Age UK. What a day, last weeks new rules were still in place. The kitchen manger was behind the counter. I started to fill up the coffee machine and fridge, checking everything. Jenny started to get busy and I could not take the orders with her, one of the new rules. So a big queue started to form.
Wendy started to take the orders as well, something I was doing till last week.
I turned round and realised the filter coffee machine was not working nor was the cappuccino machine either. We further investigated and found out the soup urn, fridge and till were not working.
I was pleased that the kitchen manger was there so she could see how we coped in a crisis. The power came back on only to go off again taking the lights this time.
Things later were sort of working, with the soup going into the kitchen and the filter coffee also--- No cappuccino of any kind. The fridge and till worked too. The manger said I could take orders if we got busy. I said back to the way we were then. An electrician will be coming in as soon as possible to sort out the wring as it's a joke, it's a wonder it has not gone and blown up by now let alone work as its so overloaded. What a day.
Not a good night so a bit later up only got about two hours sleep. Very heavy air so it's like I have someone sat on my head and shoulders. A bad head also I think we will get a storm very soon or at least I hope so.
Out for dinner with Paul's IA lot- the dinner was very nice I had steak, and enjoyed it, I also won a raffle prize too, soap in a tin
Took some steak for Summer so she was very pleased.. We went back to a friends house for a cup of tea and chat.
Went into town to get a bit of shopping and exchange a pair of walking shoes I got last week. Called in on the man opposite us, as he was last seen in a ambulance. I asked him what happened, he said his hip came out of place. Painful I said, mine only moves a bit and that hurts. I said do you want anything from town, tablets he said paracetamol. OK I said I will get them for you. Got Jay-Jay a new School tie as his last term one looked a bit worn.
Also got myself another puzzle another challenging one, I'm not starting it yet as doing knitting and this other puzzle that's double sided and cross cut, very hard as each piece is duplicated. So you are not sure which side it is meant to be on. I am putting the two same pieces together and trying the pieces to see wish one is better fit, then putting the other one the right way up for this side. Everyone who has seen it thinks I am mad for trying it. Well that's me.
Pilate's, very windy going as on bike again. The session for me was very painful, shoulders and pain shooting to fingers, knees also hurt. Very windy coming home and head on too I am so pleased I have an electric bike. I know I would not be able to go very far without it.
Jay Jay is back at School today. I hope he keeps out of trouble this term as last term he seemed to be in it most days.
Cleaning up downstairs I feel quite tired but at least my heaviness has gone now as it has turned quite chilly here. Different to the last few days.
Poor Wayne is going on Holiday to New York and then on to Florida but there is a hurricane level five, the highest and most disruptive of them all--- heading to Florida. His flight has bean cancelled from New York. Hopefully it will die down before then but it caused a lot of death's and devastation on its path. Poor Wayne he needs this Holiday, but he said he feels guilty when people have died and lost everything. Nothing seems to go right just lately.
Jay-Jay is at his Mums tonight not too sure how long he will be staying there or if he will be coming back here. I will miss him even though it has bean quite hard work at the same time. Him (25th June) and Andrew (8th July) more or less arrived at the same time so the house went from two to four.
Happy Birthday to Tommy-Lee and Jamie-Lee, five and Tommy eleven.
Age UK no difference to last week still no electrics to a lot of things. I had to go into the kitchen to get the coffee everytime. No fridge either. A lot of extra walking as well. I went back to taking orders too, if it wrong, hard luck, it works better for everyone this way, not all change is good.
Went to see Tommy-Lee and Jamie-Lee gave them the presents. I am taking Tommy-Lee into town to get him clothes at a later date.
Wayne is in New York hopefully he will get to Disney World but as yet no flights.
A lot of pain today everywhere from toes to head shooting, drilling and just horrible.
Paul is away tomorrow cat sitting at Wayne's I go in two weeks time.
Wayne has bean to see Lion King on Broadway, he said it was brilliant.
Doing the bedrooms today so quite busy. My pain is still complaining but not as bad at the moment.
Moving around for me helps, sitting does not.
I picked a big dish of tomatoes, a good crop this year and so sweet as well.
Wayne has managed to fly to Disney World. He said there is not too much damage around the resort.
Hope he has a good holiday, as he has bean so stressed about things. Then there was the uncertainty about the flight, he was so on edge. Now relax Wayne and enjoy.
