Sunday, 20 January 2019


I got up at 6.55 and H was up and had made a pot of tea. I had a cup and checked my emails and then he brought me a coffee. We both sat and watched tele and when he went upstairs to sort the turbo I made myself a bowl of porridge. Our daughter and son in law came round at 10.30 and while the men  were upstairs talking bikes daughter and I popped round to see our grandson ( her son), take Chloe a gift and lend them our post spade. We took the short cut there because the spade is heavy but we walked back a longer way round. When we got back I made us a ‘cupper’ and when they left we had our lunch. I made H a ham and egg sandwich and I had ham.  This afternoon I had a ride in the pain cave and did 31.2 miles. This week I have done 109 miles!! As soon as I had finished H ran me a bath and I had a nice soak. When I came back down we had a glass of cider because I was so thirsty. Well that’s our excuse! I cooked dinner, we had pork cutlets with potatoes, carrots, broccoli and sprouts. I was just preparing the veg when my boss rang to say he thinks it will be too frosty  ☃️ in the morning for me to trim leeks and the carrot tops will be too frozen for me to bunch carrots so I don’t have to go. I now don’t have to go till Thursday unless things are still frozen then and if so he will give me another ring on Wednesday

Saturday, 19 January 2019


I got up at 6.50 and put on a load of washing. I had a cup of tea and then H brought me a coffee. I dressed so I could hang out my washing. H went up to turbo and I did nothing because my back is so painful. After a couple of hours I went outside and did some weeding, I thought that bending over might help my back. When H finished his ride we had lunch, I was going to make H a ham and egg sandwich but he decided he wanted a banana sandwich nd had that instead, I had ham. My washing got dry because it was sunny and the wind was quite strong. I was going to have a ride this afternoon but I just didn’t feel like it. We had an easy dinner, fish cakes, chips and mushy peas. I will have to have a ride tomorrow! I had a shower and we had a glass of wine. I have had one of those days when I have felt hungry all the time and I can’t stop eating! I am sure I will regret it tomorrow. I had a late breakfast, which was leftover potato which I fried with some courgette and an orange pepper, it was very nice . No 1 son rang, they are fine, he is working this weekend. Then our son in law rang to talk about bikes with H.

Friday, 18 January 2019


I got up just after 6 and put on a load of washing. H cut me off a slice of bread and I had toast and tea for breakfast. As soon as I had finished we got ready to go to Asda for our weekly shop. When we got back I unpacked and put everything away while H made the coffee which we had with a hot cross bun. I hung out my washing and it all went stiff and frozen! I did a bit of clearing up and at 10 I went to the pain cave for a bike ride. I did 31.1 miles. There is no way I would have gone out on my bike in our minus temperatures today so the turbo is a real help for me to keep my fitness. When I had finished we had a cheese and ham sandwich with mustard and H made us a coffee. We sat and watched a film this afternoon with a glass of wine and when I got my washing in it was almost dry. I got the bins in and spent half an hour pulling rubbish out of the garden but by then my hands were frozen and I had to come in. I had a bath and washed my hair. My back is so painful the only time I have been comfortable today is when I was on the bike. For dinner tonight we had sausages, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, peas and chips.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday. I had to have

I got up at 5.40, made a pot of tea and a bowl of porridge, then I had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, made the bed, sorted my work bag and got ready to go to work. First I had to pick a bag of sprouts and then walk to the carrots where I did 15 bunches of purple carrots and then I had  to have 108 bunches of orange ones but Andy joined me and we finished them together and helped Andrew to finish his boxes on loose carrots. We all piled onto the tractor and trailer and drove to the yard for our coffee break. Next I had to pick 40 bunches of beetroot and end my day on leeks. By the time I got to the leeks the weather had got much worse. The men joined me , we had a sudden snow storm and it was horrible I came down so thickly that we couldn’t see the yard or the bungalow. The became stronger and almost blew two of us over and it was bitterly cold. I was so glad to get home. I don’t have to go to work again till Monday. Our daughter was here when I got home having a ride on the turbo trainer, she did well once again. I had a long soak in a nice warm bath till I finally warmed up again. For dinner tonight we had steak pie, potatoes, sprouts, cauliflower,green beans and carrots.
H popped round to Chloe and Jacks for me with Chloe’s birthday presents for me so I didn’t have to get dressed again after my bath.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Wednesday. .

