Cyber Family 200
Terry how did you get on at the hospital todsy?
ps: No, I haven't owned a chain saw for fifteen years.
First of all Vicky - I went as arranged and saw a doctor who was less than polite but the upshot is just that my knee will eventually recover although no firm time scale. If it doesn't then I'll try for an appointment at our GPs rather than the Walk In Centre. Things are improving and I have finished the new course of anti-biotics which I asked for in the first place.
You are right old boy I do seem to be heading on a self-inflicted course of destruction. Must be my age! At least my complaint to our local MP has borne some response. I got a letter from the House of Commons where Madam told me that the local Council will be carrying out a crown clean on the afore-mentioned overgrown weed. Not the result I had hoped for but at least something which ought to have been done several years ago and which I have requested more than once. The ridiculous last paragraph of the letter states a direct quote from the department concerned with the care of trees within the borough as follows:-
'Please be aware that highway trees such as this provide considerable social, economic and environmental benefits to their surrounding area. For this reason the Council operate to very strict guidelines as to when they can be pruned or removed.'
I would love to know what these benefits might be - can't think of one in any of those categories except perhaps changing carbon dioxide to oxygen thereby reducing the noxious fumes from traffic!
Ah well - can't win 'em all can you?
We had two more viewings last week but no buyers yet apart from the original one who cant move just yet. i just want things to happen so we can get the one we want and i can have an easier life with a bit of spare cash in the bank.
Craig is at the hospital this week to find out if he can leave his boot off now, mind you i think he might have trouble getting used to walking again as he has two screws in his big toe and four more in his foot.
Have a good day everyone, we are off to the dentist shortly for a check up.
Sorry to hear that your house move is stuck at the moment - perhaps the original buyer will still come up trumps, keeping my fingers crossed.
I wish Craig all the best with his foot - apart from anything else I imagine it will be pretty weak after doing nothing for a while.
Good luck at the dentist !!
Goodnight dear friends and take care of yourselves and each other.
Vicky - thanks again for the comments about those photos on Facebook. There were quite a lot of comments on the original post about young Alfie having music in his genes. That is absolutely right - Patricia's Dad took piano lessons up to final Exams but money wasn't available to sit them - going back a long way here but he did teach and was a really great pianist. He played for Arthur Askey at one time but most people today won't have heard of him. My Dad could play piano by ear - any tune he heard or knew in any key you wanted. I learned guitar by asking questions of guitarists, taught our two boys their first chords then stood back as they left me standing. Gary has taught Connie so that's four generations already. I'm trying to post some photos on here but Connie takes them on a mobile camera with a massive capacity and I am struggling to get them downloaded and small enough to repost on here. If I manage it you'll see them in the next day or two.
Take care everyone - keep calm and carry on and don't go near anyone who is sneezing.
Hope everyone stays welk. A friend of mine is really worried as he immune system is virtually nil.She takes antibiotics every winter for six months and avoids crowds and has all her shopping delivered. She also has fibromyalgia and polymyalgia but a more cheerful person you wilk ever meet.
Take care and stay well. Your friend sounds like a real 'fighter' and I wish her well.
ps - still a problem with Mailbox !!
I feel the need for a large G&T.
You wont have to drink alone, Vicky, 'cos I am about to pour extra large ones OK ? (bit early but I really don't care what time of the day it is!!).
Stay safe and keep well everyone.
I moved over here around lunchtime on the 26th Feb. Martin, one of the chefs at Ingersley Court made me up a large packed lunch to see me through the afternoon. I was really pleased with the flat. When I first saw it it looked dreadful but the decorator did a great job and now it has cream walls and a dark blue carpet with a pile so deep it is like walking on clouds. All the furniture and furnishings that I chose on-line have come together wonderfully well and everyone says how lovely it looks.
Terry, the cream reclining chair with matching footstool is being delivered tomorrow and I hope that the second armchair will be arriving shortly afterwards. As soon as it does I will let you know how to find me and then you, Patricia and Connie can all come round for tea and biscuits.
Thank you everyone who sent me good wishes for happiness in my new home. xxx
First of all Andrew arrived with my shopping. Every week Andrew works overnight in Manchester, finishes at 6am and then arrives at Tesco in Macclesfield at 7am and picks up the shopping. This morning he arrived at Tesco to find a normally empty carpark full, about 20 people lining up at each checkout and the shelves practically empty! At the checkout the man in front of him was buying 3 packs of 12 toilet rolls.
Needless to say my shopping list was much depleted. I have enough ingredients for 4 proper breakfasts, the other 3 days will have to be toast and marmalade and 8 meals, but 4 of those will be Cornish pasties!
The appointment with the solicitor has been postponed as I received an e-mail sending apologies but telling me that they would all be working from home until further notice and they would contact me to rearrange the appointment.
We arrived at the bank to be told that new accounts could now only be opened by appointment and I have been given the tel. number of a lady called Karen to ring on Monday morning.
For now - hope to see you soon XX
I do have a very nice and extremely kind next door neighbour who is taking good care of me and doing all my shopping. Although Tesco has empty shelves there is a small precinct just around the corner with a small Co-op, chemist, hardware store and booze shop which so far have not had any problems with supplies . The Gin and Tonics runneth freely!!
That has made me feel better and having a neighbour like that is wonderful and very welcome for you I am sure. You still have the solicitors and bank to sort out though haven't you so how are things going on with those two issues?
We have been lucky because our daughter had managed to get some potatoes and let us have a bag yesterday plus a box of large size tissues. We have a post office cum small shop about a hundred yards away and I got some muffins today but there wasn't a loaf in sight.
Just think - we're often sorting out the world's problems in this thread and now we're down to a packet of muffins!
This virus matter is becoming more and more serious now and apparently the French are already requiring a reason to leave their houses? Erm - Starvation?
Patricia has left the vacuuming until tomorrow to have something to do and I cleaned the car today. Tomorrow - oh I expect I'll find something to do!!!!
I'll be in touch soon - take care and I mean everyone - Bye for now.
Just love the G&T tanker, perfect for us ladies.
Hi Pamela - no I haven't received anything personally from Big Brother but I suppose he thinks that the overall news is enough to get the message across!!
Hope everyone is managing to stay free of the 'nasties', take care.
I am now going to set up Skype to be able to chat better over the net instead of typing everything. I had a Skype account years ago but let it lapse so I have no idea of the password I used.
Pamela, under the circumstances it may be better to postpone my visit - it's a shame really - can you set up Skype so we could at least see each other and that goes for everyone. No early morning calls please - I'm not presentable until my face settles down around lunch time!
Bye for now - take care!
Pamela although I am over 70 well 80 this year I dont have any underlying health issues. My friend has a shot immune system along with fybromyalgia and polymyalgia, she self isolates every year from October to March but this year is going to be in isolation a lot longer. The Dr told her if she doesnt stick to it to the letter she will die. She even has a notice on her gate telling people not to enter, which does have lots of support in the village.
Anyway as I said if anyone else wants to set it up - or if you already have it - it's nice to see and hear as well as typing messages to each other.
Bye for now all!