Saturday, 16 December 2017

Saturday.

I got up and put on a load of washing before having toast and tea for breakfast. As soon as we had done we got ready and went to Asda for our weekly shop. When we got back H went straight up to his pain cave for a bike ride and I hung out the washing, put all my shopping away and then I decorated my Christmas cake which I iced yesterday. I am pleased with the result but it took me ages. When H had finished his ride he had a shower and we had our lunch, a mini pizza each and a coffee. When we had done I got my washing in and we went to visit H’s brother who has left hospital and is now in a nursing home. He was sitting in a chair in the day room and had just finished his lunch. His memory is getting much worse and he doesn’t have much to say. I took him some grapes πŸ‡ and even though he had just eaten his lunch he tucked into them. Five minutes later he asked if he had had his dinner yet. I had put on a loaf of bread before we left so we had to get home to get it out when it wa s cooked. When we got back we had a cup of tea and then I went upstairs to ride for half an hour so I felt as if I had done a bit of exercise today. I tried really hard and did my fastest ride ever, 10.1 miles in 30 minutes. As soon as I had done I had a bath and cooked dinner. We had belly pork with potatoes, cabbage and potatoes and little chocolate pots for dessert all washed down with a glass of red wine. Now I an watching S C D finals.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Friday.

I got up at 5.40 and put on a load of washing. I made a pot of tea, a bowl of porridge and had my breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung the washing out. It hadn’t been out long when the sky went black so I hurried back up the garden and brought it all in again. H went up to turbo and while he was there I iced the Christmas cake. When he was done I put my cycle shorts and vest on and had a ride myself. I rode for an hour and did 18.6 miles. As soon as I had done we both had a bath and then poached eggs on toast for lunch with a coffee. This afternoon we went round to see our daughter, their Christmas tree and their new television. The tree looks beautiful and the tele is great. I expect H will want one soon! For dinner tonight we had Scottish salmon, mushrooms,peas and jacket potatoes. For dessert it was hot bananas in maple syrup with squirty cream.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Thursday.

This morning I got up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and made a mushroom and sweet pepper omelette for my breakfast. I packed a flask of bovril and 2 cheese and tomato sandwiches, a banana and a bottle of water. I made the bed, dressed etc and went to work. I had to go with Andy and pick and bunch 12 dozen bunches of carrots and 2 dozen purple ones. We also had to have 4 boxes of loose carrots. When we started at 8am it was freezing and we had to keep banging our hands and feet to try to get them warm. By the time we had finished that lot it was past 10 so we had our coffee break. After that I had to walk back to the sprouts and pick 3 and a half sacks. That warmed me up nicely. Andy picked them and me up and we had our lunch. I then had to walk back again and trim leeks. I had done 2 boxes when Andy joined me he said we had to have 5 boxes and after that 6 boxes of parsnips and a few more loose carrots. It all took till 3.30 so we just had time to wash and pack everything before I left off at 4. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath, I washed my hair and cooked a spaghetti bolognese for dinner. We had stewed apple again for pudding. I have to work again on Monday.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday.

I was awake and up first so I sat and read till I heard H moving about then I made a pot of tea and a bowl of porridge for breakfast,H had toast. We had a coffee and I put up the cards which arrived in the post. I did quite a bit of clearing up, made the bed and wrapped my last present. At 10.35 H went to his Spanish lesson and I changed shorts and a sun top to ride on the turbo trainer. I was still too hot and had to open the window. In the first hour I rode 18.7 miles but I carried on after that so I did 20 miles but slowed down after the hour. I had a quick shower and then made leek and potato soup for lunch. H arrived just as the soup was cooked. After we had finished lunch he had a message to say a parcel was waiting for him at the post office so we went to collect it and I treated us both to a peppermint aero. We had it with a small glass of wine when we got home. For dinner we are having fish pie with sprouts and carrots and for pudding stewed apple and cream. Tomorrow I have to work again. H’s brother has left hospital and is now in a local nursing home. We will wait till he has settled in and visit him on Friday.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tuesday.

I was up at 6.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. ( toast) We had a coffee and I hung out the washing which was really hard because the pegs were all frozen on the line and by the time I had pulled them all off and pegged out the clothes my hands were frozen. I made the bed  and we got ready to go to the City (again), it was better this time and I have managed to finish my presents. All I have to buy for Christmas now is loads of goodies to eat and drink. When we got back we had a slice of cheese on toast, a cup of coffee and a hot mince pie with squirty cream. After that I sat and finished writing my Christmas cards. They took ages because they had to have letters in. We had a small glass of red wine, then a bath. For dinner we had chicken curry and a cup of tea. Tomorrow I am going to have another ride on the turbo while H is out for his Spanish lesson. On Saturday morning we tipped the ice out of the bird bath onto the lawn, it came out in a solid lump and it’s still there and hasn’t melted a bit.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.55, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast, I dressed, made the bed, packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches, a tomato, a banana, my bottle of water and a small flask of bovril. I wrapped up nice and warm and went to work. It was a dreadful day we were all wet and cold and kept getting stuck in the mud. By 10 am I was wet through to the skin all down one side and I was frozen. The boss then gave me a new waterproof jacket and trousers . I soon dried out and felt much better. The big problem we had was getting stuck in the mud. We almost lost our wellie boots no end of times and I am exhausted with all the energy I used just trying to walk. By 3.15 we had done everything that was needed for today, we had so much rain and hail we couldn’t get a tractor onto the land so my boss said I could go home. I hope it’s dried out a bit before I have to go again on Thursday. For dinner tonight we had burgers,mushrooms,beans,eggs and broccoli.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.40, I had been awake for a while but I thought I would hang on in bed till H had made the pot of tea. It was just right when I came down. We had our breakfast, I had porridge,
H had toast. We had a coffee and I knitted a few rows before dressing and making the bed. It’s a horrible day, pouring  with rain and below freezing! Lots of places have snow and if all our rain had been snow I think we would have been snowed in!! I decided to get a bit of exercise by riding on H’s turbo. I rode for 1 hour and 32 minutes. I did 28.2 miles and managed to do 18.2 in the first hour. It’s the longest turbo ride I have done so far. I had a shower when I had done and we had our lunch, soup and a mince pie with a cup of coffee. As soon as we had finished we got ready and went to the hospital to visit H’s brother Philip. We were the only 2 visitors he had round his bed which made a nice change and we left before any others arrived. He had  others before we arrived. He seems cheerful enough but he doesn’t know how ill he is. When we got home we had a mug of tea and H went up for a bike ride and I started a new book.(The Book of Dust) by Philip Pullman. I put the meat in the oven, we are having pork for a change with cabbage, carrots and potatoes. I have made some stuffing and of course, gravy. I will be watching S C D results this evening and then the last one of I’m a celebrity. Tomorrow I have to work and I won’t be looking forward to that because I have just seen the forecast!!!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Saturday.

I was up at ten past six, stripped the bed and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast, dressed and went shopping. I spent £ 139  but I did get quite a few Christmas goodies. We had a coffee and H went straight to the pain cave to ide 57 miles.  I hung out the washing, made a loaf of bread  unpacked and put everything away. As soon as that was done I wrapped all the presents I have got so far.it took me ages!! When H had finished we had a coffee, a cup of soup and a hot mince pie with squirty cream. After that I finished a book I was reading and got my washing in. It wasn’t dry so I put it in the tumble dryer but it was worth hanging it out because it smells lovely, fresh air. I put the bed back together and finished putting the decorations up, also the cards we have so far. We had a glass of wine then a shower before I cooked dinner. We had chicken and garlic lattice pies with cabbage, leek and new minted potatoes. Chocolate cheesecake for pud. We washed it down with a cup of tea. Now I am watching S C S semi finals.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday.

We got up at 6.30 and had our breakfast then a coffee. I put on a load of washing, when it was almost done I realised I hadn’t put any washing powder or tablet in! So when it was finished I had to put it on again!! When it was finally done I hung it out, made the bed,dressed etc and we got ready to go to the City. First we went to Robinsons V W garage and booked our car in for a full service and M. O T then we carried on into the City to do some shopping. I had to go to the bank first and that wasn’t too bad H sat in an armchair and waited. Next I wanted a diary,it was busy inWHSmith and H wasn’t too happy. After that it was a bookshop and he refused to queue so I gave up on my shopping threw my list away and trailed round after him while he bought all the things he wanted. On the way home I bought fish and chips for lunch which we ate with a large glass of wine which I needed after the shopping expedition. This afternoon I wrapped the few presents I have so far and wrote a few more cards. H got tea for us tonight, we had a fried egg sandwich with another glass of wine. I shall go back to the City on my own on one of my days off next week.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday.

