Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Just heard from ASDA about the 1 star review I left them yesterday

After the balls-up last night, I left a 1 star review on their site.

Someone has just phoned to talk about the review.  Said they would refund the cost of the shopping but didn't want to refund the delivery and bag charges until I started getting angry at him again.

"I can give you voucher codes for £10 off your next five shops with us" he says.

"I just want a full refund" says I.

"How about I give you a six month delivery pass then?" he says.

"Too little too late.  I just want a full refund" says me.

"OK, I'll put that through right now and it'll be back in your account as soon as your bank has cleared it" he promises.

Don't expect to see it any time soon and I'm not going to change my review.  ASDA are cheaper than Sainsbury's and they charge what you paid for last time you checked out the order so that's OK, but they've left us without food for a week now so I can't see us going back to them ever again and I certainly won't be recommending them to anyone!!


Another 150% this morning

I was happy with the normal length but the pup carried on walking so we did another 50% this morning!

She's walking more as a senior pup than she did when we first got her!


To save a bit of money we went with ASDA for our groceries this week.

Was emailed a URL to check up on where the delivery was yesterday afternoon.

We'd booked the 6-7pm slot but were both in after 3pm.

The URL said that the delivery would be here between 5.05pm and 5.15pm.  No problem at all.

Kept checking the URL when the shopping hadn't been delivered by 5.30pm.

The page still had the same time on it even though it was past that time now.

5.45pm came and it said the shopping had been delivered.


We waited until 7pm and still no shopping so Steve phoned them to find out what was going on.

The person said that the shopping had been delivered at 5.45pm.


They rescheduled it for between 9am and 10am today but wanted to take the payment again.

I've got £3 to last me until Monday so there's no way I could have afforded almost £50 to be taken twice!

The refund will take 5 days so they'll have £100 of my money that I can't afford for a week.

Never again.

ASDA have lost 2 customers in me and Steve now.  Back to Sainsbury's from now on - more expensive but more reliable.

Screw you ASDA!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they all went down without a problem at all this morning!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Supplements taken

Thinking I need to invest in vitamin C or something... don't like the taste though!

The cold season has started then!

Got my first cold of the season now.

Yay.  😒

Spent £253 on gifts this month

There were 2 birthdays to buy for and Yule too, as well as wrapping paper and annual malware protection.

Just got 3 more gifts to get then I can send them all off and relax.

Means I'll be able to put extra into B starting in November!

I moved some over from B to cover the gifts and stuff so won't be able to afford the entire amount every month, but I'll be able to move about £100 a month over instead of the current £40 as long as we keep doing our shopping at ASDA instead of Sainsbury's mostly.

I'll work it out one day  lol

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements.  Taking them wasn't too bad this morning other than the coughing fit!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Did a bit of deleting this morning

Deleted all my downloads and all the documents that I hadn't looked at or used in 2017 so hopefully the backup in a week from now will be quicker and maybe the virus scan will be quicker too?

Back to the normal 100% this morning

Just got back from Mitzi's walk and when we got back to the door, she was pondering on doing another 50% again but decided against it this morning.

Taken my supplements for the first time in 3 days

My prescriptions made me feel so good that I didn't need the boost of the multi for the last 3 days but I've just taken them again.

The calcium crumbs were a nightmare this morning and the multi was iffy too, but that's only 'cos I hadn't taken them for a few days so my mouth and throat weren't used to it.

Gonna take my supplements every morning from now on though, just to be sure my body is getting everything it needs.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beans on toast for lunch today

Simple but yummy.

Really softened the bread to butter it first though!  lol


Just got back from walking and feeding the pup.

Some days it's a struggle for her to cope with 50%.

Most days we are both happy with 100%

This morning we did the 100% and I was about to open the door but the pup carried on walking so we did an extra 50%.

I could see the pup debating on doubling her walk but my legs were starting to ache so we came home instead... the family walk must have inspired her to want to walk further today!

The pup is 8 years old now which makes her a senior and an even more spectacular pup for doing so much more this morning!

I was wrong about my prescriptions

It's 12 hours after I go to bed, not 12 hours after taking me pills, so I'll keep taking me prescriptions at 6.30pm and heading to bed at 8pm so that I can be down at 8am the next morning.


