It’s the weekend (A late post)

Since post, Happy to sad and back again, it’s been confirmed by those assessing her, that the only safest option for my mum, is a nursing home.
Mum will stay at nursing home where she currently is. It was explained that in the future, another assessment would be made to see if there were any changes, so I would be informed of that.

I have an appointment set for seeing the solicitor later, who will help me with the Court of Protection.

So onto this, ‘It’s a weekend’ post. 

This ‘It’s the weekend’ post is a late one, given the circumstances of the post.

Yesterday, I went back to my mum’s bungalow. I set out very early in a morning from my flat and walked it there. 3.8 miles googling it, for those that are interested in my walking. A long walk yes, but not as long as the one I mentioned I did last year. That was 4.5 miles, if you remember.
While sorting what I was bringing back to bring back, I ran the water taps and shower, with it being some months not being used.

Mum has quite a few things packed, so not much packing to do, than final items she’d been using until finally packing one day.

A friend was coming to pick me up, so I could put them in his car, to take them back to mine. We did two trips, which were mainly a few boxes and bags, plus small dining table and two chairs.

I still have a bit more to bring, but thats after giving it a quick clean. So I left items to do that. I just need to arrange a removal for a few items I plan to bring to mine, fridge freezer and ottoman. Then hopefully, I can get a charity to collect other furniture.

Also, as you know, my mum hasn’t been at her bungalow for months. Someone had the cheek to use her bins. But they used a couple of bins inappropriately and mum received a letter saying this was second complaint in 6 months it happened with recyle bin. As you can imagine, I was pissed off. I immediately emailed regarding it, but since that email I sent on 3rd July, I decided to do my own investigating. I sorted the recyle bin and put what shouldn’t be in there in general waste bin. Then I checked the garden waste bin. It was full with everything but garden waste. Mum doesn’t use this bin. So I looked through it. I didn’t need to go far to find proof of old mail in there. Addressed to next door! I brought that bin inside the bungalow and I sent an email to mum’s Social Worker, asking if by chance she was able to contact a particular chap directly I emailed, to get things moving, with not hearing. I explained the problem to her and that if she could get him directly, to tell him since last email I sent, I have sorted bin concerned, but garden waste bin has been filled, not related to the garden and that there is evidence in there who done it and so I have brought the bin inside mum’s bungalow. Explaining how mum’s other neighbour came round to tell me about that and what happened and that apparently he died and so someone else clearing up property, was enquiring about my mum’s bins. I expect him to take a look at the evidence himself and I hope he is going to to take action. Because after all, the letter explained you could be fined, if it continues. So he better do them, that came onto my mum’s property, to use her bins! So Social Worker will come across this email when she is back on Tuesday.

In the afternoon I watched a dvd, after getting changed in fresh clothes.

I then had an early night. But to say I was very tired, after two hours being in bed, but not falling asleep, I got up for a bit. Had a bowl of cornflakes and watched Daz. (Hamster.)

Today, I got up, when I woke up. After a shower and breakfast, I plan to bake something sweet. These are what I plan to bake: https://lucysfriendlyfoods.com/2020/07/06/chocolate-cornflake-cookies-aka-afghan-cookies/

For the rest of my day, it won’t be much than do the washing (mine and mum’s) and sew a button on my work trousers, to make sure it’s secure. I am feeling slightly tired today.

What have you been up to? 


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Happy to sad and back again

So without trying to go into much detail and make this post long. If you have been following for sometime, you will know it has been a very difficult time, for some time, with my mum and how it’s affected me during that course.

Part of the afternoon, (just 2 hours abouts) it was a whirlwind of emotions.
During that time a fair bit of communicating earlier in the day to after lunch in parts. I decided with communicating to my mum’s Social Worker about it, that I was going to take on responsibility of mum’s financial affairs. I wasn’t going to let the council do it because in the end I would have no say. But as Social Worker also mentioned, it wouldn’t have been personal, like it would if a family member took charge. So Social Worker is happy to hear I will take it on. So I will be applying for Court Of Protection.
Court Of Protection has to happen with there being no Power of Attorney and a Power Of Attorney can’t be done now, because mum doesn’t have the mental capacity.

