Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Is anyone else having trouble commenting on blogs here? I've left several comments over the last few days which have bounced back as 'undeliverable message' .... what? Sue from A Smaller and Simpler Life, I'm not ignoring your lovely blog posts, I am being stopped from commenting! I don't know what has changed but it's very frustrating....
Anyway, thank you all for your comments and suggestions regarding what to add to the list of experiences and life skills for kids. There are some absolutely fab additions 😀
This week has been a funny old week. The weather has thrown everything at us, including hail on Thursday, as well as very high winds which saw us laying everything flat in the garden and tying down lids and things. Touch wood, everything survived (so far!)
Wednesday saw me at the dental surgery getting my broken tooth sorted. What a palaver. I was incredibly nervous of going in and wasn't helped by a woman who came in after me, refused to wash her hands or wear a mask and then sat in the waiting area with me and another woman calmly licking her fingers and dusting imaginary marks off her trousers with her damp fingers. I despair of the total lack of respect for the staff and other people. Anyway, I had to pay £65.20 even before the dentist had seen me 👀 but this was because, apparently, you go out of the building a different way to the one you come in by (and don't pass GO or collect £200 😅) Luckily he was my usual dentist. He said my tooth could be repaired and gave me a numbing injection. While that was working he did a scale and full examination, then built up my tooth to a functional (if not cosmetically pretty) size, then gave my teeth a polish. They look much better. He did say that if the repair doesn't hold there is enough tooth left to fit a crown onto. The cost would be over £282 so I'm hoping it won't come to that.
I feel a bit blurgh and tearful this morning. I didn't sleep soundly and G tootled off to work at 7am so I was wide awake by then after the breakfast noises, but I think it's partly because tomorrow is Mothering Sunday and I can't see my family. Lovely DD dropped a package off at the door yesterday containing some beautiful tulips, a mini bottle of Prosecco and some chocolates as well as 2 cards, so I mustn't let it get to me. It won't be too long before we can all meet up in the garden again. AND the sun is now trying to break through. I'm going to make porridge then have my shower. That should get me going.
What are your plans for the weekend?
Stay safe everyone wherever in the world you happen to be x
PS Please remember that I'm not ghosting you....Blogger is blocking my comments!
Monday, 8 March 2021
- Play outside and get dirty
- Play a sport
- Learn to swim
- Ride a bike or scooter
- Learn to roller skate
- Go to a pantomime
- Visit the cinema
- See a play at the theatre
- Craft something eg paint, cut, stick, colouring books
- Feed the ducks
- Learn to recognise the birds visiting the garden
- Visit the seaside
- Visit the countryside
- Handling money, budgeting and saving
- Ironing simple things
- Washing up
- Simple cooking eg beans on toast, a boiled egg, a baked potato
- Make a cake and lick the bowl!
- Make a cup of tea
- Make a sandwich
Thursday, 4 March 2021
My regular dental checkup in September last year was cancelled due to Covid-19 and I have absolutely dreaded either of us having a problem with our teeth during lockdown . Well, yesterday the worst happened and a tooth broke in half whilst eating my lunchtime sarnie. I promptly rang the surgery to request an emergency appointment and they can fit me in next TUESDAY afternoon, so I will have to suffer for almost a week before I can be seen, let alone have the tooth treated. I really hope they can save the tooth because, after G's horrendous experience of an extraction (and a dry socket) a couple of years ago, I am petrified of having it removed under local anaesthetic 👀 It will be costly but I would rather my regular dentist try to save it. Fingers crossed that he can.... Meanwhile it's soft food only and try to chew on the other side 😏
It's such a struggle to get anything treated right now, isn't it. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Thanks for popping in and stay safe, my friends, wherever in the world you happen to be x
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
After all my efforts over the last week or so to reduce our electricity consumption, I came downstairs this morning to find that G, who came to bed after me, had left the sitting room light on ALL NIGHT 😒 Well, that's wiped out any savings right away...grrr....
In the post this morning were 2 energy statements from British Gas: one gas, one electricity. Fair enough you might say, but we also received one last Friday for electricity following my submitting a reading, as requested. Today's bill is estimated for 3 days useage. Why? Especially as we have been getting paperless billing over the last 12 months. The cost of admin must be rocketing and will be passed on to the consumer I'm sure. I despair.....
I couldn't resist chuckling at this sign which my nephew posted on social media though, it says it all 😂
I was, however, quite disappointed to find that Ernie hasn't drawn any of my premium bond numbers again this month.
I live in hope! 😉
The sun is just beginning to emerge so I'm off to open some windows and tackle the ironing.
Stay safe everyone wherever in the world you happen to be x
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