Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Peter has planted my winter pansies as the geraniums were past their best. I'm back to my favoured blue and yellow.
Yesterday I went to croome park with Lesley for the afternoon. Had much excitement using a stair climber to get into the house. It was like being in a dentist chair with excellent views across the park.
Josie brought her pet rabbit, a beautiful grey nine week old. Ellie was quite amused and when sleeping later on was without doubt chasing rabbits in her dream.
Today the hoist service man comes. Penny and I dread him coming because he doesn't shut up and withers on about how brilliant he is. No other visitors planned so a quiet day.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Today my holiday comes to an end with sue looking after me. I have been in the summer house enjoying the sunshine and we have been out to the fete and to webbs riverside walk for a picnic. Ellie has been out in her hutch, although not so keen today as it has dropped a bit cooler. We are all up to date on housework, washing and ironing so easy on for penny to come home to. The date for her leaving is the 25th September. A new jigsaw has been started of balloons and a castle. The one with three cats we got from the library was just to damn difficult to even get started.

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Sue took us to the Salwarpe village fete. We had a great time. I won a couple of bottles in the tombola, a red merlot and a tesco lemonade. I was in a winning position for the lowest score on dice for a free range turkey for Christmas. It took place on church fields farm. The cow pats visible had wood clippings on them but it was still like a minefield and the wheelchair needed a good scrubbing. There were al pacas, lambs, miniature horses and goats to pet. The funniest had to be find the ferret and to my surprise real live ferrets came down the tubes, I won a lolly. The cakes in the tea room looked divine, good WI fare. We looked at the vintage and classic cars and the firemen and then came home.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Nora two

Nora is lovely. She is keen and willing to learn. We get along well and comfortable with each other. I have accepted her, and just importantly she has accepted me, to be my new carer. So she will start at the end of September.  That is a big relief to me. It's quite something having someone live in your home 24/7, who you don't know. Ellie likes the pet massages given by Nora.
Penny is in London and hope she has had a lovely time there. She is back Wednesday.
Sue and I are off to salwarpe village fate this afternoon, i think if the weather is dry. I have had a good week.
I now have a one way glide sheet on the bed to help me stay up at one end. I start the day at 5'7" and end the day somewhere around 6'2" if my feet hanging off the end of the bed is anything to go by.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Why am I still here?

     I Like this quote I dislike this quote

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

I can certainly say I have need to be adaptable to change and maybe that is why I have survived? Or maybe I have just been lucky and progress has slowed.  Went to hospice today and I stood up. It kills my ankles and knees but worth every second of that stretch.
Penny has gone on her leave today and I meet the new carer, Nora tomorrow. I'm quite looking forward to meeting her and although quite inexperienced in care I hope we get on and can work together. I will report more after Saturday. 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Droitwich reunion

Last evening I went out. Belinda took me to the Droitwich police reunion. There were lots of old faces a real blast from the past, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm so glad I'm feeling well again. I'm putting weight on and feeling stronger. No more infections or obstructions for a good while would be good. Or anything else for that matter.
My mate, sue kindly picked me a rose from the bottom of my garden so as not to miss out on them.
Penny bought me an elephant to remind me of her. It seems so sad that she will be leaving and a new carer to get used to.  In order to impress Nora I now need to learn about Hungary. These new carers certainly take me around the world.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Wow wow

How good have the Olympics been? Thoroughly enjoying every bit, I've got square eyes. Sue up for the weekend. Ellie is competing for the ping pong in a box championships, which is fine during the day, not such fun in the middle of the night.
I might be going to flint house in November and Lesley has agreed to look after Ellie. I'm guessing she will clear her window sills this time as Ellie does love a window sill, regardless of what might be on there as they tend to be moveable objects.
Had a great laugh at hospice last Wednesday. Sue and I were taught to crochet. I was doing a chain and sue was doing flower brooches. Those in the know have declined one for Christmas.
I'm looking forward to next week.