Thursday, 26 October 2017

It's 6.20pm and I've just taken me new prescription again, so...

Just taken me new AD and AP, so if this morning's (very) early calculations are right, I'll be asleep by 8pm tonight and I'll wake up at 6am tomorrow.

We shall see!

The AD is shaped like a mini capsule which I was paranoid about yesterday 'cos I've never been able to swallow capsules, but it went down with barely any squash this evening!

The AP took 6 minutes to disolve and it definitely speeded things up by putting it under my tongue to disolve instead of on my tongue like the instructions said yesterday... the taste wasn't as bad as I was dreading either!  If I'm asleep for 12 hours again I've probably found the combination and doses that I need right now!

Might still ask about reducing the dose of the AD though 'cos I'm taking the maximum dose of that too!

£3 to last me until 4th November

Got £138.89 in my account right now.
£50 for my medical records makes it £88.89 yeah?
£50 for the groceries on Monday is £38.89 yeah?
£10 for a direct debit every Friday takes it down to £28.89
£25 for a bill coming out on the 1st leaves me with £3.89 yeah?

After I've got Andrew, Jacki and my FILs Yule gifts on my first November payday, I'll have £ 150 to move into B and my savings accounts until after NaNo when I'll send off my mum and Melanie's gifts via DHL then I'm good to move £150 a month over that I spent this month that I can either use to go back to Sainsbury's for our groceries and get the basic own brand essentials every week, or go to Asda each week and be able to spend the same amount but get more.

I'm happy either way... Monday will decide who we go with from the week after onwards!

Not worrying about that yet though, Monday will be the deciding factor... if it goes OK then we'll stay with ASDA normally and just get treats from Sainsbury's to celebrate or treat us or something.


I'm wide awake, full of energy and motivation, but...

... my body doesn't know how to cope with it!  Typical!  lol

Haven't felt this alive for decades... even the B12 jabs didn't make me feel this good and they made me feel fantastic!

I'm loving my new prescriptions!!

Took my new brand AD and AP yesterday at about 4pm 'cos I was so tired, then went to bed.

Was still awake at 6pm but didn't want to worry about it in case something new was happening in my body.

Woke up at 4am this morning and I've never felt better... I was wide awake, loads of energy, loads of motivation, clear-headed, the works.

So, what I'm going to try tonight is taking my prescriptions at 6.30pm, heading to bed at 8pm and hopefully falling asleep soon after which, in theory, will mean I'll be awake and ready to go at 6.30am tomorrow!

Thank you to my GP for taking my feedback into account about me not being willing to take the previous prescriptions because of the nausea - I thought the previous combination was good but this combination is even better!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

I'm the only one awake in this house right now! lol

Steve's snoring away in his chair and the pup is fast asleep too... got to post another letter too but Steve doesn't want to go again tomorrow  lol

He's definitely losing weight though... the t-shirt that used to be tight on him is now very baggy when he's upright which is so totally awesome!

Me replacement prescriptions have just arrived

They look different to the normal ones that I usually have but the AD is made by the same manufacturer so hopefully I'll be able to take those on an empty stomach... the AP is a different manufacturer again though so I'll take the new ones tonight and hope for the best!

Just taken me supplements

The iron was a bit of a PITA to swallow, but other than that everything was fine and dandy... yay!

Family walkies again this morning

We both took the pup out for a family walk this morning.  Me and the pup waited at the end of the road for Steve to go to the post box, post a couple of letters and come back to us then we all came home again... a few months ago that just wouldn't have happened, but Steve's done it twice in the last couple of months so hopefully we'll be able to increase the length of walks all three of us do and we'll do it more regularly too by the end of the year!

So proud of you Steve!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Just got 3 more gifts to get now

Got everyone's gifts except Steve's dad, Jacki and Andrew now.  Gonna order those after I finish NaNo though... when the gifts arrive I've got to wrap them up and send them off then I can relax.  Not going to worry about that until the end of November at the earliest though  lol

Pooch and Mutt food

Just bought the pup some senior salmon food from Pooch & Mutt as a back-up just in case she needs it before she comes off the vet food which will hopefully be before the end of the year 'cos she was only 500g overweight so I want to be prepared to move straight on to the non-diet food as soon as the vet is happy with her weight!

