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Frank Report 18 Sep 2018 14:22

FIRST FALL OUT ALREADY. She wants to do something that I said NO to. lol lol

Have got her a mushroom soup for lunch, which she said was cold. I reheated it, and said DON'T BURN YOURSELF when I gave it to her. That didn't go down well either.

I have spent two hours getting quotes for Home and Contents Insurance. So that has stressed me out. But I managed to save £28,00. so was worth it.

Tony has very kindly been to Tesco's to get odds and ends for us.

There is no let up to this wind, if anything it's getting stronger.

You are like me Mel, I can trip over a matchstick, and forever tripping over the mats.

Roast loin of pork for tonight.

Tomorrow evening, Harvey, Julia and Lewis are coming up for Ros's birthday. I will order a Chinese, which will be easier than cooking.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 18 Sep 2018 13:45

I have draft excluders Gill but we keep falling over them!!!!!!!!!! We have double glazing all round and we did the loft last year if you remember with all that thick stuff and
boards and you have to leave a breathing space around the edge.

Off shopping now sop see you all later.


Gillx Report 18 Sep 2018 12:22

Very busy so far today I see Frank, you are good looking after Ros and the bungalow, but don't forget to look after yourself too. Sorry to hear about the funny turn Ros had in the night and hope she is feeling a bit better now. Yes, she will have to take it easy this time and not over do things, like Mel said it has been a nasty warning and she should listen to her body and give it time to recover properly before going out and about.

You're not the only one with pot plants blowing over I've just had to move two of mine into a more sheltered spot. It's forecast for 60 mile an hour winds here, my conifers are really swaying in it. I hope my greenhouse will be okay.

Fancy Tony taking Valerie to the doctors and not calling 999, like you said the doctor will probably phone an ambulance for her. Hope it's not to serious and she is feeling better soon.

Did you enjoy your Pilchards? Nice to see you eating something after not having much of an appetite lately.

So you have a drafty bungalow then Mel? Maybe you could make some draft excluders to put up against the doors at night, it'll stop them rattling. It's that time of year for leaves falling off the trees, I've noticed a few in our garden so I doubt it'll be long before the lawn is covered with them again. I've only just taken all the leaves out of the borders in the back garden too.

Going to get some lunch then watch a bit of TV with Sandra, we haven't got around to it yet.
I've been looking online for something to go in the flagged space I made and think I might be able to buy a small summerhouse. I'm hoping I might find a nice one cheap, if there are any sales on soon, I think they'll cost a lot more if we wait to buy one next summer.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 18 Sep 2018 11:29

You have been a busy boy Frank. We all know you will look after Ros really well and you must insist she dos'nt do anything much yet. I know its going to be hard but she must understand she has had a nasty warning and its up to her to slow down a bit. sending love and wishes. <3 <3 <3


Frank Report 18 Sep 2018 11:11

Good morning dear friends, xx Thanks so much for your concern regarding Ros.

We got home around 6,30 pm She got into her nightdress and dressing gown and relaxed on the sofa. About 8.00 she fancied Baked beans on toast with a couple of rashers. Which I got for her. While getting the beans out I saw a tin of PILCHARDS, that took my fancy, so I had those on toast.

She had a good nights sleep. She was going to have a lie in but had a funny turn, so got up.

I have been busy, hoovering through, making the bed, getting dinner ready . I have given Ros her cereal and COT. She has sorted out all the medication, given to her by the hospital.

I can see my biggest job, is going to be STOPPING HER DOING TOO MUCH. She can't drive for at least one week, and only then if she feels comfortable.

I'm not sure if I mentioned I have done a big Tesco order on line. that will be delivered tomorrow between 12.00/1.00 pm. As I find things I need I will make a list and get another order delivered next week.

This wind has blown over pots on the patio, they can stay there for now.

I trust Janice is coping with this medication. Can't be nice feeling like that.

Valerie next door has had a very bad turn by what Tony says. Instead of calling 999 he is taking her to the doctors at 11.30. U can see the Dr ringing for an Ambulance as Hospital will be the place for her.

Onwards and upwards as they say. See you later.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 18 Sep 2018 09:53

Morning Gill and all,

Cloudy skies here again but a tiny slither of blue here and there and not so windy as it was last night. They forcast us 40 mile and hour winds and it was really blowoing a hooley out there last night when I wnet to bed. The doors were rattling and I had them all shut. It must somehow come down the chimney in the lounge even though it is blocked up or capped off whatever. The draft was coming under the lounge door and when I shut the kitchen door it was blasting under it as there is a big gap under that door.

Oh said to me yesterday take a look at the grass as it will be covered in leves by the morning and he was'nt wrong but its not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Love to Ros this morning Frank please pass on my wishes. How did you both sleep last night?


Gillx Report 18 Sep 2018 09:10

Morning all

Bright and sunny here but the wind is terrible.

