Sunday, 31 May 2015


What a miserable day! We have done nothing much all day it was too wet to go outside. I tidied up a bit and late morning our daughter son in law and 2 Grandaughters all came round. It was lovely to see them all. The 3 that had been to America were lovely and brown.they brought us a nice fridge magnet and some yummy chocolates. ( we only have a few left ) 
I picked a few aqualigas ( grannies bonnets ) from my garden and I have several different colours. I started off with just one white plant and this is how they have all turned out

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Saturday bike ride

We both had a bit of a lay in this morning, and I didn't get up till 6,10 am. I stripped the bed and put it all in the washing machine. H took our bikes out of the garage and pumped them up etc, and I hung the washing out and the load I did yesterday. We then put our cycle gear on and went out on our bikes. We rode 36 1/2 miles and it was hard work, we used quite a hilly route and a lot was into a strong head wind and uphill. When we came back we had a corned beef sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk. I burnt over1.200 calories on our ride so I didn't feel guilty drinking the milk and it was lovely.  This afternoon our daughter rang to say they were home again and had a wonderful holiday. We still don't have the tickets for our holiday so don't yet know what time we are off!!! No 2 son is arriving the night before so he can drop us off at our pick up point. When he was last here he took this photo of me having a paddle.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Shopping day

We went shopping as soon as we had finished our breakfast and were in Asda before 7 am after dropping no1 sons mail through his letterbox. I spent £81 but I won't have to shop again before our holiday. No 2 son is coming to house sit but he will get his own groceries in because he is a fussy eater, wheat free, smoothies, etc.
This afternoon I went to the hairdresser for my holiday haircut, they have made a good job of it. As I didn't get out of there till 4.10 we had decided on fish and chips for tea and went to a new chippy that has opened in Taverham, we thought the fish and chips were very nice.
Our daughter,son in law and no2 Grandaughter all come home from America tomorrow and said they will pop round to see us on Sunday so we are looking forward to that.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Work again

Work for me 3 days in a row!! I had to pick 80 bunches of radishes first, and then I had to walk back to the greenhouse for my next job. It was a lovely morning so I didn't bother to put my wellies on or take my wet weather gear. I had picked 48 bunches when the sky went black and the heavens opened, I got wet through to the skin. I picked the other 32 bunches as fast as I could and walked back to the glasshouse knowing I would soon dry out in there but my boss met me there and said he had an order for 15 boxes of rhubarb so I had to walk all the way back to the top of the field to pick that. He had sent my boots, rainwear and lunch bag up to the top of the field by tractor but I had picked the radishes too quickly so didn't get the message. I spent the rest of the day inside so I soon dried out. H went for his blood test results this morning and they have all come back normal. He still hasn't got his scan date and it's only a few days till our holiday now so I think it will have to wait till we come back. He actually felt better today and had a good nights sleep last night. No work till Monday, and shopping tomorrow.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


I wrote a blog yesterday but for some reason I could not publish it. It said retry but all to no avail. So today I can't be bothered to write any more!, I will just try this and if it works it will be business as usual tomorrow.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Bank holiday

We went for a ride along the track this morning around 9 o'clock. We decided to go early before it became too crowded. When we came back H had a bowl of cereal and I had a couple of cream crackers which was our lunch. I then went and sat in the garden but it was freezing. I stuck it out till 3 pm but went straight up for a bath to get warmed up. We had eggs, bacon, mushrooms,peas and chips with home made bread and butter for dinner. I have to go to work tomorrow so I hope it's a nice day.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Showery Sunday

Not much to report today. Toast for breakfast, cheese ot toast for lunch and spaghetti bolognase for dinner. I did a load of washing and managed to get it dry before the rain came. I made a loaf of bread which turned out nice. I managed to sit in the sun for about an hour before the rain came too. H changed my tyres on my road bike this afternoon because he noticed my old ones were looking past their best. He is not feeling too well again today so I am still not sure about our holiday and it's getting closer. Our daughter and family leave Miami tomorrow and drive to Orlando for the next part of their holiday. She rang me this afternoon, it was13 degrees here and raining, it was 31 degrees there!!!  We have had some wonderful photographs from them and while we were speaking a pelican flew over her head and they had 2 dolphins swimming in the sea close to them this morning. We were going out on our bikes tomorrow but I will have to wait and see how H is.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Seaside again

This morning we left home just after 8.30 and biked to the coast. First we went to Walcott then Bacton and finally Mundsley before heading back home. When we got to Walcott we stopped at a cafe for a coffee and a yummy pecan and fudge slice. Last time we cycled there the tide was fully out and there was a huge expanse of beach but today it was fully in and splashing over the wall. We rode 63 miles at 16 1/4 miles an hour. So for a couple of o a ps we thought we did pretty well. However, after lunch I sat in the garden and kept waking myself up with my snoring!!!

