Coke is it!


It’s been a long day. I’m back in Edinburgh now, having driven back up after seen Mum this afternoon (sometime between 13:00 and 14:00). She wasn’t having a very comfortable day, having been sick a number of times and her right hand and arm still having ‘pins and needles‘. The doctors decided to keep her in, which was clearly the right decision.

I said that I was driving back to Edinburgh today, but would return tomorrow after my commitments. Mum said not to worry. But then she also said that she would be attending a pastoral meeting on Thursday, so she clearly wasn’t thinking straight! I’ll go down anyway.

We took her a bottle of Coke, to help settle her stomach. Seemingly Coca Cola was originally sold as a medicine, and about the only time I ever drink it is if I’ve got a really dodgy stomach. It was the only thing that Mum could drink when she was desperately ill in India, without being sick. So Jenni and I took her a bottle today. I think it did the trick because I got a text this evening saying that Mum would definitely be getting out tomorrow.

(I’ll blog soon about this evening’s visit with a lovely American Joinee and her Mum, and my sister and my visit to the new Scrap Store in Selkirk — a great place.)

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “Coke is it!”

  1. I’ll always remember the name of the inventor of Coca Cola – he shares his name with one of my best friends: John Pemberton!

    I got a really high value question right on Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire because I knew that. Sadly, I wasn’t actually on the show, just watching it on telly.

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