Introduction

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 http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/

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: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/JJNP

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Hi peeples,
It has been a very busy day.

This morning I went shopping, I got some heat spray and cooling spray for my leg because the physio said if I could then I should put heat on it in the morning and ice on it at night, and that is the best I could do.
I also got some knickers and some socks.
Then I went to get a shower, and I clipped my poor dirty long fingernails and had a thorough soapy shower.
Then I had a cup of tea with the lovely secretary.
Then I had more tea with my friends who get to the community centre long before the lunch just to drink tea and socialise.
Then I booked a haircut and went to try to do the rest of my shopping, my list was boots - because the ones I am wearing have gone at the seams, a backpack because mine has gone at the seams, and a pair of jeans because mine are smelly and need washing.
I didn't find anything.

I went back to the community lunch and everyone was lovely, the lady who runs it made a fuss of me and gave me a roll mat which is still in it's packet. She also gave me her phone number and said if at any time I needed to be out of the weather, she would come and get me and I could sleep on her sofa.
I had a nice lunch and went for my hair cut.
I had a lovely chat with the hairdresser and he was amazed about my life and said he wanted me to have my haircut for free and that the money could go towards my new boots instead. Wow, he was a good hairdresser and he said my haircut should stay nice for a few months.

I wandered into church and my friends were church sitting and the other homeless lady was there.
The other homeless lady was struggling too much in our town and wanted to go to one of the cities and get help and get into the system.
I drew her a map and gave her information of where to go if she did go to the city.
I had a cup of tea and was getting worried that I need to get on with the book and it was already afternoon.
I went to continue my shopping, got a new backpack, got some handwarmers for me and the other woman, got a new teeshirt but couldn't yet get boots or jeans.
I took the handwarmers back to the other woman and told her about putting one in your sleeping bag and one by your head and they help to keep you toasty all night.
The vicar came to do a service and said hello, and then I asked the other homeless lady if she would like me to buy us both a train ticket and I would show her where the hostel was in the city as it was not easy to find but was a big direct access hostel which would look after her and refer her on.

she agreed and the church sitters were a bit amazed at me and offered me money towards the fares while the woman went to the loo, then we set off and got the train and I managed to find my way through the long and complicated route to the hostel, but she lost her nerve when we got there and so we sat and I asked her what she wanted to do, because it had been quite a trek to get there.
She said she didn't want to go through the gory details of her past with any hostel staff, and I told her that hostel staff know that because no homeless person does.
She sat there and said she would go in eventually and at least talk to them about soup runs and daycentres.
I left her there and felt guilty, but there wasn't anything more I could do, she wanted to be in this city and not our town, she wanted to stay and all I could do was leave her there.
at least I got her a return ticket just in case.

so I got a bus into the city centre and immediately found the outdoors shop and a pair of boots.
Then I went to a fast food restaurant and had some chicken and chips and a very nice cup of coffee.
Then here I am in the library in this city, I have an hour before it closes to do the only writing I have had time to do today!
Peeps, the weather is changing, the autumn storms are ending and the winter cold is coming in.
Ignore global warming nonsense, we have autumn storms every year, I know because I have been out in them every year.


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