Congratulations! Nanny x 4! 38 minutes??? That was quick! Well, I suppose it was her third. So pleased she had it naturally _ I'm guessing baby turned herself around?
Glad lido effective and not too much hassle this time.
Are you able to get to school yet, FF?
Had to put 2 new tyres on the car yesterday. Tread was still legal, but they were cracking and wearing unevenly. Not the best timing with my first reduced pay cheque! Ah well, if they last 10 years like the ones they replaced it won't be so bad.
I am a nannie, woo hoo, ED and baby both well, natural birth 38 mins after arriving at hospital in another city, very happy tonight xx
Maybe we are???? And we don't know it???? Arrrrrrgh
What a difference a day makes, can put my feet on the ground without inwardly screaming and I am feeling ok hurrah!!
Went really well, canula second attempt, posh new surroundings but within the bowels of the hospital, found a short cut on the way back out but think I used docs private lift haha, it was very swanky.............
Still trying to get me to have it in tummy but am really trying to resist, last thing I want
ED will be off to hospital on Wed, there was a cancellation so am hoping baby arrives that day and she's not there for days, am feeling super excited xx
I wrote a reply and it's disappeared. I can't be bothered to do it again.
Snow mostly gone from town but outlying villages (i.e. school ) only passable in a 4×4. Rain forecast tonight, hope that washes it all away.
Am I a robot? Don't think I am but ..........would I know if was or not?
I'm not one either...............or am I???
It was just the complete hassle free way for Mum to get rid off car, she didn't have to leave the house and am sure money was in her bank account an hour or less later. Fingers crossed it's gone soon, one less thing to worry/think about.
Lido tomorrow seems such a long wait, had to buy new slippers today because old slippers had a cushion sole and felt as though I was walking on sharp stones ouch, new slippers are firmer so hoping feet calm down.
ED has to go to hospital on Fri unless baby appears before that, she also has appt on Tues, which means I will have to take GS to my doctor's appt because our appts are at the same time so that should be interesting haha.
Am really hoping dinner is on the menu tonight, am going to leave some clotted cream rice pudding in the shed, it's really lovely, yum yum xx
Only a light dusting of snow here too. Very cold though. I was dressed up like the Michelin Man to wait for OH at swimming on Friday!
Are you snowed in, FF? Have you got enough bread and milk? It's only "panic buying" if you bought more than you could possibly consume in a month, otherwise it's "being sensibly prepared"
Thank you, Katy for the idea re selling the car. I looked into getting an online firm to come and take it off our hands. Their quote is considerably less than OH was hoping for (and they haven't seen the state of the interior yet - or the scratches on the paintwork) but we decided the hassle free option was probably the way to go. Selected the 2 companies with the best quotes/reviews and received a barrage of emails and phone calls to arrange valuation and/or collection. Then we discovered he's managed to lose the V5C registration document, so we've had to apply for a £25 replacement. Can't do anything until that arrives. In the meantime a local chap, out walking his dog, has spotted the For Sale signs in the car and has called to make enquiries, so we'll definitely be shot of it, one way or another, before too long. Can't wait, as it's in my way getting my car on and off the drive. I know as soon as its gone my car will break down though.
First reduced payslip this week. I was expecting it to be the last full-time one because I thought we were paid a month in arrears, so it was a bit of a shock. Hey ho. It's only money.
Slight dusting of snow here, it's still superly cold brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
YD and GS have been away for a couple of days, so been getting things cleaned those jobs that are the "do it later kind".........
Windows shining now and under sofas properly dust free hurrah, even some ironing done.
Everyone is back and ED and family came along today soooooooooooo house is back to pre clean up, aaaah well at least for a couple of days it was sparkling.
Went into town for a short while yesterday but it was uncomfortable, roll on mon..........
Midwife is saying daughter maybe induced or c-section possibly next week no date yet should find out on mon. xx
I've had a snow day without any snow! Forecast today was an amber warning of heavy snow about 4 to 6 PM. I rang school ready to tell them that I wasn't going to go in but before I could say that, they were telling me not to risk it and stay home. Expected snow never arrived, so I could have gone but it is snowing now and forecast to be snowing most of the night.
