Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Maybe Tomorrow!

In today but might go out tomorrow, if we can think of somewhere to go. Won't be dobbies though, we went there last week. 
Vin did a bit of packing for me today, he is brilliant at packaging, he always was , he used to pack Jane's presents beautifully. He just has the touch somehow.  Today it was the bauble swap to go off. I got mine an age ago and  all the way from Australia, via John Lewis. Beautifully packaged too. 
Jane is off today so likely won't ring because she tends to ring when she is on her way to work.
Little  Jessie was asleep on our Jane's bed when I came up after lunch, sat up, jumped down and ran out. Oh she likes me that cat...not!  Then Vin came into the room a bit after that, and said had she been sick on the bed because there was some on the landing. But, it's ok Jane because she hadn't .
She is HIS cat though!  

Monday, 20 November 2017

Mundane Monday!

Just another ordinary Monday really. Didn't do much today but Vin found some bags for the things we are taking on Friday, sweeties in one and bissies in the other. Look nice too. 
Little Jessie has upchucked in her basket last night so that has had to be got rid of since it can't be washed apparently.  She spent most of the morning on Jane's bed and after lunch too till I came upstairs to use the computer then she went down. I think I disturbed her. 
We did get an envelope today telling us about our heating allowance. We get £100 each, before he got his pension I got two hundred, now he gets a pension too we get half each. I don't know what difference it makes actually.  
Our Jane was on nights last night, I hope she had a good night there in manchester, some of them are terribly busy. She is off now till Thursday.
Jessie is her normal self, sleepy, and with the nights drawing in apace  she doesn't go out in the afternoon because it is too dark. She stops in with her daddy instead!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Black Friday!

Two things going on here today. One is Black Friday and the other is Children in Need. Neither of which really affects us very much at all. The radio is messed about with and the programmes that we listen to is not normal really, except that they do accept requests which usually means that they play fairly good music.  Black Friday means nothing really, no barrgains jumping out at us. As i type this there are adverts currently on for a black Friday event at Argos!
Very dark very early today, the time of typing is four thirty and is is black outside. The lights are on most of the afternoon now, and the solar lights outside have lit up. 
Little Jessie hasn't moved that much mostly in her basket. She did last night have a lovely play with a feather she had found on the television table. Really amusing to watch. Now she is in her basket, mainly because she is next to her daddy on the sofa. 
I love this one, it is her favourite  spot. She jumps up on  the arm of the sofa, climbs up over the back of it, and snuggles up to his cheek. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Little Outing!

  Dobbies! Off out today. Mainly the idea was to try the new shoes out which went well. I did walk from the car to the front of Dobbies, had a look round the food hall then Vin went for a chair because there is a lot of walking there. You actually cover a lot of ground. It is quite a big place with a fair amount of ground to cover. 
We got some Christmassy things, some nice tins of Christmas  shaped shortbreads to take to podiatry next time I go. I only need a tin of heroes or celebrations to take as well. They have all been so good there, all of them for about the last two years, it has been a long haul but we are getting there. Just need a bit of oomph now!!
Little Jessie has been quite good today  just been nice and quiet really. Mostly stayed in her basket while we went out, then she gets up when we come home. Probably to get some food off her daddy when he is home.

My food bowl is empty Daddy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fuel Hunting!

Since the weather is cooling down somewhat  Vin is keeping the fuel topped up. We get coal delivered when that runs low in the bunker, but he gets coal and logs from  Home and Bargain in Crosby too. So off he went this morning there. He thought it was market day there but apparently it wasn't there today so the parking was fine.  He had a few other things to get as well  but was home for a nice coffee later. 
Funny how the nights are drawing in now, it is almost as if the light switch goes off when the clocks go back. We have a fire most evenings now, and I watch the photos from Australia where the relatives are soaking up the sun on their lovely beaches. Beautiful blue skies and blue seas. gorgeous. 
Little Jessie has had a bit of a chuck up morning this morning, don't know why, because he hasn't fed her anything different and she doesn't have any of our food. She is getting quite big though and I keep telling him she needs to go on a diet!
More of this required, running up and down the garden!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Dark Evenings!

Four fifteen and it is going dark already. Coal and log fires most evenings now, Vin gets them ready early afternoon before it gets dark and lights it a bit later. It is a good fire actually and is used for not only keeping the room warm but also heats some radiators and the water. It has a back boiler so will get the water to a good temperature which lasts the next day. Saves us electricity so that is good news.
We stayed in today, I think we are getting used to not going to podiatry really. Plus I was a bit slow getting going this morning too which doesn't help. Not that there are many places to go round here really. I do need to try the shoes out though so will need to get going quicker. 
Little Jessie has had a nice normal day for her, she was up very early this morning as she is used to doing. She then gets fed and tends to sleep for the rest of the morning.Gets going again a bit when we have our lunch and guess what. Goes back to sleep again!
 Catch me while I'm awake!!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Monday Mornings!

Nothing much doing at all today, very quiet all round. The weekend was a nice normal one with our usual routine followed, crosswords on Sunday etc. Always enjoy those on the Sunday, we do three of them, one from the You magazine, one from the Sunday Express magazine and the final one from the Mail on Sunday paper. This is a big one which is general knowledge and we do that together, unless Vin gets his mitts on it first and zips through it! He is very competitive and always rushes to answer questions, whether it is Mastermind, or University Challenge or anything quizzy! He gets loads right too.
Little Jessie meanwhile just carries on as she usually does. She has developed her own little routine which involves being round her Daddy. Hard to believe that we will have had her for a whole year. She still won't sit on my knee either! Oh well she is quite happy with sitting on his.
To be found most of the day, when she isn't after her daddy for a feed!