This morning I over slept!! I didn’t wake up till 6 and it’s a work day! I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 tomato and cucumber sandwiches and a bottle of water. After I had made my bed and dressed etc. I went to work, I didn’t have time to hang out the washing as I was up so late so I left it to H. I had to pick and bunch 48 bunches of carrots and 12 bunches of purple ones. After that I trimmed leeks till Andy took me off to pick 4 boxes of loose carrots. We went back to the yard , had our lunch then washed and packed all we had done. After that it was back to the leeks to finish off the rest of the lifted leeks.we washed them packed them, sorted the orders, tidied up and there was nothing else to do so the boss said I could go home. It was 3.45. H was surprised to see me.  We had a cup of tea and a glass of wine then a bath and I cooked dinner. We had quiche, potato wedges and mushrooms. Mellon for pud. No more work for me till Monday.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday.

When I got up I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out when it was done and made a loaf of bread. We had a coffee and H did a bit of homework before going for his lesson. When he left I decorated the Christmas tree and wrote loads of cards. I was still writing them when he came home. We had a cheese sandwich, as soon as we had eaten them we put our coats on and went to the hospital. They are trying to get Phil into a nursing home, they have cured his infection so there is nothing more they can do for him. They said he will never be able to go back to his home because he needs 24 hour care. As soon as we got home I made a pot of tea, we had a bath and I cooked dinner. I forgot to take anything out of the freezer for dinner so we had potato wedges, peas, mushrooms, eggs and bacon and it was very nice. We had Mellon for dessert. Tomorrow I have to go to work, I have just seen the weather forecast and it’s not looking very promising. We were covered in snow last Thursday now it’s looks as if we will be blown away this Thursday!!!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tuesday.

I was up at 6.35 and put on my usual load of washing before having my breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung my washing out. At 10 am we got ready to go out on our bikes, we rode to Reepham along the track which was rather muddy. We all had a coffee at a nice cafe called V’s and will be going there again. We then rode home again (17.4 miles). We all had a shower and dressed ready to go to the Marsham Arms for lunch. Each of us had a different starter and we all had a different main course but only two of us had a pudding. On the way home I called in at the garden centre for some new Christmas tree lights. According to no2 son and H my old ones make a buzzing sound that gets on their nerves ( I have never heard it ) we had a cup of tea but H and I are still stuffed from lunch so I just had to get tea for our son. He had a salad with a slice of melon for dessert. It’s now 6.55 and he is getting ready to leave, the next time he comes home it will be Christmas Eve. I don’t have to work till Thursday so tomorrow after I have vacuumed etc I will trim my Christmas tree.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Monday. .

I got up at 5.35, put on a load of washing. I had a slice of toast for breakfast with a cup of tea. When the washing was done I went up the garden. In my nightie and dressing gown to hang it out.H came out to put some rubbish in th e bin, when’s indoors again, locked the door, went up to the bathroom to go to the toilet and shave etc. I finished hanging out the washing tried to get indoors so I could dress and get ready for work only to find. I meant as locked out!! I went round to the front door rang the bell, no reply, went back to the kitchen door and banged, no answer, back to the front rang the bell bange d on the window and so on and so forth, well you get the picture. It was freezing cold and our car was frozen up. I was out there for ages. As you can imagine I was not a happy bunny!! It was then a mad rush to get ready for work and I was late.! This is the second time he has done this in the last 2 weeks! At work I did leeks, sprouts, bunched and loose carrots, and swedes. For dinner tonight we vegetable wraps which were nice. Pineapple for pudding. No two son was out climbing when I got home and afrter dinner he got the Christmas tree out of the loft for me. I have done my first days work at the age of 79!!!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday (The mundane life of a 79 year old)

I got up at 6.30and put on a load of washing. H was up had made a pot of tea and as soon as he heard me he popped my bread into the toaster. I had my breakfast and a coffee. I opened all my presents and cards and have some wonderful things. I am so lucky, over this weekend I have seen all my family and had some wonderful gifts. I love all my cards. I made soup for lunch and after everybody had left our youngest son and I went for a walk. We did about 3 miles and when we got back it was time for me to cook dinner. We had roast chicken, roast and mashed potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, sprouts and gravy we had pineapple for dessert and a huge glass of wine. It’s a pity I have to go to work tomorrow I have had such a wonderful day I would like to do it all again tomorrow.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Saturday

 I got up at 6.15, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. As soon as we were done we got ready and went shopping. When we got home we unpacked and put everything away. My washing was done but I didn’t hang it out because it was very dull. We had a coffee and our son came down. Last evening he knocked over a glass of water and it poured all over his laptop! He dried it as best as he could and put it in the airing cupboard overnight but it’s dead πŸ’€. After he was up I went for a short ride on the turbo trainer. I was going to do just half an hour but I ended up with 14.1 miles. I did 10.2 miles in the first 10 minutes which I might have been able to do 20.4 miles an hour!!! The fastest I have ever been. For lunch H had a bacon sandwich and son and I had salad. I showered after my ride and as soon as I had finished my lunch I changed ready for my daughter who came to fetch me, our youngest granddaughter also came and we went to a bridal shop where we met the other granddaughter who was having another dress fitting. It’s now less than a year to the wedding. I have been given her veil to look after it’s beautiful. Son went climbing this afternoon so I waited for him to get back before cooking dinner. We had  steak, chips, peas and mushrooms, pineapple for pudding, a little taste of my blackberry whiskey, a glass of wine and a cup of tea.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday. December 1st.

A year from today our granddaughter is getting married πŸ‘° so tomorrow it will be less than a year away!! In 2 days it will be my birthday and I will be 79 ! So I will have to try to change the title of my blog. This morning I got up at 6.30, had my breakfast and then I made some flapjack and after that I made a fruit cake. I washed the kitchen and toilet floors and vacuumed downstairs. H vacuumed the stairs for me and then I did all upstairs and dusted. We had cheese sandwiches for lunch with a coffee and H took me to the butchers where I bought some shin of beef for stew tonight, some olives, smoked bacon, honey roast ham and some Binham blue cheese. The stew was very tasty πŸ˜‹ we had yogurts for pud.  The flapjack I made is delicious it has pistachios in tastes really great but I really struggled to get it out of the tin. Next time I will try it on kitchen paper, I had greased the tin well but it still stuck.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thursday, first snow of the season.

I got up at 5.40 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 pate’ sandwiches with gherkins and a bottle of water for my lunch, made bed, sorted my bag etc and went to work. The boss said I could leave my bag in the shed and Andy would bring me down at coffee break and for lunch, he said I might be too cold sitting in the field today!! It was truly freezing. First we had to pick and bunch 144 bunches of carrots and 12 purple ones. We took them down, laid them all out then washed and packed them. We had our break and then I walked back and I picked  one and a half sacks of sprouts and 3 boxes of leeks. It was so muddy and I struggled to walk, every step I took my feet got stuck in the mud. Andy had been harvesting kale so after I had eaten my lunch I washed and  packed my leeks and his kale. He and I then went back up the field again, I walked behind the tractor to keep my feet warm. We had to do 4 boxes of parsnips, 4 boxes of loose carrots, 10 more bunches of carrots, 4 boxes of leeks and 24 pieces of celeriac. It took us till 3.20 when we went down and washed it all and there was just time for us to pack it all up before I left off. When I got home I was chilled right through but my cup of tea and soak in the bath soon warmed me up. For dinner tonight we had jacket potatoes, fish in garlic and herb sauce, and baked beans. I am so pleased I don’t have to go again tomorrow, I am off till Monday.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 6.30and had porridge for breakfast with a cup of tea, I also on a load of washing. We had a coffee and I did all my ironing up to date and then dusted the dining room and lounge. I brought my Christmas cards down so I can begin writing them. It was a really awful day so just after 9am I had a bike ride on H’s turbo. I rode for an hour and a half and did 23 miles. It was hard work πŸ˜“ but I am pleased I did it. As soon as I was done H ran me a bath and when I went downstairs a pot noodle and a cup of coffee were waiting for me. As soon as I had done we got ready to go to the hospital to see Philip. Because he has been laying in bed for so long he has lost so much of his leg muscles and is very weak. He seems cheerful enough but I think he is too weak to go home. When we left the hospital we came straight home and had the other half of the bottle of wine we opened yesterday. I wrote some of my Christmas cards and then cooked dinner. It was delicious, we had sausages, bacon,tomatoes, mushrooms, fried potatoes and eggs. H had a yogurt and a mince pie for pud and I had an apple.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tuesday

I got up at 6.35 and had my breakfast. When H came down he made us a coffee and I went into the garden to do a bit of weeding but it was pretty cold so I wasn’t out there long. H went up to turbo so as I needed some exercise I decided to go for a walk, I walked 3 and a bit miles and it was very nice. The sun was out all the time and there was hardly any wind. When I got home H had finished his ride so I made cheese and tomato sandwiches while H made the coffee. This afternoon we had to pop out in the car 🚘 and on our way home we called in to see our daughter as we were passing, she was just home from work. We had a lovely cup of tea and a mince pie with squirty cream. Macy ( their dog) was excited to see everyone. When we left she was going for a nice walk.  As soon as we got home we had a shower and a glass of wine then I cooked dinner, fish pie with peas and mushrooms. H had hot bananas in maple syrup with squirty cream on top for pud and I had an apple.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Monday