NIpped out to tesco to "panic buy" some bread and milk.
How many times does " it'll do for now" remain a permanent fixture? My job at the school was just "for now" until I found another one. I'm still there eleven years on!
Yep freezing here too -3 at the moment, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Waterway in front is completely frozen.........
When my Mum sold her car she used one of those companies that come to the house and give you a price after examination, she did receive a reasonable price and it was no hassle at all
Saw Mum yesterday and she was looking very, very tired, she chatted away though and made me laugh, she always does.
Have a unit in the living room which I use as a divider, am not too fond of it as it was a "it'll do for just now" so have been looking for ages for something same size etc, the ones I have found are ridiculously expensive or DIY, soooooooooo had a brainstorm yesterday and bought canvas drawer things, they fit perfectly and give little unit a new lease of life, woo hoo!!
ED, nothing happening yet, she sees midwife tomorrow to make a date for being induced, baby is still sideways, she's obviously in no hurry...............
Feet, elbows and fingers are superly ouchy, but lido on Mon so not too long to wait now: xx
Absolutely freezing here, but no snow, yet, and the forecast has now reduced the risk from 80% chance of heavy snow to 50% chance of light snow tonight,so I guess we'll escape it. Hope it either snows hard enough to shut school or not at all. This morning it was -8°C and I snapped my scraper trying to clear the car windows. It's OK, there's one in the other car. Couldn't open any of the doors. So I had to struggle with just the blade of the scraper. Nearly got frostbite in my fingers despite wearing leather gloves!
I have finally persuaded OH that we need to sell his car. He has put "For Sale" signs in it so I have taken photos ready to list it on a well known car trading website. He is, understandably, upset about it but I think he's beginning to realise it is the right decision. We don't need such a big car and I don't like driving - or parking - it. Keeping the thing charged, mould-free and saleable is a bit of a pain. Especially in all this cold weather.
GP appt went as I expected, just a "do you feel ok on these meds"? "Yes I do". "Ok then, bye bye". Total waste of time but something that has to be gone through every year.
It snowed again last night, just a scattering but enough to turn it icy, glad I didn't have to go out early. All thawed and ok when I went to school. More snow forecast for tomorrow.
Sorry that I won't see you on you tube Katy, but glad it all went ok. Hope the results are good.
Hope all went well with your check up FF and meds are working.
You do get such lovely things now JCJ.
Well, after much jittery nervousness, all went well with video, whew, was too busy concentrating to pay attention to filming!! Results after they have examined video, signed a paper stating it would be destroyed after they have viewed so no appearances on you tube hurrah.
Snow all over but none here, thank goodness. GS's daddy took over three hours to arrive here this morning, usual journey time is an hour.........xx
Thank you for dinner JCJ and also for the information about the key that changes the keyboard, I have now found it and the apostrophe key and many others too. Yay!
Lovely hoodie and teddy models it so well. And now there's a babygro to match. Perfect.
Off to Drs tomorrow just a routine yearly check up on meds so no worries. Waste of my time and his really.
Bought a grey and white striped fleece babygro in A**a today. It has "Born in 2019. Yaay!" embroidered on the front. Perfect. It goes with that hoodie perfectly.
Hope video goes OK. Try not to giggle. What are you dancing to? Hehehe
aaah lovely JCJ, she will be beautiful in all these knitted clothes and cosy in her blanket.
thank you for superly yummy dinner, was starving yesterday............
FF, isn't amazing how techie babies are nowadays.
Meeting a friend for tea/coffee later, then catchup on supermarket stuff, am dreading walking
No baby news yet, everyone is away tomorrow so wait and see she will decide to come then, just because it will be extremely awkward..............ED is fed up.............
Bought four tops yesterday, from z***, am hoping they fit cause they are really bright and funky but that store has teeny weeny sizes as a 10 is really a 6! fingers crossed
Video tomorrow xx
Katy, I was knitting yesterday. Finished this hoodie for the baby - modelled by my favourite bear for YD's benefit.
