Friday 30 June 2017

Supplements taken

Taken me supplements and now got 4 days left.

I've started the virus scan too and it looks a bit different to last week and seems to pick up from where it left off if you need to reboot which is a welcome addition!

Thursday 29 June 2017

Those extra 4 hours sleep

After going to bed at 3.30pm and waking up at 7.30am, I'm feeling a lot more awake and motivated and just wanna get on with the day!

Gonna take me supplements and then get on with the editing again!  Aiming for another 10 chapters and another really early night tonight - I think I deserve it after so many late nights recently!

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Just taken me supplements

Taken me supplements now.

Got 6 doses left.

I just hope the new multi is as powerful as the 3 I've been taking up to now!

It's raining, it's pouring

It's raining, it's pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed
and bumped his head
and couldn't get up in the morning!

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Just had my first taste of cafetierre coffee

Was stronger than I was thinking so had to use 2 sweeteners instead of my usual 1.

Not good.

Gonna try and remember to get a pack of chocochino only pods on Monday 'cos that's pay day for me.

Monday 26 June 2017

Hair cutting on Monday

Steve's mum has just been on the phone and said that we are having our hair cut on Monday... feels like months since it was last done!  lol

Supplements taken, pup walked, poo cleared up

Just taken me supplements.  Got 7 doses left, then I'll start the new supplement next Wednesday.

Pup's been walked and fed and I cleared up her poo from the back yard too.

Think the recycling has been too, so I'll go and bring the green box in now too, then that's it until Steve goes to his appointment at lunchtime then Marie will come to help us put the shopping away tonight.

Groaner alert!

A nun who worked for a local home health care agency was out making her rounds when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it there was a station just down the street. She walked to the station to borrow a can with enough gas to start the car and drive to the station for a fill up.  The attendant regretfully told her that the only can he owned had just been loaned out, but if she would care to wait he was sure it would be back shortly.  Since the nun was on the way to see a patient she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. After looking through her car for something to carry to the station to fill with gas, she spotted a bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried it to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried it back to her car.  As she was pouring the gas into the tank of her car two men walked by. One of them turned to the other and said: "Now that's what I call faith!"

Sunday 25 June 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I've got 9 doses left before starting on the new one so keep your eyes pealed on Wednesday 'cos that'll be the first morning of taking the new ones!

Saturday 24 June 2017

Supplements taken

Thought Andrew was coming over at 7.30am to watch the rugby with Steve but his little boy is ill so he hasn't.

Took me supplements at 7.15am though and feel so much more awake and motivated again.

Friday 23 June 2017

Virus free for another week

The weekly virus scan has just finished, so I'll take me prescriptions, back up my hard drive then shut down, pack up me laptop and take it upstairs ready for tomorrow.

Prescription delivered and old meds taken

Me prescription was delivered and he took my old meds (before the change of dose of the AP) with him after a bit of an explanation so that's it sorted now.

Hate phoning for my prescription though, 'cos I never know what to say!  lol

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements, they haven't started kicking in yet though!  Might have to spray the B12 spray to top up the levels a bit quicker.

The weather out there was noticably cooler on the pup's walk this morning and the fan isn't on either which means Steve won't be so grumpy when he gets back from his appointment either.  Yay!

Thursday 22 June 2017

Just checked the back of the new multi

It's definitely got Calcium and Magnesium in it, which I'm short of because I'm allergic to dairy.

It's definitely got Iron in it which I need because I'm vegetarian.

It's definitely got Thiamin (vit B1) which is what I was short of when I was in hospital.

It's definitely got Folic acid (vit B9) in it, which was tested at the same time as B12 and I was short of both of them.

It's definitely got vit B12 in it which I'm short of.

It's also got vit D in it which I'm short of too.

It's full of all the vitamins and minerals that I could possibly be short of but they sound like they are big like the calcium pills.  That's fine, I just hope they don't taste too bad when I crunch them up!

That's me supplements taken

The multi is kicking in and I've got 10 doses left of taking 3 supplements a day, then I'll be onto the new ones and only taking one supplement a day!

I'm currently taking Iron, Calcium and the multi.

