October 1st

Lliam my Nephew is doing ok. Lincoln hospital panicked a bit over his burns. There are bad but as bad they first thought.  As far as they can see he will not need skin graphs. He was very lucky that his friend pulled off his t-shirt and doused him with water. This could have bean so much worse. Lliam saved his face by turning the other way when he realised what was happening. All the best Lliam and recover fast. I know he will not like being off work one bit.


Nice walk on the common with Luna, we saw some of our friends and some new ones as well. Luna loves meting people, friends or not. Went on a bike ride today to see if my bike is ok. The puncture  has bean mended and every thing was good. All ready for Thursday and Pilates.  My wrist is painful and swollen with spasms and  pain, plus electric shocks. I am sure  RSD has stuck its nose in again as the other wrist I broke (2019) was like it. Not as painful though. I think there might be more to it. I am having a call from the Doctor ( November 1st) I saw last time when my plaster was taken off.  I am not able to do as much knitting as I would like, as my wrist spasms up all the time. Paul is cleaning the bathroom, something I spent two hours doing a few days ago, and hurt a lot after. Because he sanded the door down inside the house instead of outside, it messed it up again. Complete waste of my time and effort on my part.   


Luna was awake at six thirty scratching the door and crying. I thought she would sleep more as bean awake since nine PM last night. She did not settle when I left her last night. She had two walks as well yesterday.Nothing seems to tire her out, or maybe she gets too tired. I did get to Pilates though and enjoyed it very much.Preety much the same as before corvid. A lot of people who went to the last sessions were there and a few new faces. They were pleased to see me. My bike went well and I got up Canwick hill, with electric power and peddling. Rained a bit going but fine coming home. Its around ten mile plus round trip.


Last night I slept down stairs on the settee I am so fed up of coming up and down the stairs. Not getting hardly any sleep less then normal and that's not a lot. Luna slept well, I thought when I turned off the light she would jump up on the settee, no she did not and stayed in her basket all night. Being doing a bit more knitting made a bobble hat to go with a jacket I made sometime this year.  Took me three attempts to get a bobble that was good enough.

Bobble hat to go with the jacket I knitted for Meadow my Niece.


Went with Paul to get some cupboard doors, hinges, and  nobs that we are replacing. They doors are thick with varnish, this time they are going to be waxed instead, hopefully by me. Luna and I had a good long walk on the common, she is getting a very confident little pup. 


I have now finished off the baby set I am making for Willow; Lliam and Fiona's baby.

Hope she likes it.

Next are things for Christmas presents. I have quite a  bit to do but its whether my wrist will let me. The knitting I am doing now is on circle needles so I think its a bit kinder on my wrists. Still I can only do a bit at a time. 


Pilates today. It's damp and cold but at least I did not get caught in the rain I was home by then. I did well and managed some things like arms up and swings that I could not do be for covid. My arms were just too painful back then from the RSD. Paul was here when I got back, he was not needed at the hospital volunteering. Very tired for the rest of the day but a nice tired after doing something I like, Pilates. 


A rest day or so I thought. Went out in the garden and decided to do some of the pulling up the dead bits and just general garden tidy. Going well till it rained but I got a lot of it done. Saved seeds for next year as well. Came in and did a bit more knitting instead.


First frost of the year, when I was out side last night there was no sign of frost, so must have turned a lot colder later. Sunny later and warm in the sun but cold wind out of it. I know it was cold on the common. 


I have bean having trouble with one of my tablets for the last few weeks, 100MG  (TEGRETOL)  CARBAMAZEPINE - not being able to get them  being told the chemist they have got them, not got them not able to get them, being offered liquid instead then tablets again 200MG  I only had a few tablets left and need them for FACIAL NEURALGIA and these help very much.

Paul took  the old doors and other bits to the skip. I did a bit more in the garden so not much more to do now looks good as tidy now. Paul took all Lindsay's bits to her house that have bean in our shed. Also the Sylvanias that have bean here three years. 


I had a call from the chemist saying that I have bean prescribed 200 mg tablet of TEGRETOL CARBAMAZEPINE . I could have cried I thought it was all sorted out. I told her they are too small to be cutting them in half and the liquid was prescribed for me last week. She said she would sort it and ring me back later or tomorrow.