About to start to design and knit antimacassers (or anti massacres, as I usually call them) for the arms of the sofa because the 17yr old leather is k***ered, cracked and leaking stuffing. The dog coat gave me an idea for how I might make them.
The new swimming app is pathetic. The longer challenges all have nothing to do with swimming - or even water!! - things like The London Marathon, The Three Peaks, Everest. Ridiculous! We'll need a LOT more rain before anyone can swim any of those. I'll finish the 45 mile round Jersey swim, recording my weekly swims myself, and then research other swimming apps - or even find out the lengths of other lochs/rivers and set my own challenges. How long is the lake in Benchland?!!
Dinner tonight is roast beef, braised root veggies, cabbage, courgettes in garlic butter, roasties, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, followed by molten chocolate pudding and raspberries. Tummy's rumbling in anticipation.
Oh dear, now I cannot count asterisks and jump to wrong conclusions. I would not tell you to *** off either.
Why is there no apostrophe button on this tablet keyboard?
Babysat 4yr old GD for a little while this morning. Daughter had set her up on my laptop with Peter Rabbit games and then left to see her MIL. Game ended and needed changing to a new one......I did not know how to do this so GD showed me. She is 4, she knew what to do on a touch screen but my laptop has a mouse. I have the mouse skills that she does not but I had to be told what to do on a computer by a 4 yr old!
I am sitting on the I am a dinosaur bench!
Lovely and mild down here, no coat needed yesterday, coat on today as it is raining but still warm, yellow warning for wind tonight and tomorrow.
Eagerly awaiting your appearance on you tube Katy. Keep off your feet, plan ahead and I hope you get the appts back to times that give you the most pain relief.
JCJ, how do I find an apostrophe key?
Well that was weird, there was no space to write anything, mmmmmmmmmm!
Yes have been self medicating with the creme eggs, 2 purchased and 2 eaten, feet are ok today cause have not been out..........
That's a shame you have no idea where you are or where you are going, were other apps not successful??
I know, where does the time go??
Rained on and off all day today and it's now damp and cold, brrrrrrrrrrrr.
Soon be my video malarkey, am dreading it, as long as it doesn't appear on you tube, it'll be alright hahaha.
Have you been knitting today JCJ?? xx
I don't know about that FF, have seen those words you spell out with the sparklers
Hope school is tidier today. Very sad about SIL's mother, am with you regarding a fast way out.
Have been in town today not for long though, should have seen the things that fell into my basket, creme eggs (plural) FR coconut sweets and a variety of cakes, am blaming it on the cold weather..............
My feet are killing me, lido not due for around a fortnight, will have to be very short journey times out and about, brings tears to your eyes.............lido appt has taken longer because of the change of depts, will have to phone or check when I get there that I will not have to wait this length of time again, so ouchy at the moment am holding my breath constantly. You forget how bad it really is
Where are you now JCJ??? xx
JCJ as if I would ever tell you to **** off when you are trying to help me. Or indeed at any other time! Thank you for the help but as you say it seems to have disappeared. I have found a way to be here and although it might be a long way in, it is working and I am here.
Warmer here today, no scarf and coat unzipped again.
School a nightmare tonight , painting and cooking has been going on today. Very messy.
Bin lids frozen shut? That is cold! Fingers crossed for ED Katy, hope she has an easier time this time! Glad GS is now sleeping well, usually 3 months when colic improves.
SIL mother is still with us but deteriorating (surprised she has lasted this long). So hard for SIL to watch his Mother die by inches. A lot of the time she thinks he is her father, she is so very confused , she got so agitated today that they have had to sedate her. Makes me wish for a quick heart attack when my time is up but obviously not for many years yet!
Do you have to use the reply button to post every time now? or am I missing something??
It kinda reminds me of the forum when I first started..............
It's very, very cold here.................brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Been at home today catching up on washing etc, had 2 unexpected visitors but neither stayed too long, thank goodness.
Terrible thing to say
Our bins were not emptied on the usual day this week because bin lids were frozen, that's a first, we have obviously had freezing weather here before????
Nothing happening with ED yet am on tenterhooks, she is thinking baby will wait until Feb, that's when her other 2 children were born, we'll see.
