Monday, 7 December 2015

Rain, Boobs and a Giveaway.

The rain here has stopped at last.  Heavy driving rain all Friday night turned into drizzle which persisted on and off all over the weekend. Consequently everywhere feels damp and dismal but we are so much luckier than in other areas where the flooding has been horrendous, and is still not over.  I have been told that the flood defences in Bewdley have been put into place and the river is rising scarily fast.  Recent high winds have brought down trees and branches which are now in the river and travelling downstream where they will end up stuck at bridges making the angry water rise even higher in places.  What a nightmare....

On Friday I had my triennial boob squashing session at the local hospital.  I dread it.  I know some women aren't bothered by it but I find it quite painful when they do the 'side to side' image.  Even now, 3 days later, I have an ache on one side which kept waking me up last night.  I know it's absolutely necessary, so do attend every 3 years. My mum survived breast cancer, my cousin didn't so I really do need to be checked regularly.  I can't heave a sigh of relief yet as the results take about 3 weeks but I must put it out of my mind until the letter plops onto the mat.

A Giveaway

I promised a giveaway and here it is; a set of 3 notebooks with lovely suede feel covers.  The largest A5 size has plain paper, the middle one squared paper and the small one lined paper.

If you would like them for yourself or to give as a gift just leave a comment to that effect and I'll make the draw on Friday next (11th Dec) then they should arrive before Christmas.

I still can't get my camera app to work on the PC so I uploaded the photo above from a tablet.  It has to be Windows 10 which is the problem...

Have a lovely day everyone x


  1. Re the photos and Win10 problem....I had the same problem when I upgraded, after much googling I found out it was to do with my browser....apparently Blogger doesn't like Internet Explorer (although I had no problem uploading photos onto Blogger before I upgraded to Win10!!). However, I switched to Firefox to upload photos and it worked perfectly.....still doesn't in IE. Go figure! Try that?

    The notebooks are lovely, by the way, I'd be more than happy if I was lucky enough to win them.

    I hate the boob squashing too....being manhandled by a complete stranger who is unceremoniously shoving handfuls of your naked bits in between two ice cold marble bookends and then slamming them together (well, that's what it feels like) is not high on my list of things I like to do. And yes it blooming well hurts.

  2. I'm glad it's not just me having Win 10 problems, Sooze, and you have made me crack up laughing at your description of the boob squashing! You have described it perfectly!
    Your name is in the hat for the notebooks BTW :)

  3. I hope that you're not too close to Bewdley if they've put the flood defences up - my Mum lives close to Welshpool and there are a number of roads closed around them due to flooding - it gets a bit worrying if the excess water is getting a little too close for comfort -can I be counted in the draw please as those notebooks look very nice too! Thank you Xxx

    1. Thankfully, we're not close enough for it to be a danger to us, and we're quite high up in relation to the Stour. Your poor mum, I do hope the water gets nowhere near her.
      Yes, Trudie, your name is in the hat for the draw now too :)

  4. I might keep it for myself! Thanks a lot!

  5. I too have had to have my boobs mashed about..i too was uncomfortable but my Grandma and nearly all of my Great Aunts had Breast Cancer so i don't mind..they never had the advantages we have in screening..
    And i would love to be in the draw for the Notebooks..i love Notebooks..can never have enough..
    Keep safe in this weather

    1. Yes, Sara, we are lucky to live in a time when screening and outcome are so positive.
      You are in the draw!