Saturday, 8 January 2022

Have I got just a bad cold or what?

Have had this bad cold for about 2 weeks, symptoms which also equate to the latest ones for omicron. My wife managed to get a pack of lateral flow test kits. I did the test today, and it came back negative, so that is a good result. Just have to ride out this cold now and catch up with things I have not had the energy to do.

It is my birthday tomorrow and I have had to put off a special curry night planned by my daughter as I did not want to pass on my cold, but am pleased that it is just a cold. Have followed the test instructions and notified the health authorities of my test results as requested. Hope that 2022 will see the back of the pandemic, and we can all get back to a healthier environment.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Dash Cam

Who would have thought that a simple thing like a dash cam could cause so much post Christmas hassle. Bought a nextbase 222x dashcam for my wife. Went out to fit the thing the other day, guess what?, no cigarette lighter socket to plug it in to. So will have to hardwire it in to the car fuse box and have ordered a suitable kit to do the job.

Monday, 20 December 2021

Pre Christmas

 Decorations all in place, tree all lit up, living room looking like Santa's grotto, outside lights looking good in other words, ready for the big day. We had our last dominoes' session down the Woolpack on Friday night and had a good time with friends.

A few family members are due to spend Christmas day having dinner at ours this year, unless our government changes the Covid rules and puts restrictions to gatherings on the menu. With only five days to Christmas, it is highly unlikely, but hopefully all will go as planned.

All that remains to be said is Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy New year to anyone who reads this blog.  

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Covid Swab

 Have just been up to the hospital for a Covid swab, now isolating for 3 days till my cystoscopy on Tuesday, this is the 3rd attempt, the other 2 were cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The procedure went ahead this time, great consultant and nurses made it as good as could be expected. Results all clear, that is it till next year, where if given the all clear, I will be discharged from annual checkups, more than happy that this will be the case next year.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Double glazing

 On Wednesday, hopefully the double-glazed windows we ordered back in September will be fitted. These are to replace the last 3 original windows in our bungalow, which are of some age. They should make quite a difference in insulation over the old windows. 

Excellent job done by Louth Glass company, what a difference in the amount of light now that the old leaded windows are gone.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021


The webcam I bought early this year packed up. so I have just bought a new one, seems a lot more stable with a steady picture and the autofocus does help lots. Time will tell if it lasts.