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Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:54

No didn't get outside. Silly really as a very nice day.

have slowly worked through the washing monster, attempted to mend a sewiing machine someone gave my daughter - now know why they gave it away - think I made it worse - shhh don't tell her yet please.

have persuaded OH to visit Cheltenham tomorrow, need to get some shopping done as won't be able to in a couple of weeks

Verdun the dementia from a stroke is not as bad as some other forms - it's what my Mum had - and as she recovered from the stroke so things became easier - then she would have another TIA and back we would go again.  I was grateful though, still am, that there were times when we could converse, she understood on the whole and always recognised her close family.



Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:53

Hi All

Bette Midler envy here, I saw her at the London Palladium when she toured before. Brilliant, riske, funny - still feel the joy when i think of the show, I think your daughter will be stunned!!!. I hadn't heard of her but an American I knew insisted we went - well done her.

Have been put on hormone therapy, but there are still more tests to be done (sorry, not sure if this is the correct thread), so know more but not the full picture. Feeling much more positive though

Quite a nice dat out there but not sure I am going to venture outside - just don't want to get muddy!!!!!!


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:31

Just to say won't be on here for a few days  hospital, family meetings, maybe a christening. Just to let you know - no need for comment!

Be back soon


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:06


Don't know what has been going on, on here, but am back after a lovely day shopping and afternoon tea-ing with my daughter (argument free!!)

Spent lots, would have been more if M&S had had my size in !!

Shattered now

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Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:35

Have to say the conversation is very 'interesting' at the moment


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:25

Lovely autumn afternoon - trying to get ahead of myself now - have mulched hardy fuchsias, dug up a couple of large dahlias, leaving some others well mulched in.

Re-discovered my hellebores, pleased as couldn't see any black spot and have put my first ever leaf mulch on them (2 years in the 'brewing') still not brilliant but will do.

Day shopping with daughter tomorrow followed by a festive afternoon tea at a well known GC 


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:40

Good Day

That clematis looks great - I just haven't any more room for them apart from a white one (or two). Can't squeeze them in where there isn't climbing space.

We had a teacher whi made a very inappropiate comment to my daughter. about her attitude (unpleasant words) she was very upset. I reported it to a senior teacher (unofficially) who we knew and tackled the teacher face to face at a paremts evening. He seemed surprised we were upset!! - Teacher lft school after another term - seems he had been 'inappropiate' to others s well

Had MRI scan - now can we leave it at that for now _ I know you are all with me but unless I say when I come on here it is gardening and general chat I need (normality)

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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:46

Thank you every one.

I know I have a long struggle, I still don't feel very positive, BUT i feel that I will get through it. It's the waiting for the MRI scan now that is bugging me but in fact everything is moving very quickly, and the not knowing how bad it is.

One thing though is that I never have and do not feel ill, and am healthy, but that is the nature of the beast I think

And I do have my escape route into the garden



Posted: 18/11/2014 at 14:40

Op before Christmas. No pressies bought as I write

Surprising what raking a huge amount of leaves can do to a person!!!!!

Now to continue the tidy up

Verdun there's still a cloud above me, but have to get on with my life and hope for the best.

Any way I'm usually quite cheerful


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 12:54

Good day

Lovely bright sunny if a little chilly day. Raking leaves, bubble wrap into GH - I only cover the louvres and wrap up the tender ones in a cheap plastic GH inside the main one, worked last year. Still need to do the fuchsias they are inside but not checked and downsized.

Thanks for support yesterday- it was gratefully received

Suddenly realised I only have 2-3 weeks for C shopping so mild panic is setting in!

Well done to the proud parents - it is a lovely feeling.



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