I fell victim to the dreaded lurgy that is sweeping Britain . I felt there was an army of people inside my head , poking the back of my eyes ,blocking my ears with cotton wool , and goodness knows what they concocted in my sinus . Today I feel 99% better , still stuffy in the head but the pain and coughing and sneezing have almost gone .
Apart from all this I spent christmas with my family 150 miles away . I had a lovely time . I was collected by my grandson and bought back home by my son . I came back with the virus , almost all the family were suffering in various stages of the bug so it was a foregone conclusion I would succumb .
I,m not making resolutions this year but I would like to declutter a little . I,m a hoarder and saver , I love my clutter, I do occasionally put thing away for awhile but they always come back out again .
I,d like to eat more healthy , less cooked stuff such as potatoes and carbs . I don,t go down the path of exercise , it,s a nasty word and an even more unpleasant way to spend time .
Would you believe I have had burst pipes twice and a frozen pipe from the boiler already and there is still a long winter ahead of us . Fortunately none of the pipes were in the house . My washing machine is in the garage so water pipes extend outside the house . They were adequately lagged and boxed in but the weather has been so severe .I have never had a problem with burst pipes before . My grandson is an electrical engineer and has now fitted electric cables to the system that will protect against frost . He assures me no more burst pipes. The plumber and the corgi boiler man came promptly each time they were needed . I musn,t forget Bluebell , she has been a gem . We went out today , lunch and a little retail therapy .