Friday, 10 November 2017

A Good Day!

revolved around the appointment at Aintree for podiatry and also to see Ashley the orthoptist who was dealing with my shoes. 
We got there a tidge early, about a quarter of an hour because the traffic was light. Bright sunshine then but quite blowy.  Waited a few minutes then Cathy called me in so in I go to the middle room.  She redid my plaster and took a bit of skin off around. It just has a nice light plaster on now. Thanks to the little machines that I had on for weeks that did a wonderful job of healing the foot. It seemed that everyone was really pleased with the progress and in fact they all came in to look at it. Felt like a celebrity :) Cathy took some photos I suppose for continuity because they have taken photos all along the long path to healing. 
Then Ashley came in with my SHOES! Can't believe I have shoes now . They look nice too and at least cover my foot beautifully which is a bonus for Winter and the rain. 
I thought we would have been there longer and Vin had taken his vouchers for a coffee at the Ladygreen garden centre but we were out by two fifteen so we decided to leave that and go again later on in the month. We came home instead. 
Meanwhile back at the ranch, little Jessie after waking her daddy up for a feed at seven thirty was asleep in her basket all morning. When I say all morning I mean ALL morning. She just about moved when we came home. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Bath Day!!

Jessie woke him up fairly early this morning, so he went to feed her then went back to bed for another sleepie. Only trouble with him is that is that once he is awake that is it he tends not to go back to sleep again so he wriggles around but no matter nothing wakes me up. Definitely not a morning body. 
I had decided to have a nice shower this morning which is a bit of a faff because the foot still needs to be covered with the limbo which is a bit of a pain to put on but works beautifully.  Lovely shower really nice hot water and smelly bath foam by L'Occitaine which smells gorgeous. Good hair wash too which saves doing it tonight. 
Vin is now in the bath  having just done the fire, emptying out the ashes and the coals were so hot they were setting the paper on fire nearly.
Our Jane rang up at lunchtime during her break. She has been off worrk for a couple of days with a dreaded bug. Probably as a result of all the horrible shifts she has done recently, and she is on another 8 to 8 today which is a long day by anyone's standards. She will ring again on her way home at eight.  
Little Jessie asleep most of the day after waking him up for her feed, but hasn't pestered him much at all. She is quite well behaved really. 
In pensive mood , she spends quite a lot of time looking out of the window.  What is it with cats and windows. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Going Out !

I think Vin would have liked to go out today, but quite honestly I didn't want  fancy it really. Basically the only reason would be to get a coffee somewhere and our coffee machine is hard to beat really. Also and this is a big also, it is still quite hard to get around. Maybe after Friday if I get some new shoes it will be easier. We3 shall have to wait and see.
Vin has been transferring some of his pots to the front garden this morning. These are ones that have bulbs in them but he can't remember what is in them. Probably some sort of baby daffodils. 
These were last years ones. Some of them anyway. Not the ones in the barrel which were terrible, hardly flowered and extremely late too, in fact Spring was nearly over. 
Little Jessie has been good the last few days. Didn't meither Vin too much at all, in fact she has been nice and cuddly. She was up on the bed last night before she went down for the night, snuggling up to him for a stroke. 
This is what she does on his front while he is trying to read his book or Kindle etc., 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

What a Grey Day!

It is indeed! We woke up this morning thinking we might go out somewhere, but then looked out of the window and it was so grey and breezy, and when Vin went down for the papers he said it was cold so we didn't bother. Maybe tomorrow.  Thing is there isn't exactly loads of places to go to here, and we don't go into any towns really at the moment.
Vin has done the bedding today, so we have a nice clean bed tonight.  He has just gone down to do the fire, and little Jessie who has been asleep  in the middle of our Jane's bed all morning, has just gone down to follow him.
Don't go too far Daddy XXS

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday and no Podiatry!!

My goodness, what a difference! No podiatry for us on a Monday, makes a real change.  Vin had said that we wouldn't go out anywhere, which was fine with me. Planned to stay in, then he went down for the papers, the little general store down the road, didn't have a Daily Express, and he always does the crossword in that. So it was a case of nipping into Formby to get one. Then he said he would go and get some petrol while he was at it, and off he went to Tesco.
He came back with his car full of petrol, a few bits and bobs, and a pair of jeans!!! He spotted them in the sale, and they were only £15 which is pretty good value, for a pair of nice looking jeans with a distressed look. That isn't to say they had torn bits all over the legs like they wear nowadays, just that they look bashed about a bit :) 
Bonfire weekend this week, and we were a bit concerned about little Jessie, but she wasn't bothered at all. Not one little bit. The only thing that really seems to bother her is the doorbell. Goodness knows why. 
Spot the tail. Ready to be tripped over! 

Friday, 3 November 2017


Vin has just said that this retirement is so busy, he hasn't stopped. He has just done the ironing, done the fire, at ll
east got it ready for lighting in a bit, and now he is about to clean the carpet after "his" cat. 
Jane rang up last night on her way to work on nights. She has done two nights on the run and has another on Saturday night. Terrible shifts they work really, I don't know how she keeps track of them all. 
I have been in again today from choice really, we have been out for so many weeks on a Friday it is nice not to have had to get up and go to the podiatry clinic. 
Little Jessie woke her daddy up at about a quarter . He said she has a new trick now, she tries jumping up on the bed and if he hides she jumps off, then comes back in about ten minutes and tries the front approach. This involves crawling up his front, and very gently pulling the quilt back so his face is exposed and he gives up then and gets up to feed her! It works Jess ! 
She doesn't like her food bowl empty!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

In Again!

