Wednesday, 23 August 2017


I was woken at 4.53am by a thunderstorm it lasted about 15 minutes but when I got up we had only got a few spots of rain. I had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I did a load of washing and hung it out, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick spring onions almost all day. I finished them at 10 past 3, did 10 bunches of beetroot and then went down to the yard with Andy to wash and pack stuff. When I got home my cup of tea as waiting for me. I had a bath and then cooked dinner. We had jacket potatoes, runner beans, cauliflower and salmon. I have to work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


We both managed to lay in bed till 6.30 so we were pleased. We had our breakfast and a coffee then I dressed and dusted downstairs. We watched a bit of news and I read a chapter of my book. We then got ready to go out on our mountain bikes. I ate a banana before we left and we rode along the track to Cawston to visit H's brother but when we arrived he wasn't in. We didn't mind because we only went on the off chance and it gave us a lovely ride. Just over 29 miles. When we got back we had a coffee and a pot noodle, a quick shower and then we went to pick up a parcel from the post office, on to the garden centre to buy a fusha for our elephant hawk moth caterpillar to munch on and then to the chemist for my pills. While I was there I popped into the shop next door for 2 ice creams. When we came back we watched the bike race which ended in Tarragona Spain where we have been many times. For dinner tonight we had spaghetti bolognese which was tasty.

Monday, 21 August 2017


I had to get up at 4 again with an upset stomach! I decided I will have to go to the Doctors. I asked H to make me an appointment because by 7am I was empty so I thought I would go to work.
I had to pick 15 bunchese  of beetroot, 24 bunches of carrots, 50 bunches of radishes and 60 spring onions. After that I spent the rest of the day weeding again. I have to go again on Wednesday. When I got home H said the Doctor was going to ring me at 4.30. We had a long chat and he said it could be my blood pressure medication and I have to stop taking it for 2 weeks and see what happens. I had a cup of tea and a bath. Then dinner, tomatoes, potato wedges, mushrooms, fried bread and eggs. I will have to keep taking my blood pressure,I hope it doesn't go up.

Sunday, 20 August 2017


Yesterday we went shopping as usual, came back, unpacked etc and had a coffee. I hung out my washing and H put the ironing board up for me so I got on with that. He found a ride on zwift he thought he would do so when I had finished the ironing I vacuumed all downstairs and washed up all the big stuff. When H finished we had cheese and biscuits for lunch with pickle. In the afternoon I sat and read while H watched rubbish on tv. At 3 pm we got ready to go to our daughter and son in law's for a B B Q. We had a glass of champagne as soon as we arrived to celebrate our daughter getting the all clear for another year from breast cancer. Our youngest granddaughter was there and we also our grandson and his partner so that was nice. The meal was delicious and it was great to catch up on all the gossip. Today I stripped the bed as soon as I got up and put it all in the washing machine. I had my breakfast and then H made us a coffee and I hung out the washing.H went up for another ride and I baked a batch of raspberry buns which turned out well. I then got ready to go out on my bike on my own. I rode 20.5 miles. I hadn't wanted to go but H got my bike out of the garage for me so I felt obliged to use it. When I got out there I was so glad I went I really enjoyed it. We had a fried egg sandwich for lunch and I got my washing in, all dry. I have put it all back on the bed. For dinner we had Spanish chicken, runner beans and potatoes with lemon cheesecake for pudding. There is a lot of rubbish on tele tonight but I am going to watch Matilda at 6.55 because I have never seen it.

Friday, 18 August 2017


I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing. I had my breakfast and after I had hung out the washing we had a coffee. I sat and read 2 chapters of my book, did a bit of clearing up and then we got ready to go out on our bikes. We did the same ride as we did on Tuesday but we did it so much faster!! We knocked 10 minutes off our time, we will really struggle to beat today's record. One of the things that helped was the state of the track and the amount of people using it. There were hardly any dog walkers or joggers and only a few other cyclists. When we got home we had cheese and biscuits with cheese and pickle for lunch and a cup of coffee. All my washing got dry yet again so tomorrow I will get all the ironing before the day warms up too much. For dinner tonight we had pork chops, with mashed potato, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli with gravy. We are looking forward to tomorrow because we are going to our daughters for a bar b q.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


 I got up at 5.50 and felt fine so after I had put on my usual load of washing,had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I made the bed and dressed but I couldn't hang the washing out because it was pouring with rain. I went to work and they were actually pleased to see me! but only because they were so busy. I had to pick 52 bunches of radishes first then 65 spring onions. After that I had to pick another 60 bunches of radishes, 20 golden beetroot and 60 purple ones ( bunches). I just had time  to trim 1 box of leeks and another 40 spring onions before going to the greenhouse to spend the rest of the day picking tomatoes. I was in there for 3 hours and it was boiling hot!! When I got home I had a soak in the bath and a cup of tea. For dinner tonight we had chicken curry and I had a glass of wine ( H had his last night). But I saved the best bit of news till last 😊My Daughter had her yearly cancer check up and has the all clear for another year. It must be such a weight off her mind. No more work for me till Monday.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


When I went to bed last night I had only been there a couple of minutes when I had to get up and use the toilet. After the third time I gave up and took my pillow downstairs and laid on the sofa. I was up and down all night so I had to ring my boss and tell him I couldn't go in today. I kept feeling sick but I wasn't. I didn't have any breakfast but I had a roll with marmite for lunch and for dinner tonight we had a jacket potato, cod in breadcrumbs and chick peas. I did a load of washing and got it dry and sat in the garden for a while this morning but it wasn't really warm enough so I gave up. I think it was better this afternoon but I couldn't be bothered to go out again.