Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dh Put His Back Out :/

I've had a bit of a blog break as we've been up to so much recently which came to a halt Tuesday late morning when I got a call from dh saying could I come home as he was on the floor and couldn't get up as he thinks he'd trapped a nerve or something something in his back. I came home to find him in agony on the floor.  I managed to help him v e r y slowly up and we went to the walk-in centre.  We were told there was a 45 minute wait but luckily when one of the nurses walked through and saw dh in great amounts of pain propped against the wall as he couldn't sit down she took him straight through. Today he can get up and hobble around although still in a lot of pain. It's important for him to keep moving little and often to encourage his movement back. He has promised to take regular breaks from his 'sitting' job and start exercising more regularly. 

Apart from that it's been all systems go here.  At the allotment its been courgettes, broad beans and peas which I have been harvesting and in the case of the beans and peas, freezing. I have a lot of squashes on the way I hope too and we are picking spring onions regularly.

We've been to another couple of ww2 days which were great fun. I've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking a lot from scratch which we have both been appreciating. I'm pleased to say barely any processed food is currently part of my weekly shop. For health reasons (I'll explain more in a month or two when I know if my new diet is helping) I am following a very unprocessed diet with no sugar or flour or processed food. Since I started the rationing experiment to now with my new diet I have lost 10 pounds :)

Burt is fine and full of beans. He's so settled now he really feels like one of the family. 

We went to a Vintage Warehouse a few weeks ago and I got 2 copies of 1937 People's Friend magazine for £1 each- fantastic!  

I was going to go to the allotment this morning but alas its raining so I'm going to have a blitz of the house.  I'm working tonight so if I leave the house in ship shape it means I can relax when I get in without having any chores to do.

Hope you are all well :)

Ooo, before I go is anyone watching the new series of Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild. ? I've watched all the series and find it fascinating, inspiring and just amazing really.  If anyone else hasn't seen it and is interested in people living amazing lives away from the rat race,  look it up :)



  1. Hope your husbands back is getting better. Can you get referred to NHS physio - it helped me a lot.
    Please please where is the vintage warehouse as it sounds fantastic.

      Hi sue, here is a link to the website. There's not much on it but the place is a big warehouse full of antiques and collectables. It has a coffee shop too. I always look for the bargains. I managed to find a brown retro tea pot for £2 and a casserole pot and lid for £1 ! It's not all super cheap but I always find a good deal when I go.

  2. Oh we are loving the Ben Fogle programme! The one in Australia was fab. Not that we are doing anything so extreme as those on the shows, but I do find it extremely inspiring. My family and I are making ready to move from a slightly rural area of Greater Manchester to a house with outbuldings and 4 acres of do with to-do-what-we wish-with land in rural Wales. Sooo excited!

    1. That sounds amazing I'm so excited for you! ! :)

  3. I am so pleased to see a post from you but very sorry to here about your husband. I have put my back out a few times & could not move so I now the pain he feels, wish him well.
    Your magazine's look great, I love to read the old magazines.
    We are very busy ourselves, Summer is always full.
    Fondly Michelle