March 3rd  

Doing a bit more of Puzzle I managed to finish it. 

Andrew and I watched another Starship rocket launched. This one did everything it should and landed, but it caught fire after a few minutes then exploded.

Lindsay is not too good but with rest, she will be alright I think. She had more done this time so it will take longer. Radio Therapy and the usual pain block. Hopefully, it will help and be worth the trauma she is going through.


Started another puzzle, the same set as the last one. Just as hard but more colour to this one, so a bit easier on my eyes to do. 

I do not feel right today a lot of pain. Balance is not good either. The pain I can not break free of, its got me a vice grip. Please let go RSD.


Happy birthday Jay-Jay 17 today where has the time gone?  Lindsay and her family are all around for a Chinese tea. 

Lindsay is not too good, she had a bath be for she came and it has taken a lot out of her. She was asleep a lot of the time even eating her tea. I know what that is like being so exhausted that you can not function at all. Apart from that everyone had a good time and it was good to see the boys again. Jay-Jay brought round his girlfriend Amy as well, I have met her be for. She looked after Lindsay very well while here and helps her a lot at home when she is not able to help herself.

A wet start to the day, Summer and I went down Sincil Bank instead of the common. There has bean a lot of rain so the common is like a mud bath again.

Lindsay called in to pick up Jamie-Lees Ipad that was left on Saturday. Lindsay looks and sounds quite a bit better now, but still has a long way to go be for she is right. I said to her it will be all worth it if the treatment works. 

I still have a lot of extra pain as well, this is very draining and not fair but RSD does its own thing.


What a lovely start to the day, sunny windy but not cold. Two lots of washing so they should dry well.

Another not-good day regarding pain and balance lack of sleep does not help either. Getting by on around 4-5 hours of sleep a night is not good. Nerve rash on my shoulders through pain, its very sore and at times itchy too. 

Washing mostly dried so that's good, smells lovely too.


Cleaning up downstairs today.  

Did a bit more of the puzzle going OK- but a lot of the bits look right until you try to put another bit to it and it does not fit? so which bit is right? Till you get more bits that look the same then you can get it sorted right. I think it's one of them puzzles that if you do not give up on the first 2-3 days I think you can finish it.

My friend John is helping with another claim for PIPs as the last one was not granted.


Bit more of the puzzle done going a bit better now a few gaps closed up. Still, a long way to go but I will complete it. 

Not knitting at the moment as my hands are not the best and my brain a bit mushy or that's how it feels.

Radio 1- Scott and Chris are doing a laughathon for 24 hours. This time slightly different from the last one 2 years ago. More guests and more jokes this time. They are raising money for Comic Relief. 


Scott and Chris have still on-air despite being tired and slightly giddy, mixing up words. They carried on raising more money, going to 28hours then collapsed well nearly. They were all DJ out, off home to sleep I think.  So far they have raised over £2500, a lot of money in 24 hours. I listened to a lot of it too, late night and early morning. The jokes got a bit more adult after 9pm. I think it was better than the one they did 2 years ago. It was Chris's birthday today as well.  


A lot of nerve pain today with a rash on my shoulders, hot and sore. Trying very hard not to rub or scratch it. Hopefully, it will go soon but always returns.

Wayne sent me some Mother's day presents. He said I could open the parcel today. The card will be here Monday.

Some bed sock that I wear all the time, they are soft, warm, and not tight on my legs. Also without shoes, something I do a lot. they do not slip on floors. Also some truffles in a very pretty tin, also a baby shark soft toy. This is a joke between Wayne and I.



Lindsay and Jamie-Lee, came round with 2 cards one from her, and one from the grandchildren. They stayed a while having tea as well, a Chinese very nice. I enjoyed it very much, as not eaten much all day, so was ready well ready for it.

Andrew made me a coaster the first one of this kind he has made. Very nice as with all things he makes.

Andrew's mat.


Radio 1 Scott and Chris have raised over half a million pounds for Comic relief. What a great total for them, the listeners are very generous.

Cleaning up today. My friend John will be here later to do the PIPS form with me. Just waiting for letters to come from various people.


