Tuesday, 28 February 2023

A beautiful morning, and 1 sleep to go!!

 Another hard frost again this morning, but an absolutely beautiful sunrise.  It felt very cold when I got up just after 6 am, but soon warmed up when I put the heating on.  We don't have our heating on the timer, we just put it on when needed.  Once again, I'm so glad we are fortunate enough to be able to afford the heating (helped by the Government these past few months), so many people aren't in the same position.  I've just been watching the news on TV, seems that runaway couple have been found - but without their 8-week old baby, and police are now searching for the baby.  Presumably the baby must be dead - else why would the couple not have it with them?  And even if the baby were alive when the couple was arrested, surely it couldn't have survived a bitterly cold night on its own out in the open? (they apparently have been camping all this time).  I've never had children or been pregnant, but I fail to see how a new mother could be so without care for her newborn child.....they must know where the baby is, but it seems they're not saying.  Which makes one assume they know it's already dead.  

The plan for yesterday was that I'd be doing the little bit of shopping required whilst husband was at the dentist, then I'd go in the in-store cafe for a lovely latte on my own - a real treat I was really looking forward to, as it's something that I almost never get the chance to do.  However, husband came into the supermarket before I'd even finished my shopping - he was in and out of the dentists (he didn't need anything done) almost before I could catch my breath.  So I didn't get my solo coffee treat.  Oh well, never mind.  

Today I've got physio, as my hip is responding well to the exercises I'm guessing my physiotherapist will probably say I don't need to go again.  Physio treatment nowadays is vastly different to how it was years ago - I've had loads of sessions of physio over the years, dating back to when I was 19 and had a slipped disc, and had ongoing back pain ever since.  Back then, I went to physio 2 or 3 times a week and had loads of different treatments, having a few months off and then a new set of sessions once the pain became unbearable it's 'here, do these couple of exercises every day and come back in 3 weeks'.  Well, at least the exercises seem to be working, so I can't complain.

This afternoon we'll pack the car with all the caravan stuff, so we'll be ready to go after rush hour is over tomorrow.  Tomorrow!!! 😁😁  Can you tell I'm excited....have been excited for a couple of weeks now?!  I can't wait to see what it's like there.....the garden as well as the van.  Obviously I'm a bit concerned that there might be some sort of problem with the van - loads of people on the caravan group I belong to on FB have said about leaking skylights, burst pipes, boiler not working, etc etc.  We had no problems whatsoever with the van last March though, so there's no real reason why we should have one this time, it's just me worrying.  About nothing, hopefully.

Husband had a phone call from his younger brother and sister in law yesterday evening, he put the phone on loudspeaker and we all chatted for an hour.  Seems his brother has now also just been diagnosed with heart failure and has just had 2 stents fitted, the two of them were comparing notes.  They're planning on coming down (they live in the Midlands) to see us this summer, they want to stay in the hotel next door to the caravan park and spend the days with us at the van, just like my sister and her friend are doing in April.  Husband's family are not particularly close, unlike my family, but we do get on very well with this brother and SiL and it will be lovely to see them.

Right, must get showered and dressed, things to do!


  1. What a shame about the coffee - I hope another opportunity will come up soon.
    I'm getting excited for you so goodness knows how you feel! Fingers crossed anything that needs doing is simple and routine. It will be lovely to have family close by in the summer too. xx

  2. I was hoping to see the Aurora Borealis last night, but it was too cloudy, at least when I got up about 2am for a wee!
    I do hope the police or someone finds that baby, alive and well. I hate to think of it being cold and alone somewhere.
    Glad the exercises are working for you. Keep them up!
    One more sleep. I think your readers are almost as excited as you! xx

  3. Hopefully all will be well. Probably very cold to begin with. Have a nice first visit.

  4. I can hear how excited you are to be going to the caravan tomorrow, I hope everything's okay and that there aren't any problems. And how lovely to be making plans with family for them to come and spend some time with you there, lots of things to look forward to.

  5. How lovely to hear that the caravan season is about to start. Now I know spring is definitely just around the corner.

  6. I think you should be imagining all of us following you into the caravan park tomorrow! Hope you've got plenty of mugs, tea, coffee . . . So excited!!!!!

  7. Sorry that you didn't get your treat.

    Yea, very soon Happy Place.

    God bless.


Thank you for comments, however please note that rude ones won't be published. Nor will anonymous ones now.