Although I will get eventually reimbursed, due to this, the hoping of having a house deposit by middle of next year is not going to happen. I shall have to see what the year after brings, because I know from already reading about Court of Protection, that there is a fee each year. I don’t know if that would come out of mum’s, or mine. But I will learn as it happens.
The fee is higher the first year, because of the support you receive for the role. I may talk about that experience later, when the time comes. Or I may not. It’s starting to feel even more of a very personal journey. Not just for me. But mum too. So it more will likely be the part I won’t talk about here.

So the 2 hour window of emotions came on as soon as I knew I would take it on. I went from feeling good and happy, to sad. A quick headache appearing. Sadness turned to tears, for the reality biting more, that mum will never be as independent as I would like and the nursing home being only option where mum will be.

Mum’s Social Worker is supporting me where required. She advised how I could proceed, via two ways.
I could do it myself online, or if I find it difficult, then to use a solicitor, although extra costs would be involved.
I tried the link and looked at the forms and procedures, for where I could do it myself and it felt very daunting and I wasn’t feeling confident with it. So I enquired with two solicitors.
First one, after reading their email, regardless my savings would cover, my heart was sinking as I totalled the fees. Some of these fees could go up, or it was minus the VAT. I knew my dream home wouldn’t happen next year, because it was going to gobble most of my savings. (Although before all this, I wondered if it would happen anyway.) But now, it’s definitely not.
The second solicitor was more clearer than the first. There were no grey areas and would work out cheaper.
Still expensive. But cheaper and I was feeling very relaxed reading this email. So the happy face returned. So the second solicitor will get the job.
Yes, it may cost more this way than trying it myself. But it will be less stressful and I will feel reassured. I can concentrate on other things.

I was going to buy Christmas presents this year, for friends. But now, I think I have to give it a miss this year. So I hope you are reading this, so you are all aware. It saves me letting you know individually. So let’s just stick with Christmas cards again.
This is going to be a slow process. So I need to focus on this, instead of shopping for presents. I know you, my friends will understand.


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My feelings – Part 8

So it’s been about 4 months since my last, ‘my feelings’ post.
Part 7 was mainly my feelings brought on with the Coronavirus, due to things from that.
In this post there still is, but it doesn’t overtake like last post, because I’m working again in both jobs still, since back in them.
But as for the rest, some restrictions may have been lifted, but as you know if you are a regular reader, that I am in no hurry to go out there and join in.
I  continue to walk to and from work in both jobs and I shop at my local supermarket just down the road at most, twice a week. Nothing else, unless it’s important.
I think its too soon to go into my town centre and shop there. I have already seen, or experienced it myself where people don’t observe the 2 metre distance, so I ain’t going to join the crowd of shoppers (if there was in my area) for a shopping spree. I do this to protect others, to make sure I’m not going to be a carrier, because some person not observing social distancing, who is not in my circle, unsuspecting passed it onto me because they did not keep their distance. I had to politely tick someone off at the checkout of my local supermarket I was at, because she stood right behind me, instead of 2 metres. She moved back when I spoke. But it still wasn’t enough.

I have mentioned in brief in places as well as here, of going to my mum’s bungalow. I’ll be doing another trip this month. My anxiety was up in the roof going Friday. It didn’t help that I was expected to go with just less than 24 hours notice, to let in a council worker to do a service check of the boiler.
Regardless of the anxiety, it helped knowing my neighbour offered to help and take me.
I brought some things back while at it, that I hope to take to the nursing home one day. Just waiting on an email for that.
I also brought back her paperwork in folders that I planned to do, in addition to the mail that’s been piling up since November, when I was last there.
Amazingly, I sorted through that by the evening. But then with a system in place which I am so glad my mum has not got rid of again, since creating it again, helps.

Going through her paperwork regardless of anxiety, I realised I got my ‘business head’ on that I like to call it. It reminded me that this side of things I could do. But given the current situation with mum, which I have not shared with you fuly yet, I can’t do anything else, with not having access. But I won’t want to deal with everything when it comes to certain things anyway, I rather do this with someone else when this part has been sorted and someone is nominated, like the Social Worker mentioned one time on how things may go, if it happened.

