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Monday, 8 May 2017

No news is good news i suppose

The visit went ok with the neurologist , He is still on the hunt for my old Mri's , He did absolutely loads of blood tests and in the meantime given me an open appointment in case i get any weird neurological symptoms so like the title says  No news is good news , I just need to put up with things in the meantime (story of my life health wise).

Anyway the garden is coming along fine , Its taking a bit of time as our nephew keeps getting called into work weekends but the extremely lumpy lawn has been totally dug up , I advertised it on free cycle explaining that its been dug up and its in different shapes and depths and would take a lot of patience and hard work to lay it but two people came and took about half of it , The rest will go into raised beds then topped with top soil to save on the cost of a skip.

Last year we had hardly any blossom on the apple trees we bought with us from our old house .hence no apples ,look at them now.

We had an ugly planter on the outside of the house by the front door so we had it removed and planted up some ceramic pots i have had for years, they were bought from a charity shop about 12 years ago , A local Wilkinson was closing down and donated lots of stock to the charity shop.

Bargain buys have been few and far between at the moment but here is a few.

Jacobean embroidered tray was 30p , Its needs a clean but its beautiful. 

Huge Enamel Casserole 50p.

1960s hyacinth  bowls 50p the lot 

My first weigh in at weight watchers was a 3 pound loss not bad with an under active thyroid . 



  1. Well done on your 3lbs. I started today and have done well SO FAR!!

    1. Thanks , Good luck with your weight loss too xx

  2. Well done on the weight loss. Love the tray, a stunning piece.

  3. I really like the design on that tray--great find!
    And congrats on the 3 pound loss! I'd be jumping up and down.
    Hope your health continues to stabilize and you don't experience those symptoms again.

    1. Thanks Rebecca , My health is still the same but no concrete diagnosis yet xxx

  4. Well done on the weight loss! I'm so pleased for you.
    There's some of those plastic Wedgwood-esque bowls in our shed, it was always a sign Spring was here when they'd appear on Grandma's window sill planted up with pretties! xxx

    1. Thanks vix , I like the yellow and green ones xxx

  5. Yes, no news is good news, you hang on to that homily, dear girl!
    That "casserole" is actually a roasting tin and it's that shape because these enamel casseroles were used for roasting chickens. WE had one when we were first married. People covered their roasts to keep their ovens clean in the days before self-cleaning ovens and companies who came out to do this job for you (I have our oven professionally cleaned about once a year and boy, it's worth it!)
    I love those three planters, they are so elegant, especially when planted with the lovely contrasting white marguerites.
    Margaret P


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