I got up at one minute to seven and H got up at twenty past. I put on a load of washing and made porridge and tea for my breakfast, H had toast. We had a small coffee and I hung out the washing. We both sat and read for a bit and when H got ready to go to his Spanish lesson I changed into my cycle gear and rode on the turbo. I had only gone about 5 miles when it began to rain so I stopped, put my jacket on and got my washing in again. It was much drier than when I put it out. I went back upstairs and carried on with my ride and managed to do 24.8 miles. I had a shower and dressed ready to go out to lunch. H came home and was lucky because even though it was raining and he was on his bike he wasn’t very wet. He had a quick wash and brush up and we went to The Brisley Bell  🔔 for our lunch. It was really nice, we have never been there before but we will certainly be going again. It was my birthday present from my boss and his wife. For starters I had crayfish tail salad, H had carrot and ginger soup. My main meal was lamb shoulder, green beans and new potatoes, H had pheasant with celeriac mash and greens. We each had a glass of wine and for pudding I had chocolate and almond torte with rum and raisin ice cream and H had lemon cheesecake with red berries. It was all so delicious I could eat it all again. However I am not looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning 😐. Since we have been home we have only had a cup of tea and a very small piece of cake. I have to work tomorrow and it’s going to be freezing!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


I got up at 7.05 and had a slice of toast for breakfast with a mug of tea. H got up the same time and we also had a small coffee. We sat and read for a bit and then H went up to turbo. He couldn’t use it yesterday because he couldn’t get the program up but no 2 son rang last night and he sorted it out over the phone. While he was in the pain cave out of the way I got stuck into the housework. I vacuumed all upstairs, down the stairs and then all downstairs. After that I dusted all downstairs but before I could finish dusting the bannisters H finished his ride so I quickly did them and then made us a coffee and beans on toast for lunch. I will dust upstairs tomorrow when he is at his Spanish lesson. After lunch I changed and did a slow ride for about an hour and a half. I did it slowly because my knee is playing up a bit and I don’t want to upset it too much. I rode 22.1 miles. When I finished I had a shower and when I went down H had made me a cup of coffee. We watched tipping point, I made a pot of tea and when the chase was over I cooked dinner which was nice. It was a chicken pasta bake with fried onion, garlic, a mild chilli sauce and peas topped with grated cheese. Now I am watching my soaps. Oh, I had an email from my brother in N Z this morning, like us he is about to have a conservatory built but that is where the similaritie ends. His is going to be huge, the length of the bungalow and even before it’s up they have bought a white marble coffee table, 2 seater settee, 2 armchairs and an outside type carpet, whatever that is! Ours is going to be about 6 foot long and not very wide and after I have paid for it there won’t be anything in it till I save up some money.

Monday, 14 January 2019


I got up at 5.30, made a pot of tea and a bowl of porridge for breakfast. I packed my usual lunch, tomato,cheese and water. I sat and watched the animal program that I like till 7am then I dressed, made the bed, sorted my bag and got ready to go to work. I had to pick 48 bunches of carrots, 14 bunches of purple ones, 20 bunches of beetroot and then go to the yard to wash and pack them all so the boss could go delivering. I walked back to the leeks after our coffee break and trimmed them till the men picked me up at 12.30 . We washed the leeks and then they went for their lunch while I packed them up before I left off. When I got home H made me a coffee and I had a slice of cake with it. This morning he biked to Halfords for a bulb for our car as one is out. On the way home he he got a puncture!! This afternoon we watched a Columbo, had a bath, a cup of tea and then I cooked dinner.  We had sausages, eggs, peas, potato wedges and mushrooms. I don’t have to work again till Thursday which is nice.