How is Ros today Frank? I hope you both had a good nights sleep. Are you still going to Devon or have you changed your mind with Ros being the way she is?

How is your sister today Jane? Now she's back on the right pain killers hopefully she'll be in less pain.

Nothing much planned for today, so I think Sandra and I will catch up with some programmes I've recorded, we are falling behind on a few things and I don't want to run out of space on the planner. OH has gone to his mates for the day. I might change the beds to, but with the wind the way it is I'll probably have to dry it all in the dryer, it'll blow away on the line.


Gillx Report 18 Sep 2018 00:13

Sorry to hear about your sister Jane, my thoughts are with her and of course you, as you must be so worried about her. At least she's back on the tablets now so hopefully will start feeling better soon. The doctor is right, she's going to need those pain killers for some time yet and then I should imagine he'd take her off them gradually.

Hope Ros and Frank have a good nights sleep tonight, my thoughts are with you both too.

Off to bed now, see you all tomorrow.
Night Night


Jane Report 17 Sep 2018 19:55

My Sister has had a few bad days and 2 trips to the Dr. It seems she has had possible withdrawal symptoms from Codeine .She was on a lot and had no further presciption from the private hospital so basically gone cold turkey :-S Her GP has put her back on it and says she will need it for another few weeks to cope with her knee pain. As he sais she has had a major operation and will need strong painkillers for a while yet.She has been trying to cope with just Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.It hasn't been enough.

Mandy I keep looking at my curtains now
:-S A good hoover will have to do :-D I dread to think of the number of cobwebs that will be clinging to the back of them !!!!!!
Dishing up dinner now.

I hope Ros is home now Frank :-D :-D <3


Gillx Report 17 Sep 2018 19:16

Evening all

It's been nice and sunny here today but has gone overcast now.

Pleased to hear Ros can come home today Frank. Maybe you'll sleep better tonight now you're not so worried. You've had lots of offers of help so you have lots of support around you.

We've had lots of daddy long legs here, I pick them up and put them outside. Sandra is frightened of them and is always calling me to different rooms to get them out.. I've also noticed them on the outside of the windows to, so I have to careful they don't fly in when I open the windows and doors.

So you're getting there with your curtains Mandy at least you had the nice weather today to get them dried. Spring sounds a better time to paint, it'll look lovely when it's done.

Maybe you could ring before you go for your meds tomorrow Jane, it would save you a trip if they're not there. How is Janice after her op?

I spent a few days putting a new patio down to put a shed on. We decided to buy the one off my mum's neighbour in the end. So off we toddled to her place today to take a look at it and realised we'd been given the wrong measurements so we couldn't have it in the end. OH thinks it was specially made for her to put her scooter in as the door was almost 3 foot wide. The roof sloped from one side to the other and not from front to back like we were told, if we turned it around so the rain water went towards the fence and not towards the greenhouse, there wasn't enough room to open the door. I was so achy yesterday after laying all the flags, which now seem to have been a waste of time and money. I was so annoyed with myself for not looking at the shed before starting the flags. A lesson learn there for me I think. We're not sure what we're going to do with the space now. My neighbour said I'll probably fill it with more plants LOL......she's probably right :-)


MillymollyAmanda Report 17 Sep 2018 18:37

Evening all,

That's really good news Frank ,she will be glad to be home and you will be pleased too have her home ,i hope they don't hang her about waiting for her medication they always seem so long winded sorting them out .

Oh i hate hose Daddy Long Legs Jane i've noticed them outside in the morning usually clinging to the brickwork ,i think they come in when you open any door or windows at night as they come in to the light i'm afraid they get a swipe with the fly swat if i see one .
Hope your sister is coming along nicely after her knee op and she hasn't had to much pain .

I have washed more curtains today got them all dry and back up :-D i'm on a roll now i even washed the shower curtain in the wet room .
We have decided not to decorate the lounge now until the spring Colin has lots of jobs he wants to do outside before the weather turns , the walls are ok really it just needs freshening up round the woodburner so just a small job to do that .

What a lovely warm day it's been ,we sat out and had coffee this morning and a cuppa this afternoon ,i think it's going to be warm in bed tonight ,we have put the fan away but we might need to get it out again at this rate .

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 17 Sep 2018 18:21

O great great news Frank your dear Ros will be home with soon. She may already be there by now.

Jane hows Janice's latest op going please? You hav'nt said anything for a few days.


Jane Report 17 Sep 2018 17:55

Afternnon Everyone
BRILLIANT NEWS FRank :-D :-D :-D. She is going to be very happy to be back hoem so soon. I know that you will be over the moon too now :-D

Mel I found a Daddy Longlegs too this morning in the kitchen :-S. I suppose now there has been one there will be loads more appearing. Still loads of spdiers webs around although not so many spiders. I much prefer the Daddy Longlegs :-D. They are easy to catch in your hands and then pop them out the window.

