October.


 October 1st

A sunny windy day, and quite warm as well. Paul is mending a wardrobe door I broke when I fell against it. I hurt my shoulder and arm and probably be bruised later. He managed to mend it, so thank you, Paul.  Andrew brought all his bedding down to wash, and everything dried well.  His bedding is fleece and a thick overcover that needs longer drying. I was pleased they all dried outside and they did not need finishing off in the tumble dryer. Later my Brother Stephen and his girlfriend Sue called round to pick up a picture that Paul had taken of Stephen at the Wedding. Nice to see them here together.


4th

The building at the back of us, which I call the car park is coming down fast. The dust is terrible and coats everything in a thick black covering. When the wind blows from the south it's worse as we get it all then. They have a machine that crushes the concrete and rubble finer, so all the dust flies out. This all happens at the bottom of our garden. No washing out as that gets covered as well. They do not work at the weekend so any washing gets done then. The noise and the vibrations are bad as well. Hopefully, it will soon be done. They have worked very well and fast too.  



The tree that was cut down on the 25th September.



A lot going on and like I said plenty of dust and noise.



5th

Andrew and I watched a rocket launch to the space station with four people inside two women this time and two men. All went well and they arrived at the space station the next day.

I am making myself a pair of gloves to replace the ones I wear on the common, which are now very thin and have bean repaired a lot. I got the wool from the charity shop in town. It's 100% wool, so should keep my hands warm. I have raynards so they are more cold than warm.


8th

Having my flu and covid jabs today. Waited a long time to get them, and hardly felt either of the jabs, I am used to the B12 ones that do hurt. Home to Summer now. My covid arm later felt a bit tender but it's bearable.  Saw Debbie and gave her the necklace and key ring that Andrew made. She was delighted with them and got very emotional so did I.

 


 Around midnight I began to feel very ill dizzy even when sat, headache from hell, pain everywhere. I tried to stand but I felt sick. I think it was a bad reaction to the covid jab. I just sat in my chair feeling very strange. Around four or five Am, I crawled to bed going up the stairs on my hands and knees. When I got in bed the room was spinning or was it me? Either way, I did not feel good, very hot one minute shaking with cold the next. Slept very little. With having RSD, when my body feels extra pain, the RSD kicks in and makes it worse full body within minutes, like having flu.


9th

Not feeling great but trying to keep going. Not as dizzy when sat but still dizzy when stood up. Resting today. My throat is very dry and tight and a sick feeling. My headache still bad, a lot of pain behind my eyes. 


10th

Still not too good, headache not as bad but now feels very fuzzy. Feeling very cold but at the same time sweating. In the afternoon I felt a bit better and even had a bit of tea. Spoke to Wayne and Kayleigh later and Wayne said that was very similar to what reaction he had with his first injection.


11th

Walking with Summer was hard, I felt very dizzy and weak. Debbie and Mary walked with me. Sat down the rest of the day just resting. 


12th

Hair cut today my hairdresser comes to the house so it should be alright as still not feeling too good. My hair looks lovely as usual and feels so much better. Summers cut tomorrow mine was ten pounds, yes a bargain. The dust coming from the car park is really bad as windy today.

 

13th

The leaves are coming off the trees and making a carpet on the floor. Beginning to look very Autumn-like. Maxine arrived for Summer's haircut, which takes around an hour plus. Maxine is very good and Summer is used to her now. All finished and where is my treat, says Summer, treat given and paid £30.00 for her cut but its worth it just to have Summer calm. She looks lovely. Cleaned up the hair and then sat down as feeling a little weak. 


14th

Feeling a bit more normal today, very tired though. Washed down the garden, greenhouse, and plants with the hose pipe as they were thick with dust. The demolition men do not work at the weekend or have not done so far apart from one day.  Going to rain later but not enough to wash it off. Looks a lot better now and the plants should feel better too, but Monday the workmen will be back, and with them the dust again. Was meant to be looking after Andy's cat as he was going to his parents, but his Mum has got covid again. Hope you get better soon. 


16th

Paul and I are going to a Wedding night celebration for Bev and Dave. A posh do in Raisely Hall near Nottingham.  Going there the sat nav decided to stop working right, it was showing a road but not where we wanted to be. We had no idea where the sat nav was working to and from. Anyway, we got there and found the wedding party. Saw Dave and Bev also Russ and his girlfriend Claire plus their little boy Arlo who is now two years old. Running around and having a great time. The last time I saw him he was just under a year old. So good to see them all. 

We sat down and a bit later my past Physio Martin, who treated me at Lincoln University came and sat with Paul and me. His wife Philippa had bean wanting to meet me for ages. When Martin was treating me I made him and his wife a teddy, in fact, I made everyone who treated me one. The place the wedding party was in was the Great Hall, lovely with big windows and even bigger beams so old and just my style. A really nice change and we both enjoyed the evening very much. We said goodbye to everyone and left around ten. When we got outside I was very cold and began to shake a lot. It took me a long time to get warm and Paul thought I was going to have a seizure but I was OK. Home again and Summer was waiting for me all excited. After a cup of tea and cuddle with Summer, I felt alright again.  


