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 

Thursday, 1 July 2021


 Im feeling very lazy , i think ive just dodged the shingles bullet this time , all the usual is it isnt it symptons except the rash im really hoping that boosting my B12 with milk keffir is doing the trick . On the subject of milk keffir heres what triggered the idea .  Now my mother guzzles those little bottles of Actimal like theres no tommorrow she has diverticulat and ibs  , meanwhile like most things they give me terrible gut pain and the runs , so being bored i did a bit of research and found milk keffir something that is basically fermented milk , now it would seem this is one of those trendy items you get in the supermarket with weird fruit flavours and a big dent in your pocket , so at £4 a tiny bottle i tried one , disliked the ghastly weird fruit flavour but it did seem to calm my ever irritable bowel . So back to research , and i found a fermented food seller on ebay that had a good write up that sold the starter to make it at home and my little pack  wasnt long in coming , so now i have Kevin the kilner jar sat on the draining board , growing a mug of milk keffir every day , you can make it with skimmed milk and it turns to a yogurt like drink that you strain out and leave the curds to fester in fresh milk for tomorrow. Now it is notorious for bunging people up, but for those of us with the opposite problem this stuff is rather wonderful so long as you eat before taking it in the morning and never take it before bed ???  not sure if you turn into a gremlin if you do  , couldnt find the answer to that one anywhere . It can be made with nut milks if you have lactose intolerance. and there is even a different strain that can be made with plain water. There are all sorts of odd and unusual health claims all over the net , its supposed to help with diabetes control , help with weight loss etc etc , not sure about this but it has helped with the post viral lethargy symptoms so might be worth a try if  you need a vitamin boost    

Friday, 25 June 2021


So im sat here listening to stereo snoring . Useful son is here for the weekend and im not sure who snores the loudest him or his dad . So for a change i got to watch the rather misty sunrise as the rain has finally stopped , day of garden chores it would seem, as the green lushness can get a bit out of hand. So yesterday i set out on a mission to get rid of tons of stuff dumped here by daughter in the vain hope i would car boot it all , So i got sarcastic son to load the car and i was in Morrisons having breakfast by 8.30 with other half , trying to figure how to get the mounds to a charity shop . It may not sound hard but i have to find one that will actually take stock , has vehicle access where i can park right outside the shop and doesnt want to go through everything to pick and choose . It was all good clothing a lot of it tagged or never worn . But there was a vast amount of it . I had managed to get rid of 8 bags of books the previous week at another shop . So other half pointed out theres now a Cat Protection shop inside Morrisons , so as he ate his greasy breakfast i toddled across and asked the manager if she wanted a lot of laundry bags of clothes , she said they arent allowed to take books or DVDs at the moment , she has no idea why .  So i loaded a trolley up with difficulty and struggled  into the store , but i made it , so thats another load gone .  Thought id get my fresh shopping as that was the main reason for even going into town only to find that due to a power fault they couldnt open any of the chillers ..ho hum  i get my online shop but getting fresh stuff or chiller items is no good because the dates are always the next day . So I had to go somewhere else that was quiet ended up at M&S yet again .  Then i was changing the bed in the spare room and decided to rake through the cupboards and it turned out to be a bit of a nightmare , so that was another 8 bags into the back of the car , along with an even bigger pile for the bin . It will take weeks to get rid of the bin rubbish , still cant use the skip without an appointment and only one type of waste at a time , plus they are not allowed to help you and you must go alone .  Hope it doesnt rain and trap me in the house again this week its amazing what i achieve when im bored 

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Garden of Delights

 Well the never ending rain has reduced me to cleaning the oven for amusement , yesterday i started putting the washing yurt away and then ended up raking through the mountains of clothes i own , i dont think anyone would grasp quite how i have so many . But because im not a small girl and i have on average a 4 different sizes wardrobe depending on whether im swollen or not swollen thats a lot of clothes theres even two suitcases of jeans complete with a selection of belts depending on size range . It does get annoying it can vary two sizes from one day to the next .  I have weakened and bought a denim dress this year just because it was huge and i figured id live in it .  But most of my clothes are from pre 2017 in the days before everything went wrong, in fact an awful lot of stuff is over 20 years old . So ive figured that once again all i actually need this year is underwear and a couple of pairs of leggings due to what i have been only fit for gardening. Cant see us going anywhere much this year , his walking is dire and with the DWP hounding us yet again we darent spend a penny , not a peep have we heard and its been 2 weeks since i sent them the parcel and it was signed for at their building .  We await the verdict with interest as im not sure i can cope with all the shit they cause yet again . I did notice as i trawled through the job adverts on line that the local hospice is looking for someone to deal with the DWP for the terminally ill at 20k per annum , a thankless job as most die before they receive a penny from the gits . Someone did tell me that they are having to do this because of bed blocking they are not allowed to send people home who have no income . 

 On a garden plus note , the rain has caused my clematis to go mental and totally hide the line of "valuable" pile of scrap scooters outside the window . Mr Bah Humbug pointed out it needed pruning , dont think so mate you havent touched them in years and on to your funeral pire they will be going such a ray of 

Friday, 18 June 2021

Drippady Doo Dah

 Another 3am wake up , despite earplugs and blackout curtains im still awake at the first crack of dawn . id acheived a freezer defrost and my second cuppa by 6 .  Read all the wonderful factual internet content i could find . it was a tad drizzly when i got up but now it bucketing it down . Ive a cat doing laps because shes convinced that one of the windows or doors has an alternate dimension with sunshine and mice . I had planned to pop the leeks in today but unless it brightens up thats a none starter along with loads of other garden chores i had lined up . I will still venture down for some strawberries before the slugs beat me to them . So now i have to find something to kill the rest of the rainy weather with ...ho hum household chores i suppose , the most despised chores on the planet ...ive a shower room needs scrubbing out and a washing yurt to put away , lifes so exciting these 

Monday, 14 June 2021


So in my role as trip advisor on the regions hospitals off we toddled to Louth  yesterday , ermm on a plus point the carpark has been resurfaced and the parkings currently free .  Id deposited Mr Bah Humbug  on a chair near the door , even getting in the building had been fun , he was on his crutches . im so glad he wasnt on his wheels because the ramp going down into the building was so steep he would have gone straight down it in through the automatic door and the toilet and demolished reception like a giant bowling ball !!  I went to the desk and booked him in and explained that he is on the fall register as the woman looked at me gone out .  We have been told that our hospital group has a fall protocol now , in fact hes flagged up on their systems he was redlined just last week at Emergency no problems . She then launched in to the whole Covid speech could i please leave the building etc , i pointed out he would need a wheelchair and a porter to get into the building and abandoned him .  So im sat in the carpark in the sunshine nattering to another woman whos just abandoned her elderly mother with dementia at reception as well , she pointed out that she had parked near the door so she could keep an eye on it because mother is a wanderer and fast on her feet . Two hours later im still sat there and theres only half a dozen cars left in the carpark . So i texted him and just got a load of abuse , so i gathered it was going well . I finally got the phonecall to pick him up and managed to get the car to the top of the ramp . He emerges on his crutches , staggering and swaying and manages to get up the bleedin ramp and into the car at which point his head exploded .  He does a good rant and was calling me allsorts as passers by swivel their heads in astonishment and i just wait for him to run out of breath , it happens much faster these days and the ramp had nearly killed him .  Best line was that the staff are incompetent sexist bastards.  I did eventually get the whole story out of him .  It seems the receptionist didnt press enter when i booked him in . He couldnt get up being wedged in a small plastic chair .and because hes a bloke theyd parked him right in front of the large screen telly with football on . He hates football with a vengence so after 2 hours of it his head exploded , hed ended up having to shout down the waiting area asking what the hold up was . Turns out hed been marked as a no show at the clinic and the doctor was just packing up to go home , their were no available wheelchairs as they were all in use . The big sign saying there would be a two hour wait didnt apply to his clinic . So it was all his fault for not asking sooner .  His 2 minute appointment consisted off the doctor telling him that he doesnt see anything wrong on his scans and ordering more scans .  Im so glad his brother has taken him fishing today as hes still ranting on 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021


