Friday …

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John has been off work since Tuesday and we have been getting things ready for the puppy arriving as we had donated all of Alfie’s things to our local animal rescue mind you his bed and coats etc would have been way too big anyway so we have had to start again. We had a nice lunch out today nothing fancy just as the local harvester but it was nice just the two of us.  We did some shopping and then came home as I have my Grandaughter after school three days a week until her Dad finishes work. She stays one night a week which is usually a Thursday. When we came home John worked on moving the remaining pieces of our shed which we pulled down it had seen better days and we didn’t use it to store anything other than junk in and that’s all gone now. I have put Emily a Pizza in the oven  (her request) she loves the stuff I am not a fan of Pizza,Emily had her Sats results today and got expected levels and also lots of above expected which she is very proud of.  She loves science and English she isn’t a fan of Maths but her results in Maths were above expected.  

We are picking up Archie our Puppy tomorrow morning and I am so excited , he is ten weeks old now and have his two vaccinations and has been wormed and fleas treated. I am looking forward to working on his training and getting him socialised and hopefully we won’t have many sleepless nights and he settles in with us.Tonight we will just watch TV or a film on Netflix if I can stay awake . I have has some awful nights , I have a fitbit which monitors sleep and I haven’t had one night this week that I have slept more than five and a half hours. 

I will post a few pictures of little Archie over the weekend over on Instagram there is a link on my homepage 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

X Dawn 

It’s official I have bags and wrinkles !

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I have struggled for about 2 years to get a proper eight hours sleep and this year I have not managed to get more than five or six hours for one reason or another but mainly it’s my age . I am fifty five and have been lucky with my skin but all this lack of sleep nonsense is taking its toll. Today I have bags under my eyes and yes I also have wrinkles…crinkles my Grandaughter calls them I prefer laughter lines it sounds a lot nicer . I drink water and look after my skin but these bags have to be through the lack of sleep surely? 

Just look at that ! My reading glassss are always in my head as I can’t read anything without them and I have to keep wearing my hair up as I can’t cope with the heat , it is shoulder length but it is being cut sometime in the next few weeks I am going back to an inverted bob which I can manage as I am not too good with styling my hair I have no patients with it . My fringe is getting thinner so very soon I am going to have to re think that and have a side parting which will be so weird I have had a fringe since the year dot . I am getting old, this is a really whiney post , sorry about that but I am sure women of a certain age can realate. 

X Dawn 

 

TV three 

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The three TV drama’s I am loving at the moment are 1.The Loch 2. Fearless 3. Broken . They are all very different and all have kept me on the edge of my seat, my favourite of the three is Broken which is on tonight.  

What are you watching at the moment? I don’t watch any soaps but love a good drama. So tonight (Tuesday) I will be in my PJ’S with a coffee watching Broken. 

X Dawn 

 

Sunday 

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Sunday in this house usually starts around 7am if I am Lucky as I have very bad insomnia and am sometimes wide awake between 4 and 6am. I had a restless night and woke at 5am but stayed in bed and dropped back off and woke up at 8am which is unheard of.  I have my coffee and get on with breakfast and lunch prep.  I put the washer on and sit and have breakfast and have another coffee before getting on with the day. Today it was raining but still warm. We have had some very warm weather , well warm for here anyway. I have to run to the local shopping centre to pick up some bits and pieces and then come home and have lunch and sit and watch TV while John cleans the kitchen,he never cooks so I cook and he cleans up that’s how it has been for well forever . We then go and visit my parents who don’t live far away and come back home it go and see one of our Son’s or they come here.  We only have a light meal in the evening or my favourite is what I call a picky tea. Cheese board,Dips and veg sticks, Olives but they are just for me as John can’t stand them . I then usually get the ironing done whilst watching some trashy tv on catch up.  Then when Alfie was here we woukd go for a walk with the dog and when Archie is here we will do the same .

Then we settle down and watch a drama (used to be with a glass of wine but I don’t drink alcohol anymore ) . This is our Sunday at home . If we go out for the day it all changes obviously.  We plan to go and find some new dog walks and we have found some nice dog friendly pubs and I love going somewhere nice for a picnic weather permitting.  What’s your Sunday like ? 

We pick Archie up in 12 days I can’t wait.

He loved his belly tickled on out last visit.  He has had his microchip and will be fully vaccinated,wormed and flea treated.  He will be ten weeks when we get him home . 
Dawn x 

Big changes …it’s been a while.  

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Hi and thanks for checking in. It’s been a long time since I have blogged. My family and I have have had some issues to deal with and I can’t go into that here as it’s far too personal but we are all OK and we has some changes in out lives  . I have lost my dog our beloved  Alfie passed away on the 7th April in his sleep.  He had shown no sign of illness he had a restless night and when he went to sleep he went in the early hours . We were sad and shocked and I will never forget him. My Son and his Daughter have a new home not too far away and it means it’s just John and I now.  I have been really lonely as a John works long days and I missed my little companion. I had no intention of getting another dog jut I was browsing and I saw a breeder not too far away and so we decided to go and see a little puppy and we fell in love.  I couldn’t have another cavvie Archie our Puppy is a Chiuaua he is just the cutest and we collect him on the 7th July . We have visited him recently and he has grown a little and is eating and playing and when we get him he will be ten weeks old. He will be microchipped and will have his first vaccination which he has hisb2nd when he is 12 weeks . We can’t wait to get him .I felt guilty for wanting another little dog but he will help me heal and he will have a loving forever home. We have arranged a few days out with Archie to get him used to going out and being social . We have a holiday to Devon to look forward to in September and we are also looking for our park home . We have been looking online for ideas of sites and what’s on offer so we will be going to look then. We have decided on a park home as we can’t afford much as the property prices are a lot more there.  We want to bank some money and John wants to work just 3 to 4 days and we love park homes . 

I have been in and out of the doctors as I have tinnitus and  vertigo and am waiting for a hospital appointment for tests.  

I have really bad insomnia and some nights I get just three and a half hours . Saying that I forced myself to go to bed at ten and I had eight hours sleep some of that was broken sleep but eight hours is unheard of for me 

Isn’t Archie adorable?

Can’t wait to pick him up.  

Dawn x 

Breakfast 

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I struggle with breakfast as some days I will have a really good breakfast and some days I will just have coffee and then by 11 am I am ravenous.  Today I made a Weight Watchers smart points omelette.  I used 2 eggs 4sp 1 rasher of bacon 1 sp mushrooms 0 sp 2 chopped spring onions 0 sp and 1 tbsp parmesan cheese 2 sp plus salt and black pepper.  It was lovely and I hadn’t had an omelette for a while.  Well worth the 9 smart points. 

What did you have for breakfast today ?

X Dawn 

World book day quick pic 

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My Grandaughter Emily lives with us and she couldn’t find anything she wanted to wear for World Book Day,she is eleven and she is picky. So I made her some ears and a tail,she is dressed in all black and is Wilbur the Worst Witch’s Cat . She is pleased and it cost nothing as it was card from my craft stash. Here is a pic of her before she went to school today. 

X Dawn