Pilate's so windy even with electrics on I had to work hard to get up to any speed. I still hurt so the session was not one of the best but I tried. Half way though the session I looked up, and noticed it was raining I asked Jo if I could bring my bike in. Yes she said, so I did I did not want a wet bum going home. The sun came out soon after. As it was I needed to put on my waterproofs for going home, as it started to rain again. Stronger wind going back. Very warm and red faced when I got home. Five miles though so not just a little ride, well not for me any way. I know my fried Marcus can cycle fifty or more in a day I think even a hundred at times.
Got Jamie-Lee in the afternoon. We played with a new toy she got for her Birthday. Making a picture out of little tiny hoop like beads. I kept dropping them as my fingers were not good today, very tingly and painful at times. Jamie-Lee thought it was funny when I kept dropping them. Nanny, she said and laughed I think at times with RSD that's all you can do, is laugh or at times cry. I try to laugh more because I think it helps.
Quite a busy day for me. Andrew cooked tea tonight spicy burgers hash browns and roasted vegetables. Very nice not very often I have someone cook for me.
Andrew cooked tea tonight Spaghetti with a tomato sauce very nice it was too I had two plate fulls well stuffed. I would have had more but I think that would have bean pushing it a bit. Twice this week now I could get used to this. With Paul being away I have not done a lot of meal cooking so I have had a break this week.
Age UK again-- Thank goodness they have sorted out most of the electrics no cappuccino machine but the rest is all working and back in the right places. Very busy too today took over £500.00.
I am not there for two weeks so a good rest I hope. Paul and I are going to Southern Ireland on Monday for a few days, so hopefully it will be good. After a busy tiring day I arrived home to find I could not get in. Andrew had left his key in the door so mine would not fit. His room is at the top a loft room, so he did not hear the door bell. After a wait I manged to get in the back way though next doors. We have a gate between us that has bean most useful in a lot of other door lock outs for us and our neighbours.
Quite a chilly start to the day on the common. Soon my gloves will be on.
Went into town with Tommy-Lee to get him a present, Jay-Jay joined us later. Tommy-Lee picked out a pair of nice trainers that I got him for his Birthday. He spent his other money on clothes and more trainers, he got some very nice things. Jay-Jay got a Fred Perry shirt, he bought himself in the sale. We got wet a few times as well. Weird weather for the last weak a lot of rain. The common is a bit slippery too. I need to be careful as I don't want my foot hurt again as it still swells up at night and still can be painful.
A nippy start again foggy too. Getting ready for holiday and just normal things. We are being picked up at 6.30am tomorrow so not sure how I will do the bedtime thing. I might just lay on the settee and rest, not much point going to bed at five to get up very soon after is there. For those of you that don't know, I have very acute INSOMNIA. I can always rest on the bus or ferry. We are going on a PC Coaches trip, a tour of Southern Ireland .
Early start getting the PC Coach at six thirty. Tracy kindly took us to Unity Square. We were well on time another couple arrived soon after us. The coach arrived and we climbed aboard. We were the last pick up so the bus was about full. Four people did not turn up though. The driver is called Dave and seems very nice.
One stop then on to Hollyhead Wales to get the Ferry. Showers and windy going. Dave told us that the Mersey river starts here in Wales with just a small trickle.
The crossing takes around three hours so plenty of time to rest. We looked around the shops and even went on to the top deck but it was a bit chilly.
After little sleep and a good full Irish breakfast we set off for Bunratty Castle.
All the next pictures are inside the Castle grounds and Bunratty Folk Park. Inside and outside the houses. Some very grand houses, belonging to rich land owners Some very poor places belonging to poorer workers
Two pictures of the school- note its says Boys and Girls have separate entrances signs on the building..1
After a tiring, long day, we headed back to the Coach and to our second Hotel of the trip.
Paul had a proper Irish Coffee.
The Ring of Kerry is indeed a beautiful sight to see.
Not doing too good today I had to take a lot of OXYNORM, a lot of pain everywhere. I am shaking a lot as well. Just hope this does not go any further and turn into seizures.
Back to the hotel for evening meal very good as well as all the hotel meals have bean.
Halifax also has the views, not quite as good as Ireland, but still stunning in places. These were on the walk back from Sowerby Bridge.
I enjoyed our trip but is was a lot in a short time. I think too much for me. All the best to you all and I hope things are well with you all. Love Gill.