August.

 August 1st

A sunny start to the day. Wayne did not sleep too well. He went for a lay down later and felt better. I did chicken dinner for tea. What I did not know was Lindsay, Jamie-Lee, and Tracy were coming for tea. Paul did not tell me until late afternoon. He knew yesterday that they going to be here. Why not tell the person that was doing it all? So that was five extra for tea, Andrew did not join us, having his tea later.


2nd

 A bit wet to start with but soon warmed up.  Summer is twelve today.

Happy Birthday to you. She had chicken for her tea and a few extra treats as well. 

 

 

Eating her tea.

Still a Pup.

Smile.

 

Kayleigh and Wayne came for a walk on the common with Summer and me. This is the first time Kayleigh has bean on it, Wayne could not believe how yellow and dried up it all was. They come from Halifax so they get a bit more rain than we do. After a bit of early dinner, they left for Halifax at twelve-thirty. Hopefully, it will not be as long before I see them both again. It's bean lovely having them both here. Paul phoned up around five and said they had just got there as traffic was so bad. Usually, it's around a two-hour journey on a good run. Paul thinks it will be about the same coming back. I have a lot of mosquito bites that are very sore, not sure why but when I get bitten, they are so painful and swollen and some get infected. Usually, they last around two weeks, then they dry up and stop hurting. The thing is not to scratch them but it's hard as they itch so much. I usually put plasters on the big ones so I can not touch them. 


4th

I am making a doll for a lady on youtube that I follow- more about it when done with pictures. This will not be easy I know, but hopefully, I can do it. Also started knitting a pair of gloves for a present. 


5th

Cleaning up downstairs, took most of the day. Very hot work and made me dizzy at times. Andrew did my Blog check, and I published it, a bit late but never mind. Quite tired as I was awake at least every hour, a shorter night than usual.


6th

In the garden a lot of the time watering, weeding, and general tidy up. Bit more knitting of gloves and doll both going well. Chinese for tea just chips, curry, and rice for me. Lots of pain in my legs later, nerve pain, and spasms. Took extra tablets but they did little to help. My bites are also playing up, I have kept my jeans on, usually, I would be in shorts now. Even if you stay in at night the little buggers still seem to get you and you wake up with more bites. 


7th

Another sunny day with a bit more cloud than yesterday. More in the garden, Andrew and I  have taken over a bit of Karol's garden at the bottom. The bit I cleared in the June 25th post. Andrew put in tomatoes and tobacco plants. which are doing very well. I spoke to the new neighbours over Karol's fence, he was tidying up the garden, I met his partner and his son end of July briefly. I will miss Ness and Squidgy a lot especially Emmie. I know it will not be long before I see her again. Squidgy brought me a present back from Wales, a picture of Summer, a hologram, well not her, but so like her. The face moves as you go past it and it's like she is following you. Very nice thank you all very much.

 

Just looks like Summer.



8th

Going on my bike today to some of the shops close by to see if I can get some buttons for the many cardigans I have made. To buy them individually will cost a lot. So I was hoping to get a bulk buy, but they no longer sell buttons. In between shops I had a bit of an accident. While getting off a slope I overbalanced and fell to the floor with my bike on top of me. (Mine is a heavy bike as it is an electric one.) Cutting my elbow and upper arm. Causing bruising to come out straight away. I was helped up by people close by and asked if I had really hurt myself- I was ok, What I did not realize till later was I had torn my shirt at the back. 

I did not know at the time I had also cut my back. A bruise came up after a few days. I was mucky, bruised and my arm was bleeding as well. I must have looked a right sight walking round the shops.  Also, a bruise on my right wrist, with all the other bruises and cuts on my left side. 

Later bruises came up on my right leg where the bike had fallen on me. I was shaken up but otherwise ok. I was more bothered about where I was going to park my bike, as no places to fasten it to. Eventually, I got a clear fence to lock it to. I got my Brother a cotton jumper for his birthday. Some gel pens for me, they are easier for me to use than biros, so it was not a wasted trip.


