Friday, 21 September 2012


Penny has agreed to stay on until a suitable carer has been found. This is a big relief and I'm very grateful to her for this kind gesture. It takes the pressure off. Penny's leaving do went down very well, steve, julie, jill, Lesley, Josie, penny, sue and I all cosy in the summer house.
I have a new arm rest on my wheelchair which will help with longer wheelchair trips out, now where to go....
I am enjoying a special purchase I made off eBay, four new bunny kin models, arrived today. They go nicely with the ones I already own.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

No nora

I heard today that Nora has decided not to come here now after all. She is on a placement and has settled there and wants to stay in Middlesex. So I'm on the hunt for a new carer in quick time. This is not at all ideal. I'm being told not to worry but....I'm sure everything will be fine. I have been given a name of a potential carer but no profile so I know nothing about her. The managers are all in meetings today so no progress. Maybe tomorrow we will have a reply to the email and phone call. I'm not at all hopeful this will be resolved by Sunday when the handover should have taken place.
Penny is in the kitchen making things. I'm chief taster. The lentil soup was delicious and the semolina pudding is very tasty.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Spetchley gardens

Definitely worth a visit. The gravel is hard going in places so I went on the grass. No one seemed to mind to be fair. It was a beautiful sunny day which helped of course. There was an aviary with peacocks, a church and beautiful lake and gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed my day out. The cafe was pretty good as well selling home made fayre. Sue had tomato and basil soup with granary bread, very nice. The coffee was ok. We had a photo competition which sue won with the stag through the wild flowers.  That was Thursday. Friday I had my Christmas present early from mum and dad, an air, wireless printer, which is excellent. I'm guessing you may get a letter with your Christmas card this year now I can print easily. Edith is back from her holiday in Newquay. She had good weather for it.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Scrabble competition

Hospice was fun, Well the results for the big scrabble competition were, a gold to me, silver to nigel and bronze to sue. I want my post box painted gold now! A rerun will occur next month. Colleen found me a handbag for my syringe driver to save throwing it on the floor again. It's very jazzy and neat. I met a new guy who also has MND.
Wendy came with Skye and we had a lovely time watching the Olympic parade on the tv. Joyce and chris came showing photos of their latest trips to France and Spain. So I have been blessed with visitors. Sue from Bedford came at the weekend and we made the most of the sunshine going to vines park for a picnic and ice cream on Saturday and in the shed for r and r on Sunday. Penny went home for the day so sue was in charge. Penny is slowly moving out ready for the handover on the 25th to Nora.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

On safari

New attractions at the park, lemurs, meerkats and African area and penguins. Seal lion ion show was good as always. Enjoyed the animals, elephants, giraffes, zebra and tigers. The lions were conspicuous by their absence bar one in the far corner almost out of view. We have a return ticket. Exhausted now.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Nora came to visit

My first live in carer, Nora, came to see me yesterday. We had a good laugh catching up on what had been happening. This is an old photo of when we went to Plymouth. I'm hoping to go to the safari park tomorrow with sue and penny. I love the animals. The guy that does the snake shows got bitten the other week and had to be airlifted to hospital. I love the safari park all the more once the children have gone back to school. Tim, the district nurse, came today and changed the syringe driver site, ouch but I wouldn't go without it.
I have finished reading my book on a cycle ride from lands end to John ogroats, thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I might have done something like that when I retired. I certainly wanted a ba around the world ticket. I would have done south Africa, Malaysia and Canada.