It's been a few weeks since I last wrote and today, this morning I thought, 'whilst it's quiet, why not say "Hello!"!'
So, what's been going on...
A few months ago, well in January, I had a bit of a freak out because I noticed a lump on my little boy's peepee which thankfully after seeing a specialist at the N&N in May, it has gone and he is a lovely healthy boy with a healthy peepee. But for a few months there, I, we were very stressed in thinking that our beautiful little boy was poorly (it was just a natural thing that apparently happens to everyone, but was just more noticeable as he is a baby).
So from January to now, we have taken on the services of an amazing yoga instructor, Oli Bell of Barefoot Crew who is just the nicest person ever, so sincere, gentle, funny, intelligent and sensitive. He has carried out several classes now and every time customers leave his class (with child or as individuals), they just cannot stop raving about him and how amazing his style of yoga, Kundalini yoga is. We are so grateful to have him on our team and that his classes are doing so well!
I have taken an exam for my personal licence to sell alcohol for our events which I am very excited about.
We have received our Food Standards Agency number, 4, this week with the explanation that it would have been a 5 had we not been in a listed building and could install a window in the bathroom. Annoying but very happy to receive a 'Good'.
All I can ask for is that I , my family, work and everyone and everything else in my life is good. I can deal with good. What I can't deal with is drama... The drama of other people's opinions especially about me...
I received, in my own café, my first racist comment since living in King's Lynn (that I have heard anyway) which was fun as you can imagine! I don't understand bigotry, I don't understand hatred, and most importantly I don't understand ignorance! I don't honestly care that this person was older and was of a generation where racism wasn't really a thing but the norm, I don't care that I now work in the service industry and apparently the customer is always right! What I do care about is common courtesy, love and people just generally being nice (or keeping their nasty opinions to themselves until I am out of earshot)!
I don't want my son growing up in a world of nasty people like her. I don't want him scared or confused by the fact that people will talk about his skin colour negatively or more weirdly point out how 'perfect his skin tone is' and saying 'Ooh, his skin is just right' when looking at me and Michael as if neither of ours is when in actual fact, our skin is clearly the perfect tone because the beautiful mix made his.
It's been a funny few weeks, and a funny few days. This June 2017 has been hard for the entire country and really hard for those in my home town, London. I can't imagine how everyone must be feeling; Londoners are hard people and we just get up and get on with things 'cos we got shit to do..!' but, waking up on the morning of 14th June to see the news of Grenfell tower block engulfed in flames at 5:30am was nothing but a scary stomach churning shock to the system. Those poor people. I just can't imagine... I have no words...
I just kept thinking please don't be a terrorist attack and then I remembered all of those stories last year about those tumble dryers and thought, 'For Fuck Sake...'
My heart goes out to everyone who has been affect this month, or indeed this year by the attacks to our country, the devastating fire, fucking Brexit... It's all been too much. We need to do what we do best, and that is to be 'good' to each other. Good to ourselves, our family, neighbours and those we come across. Being nice is nice. There is nothing wrong with being a nice person. It's not 'wet' or 'drippy', it's all we need to get by in life and all I want to do is to do a good job: to be a good daughter, sister, wife, mother, business owner, member of the community. If that is what my epitaph reads when I leave this land, I will have done my job.
Please be good to each other, and yourselves. The world is a very difficult place at the moment and we need to be able to rely on each other.
Maggie and the Dragon is thinking of you all and wishes you all well as you go about your day...