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Jane Report 22 Sep 2020 18:48

Soup is one of the things I can manage Anng
But not scrambled eggs.I love them too.
The baby is due about 15th December which is the same day Gareth’s sister is due to get married!!
I think though the wedding is going to be postponed until maybe May.This will be the second postponement as it was supposed to have been this July.

Just going to have some tomato soup


AnninGlos Report 22 Sep 2020 17:31

Jane so good to see you but really sorry that solids are defeating you now. Can you still eat soup? And is scrambled egg too solid?

Hopefully we won’t get a total lock down but I can’t see Christmas being very exciting this year.

I have forgotten when Hannah’s baby is due has she long to go now.

Well at least Chris is neat and tidy we had ours cut last week hopefully we will be able to keep our next appointment and they won’t be closed.

Take care, and as always thinking of you and wishing that horrid pain away. <3


Jane Report 22 Sep 2020 17:18

Afternoon All
Oh Vera your poor foot !! Love the Chariot :-D. You could do with a setof reigns on it LOL
I am reading the posts when I can but just am not up to commenting really .Sorry.I am not going through a very good time and now I find I cant eat solids :-S Other than tme moprhine I have my lovely hot water bottle which I hold against my pain and it helps a lot.

I think we are coming to the end of the lovely weather now.It is still nice but the wind has picked up. Chris decided to go and get a haircut today just incase hairdressers get locked down again.He did need it so now looks very tidy.I maessaged my hairdresser to see if he can fit me in sometime(if I feel well enough to go)My hair is looking like a mop.

I do hope Gill and Island are ok.Its always a worry when we don't hear from someone for more than a day or so.

I see the latest restrictions could be in place until December!!!I still wouldnt be surprised though to see a full lockdown again as there are so many idiots who are still not taking this seriously enough .

Mandy how did your Son's first day go yesterday? I bet he was glad to be back there again :-D

Frank,you are getting good service and I hope that you are able to get some help towards a Mobilty Scooter.That would be so good for you even if you got out on it once or twice a week.I can just see you bombing around Blisworth :-D :-D

Must go now

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Sep 2020 16:42

Its turned really chilly here now with grey sky.

I did order three milk so I think I am catching something off you lot. :-S


AnninGlos Report 22 Sep 2020 15:14

Pleased to hear your foot is improving Vera, strange that you don't really know what caused it though. Nice to have the ironing done which reminds me there are a few things waiting downstairs. OH requested cottage pie for this evening with baked beans so that is what I am doing. Yesterday we had Haddock fillets cooked on tomatoes with a few olives and new potatoes cut up and after almost cooking and butter added put in the oven to finish up and he ate all that.

It has come over very grey here so maybe your drizzly rain is heading our way Mel.

OH has just received a lovely box of Thorntons chocolated from my sister.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Sep 2020 14:49

Its good your foot is getting slowly better Vera and I hope it carries on doing so . Oh never irons in this house but I know he can as when he was in the fire service he had to do all his own shirts etc.

Did my wipe down but we had lunch half way through. I only had one of the three plastic boxes to do and most of it was tonight chinese and a couple of other bits. They have sent me three 4 pint bottles of milk and I only order two so I shall have tyo check my order. I had two bottles in the fridge and it only takes three bottles in the door so got out the others and oh drank the one with the most in and I have just had an valtine with what was ledt in the other. waste not want not. :-D

Backs not too bad now. I was trying to lifttwo sacks of leaf mould I have made over the last 3 or 4 years but something has grown roots through them and they are on paving slabs and I can't lift them up. I have now walked all the way up the border to get my trusty spade and I shall shove that under them and then put the leaf litter in a chicken food sack as the two bin liners I had them in are disintegrating as I try lifting them.

There's loads of leaves coming off our trees and I think its going to be an early Autumn this year.

Its raining that very fine mizzle here, started just before lunch so oh had to stop what he was doing as he was getting wet. He's now trying to fix our mini digger as it keeps overheating and he is trying to get to the water pumper as he thinks that has gone. I can hear soft snoring fromt he bedroom so he must be watching the back of his eyelids as Mandy would say.


SuffolkVera Report 22 Sep 2020 12:56

Hallo everyone

Bright and sunny here but as I can’t walk round the garden I don’t know how warm it is. Looks nice weather out there.

