• 2019,  care,  lymphoedema

    Jinxed it!

    I wanted to write a post about how proud of myself I am about something. I’ve been telling everyone about an achievement since last weekend. Unfortunately telling them seems to have jinxed it! My care package has been in place for a year now and not once have them come and found me still in bed or in the shower. I’ve always had a set of wraps ready to wear and I’ve never been having a “crap I have no clean clothes” or other major crisis. I have been only part dressed or just in a towel a few times but that’s usually down to their changing the time and…

  • 2019,  books and reading,  reviews

    Blog Tour: I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler

    Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler.  I received a free copy of I’ll Find You to review. I’ll find you is a psychological thriller. It was released in ebook earlier this week and will be out in paperback in May. Here is the blurb: Emily Jacobs, a nurse, is in hospital for a minor operation. When she wakes in the night, woozy with anaesthetic, she sees the doctor frantically trying to resuscitate the woman in the bed next to her. In the morning, she is told that she must have had a nightmare. The bed has been empty all along .…

  • 2019

    At the moment (25th Jan)

    Not sure there’s a lot to say about this week! I went to a writing workshop on getting new ideas. We did several exercises. One of which I like (it seems like I came up with a cohesive piece), another has potential but was too rushed in the workshop. Other things were good to do but probably best abandoned. I’m reading and knitting. I tried to start some crochet but went hideously wrong somewhere. The powerchair tech picked up my Jive first thing this morning and as he left this morning he mentioned this would be the first time they’d fitted the redesigned part to a Jive (it’s made for…

  • 2019,  Dad

    At the moment (18th January 2019)

    So, this was the week that was… This week I finished listening to an audiobook that I started listening to on New Years Day.  East of the Sun by Julia Gregson was a very interesting book. I was hooked to start with and really wanted to know what happened. By the end I was fed up with it and ready to be done (but still wanting to know). It felt like it could have been seriously trimmed down.  I have been wondering however if part of the issue is that I had it in audio. The narrator was a good one but I definitely read much, much faster than I…

  • 2019

    At the moment (11th Jan 19)

    A recap on this past week. I haven’t finished a single book this week but I continue to listen to an excellent audiobook most days, I’m dipping in and out of two ebooks and I did read a couple of chapters of a paperback. Plan for the weekend is to finish a book! Crocheting the blanket continues – it’s an ever evolving plan. I’ve put it aside to try to finish knitting a scarf I started before Christmas. I have two other scarves made and I want to get them posted off to charity. Slow progress on the writing but there is progress. Mum helped me sort my lounge a…

  • 2019

    At The Moment (4th Jan 19)

    I follow a couple of blogs who post weekly or monthly updates on what they’re up to – things they’ve done, what they are watching, crafting and reading etc. I also follow a couple of blogs who post daylogs either in daily entries or a few of them every couple of days. I used to do similar back when I was at uni and blogging was still outside the mainstream. But now I hardly do and I kinda miss it. I thought to start with that I might try and start writing a daylog again but we all know that’s a goal I’m not likely to meet. And to be…