I got up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed myself 2 chicken and mayo sandwiches and a bottle of water, daessed etc and got ready to go to work. It poured with rain in the night and was still raining when I left home. All the rain had made the field really muddy, I had to trim leeks and it was a right muddy mess. I sat in the field for my morning break, on an upturned box but Andy took me down to have my lunch. We washed everything we had both done up to date. I packed all the leeks and then Andy and I went back to the leeks for 3 more boxes, on to swedes for 5 boxes and when they were done we picked and trimmed 2 boxes of turnips. It was then 3.30 so we just had time to wash and packit all and it was my home time. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath to warm me up, then I cooked dinner. We had yesterday’s left over chicken with potatoes and peas. I now have 2 days of before I have to go again.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sunday

I got up at 5.30 and so did H. We had our breakfast and a coffee. I then knitted while H washed up and wiped all the work tops down. He then went upstairs to the pain cave for a race on Zwift. I sew up his jumper that I have knitted and it took me 2 hours!! I hate the sewing up bit. I emptied the dishwasher and put it all away and when H had finished his ride he had a bath and I made him a coffee and a corned beef sandwich. He tried his jumper on and it looks nice. As soon as we had finished our lunch we got ready to go to the hospital to visit H’s brother Philip again. He seems a bit more comfortable today and was eating his lunch when we arrived, he also stayed awake the whole time we were there. Hopefully they are beginning to get control of his infections. When we got home I put the chicken in the oven and prepared the vegetables, had a shower and made a pot of tea. Dinner was nice, roast chicken and roast potatoes, sprouts,carrots, cauliflower and mashed potato and gravy. I have to work tomorrow so I hope it’s not too cold.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Saturday.

H woke me up at 6.20, I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. As soon as we were done we got ready and went shopping. I went to Asda, M&S and Tesco this morning!!! We unpacked and put everything away,had a coffee and a jam and cream do nut and I hung out the washing. Then I started knitting again, sat and did it most of the day and finished H’s jumper. I have now got to sew it all up, the bit I hate. I used to knit loades and my mum used to sew them all up for me. Now I knit less because I dread finishing them off. It will probably take me all day. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch and for dinner tonight we are having duck in port and orange sauce, garlic mushrooms, potatoes and sprouts. Apple pie and ice cream for pudding. It’s been pretty cold today.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Black Friday

I got up at 5.30, had tea and toast for my breakfast, did a bit of knitting, made the bed then dressed ready to go round to our daughters so we could to to the City to shop till we dropped on Black Friday. We have been on this day for the last 2 years and it gives us a good start on our Christmas shopping. As soon as we arrived we had a festive hot chocolate drink and a mince pie. Then we began our shopping, I walked 3.2 miles which isn’t as far as we usually do but my feet were sore by the time we had finished. We went to Middletons  for our lunch and our granddaughter joined us, it was a very enjoyable meal. I had pattywith chutney and sourdough bread for starters, steak with a field mushroom, tomato and fries, and Eaton mess for dessert. After this we carried on shopping. When we got back to daughters we had a very welcome cup of tea and took our boots off.! I waited till my second granddaughter got home from school so I could see her then I drove home. As soon as I arrived, H poured the wine and I sat with my feet up. We had a bath and a cup of tea then I cooked dinner, pizza and salad. I have had a really nice day and hope to be able to do it again next year.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5.45, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 lettuce and tomato sandwiches, a bottle of water, dressed and got ready to go to work. I had to do 48 bunches of carrots, 6 bunches of purple ones and 5 boxes of loose ones. After  that I picked 2.5 sacks of sprouts and went to the yard to get the orders ready. I was in the yard washing and packing till 2 and then I had to go back to the field and weed till 4. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath. I washed my hair and cooked dinner, we had spaghetti bolognese. Tomorrow I am going shopping with my daughter and we are meeting my granddaughter for lunch. We are looking forward to getting some of our Christmas presents. H hung my washing out when the rain stopped and managed to get it all dry for me.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 6.45,H had made a pot of tea and sliced my bread off. We had our breakfast and a coffee. I did a few rows of my knitting before I did a bit of housework and then I pruned my roses a bit ready for winter and filled the garden bin ready for collection on Friday. H went for his Spanish lesson while I made the bed and made some currant buns. I made a couple of cheese sandwiches for our lunch which we had with a coffee as soon as he came home and then we picked up his sister and went to the hospital to visit his brother. I hate hospital visiting!! Philip has been in there 4 weeks now. We had quiche for dinner with roast leeks and tomatoes, a cup of tea and a currant bun. It’s work for me tomorrow.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6.35, so I had an hour longer in bed than I did the day before.
H was already up, had made  a pot of tea and sliced off the bread. I put on a load of washing and we had a coffee. Then I went into the garden and began to fill my garden rubbish bin.
H wanted a bit of plywood, I wanted some eggs and we had a parcel to pick up from a collection point so we popped out in the car to get it done quickly. As soon as we got back
H made us a coffee and then he went up to have a ride on Zwift. We both had a pot noodle for lunch and at 2pm I went up to ride on the turbo. I rode for an hour and a quarter and did 20 miles. I had forgotten how hard it is!!! When I finished I had a shower while H made a pot of tea which we had with a mince pie. For dinner tonight we had pork slices with fried onions and potato wedges. Now it is time for Emmerdale.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Monday.

I was up at 5.35 , put on a load of washing and had my breakfast I packed my lunch and a bottle of water, dressed, made the bed, sorted my bag and went to work. It was a miserable sort of day and kept raining on and off. I had to pick three dozen bunches of carrots first then trim leeks till 12.30. Andrew took me down for lunch then ( I had my coffee break sitting on an upturned box in the field in the rain). Andy is on holiday this week so it’s justAndrew and I. After lunch we washed and packed everything we went back to the leeks and finished the 4 rows that the boss had lifted. When I got home our son had left so we are back to being Darby and Joan. I had a cup of tea, a bath and cooked dinner. We had fagots with mashed potato, sprouts, peas and gravy. I am now going to watch my soaps so I hope I can stay awake.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.10 and H followed me down. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. After that I sat and knitted and H was messing about with hid phone πŸ“± playing scrabble with our daughter. We just sat quietly until our son got up then I emptied the dishwasher and put everything away etc. At 10.30 son and I put our cycle gear on and went for a bike ride. It was lovely, wall to wall sunshine but pretty cold which didn’t matter because we were well wrapped up.H rode upstairs. When we got back I just washed my hands and sorted lunch. H had a bacon sandwich and son and I had salad. I only had a small one because this afternoon H and I went to the hospital again to see H’s brother. He had fallen over again so we asked if he could have a Zimmer frame to help him with his balance it’s the third time he has fallen in 2 weeks, twice in hospital. However he was looking better today and stayed awake the whole time we were there. As soon as we got home I started dinner. We had roast pheasant and chicken with mashed and roast potatoes, roast sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli πŸ₯¦, and gravy. Pineapple for pudding. I then went upstairs to watch S C D results. We also had a mug of tea and a glass of wine. I am glad I went for a ride, it’s been 8 days since my last one! It’s work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Saturday.

We both got up at 6. 20 I put on a load of washing while H sliced off the bread for our toast and we had our breakfast. As soon as we were done we got ready and went shopping leaving our son in bed. As soon as we were home H made us coffees while I unpacked and put everything away. Then I hung out the washing. I sat and knitted till son came down and we sat and chatted while he was having his breakfast, H was on his turbo trainer. Our son then went to the climbing centre in Fifers Lane and I did a bit of clearing up. After that I prepared some vegetables so we could have soup for lunch. When son came back I turned the soup maker on and it was done by the time he had showered. We had a mince pie for pud. As soon as we were all done son and I drove to Heydon and went for a lovely walk through the estate. We walked for an hour and a half and it was beginning to get dark by the time we got back to the car. As soon as I was home I had a bath, a cup of tea, a glass of wine and then prepared dinner. We had gammon, chips, chestnut mushrooms and peas, pineapple for pudding. They topped up my wine glass and now I am watching ‘strictly come dancing ‘in the bedroom while they watch a film in the lounge. I forgot to say that I got the washing in before we went for our walk and it was all nice and dry.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday.

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

Wednesday.

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

Tuesday

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 πŸ‘€ 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

Monday.

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

Saturday.