GS is now sleeping 8-9 hours through the night, which is brilliant but colic is still lingering can't wait till it's gone. xx
Having offered that nugget of advice, I've just looked at my screen and the "sign in" and "bookmarks" buttons have disappeared!! What?!
FF, may I be so bold as to offer some techie assistance? Feel free to tell me to *** off. If you click or press on the pink "options" button in the top right corner of a new post you can select "bookmark". Then, whenever you are signed in you can click on "bookmarks" at the very top right of the page (next to the "sign in" tab if you aren't signed in!) and Benchland will be in the list that pops up. I've bookmarked all the threads I've posted on so I can quickly check if there are any replies - and I can always find my way back to BENCHLAND even after major techie activity!! Hope that helps. x
Beef Stew in the oven and jacket spuds. Just going to pop the dumplings in and steam some cabbage. Lovely winter warming food, even though it is actually a fair bit warmer today.
Just for fun, I am now on the the tablet and replying. Seems to be making sense instead of the previous gobbledegook that I got when trying to reply. An improvement
And it is now bed time
Well, I got lost on the tablet and then resorted to the laptop. That was much easier so I went back to the tablet and eventually sorted that too, I think! Took me about 45 mins. Wish the techies would think of those who are not so techie minded. Benchland has changed it's sub-forum and that completely threw me. But hey ho I'm here. But I'm replying on the laptop just in case ( also because I can type far more quickly on a proper keyboard!).
My kids were out today and built a small snowman, approx 1ft high after they had collected all the snow from the quite steeply sloping playground. I had a small covering of snow overnight, Daughter lives 3 miles away and had no snow, she was surprised when she came to mine. All gone by noon.
My coat was fully zipped up today Katy and a scarf was on, a scarf that can double as a snood if necessary.......and I was wearing gloves. It's flippin' cold down here now.
School nice and tidy tonight so not too onerous but back was hurting a bit, I put that down to going food shopping with Daughter and being on my feet for most of the day.
Oooh! The techies have been hard at work in their cupboard again! We have a new look website. I hope everyone is managing to navigate it OK and no-one is lost in the woods. It's MUCH better for typing on my tablet - no gobbledegook anymore. Hurrah! Well done techies! Tea, biscuits, cake and glitterberry juice in the shed for you.
Enjoy your new bin, Katy. You've waited a long time for it. Even longer than FF had to wait for her hoover!! I love my kitchen bin It's a 3 section recycling bin that fits in a cupboard. It seemed very expensive, but I'm SO glad that we got it. It makes life so much easier - and tidier! What are we like?! Very glad your lurg has gone and you're feeling better.
I'm on the cream crackered bench: Long morning at school - kids in all day because the playground was "dangerous" - covered in ice and snow. Then I took OH to the water park for a very slow, cold walk (but no snow there, even though it's only about 8 miles from school) and tea and pineapple cake in the car watching the birds on the lake. Then we did the Sain*****'s shop after having dinner in the café Too much in one day! My bangers and mash were yummy though!
Bed time now.
So much better today honestly thank goodness.
Managed to nip into town, odds and ends purchased.
It's snowed here twice, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr very cold, no way I can venture out without my coat fully zipped and my forty layers.................
Have my new bin, woo hoo, haha xx
woo hoo can eat dinner tonight!!
Have had a yucky time, that awful cold and cough, then an infection in my toe, WHAT?? and finally fingers crossed that bug, not only visiting loo frequently but dizziness and nausea too, hurrah for me
Yesterday was ok then by evening it all started again, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
So many thanks for tonights yum yummy dinner.
Woo hoo a hoover, you will be glad, also happy your exercises seem to be making a difference FF.
Are you selling car JCJ? How lovely to be missed............
Still crazy, crazy here ED's baby due any day now, am excited, baby's head is still not engaged, she's obviously very comfy so there has been talk of being induced, hopefully not as ED had that with her eldest and she didn't like it one bit, so it's a wait and see. GS is doing well, big difference he has grown a lot in the last couple of weeks, amazing!!