9th

Cleaning up again with having the back door open all the time leaves and bits blow in. Went to take my Brothers Birthday present for his Birthday tomorrow. Nice to see him and Bev his wife. Garry their son was also there. A good chat and a cup of tea. Garry has a very little chihuahua dog which sat on my knee for a while. What would Summer think?  

10th

Hair cut by Debbie as usual looks good. I think now she has got to know my hair like Helen (past hairdresser) used to and knows what I want even more than I do. 


11th

B12 injection today, sore as usual but did not last too long this time. Watering the greenhouse and tubs. Did some before I went and the rest when I came back. Hot again but the weather man are saying it's going to change Sunday or Munday and storms and rain to come and a lot cooler. 


12th

30c at times later, very warm on the common so did not have a long walk today as we went a bit later. I took Summer some water and a biscuit. We sat in the shade to give her a rest and let her cool down. I gave her the little treat and she had her drink, she enjoyed it very much. This is not going to happen every day as she gets a biscuit when we get back. Later I gave her a bath. She was so mucky the water was brown. I lifted her front paw up and she overbalanced and went under the water. She huffed and puffed a bit but she was ok. All clean and towel dried. So white and fluffy now. She ran around outside for a while and then, had a sleep. I let her dry naturally and soon she was completely dry. Later I brushed her and loads of undercoat came off all soft and fluffy like cotton wool. Hope she stays clean for at least a few days. 




All fluffy and clean again.


Later more watering in the greenhouse and garden, drying up very fast now. 


13th

Warm to start with but a coolish breeze. I took a drink for Summer again but no biscuit this time. She was happy with just the water and did not look for it.  Doing this Blog later as not started it at all. Got quite a bit done.  I am making another table for a youtube lady who is called Sheila, as not very happy with the last one I made. We had Taco Bell for tea but for me, it laid very heavy and made me feel very uncomfortable. Andrew had some with us as it's his favourite takeaway. He is vegetarian but somehow got a meat one. This made him ill and obviously ruined his meal.


14th

Started cleaning up and just got the bathroom and kitchen done when Lindsay and Jamie -Lee turned up. Never mind I can do the rest tomorrow. Nice to see them they as usual stayed for tea chips curry and rice plus a few extras. Nice, it was too but I was not too hungry. My head feels mashed up and I am finding it hard to think today not making sense of what people say. I think it's the heat and tiredness.

 

15th

Well Sheila's doll is finished and I am happy with it so later she will be on her way to Sheila.

 

She might be a bit warm but she can take off the jumper.
                                                                  

                                                Sheila doing what she loves best -knitting.

 

 

The weather is changing as storms are coming to most places in the UK. Hope we get some really big ones to clear the air.

Squidgy and Emmie came round, really good to see Emmie again. She was pleased to see me and said she had missed me. I said I had missed her as well. She had a red face as she had bean on the trampolines at a play centre. We had a call later from Malc Paul's Brother saying Pam his wife was in hospital dehydrated and not well at all. Hope you soon improve Pam all the best. 

No storm for us but some places got drenched with lots of rain. Chris Stark from Radio 1- said, it's very wet in London and he got soaked coming to work on his bike. Got the ironing done as not as hot today but still very humid. Around 5pm it started raining very heavily the little plants in the garden were lapping it up. You could almost hear their joy. I have bean watering most days but rain is still best. Andrew stood out in it for a while, I did too but got cold so came in. The air smelt so sweet. Mini Shiela has now bean posted so she will soon see it. I am excited to see her reaction.


17th

A lot cooler today 15C I woke up to cold feet and spasms in my legs and feet. Doing the bedrooms today as I thought it would be cooler it was not and I was sweating a lot. Got them done so I was pleased. Malc phoned up and said Pam will be in a few more days as they are more doing tests, and he will keep us informed. 


18th

Up early today as the headache I went to bed with is still there. On the common be for 9am. Summer played with her ball something she has not done for a long time. She really enjoyed herself when we got back she was soon asleep. Got quite warm later 24C, but still heavy air. Having a rest today as bean busy the last few days. Why not, everyone else does. 