Monday, 23 October 2017

That's Marie's gift bought as well

Just bought Marie's Yule gift as well as my nephew's gifts.  Hannah's is coming with the shopping and I've already got Steve's and know what I'm getting for Chris, so just need to get Melanie's ready to send off to her and me mum's Yule gift bought, wrapped and sent off then it's just the rest of Steve's family after that.

Yule this year

Hannah's Yule gift will be here tonight, my nephew's by the end of the week and Chris' next week.  Already got Steve's bought and wrapped up and know what I'm getting for everyone else too, as well as having £150 to spend on the gifts in November after buying birthday gifts and stuff at the start of the month.

It's NaNo during November so I'll get me mum's gift and send it to her first, then Melanie's so that it'll be there in time, then Steve's family when I've finished NaNo.

A month delay on the usual September pressie shopping but I've got it all written down and I've got a list of things to get so I won't be stressed out.

Got a couple of boxes of mince pies coming with the shopping next week too and I've got a box of tinsel in the spare room as well as 13 rolls of wrapping paper too, so I can take things at my own pace and I'll use DHL to send me mum and Melanie's gifts to them as soon as I've got them so that I don't have to take them down to the Post Office in Patrick and risk dropping them in the middle of the road or whatever.

Wish me luck!

Pup walked and fed, recycling been and gone

Took the pup out for her walk and she was mostly to heel even though I didn't ask her to and didn't know she knew it!  Came home and fed her and a few minutes later our recycling box was emptied so I brought it in and I've found what I'm going to get H for his Christmas present too!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Pup walked and fed

Took the pup out for her walk and she was a good girl... wasn't as blowy as yesterday thankfully!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Review: My name necklace products

I bought a keyring and a ring in memory of my twins from My Name Necklace.

I'd never even heard of them before I saw an ad on my Facebook page the week of the 21st anniversary of their loss.  It was like my twins were giving me a message that I should order from them, so I did.

The order has just arrived and the keyring is everything I was hoping for so I had high hopes for the ring.

I ordered "the most popular size for ladies" on the site... size M½, with the hope that I'd be able to wear it on my middle finger.


It's waaay too small to fit on any of my fingers except my left hand little finger and even then I had to push it on hard!

That really let me down.

Took forever to arrive and the names on the ring are tiny too.

My scores on the doors?

Delivery time:  ✰✰✰
Keyring:  ✰✰✰✰✰
Ring:  ✰✰
Overall:  ✰✰✰

If you want a unique piece of jewellery and don't mind waiting for a few weeks for it, definitely go with them, just don't expect their rings to fit unless you have personally measured the size of your finger before you order it.

Pup walked, supplements taken

It's blowing a gale out there!!  The for sale board on the house next door was barely attached when I took the pup out and it had totally blown off by the time we got to the other house... literally seconds later and the board would have come down onto our heads and split us in two!

When we came home I fed the pup and took me supplements for the first time in a few days and all three are kicking in quickly again... I'm used to the multi kicking in quickly, but the iron and calcium is too right now!


Finished the backup without getting into a bad mood too, which is awesome too!

Friday, 20 October 2017

12 hours later and...

Took the AD and AP 12 hours ago and I still feel sick!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

They made me really ill though

Didn't think to check the ingredients before I took them, but both the AD and the AP have lactose in them which I'm allergic to  😒 👎

Steve's going phone the pharmacy tomorrow to urgently get last months pills to me urgently 'cos Steve doesn't want me to get depressed or psychotic again, I don't want to scare the pup and I couldn't cope with having to start fresh again!

Got 12 cans of ginger beer on the shopping order just in case and I've got 6 cans left in the kitchen too... I just don't want to have to have ginger beer every night again!  👎

They went down easier than I was expecting

Feeling really proud of myself right now!  The capsule-shaped AD went down with no problem at all and the AP was a little bit bigger than last nights but that went down OK too!


