Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Just taken me supplements

Just taken me three supplements and they were reasonably easy to swallow today too.

Typically though, my supplement post yesterday only had one view after I said it was usually fifty by bedtime!  lol

Just got back from Mitzi's morning walk

I was happy with the normal length but the pup demanded an extra 50% this morning and I wasn't going to deny her that!

Bless her tiny senior puppy dog paws!

Monday, 25 September 2017

For lunch today, we had...

... a home-made curry.  Yumsk!

It was spicier than I was expecting, but that's because it's been so long since our last one!

T'woz a Quorn chicken balti and it was very yummy... couldn't go any hotter than that without my eyes watering though!

Pup taken out for her walk

Our recycling boxes were right outside the door, so I had to bring the pup back in, take them through to the kitchen then take her out today.

We'd only gone a quarter of the walk when I spotted our blue bag around the other side of the bin too, so I brought that in and carried on with the pup's walk.

She was a very good girl today, when we eventually got out and about.  Usually she's eager to go out as soon as I come down in the morning, but not today.

I called her twice and she was having none of it so we watched The Bill and tried again.

She was eager that time, even though it's raining out there which usually stops her from even going out the back but she went out on her walk this morning with dribbles of rain so maybe it was hosing it down first thing or something?

Supplements taken again

The Calcium was reasonably easy to crunch up and swallow today.  The Iron and Multi went down easily so I'm happy with that.

I'm confused about the visitors to this blog though.  I'm so grateful for every single visitor, but my supplements posts like this one, get over 50 by bed time and 100 overnight.  The supplements are the only ones with that many readers though!  My other posts get maybe 5 or 6 readers which I'm so so grateful for, but who are the other 95 readers and how do they read the supplements posts only without reading the ones in between?

Whoever you are, thank you for reading!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Supplements taken

Back to being a PITA to take again this morning  😞

The Calcium took a quarter of a bottle, the Iron took 2 big mouthfuls of squash and the Multi took another couple  👎

They are worth it though, so that I can be sure my body has everything it needs!

Just bought me PPC

It starts from tomorrow and I've got the confirmation saved now, so hopefully it'll be here in a week's time, ready for a year's prescription payment thing without needing to worry about it.

Gotta remember to phone my GP tomorrow to ask about reducing the dose of AD as well.  It's all go!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they went down reasonably easily again today.

Could get used to this!

Didn't start the virus scan until...

Had a really early night last night to try and catch up on the sleep I missed from going to bed at midnight on Thursday.

It was sorted when I came down this morning so I backed everything up and took the pup for her walk.

There was a cat on top of next door's bin but the pup didn't see it at all.  The cat was ready for a fight but the pup just carried on walking, thankfully!

Gonna take me supplements now!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements again and while they weren't as easy to take as Wednesday, they certainly weren't the worst they've been!

Still got a few Calcium crumbs in my mouth, but other than that they went down fine!

The pup was a good girl this morning

Yesterday she was a PITA because there was a cat in the street.  Mitzi wanted to play with it but the cat didn't.

When we eventually got home, she was a PITA over her food too.

Not this morning though... she was a wonderful pup on her walk!  She was the same pup I've loved for the last 7 years!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Just got back from seeing C

Felt so good to talk to and hug him again... I've really missed him!

Meeting up with C soon! Yay!

C's getting the train over - it feels like forever since I last saw him!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Supplements taken

Only had a small amount of squash left in the bottle so was thinking I'd need to open the next bottle too.

Nope.

Each pill went down with one mouthful and there's still a tiny amount of squash left in the bottle too.

None of the pills caused even the slightest problem today, it took one mouthful of squash to get each one down - even the calcium went down easily today!!

So proud of myself!

Pup walked and fed, but apparently...

...she wee'd on the sofa after already going outside for a wee and a poo last night.

Steve squirted something on it and turned the cushion over but I'll now, eventually, be sitting in a wet patch all day!  *sigh*

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pup walked, fed and watered

Apparently the pup didn't ask to go outside overnight, so she flooded the street on her walk this morning!

She's got a full bowl of food and another of water too, so she's set for the day now.

Monday, 18 September 2017

A lot of poo from a little pup!

Not only did she poo on her walk, she poo'd overnight too!  She half filled up a carrier bag with her weekly poo clear-up too!

She's only small but she produces a lot of poo for a little pup!

Walked the pup and cleared up her poo

Took the pup for her walk and she poo'd, so, being a responsible dog owner I brought her back home and went to clear it up.

Don't like doing it, but it's all part of being owned by a dog!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Steve's watching the motor racing

I support Raikikikonen and Bottombottom and Kimi got pushed out on the first corner!  😞

Just asked Steve who he was supporting in this race and we are both supporting Bottombottom now... Steve reckons he'll be forced to let his team mate win for some daft reason, but we are both supporting the race now - as long as everyone is safe and alive, I'll be happy... but personally I don't see why the race even started in the heavy rain and middle of the night!!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I'm now digging in to a chocolate Swiss roll for me breahfast!

Yumsk!

Walked, fed and watered the pup

Usual morning routine.  The pup was pondering on an extra 50% at the end of her walk but decided against it so we came in, I took her harness off then fed and watered her.

Not meeting up with C after all today 'cos there was a huge crash on the motorway and one way is going to be shut all day  😔

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Walked, fed and watered the pup this morning

Mitzi was a wonderful girl on her walk this morning!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Just taken me supplements

That's me sorted for the day now.

Steve sorted my squash for me so I've got 3 bottles of apple squash and one of berry now which will hopefully take me through to the start of next week now.  Yay!

Virus scan started too

Cleared the cache in both browsers and set it running again.

Pup walked and fed again

The pup was a good girl on her walk and met up with our neighbour and her little tail was wagging, bless her!

I've already fed her and washed me hands so now it's supplements time!

20 years, 50 weeks and 6 days

Watched Eastenders before I went to bed last night and one of the characters had lost a baby.

I was in tears.

Not only because it was such a hard story, but because it was 20 years, 50 weeks and 6 days since I lost my first twin to miscarriage too.

Even after almost 21 years it still hurts  😢

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pup walked, fed and watered

Normal morning routine.  The pup was a good girl on her walk and her dog food container has just turned up too, so I'm going to go and put her bag of food into the container and bin the box that it came in... it's good that she's got something to keep her food in now!

Gonna wash me hands and take me supplements next.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Taken me supplements too

Busy morning 'cos I've just taken me supplements too, so I'm just waiting for Mitzi's food bin to arrive hopefully tomorrow then that's it done and dusted until Monday evening when the shopping will be delivered!

The pup was sorted at 8.30am

Took the pup for her morning walk first thing, then came home, fed and watered her.

Normal routine for us now!

Prescription delivered

Just 4 working days and they are in my hands!

Gonna order my next lot on a Monday so that, in theory, it'll be here on Thursday.

I know that it works now though, so it's one less thing for me to worry about now!

Blimey! That's a bit good then!

Just phoned the pharmacy and my prescriptions are ready to be delivered when the driver comes on his shift!

That's 4 working days and I can leave it an extra few days next month before I order it.  I'm thinking that instead of ordering it on Friday, I'll order it on Monday kinda thing?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tomorrow, I've gotta remember to...

Gotta phone the pharmacy tomorrow to see how long it takes to go from me ordering it online which I did on Friday morning, to when I get it delivered.

I've got 8 nights left so I'm not in a hurry for it yet, I'm just wondering is all  👍

Next week's shopping

Done some adding up and with the rest of this month's bills taken into account, next week's shopping can come to £61 all in then I'll be able to move the week after's money into B so that I'm not tempted to spend it.

I can so do this!!  👍

30 hours

Knew it wouldn't last.

The side has now been messed up again and I can bet I'll be expected to tidy it up again!!

I know Steve too well with things like that  👎 😒

Monday, 11 September 2017

It's definitely autumn now

Yeah, yeah, I know there are still 11 days until it's official, but I've worn my cardigan for the last 2 days and the pup's nose is cold too... Steve's still wearing t-shirt and shorts though so the heating won't be going on any time soon  lol

Extra 50% this morning

Took the pup for her normal morning walk but only managed half of it before she refused to go any further.

Literally a minute later we tried again and did the full length of her walk.  I would have been happy to do the second half, but the pup carried on walking so I followed her!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Lunch today was...

Had a bowl full of veggie ravioli for me lunch today... yummy!

Just got out of the shower too - having my hair cut tomorrow so wanted clean hair... just hope that my FIL doesn't mind stopping by the cashpoint for me to get some money out to pay for it!

That's the side cleared off in the kitchen

Put my pasta machine on the side and just need to put the food processor and whisk on the side now then it's all sorted.

I give it 3 days before it's messed up again  😞

I've got no problem doing housework if Steve was working, but neither of us have got a job so surely we should be sharing the housework?  Steve cooks for us twice a week but I do everything else  👎

Supplements taken

All three of 'em went down without a problem today!  Yay!

Such a good pup!

Not only have I walked, fed and watered the pup but I've cut something sticky out of her fur too and the pup let me do it without making a fuss too!

Such a spectacular little girl!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Hash browns and baked beans for lunch today

Vegetarian ravioli for lunch tomorrow... definitely prefer home-prepared meals to take aways by a looong way!