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.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Friday. c

I got up at 6*30 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. I hung my washing out and then sat and knitted while H washed up and tidied the kitchen. 😊 later I made the bed, did a bit of dusting and then we got ready to go out on our bikes. We only had a short ride (16 miles) because we had to go, first to our daughters because it is her wedding anniversary (17 years) so we took them a bottle of bubbly. Then it was on to the hospital to visit H’s brother who has been in there since last Friday when he collapsed outside his bowls club. While we were there his consultant came to tell him the results of his scan and what they are going to do for him. He will have 2 separate operations next week, the first one being on Monday. We stayed till the tea trolley came in then we left to let him get on with his meal. We will go again next week. When we left the hospital we went to the chip shop. It was packed and I was queuing outside the door. I bought 2large cod and 1 portion of chips, a bread roll and 2 cans of shandy. They were still nice and hot when we got home. I had hoped I was going to do a nice long ride tomorrow but I have just seen a weather forecast and it looks as if it will be pouring with rain.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday.

I  got up at 5*40, made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. I had made my salad yesterday so I sat and watched a bit of tv before getting ready to go to work. My boss is in France for a week so Andy had to give us our instructions, my first job was 18 bunches of purple carrots and 72 bunches of orange ones. After that I got half a box of loose beetroot and we went down to wash and pack it and load the van with the first orders for Andrew to deliver. When he left we went back for 4 boxes of loose carrots and a box of parsnips. After we had washed and packed them I picked tomatoes till lunch time. After lunch I had to pick the first sprouts of the season. They are lovely sprouts, really clean and tight but , my goodness they are tight on the stalk and my thumbs ache from pushing them off the plant. After that it was 2 boxes of sprouting broccoli, 3 boxes of swedes, 1 box of celeriac and a box of fennel. We washed everything, sorted the orders etc and it was time for me to go home. I had my usual cuppa and bath then I cooked dinner, we had quiche, corn on the cob and cauliflower. I don’t have to work again till Monday 😊 .

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 5*50 and had my breakfast, then I just sat and knitted till H came down at 7. I did a load of washing, emptied the dishwasher and dressed, then we had a coffee. It was raining so I didn’t hang out the washing. I finished the headband I was knitting and started a new one. H said he wants me to knit him a jumper so I said ok. At 10*30 he went for his Spanish lesson, he went in the car as it was drizzling. When he left I cleaned the kitchen floor and did a bit of dusting before carrying on with my knitting. When H came home he said ‘ get your coat on and we will go to get the wool for my jumper’!!! I didn’t know I was going to have to knit it right away!! Anyway we bought some wool, a pattern and 2 pairs of needles. Then we went to a little cafe for a coffee and cheese on toast. When we got home H wanted me to start his jumper so I have but it’s hard work, the pattern is Irish moss stitch so every row is one knit one purl.  For dinner we had sausages, chips, mushrooms and eggs with stewed apple and ice cream for dessert. Unfortunately I have to go to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tuesday

We both got up at 7am and I put on a load of washing and the kettle then we had our breakfast. H made us a coffee while I hung out the washing. After coffee I made the bed and we changed into our cycle gear ready to go for a bike ride. It was pretty windy so we went along the track. It was nice, 23 miles. When we came  back I got my washing in while H hosed the bikes down. Then I fried some bacon for our lunch sandwiches and made us each a cup of coffee. Later we had a glass of wine and a rock cake. Tonight we are having fagots and peas for dinner with new potatoes and gravy with stewed apple and custard for pudding. My sister in law just rang to tell me that H’s brother, who is in hospital and has been very ill, is much better today. He was sitting out of bed playing dominoes. Thank goodness πŸ˜….  H has just ran me a bath and I don’t want it to get cold but before I go up to use it I am going to put the bikes away.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday.

I got up at 6, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I had packed my salad the night before so I made the bed, dressed and got ready to go to work. I was sent straight on leeks and and trimmed them till 12*15 when Andy came to take them and me down. We had our lunch then washed and packed them,( I had done 13 boxes ) we were sent back up the field to do some more . The boss just said go back up and get a load. There was no count. We went down at 3*30 to wash and pack them and got told off for doing too many. I think he should have said how many he wanted we aren’t mind readers. when they were washed it was time for me to go home. My boss is off to France on Wednesday and as I am not working again till Thursday I won’t see him for over a week. When I got home I had a cup of tea and then a bath before cooking dinner. We had leftover chicken with mashed potato, cauliflower, carrots and peas. Pineapple for pudding. Our son went back to London this afternoon so it’s very quiet here this evening. I now have 2 days off to look forward to but the forecast is for rain tomorrow.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday.

It was a much better day today, nice and sunny right from the start. I have been very lazy and not blogged since Thursday. I had a nice day Friday,I went for a bike ride with my son which was quite hard but I didn’t let him get away. In the evening we went out for a meal with all the rest of our family and had a great evening. The food was delicious and the company was even better. Yesterday I didn’t do anything much, son is trying to sort out my sewing machine, because he wants some curtains shortened. All the sewing machine instructions are on a video tape and we don’t have a player anymore. He and I went out and bought a new needle for the machine and he found the instructions on line, he has printed them all out for me. Today I got my washing dry, we had salad for lunch and then went to Cley for a walk along the beach to blow away the cobwebs. When we finished walking we went to the cafe for a coffee and a slice of cake. As soon as we were home I cooked dinner which was chicken, sausages, mashed and roast potatoes, roast sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli,carrots and gravy. It was nice. We had pineapple for dessert. H opened a bottle of wine and we are going to watch a film. He has also made a huge bowl of popcorn 🍿 it’s delicious.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5*30, had my breakfast, sorted my work bag, made the bed and had time to clean the downstairs cloakroom, wash the floor etc, then got ready to go to work. When I arrived the boss said nobody wants anything much and gave me a list which said, 48 bunches of carrots, 22 bunches of purple carrots, 5 boxes of leeks then weeding. As I am still pretty uncomfortable with all my bruising I asked if, when I had finished the harvesting I could go home. He said yes. I did get another message later asking for 4 boxes of loose carrots. I only ate a little of my salad at coffee break so I finished it when I got home.( I left off at 12*45. ) when I got back I had a lovely surprise, H had done all my clearing up for me, cleaned the bathroom and even polished all our brass door handles. ( He has put his back out ) no2 son arrived home at 4*45so I cooked dinner. We had sirloin steak, peas and chips. I am doing my weekly shop in the morning instead of Saturday.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wednesday. 1st November ch

This morning I knitted till H came down and we had our breakfast, I did a load of washing and hung it out while H was making us a coffee. I made the bed after I was dressed and then made H some rock cakes which was what he asked for. When they were done I went to the chicken farm for eggs, then to the garden centre because my daughter wanted some white pansies. I bought myself a pack of Christmas cards, 2 white ceramic plant pot holders and an indoor plant. They have all their Christmas decorations and trees out and I spent ages looking round. When I got home we had out lunch, French stick with cheese and ham. This afternoon H had a Spanish lesson so after I had washed the kitchen floor I spent the rest of the time knitting . I really wanted to finish it but I ran out of time. For dinner we had chicken strips in breadcrumbs, potato wedges, baked beans and garlic bread. We had a glass of wine and a cup of tea later. I have to work again tomorrow and when I get home no2son should be here, he’s coming for the weekend.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6*15 and sat and knitted till H came down . We had our breakfast and a coffee. I emptied the dishwasher and put everything away then I made a loaf of bread. H got the bikes out of the garage and pumped the tyres up because we were doing a road ride for a change. We did 33miles in 2*5 hours. We went through some really heavy showers but as it wasn’t cold we didn’t bother to shelter. When we got back we had another coffee and cheese and biscuits for lunch. The miles we did today made this the best October since I began recording my miles in 2005. We had a glass of wine and I soaked my bruises in a nice warm bath. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower and carrots in a cheese sauce. Today I knitted 2 sleeves of a baby’s jacket so I have only the yolk to do. Tomorrow I am not going to work or cycling, I am having the day off.😊

Monday, 30 October 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5*35, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hard boiled an egg and made a salad for my lunch. I dressed made the bed etc and went out to hang out my washing only to find that it was raining.! At work I had to pick 48 bunches of carrots and then trim leeks till lunch time when Andy took me down to wash and pack them. After all that was done we both went back to leeks and trimmed them till 3*30 when we went to wash them and I helped to pack them till it was my hometime. When I got home I had a cup of tea, a bath and then sorted dinner, chicken curry. I don’t have to go again till Thursday. It was strange leaving off and having to put my headlights on. It was quite cool today in the field but we didn’t get any more rain and H hung my washing out and got it dry for me.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday. a

I managed to lay in bed till 7 and then I put my clock back to 6 . I put on a load of washing and waited for H to get up and we had our breakfast together. I am pretty sore all over still so I just sat and knitted while H waited on me.! I hung out the washing and we had a coffee. H went up for a ride on his turbo and I kept knitting. At 11*45 we had a cheese sandwich with celery and a coffee then we got ready to go out on out bikes. We met our daughter on the track and off we all went, in the pouring rain, to ride along the first section of the new N D R which was open to cyclists, walkers, joggers etc before it opens to traffic next month. It was great, a really fast road but a pity about the weather. We saw a beautiful rainbow. When we got home we had a bath and a glass of wine. And I knitted again  till it was time for me to cook dinner. We had steak pie, potatoes and peas. I am now going to watch tv in bed and I am looking forward to S C D results. I am supposed to work tomorrow but I will have to see how I am in the morning and if I go I will stay as long as I can. This week I have ridden 107 miles.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Saturday

I didn’t sleep very well because of all my bruises so I was up at 5 after going to bed at 2am.i put on a load of washing and also made a loaf of bread. Then I sat and knitted till I heard H moving about and I made a pot of tea. We had our breakfast and as soon as we finished e got ready and went out to do our weekly shop. When we got back I unpacked and put everything away while H made our coffee. I hung out the washing, made the bed and swept the kitchen floor. At 10*15 we got ready to go out on our bikes to meet our daughter and son in law. We went to Reepham station where we had drinks and cheese straws before returning home. I enjoyed the ride and I didn’t fall off.!! As soon as we got back I chopped up lots of vegetables and made soup for lunch after lunch we had a glass of wine and I just sat knitting. I had a bath and washed my hair and I have more bruises coming out. For dinner we had pasta with minced beef and tomatoes with a bit of a red wine thrown in, garlic bread and for pud strawberry trifle. I am now flat on the bed watching S C D

Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday.

