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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Update on Jobs Done

Well I didn’t get as much as I had hoped done on Monday. I totally underestimated how over grown the garden was and also how unfit I am!
I cut the weeds back as my OH followed me digging it over. It took most of the day, with a few breaks but we have broken the back of it. We both ached at the end of the day but really felt we had achieved something.

After I had picked the car up from the garage we nipped up to the garden centre for a few bits and I managed to get some sunflowers, ferns, lettuce and fuchias all in the reduce section, which just needed a good water.

I updated my spreadsheet and checked bank accounts. I also set up another spreadsheet for car costs, to try and work out how much journeys cost in petrol.

I also wrote a list of all we have in the freezer and will do some batch cooking this weekend. I will do a menu plan for the rest of the month and should only need to buy milk, bread and fresh fruit and veg.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Busy Day

I have a day off from work today and want to make the most of it. My list of jobs are:
* Take car to garage
* Do washing
* Do ironing & put away
* Freezer/cupboard audit so I can ..
* Do Menu Plan
* Clear board in garden - its totally over grown with weeds, no plants in it yet
* Clean bathroom
* Tidy Kitchen
* Clean oven
* Tidy and clean lounge
* Tidy and clean conservatory
* Update/check bank accounts/spreadsheet

Right I better move my butt off the sofa and make a start!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Last Sunday mum and me went on a coach trip to Beamish Museum - http://www.beamish.org.uk/.

We had such a lovely day.


We caught the tram to the town and wandered round the shops and the motor fitters, the smell of which reminded me of my Dad’s work shop.


As we came out of one of the shops there were two spitfires flying passed as part of Armed Forces Day. It was an amazing sight. Mum said she didn’t like to hear it as it, I guess it took her back to growing up in London during the 2nd World War.

Also as part of the celebrations there was a parade with a pipe band, young Army cadets and members of the British Legion. I found it quiet emotional, especially seeing one war veteran who was wearing the same medals that my father was awarded.


We had taken a bit of a picnic with us and sat in the sunshine listening to the brass band.


After lunch we got the tram again to the pit village and had an ice-cream.




Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few months ago so spending time together and having lovely days out seem more important than ever as we’re not sure how much longer she will be able to get out and about.

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