This is a merge of my 'Wanderer' blog that tells of two years of my three years on the streets, and a new blog that tells of my life after the Diocese of Winchester ripped through my life for for the last few years on top of the previous serious harm that left me homeless
This is a day to day blog of my life as I continue to survive, work on recovery and on the social problems that I have and try to come to terms with limitless traumas I have survived along the way.
This blog is in tandem with my blog about my experiences in the Church of England

The former name of this blog and the name of it's sister blog are to do with my sense of humour, which I hope to keep to the end, which appears to be ever more rapidly approaching. At least I laughed, and I laughed at the people who were destroying me. Don't forget that.

Here are my books, which I wrote for you if you would like to know more:

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Right, time to dream up a survival plan for the Christmas bank holidays: I am actually doing so much better than last year already!

What are the essentials when the holidays mean that everywhere is closed? warmth, shelter, water, hot drinks, toilet access.
I found a large canister of water the other day, unopened, I think it literally fell off a delivery lorry and was lying by the roadside, no-one claimed it after a few hours so I went and put it by my bedding, that will go a long way towards keeping me from thirst and ensuring I have water to brew hot drinks.

What I need to do today is go and get fuel tablets and packets of coffee sachets to last over the holidays.

Christmas eve is the first day of all day library closure, and I will be doing some simple Christmas shopping that day and will spend a large part of the day helping my tea stall friends, then I will be in bed and breakfast after that and overnight, so no cold or thirst, I will also go to midnight mass. I will go to the Christmas service in the morning and then will be at the Charitable open house/dinner for homeless, poor and vulnerable people from 11am to 5pm and then back in bed and breakfast over into boxing day, which is when survival really starts.

The library is closed until the 29th of December so I will be proper homeless, probbaly having to sit somewhere in a blanket some of the time in order to keep warm if I can't walk far. The other options are: The tea stall is only closed on Christmas day and boxing day so I can go there when it re-opens, McD's is open again on boxing day and I will see how long I can get away with being in there, pity my laptop couldn't be repaired otherwise I could sit in McD's and internet and tell you all about it. The Samaritans are open throughout Christmas as well, and if I am luck then some trains will be running and I will be able to use my free train tickets to wander about and keep warm at the same time.

The library is open from the 29th to the 31st and then there are more bank holidays. It isn't going to be as bad as last year but it is going to be tough. The charities are all closed over Christmas as well. The doctor's surgery will be open though.
Toilet access will be ok-ish as long as shops and shopping centres are open for the sales, boxing day will be the worst day.

The weather is set to remain mild and mainly dry until boxing day, it is difficult to get a longer range forecast for this area but London long range forecast says that the weather there will remain fairly settled and mild into the new year. Good. I hope that it is the same here.
Tomorrow is my last library day before it closes, I may be able to get some internet cafe access over Christmas, but you can breathe a sigh of relief and have a break from my blog otherwise.

No comments:

Post a Comment