19th

Met Rory and Mary on the common we walked around the common together. After they both came back here for a cup of tea and water and biscuits for the dogs. This was the first time they had bean here. Rory was well settled and Summer and he was having a cuddle under the table. Rory looked around the garden and went on the flower bed bit. Summer told him off and again when he went upstairs. Summer does not go upstairs at all unless she is carried. When I am ill. Paul will bring her up. 

Message from Malc, Pam probably has Parkinson's. My Mum had it as well, it's where you shake sometimes. Severe at times others times not as bad, different for everyone though. Shiela got her little Shiela today and put up a video she was very excited and said it was the best happy mail she ever had.


20th

Quite windy today and pleasant, not too hot. Taking up Paul's trousers, two pairs, and then Andy's trousers that need to become shorts. Got them all done and was pleased with the results.  Saw Debbie and Bella her dog, on the common. Gave Bella the kisses she likes. Debbie said Monty was not well with sickness and the runs and had bean to the vets again. Monty has bean going with an ear infection and was put on steroids. Debbie thinks that is what made him ill. We also saw Mary and Rory and walked back with them. Rory wanted to come back with me but Mary said no, not today, and gave him a treat to take his mind off coming here.

21st

Saw Debbie and Monty with Sooty her other dog (she has four dogs) Sooty. Monty has improved now and is able to come out. Debbie said he was so weak before and could hardly move at all. He looked a lot better too and barked at me like he usually does. Nice walk on the common with Pat and Milo her dog. We went on to the top bit where I do not usually go as it can be too much for me. With someone else, you do not notice it so much. Summer will just trot along me where ever I go, slow and steady.


22nd

Dull to start with but so humid it got to over 90% later again I felt like I was being crushed and such a bad head too. Cleaning up today downstairs it's very hot and heavy. Malc came round and said Pam is doing a lot better, a few more tests then soon home. Humidity is still very high when I went to bed in the early hours of the 23rd. 


23rd

Washing out, windy and sunny dried very well today. Put the button on the cardigans I ordered on the internet as They arrived yesterday. They look good I think.  







Gloves for presents.


Summer actually buried a bone today in the garden not just covered with a few leaves. Well done Summer.

26th

Would have bean my Mums Birthday today, or it still is as Andrew said, but she is no longer with us. She was a very caring person who would help anyone. She worked so hard, then at last retired but there was no time left for her to enjoy it and she suddenly passed away.


27th

Cleaning up today I have bad back ache and spasms shooting up and down. We had Indian for tea and it was awful no taste at all,  you would not have known it was a curry. Andrew and Paul said theres was bad as well. Not be going back there again. I would sooner have a Chinese any time.


28th

Summer saw a few of her friends that she had not seen for a while. A rest day today as I have bean busy a lot over the last few days. Mary said since Rory and her came here a few days ago, he always looks this way as if he wants to come again. She said they will visit again soon.


29th

A bit cooler today. Saw quite a few of Summers and my friends today, some days we see no one.  We are having a BBQ later, Lindsay and Jamie-Lee are coming too. Jay-Jay turned up to show us his new motorbike and stayed as well. There was going to be a rocket launch today, Artemis a moon survey mission but was cancelled, because of the weather and possible storms later. The launch was from Florida which is known for storms and changeable weather. Hopefully, it will be soon and the launch will go ahead next time. 


Well, that's August's, Blog no too much to report, and very late too. I thought I had published it and did not check. Well never mind it here now, hope you all enjoyed it. 

All the best love Gill.


July.

 July 2nd

Finished off putting the last bits right in the bedroom. Doing a bit more of the grandmother doll going well. My friend Joy came to see me and liked the doll very much. She asked if I would make her one as a present. I decided to let her have this one for her Birthday or Christmas, as both are in December. The doll clothes in the pattern were shown stitched onto the doll but I have made them all so they can be taken off. When completely done I will put a picture up.  


