Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed... it was soooo wet out there that I'm bound to get at least a cold from soggy daily walks, but needs must and all that jazz!
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I've got literally one thing on today's grocery shop delivery.  The other £57 is totally Steve's stuff.  Last week I had 6 bottles of pop on there for myself, but literally the only thing on there this week that's mine is a £1.05 bottle of squash that we'll share anyway and £50 for the electric will come out of my account and into Steve's today, yet he won't even phone the freakin' vet for our pup and he's being paid to be my carer for 30 hours a week, yet I'm lucky to get that in 3 months!!
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That's me supplements taken now... didn't go down as easily as yesterday, but by the same token it wasn't awful either, thankfully.
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Just phoned Mitzi's vet about her biting and scratching herself.  That's another thing that Steve's been promising to do for a couple of weeks but hasn't got around to it yet.

He's been my carer for a grand total of 2 hours this month, when he filled in the ESA form for me on Saturday.  He's done bugger all else in the last 30 days - he should have provided 120 hours of care but I've had 2 hours of it in reality.  😡
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First survey of the day completed
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Second survey done and dusted
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That's C's birthday card and gift ordered then!  I just hope he's home when it arrives 'cos there's no way it'll fit through his door!  lol
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Burger King meal for tea, so I'm shutting down now and doubt I'll log back on before I head to bed so nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Happy birthday Steve!!

He seems to like what me an' the pup got him... found humour in it instead of being offended thankfully!

Happy birthday again Steve!
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Taken me 3 supplements with only 4 mouthfuls of squash this morning, which is a relief 'cos there were only 5 mouthfuls left in the bottle!
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The intense virus scan finished at 1am and there were no viruses or malware found so I've backed everything up now and I'm about to take the pup for her morning stroll with me.
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That's the 2 recycling boxes and rubbish bag out for another week... only a mini argument today... we're getting better at this!  💑😆

It's hosing it down out there so I'm gonna wait until it hopefully eases up a bit before I take the pup out for her walk.
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That's the puppy walked... we were both reluctant to do the 100% but it's done with for the day now!
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Yumsk!

Just had a meat-less and gravy-less Sunday lunch from the cafe again.

Today is the second one we've had from them and we'll definitely be going again and again!

Maybe not every week, but as an occassional treat it's the best!

Loadsa veggies and "half a cow" according to Steve this week!  For under £15 we got 2 mains and a pud for Steve which is a lot healthier and yummier and cheaper than the take aways we seem to have most days!

Definitely another five star review from us again!  Would be perfect if there was a vegetarian protein, but maybe there just aren't many vegetarians around here?
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That's the pup's poo cleared up from the back yard and disposed of now, so we've just gotta bring everything back in when it's been collected tomorrow then that's it for another week!

👌👍
 
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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

Just paid the last £79.39 to the liquidation bods.

As predicted I didn't get to sleep until pretty much my normal bedtime despite going to bed a couple of hours early.  Woke up with another splotty botty too, so, yet again, I'll be going back and forward urgently all day again.  😕

The intense scan is at 49% now so it'll be sorted by the time I come down tomorrow morning, then I can back up everything and turn my likkle laptop off to let the battery cool down.
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10 minutes.

That's how long between visits to the bathroom today!  😟
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50% now, so it's 1% every 10 minutes, so, in theory, it'll be finished in 500 minutes, which I can't see happening 'cos that's less than 9 hours instead of the minimum of 17 that it'll realistically take!
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The pup was ready for her walk as soon as I called "walkies" this morning!!  She was desperate for a wee as soon as I opened the front door and was squatting down for a minute longer than she usually is.  She's usually finished weeing before I've even closed the front door and is desperate to start walking but she was still weeing for about a minute with me just standing there waiting for her!

Bless her furry little paws!
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That's me 3 supplements taken too, so I'm all set for the day now!
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The virus scan is at 52% now, so it's still doing 1% every 10 minutes, so it's currently on track for finishing at bed time after all!  As long as it's at at least 90% by 8pm I'll have a late night otherwise I'll head to bed for another early night and do the back up first thing tomorrow, same as normal.
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Had the ESA form through the post this morning.  Had to get Steve to fill it out for me 'cos I can't remember how to write, but it was for income-related instead of contribution-based for some reason, which I've never had before... did they send the wrong form or is it in addition to the contribution based one??