Did two hours of ironing, sheets plus clothes. Very tired  today bean quite busy this last week. No phone call from Doctors or Chemist. 


I called the chemist to see what they had come up with and was told it was all in order, and she was stood there with the liquid in her hand. They had put a bit in a separate bottle for some reason instead of a bigger bottle she said. At least it was all sorted or was it? I hope so. I did not go to Pilates today not feeling the best very tired, when its getting close to my B12 injection (31st). I can feel very drained as if it has not quite the same affect or it it just me? Other people who have them have said the same thing. I think the hand pain is getting to me. I can knit, but not for long. I do not move my left hand when knitting, but still get a lot of spasms down it which are very painful and don't know when to stop. 


A lot of rain has fallen and the Sincil Bank is very high. I think it will go over some time soon. A lot of houses have bean flooded and people have had to move out. I know the under ground streams on the common are full and making mini rivers down the slopes and collecting in big puddles in a lot of places. Luna gets very wet and muddy. I need to get her a coat, she is so skinny so it will have to be a very slim one. We did not go out today as the rain hardly stopped. The trees are getting bare and the common is dieing off.  Soon it will look very bare and cold. I have bean told there are a lot of small deer on there and have bean seen by a lot of people.  I have not seen them as yet.


The river is very high and can be seen from our house. My friend Debbie lives on the river  bank and is around two feet away from the river at the moment. She is not too bother as it has happened before and has bean higher.


Doing things in the  garden very wet but things need doing and tiding up. Usually I would have put plants in the green house for winter. The greenhouse now is not mine so no do. Weather it can be used again we will have to wait and see, if they use it or I can again. I cut through the little lights that we put up for Summer. Obviously they did not work after that. I tried to mend them but could not. My hands were like I had on boxing gloves again. Also I have tried to get rid off the rust marks caused by the chairs on the patio. I tried lemon juice and bicarbonate soda this helped a bit and I think it will fade with time. 


Cleaning upstairs, a good clean, moving things and putting the winter quilts on as colder now. Went into town later to get a Birthday present for Tracy. I got her a very nice jumper and I think she will like it. Also a few more gifts for Christmas presents. I did quite well in a short time I was there.


Paul took me to Pilates as rain pouring down. A good session and I managed things that I could not  previously do. I did a load of squats and got down very low.  


Rest day as a bit tired today. Luna got very wet on the common as she was looking for Rory who kept wandering off. She needs a coat like I have already said. She stood there at the crossing shaking and was very wet. When we get home she gets dried off and we sit there with her wrapped in her soft towel. After a around an hour or so and a cup of tea later for me, a biscuit for Luna and she is raring to go again. I think I over did the squats at Pilates as muscles are tight in the top of my legs. 


Andrew and I went to "Pets at Home"  to get Luna a coat. We tried loads on but she is very skinny so not a lot fitted her. Luna walked most of the way and back only carried near a busy road called Tritton road. She was very tired when we got back and had a good sleep. She had already had a good walk in the morning. I think she probably walked around four miles in total maybe more. 


Luna wore her coat for the first time and got compliments from a few people who saw her. Debbie said she looked very cute, and she does. She likes it as well and does not try to get it off. The coat is very light and waterproof its a 3 peaks one so good quality. She felt nice and cosy when I took her coat off and a lot drier too.

She thinks she is cool.

I finished off the garden now and trimmed next doors roses like I used to do for Karol. The new people are hopping to move in next month. Bit more knitting later, the blanket, and two head bands, to keep ears warm instead of a hat. These are going be for Jamie-Lee, my  Granddaughter, and Emmie, who I used to look after two doors away be for they moved.


Had my B12 injection  this hurt but only for a little while an hour or so. I am hopping this will make me feel a lot better with more energy .

Andrew is wearing the hoodie that I knitted him, and it looks good I am pleased with it. Whether I would make another adult one I am not too sure, as it took a lot of doing. When you are used to making little baby ones its a big jump up in size.  

Andrew in his hoodie.

And a few bonus photos of Luna to end the blog:


Luna and Andrew. Taken in September

Another month gone and Winter is here and it's cold now. The common has changed a lot and will change more as the year comes to the end. It's bean a painful month and tiring too, that's not going to change at all.