Nothing on today in particular. How nice! What a change to have some time to ourselves without appointments or anything to go to.  It has been so long since that has happened we don't know ourselves. 
The only trouble though with going to the two garden centres before the end of the month which was Tuesday is that we can't really go again for a few weeks, so maybe it will be a Costa in Tesco for a bit of shopping. Or might get a visit to Waitrose, I did get some vouchers for there, probably because we haven't been for an age, and you do get a free coffee too so may well be worth going too. 
Little Jessie has simply enjoyed being in with her Daddy today, she goes in her basket at the side of him on the sofa and will stay there quite happily for as long as the doorbell doesn't ring !
Spot the cat!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

In Today (for a change!)

Since we have had a busy start to the week with two outings, we had decided to stay in today. Vin had an appointment for a flu jab over the road at the surgery at ten o'clock  so we were breakfasted early then he went for that.  He was back remarkably quickly by about a quarter past ten actually having had it done with not much waiting he said. 
Otherwise it has been an uneventful day little Jessie well behaved, today, she gets up fairly early depending on the light that comes into the middle room, and Vin said she didn't meither too much this morning either. She did however, lick her bowl clean so had eaten all of her biscuits. 
Favourite spot on the back of her daddy's sofa. She loves it there as near as she can get to him!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Two Days Out!

Well, we have done the garden centres!  Both of them on a run. Yesterday we were so early coming back from podiatry, that we had our coffee at the Ince Blundell  garden  centre., and a look round too. Didn't buy much there though they really didn't have what I was looking for. 
Today with it being the last day of the month, also Halloween too as it happenss, we went out to Dobbies, to get our free coffees before the month ran out. We had a little list of things to get so we had an idea of what we were looking for. Had a bit of a mooch first then went for our coffees. We both had flat whites which were a nice smallish but lovely and hot.  Had a good chat and a bit of people watching then went to do our shopping. I wanted to get a Christmas bauble and Vin spotted some great ones. Little figures with little dangly legs. We also got a few things for keeping for the Christmas stores, like cranberry and orange jelly, some tealights the cinnamon ones that smell lovely. Quince jelly and a few others that we can keep. Also some cakes for using when the cream cake has run out. 
Little jessie like yesterday hadn't moved from her basket, barely got up to see what her daddy was doing! 
Aaah! What a pussycat.  

Monday, 30 October 2017

A Good Morning!

Quite an early start this morning. Vin got us up and going very well. He is good at doing that. 
We set off for Aintree podiatry at around a quarter to ten,the traffic was very light and the roads clear so we actually got there at ten past ten which was really good. I got to the reception and had a laugh with Laura, then barely sat down and Cathy came along and said "Hello Jennifer do you want to come down" well before Vin came back, from parking the car. We were out in about a quarter of an hour, having my foot dressed and inspected, and the next date will be on a week on Friday when we go to the orthoptist for my SHOES ! I can't remember the last time I wore shoes, instead of these podiatry sandals flip flopping about ! 
We were actually out before we were due to go in! So Vin had the bright idea of using up the garden centre free coffee vouchers from over the way and went for our coffees. We both had a nice latte and a good chat, then back home again.  Lovely.
Two deliveries this afternoon, one was the router for the WiFi box thae last one had broken, and the other one was my revised Aranesp injections. Vin said that was good timing because you are due one today. HaHa!
Little Jessie didn't move when we went out and she barely moved when we came back either. Just about managed to. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

In Today!

We decided to stay in today mainly because it was the last day of half term and we thought everywhere would be busy.Hopefully next week it will be quieter.
We have an appointment on Monday at podiatry and then might go to Dobbies on Tuesday because it is the last day of the month and the last chance to get our free coffees for the month. 
Vin decided to contact the phone company about a new router for the internet, but had real difficulty getting  through. One said that he would test the line and ring back but no ring back. Typical! So he left it for ages and rang them. Got through to an Indian woman who said he would have to pay for a new router, which he knew you didn't. So he rang them back again and got through to another Indian man who he said knew what he was talking about, he said to send the old router back to them via a pre-paid jiffy bag and they would send a new one, should arrive in a few days. Result! Well done Vin!
Little Jessie woke him up early this morning, he said he went to the bathroom and it was still dark so he came back to bed. She must have heard him because she came upstairs to get him going. She sat on his front and extended a paw very slowly on his cheek. He carried on hiding!  She jumped off then returned a bit later, this time it worked and he got up to feed her.
At this point I would normally insert a photo of our Jessie,  but when I click the image icon it keeps coming up with "Load Failed! Goodness knows why. All this technology is beyond me! 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

An Ordinary Day!

Which makes a b
nice change after yesterday really. Poor Vin must have been worn out from all that happened yesterday with the preparation for the chimney sweep and  the moving round of the furniture. A lot of shifting around for him to do.  What a star. 
Today we have stayed in  so it was just another day really. I have been getting round the new things on the website. When you are used to what there has always been there it comes as a bit of a shock to find that it has all changed. Sites that you previously clicked on to now have to be logged on each time you use them so if you forget any of the passwords you are stumped.  An absolute pain!!
Little Jessie is of  course oblivious to it all going on round her, except that she did run away when the sweep came. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Technology Gremlins!!!!

