You are there, woohoo!!
Have a lovely time.
Gosh, parking sounds awful..............for all the rules etc that you have to obey, you think that perhaps owners could be truthful??
Quiet today no GC, ED has a bacterial infection which is contagious, she's not having a good time just now, said I would have them tomorrow so she can rest.
Sun is shining here but it's brrrrrrrrrrrr cold.
Will have to look for something in cupboards, fridge for tea, couldn't face the shops today, don't think I will find anything yummy but am determined not to go out xx
Arrived at cottage - eventually. First place we've ever stayed that didn't give us directions. We ended up parking in the first carpark we could find and walking to locate the cottage - via a pub for Sunday roast dinner because it was getting late and we were hungry! The car park is NOT "next door" but up the narrow one way street (the wrong way), and across a road. We parked outside the cottage to unload, blocking the road, then had to drive all around the houses to get back to the carpark. I've put £2 on the car overnight (24/7 charging! ) And will have to find £6 in coins for tomorro, by 8am (**** that!!) or try to pay by phone (an extra 20p 'convenience' charge) Hopefully, I can just pay for the week and have done with it ..... then the carpark will be full next time we come back to it?
Cottage is nice but tiny and stinks of paint. The garden is not overlooked - shucks, your plan won't work, FF - and looks like it will be a proper sun trap. Owner has left 2 scones, a weeny pot of jam and some clotted cream and milk in the fridge. Nice!
It's just as well we've rearranged rendezvous with bro as he is 6ft 6 and I feel like *I* am going to bang my head on the ceiling beams!! We are going to their house on Thursday instead now, because their dog can't come here.
Ali, glad you are feeling better about scans etc, it is better hospital is thorough, just plays on your mind unfortunately, fingers crossed for speedy and good results, hugs to you.
Today began beautifully, weather lovely, around 12 sky turned sooooooooooo grey, sunshine gone, rain and coldness reappeared! Yuck!!
Have to make appt with doc, head shaking is worse, not worried about anything serious, just want it to stop, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Hope you are enjoying your "not allowed to do anything" break, JCJ.
Party last day, will not be taking my clothes off though FF, hahaha xx
Hello Optimissy thank you all, today I received a letter saying that they'd only managed to biopsy a small sample but it looked normal, so they're going to repeat the scan - the letters simply arrived in the wrong order and I forgot I'd had the ultrasound before the biopsy. So yes, that one didn't bother me really, and I'm going to go back to not worrying!
Pull all those benches into the evening sunshine, it's beautiful here
LOL at your suggestions, FF. May well do that! Already sorely tempted to just tell her where to stick her cottage - especially after borrowing the OS map from the library and realising just how built up the area is. Doesn't look like the map for our sort (ok, *my* sort) of holiday at all. Ah well, I suppose it's because I'm tired after a long, very stressful term. If I cancelled now, we'd not only lose all the money, we'd have nowhere to have our Easter holiday! If it's a **** week (which I'm sure it won't ALL be!) at least I can console myself with the fact that it was HIS IDEA!!
I reiterate what FF said, Ali, once you've had BC they don't take any risks at all if there's the tiniest possibility that the little b***er might have spread, so any symptoms get thoroughly investigated. Try not to worry (that's rich coming from me!) and reassure yourself that if there IS anything they can deal with it quicker. Fingers crossed. Hope you get speedy appointments and results. x
Hooray! You're off the jittery bench at long last, KTC. Celebrations in order!
Baby blanket lady has emailed to ask if I've got anything else for sale! Do I have a business opportunity here? Perhaps not. I knit for relaxation. Having to knit stuff to order would kind of spoil the point?
Right. Must. Start. Packing.
Perhaps I'll just text my brother while I finish this coffee.
I had a transvaginal ultrasound 2 years ago - (nothing to do with breast cancer incidentally.) All was well fortunately. It doesn't hurt any more than a smear test, just takes a little bit longer and you feel rather undignified.......... I was reassured by having it as I had been having pain that i thought was somewhere where I thought my ovaries were, so i had an external ultrasound followed by the transvaginal. For the external one you have to dirnk a litre of water and not pee till it's done. Can't remember if I was allowed a pee before the trans one.......Anyway, it's not too bad. xx
Try not to worry too much Ali, when I had certain syptoms last year they threw test after test my way. They have to be seen to cover their *****, I mean cover every eventuality. If they were seriously worried about anything, you would have had a letter before now surely!