So confusing!!

Too late to do anything about it now though 'cos it's already filled in and in the envelope!

Wish me luck that I get awarded it!
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The virus scan is at 63% now and it's 1.27pm so I doubt it'll be finished by the time I go to bed so I'll have an early night and do the backing up as soon as I come down tomorrow I reckon.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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6.47pm and it's 71% of the way through the virus scan so I'm gonna head to bed for another early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

That's me caches cleared and the weekly deep virus and malware scan started.  It's currently 9.24am and it's done 5% so far.  In theory it'll be finished in the early hours of Sunday morning 'cos it takes 45 hours to intensly scan my whole machine.
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That's the puppy walked.  It's hosing down out there so we only did 100% today.  I'm wondering if the senior pup is in pain because of her refusal to get her harness on every morning?  She's 9 years old so she's not young any more, but her daily reluctance to go out for her walk is starting to worry me.

I'm also wondering if her scratching and biting was because of a strong intollerence to grain instead of fleas 'cos she's still doing it every day even though we've treated her for fleas and ticks.  Pooch and Mutt do a grain free diet food so I'm debating asking her vet about putting her on that to see if it stops her from biting and scratching herself.
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We're up to 26% with the virus scanning now so I'm guessing there won't be much of a change now 'cos it's going through all my emails and stuff.  It'll be maybe 30% when I come down tomorrow and stay like that all day then I'll head to bed and it'll be finished at about 1am on Sunday.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  The Calcium was a nightmare for me to swallow all the crumbs today but the Iron and Multi went down with a single mouthful of squash each, thankfully.
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*shuddering*

I hate answerphones!

Got a letter from a PPI thing that has gone into insolvency asking me to pay £329.39 so I've just paid £250 online and because they were a new payment I wasn't allowed to pay any more than that so I phoned them and got lumbered with an answerphone which sent me into a panic and I've got to try again tomorrow to pay the remaining £79.39.

Gonna try and do it using mobile banking again so that I don't have to speak to anyone, but if that doesn't work I'll have no choice but to do it over the phone and if they aren't there tomorrow I'll forget about it by Monday!!

😟
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Gonna have a really early night tonight 'cos I is cream crackered right now!  Bet I'll still be awake at my normal bed time though, knowing my luck lol

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Our senior pup was showing soooo much Westitude this morning.  Point blank refused to get her harness on no matter what me and Steve tried!

She's fine when she's got going and everything, it's just trying to motivate her to get started is all!

She eventually did 100% and her food's in her bowl waiting for her to eat it now.

Gonna take me supplements before I forget again... hold on!
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That's me 3 supplements taken.  They all went down relatively easily, just for a change!
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Just downed a very strong instant coffee and got a mouthful of granules at the bottom!  Gaaah!!  😯
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M could do with taking notice of this.  I'm not entirely blameless, nobody is, but M seriously needs to realise how much she is hurting me.
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Just ordered Steve's birthday card and a second gift that'll be here tomorrow, plus the one that's arriving today... I hope he's got room for them - especially the card and gift that's arriving today 'cos they will both be biiig!  lol
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I love AVG even more now 💗!  I didn't think it was possible, but they have gone up even further in my sights now 👍👍👍!  I contacted them on the evening of the 1st October, the refund was organised within minutes and I totally forgot about it until just now.  Checked my PayPal balance and the refund was sorted by the next day!

I've moved the money into my account now but they are definitely the best company on the entire internet!  They understand that people want to try out their software first so they've got a free trial of their software, when the trial is over they understand that not everyone can afford full versions so they let you keep using the software for free if you want to.  If you decide to pay for the software, they put free malware protection into it for you for free too.

AVG isn't the cheapest anti-virus and anti-malware protection on the web, but I wouldn't go anywhere else now!!  You get more than you pay for with them and for the couple of quid difference you get awesome protection, support and problem sorting from them!
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First survey of the day finito
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Just heard Take That's new single and it's not as bad as I was dreading!  It's another new sound for them that will take a bit of getting used to, but if the whole album is in that sound then at least it will be listenable to, unlike their previous one that I listened to a grand total of a handful of times then never listened to it again.