I was up at 6*20, put on a load of washing and made a pot of tea. When H came down we had our breakfast. I hung the washing out and emptied the dishwasher. H made us a coffee and when we had drunk it we got ready to go out on our bikes. When we got to the new bridge the men were working on it and had a van and a lorry on it. H managed to ride past but as I got to the 2 men I got to a bit of soft soil and my wheel slipped off the tarmac and I fell off. It was so embarrassing! H was really angry,you would think I did it on purpose! The 2 men rushed to pick me up, I said I was fine and got away as fast as possible. I hurt my left heel, right knee, right elbow,arm and shoulder. We carried on and after a couple of miles I was fine. On the way back we had to cross a road which is at the bottom of a sandy slope. I don’t know how it happened put one minute I was going down and the next I flew over the handlebars. I can’t believe I fell off twice in one day!! I really hurt myself the second time, I have a lump on my left knee, another one on my right thigh another huge bruise with a cut at the top of my leg a huge bruise on my back and both my hands are still numb. However saying all that it’s only pain and I shall be going out on my bike again tomorrow. When we got home H made me sit down while he got lunch, cheese and beetroot sandwiches with a cup of instant coffee. I then soaked in the bath for a while and when I came down I put an ice pack on my knee. I just sat all afternoon till it was time to to get dinner. We had home cooked fish, chips and mushy peas. I am now laying on the bed, watching tv and that’s where I intend to stay for the rest of the day.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Thursday.

I didn’t get up till 6*25 and I put on a load of washing. I made a pot of tea and then waited for H to get up before having my breakfast. We then had a coffee and I hung out the washing. I made the bed, did a few rows of my knitting and when H went upstairs to his pain cave to turbo I made a Christmas cake which looks pretty perfect. I also made some sloe gin which took ages because I had to prick each little berry several times and there were over 200. I made some lovely vegetable soup for lunch and then spent most of the afternoon in the garden filling my brown garden bin because it’s emptied tomorrow. We had lasagna for dinner. My washing all got dry once again.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 5, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 beetroot sandwiches for my lunch with 2 tomatoes and a bottle of water. I did a few rows of my knitting, hung out the washing and made the bed. I packed my bag dressed and got ready to go to work. It rained all the way there but soon stopped when I walked up the field. I had to do 8 boxes of leeks, 72 bunches of carrots and then go weeding. I didn’t weed for long because Andy came to get me to help wash and pack everything. We then had our lunch and went back up the field together to pick and trim turnips and swedes we did it till 3*30 which just left time to wash and pack them all. I don’t have to go again till Monday!! A nice long weekend 😊. When I got home I had a nice cup of tea waiting for me. I had a bath and cooked dinner. We had pork slices, potatoes, grilled tomatoes, and fried onions. It’s been a hard day and I am worn out.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6 after a lovely sleep. I put on a load of washing then I sat and knitted till I heard H moving about then I made a pot of tea. We had our breakfast and a coffee. I hung the washing out, made the bed and vacuumed all upstairs. I took a chicken breast and 2 sausages out of the freezer for dinner tonight and then we got ready to go out on our bikes. We went to Aylsham on the road, taking the scenic route and then came back along the track. It was 36.6 miles and took us 3 hours!! I enjoyed it all, even the head wind bit because I was hidden behind hubby. 😊 when we got back H made us another coffee while I made us each a poached egg sandwich. We had a shower and a glass of wine, H dozed off and I sat and knitted. I made a pasta bake for dinner, I chopped and fried a leek, a chicken breast, 2 sausages, 2 rashers of bacon πŸ₯“, and some chopped cauliflower. Then I added a carbanarra sauce and some tomato purΓ©e plus the pasta. A little grated cheese on top and it was delicious. I have to work again tomorrow.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5*30 and put on a load of washing then I had my breakfast and packed my lunch which was 2 beetroot sandwiches with 2 tomatoes and a bottle of water. I made the bed, dressed, sorted out my bag and got ready to go to work. I left the washing for H to hang out because it was too dark for me to see up the garden path. I had to trim 4 boxes of leeks and then 60 bunches of carrots. I had my coffee break sitting on a box in the field. After that I went back to leeks and had trimmed 2 more boxes when Andy came up and we had to pick a box of loose carrots and 4 boxes of turnips. We took them to the yard, washed and packed them, had our lunch and I had to walk back to the leeks and carried on trimming. Andy joined me after I had done another 4 boxes and we kept on leeks till 3*20 when we went down to wash and pack them. I don’t have to go again till Wednesday. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a soak in the bath. For dinner tonight we had fish pie with baked beans.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6*45 put on a load of washing, made a pot of tea and waited for H to get up. While I was waiting I did a few rows of my knitting. When H came down we had our breakfast and then a coffee. He went straight back up and got ready to have a ride on his turbo trainer. I sat and peeled a load of cooking apples that my bosses wife gave me and cooked them, I left them to cool so I can freeze them in separate portions. Next I hung out the washing, came in and drained the blackberries out of my blackberry whiskey. Then I changed into my cycle gear, took my bike out of the garage and went for a ride. The plan was to go and look for some sloes so I could make some sloe gin. When I left home it was nice and bright so I left mt washing out blowing madly on the line. I had done about 4 miles when the sky turned black, the wind was blowing a gale and it was hard work biking. I still hadn’t found any sloes so I battled on.( the things we do for our kids !!!!) well the skies opened and threw the rain down on me in sheets, I got soaked through to the skin my hair was dripping down my back and I was frozen. I found some sloes so it was not all in vain. As I couldn’t get any wetter I also stopped and gathered some chestnuts 🌰. When I got back H had finished his ride but my washing was dripping on the line, he didn’t know it was raining!! I hosed my bike down and by the time I went inH had made me a coffee and put the heating on, i was frozen. We had cheese and biscuits with pickle for lunch and one of my choc buns. This afternoon we watched tv and after a bath I made a pot of tea and cooked dinner. We had steak and ale pie with carrots, cauliflower and new potatoes with stewed apple and ice cream for pudding. I roasted some chestnuts. I left my washing out till it was nearly dark,then H got it in and its dry! It’s work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday.

We both got up at 6*20 and had our breakfast, as soon as we had finished we got ready to do our weekly shop. When we got back I unpacked and put everything away while H made us a coffee. I hung my washing out and vacuumed.
Now, today is our 58th wedding anniversary, when we went shopping it was raining and it was raining 58 Years  ago as well!! Our eldest granddaughter put our photo on instagram and our daughter put it on her Facebook page. She has had loads of comments and I am truly flattered! Everyone said she looks just like me ( then not now ) well she is beautiful and I never thought I was.  H took me out to lunch and it was delicious, we both had crispy chicken on a bed of rocket with satay sauce for starters plus a large glass of Chardonnay then H had chicken supreme with baby potatoes and carrots I had venison with shallots, field mushrooms and a fabulous sauce, oh and roast hazel nuts. For pud H had plum crumble with vanilla ice cream and I had poached berries with cinnamon ice cream. We had a carafe of water and finished off with a coffee. When we got back home we both felt really stuffed!! We didn’t want any tea just a cuppa. My washing is dry. 😊

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday.