I would like to transfer my mum’s mail to my address, but again, due to circumstances, I can’t do yet, until all this is sorted out.
Given the discussions this past week I’ve been having with mum’s Social Worker and her advocate, the long term solutions are being discussed, so the ball might be rolling, as they say.
I can see it will happen. Mum is not mentally well and from what I’ve been told, she’s declining further.
I am sad that this is what the future will be for my mum. But if nursing home is only the option, then where she is currently, I would like her to stay there, if mum is still not going to be able to communicate herself still. The nursing home is a suitable place for her needs and, it feels homely and theraputic.
When things have been decided officially, I will say more at some point later.


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It’s the weekend

This weekend, I plan to watch some shows on dvd I have.

Today, I will watch:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai

Tomorrow, it will be:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Journey Of Man

 

I will also bake some more of those oaty biscuits again this weekend. I will more likely make these early this morning. Before this post goes to air.
I shall make two batches; one batch for me and another batch for my neighbour I regularly see each week for a cuppa at mine, as well as times when we pass. (The ones who have been lending me their dvd’s and cd’s.) His wife was happy to give me a lift to my mum’s bungalow and back, yesterday, so I could let a council worker in to do an annual gas service check on mum’s boiler.

At the beginning of the week from same neighbour, I received a rhubarb crumble that she baked. Yum. I was in heaven with that. I like my rhubarb and it was my first crumble since going dairy-free.

I don’t know what else I will be doing this weekend, but I am definitely doing the above.

What’s your weekend plans?


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Just the simple things

My thermos travel mug. Stainless Steel and black

With things being tiring in my evening job, leaving me tired by the weekend, that I don’t want to do anything and getting up for my morning job hard, sometimes finding the simple things makes it a little easier.

To make things easier for my morning job, I have started making a second mug of tea in a morning, to take with me to work.

This simple thing on some difficult, tiring days I have found comforting and it’s helped me get through the shift.

Also, when I first started doing it, it felt luxurious, because it wasn’t something I normally did.

If you have difficult days, change a thing to help it be a little easier.

Sometimes it only needs to be a simple thing.


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It’s the weekend

So those of us who live in the UK, any of you melted?
Goodness, it’s been hot and it was hard to keep the temperature down in my flat, especially on Thursday, with the fan on.
A frozen bottle in use again for my hamster, Daz, since it got very hot. Placed outside the cage, so he feels it along the cage wall where he usually sleeps, giving him the option to cool down.
They had to be swapped regular on Thursday and because the ice inside the bottle would have all melted before me coming home from work, I wonder how he would be.
This was where I found him. In the corner, under his hamster wheel, looking because he was aware of me while taking a photo, but prior to that, he was all curled up. He soon curled up again, after.

My hamster Daz, in the corner of his cage under his wheel

So this weekend started as of yesterday, with me having an annual leave in both jobs. So I have a nice long weekend.

It’s also a weekend I have been looking forward to the last 2 weeks, after deciding what to do. I will tell you what it is in a minute. 🙂🤭

You may remember many posts ago, as it was earlier in the year, that I hoped to visit Stonehenge. But because the coach pick up wasn’t local, I didn’t end up booking it. (Not that now we know how things are now, it would have been cancelled anyway.) Had it happened, that day trip would have been yesterday.
You may remember I had an alternative in mind, after realising the coach wasn’t a local pick up for that day trip, but I said I would share that later. Well that alternative is not happening either. But even if it was, I wouldn’t have gone because of the anxiety of travelling and also not wanting to go in a cafe. The alternative I had in mind was Kitty Cafe in Nottingham.

So… going with a replacement for Kitty Cafe, but without going anywhere, after giving it some thought, I decided I was going to have a bit of a cat theme weekend. 🙂 Meow. 🐱

So yesterday, I made shortbread biscuits using a cat-shaped cutter. Here they are, first lot not long come out of the oven. 🙂
I shared some with my two neighbours below and enjoyed mine, later.

Shortbread cat shaped biscuits

I then coloured in a cat picture using coloured pencils. (One of a few free PDF cat pictures, after googling for them.)

