Issue 29

Community Leaves

I have had community leaves move from 1 to 1 to group. I have had the pleasure to go on some community trips in November. This won't be the case every week. You have to put your name down on the list to say you're interested. Then they will check staffing levels and patient numbers then put up a list of names and what day you can go.

Friday AM: We went shopping and looked around Port Talbot I hadn't been to the town centre before and was happy to find lots of well known stores from Argos to Wilkinson to the pound shop (bargain). We stopped at a café and had a cuppa. So I am pleased to report that I only spent £19 as this was all I had but luckily came back with lots of goodies. Don't forget to take a bag with you!

Saturday AM: Up early again the hour before we have to leave. Making sure I'm in the right frame of mind for a trip. This time it was dry and just what is needed when going for a walk. Rambling up on the Tor Near Tondu proved to be good exercise and some fantastic scenery. The only money outlay was a can of pop in the café on the way back.

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Up hill and down dale we wandered, Rambling they call it when you stroll down, hike up, stroll down, hike up - ETC. As a woman I thought rambling was what we did when we couldn't stop talking, we stay off the path and rabbit on. There was rabbit but this was the fluffy type running past the sheep across the field.

Sunday AM: Another shopping trip. This time I only had £4 so not much shopping for me but did pick up a few things, managed to get a couple of books from the charity shop and B & M Bargains have a lot to offer for Christmas presents. Weather was good windy but dry and the sun did shine giving a bit of warmth. We all stayed together and got back just in time for our dinner, Roast turkey which I thought was very tasty. What do you think?

Lisa

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