We both got up at 7, I put on a load of washing and made the tea while H sliced off the bread for our toast. We had breakfast and then a coffee. I couldn’t hang the washing out because it was raining. H went up to study his Spanish and after I had swept the kitchen floor and cleared up a bit I caught up with my emails. I took H up a coffee and then I made some chocolate buns with chocolate chips. Next I made some vegetable soup for lunch. After H had eaten his he went up to ride a race on his turbo trainer. He hadn’t been up there long when the doorbell rang and it was our daughter, she had come round to bring us a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates for our 58th wedding anniversary tomorrow. We had a cup of tea and a nice chat. When she left I washed my hair and H poured us a glass of wine,( not out bubbly, that’s for tomorrow and is cooling in the fridge.) I did a little of my knitting before getting dinner, we had quiche with potato wedges and mushrooms. Tonight I will watch my soaps including the last episode of cold feet.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thursday. a

I didn’t wake up till 6! I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed a salad for my lunch, made the bed dressed, sorted my work bag and got ready to go. I didn’t have time to hang out the washing so I left it for H to do after the the fog had lifted. I had to do 22 bunches of purple carrots and 108 bunches of otange ones. Then I went to the onion patch for just 14 bunches. I trimmed 3 boxes of leeks and then Andy joined me and we picked 3 boxes of parsnips, 3 boxes of loose carrots and 22 bunches of golden beetroot. we took everything to the yard to wash and pack but first we had lunch. I had to pack leeks and turnips and help to wash carrots but at 2 pm I had to pick tomatoes. They took me the rest of the day and I didn’t manage to finish them. I have to go again on Monday. When I got home I had a cup of tea and then a bath. I have come home with a headache again. For dinner we had spaghetti bolognese and it was very nice. ( minced beef, onion, carrot, mushrooms, peas, and a tin of chopped tomatoes. For pud we had stewed apple and ice cream.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday.

I managed to stay in bed till 7 this morning, I expected it to be raining but it wasn’t we had our breakfast and a coffee then I wrote an email to my brother in New Zealand. H had a Spanish lesson this afternoon so he thought he had better do a bit of revision and while he was doing that I went outside to do a bit of clearing up in the garden. I half filled my garden rubbish bin and I have another week to finish it. H called me in for a coffee and we had a corned beef sandwich with brown sauce. When H got ready to go for his lesson I went with him part of the way and then got on to the cycle track to go for a short ride. I was going to go to Whitwell and back but by the time I had done a bout 8 miles it began to rain so I turned back. At one point I came across so many chestnuts 🌰 I just had to stop and pick some up. When H got back he put our bikes away and made us a coffee. I had a bath and then got dinner, we had Cornish pasties, carrots,cauliflower and new potatoes. I have to go to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 5:30 and made a pot of tea, then I sat and knitted till H got up and we had our breakfast. H then went into the garage to get our folding bikes out and put them into the boot of the car ready for us to go out later. While he was doing that I emptied the dishwasher and put everything away, dusted the lounge and made the bed. WhenH came in he made us a coffee and we got ready to go out. First we drove to Castle Rising and parked at the castle. We went in and looked round and walked all round the outside as well, It was very interesting. Then we took our little bikes out of the boot, assembled them and went for a ride round the village. We found a nice “ olde worlde “ tea shop where we had a pot of tea for 2, ham eggs and chips and a large glass of wine. After that we found a great cycle track that led to the Sandringham estate. It passed through some beautiful countryside and a huge wooded area where we saw some buzzards circling in a clear blue sky. We locked our bikes and walked to the church for a look round then cycled back to the car. On the way back we were going to stop at a little cafe we like for a cream tea but they closed at we got there so I popped into Tesco and bought us each a packet of hula hoops and a cinnamon and pecan slice, yummy. We had them with a cup of coffee, because we won’t need a proper meal this evening. Anyway, we have had a lovely day.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday.

I was up early, put on a load of washing, made a salad for my lunch and had my breakfast. I dressed, made the bed hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 29 bunches of carrots and a few loose ones and then trim leeks. At 12:30 Andy picked up my boxes of leeks and me and we washed them and packed a few before we had lunch. Then the boss came in and said he had more leek orders so I had to go straight back and trim more. Andy finished packing the first lot and then joined me trimming them. We went down at 3:30 to wash and pack them which took till my home time.when I got home I had a cuppa and a bath before cooking dinner. We had jacket potatoes, bacon, mushrooms, mushy peas and eggs. I don’t have to go again till Thursday so tomorrow we are going out to somewhere nice.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A beautiful day.

We both got up at 6.40, I put on a load of washing and we had our breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung the washing out. I read a chapter of my book and at 8.45 we got ready to go out on our bikes. The weather was lovely. We did 32miles and there were loads of people taking advantage of the track. I have done 102.2 miles this week so I am happy. It’s the most I have done in a week for ages. W e tried quite hard this morning and we were both sweating when we got home. We had a shower and a pint of shandy. Then for lunch we had a bacon sandwich with mustard and a cup of coffee. We watched the tour of Turkey this afternoon, I got the washing in all nice and dry yet again. For dinner we had a steak and onion pie with potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. It’s work for me tomorrow so roll on Tuesday.!!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday. o

H woke me up at 6. 30, I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I dressed as soon as I had finished and we went shopping. When we got back H made us a coffee and then went up to ride 75k on his turbo. I put on a second load of washing, made a loaf of bread, unpacked all the groceries, put them away and hung out the washing. After that I went to my butchers in the car and on the way back I went to the chicken farm for eggs. When I came back H was downstairs, I was surprised because he should have still been riding but he said his computer crashed so he couldn’t carry on. We had a Stilton topped pork pie for lunch with a coffee and watched a cycle race from Turkey.  I washed my hair and got the washing in, nice and dry again. I have been knitting all afternoon and for dinner tonight we had belly pork with peas and a huge chunk of cheese and garlic bread instead of potatoes, it was nice.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Friday.

I got up at 6, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out and we had a coffee. H got our bikes out of the garage, oiled our chains ready for us to go for a ride. We left home just  after 9.30 and took the scenic route to visit H’s brother. We had a cup of tea and a biscuit and stayed for around an hour and cycled along the cycle track back home. It was very windy and we were battered about on the way there on the road but we were sheltered on the track on the ride back. H has a sore knee so our ride wa s pretty slow. We had a pot noodle for lunch, watched a cycle race then had a shower. My washing all got nice and dry in the strong wind. I have started some more knitting. For dinner tonight we had pork chops, fried onions and leeks and potatoes. Now I am going to have an apple because I haven’t eaten much today, I have lost a pound this week, I know it’s not much but I am so pleased because I have been stuck on the same weight for ages.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lazy Thursday.

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing then I just sat and read my book till H came down. We had our breakfast and I hung out the washing. We had a proper coffee and I read more book. H went up and rode a race on his turbo while I topped up my garden rubbish bin ready for the bin men tomorrow. When he finished we had an instant coffee and as I was feeling lazy I just sat about for a while. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch with a cup of soup. I took my blood pressure and it’s really high today for some reason, it’s been pretty good until now. This afternoon we watched a cycle race, I had a shower and for dinner we had fish pie with peas and cauliflower. I hope I feel a bit more lively tomorrow because I want too go out on my bike.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wednesday.

I was up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I had made my salad yesterday so I just had to add some cheese. I dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and went to work. First of all we planted 6 trays of cabbages, it's our last planting for this year. It didn't take long and it was 150 dozen cabbages. After that I had to do 96 bunches of carrots and 16 purple ones. Then I went weeding, first I wed an onion bed but Andy came to take me to the yard where I had to lay out all the carrots so Andy could wash them and I packed them into boxes ready for our customers. We had our lunch and went back up the field to trim and box 5 boxes of turnips. After that I went back to the weeding, finishing the onions and starting on the leeks which are full of nettles. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a nice soak in the bath. For dinner tonight we had chicken in breadcrumbs with potatoes , cauliflower and beans. I don't have to work till Monday so it's a nice break.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Tuesday.

I was up at 6.40 this morning and not enough washing for a load. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. H asked what time I wanted to go out on my bike and I said about 10.30, he said ok. I went up, made the bed and thought I would read a couple of chapters of my book. I sat there reading my book when H came through dressed in all his cycle gear, even had his helmet on!! I checked my watch and it was only 9.30!! Anyway I quickly got ready and off we went. We had a lovely ride, 21 miles on the road and 18.9 along the track. I burnt over 1,000 calories so when we arrived back home we had a bacon sandwich and a glass of shandy. We had a shower and watched tv. For dinner tonight we had a quiche with potato fritters and mushrooms. I am working again tomorrow.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Monday.

I got up at5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed a salad for my lunch, made the bed, dressed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 24 bunches of beetroot and then trim leeks till 2pm. I did 14 boxes. Then Andy came up with the trailer and we went to the squashes and harvested 15 boxes. We had to clean them all before we boxed them up. At 3.30 we washed and packed the leeks and I came home. I have tomorrow off and I am back on Wednesday. For dinner we had eggs, chips and peas. I love my home made chips.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday.

Yesterday I didn't blog!! We had my brother and sister in law to dinnerand when they left it was my bedtime. We had a nice evening,it was nice to catch up. This morning I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast I hung the washing out, emptied the dishwasher and put on a loaf of bread. At 10.30 we got ready to meet out Daugter and son in law to go for a ride along the track to Reepham station where we had a coffee and a natter before riding back home. The track was pretty muddy after yesterday's rain but we all really enjoyed it. (21 miles for us ) but further for the other two who had to get to ours in the first place. H hosed our bikes down when we got back while I made coffee and sandwiches. We didn't do much this afternoon, H watched tv πŸ“Ί while I read a book. For dinner we had some leftover chicken in wine to which I added sausages and more potatoes, it was tasty. Tomorrow I have to work.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday.

