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Amokavid Report 8 Aug 2020 16:29

Hi to all.

Lovely day here too Barbara, had a run of very nice days, makes such a difference when one can sit outside & have all the house windows & doors open for the day.

i don't care for it when it's too hot but i do like to see the sunny days, just wish I could get to go somewhere other than the garden! not been into a shop since about February & I'm feeling somewhat down about that!

I feel well enough to do the weekly shop with hubby now BUT I am not wearing a mask! I get claustrophobic & a mask would send me into a panic!
i had a problem wearing an Oxygen mask when in the hospital recently & that was helping me! I had to take it off after just a few minutes & go back to the nose one!

I don't even like doors closed in the house, especially the bedroom door, so until the mask wearing is lifted i will have to stay home, not sure about exemption procedure, don't think Drs are providing anything to show to others out there!

Just making tea, Lasagne today, cheating with a ready made one!! not something we have very often but fancied a change.



Barbra Report 8 Aug 2020 15:33

Beautiful day here it is lovely & warm had my hair cut I Feel pretty well look a lot better .had to sighn a consent form saying about Covid. Hairdresser not responsible if I get Covid 19 track & trace .hope all okay whoever look in Enjoy your week end Barbara


AnninGlos Report 4 Aug 2020 16:19

our house smells of vinegar as i made some cucumber and onion relish earlier, it had peppers in the recipe but Oh is not keen on them so I adjusted it and left them out. I have not made this one before so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

We have chicken curry made with the cold roast chicken left over on Sunday for our meal tonight.


Barbra Report 4 Aug 2020 12:48

There you go nice & clean shelves now .Good to see you having a helper when you were baking start them young x my oh always checks our food cupboards he is a pain but saying that saves me throwing stuff out can't reach top cupboard lost some height only 5ft 2 ins now will be as wide as high :-D mince & mash peas for lunch then a sandwich later .that's me sorted Enjoy your day Take Care All Bye for now Barbara <3 raining for a change x


Amokavid Report 4 Aug 2020 11:37

Well what a busy hour or so that was!

Went to cupboard to get some Lentils to make Lentil & bacon Soup, on taking out the container I noticed the top shelf (wall cupboard) was leaning backwards, called hubby to take a look & he said he would see what he could do with it.

So out came ALL the various Lock & Lock containers so hubby can sort the wavey shelf!
That's when I decided to have a look through them all & see what was waaaay past it's use by date, not too much to get rid of thank goodness,the containers have had a spring clean & the cupboard as well.
Hubby fixed the problem & everything is now back in place, all that work because i went into the cupboard for Lentils! LOL.

Good job done though, feeling rather pleased with myself.



AnninGlos Report 3 Aug 2020 16:33

Hello all. a lovely sunny day here, 20 degrees at the moment so very pleasant. OH has been out in the garden pruning (he says) won't be anything left soon I shall have to confiscate his secateurs.
We had a lovely roast chicken dinner last night with roast potatoes that were really crip, sugar snap peas, purple sprouting broccoli, asparagus and roast carrots. Tonight is cold chicken and chips.

Sounds as if your son has done a good job on the trees Joan and how lovely to have a little helper with the baking. :-) :-)


Amokavid Report 3 Aug 2020 16:21


Not a bad day today, sunny just now, it's been in & out for most of the day, not had any rain today, so far!
Our eldest son has come over from near Inverness to lop branches off some of our trees, they are over hanging rather a lot & making part of the house road very dark, also the branches get in the way of the oil tanker when we need the Heating oil filled up. Looking a lot tidier now.

Barbara.... we didn't have a roast on Sunday, I had thought we would have Brisket but hubby requested Toad in the Hole, so that's what we had along with several veggies, & Roast potatoes, it was lovely, the Yks pud part of it rose to the top of the oven! thought I might not get it out, lol.

Did some baking on Saturday, Mince Pies & Rock cakes, our grandaughter (aged 8) came over to help me, she loves to bake, she did a lot of it as well, rolling out the patry, putting in the mincemeat, sticking on the lids & making a wee hole in the tops.
She did the measuring of the ingredients for the Rock Cakes, she loved it.
Our son has got some of each to take back home.

Off to make our tea soon, can't decide on what to have, probably have a fry up today, bacon, eggs tomatoes.



Barbra Report 3 Aug 2020 12:38

Hello Joan .Ann G .Florence Liz .anyone else looks in sunny when I got up .raining again now .garden looks well all the showers & then sunshine hope you had a nice weekend .Sunday roast Joan I am waiting for hospital appointment when that will be goodness knows. Covid 19 not to bad up here but they have back log of patients Take Care enjoy your week .Bye For Now Barbara :-)


Amokavid Report 1 Aug 2020 12:07

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone.

Not the best of days today, the sun has gone away now, it was an awful night, thunder & lightening & sooo much rain.
I hate storms, I couldn't get back to sleep for a long while after it was over.

Hope everyone is well.



Barbra Report 1 Aug 2020 11:57

Hello All hope your ok we had a storm round here Friday not forecast electric went of twice no TV reception for a while but didn't last long managed to watch Coronation Street The Geoff Saga seems to be dragging on. Paula Wilcox in it now as x wife of Geoff .remember her from The Lovers with Late Richard Beckinsale tragic he died so young right .enjoy your Weekend Take Care Barbara


AnninGlos Report 31 Jul 2020 20:21

Hello Florence, the opposite of your weather today. 32 degrees and unpleasantly humid. Shame about your pots maybe you will soon be able to get bigger ones.


Florence61 Report 31 Jul 2020 18:09

Well what a blowy day and not a sight of the sun at all.
Supposed to be 18 degrees here today but was more like 12. think we must be the only place(as usual) who is not enjoying sunshine!

