Monthly Archives: March 2021

Silly me 🌱


Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th March

What to do on a warm and sunny Tuesday when you’re feeling a bit fed up?

Why not plant some pine cones 🤯

1. Go to the woods, get a pine cone.

2. Put the pine cone in a pot, so that most of it stands out.

3. Give it a small amount of water every day, as excess water will make the pine cone rot.

4. After some time, a tiny tree will appear.

5. Congratulations, they just started oxygen production and you have a piece of forest in your own home.

When I went back and read some of the comments (yes I probably should have done that first) it seems people are saying that this actually won’t work! It’s a scam!

Oh well, I’ve given it a go now 🙃 so I’ll wait and see …

So after that waste of my time 🙄 I was then a bit unwell on Friday 🤮!

But I did have a nice Mother’s Day to finish off the week 🙂


Cleaner upper


Friday 5th to Monday 8th March

We inherited this fish tank (fish included!) with the house.

As you can see, it doesn’t particularly look too wonderful any more and it was now leaking. Time for it to go 👋

Leah caught the fish and off we went, walking down the road with the fish in our bucket! delivering them to a friend who already has a nice big pond in their garden.

They were lovely looking fish! 🐠🐡 I was actually really sad to see them go.

After LOTS of hard work (look out for the pics on my Photos page) it now looks like this.

Obviously I did not do all of the demolition myself, I was cleaner upper, but I did have a little go 😀

But I’m now left with this!

I didn’t realise just how difficult and expensive it is to try and get rid of waste from your own garden. I’ve tried to give it away to people I know for building rubble! I’ve been out in my garden weighing a concrete block! so that I could work out the cost of taking all of them to the tip, I’ve found out the price to hire a skip … 🤯

In other news, I finally completed my jigsaw puzzle, it’s only taken about two months! But it was a really fun one to do.

6 years


Saturday 27th February to Thursday 4th March

SIX years 😱💪

And now February’s turned into March. This year is starting to go by in a flash again.

At the start of March 2015 it seems that I was just starting to wake up after a long time asleep in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Things were tough, and I was about to become a bit of a crazy lady!

In March 2021 I’m spending my time shielding at home thanks to Covid. I’m well, but I’m still crazy!

Not what I really thought I’d be doing once I got my new liver. If only I could take my new liver with me and go off and see the world 🌎 …

I’m afraid the best I can do is a little virtual visit to The Model Village in Bourton-on-the-Water, which as you can see was taken in the snow ⛄️

I do like a little trip out to Bourton-on-the-Water, it’s a very popular place when the weather is warm and sunny.

Here is The Kingsbridge Inn within The Model Village.

And there’s my real life photo of it. This was taken on a warm summer’s evening trip out for fish and chips by the river.

We’ve got you a liver


Sunday 21st to Friday 26th February

First of all I must just show you all of my lovely birthday flowers 💐

And now, yes its that time of the year again, we go back to 2015.

On 21st February I got a phone call from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to say they had a liver for me.

To the hospital we all went. After various tests and waiting to see if the new liver was a match, I was eventually wheeled down to theatre at 4.10am. I don’t remember feeling scared. And thats the last I knew about this week of the year. I don’t think I woke up again until March!

Goodness me, when I read back I realise just what tough a time I had put my family through. I’m sorry 😢

The next day they found out that my first liver transplant was failing and the hospital had 72 hours to find me another.

Robyn had looked after my phone during all of this time. She used to send me text messages 😍 even though she knew that I obviously wasn’t going to be reading them.

The relief they must have felt.

Anyway, I made it through it all somehow, and now back to 2021, I’m still around to drive everyone mad.

A windy couple of days, where you would have found me (despite my bad back) in my garden trying to find a way to keep my fence post up with some string! I do seem to have some crazy ideas and do some mad stuff but at least I try 😏

We then had some nice warm and sunny weather days.

So there was a nice little trip to the tip to clear just some of my rubbish that I seem to like to collect!