Might even get the single for the first time since the early 1990s so that I can support them to keep going and stuff.  The new sound is OK, just not as good as their mid-late 90s stuff is all, unfortunately.
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Can't find anywhere online that will let me buy the MP3 and not even Spotify has got it for streaming or anything so I'm at a loss!  I'm gonna try Take That's official site for the last chance then give up if it's not available on there.  😕
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Nope, nothing on the homepage or even Universal Music, so I've given up now 😒.  Going by how hard it was to find it, I don't think I'll try again in future... they obviously don't want to make things easy for their fans, so I won't make it easy for them either!  😞
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Chinese for our tea tonight.  😟

Again.  😞
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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The chips were really greasy and gross tonight... yuckerama!  😩
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That's me prescription taken.  I'll take me last one on Sunday so that I start the new batch on Monday.
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I've had enough for the day and me prescription is starting to kick in so I'm gonna publish this and head to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Almost forgot to do the virus scan!!  😲  It only takes a few minutes though, so it's running now. 

Oooooh!  It said that FireFox wasn't secure and wanted to know if I wanted to remove it!  That's never happened before!!

Nothing else was found, so everything is still hunky dorey and I really am going to bed this time!  lol

Nite nite again everyone!
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018

The puppy was reluctant to go for her stroll today.  Was a nightmare to get her off the sofa and into her harness then when I eventually got her out of the door she only wanted to do 50% of the walk!  I encouraged her to do the full length and she refused to move away from the front door that time so it's a good job she'd completed the compulsory 100% by then!  lol
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Fed and watered the pup but I haven't taken me morning cocktail yet 'cos someone came to the door just as I was about to get them out of the drawer!
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It was the cushion and hearing aid batteries that I bought with the vouchers I had for my birthday and I'm loving the cushion already!  The pup has now got cushions to lie on because it was too high up for me to even perch on with the added height of the new cushion!

Gonna leave a 5 star review of it on Amazon and this blog now... the review will be below or above this post 'cos I don't publish this until I'm about to shut down for the night.
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That's me daily cocktail taken.  That's the last of the hayfever pills taken and I genuinely didn't get any benefit from them at all.  Only wasted £20ish this time though 'cos they were Sainsbury's own brand as opposed to at least triple that amount for big name brands that work equally c**ply.

I'm sure that some people get benefit from them, it's just that I never have is all and I've suffered since childhood, spent hundreds on every hayfever pill over the 3 decades that I've had hayfever and none of them have ever worked and people don't believe me when I tell them that!

Only got 3 pills to take every morning instead of 4 now though!  👍👍
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Got $1.79 in survey rewards overnight.  I agree that it's not an earth-shattering amount, but every cent matters, I reckon!
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First survey of the day was, thankfully, quick and easy to complete!
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Virus and malware free again.  Love AVG!
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I is cream crackered so I'm heading to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Product review: NRS Healthcare easy rise cushion


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

This cushion has just arrived and it's nice and light to move around, well packaged and fits onto one side of the sofa perfectly.

It's nice and high and seems to easily return to it's shape within seconds of getting up.

If, like me, you have issues getting up from a chair or sofa easily and without pain, definitely invest in one of these!  It's double the height of other foam you can get on the High Street so it's prolly the only cushion you'll need to sit on to get to the height you need to be able to stand up from sitting.

I'm only 41 but I've inhereted me mum and grandmothers knees so always dreaded having to stand up and had to straighten my legs several times a day which I'd wrongly assumed that I'd have to put up with for the rest of my life.  Not any more though!

If you suffer from knee pain when you're sitting down and/or struggle to stand up, definitely invest in this.  It's not cheap but it's definitely worth every penny!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Just got back from walking the pup.

She poo'd in 3 totally separate area's so I had to bend over 3 times to pick it all up!  Was feeling weak before I even took her out so doubled the risk of falling flat on my face each time too!

Because of the pooing, we did 150% this morning, so there's 50% in the bank after 2 days.

She's already eaten her food so I've just gotta take me morning cocktail now then that's it for the day.  If anyone comes to the door they'll just have to wait for me to slowly get to the door 'cos I'm not rushing for anyone now... just don't want to risk it.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  Got 1 hayfever pill left to take tomorrow and, as predicted, they did bugger all to help my hayfever.  Hopefully the people that insisted I try them will believe me next year!
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First survey of the day completed.
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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Third survey of the day sorted... that was a really quick one!!
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Fourth survey done... speeding through them today!
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That's me prescription taken, I just hope I don't wake up 3 times tonight like I did for the last 2 nights!!
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Still virus and malware free... AVG updated itself and needed to reboot the likkle laptop first though!
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Having vegetable lasagne for tea, so I'm gonna publish this and log off for the night now.

