Back of cupboards.

I was running short of dog biscuits as you do, when I noticed a bag of biscuts hiding at the back of the cupboard. Dodgy knees preclude me from bending down to investigate further, and then I had a brainwave. I would use a brush. Even with that it wouldn’t move and the brush head managed to disappear under the back of the cupboard. Solution.To ask my dog walker Nat to help out. She even had to lie down on the floor but she managed to retrieve both the biscuits and the brush head.

Trudy started her day with a wash, coutesy of Fur Angels. She has been an absolute brick over the past few weeks washing Trudy for me twice a week. Today she brought with her her young son. Whilst Trudy was washed he was in the back too, as it’s completely air conditioned. I could hear him nattering away from my lounge. So lovely to hear.

Wednesday I had to visit the hospital for an echogram on my liver as the CT scan picked up a few cysts they think. I did wonder if my previous drinking days had caught up with me, not that I drank to excess,but certainly more than the recommended limit these days.

Soooooo hot. I’m going to a barbie this afternoon which will probably be too hot but who cares.

Enjoy Wimbledon,  the sun and the strawberries or whatever floats your boat as the say.

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The art of standing after a fall

This blog really follows on from my last one when I wrote about my neighbours fall.

I have been keeping an eye on her but not being overly concerned, as I know she would hate that,  but she then explained how she managed to get to her feet. Apparently she must have fallen with her legs near the kerb. She was asked to push her feet on the kerb and she was pushed up “just like an  ironing board “. This really tickled me. She comes out with the most amazing things.

I fell a while ago but I was fortunate that I could shuffle to the sofa and use that as leverage. Not very becoming but successful.

I have just returned from Waitrose. My family have now landed back in UK and are looking to me to provide lunch. I am in no mood to cook, not even potatoes so lots of cold meats, salmon and salad, and a meringue roulade.

I was sat next to another elderly lady whilst we waited for the tills to open, and naturally we started talking. She had her food in her trolley but it mostly consisted of whisky and soda. Several bottles in fact. She explained that it had to last her a week?

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It was not a normal Thursday but it started out much the same as any other day.  Usual chores.

The morning was as it should be. Took Trudy out for her toilet time and then I noticed a small crowd gathered outside. Cars stopped, a dog was put on a lead, which in my opinion should already have been on a lead. The road is a busy one, and then what caught my eye was white hair. It dawned on me that it was my neighbour, but for a moment thought I was imagining it, because I knew she had been picked up and taken to church. What was she doing outside near the road?

I went outside to see her being helped to her door by very caring loving teenagers and I helped her inside to her home. She looked very shaken but the only damage I could see was a bruise on her elbow. Made the obligatory cup of tea and a sandwich for lunch. She would not go to the doctors.

I phoned her relation and explained what had happened.

I was going out for tea and cake but was reassured that all was well next door.

With the aid of Google found the house immediately. I’m one of those people who worry needlessly about getting lost but all was fine. Sat in the garden with Trudy and friends. Passed an enjoyable couple of hours and returned home with a bunch of sweet peas. How lovely they are.

Sleeping however was out of the question. I had an Atrial Fibrillation episode which really frightened me. I haven’t had an attack for quite a while as the medication usually works well for me but not last night so today feel a bit tired. Quiet day for me.

They do say that  stress  is often the cause of an episode and quite possibly after the neighbour’s accident and me worrying about getting lost, might well have played it’s part in my restless night.

Another warm summer day. Go outside and enjoy.




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Ten minutes-not on your nelly

With the help of Karen (my friend and dog walker) we have just bathed Trudy. What a palaver. She was a good girl but I’m covered in bits of grey fur and I’m pretty wet. Floor not too bad, bath has a nice film of grey dog fur, even though I’ve cleaned it as best as I could.

We were supposed to leave the shampoo on for ten minutes, but after five I had had enough sitting on the toilet seat.

We did have a good laugh though. We were trying to speak French.  Karen is off to France on her hols next week. So funny.

Now Trudy is busy licking herself where she can reach. I’m not allowed to dry her. Oh well happy days.

I have had a very welcome offer for the use of a wet room for one of the sessions.  Arn’t some people kind and generous.

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Love spoon

This is my present from Wales. Charming don’t you think.

I hadn’t realised that the cut out in the top of the spoon meant different things. Mine meant Steadfast Love. Don’t really think Mary is aware of the different meanings of the love hearts, but a very kind present all the same.

For your information the horseshoe means good luck, the lock means security, as you would imagine, the bells wedding bliss, links together forever, anchor settled love, ball in cage, number of children, and finally keyhole my house is yours.

Talking of love my grandaughter got maried last Thursday in Mauritius. Lots of photos sent to me. It really seemed like paradise.  Beautiful sands, blue sky and the feeling of heat. After such a miserable week for our weather it looked particularly enticing.

Where have those years gone?. It seems only yesterday she came and stayed in my house, going to car boot sales, taking breakfast up on the Downs. Good times and good memories.

Trudy went to vet yesterday. Again you might say and I have the exact same sentiments. Has a skin allergy and besides steroids she has to be bathed twice a week. I’m elderly and she’s large so a problem, but with the help of friends all sorted this week and next week.  I’ll worry about the other weeks later

Enjoy the sunshine while  it is here, because by the end of the week it’s going to be very hot and we’ll be moaning.

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