 So this is one of those weird thoughts that come up at 3am posts .  What is happening to us as a race?  Has Covid caused us all to become selfish and uncaring . I know this is happening all over the world . Will the ever scarcer resources just make us all meaner and meaner to each other?  The eugenics policies of our current government are becoming more and more obvious , the care home fiasco when they quite blatently sacrificed so many elderly parents and grandparents ? They were doing there best . Im no anti vaxer  but they do seem to be pushing an agenda rather than its benefits , just to get the older generation to go out and spend loads of money to boost the economy . Everything that is questioned , its nothing to see here folks .  After listening to the ranting of elderly men yesterday , publicly and loudly going on about sending all the foreigners home in front of groups of our local Romanian fieldworkers i was horrified . They come each year , they work in the fields they go home for the winter . Mr Bah humbug pointed out nobody was moaning about foreigners when he was in A&E the staff were every nationality under the sun. So do we now have worthy foreigners and unworthy ones ?    Am I one of the only ones who can see we are heading into a huge famine this winter , crops havent been planted or maintained  in so many countries .  As we hoard our vaccines and cut down on foreign aid  what will the consequence be . Millions more foreigners heading north to safety and food . Will Patel be mining the beaches and sending in the gunboats ?  Just think on what the next year may be like 

Sunday, 6 June 2021


 So i had a heavy days gardening planned yesterday but Mr BH had other plans for us .  Now he has a nosebleed problem always has had , his dad had it his grandad has it the sons have it , its just one blood vessel , his nosebleeds are epic and legendary with no warning far worse than the rest of the family . So id plopped him in the bathroom yesterday morning for his ablutions and pop goes his nose , annoying but nothing unusual , hes quite content to sit there with a jug and a towel and deal with it , then shout me when he needs me . Only he didnt shout for an hour , when i went to him hed lost over a pint but it was steadying down another half an hour and he was down for breakfast and a cuppa . gets to 11.00 and his nose pops again , hes in the bathroom and im getting a tad worried hes filled another jug that hes trying to hide . So i tell him im ringing 111 and he goes mad because he can deal with it , hes very grey and sweating and with a view to his heart problems he needed to see someone . Ring 111 theyre sending paremedics if he gets worse just dial 999 , being very rural they were a while by this time its gushing and were into pint number 3 . ive managed to get him out of the bathroom and on to the bed because he says he doesnt feel well and it has to be bad for him to admit this . The paramedics turn up and an ambulance and he flakes out . I have to say their very efficient and got him hooked up and stuff going into him etc , his blood pressure is through the floor and theyre having a risk assessment deciding whether they need the fire brigade to get him down the stairs but he perked up once the fluids started going in and he managed to get down the stairs and be stretchered out . The whole street is out doing something in the garden by then and hes shouting across to his mate telling him not to panic fishings still on for Monday , as they cart him off into the sunset . Bloody men , nothing but a worry, i had to fetch him home late last night  hes a bit quiet they cant repair the blood vessel again, he needs more minor surgery they just filled him full of fluids and monitored his heart and have told him just ring 999 if it starts again ...guess what he isnt driving and hes not going fishing whether he likes it or not !!!

Best laugh he says is the junior doctor who asked him about his cocaine habit and would he like to be referred to the drug treatment center .

Friday, 4 June 2021


 Have we all escaped to the garden ?  the blogging world is very quiet at the moment except for those of you on the opposite side of the world slipping into winter . Meanwhile ive dropped into the world of fishing and gardening . The veg is very late this year but thriving and ive had a couple of days of grandson on garden slave duties and despite there being snow on the ground when the plum was blossoming its looking like a bumper year . Outside in the real world im not sure im noticing  much difference to our lives from the Covid restrictions . We dont holiday we dont go to cafes or pubs in fact we can pretty much not go anywhere due to his dire walking and breathlessness . MR BH starts another round of hospital visits in a fortnight so hes trying to cram as much fishing in as he can so its fish one day, two days zonked on painkillers life at the moment plus BIL had a bit of bad news health wise so ive now got two of them planning their funerals , I expect they are both being a tad  over the top just yet . Its just wait and see time. I expect they will both fall into the latest government wheeze buzz phrase "managed decline "  which i think is government speak for hurry up and die before you get your pension !  or if you love them as much as i do translates to Die Pleb Die . I have just posted off 600 pages plus of medical records and supporting letters and forms to the cold planes of Hell known as the DWP , we await with interest which of their many ploys for losing it they will go for .  The usual its gone to the wrong department , this one had two different addresses to pick from to send it back to , you always pick the wrong one .  We also usually get we havent received it letters at which point they get a huff on because you have proof of postage and tracking information and announce  they will look for it , usually takes 2 weeks to find it . plus ive cunningly indexed it all stamped his National insurance onto every sheet and stuck pretty coloured tiny post it notes into the juicy bits . You never know i could be wrong they may just continue to pay him his state pittance without problems , but i cant see there has been any improvement in their behavior over the last year , theyre still killing the disabled on a regular basis.  You know lessons learned and the usual bullshit speeches it goes on and on .

Wednesday, 26 May 2021


 Another 3.45 wake up this morning , im always a terrible sleeper no matter how exhausted and how busy i am its bed at 10am awake by 3 , until i get the one day i just zonk and fall asleep for hours  I sleep with earplugs to get that extra hour . Saying that i can sleep anywhere in any position if its a sleepy day . Im hoping for a sleepy day today as its fishing . Ive read the paper and done the quiet chores im on my second cuppa and the eggs are boiling for pack up . I await with interest what state Mr BH gets up in and the decision if he wants to go or not it shows signs of being a much drier and sunnier day today so i live in hopes .

So lets talk Cummings , its rather like a bad comedy at the moment .  The Lying cheating scum in charge can do as they like , theres no opposition theres nobody else in the Tory Party gagging for the job of being in charge . The UK is bobbing about like a rudderless ship while we laugh at the latest playground spat . I rather expected Wanksock to burst into "liar liar pants on fire " when he was corned by the press yesterday .  Boris merely slugs down another Chuck A Mucka organic cocktail enjoying his notoriety as Pleb Killer in Chief . Ive come to the conclusion that we have the government we deserve . Its all a bit fall of the roman empire without the empire existing except in the Tories minds .  What next Boris biting the heads off kittens in a live broadcast?  while the Britains got Talent watchers cheer him on . "Thats our Boris , one of the lads"  

Monday, 24 May 2021

For A Change

Another lush green morning with lots of rain , the gardens loving all the rain . The cats however are not , yesterday our very vocal elderly cat  could be heard getting closer and closer at speed , she ran in as if her tail was on fire, it was hailing icy bullets and she was having none of that . Giant hailstones anyone?