Friday, 22 May 2015


We went shopping first thing and I spent £66.38. H went for a blood test this morning and has to go back on Thursday for the results. After that we went to Aylsham to collect some dry cleaning we have had done for the holiday. When we got back we had half a pork pie each for our lunch and I took my sun lounger into the back garden and put my shorts on. Each time the sun came out I sat in my chair and each time it went in I worked on my garden. Suffice to say I got masses of gardening done and have filled my brown bin up with rubbish.  We had steak and onion pie for dinner with potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage and asparagus, followed by English strawberries and cream, all yummy. Tomorrow we are going for a long tomorrow weather permitting .

Thursday, 21 May 2015


No more work for me till Tuesday. H rode 66 miles this morning so I don't think what ever is wrong with him can be too serious. I planted celeriac, sprouts, red and green cabbages. I picked 50 bunches of radishes and 40 bunches of spring onions. The rest of the day I spent weeding. I had a nice long soak in the bath when I got home which eased my aching back. It's shopping tomorrow.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Working Wednesday

After breakfast I packed my cucumber sandwiches and my bottle of water and got ready to go to work. I had to pick rhubarb first then spring onions and finally radishes. All this only took till 9.45 and then I went weeding. I was weeding a bed of leek seedlings and another of spring onions. After lunch I had to pick another 75 bunches of radishes and then go back on to the weeding for the rest of the day. We had skinny pizza and salad for our dinner, we were going to have curry but H said it might upset his stomach.
I received 2 more lovely photos from Miami today it all looks wonderful.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


H is not well! He went to the Doctors a couple of weeks ago and is waiting for a hospital appointment for a scan. But he is in a lot of pain and had to go to the Doctors again today. The first one thought it might be a hernia but the doc today said he can't see of feel any sign of one. H is very slim so I think a hernia would show. He has to go again Friday morning for a blood test. The big worry is the up coming holiday! I don't think we should go and I told H to get a certificate from the doc so at least we could get half our money back, but he wouldn't do it. I think his health is far more important than our holiday but I don't really know how bad he is feeling, he's been fine all day but he can't sleep at night. Hopefully he will get a better sleep tonight.
It's work for me tomorrow the first day this week.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Wet Monday

It was pouring with rain this morning but H and I cycled into the City along the railway track because he needed to go to a cycle shop. It was quite shelterd on the track but by the time we got home I was wet through to the skin. I changed, dried my hair and we went to a local garden centre for a coffee and a toasted tea cake. We really needed a rain and I am glad it came today and not Saturday which gave me a chance to dip my toes in the sea.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sunday17 th

This morning H went out on his bike on his own before 7.30 and when he came back an hour and a half later we had a coffee and then he came out with me on our mountain bikes. We rode 22 3/4 miles so he's done around 50 miles today.we had our lunch and no 2 son went to the climbing centre for the afternoon. I thought as a change from a Sunday roast we would have steak and chips which was very nice. Son then packed and left for his drive home. We have had a really nice weekend and mine is not over because my boss rang and said its going to be too wet for me to work tomorrow so he will see me on Wednesday.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Seaside day

Today after no 2 son got up and had his breakfast we got ready and went to Hunstanton. Much to our suprise, when we arrived there, the the sun was out. It had been really dull when we left Norwich. We had a lovely day and I went for my first paddle of the year, the sea felt quite warm and if I had taken my " cossie" I would have gone for a swim. Our daughter and family have just seen Dolphins off the coast of Miami. We also had do nuts but I didn't take a photo of them!!!

Friday, 15 May 2015


We went shopping and I managed to keep the bill under £80 even though I bought a bottle of sun block and a bottle of after sun. We also went out on our bikes and rode 29 1/4 miles in well under 2 hours. I didn't get out of breath once. I have been coughing less today so hopefully my cough is finally going. We spent all the afternoon working in the garden which is looking nice and tidy. No 2 son just sent a message to say he is on his way and will be here soon. Our daughter flew out this afternoon but it's a long flight so they are still airborne. It was a lovely afternoon and the sun actually came out here.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Chilly Thursday

