August 1st

Going to be a hot one today, already 31C in the greenhouse- 29C outside (1PM). Even the wind is hot. Later on, we had a full-blown storm did not last long but certainly cleared the heavy air.

My head with the high pressure and high humidity today feels like there is a fire in there and a lot of pressure and pain behinds my eyes.


Happy Birthday Summer. Summer's Birthday today she is 10 years old and still behaves like a Pup. She had for her dinner a bit of pork pie plus cucumber. For her tea, she had a chicken breast plus her usual biscuits. I know she does not know it's her Birthday but I do, so a treat day.

She has bean struggling in the heat but today is a bit cooler. 

Jay-Jay my oldest Grandson (16) badly hurt his arm today, put it through a glass panel on a door. he has severed arteries, tendons, and a badly cut arm. My Daughter Lindsay thought he was going to bleed to death as there was a lot of blood. No Ambulance either, even though he was a priority case. None available according to the operator. She got someone to take them in the car.  The arm was looked at and he needs to go to the specialist at Derby Hospital tomorrow and have an operation then or the next day. Hopefully, they can put most or all of it right. 


Got off my chair and had a spasm in my left foot not too bad but still painful. Got myself a drink and went to sit down. The spasm came back with vengeance my big toe curled under and the next toe stood up. On the other foot, the toe next to the big one stood up the same. Extreme pain going right up my leg. I had bean sat with my feet up, as my hip and knee hurt. My feet do not like this and reacted badly.  

Got Jamie-Lee today while Jay-Jay has his operation on his arm. All went as best as it could with what damage he has done. He was kept in overnight. Tracy came to pick Jamie-Lee up, to spend a night with her.


Got Jamie-Lee again as Lindsay at Derby with Jay-Jay should be home today. 

Jamie-Lee made Summer a crown.

I am the Queen!!

Cute as can be.

 Saw Jay-Jay when Lindsay came to pick up Jamie-Lee. He has got his arm in a big plaster and a sling. Seems alright in himself and pleased to be out there. 

A bit later they all went home, and I could have a rest. Jamie-Lee needs constant attention. She can be quite draining especially on these hot days. 


In town today as my Brothers Birthday on the 10th. Getting him a present.

We have to wear masks in all shops now, which makes you very hot, and sweaty. Because social distancing the queues take longer to go down. Any way mask straight off as soon as you get out of the shop. 

Got what I wanted for him, so it was worth the heat and wait. 


Early morning I had a seizure and came off my chair, bruised my arm, and hurt my shoulder, bad head as usual. 

Got Jamie-Lee as well as Jay-jay back at Derby Hospital. I did not tell anyone till later, just rested as much as I could. Told Jamie-Lee I  was a bit off it today and she was very understanding. 

Jay-Jay has now got a white splint on his arm looks very clumsy. He needs to keep moving it to get everything back to normal hopefully.

Not a bad day considering what had happened. I told Paul and Andrew after Lindsay and family had gone home.

I now feel very tired and the usual telltale SEIZURE headache still there.

Got Mustard, Bens hamster from 2 doors away to look after for two weeks, he is lovely and Summer thinks so too. I have looked after him be for at his house. but not here. This way he gets more attention and I can make sure the heat is not too much for him.

So cute.

Having a drink.


Found out that I have knitted a whole front of Jamie-Lee's cardigan wrong-- too many rows of rib. I tried to put it right but the edge was not stretchy like the other side. So the whole lot had to be pulled down and start again. Just for 4 rows too many. Message to self-- take more notice next time.

I have bean badly bitten on my arm and shoulders very sore and on fire a lot of pain. The RSD is having a whale of a time, I am NOT. Very hot again so that does not help either.


Looks like another hot day. 26C at 10Am. Wayne said it feels more like Florida than Britain. I know we have bean hotter than a lot of usual hotter countries. 

Saw my brother today and he was pleased with the zip-up top we got him and the chocolates. 

Hopefully meet up again soon and see all the family. Did not see him for long as his mother in law is in hospital. He had dropped off Bev his wife and will pick her up later. Still restrictions on visiting. The doctors think her Mum got dehydrated and will be home soon. 


Very humid again and guess what HOT. 31C at 5PM.

I have a pressure headache and can not get cool. 

Got Jamie-Lee again for tea as  Lindsay is spending time with Ben her chap.

Paul got her a bubble gun her other one went wrong. We played with this for a while, then hide and seek, Andrew played as well and got in a tight spot in the cupboard. Jamie-Lee did not come for a while and he was very squashed in there. After it was her turn to hide she hid in the same place and said-- it's not squashed in there Andrew she said. Bit of size difference Jamie. We also played Hangman and making words with the letters. 

Soon it was time for Lindsay to pick her up and I could have a quiet rest without a little voice, calling Nannie. 


Early Mornings tried to watch out for the Meteorites that are in the sky at the moment. I saw 2 as it was quite cloudy.  I saw a lot of sheet lighting and a bit of thunder too, storm a bit away I think. Not some for us through.

Very humid more so I think today than yesterday, We are promised storms but as yet nothing 2pm. A lot of time we seem to miss out on the big storms. Many would say good- but they do clear the air and temperature. I love to watch a really big one.

Snowy the cat from next door is spending more of time in our shed with Andrew while he has a smoke. He is a very loving cat and likes any attention he can get. Cries when Andrew leaves him, or he is not in the shed when he arrives. He tries to get in and will not take no for an answer and sneaks in anyway. Summer does little to stop him and likes it when he comes in.. Summer loves him but Summer loves everything.



Not feeling the best today, a lot of pain, and still a headache.  Summer also is struggling and panting a lot. She has such a thick coat and can not take it off. She was cut not long ago but her coat soon thickens up.

