Well here I am again, back at work after my three month leave due to my hip operation. I am pleased to say that the operation was a success and I am now able to walk unaided for the first time in about five years. My first week back a colleague and I had a race round the building and I won! I suspect that she let me win but nevertheless it was a joy to be able to compete! My muscles still need to strengthen and the challenge with returning to work is that I sit at a desk all day. I am disciplining myself to walk around the office building mid morning and afternoon with a short walk up the road in my lunchtime. Perhaps all of us would benefit from fresh air and exercise albeit in small doses. I have come to the conclusion that rather than exercise being a chore to be completed it needs to be a way of life that fits in with your own lifestyle. This need not be onerous but can easily done in small doses as in my own case.

I am pleased to say that my colleagues covered my work magnificently in my absence and that has made my return so much easier, many thanks to all concerned. I returned to a large welcome back note on my desk which was lovely and even my glass and cup had been put out ready for me to use 😊 My conclusion is that Volunteer Cornwall is a very pleasant place to work and I am very fortunate to have such great colleagues. I close with a quote from the Lego movie! Everything is awesome when you are part of a team! Everything is awesome