It's taken 14 years, but...

I'm this →  ← close to being down to size 12 which means I've got just over 1 clothes left to drop before I'm down to being the right size for my height!

I went in to hospital on Christmas Day 2002 with size 6 clothes being held up by my hip bones because I couldn't stop throwing up... couldn't even keep water down.

I came out mid March 2003 a size 28.

I'm not on a fad diet or anything, I'm just eating sensibly now with realistic portion sizes and the only exercise I do is taking the pup for her morning walk every day.

It helped to take the Acai Berry pills when I first came out of hospital to shrink my stomach internally so that I just couldn't physically eat too much but that's the closest I've come to a diet!

I'm so close now!

Supplements taken

Just taken my three supplement pills so I've just got to plan out more of my NaNo novel now after having a few days off.

Already achieved a lot this morning!

Backed up my hard drive as soon as I came downstairs.
Walked the pup as well as feeding and watering her.
Cooled me laptop's battery down while I was doing that.
Checked my bank balance.
Finished off the grocery shopping.
Booted me laptop up again.
Gonna take me supplements and plan out more of my NaNo novel now... only been awake a couple of hours!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Bought a container for Mitzi's food on eBay at lunchtime

She's got a bag of Pooch and Mutt food that is totally open with no way to close it, so I've invested in a container to keep it in which will hopefully stop it going off.

It was totally free 'cos I used 3000 Nectar points for it so instead of paying £15 it was totally free!

It's things like that which makes me glad I'm with reward sites for just an extra couple of clicks every time I buy something!

Supplements taken

They all went down fine this time, thankfully!

Virus scan started

Cleared the cache on both browsers and started the virus scan, so it'll be done overnight ready for me to shut down before I take the pup out for her walk in the morning just to give the battery a chance to cool down before I boot up again to back everything up.

Pup walked and fed this morning

The pup was a good girl on her walk and she's got a full bowl of food in the kitchen for her to have whenever she wants it.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Mitzi is insured again now

Her previous insurance was £51 a month.

Her new insurance is £16 a month for pretty much identical cover.  It was nice and easy to set up and she's covered as of now, unless something new happens in the next 14 days which won't be covered.

Just by changing insurance companies for Patrick and Mitzi, I'm paying less than a third of the monthly price for very similar cover!

Just gotta remember Mitzi's insurance coming out of B every month now!

Review: Ebay vintage opal ring

I ordered a vintage opal ring on Ebay the same day that I bought the opal ring from Etsy.

The Ebay ring has just arrived, 2 days earlier than I was expecting?

The packaging was way too excessive... an A4 bag that was bursting at the seams then loads of bubble wrap and the ring was right in the middle of that.

It's a beautiful ring, but the packaging was waaaay too excessive!

It's on my little finger now and I'm loving it!

If you're looking for a ring, definitely go with Ebay, just expect there to be a lot of packaging and bubble wrap for small things that could easily have been bubble-wrapped a couple of times and put into a paper envelope that would have fitted through the letter box!

It's a great ring though and I'll wear it every day with all my other rings!

Supplements taken

The calcium and iron went down fine this morning but the multi wasn't going anywhere so I had to crunch it up... yuckerama!

Gonna plan more of my NaNo novel now... hoping to get it up to chapter 33 by the end of the day so that it's half way planned out.  Wish me luck!

Pup walked, fed and watered this morning

Took the pup out for her walk first thing then fed and watered her.

She was a good girl, hungry before we even left the house but I finished off her first bag of vet food when we got back, so we'll be starting the second bag tomorrow.

Gotta take me supplements now though... keep forgetting!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements.  They went down OK today 'cos the iron stayed whole and I only needed 2 gulps of squash to get the calcium down.  It's a pain in the bum that I have to take 3 pills every morning, but at least I know I'm not allergic to any of the ingredients in them like I am with the single pill.

Gonna work on more planning today... I'm not even a third of the way through after working out the maths last night.  Ho hum.

Mitzi's been walked, fed and watered again

She was a spectacular pup on her walk and went out for a huge poo as soon as we got back.  I fed and watered her then came in here and turned me laptop on.

Need to take me supplements now and spend the rest of the day planning my NaNo novel.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Supplements taken

The calcium was OKish but the iron crumbled into bits before I could swallow it.  😞

Mitzi's just been walked and fed

Bit later than normal because it was hosing it down with rain for the first hour, but it's done now so I'm gonna pop me supplements then get on with the planning of my NaNo novel!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Supplements taken

The calcium took 3 mouthfuls of squash to go down completely (I crunch it up) but other than that, everything was fine this morning.

Pup walked and fed

She said hello to a couple of people today... one was on his way to work and the other was putting their recycling out.

Think the pup will want to go out for a poo soon though 'cos she was waddling and her tail was straight up which usually means she needs a poo, so we'll see.


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Andrew is a star

He's just gone and apparently he took my PIP appeal letter with him to post.  Total star!

Apparently the grand prix was disappointing because there wasn't much overtaking or something?  I'm happy with all the drivers finishing safely personally!

Triple pounder

Didn't have any lunch today so I'm trying a triple pounder burger for my meal this afternoon... late lunch, early tea kinda thing?

Just hope I manage it all!  lol

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Yet again I've got to spend most of the day in the bedroom because Steve's brother has come over to watch the grand prix again even though I haven't seen my mum for 7 years.

There would be hell to pay if I stopped Steve from seeing his family for even a month, let alone 7 years!!

Hardly fair, is it  😟👎

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Lunch today will be...

We've got a couple of pizza's to have so we are having those for an early lunch... yum!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Review: Etsy opal ring

The ring I bought from Etsy has just arrived and I love it already!

The seller wants me to leave a review on the site which I've got no problem at all doing, except I can't find where to do it!  That's an Etsy problem though, nothing to do with the ring!

If you want a one-of-a-kind ring, I definitely recommend Etsy's ESHQ rockshop if you want a well-made piece of jewellery... I'll definitely be going back for more!

Steve's just got the envelope, sooo...

Steve's just texted me to say that he's got the letter so don't need to go out this afternoon after all... still need to find out how I go about getting access to my medical records though!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements so I'm all set for the day now!

Pup walked, fed and watered this morning

Walked, fed and watered the pup as soon as I came down this morning, gonna get Patrick down to my GP when they re-open this afternoon and gotta try and remember to ask about getting my medical records online so that I can accurately put dates and stuff in my PIP appeal.

You watch me forget though!  lol

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pup walked and fed this morning, just taken me supplements

I walked and fed Mitzi first thing but completely forgot to put it on here, so thought I'd say it at the same time as taking me supplements.

Will try and do better tomorrow!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Etsy

Just bought another opal ring on Etsy for the first time ever and it's one of a kind too!

It said on the page that it'll be delivered in 2-3 days so hopefully I'll have it on my finger by Monday!

Doesn't matter if I win the eBay ring or not, I'll have this ring to inspire me instead!

I loves opals I does!

Ebay

Just bid on a vintage opal ring on eBay.

Maximum bid is £50, no more.

I just want a reason to keep losing weight in my fingers and if I win the ring it'll mean I can wear the ring every day but still be able to take it off when I have baths and showers so that the opal doesn't explode.

You watch someone out-bid me now!  lol

Mitzi walked, fed and watered

It's raining out there and the pup wanted to come in after she'd wee'd but we walked the full amount this morning, Mitzi shook the rain off her fur after the first half of the walk, then came in and shook the rain off in the house too!

I remembered to take her harness and lead off this time, then went to feed and water her... the poor pup was obviously thirsty even though her water bowl was already half full!  As soon as I filled up her water bowl to the top, she got her head in and started drinking and I filled it right up again while she was eating her breakfast.

Supplements taken

All three of 'em went down without a single issue this morning!  Yay!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Lunch today was...

4 hard boiled eggs... yumsk!

Gotta remember to take me supplements when me lunch has been digested so that I don't accidentally throw them up!

Pup walked, fed and watered

Forgot to take her harness off though!  lol

She was happy to go for the full length this morning so we did it all... I'm taking my lead from her from now on in case she's in pain while she's walking or something.  😕

Monday, 28 August 2017

Shopping's just been and gone

Got a call from the driver saying he was running early, could he come and deliver our groceries 45 minutes early.

No problem for us!

We've just put everything away and Steve's tucking in to a pasty for his lunch already.  I'm gonna dig in soon too!

Supplements taken

The iron took a couple of gulps to swallow, but other than that they all went down OK this morning.

Discovered 8 bottles of water in the kitchen and another 8 are coming with the shopping this afternoon so it'll be at least 2 weeks before I need to get any more!  lol

Pup walked, fed and watered. Poo cleared up

I reckon yesterday's reluctance to go on her walk is because of her age 'cos it was the same again this morning!

I might take her on 2 shorter walks a day instead of 1 just to see how she gets on with that instead of forcing her into 1 walk a day.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Lunch today was...

Quorn fishless fingers and potato croquets.

Yumsk.

Steve made way too much for the two of us though, so we are really bloaty bunnies right now!

Got a can of ginger beer on the go to try and settle my nausea though.