Went on my bike for the first time in 2 and a half years. Went OK apart from the chain coming off. I tried to do it myself but could not. so I came back home and Paul did it. After that things went OK. Andrew asked me how my wrist was. I did not even think about it while riding it was only a short distance around 2-3 miles so a good starter ride. I went to the Remembrance Gardens to see my Mum, Dad, and brother Phillip. Put some daffodils on the stone, Mum used to like them very much, Dad too. Also went to see past next-door neighbours Mr and Mrs Lambert in a different part of the crematorium. I enjoyed the bike ride a bit wobbly at first but safe. 


A dull start and cold as well. I felt it on the common. A nice walk with Summer as usual playing with her ball. 

I have bean buying a few cut glass crystals ornaments on the internet. I have had money put aside so I thought why not. I need to put them all in the cabinet after a polish and dust. When they are all done I will show you a picture of them. I need to wait for a few good days, as a lot of time my hands are not good and  I would drop them. 


Awake early 6am so a very short night, Bed last night gone 3am. I tried to go back to sleep but no that was it. I was hot and itchy so I got up. A sunny morning on the common early Summer having a good run around today. Maybe it's Spring on the way.    


Another short night, this time Summer did not settle so it was gone 4am when I went to bed. No more barks from Summer after this. 

People say how do you manage on so little sleep? The answer I do not know. At times it catches up with me and I will crash out, even while doing things, like playing a game on the computer. The next thing I am aware of is, nearly falling off the chair. I think my body just stops as it can no longer go on.


Paul has put up my rug I made plus Wayne's present from Disneyland.

 Lindsay here with Jamie-Lee, who was supposed to have a blood test, but it did not go well. She has to go back at a later date.

Jamie-Lee played with the Sylvanians and watered the garden as well. Summer was close to the hose pipe, she did get wet but she always does and enjoys it too. 

Rang up to see if the letter (PIPs) from my Doctor was ready. They had no knowledge of it, I put it through the letterbox, where does the letterbox go?? They will ring me tomorrow after looking and asking other staff there to see if it can be found. 


I took another letter as it was nowhere to be seen. I made sure the lady I spoke to over the phone dealt with it. There is a time when PIPs documents have to be in, this has already bean extended. I spoke to my Neurologist and there is a letter on the way they are a bit behind with letters. At least they did not lose it. Hopefully next week all things will be put right. 

Hot and shuddery today stomach bloated as well. 


I have a water infection, so not good today I have got ANTIBIOTICS so hopefully, this will help.  Quite a few accidents as not getting to the toilet in time. l did some intense research into RSD and infections in the bladder are quite common and can be quite bad. A rest day I think and just try to keep the pain down with extra tablets.


Not as much pain today but oh so tired. I just want to curl up somewhere and relax. Not much chance of that. 


A very warm and nice day. 21C later on. 

Went to have my B12 and while there I asked about my letter from Doctor Hindosha. The nurse looked and said it had bean done and would print off a copy off for me. I walked home and had a look at the letter and some details were wrong. I rang them up and after a talk, the receptionist said bring it back and I will get the Doctor to alter it. Back to the Doctors this time I went on my bike, the first time I walked, The receptionist I spoke to had gone for lunch so had to give it to the desk. Just hope the letter gets back to Doctor Hndosha so it can be put right. 

Got home and did a bit more of the puzzle going a bit better. I think the more bits I fit in the easier it gets, till I hit a slum. I will finish it... of course, I will.


Went out to a shop first time in ages, felt like an adventure going on my bike. I am pleased I am able to ride it again. A lot quicker than walking. So good to be some different than the common. Got a present for my friend Debbie plus a few other things. I went down every aisle and got a few ideas for later things.

Bit more puzzle done only a few bits left, so should finish it tonight. Oh no some of the bits do not fit. I did have only 6 bits left, but now 20. Determined it will be done tonight.

Mexican for tea a chili burger and wedges for me. The best ones I have ever had from a take-away meal. Usually, they are dry and overcooked these were perfect. Paul did actually order fry's but wedges came, quite pleased they did. 

After tea started again attacking that whats it feels like now and this one I thought was easier than the last one. A brighter picture as you can see, but just as hard as the last one. Does not help as no proper picture on the box. 

All done just the last one of the set now to do. I will finish you as well, then charity shop for someone else to get frustrated.

The temperature rose to 23C in Lincoln so a summer day very nice after the cold and rain earlier in the month.

