Holiday’s over …

Well it’s back to work on Monday. I’ve not worked since the 18th December (boss thought I would have too much on to work Christmas Eve) and I hope I remember water heaterwhat to do. It’s not as it is the most difficult job in the world, but I tend to forget things sometimes. For example, my last task of the day is to turn off the water heater. It’s not an essential job, as the boss usually checks when I’ve gone, but I do have a tendency to forget it. We shall see. Still I’m looking forward to getting stuck in again and seeing the refit work that’s been going on . I had a quick walk past this morning and it seemed to be as full as usual.


It was the funeral yesterday, and It was really a celebration of her life. It was very sad, but also very beautiful. My eldest son spoke a very moving tribute, that he had written himself that was very emotional. It had people in tears one minute then smiling in remembrance the next. I was very proud.


K*** has been spending a great deal of time with her dad over the past couple of weeks, so for the majority of the time, I’ve been “Home Alone” so to speak. R*** was back at his Flat screenrespite flat on Monday (he’s due home again tonight) so I was left to my own devices. I’ve come to the conclusion, based on this last week, that I don’t actually like television. There has been nothing on that could actually say “I mustn’t miss that!” I’ve not been in the mood for writing or listening to music, but I have been reading. I recently found a book called “The Gods of War” by Conn Iggulden. It is about Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire. What I didn’t know when I started started it, was that it was book four of a series of five. There was a page missing at the front which listed the restbooks of the series. I read about 80% of the book back in November when we were away for a few days, before I realised. I managed to hunt down books one and two and am well on the way with book two now. I’m struggling to find book three, I tend to buy second/third hand books from charity shops (as I think the big book retailers make enough money) as I have not seen it in any independent book shop. I did spot it in one shop, but it was picked up before I got chance.

Really long days

I was supposed to be posting a little every day. But, as with all plans on this trip, things seem to get in the way.

I am currently enduring enjoying a family break in the Scarborough area. The week didn’t start well. R***’s transport arrived 40 minutes early. As this was a new driver and escort it seemed bothered more than him. Then, we got a little lost at the end of the journey. It would seem that there are two places in the Scarborough area, that have the same name with almost the same postcode. Of course, I had got the wrong one. S**** was arriving later and as I/we had given him the wrong postcode, the same happened. The place is not too remote, but as this is England the mobile phone coverage is poor to say the least. To cap it all, K*** got a phone call from R***’s respite to say that the transport had arrived to take him home. Somewhere along the line wires had crossed. It could have been a huge problem if they had brought him home only to take him back again.

It’s beginning to show …

I have just realised, that my last post was almost a copy of the post I made on the 12th May. Both posts talk about cheap knitting yarn from charity shops. I think I must be losing it a little. It is not the first time I have done that either. I often get told by K*** that “…you’ve told me that before…” and quite often, I have no recollection of saying anything. I have mentioned it to my GP who told me not to worry and that if I feel that it’s getting worse, he’ll do some tests. And there’s the rub. It doesn’t seem to be getting worse. It’s not getting better, but it’s no worse than 4 years ago, after my op.I was told then that I ‘may have some memory issues’ but was also told that it was nothing to worry about.


I’ve wading through the masses of help pages for this BlogPad pro app, trying to find out how to post to my blog as draft. Well it appears that it is all done in the initial set-up. Unlike the Open Live Writer app on my laptop, this BlogPad Pro is used like the WordPress editor. As you write, the post is sent and updates a draft post on your blog. With the Open Live Writer app, the draft is stored locally and you have to manually upload the draft post. I’m not sure which I prefer yet.