My foot is getting a bit better everyday. I can move it much more freely now and put it flat to the floor so it's on the mend and I can manage to walk, or rather hobble, about a bit. The problem still is that it won’t bear my weight yet. Stepping forwards or backwards out of the shower or the height of the step makes no difference. As soon as I lift my good foot I’m having to take my weight on the bad one. I showered yesterday and I’ll have another go tomorrow so a wash will do for today. I am just cross because, having got over a bad back and a bad head, I could have got on with tidying in the garden. There’s lots to do out there.

OH, bless him, is doing the ironing. I said I thought I could manage to do it or it could be left for a few days but he’s getting on with it. It’s the one household job he doesn’t normally touch. I’d really prefer him not to do some tops of mine but I don’t want to seem ungrateful so I haven’t said anything. This afternoon will be fun - it’s wipe down day so I am not sure how we will manage that. Usually he carries everything into the kitchen, then leaves me alone to do things my way.

Mel, I am not at all surprised your back’s sore with all that heavy garden work you have been doing. Rest up for a day or two to give it a chance to settle down.

Frank, it sounds as though you are doing well with controlling your anxiety attacks. They won’t disappear overnight but they will get fewer and fewer in time and you will learn to nip them in the bud. See if a nurse at the surgery can teach you some breathing exercises. At the ripe old age of 58 I learnt to ride a horse. At first I was quite tense, gripping the reins and with my shoulders hunched up. My instructor showed me how to breathe in through my nose to a slowish count of 4 and out through my mouth to a count of 8. It does help relax the tense muscles and it gives your mind something to focus on. It’s good news too that you might get help to get a mobility scooter. You would at least be able to pop down the road if you fancied a change of scene. I hope Ros is recovering from her upset tum.

I hope Jane is keeping comfortable. Sending her a gentle hug <3

OH has just finished the ironing and says he has left my tops laid out flat as he doesn’t know how to fold them. I’m glad he hasn’t tried to fold them as they are usually on hangers. I’ll get the chariot and go and find the hangers now. Enjoy the rest of the day whatever you are doing.


AnninGlos Report 22 Sep 2020 12:53

Frank was the short turn you had this morning because you were tired and worried about Ros not being well. Stress brings them on so try and stay relaxed.

Well we made a baby step forward this morning we both went to get the shopping in the local Tesco. OH got up and had a shower then decided he would drive and come shopping with me. It is literally 5 minutes round the corner and he had not yet taken his first Cocodomol so there was not much of it isn his system to make him sleepy. He managed very well, took a trolley from next to where the car was parked and used that to walk with. We got all we wanted, no sign of panic buying there and hardly anyone in the store at 10.30 to 11.15. He did have to lie down when we got home after he'd had a coffee and a currant bun. He has just got up again so better go and see how he is.

He was going to have his eyes checked tomorrow at our opticians but as he is not due until February he has decided he doesn't need to go because the hospital checked his eyes. I was a month overdue for my check up so we were able to swop the appointment so I have an opticians appointment tomorrow.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Sep 2020 12:25

Frank sorry you had another attack this morning but its good it went off quickly. You don't think you have them because Ros leaves you on your own a lot? Just a thought.

I have done a bit more tidying behind the shed and then the delivery has just arrived so you know what I shall be doing for the next hour.


Frank Report 22 Sep 2020 10:58

Good morning to you all,

After a very sleepless night, I feel like nothing on earth this morning. I bet I was clock watching for at least 3 hours during the night. Was going to have a lay in but the workmen next door, was making so much noise, I got up.

Val next door, appears on the patio for a few minutes now and again, then disappears for hours. The other evening, we heard a BIG BANG. We think she fell off her chair, but nothing was mentioned when we spoke to Tony.

Good news, I have had a call from RAFA regarding funding for a scooter. They need a note from the Dr. to say that I would be able to cope with driving one. Then look into my finances. (that won't be difficult) :-0 :-0 :-0. They will then allocate a member of staff to take me through the process. How long that will be, is anyones guess. !!!

It's a nice morning again here, with warm sunshine. All doors and windows open with a light breezedrifting through.

Ros hasn't gone shopping with Carolyn,as she has an upset tummy and needs to be close to the loo. ;-) ;-) ;-) She has had a COT and a piece of toast, so will see how she goes.