The new multi has Iron and Calcium in it as well as B1, B12 and B9 which are the ones that came back low on my blood tests, so I'll only need to take the multi every morning instead of the 3 pills.

I just hope the new ones are small so that I can swallow them whole like I currently do with the Iron and Multi, instead of being capsule shaped, like the Calcium, which are too big for me to swallow an I have to crunch up.

Either way is totally OK, as long as the new Multi doesn't taste too bad or chalky otherwise I'll be heaving!

A lot cooler out there this morning

After a few days that were too hot even for me, it's a better temperature this morning.

We've had the fan on maximum and still been too hot since the start of the week but today we've taken it down to the medium setting and it's the right temperature now for me but still too hot for Steve.

I like this sort of temperature and would be happy if it stayed like this permanently... any hotter and it'll just be unbearable again.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Just got back from taking the pup for her walk

I was happy with the normal length of her walk, but the pup kept walking and demanded we did 50% more!

It was cooler outside than it is here in the house so I was OK with that, as long as it's only occasionally instead of every day!

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Just ordered my repeat prescription

I never know what to say but that's it done for another 4 weeks now!  👍

That's me supplements taken

Just taken me supplements again... the multi isn't kicking in yet, but I swallowed it seconds ago instead of minutes so I'm not expecting it too!  It's fast, not instant, after all!

It's so hot out there this morning, that...

Just got back from taking the pup for her walk and it's so hot out there that Mitzi wee'd and I spotted a wheelie bin blocking our path, so I brought her back in to move it.

By the time I got back to the house to get the pup again, her wee had totally dried up... I could barely see the outline of it!

If it's that hot at 7.45 in the morning, I dread to think how hot it'll be at lunchtime!

Monday 19 June 2017

Supplements taken, pup walked and fed

Taken me supplements and they are kicking in quickly again... yay!

Walked and fed the pup too - it's still hot and polleny out there, but not quite as bad as yesterday thankfully.

Definitely helped to have a bottle of squash in the fridge to cool me down and take me supplements this morning... gonna try and remember to do that every day now!

Sunday 18 June 2017

Way too hot and polleny out there for my liking!

I usually love hot weather, but yesterday and today are too hot even for me!

The pollen levels are really affecting my hayfever too!

Saturday 17 June 2017

That's me supplements taken.

I run out in exactly 2 weeks.

I've got a years supply of a different multi that has everything the three supplements give me in one pill... I just hope the new ones are as fast workers as my current ones!

Friday 16 June 2017

Should have stayed down here at 3am!

Came down for a wee at 3am and was awake and motivated so should have stayed up, but I went back to bed instead.

I came down at 8.45am this morning and now I can't stop yawning, got no energy and no motivation  👎  Not even my supplements and the day's dose of oral spray have given me anything  😩

Pup walked, fed and watered

It's a lovely day out there!  Warm and sunny without being too hot!  The pup was a good girl and she's had the last of her bag of vet food, so she'll be having the Pooch & Mutt food again between tomorrow and Monday, inclusive, ready to go back to the vet food on Tuesday morning.

Supplements taken and virus scan started

Just taken me 3 supplements, cleared the cache in both browsers and started the virus scan... hopefully it'll be finished by just gone 9pm tonight so that I can turn off me laptop and head to bed instead of keeping it going all night when I don't need to.

Thursday 15 June 2017

That's better than I was dreading!

Just had a call from WDC and I was thinking that they were going to ask me to increase my donation or something.

I was wrong.

They just wanted to make sure they had all the correct details about me and find out what made me support them and stuff!

No pleading.

No asking for money.

Just a five minute phone call to be sure they had everything right!

I like phone calls like that!  lol

Does it sound strange to say...

Does it sound strange to say that I know when my body needs more vitamin B12?

A couple of years ago I had a blood test that said I was really low in vit B12 and that's when I started to take my vitamins regularly.

Now I can sort of tell when I'm getting low in B12, even after taking the multi 'cos if I'm tired and I've got no energy or motivation and I can't stop yawning even after 10 hours sleep and taking my supplements, I squirt the B12 oral spray into me mouth and I'm wide awake again!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements... 6 hours later than usual but I was really feeling the effects of not taking them and they are kicking in now, so at least I'll get a few hours of benefit before bedtime then I'll go back to taking them first thing again as of tomorrow.