 You know the say nothing if youve nothing nice to say mantra ? Sod it . Lets talk Boris and the wedding. I gather we must save a date in July 2022. So mistress en titre Carrie is going to drag the git to the altar . Is it to give her a whole year to go Bridezilla ? or is she planning to spod out another kid shortly . I should imagine that most of the posh wedding folks are hiding cringing in the bushes hoping that the Wayne and Waynetta Slob of the moneyed classes dont call them . After all theyre hardly going to pay the bill are they , will it be a ticket only job  where you pay to attend?  Dyson providing the dress and JCB doing the catering. possibly Tony Blair on guitar ? 

 Well i suppose he an aging tomcat these days so she stands a chance of being his last wife though i wouldnt count on it , however shes supposedly a tad fiery so a vasectomy at dawn with a blunt bread knife is always a possibility and could be very entertaining for the rest of us . Cant wait and why do i keep thinking about My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ? with of course environmental credentials and eco themed everything and Dilyn the dog in a matching tuxedo .   

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Odd Day

 I was up at 5am after getting cramp and ending up on the bedroom floor in a heap , so now i have a bruised shoulder to add to my trivial woes . First thing on booting up the puter i find a wonderful email promising me 18 extra large African cocks and half asleep opened the chicken email that i thought my mate had sent me ....errr it wasnt chickens !!  I did exercise more caution with my other emails .

By 7am everybody was still snoring so i snuck out to the car boot , it was heaving and the wind was bitter , didnt buy a thing other than my veg for the week . Got home and took a look at the sore shoulder only to find ive a lump that Quasimodo would be proud of and its starting to throb nicely , this will cramp my style today as i had an appointment with my hedgetrimmers , but just to make me feel less guilty its now turning nice and black and spitting with rain . Oh joy ive 4 loads of washing out .

Maybe its just safer to take to my bed for the day after all its not even 10am yet 

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Not Fishing

 Today was going to be my first days fishing this year , BIL has a full weeks work this week so MR BH had the major grumps .  But then he got worse when i said i would only go to the little pit locally , not feeling it, i didnt want to be miles from home if anything goes wrong . So this morning hes got up on toddler mode and has announced hes not going anywhere . No loss to me i can potter in the garden , plenty to be doing if it doesnt chuck biblical hailstones at us . Still tons of replanting to tackle , though i did laugh , i bought some Lidl seed strips for a scented border plopped them in the darkest corner of the garden , covered them in compost and then the heavens opened . Went back the following day and all the compost and seeds had gone , so now its going to be a mystery surprise where they appear  Gradually replanting all my tubs and pots hadnt realised i had so many so pottered down to Aldi with himself for some cheapy compost having used all that i had from the old compost heaps . Now i can only use the small trolleys because if i put the bags in a large one i cant get them out , so im laden up and i get to the tills and im struggling the trolley wont steer and the guy on the tills wasnt exactly much help and a very nice gentleman my own age came to give me a hand . To make it worse the ramp from the store is a tad steep so two of us struggled to hold it , the gentlemen said he would give me a hand to get them in my boot . When he got to the boot he looked a tad puzzled by other half not getting out or helping . When i opened the boot and he spotted the crutches and wheelchair i guess he twigged because he turned to me and said " well i guess he still makes a good cuppa" . When i thanked him and got in the car the steam was coming out of Mr BHs ears . All i got all the way home was sarky comments about Fwends . I did point out that how is it different that he has to have help ?

Friday, 14 May 2021


Im having a severely bored phase , despite the never ending gardening  which will start to lessen in the next couple of weeks , life is just tedium . I sometimes think i will go to my grave surrounded by shit and endless washing , Mr BH had a bit of a bad phase after his second jab . Today is my first freedom day for 3 weeks , you know hes not been well when he hasnt fished for 3 weeks . BIL has come to the rescue and off they have pottered to the fishing pit . Freedom day is to be spent trying to make head nor tale of the new DWP renewal of PIP form its not the condition report side of it everything has got worse , its his medical side of things , i have 5 years of medical records to go through to cross reference all the exact dates, umpteen medical letters from umpteen consultants to copy and link to the exact points in his medical notes , all because they now want exact dates at which each medical  condition started it would be easy if it was just one but ive realised that theres over 20 different things that are wrong with him ...AAARRRGGGHHH . 

Im also now a prisoner in the house because theyve upped one of my medications , this means i darent drive because it gives me blurred vision and dizzy spells , Ask  GP it would seem that cant be happening and it must be stress, funny read the leaflet in the box it warns about this.  I was in for blood tests last week and have had a load more this week only to have the health assistant going on about had i considered anxiety medication?  What to make me more compliant and not question every aspect of our medical care , musnt remind that theyve nearly killed my partner on a couple of occasions or that people who struggle to use their hands have a big problem with Ask GP ? . Im sorry i loath  health professionals who judge and the bleedin have you considered online mindfulness classes types . You just know they have a house painted white with inspirational quotes everywhere and a yoga mat in the corner gathering dust 

Monday, 10 May 2021


 So finally into the ground my pink fir apples and orkney blue spuds have gone 6 weeks later than usual but it wont hurt them , nature doesnt care what day i plant them and the rain meant that i could get the shovel into the ground , i have bent the shovel however , today i will be mainly hobbling and getting on with Mr BHs new improved DWP forms , its the new PIP renewal form that there is no help with , we cant find a single help agency that has tackled this one and after a read through ive realised that yet again every question is to try and trip you up . It has the usual threatening tone that the disabled look forward to . In normal times this would have to be returned within 28 days which wouldnt give you time to collect all the medical paperwork required .  Ho hum does anything change , it appears that they are only sending these out at the moment to those who had to drag them to a tribunal to even get PIP in the first place.  Its not helped by the fact that i know Mr BH will make my life a living hell if i dont fill it in correctly , im not sure what part of degenerative condition the DWP dont get and once again theyre harping on about what treatment and surgeries you have had to improve your condition . I wish there were treatments and surgeries that would help him but at the moment their isnt until they can do something about his vascular problem , the one they asked him to consider palliative care for!! 

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Let It Snow

Plagues of huge hailstones seem to be the latest weather weirdness, it looked like we had snowfall yesterday morning , today the sun is shining brightly on a really hard frost . Pottered out to vote in the local elections  yesterday not a soul did i see it was rather fun playing hopscotch over the dog turds spattered over the paths ....why cant folks just take their dog turds home ?

Garden work continues between showers , still reconstructing the garden swing . I was told to burn it and order a new one , till his lordship found out that it was £400 upwards for a new one . Its taking a lot of repairing , im really not safe on ladders ,. But hey ho needs must .

Had to venture into the dark cavern of Morrisons at Lincoln yesterday after the last miserable home delivery they provided , all my veg and salad was mouldy and out of date .  All of the frozen stuff was missing . i know they refund promptly but they have removed the messaging facility on the facebook pages and the website .  I hate the Lincoln store with its narrow aisles and way over your head shelves . The point on still ordering online is that i have to shop alone and i cant lift and reach stuff that is heavy plus i cant use a large trolley as i cant reach and lift stuff out of the bottom . I was on mission pigs liver yesterday one of the things you cant get online, the local butchers only have it now and then , so thats topped my supply up . I await the weekends morrisons delivery with interest . We are slowly turning into a food desert here in rural Lincolnshire. .Lots of glossy farm shops and organic wonder shops for the tourists but the locals cant afford to shop at them and the Coop is so expensive its scary   

Saturday, 1 May 2021


So i woke up as the sun came up this morning , then wandered down the garden with my camera to take some frost and mist shots accompanied by our ancient cat wowling for her breakfast , now im on my first cuppa trying to decide if its worth a trip to the car boot or not . 

