Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Morning all.

Late morning this morning, so I've already taken me morning pills and I'm about to take the puppy out for our first stroll of the morning.  BBS❗
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Steve's just pulled a Sainsbury's jam sandwich cream apart and they are soo beautiful inside❗  I've taken a photo so I'll put it on here and in a review on Sainsbury's when I've walked the puppy.
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We're back now and I've put it into the spreadsheet ready for Sunday.  It's bitterly cold out there this morning❗
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There isn't an option for adding photo's to reviews, so I'll just resize the photo (otherwise it'd be close to 5mb and force you to scroll the page horizontally, just to see it) then put it here - hold on for a bit.


Beautiful, innit❓❗
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That's the Fitbit email report sorted and up on the Fitbit page, so that's it for this week now.
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Taken the Calcium and emailed Iceland about getting their bonus card then we'll slowly work through what's left in the freezer and start doing our monthly frozen food shop through them.

My phone started making weird noises because there was a system update and the only way to shut it up was to install it immediately, annoyingly.  Still, it's one less thing to go wrong overnight by doing it now 🤷
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The puppy has just gone back with Helen and I'm already missing her like crazy.  Got loads of photo's of her on the sofa though, so I'll put them on my site and head to bed.
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OK, the photo's are up now, so I'm heading to bed.

Nite nite orl 💤
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Monday, 20 January 2020

Monday 20th January 2020

Morning all.

It was bitterly cold out there on the puppy's marathon Monday stroll.  It was bitterly cold out there so we were both glad to be home.  She devoured her breakfast, Steve gave her some milk as a treat, but she hasn't been out for a poo yet.

The rubbish and recycling have been and gone and I've taken all my morning pills, so I'm all set for the day now.

Steve had a call about getting a smart metre installed, so they are coming out in April to fit it for us and they will automatically get readings so that Steve doesn't have to log it any more... bet one of us will forget about it and it'll be a surprise when they turn up on our doorstep though❗ 🤣  It'll be good to have it all done and dusted... one less thing for us to worry about and they can't say that we're using more electricity than we really are/the reading is too low, like has happened in the past.

That's everything sorted until lunchtime now.
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Calcium taken and Fitbit charging up, so I can continue surfing the internet until this evening now.  Brought the canvas bin bag in, so I don't need to do anything else now, until I download the Fitbit thing... I'll do that now, before I forget.
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That's the Fitbit page on 3 pages now so that you, my homepage visitors, don't need to scroll down to get each week's information.  I've been kind and kept the initial page at the same URL (so that you don't need to update your bookmarks) and just linked to the 2019 and 2020 pages from it.  I'm pondering on splitting up the 2020 page and future pages into 3 months per page, but we shall see.
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That's the puppy walked for the second time today.  She was a very good girl and I'm so proud of her❗
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The shopping came early tonight and apparently we've run out of room in both freezers now, so I've taken the freezer stuff off next week's shop and suggested that we spend the next little while ploughing through it all then doing a monthly shop at Iceland to fill them both up again then just get things like fridge stuff, fresh potato's, tomato's, fruit etc from Sainsbury's each week so that we can use the full depth of the big freezer and don't waste the things we've bought in the past so that it doesn't go out of date.  I can't afford to waste money yet that's what we're doing by not using up what we've already bought!

Means that we can buy in bulk and stock up on ice cream etc in Winter when it's cheaper and more readily available rather than paying a premium in the Summer and it not necessarily being in stock 'cos that's when everyone buys it.

Taken my evening pills, so just waiting for them to kick in now, then I'll head to bed.
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Heading off to beddy-byes now... nite nite orl❗
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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sunday 19th January 2020

Mornin' all.

I've taken one of my morning pills so far and I'll get the others taken now before I forget... brb.

That's all my pills taken until bedtime 'cos I've taken the Calcium too, so that I can get on with filling up the pill caddy thing.

That's done as well now, so I'm gonna take the puppy out for our morning stroll as soon as I've downed the Ginger Beer.
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Had our lunch (vegetarian pasta bol), taken the puppy out, updated and uploaded the walking spreadsheet then taken loads of photo's and a video of the puppy as well as asking about editing the custom food logs on Fitbit.

