Tuesday, 19 September 2017


I got up at 6.30 this morning, I still had a headache so took a couple of pills, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast (1 slice of toast and tea). When it was done I hung out the washing and made the bed while H made us a cup of coffee. He got our bikes out of the garage but we hung on till 9.50 before going out on our bikes. We went to see H's brother Phil who has terminal cancer. When we arrived at his sheltered housing he wasn't in so we went to where they hold ' coffee mornings ' and found him there. They were ll in some monthly meeting so Phil came out and spoke to us but we didn't stay. He is still in no pain. When we left there we had done 8 miles so we cattied on and rode 27 miles altogether, it was lovely but I think H was on a bit of a go slow and didn't ride as fast as I would have liked. When we got back he wiped the bikes down while I made us a coffee and we had a pot noodle with it. We had a shower and then we watched the ' world championships ' woman's time trial, because it was women H promptly fell asleep!! For dinner this evening we are having grilled tomatoes and mushrooms with quiche. We have just had a nice glass of white 🍷. H had red yesterday but I had none, I am trying not to drink too much alcohol 🍺 because I don't want to put on any weight. I have lost 16 pounds since Christmas and would like to loose a bit more if possible. When dinner is over I am going to pack a salad for my tomorrows lunch at work, I have pickled some beetroot, got lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper and spring onions, so I will hard boil an egg and it will be perfect.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Back to work.

I got up at 5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce sandwiches and 2 tomatoes with my bottle of water for lunch and hung the washing out. I dressed, made the bed and went to work. I forgot my phone and my Walkman so I didn't have a good day. I had to do 10 bunches of beetroot, 12 bunches of carrots and 70 bunches of spring onions for the first order, then I had to do another 36 bunches carrots and I was on leeks for the rest of the day. When I got home I had a splitting headache a sore knee and my back is really painful. Thank goodness I don't have to go again till Wednesday. I had a long soak in the bath and my back is a bit better but my head is awful. For dinner we had pork chops with new potatoes, broccoli, leeks and cauliflower.

Sunday, 17 September 2017


We both got up at 6.35 and had our breakfast, then while H was making the coffee i hung yesterday's washing out. He then went out front to clean the car while I cooked some beetroot and put my slow cooker on with some cubed beef and fried onions. I added some vegetables, water and red wine and just left it to cook all day.whenH had finished the car he got the bikes out so we could go for a ride.
( the car looks nice ). We put our cycle gear on and left just after 9am. We had a lovely ride and went to Holt via Hunworth and the horrible hill! There were loads of cyclists on the roads and we saw more bikes than cars!! We rode over 41 miles. We were home again by noon and I got my washing in, all dry. It's a good job I did because a few minutes later we had a shower of rain. We had a coffee and a cheese sandwich for lunch followed by a raspberry bun and a shandy. We sat and watched a bike race ( world champs team time trial ) when it was over I had a soak in the bath before dishing up dinner which was very tasty. Tomorrow I have to go back to the dreaded work!!!

Saturday, 16 September 2017


H woke me up at 6.20 so I could have my breakfast and get ready to go shopping. When we got back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. Then H went up for a turbo and I vacuumed all downstairs, made a loaf of bread and some raspberry buns. After that I sat and read my book till he finished then I sorted lunch, instant coffee and salmon sandwiches. After that we watched a cycle race in Belgium and then I spent a bit of time weeding the garden but it began to rain again so I had to go in. For dinner tonight we had duck with broccoli,cauliflower and new potatoes, lemon cheesecake for pud.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Last day of hols.

I got up at 6.30 and hung out yesterday's washing. We had our breakfast and a coffee,then I read my book for a while. At 9.20 we went out on our bikes and we were looking forward to a nice long ride. We started off in sunshine but it clouded over much faster than was forecast so we changed our route. We went along a little lane to see if we could find some blackberries for our youngest son who has started on some sort of hunter gatherer regime. We managed to find an ice cream tub full but they are just about over. When we got back we had done almost 17 miles which was enough for us to say we had had our exercise for the day but we would have liked to have gone further. When we arrived back the sky was black but it was still dry even though we saw a huge rainbow. I got my washing in, dry, and then we pruned some shrubs in the garden. After that we had a shower and H took me out to lunch. We had a fabulous meal as the Marsham Arms. Once again we are both too full for any tea, we just had a cuppa and we will have a couple of biscuits with cheese for supper. Tomorrow we will be back to normal as the holiday is over but it's been really great. I am going to study the map and choose some more places I would like to visit.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Day 3.

I got up at 6.30 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I then opened the curtains to find it was raining. So I made the bed, dressed and went into the garden to fill my brown garden rubbish bin because they collect it tomorrow. We had a coffee, I read a chapter of my book, the rain stopped and we got ready to go out. We went to Framlingham castle in Suffolk. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it all. We had a sharing platter for lunch which consisted of chicken, scampi, onion rings and garlic mushrooms on a bed of chunky chips with 3 dips. It was nice, with it we had a coffee and a large glass of white wine. We spent ages walking round the castle, we have so much history in our area. The weather stayed nice so it was our 3rd lucky day in a row. We arrived home at 4.30, had a shower and a cup of tea, then a glass of ginger wine that I bought H at the castle shop. I didn't want any tea I just had an apple. We have no plans for tomorrow, we may go for a bike ride if the weather permits.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Day 2 of the hols.

I got up at 6.45 after a lousy sleep. I don't think I had enough exercise yesterday!! We had our breakfast and a coffee, H went up to study and I flicked the duster round before reading 2 chapters of my book. At 10 we went off to Hunstanton (sunny hunny) and we were so lucky because it was. We had a coffee when we first arrived, went for a walk and then at lunchtime we went for fish and chips. It was really windy but warm and sunny and the sea was amazing to watch. The spray was coming right over the promenade and fun to avoid. When we left there we went round the coast to Sheringham where we walked down to the sea but the tide was right in, we had an ice cream and I bought some lovely wool, some lovely dark purple plums, some English apples and some bananas. After that we came home via Cromer where it was still clear and sunny. When we got home we had a cup of tea, a glass of wine, some plums and just a couple of cream crackers because we both still felt stuffed from our huge bit of fish at lunch. I have seen several photos on Facebook from the places we visited today with rain so we feel blessed because we saw no rain at all. I have had a nice relaxing bath so I hope to sleep better tonight. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.