Friday, 9 April 2010



Some of my blogging friends have been wondering what had become of me, and if I was still in the proverbial land of the living. So I thought it time that reported in with my bits and pieces of news.

Things have not been going too well health wise since Christmas, so I’ll just slip very quickly over all that. My OH wasn’t very well for a few weeks and then I got this awful watered down version of flu. It hung around through five weeks, several courses of antibiotics and variations! As soon as that faded away I got the dreaded tummy bug that usually hits people at Christmas. You do NOT want that one! It left me after about a week and jumped over to OH! I do think that we are both feeling a lot better and ready to face life again.

There was just one other piece of news that I have to tell you. My darling OH Arthur, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This is still sinking in and quite a blow. We have been together for sixty-three years and married for almost fifty-nine! But we will survive.

My other news is much happier and exciting! We have decided to take life by the horns a little, and treat ourselves to a house face-lift.

We are turning our dingy old bathroom into a wet room (much safer for OH) and my twenty-year-old kitchen is being gutted and completely rebuilt to my specifications. I am so excited although it’s quite a headache organising it all on my own. Its taken weeks to get all the admin and form filling etc. sorted and it all starts on 1st June. I can’t wait! I’ll keep you informed with photos as and when it all happens.
That’s all for now folk!


Jaffer said...

Just reading that someone just finds out they have Alzheimer's makes me pause every time.

I wish you the most joyous and memorable of the rest of your days - well you made it this far !


Babs-beetle said...

Glad to see you posting again! You'll have lots to blog about now, and being restricted to one room all day, you'll have the time too :)

weechuff said...

Glad you are back blogging and feeling well again. Don't forget all the photos as the work progresses. It is going to be very exciting for you, and I do hope Arthur copes well with all the upheaval.

granny grimble said...


Thank you so much Jaffer for your kind wishes. I't lovely that people you have never met in the flesh, care about you.

I hope I won't be confined to one room, as it will last about three weeks in all, but you are right, I will have plenty to blog about.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Arthur will take it all in his stride. Time will tell!
I will try and keep up with it all and post photos when I can. Mind you, I'm expecting you to visit from time to time and keep my spirits up!

Jay said...

Gosh ... I really thought I'd commented on this one already, but I don't see me.

So sorry to hear the news about Arthur. Hopefully, they'll give him one of the new drugs which can slow the progress down to a crawl. Sending good thoughts, prayers and hugs to you both. Good idea to convert the bathroom - we had a walk in shower with a seat put in at Mum's house to make life easier for her - there's no tray, so she doesn't have to step over anything. And MIL had a wet room. I'm sure Arthur will find it a huge help - and I'm betting you'll like it, too!

Oh, and we'll need pictures of the kitchen when it's done!!

SWUBIRD said...


I just noticed that you have returned. I'll be back soon to leave a comment.

In the meantime, happy trails.

SWUBIRD said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles. Life can be so cruel.

But on the good side, what a great project to occupy your time. A full renovation, now that's something special. You have the chance to make everything turn out according to your personal specifications. How wonderful is that?

I wish you well.

Happy trails.