Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Life is still much the same here, DB continues to make one step forward and two back. I know there is little can be done but it is still frustrating.

I managed to get him out of bed long enough to change the sheets etc, washed and in the dryer.

I have made a trifle like dessert with some Madeira cake, raspberry jam frozen raspberries and jelly, I have some custard to put on the top and single cream....hope its set by supper time, otherwise it will be tomorrows dessert.

Baked fish, mustard sauce, mashed spud and peas for supper.

I offered a small TV on freecycle yesterday, chap said he was collecting today, he has not been. It makes me cross when people do not turn up especially when its being given away.I have emailed him, will put it back on tomorrow otherwise. I am trying to downsize stuff we have had for years.

Monday, 22 January 2018


A bright morning, not that I felt really bright, I was still awake at 4am!!

Had someone calling to collect something this morning, so had to get up and dressed. DB stayed in bed. He did get up for lunch but ended up going back before he had finished his lunch, no idea if he is going to be up for supper.

Carved the rest of the meat off of the shoulder of lamb, am doing another roast dinner but with cabbage for a change, we will finish off the fruit jelly for dessert.

Two loads of washing done and dried. I need to change the bed tomorrow.

It is quite bright but very cold, heating going full blast

Sunday, 21 January 2018


Another reasonable day yesterday. DB got up after his siesta, had a decent supper and went back to bed just after 9pm.

We were forecast frost and snow, I woke up in the night and was cold, snuggled down and went back to sleep, no frost when I got up, but the ground was wet and we now have snow but its not really settling.

Big financial talks here this morning, I need to get an emergency fund into a joint bank account, we could also do with a new settee in the sitting room. The one I have came from a friend and is too heavy for me to move now, I would also like to rehome the dresser in the living room. Might think about a sideboard instead and put the TV on it.

We decided to get a gardener from March to October to cut the grass and keep the borders under control so possibly a couple of hours every other week. DB wants to try and do the veg garden himself.

 He has decided to give up bowls, so I will have all his kit plus bowls to do something with. His bowls are not the modern ones, so might suit a beginner, he bought them second hand when he got them. I also want him to sort out his clothes, I know he is hording stuff he has not worn for sometime. I need to do the same, I have a couple of things that can go to the charity shop.

I am rehoming some fabric, going to try and concentrate on finishing some UFO's, possibly may not do the fair in November will have to see how the year goes If anyone wants something I might work on a commision basis.

Lamb in marinade for tonight's supper, have done the veg and we will have more of the raspberry jelly for dessert.

Saturday, 20 January 2018


Slightly better day yesterday DB stayed in bed until he had his afternoon siesta, then got up, made it through to 9pm before we went to bed. He was awake for a short while in the night, slept through to 9.30am when I woke him with his breakfast.

I fell asleep in his relaxa chair yesterday afternoon, woke up feeling awful, took me ages to feel anything like. No matter how tired I am I really need to try and keep awake until I go to bed.

After 3 days of cold sunshine we are back to grey days, I always feel better when the sun shines....we are forecast rain later.

DB has asked for fritatta for supper, with half a jacket spud and roasted tomato's I will do the tomato's under the spud in the remoska. I nuke the spud in the microwave for about 3 - 4 minutes depends on how big it is then put it in the remoska so it finished cooking and the skin is crispy. Going to use up the last of the frozen raspberries in jelly for a dessert, need to keep the fruit coming.

Freezer audit coming up, I will have to go to Aldi next week will get enough to last me 2 weeks again, so need to sort out the menu list.

Shoulder of lamb defrosted, slit the skin and shove garlic in, need to do it in red wine over night, supper tomorrow marinade used for gravy.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Another bright but very cold day, we had quite a frost overnight.

DB much the same, he did get up last night but only managed to 8.15pm before he was back to bed. He went to sleep and therefore it was well after 1am before he put the light out.

Cleaners here today, they were a bit late the roads were bad, so they took their time. A good job done. I asked them to leave our bedroom I will sort it in bits when and if DB gets up.

I have sorted and packed a box of fabric for a blog friend, I need to string and tape the box and will then put it in a black plastic bag. It weighs heavy, so will not be cheap to send. Actually thinking about it, I might unpack some of it and send it in a postal bag on its own.

DB has requested fish and chips for tonight, so hopefully he will be ok. He ate all his supper last night, pork belly casserole, it was very good.

I have picked up some knitting, I had an unfinished pair of socks on the needles, so decided to finish them whilst watching TV. Not in the mood to sew and even reading is getting boring!! I download books onto my tablet and read books from the library. Not in to murder mysteries so the choice can be a bit limited.

I do not get any help with DB, no one is interested as vertigo is something that comes and goes, it is just that right now it is hard. I am virtually a prisoner in the house. Only able to make short dashes to the local post office which takes less than 10 minutes in the car. Its a case of put up and shut up, moan on here and wait for it to go. I will be phoning the Drs again on Monday if we have another bad weekend.

Thursday, 18 January 2018


Well no better today and I am frazzled to say the least. I was desperate for a snooze this afternoon, the door bell went with a delivery, bye bye snooze. I am so tired I have a headache, cannot be bothered to do anything, it took me all my time to put the lunch things away after I had dried them. Hey ho........

Why do I get suckered into things???? I am supposed to be intelligent, there has been an advert on facebook for some time about an antenna for the TV. I emailed and asked them if it would work in a bungalow that had the original steel prefab inside a brick skin. I was told it should do.......well I have news for them, it doesn't on the wall on the window or anywhere.........ggrrrrrrr...............I am waiting to hear from them to get my money back and the antenna collected. I was hoping to rig up a small TV in the bedroom for DB.....forget it. It would cost me the best part of £100 to get another feed from the satellite dish into the bedroom, best part of £150 for a TV, he said the other TV was too small so its on freecycle, I am fed up with it being in the cupboard, another £100+ for a reconditioned freesat box.....he can go without.

Cleaners are here tomorrow, so whilst they are here I will shoot up to the village and pick up the TV choice. That's as far as I will go getting anywhere.

Catriona...if you send me your email as a comment I will not publish it, I can send you photo's of the fabric I have going spare. There are Christmas fabrics as well.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Not much changed in DB's condition. He is off the sickness medication from this morning, complaining of nausea and dizziness again, and hot.... I give up. I cannot do anything except wait for it to resolve again, tired of speaking to the Drs, no real help. At the rate we are going he is going to be bed bound before long. Looks like another night without supper for him. I will do myself a baked potato with cheese.

The chaps have been to the back door and sorted it, it closes much better now, needed screws adjusting, so hopefully no more gales blowing through the door.

I have been going through my fabric drawers I have a lot of cut squares of various sizes which I doubt I will ever use, no idea what to do with them, need to find someone who runs a class or something who could use them.