16th

A bit tired after yesterday's outing, I have a lot of pain as well probably from being sat in the car for quite a long time. Rest day today then hopefully will be alright.


17th

Paul tested positive for COVID. Overnight I had a lot of pain in my back and hips, but this is a normal thing to happen. 


18th

Went into town to get wool for a blanket and gloves I am making. Sore throat and raspy voice a bit dizzy at times and cold. Early hours of the morning I stood up to go to bed and was very dizzy room spinning around and sweating as well. Crawled up the stairs, and when I got in bed the room was still going around. I did not feel too good.


19th

My throat is worse today hot and shakey, headache from hell. Took Summer out but only a short walk today. I Saw Mary and Debbie both said I looked very pale. Got back and sat down for a rest. Took a COVID test and I have it as well. That was the last outing for a while taking Summer. 


20th-22nd 

All this is a bit of a blur pain hot cold shakey hardly able to walk Paul or Andrew took me to the toilet. Hardly able to drink as my throat was so sore. Later my mouth, throat, and tongue were bleeding. Cold sores in and outside my mouth. Water was even hard to swallow as this made me cough so much, which in turn made my throat bleed more. Hardly left my chair at all just reclining on it all day. 



23rd

Bev phoned up and said a few people from the wedding do have COVID. So we could have got it from there or did we give them COVID?


24th

A bit more with it today not as dizzy still not the best on my feet and only leaving my chair if I have to. I ache all over my body. The RSD is having a field day and not bean very kind to me.  


25th

Doing a bit of knitting, a blanket for a Christmas present only garter stitch, so easy to do but even so I could only do a little bit at a time.


27th

Hot and dizzy first thing, but not as wobbly on my feet though. The pain is still not good headache not as bad now so that's good as that was a killer for me. Missing taking Summer out, Andrew is taking her and she enjoys her walks with him. Thank you, Andrew.


28th

Paul is now COVID free so a few more days and I will be hopefully soon. I do feel better a bit more each day but so weak. I have lost weight too about 6-7lbs. This will soon be made up when I am eating more as up to now hardly had anything as my throat was so sore. I have lost my taste also so everything tastes of nothing. Still dizzy when walking, having to lean against the wall many times. The car park at the back of us has bean so busy with a lot of noise and vibrations. A big pile of crushed bricks and concrete. This has not helped my pain or the RSD.  




The brown fence is the botom of our garden.
The pile gets bigger and longer.



I have bean making some little knitted toys to go to Ukraine and other war places. Andy across the road is collecting them through his church. 

30th

I got dressed for the first time since I was ill on the 19th. Hopefully, I will soon take be able to take Summer out. Bit more knitting of a pair of gloves for a friend. I had forgotten about these and found them started in my knitting bag. They did not go well last time and I had to pull them down so far, and then had not enough wool left. So that's why I had left them for a while. Doing okay at the moment so hopefully, they will soon be done.


31st 

Feeling a bit more normal today (as much as possible for me) still hurt a lot but not dizzy now. Throat is still raspy but not as sore now. Eating a bit more as well.  Got the little things done for Andy across the road to take to his church. I forgot to take a picture of them so I can't add photos her, but I had made four little figures like the dolls I gave to Jamie-Lee, and look alike Emmie doll I made for her Birthday. 

  

   

Doll I made and gave to Jamie-Lee.
Looks like Emmie.
Doll for Emmie.

 Plus two more like the picture below, and two pairs of child's mitts. they had already bean packed so Andy could not take a picture of them. I hope whoever gets them will be pleased. 

All ready to join the others.



Well, not the best of months but I am about recovered now. 

Hope you are all keeping well. All the very best to you all love Gill.

And here are some photos of Summer to keep you going til next month.

All the best from Summer.

September.



September 1st

Walked quite a long way around the common today so Summer had a good sleep in her basket, with froggy, of course.

Ever so tired.


Cleaning up downstairs, today it's so heavy and humid. Storms are forecast but I think we will be missed as often is the case here. Started knitting a baby jumper with stripes of white, burgundy, and green I think it will look good when finished. We ended up not getting a storm, even though at times it went very black. 


3rd

In the greenhouse today, watering, side shooting, and taking leaves off. Everything looks good. The tomatoes are ripening better now and we've had quite a few already. The ones outside are too looking good. Andrew's tobacco plants have really grown well. Another humid day, we still need a big storm. Chinese for tea, a lot better than last week's Indian meal we had. Paul did leave some bad reviews on their website.


