Thursday 30 November 2017

Plastic pollution

Dear blog readers,

I just signed the petition "Introduce a tax on throwaway plastic"  and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

Thank you!


P.S. Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It's really easy – all you need to do is forward this url or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:

150% this morning, but...

Just got back from walking the pup.

She wanted to come home after 100% of the usual walk length but I "encouraged" her to do an extra 50% which she did, but I didn't want to force her to do any more than that in case she was in pain or feeling her age or something this morning.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Yule gifts

Still waiting on Jacki's Yule gift to turn up, but everyone else's is wrapped up and ready to go... just gotta find a way to send me mum and Melanie their gifts now 'cos the rest are for Steve's family so I'll take them over there closer to Yule.

Steve wrapped up the gifts today so we've both wrapped up about half the gifts each... just gotta get 'em sent off now!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and the multi is kicking in again - it's definitely a fast worker!!

200% this morning

Just got back from the pup's morning walk.

200% this morning.

I could see her debating another 50% for a few seconds but she decided against it and came home instead.

The poor pup is a senior so it's a long walk for her when I'd have been happy with the 100% but after that, I just take my lead from her.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

If you're in the UK and agree that animals are sentient...

Dear blog reader,

Stopping animal cruelty has always been a priority for the British public. Yet this week, our MPs voted to scrap the law recognising that animals can think, feel, and suffer pain - so should be treated well. It's a setback in the fight against animal cruelty, and one that only a big public outcry can reverse.

In less than 72 hours, over 300,000 have signed a petition demanding the government keeps this vital protection for animals. Can you add your name now?

You can find it here:

The petition is working - it's made headlines across the newspapers, and the environment minister Michael Gove has been forced to respond. He's ‘clarified' that the government will now look at alternative ways to recognise animal sentience in UK law. That's a real step forward, and a great sign that our pressure is making a difference.

But a promise from Michael Gove isn't the same as a legal protection, written down, enshrined in law. So we need to keep the pressure up!

If you agree animals can feel pain and emotion and should be treated humanely sign the petition now. It takes less than 30 seconds to add your name.

Many thanks.

Only 150% this morning

Took the pup out for her walk this morning and I've been happy with just the 100% after yesterday but the pup did an extra 50% before coming home... yesterday cream crackered both of us!  lol

Monday 27 November 2017


Nope, I didn't type the title wrong.

Yep, we really did do 250% of the walk this morning!

Yep, we are both totally cream crackered now!  lol

Sunday 26 November 2017

200% this morning!!

Took the pup out as normal first thing, we did 100% so I would have been happy to come home but the pup kept walking and did another 100%!  There's no way I could have done any more so I persuaded the pup to come home then fed her and started my backups going!

WTG pup!  💗

Saturday 25 November 2017

Just waiting for one more Yule gift to arrive now, then that's it!

I was waiting for one last Yule gift - Andrew's turned up yesterday, my father-in-law's this morning, so I'm just waiting for Jackie's now then I can finish off the wrapping up and that's it for another year!

I prefer getting organised early on so that I'm not rushing around like a headless chicken in the week before like a lot of others!  Means I can relax and enjoy myself watching Christmas films and things like that without beeding to worry about anything!

Another 150% this morning

Pondering on making the 150% the new normal for the pup, just to stretch her a bit.  It'll help us both to lose weight quicker!

Friday 24 November 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements.  The Iron disintegrated on me tongue, which was really yucky, but other than that they all went down fine and dandy!

150% again this morning

The hubby joined me and the pup on our walk this morning!  At last!  We did 150% today too!

The pup wanted to make it 200% but our neighbour wanted to put her kids in the car to take them to school so we only did 150% this morning.  As long as we do the 100% every morning, anything else is a bonus.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they all went down really easily this morning!

150% this morning

Just got back from taking the pup for her morning walkies.

I was happy to come home when we'd done our normal length walk but the pup kept walking so I joined her and she did another half longer.

She seems to want longer walks as a senior than she did as an adult!

Remembered to ask her to walk to heel this morning and something clicked in the pup's head and that's exactly what she did!

Bless her tiny little puppy socks!

Wednesday 22 November 2017

That's all the Yule gifts bought now

Just bought the final three Yule gifts, so when they turn up it'll just be a wrapathon next week and then I can send off me mum and Melanie's gifts then that's it for another year.


Supplements taken

Just taken me 3 supplements and they all went down pretty easily today, thankfully!

Tuesday 21 November 2017

No blog posts for 3 days because...

This is the first day since Saturday that I've been able to log on!

Was doing a stoopid Windoze update that took 3 days and 2 nights to sort itself out!