Nothing else to report. I will see what she might fancy for dinner tonight, and take it from there.

Trust that you are all well. Speak again soon. xxxx

Thought I had better mention I had one of my turns this morning, but went off very quickly.


AnninGlos Report 22 Sep 2020 09:29

Good morning all. bright and sunny so far but supposed to be clouding over later. Just marking time while aware that OH is in the shower, hopefully that will helpd his back. I will probably go to the local Tesco this morning. Wonder if the shelves have been stripped bare. Stupid people already stock piling. why don't the shops stop them. One man with several packs of 16 toilet rolls and 3 large KG bags of rice. in one of the papers. :-S

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Sep 2020 09:07

Morning all,

Not such a nice morning here today but will see what its like later on. The sky is pale grey.

Back's playing up a bit today after all the bending over behind the shed. when I cleared up all the leaves and old pallet off the ground in there lots of nending over under the holly tree. If I twist quickly it lets me know it needs a rest.

Wipe down day today and Iv'e had the list and no subs so thats a change.

Hope you all slept well. Thinking of Jane and hope she has a comfortable day. <3 <3


MillymollyAmanda Report 21 Sep 2020 19:11

Evening all,

It's been a lovely warm day with lots of sun ,got all the washing dried and we've been doing bits in the garden .

Today was the first time for ages i've had to sign in to Genes ,i'm coming up to renew as it says renew at the top of my page ,it usually does it automatically .

Vera that's a brilliant idea from your OH so you can move about ,i now have a vision of you whizzing along the hall arms and legs out shouting Weeeeeeeeee :-D :-D

Frank i hope the attacks ease up for you they must be very frightening when you get them ,i remember my mum use to get them and we could be in a shop when one would come on i use to have to hold her arm and guide her out of the shop she always seemed to feel better when she got out into the air .

Ann that's good the car passed it's MOT ,i bet you've been round the car with the wipes ,we did when ours came back .

AnnG i haven't been in our Morrisons since before the lock down ,i tend to stick to Aldi and then Tesco for bits i can't get in Aldi like bread as we like the Tesco seeded bread .

I wonder what tomorrow will bring this Virus seems to be coming back again although we seem to be lower with cases this way so far .


AnninGlos Report 21 Sep 2020 18:26

Meant to say we had a spotted woodpecker on the fat feeder in the garden this morning. I put it on the bird thread but guess nobody would read it there. Of course I didn’t have the camera down here.


AnninGlos Report 21 Sep 2020 16:13

Good the car passed ok Ann. Just seen that one child in the village junior school has tested positive a week ago and 60 pupils in the year group and staff are self isolating. A bit nervous now about going to the local shop.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Sep 2020 14:46

You must feel like a kid again riding your chariot Vera. It does look very sturdy and I hope the casters hold out. Going back to getting out of the shower. Would it not be better to come out backwards tht way you could get your good foot over the ledge and then the bad one. Just a thought. :-D What a nuisance about the chipped tile on the floor outside the fridge. I hope he threw the jam away just incase the jar chipped inside. YOu could always use the jam in a home made wasp trap. I have four outside two by the dustbin and two by the bird table. The ones by the bird table have hornets in them.

Yes Ann I got the branches off the top of my shed this morning after putting two lots of washing out. It is really Gongalong weather here today but dealing with brimbles I don't want to catch them and tear them. My second pair arrived and they are not the colour on the advert but quite a nice sh*tty browny. Oh asked if I checked the pockets to see if they also had a hole in them. I hav'nt.

You do sound a lot brighter Frank and its good the funny turns have eased off a bit. You don't tell us about Tony's Val now. How is she getting on? Does she sit out on the decking they have had laid?

Hope Gill is feeling a bit better today and the headache is passing. Too much time on the pc looking up all those rellies I think and forgetting to eat when hubby is at work.


Frank Report 21 Sep 2020 14:21

OMG. I have had more ANXIETY ATTACKS this morning. It really takes it out of me. I try sitting and taking DEEP BREETH, and it easies slightly. I do wish I could find why this happens.

Vera that is a great little table you have, and it allows you to get around, which is the main thing. Do be careful you don't put it into OVERDRIVE. We don't want to see you flying though the door/window. :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 Has your OH had to alter it in any way. ??

