Another few days away  in the van. Weather was good again. At least Mavis had her laptop this time. So she could keep up with  things. She says its so much better than her tablet and phone.PHOTO_20160730_160755Its a nice venue  with lots of walking  for louis. I did do a silly  when we went. All  bits packed and in the van. I used mavis keys to  drive because I  had left mine on the desk. It wasnt untill  half way down the m2 when it hit me. O sh.t  what  mavis asked. Ive left my keys on the desk. Is that a problem. Yes I said I cant open the back locker so we wont have any chairs. I cant repeat what she said. But it was fine because  so many offered us chairs . We  went shopping in the farm shop  and we ate all fresh farm foods. All healthy stuff.

If the weather is kind to us we will do it again .

Bring it on.


DSC00179A bit of a lazy day today. As usual  took louis for his  morning trot . Not sunny but  warmish.  Ive been hunting through old CDs for  some photos. But I cant find them. Another  run out to the park after lunch  with louis again. I watched a bit of Telly. But at least  I stayed awake all day. Ive been setting  up maves laptop for when  we go  camping.  So  at least she wont need to  rely on her phone.

Ive managed a puzzle today and I have one ready for tomorrow. But I admit  pictures are getting a bit thin on the ground. If anyone who does them has any sugestions or a theme then  let me know.

I am itching to do another painting  and am struggling  with a subject.

I took  a picture of  one of the patches of flowers ,they looked nice in the late afternoon sun today.


It was Marsden day again. But  a later appointment so at least we had a lie in. M25 was good. Bloods were taken and a short  5 mins with Doctor. All OK  so you are free to go.  Basicly a waste of time. But as Mavis said I owe it to them to go.

WE were planning to go away in the van  this afternoon. But  I was having severe problems staying awake  driving home. I said I need to shut my eyes . Well I did and it lasted an hour.  So we put it off  untill tomorrow. We can leave early . It will be strange as we havent been camping  for so long now I cant remember.

All the hospital staff  remarked just how well Mavis looked. She is doing well. It was nice to see old faces again we do miss them. And Carol  has returned after her tripple bi pass.

Can I just say I am sorry to all my puzzlers for no puzzles this week. As you  gathered I have been so busy  this week. But  back on track for next week.



Oh what a night. Coul not sleep  both of us too hot. at 1.45 I got up and made coffee. Later I said why am I watching  cookery programs at 3 am. I think it will be the same tonight. Mavis set up louis paddling pool. He was not impressed but it did cool him a bit.

Tomorrow we are off to   Marsden for  finalizing  details of her trial.



twoBack today after a few days in Bristol. To celebrate Dolcies BSC degree. She couldnt have picked better weather. We traveled up on Sunday afternoon and Angy and Dolcy came to our hotel for a meal in the restaurant and we chatted till after 9 but as we were all tired after a long day traveling we called it a night. Up next day at 7 am because was attending the ceremony at Bristol Universality. I couldn’t go  because tickets were  restricted, so After  Mavis left at 8 am I wandered down  to breakfast. The sun was  shinning and  I was going for a walk round on my own. Not used to that but I set off about 9 30 I wandered in a giant circle it got to  about 1 pm and I had been heading towards the Harbor but I was lost  and my feet were killing me . Just out of practice. But I saw a tourist info center  so I popped in. Hello can I help you  the young girl said. Yes I am lost  and looking for Anchor Road. Ok  you have made it  step outside turn right then right again thats Anchor road. So following that I soon found the road Now I wondered just how far along the hotel was going to be. But it ws about half a mile. I admit  I got back around 1.30 I fell on the bed shattered. I hung the do not disturb on the door and promptly fell asleep  I was awoken about 15 mins later Mavis said They were coming  in about an hour. I thought at least Ill get an hour shut eye. No sooner had I shut my eyes the phone went. Hello  we are down  stairs are you ready. O god I  crawled out of bed and hobbled  to the lift. it was decided we were all going to walk into  town to meet  rose daughter  Di. So we met up first in a bar  by the harbour after a couple in there we moved off  to meet Di  and a meal. Later  full up and merry we made our way back to the hotel we sat chatting untill again we were all shattered and called it a night . It had been one hell of a Day. This morning we met up for an early breakfast before  setting off. Angy gave us a lift to the station and we said our goodbyes. We were-lucky as we reached the platform a train was about to leave so we jumped ,no sorry we crawled anxiously on board and collapsed in a seat it was about 1 and a half hours  to Paddington. Then   2 changes on the underground and a quick  ice cold milkshake at Victoria then  aboard  our last train home. Next was a taxi  home.

15 mins indoors  a quick pee dump the cases and we set off to collect louis from the kennels . He was booked in one more night but as we were home earlier  we decided to get him. Normal he doesn’t show a lot of affection . But when I  reached his kennel he was laying down quiet. but as soon as he saw me he went manic he was trying to claw his way through the wire  gate. The  man had to go in and put his harness on but he had a job doing it  louis was all over the place trying to get past him to reach me. Ah! so he does love . With his lead on he pulled like a nutter to get out of there. When he saw Mavis he was mental again. Now he is home he has been spoilt he has had his favorite yogurt an icecream lolly  to cool him  and now he is asleep  by the electric fan. He home and happy again. To end the day on a sad note the ruddy microwave packed up so tomorrow its shopping for a new one. Thats life.


Ok the Dirty Deed has been Done. Louis is in kennels . WE told him he was going on his hollidays. Not sure he believed that. He was fine untill he saw a great big Husky in the next pen.

So now we are packed ready now. Then its off to Dolcies University.


Well up at 7.30 against the grain just in case the bt man turned up. But it was almost 3 oclock this after noon . I was not a happy bunny. But he was a nice guy. No fuss in and out in less than half hour all sorted  initial test 37 mbps wow.

But at the moment It doesnt seem to have made a lot of difference. I expected things to load the instant you took your fingers off the keys.