All the very best to you all. Love Gill


September 2nd.

On the common with Luna, she decided it would be fun not to come back, when I called her to put on her lead. Told her off and finally got her ready to go home, she is very fast and to her everything is a game. Rest day today as tired from yesterday's gardening. Later the dog next door was barking, the family have gone on holiday and someone is supposed to be looking after him. He barked from the moment they went hardly stopping. At times he had a rest, poor dog, he must have bean exhausted. He upset Luna as well. Why have a dog if you can not make proper arrangements for him. When we see them we will ask what was arranged for the dog. 


A bit better night than lately with Luna. Going to be a hot day again. Going to do a bit more in the garden later. The dogs family came back around ten pm. A long time for a dog to be on its own. I am just pleased they are back. 


Luna was better at coming back on the common today. She comes back every other time but as soon as its lead time she does not listen. She even got a treat from my friend which she enjoyed very much, her first from a another person. Paul spoke to next door family and they said he was being looked after by a an elderly parent. She was deaf that explains the night, but not during day, as she would see him. Usually he only barks when on his own which I think, he was a lot. Any way they are back now and its there dog not mine


Dull to start with then quite hot. Heavy air probably a storm later hopefully. My wrist, the one I broke is very painful spasms and just pain. I think this could be RSD more and more as time goes on. Very warm at night never dropped below 20C. I was even warm and I am usually cold even in the summer. 


Happy Birthday Tommy-Lee, seventeen and Jamie-Lee,eleven. We are seeing them tomorrow as they have plans today. Luna on the common was wild, you would not think she had so little sleep last night.


Saw the grandchildren in the afternoon and Tommy-Lee's girlfriend who I had not previously met. Very preety and petite. Also saw there new puppy, a Border Collie called Bonnie. She was hot so did not have a lot to do with us. Lindsay said she is sleeping at night as well, being in Lindsay's room I think makes a huge difference to a Bonnie. I have said I will not take Luna upstairs as it will not be safe for me.

Went to see my friend Jenny, she is doing well. She has a two seater and three seater settee that she no longer wants as a new one is on its way. Paul took measurements but I think it will be too big we could have the big one but Paul said two or none. She also gave us loads of computer things that her late husband used to use, plus other things. Thank you very much Jenny good to see you. 


Slept in the front room so when Luna cried I just shouted to her "bed time go to sleep" I think it worked but, I said it lots of times. Cleaning up today got it all done apart from the dining room. A neighbour had arranged to have a parcel delivered here, as she would be out. Where did they try to deliver it-again? her  house of course. 


My friend Joy came to see me today. She brought sausage rolls, plus a packet of treats for Luna. This is the first time Joy has seen her and she thought she was lovely. Her nephew has got a pup around the same age as Luna, it's a Great Dane; yes quite a lot bigger. 


Sorting out a few cupboards, you know things you keep just in case then weeks later get rid of them. Chinese tubs which Paul thinks we should have loads of. We now have around ten just in case. The cupboards now look a lot better and you can see what we have got. 


A very wet night and a storm as well. Luna was awake every hour not sure if she knew I was in the front room or the storm upset her. I am going to sort out the knitting cupboard later to see what wool I have. I will soon start the Christmas gifts I am making for family. 


Pilates is back on again 21st not online, like during COVID and after but in the hall like it used to be. I had a choice of sit mostly down or what I used to do a long time ago on a mat. I have decided on the sit down one as later time and I think my body will cope better with this. I have a ten mile round trip on my bike hopefully. There is a bus but that means a half hour walk as it does not come down the high street. I hope my wrist will be ok so I can use my bike. Paul put two new tubes on it so it should go well, all downhill from here on.  I am looking forward to Pilates.   


During the night Luna somehow got upstairs to outside Andrews room, he is up two flights and she sat outside his door. She does not come down on her own, and needs to be carried. She must have cried but no one heard her, why she did not bark I do not know. I then probably would have heard her and every one else as well. She has a big bark for a little dog. I thought I had not heard her during the night and she was having a good one. I still woke up my self quite a few times. Luna is very tired and was upset earlier. I did not take her on the common, it rained a bit and she was just too tired and slept a lot of the day. Hopefully she will not go upstairs in the middle of the night again. 