I went to work again, H wanted the car today so he ran me in and then had to come and pick me up at 4 pm. I told him I could bike but he wouldn't let me. ( it's only 7 1/2 miles ) mind you after a day out in the field in the cold I was glad to see our car pull into the car park. We had a nice tea tonight, chorizo sausages, fried eggs, oven chips, peas, sweetcorn and bread and butter. Our daughter,son in law and youngest Grandaughter have all gone on holiday today, they are off to Miami and Florida for 2 weeks, so at least they should see some sun. 
No work for me tomorrow so we will go shopping in the morning as usual, no 2 son is coming home this weekend so we have that to look forward too.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Work today, so I did a load of washing, hung it out, had my breakfast, packed cheese and pickle sandwiches for my lunch ( I have run out of cucumber ) and went to work. We planted leeks first, they should be ready to harvest in September. Then it was just 10 bunches of radish, 10 bunches of spring onions,11 boxes of rhubarb. After coffee break I had to work in the greenhouse,stringing up cucumber and tomato plants which took all the rest of t he day. It was really hot in there this morning but, luckily it clouded over in the afternoon so it felt much better. We had chicken curry for dinner which was nice. 
 I have to work again tomorrow so it's been a 3 day week for me and should be next week too.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Windy bike ride

We both got up at 6 am and I put on a load of washing,we had our breakfast and I was about to hang the washing out when it began to rain. So we had a coffee and watched a cycle race . By the time it was over the rain had stopped so I hung the washing out and we got ready to go out on our bikes. It was quite warm but it was as usual far too windy. We rode 35.7 miles at 15.8 miles an hour which wasn't bad considering the strong wind. They just said on our local news that cycling is good for you !!! Suprise suprise!! They also said we feel better in the summer, tests have shown, I could have told them that. I have already biked over 180 miles this month. When we came home we had bacon sarnies and for our evening meal we had quiche little roast potatoes and mushrooms.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Warm work day

I had to pick 50 bunches of radishes first and then trim the last of this seasons leeks. After we had washed them all I had to spend the rest of the day in the greenhouse and it was REALLY hot in there and I was glad to go home. I have tomorrow off and have to go again on Wednesday. H got my washing in when it was dry and made a loaf of bread. He says we will go for a bike ride tomorrow.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Better day

When I got up H had already had his breakfast and was almost ready to go out to meet his cycle club. I put on a load of washing, had my breakfast, put on the dishwasher and washed up all the things that wouldn't fit. I hung the washing out and made some chocolate buns with choc chips. I did a few more odd jobs and then got ready to ride to our daughters to visit her and granddaughter and to give her some holiday money. We sat on the garden with a nice cup of tea and a cookie that my youngest g/ daughter had made which was yummy and she is only 12. When I left my daughter got her bike out and cycled almost all the way home with me.H arrived home soon after me and he had done 63.7 miles. ( I did 10 )  after lunch we sat in the garden for a couple of hours. The sun wasn't very strong but it was quite pleasant because the wind was warm. It's work again for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 9 May 2015


Boring day, did washing, got it dry, ironed it, made a loaf of bread, prepared lunch,watched a cycle race on TV, cleaned kitchen,cooked dinner, washed hair and wrote in my diary. 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Shopping day

As soon as we had breakfast we went off to get our weeks shopping. I spent £79.79 but this afternoon I biked to the chicken farm and spent another £ 3.60 on eggs. After we got home from Asda we had a coffee and no1 son rang to see if we were going out on our bikes because he would come with us. He only has mountain bikes so it was a track ride for us all. It was a great ride, the weather was nice and we all enjoyed it. Our Son was impressed with how well we do for our age ( we left him on a couple of climbs ) When we got back we all had a coffee and a piece of cake and when he left I made a salad for our lunch. H watched a cycle race this afternoon  while I went for the eggs. I think my garden is looking  nice at the moment so I took 3 photos this afternoon from inside our patio doors.

Thursday, 7 May 2015


It was work for me today so I did a load of washing and hung it out had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I had to pick 65 bunches of radish, 15 of spring onions and then go weeding till coffee break. We then all went planting till 12.30 ( lunch time ) I spent all the rest of the day weeding. We had a couple of short sharp showers, but it was quite a nice day. When I got home H had got the washing in and made a pot of tea. We had pork chops this evening with new potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and an egg on top. Daughter rang when I got home she had to have a mammogram this week and she is all clear and doesn't have to go again for a year. She hadn't even told me she was going because she didn't want me to worry. Hopefully she will now stay cancer free. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015