Nite nite orl!
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Monday, 8 October 2018

Monday 8th October 2018

The pup only wanted 100% of her walk this morning so there's nothing in the bank yet, but that's OK.

The shopping has been and gone already too but I keep forgetting to take my cocktail of pills, so I'll do that now.  Hold on...
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That's me hayfever pill and 3 supplements taken... they were sort of middly to get down today.  Not hard but far from easy too!
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Reviewed a couple of books and 6 other things on Amazon this morning too.  Got 2 deliveries from Amazon coming later this week too after buying them with the vouchers I got for my birthday then that's it until the end of October when I'll be getting me jacket that'll hopefully fit, unlike the 2 I've already got here lol
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Just taken me prescription.  Doubt I'll have an early night though, I need all the sleep I can get after a very disturbed night last night.  😞
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Virus and malware free for another day, thankfully.
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Me prescription is kicking in nice and early so I'm gonna post this then head to bed for a much-needed early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018

That's the pup walked, fed and watered... she wanted to go for her walk before me this morning!

Cleared up and binned the pup's poo from the back yard all on me own this week... t'was a struggle but I still managed it.

The rubbish bag, cardboard bag and recycling are all out too without any arguments this week!

Go team!

Just gotta take me morning cocktail now and wait for Mitzi's flea treatment to turn up then I can relax for the day!
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The hayfever pill, Iron and Multi went down with no probs at all, but the Calcium crumbs went everywhere again.  Took 3 mouthfuls of squash to get 'em all down and I is bloated now, because of it!  😞
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Had a tiny square of Steve's lemon drizzle cake between the hayfever pill and the 3 supplements and can still taste it now!  Yuckerama!
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That's the yearbook finished with and the spreadsheet updated... not bad for 2 days work!
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Mitzi's flea and tick treatment has just arrived so we'll put it on her after Steve's finished watching the new Dr Who... he's already complained that there hasn't been any "twiddly intro music yet" and it's only been going for 3 minutes!  lol
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The pup was awesome about having her treatment sorted and she's protected for 8 weeks now too which is brilliant... just need to remember to put the second dose on - I can almost guarantee I'll forget, so I hope Steve remembers lol
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OK, put the 2 future treatments into my laptop's calendar... just need to remember where I've put the box now!  lol
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Me prescription is starting to kick in, so I'm gonna head to bed now.

Nite nite again orl!
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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018

22 years, 4 hours and 18 minutes ago I lost my second twin.  Gonna be another downer today, but this is why I always dread my birthday and haven't celebrated it for 22 years!
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Supplements taken - they all went down really easily this morning - even the Calcium crumbs went down with a single mouthful of squash instead of going everywhere like they usually do which is brilliant!

22 years, 4 hours and 44 minutes.
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Backup done for another week.  Just need to walk the pup now then that's it sorted for the day, other than answering the door to the packages.
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That's the puppy walked and fed.  She poo'd on her walk and I cleared it up and brought it home with me, like the responsible owner that I am.

We're all set for the day now though, just waiting for the packages to turn up then it for the day.

Gonna go through the yearbook and update the spreadsheet while I'm waiting though!

22 years, 5 hours and 52 minutes.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Yesterday's birthday cardigan has just arrived and I love it!!!  It fits perfectly, it's not too long despite my petite body and assuming the elbows don't disintegrate before Christmas, it's gonna be a daily staple for me too!

Nice and thick/chunky as well as cozily warm, I'm not going to need 10 layers even if it snows for 4 months... I love it soooo much!!! 

Assuming the jacket is equally warm I'm gonna be a very warm, happy camper over the colder months... can't wait for the snow now, just to try it out in below freezing temperatures!!

Thank you so so much to the manufacturer for coming up with such an awesome cardigan! It's 56% off the usual price too, so snap it up fast while it's better than half price!
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Product review: FIYOTE cardigan


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

This has just arrived and I already love it... assuming it isn't destroyed in the wash and the elbows don't wear out within a couple of months, it'll be a staple of my wardrobe over the winter months!

