April 1st

Wayne here till mid afternoon. We had a roast chicken dinner, very good too. Fed Andy's cats and gave them a cuddle. I think he is back later today, the cats Cowley and Smudge will be pleased to see him.

Wayne left around 3-45pm, Paul took him to Newark train station. He said he had enjoyed the weekend.

Went back round to feed cats later and realised Andy was home (but having a sleep upstairs he told me later) so I left after leaving him a note. He had given the cats their food.

Phone call from Wayne he had got home and his cat Timmy was pleased to see him.
Wayne said there was a snow warning for Halifax also maybe for us as well.


Wayne got snow over night we got rain and cold..

I looked out the dinning room window and saw this----


He/she was just strutting around eating the dropped bird seed and was in no hurry to leave. Pheasants  are a very pretty birds and big too. I would say its from the common as they breed there and at times you can hear them calling to each other.


Sincil Bank river water level is very high.


I have bean told some of the houses further down the river are in danger of flooding. There are flood gates there, so they will have bean opened to level the river off.  The river has not gone over for quite a while so maybe this is the year for it. We will not be bother by the raising water as we are higher up, hopefully no one will.

Gave Summer a bath-- she looks very sweet now and so white again.

I also cleaned my bike, looks good like new but its nearly ten years old, but the road I go on are next to a road building site so it will not stop clean long, a bit like Summer.

My bike--nearly ten years old (in September.)


The common is very wet and not nice at all. I think we will go on the Fairground one tomorrow hopefully a bit dryer. The Fair is not here till the 20th of this month, but will set up be for then.

Pilate's taken by Jeff today Jo having a few days away. Jeff is very funny and tells us things that has happen to him. The session was good but a bit faster than Jo's normal classes. Most of the class were fine with this. A few sat down a bit more than usual, but overall everyone enjoyed it. When I left there it was sunny, so I decided to go the long way back home. This adds on around a mile or so.
Bad move, the heavens opened and I got soaked, very cold when I got home. I could have stopped and put on my waterproofs, but the rain came so fast it was really  not much point any way I was going home.


Andy came across to thank me for looking after the cats. Angela came round also, her car was near by for a MOT so she came here and waited till it was ready. The car passed so she was pleased.

Joy also phoned up all these people in one day is a novelty.


Age UK very busy all the time non stop. Jenny was back so that was good so nice to see her. Every one was glad she was back. Bit of shopping then home.


Jamie-Lee here tonight as Lindsay is going to football tomorrow  with Paul and Tommy-Lee early in the morning. This is no ordinary match. Wembley no less. The Checkatrade Trophy Lincoln v  Shrewsbury. They are all going with Paul in the car. Tommy-Lee does not even know he is going yet. What a day for them, how much chance of winning they have I am not sure, but they have bean playing very well just lately.

Jamie got here mid afternoon, excited that she is staying overnight. We played with the dolls house she got last month from my friend Lyn.


Paul set off around six thirty and dropped Jay-Jay off here then on to the match with Lindsay and Tommy-Lee, who is very pleased, he thought he was dreaming and still thinks he is. Have a good time there Tommy. Jay-Jay had a few friends round then went out.

Jamie-Lee had a good sleep and went on the common with me and Summer.

We had the radio on in the afternoon and listened to the big match.


Tommy-Lee and Lindsay.
Tommy-Lee. Lindsay, and Paul.
Tommy-Lee very excited

 Paul's Hero Bobby More.
 The stadium.
 All lit up from above.
  Tommy-Lee and Lindsay waiting for the match to begin.
 They got there very early so still a lot of seats to be filled. 
 Now its fuller.
Lincoln scores.
Elliot Whitehouse the goal scorer.

Lincoln scored the first goal a roar went up from the stadium. Lincoln being the under dogs were not expected to do as well, and here they are with the first goal. Will they be able to hold on to the lead though.

Not really looking worried are they.

We had the radio on for the whole match I am not a football fan but this is big. Lincoln went on to win the Trophy against all odds.

 Look at that they went and WON.
  We did it.
 Well done Lincoln.
    Even Summer did her bit.

They got back late after dropping Lindsay and Tommy-Lee off, so Jamie-Lee stayed another night.. Paul told us all about the match and the massive roar that went up after the goal and at the end of the game with  them winning 1-0. Paul said Tommy-Lee slept a lot of the way home, Lindsay dozed a bit she had very bad head pain. I think the day got to her very noisy in the stadium she said. She could now have a lay in and pick Jamie-Lee up tomorrow.


Jamie-Lee awake 7-30am early for me, short night, (bed around four thirty am)

A sunny day and quite warm too. Jamie-Lee had her trampoline out and was jumping up and down and having fun. Of course it rained later.

Lindsay came around dinner time and stayed till 4pm. Jamie-Lee showed her what she could do on the trampoline. Lindsay told her about the match and her and Tommy-Lee's day. Jamie told her about her  day too.


At Doctors today trying to sort out my nose. Just lately I have had so many big nose bleeds. the sort that I have to kneel next to the toilet and just let it pour out. After I get a lot of blood clots at the back of my throat that burn. The blood vessel that I have trouble with inside my nose has got inflamed again. I think I have got about six cold sores in my nose and  back of throat.
Dr Mehta examined my nose and throat and said its bad  inflammation and a lot of soreness at the back of my throat. I have bean given the same cream that I had last time its an ANTIBIOTIC CREAM called NASEPTIN if that has no affect he will give me oral ANTIBIOTIC tablets.


Paul took his car for a MOT and it passed, so that was good as he has spent a lot of money on the car this year. 

A cold windy day, cold going to Pilate's. Jo was back today but not a good session for me a lot of pain and discomfort. On the way home I saw the horses that have come from the West Common around 30 odd of them. I think there is more to come. All sorts of sizes too and colours too. I will try to get pictures of the horses at a later date as we are not going on that common at the moment because its too wet. Waiting for it to dry out but the rain keeps falling.


Age UK a quieter day --the lift has broken down and will not be fixed for a while. So all the ones that can not do stairs have stayed away.

A man got a bit worked up today and started shouting and spat his cake on the counter. He was escorted out. I think drugs had a lot to to with his behaviour. A few said they could smell drink. Any way the police came and told Wendy (head of kitchen) that he was well know to them,
Made a change, anyway I have dealt with people like him before when I used to work at Jackson's and Shipley's a builders firm. Dealing with builders that could get quite rude and suggestive. I was not bothered by him at all. I did not think it was necessary for the police to come, but that's my opinion.


A sunny Spring like day, did quite a bit of washing got it dried and ironed. Out tonight looking after Ben and Emmie. They are very good and there were no problems. Emmie is a typical five year old wants everything to be around her and can be very funny with out knowing it. Ness and Squidge got back around midnight. Came home had a bath then watched a bit of TV then bed.

The cream the Doctor gave me is helping a lot, no where near as sore or swollen.

Paul has bean away for the weekend so just Andrew and me plus Pup of course.

 To finish with tubs of daffodils from my garden .

As usual I hope you are all well as can be, and things are not too bad for you all. 
All the best love Gill.

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