I thought Luna would not sleep at night, but she did for four hours. For her this is good, when I heard her around six am, I got up and took her out on the grass, she had a wee. Luna then slept till nearly eight am. Good walk on the common, the mornings are beginning to get a bit colder now. Tried to keep Luna awake so if tired she would sleep better Did she no, less than last night. Awake three times then up at six thirty. 

Going to Pilates or that was the plan, another flat tyre there must be something in the outer tyre causing this. Went into town instead to get Paul something for his Birthday next week. 


Colder today 11C felt cold on the common too, I had my gloves on.We saw Mary and Rory, Mary said she was cold. Bit of knitting but wrist and fingers are painful today so not much got done. 


Luna and I saw a friend that had not seen Luna at all. She thought Luna was lovely. She has an cocker-poo, and a German shepherd dog, she is old now and does not get on the common as much and was at home. Bit of a rest day for me. I say that but did over an hour and half ironing. Sheets and mostly Paul's things I stopped for rests so my wrists did not get sore. Bit more knitting of  the yoke of mint green baby cardigan I am making. Seems I have bean making this for ages. 

Went to get a few things for the bathroom from Wickes so Luna was left on her own for a while. When  we got back she had jumped the board across the dining room door twenty six inches high. She is only twelve inches high herself.

Indian for tea/super. Andrew and I went to pick it up as only down the road. We saved around five pound that way. 


Happy Birthday Paul- He liked the things I got him and other things he got. Went to get my tablets on my bike to test it, all seems fine but the brakes need more adjustment. My Sister in law came round to see Paul to give him a card and presents. She gave me a big bar of chocolate for making the little jackets for her to give to Fiona and Lliam for baby Willow.  

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round for tea, a Chinese, not from our local one as its closed today. Andrew and I did not think this was as good as very bland. Tonight I am going up to bed as staying down  is not doing a lot of good as I think Luna wants to be in there with me. I did think it helped to start with as she did not get stressed before I heard her. 


Cleaning up a bit but Paul is doing things in the bathroom and making a mess so not worth doing too much. Football match tonight - West ham V Lincoln. Paul is going so is Tracy who supports West Ham. A man got her a ticket right at the front so she was well pleased. West ham won 1-0 but Lincoln had a goal disallowed, offside. Both Paul and Tracy said Lincoln had the better match and should have won.


Pilates try again as my electric bike should be ok now. I biked along on the flat then started to go up hill, a big hill. Power seemed to be judder and no speed. First thought was the battery as I have two of them. This was the older one but it had never let me down before. I got off and decided to walk up the hill pushing my bike but it was too much. I thought if I could just get up the hill I could get to Pilates as flat from there on. No- too much for me as mine is a very heavy bike to push, not to ride though. I turned round and went back home. I was so disappointed another day missed. Paul sent Jo a message and I will ring her later. 

After I had cooled off, as I was so hot my back was wet. I looked at my bike and could hardly be live what I saw another flat tyre. I felt around the outside of the tyre and found a bit of glass. Could this be what has caused all the problems? As for the loss of power this could have bean the tyre going down and making it harder for the motor to get grip fine on the flat but too much on a big hill. After Paul has looked again I will try it on the hill. I just hope it's not the electrics. I hope Jo understands and still keeps my place. Try again next week. 


A good night with Luna two thirty till seven ish. Paul has mended the puncture so hopefully that's all it is.

We got a message today from sister in law Bev that Lliam my Nephew had bean burnt with hot tar while working. Not sure how bad yet, he could need skin grafts. He has bean transferred to Queen Medical Nottingham from Lincoln County hospital. I will update when I know. 

Well not a lot to say this month Luna hopefully is getting better at nights. The rest of the time she is mostly good. She enjoys the walks we have on the common and is meeting lots of new friends. 

Hope things are good with you all all the best love Gill.


August  1st

Andy, our neighbour's housefront is getting done today.  New coating and painted up.  Lee from next door is doing it for him. It was all booked to do last year but, he got let down. Andy paid the money then, but the person did not do the work. Currently going through the court.  All the old coating off and cleaned up, a lot of dust but at least he is not there. Andy is staying with his parents for a few weeks while his leg heals a bit. He is not able to put weight on his foot at all. Around two week's time, he will get a boot fitted so he can walk. 

