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  • DH has extremely long legs. I'm thinking about a 21" seat rise from the floor. Machka 's chair is similar to those we are thinking about, but DH needs higher. I never sit in chairs for long and I hate standing. I feel all the blood draining to my feet. I have to have my feet up, so I am usually semi-recumbent. I do all my…
  • Tracey - How devasting. I am so really sad for Kaitlyn and the family. I know you will be a great support . It is your loss too. <3 <3 <3 Thank you for saying that about the "landing". The idea of my whole heart up in the air in a metal box is just .... is just .... I never knew I could love so much. It's nice and warm…
  • My massage was wonderful, but apparently I am walking all wrong. :o I hope I can correct it as it has been a problem all my life. Rita - I love train travel, but you need headphones and downloads. Kindle. Music. Films. DH is not keen on trains, nor planes. I don't like cars. Cruises suit us both, though DH was initially…
  • Neither my children, nor my grandchildren eat with their parents. They eat earlier and very different foods. My grandchildren are very particular and only eat a few things , though Max is much improved now. Plus they have intolerance, like gluten and cow's milk. Personally, I would eat out, or just serve him his favourite…
  • Landed! On time. :D <3 Done a truncated exercise session and then 30 minutes of back exercises. Now to finish the second draft of my book. :o Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • The family are currently up in the air and flying over Northern Italy. I've installed a flight tracker, so I can see them in real time. Of course, I woke up at 3 am, when they did, and didn't get back to sleep at all. I dozed under my mask for half an hour once they were in the air. They are now about half way there. The…
  • My son says he will put in a grab bar when he gets back from the holidays. (Starting tomorrow) I have ordered one from Amazon. It will have to sit a bit high to avoid the tiles, but will be a reassurance. I'm debating whether to get a suction one as an interim measure. I've started using very oily bath oil which does…
  • Barbara- No, Max will be going to a day school in the next town. There is a free school bus to pick up kids from B&H. There are still boarding schools over here, but I'm glad he isn't going to one. I'm going to investigate putting in a grab bar for my bath. It's a big, deep bath and I use a lot of Oilatum , which makes it…
  • :p :p <3 <3 <3 Heather UK xxxxxx
  • So sorry Annie. I think, at this stage of the game, trickery is the kindest thing. Get a doctor or social care on your side. Are you contacting all the charities, resources etc that you can? Don't be afraid to ask for help. You are now the adult here. You sound very isolated. There is help out there. My brother has had…
  • House building is hard work :p Heather UK xxxxxx
  • Edie doing some of her decoupage rabbit. There's still a bit to do, but I don't want it to seem a chore. She is calling it Bungey. :p I went outside with her and DH to play French boules, but after a few throws my back was hurting, so I came in to stretch out on the rug. They are both in the garden making a construction.…
  • Barbara -- Max is in his final year of junior school and is 'leaving' or 'graduating' this summer. The parents must have thought it was a good way to celebrate. ;) The kids do love it though. They have cook outs and nature trails etc. Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • Done a truncated exercise session and then half an hour of back exercises. Only 250 calories in all, but I'm cutting down on CI a bit. Only 4 weeks until the cruise. I have put on half a pound this week with the much reduced exercise, but I hope to build it up slowly. I think my back is trying to tell me I have been…
  • Kylia - So glad you had a great day and felt like yourself again. <3 Lovely photos. Nice to see your family. Hope all gets sorted for your DH. Love Heather UK xxxxxx
  • Our toaster popped a slot this afternoon. Threw out the contact breaker for the kitchen. DH reset it. All OK except for one half of the toaster. I have ordered another exactly the same. Last bought in 2014. We like the 4 wide slots and the bagel option. Oh well...... Love Heather UK xxxxxx
  • The family are off camping with the other parents for a celebration of Max's leaving year. :D Poor them! The kids love it though. Looks muddy. :p Can't wait to see Edie tomorrow. <3 Love Heather UK xxxxxx
  • Carol - HUGS <3 Heather UK xxxxxx
  • Terri - I completely agree with you about how fortunate we are. :p DH doesn't interfere with anything I want to do, even if it's not 'his bag'. It still took a while for me to stop looking for his approval for my increased 'exposure' though. I am growing up at last! The other day he said "You have worked very hard on…
  • Although we pick up Bea and see the others on Tuesday, I sometimes feel as if we don't see enough of the grandchildren. They are getting older and their lives are super busy. I have been feeling for a bit that I'd like to see more of Edie. So I asked if she was available this weekend. She is coming over on Sunday afternoon…
  • Tracey - I have always used Amazon, KDP . They talk you through the steps, but there is quite a lot to get to know first. It's all there, but a lot of reading. It's free if you DIY. I am always terrified, but it works out alright in the end! Remember to start your first reading page on an odd number. I start the actual…
  • Spent some time this morning looking up back exercises for me and DH. We have different symptoms, but there are specific videos for each. I hope he will do the ones I emailed to him. Then I spent over half an hour doing mine. A lot are things I've been doing anyway on my mat, but slower and more repetitions. Here's hoping!…
  • I am still wearing a mask in indoor public situations. Shops , offices, transport etc. It is not required, but it reassures me. If we test positive we will not be allowed on the cruise ship, so I am getting increasingly paranoid. Nearer the time we will only meet people outdoors. I have told brother and my friend G that…
  • Pip, Pip, Hooray! :p <3 I went to the massage . It felt absolutely wonderful, but half an hour is too short. I've scheduled another one for next week, but for an hour that time. I will have to get the money out of my savings account, but it's worth it. She really seems to have 'the touch'. :D My son was really enthusiastic…
  • This is the Yippee eraser that a teacher in the US gives to her students. Her name is Mrs Green. I think I love Mrs Green. Heather UK xxxxxx 😘 ❤ 💙 😍 💕 ♥
  • Oh wow Pip! Heal and rest. Big hugs. <3 <3 <3 Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • I walked over to the fish market at the harbour with DH. He went on for his longer walk and I went in to buy fish. Had a long discussion with the serving guy about bad backs. :p Bought smoked haddock, hake, monkfish and skate. Also frozen King prawns. Plus a packet of coppa for Edie if she comes over. It is her favourite…
  • Back is a shade easier this morning. I'm going to use the recumbent cycle and do some floor stretches. It's the perfect day for a run, but I'm giving it a miss. Pizza and wine yesterday took me way over, of course, but I was feeling very sorry for myself. :s New leaf today and AF. I'm looking forward to my massage…
  • I had to go home early from the pickup. My back was hurting, so I had to lie down on the grass in the park. DH supervised the girls while they climbed trees and huge boulders! Back at their house my hero kept them entertained while I took to the sofa. My son was taking Max and Edie swimming, so he deposited me at my house,…
  • My back-ache did NOT miraculously go away overnight, so I have taken today as a rest from exercise day. :) I spent the time I would have been on the machines editing my new book 'WHERE AM I?' I can only manage an hour at a time, so I will watch a video about mental health later this morning. We are picking up Bea after…
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