This week has been great but it has gone sooo quickly! Before I go on you may or may not have noticed the plastic vagina's in the picture. Now this is not me being completely weird and ordinarily I wouldn't feature this but I have just attended my training to take cervical smears. My blog is real life, I make no qualms about this. I'm a Nurse and working in a practice so this is part of my real life so I thought what the hell, I'm going to feature it. This is how we learn and so want to take this opportunity in this post to talk about smear tests. I couldn't believe the statistics when I was in this training, of course there are a decent percentage of women who attend for routine screening but really the percentages are not enough and more women need to attend, we as nurses should be encouraging women to attend for screening so I'm making it my mission to try encourage those who haven't been or are putting it off to go, it's so vitally important and one of the only cancers that we can prevent by screening, so come on ladies don't put it off and book your smear now if you are due one. For a few minutes of slight discomfort, and it really only is a few minutes you could be saving your life.
So other than my training what else have I been up to this week........Saturday we made our way over to Birmingham to visit our good friends and my best and worst co-host Sarah from RunJumpScrap, we had a great day, we had tons of catching up and gossiping to do and the kids played brilliantly together, Alfie loves the gremlin and it was so sweet to see them playing nicely together. We don't get to see as much of them as I'd like to be honest but when we do we make up for it with all the gassing we do! It was a lovely day. Sunday we mainly chilled, well hubby carried on with his greenhouse (which hopefully will be finished by this weekend!).......I also took Alfie for a walk to see all the trucks, there was an event just opposite our house at the showground called Truckfest, obviously I couldn't not take Alfie to look through the fence and see some of the trucks that were parked on the green......he loved it! We had bought him tickets for Monday to go with some friends but it was nice to take him and show him the few that we could see through the fence, it added to his excitement for Monday.
So bank holiday Monday was spent with our close friends and their little boys. The biggest boys went to Truckfest and by the sounds of it had a great time. Myself and my friend and the littlies popped to the pub, had some lunch and a good natter before the boys came home exhausted from looking around all the trucks. Alfie was shattered by the time bedtime rolled around!
Tuesday is normally my day off but I had this smear training to attend instead, it was annoyingly all the way in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk which ironically is 20 minutes away from where we just moved from! I kind of knew where I was going but the traffic was horrendous so we ended up being about 20 mins late, ........ I was pleased that I went with my colleague!
Because I technically worked Tuesday I ended up having 2 glorious days off in the sun with the kids. Wednesday did start off quite bad as Elarna took a tumble over one of her push along toys and smacked her face into the tiles, poor little love, she was fine for a couple of seconds but then it was clear by her crying and the pooling blood in her mouth that she'd whacked her face quite hard. Once I'd cleaned her up I could see she's smacked her nose and top lip, poor thing has a bit of a shiner and thick lip but thankfully is fine. Always looks worse than it is! That being said it has been brilliant having 2 days off in a row midweek, it seems like I get more done and also hasn't the weather has been delightful. Just feeling a bit of warmth in the sun has been amazing, we have been out in the garden alot and it has been fab. Back to work today and then I'm ready for another weekend off, lovely!!
What have you guys been up to this week? Enjoying the sun I hope. Have a great weekend everyone!