Monthly Archives: November 2018



Monday 12th to Friday 23rd November

Feeling a bit better physically during this time 😀 but mentally still 🤯!

I still fit walks in wherever I can. They are some of my fun times.

Otherwise I’ve just been trying to do a bit of extra sorting out and tidying away in readiness for the dreaded Christmas time which is fast approaching. I even cleaned some windows 😱

On Saturday night I had a little extra job to do, I served the drinks behind a little bar at a party in a marquee, that was fun 🍺🍷🍾

I’ve had my blood tested again to check out the anaemia, don’t know the results yet … And then the nurse gave me my flu jab.

Have a read of this story of an organ donor chain.

Donating organs is an amazing gift and changes people’s lives.

If you or someone you know still needs convincing, then maybe have a read of Myth busting.

Poppy day


Monday 5th to Sunday 11th November

Still tough going to work this week. Just didn’t feel well. Head aching, body aching and feeling 🤮 I thought it was going to turn out to be the Shingles related virus that I get but it didn’t seem to in the end. Some different kind of virus I guess 🤷‍♀️

So I told you that last Saturday I went for a walk in the grounds of Blenheim Palace to look at the lake which has been drained a little recently and they’ve found some rooms in the bridge. On my way to volunteering this week an older lady came and sat by me on the bus. We were sat waiting in traffic for quite a while so we got chatting. She started to tell me about her husband that she was going to visit in hospital and all kinds of other things! Then we somehow got onto the subject of Blenheim Palace and she told me about how, many years ago, she used to play with her friends down by that bridge and went in some of those ‘hidden rooms’ that I told you about. So I showed her some of the photos that I had taken on my phone. She enjoyed seeing them 🙂

November 11th, of course there was a walk to the town in the morning to watch the Remembrance Day parade.

Mince pies 😋


Sunday 4th November

I DO NOT enjoy Christmas but I DO enjoy eating mince pies! And today, yes at the beginning of November, I had my first one.

You know how I like football ⚽️ …

Thank you to the former footballer who saved five lives. Sadly too young, but thankfully he joined the Organ Donor Register when he got a driving license. His father said “It took a responsibility off our shoulders. The decision had been made.”

And this is a very interesting interview with former Manchester United player Andy Cole.

I agree with what he says, it is tough being ill, it is tough having a transplant and it is tough ongoing, both physically and emotionally.

But for anyone out there who has any doubts about the whole process, I still would definitely recommend going through it all 👍

Thank you to my two donors and their families 💗💙

So if you haven’t already, why not sign up today to the NHS Organ Donor Register and then tell your family of your wishes. As you can see in the above story, it does make things so much easier if the difficult situation arises.

White fingers


Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November

Back to work this week. But SO tired, body hurting, feeling 🤮

Happy Halloween 🎃

At the nursery where Leah works they had made some ‘mummy’ pastries with the children. She brought me one 😋

Good isn’t it?

On Saturday afternoon we went for a nice walk in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

We were going to have a look at the lake above, which has recently been drained in order to get rid of more than 460,000 tonnes of silt. As a result they have found some hidden rooms which have been exposed for the first time in more than 250 years 😱. Click on the link to find out more …

And then a trip to a nearby village firework display 🎆 🎇

And yes, I’m afraid it’s got to that time of year for me again – Raynaud’s 😩

Inconvenient and painful!

Unusual visitors


Monday 29th October

Look what happens in our town centre on a Monday morning! 🤪

Another visit from The Fastest Shed.

And a visit from a camel 🐪 (Which in fact was to promote our local pantomime showing at The Theatre – Aladdin – ‘With dancing mummies, disappearing pyramids and a deeply daft genie, expect a laughter-filled spectacular. This is Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before! When Aladdin meets Jasmine, both are sure their luck will change, but the wicked Abanazar has other plans.’)