I'm back online at last now though and I've just taken me supplements.  One of the lenses on my glasses came out because the screw came out so Steve's dad took them to get a new screw in and they replaced the nose foot thing too!


Saturday 18 November 2017

Supplements taken

All 3 of them went down OK today, so I don't know why they caused such an issue for me yesterday!

Pup walked and fed

Only managed 150% of the walk this morning... took my lead from the pup after we'd done the normal length and she only wanted an extra half today, then waited at the door so we came home.  Maybe tomorrow?

Children in Need total for 2017

I watched Children in Need and donated a tenner witin the first 10 minutes of the telethon.

They raised a record-breaking £50.1million on the night which is awesome!  The total on the night total was £50,168,562

Well done Children in Need and thank you so much to all my fellow donators!

Friday 17 November 2017

Supplements taken

The multi was a nightmare to get down my throat today for some reason!

Awesome adding up by me!

Got £55.97 left in my bank account.

Monday's groceries come to £55.90, which leaves me with 7p!

Payday on Monday too so I can get the last 3 Yule gifts and send of my mum's then that's it until the first week of December when I'll be paid again and other than my monthly bills I'll be able to spend £50 on groceries every week!

I can so do this!

Pup walked and fed, but...

 Walked and fed Mitzi, the same as we normally do every morning, but she wanted to double the distance and keep walking this morning!

I was happy with the normal 100% but Mitzi carried on walking so we did an extra 50% and she still kept walking so we did 200% this morning.  Mitzi wanted to keep on walking but there's no way I could have walked any more than that, sorry pup!

So proud of her though, she's a senior now so to double her walk is impressive for any pup her age!

If she wants to keep walking tomorrow I'll go for it, but I'll take it at her pace and go as far as she wants tomorrow... wish me luck that I can keep up with her!  lol

Thursday 16 November 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Normal Mitzi stuff this morning, but I've just taken me supplements for the first time in November and I obviously needed them 'cos the multi is already kicking in again!

Just need to remember to take them every morning now!

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Blimey Charlie!!

Just checked me bank account and worked out that I've spent £353.77 in the last 6 weeks!

That means, in theory, I'll be able to pay for me S4C logo to be created for me at £50 and still be able to put £300 into B over the next 6 weeks too.

Take off £100 for the last 3 Yule gifts and sending off me mum and Melanie's gifts and all will be good for starting the New Year off nicely in credit, ready for an expensive Namehog year!  lol

I collect domain names so if you ever want to buy me something without going to Amazon, pay for a years domain name or hosting or whatever for me!

I'm using my all spelled out email address on Namehog or PayPal the money to me and let me know it's payment for a Namehog domain name or hosting or whatever.

2018 is just an expensive Namehog year is all  👍

Just had me Tesco clubcard delivered

Thought I'd lost me Nectar card until I found it hiding!  lol

Need a card holder or summat so that I don't break the slots in me purse!  😑

Monday 13 November 2017

Our little puppy said hello to me this morning!

Me and Steve have conversations with the pup every day - we speak to her in English and she replies in woofs.

Not this morning though!

I was sitting on the bottom of the stairs, chatting away to her like we normally do first thing while I'm putting her harness on and she goes "rerro" to me, very obviously not in growls or barks but as a very good attempt at English!

I realise you may be thinking that I'm lieing to you 'cos Steve did too, but it was a very obvious attempt at saying hello to me... 'onest!

Such a clever little girl!

She took herself on her regular walk this morning too... went ahead of me, stopped, sniffed, turned around and came back.


Then waited outside our front door for me to open it!

Such an intelligent little girl!

Sunday 12 November 2017

Back to normal tomorrow

Finished my NaNo novel this afternoon and have been trying to get yWriter to come up with the synopsis for me without any luck so I'm going to bed now and I'll try again tomorrow.

Nite nite orl!

Saturday 11 November 2017

Normal routine this morning

I'm sure you're getting bored of my daily posts about walking the pup!  lol

Just had me lunch and I've hit a wall with my writing now  👎

Friday 10 November 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Just my normal daily post about the pup and supplements, nothing even remotely interesting!


Worked out why last week's scan was so quick and how to solve it this week...

Last week AVG did a computer scan that only took a couple of minutes, this week I'm doing a deep scan and it's going at the speed I was used to two weeks ago, so I've just gotta remember to do the deep scan every week instead of just using the button now... you watch me forget though!  lol

Thursday 9 November 2017

Pup walked and fed

Didn't wake up at 4am like I thought, so I took the pup out for her walk then fed her and booted up me laptop.

