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?