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Day 29 - Observations
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      6 comments

I am under observation doncha know.  'The Team' are watching everything.  Recording every step I take, measuring my food, counting my calories.  Boring, boring, boring.  The Despot is telling me to stop mithering.  The Polly Anna Head is blather... Read more
Day 28 - Scales
Monday, April 20, 2020      4 comments

Weigh in day today.  I wasn't expecting too much but hoped I'd see a loss.  Gingerly I stepped on the scales and registered a 2lb 6oz ......................... DRUM BEAT GAIN!   What?  How can that be?  I mean come on ffs!... Read more
Day 27 - Being Organised
Sunday, April 19, 2020      4 comments

The lead up to The Festive Season was manic as you may recall.  We were desperately trying to get Base Camp as comfortable as possible ready for The Fam.  December 22nd and among other things we were attempting to get a first coat of paint or tw... Read more
Day 26 - Good News
Saturday, April 18, 2020      3 comments

Nursey's surgery was able to go ahead yesterday and went well.  She was taken back up to the ward early evening and apparently had a bit of a ropey night.  However she is fine today and has been able to go home albeit with a wound drain.  First ... Read more
Day 25 - Functional Fitness
Friday, April 17, 2020      4 comments

As well as MAKING me do exercises, SHE is FORCING me to do various chores around the house.  Functional fitness SHE calls it.  I call it Enforced Labour and what's more I told her so.  "Possibly you'd have a point" SHE replied, "if you were carr... Read more
Thursday, April 16, 2020      5 comments

SHE has been on my case all day again.  It started this morning when SHE told me to go to the bottom of the stairs.  There's a [mostly Northern] saying "I'll go to the foot of our stairs" which is an expression of surprise or astonishment.  Henc... Read more
Day 23 - The Never Ending Birthday
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      4 comments

Daughter called me today - one of the presents I'd ordered to be delivered to her arrived today.  Can't be helped with the current situation and I'm pretty impressed with how well the postal services are coping overall.  Luckily my other gifts t... Read more
Day 22 - Welcome to Boot Camp
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      4 comments

Today did not start well.  Woke up and made my way to the bathroom, half blinded by flashing pin pricks of light, plus pain on one side of my head which was rapidly intensifying and spreading.  Migraine.  Too late to avert it I stumbled from the... Read more
Day 21 - SHE'S Back!
Monday, April 13, 2020      6 comments

I was busy minding my own business this morning when SUDDENLY She piped up; The Despot - It's Monday, time to weigh in Me - I changed my weigh in day to Wednesday The Despot - Yes, in the lead up to the Easter/Birthday weekend.  T... Read more
Day 20 - Choc Fest Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020      6 comments

As you all know, daughter and I share a birthday.  Yesterday in fact.  It so happens that the year she was born my [our - well to be precise HER] birthday was a Sunday.  What's more, it was Easter Sunday.  Hence I tend to think of Easter Sunday ... Read more
Day 19 - Fifty Nine and Holding
Saturday, April 11, 2020      6 comments

Technically it's my 60th birthday.  I have to say it's been a birthday like no other but hey, embracing new things is good - isn't it?  I've received flowers and messages and omg the 'phone has been red hot all day.  It's been a memorable kind o... Read more
Day 18 - Not what I expected
Friday, April 10, 2020      6 comments

Well of course it isn't.  I didn't expect to be here at Base Camp for a start. I expected to be at daughter's.  And what I expected to be doing was going out with The Fam for a luxury afternoon tea as our celebration for her birthday, which is ... Read more
Day 17 - The Eagle Has Landed
Thursday, April 09, 2020      6 comments

Daughter has been worriting all week about a parcel she'd sent me which hadn't arrived.  As it happens, I had sent her a parcel too with some grow bags and seeds which she hadn't received when she first raised the subject.  The next day she got ... Read more
Day 16 - Solo dancers learn their steps along the way
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      4 comments

emoticon Stop the car If I have come this far without learning how to make an unexpected turn..... ... Read more
Day 15 - Cake
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      8 comments

No not for me silly.  Cake, biscuits, chocolate[s], sweets, not really my thing.  Very rare for me to eat any of 'em.  But still - Cake.  Remember when we had the first 'applause' for the NHS and Key Workers, I mentioned that during a short conv... Read more

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