Opened up the Daily Mail online , because i have to have something to talk about later with  mother and was spitting feathers immediately . Our esteemed leader has written a lead article about how the Tories are going to be tough on crime , think they may have had 10 years for that one .  Bragging how they have over 8000 recruits in training after cutting 20000 officers . One chief constable recently  pointed out that there is no actual gain in numbers because so many are walking away from policing . His lock them all up rhetoric rather falls flat , moaning at the courts for soft sentencing is laughable , you cant send people to prison if there is no room . You can wait years for a trial because of cuts to the court system , the CPS are laughable . The privately run probation service crashed and burned before Covid . Even forensics are on their knees due to cuts . 18 month waits to retrieve phone evidence . Meanwhile half the criminal fraternity is out on bail awaiting all this stuff . Covid can excuse a lot but systems are crumbling everywhere . Ive no doubt Boris will announce that they are building lots of new prisons , with American companies . Monetarising felons is a huge industry in the States . 

Then i started reading the comments , why  just why , this is gammon land on steroids . Is there anyone certain Tory voters dont hate and despise .  If we had enough police they could charge lots of the commentators with hate crime it really is that bad .

The fact that we are being governed by a bunch of thieves is irony in the extreme , hes more concerned with dog theft , than the fact that members of his party are involved in corruption on a massive scale ......just beggars belief  

For those of you with a strong stomach heres the link

Monday, 26 April 2021


With being so involved in the process of heavy gardening , im barely visiting the internet and im more reading then falling asleep at some early hour . This week the end is visible in sight one more big bonfire should do it . Then i can settle into mounds of replanting and just routine maintenance theory .    Mr BH had his 80 something aunt and uncle staying in the area this week , they had rented a cottage , i was informed that the whole family was going to the pub to meet for lunch , Covid rules obviously dont apply , i wasnt told till the last minute , i literally had just took off my wellies and picked the leaves out of my hair and thought i was just popping to the coop for bread .  Anyway after a small discussion over this , with me getting the whole killjoy lecture from my other half  he discovered that because i dont have a smart phone to scan the QR code they had to summon the manager , the steam was visably rising from his ears by that stage , much discussion was had and they compromised by using the QR code of his niece who works at the pub in question .  So we got the pleasure of sitting outside in the pub garden as a party of nine on three separate tables .  I didnt want lunch as i had literally had it before we set off for the coop , so i just nursed a drink  and listened .  It was interesting to say the least .  Aunty Bountiful  was busy looking down on everyone and supplying her wisdom.  BIL had got his adult kids with him , i was getting the death stairs from his son  because i have grassed him up for drug dealing a couple of times , i was trying not to chuckle as Aunty Bountiful was complementing him on doing so well and working so hard and how he had a lovely car etc etc, shame hes never had a driving licence and used to be in the local paper court listings most weeks , gossip tells me hes got dozens of cases pending due to Covid and will be going away for a state sponsored holiday shortly. Then Aunty started on my Brother in Law , how if he had tried harder he wouldnt be stuck in a council house and taking her tax payer money , i was getting kicked in the shins by now , MR BH is well aware that i think the world of his brother , he does more for other people than anyone i know , he will help anyone and hes becoming more and more crippled by arthritis every year .  Hes recently gone back to work part time because hes bored if hes not doing something , he works with a couple of young lads who provide the muscle hes the brains as hes been in  the building trade all his life.  having minced and denigrated everyone else she turned to us .  

So your professionally disabled these day ? 

now my other half is very visibly disabled and hes on a bit of a rough patch at the moment where the right hand side of his body has visibly dropped and it looks as if hes had a stroke, hes on crutches all the time or his wheels more and more . So there is no missing the fact that hes disabled and thats just the visable side of it . 

So its because your fat is it ? 

Well hes looking at me for rescue and im thinking sod it theyre your aged relatives you deal with them .. So this went on and on about scroungers on disability benefits . Then she turned to me .

I shouldnt think youve ever worked what with all the kids and now being his carer .  

My Brother in Law staged an intervention at that point , because he said i was smiling at her and asked if we could us pop him to his doctors appointment............   

Tuesday, 20 April 2021


 Ive been up since sunrise , needed a cuppa im afraid so literally up with the birds , its given me a couple of hours to catch up on a weeks blog reading . Barely been online its officially heavy gardening season ,  so nursy duties and household chores of a morning , then out in the garden once himself has been fed and settled for his siesta or crap custom car TV  , we are building bonfire number 3.  Son has for a change being helpful and the munchkin has grafted his way through the school holidays . I do think that himself has threatened them that if i injure myself he will hold them responsible , dont know what he means , my problems are mainly that im short and cant reach stuff  and my shingles damaged arm is taking its time settling down , once you have them as many times as me you know that one day its like a switch has been flipped and the pain goes just like that , the trouble is that it can take months , 18 months is the record  So  the garden is now a barren wasteland that will recover once we get some rain , taken out 2 huge rambling roses that i couldnt keep under control  , just need something to replace them . Took the brambles at the bottom down to the ground they will recover in no time and they are needed to keep the cattle in the meadow behind us , working on cutting a section of hedging out so the four huge wheelie bins can be near the gate and be accessed by the path , just to make my life easier and save me having to cross the grass to get to them .  Relocating the strawberry bed to somewhere where its easier to net it . Everything just leads to another  Found a huge block of foam in the old wendy house along with loads of pots and planters i had forgotton about , may try to salvage the foam for a knackered sofa cushion i need ,depends if i can fit it in the washer   Other half is getting very annoyed with me , im going to repair his workshop that he hasnt been in for 3 years , he wants a new one but we dont have the money , hes claiming he cant find the keys but it doesnt matter as im planning to replace the door so  i will just saw off the padlocks. 

   Oh and on a plus note we are going to be reassessed for his disability payments despite them saying it would be next year and nobody being available within the help industry because this isnt happening due to Covid ...ho hum here we go again yet more DWP Wars for the sin of living with a disibility for more than 3 years , two months since i finished paying off the debts from the last fiasco with them . 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The Great Escape

 So we are free!!!! well free to go for a pint and do a bit of none essential shopping  ..we celebrated by fetching a pint of maggots for other half to go fishing with his brother today , cant see that a visit to a pub or shopping will be on my calendar, the road to the coast had a good mile long tailback so had to come home via the scenic route .  managed to get the only parking spot in the little tourist town we live near when a huge camper van pulled out , so a trip to the butchers , he was saying the same as me , here we go again .  Dozens of visitors from the depths of the UK descending , lots from the local plague spot Mansfield , the latest jolly wheeze seems to be Lateral Flow testing for all and sundry three times a week , known for not being particularly reliable ive been supervising grandson doing his all week , his school has had a couple of year groups shut down with false positives a couple of weeks ago , had to chuckle that they come with a packing slip printed in Chinese . 