Well, here we are at the end of another Blog, still in lockdown a year later. Better things are on the way, so we can look forward to happier days very soon. 

Quite a mixed month but better than some. Water infection not good but caught early so soon responded to ANTIBIOTICS. Summers on its way so warmer days soon. This helps my RSD and most other suffers. Hope things are good with you all and soon we will be free. All the best to you Love Gill.

To finish off the month- Summer very fluffy, she needs badly needs a trim, so next week she will be cut.


Cute little Summer.



A slight frost, a very nice day on the common. I think there is snow on the way. Just a morning for a run if only but I have not ruled it out yet. Wait and see, it might happen, it has bean so long- I might not enjoy running anymore. But I think I will but, not at the level where I was though. If I could just go out and enjoy a run it would be great for me. Having RSD is not an easy life to have, and most people look at you as if nothing is going on- till the flare-ups and seizures begin. RSD can just hide its self very well to others but not me.

Put washing out and got on with the day's things to do. Tea was late as I was doing January's blog, published that then tea fish chips and peas. 

Early hours of the morning Andrew came down and said when did you last go outside. I said around tea time. Around 2 inches of snow had fallen, so white and crisp. Summer went out and you could see she was very excited, she loves snow. Unlike Snowy he hates anything wet and cold. He was not in the shed so probably at home nice and warm. The walk this morning was a treat for Summer with all the snow quite deep on the common in places I think there had bean a bit of drifting. Some children were sledging and having fun. 


Around 7.30 Summer barked and I came down, Summer shot to the back door and there was Snowy crying and lifting up his front paws. He looked at me as if to say what's this? he was not amused. I put him in the shed drying his feet and he settled down.  I went back to bed as only bean there a short while. When I went outside to see to Snowy. I did not have anything on my feet. When I heard him crying I thought he was hurt so got out there quick. My feet were ice cold. once in bed, I thought should I put them on Paul's back.

Summers walk was a very cold one, the wind was bitter stung my face.

Later in the afternoon I took Summer for a second walk, she does not have this every day but when I can I will. We went behind the Laundry along the river banks, the wind was even colder. As we went further along the bank it got muckier and the puddles deeper so we turned back. I did see a friend who I had not seen in a while, he said it was worse further along the bank so pleased we turned back when we did. 

The rivers a few weeks ago had burst their bank, then with all the snow, the path was not good for a little dog to be on. I was ok as boots on but Summer's little feet must have bean so cold. We headed back for a rub down and biscuits for Summer, Cup of hot tea and biscuits for me.


Just about all the snow has gone now, wet and soggy on the common. Summer heads for the mucky puddles instead, choosing to walk through them and go on her belly as well.


Made my friend John a Birthday cake or I tried to, The first one was not much thicker than a piece of thick toast bread. I think the cocoa powder I added was too fatty and overbalanced the mixture. The second attempt was good in fact it was very good. 


I iced the cake and it looks good. The other cake I put some jam in it was not too bad either a bit heavy more like fudge cake but better than I thought, if it had not bean eatable, (Paul ate nearly all of it) the birds would have got it so not wasted at all.

Went and took the cake and present to John. Very cold snowing a bit, like Siberia coming along Sincil Bank. I was pleased to get home be for it got dark.

Very sad news when I got home one of Lindsay's and my friends Liz, had passed away in her sleep only 40 years old. She leaves 3 children aged 21, 12, 10. What a shock her youngest daughter realized she was not just asleep as they shared a bed that night.  


A lot more snow fell overnight. Summer with having a thick coat picks up the snow like a magnet. So at times, she looked like a snow dog.  I had to put her feet in a bowl of warm water to get rid of the clogged snow.   

               I took some snow pictures as well.

Summer feet clogged with snow she could hardly walk.
My friends dog Bella.

A young girl had made a snowman in the park. Did not last long as someone a few hours later reduced it to a pile of snow. The girl when I saw her later she had brought her sister to see it and it had gone. She got a picture and so did I.

When Summer and I got back from our walk I had to put Summer's feet in warm water to get rid of the snow.

Took some pictures of my Ponsetti plant this is 3 years old and as far as I know they usually only last the year you buy them. This a beautiful one and is very healthy. I just cut it down and it comes back again and again like I said 3 times now. 


Very cold on the common but at least the cold wind has dropped a lot.

