Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August

I don’t want to talk too soon but my back and hip was feeling a little bit better this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

Good job really as I needed to help Gary load the car – we were off to the tip. As a result of me sorting my shed recently there were a few things that needed to go and Gary also had some bits and pieces in his own loft!

For some reason I get a good feeling from a visit to the tip ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love putting the things in the various skips for recycling – cardboard, metal, rubble, small electricals etc. I guess it’s a type ofย Life Laundry.ย I don’t think I will ever be as organised as this person is suggesting but I do think I am maybe getting just a tiny bit better? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Here is something which I have recently seen on the Transplant Chat Facebook page.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens.

Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed โ€“ incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to


Great that isn’t it?

On Sunday we went off to Banbury Food Fair where they have loads of different stalls all around the market place, lots of lovely homemade cakes to buy and take home with you, flavoured gins to be tasted, or you could have bought some hot Caribbean food for your lunch. And there were cookery demonstrations going on in the Town Hall.

The Food Fair also incorporated the Banbury Flower and Produce Show. Entries are invited for different categories – Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Growing, Baking and Preserves, Crafting, Floral Art, Childrens Creations and Photography.

I always love to look in this tent. Some of the things that people choose to enter into the different categories do amuse and amaze me, but I do appreciate that they have put a lot of their time and hard work into it! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh and by the way, I have just put some new photos from my summer holiday up on to my Photos page. Feel free to have a look!

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