Me & my mum got up early & headed to Norwich train station. I was looking forward to the day because I had planned a two hour window where I would eat anything I wanted to as a treat & I get very excited about food, I think it's an athlete thing!
We arrived at the station & mum couldn't believe there was a platform 28........there wasn't it was platform 2 B, I think my mum needs her eyes tested. She told me to hurry as the train for London Liverpool was leaving in a couple of minutes, we were so lucky because the train to London is always busy but we managed to get seats with a table, I was very happy about that I need the extra leg room.
We had been on the train about 30 minutes when the ticket inspector came round, I couldn't believe it & I was really cross. We were only on the Liverpool Lime Street train & not the London Liverpool street train....My mum definitely needs glasses!
Anyway we changed trains at Ely & arrived at Kings Cross instead so it wasn't too bad.
We got the tube to Barbican & Mencap's head office is just a short walk from there. I was looking forward to supporting all their athletes who are running the London Marathon to help raise much needed funds for the organisation & I did lots of video links for them. I did my filming with Chani & Lucy who are both really nice & they helped me a lot, I cant wait to see how it comes out. If you are interested in signing up and helping below is a link with more information.
Below in the 'Hear My Voice' poster which I did last year.
I had their special homemade burger with chips followed by apple & cinnamon crumble with salted caramel ice- cream....It was really good!
She knows I love all dogs but have a bit of a soft spot for staffies so the first dogs I got to meet were Bear & Moo's. Ohhhh they were gorgeous & just 19 days old. They were being hand reared by the staff & had to be fed every 2 hours right through the night too.
I was really interested in seeing how far the new buildings were coming along because the last time I visited they hadn't been started, It was amazing not only had everything been knocked down there are almost 70 new kennels up in blocks of 17. Each block has its own kitchen unit in it & will have it's own staff, this is to stop the spread of viruses & diseases which will help the home so much.
I went round & met up with so many beautiful dogs all with their own story to tell, I love all dogs they never judge you & they make the best friends.
The home has a lovely shop & I couldn't leave without buying my Patch a snowflake jumper now the weather has turned colder he has had a bit of a shiver & he is only a baby. I think he looks great in it too.
I had a really lovely day & I am looking forward to going back :-)