Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wed.

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

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tuesday.

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

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday.

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

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday

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

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday

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

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday

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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday

I got up with a headache again! I think it's when I do a lot of weeding, I am bent over the whole time. It's ok if I just do it for a couple of hours but yesterday I was weeding from 11.10 till 3.50. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out and then just sat about till my headache eased up I made the bed and and flicked a duster about a bit until H said we should get ready to go out on our bikes. We went to Reepham along the track and then home again, it was 23.5 miles so enough for us to say we had our exercise. When we got back I made us a coffee while H hosed the bikes down. After we had showered we went to drop my prescription at the Doctors so I can get a repeat, then to the chicken farm for eggs and finally to the chop for a French stick 🥖 and a packet of ham which we had for lunch with a glass of wine. For dinner tonight we had rump steak, fried red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and potato wedges, it was yummy. My headache disappeared while we were riding which was great.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday

I got up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches with 8 sun gold tomatoes and a bottle of water. When the washing was done I hung it out and made the bed. At 7.25 I went to work, the traffic was dreadful due to all the road closures in our area and I just made it with a minute to spare. I had to pick 25 bunches of radishes, 36 bunches of beetroot, 24 bunches of carrots and then 100 bunches of spring onions with Andrew. When he left I had to pick another 60 bunches of onions and then weeding. Andy only worked 2 hours because he had a hospital appointment. They gave him an injection in his knee and another in his buttock. He won't be back to work till Wednesday. For tea tonight we had 2 eggs with baked beans on toast because I forgot to get anything out of the freezer. I am not needed at work till Wednesday so I will get some housework done tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday

I managed to stay in bed till 6.30 then I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung the washing out. I sat for ages and finished the book I was reading and then I listened to the Archers omnibus before getting ready to go out on my bike. I didn't feel like going far, in fact I didn't feel like going out at all. So I decided to take a bag and and go on the hunt for some blackberries. I found a nice quiet country lane where there were loads. I biked 13.7 miles and when I arrived back I washed the blackberries and started off some blackberry whisky. H rode on his turbo doing 100 k average 22.2 miles an hour. (63miles ). We had a fried egg sandwich for lunch with a cup of coffee. We then watched a cycle race and I knitted at the same time. We had a glass of wine and for dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower cheese. Our daughter asked if we would like to go to theirs for a B B Q next Saturday ( weather permitting ) so we have that to look forward to, I hope the weather is good enough. Well it's work for me again in the morning and the boss says we will be very busy because Andy has a hospital appointment at 11.30 so won't be with us for long. At least when we are busy the day flies past.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday.

I got up at 5.50 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast, then I emptied the dishwasher that we had put on overnight and dressed ready to go shopping. After Asda we went to M&S food hall for a ' meal deal ' and fish pies etc. Lastly to Tescos for milk. H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. After my coffee ( and cream horn ) ( we didn't know you could still get them, haven't seen any for years ) I hung out the washing. After I had made the bed and tidied the bedroom I swept the kitchen floor and vacuumed downstairs then I sat down for a bit and read my  book because my legs are a bit stiff after yesterday's ride. For lunch we had a cheese sandwich, I also had cucumber in mine but H doesn't like it. We had a coffee with it and some sun gold tomatoes. We watched a cycle race this afternoon and then I had a shower and cooked dinner. We had chicken with roast potatoes, cauliflower and runner beans with strawberry trifle for pudding, a cup of tea and a glass of wine. H spent some time in the garage changing his single speed bike into one with gears. My washing is all nice and dry again.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday.

I went to bed with a headache and woke up with it this morning! I also felt a bit sick. I did my usual load of washing but apart from that I just sat about doing nothing much. I hung the washing out and H went into the garage to get the bikes out. I really didn't want to go but i got ready anyway. Well thank goodness i did the further we went the better i felt. We rode on and off road and did 47 and a bit miles. It was hard work. He sun shone all the way round and it was lovely. We had an ice cream at Wroxham station and a packet of crisps with a coffee at Aylsham station. When we got home i got my washing in, had a bath and washed my hair, then i cooked dinner. Pork slices, tomatoes, cauliflower, potato wedges and a fried egg. We were so hungry. I also opened a bottle of wine. I have had cramp in my legs a couple of times since getting home.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday.,