The dentist today, the hole now filled. The dentist and assistant had to dress up like I had some contagious disease. Anyway all done now and without pain no needles to numb it either so no numb mouth for the rest of the day. The price stung a bit £60.00 plus. 

Cystitis again, taking stuff from the chemist but the pain is bad and swollen belly as well. Very painful overnight.  

Got in touch with the Doctors picking up a prescription later. Same as I have had before-MacroBid NITROFURANTOIN 100MG 2 a day but if the Cystitis improves I can take 3-4 days instead of 7. 

Making me feel very hot but shaking as well very swollen and sore over the bladder area. 

Got Jamie-Lee later as Lindsay is helping Liz's family.


Jamie-Lee here again- we went to the park, Summer too, she was running after her ball and sniffing everything. as there was no one in there. Nice in the sun but as the sun went down it turned very cold and we headed home just across the road. I had a cup of tea, Jamie-Lee had hot Ribena. Summer had her biscuits and water, then slept as she was tired after all her running around. We were all soon warm again.


Lindsay called in to see us and stopped awhile, I have seen loads of Jamie-Lee this week.

Knitting later finished off the jacket I have bean making for a friend's Birthday. Still needs buttons so picture later.


Happy Birthday to me, 66 today pension age now- not that makes a difference to me. You are as old as you feel. Some days 40-50 others 80-90. My friend Paddy used to say you are as old as you feel or, as old as the one you are feeling.  

A good day, loads of presents everyone was very generous and kind, 19 cards in all. 

Flowers from David and Bev plus chocolates.
I got badedas and chocolates from Jenny.

Flowers from Angela Plus book and manicure set.

Moon lamp from Lindsay Tracy and Family.
More presents.
Snowy that Andrew made to go with Summer.
Friends for life.
Paul got me this Swarovski crystal, a piece of cake on a plate, very different.
Joy's planter plus Debbie's glass tray good match.

Joy the planter plus calendar and diary and cholates. Debbie glass plate she also got me a diary and a watch.  I also got money, plus more chocs. A Lynx set from my friends Lyn and Mo plus chocolates. A book Captain Tom, from Andy. From my friend John chocolates, but not just any chocolates Marks and Spencers chocolates. A present still to come off Wayne and Kayleigh.

Later we all had a Chinese for tea. Andrew, Lindsay Paul, Tracy, and Jamie plus me of course. Very good it was too, we got too much, so another Chinese for another day at least. Thank you to everyone for my presents and cards.


Paul cooked tea today steak and potatoes, mushrooms, green beans, baby sweet corn, very nice thank you Paul- nice to have a whole tea cooked for me.


Lindsay phoned up to see if I could have Jamie-Lee for 2 hours !!! this is Lindsay. Jamie-Lee was very good, playing a game on her laptop most of the time. Lindsay arrived here around 7.20 a bit longer than she said. around 7 hours. Jamie-Lee had tea here as well Lindsay had already had some earlier bought by the friend she was helping.  They both went around 9.30 a long day time to relax a bit I think.


Started knitting a Tigger the one from Disney. A lot of little bits to do making up the shape of the head. I will have to see how I get on. The bits are a lot bigger for the body so it will get easier.

Got a letter stating I am now a Pensioner and will start getting money very soon. 

Also, another letter for PIPs, saying I will not be getting any benefit. After more than 3 years they make their decision. Paul worked it out and I stand to lose around £6000. Seems they do not understand RSD or anything about it, or could it be, they are saving money. This was a complete farse from the start to the finish. Other people claims have bean finished within 6 months or less, and they have got what they asked for. Most people I have spoken to are very surprised.  I can start again which I have paperwork on the way but why should I have to. 

One good thing, I have my 1st Crona jab on Thursday 18th.


Jab went well given at my local surgery by the Nurse that gives me my painful B12 injection. My Doctor was also there so it was nice from someone I knew. She said you are used to more painful injections than this one. I did not feel a thing at all. Paperwork given and what to expect over the next few days.


Arm a bit tender like someone has punched it but that's all so far. I do have a bad head on one side with a lot of pain around my eye socket on the left side. I have had this before so its not new but very painful. Usually lasts a few days then goes. I think its something to do with my sinuses or the facial NEURALGIA.