Ros has been going to this dentist for years. It's the first time we have had to fill out this type of form. So it might be a new system, she will ask when she goes.

I have spoken to a nice young lady from RAFA (Royal Air Force Association) who is putting me in touch with the local branch in Northampton. She seems to think they will be able to help with some or all of the cost of a motorbillity scooter. So I will wait for someone to ring, I can only hope they can get me mobile.

I have managed a sandwich and a coffee at lunchtime. Ros has Lamb chops out for tonight, with roasts and veg. I hope my appetite allows me to eat it.

Beautiful sunny afternoon here, I hope it's with you all as well. Tomorrow is ALL CHANGE. :-( :-( :-( Take care all. xxxx


Annx Report 21 Sep 2020 14:12

The car passed ok so that is good for another year now. The traffic along the road where the garage is is is so busy these days and their forecourt is only deep enough to just to turn onto at right angles and be clear of the pavement. When I called back to pick it up they had reversed it onto a space and it was pointing slightly towards the right, the way home! How thoughtful as it can be a devil reversing onto the busy road. When I asked how they were doing they said they are finding many people are booking cars in and then just not turning up. :-S As if businesses don't have enough problems now without people letting them down without them letting them know. No charge for resetting the service indicator or blowing the tyres up for me.

Oh Vera, I did wonder if you might get in a spin on a computer wheeled chair!! You need 'L' plates. :-D Good job your OH wasn't in the way as you accelerated down the hall. :-0 It sounds as if the trusty chariot is your best bet after all and it looks made for the job! Could you place something outside the shower door to make an extra step so it is less of a drop to get in and out for now? Something like a piece of slab or short plank of wood wrapped in an old towel might help.

Sounds like you enjoyed your barbecue with your old neighbours Frank. That was unlucky Ros losing a crown, but at least she can get it fixed. After a while the anxiety attacks will be less worrying which will help them happen less often.

I must look at the Asda site and slots AnnG. Luckily I don't have to book them now, they are every fortnight. I had thought about changing to a week day, but don't want to mess anything up if the slots are becoming less available. How is your shoulder and is your OH any better today? We watched this morning's announcement and it does look like things will be tightened up in tomorrow's update.

I wonder if Mel has got that branch off her shed yet?


SuffolkVera Report 21 Sep 2020 12:30

You’ve made my day Frank because you sound so much perkier :-D. My “chariot” is an old, small coffee table. I’ll send a photo round so everyone can see what I am talking about. Our lounge and bedroom are carpeted but the rest of the downstairs is tiled. It’s a big area and my “chariot” whizzes me around quite well.

I hope Ros gets on OK with the dentist. Is he a new one? If she has been to him before he should already have her meds listed. With our dentist we just sign each time to confirm there have been no changes.


Frank Report 21 Sep 2020 12:05

Hi all, I started to post and it disappeared yet again.

Hope your car passed it's MOT Ann.

Vera you seem to be struggling with that foot, please see about going to the Dr to have it checked.Vera what is your CHARIOT. ???

Gill, Have you beed checked for COVID ?? If not, it might be a good idea to do so. You never know how easy it it to pick up these things.

Ros has lost a crown on the tooth. (IT'S COME OUT) She has an appointment at the Dentist for 3.00 pm. They have sent a confirmation Email with a question and answer as long as your arm. We have filled it in and sent it off. They also asked for all the medications that she is on. As there are so many, my reply to that was. WILL BRING LIST WITH HER.

We had a very pleasant afternoon with Nicola and Jonathan. He prepared a lovely salad and coleslaw, Garlic bread to go with. BURGERS We didn't outstay our welcome, and came home around 7.00 pm.

Ros is busy ironing the wash she did on Saturday. While I have been sitting on the patio, reading yesterday's paper and sports supplement. The sun feels nice and warm on my back.

Tony has "RINGO" a neighbour from across the road, clearing the bushes and trees from his boundary with his other neighbour. I think he will then have a small fence to separate the gardens, rather than the wire fence that is there at present.

I see the forecast is saying, we will be getting colder days as from tomorrow. So keep yourselves wrapped up, if you are going out walking. See I do think about you. xxx ;-) ;-) Going back to my paper, and I might even start reading my book again.

I am pleased to report, I have only had one nasty turn this morning. So things are looking up. xxxx