Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hello My Darlings,

I have a confession and that is that I am having a bit of trouble keeping up with all your blogs.
So please forgive me if I am a little behind in being there for you. I think I might have told you all before that I am dyslexic and never actually learnt to read and write till I was 8 when my older brother Terry realised that I was in trouble and so taught me the patterns and rhythm in reading and writing. Over the years I have developed tricks to help me along and in general it works well for me.

However if I don't read and write for a day or two it can throw my World into chaos and often means that I have to go back to square one and start again. This in turns means that I slow down to an almost stop. Sometimes I am really stupid and don't read or write, even though I know I should be doing so, what can I say it's the rebel in me..she's so very naughty at times.
I will catch up with you all and soon, but in the meantime please know that I am trying very hard to catch up with you all.

The gym is killing me, very very slowly. I am enjoying it and today I did my swim and then did aqua aerobics. My gosh that's a lot harder than I thought it would be. Everyone was saying it was good and I should do it as it is easier than normal aerobics and I did watch it yesterday, thought to myself that looks good and it didn't seem hard. At least the ladies who were doing it made it look easy. So today I had a go. I can't tell you how many times I actually fell over during class, I seem to lack co-ordination and balance. They went left I went right, they went up, I went down.

I couldn't help but laugh at myself and how stupid I must have looked. One lady got annoyed at me and made an unkind remark. To which I replied that it was my first time ever and she should try to be more pleasant and that I didn't expect a lady of her age and abilities to be quite so rude to a new member; and that after all I was looking to ladies like her to be more inspirational towards me and others like me.
She moved away from me, I was relived. Afterwards another lady told me that she is always rude to people and that it was about time someone told her off.

I have never seen the need to be outwardly rude to people, but if someone brings it to me, I don't shy away from it. I prefer to treat everyone in a decent and friendly manner, as this is the way I would like to be treated. It's not hard and it's not rocket science to be nice. In fact it often returns to you ten fold. Life is hard enough and you never know what a person is dealing with on a daily basis. So I try not to make peoples day harder by being horrid.
Oh well tomorrow is another day and another class. But I shall keep well clear of that lady.

Right I am off to try and catch up with you all.
much love


  1. Good for you Lia! I'm so proud of you (and wish I could be just like you). The aqua aerobics sounds fun and like it would be quite a workout. Whew! Way to go dear!

    I'm now eyeing up the treadmill, thank you very much. Somehow, not as exciting as aqua aerobics :( hmmmmmm.

    Me :)

  2. Oh I would have loved to see that lady getting her comuppence. And you are quite right. I always try and be coutrteous to learner drivers, cause we all had to learn sometime.
    Hope you're not too stiff tomorrow after all your exercise today!

  3. I've never understood why some people see the need to be rude. Love how you handle her!

  4. Oh for pity sakes...... While I liked the way you handled it, I can't say that I'm overly thrilled about how the 'short on kindliness' gal handled herself. You're right--a bit of encouragement from the more senior members of the group would go a longggg way.
    I do hope you're not limping and moaning come morning....LOL I laugh only because I know I would be!

    Stick at it, ma'am......you'll get it AND you'll be an encouragement to those who come in the door after you.

    <-- is rooting for you!!

  5. I can never find a good reply fast enough. It takes me about 3 minutes to realise I'm angry, by which time the moment for retaliation is gone.

  6. I love a much needed telling-off! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that one.

    I do aqua aerobics every so often and I really enjoy it. Did you fall over in aqua aerobics? Or were you doing something else and I misread?

  7. Dear Lia,
    First of all, don't worry that you don't always get round to commenting on our blogs. We all have the same trouble, sometimes. Also, you have quite a few health issues to deal with, so blogging must sometimes take a back seat..
    I have to say that you deal very well with your dislexsia. You write very well and, when reading your posts, it doesn't ever seem that you have any trouble. Your writing flows really well.
    As for stupid, ignorant people, like the woman at your aquarobics class, well, I think that you have all of the qualities needed to deal with her !!!! XXXX

  8. I love to swim..., and I think I would enjoy aqua aerobics! And falling over doesn't hurt, right!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

  9. Daaaahling, don't be hard on yourself. Take your time, we will all wait for you. I didn't realise you had dyslexia, that must be quite a difficult thing to deal with. Amazing actually then that you have your own blog :).
    Good luck with gym. I go to the gym a lot but find it so unnatural when I really think i should be luxuriating (but alas, my thighs...)
    Keep up the good work.
    *kisses* HH

  10. I'm so glad you told that lady what you thought of her behavior. No one should be able to get away with such rude and inconsiderate behavior. Who the hell does she think she is?

    Don't steer away from her, please. I'd love to hear of how she reacts to you next time. If she dares to repeat her obnoxious behavior, I'd love for you to give it to her with both barrels!

    How dare she speak without respect to my friend!

  11. Hey Lia, don't worry about keeping up with my blog. I'm happy to know that you read it when you can. And I kind of have this feeling that if I really needed you to be "there for me", I could ask.

  12. Well done Lia ! you really make me smile in that post..me too, i sometimes suffer from lack of coordination but i think it can be quite funny!
    and please don't bother about rude and unpleasant people, there will always be any way...
    Many thanks for your lovely comment.. :-)
    Can you believe, we still have grey weather here ?
    Wish you a wonderful week end !
    besitos de Andalucia

  13. WEll done on telling her off! I can never think of a retort until I'm in bed or much much later!


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