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Feel Good Friday!

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Well here we are again at the end of another busy week, I can't believe how the time has flown by!

Here in the UK we are experiencing a heatwave ๐ŸŒžwhich reminds many of us of the drought in 1976 which went on for many weeks. It's all or nothing with our weather! Being typically British we love to talk and moan about the weather, whether it's raining or sunny, we're never satisfied!! Hey Ho, just one of our many cultural quirks! However, on a serious note please remember to keep yourselves and your loved ones well hydrated ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’งin this weather, wear sun protection, put fans on and try to keep cool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So how has your week been? Do share with us both the ups and the downs, we are here to listen, support and hopefully, have tips to help you on your caring journey.

One of the activities I'm involved with is singing with a local choir, and we are preparing for our Summer Concert tomorrow evening. I find singing very therapeutic, not only the music but the fun, laughter and camaraderie we have together.

Hope you have a good weekend and continue to enjoy this beautiful world we live in.

Sending our best wishes,

MAS Nurse

[Quote and picture courtesy of Tiny Buddha tinybuddha.com/category/fun...]

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Very warm weather here on the South Coast but nice breeze to offset the heat. Managing to keep our cool and staying hydrated.

Not doing very much this week just pottering at home.

Wishing everyone a good weekend. Xxxxx

CallendersgalModerator in reply to sassy59

Thanks sassy59. You have a great one too.


What a lovely pic and quote MAS_Nurse. I think it gets easier and easier to sing your own song, the older you get. You seem to be more immune to the judgments and condemnation of others and feel freer to follow your own star, to enjoy exactly what you like and even to be less hung-up about saying what you think and feel. To me it's the greatest joy of older-age.

As you say, the week has flown. It's been another fairly pleasant one for me. I don't love the heat of the past few days, but I do love the vibrant colours of summer and that everyone seems happier and more relaxed.

My husband gave me the biggest laugh of the week. The heat had made the bin store at our apartment block smell dreadful and I had reported it for urgent attention. "Hm", he said the following morning, "I think they've come to do a clean-up. I can smell disinfectant". I gave him THE LOOK! "I think you'll find", I said archly "that that's actually my perfume you can smell"!

Who said romance is dead?

Enjoy your summer concert. That sounds just lovely.

Oh dear, what's it called ',eau de Dettol" time for a change maybe lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

We've had the hottest day in the Uk in Wales this week, too hot for me now, hopefully getting cooler through next week, though we did go for a run to our nearest beach this afternoon and treated ourselves to a cherry knicker blocker Glory, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ. I had to give up on mine in the end as it was just too much for me, but it was a lovely treat to sit and enjoy the sea air.

CallendersgalModerator in reply to Mydexter

Haha, Mydexter, good suggestion. Or failing all else perhaps I could change my husband! A trip to the beach and a knickerbocker glory! What heavenly joy, but isn't it funny? I always hankered after them as a child but could never finish one, and like you now, that's happening all over again. Have a lovely weekend.

Maybe a bit drastic lol ๐Ÿ˜ณ

CallendersgalModerator in reply to Mydexter

Lol Mydexter, I guess you are right. And overall he's far too precious to get rid of!


Hidden in reply to Mydexter

Hi Mydexter, I love the heatwaves so we can sit in our garden and have a picnic. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope we get some more of this glorious weather when my mum comes out of hospital but tbere is no sign of that as yet ๐Ÿ˜‘. We would have gone to the seaside as a family because mum enjoys that you see.

Unfortunately we cant plan anything as yet.

we wouldn't go anywhere nice if my poor mum can't enjoy it.. my dad and I are hoping to see what help she needs and find out why she has no appetite its a big worry for us,. is that a sign of dementia/alzheimers? She still hasnt been diagnosed yet? Sigh. Hmm.

I believe we are going to have the hottest summer for 42 years. I do hope and pray we will get the opportunity to go to the seaside this year.

We havent been able to enjoy the last three summers due to my chronic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD . Its a really depressing tine. Its my favourite season and still cant enjoy it.

Have a nice weekend.

Mydexter in reply to Hidden

Hi Paula, so sorry to hear your Mum isn't well, it's such a worry , my Mum had vascular dementia and came to live with us so we could look after her, it' was a very difficult time but when you love someone that's just what you do isn't it, I hope your Mum comes home very soon and you all get to go to the beach together to enjoy this beautiful weather, hopefully we've got lots of Summer left, though it's a bit hot for me now ๐Ÿ˜“ We had the hottest day in the UK here in Wales this week, phew, OCD is horrible, I have a mild form too so I sympathise, you take care and look forward to getting to that beach with your Mum, good luck

Hidden in reply to Mydexter

Thank you so much.

FredaE in reply to Mydexter

I love to sit under a sun umbrella in the shade and look at the sunshine.

Hidden in reply to FredaE

Me too

Hidden in reply to FredaE

Me too.

Hi, I love the heat but sadly bits of me doesn't. The rash from the Urticarial Vasculitis is going into over drive and driving me nuts and the Asthma and COPD is complaining at times as well.

Still can't grumble though as I had to buy a new hat to help keep the sun out of my eye's as the extra large sun glasses can't stop the sun creeping in over the top. So now I'm head ache free and apart from remembering to cover up can go back out side. YIPEE.

Singing is marvellous. I sing with out local choir at the Hospice of St Francis and yesterday we sang for the residents at our local sheltered housing. We all had a lovely time and sang some of the songs all together. Hospice staff and volunteers singing together. Nothing too difficult but we are still improving. We sang "We'll meet again" which a lot of residents found very moving but one lady had an altternarive version with much funnier words

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