I managed to stay in bed till 6.55 when I got up and put on a load of washing. H was already up. I had my breakfast and then we had a coffee. I hung out the washing and polished all my brasses. After that we went to B & Q for a pot of paint and on the way back we picked my prescription from the chemist. We had a pot noodle for lunch with an instant coffee and I got the washing in, it's all nice and dry. I did a bit of dusting and at 2 pm I went to the dentist for a clean and polish. It was wine o'clock when we got back and after that I had a bath and washed my hair. For dinner tonight we had a chicken lattice pie with roast potatoes and cabbage. We had sherry trifle for pudding.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday.

I didn't wake up till 6 this morning so it was a bit of a rush. I put on a load of washing, had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I dressed, made the bed and got ready to go to work. I had to do 20 bunches of golden beetroot, 30 bunches of purple ones, then 120 bunches of carrots and 23 bunches of purple ones. Then I helped the men pick 2 boxes of loose carrots and 2 boxes of parsnips. The men went down to the yard to wash and pack stuff and I sat in the field and had my lunch. I then went on to the leeks and I had to have 6 boxes, I had 4 when Andy joined me, after they were done we had to harvest 2 boxes of  swedes and 2 boxes of celeriac. We washed everything and it was 4 o'clock so I left the men to pack it all and I came home. I had a cup of tea and a bath then I cooked dinner, pork slices with cauliflower,purple carrots and potatoes. I have tomorrow off so I will be able to get some housework done. H hung the washing out for me and got it all dry.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday.

I was up at 5.35, put on a load of washing, made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce rolls and a bottle of water for my lunch made the bed, dressed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to trim 2 rows of leeks first (4boxes ). Then I had to pick 140 bunches of spring onions, they took me ages, they are past the best and I will be glad when they are finished. After that I went back to Leeks till Andy same to take me to the yard to wash and pack everything before hometime. When I got home I had a splitting headache because of all the bending. I had a cup of tea and two paracetamols. I had a bath and cooked dinner, fish pie, cauliflower, peas and carrots. I have to work again tomorrow but the boss said I might be finished by lunchtime. H got the  washing in, all nice and dry with all the wind but I was cold at work.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday.

I managed to stay in bed till 7.15 this morning and H got up st 7.45. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. I made the bed and watched tele for a while then H said he was getting ready to go out on his bike so I went up and changed and off we went. We rode 36.7 miles so that's a good start for my October miles. I would like to ride 400 this month. When we got back H mowed the back lawn while I got us a coffee and a cheese and lettuce roll each. I then tidied the kitchen and did some more of my knitting. For dinner tonight we are having eggs beans and chips. Tomorrow I have to work again and I might have to go Thursday as well this week.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday

I got up at 5 because I couldn't sleep and sat and knitted till 6 when I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce rolls for my lunch with 2 tomatoes and a bottle of water. I hung my washing out, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick 36 bunches of carrots, 30 bunches of beetroot and trim 3 boxes of leeks. After coffee break I had to do 60 bunches of spring onions and then go back for leek trimming for the rest of the day. Andy collected me and the leeks at 3.30 so we could wash and pack them before home time. When I got home we had a cup of tea and I had a bath. When I came down I cooked dinner, salmon, potatoes, leek and cauliflower. H poured a glass of wine to go with it. I have now come upstairs to watch my soaps, I hope I can stay awake for them. I have to work again on Wednesday.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

The first of October went off with a bang for me !!!!

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing, it was raining. Then I made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. A little later H made us a coffee and then he went up to ride a race on Zwift. I swept and washed the kitchen floor and then the downstairs toilet. Well in there we had an old water softener, it was all wired in but doesn't work any more so I went up and asked H if I could take it out because it looked messy, he said yes so I came down, found my garden snips and simply cut through the wire. Well there was a terrific bang and a flash with flames and sparks and all our power went off! H had been riding for over an hour and was doing well then he lost it all!!! ( I didn't get shouted at too much! ) It took H ages to sort it all out. I made some bread rolls and we had one with corned beef and a cup of coffee for lunch. I sat and knitted for most of the afternoon and for dinner tonight we had sirloin steaks, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, onions, a fried egg and a roll. It's work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Wedding dress hunting.

I got up at 5.30 and put on a load of washing. I just sat and read my book after that waiting for H to get up which he did at 7.45 then we had our breakfast. I hung out my washing and I hung yesterday's out again because it was rained on yesterday. After that I dressed ready to go to the City. H took me to our daughters and we all went together, daughter, granddaughter and me. We met the bride to be in
'Costa' ( my other granddaughter) and all had a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and a slice of something delicious before going to our first appointment. She tried on several dresses, all of which looked nice. We went from there to Primark for a look round and then on to giraffe for cocktails and lunch. We all had something different and it was all lovely. From there we went to Debenhams to try bridesmaid dresses on etc. After that we went back to the car, shopping on the way and on to our next appointment at 3pm. The traffic in the City was horrendous but we made it and we're only 6 minutes late! Anyway Christie fitted on 2 more dresses and they both looked nicer on her than any we tried at the first shop. She decided on the second dress which is beautiful and looked as if it was made for her. We then took her home and her fiancΓ© made us a welcome cup of tea then Daugter took me home. I left this morning at 9am and it was exactly 5pm when I got home. H made me a cup of tea and I cooked dinner, new potatoes, cauliflower, peas and pork slices in barbecue sauce. I then had a bath and have come upstairs to watch strictly come dancing.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday.

 I got up at 6 and woke H up so we could have our breakfast and go shopping. I put on a load of washing and off we went. When we got home we unpacked and put everything away, then we had a coffee and a jam and cream do nut. By the time we had eaten an drunk that it was raining so we hung on before getting ready to go out on our bikes. It had stopped by 10.15 so we got ready and went. We had only been about 4 miles when it began to rain again, however we carried on and just did a short round trip ( 19.8 miles ). The track was very muddy and by the time we got home I was filthy, mud from head to foot. For the last half mile it poured down and we were soaked, it's a good job it's warm. We had a shower, a coffee, a pot noodle and a slice of cake. For dinner tonight we are going to have a vegetarian meal, I  am making a pasta bake with quorn sausages, grated carrot fried onions and a white wine sauce and a shell pasta. It's wedding dress hunting day tomorrow we are all looking forward to it.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 6.45 and put on a load of washing. I waited for H to get up before having breakfast. We had intended to go out on our bikes this morning but it was pretty wet. I cleaned and tidied the lounge, we had a coffee and then we took down our kitchen blind and put it back up properly because one side had become loose and I was scared to open or close it in case it fell down.
H made a loaf of bread and I made a nice fruit cake. We then went into the passage and trimmed all the long bit of hedge so we don't get wet when we walk past. It was still dull at 10 am so we gave up on cycling and I started a new book while H studied his Spanish. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch and the sun came out so I hung out the washing and by 5.30 it was dry. For dinner tonight we had spaghetti bolognese and I had an apple for pudding. We hope to get a ride in some time tomorrow.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 5.30 and put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 sandwiches for my lunch, one lettuce and tomato and the other corned beef and brown sauce. I hung out the washing, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick 190 bunches of spring onions first then 16 bunches of purple carrots and 84 bunches of orange ones. Next it was 30 bunches of beetroot and 2 boxes of loose carrots where Andy joined me. As soon as they were done we went to the yard and washed and packed everything. It all took till 2 minutes to 4 a nd my home time. When I got home we had a cup of tea and then a bath. For dinner tonight we had jacket potatoes, baked beans and breaded cod. The boss said he won't need me any more till next Monday. Since my dinner I have had a banana, a pear and an apple and I still feel hungry!! H had a glass of wine but I didn't because of all the calories.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6.30, put on a load of washing and then just sat and read tillH got up about half an hour later. We then had our breakfast. I had one slice of toast and he had 2. I couldn't make up my mind weather to have marmite or my homemade jam on mine so I ended up with a half slice of each. We also had a mug of tea and a little later a proper cup of coffee. I watered my outside pots, hung out my washing, made the bed and did a bit of clearing up. H did his Spanish homework. At 9.40 H said he was getting ready to go out on our bikes so I went up and put my cycle gear on and off we went. We had a lovely ride with me getting 2 ' Q O Ms' . When we got back we showered and changed, had an instant coffee and a bacon sandwich before going to one of our favourite pub/restaurants to book a meal on our 58th wedding anniversary and another to treat all our family. We do this because I can't have them all for Christmas any more. There are 12 of us now and it's not only hard work but there isn't really enough room to sit us all now. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cabbage and leeks. It's work for me tomorrow.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday.

