OK so I can’t tell you where I’ve been but I will share with you what I’ve been doing this evening.
I’ve been undercover with Silent Customer mystery dining. Obviously I can tell you no more about where I was or to describe the location and what it was like (well except to say that they’ll be getting a good review on most elements filed!)….but suffice it to say that we had a great evening.
Importantly, I was also able to meet up with a friend who I have met through twitter and ‘cancerland’ but whom actually lives only a mile or so from where I was in 2009, when I started this blog site! Funny world and I’m quite sure that if we dug down a little we’d find friends in common as well as the many places that already are.
Tonight was a celebration for us both… a celebration of life and lives past and present. It’s one of the hazards of ‘living in cancerland’ that you get to be great friends with people who are diagnosed with cancer and leave this world too soon. Or just sometimes you go through a patch when it seems that you’re surrounded by people who are diagnosed and pass away. But what we must always remember is that each of those passing are special and deserve a moment of reflection and love, together with a glass of bubbles raised in their honour.
Tonight we were able to talk freely about some things that have happened over the past few months. We spoke of the solutions to, in some instances, moving on and moving past and also stopping and dwelling in others. We talked of time for ourselves and we talked about times to give and share. We talked of volunteering and challenges. We talked about the NHS, work, projects and planning. We talked of changing the world, if just by a little bit at a time.
Truly a lovely evening with a wonderful and inspirational new friend… and the champagne, three courses, coffee and wine only cost us each a tenner after I’m reimbursed for filing the review/report to Silent Customer!