Thursday, 8 September 2016

All Over The Place

This week is topsy-turvy, a scorcher yesterday, yet today here I am at 8.45 with the lamp on, watching the rain with no sun in sight. 

On Tuesday we decided to have a final day out at RHS Harlow Carr, a much discussed location. So we set off in the morning, arrived safely and started to look around, then Dan went white as a sheet and had to go for a lie down in the car. It didn't help. The drive back was horrendous, I can't drive and poor Dan felt so ill. He's still in a bad way with no end in sight. As soon as the GP heard he has colitis she told him to call his specialist, we should hear from them tomorrow. 

I took the time yesterday to catch up on some laundry, do a spot of cleaning (but not too much) and prepare some veg before it goes off. Dan can't eat at the minute so I'm not cooking. I've been working my way through a big pasta bake we made on Monday, thankfully it's gone now! Some things were chopped and open frozen, some roasted and frozen and some turned into soup. I also nipped into the town on a dash for vimto, a bit of sugary cordial seems to be the only thing that helps Dan at the minute so it's a small price to pay for a happier lad.

In the short time we were at Harlow Carr we really liked the cyclamen in the woodland area, and we'd added them to our wants list. Sue In Suffolk mentioned yesterday she'd bought some autumn plants from Aldi, so I took the opportunity to head off there to buy some for myself to use in the pallet planters. I didn't get chance to plant them last night, and after a windy night they aren't looking their best!


Duvet day for both of us today I think. 

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  1. Sorry to hear Dan's unwell. Collitis is nasty. I hope he's feeling better soon. I hope you get to visit Harlow Carr another time.

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    1. Thank you, he had been well for such a long time it's a real shock. We are already planning a return visit to Harlow Carr.

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  2. Oh what a shame Dan took ill, never mind there is always another time, enjoy your duvet day together watch something soppy :-)

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    1. Thank you, we actually did have a nice day after all.

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  3. Oh dear,, hope your husband is better soon.

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  4. Hello...I'm not sure how I arrived at your place but glad I did...
    sorry your husband is ill and hope he feels better soon.
    YOU DON'T DRIVE...???

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    1. Hello, thank you for commenting. He's starting to feel a little better I think.

      No, I don't drive, I have always lived in places that are easy to get around on foot, so it was never a priority, it does still seem a bit odd when I tell people though!

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  5. Hope Dan is feeling better, our weather is just crazy at this time.

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    1. Thank you. The weather is all over the place, we went from heavy rain to hot sun yesterday, looks like today will be the same.

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  6. Please give Dan my sympathies - I used to suffer from ulcerative colitis, so I can guess at what he is going through. As an alternative to Vimto, try Barr's Irn Bru. I used to drink so much of it when I was ill, I asked my GP if I could have it on prescription (it does have iron in it, so I claimed it was medicinal!)....... I don't know why he said no!!

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    1. Thank you. He looked very excited at the prospect of Irn Bru! I'll nip out for some today.

      Nice try with your GP, I can't believe they said no either!

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  7. I hope that Dan feels better very soon.

    It has been very windy and rainy here as well. Autumn on the Canadian prairies is not usually like this.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you.

      The weather is so unpredictable at the moment, I can't keep up.

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  8. I do hope Dan will feel better soon. The cyclemen will pick up again soon. I think it's a lovely idea to put them in the pallet edging and will look rather pretty.
    Carolx

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    1. Thank you, he's feeling a little better this morning, there is even mention of going outside, we shall see.

      The cyclamen were not too damaged thankfully so, as you say, they should recover soon and be looking good in no time.

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  9. Hope Dan is feeling better today x

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    1. Thank you, there's been some improvement today, but he pushed himself too much, despite my best efforts.

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