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Happy London 😊

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Hello..

I am so happy to be back even if I am totally crippled with pain πŸ˜ƒ you have to laugh..

Taking those two trains, lifting luggage etc finished me off. Took paracetamol.

I immediately went to the Healthfood shop yesterday morning and stocked up on my goodies but I may have to reach for the rescue meds. Although I wanted to wait until I got to RBH and have a proper checkup first..

So cold yesterday, but everything still looks so Christmassy, where there is light there is hope πŸŒ™πŸŒŸ

so had a brisk walk, went to the charity shops to stock up on jumpers and spent the afternoon in bed!

B&B is great and I have a big tv πŸ˜‰

For the BLF forum member who asked for winter boosters:

I have added to my immune system winter boosters πŸ˜ƒ so I make a mix of massage almond oil 80% and add 20% of respiratory essential oils. I massage the back of my neck, chest, thorax, solar plexus and the sole of my feet. Ask the assistant but I use thyme, eucalyptus, pine, lavender, rosemary, origan. You can use sesame or jojoba oil as a base if you wish.

It is more pleasant and less skin agressive than Vicks ointment for example. You must let it penetrate for 20mn before you get dressed.

Now you are supposed to do it x2 a day but I am lazy, regretfully as I think I am coming down with something, having been a day on the train with people coughing etc..

Use throw away gloves and don’t let it get near your eyes.

It is lovely you will breathe, it opens your nasal passages and your airways. I am even massaging my legs and knees with it normally but I have switched to Arnica oil from Weleda for aches and pains, it is more effective at the moment!

Take care of yourselves πŸ’•

Fran xx

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It looks beautiful Fran ✨ I’m sorry to know you have so much pain now though. Hopefully you’ll be able to manage it with your various treatments and be able to enjoy London better.

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Thank you HHp 😊

Good Morning Fran, Buenas Dias en Londres. Wow, You have done a lot since you arrived, I Love the Photo which has picked you up after all that Travelling and Lugging Suitcases around, No wonder you Limbs have ached so much, Finding the Health Shop is a Big Plus for you, I presume by now you have relaxed enough to take in all the wonderful sights,,,, through the TV maybe. I also use certain Oils on Body and I do put "Vicks" on my Bruises on hands which I tend to knock so Easily, (I read that from one of our members.) I also went back on the (Marmite ) Pred's, so feeling better with Breathing. had my first Ex Class on Thursday, made me feel much Better. Decided to Use my Exercise Bike today and some hand weights. I hope all goes well at the RBH and you come out Breathing Better and Generally have that "Feel Good Factor", Hope your Mum & Bea, Aria are all Well. valle Carino, hace un excelente Final Semana en Londres. Abrazos Y Besitos. XXXX

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Hola Querida,

Si es difficil pero estoy tan contenta de estar aqui despues 3 aΓ±os.

Toma todo que lo necesita, el importante es el presente, que le vives bien🌟

Besitos xx

Fran

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Estoy muy allegro para ti Fran, 3 anos es mucho tiempo , Entonces , Londres es egual o Cambiar ? para me, Londres es siempre Guapa. Si, en este momento es muy importante por ti. Pasar los Dias Bien Carino. Besitos. xxxxxx

I hope you feel better soon xx

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Thank you Carnival 🎑 xx

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I love the picture Fran, hope you aren't feeling too bad. Hope all goes well at the RBH, and you can enjoy London. Take care 😊 Bernadette xx

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Thank you Bernadette you are a kind friend 😊

Love,

Fran xx

Hi Fran,

Happy New Year and as they say in Scotland....you are sum wuman !

You inspire me.

Lots of love

Annie

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Very kind of you AnnieπŸ€— still trying to inspire myself πŸ˜ƒ a daily endeavour xx

Love,

Fran

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Don't underestimate the happiness you bring to us al Fran. Your beautiful pictures, updates , inspiring words and research are great medicine for us all. You humble me Fran, given all your worries you always manage to be cheerful and upbeat.

Annie xxx

Welcome to good old London Fran and I hope you’re in less pain today. The massage should help you breathe better and wishing you well at the RB.

Thinking of you, take it easy. Xxxx 😘

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Thank you my dear Carole. Yes all in good time πŸ˜ƒ keeping warm helps.

Hope Pete and you are starting the NY with good news πŸŒŸπŸ€žπŸ’•

Love,

Fran xx

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All going well here thank you Fran but will take time.

Thinking of you. Xxx πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜

Good morning Fran. I do so admire all your traveling around Europe, I find traveling is very tiresome at the best of times. Being in close proximity, on public transport, to people who may be poorly is worrying as well. I hope your check up at the RBH goes well and you get a pleasant surprise. Yes, it was cold yesterday, it was below freezing in my workshop all day, so I stayed in the office to keep warm, it's not like I have a lot of work to do anyway.

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Hello 2greys 😊

Still working in your workshop???you need to use those thermals to keep warm our dear friend.

Well the journey is always a struggle but once you are where you want to get to it feels so much better, it’s worth the change of scenery..

I have a letter from my French consultant who said go there if you need to!! He must have known πŸ˜ƒ

but I must do all those blood tests for the hydrocortisone intake. I’ll sort it out, it just feels so good for now to keep away from hospitals etc..makes me feel human again..

