Friday, 20 October 2017


Woke to bright sunshine, but it soon dulled down and began to rain, after lunch it got steadily colder.

Friday clean done, we were late waking so the morning was gone by the time I finished. I made a pot of lentil soup for lunch, with some bread and butter.

I did lay down after lunch, but did not manage to sleep, OH did, I have a pair of track suit trousers to take up, will try and get them done over the weekend. I hate turning trousers up, especially if I have to cut the extra fabric off.

Fish, chips and peas for supper tonight, will finish off the strawberries in jelly in the fridge for dessert.

I wonder how far round the world my niece is with her family, they left yesterday, although that was Friday in Oz. Guess they will land sometime tomorrow. Will be glad they have got here safely.

Thursday, 19 October 2017


and its wet.

DB wanted to go and get his ears syringed, so up early and off to the Drs. We were there about an hour. Apparently now, if you ask to see the nurse and you have not been seen by a Doctor, and referred, you have to see the Doctor first. What a waste of time, it took us at least an extra half an hour.

When we got out of the surgery it was chucking it down, so no gardening and no shed work.

I logged onto my bank account as I do every morning, to my surprise SSE have repaid me £100+ from our gas account. Why? that money will certainly be quickly used up once the central heating is on all day, they have also reduced the direct debit, how daft is that.................however its better gaining interest in my bank rather than theirs.

No idea whats for supper, last nights cheese pie and beans went down well, we will eat the left over beans on toast at lunchtime. Have just used up some of the frozen strawberries in jelly for dessert. Think I might get sausage out and do sausage with mash and veg. I can cook the sausage in the remoska and make the gravy in the pan as the sausages cook.

We are running out of milk and bread, hopefully we have enough milk to last till Sunday, we are going to DD2's to collect our wedding cake, so can call at Aldi. I might not need to shop until the first week in November then. There is still plenty of meat in the freezer. I might need a bit of fruit and salad stuff to keep me going now the garden has more or less stopped producing.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Denny and Gran dad on his travels.

Family arrived safe and sound in Mexico, Denny behaved very well on the flight, so a pleasant journey for everyone.

Its been a nasty day, very overcast and when we went out this afternoon it was wet with the horrid smirr which wets you through.

I managed to do the ironing this morning whilst DB was out in his man shed and also prepped cheese pie for supper. After DB had his siesta we went to Dove Cottage tea room for tea, scones jam and cream. A small personal celebration. I fell again for a small crystal preserve jar with a lid......oh dear I am supposed to be down sizing my crystal.

It was so cold when we got back so I lit the fire,

An evening by the fire watching TV I think.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Windy Tuesday

It was late yesterday afternoon before the wind really reached us. after lunch the sky turned a really funny colour which lasted for about half an hour. By supper time the wind was really gusting but not nearly so bad as other people had it.

This morning we have bright sun, but its windy and the wind is keeping things cooler.

DD1, DSIL and the newly weds are due to fly to Mexico this morning, I know Manchester airport was closed for most of yesterday, I hope today is better and they are able to get off. Mind you I would hesitate to take a baby on a 10 hour flight, I hope he sleeps most of the way for the other passengers sake.

I slept ok last night, but do feel very tired today, so am going to have a steady day. I need to finish off the Monday clean, only managed to change the bed and hang the laundry out yesterday. There is a pile of ironing but it will have to wait.

I had asked my neighbours cleaners to contact me but they have not done so. I will be looking elsewhere for someone to clean for me. If they cannot be bothered to ring, then I cannot be bothered to employ them!!

Photos are still coming in from the wedding, there is one from the official photographer which is very nice, I look forward to seeing the rest.

I managed to get 2 lots of washing dry on the line. So laundry is up to date.

Egg and chips for supper tonight....... strawberries have finished, so it will be the last of the tinned peaches tonight, how have the mighty fallen????

Monday, 16 October 2017


Back down to earth after yesterday's frivolity.

Just a couple more photos................

Brides Mum and Dad

Nanny with Denny Joe.

 They managed to get a little suit for him to match the pageboys. We had a bit of a laugh when the photographer wanted to take the page boys with the bride and groom, one of the little boys decided he had enough and started to pull faces, no way was he going to stand and smile. In the end despite pleas from his mother the photographer just went ahead and took the photo!! The tongue was out and the eyes crossed, can't wait to see it.

They are all off today for the Honeymoon, Nanny and Grandpa are going look after Denny.

Its a funny morning, quite breezy and we keep getting a few drops of rain. The bed linen is out on the line, the chiropodist has come, so our feet are ok to go.

DB has been out in the garden for a while sorting out a bed for the overwinter veggies to go in.

I had a bit of a scare this morning, went to pay the chiropodist and could not find my cheque book, I knew I had it last week, so it must be in the house. Found it eventually in the side pocket of my bag, even though I had looked in there a couple of times......phew, I was on the verge of ringing the bank!!

Quiche, salad and jacket spud for supper, DB has picked a few more strawberries so we will have them for dessert.

Sorry just had to add a few more pictures.....

Denny arriving at the wedding in his pirate ship

And again

The little bridesmaids with their page boy

Page boy and chief bridesmaid

The bride with her Father arriving for the wedding.

The ceremony was conducted in the gazebo in the garden decorated with flowers and black watch tartan ribbons. There were also photos of DGD's grandfather and Uncle Nick, who sadly passed away. DGD wanted them to be part of her wedding.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Today is the day

For some reason I had a good night, did not wake at all until 6.30 and then dozed off for another hour or so.

Not a nice morning, very grey, but we are not forecast rain at all today, fingers crossed.

No point getting up early, so we had our usual breakfast in bed and read for a while, eventually feet hit the floor at 10.30. Showered washed my hair and dressed in underclothes, we planned to have a snack before we set off, once I cooled down I did my sparse makeup I do not wear makeup these days, so it has to be a special occasion for me to dig it out. Dressed just before we set off, did not think the rest of the guests would appreciate DB in his old track suit and me in my undies and dressing gown.

DB said his headache was not good when he woke up but improved during the morning, He took the travel pills before we set off and, just in case, I put an extra couple in my bag.

The Bride and Groom

The bride

The Bride with her Mum and Dad.

The wedding went off ok, as I predicted the bridegroom was in tears before we started, but he made it through his vows and came out the other side. Denny came to the wedding in a pirate boat, pulled by one of the page raised a few smiles. Hr had a nasty cold and DD1 said he had not slept all night, go hopefully he will sleep tonight. They are off on Honeymoon tomorrow.

We stayed whilst they took the photos and then came home, so we were home whilst it was still light. I have to confess I was happy to get out of my wedding clothes and back into my scruffs. Dressing up seems to be a lot of effort these days.

DB was ok, he took the tablet before we left.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Wedding Day minus one

What would I not give to be a fly on the wall at my daughters house today, it will be bedlam!! I hope the groom manages to control his nerves, he was bad enough proposing in front of 10 people, heaven knows what he will be like saying his vows in front of over a hundred. My mother always kept a bottle of smelling salts in her pocket on such occasions, and she had to use them more than once to rescue either a fainting bride or groom.

Its quite a sunny day, DB has finished painting the shed, he said it was quite warm outside. I was a bit late getting up this morning, so have not been outside.

Decided on shepherds pie for supper with veg. DB picked strawberries from the garden this morning, so strawberries and ice cream for dessert.

I have made 3 lavender bags, going to fill them and see what they look like, I have some pale lavender ribbon, will make some bows to sew on.

DB is going for his siesta, I will lay on the bed in the sewing room and read for a while I think.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy  all being well.