Today started with me being generous. I donated blood. First time I've done that over here (first time since I left the UK that I've given - and I never gave when I was in NZ, go figure!). Deffo a good cause - if you haven't given in a while (or at all), get in touch with them and do so now.
|Australian Red Cross Blood Service - go on, what have you got to lose???|
Granted, it took me two hours - by the time I filled in the paperwork, had the interview and waited around (it's reassuring, though, to have to wait because there are so many people there giving freely). I didn't mind - it was two hours of work time...and I got a milkshake and a muffin out of it ;)
When I got back to the office it was back to emails and phone calls. Bah. Why do we have to work for a living - can't someone else do it for me so I can do other things? Really! ;) Come the afternoon, though, I felt a bit...light-headed (moreso than normal). The moral of this story is to ensure you keep the fluids up after giving blood - haha.
Because of this light-headedness, I didn't go up to the spin class :( Instead, I opted for a 40 minute walk - which ended just before the skies opened. I managed to get back home in a light drizzle. Phew!
Breakfast: puffed rice, linseed etc, raspberries, Jalna yoghurt with cinnamon
Lunch: salad (spinach, canned chicken, four bean mix)
Dinner: ham & brie with couscous
40 minute evening stroll.