Mum has been fine, but has had a couple of more falls paper stitches in her head and a bump to her forehead, she keeps taking the batteries out of the alarm thingy that alerts staff, bad mummy..........
Just purchased a new bin for kitchen all shiny and pretty, have meant to get a new one for years but it's always last thing on the list so am starting from bottom up this year haha xx
Roast lamb, roasties, Yorkshire pudding, smashed roots, courgettes in garlic butter, sprouts, gravy and mint sauce, followed by pineapple upside down cake (fresh pineapple - I bought a mahoosive one yesterday for £1.Bargain!) and custard. You're welcome. 🍽️😁
A new hoover!! Yay!! Fatten up the alligators. Blow up the balloons. Party time. That should make your life easier. And we all love a new "toy".
Much colder here - had to scrape the car a couple of times this week, but no snow here.. .. Yet.
Hope you're feeling better Katy.
Going to brave the elements and go to the farm shop for fruit and veggies later, if I can get off the CBA bench. We'll probably have lunch there. There's an incentive?!
Nope, not freezing, colder but I still haven't had to zip up the coat! Or put a scarf on! I had two for Xmas waiting to use them.....
Sorry you're feeling rough Katy, hope you feel better tomorrow.
Been taking it easy at work, you're right JCJ, no one will notice. They have however this week provided me with a new hoover (I reported the last one broken in Oct.). It is sooooo good that I have nearly eradicated all the glitter that has been stuck in the carpets for years. And the fact that I'm happy about a new hoover just shows how sad my life has become
Am sorry have been on the "feeling yuck" bench, stomach bug that is being nasty, grrrrrrrrrrrr
Hopefully feel better tomorrow and post something interesting then?????????? or not haha xx
Not sure whether to be pleased you enjoyed your "mystery" Sunday dinner, FF, or insulted that you didn't recognise it was pork! And the crackling worked. Of course it did. Because I didn't even bother to try - just shoved it in the oven and set the timer! It never crackles properly when I Try to do it! I also made proper jam (homemade blackcurrant) roly poly and custard.
Glad your exercises seem to be helping. Keep on with them and be gentle with yourself at work. No-one but you will probably even notice if you have to do things slightly less perfectly!
Half way through January already! How did that happen? Gradually getting used to this part-time malarkey. Wednesdays are good because I no longer have to teach THAT class all afternoon. A child from that class stopped me yesterday, in the corridor, and told me she wished I was still teaching them because their new "teacher" shouts at them. I said "Didn't I shout?" (something I was accused of, and heavily criticised for) and she said, "No!" I have to admit I did a little fist pump victory dance inside. A member of staff said today that it's obvious I'm not there in the afternoons and I'm missed. That nearly made me head for the CSL bench!
Just got to train OH to communicate better, so I spend less time just hanging about waiting to see what he wants to do/where he needs taking to/bringing back from etc.
His car is full of **** from the garage to take to the tip. Then the car wouldn't start because it's been sat for months unused. (I don't like driving it because a) it's much bigger than my car and b) OH feels he needs to tell me how to drive it and gets so much more anxious, so he makes me nervous and therefore a worse driver) Also it was covered in mould because he left damp towels in there. I doused everything in white vinegar (where I could get at because it's still full of stuff for the tip) to get rid of the mould and the boyfriend of the teacher I work with kindly came to help us start it. Took it for a long run yesterday (and understood why he had opened the window wide - it absolutely stank of vinegar AND mould! )
I'm just off to the tip now. Gas mask on. Then I'm going to thoroughly clean the car - and install an air freshener!!
You still living in a mad house, Katy?
Thank you for my Sunday dinner JCJ, not sure what it was but I enjoyed it .
Back is improving, perhps the exercises are doing good. I'll keep on with them.
Rainy, miserable and mild down here at the moment but tomorrow apparently set to to be freezing. We will see.
Glad you have your exercises now FF, hopefully things will improve.
Bargains, bargains indeed
If OH can manage things? What would carer be doing? Perhaps new tabs will keep things at bay, fingers crossed.
We didn't get up to Nursery, YD felt yuck so appt cancelled and new one arranged. GS goes there so we know that it's really good. Baby would be there when he is around 1 and only for 2 days per week.