3rd

Today on our walk Summer spotted the gate between the park and the Supported Learning Centre was open. So in she goes, they had on a craft day with stalls. I thought Summer would just go in the foyer, but no in she went into the school. She looked at all the stalls and even appeared to be reading the sign that said more stall this way as she did just that. She wandered into the cafe part, and a man said they were not open yet. Summer did one of her huffs and walked away. The man said I think she understood. I said she does understand a lot more than normal dogs. People thought it was lovely that she came to visit them. One lady asked if she bought anything. I said no she had no money. The lady then said, she has nowhere to keep any. She was getting a lot of attention for sure and loving every minute. I managed to get her away and we carried on to the common where we had a nice walk. Next time I will find out more about these craft stalls and maybe have one myself next time. Summer will have some money as well.


5th

We saw a hare on the common today the first one I have seen there. In town later sorting out things for Lindsay's Birthday. Got some more grey wool for grans hair as I ran out doing the hair but it's the wrong shade of grey. Paul will try tomorrow when he goes in for his dinner. If not, a little rabbit I made named Sebastion will have to sacrifice his trousers. No wool so sorry your trousers will have to go I will replace them of course. 


Letter from cardiology after my CORONARY ANGIOGRAM, a few weeks ago, things are not too bad. One of the valves is not right, a BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE WITH STENOSIS.  Nothing too much to worry about,  I just need regular checks. I am going to go running again after the hot weather has cooled a bit. Something for me instead of for someone else. 


8th

A lot of watering today greenhouse and garden as drying up fast. Did quite a bit in the garden as well as weeding and general tidy up. A bit of sewing for Andy across the road. More knitting Sebastion now has some new trousers. Very good of him to give up his trousers for granny's hair.





Got to 28C in our garden then clouded over then a bit cooler later on.


11th

Had a massive spasm attack in my neck and right shoulder. This was so painful on an already tight neck. The pain went down my arm. Not nice but Something I have grown to accept with RSD. I took IBBRUES and BACLOFEN A MUSCLE relaxant plus TIGER BALM and some OROMORTH. Very hard to move like getting in and out of the chair. Terrible later with nerve pain and touch pain (pain that radiates up my arm with the slightest touch of my fingers.) I could hardly stand up straight. Paul helped me but I did not want him to touch me as too much pain. The tablets made me feel very far away. Ness two doors asked me once if I ever bean to Space as I had on a Space X t-shirt, I said many times as I have bean spaced out with my tablets. Bed, hopefully, a better day tomorrow. 


12th


Hotter today got to over 32C. My neck is not as bad today so long as I take it easy no fast moves. 

Lindsay's Birthday- they are coming round for tea, Chinese.  Jay-Jay came too but not Tommy-Lee, Jack a friend came as well. Tea did not happen as tempers got frayed and Lindsay went home. Nothing to do with me though.


13th

Paul and I have bean invited to a wedding in October and also we are going to another one in September. 

Today is eighteen years since all this RSD nightmare started. All these years of hell; lost friends that I used to run with. Things that are impossible to do now. How can an innocent fall turn into all this? Why because RSD can. I know I am stronger than a lot of people but, even the strength can break down at times. There is no one to pick you up either, as no specialist near here. I have never as yet met anyone with RSD. A lonely miss understood life that will just get worse with age and go on and on. 


15th

Terrible pain in my neck, shoulder, and back. The nerve pain is shooting down my arm making my fingers numb and tingle with pain, also affecting my leg. the pain is going into my neck and head. I feel quite ill at the moment. My chair is a rise-up one, that helps you get out it easier, so I have bean using that just to move out the chair. As soon as I move the pain gets so much worse and I am doubled up trying to get the spasms under control. I am taking a lot of extra tablets which have made my stomach bad so I am being sick now, all I need with these terrible spasms. spasms. Well, things can only get better.