That's me supplements swallowed

The iron took two swallows but other than that, all three went down with no probs thankfully!

Took a while to persuade her, but...

Usual morning routine is that I come down, take the pup out for her walk, come home then feed and water her.

She's usually eager to go on her walk and runs to the bottom of the stairs as soon as I come down.

Not this morning though!

I got her harness and lead then went to sit at the bottom of the stairs.

Called "walkies".

Nothing.

"You coming for a walk pup?"

Nothing.

Shook her lead.

Still nothing.

Steve tried to persuade her too but she wasn't having any of it.

I went to the bathroom.

When I came back out I tried again.

She waddled over to me this time so I took her out for her walk but she only wanted half so we came back home and I'll try and persuade her to go on the other half in a couple of hours.

I reckon the pup is definitely feeling her age now  😟

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Supplements taken again

All in a tizzwoz now 'cos we had an early lunch (we'd finished eating by 11.45am!!) but I've had me lunch, taken the pup out as well as feeding and watering her, then I wrote another manuscript and watched Masterchef.

Dunno what I'm gonna do with meself now!  lol

Friday, 25 August 2017

Supplements taken

Just swallowed my 3 supplements and the multi is kicking in now, thankfully!

That's a relief!

I did leave the letter with my GP by accident yesterday so I'll go and get it and carry on with the appeal.

Apparently I need to go through a solicitor to get access to my medical records though?!

Not to worry, the most important thing was the letter  👍

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Just cleared out the corner by the sofa...

Filled up 2 black bags and a carrier and cleared everything up so that I could see the floor and the letter definitely wasn't there which means I didn't bring it in and loose it, it's not in my neck bag because I've checked once and Steve's checked twice.  It's not in the car or in the street, so the only other place it could be is at my GP surgery.

Gotta try and remember to call them in the morning to see if they've still got it... I hope they have!!

Gonna wash me hands and take me prescriptions then head to bed for the night... I think I deserve it!

I'm online with my GP surgery now, but...

... I can't find the mandatory reconsideration letter that I took as proof of my address and I forgot to get the name of the person that deals with medical records at the surgery so I've gotta call again tomorrow and get their name and write it down this time!  👎

I know I had it with me when I came home and it's not in the car so it's somewhere here, I just don't know where!  I'm thinking I'll have to get a bin bag and sort out all the stuff down the side of the sofa and hope that it hasn't gone missing or I won't be able to appeal!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I've got 2 witnesses now, so...

Steve's gone to sign on but when he comes back I'll phone my GP surgery and ask either for a copy of my medical records to be sent to me or if there's any way I can see them online to back me up.

I've got proof that I've told them about the brain damage from the start too 'cos I've got exactly what I put on the form to them when I first applied.

I've got Patrick so that I can get my independence back... without him I would only be able to get to the end of the street with my quad cane that I told them about too!

Steve's just got back and he's trying to get through to the Benefits bods about his ESA appeal too, so as soon as he's finished talking to them, I'll phone my doc about my medical records... there's a way to do everything online that I'll ask about too - assuming I remember of course!  lol

Didn't get PIP, sooo...

Got the letter from the DWP this morning with the result of the mandatory reconsideration.

They didn't award me it again.

They said that I hadn't told them about the brain damage even though I put it on the form I sent them, told the doctor who came out to assess me as well as on the call.  They also said that because I'd bought Patrick privately instead of with the NHS, they couldn't take that into account either.

I've looked at the appeal website and I'm going to ask for a paper appeal then get Steve and hopefully C to act as witnesses for me.  Then I'll phone my GP when they re-open after lunch and ask for my medical records which I'll photocopy for my own benefit and add that to the appeal form.  As well as that, I'll contact the CAB and ask them to be my representative too.

I'm entitled to PIP and the DWP have got a fight on their hands if they think I'll just roll over and accept their wrong decision!!

Supplements taken, pup walked and poo cleared up

Just taken me supplements and the pup has been walked so far, she poo'd on her walk so I cleared that up too.

Gonna have some chocolate then hopefully we'll have a cooked lunch before Steve goes to sign on.

He promised yesterday morning that we would, so I'm gonna make sure we do!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Our neighbour is ace!

Not only has he helped me to fold up Patrick and bring him into the house for me, he helped Steve at lunchtime too!

There's a car parked right outside our door so there is no way Steve could have got between the car and either of our bins.

Our neighbour noticed that Steve was going to have a problem getting passed so he moved one of the bins out of the way, let Steve get to the door and get his keys out of his executive briefcase (a carrier bag) then moved the bin back.

The same one that said hello to the pup this morning... he has 100% approval in this house!

I definitely approve of Pooch and Mutt!

I emailed Pooch and Mutt the other day about how to keep their food fresh and suggesting that they put some sort of resealing thing on their bags and maybe they would consider making semi-moist or wet food.

They offered suggestions for both and there are already things in the pipeline about both too.

They replied really quickly too and their food is grain-free as well as doing food choices that no other company I've found do which is even better... just gotta work out which one of the two to try Mitzi on is all!

😁

Pup walked and fed

Walked, fed and watered the pup too.  She made a friend of our neighbour on her walk this morning too!  He was down at the other end of the street, her little tail was wagging into a blur when he waved at her.  When we got back to his house he started walking back up and I took the pup for the second half of her walk.

By the time we got back to his house the second time he was back and let the pup sniff his hand then he stroked her head.  The pup was in heaven!  Bless her little furry paws!

Supplements taken

Taken me supplements and the multi is already kicking in, just gotta remember to take them every day so that I can get the kick I need to get me through every day.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Must be low in B12 again

Just sprayed the B12 oral spray and it's already working, thankfully.

So tired!

Yes.  Again.

Didn't take me supplements this morning so that could be why and it's a bit late for the B12 spray now and the shopping is coming tonight so it'll be a late night for me anyway so maybe I should do just one spray?

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Supplements taken now

The supplements went down easily too, thankfully!  Maybe that means today will be a good day if walking the pup and taking me supplements went so well?

Hope so!

Pup walked and fed, about to take me supplements

The pup was a good girl on her walk this morning, no pulling or dragging or stroppiness, she just walked slightly in front of me for the whole walk!

Gonna take me supplements now so that I don't forget.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Next Saturday, I need to remember...

Just finished backing everything up, same as I do every Saturday morning.

It was quicker and a lot less frustrating to back up 2 or 3 folders at a time onto my external hard drive than to back up everything at the same time, so next Saturday morning I need to remember to back everything up bit by bit instead of the whole thing at once.

Took less than half an hour to do that this morning, rather than several hours when I back up everything at once!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Prescription delivered and letter posted, so...

Steve posted the letter this morning and my prescriptions have just been delivered, so the rest of the day is mine now!

Pup walked, fed and watered too

Walked, fed and watered the pup as well as taking the recycling through to the kitchen.

Still got to remember to ask Marie to take the chairs back with her next time she comes over 'cos they are just too long for our kitchen when they are closed up and Steve's just puts his clothes on them right now!

Cache's cleared, virus scan started, supplements taken

Just waiting for my prescriptions to be delivered now, then I'll back up my hard drive and head to bed!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

So tired!

Wish I'd taken me supplements this morning!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Pup walked and fed, about to take me supplements

Supplements taken.

Nice and easy this morning... crunched up the calcium into powder and swallowed it without throwing up.  The iron and multi went down first swallow too!

The pup was a good girl on her walk this morning and she got straight onto eating it as soon as I put her food into her bowl too... such a spectacular little girl!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Despite having a late night because of the shopping last night, I was still awake at 7.30am, so took the pup out for her walk then fed her and took me supplements.

I seem to be waking up at 7.30am no matter what time I go to bed for some reason!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Bitch button


Just got back from taking the pup on part 2 of her walk

I was happy to do the other half of her walk but she kept walking so we did an extra half today!

I'm going to try taking her out at lunchtime instead of first thing tomorrow though... like Steve said, she could just be too sleepy in the morning, so I'll see how she feels about lunchtime walks instead of morning walks tomorrow and take it from there.

She's 8 years old now and I just want to do what's best for her is all, so if she prefers lunchtime walks then that's fine by me!  😃

The ramps turned up while I was waiting for the updates too

I ordered a set of ramps to help me get Patrick over the kerb and into the house that turned up this morning too... so heavy together so I'm gonna de-box them and try them out later on.

Had the phone PIP assessment while the updates were installing too and the only one I didn't score points on was the communication part so hopefully I'll get something from the mandatory reconsideration!

Pup walked, supplements taken, cat poo cleared up

I'm going to walk the pup twice a day from now on... she wanted to come back after half her walk again this morning, so I'm going to walk her half way first thing then the second half at lunchtime 'cos I reckon she's just not able to walk that far at once so I'm still going to walk her, just split it up is all

Took me supplements too - all 3 went down with no problem today... maybe I need to wait for 90ish minutes for a windows update to install every morning!  lol

A cat poo'd around our wheelie bin at the weekend and I stupidly put the recycling box on top of it yesterday and the recycling bods must have ground the recycling box into it this morning when they came to take our recycling so I had to go and spread it through the hallway so had to use several wipes to clear it up.