I went to pick up Fitz this morning from the garage where he had taken his car for a service and new cam belt. He was stood there with 2 walking sticks and could hardly even hobble !!. He thinks he did something at the weekend when he was lumping around railway sleepers . Silly Billy. I dropped him home and was going to lie down and watch a load of TV on catch up. Then this afternoon I drove over to the other side of town through all the rotten roadworks to pick up my prescription from the surgery only to be told it hadnt been done !!. It should have been ready by Saturday !!.
So that is a trip again for tomorrow. I had planned not to go out tomorrow too :-S

It has been just like a Summers day here. Sooo hot.The fans are out again !. Last night I was so hot in bed I had to put the fan on about 4am. I wish I had done it earlier as once I had cooled off I went right back to sleep.It will just be a sheet on top tonight rather than the duvet.
Chris has just gone up for a bath!!!! So he must be feeling stiff after a day in the garden.Everything is just so bone dry .The hose pipe has been out and everything has had a good watering. I made a Chicken Pie so that is ready to just pop in the oven now.It is the one I do with Filo Pastry on the top.

Got to go Janice is on the phone and she has been to the Drs.


Frank Report 17 Sep 2018 15:11

SHE'S COMING HOME. Once the doctor has signed her off, and the medication has been given to her. she will ring me. I have spoken to Sue and Roger will come and collect me when I ring.

I had better get tidied up, ready for her. It will be so nice having her home. xx

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 17 Sep 2018 15:07

Yes Frank rain gone now and we have some sunshine, blue sky with big white clouds.

I am just going to attack the ironing pile.


Frank Report 17 Sep 2018 14:31

Hi Mel, Roger is an old friend, who's wife Susan has Cancer. I have mentioned them before. Ros worked with Susan many years ago. In fact, we introduced them when they were both single (DIVORCED) They have been married many years now.

Still no news from Ros, I don't like to ring in case she is resting. I will ring her later if I don't hear from her.

Harvey very kindly made and bought up Ham and salad sandwiches for both Ros and I. I had mine with a coffee for lunch. I think Ros had half of hers last night when we left.

Just learnt that there were THREE breakins, in the close round the corner. Also Number plates stolen from a car in the next street. Must make sure doors and windows are locked at all times. Our car is alarmed, so if tampered with, I hope the alarm will go off. There are some scallywags around, so will keep my eyes peeled.

Nice warm sunny afternoon here now. Has your rain gone now Mel ??

Think I will ring Ros.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 17 Sep 2018 12:21

Who is Roger Frank?

Cake was a funny thing to give Ros so early in the morning! It sounds like she neede to get some sugar inside her.


Frank Report 17 Sep 2018 11:37

Spoke to Ros. earlier, she sounded quite cheerful. She asked the nurse when she might be discharged. She said they would know more, when the doctor did his rounds. So I am waiting on that call.

These blooming spiders are everywhere, the cloak cupboard seems to be their BREEDING PLACE. We are always hoovering them up.

Ros said this morning at 6,00 am the nurse pricked her finger to get a spot of blood. She was soon back with a sweet tea and two slices of cake. Her bloods were low. It's the first time she had ever had cake at that time of day lol lol.

Roger called over this morning with Ros's B'day card. He has also offered to collect Ros from hospital.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 17 Sep 2018 10:31

Morning Frank and all,

Raining here this morning that horrid fine stuff that manages to get everywhere. Oh is out doing the pond filters and I am sitting here in the corner of the kitchen talking to you lot.

Hope Ros had a good nights sleep. Let us know how she is once you have rung later please Frank.

When I got up this morning I could see this big thing flying about up on the bedroom ceiling. Put my glasses on to take a look and it was a daddie long legs. It looked just like a big moth without my glasses. I must get in there and hoover up the cobwebs as we have the window open at night and all the spiders come in. I did the kitchen yesterday and missed under a cupboard. Last night I walked past and the fly catcher was on and there under the cupboard was a DLL stuck in one of the leggy spiders webs. The spider was doing one of its dances of joy shaking back and forth and winding up the DLL legs. I must get that one today.


Frank Report 17 Sep 2018 09:14

Good morning all,

Restless sleep last night. up before 6.00 am Been on line and done a TESCO order. I know I have ordered more than Ros would, but it will get eaten.

Julia's brother who lives close by us (couple of villages away) has offered to take and collect me from Kettering hospital for visiting, and also to bring Ros from Hospital when she's discharged.So that could be helpful.

Harvey was able to connect to Conrad and Jan in Spain on his Telephone, so that thy could she was alright and they had a good chat.

I haven't spoken to Ros this morning, I will leave it, so the nurses can get their jobs out of the way.

Speak later xxx