Saturday, 3 November 2018

Popping In

Im a very lax blogger at the moment , in fact ive barely switched the puter on for days , struggling to type , its as if ive never been so busy , we had another not unexpected death , the other Grandad left the building quietly but as he had Alzheimers and was very frail its a blessing .  Daughter is in bits , she was Grandads little girl , there have been lots of discussion over the munchkin going to the funeral , she wasnt keen but hes 10 and hes chuffed with hs new black tie , his big concern was whos going to buy him cherry bakewells now . Im not going its my ex father in law and we remained good friends till he didnt know anyone anymore but  its clear the rest of the family dont want me there .
The Jumble Sale season is over till the spring and apart from a couple of chrismas fairs that have a Jumble as well its cabin fever time , still trying to desperately finish the big garden jobs , ive a book pile thats huge, tons of craft stuff half finished and my hands have picked the worst time to play up , getting lots of swelling and painful joints , tried to explain to the nurse practioner that this happens from time to time and i just need a month of decent anti inflammatories to settle it , just blanked the idea and told me I can expect this kind of thing at my age!!! im 55 not 75 .  I explained that i cant hold a book or sew and knit and holding nails is virtually impossible , his reply . thats what sitting inside with the heating on and the TV for company is for ..grrrrrrrrrrr. So its tubes of Ibuprofen gel everyday till i trigger a bleed yet again,  the result of  the missing notes fiasco strikes again .
And the annual highlight of the year is very late ...Mr Bah Humbug started his Christmas rant last night , the Currys advert set him off on his usual commercial bullshit rant . But I must admit that what I find scary is the number of credit company adverts that are on every channel , even more scary is the rates they charge that they now have to plainly state, one you buy something for £400 and pay back over £1000 , desperate Christmas for so many folks this year i'm afraid , retail is going to take a slaughtering im afraid .  They do say that an awful lot of shopping precincts will close in January due to them having being bought by land speculators a few years ago , they have spent nothing on maintaining them and have encouraged them to deteriorate and will go into administration in January , making a huge profit on prime city center building land 

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  1. I know you are near me so where do you find your jumble sales? Caistor isn't jumbly territory!

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    1. you are right not a single jumble around caister or north lincs in general ...how odd , but maybe its because we are 20 years behind the rest of lincolnshire ? nearest i know of to you are Wragby and Minting and there just twice a year , but theyre very good ones

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  2. Thanks. I'll have to look out next year.

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    1. Hilarious response to The Troll ! ROFL

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    2. this one is a wee bit annoying but I got quite fond of Piseth , think it was the name

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  4. Only found one Jumble sale to go to this autumn. Luckily local car boot is carrying on until end Nov and Big car boot goes on to 2nd week of Dec. Then it's all quiet until February.
    Strange thing for Doctor to say - no help at all.

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    1. I think the big car boot at stickney is still on , but theres little i need and its bleak and open . If i was able to go alone it wouldnt be so bad , I could jog round and be done in under a hour .

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  5. Our car boots are over also but I counted the weeks and it doesn't sound too bad before they start again.
    Doctors are not in my good books I'm afraid. They think they know best when in fact sometimes they don't. Tom was given drops after his cataract op, they make his eyes swell but nobody would have it thay he was allergic to them. We stopped them and the next day his eyes had gone down. Sometimes we know our bodies better than they do.
    Hope your hands go down soon, its no fun when crafters have probs with hands.
    Briony
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    1. Sometimes the one size fits all doesn't work does it.

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    2. how true , ive had endless truly weird allergic reactions over the years .

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  6. Sorry to hear you're still suffering. I hope the inflammation and pain subsides soon.

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  7. Sorry your hands are playing up, hope it passes quickly and you don't go to crazy with boardom x

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    1. I am going crazy , MrBH watches endless rusty crap programmes bless him , but he watches them over and over ...lol

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  8. I agree with you on the Christmas/credit card scams! I may be naïve but if you can't afford 400 pounds you definitely can't afford 1,000. Would it be so terrible to go charity shop Christmas shopping rather than 1,000 pounds in debt. I remember sitting here a couple of years ago and a Wonga-type commercial came on and I just said "bloody hell, look at that interest rate. It was something like 2,300 per cent. My friend said "no, that's gotta be 23.00 per cent" but I was right. Loan sharks indeed. Glad at least Wonga has gone. Anna

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  9. There are no jumble sales here locally and the rare car boot which has no more than 5/6 cars is a bit of a washout. Its the one thing I do miss about Lincolnshire. Sorry to hear about your swollen hands, hope you get some relief from the pain.

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  10. Ibuprofen is an NSAID non steroid anti inflamatory medication so your nurse practitioner did listen to you!. . If you have concerns about your blood clotting request a blood test . Haemoglonin clotting time. Do not take asprin!. Would be rare for someone to internally bleed from ibuprofen but you know your body!. So do not take it at all internal bleeding is life threatening!. Especially from stomach or oesophagus.

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  11. Agree about the shopping precincts and I would be heartily glad to see them all go and UK go back to lovely varied high streets. At least the budget started to look like addressing this. We too wince at those loan ads and the small print interest rates! I thought health professionals at all levels are suppose to stop us becoming couch potatoes not saying that will be a cure for ills?

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    1. its the thirty something condescending ones that get my goat , the ones who havent read the fact i have no notes. so go for sweeping generalisations

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  12. I hope you've found some relief for the pain in your hands...no fun when you're in pain and can't do anything. My hubby has a habit of always putting the telly on when he comes in, then either goes to sleep within 5 mins, or walks out of the room and leaves it on. Annoys the hell out of me.

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