Now that I've taken them late, I know for sure how much they've been helping me and I'll get back into the routine of taking them first thing instead of after lunch now.

I'm just glad that I've found a combination that works for me!

Pasta, sauce and meatballs for lunch today


Steve's definitely losing his belly too which is great and he's almost got the portion sizes of pasta right too now!

Love and appreciate you Steve!

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Supplements taken again

Took me supplements again and asked Steve if he's taken his prescription.

He said he had so I hope he's telling the truth!  He was prescribed it for a reason!

Tuesday 13 June 2017

The shopping's just been and gone...

Within the hour time-slot that Steve booked yesterday.

There were a couple of substitutions, but nothing too bad, thankfully.

I'm gonna take me prescriptions, eat 3 pies and 2 cakes for me tea, then head to bed for an early night.

Warriner Secondary School in Bloxham

I can't remember if I've already asked this or not so wanted to ask (again?) before I forget.

I went to Warriner School in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, UK from the late 80's to the early 90's and loved my rural science lessons on the farm

I made some great friends who also enjoyed being on the farm.  Barry G and Jack H were in my year, Delia S and Yasmin G were in the year below me and there were another three friends a year below them.

If I've started the memories flowing and you think you know how to contact any of them, that'd be fantastic!  They knew me as Amanda J and it was back in the day where our uniform was brown.

I just want to get in touch with them all again is all to see how they're doing and if they still remember me and stuff.  I've never forgotten any of them.

Chickpea Dhal for lunch today

First ever taste of chickpeas and first experience of Dhal too.

The chickpeas were a sort of combination of the texture of marrowfat peas and the taste of garden peas.

The Dhal was the spiciest I could go to for a little while... nice and spicy with just a touch too much heat for me... I'll definitely have it again though, just next time with Naan bread to hopefully take away some of the heat of it.

We'll definitely be getting it again though, it was yummy!

4 stars out of 5 I reckon!

Supplements taken...

Pup walked, fed and watered.

Supplements taken.

Maths worked out.

Assuming the groceries don't come to more than I'm expecting, I'll be able to put an unexpected £50 into B on Monday!  Yay!

Monday 12 June 2017

Sainsbury's again

Within an hour of getting the text, the voucher was in my account so tomorrow's shopping is now £93 instead of £113 and it's still free delivery 'cos the shopping was over £100 so Sainsbury's took it off the total instead of the basket amount... they're back to being my favourite supermarket again!

Just had a text from Sainsbury's

Apparently there was a technical hitch and today's order has been cancelled.

To give them credit though, they are going to issue me with a £20 voucher instead.  To be fair to them, they issue vouchers if the shopping is more expensive than the order you place with them, they issue vouchers if the delivery is delayed and they also give vouchers for technical issues too!

They aren't perfect by any means, but they are better than their two biggest competitors and we'll stick with them for the forseeable future too!

Rant about Sainsbury's

We have been regular customers of Sainsbury's for a couple of years now and yes, I realise that computer systems screw up occasionally, it's just annoying that nobody thought to check this morning and call us then!

They are usually good and they put the shopping in bags and take them through to the kitchen if we order stuff and Marie can't come over and help us for whatever reason, it's just frustrating that it sometimes happens is all!  *sigh*

Took me supplements this morning, but...

Took me supplements this morning, but forgot to post about it on here.

Just had Sainsbury's on the phone too but that's a whole new rant!  Grrr!

Sunday 11 June 2017

Taken me supplements

Just taken me supplements with the last bit of apple squash in the bottle.

Steve kindly filled up the other three bottles with berry squash, ready for tomorrow and the next day and the next... thank you Steve!

Saturday 10 June 2017

Considering it's not an occasion shop...

Just sorted out next week's shopping and it's £111 which is just under our Christmas/barbeque shops and it's just a weekly shop!  😲

It was pennies over £100 when Steve added his stuff and I've added 12 cans of J2O for meself at almost £3 for 6 as well as veggie stuff I can have for me lunch, a box of Malteasers and a box of Matchmakers but it's mostly Steve's stuff and most of that is cakes!