This is Summers's dog friend, playmate Wuff-she throws about and attacks when she gets frustrated or bored.


Dull day today- I don't think too many people will mind after all the extreme heat, we have had over the last few weeks. Summer and I are pleased with a break from it.

I open the fridge door and it just about dropped off. The hinge at the bottom has broke, the handle also broke a few weeks back. With this being a more expensive fridge (Llibber ) things are a lot more money to buy. Paul has ordered a bit for it and a new handle.

Eyes very sore today and still headache. 

A sunny windy day not as hot which is good for most people. 


Got Jamie-Lee today as Jay-Jay is having a check up on his arm.

A lot of the day Jamie-Lee and I played Monopoly which we both enjoyed. We took Summer on the common and she played with Jamie-Lee chasing after her ball. A good day Lindsay picked her up around sixPM. A long day as she was dropped off at nine AM. Jay-Jay arm is not doing as well as the Doctors had hopped but hopefully soon pick up a bit.

Later I watched an Elton John video Live from Madison Gardens very good it was too an old one 2015. He was supposed to tour this year but this did not go to plan because of the Corona Virus.


Watching a Youtube video today about SEIZURES and I realized that I am experiencing more than one type.  The GRANMAL one now called TONIC CLONIC,  I have known about this one since the start of having them. The one where I stare at nothing for a while is called an ABSENCE SEIZURE and the last one is called ANTONIC one. This is where my head drops to my chest and I am unconscious for a few seconds/minutes. Paul says I am asleep but I know what is going on most of the time. If this happens when I am stood up I feel very dizzy and dropdown.  I have an appointment on its way with doctor Sallsinus. Paul will explain to him, what happens when I have the SEIZURES. as Doctor was not sure if the SEIZURES were EPERLECY or not. Two other Doctors think they are, but Doctor Sallsinus had not seen me for a few years. He needed more evidence to convince him. Now I think its there for him to see this time.


Gave Summer a bath and she looks lovely soft and fluffy and smells so sweet.

Tired now.
My little friend.

Mustard is doing well. but  I think he is missing Ben a bit for his cuddles. The family are back this weekend so not long for him to wait.

Summer watching Mustard. She gets close to the cage and she gives him kisses. He is not scared of her one bit.

Summer waiting for a kiss from Mustard.


Very windy today nice on the common. Summers fur was blowing on to her face and she looked all fluffed up. 

The Family are back from their holiday and all had a good time. Ben will be pleased to see Mustard and mustard him. 

Emie came round with Squidge and brought me some flowers that was so nice of them.

My lovely flowers.

Summer will miss Mustard a lot, but she did see that he had gone home so she will not be looking for him. I will miss him too already today I thought I had better give him some freshwater then realized he had gone.


Finished off the cardigan I was making, apart from the buttons. This took ages to sew up around 4 hours in all- as I had to do the colour strips one by one. I did the button band on double-pointed needles ( sock needles) this was a lot better for me as shorter and easier to use not as much aching for my hand and arm. As I said before I do not like doing the button band, I would sooner pick up the stitches and do it that way. This pattern is an old one so that's the way they do it.


Jamie-Lee here again as Jay-Jay at Derby hospital again. He is doing as well as he can the Doctor is quite pleased with him. This is going to take a long time to recover.

Jamie-lee and I had a good day as usual. Lindsay came back mid-afternoon, she brought Suzy her dog back with her, they dropped Jay-Jay off at home. Summer was very pleased to see her. They spent the next half hour running around and playing. When they went Summer cried, she was so tired and soon was asleep and I think she felt better after.  

Stomach not good today got the runs and pain, I think its the IBS playing up. Not sure why as I am careful what I eat. One of life's mysteries- most of my things are a mystery, to me and to everyone else.   

A lot of pain in my joints as well especially at night, just want to sit awhile. I try not to take extra tablets as these can cause pain for the IBS but its not possible a lot of the time. I have bean quite good just lately and stuck to the daily ones.


Today would have bean my Mum's Birthday. Mun was a person that gave her time freely to others often at her own cost. When she retired it was her time for her self. But there was no more time left.


Today Summer is at the Vets having her injections. Just after we got there it poured down. We were told to sit in the car and wait. The vet came out and asked a few questions about Summer health, and had I any concerns. No none at all-- told her about the salmon oil how it had helped Summer's back leg. she said GLUCOSAMINE was better. One to think about if her legs get worse. She then gave Summer her booster infection. She hardly knew it had bean done. Not like last time when she cried both times.

Chinese for tea hope my stomach settles a bit better than it is now. Weird some times a bigger meal will help some times not. This time yes, it made things better. I had pancake- roll and chips plus a bit of curry sauce. Very nice too I really enjoyed it. With the take away just at the end of the street, it always red hot and very tasty.


Physio appointment online, told him how my arm had bean and what exercises I could and could not do. He is arranging a scan, just to rule out anything else, then he will able to see if it's just the wrist and arm still healing or not.

Phone appointment at the dentist ??? How does that work then? just questions then a follow up appointment when able to. 

Went to see Pam my Sister in law and husband Malcolm, as it's her birthday today. They are both well. Nice to see them as its bean a while.


A very dull start foggy as well. The temperature has dropped so much these last few days, from around 25-29C to 10-15C. People on the common had hats on, I know my hands were cold. Warmed up a bit later on.

Paul painting the bottom half of the front room looks a lot better now. I never liked the wallpaper from the day we put it on. Paul did though so it stayed.  

Well, another month has gone by not too bad, people are starting to talk about Christmas already. One of my friends has already done all her shopping. She does not have much to do though. A lot of people have not had holidays yet and feel hard done by. What about all the people that did not make it through the CRONIA VIRUS? 

All the best to everyone see you next time love Gill.

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