Sunday, April 25, 2021


 Apart from flue jabs I have not been to the doctors for several years, but out of the blue I recieved a text message saying I needed a medication review and would I take my blood pressure twice a day for 2 weeks and send the results to the surgery. They would telephone me  after a week to discuss the results!! I had to borrow a BP machine from my soninlaw, and then buy one as he neede his!!  so took it morning and evening for a fortnight, took the results to the surgery and posted them through the door. About a week later I had a call from a withheld number (I don't usually answer them but did this time) The pharmacist discussed my medication which she did'nt  change as it from the hospital, she didn't say anything about my BP so I asked her, she hadn't had the results I sent in so I had to tell her my highest and lowest readings. Now I have to do it again 3 days a week and do it twice each time with an interval of 10 or15 mins between, and just put down the lowest one!!! She said she has made a note to find my original ones. Why was she not given them when I tookthem in.???? The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing not very reasuring is it??

Monday, April 12, 2021


 I have done several tapestry pictures over the years, several of which I have on my walls. the last one I made was called Sunflowers and I went off finishing it about 10 years ago. During first lockdown I sorted out my craft case and found it so I thought get it done Val so I spent the summer finishing off the beige border remembering why I had left it all these years, it was so boring that beige. Then I stuck it in the cupboard and forgot it. Found it last week and found it a place to go on the wall in the hall. Today I drove to the picture framers I have used for years, taking with me one they had previously framed as I wanted the Sunflowers to have the same frame and edging.I was totally amazed as they looked at their sticker on the back, went out the back, came back with a folder dated 2002, looked up the number and found when I had orderd it, the exact frame for it, my name address and tel. number so Sunflowers will match Spring Flowers.!!!!! 19 years since I finished the last one!! Hows that for great sevice?  

Saturday, April 3, 2021

No computer!!

 This has been a mixed week. As we are allowed to meet outdoors my daughter had her usual family meal  in the garden, so lovely to see them all, we splashed out on a dominos pizza or 3 as they were on special offer so we tried different tastes, and I had a gooey chocolate cake in the freezer (left over from Christmas ) so we all enjoyed ourselves. Library had a book reserved for me so another day I collected it ,took a picnic and went again down to the R.Orwell and did bird  watching, peole watching and started the new book. then the weather changed to cold & windy so I have been catching up on all those things I keep putting off, oh and my grandson took my computer away to update it and find out why it was so slow.I do have an ipad and a mobile phone but I like the computer as I have quite a large screen -easy to see. Good Friday was cold and windy and I could not watch Ipswich on the I-Player No computer !!!!! they won for the first time in yonks, Poppy & I cheated with just 1 Florentine & 1 Dreamies even thogh the score was 2-1.My grandaughter came during the afternoon and did a sterling job in weeding my front garden, now it looks as good as my neibours. Well I mustn't let the side down !! The computer arrived back later so now I am back on track It is super fast as a cable has been replaced and the software or is it the hardware I don't know one from another updated.  So I'm back**** Happy Easter to my blog friend and any one else reading this from Val and Poppy xx


 Iv'e been pinged!!! N.B. not that sort of pinging but at 3.45am this morning my smoke alarm started pinging every 2 minutes so there I ...