Well ! What a day yesterday!  I used the computer as usual yesterday morning and went down for lunch. When I returned ready to go on as normal there was a log in box. Nothing new there, except that when I tried to log on as normal I kept getting a red box saying that AOL had discontinued the provider and we had to log in again for the updated version which would cost . Like Vin at first we thought it was a scam but that was not proved right, and we were unable to proceed further until he fiddled around with all sorts of technical matters I know nothing about. Nothing. We were locked out of the AOL and couldn't see a way out. What annoyed us was that it all happened without  warning. Nothing at all. 
We gave it up then went down for our coffee and countdown as we do, and it also transpired just before we went down that the Internet had gone down as well!! Nothing from there at all. Vin didn't know whether that was to do with the faults online or was totally separate. We thought maybe it was a blip and would come on again, but it didn't, and his tablet wouldn't work either.he could not get the WIFI on it at all.  Gave up for the day in exasperation, and went to bed, then he had a brainwave, he went down and fitted the old modem and lo and behold it worked!  Well done Mr Fixit! 
This morning Wednesday he had arranged for the chimney sweep to come this afternoon at 2.30, so pretty much everything was arranged around that. I stopped up here mostly out of the way. When I went down he had it all covered with plastic and cotton sheets, ready for him. He actually came at 2 o'clock, and used his vacuum to clear the chimney. Little Jessie ran out of the way when he came in, and is currently on Jane's bed behind me, while I am on the computer. That has proved to be a pain because having a whole new AOL  it meant that all my log in details have been lost so have had to do that all again, still can't complain since the whole thing is working again. It is all working again now but still needs a bit of tweaking. Like the Facebook which is centred on the right side instead of being in the middle as it used to be. If our Jane rings up maybe she will help me get it right, she is great on the computer. 
Out of the way!

Friday, 20 October 2017

New Monitor..

The new monitor which is an Acer one is working great touch wood. Comes on immediately, and while I have been struggling a little bit with the size of the lettering on the front, Vin did a bit of tweaking last night and got it back to what it used to be on the last monitor we had, which has now gone to the great tip of electrical goods.
Today we were going to go to Dobbies but decided not to when we got up , mainly because neither of us was really fired up to going. We will probably go for a coffee after the appointment at Aintree on Monday,  and go to Dobbies later on in the week.
Since we were at home we did bits and bobs, Vin had some paperwork to do,and I did some catching up on the computer.It is surprising how much goes on in 24hrs  loads of emails to start with.
Little Jessie woke her Daddy up this morning miaowing very early so he went to feed her. after he came back with our morning coffee and biscuit she came up and settled on his front. Looked lovely, really appealing and cuddly. At least she is with him.
She is never very far from him, if he goes into the kitc hen she will follow him, if he goes into the hall she will sit by the door till he comes back, or go and search him out.  What a little duo!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Out Yesterday In Today!

I had an appointment  at Aintree yesterday afternoon at 3.o'clock to see Mr Butcher who did my foot operation back in July. We got there well on time and Vin went off to park. I was sitting in the waiting area for a few minutes and then my name was called by Steve who said I had to get an x-ray done on the foot. So off I toddled down there. Sat there for a few minutes and Vin found meHe had asked one of the staff where I was and they sent him along to x-ray. Then off I went for the s-ray and back to the original waiting room. And waited and waited, they were rrunning about an hour late! but eventually got in to see the great man who was really pleased with the progress, had a bit of a chat then showed me some exercises to do to strengthen my calf muscles. Consists of leaning against a wall and bending the legs and stretching the legs. Do for five minutes twice a day. Said he would see me again in three months which is next year!  We were only about ten minutes in there after all of that waiting. Oh well we have been lucky with appointments.
Today we are in, we got up later than normal because little Jessie didn't wake Vin up, just came in the room miaowing a bit Started off quite nice but now is horrible. Very drizzly and grey looking.  At least the wind has gone.
Little Jessie been asleep most of the afternoon.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Its Blown Over!

Well at least the stormy weather has gone.Was quite bad in ireland and is now heading its way overland to Scotland and expected to go towards Glasgow.  Quite nice today, just still breezy but looks pleasant.
Vin did all sorts today, he did a bit of gardening at the front, and put some bulbs in the barrel by the front door. This year we got tete-a-tere which is a miniature bright yellow daffodil which is an old stand by. Last year we used a variety called baby moon and they didn't flower for an age. So much so he took a bulb or two back to the garden centre and got our money back! and then they flowered!! Oh dear. Then when he googled them he found they were a late flowering variety. We didn't know that, anyway we went back to the old faithful this year.
So he got them planted and in after going over the way to get some more compost.
He also printed off the letter to John and Ann today, I had already printed it off but the print was really small, and it needed to be bigger. I didn't know how to do this so he did it, put it into an envelope and took it off to be posted, £2.02. Not too bad.
Little Jessie had a good dose of her daddy at lunchtime jumping up on his lap and gazing up adoringly at him.  Now she is in her basket but no doubt she will be all over him when he has his tiny piece of cream cake. She certainly has a nose for that.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday and NO Podiatry!

What a change! I can't remember when the last time was that we didn't need to go to Podiatry on a Monday.  The only appointment this week is on Wednesday with Mr Butcher and that is 3.30 in the afternoon so at least it isn't an early one. Nice.
There were dire warnings about the possibility of a big storm in Britain today , it seems to be causing trouble in Ireland but while it is blowy today, the sun is shining and it is quite pleasant. Maybe it is working its way over towards here from over the sea though. There isn't anything much on the news we shall see what is on the six o'clock news. 
I finished my letter to John and Ann this morning, I have been such a long time doing it but have finally got there. Will post it tomorrow now. Get ready for the Christmas one then. 
The new computer monitor that Vin went for on Friday is working terrifically. As soon as you switch it on it appears, no waiting half an hour for it t warm up or get going. Just shows the difference changing it has made. There are still a couple of tweeks to be done but nothing major at all. 
Little Jessie has been quite quiet today, after being fed this morning she has mostly been in her basket, sleeping. Seems to be what she does. She hasn't been out today, most days she will go round the garden, depends on the weather. When it is nice she will go and have a mooch around and a nosey at what is going on. 
 Having a prowl.