17th

The first day in a while I've woken up without chronic pain. I think the pain is beginning to go a bit. I am trying to move a bit more and doing a few exercises to gently move my neck and shoulders. Not easy and the spasms are still coming not as bad but still very painful.


18th

The start of two predicted very hot days could rise up to 40C, this does not seem possible but at four pm it was 36C. This felt hot enough Summer was Ok as she slept a lot. We have fans in both the dining room and front room so this will help hopefully. Night time temperature was 22-23C so a bit warm for trying to sleep not as though I get much anyway.


19th

Records were broken today in Lincoln with a recording of 40.1C the highest recorded in the UK. I am struggling to cope, I know a lot of you are, but with RSD it's a nightmare that goes on and on. My nervous system is like a child's and isn't able to cool off or heat up the same way it used to. This is something you can not stop just because you do not like it or take more pills to cope there is nothing you can really do. Just trying to keep as cool as I can, but just sat here, I am wet with sweat, then shaking because I have overheated too much. The high humidity is not helping either. 


20th

Well, cooler today but the house is still very hot I think it will be a few days before it cools down again. The temperature is around 27C at two pm but at night time, this did not drop very close and heavy. Hopefully, a storm is on the way.


21st

 Finished off a hat and gloves set, seems weird knitting a hat and gloves in the last few day's heat. Also, Gran is finished now, I did the hair like a perm. This took around two to three hours but I think it was worth it as she looks good. This will be for a Christmas present.





         I was pleased with this set as well. 



I am so pleased the temperature has dropped to 22C about half of what it has bean. Not sure how much more I could take of this heat. Not just the heat affected me but also the very heavy humid air, which is still high. This felt like I had someone on my back the whole time. Having the pain and spasms did not help as I was sweating from that be for the heat came. I know it was only around four to five days of immense heat but this country is not used to it and can not cope. 


23rd

Cleaning upstairs, as a bit cooler now but still very humid we need rain and a good lot too. Rung up a few of my friends and had a chat with them. Two doors away are moving today Ness and Squidgy plus Ben and Emmie. Not far as I have already said but, I will miss Emmie and I know she will miss me. We will still keep in touch and I will go there and she will still come here.


24th

Bit of knitting now making a baby cardigan in white. Tidying up in the garden and yet more watering seems to be a full-time job now. Sprayed for green fly and any other bugs. I took a picture of Karol's (next door)  roses from upstairs there are loads. The heat has not done them too good but still, they are very beautiful.  





Even though it's a lot cooler I feel very sticky and mucky. I am just pleased my body has calmed down and is mostly back to my RSD normal. 


25th

Up before seven thirty as I woke an hour earlier and laid for a while, no chance of getting back to sleep. Might as well get up. Summer and I were on the common before eight so quite cool for her. We did not see any of her friends. Some we have not seen for around two weeks now like Mary and Rory. They either come on the common very early or not at all when it's very hot.  Summer does look for him every day but no Rory today Summer. Summer has copped quite well but like every else got very hot. I put a wet tea towel on her this helped her quite a bit.

I took some pictures of the common to show how dry and brown it is. 

                                                        Horses under the trees keeping cool.   


                                                          Sumer looking good as usual. 
                                               I think she may have found something to eat.




 A few days after these pictures were taken some fool, set fire to the dry grass. lucky there was not a lot of damage. 

26th
I am trying to put new linings on the computer room curtains as they got ruined with cactus plants that used to be on the window sill. This took all afternoon but they are as good as new now, and will last a few more years. I forgot my friend Jenny's Birthday so I rang her to apologise. It was today so not too bad. Usually, I would have gone round yesterday or first off today. I thought it was in August. I have a present plus a special one for her. Seeing her on Thursday.

27th
When Summer and I got back from the common Emmie was here. Her Dad and her are getting the last bits from their house as the keys are handed over to the new people. Emmie is very sad about moving but she will be alright she has a friend close by and goes on holiday to Wales Saturday. We played with the Barbies dolls. After she had gone I cleaned up downstairs. I am very tired as going to bed late around four am and getting up around eight am. 