Just spent the day aimlessly surfing the web today and I'm gonna have an early night tonight I reckon, in preparation for the standard busy Monday madness - Monday marathon with the puppy, bringing the rubbish and recycling stuff in, taking all me pills, updating my homepage with the Fitbit stuff and then collapsing in a heap 🤣

A very short blog post today... absolutely cream crackered and I've walked 4,282 steps today, so I'm hoping that I'll hit the 5,000 steps tomorrow.  Keep yer fingers crossed 🤞 for me❗
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4,301 steps and I'm off to beddy-byes now.  Nite nite orl.
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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Saturday 18th January 2020

Mornin' all❗

How are you all doing this morning❓

I've already taken my pills - went down nice and easily this morning❗  Gonna take the puppy out for her morning stroll now then hopefully I'll be able to upload the book review I did yesterday.  Wish me luck 👌
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That's the puppy walked and fed, she's poo'd and been rewarded so that's it until lunchtime now, when I take my Calcium and take the puppy out for her second stroll of the day.
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That's the Calcium taken, so time for the puppy's second stroll of the day now.  BBS.
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And we're back.  An extra length onto our walk, thanks to the puppy carrying on walking instead of coming home, but that's OK... it's just snow that makes me too nervous to do extra extra's.
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Got 3 more photo's and another video of the puppy dog, so when my FTP decides to log me in I'll upload them all❗
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Less than 5 minutes into a support chat with one of the support bods at TSO Hosts and the FTP is sorted... why didn't I go straight there when I started having problems instead of waiting days on end❓  🤣
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Been having a look on the Check a Trade site to try and find someone to come out and put flooring in the bathroom and maybe repair and decorate our stair and bathroom walls.  I've shortlisted 5 local traders with good ratings so as soon as I can afford it I'll see if they fancy coming out and giving me a quote.  Gotta save up for it first though❗  🤣

Right now CA Soletrade is ahead of the game 'cos his reviews say he can do the flooring, repairs and decorating so that it's all done by one person, instead of having to find 3 traders for the 3 jobs❗
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Just taken me prescription, so as soon as I start feeling tired I'll head to bed again  👌
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Just started yawning, so I'm off to bed.  Nite nite orl❗
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Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday 17th January 2020

Mornin' all.

According to my FitBit, I was asleep for just over 9 hours last night and I feel so much more awake this morning, so I agree with it 🤣

Gonna take the puppy out for her stroll now then the CAB lady is coming about my PIP appeal at lunchtime.  She's nice enough, but I'm just nervous about it is all.

I just wanna get it all sorted and out of the way.

Taking the puppy out now.  BBS❗
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She was a really good girl on her walk today... met a doctor who can't park very close to the kerb though 🤣  Time to check my email and get sorted ready for the CAB lady.

Zoop for lunch, just to stop our bellies rumbling while she's here, then hash browns to properly fill us up when she's gone.
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We're not having zoop after all now, apparently.  Just the hash browns and vegetarian sausage rolls  😞
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Had me hash browns for a late lunch and have spent all afternoon sorting out my PIP appeal.  Done now though and when I've restarted my laptop I'll forward it on to Trina at the CAB.  BBS❗
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Just finished reading and reviewing a book... just waiting to be able to log in to FTP to upload it now❗
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Just started feeling sleepy, so I'm off to beddy-byes now.  Nite nite orl.  Eye'll sea ewe in the morning❗
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Book Review: Lead Generation with Facebook ads 2020 by Skhumbuzo Zulu

Lead Generation with Facebook ads 2020 by Skhumbuzo Zulu 
⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

If you are looking for a very quick read with a basic overview of marketing your site and converting visitors to your site into customers then this is a good little starting spot.

The author makes some good points in less than 30 pages that'll hopefully set you on the right track to expanding your site and visitor conversion rate.  If you've got the start of your site and you want to increase you visitor numbers and sales conversions, then this is a gentle introduction to it.

It would have got a higher star rating if the author had described, in detail, how to do the things they've suggested instead of just assuming that you'll know exactly what to do and what the URLs are and stuff.

It's a decent introduction, but it needs a lot more detail and instructions.  Sorry.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020

Got smacked 'round the head by my muse at 5.45am so hurried down to plan the novel before I forgot.  In the 3½ hours that I've been awake, I've already planned out 8 chapters... I only planned out the first chapter in the entire day yesterday❗  Need to take my morning pills before I get too caught up in it though❗
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That's the pills taken until my Calcium one at lunchtime now, so I can spend the next 3½ hours planning the first third of the manuscript out, while my muse is still active.
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THE PUPPY'S HOME AGAIN❗❗❗  YAAAAAAY❗❗❗

She was only out for about 24 hours this time which is awesome and means that I can take her for her afternoon stroll when me lunch has gone down a bit and means she's only missed two walks this week instead of four like usual... I'm sooo glad she's home... the love is filling the house now and it feels like the house is complete again now.  She's the smallest member of the house but gives love by the bucket-load... she is love, personified❗

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That's all me pills until bedtime taken now, so I can get on with planning the novel now.  I'm currently ⅓ of the way through it now... aiming for ½ way by bed time then hopefully most of the rest of it sorted tomorrow.
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That's the puppy walked her evening stroll and I've just had an apple, so that's 3 of my 5 today which is more than I usually have 🤣  It's a good job I took the puppy out when I did 'cos it's oneheckuva lot darker out there now.
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Planned out 25 chapters today and I've just had a reminder to take my prescription, so I'll do that now then head to bed for a really early night.
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Prescription taken and I've just planned out chapter 30 but I'm not tired yet, so I'm gonna keep planning until I start yawning then head straight to bed.

