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Posted: Today at 15:27

Afternoon all, Hope everyone is OK as I haven't had time to read back.  Have been having problems with Mum in hospital.  Despite telling them that she couldn't walk and could only transfer to a wheelchair they decided to make her walk to the loo where she fell and hurt her side.  When I spoke to the sister about it she denied that mum had had a fall and basically said she was lying.  I have been camping out there for about three days now trying to see a doctor.   They have finally agreed that mum has been injured and have promised to xray her as I think she may have cracked her ribs.

Firstborn spent the night in casualty as her arm has swolled so much she can't bend her elbow.  They have no idea whats wrong.

I spent this morning in casualty as my eye has swollen and closed. It's burning and itching, something to do with infected eyelash follicles.

Finally, hubby still hasn't got a date for surgery to reattach his retina.

To quote mum, one of us must have shot a robin.


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 22:04

Evening all,

Thank you all for you good wishes regarding Mum, went to see her this evening and she is comfortable.  Still no news about Hubby's op yet.

Steve and Hosta, don't let the bu**ers grind you down. I'm a confirmed atheist but don't really get involved in Religous discussions. My philosophy is to treat others as I would want to be treated.

Spent most of today helping my friend move into her new house so I'm aching all over tonight. Must find the Ibruprofen cream before bed.

Hope poorly peeps are feeling better.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 18:28

Congrats Panda hope the new job is a good un.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:26

Afternoon all, Did manage to get some gardening done this morning, weeded, deadheaded and lawns mowed.  Pulled out a couple of plants that were overcrowded, looks so much better now.

Unfortunately had a phone call from the home to say mum had gone into hospital so I have spent the rest of the day with her making sure that she was OK.  Have to say the staff were brilliant.  It looks like she has a bleed from an ulcer in her stomach so she has to stay in for a few days. Hope she comes out before hubby goes in - might be a bit difficult to be in two places at once.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 09:55

I've had a basic yellow one in the garden since I moved in, no idea of it's name, but this year I bought 'Daring Deception' - don't they have fabulous names.  Thanks for the warning about Kwanso, nearly bought it but will now avoid as I don't have room for thugs.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 09:39

Fingers crossed Panda and congrats Wonky.

Morning fellow Forkers,  Looks beautiful ouside but suspect it's not as warm as it looks.  Still lying around in dressing gown at the moment as couldn't seem to get to sleep last night, finally dropped off at about 2.00. so not feeling the best. 

Need to get motivated however as the garden really does need some attention, the lawn really needs mowing but we have had a lot of rain and not sure it will be dry enough.



Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:30

Evening all, a busy few days, got back from Firstborns at midnight last night and went straight to bed, didn't move until 10.30 this morning.  Today I have been to see my friends new house, not new, just new to her.  Then had the talons done and visited mum.

Not been in the garden for a few days, lawn really needs mowing and deadheading needs to be done.  Hoping to get it all done tomorrow, rain permitting.

Hosta, sorry the knee is still playing up.

Panda, good luck with the interviews.

Sorry to hear about your friend Jo.

Get well soon P'doc,  Pat and Wonky.

Sorry if I've missed anyone but the memory isn't what it used to be.   Come to think of it, it's always been c**p.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:56

And an itchy scratchy moring to everyone.  I just don't see how I could get bitten where I have been bitten without being a naturist (and I'm not).

On the piriton now a hairbrush handy for the bits I cant reach. 

Hubby's appointment was Ok (thanks for all the good wishes).  Consultant says they have a 75% chance of sorting it out because of the length of time it has been partially detached.  Normal success rate is 85 to 95%.  Fingers crossed eh.  They will be calling him in for the op in the next week to 10 days.

Was looking forward a day of slobbing around and not doing much when Firstborn called and asked if she could drop grandchildren off this afternoon for a sleepover. Hubby doesn't know yet as he's at the gym.  I'm sure he will be really pleased when he gets back

It's been raining on and off for the past couple of days so haven't got much done in the garden.  However, I have just bought Christopher Lloyd's book 'Succession Planning for the Adventurous Gardener' so that should keep me occupied. Do you think the grandchildren will like that as a bedtime story instead of 'Tricky the Halloween Witch'?

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:13

Garden looking good BM.  Love those curtains.  Haven't been to a good car boot in ages.


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:07

Morning Jo and Chicky.  P'doc Botswana does sound exciting, wonder if you will bump into Mma Ramotswe. Once went on Safari in Kenya, it was wonderful seeing the wildlife up close.

Hope all salt miners have a good day.

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