Hi everyone, just had a lovely week with my cousin who came to stay with us which she does every year. She lost her husband 4 years ago following a bungled operation and has come down every year since to stay with us for a while. We met her off the train at Peterborough. We spent the week visiting various places in Norfolk, meeting up with friends and generally having a good time. She is very fond of our animals so much so she has decided to get a Burmese Cat for company (we have Burmese called Minnie which is now 12 1/2 years old). She loves that cat to bits!
Went on line and found all the details of breeders in her area and also rehoming and rescue for Burmese. Yes they do get abandoned sometimes or lost or their family dies and they need a new home. She has sold her apartment in Spain and got a good price for it which saves her having to go out 3/4 times a year. She was finding that a bit heavy going now that her husband is no longer around and she is getting older (aren't we all?). Once she has got all that sorted out, it will be time to look for a cat.
Saw her off at Peterborough yesterday - we were both a bit weepy and my husband thought we were daft! Did overdo it a bit last week. We had spent the Wednesday morning out and about and I did quite a bit of walking (without my stick as I had left it in hubby's car!) and in the afternoon we had to come home as I just could not carry on any longer as in a lot of pain and very stiff. Amazing what a couple of nurofen and paracetemol and rest will achieve and I had had my MTX injection that morning as well so why that didn't help I don't know. Anyway Thursday a lot better and went to Old Hunstanton, and Heacham Lavendar and had lunch at Old Hunstanton overlooking the sea - beautiful day too and very hot. The lavendar fields were in full bloom (everything is late this year) and they have only just started harvesting of the lavendar and oil). Our own lavendar hedge is covered in bees and butterflies. Cousin had also gone down with a nasty cold and spent most of Thursday night coughing so had to abandon plans to go to Ely Cathedral on the Friday to meet up with a friend and cousin stayed in bed a bit longer and had a rest. Well enough to go out to friends that evening for supper having dosed herself up in the meantime.
Quiet day Saturday apart from shopping and a BBQ at friends Sunday afternoon - weather again fantastic.
Our son has been away this last week having taken grand daughter and the rest of her cub troop camping at Gilwell Park in London driving the mini bus all the way. Grand daughter very excited about the whole week. Daughter in law took grand son to Drayton Manor over the weekend for a Thomas the Tank Engine weekend so he didn't feel left out. He thoroughly enjoyed it being a keen Thomas fan!
Having a lazy morning as not feeling too well when I woke up. Still in dressing gown! Intend to get out in the garden later with the garden vac to clean up all the dead leaves. Weather here is gorgeous, clear blue sky and sunshine. Supposed to get hotter as the week wears on. Not too much on this week - meetings tomorrow, hair set on Thursday - had my nails done last week with a lovely fuschia pinki colour. Bank Holiday weekend looming and we are helping out on the MacMillan stall on Sunday. Just had a letter from my foot surgeon - I have to see him again on the 10th October so hope he will fit me in pretty quickly to have the postponed operation done. Also a letter from the eye clinic for a check up in early September following the laser treatment I had in July which has cleared all the cloudiness. Had to have a new glasses prescription - I only need them really for reading and using the computer as my long sight is brilliant again. Just got to ring the dentist now for my check up and all bases then covered!
Hope everyone is enjoying our late summer and not feeling too tired and ill with this wretched disease. When oh when will they find a cure? Love LavendarLady x