Doh!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

That's me supplements swallowed

The Calcium was hard to swallow and the multi was a nightmare too, only the Iron was swallowed straight away  😔

About to take me supplements

Taken me until now to remember, but hopefully the multi will wake me up!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Yup!


Coool!

Been trying to get my fingerprint added to my new mobile.

It's taken a while but I've done it now!

The phone warns that fingerprints are less secure than a strong pattern or password, but surely it's not is it?  Fingerprints are unique aren't they?  Not even identical twins have the same finger print, do they??

Haven't been awarded PIP, soooo...

Got the decision letter about my PIP claim yesterday morning.

I wasn't awarded it, even though I'm street-bound!

Apparently that happens frequently so I'm going to phone the Benefits Agency about a mandatory reconsideration and hope that they see sense.

I used an online tool that helped me to write a letter to them about not awarding me the PIP and I just hope things work out in my favour!

Friday, 11 August 2017

I was wrong!

Saved £7 more than I thought!  Patrick's quick repair cost £40.06 instead of the £47 I thought!

Bought a couple of ramps too that'll be here next week so as soon as they arrive I'll charge up Patrick's batteries and away I go!

Patrick's back already!

Just had the driver bring Patrick back and I was charged less than £47 instead of the £150 I was expecting!

That means I can look into getting a ramp to get him up the kerb and into the house now and I've got £350 to spend on it right now without even swapping money around between my accounts!

Means I can use the £50 a month into one of my back-up accounts too which is just so totally awesome!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Heard back from the OU and Assured Mobility while I was out with C

Assured Mobility was about Patrick and they wouldn't talk to Steve about it, so I'm waiting for a call back about it in the next half an hourish.

The Open University emailed me back about my VHS question that I sent them too... they use CDs, DVDs and books on their courses which is fantastic!  Just need to work out which courses to take that don't have residential schools now!

Just got back from seeing C

It feels like forever since I last saw him because of the train breaking down on Monday!

So good to hug him and talk to him again!

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken, forum read.

The pup has been walked and fed and her ears done, I've taken me supplements and read the forum, so I've just got to keep on top of everything that comes in from now on.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Just phoned about Patrick being taken to the workshop

Just phoned Assured Mobility about how much it would cost now that Patrick is going to the workshop and the lady I spoke to said they would call to let me know the price before they did anything.

I can afford £400 tops, all in 'cos I've only got that much in B!

Being wheelchair bound is an expensive business!  lol

Patrick's just gone to be fixed

I was told yesterday morning it'd be between 11am and 12pm that the engineer would be out today.  They phoned in the afternoon and said 11.30 to 12.30.  I phoned at 1pm today 'cos they still hadn't turned up and was told it was 12pm to 1pm.

1.30pm ticks around and I get a call from the person coming to pick him up to say he'd be here about 1.55pm.

 Several hours later than I was told yesterday and he didn't know how much it'd be to get him fixed in the workshop so I've gotta phone them again to find out... can't afford more than £200 on top of what I was expecting though!

Supplements taken

They were difficult to swallow again, but they are sorted now and the multi is already starting to kick in, thankfully.

Mitzi is really feeling her age now!

Took the senior pup for her walk this morning and for the third time this week she wanted to come home after half of it.

Yesterday and today I persuaded her to do the full length, but I'm wondering if she's in pain or something?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just had someone phone about Patrick

Just had Assured Mobility on the phone.

Their engineer has gone off sick today and they don't know how long for, so they offered to lend me a powerchair while Patrick went off to get his tyres sorted.  I said that it wasn't a problem if they just needed to take Patrick away to fix his tyres without loaning me one, I just wanted his tyres sorted out was all.

So, update on tomorrow... somewhere between 11am and 12.30pm, someone is coming over either to take Patrick to be fixed or an engineer will be out to fix the tyres and I'll get my independence back either tomorrow if the engineer comes out or it'll take however long it takes to fix it off site then they'll bring it back to me.

Like Steve said, it's a great company to let me know there could, potentially, be a problem tomorrow... most places wouldn't have done it!

Pup walked, fed and watered, supplements taken

The senior pup only wanted half her walk again this morning, but I managed to persuade her to do the second half then we came home and I fed and watered her.

Steve filled 4 more bottles of water up with squash for me to take my supplements so I've achieved a good amount already today.

Just need to phone Assured Mobility to find out how much it will cost and if they accept debit cards or if they would prefer a cheque before I forget.

In theory I could move £200 from B into NW to cover it either way then just use the other account for the ramp to go from the road onto the pavement and from the pavement into the house.

I'll just take it as it comes I guess.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Just phoned about Patrick's wheels

Just phoned Assured Mobility about coming out to repair Patrick's wheels.

They've got to phone head office to arrange it then they'll call me back about what they say.

That's the worst bit over and done with now though!

I've got £400 in B thanks to the PPI claim so that'll more than cover the punctures.

Update:

They are coming over on Wednesday lunchtimeish so I'll hopefully be able to get the ramp by the weekend then total freedom is mine again!  Yaaay!

:-(

Just had a Facebook message from C to say that the train he was going to get has broken down so I'm not seeing him today after all  😞

I'm missing him already... it feels like forever since I last saw him  😟

Gonna phone up about getting Patrick's wheels sorted after lunch though  👌


Yaay!

Taken me supplements now and I'm meeting up with C at lunchtime... can't wait!

Pup walked and fed. About to take me supplements

Walked and fed our senior pup.

Taken me supplements out of the drawer.

At 9am I'll try and remember to phone Assured Mobility about coming to fix Patrick's wheels then that's it until the shopping comes tonight.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Took the pup our for her walk first thing then came home and took me supplements.

Was going to have me Quorn lasagne for lunch but it was 5 days out of date, so I had chocolate rolls and a drinking chocolate instead!  lol

Gonna work on my OU stuff this afternoon then I'll be doing editing next week while I'm waiting for inspiration to strike so that I can write another novel.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Pup only wanted half her walk today

Only went up and down once before she refused to go any further, so I'm gonna try with the second part later on... maybe she's feeling stiff and achey now that she's a senior pup?

Supplements taken, so...

Gonna walk the pup then come home, check my email and forums then keep studying.

Wanna find an Open University course that doesn't have exams though!  lol  I don't mind TMA's although I prefer eTMA's... I just can't remember a year's education in 2 hours is all!

Assuming...

Assuming the £50 from my paid off and closed credit card doesn't come out of my account on the 15th, I'll move it over to one of my backup accounts for three months then I'll get Patrick's wheels sorted, get a ramp then I'll have my independence back again at last!

Yaaaay!

Backup done, about to take me supplements

Didn't get in an arsey mood about the lead coming out of the external hard drive for a change this time!

Gonna take me supplements now then take the pup for her walk.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Supplements taken, virus scan started

Just taken me supplements and all 3 went down without a problem this time.

Cleared out the cache in both browsers and started the virus scan... 9% done so far and it'll hopefully be finished by 8.30pm tonight, then I need to back up my hard drive and head to bed.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The pup's baaaack!

The pup had to go to the vet because her groomer thought she might have an ear infection.

She has got an infection in her right ear so she's got some drops for the next 14 days and she's 10.9kg now so she's only 900g overweight now and she's lost a lot of weight and won't need to be on the vet food for much longer.  Yay!

Cost me £52 for the consultation and drops, so far from cheap but she's sooo worth it to me and I would willingly have paid double for it if I had to... she means everything to me, she does!

Just taken me supplements

The Calcium went down fine this morning, it was the Iron and multi that caused me problems this time!

Gonna spray me B12 now to hopefully wake me up a bit more too.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My new smartphone is ace!

Can't work out how to use the fingerprint recognition on it but other than that it's totally ace!

It's the Cubot CHEETAH 2 is what it's called if you're looking for a smartphone!

Supplements taken again

The Calcium took a couple more mouthfuls of squash than usual before it went down but all 3 have been taken now and the multi is starting to kick in again already!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Supplements taken today

It's been a couple of days since I last took them but I've taken them again now and the multi is kicking in again already, thankfully!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Printer sorted now

I've just set up our new printer all by meself.  The instructions were good until it came to opening up the scanning bit to install the cartridges... I genuinely thought there was something on the glass part of the scanner.

Nope.

Steve found a video showing me where to lift and it was all fine then!

So, today, I've finished my novel, sorted out 99% of the printer, put the cartridges in and installed the software.

I'm now going to take me pills and head to bed for an early night.

Gonna feel lost tomorrow!  lol

That's the groceries been and gone

Had to bin a packet of sliced green beans 'cos there just wasn't enough room for them and todays freezer stuff.

According to Steve, we're not allowed to buy any other freezer stuff until we've used up what we've already got 'cos there just isn't any more room for it!

Completely paid off one of my credit cards!

Just paid off SB with the money I was awarded for PPI which saves me £50 a month and takes my monthly outgoings down to £277 now.  Gonna see how I get on with not paying any more off CO and BC and just put £90 a month into my B account!

If I get any more PPI money, I'll pay off CO next and take my BC payments up to £100 a month... I just hope I paid off the right one!  lol

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Supplements taken

Went down nice and easy today, thankfully!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

A day later than usual, but...

I totally forgot to set the virus scan going yesterday so set it off at 6.30am today and it's finished now.