Good walk on the common. Summer got very caked up in mud because she ran through it all as high as her belly. There was a strip where she could keep dry but no- not Summer, she loves getting dirty. I took her through some belly-deep water to get a lot of it off. She made a little gasp when I walked her through it must have bean so cold. The rest of the mud came off with her towel at home. 

Cleaning the upstairs today.  The weather has bean a lot warmer the past few days, and people are talking about Spring already. A bit soon I think a bit of sun and some are getting out the shorts. Only 2 weeks ago we had had snow and was very cold.

Cleaning up today. Got Jamie-Lee later as Lindsay helping out Liz's family again. She said 2 hours sounds familiar?? She said it would be no longer this time. 

Jamie and I played with the Sindy and Barbie dolls. Doing their hair and getting them dressed up to go out. No Cronia virus in Barbie land then!! Soon Tracy was here to pick her up ( under 2 hours) and she did not want to go. I said I will leave the dolls as they are on top of the box for next time. This cheered her up and she went with Tracy home.


Bit of a rest day as bean busy the last few days.  Reading, and finished off the puzzle I was doing. A present from Joy for Christmas. This was a hard one to do but still enjoyable.

A lovely picture.

A nice warmish day, wind a bit cool but good to see the sun shining. Head and eye socket pain now gone so I am pleased about that. 10pm the temperature was 10-11 C.


Another nice day bean tidying up the garden. Nice out there I think it was warmer outside than in. Got done what I wanted then a bit more of Tigger knitting. 


Summer had a bath load of muck, sand and little bits of the common came off her. She will not stay like this for long but at least she will feel better as her fur was sticky. 

Another nice day wind again a bit cool. Ness 2 doors away, is cutting down tree branches, in her garden and a small tree in  Karls garden, with a chain saw. Karol does know about this. 


Lindsay here with Jamie-Lee from 2pm onwards. Lindsay is having another pain block injection into her neck also starting today radiotherapy. Jamie-Lee will stay with me and when Lindsay has finished stay here as well for the rest of the day. At least this time it's only a few miles away as local. Not a few hours like most times. The procedure went quite- well a lot of pain for her but she said it has bean a lot worse. Lindsay just rested well sort of, she kept getting phone calls. I said turn it off and have a proper rest or sleep. 

They both had tea with us, Chinese near us is now open so everyone pleased as its a good one. I think you get used to a certain takeaway and when it's not open, nowhere can be as good. There can be exceptions of course.

Well, again a bit of a mixed month. With things going well with the vaccine, lockdown could soon over. and be a year that most people would like to forget. But as with most things nothing is certain yet. 

 Hope everyone is as well as they can. All the very best till next time- love as always Gill.

If Summer can keep smiling so can we.

January 2021.

31st December

Very frosty on the common with a bit of snow too plus freezing fog. Very pretty but so cold.

 January 1st

Well, what will this year bring? Another more powerful wave of Cronia virus-going around, a lock down-stay at home again on the cards-(I am mostly at home anyway) lots of shops, pubs, and restaurants going to close yet again? What a start to the new year- things can only get better. 

On yesterday's walk, Summer and I spotted this big deep hole just inside the park area. I think it's from when the workmen put in some new gas pipes last year. Looks like to me they have disturbed a rabbit burrow/waren very deep as the pictures show. Need to find someone to tell from the council over the next few days.


Snow fell today big flakes and for a while, it settled, so clean and white every time. If it had carried on snowing like it was we would have had a lot but it stopped- shame.

Andrew was in the shed when Snowy came in crying. He picked him up and he spat at him as he was in pain. Andrew looked to see what he had done and it looked like he had a cut or stab wound near his tail. He looked quite shocked too, we thought the best thing to do was get his owner Katie from next door. She came round and tried to look at his injury but he too spat and tried to claw her. Whatever had happened to him was extremely painful, poor Snowey. She decided that the best place would be to stay in the shed where it's quiet. Andrew said he would tell her when Snowey left so she could expect him home.

Snowy still here at night time but I think it will be gone by morning, as rain is coming. He does not like rain at all.

New replacement street lights going in on the 4th so no parking in the street from tomorrow. Paul managed to find a space close by.  


A lot of the snow has gone but still a bit here and there. Summer and I did not go on the common as rain and sleet coming down fast, instead going down Sincil Bank. She does this at times when it's wet or very windy. Her walk her choice. 


