Bike Rides, Night Life & Memories

This last week has been absolutely amazing. I know I have been slacking with the blog posts but I actually have a decent excuse this time πŸ˜€ Blue & I have spent nearly everyday together for over a week so I haven’t had the time to come on my laptop. I am here now though, ready to fill you guys in on my week and hopefully hear back from my friends here πŸ™‚

I’m not sure if I mentioned to you but I really struggle sleeping in a bed with someone else. I can never seem to sleep through and wake ever hour or so. It became quite an issue for Blue & I as it resulted in me staying up until ridiculous hours just to get drowsy enough in hope of a good sleep. It never happened. I’d always wake up feeling tired, cranky and deprived. This week has been a changer. After sleeping in the same room on separate beds for a few nights and getting used to just having someone in the room with me has changed my sleeping pattern so much. I am now able to sleep at a reasonable time and actually sleep in the same bed and sleep all the way through. I even dream when I’m at his πŸ˜€ This may sound daft to some but for me it’s such a big achievement!

Anyway, the weather has been perking up in Britain so I dug the bikes out of the shed. I recently cancelled my gym membership so thought it would be great fun riding outside in the sun and getting our dose of vitamin D. Oh, and a fun way to keep fit πŸ™‚ I dreaded the idea of not having the gym in my life but in reality it’s down to me getting out there and getting healthier and fitter. It will be very hard and challenging but I’m ready for it.

So, Blue & I have managed to cycle 30 miles in 3 days this week. We started off with 12 miles to the River Kennet then 10 miles in Swinley Forest (Bracknell Look Out) & then 8 miles in the New Forest. My bum is very sore along with my wrists, back and shoulders but it’s all worth it. We took on loads of hills and experienced some funny situations along the way that I’ll never forget. After taking on the marsh, gravels and bumpy woodlands in the New Forest we both came home with punctured tyres 😦 I managed to take a few photos along the way which I will attach below πŸ™‚

After our bike ride in the New Forest on Saturday we decided on doing a pub crawl with a few friends, considering I had a fear of places like pubs in the past it’s crazy how I don’t mind so much now. We managed four pubs that night with the last two being my favourite – The Rockstone and The Hobbit. I thoroughly enjoyed my night out with great people and as always love being around Blue when he’s had a drink πŸ™‚ I realised at the end of the night that I had managed six glasses of wine that evening and surprisingly woke up without a hangover the next morningΒ πŸ˜€

Yesterday was very exhausting. After spending the previous night drinking and socialising I couldn’t handle doing anything. I stayed in bed alone throughout the day and got out of bed to cook our dinner. I was invited to the pub quiz that night but had to cancel and Blue went alone. It’s very strange having asperger’s. One day I can take on the world and feel very confident in what I am doing and the next I can be a hermit not giving any output to anyone.

Today was my last day with Blue (until Friday :D) We woke up early, packed our stuff and headed out to the Newbury Rainforest. I hadn’t been there since I was a child so I was excited to go again. It was just stunning. I loved every second in there. The giant leafs and vines with their deep greens and bursts of colour were great on the eye. I fell in love with the animals, especially the cute screaming monkey. I posted some pics above for you to check out! All in all the week has been just memorable and life changing. It’s the first time in years that I’ve come to realise that I actually feel genuine happiness.

I hope you all had a fun filled Easter weekend & I hope to hear about it all πŸ˜€


6 thoughts on “Bike Rides, Night Life & Memories

  1. You did quite a lot the previous day so it’s no wonder you were drained but the main thing is you enjoyed yourself. I hitchhiked around the New Forest back in 1986. Some really good scenery indeed. Happy Easter Maria

    1. I did indeed, I don’t know about you but I tend to feel a boost of confidence and believe that I can take on a lot but when it comes to that time of not wanting to be around anyone it’s that time and nothing can stop it.

      Are you based in the UK? I love the New Forest, so many wild animals and beautiful scenery! Happy Easter right back at ya Michael! Nice hearing from you πŸ™‚

      How’s life your side?

  2. What a lovely Easter you had Maria, so happy for you and all you are achieving in your personal life, beautiful photos too…Aspie D came out with us and her older brother for a picnic over Easter, so happy to have her with us..
    love & hugs to you dear one… Sherri πŸ™‚ xxxxxxxx

    1. Thanks sherri! It’s only been recently that I’ve realised I’m not in the same position I was in when things were bad but I still have bad days. Like you said before, it’s never really goes it lingers and catches us at any moment. 😦 I have the right support now and have learned so much!

      Ooo that sounds lovely! I love a picnic! How is Aspie D coping at the moment? I went for a work related interview at the job centre a few weeks ago and am now waiting to see someone regular to help me get back into work which I am quite excited about now!

      Great to hear from you Sherri! I must blog more often! I miss our regular chit chats πŸ™‚ x x x x x x x x x x x

      1. Sounds great Maria, I’m so glad that things are going so well for you. Aspie D is doing ok but I look forward to the day when when she will be able to gain more independence. For now though, things are going as well as they can.
        Have a lovely weekend… πŸ™‚ xxxxxxx

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