Cat picture i have coloured in. Cat sat in front of window looking towards, with a vase of flowers to the right. In the background outside, you can see another cat looking towards the window. There are trees and a lawn outside.

Later in the afternoon, I watched a dvd, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob.’

Today, I did another batch of cat shaped shortbread.
I plan to colour in another cat picture, using coloured pencils and enjoy a few of my shortbread cat biscuits, with mugs of tea.

Then at some point today, watch a Japanese anime feature dvd called, ‘The Cat Returns.’ I have not watched an anime type before, so this will be a new experience for me. The dvd is Japanese, with English subtitles and English dub.

Tomorrow, will just be colouring any cat pictures I have left, then watching dvd’s not related to cats.

In between my cat themes I have planned, the rest will just be relaxation and whatever else I fancy doing. I have some cd’s from my neighbour to play, so will probably play some of them.
One I have enjoyed playing earlier this week was ‘Piano Man The Very Best of Billy Joel.’ There was a dvd with this too. Listening and watching, I realise I have heard a few more songs of his than I originally thought.

What’s your weekend like?


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Blog post re-share: Not had a rant for days…..

I totally agree with what Gary says in this post.

A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

I came outside to look at the roses. And breathe..

The UK Government has a natural ability to take the breathe away. What are the words I am looking for

Self-serving

Incompetence

Charlatan

Criminally negligent

Fraud

Part timers

Out of their depth

Nest of vipers

Dangerous

Liars

Elitist

One rule for the many, doesn’t apply to them

When you think it can’t get any worse and then they take it a new level……

So on the 4th July Britain is open for business again. Something we all can sign up to if it’s done properly and safely. But this is Boris Johnson we are talking about. The laziest and most inept Prime Minister in over 150 years. So here are just a few nuggets of his so called plan

  • The governments own scientists have warned against easing restrictions too soon. If we do the safe way is to do that…

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Chit-chat June

Two cancellations; day trip to Oxford in August and check-up at dentist, in July. Both to be expected and both a relief. A relief because I don’t have to travel on bus to either of them. I had anxiety about the idea of it, regardless I now have face masks and would use.
I let my friend know, as soon as I knew regarding Oxford.
The coach company asked if I would like to cancel Oxford because they could see it probably wouldn’t be happening, while I was seeing what was happening regarding refund for Whitby that was cancelled last month and so I said yes. I quickly received refund for both and that’s now in my ISA.
As for dentist, it was cancelled to a later date in September, so priority could be given to emergencies and those needing to finish their treatment.
They also answered my other concerns I had regarding accessibility for me as a deaf person, after watching their video clip of what to expect when coming to the practise. The changes to protect both staff and customers, because of Coronavirus.
So I do hope that goes as discussed via an email with me.

This month, I have been reading this book.

Book cover of The Awakened by Julian Cheek.

The book is called, ‘The Awakened,’ by Julian Cheek. I picked just this one up from several books left on a table at work, with a note, ‘help yourself.’
The story I read on the back, grabbed me, because I could relate to the feelings of the character, having one time at a young age for a number of years, felt like that.

This book kept me engaged and I couldn’t wait to read more, to see what happened next.

Store loyalty cards

As you know not long ago, I shredded my Costa card, after receiving an email from them.

I have now decided to ditch another store card. This time Tesco Clubcard. Unlike Costa, they’ve done nothing wrong for me to decide on doing this. I have debated past year, or two on doing this and now I thought, I will. So an email went yesterday requesting that they close my account down and why; which was my decision to get rid of some store loyalty cards and this being one of them that I want to get rid.
Also with not having any plans to shop in Tesco while they do one thing that another store doesn’t do, that I can’t contend with and so avoiding the place ever since Coronavirus started, just adds to my decision of closing down my account.
I said that even if one day I start to shop again, or visit their cafe, I still don’t want to bother with a Tesco Clubcard.

I am thinking of ditching another card later. But thinking a little longer on that one before making any decision. But it’s nice to get rid of Costa and Tesco one.

Just some dvd’s I watched: (courtesy of my neighbour lending me theirs.) 

