March 1st

Very cold wind on the common, but not too bad out of it. Soon after we got back it rained very heavily, I was pleased we went early. One of the youtubers Kayla- I follow, had to have another finger amputated, she now has only three fingers left; two thumbs and a pinky. This was caused by a severe case of RAYNAUD'S. I feel really sorry for her as she crochets a lot and is not sure if she will be able to still. She has other health problems too and is in constant pain. With having what I have, I know how she will be suffering. She comes across as so lovely and just gets on with it. 

You can find her here: Llama Mama Kayla (her youtube channel)


A cold rainy day.  We got back from the common before it rained too much. These are the pictures of the baby things I made

These are the baby things I made for Pauls friend.

For Heather.

Also for Heather.

For Poppy.

I have tried to make a pom-pom for the little hats I have made but no they just pull undone and are rubbish. I am going to get a pom-pom maker. This I think will help. I think its the tieing that I do, not get it tight enough, and they just come apart no good at all.  


I made Andy across the road a Lincoln City tea pot cozy. 

Not perfect but Andy liked it.

I am also looking after his cat Smudge for the next two days. He is no trouble as he mostly sleeps not even coming to get his food. He does eat it mostly as the next time I go its gone.

He is a pretty boy no doubt.

Luna had two walks today as Andrew wanted a walk on the common. She is very active today and a bit crazy too.

I have started knitting a jumper for my friend Debbie who lives close by. This is for her Birthday. The jumper is striped and I think will look very nice when finished. The wool is Aran wool, (25% wool and 75% acrylic) so a bit thicker than the usual DK wool I use, so a bit faster knitting, well hopefully, I have till the 5th April, to finish so I think I can do that..


Andrew read my Blog and we published it a bit late but never mind hope it was worth waiting for.

Kayla is doing well even doing some crocheting with three fingers. She said its hard going but she is doing it. Well done Kayla.


Happy Birthday Jay-Jay twenty to day, time has gone so fast. He came to see us today with Molly his girlfriend, and baby Corey who is nearly one. He can walk a few steps when he wants to.They are all doing good. Corey liked Luna and Luna was scared to start with then playing with him. 

Proud Dad Jay-Jay.
Jay-Jay and Corey.

                               Cory loved Luna, she liked him as well but, was not too sure to start with. 

Trying to kiss her.

For some reason Cory liked Luna's basket.  

Lindsay with Cory.

Jamie-Lee with Luna.

Even though it was Jay-Jay Birthday he brought me a present of Thornton's chocolates and a bag of jelly babies and a plant in a pretty ceramic pot. He said he did not see me on my Birthday and they were to make up for it.

He also brought Luna three bags of treats, plus a little dog who Andrew and I have named Jay. 

Lucky girl Luna he said he had not really bought her anything and it can be for her Birthday as well.

Paul and I got him a few bits plus money so he can get what he wants. Later Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came to see Jay-Jay and us. Lindsay was not the best as one of her bad heads. Jamie-Lee has got into the secondary school she wanted, plus transport as well. A lovely afternoon with them all. 


Woke to pins and needles in my left wrist the one I broke last. Going into town today to get some pajamas' and bras I have some Birthday money to spend. I got most of the things I wanted I forgot eye drops. I also got a pom-pom maker, hopefully this will help me with making them. I did spend nearly three hours away from home. I actually looked at the isles that I usually do not go down. Luna missed me a lot. She does not like me going anywhere without her. Paul has an infected boil on his neck so went to the doctors today. He was given ANTIBIOTICS.


A cold windy day east wind. We saw Mary on the common with Rory, he has not bean going on there as he has had a bad hip. So good to see them, both are doing well and Mary says his hip has improved. Not going to do a lot today apart from knitting and tea of course. Going well with Debbie's jumper got the back done already. As I said Aran knits up quicker. It's what most Americans like to use.


Not as cold today. Saw Rory and Mary again and both Debbie's. Changed the bed today and washed it all, hopefully it will dry. Andrew and I are sorting out the rose bush next door as they do not want it. I took some cuttings and Andrew dug it up and transplanted it in  ours hopefully it will take. The rose has bean in next doors for over fifty years and came from a priory. It would be a shame if we lost it but some of the cuttings will live on and hopefully the rose bush too.

Hopefully it will bloom again looks good so far. 


Mothers Day- Wayne sent me a card and Lindsay got me Ferrero Rocher chocs, and a card. 

Treats for me.

Did tea for us all. Lindsay had another bad head again. She went to sleep on the floor Luna kept going on her back and laying down to sleep also. Sandy a little dog we used to have did this all the time.


Cleaning up most of the day. Paul out at Birmingham at a meeting. Got back around five. Very tired later Luna was not tired very hyper running around and jumping on chairs. Relaxed and watched a bit of TV for a change no knitting. If I am too tired I know I will make mistakes.


I did all the ironing sheets plus shirts and trousers. Took quite a while too. Paul out in the morning and football at night time. Andy came round with a dish for Luna might be a bit big though.  Tired again later, Luna wakes up early so I have to get up as she wants a wee. Sometimes she will snooze a bit. 


Rest day today as had a few busy ones. Doing well with the jumper I have done the back and the front so going good so far. Two sleeves to do of course. With having the ten row stripes it goes quite quick. 