28th
Up early again but I feel like I have had some sleep. Jenny here today hopes she likes her presents and card. A lovely afternoon with Jenny just talking and catching up on the last few weeks. 





This is what Andrew made especially for Jenny, she thought it was lovely. She liked the other things as well; shower things, soap, and hand cream.  

29th
In town today to get Wayne a few bits for his Birthday, he is getting money so just a few bits to open on the day. He is coming with Kayleigh on Sunday. This will be the first time I have seen Kayleigh since 2019, a few days before I broke my wrist. It will be so good to see them both. I did see Wayne last Christmas. I am really looking forward to this. Extra work for me but it will be worth it.

30th
Happy Birthday, Wayne see you both soon. Knitting a little character doll for a YouTube lady for who I got patterns off as a thank you. Not far off finished, I will put a picture on here in the next Blog.

31st 
Paul has gone to pick up Kayleigh and Wayne from Halifax. I am cleaning up downstairs. Later we will have Chinese for tea, Lindsay and Jamie-Lee will join us. Wayne and Kayleigh arrived around three, cups of tea and catch-up time. Good to see them both. Wayne opened his presents and liked them all just a few bits like I said.


Well, friends, that's another Blog down. Not too bad a month apart from the heat but that affected everyone. My neck spasms were very painful as well, but I recover to go on another day. 

Hope things are good with you all or at least not too bad. 

All the very best to you all Love Gill. 




June.

 June 1st

I got a phone call to say an appointment is available for next Wednesday for urology for an investigation with a camera into my bladder. So I am pleased as I have not waited long at all. I feel very tired today but hurt more when I sit down. Plated some old tatties in a large clay pot, they were in the veg rack in the shed with spurts on so I thought why not try them. The greenhouse and outside are doing very well. Andrew has sowed a lot of seeds as well, all doing very well.  


2nd

Andrew came on our walk today, Summer played with her ball, for the first time in ages, she was puffed out after all the running around.  Bit of chest pain early in the morning before I went to bed, not sure if it was a muscle or something else like my heart. Went after I used my spray so it's ok.   


4th

Made three lots of cakes for the street party that a neighbor has organized, trouble is no one much knows about it. According to the forecast, it's going to rain most of the day. Knitting the cardigan for Jamie-Lee and I have to do the button band but I did it wrong. So had to pull most down and start again. Got it right now. So just the buttons to put on. My daughter Lindsay burnt her arm on a BBQ they had. It looked quite sore but I think it will be OK. Paul took her some dressing to help with the healing.


5th

A neighbor who is having a street party or should I say was. Now it's in her house. The trouble is still no one knows about it. I went across and took the cakes and stayed a while. Had a sausage and a small bit of cake. As far as I know, I was the only one who went. Bad headache later a nerve type one running from my neck across to the left side of my head and under my eye.


6th

Woke with the same headache still after not much sleep, Went to look at beds, as Paul and I need a new one. Our present one is around seventeen years old. Got one sorted and is coming end of the month. A lot of pain later mostly nerve pain in my knees elbows and shoulders. Took extra pain tablets did not help much though. 


7th

Warm today. Saw Mary on the common with Rory. Summer had not seen her and when I asked her where is Mary? She looked the way we normally see her. When she finally saw her she ran so fast to get her treat. Mary said she had never seen her run so fast. I said she can if it involves food. Rory took Summer for a drink in the long grass and they both came out very smelly. Washing today two lots. Doing a bit in the garden as well. Pulled up some of the Chinese lanterns as they had spread so much. Hopefully, they will replant elsewhere. Lindsay and Andy our neighbor are having some. 


8th

Camera test for my bladder today at urology.  Everything went well a bit painful going in, More so later on. Night time it was very sore like I had cystitis again, and going for wees a lot more. Hopefully, overnight, it will calm down. The Doctor who did the test said everything was looking good and she could see no problems. I asked her if the trouble I had could have bean a kidney stone, and she said very likely. Later I had my feet up and my big toe on my left foot went into a spasm. I tried to release it but it would not go. Managed to get it right only for it to go again so painful.


