Wednesday, 20 October 2021


 This is exciting day two of lash with rain then blinding sunshine , global warming of course . Though back in the day they just called it autumn storm season . Still pleasantly warm , so no heating yet its just reached the crawl under the duvet at 3am wake up dripping with sweat and have to hang your limbs out of the duvet for the spiders to get you time of year . Still not going further than the doctors and its village full of tourists , though ive pencilled in Saturday for a jumble sale or two and picking up grandson for the school holidays . masked gloved and in my rain coat with a fetching aroma of sanitizer of course . Now we are the proud possessors of the latest variant which has some daft greek name but i think its fairer to just call it the Skegness variant because thats where its centered on ...ho hum here we go again .

Meanwhile in my daft thoughts on our poxy government , have you wondered why all the media is harping on about getting your xmas food early ? People dont seem to realise that we may have major difficulties come January when we go full on customs at our boarders and you just know that with our thousand year dispute with the French theyre going to enjoy this no end .  Meanwhile im just glad that Boris cant play a fiddle while we burn . At least with him just doing painting by numbers in the sunshine we have nobody quoting greek at the French just for fun .

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Errrm A letter from Saj

 So Sajid  has sent other half a letter , pages of it because hes a clinically vulnerable . Incase your wondering Saj is our latest Health Minister . The replacement for Fondling Hancock , who isnt a hard act to follow . It would seem that any form of shielding has been abolished and you wont be asked to do it again . Now its all down to you !  Bless hes not to go near anyone whos not had the vaccine , all family and friends should take a lateral flow test before visiting him , all visitors must wear a mask and he musnt go into crowded spaces and social distance at all times .  OK fair enough . 

Then we get a whole lecture on mental health , we apparently have a lets talk loneliness web site , theres also Hub of Hope for serious matters you tap in your postcode and then you need to download an app. Your local council may be able to help ?  not ours . theres a whole list of online stuff .  But not everyone has online access and when youve got mental health problems its  government by iphone yet again . The biggest giggle is that you must ask your Consultant at your next regular appointment about having your booster jab , who the hell is managing to get a regular appointment with a Consultant unless you pay ?

There will also be no priority access to online grocery deliveries .

So from an our family perspective how does this work out . Well other half only has contact with the unvaccinated . Vaccination is wonderful but with an auto immune condition and the chance of seeing a doctor to discuss this nonexistant errrrr.  Son has had severe mental health problems the last year his ocd and agrophobia have worsened to the point of life limiting he has been out 3 times in 2 years and its a struggle to get him to even go into the garden , he needs help there is none in this area .  i always wear a mask when going anywhere and gloves despite the comments and will continue to do so . As for the priority access to anything well we never saw any of it because my partner was missed off the list much as my mother was .  So we went out once a fortnight for groceries and medication and other halfs endless hospital trips on top , stalked by the neighbour with a notebook and the threat of the police .

Meanwhile the Covid rates go ever up, the death rates are still quite high but its just the elderly and disabled so it doesnt matter unless they are your elderly and disabled ! Most of the dying have been vaccinated . So here in Plague Island the government motto seems to be carry on regardless , then jump on a plane and spread it everywhere ...Thanks Saj 

