Penny, daughter, has bought her Dad a new fleece tartan duvet cover as he feels the cold.
Friday, 3 December 2021
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
As you know, I'm always on about going out for our coffee's.
It's usually the 'Sunshine Cafe' or 'Waitrose'.
The ladies behind the counter in Waitrose coffee shop are such a lovely bunch and know us well from our frequent visits.
I went shopping this morning to Waitrose without Tom and the ladies enquired after him.
I sadly had to tell them that he probably wouldn't be coming any more as he is unable to walk far without getting really out of breath.
They were so sorry but made me my cappuccino and I went and sat down with it.
I hadn't been there long when one of them came over with a huge bouquet of flowers to cheer us both up.
I get a lot of stick for going to Waitrose as there are cheaper shops, but where else would you get that kind of treatment.
Not in Tesco or Asda I'm sure.
All of the staff are so helpful and nothing is too much for them. No rush to pack and pay and a nice quiet atmosphere to shop, to me it's worth paying a little more.
Monday, 29 November 2021
I've not been posting as my mind has not been in the right place recently but Tom found this poem this morning and we thought it was appropriate to our situation right now.
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
In between making my throw and crochet spinners I cam across this lovely star here
It is a bit tricky but I wouldn't say it was difficult.
Friday, 12 November 2021
Glad to say that things have improved here thank goodness.
We have managed to get Tom into the car and out on a couple of occasions and he feels better for it.
Taking each day as it comes and making the most of it is the answer, find something that you enjoy doing and relax. We both like out jigsaws and reading and my crochet is a boon in taking my thoughts away from any negativity that may creep in.
I'm still working my way through the various sized squares for my latest throw.
Saturday, 6 November 2021
We are still just about managing here.
It's like Piccadilly Circus sometimes with the various medical people calling for Tom
Not sure if he will venture out again as he is so short of breath, but who knows, if the weather is okay and he feels better we may get him out for a coffee.
Over the past months I've had time to think a lot about life and have decided that we stand alone in life.
No matter how many helpers or family we have, in the end it's up to the individual to stand strong.
This made me think that we are like a trees.
Saturday, 30 October 2021
The cat litter tray is hidden in the bathroom behind the bath out of sight.
I have black and white floor tiles in the bathroom and they were constantly covered with sawdust and bits of litter where they were carrying it out on their feet after they had done the business.
Whilst standing in the queue at the pet shop the other day I got chatting to a lady about the mess they make and she told me about a mat that you could buy.
You place it in front of the litter tray and when they step out onto it the holes in the mat take some of the litter off making far less mess to clear up.
I was a bit skeptical over whether it would work and it wasn't cheap but to my surprise it does.
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Recently I came across' Crochet Spinners' on this lovely blog
And so to take a break from the throw I thought I'd have a go.
Monday, 25 October 2021
Where are they all today. Well, scattered all about as usual acting as though they own the place. lol
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Yesterday was a horrible day.
We had call from Francesco the Respiratory nurse to talk about 'End of Life Plan'
We knew that it was something that needed to be sorted out even if it's not imminent but never the less it was harrowing to say the least.
Normally a Hospice would be the place of choice to get the very best help but in these days of Covid and the possibility of another Lockdown it would mean that we would be unable to visit Tom should he be in there for respite care or end of life.
So we have opted for the home.
I'm sure you can imagine how upsetting this was to discuss and sort out but it's done and dusted now and in the meantime we carry on hopefully for a lot longer.
I'd like to say a big thankyou to all who have read and commented on the last post, it's nice to know that you understand and enjoy reading my posts, even the not so cheerful one's.
On a more uplifting note the cats are not a happy bunch at the moment.
Out next door neighbours thank goodness are like us and love the foxes and birds.
They leave a washing up bowl full of water on the wall for the seagulls who love nothing better than to have a lovely bath.
They also put out cat biscuits twice a day and we have crows, seagulls, magpies and jays visiting every day.
But, these biscuits are a beacon for all of the cats in the area. We are getting cats visiting the wall that I have never seen before.
As you might guess this is not to the liking of our five.