Virus free for another week.

Less than 200 words to write and I've written 4,500 words today.

So proud of myself!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements... almost threw up the multi and it took forever to swallow it, but all 3 have been swallowed now so the multi will be kicking in soon so that I can get on with my writing again this morning.

I love the RSPCA!

Last night a teenage seagull got stuck in our back yard so Steve phoned the RSPCA.

They've just been and gone in less than five minutes with the seagull safely in a cage.

They do an awesome job for all animals in the UK and I love that they are so brave in unexpected situations.  They are an amazing charity!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Steve's just phoned about Patrick

Apparently Betterlife don't fix punctures so it's an Assured Mobility thing and they don't fit kerb climbers to certain wheelchairs and the Betterlife Aries is one of them unfortunately.

Gonna phone Assured Mobility this afternoon to get them out to fix Patrick's wheels and then get a ramp to go over the kerb outside the house so that I can at least get Patrick onto the pavement!

Just taken me supplements

The multi caused me a problem with swallowing it today but it's gone down now and will be kicking in soon so I'm happy enough.

It's kicking in now  👍

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Gotta phone Betterlife tomorrow

Had a phone call from the con artists saying my insurance was due for renewal tomorrow.

I explained that I can't use Patrick because he's got a puncture in both back wheels.

They said to contact Betterlife to come out and fix the punctures at my own cost.

Just tried to phone Betterlife and they are open 9-5.30 Monday to Friday so I've got to try and remember to call tomorrow and ask about getting a kerb climber fitted to it too.  It's out of warranty now so it's going to cost a pretty penny but better to pay a one-off price and get my independence back again, than to have him just sitting in the hallway getting dusty and me being street-bound again too.

I can afford it thanks to the PPI payment and if Betterlife say no then I can go with Assured Mobility in Gloucester which'll be about £150 so one way or another I'll get my independence back again... just don't know who will do it yet!  lol


That's the insurance sorted for another year

Just paid for new insurance for Patrick for another year at £75 less than the original insurance but it's more customised for things I want for him like puncture repair and breakdown cover.

It's £1,000,000 less public liability insurance but I'm not worried about that and I've got the puncture and breakdown cover for £41 a year which I didn't have at all with the other con artists!

She's baaaaack!!

The pup's just got home from being groomed, panting like mad and smells of talc for some reason, but my little baby girl is home again!

Yaaay!!

The pup's just gone to be groomed

As soon as the front door closed I was missing her like crazy!

Supplements taken again

Just taken my supplements again and all 3 went down easier than usual today!  Only had 4 mouthfuls of squash to wash them all down, compared to my usual 7 or 8!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I'm already feeling more awake and creative!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I feel more alive again too, so I'm all set for a good day of writing now!  Yay!

Monday, 24 July 2017

That's all the deliveries arrived now

The Argos stuff arrived first, 5 minutes later my Amazon stuff and my prescriptions have just arrived too, so I'm just waiting on a Freegler for the lamp at 4pm and someone else for the printer either before 5pm today or tomorrow, then that's it, other than the groceries tonight, so I can sit down and recover for a few hours now!

PetPlan

We've had insurance with PetPlan since we got the pup.

Steve had the renewal dooberry thing through on Saturday and it was £56 a month and we just can't afford that right now, so he phoned up to cancel it and within 5 minutes it was cancelled after the renewal date!

It kinda makes you want to go back to PetPlan because they didn't go into the hard sell over trying to keep us, but we just can't afford it any more.

Steve's found one that offers slightly less protection for half the price, so we're going with that one and hoping they are as understanding as PetPlan if we decide to cancel it at the renewal for whatever reason!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Just bought...

Just had a look on Argos and they've got a sale on atm so I've bought a printer/scanner/copier for £40 without the fax instead of paying £60 just for the added ability to fax that we would probably never use.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Money - I don't get it!

Just checked me bank balance and after next week's shopping has come out, I'll have £80 left over.

Add that to the £75 I've spent on Amazon and supplements and stuff makes £155 yeah?

Add on the £100 I've moved into B for the printer makes £255 yeah?

I can understand where the £55 has come from, cos that's been building up over the months at about a tenner a month.

I get £760 a month in benefits

Take off £330 for me bills leaves £430 yeah?

£100 a week times 4 weeks in a month is £400 yeah?

That leaves me with £30 that I was expecting.

Last month was tight so where has the £225 come from this month??

Even if I say we spent £105 a week on shopping, that still leaves me with an extra £200 for some reason!

So come on, readers of my blog... where has the extra £200 come from during July??

Friday, 21 July 2017

My morning supplement routine for the next 360 days

Calcium crunched up and swallowed first - not expecting any noticable effect from this one straight away, but it'll make my nails and teeth and bones healthier and stronger slowly but surely.

Iron next which I can swallow whole - not expecting a noticable effect straight away from this one either, but because I'm vegetarian and eat mostly frozen veg instead of fresh leafy veg, I'm not willing to take the risk of being short of it.

The multivitamin is the one I'm expecting to notice the difference from in less than a minute and because I haven't taken it for a couple of weeks, I'm hoping it'll be even sooner!

So, Calcium first then... as predicted, no immediate effect.  Not worried about that though, I never felt an immediate effect with it so wasn't expecting to this time either!

Iron - no immediate effect from that either, but wasn't expecting to.  It'll be the multi that'll have an immediate effect hopefully!

OK, so multi last.  I'll count the seconds between the time I swallow it until I start to feel it kicking in... 19 seconds - took a few seconds longer to swallow the multi than it did with the iron so it started breaking up but that was only 'cos my mouth had got used to not swallowing it immediately is all and it didn't totally break up, just detached a bit is all but it did that before too.

I love this combination because it works for me.  The multi with minerals is cheaper by a long way and it was more convenient to swallow one pill a day instead of three, but I don't need to fill my stomach with food before taking them and they don't make me feel sick for hours afterwards!

If you're looking for a good quality supplement supplier, I definitely recommend Simply Supplements!  If you want money off (10% I think but could be wrong) then just use my name (Amanda George) and email address (amanda.k.george@googlemail.com) when you're supplemented up and you've got them all in your basket, this is quoted from the site "You can do this either on the homepage or as you're buying from us. There is a link just above the voucher code box during checkout saying "Been referred by a friend?" et voila! Money off for both of us!

I was wrong about the referral discount on your first order using my details too... it's not 10% but double that and you get 20% off already great prices for your first order!  Go for it, I very much doubt you'll regret it!  😉

Supplements have just arrived, so...

I've waited for 5 days for them and oh boy have I been feeling it, but they've just arrived so I'm gonna take them then get on with me writing again!

If they are the same as the original ones I took, I'll be ready to go within literally seconds!  Yay!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

That's the PIP assessment done and dusted

Wasn't as bad as I was dreading, thankfully.  Certainly didn't need to be up at 3am because of nerves and anxiety and stuff!

Apparently he did Steve's PIP assessment too and Steve had to answer most of the questions because I just couldn't remember names or dates or what happened when or whatever.

I'll hear what the decision is in 3 to 4 weeks, so please keep me in your thoughts until then!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

That's me new phone and toothbrush heads delivered

Me new phone has just been delivered along with me electric toothbrush heads... just waiting for me supplements now!  Hope they come soon 'cos I'm really feeling the affect of not having a multi inside me!

The pup is getting groomed next Thursday

Apparently the last time she got groomed was January so she's well overdue but she hasn't needed it sooner than this!

I reckon her fur grows slower in hot weather and faster in cold... that's the only explanation I can come up with!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

That's my prescription requested

Hate using the phone 'cos I never know what to say, but my 2 repeat prescriptions will be delivered on Friday.

Gonna be a busy week this week... my supplements'll be here tomorrow, PIP bod on Thursday and my new smartphone and prescriptions on Friday!

I'll be able to relax on Saturday then hopefully meet up with C and H on Sunday, shopping on Monday then that's it.

The 3 supplements will be here tomorrow, and...

Had an email from Simply Supplements at 7.30am today to say the 3 supplements have been dispatched so they will be here tomorrow and the ones that make me feel sick are going this evening... just need to remember to order the 3 instead of the single one from now on!

It's cheaper to get the single one, but I'm not willing to feel sick after taking them and it's only £45 once a year so it's well worth it to me!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Just put the multi on Freegle and bought the original 3 I had

I was just fed up of feeling so sick every morning after taking it, so I bought the original 3 supplements that'll be here tomorrow or Wednesday... I know I can take those without eating a whole supermarket's food and drinking the entire supply of squash... it's frustrating that I'll be taking 3 supplements again, but better that than feeling sick every morning and spending a small fortune on ginger beer!

Review: Opal ring



This has just arrived and I love it!  I've got small hands and was worried that it'd be overbearing on my finger, but I was wrong!  It's beautiful and fits perfectly!

The ring in the picture shows silver coloured and the description says it's black which confused me but the ring is definitely black which really sets off the blue opals beautifully!

If you're looking for an opal ring and don't mind waiting for a couple of weeks (it comes from Singapore) for delivery, then get this ring!  You won't regret it!

At last!

Steve's just emptied the kitchen bin into the wheelie bin at last.