9th

Pain is quite a bit better today so that's good. Later Paul had passing out due because of his diabetes was not being controlled right. Andrew and I got him sorted and he was OK later.


10th

Paul seems all right today. Bladder good apart from, not much warning for wanting a wee. Ironing for over two hours, very warm.  Grandchildren are on holiday in Turkey with their Dad well two of them are. Jay-Jay did not go, just Tommy-Lee and Jamie-Lee, It will be a bit hotter there I think. 


12th

Kidney scan today, this did not take long. The lady scanner said she could not see anything wrong. Again I asked her about kidney stones and she said I could have had one and passed it hence the pain and bleeding. Because it was a week or so ago it would not show up now. More knitting, making a toy this time a Grandmother doll. Changed a few of the clothes colours to try to finish some of my bits and bobs of wool. I have finished knitting all my other things now. The tatties I planted are up and looking good we might get some little tatties from them, but will have to wait and see for a while.


14th

A nice start to the day I saw four squirrels may be five as one I could have seen twice. Went to see if the baby geese were there. They were, but on the island and unless I had food they were not coming to see me. My friend Jenny is here today after her hair trim, as usual looked very nice. While Jenny was here Lindsay tuned up. Lindsay ended up staying for tea we had stew it was very good, there is some left for another day too.  A lot of pain today mostly in my legs, got worse late at night had to take extra tablets. The front room tv has gone wrong so Paul is watching tv on a little one more like a monitor. He will have a new one soon. 


15th

Another lovely summer's day very warm too, going to the dentist for a check-up. All Ok the dentist was going to clean them, but the machine would not work. Bit of shopping on the way back walking back home it was hot and humid. I was just about all in when I got home. At least I got the things I wanted so that was good. Lindsay came round soon after I got back guess what she stayed for tea again, chips this time. Put the blind we use for the greenhouse on, as it was getting very hot in there 48C at one time. Headache most of the day it's so humid and very heavy. This affects most RSD suffers like this. Paul has now got a new TV so the little one he was using is back in the computer room. The TV looks very similar to the other one. I knew he would not be without one for long.


17th

Summers Hair cut today a bit shorter as she is getting very hot and bothered. She was good as usual and did not go to sleep this time. Paul and Andrew have gone to the Birmingham Airport to pick up Roberto one of Andrew's friends from Amsterdam. We were not sure if he would get here or not as Airport is delaying or canceling a lot of flights due to a lack of staff.  His flight was canceled, rebooked then delayed but he got here, and they are on their way back from  Airport. With it being late gone seven. Paul decided to get fish and chips for Roberto and him, and curry and chips for Andrew and I. But when does Paul need an excuse to get a takeaway. They were very good. The temperature got to 32/33C in the garden very hot and so heavy.  


18th


Bit of rain today and it feels a bit coolers on the common. Doing my Blog, but somehow it just became deleted because it did not save for some reason. Had to do most of it again.  Chinese for tea, very good too and I enjoyed it so did Roberto. 


19th

Summer and I saw Mary on the common and I took a picture of Rory as I did not have one of him.

Lovely Rory


Summer on the common her favourite place apart from my knee.


Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round. Jamie-Lee said she and Tommy-Lee had a good holiday. They did not stay too long as Jamie-Lee is back at school tomorrow. While she was here Lindsay cooked them both some tea. I did roast beef and all the bits, very good it was too. We had it a lot later and after Lindsay and Jamie-Lee had gone home. Have not done a proper roast dinner for a while. Andrew did not join us, having a pizza later. Roberto washed up and I dried.  


20th

Today Andrew took Roberto on a walk and they went up Steep hill. (This hill is proberly the steepest hill in Lincoln.) Something he had wanted to do while here, In Holland, they do not have hills no a novelty for him. He said it was not too bad. Very warm today. Did the ironing not really the day to do it but now it's done till next time.


