Thank you for comments, I'm sorry I don't reply to them individually. Also sorry for not commenting on your blogs much lately, I've just been so busy.
I'm having my hair cut this morning, then we have to take Betty to the vets this afternoon for her annual booster jab and check up. In between I have dog food to make and a bit more admin stuff to do. Incidentally, the ton of admin stuff I've been doing lately is not just related to the ongoing family things following Mum's death, it's also admin stuff for us. I won't be going into details, as I'm sure you'll understand.
We'd decided that rather than just get rid of our lovely antique pine double bed and rush out to buy 2 singles, we'd both try sleeping in the twin spare room for a couple of nights, just to see how we got on with it. We don't want to just swap rooms, for 2 reasons - I really love the decor in our bedroom, and the front spare room, being south facing, is far too hot in the summer, as it gets full sun all day (when the sun is out, of course). Both of us have slept the odd night, separately, in the twin room, but this is the first time we've done it together. We've decided it's not for us.....we like sleeping together in the same bed! Even if we do keep each other awake occasionally. Plus I really love our bed and don't want to get rid of it. So we're going to stick to our bed, in our room, with one or the other of us having a night in the spare room occasionally so we can both get a good night's sleep.
I've decided I don't want to try yet another BP medication for the time being - I'm on 2 already (well, one specifically for high BP, the other primarily for anxiety but it is a beta blocker), and the horrendous side effects of the new one Nurse Rose gave me to try last week put me right off. I'll be seeing her again in a month and will keep an eye on my BP between now and then, i have a BP test machine. I've done some research into natural ways to lower BP and am now not using salt at all in cooking, and am having a glass of beetroot juice every day. It's supposed to work almost as well as medication for lowering BP - I did used to drink it daily a few years ago, but eventually got sick of the earthy taste. Well, now I have a splash of orange juice in it as well, which makes it more palatable. I'm also trying to do a bit of exercise every other day, which should help too.