Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Becareful what you ask for....


In my garden you may have noticed the mural on the wall. As well as brightening the garden up for C it is a reminder that life does not always go according to plan!
After a very bitter divorce (he wanted me but not C) I thought I deserved a holiday. As im not a beach person I decided to do a charity hike in the Himalayas. A holiday of adventure and raise money for a good cause, disabled children.

I also had a feeling that it would change my life.

I’ve always been fairly fit, an ex gymnast and swimming teacher, which put me in good stead for hiking 8 hours a day for 10 days. I could write a blog about each day, but don’t worry I wont!

The Hindu Kush, was stunning, the views out of this world and the people were all so lovely. We all bonded very quickly as we were all there for the same reason (I was the only parent
of a disabled child there) There were many incidents along the way, funny ones, dramatic ones,
scary ones, drunken ones. And life changing ones....

And of course that had to happen to me! The only thankful thing about it was it happened on the very last day!!!

But as I have a busy day today I must fly so I will continue this story tomorrow!

39 comments:

lampworkbeader said...

I would love to hear more about the Hindu Kush. A place I've never had the chance to visit. I will look tomorrow to see what happened to you.

Elissa said...

You have a very big heart and this comes across in all your posts - it's always a pleasure to read them! C is blessed to have you as his mum.
Elissa xx

Suffolkmum said...

I have always wanted to go there. Look forward to tomorrow's installment.

captain corky said...

I'm looking forward to reading part 2. Happy late Birthday to C by the way. :)

Milla said...

You tease! Will sign in tomorrow ...

dgibbs said...

oh no you left us with a cliff hanger! Oh well something to look forward to tommorow. :D

Crystal Jigsaw said...

C has a wonderful mum.

Crystal xx

Suzy said...

Acck... don't leave us hanging like that!!

Waiting for the next installment!!

I'm sure along with having your own life changing incidents, you and C have also inspired them.

XOXO
Suzy

country girl said...

Thanks to Dykewife, I've found you. I'll be back to visit.

pat said...

I recently had the opportunity to interact with a young autistic boy. I was amazed at how his siblings interact with him, at how his mother can sense when he's in distress and prevent him from acting out, and how everyone around him constantly includes him in their activities.

I look forward to reading your blog for my continued education.

THanks for visiting mine -- love the pics of your gardens...one of my passions.

sally's chateau said...

See you tommorrow then !!

Casdok said...

ooooooh what have i done??!
Hope you wont be too disapointed!!!

Rhonda said...

You just left us hangin........
:)
What a view!
I'll see you tomorrow.

Exmoorjane said...

Me too! Waiting with huge anticipation.... What a wonderful thing to have done...would love to follow in your footsteps but nowhere near fit enough I fear. jx

Justin said...

I love hiking and the outdoors. I don't think we have to so much be careful what we ask for as to what we do with it when we get it.

LittleBrownDog said...

Very much looking forward to reading that. What a beautiful picture. x

Nancy said...

I'll be here tomorrow too! =)

Randy said...

I've hiked in real mountains before, but nothing like the Himalayas. That must have been an amazing adventure.

Here in flat New Orleans, there is a hill at the zoo that was built in the 1930s so that local kids would know what a hill looks like. The hill has a little waterfall so that kids can cool off on hot summer days.

muddyboots said...

hindu kush, a pace on my list of things to do b4 l die, look forward to tomorrow's installment.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Goodness its years since i read that book!!

Billy Boy said...

THAT REMINDS ME...........
What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?
CLIFF!!!!

Casdok said...

Cant say i saw any seagulls in the Hindu Kush!
In fact i didnt see any wild life. Very barron.

atypical said...

Beautiful start. I am looking forward to the finish.

-t (who finally managed to comment over here)

P.S. Thanks for your comment and visit. It meant a lot.

Tabba said...

i'm sitting on the edge of my seat awaiting the next part of the story....

having my cake said...

I just love that photo. Looking forward to the next instalment.

mcewen said...

Well really! I do hop we're not going to see too many 'cliff hanger' developments? I'm not good at 'delayed gratification.'
Have a lovely busy day.
Cheers

Angela said...

You sure know how to leave me wanting to come back tomorow...

CAMILLA said...

Suspense, look forward to reading your next instalment tomorrow Casdok.

Camilla.x

Anonymous said...

Not a comment on this post specifically, just a general comment. I've seen you comment on other blogs I read (NTs Are Weird, Ballastexistenz) and you always have such good things to say.

I left a comment on NTs Are Weird once about being overweight and how people dismiss my words because of that, and you followed up my comment with a response that made me happier for the rest of the day.

Thank you.

Lady in red said...

thank you for visiting my blog...having just hada quick look at yours over the past week I must say it is beautiful just as you are....being the single mother of a 19 year old is hard but it n must be doubly hard for you.

Pondside said...

Get writing!!! The Hindu Kush is on my list of places to see, as well.
This morning on TV there was a gorgeous woman from the US on a news show talking about her son who is autistic, and his special relationship with the actor Jim Carey. She has written a book
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070921/ap_en_ce/people_jenny_mccarthy
but you probably know all about it - I wished I had seen the whole program.

Mary-LUE said...

I'm loking forward to hearing more. It sounds like an amazing journey, in more ways than one.

Thanks for coming by LUE. It is a pleasure to meet you.

Waynecoff said...

nice one, waht a beautiful place you are travelling through,

DJ Kirkby said...

Hmpf! Some father! Please do write more about your travels. I love your Meez.

Casdok said...

Pondside, yes i know all about it, and im afraid im not a Jenny McCarthy fan.

And dj Kirkby, yes Hmpf,some people dont deserve the title of father

Casdok said...

It still is painful. I cant carry heavy shopping, or drive far.
But yes the experience was worth it!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Completely in awe of you for doing this. Something I have thought about and even got the literature for - but was never well enough to do it . . . not given up totally though. My friend Lynne did a similar walk and she is a heavy smoker and quite a big lady . . .in awe of her too.

Joker The Lurcher said...

hey! was it your achilles? i snapped mine when doing taekwondo with my son (it is said to be a good thing for autistic people) but yours sounds much more serious. maybe it was a different tendon? love your blog!

Casdok said...

Yes it was at the front of my leg. They tried repairing it, but it didnt work, so they tried tendon transfers and that didnt work. So i now dont have any tendons in my toes!!!
And thank you!