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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 15:40

A very competent and pleasant man has just surveyed my cold rambling bungalow and is recommending me for a grant for a new boiler and heat control system.  He is also going to try and get me external wall insulation which has just been extended to include all Bristol post codes.  It should take three weeks for the office work then an engineer will come to suss out the job.  I should be much warmer next winter.  It has been damp all afternoon so perhaps we are due for a dry day tomorrow.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:50

Oh TY. Clarington.  I do know about Complan etc and am very experienced in dealing with nausea as I suffered from so called "Morning  sickness"which in my case was all-day sickness well into the fifth month with my many pregnancies so I have been coping by nibbling bits of ginger biscuits, sipping cold water and rinsing the bitter bile that comes up out of my mouth.  I am concentrating on trying to keep good nourishment down so have sucked my way through a satsuma, leaf by leaf, this morning.  I remember so well how my doctor would pinch the flesh on my wrist to see how much fat , if any, was left between my skin and my bones!  No fear of that being needed yet.  Dry toast is about to be tried next and I have honey that came with my groceries yesterday to sweeten my mint tea.  I do try to stick to natural (non processed) foods anyway in my diet to keep my personal carbon tally down.  But I am definitely on the mend as typing this much a day or two ago would have been too tiring.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:59

The deep burgundy of "Carmen" amaryllis has at last been captured to my friend's satisfaction on his camera.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:53

Every cloud has a silver lining, Busy Lizzie!.  The nurse will weigh me on Tuesday no doubt so I may have te same outcome!  A little dizzy getting out of bed but better now.  The weather is dry at the mement but forecast is for rain by eleven.  My friend cheered me up with pics from his garden and the last of his amaryllis.  Here they are.

 

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My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 22:20

Awwww. flumpy1 how lovely.  I have just enjoyed Poldark after eating a small but nuritious supper and do feel a bit stronger.  I had a long chat with my eldest daughter today about my symptoms while she ( a very experienced nurse) checked them on her computer and she thinks my bug is complicating things but some of the symptoms are side effects .  I am booked in for all the usual tests on Tuesday afternoon and the nurse then if worried can call in the doctor . I was going downhill so fast (strengthwise) I was afraid I would not be able to get to the surgery but I am sure that was lack of nourishment causing that.  Anyway after watching the program I was not dizzy getting up from the sofa and my legs are not wobbling like they were so all looking good.  Thank you all dear friends for your concern.  Any advice that keeps me out of A and E and becoming a bed blocker is very welcome!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:32

Oh TY The Gardeners Boy.  I did enjoy my mint tea.  My shopping has been delivered so now have to attempt to eat something!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:21

Oh gosh, flumpy1.  Goodness knows what a hot toddy would do to me  - I was sick up the garden yesterday after a miniscule lunch!  I fear the side effects of my anticoagulant medicine may be more than the benefits.  I am very stiff this morning, finding it hard to walk about the house so if that persists I may have to give up in order to get to the nurse on Tuesday.  I am sure there will be a solution but cannot quite see it yet.  Man from Warm Front comes on Monday to see if I can have a new boiler .  I am quite sure I could not get through another winter with the heating as it is.I have ordered some of my favourite foods on line to try and tempt my appetite and that comes in the afternoon today.  Nausea sweeps over me when I put my lips near my cup of tea - it is the warm milk aroma I think so i shall ditch it and try mint tea with lemon.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:20

I was sick while I was up the garden taking pics so something else to put on list of side effects!  Did not stop me snapping though and felt fine after i had a drink of water.

 

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Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 21:24

Oh my goodness Monty has a new jacket.

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