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This morning I woke at 5am feeling very cold, so made a cuppa, took it back to bed and put an extra throw on the bed, lovely 😊 I have now resurfaced and stripped the bed, the bedding is in the wm as we speak. I will clean the bathroom and have a tidy round today. We still have some wind gusts, it's raining again and the sky is quite dark. We're hoping the rain will stop later as we need to check the van, the local river was on flood alert too yesterday and it runs past the storage site. There's not much packing left to do, just some tops then we're off on hols tomorrow for a week. We are going as far as Kettering for an overnight stay at a hotel before going on to Norfolk to pick up the boat on Monday (a 6hr+ car journey is too far to do in one day ) Tea tonight is lo Chinese takeaway.
Hope everyone stay safe and well, see you lovely people in a week. Take care.
Just finished a delicious fishfinger sandwich for my lunch
It was a strange day here yesterday - raining and dark one minute, then lovely sunshine - carried on like that all day and then got quite windy later on. Calm today and lovely blue sky and sunshine with just enough of a breeze to get some washing dry outside.
Pleased to 'hear' everyone survived the storm - hopefully everyone with damage can get it fixed soon.
DD and little one arrived home yesterday afternoon - little one was full of beans and told me lots about her holiday - though she was disappointed to leave early as DD had promised her one more bungee jump before they left.
She stayed here last night - I woke about half 7 to find her curled up in bed next to me. Not an easy task when she has to carry her milk machine which is attached to her tummy and negotiate a very long tube which is attached to her oxygen and then climb up into my bed!
I took her down to mam and dad's this morning - they were thrilled to see her - you'd think they hadn't seen her for weeks, not just 5 days!
Then DD picked her up to take her to a new soft play that has just opened with some friends.
A lady from our local Heart Foundation shop has just been to collect lots of bags for me - I've had a good clear out, including a lot of eldest DD's teenage books. I felt quite bad about getting rid of them, but as she said she's not going to read them - and I could do with the space so I can tidy my bookshelves.
Camelot - thank you for asking - I still feel tired and achy, especially when I've walked anywhere but I don't feel exhausted after having little one and my headache, though still there, isn't as bad. Last weekend, I felt absolutely shattered after an hour or so with little one - so hopefully I'm on the mend. Still planning to take things very easy this next week though as I'm hoping to get back to work the next week.
Nannywindow - have a lovely holiday
Take care everyone x
I’m late posting as was up and out early doors to (re)join Fat Club. It’s a 20 minute walk away and the weather was lovely and bright, if cold this morning. Picked up a few things in town on the way back. Weather now very rainy, cold and windy!
No damage suffered yesterday thank goodness. Glad to hear everyone survived okay.
We are out for a friend’s birthday tonight, which is unfortunate timing for the FC joinage, but I will be driving and choosing sensibly.
Have just sorted through a load of donated craft stuff (knitting, sewing, card making) and most will go to charity which is great. Kept a few DMC embroidery threads for my stash.
No cooking tonight as we are out yippee!
Have a good day all and stay safe.
Made up 30 cones of chocolate for the SA food bank to add in to parcels at Easter time.
Using my bargainous veg buys last week I've just done a big painful of carrot and swede mash. Now bagged in portions for the freezer with one portion in the fridge to accompany lunch tomorrow.
Lots of happy holiday wishes for you NAN. I hope the worst of the weather is out of the way and you have a safe "voyage" !!!
Our identical twin DGSs are 6 years old today and although we're not seeing them we've had a phone chat and birthday wishes. It's half term too this week so they're hoping to go to Xscape in Castleford one day. Their older brother will be 8 the week after so it will be a joint birthday treat for them.
Dinner tonight is a korma curry and jacket potatoes. I'm using ys turkey fillets and korma sauce from the freezer and various bits of veggies from the fridge but I don't think there will be enough for a second meal. If there's just a small amount left it can make a filling with salad'y bits in a wrap for a lunchtime meal. Tomorrow I'll be cooking a small gammon joint so that means pea & ham soup will be on the menu for the coming week.
I made a start on one of the cross stitch kits yesterday (it won out over the housework ) and found a surprise free chart booklet inside. The other two kits also have a booklet but alas they're the same. Never mind, these two can go in the cs bag, someone else may want them.
I'm sorry to read so many of you have lost fence panels, shed roof coverings etc and yes, it's a drain on the finances, but at least no-one has been hurt. Let's hope better weather is on the way, especially for you nan - enjoy your getaway. Florenceem - the chocolate cones are a lovely addition to the food bank parcels. dp1 - glad to hear you seem to be on the mend.
Time to go, the bread maker is beeping at me and I've a little bit of ironing to do, then it's chill time. Stay safe and warm everyone, hugs for anyone needing/wanting one. X