4th

A dull grey start I was told last night that a lot of rain was on its way. Some more in the garden and a bit more knitting as well. At last, we had a big storm with thunder and lightning and lots of heavy rain. Andrew and I stood out in it for a while but then it came down a bit much. 

I went in Andrew and stayed out a bit longer. The air was so sweet and I know after it will be a lot less humid.


5th

Warm to start with and still a bit humid. Later we had another storm not as big as yesterday's one. After all the rain yesterday I did not need to water the garden. It seeps into the greenhouse as well so a bit of rainwater will do good. Yung Blud was in the BBC Radio 1 live lounge (A live session done in Radio 1 live lounge every week by top performers.)  he sang three songs, all brilliant. I like him he is very funny and I like his songs he does swear a lot in some of his songs but I can overlook that.


7th

Not feeling the best today hot and cold, and quite dizzy, I have back pain and a headache too.

I do not feel right at all today just far away. 


8th

Woke to bladder pain and blood while weeing. I have CYSTITIS, got in touch with the Doctor, and was prescribed ANTIBIOTICS MACROBID 100 MG two a day. Hopefully, this will help the pain soon. Not doing much today just having a rest a bit of knitting and some reading if my brain will take it in. It's Tommy-Lee and Jamie-Lee's Birthdays today. Tommy-Lee is sixteen and Jamie-Lee is ten. Paul and I went around for an hour to give them their presents. Tommy-Lee got money to buy clothes and Jamie-Lee got a cardigan I made for her, a puzzle board, and a puzzle to do on it. I did not feel well at all and soon was home again. 

When we came home Summer did not come to the door, and I was a bit worried but everything was fine. Andrew had given Summer her tea it had only just gone six but she kept bothering him in the shed where he smokes. So he gave her it, a big thing for him as he is vegetarian and the smell of meat makes him feel sick. Thank you Andrew from both of us. Very tired later and have a lot of bladder pain hopefully it will soon settle down. Sat the rest of the night Paul did tea just a few chips for me. I took IBRUS for the pain later.

9th

Resting today as very dizzy at times. Pain about the same, still hurting when I wee, blood still as well. Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round and stayed for tea again Paul did it for all of us. Bad head today but the air is stormy again. Took more IBRUS to settle it down a bit.


10th

Not quite as bad today, not as much pain or blood, still feel a bit rough. Taking it easy but still did the ironing. Doing some knitting a bubble stitch pattern with multi-coloured wool. Going quite well, it looks good but is easy to do.  I did a bit of sewing, Paul's trousers needed taking up a hem. Chinese for tea, I ate quite a lot as the last few days I have eaten very little.


11th

I feel quite a bit better today. Pain and blood is less, hardly any now. Was not happy with the front of the cardigan I was making, going to make a jumper instead. An easy day just a bit in the garden, watered the greenhouse too. General bits, nothing too much, as still not my best - saying that I do not think since getting RSD I have felt truly well.


12th

Summer is at the vet today for her booster injection and check-up. I asked him to look at a small wart on her eyelid. Nothing to worry about he said, same with a small lump on her right back leg. He said she was in good condition all around. She has lost a bit of weight, which I knew she had. He said it had bean very hot a few weeks ago so that could be the cause. I am to keep a check on her to check her weight and get in touch if it goes down a lot, but he thinks she will be fine. She eats well and gets out every day rain or shine.  I feel very tired as well and still dizzy at times.


14th

Colder on the common, north wind today and quite strong. Finished off the baby jumper, not the best work I have done. Not sure why it was so difficult as I have made loads of little jumpers. I thought to myself this would not happen to Sheila. The lady I made Mini Sheila for. One of the past videos I was watching showed her getting mad with herself as things were not going right, at one point she said it almost went in the bin. She had to pull down a lot of work as she had made mistakes, she did not see. With knitting, if things are going well and the rows just keep adding up, you are not looking at your work as much, and things can go wrong. Also, a pattern she was using did not seem to be right when knitted up, so she just did it her way. This made me feel a bit better as I was not the only one making mistakes after bean knitting for so long. Started at six and I am now sixty-seven, so sixty-one years. Obviously with breaks.

One of the baby jumpers
A little hat.

Plus a little baby cardigan.

The jumper I had trouble with.


15th

Wayne and Kayleigh are back from Florida today, after a two-week break. They both said they had a lovely time. Quite a few violent storms. One bad one delayed the flight an hour. They then had to wait over an hour for their bags. They were very pleased to get home after a lovely holiday. The cats were fine they had bean well looked after. I know they will find it a bit cooler here as the temperature has dropped a bit. To many that will be a relief. 