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Very Successful Day!

Well, a very successful morning today. The podiatry went extremely well.  Everybody was delighted with the state of the foot.  The IPOC machine had done its job well doing a great job of healing the wound. The doctor who saw it was amazed at the difference in it from when she first saw it, and there was a big hole there. So, well done all the podiatry girls for being so patient, it has paid off.
I also had a bit of a fitting with the orthoptist who does the shoes. She last saw me in 2016 and fitted one sho sort of, and couldn't do any more because it was a case dressings and a further operation, healing time etc.,  Jo went off to see if they could locate the shoes that she reckoned were probably lying on a dusty shelf somewhere. Anyway they found them, and she came back with the shoes to have a go at fitting them. They actually fit very well, tried them on and I had a bit of a walk with them on. Great! it was lovely to have the feel of a proper shoe again, can't even remember when I last had shoes on. Lovely feeling.
No podiatry next week, just an appointment with Mr Butcher on Wednesday, and I think he will be chuffed with the foot too.
From podiatry we went to get a Costa from the retail park in Aintree. There is a P.C.world just opposite which we had planned to go to afterwards. We both had flat whites which were lovely. The Costa was quite quiet when we got there then all of a sudden it filled up. That branch has a great turnover with people coming and going all the time. Wouldn't mind shares in that one.
After that Vin went over to look at monitors and rang me up from inside,  The one that looked good was an Acer for £128 pounds with a three year guarantee. He has fitted it up and it seems to be working beautifully. Well done Vin XX
Little Jessie was in her basket when we left and was still there when we returned. Didn't look like she had moved at all.  Probably hadn't.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

More Autumnal..

Nicer weather today, more Autumnal with a bit of sunshine and no rain, yet that is.  We are out tomorrow so it will probably rain then!
We did bits and pieces today, Vin went off to Tesco to get some bits he had run out of and left me  on the computer, once he had got it going. 
We have a fairly early appointment at the podiatry clinic tomorrow so will maybe go for a Costa afterwards and visit the P.C. world place which is actually on the same retail park so easy to get to. We are looking for a new computer monitor, at least one that works!
Little Jessie was nice this morning, she jumped up on the bed to sit on her Daddy's front. She allowed me to stroke her for ages, she nuzzled my hand and everything. Very regal of her! Vin was getting a bit jealous he said! 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Windy and Rainy and Sunny!

A little bit of everything today. The weather girl on BBC said that we were going to have a lot of raining and a blustery day today and for once they were spot on. The morning and most of the early afternoon were just that but now the sun is shining even though it is still blowy. 
We decided after looking out of the window that we wouldn't bother going out today so we stayed in. Vin did a bit of washing and I caught up on computer things. Nothing exciting really, but it doesn't matter though. We are out on Friday morning so will get some stuff then. Maybe look for a new monitor for this computer which is playing up badly. It is taking for ever to get going each time it is switched on .  This morning it was terrible and even once it had got going I re started it and was sitting here for about half an hour while it started up again. Grrr.
Little Jessie was up early this morning and jumped up on the bed, even on me which is very unusual for her, she normally goes straight for her daddy. he got up to feed her then came back upstairs.Now she is asleep in her basket on the sofa next to him, and stays there.
Could she get any closer.?

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monitor Trouble!!

The monitor on this computer is being a real pain these days! it takes forever and an age to switch it on each time you use it now. Vin has looked it up on the google and not really found anything useful, so we have come to the conclusion that it needs replacing. 
Not sure yet who we will go for, we shall have to bite the bullet and go for it. 
Yesterday we had the early appointment at Aintree,  at nine thirty. That is early for us but we got there early too, and was seen almost immediately. Out by ten and although we had planned to go for a coffee it was too early for that, so we decided to go home instead, via Crosby so he could get a couple of things from Sainsbury's. We were home by eleven too.  The good news was that I had some of the later appointments cancelled because  I don't have the Ipoc pump which needs redoing twice a week I can get away with only going the once, so that leaves the week a lot clearer. 
Little Jessie is presently on Jane's bed, all curled up on the middle of it. looks very peaceful too. Sorry Jane! 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Hair Cut At Last !

Today he went off to Formby to get his hair cut.! It had really grown and was turning up over his colar at the back. It is very thick hair too so tends to look scruffy but he came back with a great cut. Nice and short and thinner on top, none of your modern cuts thank you. The latest fashion seems to be the longer on top and a shaven sides which I think looks terrible but that is just my opinion. 
I stayed here and played about on the computer. Nothing very exciting though, just following the gossip. 
Little Jessie has been asleep in her basket , nothing new there since she wakes up very early, but isn't getting her Daddy up these last few mornings, I think it is darker to start with so she isn't getting going. She did rise when her Daddy came back from Formby.
 Where oh where has my Daddy gone? 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Vin's Busy Day!