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Hmmm - different brands of AP and AD tomorrow

Same ingredients and dose and stuff, but they are easily double the size of the ones I've just taken.

Never been able to swallow capsules after almost choking on one as a child.  The AD is a mini capsule which I'm really not looking forward to taking tomorrow!  👎

Last night was weird

At about 8pm someone knocked on our door.

We looked at each other in total confusion and I went to answer the door.

A big family of total strangers with a small child that was no more than 2 or 3 years old asked if the child was ours.  I said nope.  Then they asked if we recognised him.  I said nope again and offered to let them call the police.  They said they would keep looking up and down the street.

I came back in and told Steve.

He asked if the child was deeply black.  I said nope and described the child.  Steve said that it might be someone a couple of doors down, so I went back to the door and passed it on to them.

Haven't heard anything more about it, so I hope the little boy got home safely last night!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they all went down OK today!  The multi is kicking in quickly and the iron seems to be working it's magic too.  The Calcium is working too, 'cos my nails are definitely stronger so I is a happy bunny with all three of them!

Pup walked and fed

Walked the pup and met our neighbours on the other side this morning!

Came home and fed the pup and I'm about to take me supplements too, then we'll watch The Bill then I'll go alongside Steve to the postbox then carry on into town to validate my library card then come home and hope it doesn't rain while I'm out otherwise I'll get wet!  lol

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Mitzi was a good girl on her walk this morning.  There was a mum and small child coming out of the parking bit meant for the flats at the end of the road.  The child spotted Mitzi and Mitzi spotted the child.  Mitzi's tail started wagging and the child wanted to come over and say hello to her but the mum just told the child to hurry up.

The pup's wee was tiny compared to her usual morning ones, and Steve said she hadn't been outside since the early hours so I hope she's OK!

Fed the pup and topped up her water, so hopefully she'll want to go out for a bigger wee soon.

Just taken me supplements too.  They went down OK this morning... the Calcium went down with 2 mouthfuls of squash and the Iron and Multi went down with a mouthful each.

Gonna go down to the library this afternoon to fully become a member, see if I can get into the pet shop to get a small packet of treats for the pup then come home.

Busy day today!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Thank you Marie!

I'm aware that I'm usually pretty negative in my blog so just wanted to say a big thank you to Sainsbury's and Marie while I think of it.

The shopping came nice and early... only 5 minutes into the delivery slot which is awesome.

Marie was wonderful putting everything away for us so we've got enough to carry us through for another week now!

Thank you Steve!

I asked Steve to sort the plastic bags that were on the side which he's just done, then we worked as a team to clear up the pup's poo from the back yard.  He's hopefully going to put the food processor on the side for me now then that's it!

It's amazing how easy it is to do it all!

Recycling's just been and gone too!

Not even 10.30am yet and already three things have been done and dusted!  I could get used to this!  lol

Pup walked and fed

Walked and fed Mitzi so I'm all ready for the rest of the day now!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements... they were a PITA to take this morning 'cos the Calcium crumbs went everywhere in my mouth and took three mouthfuls of squash to eventually swish them all out and swallow them.  The Iron disintegrated and made me retch and the Multi kept swimming around my mouth instead of down my throat!


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Review: The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through by Nicole Bovell

  ✩✩✩✩ out of 5

This is a good book as long as you're an American mum because it talks about the American education system instead of the British and talks about homeschooling your child who has special needs.

It also uses a lot of abbreviations that get confusing after a while but it gives me a total respect for parents of special needs children all around the world and teachers of special needs kids are so totally awesome.

It seems to forget about single parent families and dad's being part of the child's life too 'cos it only talks about moms or you which might unintentionally hurt those who read it for other reasons or in other countries.

Definitely give it a read if you're a mom in America with a special needs child but if you're not, be prepared to feel excluded... sorry.

Just taken the recycling out and...

...put Mitzi's harness and lead back in the kitchen.

I'm not physically able to do any more for the rest of the day now... I just haven't got the strength or stability any more.

Literally all Steve has done today is hold onto the pup while I cleared up her poo, picked up the scoop and rake when they fell over and used his grabatron to pick up 3 bottles to go into the recycling.

