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  • KJ - I do worry about you. <3 Please ask for any help you can get. Annie - Love the tea party idea. :p I bought a fascinator for a WI 'hat' party. Haven't worn it since, but it was great fun. Afternoon tea is still a big thing in hotels etc over here. People buy vouchers for presents. We went to Claridges once, courtesy of…
  • Had a bit of fun this morning with an offer from Amazon for a same day Co-op delivery. It was a bit difficult to negotiate, but I ended up with £40 of groceries for £28. I think that's a win! Coming between 4 and 6 today. I only bought the things we buy regularly from the shop, but it's a bit far to walk for me at the…
  • Breaking news ...... I have got all my Saga money. The two cheques arrived in the post today, and , when I checked my bank account, the refunds are in there. Soooooo relieved! I can pay the cheques into the post office, rather than having to go to the bank, and John can drive me there. It's only a few streets away, but too…
  • Nearly everyone I follow on Podcasts and YouTube are homebodies, who hate leaving the house. I'm so grateful that's me, now I have no choice! :D They all have wonderful, fulfilling lives, but prefer to stay quiet. I spend most of my time on my bed, as do several famous others I follow. I just think we have rich internal…
  • Yes, Lanette, circulation. Pumping the calf muscles. Plus lifting the toes. No idea about blood sugar. Rosemarie- Are you doing the next TYHB declutter day at the end of the month? Made broccoli soup. Cut up the chorizo. John will be back in a while. Just leaving Southampton. Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • Wonderful morning with Edie. We started with crochet, but she really couldn't get the hang of it, so we went on to acrylic painting on small canvas boards. I wanted to try out my new pink and purple paints. I think Edie's moon in the lake picture is great. She took the photo. I went all Monet for the colours. :p We had a…
  • Lanette - Those soleus pushups are highly recommended in my pre and post op exercises. I do them a lot. :D Edie was terrific, as usual. We idly chatted for a while, while she ate the posh crisps I'd bought for her, and we had cups of tea. She divulged that she has been eating the delicious crusty bread at school, with no…
  • Enjoyed having Edie for half an hour this morning, before John drove her to the Football Elite Performance centre! He is collecting her at 3 pm. She was concerned about getting her ponytail just right. :p Then I realised that the mild urinary irritation which had been building over the last few days was getting worse. I…
  • Kim - That sounds like a great day! It must make it worse when so much of her troubles is self-inflicted. >:) The rollator wouldn't be for after the operation, just before. Afterwards you are expected to walk with elbow crutches or canes for the first while, and then unsupported as soon as possible, whenever you can. My…
  • Barbara - So glad we heard from Katla. <3 Thank you for doing all that. Much appreciated. o:) Lisa - I feel you. I often have the same problem with representation. I think that was the problem Max was having. Sometimes it's better after a break, when you can see it in its own light. Think Impressionist! :p Mine always look…
  • My meal for my son and Edie was wonderful, if I say so myself! :p Slow roast shoulder of lamb (6 hrs) , roast parsnips, carrots and onions, Greek salad, and a tahini and yoghurt sauce. Hagen Daas Belgian chocolate ice cream, raspberries, and caramel sauce for dessert. Much enjoyed. Tomorrow John is taking Edie to football…
  • I went out to the shops this morning, to get things for tonight's meal. In the deli, the owner was back after a couple of month's absence. He was so shocked to see me hobbling. :p He said, "I think of you as the most healthy, active person I know! " He has a bad knee, so we swapped stories. I also went to the butcher and…
  • Well, after almost all day on the phone, either on long hold, speaking to an idiot, and occasionally to a sensible person, I have cancelled the October cruise. Phew! By the last conversation with the insurance guy, I had lost the will to live. The crunch for him was he DXA scan my doctor has ordered. Apparently, that's a…
  • Very high winds last night. There is a lot of heavy flooding in the local area from rivers and the very high tide. We are fine here. I'm going to leave going out until tomorrow! Damp and windy. John might pick up milk. I've just ordered a new valance sheet for our super king bed. I like the ones that have the bottom sheet…
  • I rang that number this morning. Wrong department. :# So I rang the post sales number. Got through to a very nice young woman, who told me the claim had been processed on the 26th March,when I first rang them, and all my worries about them accepting it were pointless. The GP secretary rang me this morning, and I said I…
  • Saga rang me back. :D Afraid of missing a booking I guess. I now have the number of the insurance people. Progress. Not only am I pursuing this current claim, but I also want to discuss the next cruise insurance situation with them. Wheels turning slowly. Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • Rebecca - With all you are going through, and all your recent travelling, you are entitled to say that you haven't the energy to put them up, and they have to stay in a hotel and eat out. You could meet them for a meal somewhere. Sometimes our energy just runs out. <3 I have told my brother this, and he is finding it…
  • Had a frustrating 30 mins waiting on the phone to Saga. Gave up. Mushroom risotto for dinner. I've prepared most of it, just the finishing off to do. John has cut up the beans to go with it. Today was not one of my best. Frustrating. I can feel a headache threatening. I feel like Lisa, battling idiots. Tomorrow I will take…
  • Just had to fill in a great , long, pre-op form from the hospital. L O N G...... :p Plus lots of online info booklets. Everything online. Good job I'm fairly competent in that respect. I know a few my age who aren't. I've also got notice from the savings account that I am going to use for the ops about the renewal date in…
  • Sue - So, so happy for you. Living with that must have been such a strain. I'm glad she didn't leave even more damage! I managed to strip our huge bed today, very slowly, and John has put the spring linen on. Nice. :D Unfortunately I'm not sleeping in it at the moment, but I do spend most of my day on it, and share a…
  • I've ordered some hands free slip on trainers for wearing after the op. You are not meant to bend right to the floor. I will wear these as house slippers. John will have to do the socks, but I wear them 24hrs a day anyway! I'm also going to get a 'house dress' nightdress, so I don't have to struggle with trousers. Amazon…
  • I'm not going to rent a wheelchair. Too expensive for a once a week trip to the sea. That's what taxis are for! I can hardly walk at all now, and the advice is to stay off your hips as much as possible. I limp around the house and can walk 100 yards with my cane. I crawl up the stairs on all fours, and come backwards down…
  • I've checked it out. Too expensive. Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • I've decided I'm going to check out the cost of renting a power assisted wheelchair for the next couple of months. I'm missing the sea. :'( Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • My son has replied to say that he and Edie can come over on Wednesday for roast lamb. It's the shoulder I bought for John's daughter, and too big for just the two of us, even with leftovers. I will do a Greek salad to go with it for Edie, which she loves, but haven't quite decided on other veg accompaniments. I like a…
  • Lanette - the other picture was just my random experiment. I had no idea what to paint, so I started with the colour layers. Then I've always wanted to try the old credit card method for a tree , so I had a go. Then the bottom part looked bare, so I added paint strokes. In the end my 'no idea' picture came out OK. :p The…
  • OK Lisa, I've been looking on YouTube. What material did you use? They all seem to use cardboard. Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • Lisa - Good work on the clock! My favourite colours! I think Edie would love to make something like that. Where did you get the instructions? I was amazed Max wanted to have a go at painting yesterday, as it's really not his thing. He was very annoyed that he couldn't get it "right" as he saw it. He said he was going to…
  • Tracey - Thinking of you and your friend ❤️ Love Heather UK xxxxxx
  • Hallo all! The good news is that I have been given a date for the second hip. 26th July. That's 8 weeks after the first one. That gives me 10 weeks until the October cruise. I will have to have a discussion with the insurance team about coverage for the risk. They may not take it, or charge too much. We will have to pay…
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