG ,
You have given me more FIGHT. ASH mentioned to me about the pictures you took on Thursday. I looked so, so happy. I got up to the stage with Freddie on Saturday, I felt like a celebrity as your camera was click, click clicking. You have made me fight even more to help others. I have got my legs and my tongue back so, “WATCH THIS SPACE”.
This has been my humungous step.
Dear All Staff at the radio,
I have had the most stupendous long SOUL Weekender in Salou with DJ ASH,
DJ MARKY MARK, & Photographer, VINCE VIECHWEG.
They have all given me EXTRA FAITH, STRENGTH & FIGHT.
I am very proud of them all and I hope you all have great pride for them working with you.
This has been my humungous step.
I finished my postcard words in my little book. It had just gone about 9ish.
Janiece was still in her bed asleep. I thought to myself about all the days that Janiece and David came to look after me in hospital. Poor, poor them. From the teeth to the bum area. I felt so sad for them, all the chores that they put themselves under for me.
I’m so grateful to every one who came to visit me, but especially Cristian Concari and Richard Green. (I love you two especially. XX)
Janiece really needed her rest. How many hours do we sleep now? PLENTY.
POOL WITH JULIAN
We did our poolside routine. Find our loungers. Dead easy, mostly everyone is in bed.
We did the breakfast again outside. I excused myself for the little ladies room. On my way passed the reception, “WHO DID I SEE!!” Rachael, Zoe and Joshua.Yes it was Zoe holding Joshua’s hand as we met in the foyer. I looked at Joshua and smiled to him. I couldn’t believe Joshua. When I seen him last night he was asleep in his pram sleeping. He walked up to me with the BIGGEST CUDDLE for me, and the BIGGEST SMILE, AWESOME. We had our breakfast by the pool again.
We went back over to our loungers and I started on my postcards.
Julian was doing his “Watching over me”.
What length today?................20 Pauline Length’s
Well Julian I know you are so proud of me know. :)
I’m so careful with the amount of my little lengths that I do. I have always been a very fit girl (for 25yrs old or am I really 49yrs old?). YES 49yrs old.
I finished my swim and I walked in for a coffee with Carlos. As I was waiting for the coffee there was a very beautiful FRENCH girl called Helena. I was nosey again!!!
When I seen Helena on the internet with her laptop, I got curious. I took my purse over to her and passed her my card. She looked at it and I asked if she could put on my e-mail address as I wished to see the first page again with Mr Patel. Helena done it straight away for me. I never seen the page yet.
The angle I was at she looked at the screen, then ME, then the screen, then ME. I was quite worried at what she was looking at I didn’t know what she was looking at. Helena asked me if she could write a comment to me on my blog. I said yes as I didn’t know what she looked at first but I knew it was just “THOUGHT’S, FEELINGS and EMOTIONS” that I write at home. I only get on the internet once a week. I just stay at home and write, write, write. I love the achievement that I have done since my Subarachnoid Brain Haemorrhage.
Helena had a mobile phone that was sitting next to her lap top. She was talking in French while she was doing things on the lap top and I never knew what was happening. She told me that she gave my blog e-mail to her friends in France.
She got quite excited and she told her friend on the phone that she was talking to me, right at that moment!!!!!!
A little time later she showed me my blog. What was the first thing that she saw, YES, ME WALKING.
I just like to look at the front page so I can say, “HELLO MR PATEL”
I respect Mr Patel with all my heart. Every minute of every hour of every day.
Mr Patel you are so SPECIAL to ME :)
What can I say :-
“Mr Patel, I LOVE YOU ESPECIALLY FROM ME TO YOU” XXX
Carlos brought my coffee over for me. I felt quite honoured for the thing’s that Carlos does for me. Nothing is an effort for him. He is so patient and he has so much compassion for me. CARLOS, YOU ARE FANTASTIC.
I sat down and started all my postcards. About 10 minutes later it was Helena.
She turned up at my lounge and she held my hand. I didn’t know what was happening. Helena started to look for a perfect background for a perfect picture. Bless Helena.
“I LOVE YOU TOO HELENA” XXX
David and I was going for a nice stroll, as we were leaving the hotel the Scottish man who was on the veranda called to us that he was locked out and could not get back into his room. He told us Room 229. Please Help!!! David and I went back to the reception for some assistant. HELP.
We were going down to the beach and parade.
When we were on the front we walked along to see Peter in his little cove.
David told Peter that we would be along at BAMBOO, the pub/lounge on the front.
We had an outside chair to watch all the legs going passed.
CARLOS the waiter asked us what we would like to eat or drink. I knew what I wanted, AN ICECREAM. I wanted a Banana Split. Hmmmmm.
I had chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. It was SUPREME.
Peter is still in the water in the cove, but he knows where we are. Janiece caught up with us. We I already had a dessert, I thought “cheeky”.
We all sat at a lovely table waiting for Peter. Poor Peter missed us, so we just ordered our food. I had a chicken curry and a tiramisu. It was very good.
My food was :-
Banana Split, Chicken Curry, Tiramisu. Yummmmmm.
As we were sitting in the outdoor restaurant the sun was gorgeous in the sky.
David went out of his way to get me a good picture for my story. Bless him.
We went back to the hotel to get Peter and get ready for our next venue.
I put on my wee denim skirt and my favourite pinky red flowers top. Cool.
TOO MUCH – DJ ASH and his charity man ANDY
Ash had a lot of time to talk to me that night. Janiece, David and Peter all sat at the table, where was I. Oops!!! I’m having a very serious conversation about CHARITIES with Ash and Andy.
Andy sorts out all the charities each year for DJ ASH.
I was absolutely flabbergasted with words that came from Ash’s mouth.
He asked me if I’d like to help in the children’s charity at the end of the year.
What did I say.
“YES, YES, YES” “ABSOLUTELY”
I chatted to quite a few people who loved the chatting.
THANK YOU – MARY FISHER XXX
THANK YOU – MAUREEN HALLER XXX
THANK YOU – TERRY CERR XXX
VAL & NEIL ----- SHIT HAPPENS XXX….. I TRULY THANK YOU XXX
Sometimes, yes, shit does happen in any ones life. We all have to look around us for the best little step in our lives. To move forward, one tiny step is the best way for us all to progress and hopefully get towards the end line. Like Fatfreddie Morrison words
It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes Courage to stand alone.
LISA TYLER commented:)
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE, IT IS SO TRUE. Thanx Lisa Tyler