Sunday, 10 October 2021


 So lets talk about Mummy Dearest , im sure some of you remember her , now at 86 shes been locked up for 18 months in her bungalow getting fouler and fouler , she was missed off the vulnerable list and it has been a nightmare , if an elderly neighbour hadnt adopted her , she quite frankly would have been found when the pile of post was half way up the door , but shes just as stubborn as ever and hasnt run out of booze yet , though shes run out of friends as she tells me everybody is dead or been put in a care home .  Now before Covid she was awaiting cataract surgery and her eyesight has got to the stage where she cant even read the labels on her bottles , shes reduced to wiltshire farm foods or Parsley Box . Now she is due next week to go into hospital to have a cataract removed , but only if shes had her Covid booster and her flu jab , but she couldnt get them anywhere in her area theyre not doing them yet . Well she got a bit annoyed at this having rung her shut up shop GPs umpteen times and being told she must book online , in fact she got so annoyed she jumped in a taxi and went to the surgery . This in it self should have warned them , but she managed to get into the building when a delivery bloke was leaving and once she was in she wasnt leaving she may appear a tiny little old lady who they can bully , but once shes on rant theres no stopping her .  So in no uncertain terms she told them she wasnt planning on dying just to oblige them ,  they could sort out her vaccine appointments now , at which point the receptionist started on the whole you need to book online , mother called her a fuckwit , im fairly sure she picked that phrase up from me and pointed out she lived alone saw nobody and is classed as blind how was she supposed to book these soddin appointments . The practice manager had to be called out to give her the whole you will need to leave because you are abusing the staff . She refused to leave and they said they would ring the police . Well she quite liked the idea of that because she hasnt seen them since she went into isolation but she also pointed out that she was going to the local press next stop . So in the end they sat her down in an office and gave her a cup of tea . They booked her vaccine appointments  30 miles away so now she can have her operation , then they asked her why she hadnt got a fall monitor which set her off on another rant because they may be free but they charge you to come and see whats going on if its set off . They eventually managed to get her back in the taxi by telling her that someone from the council would be coming to do a care assessment ....god help them  And the reason i know all this my cousin was hiding in the waiting room hoping she didnt spot him 

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Mental Health

 Does anyone else think we have got to that perfect storm situation , everyday theres something else piled on to people by the bunch of incompetents in government , lets take £20 a week off struggling folk then tell them in the next breath that their fuel costs are going up £140 .  Fuel , if you have to drive to work youre adding hours to your day looking for it . Telling people to work more hours while the low paid get to keep a mere 63p of every hour worked . Im glad we are old and  decrepit, but for the kids generation its just knock after knock , everywhere they look , no light on the horizon .  Mental Health is getting hammered into the ground , best you will get is a packet of pills from your email to the GP , nobodies going to even ask whats the matter its just accepted that everybody's depressed . Latest one is interest rates the younger generation have no idea where this is leading, those of us who are older remember the interest spiral back in the day , where the repossessions were on every street.

So lets remember its women who suck it up and get on with it mainly ,but its men who end up hanging from trees because they dont ever like to admit theyre broken inside . So hug your bloke remind him your there and the problems are yours as well . Be there for your other half because you never know the life and soul off the party has often had enough 

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Dont Panic

 Despite what the press are blathering on about we are not yet starving in the UK , some random grocery items are hard to find and shopping on friday and saturday empty shelves will feature on your trip .  Please support your local foodbank , mainly because our benefit system is a shambles , latest scandal which they are trying to shut down in the media ,is those who have reached pensionable age and the state hasnt started to pay them their pension , it seems there have been thousands of people left in this mess , why is nobody surprised ? did not enough people die due to Covid ?   Then theres the fun with fuel , hasnt affected us much we are rural and our fuel station seems to just have four vehicles in the queue , unless its the night before his delivery and he posts on facebook he has fuel then they come from miles away . I gather its pretty chaotic in the towns . Other half hasnt grasped as i have that we are reliant on oil heating which is delivered by the same drivers that theire is a shortage of , so that could be pretty interesting if the weather changes .  Reminds me of the Join the Fuel Club conversations we had during Covid  when they set it up , i had a whole conversation with some middle class prick from the council , who couldnt understand that we couldnt afford to pay £80 a month for our heating oil all year round and that the money we dont spend on fuel in a summer goes towards building up food for the winter months . Poverty blindness is real and thriving in Rural Lincolnshire . I sometimes wonder what extra they think the disabled are getting money wise . I know we get £27 pound PIP . I know i get £67 for being a carer , then my partner gets single person rate ESA  and they take  £30 a week ofF him for me claiming carers , i consider us lucky to get this and it means we are a little better off than some but it doesnt go far . Apparently theyre going to send us all on government zoom courses on how to manage our budgets better . Cant wait i suppose it may show me where were going wrong , you know in choosing eating instead of heating . I see the press have took up the people will have to make hard choices about heating and eating this winter , idiots some of us have been doing it for years the disabled in particular , we have been lucky in getting a couple of mild winters so it hasnt killed to many .   Anyway im off outside to fit a big motorbike chain and lock to our fuel oil tank , i can already see that theyre going to be targeted by the usual thieves this winter. 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Daft Ideas