Gonna write until 10am then watch The Bill and keep writing.  I've got 4 bottles of J2O as a reward if I write at least 7 chapters and a big fizzy bottle of J2O that I'm going to have in celebration of eventually finishing the first draft.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Taken me supplements now

Taken all three supplements so the multi will be kicking in soon.  Not going to take me neck bag today so won't be able to squirt the B12 into me mouth if I need it, but hopefully the supplements will see me through.

Getting our hair cut this morning so I'll work on me NaNo novel when we get home.

Just ranting!

Steve see's his family several times a week.

I haven't seen my mum since the summer of 2010.

Hardly fair, is it?


Pup walked and fed, but I haven't taken me supplements this morning

Just the daily morning post about the pup going for her walk and having her breakfast... nothing spectacular happened this morning.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken again

Our little bin has disappeared since yesterday morning so the pup's walk this morning was... an experience!

It'll get me used to using my quad cane more than I do atm though!  lol

Took me supplements and they went down nice and easily this morning, even though the squash could do with being stronger!

Monday 6 November 2017

Sprayed me B12 oral spray into me mouth too

I love the oral B12 spray 'cos it kicks in almost instantly, wakes me up and gives me a burst of energy too!  Gonna get the multi-pack next time!

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Took the pup out for her walk and it's so cold out there that she didn't even squat, let alone wee, bless her!  Fed her then took me supplements and they all went down OK this morning.  As normal, the multi is kicking in nice and quickly so I'm gonna write at least 7 chapters today so that I can relax on Wednesday without coming up with ideas and forgetting them before we get home!

The groceries are booked to come tonight so I'll keep writing while we're waiting for that to arrive and if Marie comes to help Steve put it away I won't take me prescriptions until she's gone, finish off the chapter I'm working on then head to bed.

Sunday 5 November 2017

Supplements taken, pup walked and fed

Just taken me supplements and I can feel the multi kicking in again already.

Walked and fed the pup first thing - she wanted to come back in after 50% of the walk today, but I encouraged her to go on the second 50% and she's fast asleep in her bed now, poor thing!

Saturday 4 November 2017

Supplements taken, pup walked and fed

Took me supplements as soon as I came down and the multi kicked in almost immediately.

Took 3 attempts to get the pup out because she was too tired but we went out eventually and she wee'd a huge amount more than her normal volume which is normally huge anyway but this was at least double the volume!!

Friday 3 November 2017

Just given Steve my birthday money

Me mum sent me some cash through the post for me birthday.

I was saving it for our next 2 hair cuts.

Steve's just asked for it for the taxi so that he doesn't have to get out of the car.

I gave it to him on two conditions:

  1. He gets out of his dad's car to get the hair cutting money both times
  2. He works on the writing software a bit more today
Taking bets on him not doing either and denying that I gave him the money at all, just like he does with the software that was supposed to be ready in a week and cost £100.  Three months and £365 later and it's barely started yet!

Impressive speed x2!

It's Friday today, so that's my virus scanning and backing up day.

The scanning usually takes over 12 hours and I get angry because of accidentally pulling the lead out of the external hard drive several times.

Not today though!

The virus scan was finished in less than 5 minutes which made me suspicious so set it going.  Yep, it scanned my entire machine in less than 5 minutes instead of the hours that it took last week.

I set the backup going and that was finished within half an hour instead of the hour of frustration that it usually takes too!

Steve's got a medical appointment so I won't put the music on before he gets back either.  Just gotta walk the pup then the entire day is mine to write in!

Thursday 2 November 2017

That's a relief then!

Just had someone from an Asthma charity on me mobile.

I explained that I had £3 a month after all my bills came out.

She said it didn't have to start until December if that was easier for me.

I said nope, not really.

She said OK, no problem, thanked me and wished me a good afternoon.

No pressure or anything like that, just accepted that I couldn't afford it and said goodbye!

Makes me more willing to donate to them when I've paid off my 2 credit cards though!

Supplements taken

Didn't take them yesterday 'cos I didn't have any squash left until bed-time but I've got squash this morning so I've just taken 'em.

The multi is kicking in super-quick now, thankfully!

Pup walked and fed

The pup was too sleepy to go for her walk first thing but after about 10 minutes persuasion we went out and met our neighbour on the other side this morning.  The pup's little tail was wagging into a blur but one of the boys that lives there seems to be scared of dogs, bless him!

When we got back, I fed the pup and booted up my machine... hoping for another 6 chapters today!

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Pup walked and fed

Woke up at 6am to start on NaNo so took the pup for her morning walk as soon as it got light outside then we came home and I fed her.

Gonna be a lot quieter between now and the end of November because of NaNo but I'm still about!