Good old Prince Phillip has popped off , hed had quite a rich and varied life . Just think of the thousands of times hes sat through endless displays of national dancing , walked three steps behind , personally think he was desperate to leave before his 100th birthday, he wouldnt have liked the fuss .  Its to be hoped the Queen stays around for a bit but with devoted elderly couples one often follows the other .  Most seem more bothered that Eastenders was cancelled , very sad for his family .  Even sadder that all the klingons and hangers on are coming out of the woodwork turning him into a saint 

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Over Egged

Well thats the Easter excitement over , one day of warmth and sunshine then a sprinkling of snow and arctic winds .  I notice the press didnt publish much about everybody heading to tourist destinations but the volumes of traffic say otherwise and the tourist town we live near was heaving . Havent been anywhere im munchkin sitting , hes moved in for the holidays his mum is not to well and she needs a break , plus he has Covid tests twice a week even during the school holidays . Hes suitably impressed that he has just as many as grandad . I suppose i should stop calling him the munchkin now he can look me straight in the eye, as my gran would say hes growing into a right lanky streak of piss.  My garden assistant is having a great time chopping stuff down , so im well ahead on the garden front , the fence treatment has arrived and im planning on showing him how to fix the large shed it needs half a dozen new boards around the bottom where they have rotted . Mr Bah Humbug went off on a whole i need a new workshop rant , bear in mind he hasnt set foot in the shed for 3 years and is unlikely to have a sudden recovery . It is however packed with thousands of pounds worth of tools and equipment that need to be secure and the repairs dont need me to be able to get into the shed so its happening with or without his cooperation..  Another problem ive spotted is he has squirreled dozens of tyres in various spots around the garden , you now have to pay for these to be disposed of , so in the event thats another huge expense , its fair to say that if i didnt stand up to him some of the time he would turn this place into an episode of hoarders in a matter of months .  his delivery's turn up nearly every day , fortunately its mainly fishing related now that the season has begun . Brother in Law is only working part time now, so hes available most of the time to take other half this year .  So its monthly shopping day today , at least ive someone to carry for me for a change ...... 

Friday, 2 April 2021

Plague of Pussies

 Of late i have pussy problems , we have a Tom cat haunting us small fluffy and a lovely grey and white specimen, well fed and looked after but someone has forgot to take off his balls . He sings all night and gets a good threshing from our female pair and third cat from next door they have all being sterilised , but my little tortoishell is very nervous so shes pulling out her fur and generally a pissy basket case . Its been a bit of a baffler till the other day i noticed a small cat in next doors bedroom window .  So i figured that must be the female whose drawing the Tom cat , now next door keeps themselves to themselves we speak in passing etc theyve been here years . but animal welfare isnt a strong point she has two dogs something of a Staffie type that she has never walked all the time shes had them , when she had cats before they were always moth eaten and flea covered , i managed to trap one and mange bath it , it had a full coat of fur for months and promptly spent the whole of one winter asleep on our boiler ...The story gets better yesterday i spotted three little cats in the bedroom window watching me garden , im hoping shes just cat sitting but ive a feeling shes planning on breeding them for a bit of extra cash . So it looks as if we will never be rid of Tom Cat , guess its off to order some calming plug ins , has anybody had any success with them ? 

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Plague 107 Spring

 So Spring is officially sprung ,glorious sunshine  and a wind thats colder than a witches tit as my Gran would say , plus horizontal April showers . Theres something about an English Spring its all flowers and whatever clothes you put on you get the wrong ones . Ive 4 Tomato seedlings sprung to life that i have to manage to get enough light to which without windowsills is always fun , plus the cat loves bowling plant pots Arrrrrggghhh.     Mr BH is still snoring in the distance which is unusual for him , i would imagine the clock changing has scuppered his usual morning shouting for me, so while im sat here tapping my foot I thought id do the Daily Mail online because i have to speak to my mother later and its useful to see what tripe shes going to throw at me .                                                                                                                      It would seem Boris is looking forward to a pint and a haircut , we could wish. Bless hes one of the lads isnt he ? theres an article about his affair  with Jennifer Arcuri and what a stud he is . Dear god in heaven what would any women see in that blustering blob , apparently they had so much in common mentally?  worrying statement of the year so far ?                                                                                                      Theres more Muslim hatred over the Batley teacher showing a Mohammed cartoon to the kids , I would just like to point out that those protesting are neither immigrants or illegals as my mother will doubtless go off on her send them all back rant . Most of those involved are 2nd or third generation English and may be more conservative in their views than most .  There are Christian minorities that have equally extreme views in this country and pretending that their arent doesnt help the issue .                                                     A whole section of Meghan hate , how they manage to spew out so much bile about her beggers belief . Piers Morgan getting his usual hate filled pennyworth in . Never has a man scorned been so sour                Im sure my mother will be ranting about not being able to go on a proper holiday despite never having been abroad because its full of foreigners or going anywhere because it was a waste of money . Her idea of a proper holiday was a week in a Torquay hotel that resembled Faulty Towers back in the 70s , that and a couple of trips to Butlitz Filey and Prestatyn were the big events of my childhood and im still scarred by them . The voice in the distance is calling ..............................byeee

Friday, 26 March 2021

Plague God Knows How Many

 Well its been over a year since they locked us up and nothing much has changed other than the fact himself wants me to order more garden chairs ready for all his visitors ...mmm, next door is busy scrubbing the patio for the first pissed up parties of the season .  Me? i just need the grandson for the heavier garden jobs , managed to cripple myself doing the first lawn mow of the year and that was just the one lawn , spring having officially sprung im a tad busy . We start another cycle of tests and hospital next week for himself .

So out in the real world a broken down tanker looks to have buggered up the whole world , dont think anyone could have thought this one up . Anyway if your waiting for a wish parcel it may be a while . Old Boris is looking a bit rough even by his standards these days . Maybe Carrie is making her wedding plans ?  Bridezilla at her best . Not sure whos funding it . Israel ? Russia? Saudi ?  woe betide the scroungers at Number 10 pay for anything themselves.  It was pointed out that one of the effects of Long Covid is needing the little blue pills for men . So that might explain the woeful condition of Boris ? You do begin to wonder which of the many scandals surrounding the Tory Party will bring Boris and friends down , theyre currently at the nothing to see here stage , denial of everything , media model . I suspect the great betrayal may come from within , the Tories are well known backstabbers and if i had to make a guess Madam Patel would be the main suspect  she wants the top job so badly .  With no opposition ,watching the Tory Reich implode and rebirth  on a regular basis  may be thre only political fun we get 

Friday, 19 March 2021

Plague 106

 So im back....just so busy with other half and trying to kick the GPs into some form of activity , he now has referrals for 3 different departments , they have finally admitted he doesnt need a camera shoving any ware for a while , that he isnt an alcoholic  and that being fat doesnt cause anemia  . Its like wading through treacle and we have finally managed to speak to the actual doctor , the one who actually knows who he is and is able to read his notes . His iron levels are now so low that hes awaiting some sort of transfusion , so hes sleeping a lot , which isnt such a bad thing . There off to do the little procedure on his nose to stop the nosebleeds that arent helping matters . They have even said that in normal times he would have been admitted last year . They cant give a timescale on any of this . The GPs also admit we were missed from the vulnerable register , hence everybodys sudden interest now they have realised that bugger all has been done for him for over a year , best concession he can now can get his Covid tests sent out to him , we have trailed out 13 times in the last two months  The same thing has happened to my mother , who if it wasnt for a neighbour adopting her would have had no help at all . Her GPs assumed she was dead !!! till she rang them and dripped them with sarcasm about her jab.

Still waiting for a bit of warm weather gardening season is tapping its foot and waiting patiently  

Friday, 12 March 2021

Plague 105

Im very lax on the blog front at the moment , just not enough hours in the day im afraid , plus its freezing in here now the heatings on its one hour a day ration again , the luxury of nearly a month of 2 hours a day was almost to hot to handle at least it was for my other half,  im blue and shaking and hes there with his shirt off moaning hes sweating to death , he just says you need to move more and moan less . He really has got a   But the simple fact is that mouldy towers is just not a warm house , its a 50s prefab wooden with 3 inch thick walls its much better than it used to be, now we have double glazing and the new boiler , but warm it isnt . Its frequently warmer outside so ive got on with the first of the garden jobs , mainly all the chopping back of bushes etc .