WTG FIYOTE!!!

The virus scan takes 45 hours

The virus scan finished 2 hours ago so it takes 45 hours instead of the 30 it did a couple of weeks ago so I'll know for next week now.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday 5th October 2018

Happy birthday to me
Squashed tomato's for tea
There's a nutter
In the gutter
And yes it is me!

What a way to start my birthday... got a serious case of the squits!!  😕

Gonna take me supplements now and hope they go down OK again, like they did yesterday...
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The Iron disintegrated on my tongue and the Multi took two big mouthfuls of squash, so not as easy as yesterday, but it could have been a lot worse!
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Virus scan is still only at 30% after more than 24 hours.  I'm gonna give it until bedtime tomorrow then give up unless it's over 75% by then!  😔😣
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Just walked our senior little girl.  She only wanted to do 50% but I forced her into doing the full 100%.  She was reluctant to even get her harness on though today!
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Been spoilt rotten today!  Thank you for the three cards and gifts and all the birthday wishes on Facebook!  I really appreciate all of them!  The postman/woman is going to hate us tomorrow 'cos I've got 3 packages and Steve's got one, all arriving tomorrow!  😃
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Just bought a flea and tick destroyer to hopefully ease the pup's scratching until the New Year.  Poor little pup will hopefully get some relief by the end of the weekend.
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Cheesy chips and baked beans for me birthday tea and I is full to the brim now!  lol
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Just taken me prescription and I'm wiped out after todays shopathon so I'm heading to bed now... nite nite again orl!
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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018

Just set AVG running a deep scan.  When I did it last Friday it wasn't even at 50% after 2.5 days, yet when I did it the Thursday before that it was done and dusted in 30 hours.

Dunno what that extra days difference was, but if it completes it in 30 hours again this time I'll set the scan going on a Thursday morning each week instead of a Friday 'cos I definitely want to do a weekly deep scan, but not if it takes 3 days before it reaches even half way.  Makes no difference to me which day I do it on, I just chose Friday because it's the last day of the working week is all so moving it to a Thursday is absolutely fine!
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12% done and it's only been going for 20 minutes so, in theory, it'll be another 30 hour job again 'cos this is how quick it was done two weeks ago!
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26% twenty minutes later so it's achieved almost as much in twenty minutes on a Thursday as it did in 12 hours last Friday!  Not gonna get too excited by it 'cos it got stuck at 35% for over 10 hours last week, but as long as it's over 30% by the time I head to bed tonight and 45% by the time I come down tomorrow, it's on track for finishing in 30 hours again!
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Just got back from walking the pup.  We came home after 100% today 'cos there's no way I could have safely done even 10% more.  The pup wanted to keep walking, bless her, but for safety reasons we had to retire the car for this session (or whatever the motor racing wordage is).  Last week's walkathon really took it out of me so I'm gonna have to go easy on the lengths for a while now so that my body can slowly recover.
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The pup is eating her breakfast now but this is the second day she hasn't poo'd either on her walk, during the day or overnight!  If she still hasn't poo'd by the time we come back from her walk tomorrow, I'll ask about what we should do on one of the Facebook groups to see if they can come up with any suggestions.  Her last 2 poo's were sort of squitty so maybe there just isn't any poo left inside her atm?
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Just taken me morning cocktail and they all went down amazingly easily this morning!  Even the Calcium crumbs went down with a single mouthful of squash!!

Total awesomeness and so much different to yesterday!
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Me prescription has just arrived, so I'm all set for the next 5 weeks now... yaaaay!
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Just got my first ever freebie through the post from Pampers... a single nappy, wipes and 2 coupons for money off my next purchase, which is so totally awesome!  Didn't have a clue that they were coming to me, but hopefully this is the start of a deluge and it's worth those few minutes a day applying for freebies!
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First survey of the day completed!  Only took a couple of minutes too!
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Second survey done... that one only took a couple of minutes too!
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Third survey done and dusted... all three were for the same company though so i hope I get the full, promised rewards for all three as opposed to nothing at all 'cos I followed three different links and got told all three times that I'd get the reward within 5-7 days!
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Just answered the door to Steve's tea so I'm off to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed.

