Sunday, 9 November 2014

It's been a while!

Doesn't time fly! It's been an age since I posted on here.  I have however, been keeping up to date with my reading list.

So what has happened since I last posted? Not much got a job which I lost again, been on two holidays and trying to  get by without spending too much really.

My GD is 22 months old and well cute.

Don't you think?

I am still making jewellery and hoping to continue.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Lost my job!

Back at the end of April I lost my job. No proper reason given.  I was initially upset over the unfairness of it all. I then got temporary work for a week at a local firm just up the road. By 12 noon in the next working day I was at a new desk.  I knew quite a few people there.  I was made very welcome.  I am awaiting to hear about the positions I applied for.

I was paid a months wages by my last firm for breach of contract and I got paid a decent amount for last week.  I had this week off to lick my wounds.  I went out with my ex- colleagues for a meal on Monday, which they paid for.  They all expressed their sadness that I had gone.  I got various jobs done around the house which I previously hadn't had time for and ensured we had food in etc.

I have some temporary work at another firm in the next few weeks in another town, I can get there by a short train journey. Money is not great but either I shall be offered a permanent job for a decent amount of money or perhaps something else will come along.

The upside although I feel lucky in that there isn't really a downside as although my employment was terminated unfairly, I am coping well, we have paid for our Nile cruise which starts a week Monday.  I think what I am saying is is you can deal with life's challenges if you put your mind to it!

Monday, 21 April 2014

My Grandaughter

Sent from my iPad

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Lastest pic of GD

Aww isn't she cute!

Happy Easter x

Hope you all had a good break.  I am still having trouble blogging.  I have just returned from a five day break at OH parents in Newcastle.  It was good to have a break.  I am still having troubles in my life.  Not going to go into it as it is boring.

What is everyone doing tomorrow?  We are going to plant dorm more veg ready for our allotment, take our old small plastic greenhouse to my mum.  I am thinking of buying her some flowers.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Girl called a Jack recipes

I have followed Jack's blog for a while now so when I saw her recipe book in the supermarket I did not hesitate to pick up a copy.  I used my points of course!!  I was very impressed, I knew I would be, there are some delicious recipes in her book and you literally use what you all have in.  I usually find that recipe books require a long list of ingredients which need to be purchased before you even set up the kitchen scales.  Not this book.

Well worth the money.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Park Run

It really is for everyone.  It's free you just have to register.  I joined several weeks ago and for the last two I have participated.  The first weeks just walked fast and last week I walked fast and did some jogging.  Our local park run is literally just up the road from me. It is 5 k.  Has anyone done this?  If not give it a go type in park run followed by your area into a search engine to see where your closest park run is. It is part of looking after myself as I haven't been the best of health recently.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Posting on ipad

I'm having a few difficulties posting on my iPad.  I am particularly having problems posting photos.  I have a few posts to post, so I'll get my laptop put at the weekend.

I hope you are all okay.  Any ideas how I can overcome my problems posting?

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Look who came to stay.

I cannot believe my granddaughter is nearly a year old.  Doesn't time fly.  We have her over about once a month or so.  She slept all night and was a pleasure.

Here she is playing with her toys and balancing a little here and there.

Having a grandchild is such a simple pleasure.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Charity shop bargains!

We have a charity shop called secret something or other I cannot recall the second name.  Today all clothing was a pound each.  Here is what I got.  Okay not designer brands but I am pleased with my haul!  Where do you all get your clothing bargains?

Monday, 6 January 2014


I made a mistake I ordered online goods in a larger size by mistake.  Wish there was an online cancellation facility.  Hey Ho, I called up immediately but they cannot change it until 9 am hope so.

If no I can either send them back and incur a further delivery charge of £4.00 ordering further tops or take them in, not that I am that good at sewing plus it has leatherette in the back.  The tops are  a third of the original price so I think If necessary I will pay another delivery fee if in stock.  What a dope I am.  What would you do?

I'm trying to keep to a clothing budget of £230 for the year!!

Sunday, 5 January 2014


I have seen that some of my blogger friends have a reactions monitor at the end of their posts.  Sometimes I do not have time to comment but like them to know that I have read it ( albeit not sure if they actually know who read it) but I would like one I my blog and was wondering if some kind person could point me in the right direction please?

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Positivity and fibromyalgia!

I am going to need those quotes,  early November on a Sunday I woke in Agony.  The pain in my arm was unbelievable.  I was given painkillers by the doctor but even so I had no sleep for a week. I got signed off work for two weeks and I got referred to physio and had traction.  I paid for a few massages which helped however, I then had hip pain too, leg pain, back pain, buttock pain ankle pain.  I got tested for arthritis, it's not that.  I got my results on 20 December but my arm pain felt a bit better so I decided to leave it until after Christmas.  However, the arm pain came back with a vengeance and being in pain on 25 and 26 December, I called my G.P who told me he thought I had fibromyalgia and was referring  me to a rheumatologist urgently,  he did  and asked I be seen quickly.

My appointment is on 28 February and I cried that I have to wait so long. I was told I can call daily to see if there are any cancellations.  I cannot wait I have terrible trouble coping at work, I mean I can cope but going up the stairs is not easy and it's hard being in pain at all.

Luckily I have healthcare cover with my employment so I am going to look into that on Monday.  I cannot believe that if I hadn't I would have to endure this pain for a further two months!

I would be ever so grateful for any information on this illness.  I appreciate I haven't got a formal diagnosis but I ache all over and have a burning pain in my arms, legs and hip.  I am not asking for medical advice just any ideas of how I can cope with this problem on a practical basis please.

Friday, 3 January 2014

How hard was that!!

Two days at work and I'm exhausted.  Doubt it's just my illness and others at work seemed so too!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Back to the weightloss !!

Went to Slimming World tonight.  Put on 8 pound over Christmas.  In the past I have put on a stone or more.

Need to lose three stone! I have got to target before I can do it again!!

Back to work tomorrow.

I am back to work tomorrow.  I do not mind as I have been off since 20 December and know a lot of people have not had a good break.  Besides I feel glad I have a job.  Since I have been aching all over for months it has become difficult but I feel I am coping.  I only have a two day week I would feel overwhelmed if I went back Monday to find five days in front of me.

I wanted to go for a walk today but unless this rain shifts that will not happen!  I have some chores to do I need to take some trousers up and iron items for work.   I have slimming world tonight which may or may not be busy, I do enjoy it we have a good crowd.  I really must lose some weight.

So today I shall be getting ready to go to work tomorrow, read and maybe watch a film. What do you do on New Year's Day?