  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Open Range
  • Ladies in Lavender
  • Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Master and Commander
  • Grease 1 and 2
  • Planes, Trains Automobiles
  • The Beatles Yellow Submarine (I don’t mind their music, but I’m not a fan of this cartoon.)
  • Mama Mia The Movie
  • Frances Mcdormand Fargo
  • Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Blogger, if WordPress does get rid of ‘classic editor’ in 2022, or later. 

I gave up Blogger, after having no joy.
I want to remind, as I mentioned before, that it wasn’t because of Blogger. It was me. The whole WordPress thing really put a damper on my mood and I wasn’t enjoying the process of moving some posts across for my story to continue.
I was in a frustrated, spit my dummy out kind of mood and feeling down about it.
The plan was to keep my name of my blog, when blogging there, hence some posts going across to Blogger.

But now, I have decided, should WordPress in 2022, or later, decide to get rid of their classic editor, leaving only block editor left, I will start afresh with a new blog, at Blogger. This will include also, a new name. So I will be brainstorming a new name, should I need one later. I have plenty of time to think about that one, should I end up leaving here. But I will have one part set up with Blogger before then, not visible until it is required.

Don’t forget, as I mentioned in past posts, I have a new blog email. It’s a neutral blog email name I have chosen, so regardless what I would call my new blog, this blog email would remain. You can find it on my about me page.
I still reckon the time will come when WordPress will do this, because the way they spoke on a forum, they are speaking in words that they will commit with this.
I hope classic editor remains to stay as a choice always, because I am not alone in this on why classic editor is best for me.

I have a post in draft that is for goodbyes, ready for if its needed in a few years. I hope I manage to put blog link on it, if post is needed.
Although this blog would eventually go if moving, I may keep WordPress account open for coming back to, so I can comment on blogs I currently follow. But I won’t be following any new ones at that point when not blogging here.

But as I say, this is if worst scenario that WordPress does this.

Work

It was back to normal working hours this month, in my evening job.
Even though I have seen changes made (while I was cleaning there at an earlier time,) to try and make our workplace safer, it still caused me anxiety and I still had same thoughts as the other ladies who were furloughed, as in, what am I going to walk into.

Also more work put onto us, but no extra time to do it in. There are also some things asked of us that are not achievable, so it has caused me stress, upset and frustration. I spoke with my manager after just over 2 weeks doing it my concerns and how it has affected me and I was given reassurances to these concerns, so I should be ok now.
I also raised my observations after my accident, wondering why the floor had not been taped, so someone else doesn’t trip on the tile I had acciddent on, until its sorted. They didn’t know about it until they heard it from me. So they checked to see it had been filed by person I reported it to, but it was filed under a different department. Their old department. So if I was to have an accident in the future that I report, to let them know also, so they know about it, to action it.

My hamster, Daz. 

This month was Daz’s birthday. He’s now one year old.

My phone

I have done a right one, that I have never done in all the years being a mobile phone owner.
As I quickly glanced at my phone before my shift started, the door propped open with a door stopper, decided to move and, slammed into my back. My phone slipped out of my hand and took a dive into a bucket of water.
Now my phone is supposedly water resistant when I read the description for my phone before buying at the time, but reading elsewhere, I read the oppsite when it comes to any phone and not just mine, that there is no such thing as a water resistant, or waterproof phone. Well it was still working after it happened, but I didn’t charge it when it was needed and left it till the next day. As a precaution, I bought a second hand phone as a back up, should this pack up later, because I have read what the damage water can do to a phone, over time. So although fine at the moment, at the time I written this post to publish later. It’s what might happen down the line.

My budget

Those that have been following some time will know my preferred way of paying my groceries is by cash. I find it easier to set my budget for each week this way, so I don’t spend more than I need. But because of some places only wanting you to pay by card, (which I have noticed since then, they have changed their signage to cash and card) and others if paying by cash then use self-checkouts, I ended up going the pay by card route.
I have been doing this the last 2 months, so early days I feel to give myself a chance to get used to paying by card, but because how muddled my brain feels towards end of last month and how I feel this month, I am going back to what I feel is easy for me. Paying my groceries by cash.
The first month out of two I tried by card I spent more than my budget. But it was expected that month and so no mistake on my part.
Last month, I felt I was a little more used to paying this way, but I still went over my budget. But only by a few pounds.
Whether I will go back to paying mainly by card for my groceries when I feel better with my mind, I don’t know. I am not ruling it out. But for now, I am sticking with cash, when it comes to my groceries. I have ended up getting used to self-checkouts. (Those that know me well, will know I hate them and I avoid them.) But I don’t hate them anymore and I don’t avoid, unless I choose to pay by card of course.
I know self-checkouts accept bank cards, but that’s where my nerves would start again. So will leave that for now.