On the Covid front im being harassed by the vile receptionist from our GPs , had yet another spat with her the other day , she rang me to inform me that i should attend for my jab on Mothering Sunday as if this ws my treat for the day , i told her no thankyou and she went off on a whole rant about being inconsiderate to other people , when i could get a word in edgeways i informed her i was waiting for my other half to his second jab because i am his full time carer and who looks after him if it makes him even worse than the first did . I also told her i would like to speak to the GP not her as i have immune problems and other complicated medical reasons why it may be a very bad idea . Then she started to lose it . I got the whole people are dying because of selfish conspiracy theorists like me , she was on speaker phone and my other half was holding a cushion over his face to stiffle the laughing .  So i just pointed out that being as she wasnt a medical professional it must be very hard for her to understand my medical records , she hung up . Other half says hes not sure how i always stay so calm . Im not going to be bullied by the Witch in the Window its as simple as that , if she wants to be twatish with me shes picked the wrong person i will eat her for breakfast 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Plague 104

 Contrary to popular opinion ive not wandered off into the Covid riddled hinterlands , still here folks !!Just been a tad busy . Mr Bah Humbug had his first jab and it made him rather sorry for himself . We were surprised when he got offered an appointment at one of the other satellite surgerys , so it was a trip out and stand freezing in the cold for him , the standing is what has caused him problems his wheels wont fit the path to the back door of the little surgery. To his amazements our actual doctor was doing the jabs in his hazmat suit . Its such a tiny surgery you had to sit in the car park for 15 minutes after the shot . So hes been in agony with his back and gained a stinking cough and cold for his effort , trouble is coughing isnt good with broken ribs and heart problems , hes scarily breathless and they do say the second jab is worse?  i was offered the jab and have declined for the present i cant look after him and be ill myself , ive been awaiting a reply from ask GP for well over a week as i needed to ask some questions about having it and the auto immune problems i already have, but with a long history of severe allergic reactions of the ow shit variety . I may give it a miss for a few months .

We had two days of Spring weather so the annual gardening mayhem has begun , now im tapping my foot to get outside , so much to get on with at least i dont have to tackle the conifers this year . only thinking of using half the veg garden this year its just to much work on my own without grandsons help .   

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Plague 103


trolls thrive on attention , therefore ignore the bleeding thing , its opinions are of no interest , I couldnt give a stuff whos who , nice Flis is more than welcome just ignore the other . THE END

So heres a Royal rant . Prince Phillip died on Saturday at least according to Twitter ,  then it was pointed out he was sat up in bed watching footie at the time .  His death may have been misreported  because he actually said "id sooner be dead than have Charles visit "  Or he may actually be dead and in a chiller awaiting a State funeral during Harry and Meghans interview on Oprah , hed think that was a grand idea , taking one for the Firm 

Someone did point out that Meghan might be the most media savvy person ever to steal Harry away . hes been bred specifically to be the ideal consort for a future politician when she runs for public office once the kids are big enough to be presentable on a podium . Harry is trained to stand with his hands behind his back and mumble and look interested practically from birth in practically any situation . Their will be no scandals , no running off with the office staff , lots of adoring looks for the missus . He is the perfect Labrador husband , just let him watch rugby on his giant telly and he will be contented . 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Plague 102

 Here we are again the snows cleared off so we now have Lincolnshires prime export endless mud , still pottering around but had one of those vaguely surreal conversations with our GP the other day or should i say we had a trail of emails as it would appear they dont even talk to us anymore . Having rung the doctors earlier to ask about the results of other halfs tests ???  We are instructed to go onto Ask GP  all results are there...

But its empty 

Then you havent had any tests 

 They were done over a fortnight ago , both ends and biopsies 

The request was sent in January , you cant have had the tests yet .

Could we speak to the doctor please 

You will have to speak to ask doctor .

Couple of hours later email from doctor we have found your test results , you were given them at the time 

He was knocked out and i wasnt allowed in , so how did they give him the results ?

He will have been told and given paperwork 

The paperwork is a sheet telling him to contact his GP in 10 days for the results 

Well we cant tell him anything other than he is no longer on the cancer pathway , he will have to wait for a clinic appointment .

So what is happening about his other small problem , that you insisted is so important that you asked if hes considered palliative care? 

He has no other problems 


Oh the referral from November , well thats up to you to chase up we just send in a request .

Who do we contact , we have no idea who or where he has been referred to 

This is the phone number 

So endeth the contact with Ask GP , i then spent a happy hour on the phone chasing up his referral , he should have a telephone appointment sometime before April ...ho hum 

Friday, 12 February 2021

Plague 101

 Ho Hum , nothings changed much apart from the addition of piles of white stuff , watching our youngest cat get over her absolute horror of snow has been fun we usually only get token white muddy mush so at 3 years old shes discovered the fun of chasing snowballs she can never catch and trying to catch big snowflakes while diving and attacking ancient cat who isnt very impressed at all .

Ventured out yesterday under protest , other half was climbing the walls and it did give a snow free day . But i dont feel the need to go anywhere at the moment , just a Lidl and M&S trip , . M&S was a queue down the road job all the pensioners having been housebound due to the weather they had decided to go out and get a trolley full of wine ready for the next snow all i wanted was an indian in a box and a few odds and ends . Then i realised they were all piling round the Valentines Day stuff  something i wouldnt have even thought of if i hadnt gone in .  Ended up venturing into Iceland Warehouse on the grounds that its always empty in a week , bought the worlds biggest bag of chicken nuggets which should keep other half happy till spring and some other weird chicken product hed seen advertised .  Then it was the usual argument because i didnt want fish and chips , im more than happy for him to have them and to take some home for son , all the years hes been with me and he just forgets that greasy food makes me ill , unless its the right day which happens maybe twice a year .  It developed into a wee bit of an argument , with him screaming at me and i just wont bite back . Hes been in a lot of pain the last couple of weeks since the hospital visits and hes takin it out on me as usual at the moment . Hes got really bad word salad and endlessly repeating himself , he just needs to sleep . But the problem got bad yesterday when the woman in the next car tapped on the window to see if i was alright . I just nodded yes and then got his chips and drove home in thundering silence , at least he has finally given in and settled into his heavy duty painkillers , keep having to wake him for medication and cups of 

Friday, 5 February 2021

Plague 100

 Sorry no prizes , flags etc  just more boredom from the fens  Sue we made it to 100!!  Im just glad we are all still here bimbling on . nothing exciting  happening , still going nowhere , dying to go out and start spring garden chores but the garden is totally waterlogged . Only a wee bit of chain sawing to tackle, that and the annual bramble cull at the very bottom .  Seed wise i start nothing very early , i need a new weed burner as the flint has died on mine , all seeds and compost are ready to go . 