I managed to stay in bed till 6.20 this morning which is good for me. I had a slice of marmite on toast and a large mug of tea for my breakfast and a little later a coffee. At 9 am I went to the City. First I went to the rainbow stores where I got 2 huge tubs of peanut butter for H, he gets through it really quickly. He wanted smooth this time for a change. I then went to the bank to pay a bill and put in the housekeeping money. I saw some Morris dancers near the market. I bought some American dollars for my Grandaughter and treated myself to a new bra. Last of all I went to m & s food hall and bought some lemon yogurts, a packet of chorizo,4 chocolate eclairs and a pack of 3 avocados. I walked to the bus stop and realised I had forgotten to bring my door key and H said he was going out on his bike so I rang home and he was still there so I asked him to hang on and let me in but he said he wasn't going out because of the wind. When I got home we had a cup of coffee and an eclair which was so nice we both had another one !!! For lunch we had a chorizo sandwich and for dinner we had eggs,bacon, sausage, mushrooms, peas and chips. I picked some rhubarb out of the garden this afternoon ( in the rain ) and we had rhubarb and custard for pud.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Too windy

It was horrible at work today, it was so windy and even though we had all that rain my eyes got filled with dust. I had to pick rhubarb, radishes and leeks.I was brought down at lunch to wash and pack all I had done but then had to go back on to the leeks for the rest of the day. I am not wanted tomorrow but have to go on Thursday. I forgot to get anything out of the freezer this morning for dinner tonight so we had a baked potato, baked beans and sweet chilly chicken pizza. Tomorrow I am going to the City, I have to get my no 2 Grandaughter some American dollars for her holiday which is in a couple of weeks.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Windy bank holiday

Last night I had a dreadful sleep and in the end I was so fed up I got up before 4 am. I just sat and read till I heard H moving about and then I put on a load of washing, the dishwasher and made a pot of tea. We had our breakfast and I hung the washing out. We then got ready and went out on our bikes. We rode 42 miles, so I should sleep better tonight. When we got back we had a glass of chocolate milk and a bacon sandwich. All my washing was nice and dry again. I made a spaghetti bolognase for our evening meal which was very nice.     Work tomorrow.    No 2 son is back safe and sound from his climbing holiday.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Wet Sunday

This morning I made a loaf of bread and then a fruit cake. I did a load of washing but couldn't hang it out because there was a bit of rain about. We watched the tour of Turkey,cycle race and later the tour of Yorkshire in the rain. We have sat about for most of the day doing nothing much.
At work I wear yellow rubber gloves and inside them I wear thin cotton gloves to soak up any perspiration and help keep my hands a bit warmer,but they soon wear through at the ends of the fingers and thumbs so today I spent ages mending them. I have loads of these gloves because I put a pair on first thing in the morning, a new pair at coffee break and another at lunch . They are then all washed the next day and if I work 2 days in a row or can't get them dry I need another 6 gloves. Tomorrow we hope to go for a ride, H says we will probably go to Holt,it's a nice ride but there is a horrible hill and it's at least 42 miles.

Saturday, 2 May 2015


We had our breakfast,I did a load of washing and put the dishwasher on. I did a bit of housework and then we got ready and waited for our daughter and son in law to come round for a bike ride. H and son in L were going together as were d and I. However when they arrived son in L was feeling under the weather ( 5 pints last night ! ) so they decided to come with d and me. S I L managed to stay with us for around 4 miles but gave up and went back home. The 3 of us had a good ride, H and I did 36 1/2 miles but by the time daughter had ridden to ours and home again she did 45 miles.
All my washing dried nicely outside again. We had a nice salad for lunch and for dinner this evening we had lamb cooked in white wine with mushrooms and onion, and mashed potato, cauliflower,and peas.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Dentist day

This morning we went shopping first thing and I spent loads of money!! ( £110.06 ) but I did buy a new griddle non stick frying pan, a swim suit and a pair of flip flops for my holiday. After we had unpacked and had a coffee we changed into our cycle gear and went out on our bikes. We rode 36 1/2 miles at 15.2 miles an hour. We had cheese and crackers with a coffee for lunch and then I had a long soak in the bath. Much longer than I intended because I fell asleep and didn't wake up until the water cooled right down!!! At 4 pm I had to go to the dentist, it was for a check up but I had broken one of my teeth a few weeks ago so thought I would have to have another appointment and hoped I could get it sorted before our holiday. However the dentist said I could have it done there and then if I wanted. Yes please,  he has made a brilliant job of it and he also cleaned and polished my teeth and I don't have to go back until November. It was paella and wedges for dinner tonight with roast red peppers.