Friday, 17 November 2017


We both got up at 6.30, I put on a load of washing and we had our breakfast. I hung the washing out and we had a coffee. I swept and washed the kitchen and toilet floors and vacuumed downstairs. At 9.30 we drove to our butchers (Clarke’s of Hevingham) with my Christmas order. I bought sausage rolls for lunch and 3 gammon steaks for tomorrow’s dinner,(no2 son is coming home tonight) they are absolutely enormous!! I also bought bacon. After that we went to collect our Christmas present to each other from the shop. While I was out I bought 3 cake baking tins for when I make my granddaughter ‘s wedding cake. The tins cost more than our wedding cake did!! When we got back home we unpacked our present and it’s great, we both like it. As soon as we had done that we had our sausage rolls and then I had to go to the hairdressers for a colour and cut, now you can’t see the join. Because of all the rushing about this morning I forgot to get any meat out of the freezer so we just had eggs and beans on toast, H had his poached and I had mine fried, we had rice pudding for dessert. We are shopping in the morning, I expect we will be home again before our son gets up.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Hard day at work

 I got up at 5.35, made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, 2 cheese and tomato sandwiches and a banana. I hung out yesterday’s washing, made the bed and got ready to go to work. When I got there my boss was back from France. He said it was really cold there. He gave me a list of things I had to do. 156 bunches of carrots, 30 bunches of purple carrots and then leeks. I trimmed 4 boxes and then I had to pick a huge sack of sprouts before doing more leeks. I did another 6 boxes when the men came and got me to help pick 3 boxes of loose carrots, 2 boxes of swedes, and 35 pieces of celeriac. By the time we had done all that it was 3.30. We washed everything and before we had finished packing it all it was time for me to go home. Because I was so busy the day flew by. When I got home i🏡 had a cup of tea and a bath , I washed my hair, then I cooked dinner. We had smoked cod in garlic and mustard sauce with potato wedges, broccoli and peas. It’s 2 Emmerdales and 2 Eastenders tonight but I don’t think I will be able to stay awake. No more work till Monday 😊

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


I was up at 6.30 and just sat and knitted till H came down then we had our breakfast and a coffee. I put on a load of washing and made the bed. At 8 o’clock
H got a phone call saying the hospital had rung her to say their brother Phil was very poorly and we can visit any time of the day or night, so that’s not good. His sister was in such a state and said she was not fit to drive so we arranged to pick her up, we were going this afternoon anyway so we just went a bit earlier. When we arrived their other brother was waiting on the car park for us and we all went in together. Philip was asleep when we arrived, we spoke to the nurse and she said he has an infection so they can’t get on with his small operation until that’s cleared up. His blood pressure is very low and when we left they were about to give him a blood transfusion. We only had a coffee and a mince pie for lunch. When we got home we had a cup of tea, a shower and watched tipping point, I knitted. For dinner tonight we had chicken, potatoes, broccoli and a couple of eggs. I haven’t been out on my bike since Saturday and that was only a short ride. I have to work tomorrow and on Friday I have to go to the hairdressers.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


I  didn’t get up till 7*20, H was up and had made the tea and sliced off the bread for my toast. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. I knitted for an hour and then H said we would go out and look at what we are getting each other for our Christmas present. First we went to an electrical shop and bought some new bulbs for our lounge fittings and my standard lamp. After that we went for a coffee and a toasted tea cake. We had to try out the new stretch of road that goes to Norwich airport on the way to look at our present. We were only going to look 👀 but ended up getting it, it’s lovely, should be delivered next week and we can’t wait. I am not saying what it is because my family read this. I was going to make soup for lunch but on the way home I bought 2 cans of tomato soup and some crisps. I knitted all afternoon, had a shower, opened a bottle of wine and made a great spaghetti bolognese for dinner. While we were out I also bought my first Christmas present, it would have been my second but I haven’t given H my half of our present yet.

Monday, 13 November 2017


I got up at 5*30, made a pot of tea and had a slice of toast for breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and tomato sandwiches for my lunch with a bottle of water. I did a load of washing and when it was done I put it in the tumble dryer with yesterday’s washing which was out in the rain. We needed a loaf of bread but H had to make it because I had to get ready to go to work. I had to do 36 bunches of carrots and then trim leeks till coffee break. We washed and packed them and I went backup the field for 10 corn on the cob and a box of parsnips. It was back on leeks till lunch. After lunch we washed all the things we had and I went back on leeks for the rest of the afternoon just leaving time to wash and pack up again. It was a horrible day, cold wet and windy with mud everywhere. When I was walking out of the garage I caught my foot on a pallet board and fell over! I Hurt both my knees and they still aren’t better from when I fell off my bike! Both the men were there and saw me so it was embarrassing as well as painful. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a mince pie,then a bath. For dinner we had pizza, grilled tomatoes, leek and crispy kale. I am now off till Thursday.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Lazy Sunday.

I got up at 7*30 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. Next we had a coffee and H went up to turbo again. I hung out the washing, made a loaf of bread, hung out the washing and emptied the dishwasher. Then I sat down to do a bit of my knitting. I am knitting H a jumper and it’s slow going. However I persevered and today I have knitted all day long and managed to finish 250 of the 700 grams of wool. I finished the back and almost one sleeve, my fingers ache! I was happily knitting away when H came in and told me it was pouring with rain. My washing was soaking wet so I left it out there ! We had a cheese and beetroot sandwich for lunch with a cup of soup, H did it all because he wanted me to carry on knitting. For dinner we had pork with potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob and cauliflower. We had a shower and a glass of wine and watched a film ( Jack the giant killer) it was quite entertaining so I watched and knitted. It’s work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 11 November 2017


I got up at 6*30 and woke H up because we were going shopping. I put on a load of washing and we had our breakfast. We got ready, went shopping, dropping a letter off at our sons on the way. When we got back I unpacked and put everything away while H made the coffees. After that he went up to the pain cave for a static ride. I hung out the washing and then changed into my cycle gear so I could bike to my butchers to pick up a Christmas order list. I also bought a few things but not much as I don’t like wearing a heavy backpack when I am riding. I went the long way there and the short way back.(18 miles) . When I got back H had finished his ride, 46 miles av 24*1 mph. We had a shower and I washed my hair then we had lunch, pork pie for H pork and Stilton pie for me, mince pies with squirty cream and a mug of coffee. I knitted all afternoon and have now knitted 14 inches of the back of H’s jumper. I am not doing any more tonight because I have arm ache. For dinner tonight we had Cornish pasties, fried leek, mushrooms and curly kale.  My washing is dry again which is great. H says he is going to ride his bike upstairs again tomorrow so I might go out on my own again but if it’s too cold I might just knit. It’s alrea down to 4 degrees.