She forced me to walk 150% this morning so there's 50% in the bank after 3 days and I seriously couldn't have walked any further today 'cos me legs are exhausted and me knees are painful.  I'm gonna struggle to move for the rest of the day now.  Walking the equivalent of double the distance every day last week really has taken it all out of me so the only time I'm gonna leave the sofa today is to go to the bathroom 'cos I seriously can't move any further today.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Supplements taken... had to crunch up the Multi as well as the Calcium because I just couldn't swallow it for some bizarre reason today.  😞  I've got a gross taste in my mouth now too, because of the multi  😒
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Having half a packet of curry crisps to hopefully take the taste away then a couple of cheese and onion pasties each for lunch... I feel sorry for anyone I come into contact with today and tomorrow lol
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I've had to resort to opening a can of ginger beer to calm my stomach down... crunching up the multi was a seriously bad idea but my throat was closing and there was no other way that I could take it!  😟
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Did the shopping earlier and can't remember how I've spent the rest of the day so I'm gonna take me prescription and wait for the quick virus scan to finish then head to bed.
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That's me prescription taken and I'm virus free but still can't remember how I spent the afternoon other than having Burger King food for tea... everything else is completely lost to the brain damage again!
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Going to bed now... nite nite orl and sorry for such a short and boring blog post today!
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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

The puppy only wanted to do 100% again today which is cool and groovy but there's still nothing in the bank.  I think last week's walk-athon (700% extra by Sunday afternoon) took it out of both of us and we need this week to recover!
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Morning cocktail taken... all four pills behaved this morning!  Even the Calcium only took 2 mouthfuls of squash to get all the crumbs swallowed, which is awesome!
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First survey of the day completed... that's already 100% more than yesterday!  😮
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Just scanned my likkle laptop and I'm still virus and malware free, thankfully.
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Second survey finished... had to install a bit of software for the next 6 weeks for this one!
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Taken me prescription and my repeat was issued yesterday, so hopefully I'll have it in me hands at the end of the week.
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Third survey done and dusted.
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I is totally cream crackered, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed for an early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Monday, 1 October 2018

Monday 1st October 2018

A pinch and a punch
for the first of the month!

and all that jazz
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Just taken our senior pup for her walk and we only did 100% this morning which is fine and dandy, considering there was 700% in the bank at the end of last week.  As long as she does 100% every day I'll be happy and if she wants to keep walking then that's a bonus, but I won't pressure her to walk any further if she doesn't want to, like this morning.
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The Calcium crumbs went everywhere and it took 3 mouthfuls of squash to get 'em all down, but other than that they all went down OK this morning.
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Great customer service from some selling on Amazon... I emailed them at the end of last week and said that I still haven't had the item so they said to give it another 48 hours and if it still hasn't turned up, let them know and they'll get another one in the post!  They even replied on a Sunday afternoon/evening too and in less than an hour of me contacting them too!

They'll be getting a 5 star rating from me when the item eventually turns up... sometimes getting things from smaller businesses on Amazon's marketplace is worth more because they care about their customers than huge multi-national companies like Amazon, where everything is automated and it's often like getting blood out of a stone to get a human to reply to emails at Amazon too!!
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AVG are fantastic!!  If you are after good quality, high protection anti-virus and anti-malware protection, definitely go with AVG... in less than 15 minutes with the sales bods with their online chat thingy, they found that I had 2 different accounts which is what I was billed for and paid for last night.

Less than 15 minutes later with no pressure either way, all totally my choices, I've got rid of the single computer protection that I was billed for last night but I'm still protected for unlimited devices until January 2020 and the refund process has been started.

All sorted really quickly and easily at almost 9pm on a Monday night!

They offer a free version of the anti-virus software, but if you can afford to pay for it then it's definitely worth it many times over!

They aren't the cheapest but what you get for the few pounds extra is soooo worth it!  I can safely surf the interwebs and read my emails and download things as well as being able to upload updates to the writing software, all without worry!

As long as you can safely download one programme, get AVG downloaded and installed just to initially protect you and try out.  If you love it as much as I do, definitely pay for the full version so that you're protected from malware too then you can safely use the internet knowing that you are totally protected!

It's the first thing I do after a new computer purchase or reinstall of Windows, even before I've set my email accounts up so that I'm protected from the very start!
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