It was rotten and full of liquid as well as stinking so we've binned that too and we'll just use bin bags instead of me having to nag Steve to empty the bin each time it needs emptying.

I know that I can haul bin bags into the wheelie bin as long as they aren't bursting at the seams 'cos I do that every time it's full anyway... just need to remember to use bin bags instead of the bin now... the next few days will be weird while I get used to the space, but other than that everything will be fine, I'm sure  👍

Just taken me multi

Lined my stomach with 2 Twix's before taking it but it wasn't quite enough 'cos I feel sick now.

Not as badly as I do without anything in my stomach, but definitely there.

Gonna go back to taking the multi, iron and calcium 'cos I didn't need to line my stomach with those and the multi was working within seconds but this multi doesn't seem to affect me at all, other than making me feel sick.

Bit of a PITA but so much easier for my stomach.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Review: Trails and Trials by Maretha Botha




✱✱✱✱ out of 5

Just finished reading this and it's a good book that I enjoyed, but there are way too many characters names and descriptions to remember for an adult, let alone a tween.

I found it really confusing in parts and the faunalang was confusing as well as who the main character was... sorry Maretha!

That's why it's getting 4 stars instead of the full 5 from me... it's a good book but way too confusing and rushed towards the end.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

My main mobile is officially dead, so...

My main mobile has died on me so I've lost everything I had on it so don't know anyone's number or email address or anything like that now.   :bash:  If you're happy for me to have your number, just send me a quick text with your name in the message so that I can add you to my address book.

If you don't want me to contact you, that's totally cool, as of now I've got no way to know your number or anything so you won't hear from me unless you text me first   :happy0158:

My number hasn't changed, I just haven't got anything left on it any more   





:o

It was the battery, so...

Steve's just put it into my phone and I'm just waiting for it to start again now!  lol

Just waiting for the light bulbs now!

Taken me multi and...

Just taken me multi and an A5 box has just come through the door, so hopefully that's my phone battery at last!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Multi taken again

I've just taken me multi... I definitely need to line my stomach before I take it!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Supplements definitely taken this morning

Forgot to eat before I took it so I now feel sick, but I've definitely taken it now!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Have I taken my multi this morning?

I genuinely can't remember.

I remember shaking it out of the bottle and I've got the taste of it in my mouth, but I don't feel sick so I really don't know!

Not going to take the risk of potentially taking double the amount of Vitamin D just in case I have taken it!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Review: Soul 7 Poetry 4 The Soul: "The Black Diaries" by Alisha (Eyce) Rylander




✱✱✱✱ out of 5

Started off slowly but it's an OK introduction to the authors life and how she believes the soul works.

I liked how God was mentioned without being shoved down my throat and she seemed to really get into the writing after a couple of pages.  The words that were capitalised so frequently got on my nerves - why not embolden the words or italicise them?

If you want a quick read and you're not sure if you like poetry or not, get this book and have a read!

Just taken me multi

Just done my usual morning routine of having me breakfast and taking me multi.

Feel a little bit sick, but not too bad thankfully.

Gonna watch The Bill at 10am then spend the day writing.

Monday, 10 July 2017

After almost 24 hours of being constantly charged...

My mobile has been constantly plugged in for 24 hours, I've temporarily moved the SIM card to my back-up mobile until I've got the new battery tomorrow or Wednesday.

Far from ideal but better than nothing!

Half an hour later and...

Took me multi less than half an hour ago and other than the first ickiness for about 5 minutes straight after taking it, everything is fine now!  No nausea, no tiredness, more motivation... it's not as obvious as the previous multi, but it's definitely there!

Yep, need to line my stomach first

Just taken my multi and ate a couple of flapjack bites just before I crunched it up.

I felt a bit iffy after taking it but I'm fine now so I do need to line my stomach just before taking it... doesn't need to be much, but it does need to be something.

So, I'm thinking, get a box of breakfast biscuits with the shopping each week, eat one of those then take the multi et voila!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Cashback sites

Are you willing to add a grand total of about 30 seconds and maybe 3 or 4 extra clicks to your online shopping to be able to get cashback in your bank account or vouchers to spend on eBay for almost free?

I am.

My mobile battery died on me overnight so I've just used 2,000 Nectar points on a new battery for the phone that will be with me on Tuesday or Wednesday.

How much did I actually end up paying?

Less than a fiver including delivery of £2.99!

It took an extra couple of clicks with my weekly shopping every week and I paid less than £5 for a new battery for my phone!

Unless you're in too much of a hurry to get things online (and it's happened to me a few times so I do understand) then that extra few clicks and seconds can make all the difference for things like this!

Taken me multi

Felt really sick again, so opened another can of ginger beer... maybe I need to eat just before I take this multi 'cos I was fine yesterday when I'd had me breakfast, but felt really sick this morning and didn't eat anything, so tomorrow I'm going to try eating something then taking the multi to see what happens.

The only way to find out for sure is to experiment!  😊

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Review: Declutter your mind by Sandy Quinn




✱✱✱✱ out of 5

This is a great little book!  The author has a knack of making me feel calmer and more relaxed just by reading her words.

It starts off with some background that wasn't really taken into the heart of the book and that's the only reason it gets four stars instead of the full five from me... starts with a gentle introduction to mindfulness then takes you through a gentle meditation.

I've never tried mindfulness, but this seems, to me, to be two mini books in one without really exploring anything in detail.  If you want a brief introduction to mindfulness and meditation then get this book, but if you are after something with more depth then you'll need to look for something else.

This is a great introduction, but definitely needs more research if you're interested in mindfulness and/or meditation... sorry!

Just taken me multi

It's 4.30am and I've been awake for an hour because it's so hot so decided to take the multi so that it doesn't keep me awake until the early hours tonight or whatever.

I'm pondering on getting a fan to go in the bedroom like we've got downstairs 'cos the one that's up here atm is nowhere near powerful enough!

Friday, 7 July 2017

PIP assessment

Got a letter calling me for a face-to-face assessment for PIP.

I really want to go, but because Patrick's tyres have a puncture I can't even leave the street in him right now.

Steve's phoning them to see if they can do a home visit for the assessment.

OK, so the appointment I got the letter for is cancelled and I'll be hearing from them in the next 10-14 days with a new appointment, either for a home visit or I'll have to go down into town and hope for the best.  😕


Taken me multi

The nausea was definitely my stomach getting used to a new multi.  I've just taken my third one and I'm fine today!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Insurance for Patrick

The insurance I was conned out of cost £133 every July.

I've just found another insurer that offers better cover for £87 a year!  It offers optional cover for puncture repair and for breakdown recovery I asked for included in the quote!

Gonna do a bit more research in case there is an even better policy out there, then I'll wait to see what happens at the end of July with the con artists, ready to take out the insurance at the start of August!

Just saved £133 a year

When I got Patrick I took out insurance too "just in case" (feel free to call me paranoid  😉).

I've spent the last 45ish minutes trying to find a phone number for them to ask if I could pay the premiums monthly instead of annually.

Can't find them anywhere now!

Looked in my bank statements for the name of the company.

Did my first search online for a phone number for them.

Couldn't find one, so I phoned my bank and they gave me the full name of the company.

Did another search.

Phoned 2 companies with the same name and they said they had had several other clients getting them confused with the company they were looking for.

Alarm bells started ringing.

Phoned my bank again and they put me through to another company who deals with stopping debit card transactions.

They were fantastic.

Stopped the scam company from taking any more payments and said that they may try and take the money still but I will be "immediately refunded if that happens"!

How awesome is that!

Means I've got to go back to finding a decent, trustworthy insurance company now who are happy for me to pay monthly instead of annually, but I'll be more careful this time!

PPI claim

Just had someone from Trusted Advisory Group on my mobile.  I explained that I was with another company looking into the mis-sold PPI on all my cards.

He said that was fine and that I could claim with a second company if I wanted to.

Dunno if that's legal or not, but if I can sign and date the forms and bung them in the post by Monday morning, he'll fast-track my claim so that I hear back within 8-12 weeks which ain't bad!

I've got nothing to loose but a few minutes of my time and could, potentially, get thousands back!

Barclaycard and my credit rating

Had a letter from Barclaycard saying that unless I phoned them and arranged to pay the minimum payment every month, they would put a default on my account.

I called them and said that I could pay a maximum of £100 a month, but no more.

They said that as I wasn't paying the minimum payment I'd still be defaulted.

I asked why that would happen if I was paying more than the minimum.

That got the woman in a fluster.

She did something on the system and said that I could pay the £100 a month and not get the default, but I had to be sure I could afford it.  I read out the list of my monthly outgoings and the money I get from benefits each month.  said it would leave me with pennies, literally.

She said I could still keep on paying the £75 but it would result in the default.

She's just been on the phone again and said that I could carry on paying the £75 a month and I would be defaulted, but it'd only be for a year then it would come off my credit record again.

I'm hopefully getting money back from mis-sold PPI anyway so if that happens, I'll be able to pay a chunk off the amount anyway but even if I don't, everything is back to normal again now. 

I don't like being falsely defaulted not once but twice (O2 were the first ones) but that's it now... it'll be a couple of years before a couple of cards are paid off, 5 years for Barclaycard and then that's it.  I'm never getting credit ever again.  It's just not worth it.