He won't do anything else today except go for a wee whenever he needs to and he'll make a big deal of how tired he is, expecting glowing praise and concern from me each time.

Hardly fair, is it!

Just got back from the pup's walk

Took the pup out for her walk and she met a lady then poo'd right on the kerb outside our neighbours door.

I brought her home to get a nappy sack and the poo scoop and rake then went out to clear it up 'cos I'm a responsible dog owner like that.

T'was a struggle 'cos I didn't have anything to support me and keep me upright while I cleared it up then forgot to bin the full nappy sack and brought it into the house with me!  Luckily I remembered before I locked the door so went back out to bin it.

The scoop and rake fell over and there was no way I could have picked them up and stayed upright, so I called for Steve's help to come and pick them up for me.

I'm now shaking like a leaf and my legs are going "you're not moving for the rest of the day now" and I won't!

She's supposed to be a joint responsibility but all he's done in the last month is hold on to her lead today when I went to pick up her poo and reluctantly holds a plastic bag open for me to put her poo in once a week, the rest of the time it's me doing it all!

Hardly fair is it!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Vlog about Freegle

Just recorded a video about Freegle - I've given away loads of stuff since I joined and given away things from a pair of crutches that I bought and used once so they were literally gathering dust, an almost new cordless phone and a bike tyre pump that wouldn't bend enough to pump Patrick's tyres up, all the way up to 2 smartphones, a broken laptop and a 3-in-1 printer that I couldn't get to work any more!

It's free and easy to use and I've read about people even offering and receiving beds and sofas and things like that!

If the item doesn't work, it's still offerable, you just have to say that it doesn't work in the post you offer it in so that people know before you give it to them!

I advertised my previous laptop on there a few months back when the computer repair shop said they couldn't fix it because it didn't have a cereal number or something.  I put it on Freegle and said that it had blue screened on me and the receiver said that wasn't a problem, he would use it to build another laptop and he's re-offered it in the last few days for spares, so instead of going to the tip, 3 people have used it so far and that's just one thing!

The crutches went to someone who was going to have surgery soon so wanted to practise moving about on crutches before they went in to hospital and they would be able to go home sooner because they already had the crutches and were stable using them already!

The phone went to a mum who wanted to surprise her daughter and reward her for consistently doing her homework and keeping her bedroom tidy.

The printer went to someone who was happy to tinker with it to try and get it working to help with his University course or something.

They would all have gone to the tip if it wasn't for Freegle, but those people are using things that we didn't want any more and they've saved themselves some money on things that they really didn't need to be brand new!

Here's the video... don't laugh too hard and I hope I'm not too hard to understand with overly fast talking!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements again and other than a few pesky crumbs of the Calcium they all went down really easily!

If the calcium was half the size that it currently is, all three pills would go down really quickly and easily!  I only crunch the Calcium up because it's the size and shape of a capsule which I've never been able to swallow anyway, so I always crunch up big tablets like that!

The most recent recipe of Dr Pepper

I used to love the unique taste of Dr Pepper.

Had a can with my tea yesterday and noticed the different look of the can.

Didn't think anything of it.

Opened the can and had a drink.

No different from sugar-free cola now!

What a disappointment!

They had a gorgeous, unique taste last time I drank it... something that made them stand head and shoulders above their rivals... there wasn't a single other drink that I've ever tasted that even came close to the taste of the Dr Pepper.

Not any more.  It's flat cola now and they've lost a customer in me now  😕

Friday, 13 October 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they all went down OK.  Had to have an extra mouthful of squash to get rid of all the last crumbs of the calcium, but other than that they all went down first mouthful which is good!

Walkies as soon as I came down this morning!

Usually we go for walkies when Mitzi wants to go.

Not this morning!

I came downstairs and got the pup's harness and lead and called "walkies" same as every morning.

The pup shot out of the living room and danced around at the bottom of the stairs for me to put her harness and lead on.

She was a good girl on her walk too... wanted an extra 50% but there's no way my legs would have coped with that after the extra long walk at the start of the week so we came home instead.

Awesome puppy dog!

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Had garlic and mushroom escallops, hash browns and baked beans for me lunch today... yumsk!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Supplements taken

All three went down reasonably easy today, thankfully.