I am feeding his cat Smudge he is missing Andy a lot. I give a few cuddles and attention but that's not the same as Andy's love. A lady who lives down the street is going around to give him cuddles. All he wants when I go around is his food. Also, Andy's parents are going around as well.


Today would have bean Summer's 13th Birthday. Andrew and I used to joke that when Summer got to being a teenager she would be a rebel as she has bean such a perfect dog. Very sadly we did not get the chance to see. 

Luna has not had a long night's sleep since the 24th/25th of last month.  The last few days have bean wet so, I have to wipe Luna's paws when she comes in, that is if she does not run off before I get to her she is very fast. At least she is house-trained now, so long as someone sees her go to the door. When it's open she will just go out herself. If only she would sleep at night. While I was at the front door she ran straight past me and got onto the street enjoying every minute. I shouted to Lee who is doing Andy's house and he got her for me. She can run very fast and loves you to chase her. Lee grabbed her and all was well Luna is now safe inside. When the doorbell went she was in the garden. I did not see her run up to me at the front door. 

Lack of sleep and pain a lot from my arm plus the RSD pain as well is getting to me and wearing me down. The wet weather is not good either as every time Luna comes in, I need to dry her. She thinks this is a game. Often I can not dry her much before she runs off. This is meant to be Summer as well. Last year it was so hot 40/41C, too hot for just about everyone. Things will get better but at the moment it is very hard. I think you forget how hard an active puppy can be. Summer was very laid back from an early age so much different from this little Lunatic. 


The last two nights have not bean good with Luna sleeping or should I say lack of sleep. I thought the CBD oil was helping but not too sure. She is definitely more relaxed with it and not so crazy. She is one of those dogs that do not need much sleep, as right from eight weeks old she did not sleep much, even during the day. 


I have decided to sleep on the settee in the front room for a few nights, so I can just reassure Luna through the door without having to go into the dining room where she sleeps. I know the vets can give her something, but it's a very last resort. I have been given a few different sleeping aids over the years. Some had bad side effects some just did nothing apart from extra pain and made me feel very groggery.   


I think my sleeping on the settee sort of worked she slept from 2:45 to 7am. with just a bit of talking too through the door. 

B12 today this hardly hurt a bit, not even the afterpain I usually get. I was pleased as I am going into town to get my Brother a Birthday present for the 10th this Thursday. The town was very busy and a lot of children were in town as they were off school for summer. I got David a summer jumper and a sweat-type top. A few other bits then home. Luna has some flea and worming stuff coming through the post plus a chew toy. 


Not too bad a night I was very tired when I went to bed. Luna was as well. I had to take her out for a wee early morning before it was light. She settled after again to sleep a bit more.  I was very pleased about this as we both got more rest. 

Later Lindsay, Jammie-Lee, and Tommy-Lee came around. I have seen Tommy-Lee for quite a long time. My friend Debbie came for a cup of coffee later. Jammie-Lee was not too happy as she was not getting the attention she wanted. I told her that she is bigger now, nearly eleven years old, and should be able to amuse herself for a while. She knew Debbie was coming round to see me. Later my friend John came to see Paul and me. Not seen John for quite a while. He is a busy chap. Always good to see him.


A fair night with Luna. Not sure if she knows I am just a few yards away from her or not. Tried a bit more knitting but it hurts too much. I am getting really bored now.  Not long till the plaster is off. Even then I will not be able to do much as my wrist will be sore and stiff. 


Happy Birthday David hope you have a good day, he is sixty-five today my youngest Brother. We are going tonight to see him and Bev. Bev has asked me to bring the cardigans I knitted last year. Her youngest son Lliam, and wife Fiona are just about due to have their first baby. I took all I had knitted so far, so she has a good choice. Bev gave her them later after we had gone. She loved them all Bev said when she phoned me the next day. On the way we stopped at Lindsay's new house. I had not bean there for today. It's a nice house and when done up will be even better. 