 I know i do some daft things , but i snuck out for an hour on Sunday morning to the local car boot its just in the next village and if you get there before 8 theres just a nice amount of people pottering about . Himself had finally nodded off after nuking him with industrial painkillers so i figured he could be left . Anyway id pottered round the whole thing and bought nada , i was looking for cooking apples but they are like gold this year . Stopped to talk to one of the old guys whos always there and he says dont you like dolls?   And with that whips out a whole box full of Barbie type creatures £3 so i have a polite root among them and then he says thats the price for the box , so guess what they came home with me . I thought i could clean them up and brush their hair and charity them if nothing else , theres 30 dolls most are salvageable, the clothes have gone to the wash and im going to be brushing hair for a week . Then i started looking online . Have you seen the prices of teen dolls new ? scary.  Then i asked a mate who works with loads of local charities about where they could be donated . Same problem as usual , unless they are new and sealed in a box the big charities dont take toys , most just bin them . So i just have to find one of the small church or animal charities willing to take them , shouldnt be a problem theres a good few locally . If not i may bundle them up and sell them on facebook then give the money to foodbank . Anyway the point is this just gives me something to do thats different from endless medical matters . Plus the look of horror from himself and son when im sat humming to myself brushing dollys hair and wet wiping Snow Whites crotch is worth every penny 


Monday, 27 September 2021


 Its been a bitch of a week . Himself  decided we should go to Skegness for the day , i really dont like going unless its the middle of winter , to me its just a chore and the fact i have to lift that crippling buggy out of the car . Blinding sunshine , gorgeous day but  it wasnt for me . Hoards of crazed old grannies running you down on their buggies , fag in hand and chihuahua balanced in the basket on the front . Everywhere its like a bad Benidorm , so he scooted up one street and down the other , i get a whole rant about why im not going in the shops , but i see little point in going in places that sell nothing i would want . I made an effort to go in Yorkshire Trading because they had an end of season garden sale , got a fly screen for next year and a couple of new bird feeders , that was it .  Then he decides hes off to treat me to a Burger King , had to laugh its shut down , in fact it was the only empty property we saw .  I just wanted a cuppa by this stage but no chance he decides he wants Mc Donalds takeout ..UURRGGHHH

So by the time i got home , i wwas knackered from running after him on his buggy , then spent the night up being sick from the soddin tiny mcDonalds or lifting his shitting buggy not sure which . But it got better the next night his nose popped about 9pm and it wouldnt stop so rang for the ambulance they said it would be at least 2 hours but it came in 40 minutes , there was much umming and arring about taking him in but they decided to cart him off yet again . He spent 2 hours holding court in the back of an ambulance outside casualty then they found out why i had insisted they take him , he collapsed yet again . I still had to fetch him at 6am they have no beds and they decided to not top up his fluids this time just to see what will happen . They are once again reporting the GPs for failing to monitor him despite repeated requests from 3 consultants and casualty . But it still means that im left here on my own , with his collapse risk high and no means of moving him if he does blackout , plus a possible 2 hour wait for an ambulance . 

Beggers belief 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Winter is Coming

 So as we head into Autumn , we are greated with media stuffed full of your going to starve or your going to freeze . Good choices ?  Yes its annoying having to shop around to get what you want or waiting for the lucky dip that is your supermarket home delivery . But theres still plenty of food out there at the moment , its a tad disquieting to visit Farmfoods for your teabag multipack and a winters worth of wash powder amd find theres folks going full on doomsday apocalypse shopper but if you have a large family whats the alternatives , i think if your kids have left the nest its very easy to forget just how much teenagers eat if youve two or three its nightmare levels of consumption . Realistically making sure you have a couple of gallons of cooking oil and two or three sacks of spuds on stock isnt a bad idea also enough pasta for a small army and dont forget vacuum packed rice is near bloody immortal . I admit to having pack ratted a good few chicken UN ration packs , pre cooked and just chuck in with what ever sauce you can devise . Daughter came the other day and she couldnt find sugar to make jam . Im not jam making this year unless the urge takes me , the younger generation can learn  I think what im trying to say is that the older generation are less panicked by what goes on around us , we have the knowledge to make do and adapt and get by that we need to pass on to the younger generation so they dont become so stressed by our idiot media ...............Oh and on the no heat front , dont forget to buy half a dozen hot water bottles , fingerless gloves for everyone , lots of wooly slipper boots and rechargeable lighting or wind up torches ...ffs no candles , get your inner boy scout on , because winter is coming 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Waddling Along