So indoors all day and officially we are not in lockdown anymore but im in no hurry to use a bus as from Tues next week, full normal timetable and no self distancing on the bus as it will be full up.They only run every 2 hours...But it would be nice to get out in the garden and attend to my flower pots. My poor roses have gone over 3 times now but they need a really large pot. Ill have to look online for one.

Hope everyone else is ok and still staying safe.

Florence in the hebrides


AnninGlos Report 29 Jul 2020 13:01

Sorry Barbra, leaving you talking to yourself. We have just been shopping in local Tesco then went for a coffee at the golf club sitting outside with nobody else around. Nice in the sunshine. Monday was the hospital appointment re the small place on my face which is, as I guessed a BCC(Basal Cell Carcinoma), sounds more frightening than it is, this is the first on my face but is about at least the 15th on my body. They are non malignant and it will be removed around October, leaving the next two months free as we have two visits booked.

A few months back Barbra I went to the doctor with palpitations and not feeling I was breathing properly. I guessed it might be panic attacks and, after ECG, BP and blood tests there was nothing wrong so he agreed with me and it rarely happens now. When it does I practice breathing slowly and talk myself out of it. Half the battle is knowing.


Barbra Report 29 Jul 2020 09:12

Morning All who look in hope your okay a dull start here but Sun forecast shopping today Having my first haircut Thursday Right folks Speak soon Barbara x


Barbra Report 26 Jul 2020 12:13

Hello All raining for a change OH happy football on Today so i am sorting things out in bedroom drawers i have exciting life :-) enjoy your day keep :-D Barbara x


Barbra Report 24 Jul 2020 11:53

Hello Joan Ann G Florence Liz whoever looks in GP says I am stressed & having kind of panic attacks I need to pace myself getting up in a morning & take things easy nothing wrong my lungs they are clear heart is fine advise me to have a walk get some fresh air cant walk far but will do as she says right thats me sorted what we like come on our Gang x onwards & upwards good luck on Monday Ann .Florence best wishes.Joan & OH Take Care Liz chin up x Bye For Now Barbara :-) <3


AnninGlos Report 23 Jul 2020 22:18

Florence going out is scary but gets better each time, it is just a case of managing the risks with your problems best you don’t go out at the moment.
Oh that is a nuisance I hope they come up with a new date soon.

Joan well done on the decorating you have done well it sounds lovely.

Barbra hope the GP can sort the breathlessness, horrible feeling, could be just nerves and magnified the more you concentrate on it. But get it sorted.


Florence61 Report 23 Jul 2020 18:43

Good evening folks.
Oh my Joan poor hubby! So sorry to hear he had a fall. Glad nothing too serious but his confidence along with his pride have been bashed I guess. Glad ypur daughter was able to get your shopping for you. We try to get an online slot but they are rarer then hens teeth. Lucky we have a friend who is a befriender so when we cant get a delivery, she goes to supermarket. She really is an Angel.

I had a tel call today from patient travel telling me my appointment for my steroid injections for my Bursitus tomorrow has been cancelled and given to someone else who is more of a priority than me!! I have been waiting 5 weeks because my GP refused to give it to me and so he was overuled by a physio at the local hospital.
I could not believe my ears and really was so upset. Another appointment will be rescheduled but when for is anyones guess.

My morale is pretty low just now and this now has knocked me back further but is out of my hands.

I am so cross and upset about the matter, I dont whether to swear or cry, i really dont. Anyway nothing i can do about it.

Barbara, hope the breathlessness doesnt get worse. You could have a bit of fluid in your lungs.Hope you get it sorted soon.

Ann glad you are managing out for a change of scenery.Have to admit, the thought of leaving the security of my home after months is a rather scary prospect!!

Liz hope you are feeling a bit better than you were.

Lovely evening here, sunny and bright but a bit chilly in the breeze.
Stay safe everyone.

Florence in the hebrides


Amokavid Report 23 Jul 2020 17:30

Hi to all looking in.
Funny old day here today, bright & sunny one minute then it rains for a short while then it's back to the lovely sunshine, very warm day.

Hubby didn't get to go to Morrisons today due to his fall the other day, he's ok but thought it best to give the shopping a miss this week, he's fine but he does have a week knee & even though he has a walking stick his knee does let him down from time to time.

Hopefully he will feel more confident to do next weeks shopping.
Our daughter helped us out today & did our shopping for us, she's good when it comes to helping us but I have to be honest & say we much prefer to do ithe shopping ourselves!

I took the plunge yesterday & made a start on decorating the bathroom!! got the walls painted (wood panelling) just the surrounds/skirting to do now, I am very pleased with how i got on though I ache a bit today.

2 shades of grey on the walls, white surrounds & door, the accessories T roll cabinet, linen seat, T seat are in a darker shade of grey, Bath mats are a cobalt blue & towels are both grey & cobalt blue, looks lovely.

My Dr phoned me today to see how I was doing, we arranged an appointment for me to go & see him next month, have to make an appointment to get my B12 jab next month & he has stressed I must tell the nurse that I HAVE to have a jab & NOT the tablet form!
He has put this into my notes to hopefully there won't be a problem! apparently b12 jabs have been stopped whilst the virus is ongoing & many people are being prescribed the tablet form instead which I'm told are not a good option.

Well that's it for this time, talk again soon.



Barbra Report 23 Jul 2020 14:41

Good afternoon how are you all just been local to get some shopping the village was very busy all the shops open a lot of folk about All wearing masks .think we still have to be careful though .just having a cuppa Then chilling out .GP Friday been getting a bit breathless it's only in a morning wears off after an HR or so but see what she says .no pains just feel uncomfortable. Enjoy your afternoon Take Care Barbara x