To be fair though, I did say to Steve that he could spend up to £179 so I'm not complaining, it'll just be a lot to get through in 7 days is all!  lol


Supplements taken, pup walked and fed, salmon oil delivered

Just taken me supplements and the multi is kicking in again.

Fed the pup with her Pooch & Mutt food 'cos she didn't eat the vet food for 36 hours and I had to hand feed her to encourage her, but she ate a quarter of the P&M food as soon as she heard me putting it in her bowl, so I'll feed her that tomorrow as well then back onto the vet food on Monday.

The P&M salmon oil was delivered just before I fed her too so I'll put that on her vet food on Monday to hopefully encourage her to eat it again.

I just want the pup to be OK!

Friday 9 June 2017

Virus scan finished and salmon oil

Virus free for another week... just gotta do the backup now!

It also hit me that Pooch & Mutt do a salmon oil that I've just ordered from Amazon and it cost me £1.30 instead of £11.30 because of the £10 voucher I got for having a tracking app on my phone!

It'll be here tomorrow so I hope the pup likes it as much as the food!

Review: Shampoo and conditioner - 4 stars

I'm very picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner so didn't hold out much hope for such a cheap one.

I was wrong.

Used it for the first time and I'll be buying it again and again now!

I usually use the Avon shampoo and conditioner because it cleared up the grease and gave my hair a subtle shine.

That was until I bought the Sainsbury's apple shampoo and conditioner.  I love them both but they seem to have stopped selling the conditioner now for some reason!

The reason it's not getting the full 5 stars is that it's making my scalp itchy for some reason.  I reckon that's because my scalp isn't used to it yet though and hopefully it'll improve.

I'll definitely be getting it again though, I just hope they bring the conditioner back so that I can have hair that smells the same (apple) instead of a combination (apple shampoo and coconut conditioner).

We shall see I guess!

52% on the virus scan

Looking good for finishing by bed time!

Taken me supplements

Wasn't as easy to take them this morning as it was yesterday for some reason, but all three have been swallowed now so that's it until tomorrow morning  👍

Already started the weekly virus scan, so...

Just started my weekly virus scan which means, in theory, it'll be finished before bed time tonight!  Yay!

Thursday 8 June 2017

That's me supplements taken

Forgot to take them yesterday so am really feeling the multi-vitamin rush again now!  😇

Forgot how quickly the multi got going and how good it made me feel within a couple of minutes of swallowing it!

Wanna try and remember to take them so that I get the rush every morning, feel more awake and living in HD instead of black and white.

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Just got back from seeing C

Had to hold on to him both way's cos me legs just weren't strong enough to hold me up otherwise.

He took H's birthday gifts though and reminded me to phone Assured Mobility about coming up to the house to pump Patrick's tyres up... even said he would pay which was totally amazing 'cos I only get £8 spare at the end of every month... gotta find the courage to phone them now!

Tuesday 6 June 2017

The pup's having oneheckuva dream!

Mitzi is fast asleep on the back of the sofa and she's running after something in her dream, bless her!

If I didn't have my music on while writing, I'm sure she'd be yapping in the dream too... she's well gone!

Taken me supplements

They went down really easily this morning!  Didn't even drink that much squash with them!

Gonna meet up with C tomorrow instead of today so hopefully I'll be able to write at least 4 chapters today before bedtime.

It was getting on for 9.30pm that I went to bed last night and woke up almost 13 hours later so haven't taken the pup out for her walk yet, but will do that soon and feed her too, bless 'er likkle heart!

Monday 5 June 2017

Taken me supplements

Took all 3 of my supplements whilst watching The Bill and Steve said he'd taken his prescription too so we're both sorted until tomorrow morning now!

Sunday 4 June 2017


Purely by accident I've worked out how to put a space between my blog posts and the author bit at the bottom... it was in the layout bit, then edit the blog post in there!

Took literally seconds once I'd found it!  lol

Taken me supplements

Almost forgot to put it on here though!