JCJ - Last night there have a party I'd suggest getting a nudist colony to have a barbeque in the garden, so all the neighbours can see, get a really loud rock band to play the music, invite all the animals from a local rescue centre and then just trash the place! Cost her more than £150 to put it right. Hope you have a good holiday and behave yourselves, don't forget to take your shoes off! Hot water? How will she know? Hope OH is good to go.
Soooooo glad you are off that "jittery bench Katy, woo hoo indeed. It's been a while. And Yay for ED passing her final assessment
My boiler got new batteries today, I was cold so I thought "I am not going to be beaten by a battery cover", so I tried pushing it, sliding it, pulling it, everything apart from pounding it to a pulp and eventually it came off. Two AA batteries which I had, so put them in and then couldn't get the b****y cover back on again! ( Needs the cover on to connect the terminals.) Push, pull, slide, pound? Eventually got it worked out and back on and heating is behaving beautifully.
Good news FF!
Hope OH and hip are better today, JCJ.
Good grief, what a load of nonsense, will you be allowed to do ANYTHING at cottage???
Not like you will be having parties every night.....................or will you?? hee hee.
Nothing worse than having someone who is so pernickety, why does she let?? Rules this and rules that, really???
Am at last off the "jittery" bench, cried with sheer relief today, such a wonderful happiness, woo hoo!
ED's boiler needs new control panel but everything is working ok just now, she has also passed her final assessment.
Hope your boiler gets new battery soon xx
Glad your chest is under control, FF, (no, not referring to the state of your under garment!! )
Enjoy the rest from small people, KTC. I'm very much looking forward to doing the same!
Rather stressful day today. OH, who usually stays in bed until after I've left for work, was up and about very early, in agony with his hip. I was torn between needing to get to work early because I have an 8am maths booster group (of course we don't "teach to the tests"!!) and staying home to make sure he was OK. In the end, I shoved some breakfast and some painkillers at him and left for school. Arrived 10 mins late but no children turned up. Grrrr! 'phoned home and OH said he could manage. Rang again at lunchtime, in case he was still stuck upstairs and needed me to get him some lunch - probably shouldn't shovel heavy duty painkillers down without food! - he was managing to get around and in much less pain so I stayed at school. Came home as promptly as possible at the end of the day and he's OK. Hope it's better before Sunday, when we go away because a 2 - 3 hour car journey, even if I drive, won't be much fun for him otherwise!
Phone call from cottage owner tonight. Slightly regretting booking that particular place. She is such a fuss pot! I've already had an email full of dos and don'ts but she just had to tell me that they'd spent 4 days decorating and that the kitchen units were therefore fragile and could we be extra careful with them. We can only put the hot water on when we need it; it takes half an hour to heat up! and we must take off our shoes so as not to damage the painted floors. When I said my brother was visiting with his little dog she said "oh no. I cannot allow that. No animals are allowed in the property whatsoever. My daughter is allergic". Not quite sure why she rents it out, if she's so ****** precious about the place! In the very next sentence, she casually dropped in the fact that she gets on with the neighbours, effectively warning me that any infringements to the rules would be reported back to her!! Geeez! So much for a relaxing holiday??! It's already the most expensive cottage we have ever stayed in, by quite some way, with a £150 damage deposit on top of that. Probably won't get that back if the stupid kitchen cabinets get chipped!
Ah well, everyone keeps telling me what a lovely part of the country it is so I'm sure we'll make the best of it.
Set off from Vazon, Guernsey, for my virtual swim anticlockwise around the island. Expect to be back in Vazon before Christmas. I told OH that I'll have a gander at the place as i swim around and see if it's worth going there on holiday!
One more get up.
I saw the Nurse, she was happy with me, my responses to the questions were much better than last time and my sats were improved, so I'm doing alright. She'll see me again to do more spirometry tests next Feb, to see if I'm better/worse/just the same. Or I can make an appt. sooner if I'm having problems.
Been out three times today, 1st wore coat, 2nd, coat over arm, 3rd, left coat at home. A lovely day.