Snowy seems a lot better and not in as much pain now. He will not let anyone touch his back, so still very sore for him. 

The lockdown was announced at 8pm. but no one was surprised. Still felt like a kick in the teeth though. Another how many more weeks this time?

Told a park attendant about the hole inside the park. He had not seen it at all. Straight away he put tape around it so no one falls in it. 

Very cold on the common face and hands feels like ice. (I have RAYNAUDS which is extremely cold fingers and toes, sometimes legs and arms caused by bad circulation) rest of me ok. I wear 2 pairs of gloves but still, my hands are mostly cold.


Had to go into town as the storage boxes Paul got me as a present were damaged. We were only gone for an hour so I was pleased so was Summer too. Bit risky now with all this new virus around, play safe till we all get the vaccine. 

Summer still is a bit anxious when left, we were not too long so good for her as well. Got the boxes swapped over so alls good. They are for my wool and patterns so it will make it a lot easier to find the patterns and wool types.


The hole in the park has bean fixed which must be a record for the Council they usually take ages to fix things. 

Very cold again -2c at 8.30 and did not warm up much either. Most days just lately have bean low temperatures

B12 injection 11.30, and a routine blood test. The B12 hurt a lot and for the rest of day.

Went round to Katies as we had not seen Snowy for 2 days and after his injury, we just wanted to make sure he was alright. He was fast asleep on their sofa with his cat sister. When he heard me he popped up a sleepy head and looked as to say what are you doing at my door. Andrew and I were very pleased he was getting better. 

Katie said she looked at his back as much as he would let her and did not think he needed to go to the vets, She was right as he has improved.


The new street light job is going well, I think it will be done in less than a week as they first thought. So that will be good for the cars as not much extra parking around here.

Picture of my cyclamen plant as it looks so pretty. My sister in law and brother bought it for me a few years ago. 


Made my Brother David and Sister inlaw Bev, a Christmas cake, as they seemed a bit disappointed at Christmas as they did not get a homemade one. A new year cake this time. All went well and smells lovely no alcohol this time.

Pictures of cakes I made last year for us and Wayne.

Our cake.
Small one for Wayne and Kayleigh. Wayne and Kayleigh's cake when will they will get it ??? 


I have bean making these little dolls cribs like I made a few years ago. They are not too hard to make, that is when my fingers do, what they are supposed to do. I might sell them as most little girls I know now have bean given one as a present over the past few years.

I have a lot more pain than usual, mostly in my legs, but having a lot in my arms. The pain is the nagging sort that does not go. I have taken extra tablets but these upset my stomach and then I get pain there. As usual with RSD it wins.


Going to make some mince pies as they all gone now, a few people would be pleased with that, but we have them throughout the year. Cheating a bit as frozen pastry same as Christmas ones it's easier and less messy for me. Turned out well and tasty too.


Another snowfall-- that's 2 lots this year already- a lot more fell this time.

Our car.

Wayne has got a lot more snow in Halifax and the buses have stopped running too- good job they are both working from home.

Little Snowey does not like the snow at all. He had bean asleep in the shed and wanted to go home but did not want to get his feet wet. I said you will have to make a run for it. He cried once, then ran across the lawn to go home next door. Cleaning up downstairs today.


David and Bev's cake done.

Made some small sponge cake chocolate ones very nice too. Iced the cake.  Bit of a rest for rest of day bit more knitting making another baby basket like the other 2.

Paul cooked tea, chicken and veg. I enjoyed it too. Better too because I did not do it. Washed and dried up.

Results of the blood test I had. B12 too high now. So 12 weeks in between injections instead of 8. Another blood test in September. I still need the injections as I have PERNICIOUS  ANEMIA. When they were stopped a few years ago my B12 levels went dangerous low.

I have had the injections now for at least 10years, maybe a lot longer.


Most of the snow has now gone the temperature has risen from  -2c to 5c. Crazy weather going on.

The river is very high and seeping through the cracks in places. During the summer the river banks had a lot of work done to prevent flooding again like it has in previous years. Too soon to tell if this has worked properly yet, but looks like it has helped this time. We are not at risk but the football ground building are- plus the houses along Sincil Bank. 


Face to face physio with Vinnie today. Paul took me in the car and I will walk back after having a look in town. 