 Im still here !!! but when you both end up with a nasty stomach bug at the same time in a house with only one loo its fun , plus you have to care for your other half while wanting to crawl into a ball and die yourself . Of course , i then manage to pick up a nasty skin infection on top , which had to be home doctored and sort of ran me into the ground . But dont worry about us Mr BH has a telephone appointment with our latest GP today 7 days after it was requested !!  even better our new GP is the strange bloke with a dicky bow and the name with no vowels we had a few years ago .  He repeatedly screamed at My OH that he was an alcoholic and needed to admit it at which point he found out that his patient could be just as loud back at him . it ended up in a complaint being lodged . But saying that it has taken 10 years for them to find that my OH actually has a genetic condition that mimics alcoholism so ho hum life goes on . i  think i may hide down the garden .

On the garden front im officially way behind , most of the fruit went to waste , still tons of raspberries coming ready . Apples dire , tiny and full of worm . But the fact that nobody seems to have apples at the gates this year means its just a bad apple year .  Grandson dug the potatoes this weekend and they have been a pleasant surprise , ive mountains of them , celery is doing well . leeks are small but thriving among the weeds , my pumpkins all shrivelled and vanished during the sunshine which is somewhat baffling , cabbages look good in their cage so not too bad a year veg wise . The hedgehogs im feeding seem to be doing a good pest control job . The just grow what we like ethos does seem to have worked quite well though im going to miss my winter squashes for soups and stews . Must get my seeds ordered soon

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Bimbling On

 Ive had a good week , disabled fishing Thursday so a day of peace until i spotted a £10 TV unit on facebook in the next village . quick pop down to collect and then one of those jobs you wish you never started .  The old Tv unit didnt want to move and i had to move so much stuff to get it out and then get my whinging slave to help me lift it out , it hadnt been moved in years it was so heavy and dated from the days of huge TVs . Why is their a plague this year of spiders that are a dot of a body with thin legs you can barely see ? they seem to make webs everywhere in no time as fast as you hoover them theres 10 more . So we eventually got the new one in its higher and smaller which is what i was after plus its nice boring pine instead of a grey and glass monstrosity. i also with no witnesses threw all the old game consoles into the dustbin , the kids just abandoned them here for Mr BH to try and fix which never happened . saved the toughened glass shelves from the unit for shed glass repair . The screws went into the screw jar and im afraid the wood is compressed chipboard so will have to go to the new bonfire pile . waste not , want not and all that . It took till bedtime for Mr BH to notice what id done , his first question was what i had done with all the consoles?  I told him they were in the box behind the unit , the empty box he cant get to . You even have to be crafty throwing stuff out these days since he got the security cameras put up , so that he can watch us when hes out on his phone . Joy ..Today hes going to a car show with useful son and daughter and grandson are hopefully coming to help fill the bin some more .   

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Tedium Tuesday

 Im informed we have to venture to civilisation tomorrow , just because i need some cheap roof felt for my garden swing and another project im working on . Nobody delivers within my price range , either that or theres none of the cheap stuff available , not that theres many places to try in lincoln . Im currently in the dog house for using his Dremmel to do the hard skin on my feet , im feeling a bit rebellious due to the arival of this odd three wheeled scooter that has arrived its not a trike exactly thank god ,he did have to sell his big trike when he got bad , im not sure how hes going to ride it but his minions are all egging him on . Im merely the tea lady whos opinions count for nothing . 