21st

Happy Birthday Andrew, hope you have a good day. We got him a phone plus other things. Lindsay was coming round but Tommy-Lee was not very well. We had an Indian takeaway for tea, very tasty and hot. I do not always have this as it can upset my stomach. Feeling very full now and just going to watch a bit of TV till bedtime. Later there was a police helicopter circling overhead. Paul found out on Facebook that it was a man with a baseball bat and a machete sword. The story said he had stabbed someone and the Police were looking for him. Not sure if they found him or not.


22nd

Woke at 5.45 very hot only bean in bed since 3.45 could not get back to sleep for ages still awake at 7am, dozed a bit then till I got up about 8am. I think the air was very heavy plus the spicy Indian food I had did not help. Feels a lot warmer today very hot no breese on the common. 11.30 it was 23C. Cleaning up down stair today. Very hot and heavy. After having quite a lot of heavy meals over the last few days for tea, I did a salad and new potatoes, good and just right after the richer meals we have had.


23rd

Well, another warm day but overcast later, but heavy and warm again. Summer and I went down Sincil Bank for a walk today it was a lot cooler as most in shade. Now and again she does like to have a change. Roberto's last full day as he goes back home tomorrow, For tea we are having the leftover Indian meal with baked potatoes. 


24th

Roberto's last day, Andrew and he came for a walk on the common with Summer and I. He wanted to get a good picture of the Cathedral from the common, but it was very misty. Soon it was time for him to leave. Andrew got him a lot of cheese to take back with him so he and his wife will be very happy.  Paul took them both to the airport. A bit later Emmie came round and we played with the Barbie dolls. I have pulled my left groin a bit. Well, I say pulled not sure as RSD can just start hurting whenever it wants. Feels quite sore and hurts a lot when going up levels, and putting on shoes or socks or anything that requires raising my leg.  


25th

Took the bench out of the greenhouse so I can plant the tomatoes I know they are late but they will be ok. Watered it well and got it all ready. Andrew and I asked Karol next door a bit ago if we could use part of his garden for extra plants we have. Sure no problem with that he said. The problem was it was so overgrown with ivy, nettles, and so many weeds. The ivy was coming over the wall from the car park that was the garage, now closed. I pushed it back and then started on the garden. Pulling up and digging as well as I could. My back was killing but only a bit to do now. Ignore it for now at least it has taken my mind off my groin pain. Anyway, somehow I got it all done and watered. Now ready for the plant's Tomatoes, and tobacco plants to see if they will do any good. These will be planted tomorrow as will the greenhouse. I hurt but so long as I do not move too fast it's okay. I know it hurts but it was all worthwhile as it looks really good.  


26th 

My back and legs are not the best but it will be alright once I get going. Put the toms in the greenhouse and Andrew did all the outside plants. Watered and settled them in rain later so just the right time. Plants are always better after a rain. Later I put slug pellets down, and cat stuff to keep them off the soil as well. 


28th

Getting the bedroom sorted out as we are getting a new bed tomorrow. Also new bedding and curtains. I had to iron the curtains as they were so creased. Watered the plants and outside ones as not as much rain fell as expected. Bean quite windy and warm over the last few days. 


30th

The bed has arrived so Paul is getting it sorted and putting on the headboard. Just have to put everything back and make up the bed. We have new pillows they are very thick and fluffy. We also have all new bedding. Paul is putting most of the old bed in the car, but the mattress will not fit so another trip will be needed, ready to take to the skip tomorrow, as not open today. Got most things back to normal, just my stuff to put back in the drawers under the bed. Looking after Emmie later, we came here for a bit then back to her house. While out Andrew had a fall and hurt his arm, a lot of nerve pain for a while. I think he will be alright tomorrow.

 

Well, here we are at the end of June, flaming June this time as bean very hot this month. Pain-wise average but more headaches. Mixed in other ways but quite good, as a new bed and tv which is mostly Paul's as he spends most of his time in there. Hope you all had a bit of the good weather and are all well. All the very best love Gill.




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