Going into town to day as pajamas' I got a little short in the crutch so I think a bigger size would be  better., Since having RSD I can not have any thing fitted, as causes me pain. Andrew came too as he wanted a few bits. When we went to change the pajamas' there was a ticket missing so they would not exchange them, I said its probably at home. I just bought another pair and exchanged the other two pairs. When I got home I looked for the ticket in my drawer no luck. I refolded the top and there it was, still attached all the time. A story to tell when I go back to the shop to get the refund. Tired again later, lack of hours of sleep. Hopefully Luna will sleep a bit more when she is older, now nearly a year old (27th March) 


A bit chilly to start with but soon warmed up and sun and showers most of the day. Doing this Blog all going good then a black grey screen.  Back to my Blog ALL GONE two hours work; tried undo button no good. IT HAS ALL GONE. Nothing else to do but start again. 


Andrew had a fall and hurt his hand mostly his fingers he can hardly move it. Not good when his business involves making things. Hopefully it's just a few days before his hand recovers.


Made some little cakes today just sponge ones. For some reason my little cakes are always better than a large sponge. I did not ice them as very tired not a lot of sleep just lately. Andy brought two cakes round but they were not the best, very doughy. Quite warm today at 8pm 13C. 


Debbie's Jumper has now got to the sewing up bit and then doing the neck. Sewing up takes a long time, as each stripe has to be done in the right colour not one continuous line. Things I ordered from Amazon came today one of them a wool winder, it makes cake like looking pats. These I am hoping will go better on my "wool Jennie." it hold the wool and lets it out so you do not have to pull it. At the moment it does not pull even and often falls off the cupboard as the wool sticks. This happens more so with loose wound balls of wool.

Wool winder, cakes and wool Jennie. 

Pom pom maker.


Pilates on my bike Paul at home today so Luna is not on her home. Very cold and windy at least it was not raining. A good session hard as some new moves. Rain and still very strong wind coming home very cold. 

I had my hair cut later looks good as usual. Debbie my hairdresser loved Luna and picked her up and was very taken with her. Luna loved her as well. While having my hair cut, Luna was just laid down no bother at all. Hope she is this good when she has her hair cut. 


Debbie's jumper all done I made a mistake with the neck took twice as long but got there in the end. Going to make a hat as enough wool left. I will put a picture of both when done. 


Washing and cleaning up took most of the day. Bit more of Debbie's hat night time going well soon be done. 

Andrew has one of theses' over sided tops with a pocket. Lindsay got it him as a Christmas present. Luna loves to go in the pocket and peeps out like a little kangaroo. We call her Puppy in the pocket. I think she would like to be in there all day if she could.

Quite cozy, with Andrew.


Angela here later to watch a film "Maestro." Not bad but took a bit of following at times. Both enjoyed it.  A lot better for me as the pictures is just too loud and can be hot. I am just not able to do things like that any more, it was good to see Angela though. We had a good chat just me and her.


Happy Birthday little girl- Luna one today. We got her some treats, a toy and a yellow chewing bone good for her teeth; better than my fingers too.

The year has gone so fast, we saw her at I think five weeks old, then picked her up at eight weeks. When we got her she weighed 1.9KGS. At her last weigh in she was 5.1KG. That was around 27th February. 


   Resting (and in need of a haircut).      

I had to swap the pyjamas again, as the next size up was huge the waist was around 3-4" bigger I could not keep them up The top was hanging off my shoulders. The ones I got hopefully will be better all round.

A sunny and showers day rain pouring down then sun, still windy too. We are in April and that a month of showers and change.


Luna has bean chewing her bone, at first she was not too sure as she is with a lot of things. She has bean playing with her toy as well. This was one of Summers so we said it was a present from her. I am sure Summer would have shared her things as she was like that. Today would also bean Sandy's Birthday  another little dog we used to have be for Summer

Pilates again on my bike very windy and cold again. I have to go over a fly over bridge and the cross wind was so strong it took me all my time to hold my bike. Hard work both ways going and coming back. Good session again only nine today usually twice that. Sat down rest of day and finished off Debbie's hat. All ready for her Birthday on the 5th.

I think it looks good.

I weighed Luna and she has lost weight, I am not surprised with all the running around she does. 4.9KG. 


I have started knitting a baby cardigan not going well might have to try another pattern. Andy's Mum has asked me to make some hats and mitts/gloves for the children that are the victims of the war. I said I gladly will. I have finished all the knitting that I had planned so a perfect time.


I have given up knitting the cardigan I started, and have picked another one. So far this is going well.

Good walk with Luna but more rain has made it very boggy again. She loves it whatever the weather or the ground, just happy to be out running around. Luna is very hairy at the moment but not for long hair cut on Tuesday 2nd. I will put pictures on next Blog. 

Ironing later but not too much too day. Made my back and hips hurt not sure why. Could it have bean the pilates or the bike ride there and back. My hips are loose so that can cause a lot of pain at times.

Today is our wedding Anniversary 49 long years. Paul cooked tea, steak potatoes mushrooms and peas and sweet corn. This was very nice as it does not happen very often. Thank you Paul.

Well quite a mixed, month. Fairly good health wise for me. I think my wrist that I broke has improved a bit on some days others not so good. Luna is about fully grown now as a year old. She is smaller than I thought she would be. Just right I think very loving and such a lap dog. 

I hope everything is good with you all, and if not as good as it can be. All the very best love Gill.

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