Well it was work today so I got up at 6 and had my breakfast. I packed a small salad for my lunch and a corned beef sandwich. I made the bed, dressed, sorted my bag and went to work. I had to pick 200 bunches of spring onions, 36 bunches of carrots and a box of loose ones. Then I walked to the leeks and trimmed the 2 rows that the boss had lifted. Andy came and took me and my vegetables down tothe yard so we could wash and pack them all. By the time we had done all that it was 3 o'clock so we spent the last hour harvesting squashes. When I got home we had a cup of tea and then I had a nice soak in the bath. For dinner we had pizza with a salad which was nice. I have to go back to work on Wednesday which could be my last day this week.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday.

 We both got up at the same time this morning, I put on a load of washing and H sliced off the bread for toast. We had a huge mug of tea and then a coffee. I hung out the washing and then prepared the fruit we gathered yesterday to make jam. It's turned out well. I vacuumed all downstairs and then made a loaf of bread. I pulled a few weeds out of the garden and then dusted before reading two chapters of my book. H had a turbo ride and when he had done we had an instant coffee and a corned beef sandwich. We watched the world championships cycle race for the senior men and then had a shower and I cooked dinner. We had pork with potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. The lump in my arm has gone down a bit, it's not painful unless I touch it but the bruise is huge. Tomorrow I have to go to work!!!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday.

I was up first this morning so I made the tea and waited for H to get up and slice off the bread for my toast. After breakfast we went to Asda for our weekly shop after that we went to M & S because it's ' meal deal ' week. Then on to Tesco bacause the other 2 shops don't sell the milk we like. As soon as we got back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. After our coffee we got back in the car and went to the doctors for our yearly flu jab. I had mine first and the lady who did it asked which arm? I wasn't bothered so I said either one. She was nearest my right arm so I thought she might as well do that one I tolled up my sleeve and it was done. It took us 4 minutes to get home and by the time we arrived I had a lump on my arm as big as a turkeys egg! It was very painful and a bruise began to form. We had a look at H's arm and we couldn't even find the needle mark? We got ready to go out on our bikes and rode 27.5 miles, half on the track and the rest on the road.
For lunch we had a corned beef sandwich and an instant coffee. We watched a cycle race with a glass of wine, had a shower and I cooked dinner, lasagne and garlic mushrooms. The swelling on my arm has gone down a bit but the bruise has spread over he whole of my upper arm!! The biggest problem is that I sleep on my right side and there is no way I will be able to lay on it so I won't get much sleep tonight.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday.

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing and H got up at 7. We had our breakfast and I hung out the washing then we had a coffee. I baked H some rock cakes and also made a loaf of bread. After that I sat and wrote an email to my brother in New Zealand and another to my sister in law who lives locally. We then had another coffee and watched the junior women's world championship cycle race. We had pilchards and beetroot with a slice of bread and butter for lunch and then I went to the hairdressers for a haircut. When I came out I went to K F C for our dinner!!! We had 3 pieces of chicken and 2 portions of chips each with a drink. We watched another race ( men's ) and had a glass of wine. My washing is dry again. I had time to do a bit of weeding in the garden, the weeds grow so much faster than my plants!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday.

We got up at 6, I put on a load of washing and H got the bikes out then we had our breakfast. I made the bedand hung out the washing, I read a couple of chapters of my book and at 9.30 we got ready to go for a ride. We went to Walcott, taking the scenic route. At Walcott we stopped at a cafe for a coffee and bacon butties. When we sat there I checked the miles we had done, 33.5 and when we got back home we had done a total of 63.8 so the way we came back was slightly  shorter. The minute we got home w e cha nged and went round to no1 sons because it is his wife's birthday.  We had a nice cup of tea and a chat and when we got home it was wine o'clock. For dinner tonight we had chicken curry.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 5.35 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I had made my salad yesterday so I just dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and got ready to go to work. I had to do 240 bunches of spring onions first then 4 bunches of golden beetroot and 45 purple ones. After that I had to do 4 bunches of purple carrots and then 96 orange ones. After that I had to go to the yard to help wash and pack everything. When that was done I only had half an hour left so I had to go to the greenhouse and pull up all the old cucumber plants and some runner bean plants. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath before cooking dinner. We had jacket potatoes, baked beans and smoked cod. I am a bit stiff but nowhere near as bad as Monday! The trouble is I don't have to go in again till next Monday so even though I am pleased I don't have to work any more this week i guess I will be really sore again on Monday.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday.

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

Sunday.

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

Saturday.

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.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday.

I managed to lie in till 6 and H layed in till 7! We had our breakfast then a coffee and I made the bed, watered the plants, had a quick tidy up and H did an hour of Spanish homework so I started a new book. As soon as he had finished we got ready to go out. First we went to Swafham for some egg and chips with a coffee to keep us going then we went to Castle Acre and Castle Priory. It was so interesting, we thought the priory was amazing and had no idea there would be so much there. On the way home we called in at a small tea shop for 2 cream teas, a perfect end to a fabulous day. So no cooking for me and a nice glass of red wine before my shower and a film. The weather was perfect too. I hope tomorrow goes as well.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out, packed my lunch ( salad sandwiches) dressed, made the bed and went to work. I worked my own all day which I like best. I had to do 60 bunches of spring onions, 24 bunches of carrots and 2 boxes of runner beans. After that I had to go back to onions and pick another 70 bunches,24 more bunches of carrots and then I spent the rest of the day trimming leeks. I was in the middle of the field trimming leeks when there was a massive thunder storm! First the wind got up to gale force then the rain started and finally the hail. There was nowhere for me to shelter so I just had to stand with my back to it. Anyway no more work for me till next Monday. When I got back home I had a cup of tea, a bath, a glass of wine then I sorted dinner. We had jacket potatoes, 2 fried eggs and a corn on the cob. I hope to lay in tomorrow.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.20 and put on a load of washing before having my breakfast. We had a coffee, I read a bit of my book, hung out the washing and then got on with my lroning and when it was all done I put it away and got ready to go out on my bike on my own. I wanted some more blackberries to make some more blackberry whiskey and when we were out yesterday we saw some nice ones, the only trouble is they were 13 miles away. So I went off to pick some and then home again stopping at the crab house on the way for 2 nice crabs. When I got home I cleaned and dresssed the crabs and we had them for lunch. I got the washing in, all dry and we watched the cycle race. ( I rode 26 miles). I had a shower and H made a nice cup of tea. We had pizza for dinner with chips and corn on the cob. I have to work tomorrow because my boss is away but then I am on holiday till next Monday.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saturday.

H woke me up at 6.20 so I dressed,came down and had my breakfast. As soon as I had finished and cleaned my teeth etc we went shopping. We had it all done quite quickly and were home again by 8am. I unpacked and put everything away while H got our bikes out of the garage and made us a coffee. I made the bed and changed into my cycle gear ready to go out for a ride. We had a lovely ride although it was a bit sticky in places. We did 33.5 miles and saw a buzzard flying very low across the track, we also saw several voles, mice and rats so there is plenty of food for the raptors. When we got back home H hosed the bikes down while I got lunch, cheese and cucumber rolls with celery. We also had a glass of wine. We sat and watched the ' tour of Britain ' , I had a Beth and we had a cup of tea. I cooked dinner which was nice, Spanish chicken, patatas bravas and peas with lemon cheesecake for pudding. We are watching pointless and when it is over I have to go up to watch strictly come dancing which starts tonight. ( Christmas must be on its way!!!)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Dentist day!

I got up just after 6 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast and a coffee then I hung out the washing. It was pretty dull so we decided not to go out on our bikes and I had to go to the dentist this afternoon for a filling. We had a cheese and salad roll for lunch with a coffee. I got to the dentist at 2.20 and came out at 3.06. It's a long while to sit with your mouth open!!! But it was worth it because it has saved my tooth. The dentist said it might be a bit painful until it settles down but the numbness has worn off and I can't feel a thing. When we left there we popped round to see our daughter and granddaughter, we had a cup of tea which helped my mouth πŸ‘„. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower, runner beans and broccoli, it w as a nice meal and perfect for me because i didn't want to chew tonight, i will be fine tomorrow.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5.40 and didn't have any washing for a change. I had my breakfast packed 2 of my home made rolls for my lunch filled with cheese and lettuce. I made the bed, dressed and went to work.
I had to do 80 spring onions, a box of runner beans, 25 beetroot and 4 bunches of golden beetroot. I then had to go back to onions for another 40 bunches. After that it was 5 bunches of radishes, the last for this year, 24 bunches of carrots and 8 bunches of purple ones. Lastly a box of tomatoes before I helped Andy to wash everything, pack it and put it all away. It was then 2.15 and there was nothing else for me to do so I had to come home. For dinner tonight we had yesterday's leftover vegetables with chorizo a pasta sauce and pasta, it was tasty. I have to go to work again on Monday so a nice break.