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Day 22 - Welcome to Boot Camp
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      4 comments

Today did not start well.  Woke up and made my way to the bathroom, half blinded by flashing pin pricks of light, plus pain on one side of my head which was rapidly intensifying and spreading.  Migraine.  Too late to avert it I stumbled from the... Read more
Day 21 - SHE'S Back!
Monday, April 13, 2020      6 comments

I was busy minding my own business this morning when SUDDENLY She piped up; The Despot - It's Monday, time to weigh in Me - I changed my weigh in day to Wednesday The Despot - Yes, in the lead up to the Easter/Birthday weekend.  T... Read more
Day 20 - Choc Fest Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020      6 comments

As you all know, daughter and I share a birthday.  Yesterday in fact.  It so happens that the year she was born my [our - well to be precise HER] birthday was a Sunday.  What's more, it was Easter Sunday.  Hence I tend to think of Easter Sunday ... Read more
Day 19 - Fifty Nine and Holding
Saturday, April 11, 2020      6 comments

Technically it's my 60th birthday.  I have to say it's been a birthday like no other but hey, embracing new things is good - isn't it?  I've received flowers and messages and omg the 'phone has been red hot all day.  It's been a memorable kind o... Read more
Day 18 - Not what I expected
Friday, April 10, 2020      6 comments

Well of course it isn't.  I didn't expect to be here at Base Camp for a start. I expected to be at daughter's.  And what I expected to be doing was going out with The Fam for a luxury afternoon tea as our celebration for her birthday, which is ... Read more
Day 17 - The Eagle Has Landed
Thursday, April 09, 2020      6 comments

Daughter has been worriting all week about a parcel she'd sent me which hadn't arrived.  As it happens, I had sent her a parcel too with some grow bags and seeds which she hadn't received when she first raised the subject.  The next day she got ... Read more
Day 16 - Solo dancers learn their steps along the way
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      4 comments

emoticon Stop the car If I have come this far without learning how to make an unexpected turn..... ... Read more
Day 15 - Cake
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      8 comments

No not for me silly.  Cake, biscuits, chocolate[s], sweets, not really my thing.  Very rare for me to eat any of 'em.  But still - Cake.  Remember when we had the first 'applause' for the NHS and Key Workers, I mentioned that during a short conv... Read more
Day 14 - Taking care of the tribe
Monday, April 06, 2020      4 comments

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was suffering minor symptoms so they said.  He was taken into hospital last night for straight forward tests they told us.  All day we've had chirpy messages that he was fine blah blah blah.  Do they think we'r... Read more
Day 13 - The Birthday Candle
Sunday, April 05, 2020      6 comments

From late March until the end of April, there's a whole host of birthdays in my family and circle of friends.  Including mine and daughter's of course.  Normally I love this time of year.  Spring has truly sprung, the weather is warming up, and ... Read more
Day 12 - Don't stand so close to me
Saturday, April 04, 2020      9 comments

The hospital in my old home town declared a Critical Incident today.  No new patients to attend, not even the accident and emergency department.  Seemingly a problem with their oxygen supply which is worrying as they have a lot of very ill fizzy... Read more
Day 11 - Aggressive vs Assertive
Friday, April 03, 2020      6 comments

One of the traits of 'Britishness' or perhaps 'Englishness', is a general inability to complain.  Well actually we're very good at complaining.  Whinging and whining about anything and everything to each other.  Never to those responsible though... Read more
Day 10 - I Cook
Thursday, April 02, 2020      7 comments

Therefore I am. Or in language Descartes would hopefully understand - ego coques ergo sum. Anyway, the thing is, today I did what I do.  Cook.  Happy, sad, excited, anxious, angry, mellow, whatever - I invariably find myself in the kit... Read more
Day 9 - Firstly the Good News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      3 comments

Nursey's newest grandchild arrived at 4.21 a.m this morning.  So, he shares a birthday with my uncle which is a good thing 'cos my uncle is lovely.   I've seen pictures and he's real cute.  The baby that is.  My uncle may be lovely but I don't t... Read more
Day 8 - ain't no god
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      5 comments

Daughter called me yesterday, absolutely distraught bless her.  She'd decided to be organised and order flowers for my birthday early.  Only to be informed after she'd ordered and paid for them, that the florists weren't taking 'future bookings'... Read more

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