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  • Jacqueline Le Sueur

Just 6 Weeks Less-Abled : S33 | Light at the end of the tunnel

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

I have been so looking forward to today. Jailbreak #4!

I awoke this morning at 03:30 overwhelmed with frustration and the blues. My foot hurt, my back hurt and all I could think off was this blasted cast on my foot. Ridiculous, I know and rare for me to be quite so annoyed that it kept me awake. So, all in all it was a very good thing I was being sprung from the house as without it I sense I would have struggled to stay buoyant today.

With my wonderful accomplice (thank you ... you know who you are!) we headed, off this time for pastures further afield. The weather was unexpectedly lovely and although this photo is blurry as it was taken through the windscreen of a moving car I really wanted, needed, to catch a slice of this lovely day for posterity. It was glorious to see sweeping vistas of rolling autumnal countryside as far as the eye could see.

Our destination was somewhere where I have parked many times but never been inside - The Puffing Billy on Torrington Commons. We could park near the door, the fire was lit and there was a table right next to it just waiting for us. The service was attentive, the food tasty and I had fabulous company. We chatted about this and that and really enjoyed ourselves.

It's an interesting place located in the old station house of what used to be Torrington Station back in the days before Beeching's cuts decimated non-trunk rail routes. A little slice of times gone by. You are even reminded of the days when 'to spend a penny' meant just that!

It was a lovely drive home where coffee and more conversation awaited us.

A most enjoyable escape, peaceful and almost 'ordinary' if you know what I mean as it took 45 minutes or so before my foot swelled to the point of being uncomfortable inside the cast.

It is Week 5; I am not counting the days until I can touch my left foot again as anything could happen next Friday when I have my foot x-rayed and see the surgeon to see if the fusion has worked. That said, it really does feel like there is light at the end of this tunnel and I am ever so grateful for that.

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