Tuesday, 29 April 2008
There were many people who told us we must be mad to give up our long standing jobs (Paul was in his for 17 years and I was in mine for 7 and a half), and move 300 miles away to an area we knew little about, apart from holidays etc, and with no job prospects.
Well na na na na nah!!!!! we showed 'em all!
Not only do we have a lovely home. We also have great jobs that we are really settled in, fabulous new friends and we are 4 miles from the beach and amazing coastline.
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Since then I have always been a bit cautious with certain things, just in case, so to speak, however sometimes I manage to set the pain off again.
Not long after I started my job, just such an occurrence happened. As we had just employed a chiropractor to assist staff with just such an occasion, I tested him out so to speak.
What can I say, Nigel has magic hands!
He says that I have some pretty serious damage happening down there and it's quite long standing, however he can stave off the effects with the occasional visit to him.
After the first 3 trips I told him I was cured. He said not likely, and that he would keep my notes with him just in case! There's confidence!
We actually all that time ago, it seems he was right. 6 weeks ago I got out of the '5' and the pain hit. It then took 3 weeks to get an appointment with Nigel, as he is now very busy with a number of the other 750 people at work.
He did his magic and for a day I felt great. It then started to go down hill again.
Let me just say that today I feel C**P. I've now used half a tube of Deep Heat cream since Friday night, and I NEED YOU NIGEL.
Am booked in for his next visit so will keep you posted on the agony that is back pain.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
As we only bought it in November it is thankfully covered under the warranty, so first thing this morning off we went to Falmouth for a visit to our favourite "Happy to Help" store. (I'm getting good at not mentioning store names now aren't I!)
True to their word , as always, we got our refund and swapped it for another food zapper. The relief was great I can assure you - it's amazing how you come to rely on these things, the time you save cooking with them allows you to spend more time doing other useless stuff that you don't really need to do but, now can fit into your day - Brilliant!
We got back and had a dirty great big fry up, with the baked beans done in the microwave - of course!
I have to practice the perfect breckie for Karen, Dave and Emma - they are visiting us on the May Bank holiday weekend- and I have to say I really can't wait. I'm so excited at all of the places we can take them and the things we can show them, then I have to rein myself in and remind myself that they are only here for 2 and a half days!
Friday, 18 April 2008
He went to see his Mommy Gloria this week (MG is the lovely lady who we bought Fred off) to have is hair cut. He is such a good boy, he just stands there and takes all the attention and fuss and comes out looking all huggable. It must be the big brown eyes that do it, and the waggy tail of course..... yes I know, I'm mad!
Look at me Mom... OK bored now...
The garden is starting to look really good Mom... Please let me out...
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Started work at 07.30 and left at 16.30. Knackered.
On the way home I stopped off at a local furniture store and checked out the wardrobes. They had the perfect one for us, and amazingly it was far nicer that the one we had from the fated Home Improvement Store. Needless to say, the fact that it was £200 cheaper was a bonus too. On this basis I ordered it ( another six week wait as it is coming from Germany, but hey what the heck!) and with what we had saved also got a new Memory Foam mattress, which had been reduced. The whole order came out at about £20 more than the credit from the other store. BONUS!
I'll keep you posted on what happens when the 'robe arrives.
Monday, 14 April 2008
6 weeks ago we ordered what we thought was a very nice wardrobe from a very well know very 'orange' home improvements store.... get my drift so far?
We were told that we could specify AM or PM for delivery, great we thought that will fit around my shifts wonderfully, so no need for time off work. We did not give the order to any of their competitors because they could not give us a time specific delivery.
Anyway, we are supposed to be getting delivery on Wednesday of this week according to my order sheet, so I called the contact centre, to make sure that the PM that we had requested was in fact going to happen.
NO NO NO they want to deliver am!
I then proceeded to have a very in depth and verbal conversation with the pleb on the other end of the phone who said they could rebook the delivery for me, but it would be another 6 week wait - Yes 6 weeks despite it being in their warehouse now, and then she could not guarantee that it would be delivered on a PM delivery.
What a bloody pain in the a**e, and talk about jobs worth's.
Having spoken the the local store to see if they would accept delivery for me (No we won't do that in case you get it damaged - then we would have to take the blame!) I told the pleb that she could stick the order and credit me my money back - I did think that this would help her to see sense and give me the PM delivery that I was promised, but NO! I got a credit.
I certainly will not be doing business with this company again for anything other than the usual take away with you stuff that you need at a moments notice.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Fred is the one at the back in a harness, Hamish is front left and Trampas is front right
Once we got home again Fred flaked out once more - I think we tired him out today!
As we knew it would be a very long day (we were joining the start of the run at Jamaica Inn, an hours drive from home) we decided that Fred should come along for the ride - off course he was thrilled to be included and as always, jumped up on my lap and sat watching the cars in front of us. Such a good little chap he is.
I reckon he was definitely up to be designated driver - don't you think!
Soon the eyes started to droop and then....
Saturday, 12 April 2008
So...... We start off in the bath with cuddles and sympathy and a very large beefy treat. The bad stuff then follows, and a poor little drowned rat appears!
And as the water becomes blacker and blacker - a sparkly clean little Fred starts to appear...
And despite the fact that my hair is now all over the show, I think Fred is now starting to enjoy this!
And suddenly, there is a lovely little boy, all fluffy and velvety, rolling around on the lounge rug and playing with his bone. I don't think there were any ill effects there then .... except perhaps for my appearance!
Friday, 11 April 2008
with the world....
Anyway back in the real world, there are boxes around my living room that need to be dealt with. On Tuesday evening we went to collect the sink/vanity that we had ordered a couple of weeks ago and the boxes had not moved since then. Paul decided that now was the right time to start building it together. Forget the fact that it was gone 8pm and I was trying to watch Storm Chasers (sad I know), but he said it had to be done now!
And so it begins...
Then Fred wants to get involved...
Where did this go again?
How am I doing he says! Right in line of the tellie I say!
Bored now dad - and isn't it upside down anyway? - My dog is so clever!
Told you dad - I've even done the legs for you.
Monday, 7 April 2008
Well looky here - they were proved wrong. OK it was only for about an hour, then the skies went back to the lovely blue and the sun started to shine. I even washed the '5' this afternoon when I got in from work. Paul nearly passed out when I told him, but having said that, I have advised that, I have now fulfilled my car washing obligations for the next12 months, so don't expect it to happen again!.
Saturday, 5 April 2008
At this point the winds picked up and it got really, really cold. It was decided to abandon putting any further boats in as it would be dangerous with the boats hanging mid air on such a blustery day.