Anxiety

As you know I suffer with anxiety and I have shared at the beginning of this post the anxiety for travelling. Most of the time it’s at acceptable levels. But as you know, when it creeps up, it goes up. Like the idea of travelling on public transport. I am avoiding so far.
Like everyone else, Coronavirus affected that, but I am also noticing how jumpy I am getting. (And I haven’t seen the odd horror film for a long time.)
I am assuming this is due to me being on high alert for some time now, that’s causing this.
Are you feeling extra jumpy too?


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It’s the weekend

I am ready for this weekend, just like last week’s. The only difference, I don’t feel as bad tiredness wise. Just been stressed and frustrated in parts still. But again, not as bad as last week.
Anxiety has been moderate, with some high moments.

I have naturally gone for sweet stuff. Not pigging at it, but having more than I usually, which that has proven to me, because I have done this, that this can affect me mood wise, as in feeling hyper at times in the day, after having it and then sometimes waking up in the night with that jumpy feeling, or when I wake up in the morning, jumping out of my sleep.

Anyway… I have nothing to report of plans much for this weekend, as all I plan to do is have a lazy one. Non stop dvd’s.

It’s just to switch off and not use my brain, because of how I have been struggling keeping up with things these past 2 weeks, getting my head around new way of things at evening job and other times my brain has been thinking more than it needs to, because I have been confused.

Having this lazy weekend will also help my body heal and relax from accident at work, two nights ago. I tripped on a slightly uneven floor tile at work. How I kept myself upright, I do not know. But I banged my right elbow in the process and my left ankle hurts. I did have a sore spot also, just below the knee on same leg, but that seemed to have gone yesterday, so it’s just left ankle and right elbow.

Originally, Saturday was when I was going to take it further with regards to Holland and Barrett. But I am leaving that, at the moment. I just need to switch off. But I did send another email. This time using their complaints email. I still don’t have faith in them. I feel that regardless of me using the complaints email, that it will still be same staff as with other email I used. I said at the start of the email that preferably, I would like the Manager to deal with this complaint.
They have until 22nd June, then I AM going to PayPal, after realising I can do it that way. So if going to PayPal happens, I will be asking for a part refund, for the items not received and complaining again there in regards to no customer service, which has been the main annoyance about all this, as you know.

See post, Do not shop online at Holland and Barrett, where I first mentioned about them, if you have not seen it already.

As I need to switch off, I don’t know if I will pop in at any time over the weekend, but don’t let that you stop you commenting, as I will look forward to what you have to share. 🙂

Hope you are ok. What’s your weekend?

For anyone who’s just seeing dark clouds and drizzle, I leave you with some blue skies with fluffy clouds. (My umbrella.)

My umbrella which has blue sky and fluffy white clouds on it


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It’s the weekend

Here are my scones from last weekend, that I made.

Fruit scones

This weekend, I will be mainly focusing ideas for Elf on the Shelf for December.

The ideas I have, I will take photos of and then write the posts ready. Those ready, I will schedule in advance.

Whether I will do a post every day for Elf of the Shelf, I don’t know. But mosr days leading up to Christmas will have something.

The bad news for you the reader, that has been enjoying Elf on the Shelf in the past, that after this years, Elf on the Shelf will be the last one. I don’t plan to do anymore.

I have added my new blog email, after closing the previous blog email account down. You will find it on my ‘about me’ page.

I have kept it a neutral name for my blog email, with not knowing the future of this blog, here, at WordPress. Should I end up leaving in years to come for Blogger, than it’s an email I can use there, when starting off a new blog, which would also have a new name.

On both my days, over the weekend, I plan to watch a couple of dvd’s from the early evening.

So this is my weekend. What’s yours? 


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