Gonna cancel Patrick's insurance too... I keep forgetting about the annual payments and I just can't afford it right now unfortunately.

Veggie ravioli for lunch today

Just had an early lunch of vegetable ravioli so that's me full for the day now.

Gonna try and write at least a couple of chapters today... really need to get back into it again!

Just taken me multi

I'm really impressed with the new multi.

My previous multi kept me going for 14ish hours, but the new one was still working when I woke up this morning.

Just taken my second new multi and it still made me nauseous, but not as bad as yesterday so it's definitely my stomach getting used to a new multi is all.

The only way they could improve it is to make the physical size of the tablets a lot smaller so that I can swallow them whole instead of crunching them up.

That's a minor point though... I'm even getting used to the smell so it really is just the size of them that they could improve!  If they were the same size as the previous multi they'd be perfik!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Review of my new multi - day 1

Other than the ickiness within minutes of taking the multi first thing, I've felt so much more awake and energised and motivated all day!

I've put another couple of bottles of ginger beer on next week's shopping order and I've got 6 cans that came with this week's shopping, so I've got enough to last me just while my body gets used to the new multi, but I definitely reccommend them!

Just taken the new multi

Wasn't as hard as the calcium to crunch up and didn't taste as bad as I was dreading so I'll keep taking them, just need to remember to have at least a quarter of a bottle of strong squash to take it with is all.

My body is sorta going "this is new, not sure if I like it or not" right now.  It's kinda kicking in like yesterday's multi did, but my stomach is going "has it got milk in it?"

Got a can of ginger beer open now, to try and settle my stomach... not giving up on it yet, if the multi works then I'll just buy cans or bottles of ginger beer with the shopping every week.  No big deal  😌

Wish me luck!

Just taken the pup for her walk and fed her so now it's supplements time!

It's my first time taking the gross-smelling multi and I'll have to crunch it up so I hope it doesn't taste as gross as it smells!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Just taken me last supplements

Just taken me last calcium and multi.

Put the new multi in my drawer ready to take tomorrow morning.

It still smells gross, we'll find out how it tastes tomorrow!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Review of: Inner peace calling

✱✱✱✱ out of five



This is a good book - not the best, but better than average and definitely worth a read!

It was a bit confusing in places and I could put it down then pick it up again which is a rare talent nowadays, but the author has a wonderful way with words that makes you want to keep reading.

It's more of a mini autobiography about how the author found his own inner peace which is OK if you like that sort of thing, but the books title doesn't really describe what it is... might have been better to call it something like "My inner peace was calling" or something?  There's no way to find your own inner peace or find ways to talk about finding your own inner peace, which is what I was expecting from the title.

That's why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of the full 5.

Just opened up the new multivitamin

The pills are slightly smaller than the calcium ones so I'll have to crunch them up and hope they don't taste to horrible crunched up.

If they do, I might have to give the new ones to Steve and find a whole new pot instead or take them with strong squash or food or something.


I'm not going to give up on them before I've even taken one in case I'm paranoid about them but they smell disgusting!

The machine gave me a £20 note, so...

Totally forgot to say about the machine giving me a £20 note instead of two tenners like I was hoping and nobody had any change on them, so Jackie (sp?) said to keep it until next time we have our hair done and pay the £20 then for both sets of hair cutting.

Soooo... I'm going to pay for the hair cutting from today and next time with the cash I got out of the machine today and Steve's going to send the money to his mum when we've got the vet food for the pup.

Supplements taken now

Just taken me last Iron.

Got one more dose of calcium and multi left of the original bottles then I'll be onto the new multi on Wednesday.  Hopefully they will be as effective as the current ones.

The new ones have got the iron and calcium already in them, so it'll be one pill every morning instead of three which can only be a good thing I reckon!  I hate taking pills, but I hate the grottiness I feel when I don't take them even more!

Done really well so far today!

I usually take me supplements first thing, but I didn't this morning and I've been able to walk and feed the pup like normal, walked to the end of the street, took some money out of the machine, that was on a slope, got me hair cut, came home and it's only now that I'm gonna take me supplements!

I've really felt not taking the multi today, but this morning was just too much of a rush to get the pup walked and fed then walk up to the end of the road.

Gonna take them now though... don't want to go for longer than necessary without them!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tomorrow

Just had a shower and washed me hair in preparation for tomorrow when we're having our hair's cutted.

Gotta remember to take me bag and phones with me so that I can get cash out to pay for them again!

A tenner altogether is pretty good!

Gotta get another tenner out for the next bag of Mitzi food too... I just hope that the machine gives me 2 tenners instead of one twenty!

I was wrong

Just taken me supplements and there are 2 doses of my original multi and calcium left, not 1, except for the iron.  The reason I thought there was 1 left was 'cos they were playing hide and seek with me!  😃

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Feeling sick :-(

I usually take my supplements 3 or 4 hours before I have my lunch.

Took them at lunchtime today and had my lunch less than an hour later.

I'm thinking they need those few hours on an empty stomach and being late with everything this morning then having me lunch so soon after taking them has made my stomach go WTF and the nausea is how it's telling me off

Just taken me prescriptions too so I hope they stay down when I go up to bed!

Supplements taken now

A couple of hours later than usual, but I've taken them and the multi is kicking in slowly at last.

Walked and fed the pup but haven't taken me supplements yet.

Pinch and a punch
for the first of the month

and all that jazz!

Walked and fed the pup first thing, same as every day.

Andrew was already here when I went downstairs... I haven't seen my mum for almost 7 years but Steve sees his family more in one week than I've seen my mum since my dad's funeral 7 years ago!

Hardly fair is it!

Haven't taken me supplements yet 'cos Andrew is down there and I'm forced into spending hours on end up here again.  *sigh*

Friday, 30 June 2017

Supplements taken

Taken me supplements and now got 4 days left.

I've started the virus scan too and it looks a bit different to last week and seems to pick up from where it left off if you need to reboot which is a welcome addition!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Those extra 4 hours sleep

After going to bed at 3.30pm and waking up at 7.30am, I'm feeling a lot more awake and motivated and just wanna get on with the day!

Gonna take me supplements and then get on with the editing again!  Aiming for another 10 chapters and another really early night tonight - I think I deserve it after so many late nights recently!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Just taken me supplements

Taken me supplements now.

Got 6 doses left.

I just hope the new multi is as powerful as the 3 I've been taking up to now!

It's raining, it's pouring

It's raining, it's pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed
and bumped his head
and couldn't get up in the morning!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Just had my first taste of cafetierre coffee

Was stronger than I was thinking so had to use 2 sweeteners instead of my usual 1.

Not good.

Gonna try and remember to get a pack of chocochino only pods on Monday 'cos that's pay day for me.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Hair cutting on Monday

Steve's mum has just been on the phone and said that we are having our hair cut on Monday... feels like months since it was last done!  lol

Supplements taken, pup walked, poo cleared up

Just taken me supplements.  Got 7 doses left, then I'll start the new supplement next Wednesday.

Pup's been walked and fed and I cleared up her poo from the back yard too.

Think the recycling has been too, so I'll go and bring the green box in now too, then that's it until Steve goes to his appointment at lunchtime then Marie will come to help us put the shopping away tonight.

Groaner alert!

A nun who worked for a local home health care agency was out making her rounds when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it there was a station just down the street. She walked to the station to borrow a can with enough gas to start the car and drive to the station for a fill up.  The attendant regretfully told her that the only can he owned had just been loaned out, but if she would care to wait he was sure it would be back shortly.  Since the nun was on the way to see a patient she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. After looking through her car for something to carry to the station to fill with gas, she spotted a bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried it to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried it back to her car.  As she was pouring the gas into the tank of her car two men walked by. One of them turned to the other and said: "Now that's what I call faith!"

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I've got 9 doses left before starting on the new one so keep your eyes pealed on Wednesday 'cos that'll be the first morning of taking the new ones!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Supplements taken

Thought Andrew was coming over at 7.30am to watch the rugby with Steve but his little boy is ill so he hasn't.

Took me supplements at 7.15am though and feel so much more awake and motivated again.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Virus free for another week

The weekly virus scan has just finished, so I'll take me prescriptions, back up my hard drive then shut down, pack up me laptop and take it upstairs ready for tomorrow.

Prescription delivered and old meds taken

Me prescription was delivered and he took my old meds (before the change of dose of the AP) with him after a bit of an explanation so that's it sorted now.

Hate phoning for my prescription though, 'cos I never know what to say!  lol

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements, they haven't started kicking in yet though!  Might have to spray the B12 spray to top up the levels a bit quicker.

The weather out there was noticably cooler on the pup's walk this morning and the fan isn't on either which means Steve won't be so grumpy when he gets back from his appointment either.  Yay!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Just checked the back of the new multi

It's definitely got Calcium and Magnesium in it, which I'm short of because I'm allergic to dairy.

It's definitely got Iron in it which I need because I'm vegetarian.

It's definitely got Thiamin (vit B1) which is what I was short of when I was in hospital.

It's definitely got Folic acid (vit B9) in it, which was tested at the same time as B12 and I was short of both of them.

