Thursday, 23 March 2017


We were able to collect Nell at 5:00pm yesterday. She was over joyed  to see us, you'd have thought we'd been to Australia.
She wolfed down some scrambled egg and a biscuit, not too much as she had had an anaesthetic.
We had a very good report from the vet nurse, who said Nell had been very good.
She is a good dog, we said! Not a peep out of her last night, but we had decided if she cried who'd let her up on our bed. She hasn't scratched at her face, so the stitches are all secure.
Well done Nell, it only cost £532.60 !! But we do have insurance for her, although if we hadn't we'd have paid, she is our baby!!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Another endless day of waiting!

No, not for moving house news today, but for our lovely little dog, Nell. We took her this morning to the vets, for a small op to remove a little lump on her lower lip. She couldn't have breakfast so neither did we; we couldn't eat in front of her, that would have been cruel.
She didn't want to go with the vet and started to jump up at me, then  was dragging her bottom as he tried to take her through the door way, so we quickly left. I could have cried but held back the tears. We phoned at 12md and she has had the op and was just waking up. We can collect her at 5:00pm It seems such a long day... can't wait to have her home.
She is such a cutie

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Could you? Could I?

Martin McGuinness..1959-2017

So much talk about the death of this man, some downright damning.. The bombing of the hotel where the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the conservative party were staying, in 1984, 5 were people killed and  several injured, Margaret Tibbit permanently crippled.   But it got me thinking would I be able to forgive someone who I believe had taken the life of someone I loved, especially a child?

A bomb was left in a metal bin in a Liverpool shopping precinct 23rd March 1993. Three-year-old Johnathan Ball died at the scene. He had been in town with his babysitter, shopping for a Mother's Day card.  The second victim, 12-year-old Tim Parry, was gravely wounded. He died on 25 March 1993 when doctors switched off his life support machine, having asked permission to do so from his family, after tests had found minimal brain activity.. 54 other people were injured, four of them seriously. Suddenly metal bins vanished from railway stations and shopping precincts!
But the one that really stands out in my mind was the bombing in Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunday 1987. Her last words to her father were, ‘Daddy I love you.’ Marie was killed by the Provisional IRA at the Cenotaph that day. Along with a further 10 people, 63 people were injured and a 12th person died in 2000, after spending 13 years in a coma.

Gordon Wilson, Marie’s father went on to write a book, saying he forgave the IRA.. BUT…

Could you? Could I ?

I stand corrected by Scarlet, it was not Liverpool in 1993, but Warrington, Thank you Scarlet.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Horrible MRI scan.

Yesterday was ..... well I am so glad that is over, the MRI was very, very unpleasant to say the least!! First they put me in a machine,  that was pressing on my broken arm and dislocated shoulder and then decided it was too tight so started to pull me out, pulling my shoulder so I started shouting, it was so painful. So then I had the CT scan while the other bigger MRI machine was being used and then they started again. Although I was lying comfortably and with ear plugs and huge earphones to reduce the sound, it was horrible. I couldn't use my phone with the music Dh had down loaded onto it, as the MRI magnets would have broken the phone!!  It wasn't so much the noise but the being enclosed. It took 40 mins!! How I survived I don't know I played alphabet games in my head, after a few prayers to get me through. Never again I don't think I could do it again! It was horrible, when she said via my headphones only 8 more mins I nearly pressed the help button to say, no more I 've had enough! But I did it!! We left the house at 1:40pm and arrived home 9:50pm. We literally caught the underground and main line trains within minutes of them going on our way to getting home. By the time we had something to eat, we dropped into bed at gone 11:30pm.. although we have had a cuppa at 6:00am this morning, we went back to sleep till 8:30 we were exhausted. I walked 7863 steps, some at speed when we rushed to get trains.
Thank God it's over! I hope the surgeon will be able to do something for me, it will be 2 years next month from when I first broke my arm!! Sometimes in that 2 years it has been hell, thank you to my lovely Dh that I have got through all this time.
Ps If anyone else has had an MRI I 'd be interested to hear about your experiences.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

It's spring, spring, spring!!

When we decided not to move and to stay here in October last year, we planted hundreds of bulbs.
Then I bought some Sweet Williams, Polyanthus  and spread compost all over this main flower bed. We weeded well, I pruned the roses and cut back some of the fruit trees. Then we decided beginning of November, (well it was me really) we would move. So here we are ready to move and a pretty spring flowering garden. 


These are beautiful little 'Jet Fire' which were made very popular when Alan Titchmarsh was planting them in his garden a few years ago. I love them. There are lots of tulips to come too. And the camassia have spread, so they will be a most gorgeous show. I will be planting tulips and daffs where we're going to move to as well.
Can't wait now!

 Welcome Gill Quick, my latest follower.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Yeh... it's all tickety boo!!

Love this house!
This all happened last evening.....Whew....bit of a roller coaster ride here re:- house moving.. So... re-cap....having had the phone call to say the house we want to buy was under offer from another buyer last evening.. AND... then within minutes of that call we had one from our Estate agents to say... our buyers have  a firm new buyer with the cash to buy and it all looked very positive, so the 'chain' was complete again.. we spoke to the Suffolk agent this morning and the house there is ours again!! yippeeeeeeeee
The offer from the couple wasn't the asking price and also as we have had the searches and surveys done the whole process with us as buyers,  would be shorter and we are cash buyers. And the new buyer in the chain wants to move end of this month or latest before Easter!!!!!
I have celebrated by having a real coffee, not decaf and a Jaffa cake! I like to hit the heights!!
We went to the garden centre and I have bought some new plants to pretty up the front pots and they now look fresh and pretty,  instead of winter weary.
Have a wonderful day everyone... love abounds from cloud 9 here and I am singing.. la la la


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Things will all work out... the mean time I am learning to dance in the rain, although since breaking my arm I have to pay to have my hair styled each week and so avoid rainy days!!
We are on the moving/not moving roller coaster at the moment and we could be living in limbo, but we are living as though everything will be fine.
This evening we had a phone call from the Estate Agent to tell us the house, that we really love and want to buy has had an offer that has been accepted, but they need a mortgage... but then as we put down the phone.. our own Estate Agent phoned to tell us our buyer has a new buyer with the money to buy....YEH!! But will it be too late for us to get the house we want??
We are up and down like a yoyo! Who'd believe house buying and selling can be so stressful?
Oh dear I have lost a follower, am I so boring?