ED's new baby will also be there same days, haha. 2 weeks to go now........
Really cold here today, it's the dampness that makes it feel that way, brrrrrrrrrrr.
Had a house full this afternoon, so am now contemplating, takeaway, not sure yet.............may well go with the easy option. xx
Bargains indeed, FF, although I can top the calendar for £1. My 2019 calendar -month to a page, room to write on each day, lovely photos of endangered animals - cost just 50p in the local hospice shop, including an humongous envelope (I did give them £1 for it, as it was such a bargain, and for a good cause though, so I guess we are "even"!)
Also picked up a super bargain cotton polo (turtle) neck jumper in EWM outlet at the garden centre where we stopped for lunch after OH's hospital appointment. Originally £19, reduced to £10, then £8. It's actually a man's one but I don't care because it is a lovely colour and is likely to be longer than women's jumpers tend to be. I'm having that!! Take it to the till and she says it is £5!! She was as surprised as I was. Marvellous! Shame they didn't have it it any other colours in my size!
OH's consultant appointment went OK: next one booked for just 4 months away though so I guess that's a sign that things are likely to deteriorate quicker now. 😢 New tablet prescribed. Chewing gum suggested to help with the involuntary drooling and jaw tremor. I was a bit taken aback when Dr asked if we had any carers coming to the house, especially when he said "not yet" in response to our negative reply. Oh dear!
Hope the nursery school met your exacting standards KTC , no, seriously, I hope it was lovely and GS will be happy there. When does he start?
Right. I'm off to get my chippies.
Physio went well, a detailed history taken....seems that maybe the back op. in 2000, although it fixed the problem at the time, has now resulted in the arthritis. But, I'll take that.... now is nothing compared to back then. I have 5 exercises to do twice a day.
One of them says locate your coughing muscle. That is so easy as I have coughed for Britain over the last ten days, no cold, just a cough, wakes me up at night and has resulted in the said muscles being strained and extremely painful. It hurts to cough and I can't stop! As a result there is just no way I can do that exercise, So, I'm doing the 4 exercises.
I'm staggering through work, keep having to sit down and rest, Probably no one will notice......
Up to town today, collected prescription, went to library. Poppd into charity shop........two books and one pair of trousers later....£3. Result. Off to market, 2019 calendar...£1. Those are my bargains for the day.
Not a video appt but an appt of them videoing me..............that's why I'm embarrassed...........
Walk happily out door, freedom, woo hoo!!
Went up to Mum's today, she was looking superly tired but was in good spirits, that's the main thing. There was a ton of paperwork on her table, so flicked through and managed to get things sorted so was well pleased.
We are visiting a nursery school tomorrow, children have to be registered extremely early nowadays.......
Ate a whole bar of chocolate tonight, yumyum xx
Hope physio has helped, FF, and I'm glad it's improving. Take it steady.
Video appointment, Katy?? Are you mortified because it's a video appointment or because of what it's for? I've heard mention that doctors were going to make more use of technology to save people having to travel needlessly. It saves the hassle of schlepping to hospital, and you still get to see the doc and show her/him any symptoms. Most appointments just end in the doc reassuring that everything is fine, writing a prescription or making a referral anyway. Though, I think I'd find it weird and awkward doing it the first time!! Something else to get used to?!
I'm finding it really strange walking out of school at lunchtime. That's going to take some getting used to too!
Better go. Got to scrape the ice off the car
Hope physio went well, FF, and you reap the benefits well, makes life a little easier..........
Trousers are going back tomorrow, know they would have just sat in wardrobe.
Also hope you managed fine today JCJ, a part, part timer, you will def enjoy
Thank you once again for dinner, love roast beef but rarely have it.
ED had some Braxton Hicks last night, she has 3 weeks to go, time is passing quickly now.
A letter arrived from hospital this morning, it's my video appt......................am mortified
Also phoned about lido appt, so all done and dusted.
what did happen with the tinsel??? Too much glitterberry methinks..........
Remember if OH is stroppy, do lots of la la las in your head JCJ.