I put on a load of washing as soon as I was up and then had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, made my bed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to do 45 bunches of radishes, 40 bunches of spring onions, 6 bunches of golden beetroot, 22 bunches of purple beetroot, 11 bunches of purple carrots, 48 bunches of orange ones, then 3 boxes of loose carrots. Andy came and picked it and me up  and we went to the yard to wash and pack everything. We then had lunch and I had the luxury of eating mine in the shed with the men. After that I had to pick 2 trays of tomatoes and then spend the rest of the day weeding. I don't have to go again till Monday. For dinner tonight we had smoked haddock, jacket potatoes and baked beans. The forecast for tomorrow is looking a bit better so we hope to go out on our bikes in the afternoon.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday

I stayed in bed till 7.15 and then had my breakfast. It was far too wet to go out on my bike and H was having his Spanish lesson so I got him to give me a lift to the City. It was a bit disappointing because I wanted some special wool, we had looked on line and the only place to get it locally was John Lewis. But they didn't have any!! Well they had one 50 gram ball. This means I will have to go back to Sheringham, they have it in a nice little wool shop there that sells it. I had a wander round the clothing department because I want some ideas for a nice wedding outfit. I won't need it till next year but I like looking. I bought us each a sausage roll and a Belgium bun for our lunch and I sat and knitted all afternoon. For dinner tonight I made a cottage pie which turned out nice. I kept waiting for my boss to ring and tell me it will be too wet for me to work tomorrow but no such luck.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Waste of a day!

We carefully watched the weather forecast yesterday evening and decided it was going to be too wet to do the long cycle ride to Wroxham that we had planned. When I got up just after 6am I looked out of the window and we had had a bit of rain overnight but it looked quite bright. Anyway we didn't change our minds so after a coffee H brought his computer downstairs and got on with his Spanish homework ready for his lesson tomorrow. I just sat and read my book. We had corned beef sandwiches with tomatoes for lunch and then I went outside and worked in the garden. H came out and cut the front lawn. I have filled my brown garden rubbish bin again. I came in again at 3.30 and got on with some knitting. At 4.30 my boss rang to say it was too wet for me to go to work tomorrow!!!! I didn't know what he was talking about! We hadn't ( at that time ) had a drop of rain and we are only about 5 miles from my work as the crow flies! However it is raining here now and when we watched the news there has been rain all over the place and if we had gone out on our bikes we would have been soaked. We had cod in a mustard sauce for dinner with runner beans, courgette, carrots and new potatoes.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday

Same breakfast, packed same lunch, did same washing and hung it out and went to work. I had to do 54 bunches of radishes, 240 bunches of spring onions with Andrew and when he left I had to do another 70 bunches. After that a box of loose carrots and 2 dozen bunches. By the time we had done all that it was 1.25 so a very late lunch. Andy and I washed everything and then I picked a tray of tomatoes before spending the rest of the day pricking out fennel and lettuce into the field. For dinner tonight we had egg fried rice with chicken,onions, courgette, mushrooms and peas. It was nice. No work tomorrow and H and I were hoping for a long cycle ride but the forecast is for lots of rain.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.30 and put on a load of washing. H was already up and had made the tea. I had my breakfast with  and when the washing was done I hung it out. We had a coffee and both sat and read for a while. H was going to ride upstairs this morning so I went out on my own. First I went out to pick some Myra Bella's, I didn't want to make any more jam or gin, I just wanted enough so I can take a few to work each day to eat with my lunch, I love them. I brought them back home and put them in the fridge and went back out for a ride on my bike. I just did a roundabout ride to the crab house and bought 2 crabs for our lunch. For lunch we had a crab salad, it was nice. I hard boiled 2 eggs, and made some potato salad with cold cooked potatoes and chives from the garden. We also had lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onion , cucumber and of course the crab. I sat in the garden and ate mine, the sun was lovely. We had a roast dinner, chicken,potatoes, cabbage, carrots and batter puds. No 1 son rang this morning, they are all well and have been going out on their bikes. Tomorrow I have to go back to work 😩

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday.