 Last week i had my first daughter day out for 18 months , we thought we would risk our lives with a trip out to Boston on market day . Well Boston is now practically a ghost town the center has been decimated with closures over the Covid period , the charity shops seem to be thriving however , though theres about half the amount there was . The market is just hanging on , most of the stalls that have been there for years seem to have gone . However the second hand auction looks to be thriving, didnt get into the scrum i dont do crowds these days . I was dragged into the British Heart Foundation , i wouldnt normally bother its so overpriced , however they now have a £1 shop upstairs that is better than the overpriced downstairs , i came away with a couple of studio pottery bits , something ive not bought for years . I managed to resist all the pyrex .  Its strange pyrex is sought of in the USA but you can still pick good vintage bits up here for next to nothing . Ive developed an online interest in watching locker buyers in the States and their online auctions . The prices stun me . Its the postal prices here that kill the trade with the US and Canada . Wish me luck  tomorrow im planning on springing a few charity shops on him 

Monday, 23 August 2021


 So lets talk about the shocking shit show that is Afghanistan ...where to begin ? im sick of finding that people that i think of as online friends are ranting on that we cant take more refugees , we should look after our own first , yes we should but they dont want to look after anybody so whats new . Maybe a few of the vast number of MPs of all parties who own rental properties and second homes could find a bit of space? Mr Blair being one of the worst offenders . They forget thats there is a whole wedge of the population who have served in Afghanistan at some point in the last 20 years, they dont forget their debts to the Afghans who helped them survive out there .  I dont care whos fault this war is bloody politicians are just into wars for the vast profits they make for the people who slip them a backhander , maybe somebody should compile a list of who has been paid by armaments companies or worked for them before they became MPs?  Then we have the MP for Israel , whos parents came here from Uganda , she hasnt a ounce of empathy for any member of the human race . The Taliban may make a credible government eventually , there is that heavy religious cult element  but among them is a younger generation who like decent trainers and the latest AK47 ,they haven t all been holed up in a cave for 20 years , theres a lot  of internet savvy younger folks .  When you think we have spent 20 years and many lives interfering in a country that is famous for beating the Russians and now us and the USA , just because of its vast mineral wealth alone they will have to drag themselves onto the world stage with some resemblance of democracy. They have what everyone wants , they want trainers and AK47s so time will tell . 

Sunday, 15 August 2021


 The petty annoyances of life , waddling about doing chores last night and im in a heap on the floor , bane of my life ive twanged the tendons in my good leg and im squealing on the floor , ive had this since i was a kid , nobody has ever managed to find anything wrong with it , its just another bleedin nuisance ailment to add to my list . AAARRGGHHH  it is much better this morning now ive got moving . So long as i dont rest for more than 10 minutes i can walk and get on with my jobs , then it twangs again and i cant move till it releases . I can remember being a kid and getting one hell of a slapping for being a drama queen as i was screaming and rolling around on the floor outside Finefare  back in the 70s . Getting the hissed under her breath bollocking from Mummy Dearest about embarrassing her in public yet again. I suppose she trained me well , i dont scream but i do epic swearing when this happens once in a blue moon . Im still getting reminded by my mother that i was such an embarrassment to her as a child in fact i think she mentioned that i still owe her the bus fair home because kicking me up the street hadnt got me to walk on that leg .  Once happened in the middle of a hockey match and i got put in the back of an ambulance and taken to hospital where they informed me there was nothing wrong with it on the x rays  therefore i must as a fat kid be faking it to get out of games . Ho hum 50 odd years later it does this every once in a while must be a couple of years since the last time . I suppose i could Ask GP but its just taken 5 weeks for other half to get on to it to ask for a medication review , it now comes online at 8.30 am and by 8.45 the system is full and thats it for the day beggers belief .

Sunday, 8 August 2021


 What to do on a Sunday ? Well im currently praying for rain , in the vain hope im not carted off to the car show that useful son and Mr BH wish to attend . I would much sooner potter round the garden and sort through my hidden heaps of fabric  with a view to the quilt daughter wants for xmas ..aaarrggghhh i need to get started with my hands playing up it will take time . Daughter came to pick munchkin up on Friday becuase he didnt want to miss gym and park run on Saturday morning , we will collect him after hospital on Monday , hes useful for all manor of garden tasks though ive had to put of getting the big shredder i had saved for due to himself and his buying a trike antics.  Ive also found out because he carelessly left the letter lying around , that despite claiming that the vascular surgeon says there is nothing up with him , he is in fact somewhat up shit creak without a paddle and this is why himself has stopped me dealing with the medical side of stuff and is behaving like a desperate teenager with a lottery win . In my urge to be pleasant and due to the fact that im not feeling particularly supportive at the moment , i pointed out that i would be getting a very big skip if he snuffs it and every bit of radio equipment and rusty crap would be gone in days , because he shouldnt keep kidding himself that the kids are the slightest bit interested in the shit he hoards , they would just do the same with everything of mine ive no illusions .  Ive also ordered a new much bigger freezer just to empty the bank account , the seal is going rapidly on our old one and for the cost of a new seal for it i might as well get a new frost free one and bankrupt us , there is a stunning silence on the subject , usually hed be desperately searching the small ads and auctions for a cheap replacement . not a word , not sure if this is because he thinks he would fit in the freezer . In all the years we have been together i have never been so annoyed with him as i am at the moment .