My boiler not working properly too, I know what it is, the controller needs a new battery but I cannot get the battery compartment cover off. Aaargh! So I'm going upstairs to turn it on and then upstairs again to turn it off. Hey ho, people have worse problems. Just need my Son or SIL to get the cover off.
Hope your appt went well FF, fingers crossed.
Glad you are getting things done at school!!
Brilliant your blanket has gone woo hoo!
Had the prep for my crown, all went well, not sore at all, just waiting for freeze to wear off, have a squint mouth haha, rinsed my mouth out at dentists and this is a first, water squirted all over the place, hee hee.
No GC till next week, might stay up late tonight, well past 9pm anyway.............
Had to take them along to ED's house as boiler not working properly, no one came, hopefully they are out now.
Has been warm today, but there is a wind and that's cold, still had my cosy coat on xx
Pleased that someome snapped up that lovely blanket JCJ. My daughter's friend went and had another boy so it was no good for her!
Finally got the pre-school floor done. Tables and chairs cleaned and ready for next term. Teachers (and their children!) have obviously been in. One classroom I'd already hoovered has had to be done again. And possibly again? It all takes time!
Weather great, took coat to school but didn't need to wear it. Lovely sunny day. Makes me think that maybe spring has sprung
Son's big breakfast showed a really good profit, I'm glad it was a such a success for them.
Appt. with Nurse tomorrow. Will be asking her why, after a great month, have the last two days been a bit off?
Been busy, busy with GC and been off to bed early each night so I can manage the next day!
Forgot to say YD started her new job she's enjoying it, this is her second week.
No word from ED's uni, she was beginning to panic until she contacted others and all the ones in the early groups (Feb) have not heard a thing so she is a little calmer. Could now be May before they find out
Weather been fairly good, we have had sunshine woo hoo, ED's OH was saying it's 27 degrees at the moment in our hol spot, can't believe it? Oh to be warm...........xx
Yey! Pink, patchwork, baby blanket didn't sell on Mr Futon's site so I listed it (without much hope, if I'm honest) on Etsy, at YD's suggestion. Nobody had even looked at it after several days, so I put the blanket away in a drawer and decided to try and sell it at the school Christmas Fair, with my other stuff. Surprise, surprise! Today I get an email to say someone has bought it!! £5 donated to Macmillan in memory of my sisters.
It's parcelled up and waiting to go. Success!
Two more get ups. Nearly there......
Thanks a lot for the PM JCJ. I will be ordering one . Although a portable CBA bench is not really what I need. I've spent the whole day sitting on the real one today. I did get up with the intention of going to school but a good book and several muggateas got in the way. Pre school floor will be done tomorrow!
I knew that staff would be in today and I like the school to myself when I'm cleaning it, so that was part of my reluctance to go. Not sure, but hopefully no-one will be there tomorrow.
Just sent you a PM, FF, about the portable CBA bench!
Glad the big breakfast went well.
Enjoy your floor polishing, and the lack of little people to mess it up again!!
Wow JCJ, so pleased to see your last post, I have been wondering about one of those kneeler/seat things for a while so if it's good enough for you, then it's good enough for me. Hope Bob and Babs have more luck this year. Enjoy your trip to Dorset and the family catch up with your brother.
Big Breakfast seems to have been a resounding success. Never been done in the village before and the organisers didn't know what to expect, 10 people? 20 people? 30 people? When we arrived there were no tables free so we had to wait. We finally got a table and we waited a while and the children played outside in the park . Breakfast arrived and was absolutely delicious. Son cooked it, it was always going to be delicious. And hot! There was black pudding on the the menu as an optional extra, I've brought him up well!
Son estimated they had served about 75 to 85 people, they will have made quite a lot of money for their cause. Expenses to be deducted but I'll bet they made a good amount. There's also a possibility of a Father's Day Big Breakfast to make more money for the cause.
Tomorrow, I will be cleaning the pre school floor. It will be clean enough to eat your dinner off it when I'm finished.
Did the weeding - or some of it! Used my Christmas present for the first time: One of those seat/kneeler things with handles for hauling oneself up. Brilliant! And I've discovered its best use: sitting drinking tea! I now have my very own portable CBA bench. Lol.