Thursday, 25 May 2017

Warm Day!

Beautiful warm day today, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the cat is in its basket in the front room keeping cool.
Vin went off to Formby this morning to sort out his MOT on his car and get it booked in. He had called in at the tyre place first to see about the back tyres and the chap there said that one of his back ones might get an advisory note but the bloke in the MOT garage had a look and said it looked ok, so he was happy about that. Next Tuesday it will be done. He usually takes it in for the test then walks to Tesco which is over the road, so it is a handy place to go. 
Jane rang up this morning on her way to get her glasses done so we were chatting about all sorts of bits and bobs. She is off till Tuesday, which gives her a nice break especially after  Monday night. She must have been so shattered.
I have been doing bits and bobs on the computer today when I had time, in between talking to our Jane, having coffee and lunch. Makes us sound really busy doesn't it! 
Tomorrow we have an appointment at the podiatry clinic in Aintree, which is a fairly early one, so we will have to get up and going. Little Jessie will have to be left to her own devices, but I expect she will have a nice restful sleep in her basket. 
I am always quite surprised that she doesn't topple out!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Out and About.

We were aiming to go out somewhere today but didn't have a clue where. Vin had been fretting about my foot which was last dressed on Friday when we went to see Mr. Butcher, but we don't have another appointment until Friday and he said that was too long. He did ring up the Health centre the other day but there were no appointments available so he had to leave it. Anyway he rang up this morning to see if there was anything going and there was a cancellation at Litherland so it was there for 2.15 which we made on time. Lovely woman did the dressing called Cathy, and she was quick too. 
On the way back home Vin suggested that we go to the garden centre to get our free coffees for May, which we did. Very nice too, we got large cups as well which was a bonus. Quite quiet in there mainly because there were a lot of orople outside in the sun but it is a bit bright for me without sunglasses anyway! We were fairly early as well so it was a nice relaxing coffee. 
Don't think little Jessie had moved, she was still in her basket where we left her, but when we came home Vin opened the catflap, and she went running out to sun herself on the patio. 
This cat looks so peaceful when she is asleep. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Terrible Events!

Well what a night that turned out to be!  The last thing I said to her when she rang up  on her way to work was " I hope you have a quiet night!"  However, later on in the evening there was an explosion at the Manchester Arena at a pop concert given by  Ariana Grande, with 22 people killed and about 60 injured.Can't go into any details about what she was working on but enough to say she said it was horrible. A lot of children injured also adults, parents who were there with their children. She started off in the main hospital dealing with x-rays and ended up in the Children's for around five hours because she was familiar with their wquipment and they only had two on duty so she volunteered to go and help there.  They were doing adults as well because the parents understandably wouldn't leave their children. 
She rang us up this morning from her bath where she was trying to unwind but I don't know if she would get much sleep.  Good luck with that sweetheart. 
There has been news coverage all day today with bits and pieces being leaked out, it seems the authorities know who was responsible, and they have arrested a young man also. The suicide bomber was of course killed at the scene.  No doubt there will be a lot of information on tonight's news. 
We stayed in today because we were expecting a delivery which came at lunchtime, also Vin was doing a lot of paper clearing out for the brown bin tomorrow. 
Little Jessie has been outside a bit today, sitting in the sun. It is quite warm today which is nice to get some sunshine. 
Vin has fitted a new doorbell on the front door, she tends to scoot upstairs whenever the bell goes, but she still did it with this one even though it is quieter. Don't know what it is with doorbells, she absolutely hates them and appears terrified when they go off. Poor little thing.  

Monday, 22 May 2017

Twas on a Monday Morning...