On the bane of my existence my mother, we had a bit of a run in the other day .  Now i wasnt joking when i said she had got some kind of cat taser from the back pages of the Daily Mail . The other day i was stalking her on her local facebook pages and it seems somebody in the next street has had a cat injured by someone firing paint ball bullets at it , then a whole thread started it seems that in the few roads around her there has been at least 6 cats coming home covered in paint . Does anyone still get a daily paper and flick through the sale booklets ? can she possibly have got her hands on a small paint ball gun ?  She hates cats always has , she doesnt do the internet so it would be hard copy she got it from . She really is a horrible human being and would think nothing about hurting animals , hurting children never bothered her back in the day . Anyway she went off on a whole shes had her injection now everybody else can die rant  and eventually i lost it and told her to shut the F up , prompted by her slagging the neighbours who have been doing all her shopping and fetching and carrying for her . It just turned into one of those days when i wish i was adopted so i hung up. Back to not speaking again i think for a while , daughter can deal with granny for a week or two

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Plague 99

 I was wondering where Anonymous was this week , so this week its throw in a bit of plague denial in to the mix.  Sadly thats not something we sponsor its real and its out there . Our useless lying government however just arent helping, how many weeks is it taking to shut our borders properly  10 months and theyre dithering , so what if some second rate celebs and influencers get there botox trapped abroad.  Between that and all the folks popping off to Turkey and Thailand for surgery and dental care , priorities do seem very odd at the moment ,apparently your allowed to travel for medical reasons .

 I did like the idea of a Celebrity Premier Inn near Heathrow where they quarantine all the influencers and second rate celebs , chuck them a few ready meals and film them all . they could be quarantined for months due to there inability to stop rutting with one another . We could watch their extensions rot off while their lips melt, a couple might starve due to lack of a vegan option , as they waste to skeletons their implants would at least survive , in years to come it could become a tourist attraction rather like a Heathrow Pompeii..

Next laugh spotted , the sales of books by the yard have gone through the roof  either rented or bought . There are companies that supply books for film sets etc that are making a mint because people want to look intelligent during their zoom calls . The hours of fun that could be had just planting that one perfect book in the background shot. Why am i thinking of Matt Hancock at this moment ?  The presenter who had a dildo on the shelf behind her , must have teenage kids , in fact this may have sparked off a whole new lockdown pastime instead of elf on the shelf .

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Plague 98

 Well lets all celebrate 100,000 deaths with Boris doing the best he can , we seem to be going for around the 1000 deaths a day normality here in plague island . Im no bloody Boris fan , but come on folks this is the result of him doing his best , imagine if he was doing his worst .  The papers are just Wonder Boris im finding it stranger and stranger that hes so wonderful . Theres the EU supposedly imploding over vaccines , but if you read between the lines of that one , it would seem Boris & Co have bought millions of  covid vaccines from anybody flogging them,  far more than we could ever use , just to profit from selling them back to the EU , wtf  this is a global pandemic !! and the Tories are trying to turn a shekel ? 

Meanwhile good old Priti Patel is busy ,  lets just lock up all the refugees in a 20 years disused army base , condemned  and awaiting demolition for being uninhabitable due to asbestos , then they start to come down with Covid and they wont separate the well from the infected , you couldnt make this up , has this come from the Winston Churchill book of concentration camps ?  So the refugees decided to stage a riot and Priti is all over the news saying they should be grateful for the quality accommodation she supplied .

Meanwhile we sit here just hoping the vaccines work , because if they dont we are screwed . The Tories are probably quietly buying shares in crematoriums as we speak 

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Plague 97

 Well this looks like a lovely day , the rain is gushing over the gutters already and the moat is rising , i have to pop to the doctors today and the post office to deposit a cheque ive had for months , ive been awaiting paying in slips for 3 months they turned up the other day . Our post has been hit and miss for a while but they are very short staffed due to Covid , the next council to us has had to cease bin collections due to all the binmen either having Covid  or being told to isolate . Theres been a whole local thread moaning that the dog poo bins are overflowing , dont think thats a hard work round is it ?  Take your turds home with you folks .  Due to the bad weather our little lane is currently dog walking central its the only lane in the village that actually has a proper path away from the road so your not drenched by passing vehicles , theres gangs of folks out there from dawn till dusk all having a social event and a chat , not a single bit of social distancing going on they travel in packs 

On a good news front Mr BH does not have cancer this year , in fact he has suggested they fit a webcam up his orifices to save them wandering round inside him every year . They have however found something else but they have taken him off the cancer pathway and he goes back onto the normal consultant visits that have months of waiting time at the moment , hes got a whole sheet of glossy colour snaps of his insides that hes very impressed with . I have visions of him having them mounted as key fobs and fridge magnets for the kids and me .  Personally i think a tshirt with his entrails on for his birthday sounds good 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Plague 96

 Morning lovely people what a beautiful frosty morning this is . Later today we will venture out for Covid test no 3 as another week of fun packed tests begin , everything so far has been negative , though his actual life threatening problem seems to have been kicked to the back burner in the hope that they can find another good reason to put him on the palliative care list first .  Think we have upset Mr BH , he caught us planning his funeral the other day and deciding what we could actually sell to pay for it . Im a ghastly practical kind of person , we are not married so everything goes to his children even his insurance , he has always flatly refused to write a will . But the simple fact is that theres one in particular of his kids who would turn up with a list of demands in the event of him passing shortly followed by Young Baldrick looking for stuff to sell for drugs.  Mr Bah Humbug also thinks its creepy to wake up with me listening to see if hes still

Mr BH was having a good old moan about being stuck in lockdown the other day and i pointed out to him that this is just the same as last winter , we have been nowhere and seen no one . Hes not good on his feet so ice and mud mean we just dont go out , he cant shop at all so its online with its hit and miss deliveries . Topped up with a fortnightly pop to a shop for the stuff that hasnt turned up on the delivery. Nobody visits because we really are out in the sticks .  

Next question , reading up on all the vaccination stuff i noticed one odd anomaly. Some of the blurb states that you may be able to catch the virus from someone who has had the first vaccine shot ?  Any thoughts on that one kids?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Plague 95

 Woken up by the storm at 4am , its blowing stuff all over and rattling all the windows and doors , old cat thinks its her lucky day an early breakfast , though shes not doing her usual morning howling to go out just sat at the window watching stuff blow about . The rivers and land drains are full and the environment agency are belting about all over , we are waterlogged and the water is lapping the doorstep yet again , usually it just comes under the front door and into the hall a pain in the arse but not a lot we can do about it , sandbags make it worse and they stink, better to let it run in and run out .

Nothing interesting at all happening here , i managed to get a trip to the eye test van in among all MR BHs hospital business , we are back there for more Covid tests Sunday then he has to isolate till his next batch of tests , doubtless our neighbours head will explode by that stage shes still stood at her window with her notepad every time we go out . Daft nuisance of the week , we cant renew his disabled parking permit , its computer says no, because they have extended his disability award due to Covid he doesnt have a new award notice, need to chase it up somehow as hes unable to walk from the normal car park to the buildings at the moment and im struggling to push him, being his secretary can take as much time as looking after him sometimes.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Plague 94

 Well here we are Monday morning in splendid isolation , not an awful lot happening in the world today cant go out till Friday and honestly dont think i will need to go out then . Mr BH is driving me mad hes on active toddler mode , the house is packed with food but he only wants what we dont have . The Morrisons order was its usual strange delivery , this week they had substituted everything that was missing with packs of own brand biscuits , i now have a wash basket  they will last us for months at least the snow had cleared so we got a delivery. Its cheese with everything fortnight as well id not noticed that id pressed a multibuy for large blocks of cheese .

Hospital stuff went well , but we were at Grantham and its always well organised there , its very spooky wandering round a huge deserted hospital it has the lighting that is motion detected.all very Doctor Who . Just wish the wheelchairs wernt like Asda trolleys . I only ran him into one door post but im never going to hear the last of it .

They are finally looking at organising vaccine clinics within 15 20 miles of us , so not to bad but with a lack of rural transport i can see this being a problem for many, mainly the elderly without family or support .