Blustery as well. Very grey and damp looking with the odd drizzly shower. Been like that for a couple of days now, I wonder if it is the leftover from the hurricane over the pond. Probably not. 
I  had a shower this morning which is always a bit of a faff at the moment because it involves  putting a Limbo on my leg to keep the foot dry which was managed very successfully. Then he put the bedding in the wash so we are all nice and clean for tonight!! Not that we are dirty it is just today all done at once. 
Pouring down as I type this, it really looks horrible out there. Vin is in the bath, hopefully washing his hair, maybe he will go for a hair cut tomorrow it is getting to look like Einstein. 
Little Jessie seems to be in a bitry mood today. She was sleeping in her basket by her beloved Daddy and he went to tickle her tummy as you do, and she rolls on her back, Then she scratches him and nips at his hand. I am sitting there going is that YOUR cat biting you !! In a while we will go down for our afternoon coffee and little bit of cream cake. Now THAT she likes, and will sit on the arm of his chair till he gives her a little bit of the cream from the middle. :) 
All over him now eh!!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

One in One out !

Still a bit blowy today, not quite as much as yesterday but definitely cooler weather coming I think. 
Today I stayed in while Vin went out to get the new tyres for his car he had rung up about and ordered the other day. He had booked in for eleven o'clock, and set off in plenty of time. he was going to paint the brake drums and had a little tin of black paint that he had in the shed so went all prepared Bless him.  He also went into Tesco which is only over the road to get a few bits we had run out of so killed two birds with one stone as they say!  Home in plenty of time for coffee at twelvsies.
Little Jessie was keeping me company in Jane's room all curled up on the bed. At one point she got up went downstairs then came back a few minutes later and flopped down by my feet. There she stayed till her Daddy came back and called Hello from the hallway. Then she sped downstairs to be with him. 
Maybe there was an ulterior motive. :)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Catching Up !!

Didn't get round to doing a blog on Friday mainly because we had an afternoon appointment and then went for a free coffee over the way at Ladygreen before coming home so run out of time really. Still never mind eh!
Now Sunday morning and a new month, October no less all ready, so Hares and Rabbits. Have no idea why we say this, we always used to say White Rabbits in our house but when Vin came here all those years ago he said the other one so it stuck. I wonder why we say those. 
Vin has been his usual busy little self Bless Him. He went off to Tesco yesterday to get the bits in for the week. Must say his choices are very good. He got a lovely goat's cheese flan for tea last night. very tasty. Today he has gone off to Sainsbury's in Crosby for the rest of what we get. he also goes to Home and Bargain for, well the bargains and the things we don't get anywhere else. 
He was looking out of the bedroom window this morning and watched a sad little tale unfolding. A white car pulled up over the road and a granny got out with a little boy. The younger woman presumably his mum sat in the car. Granny walks towards the hotel and kisses the little boy. Mum sat in the car and waited, Vin said she looked upset. Then he said the little boy didn't want to go today and sat on the floor. His dad picked him up and granny kissed him again and off he went.  Somebody's marriage in bother by the looks of it but sad never the less. Seems to happen every Sunday, he must be one of those Sunday dads. 
Little Jessie is doing her usual things except she is taking to Jane's bed which she isn't too pleased about. She says there won't be any room for her when she comes home but of course there will. I think Jessie will move anyway,she really only likes her Daddy. :) 
Reminds me of New England and our Autumn holidays there, such gorgeous colours.
The pair of them posing.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Stop Ins !

Stayed in yesterday and today, didn't really want to go out anywhere. Vin went out to Sainsbury's yesterday to get some things we had run out of and came back with a bag full. Also some plants that he got from a stall in a little market set up in Crosby village centre. Nice little Viola's which should last all Winter hopefully. 
Today we both stayed in primarily because we are out tomorrow to the Podiatry clinic. Not a very early morning one though but afternoon. They vary such a lot the appointments, the only ones we don't like too much are the early morning ones especially two in one week, we end up dozing off in the afternoon!! old fogies that we are !! 

Little Jessie of course dozes all day. She tends to wake up very very early usually at first light, then gets fed and finds a nice spot to go to sleep in. She has her basket in the front room, one in the middle room, and lately she has taken to going on Jane's bed upstairs which she won't like when she comes home.She is heavy too, but.. she doesn't go on me only on Vin. Her adored Daddy. :) 
Funny she is often to be found in her basket, but head flopped over the edge and legs over the other side, as if there isn't  enough room, but there is!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday In!

Out yesterday at the podiatry clinic so it is in today which is nice. We also are waiting for a delivery from Bullens of my supplies and you never know what time they are coming so it is listen out for the doorbell. Sometimes they come early or it could be afternoon, today it was just before our lunchtime, and for once the doorbell didn't wake Jessie up. Usually she flies off upstairs like greased lightening but she barely woke up today. 
She made me a visit today, while I was on the computer upstairs I heard this meowing beside me and it was her. She had jumped up on the chair that I have my radio on, and started pawing at my sleeve. I think she thought I was Vin, then realised I wasn't and sped off the chair to the sound of his voice. nice for the minute it lasted though. 
Mutual adoration society.  No-one else gets a look in really. ! 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dobbies and More!

Yesterday it was up at a reasonable time and off to Dobbies for a look round and our free coffees. Quite a nice day, in the morning that is, the afternoon started to rain. Typical British weather really! 
We had a good mooch at the seemingly refurbished store they have moved a lot of things around  and made more room for wandering around, and some different products on the gifts sections. Not much Christmas stuff out yet which surprised me but we did buy two of the Thomas Kinkade calendars, one for us and one for John and Ann. Had a look at the Food area which doesn't look much different, decided what we were going to buy later  and then went for our coffees. very pleasant flat whites, and we had taken our own biscuits mainly because they sell mostly cakes which we don't want in the middle of the day.  We had previously had a look at hanging baskets one for the front and one for the back, got them after the rest of the shopping.  Away home after a by trip to Tesco for a few veggies that Vin wanted to get. Rainy afternoon so stayed in. 
Today was strange, it started off quite drizzly but has cleared up i the afternoon and is now sunnier and brighter.  Vin is outside doing a bit of sorting out, and no doubt HIS cat is out there with him as she ften is.  Good job our Jane wasn't home yesterday because it was on her bed all afternoon. She wouldn't have liked that! 
HIS cat :) 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Bits and Bobs..

