Monday 28 November 2016

Out of a dark spot

For several days now Lynne has been very short with me. Every time I asked why she replied "you know" which clearly didn't help in the slightest. I gave it considerably thought without resolving the issue,keeping me awake last night, but as day dawned clearly the issue had  been forgotten which suited  me,,sunny but cold today. 

Thursday 24 November 2016

Up to a high, down to village idiot.

The day started with me feeling the best for ages, but I made the mistake of stating that fact to Lynne and immediately realising it. Josie, my physiotherapist, however, again lifted my mood by stating my hip  problem is muscular rather than skeletal after a series of severe excercises . We cleared the garden of carpet remains  and immediately demolished the rotten garden table for future disposal.

Monday 21 November 2016

Rain,rain and more rain.

The last 2days and nights have produced constant heavy rain, but no flooding yet in our immediate area. Fortunately all our worldly goods were sheltered safely indoors from the garden in anticipation of the rain so things were a little cramped for a while until Owen loaded his van with suitcase, tools,carpet and wood off cuts. Only the blinds need to be fitted and the remainder of the stairs carpet needs completion, for the house to be in pristine condition. It will truly look brilliant.'

Friday 18 November 2016

See-through stairs

During preparations for carpet-laying we discovered the staircase could easily be converted to see-through type and a decision was made to do so. The carpet layers were not too pleased until an"agreemen " was reached. The result is nothing short of spectacular, making the living room lighter and the entire house roomier. To say we are pleased is an understatement.

Thursday 17 November 2016

Magic carpet

Our new carpets are due to be delivered today, leaving us with the job of lifting and disposing of the old ones. Fortunately Owen has offered to take the largest chunks of them, subject to space in his van.  Lynne has commenced making a blind for the bathroom and Owen is still completing the painting ,but little remains, thank god. The blinds are overdue but should arrive and be erected soon. Simples.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Lethargy continues,but reality rises

My GP reckons my lethargy is almost certainly caused by an extreme case of constipation and has prescribed some foul tasting gunge to supplement the heavy doses of Senna and Lactolose I have already been taking for several days. My stomach resembles a hot air balloon and gurgles a lot. The threatened explosion is awaited with trepidation by myself and Lynne,but the sooner the better as far as I am concerned. Keep watching the news .

Monday 7 November 2016


I have booked myself a lone gym session today in a determined attempt to shake me out of my current lethargy.
I watched a young girl on TV with new prophetic legs walking in the Lake District for charity,which moved me to text a donation and book the gym. There are some really brave people in the world which make my problems seem trivial in comparison, but I sometimes need reminding.

Sunday 6 November 2016

Accidental phone call

Somehow I managed to accidentally phone my friend in New Zealand this morning
by simply opening my iPad cover , but luckily the time difference coincided so no inconvenience was caused, other than sheer embarrassment on my behalf. I have a history of incompetence regarding  i t.
But I can honestly say I did nothing on this occasion, one of life's  little puzzles. 

Friday 4 November 2016