Thursday, 16 January 2020

Rain, rain and yet more rain

We have had so much rain here the ground is waterlogged. The towpath is ankle deep in water in some places.

We managed to get a long walk in this morning in between showers but by 2 o'clock the rain became heavy and it didn't stop until after 10:30.

The water levels are so high that the boats moored near the wharf are above the armco, if the water levels drop suddenly and the boats get caught on the bank they will list and could capsized.

Walking along the canal I can see that some of the lowlying gardens are flooded.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

How to get your husband to go to bed early

No, not like that.

The weather was appalling yesterday, I took Beano for a walk as soon as we got back from stroke club and Steve topped up the fire.

We closed all the curtains as it was dismal and dark outside and it helps keep the heat in.

By 6 o'clock we neither of us wanted much to eat as we'd eaten at stroke club, baked fish, mash, peas and Mediterranean vegetables.

At 6:30 I turned on the tv, I didn't have the satellite dish up because of the wind so I looked for something in the library.

I decided to watch the Unforgotten, Steve didn't realise I was watching something prerecorded and suddenly announced that he,was going to bed. He trundled off but within a few minutes he returned.

He thought it was almost 11 o'clock but then noticed his bedside clock said 7:30!

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

And then he kissed me

Steve kissed me today, just a little peck. 

It's probably the first time since his stroke.

We always used to kiss hello and goodbye but after his stroke he started to turn away.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Done

Wheel bearings replaced.

Decaffeinated latte drunk.

New glasses ordered.

Weekly shop done.

New slippers bought.

£231 spent.

Dog walked.

Shopping put away.

Celery and cheese eaten.

Cup of tea made.

Time for crochet.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

On my hook

A blanket using autumn colours.


Boozy blackberry jam.

Three jars of boozy blackberry jam made from foraged blackberries that were soaked in vodka for six weeks to make blackberry liqueur.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Wind stops play

Or at least it stops me watching tv as it's windy enough to stop the satellite working.


Rain, rain and yet more rain

We have had so much rain here the ground is waterlogged. The towpath is ankle deep in water in some places. We managed to get a long walk ...