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Tad Slack

 I feel as if im rather neglecting you all at the moment , endless bother with himself , yesterday he was screaming at me because he had run out of his prescription  and i had hidden or lost it , didnt make a deal of difference as it was the one tablet we have in common so he could use them till we sorted the matter . It turned out he had ordered them three weeks ago but not told me so they hadnt been collected ...ho hum do i get an apology ?  nope its all my fault .  Every day is like this at the moment , its like a war of attrition and its damned hard work . Im not sure if its the extra stress of our latest dealings with the DWP or if he may have had another mini stroke , i cant even get in touch with the doctors on his behalf  because hes gone online and cancelled my access ..AARRGGHHHH plus our doctors is online only still or the witch at the window , who just repeats her mantra i cant do anything you must use ask GP . Grandson is staying and he just looks on in disbelief as the ranting at me starts , it is specifically all aimed at me at least thats one thing . Im trying to be more proactive and have posted a big list of useful phone numbers on the fridge , which started another rant .  There are still no support workers in this area and social services arent interested till they have to pick up the pieces .  i just really need a break from it all and theres nothing on the horizon .

Friday, 30 July 2021


 I was tipped off by sarcastic son that Mr BH was up to something the other day , he had seen my dearly beloved counting a big stack of notes while i was out . Not saying anything i checked the safe only to find it empty . This is the emergency rent fund for when they stop all our funds yet again which we have been awaiting since March , this has took some saving all through Covid . So i made a few enquiring calls to his usual suspect mates and BIL . I wasnt surprised to find that he was organising the troops to pick up a trike this weekend !!  Why does he convince himself  he can ride again ? His health isnt getting better we are at various hospitals every week yet again , what the hell is he thinking ? We live in a scrapyard of scooters and bikes he thinks are valuable now, what the fuck was he doing ?  I had pencilled in this weekend for a major argument and major sulk only to find him chucking stuff about yesterday and cussing . It would seem somebody beat him there with the cash . Oh dear what a shame.  Then i got the whole saga of how if he fixed this trike he could have made a huge profit on it ...really ? he cant even walk to his workshop and the weeds are 6ft high around it.  So now i have to put up with a major sulk for weeks and he has informed me he will find a trike on the internet somewhere ...AAARRRGGHH 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021


 Im so bored at the moment , lacking motivation , yet another minor league batch of shingles . Just nuisance ones, tiny rash , bit of pain, leg keeps giving way and need sleep . Ho hum only another 12 years till i am eligible for the vaccine ...But my mother says its a fat lot of good shes had shingles more since she had her jab . Oddly both my parents had bad shingles from their 40s so i guess ive been genetically gifted . My dad always got them in his eyes which is serious , my mothers much like mine is on both sides , one side minor the other side shit i need antivirals .  Things you didnt know about shingles . Their have found 30 different variants , yes you can get it on both sides . yes you can get it without a skin rash , internal shingles is hell on earth . You cant give it to other people unless they want to scratch off your scabs and rub themselves against you hence genital herpes getting such a bad press . You can only get shingles if you have had chicken pox .  Doctors and shingles dont really mix  , most dont give a fig, to them its just a petty annoyance that they consider to be just a nuisance for old folks.  Then their are the doctors who have had shingles , they will be flinging antivirals and heavy duty painkillers like smarties at you .  But if youre a long hauler you learn that the painkillers really arent a lot of good and the antivirals are very hit and miss with there own wonderful side effects . I suppose that with all the fuss over Long Covid we can hope that they come up with something a bit more effective for a treatment ...Oh and joy of joys the latest conspiracy theory is that shingles are a sympton of Covid !!   nope covid can trigger shingles because your immune system goes gung ho after any viral sympton even a sore throat .