So thats it another Groundhog week staring out the window , though ive finally got enough feeling in my hands to be able to read a book , so im plowing through my to be read pile at a rate of knots , just need to be able to get on with my crafty stuff and im pretty much cured . Bloody shingles it drags on for ages , should be used to it after all these years  

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Plague 93

 Now looking at the current plague situation its so blindingly obvious what the main factor causing the huge rise in people ignoring its existence is and carrying on as near normal as possible . The money has run out for most people , millions have been rejected for any government support and the government support that has been provided isnt enough to pay your rent and eat , many have come to realise that a cushy life on benefits hasnt existed for years except when Rupert Murdoch and friends decide its a money maker for them on the front pages of the press . Then theres the folks working 3 jobs and grafting, festering with resentment because they are getting nowhere . Undervalued nursing and care staff , the poor bloody cleaners at the hospitals who if they work more hours receive just 63p of it after the government takes it off their Universal Credit . Folks doing a shift driving an Asda truck after a day at work because after the mortgage holiday is up they know they have to pay double to catch up what they have been allowed to miss . Once your plastic is maxed out and you still have rent to pay and kids to feed your not going to be going for a Covid test for the benefit of the world at large . In Lincoln they have set up two of the rapid test centers in the terraced areas where most of the cases have been , this is packed with multiple occupancy houses and theyre moaning that nobody is going for tests , they want everyone to go even those without symptoms . It just wont happen if you get a positive test thats your job and livelihood gone , most people are on agency contracts and with the level of unemployment they just get rid of you straight away . It doesnt matter what the government says , that is what happens . Shitty Tory Britain at its best !!! 

Then theres the kids meals scandal , what can anyone say ? I did read the list that the government sent to the suppliers and it doesnt sound unreasonable for a small child lunch 5 days a week but then you see what was actually supplied and its horrific , fruit that is one step from the recycling bin , cheap cheese slices , frubes an abomination of a food product, what the suppliers have done is supplied the cheapest lowest grade and most profitable for them food parcel . Because poor kids are worth it ? . Why are we even surprised? 

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Plague 92

 Why is life so trivially annoying ?  So we were back at the local hospital this time . Do i just attract these people?  Local hospital is currently infested with building work so there is only 2 entrances , i went to the entrance guarded by a not very bright female . She was busy getting stroppy with a couple over there disabled child in a wheelchair wearing the wrong sort of mask , let them get on with it . then its my turn !! I to had the wrong mask fine i changed it did the sanitizer and went to go to the reception desk just behind her at which point shes leaping in front of me telling me i cant go there?  Asks me where i want to be , which is xray , i cant go there i must go to the other entrance and ask at that reception desk . Please bear with me , i am a frequent flyer at the hospital thanks to Mr BH and im well aware that if i go through the doors at the side of reception and down one floor it brings me to exactly where i need to be in the xray department . Im still biting my tongue so i really baffled her and asked her where the covid testing was been done . Not there i must go to the Covid site at the Showground , but i have a letter saying come to the hospital , rather thought her head was going to explode . The two lonely little ladies on the reception desk are by now waving about from behind their perspex so i am finally allowed to speak to them . They were as baffled as i was by the go to the other reception malarky , they were wondering why nobody was using that entrance or their desk but as they said who knows the instructions vary every day . But anyway they said that xray hadnt moved to another dimension and was still through the doors behind them . On the Covid  test front they had been told that the Covid test site for incoming patients is round near the morgue in some little blue pods and it was a drivethrough . I did eventually get what i needed from xray then we had to go look for the blue pods drove up and down the back road past the morgue no blue pods . I did eventually spot a bit of laminated paper stuck on a lamppost saying Covid parking , turns out the Covid drive through is in a grey portakabin with no signage finally got that done ... so a tedious fun morning 

Then as i get home im accosted by a neighbour informing me she has reported us to the police for taking no notice of lockdown and going out everyday ...fine whatever... couldnt even be bothered to tell her why we are out everyday at the moment and guess what we will be out most days next week as well but i didnt tell her that either . Cant wait for the police , ive a feeling it may be a very long wait . Im amazing myself at my total indifference to everything around me at the moment 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Plague 91

 Still struggling with positivity , so i have to drag himself off for his Covid test today and thereafter he must isolate totally for 18 days so essentially i have to isolate as well this is just the first battery of stuff they are going to try on him . So i had to go into Lincoln yesterday to get all the stuff he needs at least theres not a Bovril shortage at the moment . Tesco was fairly busy it seemed to be mainly blokes buying pot noodles and slabs of beer . Everything seemed fairly well stocked , theres no shortages of bog roll anywhere though i had to go to 3 supermarkets to get his Lucrozade and of all things Jelly with sugar in it . he has to be on no solids but high sugar for a week . None of this is stuff we would normally have in hence the shopping expedition .

On the real world front . America what the hell? baffled just baffled . i cant even begin to understand . Meanwhile here we have the government trying to bring in legislation so they can section you for not having a vaccine WTF . The glorious idiocy of not actually having a fully functioning antibody test to see who doesnt need the bleedin vaccine baffles me as well , loads of people have nothing more than a sniffle with this virus . Wouldnt you think that testing people for antibodies would be a better way out of lockdown ? If you look at the figures for cases you realise that millions have already had it and have some immunity , i know there are multiple strains , but the science is just baffling and we have a government who totally disregard their own advice and are incapable of telling the truth .

We do however seem to have got rid of most of the tourists locally , though a friend did point out that those who summer here in their chalets then pop off to the sun for the winter are having problems , for many these are not just second homes they retire here and they have to be out of the property for a certain number of weeks as part of their tenancy agreements . I think it just depends on how the local council decides to handle this , local councils can make some odd decisions at times  

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Plague 90

 So lets be positive......bleedin hard isnt it , in 9 months we have achieved absolutely nothing on the Covid front . Billions of pounds of cash for various grifters and mates from school their next door neighbour etc etc While i admit throwing a pandemic at the new boys from Eton was a tad extreme . after all im sure they may have learned greek poetry but  they have had classes in disaster capitalism not in disaster management . So where do we go from here ?  The vaccine programme is already showing signs of problems , not with the vaccine itself but on the shocking govern by iphone ideas of delivery , yesterday our GPs not so wonderful Ask GP service collapsed and died yet again , due to over use says the notice online , please dont ring them . But the problem is that most people are aged and not online so whos going to see this notice?  Other half  had a telephone consultation with a nice lady , they are apparently going to do some invasive test that he was told 18 months ago was far to dangerous for them to attempt but its all they can offer at the moment ..oh joy . I must drop him off at the door then collect him later in the day if they dont keep him , this isnt at the local hospital . Plan B has just been rung through to other half  , different hospital for test , must go to different hospital for covid swab ,must go to yet another hospital to collect perscription , they will send out a letter . As we have just received mail dated the 9th dec , i can see this going well 

Meanwhile Mummy Dearest is currently trapped in her house due to ice and snow , which is one less worry off my mind , shes up in arms because she cant find out anything about her vaccine shes 85 and thinks its some magic bullet . Havent the heart to tell her theyre not even sure how long it lasts and just how effective it is . Her doctors have pulled down the shutters and unplugged the phones , what i can find out is for her it will be delivered in the local town hall , you will be sent an email when its your turn and its the over 90s first . Mother did point out that theyre all dead so that shouldnt take long . Plus how many over 90s have an email address ?  Isnt it strange that china has managed their pandemic using notebooks and pencils and come out the other side along with a great many other  "backward countries" with so many fewer deaths . Guess what technology isnt the answer to our problems