Simply Supplements have a new URL, look and referral link now

I still swear by Simply Supplements for me supplements but they've made it harder to find the link to get the 20% off now for some reason.

You still need my name (Amanda George) and email address ( but the URL is now

3 in 3 months *sigh*

There was another terror attack here in the UK again last night.

That's 3 in 3 months.

I'm keeping the families of the victims close in my heart today.

It's terrible that my little nephew is growing up with terror attacks in his childhood just like I did with the IRA.  Why can't things just be talked through instead of attacking innocent people who've got nothing to do with their cause??

Saturday 3 June 2017

Me money again

I've just worked out that I'll only need £3 from my next payday to break even this month then and it's only the start of the month!

Means I can spend £105 a week on the groceries and still leave enough to cover my direct debit as well as a tenner into B every week too.

So proud of myself!

Taken me supplements now, so...

Just taken me supplements so I can spend the rest of the day writing now... I'll do the 2 form signings when I've heard back from the company I emailed yesterday or Thursday or whenever it was.

Busy morning so far!

Walked and fed the pup
Backed up my hard drive
Checked Facebook
PM'd a great friend
Checked my email
about to take me supplements then I've got to sign and post a couple of things and write another 4 chapters before I head to bed tonight!

Friday 2 June 2017

Virus scan finished already!

Only took 12 hours this week!

Gonna do my weekly back up now then turn my likkle laptop off and head to bed.

Nite nite orl!

72% done and prescriptions taken

Done 10% of the virus scan since I last checked and I've taken the right pills in the right order this evening instead of like I almost did by mistake this morning!

62% done

It's almost 5.15pm and the virus scan is 62% done so maybe it'll be finished before I go to bed tonight?!

Just taken me supplements but...

Just taken me 3 supplements but almost took my prescriptions instead!

I got as far as taking the AD out of the box then it suddenly hit me that they weren't tubs then it clicked that I was about to take my prescriptions 10 hours early.

Put the blister pack back into the box, closed the box, put it in the bag and back into the drawer.

Got my supplements and took those instead.

The multi is kicking in and I'm awake now, with my energy levels starting to increase too.

Just glad I didn't pop the AD out of the blister pack is all!

Blimey it's hot out there this morning!

Just taken the pup for her morning walk.

Was just right before we went out but now I'm sweating 😅 and I never sweat!!

That's the virus scan started

Just started me weekly virus scan so it'll be done by this time tomorrow.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Just got a £10 Amazon voucher for...

I signed up with a tracking app about a month ago and I've just got a £10 Amazon voucher from them that lasts until 2027 so I'm gonna save it up along with any other vouchers I get for our anniversary or my birthday or Yule or anything else and be able to get something big off one of my Amazon wishlists without it costing me a penny!

I'll either get 50 chocochino pods or save it up for more food for the pup when she comes off the vet food or something like that... was going to get a new smartphone or digital camcorder but they are nice to have when I've paid off all 3 of my credit cards and they can definitely wait for a while so I'm thinking I'll get several small things rather than one big thing.

Just taken me supplements and, as predicted...

Just taken me three supplements and, as predicted, they have already kicked in within seconds.

Took the calcium and put the tub back in the drawer.
Took the iron and put that back in the drawer too.
Took the multi and by the time I'd put it back in the drawer I wasn't tired any more.

Fired up blogger and did 3 crits on SCBWI then came and made this post... I've already achieved more in the last ten minutes than I did all day until 5pm yesterday!

Gonna close the drawer, watch The Bill then get on with me writing!  Can't wait to see how the new single supplement affects me instead of the three that I currently take!

They even do a multi-vitamin for cats and dogs!!

If you want 20% off your first order, use the "referred by a friend" link on the first page, put my name (Amanda George) and email address ( et voila!  I swear by Simply Supplements now 'cos they offer such good value for money (the multi costs less than a tenner a year for example), and they provide supplements for everything you could possibly need as well as being able to see at a glance who they are suitable for (vegetarian, gluten free, fish free etc etc) before you even click on the link for that supplement!

So tired this morning!

Hopefully taking me supplements will wake me up like they did yesterday morning.