Wishing you well xx

Fran

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Hi Fran, yes, still working and I do wear many layers with 2 teeshirts, a shirt, two jumpers all under a boiler suit plus a snood. It is my hands, being wet, that suffer the most from the cold, quite often my fingers will refuse to work. Gloves are not an option, with them being dangerous, working with machines.

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I see..you have those gloves with the end cut, don’t remember the name. They are good for iphones and touch screens πŸ˜ƒ my niece had got me a pair of those!

Well you must still enjoy the old workshop, or else you would give up..

I’m missing working. Actually missing teaching, although I wouldn’t have the breath or the voice to teach French nowadays.

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Even those are a no-go, not supposed to wear anything that can catch on moving parts: No rings, watches, neckties or any gloves even fingerless ones (which would still get wet).

The lights on the tree look lovely. Hope you get on alright with the RBH. Think I will try your massage oil as my rheumatoid kicked in well before Christmas and is just not easing, perhaps like you lugging cases from trains doesnt help. Good that you stocked up in jumpers, enjoy your trip to London and keep using the nasal guard. Take care. Irene x

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Thank you Irene!! I overdid it with the cases πŸ˜ƒ I have some Christmas presents for family and friends.

Yes lugging a heavy case up those silly train steps and racks, not good for my fractured vertebrae. I left my burdensome nebuliser behind but shouldn’t have πŸ˜ƒ see if I can hire one from the chemist’s I used to know.

I really recommend essential oils with a good oil base and throw away gloves..it’s messy but I got the hang of it now because it really makes a difference.

Take care of yourself Irene xx

Fran

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Thanks Fran, I have a few essential oils but havent really studied it, think it is time I got the hang of it. The one I use is the Aetheleon organic oregano essential oil for my chest and its really good, but to take it really needs some guts, not matter if swallowing with oil, water or anything else it takes my breath away. Most oils I know you dont ingest but this one had a good write up. Hope you manage to get a nebuliser xx

What a lovely post, dear Fran. You are amazing. So full of life and enthusiasm and positive stuff. Wow with knobs on. Feels better to have you in the country. Hope all goes well at RBH.

Love and hugs

Kate xxxx πŸ¦“πŸ¦“πŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸ‘

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You are kind Kate. Thank you.

Best wishes to you πŸ’“

Fran xx

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I don’t know how you do all of that train travelling! I do hope that your visit to RBH turns out well and that meanwhile you will enjoy what London has to offer. xx

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Hi Littlepom,

Thank you for your kind words πŸ’•

NY resolution, I won’t let LAM get to me.. Actually yesterday I was a wreck and thought I would live to regret it πŸ˜ƒ but today I am already improving. It is very much a mental attitude, I have been waiting 3 years for that trip..😊

Take good care of yourself too xx

Fran

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Glad to see you are back Fran, Hope you are in less pain now and hope you get good results from your appointment xx

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Thank you Joyce 😊getting better yes xx

Oh no, Fran being in pain is truly awful. I hope it eases soon. Take good care and hope your appointment goes well. xx πŸ€

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in reply to Caspiana

Thank you Cas πŸ€—Fingers crossed 🀞 xx

Fran

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Hi Fran, hope your appointment goes well. I like the sound of all the essentials oils they sound good might give them a go. Glad you got stocked up on the jumpers you'll need them. Best wishes Majt πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ xx

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Hi Majt,

I really recommend that mix!

But the Weleda Arnica massage oil is top for pain. I felt better this morning after the massage. Another couple of days and I will get back to the swimming pool πŸ€— xx

Take care too

Fran

There is a lot of flu around Fran and the Noro Virus (sickness & the other) bugs, so be careful to wash hands frequently from shopping trolleys , buses , door handles etc. Enjoy the shopping! When I lived in France I just loved to hunt around them when I visited the UK for bargains!

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Thank you Jazz!! I will use my antiseptic gel! Everybody is sick here with something or rather πŸ˜‰ ..It doesn’t matter you have to live on so I am telling myself..πŸ€— xx

Did anybody mention the 'cockney tax' ?during this period of seemingly endless austerity and in the interests of pre Brexit harmonisation you will now need to pay this tax my Happy friend Fran.simple process using your Lobster card(which now replaces the Oyster card)and all taxes collected will be redistributed to exiled cockneys oop north who can not afford to live in 'the big smoke'.looking forward to receiving your payment,oh and by the way welcome to London.:)

Mayor Ski's and his trusty companion Scruff's xx

Glad you are feeling better and stocked up on the jumpers. I think I'll try some of those oils you recommended, Fran. Thanks for the post!

Thanks for the wonderful tips. It’s always great to hear of a personal recommendation.. I am trying to boost my immune system as I had far too many flare ups last year for my liking and want to ensure this year is better.Thank you again and good wishes.

Hi Fran, you are a globe trotter πŸ˜€.

Hope you get to enjoy London and hopefully after a good rest some of your aches and pains will go away x x

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Thank you Shirley I wouldn’t say that, but always loved those great railways movies πŸ˜ƒ xxx

Hello Fran, Glad to hear you got to London safe & sound. Sorry it took its toll on your body, but I am sure you will recover with your varied ointments & potions plus little rest. Take care enjoy your break and hope your flat is complete soonxx Happy new Year

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in reply to katieoxo60

Hello Kate,

Thank you 😊 yes getting stronger with all my potionsπŸ˜ƒ

Happy New Year πŸ₯³ 🌟

Fran xx

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