David liked his presents and card. While there, all his other children called to see him so I got to see all my Nephews on the same day. Garry lives there and we saw him before he went to work. Ricky his oldest son, and of course, Lliam and his wife Fiona called in. Andrew was in charge of Luna or was it the other way round? 

Andy's cat is doing well but misses Andy of course. Andy gets a walking boot hopefully fitted on Tuesday so should be better for him as the crutches have not really worked for him.


Not the best of nights with Luna she woke many times. My wrist hurts a lot and feels very sore where the plaster has rubbed on each side. I have bean sorting my patterns to make some more baby cardigans for Fiona and Lliam when I am able to. With her liking the blue one I am going to make her another little one in a pale blue, this one is 4ply wool. Hopefully be able to knit properly soon.


The last few nights Luna has settled better so a bit more sleep for me. Keep it up Luna then things will be better all around.

Grantham Hospital today to take off the plaster. Going all the way there is around an hour of travelling when we have everything in Lincoln. Got the plaster off, quite red and sore where it has rubbed. The doctor who travels from Lincoln every day said it looked good. Quite swollen, he said that will calm down with exercise and use. I am to get some physio in Lincoln as well. Quite shocked about that.  I will need to wear a support for a while if I feel it helps, not all the time though, and to exercise it as well as from the sheet I have bean given. This support feels a lot better than the first one I had. I am having a bath later so will be able to put my arm in the water first time in four weeks. I had my first support on for two weeks then the plaster for four weeks. My wrist hurts a lot and is still swollen. I enjoyed my bath which was lovely. My wrist hurts a lot more on the other side not where it was broken. I still need help getting out of the bath.  


Was going to have a peaceful day but no, Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came around. Their dog Suey had her last journey and went to sleep for good. She was sixteen and was well-loved by all who knew her. Rest in peace Suey. 

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee stayed for tea as did Tracy who came around after work. Paul cooked it all, sausages plus tatties and veg, with beans from our garden. I got a phone call to say I have an appointment for physio on 30th August so that will be good. My wrist is quite painful today and hurts when I move it. 


Luna is a bit hit-and-miss with her sleeping more miss I think than hit. So not a lot of sleeping going on. my wrist is painful today which does not help.

Lindsay got a puppy for Jamie-Lee a collie type, quite cute, they have called her Bonnie. 

I got an appointment for my eyes at Pilgrim Hospital at Boston around an hour away. My optician was not happy with my last eye check-up What is wrong with Lincoln? Again as far as I know most things other hospitals have got Lincoln have too, obviously not the specialty ones of course like Nottingham for Newolgery. At least my physio is at Lincoln next week.


It would have bean my Brother's Birthday, and even though it's bean forty nine years I think about him a lot. What would he have done with his life where would he be if he had not had that accident on his bike when he was seventeen.

I cleaned up today I do the bathroom and kitchen, and Paul did the rest. My wrist hurts a lot and keeps going into spasms all the way up to the elbow. Not where it was broken, but the other side. At least I have physio next week so he will be able to tell me if this is normal or not. I have another bruise come up on my arm not sure how I got it though it's the size of a small marble. The big bruise I have on the same arm I hurt when it got trapped in the door handle is beginning to heal now so not as bad.


Andy came home to stay after three weeks away mostly with his parents plus a few days in hospital. He was most grateful to his Mum and Dad for all they had done for him. I was at his house feeding Smudge when he came in, eager to try the stairs. He went up and down with no problem. I said to him Don't fall as I will be squashed, he laughed he is not a little chap. Smudge was very pleased to see him purring like mad, as was Andy to see him. When he came across later Andrew heard him and brought out a tub of ice cream for him so he did not have to run for the van. He laughed and said he has had a lot of jokes like that even in the hospital. Pleased you are home Andy and a new house front as well. 


Eye appointment today at the Pilgrim Hospital Boston. Andrew is looking after Luna. Hopefully, she will be good for him. The appointment went well with various tests done on my eyes. All ok saw the Doctor who was called Doctor Guppa. I have seen him before probably when I damaged my eye after the seizures on holiday. He said they tested me or GLAUCOMA, all clear just very dry eyes which I knew about. I was pleased everything was fine. Andrew said Luna was good but very active. I thought she would sleep a bit as not much last night.