The appointment went well and Vinnie was mostly pleased with my wrist and shoulder. I have bean given some more exercises to strengthen my shoulder. I only need to go back if anything gets worse or any changes. A year since breaking my wrist - this has taken much longer than I thought it would. I had written in a previous blog that the Doctor said it would be 6 months be for any major improvement. I laughed at him, he was right. My wrist is still not 100% but how much of that is the RSD input?


Very cold on the common wind straight from Siberia or that how it feels. 

Looking after Jamie-Lee today as Jay-Jay is at Derby having his arm looked at. ( He put it through the glass of the passage door. Did a lot of damage to arteries and tendons cut plus a nasty gash to his arm) 

Jamie and I played with the little dolls and also a big doll that she has. She decided that we needed to go for a walk. So a walk down Sincil Bank with Summer and big doll in the pushchair. So cold the wind feels like its cuts your face. we played connect 4 when we got back. 

Soon Lindsay was back and after a drink and update on Jay-Jay, she was taken home by Paul. Jay is doing well still not perfect but getting better.

Nighttime another lot of hellish pain all over but legs the worst again. 

Picture of my first snowdrop to come up. I have 2 different types and this one is always the first to poke its little head up. I love snowdrops very delicate yet strong as well to withstand the winter.


Met 2 people I used to run with at Lincoln City Joggers while walking to the common. This was the first club I joined around 34 years ago. Good to see they are ok and doing well, one of them still runs but the other now walks. They were going for a long walk on the common. 

Very frosty on here so better for walking as everywhere frozen no big puddles for Summer to go in and get mucky. 

Cleaned up downstairs. Started knitting a set of clothes for 2 tiny 4" baby dolls. To go in the basket I finished on the 9th of this month. Not easy at the moment as my hands not too good so had to leave them for a while. The wool is 3/4ply and the size of the needles UK14/2mm. Like knitting with wire and cotton. I will get them done though this will not beat me yet.

Eyes looking at you- or an ice bra.


Finished off the doll set I started a few weeks ago for the doll of Jamie-Lees that states here. Pleased with this set knitted in DK wool. I had to alter the pattern a bit as the doll is a bit smaller.


Dentist today so a chance to get a bit of shopping in town. Waited outside the dentist, someone came out told them who I was, then another 20min wait in the rain. They called me in then said I had got the day wrong. WHY wait 20mins to tell me this ??? Not sure if it's them or me that has it wrong as it was a phone call to tell me. Anyway I have another appointment on 9th February. Got what I wanted in town so not a wasted trip.

My pain has calmed down a bit. this always gets me worried, as what is the RSD planning. Nice to have a few less pain-filled days. This means fewer extra tablets so less stomach problems. The days before were like Merry Go-Ride of HELL with no chance of getting off.


Picked up the twin dolls knitting again- not going too bad this time hands a bit better. 

The Starship (SN9) project that Andrew and I have bean watching did not take off due to fight regulation or something like that. We both thought well that it no coverage today, we were wrong as they decided to move the next Starship (SN10) into place. This took a long time, especially as it only moved a few miles an hour, a lot slower than normal for a rocket. Was so amazing to watch the dining room TV had never bean on so long in one day. This was on in the background as I got on with other things. 

SN 10 being moved. This is when it went behind the Starship Sn9

Men hooking up the hoist to the crane to move SN10 into place
Being lifted up.

Just getting it on the platform.
In place at last- nearly dark.

Took this picture of the river from the bottom of the garden, as you can see very high now. This is not really a river at all just a drain that has expanded a bit over the years.

Very high at the moment.


Cleaning up again downstairs. 

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round late afternoon and stayed for tea. Mexican I had chips and chicken strips, so did Jamie-Lee the other had wraps or burritos meals. This was very nice and we all enjoyed the meal. Gave Jamie-Lee her gloves I knitted her should have bean for Christmas but could not get any pink press studs/poppers. I ended up using metal ones as nowhere was open to get pink ones. They look good and Jamie-Lee was pleased with them. Also the knitted doll set. (26th)

Very frosty when I went to bed and cold wind as well. Going to be cold on the common tomorrow.

Well, another month of uncertainty and lock-in. There will be a day soon we can all go about our lives like we used to. that's if we can remember how too. 

All the very best to you all 

Love Gill.

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