It's definitely got vit B12 in it which I'm short of.

It's also got vit D in it which I'm short of too.

It's full of all the vitamins and minerals that I could possibly be short of but they sound like they are big like the calcium pills.  That's fine, I just hope they don't taste too bad when I crunch them up!

That's me supplements taken

The multi is kicking in and I've got 10 doses left of taking 3 supplements a day, then I'll be onto the new ones and only taking one supplement a day!

I'm currently taking Iron, Calcium and the multi.

The new multi has Iron and Calcium in it as well as B1, B12 and B9 which are the ones that came back low on my blood tests, so I'll only need to take the multi every morning instead of the 3 pills.

I just hope the new ones are small so that I can swallow them whole like I currently do with the Iron and Multi, instead of being capsule shaped, like the Calcium, which are too big for me to swallow an I have to crunch up.

Either way is totally OK, as long as the new Multi doesn't taste too bad or chalky otherwise I'll be heaving!

A lot cooler out there this morning

After a few days that were too hot even for me, it's a better temperature this morning.

We've had the fan on maximum and still been too hot since the start of the week but today we've taken it down to the medium setting and it's the right temperature now for me but still too hot for Steve.

I like this sort of temperature and would be happy if it stayed like this permanently... any hotter and it'll just be unbearable again.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Just got back from taking the pup for her walk

I was happy with the normal length of her walk, but the pup kept walking and demanded we did 50% more!

It was cooler outside than it is here in the house so I was OK with that, as long as it's only occasionally instead of every day!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Just ordered my repeat prescription

I never know what to say but that's it done for another 4 weeks now!  👍

That's me supplements taken

Just taken me supplements again... the multi isn't kicking in yet, but I swallowed it seconds ago instead of minutes so I'm not expecting it too!  It's fast, not instant, after all!

It's so hot out there this morning, that...

Just got back from taking the pup for her walk and it's so hot out there that Mitzi wee'd and I spotted a wheelie bin blocking our path, so I brought her back in to move it.

By the time I got back to the house to get the pup again, her wee had totally dried up... I could barely see the outline of it!

If it's that hot at 7.45 in the morning, I dread to think how hot it'll be at lunchtime!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Supplements taken, pup walked and fed

Taken me supplements and they are kicking in quickly again... yay!

Walked and fed the pup too - it's still hot and polleny out there, but not quite as bad as yesterday thankfully.

Definitely helped to have a bottle of squash in the fridge to cool me down and take me supplements this morning... gonna try and remember to do that every day now!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Way too hot and polleny out there for my liking!

I usually love hot weather, but yesterday and today are too hot even for me!

The pollen levels are really affecting my hayfever too!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

That's me supplements taken.

I run out in exactly 2 weeks.

I've got a years supply of a different multi that has everything the three supplements give me in one pill... I just hope the new ones are as fast workers as my current ones!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Should have stayed down here at 3am!

Came down for a wee at 3am and was awake and motivated so should have stayed up, but I went back to bed instead.

I came down at 8.45am this morning and now I can't stop yawning, got no energy and no motivation  👎  Not even my supplements and the day's dose of oral spray have given me anything  😩

Pup walked, fed and watered

It's a lovely day out there!  Warm and sunny without being too hot!  The pup was a good girl and she's had the last of her bag of vet food, so she'll be having the Pooch & Mutt food again between tomorrow and Monday, inclusive, ready to go back to the vet food on Tuesday morning.

Supplements taken and virus scan started

Just taken me 3 supplements, cleared the cache in both browsers and started the virus scan... hopefully it'll be finished by just gone 9pm tonight so that I can turn off me laptop and head to bed instead of keeping it going all night when I don't need to.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

That's better than I was dreading!

Just had a call from WDC and I was thinking that they were going to ask me to increase my donation or something.

I was wrong.

They just wanted to make sure they had all the correct details about me and find out what made me support them and stuff!

No pleading.

No asking for money.

Just a five minute phone call to be sure they had everything right!

I like phone calls like that!  lol

Does it sound strange to say...

Does it sound strange to say that I know when my body needs more vitamin B12?

A couple of years ago I had a blood test that said I was really low in vit B12 and that's when I started to take my vitamins regularly.

Now I can sort of tell when I'm getting low in B12, even after taking the multi 'cos if I'm tired and I've got no energy or motivation and I can't stop yawning even after 10 hours sleep and taking my supplements, I squirt the B12 oral spray into me mouth and I'm wide awake again!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements... 6 hours later than usual but I was really feeling the effects of not taking them and they are kicking in now, so at least I'll get a few hours of benefit before bedtime then I'll go back to taking them first thing again as of tomorrow.

Now that I've taken them late, I know for sure how much they've been helping me and I'll get back into the routine of taking them first thing instead of after lunch now.

I'm just glad that I've found a combination that works for me!

Pasta, sauce and meatballs for lunch today

Yumsk.

Steve's definitely losing his belly too which is great and he's almost got the portion sizes of pasta right too now!

Love and appreciate you Steve!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Supplements taken again

Took me supplements again and asked Steve if he's taken his prescription.

He said he had so I hope he's telling the truth!  He was prescribed it for a reason!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The shopping's just been and gone...

Within the hour time-slot that Steve booked yesterday.

There were a couple of substitutions, but nothing too bad, thankfully.

I'm gonna take me prescriptions, eat 3 pies and 2 cakes for me tea, then head to bed for an early night.

Warriner Secondary School in Bloxham

I can't remember if I've already asked this or not so wanted to ask (again?) before I forget.

I went to Warriner School in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, UK from the late 80's to the early 90's and loved my rural science lessons on the farm

I made some great friends who also enjoyed being on the farm.  Barry G and Jack H were in my year, Delia S and Yasmin G were in the year below me and there were another three friends a year below them.

If I've started the memories flowing and you think you know how to contact any of them, that'd be fantastic!  They knew me as Amanda J and it was back in the day where our uniform was brown.

I just want to get in touch with them all again is all to see how they're doing and if they still remember me and stuff.  I've never forgotten any of them.

Chickpea Dhal for lunch today

First ever taste of chickpeas and first experience of Dhal too.

The chickpeas were a sort of combination of the texture of marrowfat peas and the taste of garden peas.

The Dhal was the spiciest I could go to for a little while... nice and spicy with just a touch too much heat for me... I'll definitely have it again though, just next time with Naan bread to hopefully take away some of the heat of it.

We'll definitely be getting it again though, it was yummy!

4 stars out of 5 I reckon!

Supplements taken...

Pup walked, fed and watered.

Supplements taken.

Maths worked out.

Assuming the groceries don't come to more than I'm expecting, I'll be able to put an unexpected £50 into B on Monday!  Yay!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sainsbury's again

Within an hour of getting the text, the voucher was in my account so tomorrow's shopping is now £93 instead of £113 and it's still free delivery 'cos the shopping was over £100 so Sainsbury's took it off the total instead of the basket amount... they're back to being my favourite supermarket again!

Just had a text from Sainsbury's

Apparently there was a technical hitch and today's order has been cancelled.

To give them credit though, they are going to issue me with a £20 voucher instead.  To be fair to them, they issue vouchers if the shopping is more expensive than the order you place with them, they issue vouchers if the delivery is delayed and they also give vouchers for technical issues too!

They aren't perfect by any means, but they are better than their two biggest competitors and we'll stick with them for the forseeable future too!

Rant about Sainsbury's

We have been regular customers of Sainsbury's for a couple of years now and yes, I realise that computer systems screw up occasionally, it's just annoying that nobody thought to check this morning and call us then!

They are usually good and they put the shopping in bags and take them through to the kitchen if we order stuff and Marie can't come over and help us for whatever reason, it's just frustrating that it sometimes happens is all!  *sigh*

Took me supplements this morning, but...

Took me supplements this morning, but forgot to post about it on here.

Just had Sainsbury's on the phone too but that's a whole new rant!  Grrr!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Taken me supplements

Just taken me supplements with the last bit of apple squash in the bottle.

Steve kindly filled up the other three bottles with berry squash, ready for tomorrow and the next day and the next... thank you Steve!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Considering it's not an occasion shop...

Just sorted out next week's shopping and it's £111 which is just under our Christmas/barbeque shops and it's just a weekly shop!  😲

It was pennies over £100 when Steve added his stuff and I've added 12 cans of J2O for meself at almost £3 for 6 as well as veggie stuff I can have for me lunch, a box of Malteasers and a box of Matchmakers but it's mostly Steve's stuff and most of that is cakes!

To be fair though, I did say to Steve that he could spend up to £179 so I'm not complaining, it'll just be a lot to get through in 7 days is all!  lol

💑

Supplements taken, pup walked and fed, salmon oil delivered

Just taken me supplements and the multi is kicking in again.

Fed the pup with her Pooch & Mutt food 'cos she didn't eat the vet food for 36 hours and I had to hand feed her to encourage her, but she ate a quarter of the P&M food as soon as she heard me putting it in her bowl, so I'll feed her that tomorrow as well then back onto the vet food on Monday.

The P&M salmon oil was delivered just before I fed her too so I'll put that on her vet food on Monday to hopefully encourage her to eat it again.

I just want the pup to be OK!