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My garden - the pics from yesterday!
Monday, June 06, 2016      8 comments

Our geranium bike - planted up last year and they over-wintered - yay! ... Read more
The sun was out, so was I, with over an hour's gardening and some pampering to follow...
Sunday, June 05, 2016      4 comments

As we're off to France for a week, on Tuesday, I had to get back into the garden again today. Antirrhinums needed planting, along with 2 miniature roses, a white lavender and a flat leaf parsley. Also, the large rosebud needed weeding badly. All... Read more
Day 3 of return to gym post-op
Friday, June 03, 2016      6 comments

We had a late night last night at my niece's for dinner. It was a great chilli and chocolate dessert. I ate some of everything and had 1 small glass of wine, but felt stuffed. I decided to get up when I woke up this morning and was glad to wake ... Read more
Day 2 of return to gym and TWO meals out!
Thursday, June 02, 2016      5 comments

Day. 2 was good, almost back to my full starting workout from January, so really pleased. Got home, part-baked gluten free chocolate brownies from a SP recipe, dashed to collect one BFF to go to another BFF for lunch. We meet up every few mont... Read more
Back to the gym 11 weeks post hysterectomy, after 3 months away....
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      6 comments

A new month and time to get back to the gym. I last went in February, a week before my scheduled hysterectomy, or so I thought..... 5 days before the op it was cancelled and rescheduled for the previous day. All day on 8th March I sat and ... Read more
Dear Fitbit One, I have a bone to pick with you!
Monday, March 21, 2016      14 comments

It's like this... We've been together over a year now. I adopted you as a replacement for ,'the one that got away!' I've religiously worn you everyday, never putting you through the washing machine, endeavouring to do my best, challenging friend... Read more
Post-hysterectomy, determined to avoid iron tablets
Sunday, March 20, 2016      10 comments

On Friday, the day I was due to be discharged, my haemaglobin levels were checked. It was decided to prescribe iron tablets, as I seem to be anaemic, but no doctor followed up to discuss how anaemic. Now, I've been prescribed iron tablets befor... Read more
4 days post-op - finally home!!
Saturday, March 19, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday, I thought I would be going home. Then, part way through the afternoon, the Drs decided to test my haemaglobin levels; they were low, so iron tablets are the plan. Iron tablets constipated me, so I will try the natural way to add iron ... Read more
3 days post-op - time to go home!
Friday, March 18, 2016      5 comments

So, I've made it to 3 days without any dramas; I'm just waiting for the consultant to come and see me, hopefully to discharge me. I've been a model patient and now I'm ready to convalesce in the comfort of my own home. The nursing and auxi... Read more
2 days post-op
Thursday, March 17, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote my first blog in hospital as I floated along on my morphine cloud. It helped with the pain and after I finished that blog, I drifted off into deep slumber. And how I needed that! I must have slept for eight hours solidly, ... Read more
Post-op, still in hospital, time to blog!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      10 comments

So, big update time.... 5 years ago, following the discovery of one huge fibroid, I decided upon a myomectomy for its removal. I was at the time not ready for the finality of a hysterectomy, despite being sterilised in the year 2000. Afterw... Read more
Family gatherings.....
Saturday, February 20, 2016      8 comments

My stepdaughter is married to a liberal Jew. The family are lovely and we are always included in family occasions. There are 2 step granddaughters. Isla is 20 months old - her blessing was last year and she screamed throughout the service and he... Read more
Lunch date with hubby in Spanish Michelin starred restaurant - it can be done!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      3 comments

This morning I dutifully got up, washed up after last night's dinner with my niece, made juice, ate my cereal and drove to the gym after scraping off the ice from my frozen car. I parked right away from the entrance and made my way in. After thi... Read more
Sunday in Chinatown, Monday just for me!
Monday, February 15, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday we went into Central London and Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year festivities. There were thousands of people and a really great positive, friendly atmosphere. We followed the dragon as it visited restaurants for good luck and wa... Read more
In the words of Freddie Mercury... I want it all...... and I want it now!
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

1. I've lost 5 pounds, about 1 pound a week, this year. 2. My legs and tum are toned up from my gym workouts. But... The inches don't seem to be shifting yet. It's OK and I'm ok. I know I can't have it all at once and I'm... Read more

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