Thursday 19th to Monday 30th April
Finally some nice hot and sunny weather had arrived for a few days.
The hottest day of the year so far and I had to spend it with a blood pressure monitor strapped to my arm! Because my blood pressure has been quite low on the last few times it has been checked, results throughout a whole day were needed.
I had already decided not to go and volunteer, so I spent a busy day in the garden. I gave it a good sweep, which was much needed after the jetwashing, cleaned the garden furniture, sorted and cleaned the flower pots, weeded some of them and gave them a bit of a change around.
Here’s a sneak preview of just a section of my garden, I still have more to do …
Just look at that blue sky. No photoshopping here, it was a glorious day!
I didn’t stop, except for about a minute every half hour when the cuff blew up tight on my arm to take the reading (and yes, after a few hours this was starting to get quite annoying).
It was SO hot ☀
And then I still went out for the evening walk, almost 5 miles as it was so lovely.
I was rather tired when the end of the day came 😴
At the weekend there was a nice 5 mile walk to Salford and back with a well deserved half a cider shandy while sat outside the pub when we returned.
The new week started with the weather soon changing back to being cold again. I was SO cold on the Friday at work, I was shivering.
What a difference in the weather this weekend to last as well. A cold walk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace. In the evening I was lucky enough to be treated to fish and chips in The Fox, which was very delicious 😋
The rest of this time was spent working and of course going for as many walks as I could! A bit of spring cleaning, sorting a cupboard and dealing with my painful hip, and now it seems that my shoulder has decided to join in with giving me pain! I can’t remember if I have mentioned it here before but I have diagnosed myself as it being repetitive strain injury, from my job on the supermarket checkout. The particular hours that I work are so busy, you just don’t stop.
I think that I read that massage helps. I consider these a luxury and they are expensive but maybe I have a good excuse to treat myself to one 🤔 😆