New Tyre

My car needed a new tyre today, I just hate going to these totally male-dominated places, where they look at you like you’re an alien, like you are going to be ripped off all the time. I long for the day when a woman will open one of these places and we women will get treated with a little more I won’t say respect but maybe friendliness???

To be honest, over 50% of the clientele this morning were female and we all looked equally depressed at having to sit and wait in the waiting room


Halfway Post a day September

We are over halfway through the month and I’ve managed to post every day , it’s just getting into a routine and things flow fine.

We have had so much rain the last few weeks and rain like I have never seen in all my life before, but thankfully today is sunny and it’s forecast to get a little better next week.

I have my Disability assessment on Tuesday at 1pm, the assessor is coming to the house, more about that after it has happened.

We are going to see an Agatha Christie play on Monday evening in the theatre about 15 miles away so that should be good, more about that too after we have been .

Rhyl Air Show

The town gets packed out on Air Show day we decided that we wouldn’t go down this year. We didn’t realise that we get a fairly good view from our back garden even though we are 1.5 miles from the beach. The Red Arrows are always last on Day 2 and I took a few photos with my phone

Lucky Me

We have a lottery bingo in work, we pick 6 numbers and the lottery numbers pulled out on Saturday night are crossed off Bingo style. I pay £1 a week the current one has been running for 4 weeks J won it last night £92 ….. go me!!!!


I had visitors yesterday my daughter   and my grandson , it was lovely to see them. We bought Dexter this T -shirt before he was born it has a superhero cape to it and he was wearing it yesterday. He looked adorable

Super dude indeed.

My dog here looking very guilty


She might well do, she has stolen Dexter’s toy Dipsy 😦 Usually, when Jess has a toy in her mouth you cannot go near her she will growl a warning but yesterday she knew she was being naughty and reluctantly handed it back without any fuss. A quick wipe with Baby wipes and no harm done ………


Post Holiday Blues

Can’t say I have had any, rather it was the holiday that I shouldn’t have gone on. It’s hard to admit that your ill, feel ill 24 hours a day and want to cancel a holiday that has been planned for a few months as there is always that feeling that maybe just maybe it will do you good, well I’m afraid it didn;t and I feel just as bad as before I went away I guess the only good thing is that I don’t feel worse.

It’s taken me a little while to catch up on all the surveys as a lot won’t let you do them outside the UK. The money has started totting up this week and we are now halfway through the month, hard to believe. This year seems to be going so fast.

So apart from the mountain of washing and the absolute mountain of ironing which I am slowly getting through not a lot else is happening. I need to sit to do the ironing and move the airer close to me so that I can place the clothes on the airer without getting up. Although my muscles ache like I have been through a major workout.

I’m still following my wheat free dairy free and sugar free limited  diet, yeah I’m struggling with the sugar bit and have had a bit here and there. I have lost nearly 1 stone (14lbs) so that is good

Tennis has featured a lot in my week and Roger Federer is my hero so glad to see he is in the final tomorrow at Wimbledon and he has played really well. I’ve currently got the Ladies final on 🙂

I’m sure I mentioned before that I really love crafts, knitting crocheting and cross stitch. My stash of wool is way too big for my own good but today I received these



I can’t wait to knit them up but have no idea what I’m going to make. Although I am working on a new idea to market involving something  I need to knit.

I received my ESA payment and today I have received a big booklet that I need to fill in to take my claim further. It seems highly unlikely that I’m going to be able to return to work as my health just does not seem to be getting any better at all

Off to watch the end of the Williams/Muguruza Ladies Final

Coping with the heat ….. not

I’m struggling with the heat I’m struggling with stairs at the moment too. My tachycardia is back with a vengeance. I haven’t been formally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) but for the last 17 years have had bouts where my heart goes berserk on standing and climbing stairs becomes a nightmare. 

I was referred for a tilt table test and the waiting list was So long that by the time I had another 48 hour ECG  the tachycardia wasn’t as bad as it had been so I guess the appt just got forgotten 

Usually when I go on holiday the sunshine makes me feel better. This year I can’t tolerate the heat one bit. 

I found this video on YouTube which shows exactly what happens when I walk up stairs. Until you experience it you don’t realise how bad it is .