So now your experts on the worst annoyance on the planet  

Wednesday, 21 July 2021


 So the heat continues , with a whole afternoon of biblical thunder followed by 10 minutes of hail and 10 minutes of deluge . Sat and looked out the window on my birthday and today we have been together 16 years and are hoping to go out for an icecream . 

So heres my wildlife post for you , water your hedgehogs folks they are struggling , they need lots of shallow water and plenty of cat kibble in this weather . If you see them in the daytime they are in difficulties and a cardboard box in the shade with a saucer of cat food is the way to go , just release them at dusk . We have a pair of sex maniacs grunting under the living room window  every evening at the moment plus im not sure how many tiny babies are coming for food and water , i did have one actually swimming and rolling round in the water dish the other night . Snakes need water as well so dont panic if you see them , they have no interest in you . They swim in the empty wheelbarrow sometimes, an empty wheelbarrow filled with water with a pile of bricks or stones at the shallow end makes an excellent temporary bird lido . plus the benefit of caring for your wildlife is you have a virtually slug and snail free garden . 

It must be nearly school time as next door is slaughtering her kids , brings back 

Monday, 19 July 2021


 Theres that point where heat becomes unpleasant and a chore , so it was up at 5am to get all my chores done prior to himself and his morning routine . 4 loads of laundry into todays mountain , sweaty weather in itself just creates mountains of laundry at least its dried like carboard in an hour

So himself decided yesterday that we should go on a tropical trip to the huge auto jumble , grandson and useful son included  , I knew i would struggle with the heat so packed a cool bag full of drinks and covered up well , even with factor 50 cream i still burn and looking round there was a lot of awful crispy people walking round , normally this would be a treat for me i just lose them and look for stuff for the garden , but it was just to hot to look so i kept losing them and going to sit under a tree . The moral of the story is never believe your other half when he tells you , its going to be cloudy with a chance of showers .  im now looking for a parasol just so i can poke folks eyes out . Being an outdoor event the masking only applied to the toilets and they were well managed and organised though it made a pleasant change to see men having to queue , then getting a strop on because they got to the front and didnt have a mask and needed to buy one . 

 Useful son seems to have dropped into yet another contract at the council hes learning how to operate the CCTV room for the town center , hes hoping he gets put through to take the course that gives him the magic bit of paper that ups his wages. Time will tell .

So thats it not a very exciting week on the edge of the fen  

Monday, 12 July 2021


 Well i sort of went into the garden and lost a week thats my only excuse for not being here , between that and the endless hospital and dr stuff we are mixed up in at the moment , then theres yet more fun with the DWP ...ho hum  yeah i guess im just a lazy blogger at the moment . So being up since 3am ive managed to fit this in . The motto of the story is dont let yourself be bullyed into eating a slice of pizza by your partner . I have to say its been a beautiful sunrise , our very noisy magpie family are cackling happily they have just one young one this year and its now fledged and very hungry . I can say it likes liver and onion gravy very much and the endless vermin the cats dump around the front door for my joyful inspection .  Though Miss Penny and her bring a mouse in for company routine is a little taxing , im sure shes just a frustrated mother , she doesnt kill them, just tries to mother them , shes so upset when i retrieve them and pop them over the road into the field . I gather himself has ordered a webcam of some kind so he doesnt have to crane his neck to watch the birds .  He plans to tell me its for my birthday  ..Getting the magpies to accept me is my new hobby i can now get within 5 feet of them and they just talk to me , their love of cat stars is winning them over slowly .

Change of topic , daft shortages . Whats the weird stuff you cant find at the moment . mine is tinned mushrooms and cat stars . I order sacks of cat stars from Amazon and its just took 2 weeks to get the order accepted , i await with interest it turning up . Tinned mushrooms is a mystery , the ever shrinking selection of tins in Lidl is a tad worrying as it will soon be stock up for winter time . I think a trip out to the tin factory may be called for