Have now managed to purchase some sale items, one arrived tonight, am superly pleased, remote control car for GS's birthday next month, paid a fifth of actual price, fab bargain xx
Hmm, hadn't thought to turn it on its head like that but I'm now inclined to think you may be right. I've been mooching about the internet looking for similar scenarios and it it seems to be that providing your medical records is the quickest way to being shown the door!
So now I'm going to refuse any access and just suggest they keep their promises. I'm back at work, improved from how I was a couple of months ago, I'll just take the painkillers and carry on. I will manage ok, just need to have a little sit down every half hour or so. Physio starts tomorrow, hopefully that will further improve things.
Take the trousers back Katy, if you're not sure they'll just hang in the wardrobe.
Where am I now, KTC? Literally or virtually? 😁 Literally: at home in the armchair I've spent a good few hours in over the last 2 weeks! Just flopped down having prepared the veg etc for dinner after putting all the Christmas decs away (that job always depresses me! )
Dinner is roast beef, braised root vegetables, roasties, Yorkshire pudding, sprouts and gravy followed by an experimental dessert, I've just invented, involving a standard bread and butter pudding recipe enhanced with mixed dried fruit, chocolate pieces (white and dark), marzipan chunks, demerara sugar and double Long life cream - using up the festive leftovers!!
Virtually: both in the sea about half way around Jersey, and in Benchland tidying up after the festive shenanigans! I never knew you could do THAT with tinsel!! Those baubles get everywhere too - I even saw an alligator headbutting one around the lake!!
OH in a strop today - probably because I'm going back to work tomorrow. He doesn't realise that in doing that he's making returning to work easier and the thought of properly retiring in the summer (which I have been considering quite a lot this holiday) much less of an appealing prospect!!
Training day tomorrow - I only have to do the morning, and OH's PD consultant appointment is on Friday morning, so I've only got 3 "normal" mornings at work this week. Weird!
At last I have a spare 10 mins...................
Gosh am not sure FF because you obviously do bending, work heavy machinary etc, what would they do to make life easier?? No one is ever helpful, they pretend to be???
Where are you now JCJ?
Will there be dinner tonight? please, please haha
Life is not any quieter here yet and my cold has come back, WHAT? It was gone for a couple of days then I started sneezing and coughing again grrrrrrrrrrr.
Bought a pair of trousers in the sales but am not sure about them, YD likes them, because am not sure think I will return them, if you're not that happy about them, it means you will prob never wear them. Fortunately I received 2 new pairs for Xmas and I really like them so all good.
Looks like it's away to pour down here, yuck xx
FF, didn't see your post until after I posted mine: I wonder if your doc is actually helping your work situation by putting "back pain" not "osteoarthritis" , as the latter sounds (and is) rather more permanently debilitating and more likely to cause "let's get rid of her - she's not fit to do the job"?? Just a thought.
Don't know where the time has gone! Holiday nearly over already!! Managed to drag my lazy ar** to swimming tonight. I was expecting it to be packed as per normal at the start of January, (New Year's resolutions?) but it was blissfully quiet. I had the pool to myself for the last 5 minutes! Struggled to keep the turkey, mince pie, twiglets and chocolate laden bod afloat though! What a blob! May have to take up residence on the FB bench? 😄
JCJ, I laughed out loud when I read your comment that my Academy might genuinely want to hellp me. As I said, if they did, they would already have implemented things I have asked for many months ago. They always agree but then nothing ever happens.
I am going to write a letter refusing to sign the medical record release they have asked for but offering to release records over the last four months that pertain to my back. Of course it doesn't help that my Drs. persist in putting "back pain" as my reason for being off sick. Perhaps if they put osteo - arthritis it might carry more weight.
Love the dog coat , any dog would be pleased to have that.
Getting colder down here now, winter drawers on!.
Oooh that looks lovely JCJ, much better than the pattern picture
I see you won FF, that's what I get for not reading properly............
It is superly cold here brrrrrrrrrrr, frost has lasted all day long.
Went up to see Mum and quick trip to supermarket for essentials only.
Can you believe it's all over?? Seems to have been so fast...........xx