Friday we were up very early to get to the podiatry clinic for an early appointment so didn't do this on because we both dropped off in the afternoon. Old fogies that we are Ha Ha. We did go for a coffee when we finished though at Costa, and it was quite busy but we got a seat so that was ok. 
Monday we had another appointment at the same clinic. Jo who usually does the job was off for the day so Cathy did it instead, and I do have to say she made a terrific job of the foot it hasn't buzzed once since she did it. That in itself is very unusual because it normally buzzes like mad especially at night. Well done Cathy.
Today Tuesday we decided to stay in and possibly go to Dobbies tomorrow. We do need some more cakes and also have a look at hanging baskets for the winter. Also of course to get our free coffees for the month.  Flat white here I come. 
Little Jessie has been her usual self, she went outside this morning because it was nice at sunny at the back and sat in the sunshine for some time before she came in. 
Having a prowl in the sunshine.   

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Weather Change!

Writing yesterday about the funny weather. More of the same today, sunny bits and rainy bits. Mid-morning there was an absolute cloudburst, really torrential. If you were out in it you would be drenched. Thankfully we weren't out today because we are out early tomorrow. So it will be an earlier night tonight so we can get up in the morning.  I hate mornings as does our Jane, and she is on three long days this week poor girl, that will tire her out. 
Little Jessie has been in her basket next to Vin today quite a lot. She was miaowing too but he couldn't figure out why, there didn't seem to be any reason so he tickled her a bit and that seemed to appease her. 
This is her other favourite spot, as long as she is close to her daddy she is happy. She will spend ages just looking. All cats we have had have loved looking out of windows, wonder what they see. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Well!  According to the weather forecasts yesterday we were due for 70 mph  gales today.  So far today it has been blustery  with the odd heavyish showers. A very strange weather day really all in all .
We had stopped in today but Vin needed to get a few things from Tesco, so after we got up and breakfasted he went off there. He actually needed to get some petrol and it is easier qqqqqqqqqqquite often to get that mid week rather than the weekend when there are queues.  He was back by our coffee time so we had a lovely mid morning coffee mine was a skinny macchiato and he had a latte I think. 
Little jessie has been her usual self, she came up to see Vinlast night, she woke him up actually, he was reading and on his back, and she jumped up on the bed crawled up his middle purring and sat there adoring him! All I see of her is her disappearing off the bed and going out of the room!!
This must be what she sees.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday and Tuesday !

two for the price of one today. Didn't do one yesterday because we were both up early to get to an appointment at ten o'clock at the podiatry clinic in Aintree.  This is the one where they rang up to ask us to go an hour earlier, and we rrived about a quarter of an hour earlier than that. We didn't get in till about twenty to eleven so  we shouldn't have hurried, but you can never  tell. We never mind waiting there because those girls are terrific and I am sure people have waited around for me to finish before they went in. 
Since it was early we had intended to go to M&S to get a cup of coffee and do a bit of food shopping. Vin had a couple of vouchers for there from his Maikl numbers so used them for the shopping bits. You know what it is like going round  there you pick up all sorts of things you never intended to go for, but they look so tempting.  We both had a lovely cup of coffee a flat white which the girl said was quite  strong but actually we enjoyed them.  It seemed to be mums and babies day there because there were a lot of them. No screaming kids though they appear to be back at school. 
Today we stayed in as we usually do when we were out early the day before. So quite a quiet day all in all. Jane is off today so not expecting her to ring but she might if she goes out to the supermarket. She did nights on Friday and Saturday so has been off since.   Little Jessie has been behaving as usual, nice at night time coming up to sit on her daddy but letting me have a stoke as well. 
Favourite spot, on her daddy's shoulder, or sitting on his knee these days. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

One out One in!

One out, Vin, one in Me.Vin went out to Tesco to get a few things to keep us going,he reckoned we had run out of some things in the fridge so wanted to restock.   He also went over to the Homebase store because he was loking for light bulbs. After re-doing the light fittings yesterday he needed a stock of those as well. We are now all stocked up in all areas. Well done.
I stopped in since it was a quick trip for him. Had a look at the computer because I was I have been looking at monitors, Vin reckons this one is knackered because we have a terrible  job getting it on and going , it is a real pain  in the neck! 
Little Jessie has been nice and quiet today it is quite overcast and now quite wet so she has been in today. Mostly asleep..what else!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Change of Plan!

This morning when we woke up neither of us was fired up enough to want to go out anywhere, so we didn't. !  We stayed in instead. Vin said he had plenty of things to do and I wanted to have a go at a letter to John and Ann so we stopped here. 
It is a funny sort of day actually a bit sunnyish and a lot overcast and also blowy, so Vin decided to wash his coat  and get it on the line to blow and dry. At least the rain has kept off , and it has blown dry beautifully. He did a load of ironing too,cheifly the bedding that was washed the other day. What a busy boy. XXXX
Little Jessie didn't wake him up this morning as she often does, probably because the sun isn't shining through the window and waking her.  He fed her when he went down to get our morning coffee then she  had a bit of a run round and went in her basket later on and stayed there most of the morning till just about now and he came up before and said she had just been up for food. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Monday and Tuesday!