Family walkies this morning!

Steve joined me and the pup for her morning walkies so that he could post a couple of letters for me.

We waited at the corner of the street and the pup met a traffic warden and a big dog that wasn't on it's lead... the pup didn't know how to react to the dog initially but after a few seconds her little tail started wagging and she wanted to say hello!

Steve said he only stopped once today instead of the previous 3 or 4 times that he did last time which is awesome!  WTG Steve!  😁 💑

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Heard about my PIP appeal

Apparently they didn't have enough medical evidence so they wanted to know if I wanted it to go to an oral appeal.

I've just written to them to say I do want my appeal to be heard orally and included C's letter and eventually persuaded Steve to write his letter too.

Just need to get my medical records from my GP and post off the letter now!

Supplements taken, but...

...they were a PITA to get down!

The crumbs from the Calcium went into all the nooks and crannies of my mouth but it eventually went down.

The Iron disintergrated so there were bits of it all around my mouth again. 

When I got the Iron down I took the Multi and that took several mouthfuls of squash to get down too!


The wrapping paper has just been delivered, so...

I can now wrap up all the gifts that have already arrived and the rest of them as I buy them.

So starts the festive season for me... a few weeks later than usual but I can safely start slowly buying and wrapping gifts now.

Last night's shopping

We do our weekly shop online with Sainsbury's purely because I've got a Nectar card.

Yesterday was a nightmare with our shopping delivery.

We'd ordered a pack of 9 toilet rolls and it was substituted with a pack of 4.

That wasn't the worst of it though.  All our chilled stuff was missing, so Steve phoned the number on the receipt.

Was promised they would contact the driver and get him to come back with it within the hour.

Steve phoned again at 8pm and was told that they would leave a voicemail with the driver.

An hour later, we hadn't heard anything so Steve called them back for the third time.

They said that they would get the manager involved this time and would definitely call us back "no matter what".

8am this morning and we still hadn't heard anything so Steve called yet again.  The person he spoke to promised to have the missing stuff delivered between 3pm and 4pm today.

I've just put in a complaint with Sainsbury's 'cos it's just not right that we should have to wait for 20 hours for something I've been charged for and we were expecting to arrive with the rest of the shopping!

We'll see what happens this afternoon I s'pose.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken my supplements and they all went down easily this morning, so I'm all set for the day now!

Pup walked and fed

Just got back from walking and feeding the pup.  She was a good girl today so it's time for me supplements then onto the surveys again.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Live in the UK? Want your voice heard?

If there are things you are passionate about and don't know how to voice those opinions without getting into trouble, there are surveys you can take totally anonymously (but set up a separate email address especially for service invites if you join up with more than a couple) and petitions you can sign within seconds after you've first joined up with 38 Degrees.  They ask for donations after you've signed each petition but I never have and they've never pressured me to do it either.

If you want to give your opinion anonymously, then definitely join a few survey sites.  The survey's aren't allowed to collect personally identifying details about you without your permission and you can choose which surveys you take.

A great one to join as long as you don't mind getting 10-20 survey invites a day, is Green Panthera - the survey rewards are in $'s but they are free to join and quick to pay out too... I took 3 of their survey's last night and less than 24 hours later the reward has landed in my account!  The pay out is usually somewhere between $0.60 and $0.75 per survey so just last night I got $2.15 just from those 3 surveys so it quickly adds up!

If you're an Amazon or PayPal customer who doesn't mind not being paid in cash (PayPal) or vouchers (Amazon) immediately (you have to build up a certain amount in your account before you can claim it back) and you can spare a couple of hours a day then definitely give the survey's a try!

I'm not getting any kind of incentive from either 38 Degree's or Green Panthera, I just wanted to suggest it while I thought of it was all  😀

Supplements taken too

Taken me supplements and the multi is kicking in nice and quickly again.


Gonna walk and feed the pup now then settle in for the day's surveys and emails and stuff.

Virus scan and backups done

Forgot to set the virus scan going on Friday morning, so started it off yesterday instead.

