Because it was mavis birthday Terry and Vicky came down. We had planned a  nice meal out together. But  they ad other ideas. They  wanted Fish and Chips on the beach because they dont live by the sea, So  thats what we did. I confess It was a lovely bit of Cod. We all enjoyed it. It was then time for ice cream. The van was just a few paces away. I  quickly made the distance in seconds.  2  Tubs with nuts and raisins 1 media Cornet and 1 large  cornet. Thats wher the problem began because the  first cornet was already dripping  by the time I got mine and she had taken my money mine was also  dripping. In the few short steps to the bench my hand was awash with icecream  it was up my arm and my hand was totally white. I was stunned. They were laughing at me as I stood there. LICK it LICK it mavis was shoouting at me. But it was dripping faster than I could lick it. I  stood in silence contemplating wether to  just toss it in the bin or not. LICK it Mave kept on. I did eventually  manage to  consume it best I could but I did not enjoy it. I must confess it was without  doubt the worst tasteless mess of an icecream I have ever had. I  don’t know what  their problem was but it was certainly not melting due to the heat as there was a fair breeze and to point out that the fish and chips were soon  too cold to finish all the chips so heat was not the problem. It was more like a cone with a liquid centre with a flake.

Apart from that  its been a nice Birthday for Mavis. When we got home it was a nice cuppa and a piece of  Birthday cake. Hasnt done my  sugar levels any good but hey ho.


Its taken a few hic ups to  get to grips with  my laser printer. But I am getting there. The quality is excellent. Compared with my inkjet its a no brainer. I am a bit nervous of useing it, dont know why. I suposethe down side is  cartridges are  horendous. But they last longer. What with my  recent Macbook and now this I am entering the 21st century. Hope I last long enough to enjoy it. I wonder whats next.


2 pm waited in all  day so far for printer. No Sign.

Dont you just love it when you have to  touch up a bit of paintwork . Only to find when its dry that its the wrong shade and will have to be done again. Ive also found my large tin of white paint  that I couldnt find yesterday. A lesson  here is stop tidying up and you will know where things are. Hey Ho.


Funny ole day again.  It started off early  up at 6 wide awake. Things going on  behind the scenes that  wind you up. Then Mavis said Could I  look at the window sill it looks funny. OK. It seems to have swollen a bit. So  after walking Louis. I took a look. Then I took a screwdriver  then I took a chisel then before I knew it I had smashed it . Took it out. Now its hunt the shed for some new wood. After a couple of hours i had cleaned the old area  ,sanded it and readied it for  a replacement.. I made a new sill. We then while  the glue was drying we took louis for his walk.  After lunch I  continued  working on it. When  glue was dry  I sanded it all down and fitted it in place. A little bit of filler and it was in place and looking good. Tomorrow a quick rub down and a lick of paint and its as good as new again. Just a 5 minute job that takes all day.

Been waiting  all day again for my printer  still nt here. The tracking number says its on its way. Coming from  china I recon,only joking.

As I said funny ole day .


Surprise today ,on the way back from The Marsden. My car phone  Rang. It was the hospital . They gave me an appointment for my back  operation. Did I want to  accept it. YES please I said. So now  in September thats one down one to go. If my Doc can sort my  eyes op then By christmas I maybe in a  position to  be able to see the bus coming and then run to catch it. Well  maybe not run for it  but at least see it coming.

Maves scan results were good again. Fantastic news.  We moan about the journey but at the end of the day its worth it.


Coming to terms ith my op disaster. I see a bright future.

Ive taken the plunge to expand my Mac with a laser printer. Ive always h ad an inkjet. But to get super quality  laser is the way to go. Thats what I am told. I will wait and see.

I am  still  learning the Mac but I find I need to go back to my widows  to do some things.

I dread to think what s next.