Nobody came to call really. It was a day of bits and pieces, we both made a few phone calls, my one was to Bullen's who rang me up last Friday but we were out. They said they would ring back but didn't so got in touch today to find that there would be a delivery tomorrow. Unexpected, and also delivering a few items I didn't want. Never mind they can go into stock. 
Vin has been sorting all the papers out and doing some gardening because it is green bin today, usually they collect later afternoon or early evening. 
Lot of banging outside this morning our neighbour next door but one is having his front garden redone. They seem to be doing the paving stone pathway and a green plastic lawn! He must have given up on the lawn mowing because he has one at the back as well. 
Vin has been doing all sorts in the garden, trying to tidy up . He also fiddled around with a pair of wiper blades that he had in the shed refurbishing them so he has a spare set now to go with the  ones he bought last week. He said he was chasing little Jess around having a play. I bet she enjoyed that. She seems to like him chasing her, and doesn't run away now but comes back for more!
I see!!!
Toorrow we are having a delivery apparently so won't be going out because you never know what time they are due, but never mind.  Vin is fretting about my foot a bit because it was done on Thursday and he rang the health clinic this morning but there are no appintments available. I am due at the podiatry on Friday but he said it is too long so he will do it!!!! Good grief, is there nothing the man can't do :) :) 

Friday, 19 May 2017


Today we took ourselves off to Dobbies, the garden centre over near Southport. We go there most months because they do a lovely free coffee if yu are in their garden club which we are.  Plus this time we wanted to get some hanging baskets to replace the Winter ones at the back of the house, and the slightly bigger one at the front of the house.  I like the hanging baskets it is almost instant gardening, and they give lvely colour all summer. 
We had a bit of a mooch around because it was also20% off day so it was worth getting a few bits that we needed. We got some nice candles, a couple of cakes and biscuits and of course our free coffees. Quite busy today probably because it was the discount day, it is worth getting the plants and things at the discount.  We went back to the car, and then Vin went to collect the baskets which he brought back to the car. Done and dusted and home by about a quarter to two.   Jessie of course was asleep in her basket.
She did get up to greet us though, probably because she was hungry!!


Yesterday afternoon I had an appointment at Aintree Hospital with Mr Butcher who did my right foot, very successfully too. After the foot had been undresses frrom all its bandages etc., he came in to say what he was thinking of doing. Basically it was to remove the sigmoid bones from under the big toe, and remove the first bone of the third toe which has an ulcer on it. Insert a wire to support it and thus solve all of the problems!
H the file down for pre-op. The nurse contacted them and we went upstairs for that to be done. Very time consuming and we only left at ten to five, after having blood pressure, weight, height and an E.C.G.. Then a lengthy talk with a male nurse who went through the medical history very thoroughly and carefully. That took ages, but like I said to Vin at least doing it that way saved us a separate journey. One odd thing was that when Vin was waiting in the waiting area he heard a name called which was my name before I was married! The exact same name. He said he looked round in case they had got my name wrong but another woman had got up!. Last thing was blood tests and then that was it, homeward bound! Finally getting home about fiveish.
Little jessie I don't think had moved at all, she had been in her basket all of the time we were away. 
Couldn't finish this yesterday because the computer network was really playing up badly and would only let yu type a couple of minutes at a time so I gave up in the end. Managed to save what I had done and just finished it off now.What a pain!! 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nowhere and Nothing!

Nowhere to go and Nothing much to do really, so we stopped in today and yesterday. Vin has been doing a lot of bits and bobs round the house and is working away at clearing up. Quite a job in this house with all of its clutter!  There is stuff everywhere, sometimes I'd like to have a big chuck out and start again!
Little Jessie has got herself into a really nice little routine. She tends to wake him up first thing in the morning and gets him up to get her breakfast, then goes into her basket to have a nice sleep. This morning was quite dark so she didn't come up too early, so he had a sleep in. The day is spent between sleeping and going outwhich she does very confidently through the cat-flap. 
Presently well away in her basket. What a life!
Jane s on nights again tonight so she will probably ring about 6.30ish. They have had a rough week in the NHS with the cyber crash last Friday. Ransomware was to blame also some hospitals using out of date systems apparently.  Don't know whether my appointment tomorrow will be affected, hope not, it is a lot of faff to go all the way there to find it isn't on, but I'm sure it will be ok.