So proud of everything I've achieved today❗  👍
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Aaaand it's finished!  Planned out 49 chapters since 5.45am which is good going by anyone's standards, so I'm gonna finish off my mug of tea then shut down and head to bed.
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Heading to bed now.  Nite nite orl 💤
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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Mornin' all.

Just taken me morning pills and started off the weekly virus scan, so I'm hoping it'll be finished at about 🕑 2pm then I'll do the backups and I'm all sorted for another week.

Gonna walk the puppy and hopefully finish reading and reviewing the book by the time I go to bed... wish me luck that I achieve it❗
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Back now.  The Fitbit app has recognised that we walked for more than 9 minutes today 🤣  Time to get on with the reading and reviewing now.
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Virus scan has just finished, so time for backups now then that's me sorted for another week.
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The puppy's just gone❗  😭
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Currently sorting out the back-ups... keep yer fingers crossed 🤞 that it all gets sorted first time this week.
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Everything went well with the backups and I've discovered that a domain name renewal is up for renewal that's due on 27th, so I've added £50 that I can just afford now and I'll add the rest of it on payday and pay for it all that morning.  It's one less thing for me to worry about that way.  Gonna take my pills and head to bed I reckon.  I deserve an early night I reckon.

Nite nite orl❗
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Mornin' all

Taken the puppy out for our morning stroll and the son of the person I reported to the police had a go at me, accusing me of the same thing as his father, so I came home and reported him too.  Now that I know what they're doing is a crime, I'll report every one of them every time they have a go at me 🤷.

I've taken me morning pills now and Steve thinks Helen said the puppy was going back to theirs today, so we shall see.

Put me weekly email report from Fitbit on my site now, so I can start reading nice and early today.
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Steve's just heard that the puppy is being picked up tomorrow, rather than today, so I've taken her harness off and taken her bag back through to the kitchen.  We get another day with the puppy❗  Yaaaay❗
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Our lunch today was burgers, which tasted even better today for some reason.

Doing well with the reading today.  Hoping to get at least 5 chapters read before I head to bed and hopefully finish it off tomorrow then.
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Just taken me last pills of the day, so I'll keep reading until they start kicking in then head to bed for an early night I reckon.
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The cream crackeredness has just started kicking in, so I'm off to bed.  Nite nite orl❗
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Monday, 13 January 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Mornin' all.

According to my Fitbit app, I was asleep for 9 hours and 46 minutes and I feel sooo much better for it.  The rubbish has just been collected, so I'll bring the bag back in and take the puppy out for our Monday marathon stroll.  Hoping that today is our first double stroll of the week... I'm thinking I'll take her out again at like 3pm 🕒 or 4pm 🕓 so that we can both recover.  How many laps should we do though?  4?  5?

I'm hoping to smash the Boat Shoe total I did a few weeks back by taking the puppy out twice a day, especially on a Monday.  No idea what the next badge thing is, but I'm just gonna build up really slowly.  It's just not worth risking pushing myself too quickly otherwise I'll be effed up and have to start all over again, which I'm just not prepared to do.  It's taken 9 years to get up to this distance with the puppy so I'm not planning to increase it quicker than that.

I'll take her out now and I'll BBS❗
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Taken me pills and walked the puppy our new marathon Monday normal length.  My knees are asking me WTF I'm doing, so it'll be a really short second walk so that they don't give way on me during the second stroll.  It's this week and next week that'll be the hardest to cope with, but will, hopefully, start to get used to it after that.
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Steve said that it starts getting dark at 4pm 🕓 so I'll take the puppy out for the second time at 3pm 🕒 and see how long it takes us both to crash out when we get home 🤣
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Just got back from walkies number 2 and the puppy was a bit confused to start with but as soon as we got out of the door she was like "oooh, another walk❗"  Just in time too, 'cos it's starting to rain and get dark now, so it's a good job we didn't go out any later.  3pm is definitely the latest I should take her out until the clocks change again, then I can take her out earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon then, but until then 3pm is the latest we go out I reckon.

We walked 2000% total today, so we'll both sleep well tonight❗
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5165 steps and I'm heading to bed now - absolutely exhausted but it's sooo worth it just once a week to keep me and the puppy healthy.

I've taken my pills 💊 so I'm off to bed 🛌 for a well-deserved early night.

See you all in the morning.

Nite nite orl❗
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