Monday, 19 October 2020

Book Review: 'The Single Dad’s Handbook' by Lynsey James

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

I've read 8 chapters before lunch and it's been a fantastic book so far, WTG the author.  I thought that the swearing on the first page would be a signal of swearing throughout and it'd spoil a potentially good book, but I was wrong... there *is* swearing, but it's well-placed and not just written for the sake of being written.

I'm wondering about the semi-frequent use of big brand names though, if the author hasn't got written permission from the brands to use them, then they could be in a lot of hot water if the brands find out!

Just finished this book and it definitely deserves every one of those 5 stars that everything I review starts off with.  If you've got a day of boredom ahead of you, get your nose into this book and hopefully you won't regret it, I certainly don't.

I've put the second wheelchair slopey thing...

...outside our back door to start practising walking up and down slopes so that I'll hopefully be more confident using the one in the pavement that's just outside my GP surgery.  Almost fell over twice but the last time I went up and down it I achieved it without holding on to the wall, so I stopped trying then so that I didn't lose the confidence it gave me lol

The food processor is going at 🕑 2pm so I'll try again after that's been picked up... I'm feeling really hopeful that I'll feel semi-confident about it by the time the puppy comes home though 🤞

Pills taken, brekkie eaten, virus scan...

...still clear, spreadsheets up on my homepage, rubbish and recycling collected and containers brought back in, slopes adjusted, food processor going at 2pm, which means I've got a couple of hours to work on my slope confidence using my quad cane.


Sunday, 18 October 2020

Pills taken, virus scan clear, breakfast eaten, Fitbit...

...has completely given up the ghost and the puppy has thrown up 3 times and not touched her breakfast 😟  Overall, not a good start to the day 😞

Saturday, 17 October 2020

I've taken my last two pills of the day, so...

...I'm gonna shut down for the night and hit the sack.


Nite nite orl!


That's 2 kitchen things Freegle'd today, so just got...

...the food processor to go now then there will be loads of space for food preparation and dishing up and stuff.  In theory we can put the bread machine and slow cooker on there too, but we do very occasionally use them, so I'd like to keep hold of them just as a standby, like with our microwave.


The puppy's had her tea and her second pill of the day, so just waiting for me to take my last two now then we can all chill out until bed time.


All dosed up until this evening now

Taken my pills, including the Calcium (because it's Saturday so I don't take the FA today) so I'm all dosed up until tonight now.  Had almost 10 hours of sleep last night and I'm freeeeeeezing now!  The daily virus scan is under way and the pasta machine is going at lunchtime today so then it's time to put the ice cream maker up on Freegle.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Just about finished... mug of coffee so I'm slowly closing down all my programmes in preparation for the 'patch Tuesday' update, then I'm heading to bed.

Nite nite orl 💤

The puppy poo'd on her evening stroll, so... I'm legally required to do, I picked it up, finished our walk, came home and fed her, so hopefully she'll be able to have a quiet night tonight.  I'm gonna hopefully have an early night tonight too, so I'm gonna take my last two pills of the day at 7pm on the dot then pretty much head straight to bed.


Apparently the puppy is going back with Helen on Sunday and coming back on Monday, so I'll temporarily make our 'marathon Monday' strolls into a 'trecking Tuesday' just until she's back home full-time again.  Her health is a priority and we need to do what's best for her, so if that means shunting the once a week long walk to a different day, then so be it.


Photos are up on my homepage now, so...

...time to try and persuade the puppy to wake up and go for her last stroll of the day and her tea, then that'll be it unless she needs to go out the back for a wee or another poo.