16th

I have started knitting a little doll like I made Emmie and Jamie-Lee. These can go in boxes for the children that lost so much in the Ukraine war. Hopefully, I can make a few as so quick todo, an afternoon or evening that's all. Also, it can use up the little bits of wool I have. Watering the greenhouse and garden and taking most of the leaves off the toms inside and out. I can hardly believe how well the toms have done outside as there is more fruit on the plants than in the greenhouse ones. Andrew's tobacco plants are doing very well. 


17th

Wedding day for Lliam and Fiona. Lliam is my youngest nephew. They met when they were eighteen but things did not go well, years later another date and here they are married. Lliam is thirty-five now. The day went very well. Cold in the church and I was shaking but not the only one. I took a long time to warm up as well. Canapes were served, fish and chip; yes just one. Also small sausages and a few other bits. All very nice. We had Tapas as the main meal it was very good, something I have never had before. Even my Brother went and looked very smart. Good to see him, he was on his own which was nice as his partner tends to take over. 


18th

Tired and achy today all the sitting and getting cold I think. Bit more knitting and a rest day for me. We had Chinese for tea as we did not have it last night. I had chips, pancake roll, and curry sauce, they are really lovely from our local place. It's just across the road so very good as everything is still red hot, not like some takeaway delivery that are not very hot at all. 


20th

Not as cold today. Got a message from Bev my sister-in-law (Lliam's Mum) saying that her Brother has a new variant of covid. We thought she meant one of the Brothers that were at the wedding but it turned out he was not there. Hope you get better soon mate. I Met Joy in town, a rarity I go into town now. She is well and it was good to see her. Got Paul a few things for his Birthday next Monday. When I got home a bit in the garden and did some knitting later.


21st

Quite warm today. I saw Debbie on the common, straight away I could tell something was very wrong; her poor little baby dog had died, Sooty. He could not breathe and passed away. This was her Mums dog and she said she felt she had a link with her through him. Sooty was not ill or anything and always bean a noisy breather.

Her other dog Monty had bean ill with a persistent ear infection so I thought it was him that had passed away. I really felt for her and gave her a hug but what can you say to her. It just hurts so much. The dogs are looking for him, as he went to the vet but did not come back alive. He is buried in the garden. 


22nd

Saw Debbie and walked around with her on the common. She is about what you expect her to be very sad and lost. The other dogs are pinning for Sooty too. Started knitting a cardigan to do as a change from the little dolls. Not going bad a lacy pattern like I have made many times before.


23rd

Bit in the garden. Things are still doing very well.

Andrews' very tall tobacco plant.
An even taller sunflower.
Tomatoes and tobacco, all these are in Karols garden next door.





An aubergine.

Popping corn.
More tobacco plants.

Holy Basil. 


Taken down the cucumber plants as all gone now. Put the last one in the fridge. They did not do as well this year. I washed Summer's basket and she was not happy, looking at me as only Summer can.  When it was fully dried she went to sleep in it, after giving me a few big huffs. Something she does when things do not please her.


26th

Paul's Birthday Happy birthday Paul. We are going out for tea later, a Chinese Buffet, all you can eat. Paul's favourite type of meal. There were six of us in the end with Jay-Jay and his girlfriend not going and Andrew as well. Andrew was not too good. David and Bev (Brother and Sister in law) came round to bring Paul presents. They said after we left the wedding and the night-do went ahead, a lot of the young ones got very drunk and they were a bit of a problem. Garry sorted them out he is Lliam's brother so no more trouble later. The meal out was very good everything tasty and hot. Tommy had a good fill-up, he eats loads. When he was a baby,  he was always saying he was hungry. A good night was had by all.  I was pleased that it was quiet and not many people there was not too much chatter.  


27th

Did all the ironing, of bedding and shirts. we have cotton sheets so they need ironing, even if they did not I probably would still iron them. I do not like creases in sheets. This took a long time and my arm and shoulder really hurt. 


29th

Cleaning up downstairs today. Started knitting some little toys, the rolly Polly family. I asked the demolition men who are taking down the garage buildings if there would be any wood from the trees they were cutting down. He said he would see what he could do. Later there was a pile of wood for Andrews's pit fires. It needs drying out still so not able to use it yet as Andrew found out it just smoked and did not burn.  They also cut down the big tree that was in Ness's garden, Ness and Squidgy were given an extra bit of land where a wall was a few years ago, and the tree was in that bit. The new owners will have a bit of a shock when they come back next time. They have not moved in yet.

The extra light we get is a bonus for us. Shame about the tree though as it was a lovely tree and lots of birds used it to roost and rest. 


30th

Andrew made Debbie who lost her dog, a necklace and keyring. She can have him with her at all times. 





There is not much going on this month as I do not go to many places apart from the common. Car journeys cause pain and an outing can be so noisy. Pain wise this month is not too bad not a lot of severe pain but a lot of dull ache pain that does not go away whatever you do.  

Well, I hope you are keeping well. 

Lots of love as usual Gill. 









P.S. Summer says it's getting colder now.

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.


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