Saturday, 30 June 2018

Project 365 week 26

Another week of being waaaaaaayyyyyyy to hot. The tar was melting on the roads some days and this has seriously limited the amount of dog walking time. More than once this week I have not managed my 13,000 steps. Far to hot to be alive.




Sunday

No over time so a walk after 9 tonight. Sadly at 9 the midges are out. It might not look elegant but it is effective.









































Monday

On standby to pick the children up from nursery as Bob had another appointment but daughter back in time. The last Monday run to gymnastics as he has been moved up a level so will be a Friday for 90 mins instead of 60 on a Monday. Can't say as I relish the idea for another year or two doing this but he enjoys it and it gets him out in amongst people his own age so I don't want to say no.

I parked in the shade, left all the windows open, sat in the car and did some cross stitching and listened to my audio book.

Were fascinated by the size of the size of these tiny tiny frogs we spotted on our evening walk round the fishery, no bigger than your finger nail.






Tuesday

Picking up the twins as today's hospital appointment for Bob was in Glasgow. These appointments are tedious for everybody but what a difference the medication is making to his skin. Sadly they have other side affects and make him tired and nauseous but very worth while.


A walk down the woods to see how well the community payback have been doing, they have made a massive difference since we were last down.
This has been placed in honour of Ian, aka Peem, who died suddenly last week. He is one of the main leaders in the cubs/scouts group ( to name but one of the things he did)  in the village and has been for years. He has made it possible for Bob to be fully integrated into the group including only having food safe for Bob to eat when he is at Scout camp. Everybody eats what he can eat and nobody is allowed to bring food that may present him with a danger. I think that is an amazing undertaking. he will be sadly missed in the village.








Wednesday

Took the car into the garage, when I picked it back up just before 6 it was 55oC inside it, and still we are reading of people leaving their dogs in cars.

Had Bob for a few hrs in the morning while DD1 went to the twins nursery leaving concert.

Went and did a supermarket shopping and stopped at the chip shop on the way home, had no notion to cook anything.

Another walk round the fishery just after 9 again.


Spotted this parked up and it made me laugh, so sharing it to cheer you up.






Thursday

Away to look at spending a large ( well for us anyway) amount of money. Hopefully all will come together nicely next week. Babysitting Bob and Spud this evening as DD1 and SIL1 were watching the dancing show. Fifi was roped into helping behind stage with changing outfits on the young children.

Was lovely to spend some one on one time with Spud, she is so much calmer without the influence of Minky and we had a great time  playing games, drawing, singing songs and generally having a good time. Bob volunteered to read her bedtime stories and put her to bed.

Bob and I had a conversation about the funeral tomorrow and he said he was not looking forward to it, he did not really want to go but he knew that going was the right thing to do. So he did himself proud by going along.

I got back home for 9.30 and out for a walk with the dog for an hour.






Friday

One of the joys of late evening walks is the sunset.




Saturday

The lily has been brought round to the front of the house and put in the driveway while it flowers.




and today I have an extra picture for you, please meet grandchild No8, a little brother/sister for Ziggy. No blog name yet. He/she is due January 6th. .



20 comments:

  1. Congratulations on Grandchild #8, what wonderful news. The non-glamourous midge preventer is genius #365

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    1. have had it for years and used it once or twice in the past but used it more this month r=than ever

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  2. That's wonderful news!! congratulations to everyone. That sunset is stunning, and sorry for the loss to your village, sounds like a wonderful person #365

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    1. thank you - he will be missed by many in the village and that showed at the funeral with standing room only.

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  3. It has been stupidly hot. You do right doing everything you can to keep the midgies away.
    Oh my goodness! Those frogs are tiny!
    I'm glad the new medication is helping Bob. So sorry about the side effects.
    hehehe! That car made me chuckle too.
    Aww! Congrats about the new baby! How exciting! x

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    1. many medications have side effects, and if he had not been given all the other medication for so many years he would not need this stuff.....but then he would not be alive so a catch 22 really.

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  4. Ah, congratulations on Grandchild no.8. I'm impressed you're still walking in this heat. I wouldn't cope with that.

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    1. a lot of the walking has been indoors.

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  5. Congratulations on the grandchild no.8, you are a very lucky grandma! I confess I'd be a bit scared if I saw someone in the evening, wearing a sack on their head, but yes, the midges are total horrors. Sorry to hear about Ian's death, he sounds like a wonderful person. Love the evening nature shot. And lol @ smart arse.

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    2. it is a proper midge net, you can buy them.

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  6. That's wonderful news! Huge congratulations to everyone. That sunset is stunning. So sorry for the loss to your village, he sounds like a wonderful person. I need one of those midge nets, they are awful just now x

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    1. only a couple of pound on Amazon but totally agree they are rife in this weather.

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  7. congrats on the latest addition to your family. So sorry to read about the loss of a community leader, sounds like he was really nice with Bob. Love the cars bumper sticker

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    1. yes car bumper is great, actually part of it rather than a sticker

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  8. Oh wow those frogs are so tiny. I hope people don’t squish them accidentally. Love the midge protection, they are such pesky things aren’t they? So sorry for the loss of Ian, he sounds like a very special man. And congrats on the new impending grandchild :)

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    1. not sure how many we may have squashed but they were so small and on like coloured stones so more than one could have met their end.

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  9. Love the tiny frog! And congrats on the new addition: I hope Ziggy is excited! #project365

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  10. Congratulations on the new grandchild. Sorry to hear of the loss of Ian - he sounds like a real member of the community.

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  11. Wow those frogs are teeny! Congrats on the new addition to the family, and so sorry to hear of the loss of Ian. He sounds like a very special person. Well done to Bob for going to the funeral, that must have been hard x

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