I’m back home after a family visit – travelling back on a Bank Holiday weekend was probably not the best thing to do – delays, delays, delays! As ever being away from home sends my routine awry but like you, Miss Ziggy, I’m back and ready to focus again.
Margaret, – you’ve got my complete sympathy with the arthritic joints – it’s horrible when you have that constant nagging pain. Mine aren’t as bad as yours by the sound of it, and definitely improved by BSD (and/or weight loss?) but it can still flare up a bit particularly when it’s damp. Like you, I try to resist Ibuprofen as much as I can, unless it’s the middle of the night and I just can’t sleep. I love the idea of the sea shanty evening – it sounded great fun. I guess you’ll be in Norfolk right now tracing the family tree. I have a relative by marriage who is a professional genealogist so she has already traced our family tree. It’s lovely to have and she’s got way back (except on the Irish side) but I’ve always thought half the fun would be in doing what you are doing. Hope it’s going well.
sheilaslims – You’ll be a couple of weeks in by now by my reckoning so hope you’re going well, too. Do let us know how you are doing?
Sonia – yes, it poured down in the Lakes. I’ve also just returned from a trip to see family in Manchester and Liverpool and it poured down there, too. Returned yesterday and it’s bright sunshine today – there you are, then. I love Cornwall and we’ve spent many family holidays down there. In doing that, I was definitely recreating the holidays I had as a child with my parents and brothers and sister. I can imagine it must be just as great going there with grandchildren. What was the glamping like?
Btw, I also loved your story about your son and his boyfriend, it did make me smile – aren’t kids great?, in fact, aren’t people great!
I’ve got my annual diabetes check (feet, eyes, etc) this week and my annual health review, including my blood checks, at the GP practice coming up soon. I’m not worried about my bgls as I know from my home testing they’ll be in the normal range, but I’m always a bit wary about the other checks so I’ve got my fingers crossed those results will be OK, too.
My task this morning is to plan my menu for the next few days and then go shopping. I want to try and vary my diet a bit so I’m going to go back and try a few of the BSD book recipes again – I want to focus on more veg and fish and less meat. And, of course, we’re not far off soup season here which I love – but on a hot day like today I’m definitely jumping the gun on that one!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.