The first few weeks have been going pretty well, Killary quickly put me onto a 2 day first aid course and I can now run 5 activities and am currently shadowing 2 others. Unfortunately the day before Paddy’s day I was running along a mountain track called the Western Way, slipped and lacerated my knee to the bone. It’s amazing how the human body works because I couldn’t
feel a thing until I’d been in A&E for a couple of hours. Probably the worst part was at 4am when the doctors were pulling out bits of grass and dirt with tweezers going at least an inch into my knee. After spending Paddy’s day in a hospital bed watching England comfortably beat Ireland in the 6 Nations.
I was let out and spent the first week studying and generally trying to be as helpful as I could be with one working leg. The next weekend we had a load of American students over which was quite fun, I ended up in drag, and performed a rather limp catwalk. Sunday evening was spent at a staff beach party in 30 degree heat which was great fun. We played a few games on this lovely little remote beach called Glassilaun, had a barbeque, and concluded the evening in a rather chilled fashion sat round a huge fire with a guitar in the background and someone practicing their poi. I played some tag rugby towards the end which meant that I would hop viciously around the field diving at any opponent that dared come near me!. This week my knee’s well on the mend and I’m back on activities which is brilliant because I get paid again!.