Not a good night again I am at a loss for what to do, she simply does not need much sleep at all night or day. CBD oil does not seem to work very much so do I keep trying with a different dose? I think I am going to ring the vet for advice as she is nearly five months old now so she should be more settled surely. Rang them but not much help.

Hair cut later I really need one as well. Luna next week good luck Maxine same groomer that cut Summer. She is looking forward to meeting Luna. Lliam and Fiona's baby girl has bean born. She is to be called Meadow, I like the name, both are doing well. 


Lindsay's pup Bonnie is doing well and likes the pen that Lindsay has borrowed from us. Unlike Luna who hated it and escaped on the first night. Lindsay does have Bonnie in her bedroom though. So I wonder if it would it be different if she was not with her all night. I am hoping to take Luna out later on the common. She loves it and can hardly believe that she has all this to play on. She walks very well on the lead and comes back when called, well mostly, she is still very young and at times unpredictable. 


Today would have bean my mum's Birthday, and even though it's been nineteen years I still miss her very much. Later on for tea/supper, Andrew, Paul, and I had an Indian takeaway. Andrew and I usually share a few veggie dishes. Though I'm not a vegetarian, I do not eat a lot of meat. My IBS likes it better that way.


Took Luna out on the common, and met a man with his two dogs that I have known since Summer was a pup as his are the same age. He looked at me strangely. He did not know about Summer at all, and I told him what happened. He was very sorry as he loved her as well as all who knew her did. He also said Luna was a lovely dog. When we got back from the common Luna had her breakfast and then a short sleep. Soon she was ready to go again. 


Mary and Rory dog came round to see us. Rory I think was more settled than the last visits. He had bean looking for Summer as he loved her very much. Both he and Luna had a sleep under the table. 

Later, Lindsay, Jay-Jay, Molly, Cory, and Jamie-Lee came around. Cory is three months old now and a big boy. 

Me and Cory.

Molly Jay-Jay and Cory.

Jay-Jay and Cory.

Paul and Cory.

Most of them had dinner here.  Tracy called in as well later. A busy day as the last of them did not go till around five or six pm. We were meant to be going to see Pam as it was her Birthday. I rang Malcolm (her husband) up and he said to come tomorrow instead. Pam has recently in hospital and was tired now so tomorrow it is.  


Took Luna out on the common again, Hopefully, this will be the everyday normal now. We saw Debbie with Bella and later with Kipling. She has three dogs and has three separate walks every day. Later we saw Pam and Malcum both well. Pam is looking well despite having SEPSIS. Malcolm said this was not really made very plain to him. Did she have it or not this depended on who you spoke to. They spent twenty-three hours in A.E. before they had a bed ready for her. Malcolm said the Doctors said it was SEPSIS so why did they not put her on a drip straight away. All around the department posters say SEPSIS KILLS. Lincoln Hospital is so bad; everywhere is now. Anyway, she is doing good now.


Luna's hair cut, she was very good, and somehow managed to get the neck cord around her belly twice. Maxine was very impressed with her. Luna did not like the clippers so Maxine did not use them, just scissors. I think she looks more younger puppy-like now and so sweet. Now you can see her eyes once more and she looks so cheeky. 

She is in need of a haircut- before Maxine cut her, very fluffy.

After Maxine transformed her you can see her face now.

Physio at Lincoln I was told everything that is happening to my wrist is ok. She thinks the RSD has got its evil claws into it and that's why there is so much pain. Exercise and using it should make it more normal. I do not have to go back at all. Anything I am worried about see my own Doctor. Paul dropped me off and I walked back doing a bit of shopping in town.  I got Luna a new lead. Andrew made her collar and I used an old lead because I thought she would chew it. Luna was good while I was away. I need to leave her completely on her own as part of her growing up.

Luna waiting in the passageway for me to come home.

Looking out the front room window to see if I am coming.

The end of September already - this year seems to be going very fast. Things are not too bad not too good either. I broke my wrist, still not as bad as the last time when I broke the other one. I had to have that pinned and spent three nights in hospital. Luna is getting better I think, just need to get her sleeping more at night. Everyday things fine and the weather is not too hot like last year. All in all not a bad month.    

All the best to everyone Love Gill. 

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