We both got up at 6am and had toast and tea for breakfast. We then got ready and went shopping. When we arrived back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. He got our bikes out of the garage and changed all 4 of our tyres over from our smooth to our knobbly ones because we were going ' off road '. We planned to do 23 miles but we had only gone about 4 when we felt a few spots of rain. We carried on but it began to get worse so we stopped, put our waterproof jackets on and turned back. In the end we only rode 13.5 miles but as it was off road it was a good workout and took us an hour and two minutes so we had our exercise. When we got back we had an instant coffee and for lunch cheese and biscuits with a slice of fruit cake. This afternoon H went into the garage to do a bit more clearing up and sorting out rubbish. I had a shower and then sat and knitted. For dinner tonight we had pizza and runner beans, potatoes and carrots tossed in butter. It was strawberries and ice cream for pudding. We had a cup of tea to wast it all down. I forgot to say that we had a glass of wine around 3.30 !!! We had a phone call from no 2 son who had just landed in France, and a phone call from our daughter who had had her yearly car boot sale. She was pleased with how it went.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday

I got up at 6, H said we had to lay in bed till 7 but I just got fed up laying there. He could only manage to stay there till 6.30! We had our breakfast and a coffee, I put on a load of washing and when it was done I hung it out.  Then I washed the cloakroom floor etc, and cleaned the kitchen. H made a loaf of bread which has turned out well. He got our bikes out of the garage and at 9.20 we got ready to cycle over to see his second youngest brother who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was surprisingly chearfull. He is waiting for a letter from the specialist to hear what will happen next. When we got back we had cream crackers and cheese for lunch with an instant coffee and then our daughter came round to pick up a few things for a car boot sale she is going to tomorrow. H found a cycle race to watch and we had a glass of wine. For dinner tonight we had quiche with potato wedges and mushrooms. My washing is all lovely and dry again and smells of fresh air.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thursday

I went to bed at 11.30 last night and didn't wake up till 6.03 this morning.!! I made a pot of tea, and had a cup with a slice of toast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches for my lunch with my bottle of water, dressed, made the bed, took some chicken out of the freezer for dinner tonight and went to work. First I had to pick 90 bunches of radishes then join Andrew on spring onions where we had to have 110 bunches. After that I moved to carrots to dig up and bunch 120 bunches, Andy joined me before I had finished so we managed to get them done before lunch. My sandwiches were nice, the cucumber is one our daughter in law grew and is really sweet and juicy. I then had to go to beetroot and do 20 bunches of golden ones and then bunch purple ones till 1.45 when I had to go to the greenhouse to pick tomatoes. I did that till hometime and picked 9 trays. When I got home our daughter rang, she is coming round tomorrow afternoon. We had pasta for dinner with chicken, fried onions,mushrooms, courgette and tomatoes in a white wine sauce, it was nice. The wind was awful today, i spent a lot of the day in a dust cloud and came home filthy and also worn out. I shall sleep well tonight.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 5.35,put on a load of washing and  had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches and a bottle of water, dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick and bunch spring onions all day apart from the odd few minutes it took me to do 9 bunches of beetroot. It was very windy in the field ant I kept disappearing in huge dust clouds! I came home filthy. We had a cup of tea and I had a soak in the bath. For dinner we had lasagna with mushrooms and potato wedges. I have to work again tomorrow and have to pick all the tomatoes, so I hope it's not too hot. H got the washing in for me, all nice and dry.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 5.40 and just read till heard H moving about then I made a pot of tea and we had breakfast. A little later we had a coffee and then I dressed and did a bit of housework. H made a loaf of bread and I made the bed. He then took our bikes out of the garage and changed our knobbly tyres for our smooth ones. It is because the track is so muddy so we decided to do a road ride for a change. It was hard work because the wind was so strong and seemed to be all over the place. Anyway we enjoyed the ride and it made a nice change. When we got back we had an instant coffee, a ham and mustard sandwich with sungold tomatoes. This afternoon we watched a cycle race and then I showered and cooked dinner. We had cod in a mustard and horseradish sauce with new potatoes, runner beans and carrots. I have to work again tomorrow. I am currently watching Pride and Prejudice, one of my favourite films.