We are just hanging in there and on looking back at this wait to move.
Of course I couldn't have moved when we wanted to a month ago, I wasn't well enough!
Now it looks like we will move in a couple of weeks time, and all this extra time has allowed us to sort through stuff instead of packing it as it is... and our garden is looking good! If we were looking to move here, we'd be very pleased with the garden!
We have had a really lovely long weekend in my home town, Porthcawl, S Wales. Beautiful sun shiny days and nothing to do! We enjoyed the walks looking at the sea.
Far away from the 'moving business' was just what we needed.
The old Lighthouse.
And we didn't diet either, in fact we ate out Friday with two of my cousins on my father's side of the family. I had a large chocolate fudge cake with ice-cream for my desert.
The Porthcawl Pavillion, where my school friend and I went to dances when we were 16, such happy days, many, many years ago.
And Saturday we ate at a Harvester and my bbq ribs were so tasty I could have eaten it twice and then I had ice-cream! We didn't stay at our usual B&B that takes dogs, it had closed down, but found a Travel Lodge that allowed dogs, outside Porthcawl. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows!! I do like a good pillow. We had breakfasts at Costa's, dreamy coffee and cheesy toasties, yum. It was just what we needed. And now home we feel rested and ready to sort out the rest of this house and garden to move!
I go to the library every Saturday, I have been doing this for years. I sometimes reserve books that I have had recommended to me and then chose another two or three. Last week I did just that, but what a mistake that was. The book I had reserved I'd already read, I don't remember book titles, but never mind I had three others. One was by an author some one said was a good read, it was definitely not my sort of book, all frothy romance, definitely not me. But that left the mystery one I had chosen; I started it twice before I gave up on it. I hope the author knew what it was about because I certainly didn't nor did a whole lot of other people when I read some comments about it. And the one book left was this one by Andrea Levy. I have read her 'A Small Island,' and 'Every Light in the House Burnin.' Both excellent reads, I was so relieved, I have a book I can read and enjoy for the rest of the week before Saturday! Some blogs I read rely on the Travelling Library, hope they can reserve books, because they are not that big so the choice would be limited. I couldn't survive without a book I liked. What about you?
Yesterday I felt wild, nothing was right, everything seemed wrong. I hated everything around me, but today I feel calm!
And this is what greeted me this morning out of my kitchen door.
You probably have to tap this to re-size it to make it bigger, but it is glorious. Just one side of our garden, my side. All weed free too, the drier weather has made it easy to hoe the small weeds, altho' a lot were love-in-the-mist and marigold seedlings. And all this tendered and nurtured with one arm! Life isn't so bad after all!!
In a couple of weeks time it will be 2 years since I tripped and fractured my right humerus. I have had 3 months of ultra sound treatment, 2 very painful ops. that failed and so you might understand that I am not in a good place at the moment. Just because I don’t mention my arm doesn’t mean it is ok, because it’s not. I dress with pain, I knit and sew with pain, I even eat with pain. I can’t drive, play the piano, garden or even push the vacuum, without clunking all of the legs of our wood furniture.. This house move is so stressful, we don't think we can go through any more. and this morning everything was wrong. I have yelled at my daughter over the phone which I never do, I am always patient with her, but not today. I think I am having a hormonal day, so I have eaten white bread toasted with toasted cheese and a jam doughnut. I need a train at the bottom of my garden like I had in Jackson's Lane so I can stand on the compost tump and scream and SCREAM, when it goes past... anyone else ever feel like this?.