Yesterday was an early start for us, We had an early appointment at the podiatry department at Aintree. It was a reasonably quick one only requiring a change of dressing. It is tricky though and has to be put on correctly or it buzzes like mad. Jo was back  after her week off and she always puts it on well. We then went for a really nice Costa in the retail park at Aintree, I had a flat white and Vin a latte. Mmmm.  He wanted to go and look for a light fitting in The Range . Nothing suitable there so he went over to the B&Q  H3e left me in the car and went off. A while later he came back with exactly the right fitting. Well done Vinny.  
When we got back we were both a bit tired so I didn't bother doing this instead we caught up on the papers etc.,
Today is a nice quiet  day at least it is for moi but Vin has been busy as usual, first he put the lighting fixtures up in the downstairs rooms. The new one he bought yesterday he put in the front room, and the one from there he put in our middle room. He has done really well to get them both up in the morning because they are awkward to put up.  Must say they both look great, and the new one being brass looks better in the front room. 
Little Jessie has been her usual nosy self always watching what her daddy is doing. She was asleep yesterday when we were out but met us at the door when we came home.. Nice!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Another Quiet One!

But that is how we like it really. We are out tomorrow so that will be twice this week, and that's enough to keep us going. Podiatry at one o'clock tomorrow  which will keep us going. Won't be sorry to lose this buzzer because it has been a bit of a nuisance going a lot of the time despite Vin trying to press it down. It is all a bit hit and miss lately sometimes they are very well behaved others not. Hope tomorrow is a good one. 
Vin had light bulb trouble last night, The bulb went in the fitting in the middle room and blew all the lights in the kitchen and the front room because the fuse had gone. So he replaced the fuse in the front room cupboard in the dark and got them going again. Apparently the bulb in the fitting had completely gone and couldn't be removed and he decided to leave it till this morning. Anyway he has said the fitting is damaged so  we need a new one. Not as easy as it appears. Trying to find one online is terrible there seems to be everything except what we are looking for which is basically the same as the one we have. So we will carry on looking for the time being. 
Nice and sunny this afternoon and Vin and Jessie are in the garden together. If she is out and about she is often to be found with him. She did come up to bed last night and settled down n his front till I moved and she jumped off. The slightest thing or movement and she runs, I don't think we have ever had such a timid cat of all the cats we have had. Not a bad thing though, she doesn't run off anywhere . Vin says if he has the back door open at the bottom of the garden she will poke her nose out then runs back. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

In Today.

How nice to be in today in the peace and quiet and our normal routine. We were out yesterday and out on Tuesday and again on Friday so nice to not have the trek to Aintree. 
The little buzzer thing that I have in my pocket belonging to the pump was buzzing away like mad last night, you actually try to ignore it but occasionally it really gets on your nerves and say Shut Up or if it is really bad Vin tries to find where it is leaking. It is all sealed round the wound and if there is a bit of a leak it makes it buzz.
Not a bad day today quite nice and sunny, so little Jessie has been out in tghe back garden. Vin was fixing the door of the shed, but she didn't go in for a nosey, most of the other cats we have had would have done that, they were all curious.  He went to Homebase (Bunnings ) this morning to get some screws, he came back thrilled with a box of assorted screws he had bought 300 . When he got home he promptly sat and counted them all to make sure he got the full amount  :) :) He reckoned he got four more so quite pleased with that. Anyway he used some of them on the shed door to fix that. 
Having a stroll in the sunshine. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

No it Isn't Bank Holiday!

Been thinking it was Monday all day today but of course it is Tuesday! Mainly because it was the Bank Holiday, so that puts you off. We had an appointment at two thirty at Podiatry Aintree today so that rules the day really. No morning coffee but straight to lunch, I had my usual yogurt and crisps and Vin had a sandwich and crisps. Nice and quick and simple. 
Then off to podiatry, got there well on time,but had to wait quite a while today. There were only two on duty today, with Jo off for the week. AQnnie did my foot today, and it appears to be doing well and improving all the time, so that's good. 
When we left little Jessie was full stretch in her basket in the front room and when we returned she was in exactly the same place. Nice life eh!  She had been outside this morning though, so she was probably tired.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Bank Holiday Weekend !

Thing is, they don't mean all that much when you don't go to work. When I was in school you always had them off anyway because they were always part of the half term or summer holidays etc., so you never really noticed them. Now we are retired they are a bit of an inconvenience because things are altered etc., but they do give you a breather from the appointments . 
Lovely Jane's birthday yesterday and it sounded like she had a nice day with her best friend who was off at the same time. The6y went to the puzzle rooms which was good, then for something to eat and lastly to see the film Dunkirk. They opted to go to the Imax cinema which she said was brilliant, you got the full effect of the special effects.  So glad she had a good day. When she was younger we used to go to Florida and that was brilliant because there was always somewhere great to go, and her and Vin used to choose which park etc., they wanted to go to on their day. 
Little Jessie has had a nice quiet day today,mostly she has been on the sofa in her basket by where Vin sits. Never very far from where he is or goes. 
Happy Birthday lovely Jane. I hope you have had your hair cut. :) :) 
On the end of her daddy's sofa, she doesn't come on mine!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Tootsie Day,

If it is Friday it is tootsie day, twice a week for the moment. But, Jo was very pleased with it today so maybe it will not be for much longer, fingers crossed.
As we were leaving Vin saw one of the ladies who was on the ward with me when I was in last I wish I had seen her, but we would probably still be there :). She wasn't half a talker :)
So that was the day really, getting ready for going there, getting there, parking and coming back. A baby coffee when we got home because I think Vin was missing his caffeine dose, and that is it for the day.
Little Jessie has just been rubbing round his legs meaowing like crazy just before we went up to get changed, so of course he had to stop to feed her.