Run of bad luck

It has been a while since my last post, mainly because there hasn’t been much to say until the last week.

For some time my shower hasn’t been working well. In fact most of the water was coming from everywhere bar the holes so I decided I had to sort it out.

Finally I found a plumber who actually came to look and he replaced the whole lot. It’s much better now and my bathroom floor remains dry. Why did I not do something earlier?

The next worrying thing was my car. Difficult to start and belching out grey fumes. After a visit to the garage I was told it was probable that I needed the injectors looking at. This was going to cost approximately one thousand pounds. I did however manage to find a garage who could do the job a few hundred pounds cheaper. I’m picking it up today and hope that all is well.

Just before Christmas I had information that a trained optician with all the equipment that was needed could make a home visit for those who find things a little difficult so an appointment was made. He came last week and a new pair of specs is on the way to me. Much nicer than having to get the car out and find a car parking space, and the cost was much the same that I would expect to pay. The name of the company is The Outside Clinic.

However before I lost my car for a while,Trudy and I went walking to our place Hocombe Woods. There were a group of volunteers working there clearing a patch of ground. Very happy and jolly. Out came the thermos and a cup of tea was handed out.

It felt good. What would we do without all these volunteers?

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I was thinking how many of you (if you worked in a bank many years ago) remember New Years Eve. I remember never being sure when my husband would be home following the balance of the books. I’m sure they just press a button now.

Who remembers those days?. I can’t believe I’m the only one who does.

Personally I don’t enjoy New Years celebrations. I’m not sure how we celebrate can have any input into next year.

I’m spending it alone with Trudy and puss. I have bought myself a small bottle of Prosecco so I will raise my glass to all those that I’ve lost.

2018 has been a challenging year for me and others I know. From illness to sadness.

Happy 2019.


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Where has Christmas gone

I attended church on Christmas morning. The first time for many a long year, and how things have changed. You now can have a choice if you would prefer a gluten free wafer or the traditional wafer for those taking confession, and the priest with a microphone so that he was totally mobile.

A very nice service which was very well attended. I tried to sing the carols, but as I have a tickly cough it made me splutter. Not what I was hoping for.

Off to my daughter’s and we enjoyed a super turkey roast with all the trimmings and a glass or two of bubbly. The ladies tended to go for the sparkling, whilst the men drank the beer.

Listened to the Queen’s speach and then the unwrapping. I did very well. Smellies,socks and the Christmas cake as shown on this blog. I do so enjoy a piece of cake with a cup of tea.

I came home about four. I wanted them to enjoy time together, and let the dogs quieten down. Trudy was so tired on Boxing day she didn’t get up until ten. Very unlike her.

Boxing day cold meats, baked potatoes. Something very nice about the food on Boxing day. No stress at all. I have to own up and say I didn’t do a single thing which is not something to be proud of, but oh it was lovely.

Now if course it’s New Year to look forward to, but I’m a bit of a ba humbug. New Year has never been my thing, but I wish you all a very Happy New Year. May it bring you health and happiness.

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Seasons greetings

I’m just going to get ready to go to church. It’s  been a very long time since I went to church.

Nina and son in law came and picked Trudy up for a walk with Luna, so I don’t have to walk today. I’m quite glad as I feel very tired. I didn’t sleep well last night. Perhaps I was excited about Santa coming.

May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful and happy New Year.



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That Christmas feeling

That Christmas feeling started for me on Monday. I was sat in the lounge when I happened to notice red hats bobbing along the pavement. It was the children off to school, but my favourite day had to be Tuesday.

Mary and I went to the Beacon cafe for our Christmas get together. Lots of people nattering and entering into the festive season.  We had a couple of quizzes, and a carol sing song.

I had asked if I could take Trudy into church for a service. Permission was granted and I was shown my seat. I’m going on Christmas day and I’m excited that I have the opportunity to attend. Evidently the priests are looking forward to seeing Trudy. Let’s hope she lives up to expectations.

Popped into Waitrose for last minute bits and pieces and surprise surprise it was okay. Parking easy and lots of room in the aisles although I believe that’s changed now.

Presents wrapped cards sent and now I just sit back. The only regret is that drinking is a no no, and I did so enjoy a tipple.



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