Virus free and backed up for another week!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

All sorted for birthday gifts this year

C's birthday gift has just arrived along with Steve's last birthday gift.  I know what I'm getting for Marie's birthday just after Christmas and Melanie's gift will be bought as soon as I've got the paper, along with me mum's 'cos they are the only two that need to be posted.

Got a list of all the other gifts to get, I've ordered loads of wrapping paper and I've got a variety of cards upstairs too, so I'm all set!

Just going to wrap up everything as it arrives and do it slowly over the next couple of months then I'll be able to relax and enjoy myself instead of getting stressed out like everyone else!

Supplements taken already

Only had 8.5 hours sleep last night so came down and took me supplements straight away.  Was going to give meself a couple of squirts of the oral B12 to wake me up too but don't need to yet 'cos the multi is already kicking in!  Maybe later on though  😁

Friday, 6 October 2017

That's the Yule gifts planned out for this year

Got all the Yule gifts sorted and most of them are personalised to add that extra special touch.

Just gotta save up for them all during NaNo and invest in some wrapping paper and find some Yule cards, wrap everything up and we're sorted!

Supplements taken

Only just remembered to take me supplements!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

That's the cards sorted too

Just ordered Steve and C's birthday cards too so that's it until the start of November now!

Impressive sorteroutering considering I is now middle aged!  lol

Just waiting for one more thing now

Other than the stuff I've just ordered, I'm just waiting for the second of Steve's birthday gifts now then just gotta find something for C's birthday and that's it until closer to Yule when I'll get the last 3 gifts et voila!  That's it then for another year!

Just ordered a personalised keyring too

Spotted a keyring that you can add boys and/or girls character dooberries and names to, so I've just ordered that too... gonna be good to have my twins on my keys every day now... the only time I take them off is when I go to bed or have a bath/shower so I'll have a ring with their names on and a keyring every day too so they will always be with me by the end of October!

Just ordered...

Just ordered a ring with my twins names engraved into it.  Expensive but hopefully worth it!

One of Steve's birthday gifts has just arrived

Steve's Yule gift and one of his birthday gifts has just arrived, so just waiting for the other two birthday gifts now.

Completely forgotten what I was going to get for C though!  😕

Just got to get a Yule gift for me mum and a birthday and Yule gift for C now!

Supplements taken

They all went down OKish and I reckon the calcium and iron in my body are pretty much back to how they should be and the multi is starting to kick in too, just not as quickly as the last couple of days so that's pretty much sorted too... just need to remember to keep taking them now!

It's my birfday today!

Happy birthday to me
squashed tomato's for tea
there's a nutter
in the gutter
and yes it was me!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Supplements taken

There was a hint of immediate kicking in from the calcium then the iron but the multi was the quickest to kick in again.  I obviously need them to keep me going, just gotta remember to take them every morning so that I can get the benefit now!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Supplements taken for the first time in a few days

It's been a few days since I last took me supplements, but I must have been low 'cos I started feeling the positive affects within seconds of taking them all... usually it's just the multi that kicks in so quickly, but the calcium and iron kicked in within seconds too today!

They are making me feel better so I've just gotta keep taking them now!

You watch me forget tomorrow!  lol

Monday, 2 October 2017

Now I know why I wasn't awarded PIP

Apparently I saw a paramedic during my assessment and other than rewording the question on the form, he copied and pasted the rest of the paragraph for every single question.

Apparently I'm also on Quetiapine which I've never even heard of, let alone been on and I showed the box to the assessor who came out.

The paramedic and medical assessor had almost word for word answers to questions on their forms and apparently because I can struggle to walk to the front door I'm totally able to do everything else which is total bollox.

I'm going to ask C to write out how much he can see I do, how bad my memory is and whatever else he thinks is appropriate, then I'll ask him to put it into a sealed envelope for me to send off with my letter to the tribunal service to lodge a complaint at how obviously false it all is in the form from the assessor and the paramedic who didn't actually come out to see me.

I'm not taking this lying down now that I've seen the total cobblers that was so far from the truth that it's all pretty much opposite to the facts!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

That's the recycling done and dusted

Just put our recycling box out ready for tomorrow... me knees and back are killing me now though!!  😞