Saturday, 31 October 2015

Grey Sea, Library Book Photo, House and Health

Col had to go to the doctors again yesterday so I went too and then we went down to Aldeburgh to see the sea. The wind was blowing along the beach so some big waves were crashing onto the shingle, although it was fairly calm further out


The weather was dull so there isn't a lot of difference between sea and sky, just a hint that the sun is up there somewhere.

Biked down to the village for the library van, hardly any books waiting for me this time,
  good job I have four left from last time and plenty on the bookshelves, but Novembers visit will be the last until January so I spent a while searching Fantastic Fiction to see if any of my favourite authors had new books out, then perused Amazon for more ideas and ended up ordering another 12 books ( thank goodness it's free) some will be ready for me in November but I may have to wait a while for the new Bill Bryson - The Road To Little Dribbling ( Good title). My request was number 143! Although they do have 60 copies so I might get it to read in January.

There may be news on the house selling, although not before Christmas and on the health front Col has to see someone at hospital next week to be told what they will do next with the blood problems, he is being fast-tracked - Just In Case. He was fit and well for 56 years but for the last 2½ years bit's of him have been going wrong all over the place!

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Happy Halloween to all ghosts, witches, warlocks and other scarey beings, it still strikes me as odd how Halloween hardly existed before supermarkets!! Work that one out.

Back in a day or three
Sue


26 comments:

  1. Glad to hear Colin has been fast tracked, our NHS can be painfully slow at times. I have everything crossed for your house move news.

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    1. We seem to be very lucky with our local doctors and hospital who are seem to be well organised - Touch wood etc!

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  2. Hope your sale goes through ok , Also hoping that col get sorted once and for all , We know what its like to have health issues tht can dictate your future xxx

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  3. I will keep my fingers crossed for you on the house front, we had an offer this morning but too low so will not be excepting. Hope all goes well for the hospital appointment, it must be frustrating waiting for them to decide what to do. xx

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    1. That was quick for a first offer so hope the next one is higher

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  4. Good luck on the house front and to Col.

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    1. Thank you, seems to be one thing after another

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  5. By all accounts you're not missing much with the Bill Bryson, according to some of the reviews I've read. But what do reviewers know? I can't imagine a library buying 60 copies of them, though! It just shows how popular some books are, and others simply don't stand a chance even though they might be infinitely superior in content, style, etc.
    My fingers are crossed for Col (and for yourself). At least he doesn't have long to wait for his appointment.
    It's the awful Trick or Treat nonsense tonight - or am I alone in thinking this is something we could well do without?
    Margaret P

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    1. That's 60 copies across the whole of Suffolk, which is one per library and a few extra for the big towns.
      No trick or treaters here - we are out in the sticks and no children within a mile and a bit!

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    2. Sorry, I thought 60 copies locally!
      How fortunate that you don't get Trick or Treaters. I read today that in America the whole Halloween nonsense if worth $7billion now! Madness, and all on tat. .

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that Col is having more health problems. I hope that the Hospital can get to grips with whatever it is, and quickly. We are fortunate that we live out in the sticks and don't get trick or treaters here.

    Fingers crossed about the house sale. If you like Wales, try looking in Pembrokeshire. Some good buys to be had there, and fabulous coastline and scenery.

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    1. When we lived in towns/villages more than 20 years ago trick or treating hadn't got going, now we are too far from a village for anyone to venture

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  7. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54011768.html?premiumA=true This is quite nice. It's not the one I saw a couple of weeks ago - perhaps that is off over the winter, that was FABULOUS.

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  8. Very nice barn conversion, not sure about heating - because of the high vaulted ceiling. and no garden just courtyard and a paddock. About the right price though and lovely area.

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  9. Excellent news on the house front, apparently selling a house is one of the main 5 stresses of modern life, not sure what the other 4 are though. Sorry to hear about Col but glad to see that the Doctor seems to have his finger on the pulse (pardon the pun) and is fast tracking him. I love the idea of cycling to the village to visit the mobile library. It sounds an idyllic way of life to me although having read your blog also a lot of hard work. But then again nothing is hard work if you are enjoying what you are doing which you seem to do xx

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    1. Cycling to the library van is much more interesting than just popping into the town library which is what we did for years until they started to cut mobile libraries and I started my one woman campaign to keep the van coming to Friston! ( our nearest village) Having worked on mobile libraries many years ago I know what a lifeline they are for some folk.

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  10. I got the Bill Bryson as a talking book and didn't even finish listening to it. Maybe I will one day but he is well into Grumpy Old Man. Shame as I was looking forward to it.

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    1. Oh dear, you are the 2nd person to say it's no good.

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  11. Fingers crossed for Col and house sale. My hubby has had more accidents at work this year than any other. He is in a dangerous environment but I think his brain like mine is set on retirement mode!

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    1. Thank you for the crossed fingers, we hope it's not something serious

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  12. Hope the news is positive re. the house.
    Re. Col and his health issues. it seems that once you are in the system they find all sorts of things to worry you and test you for! David is continually being "blood tested" , scanned and assessed. They worry about his colesterol and his blood pressure and his blood count, tweaking this and that and seemingly aiming for perfect results! ( and who has those?!) He is getting quite blaise now and adjusts his warfarin timings when he has a drink and doesn't take his wee tablets(can't remember what they are called) when he is fishing so that he doesn't need to keep going to the loo! it doesn't help that I am the most unsympathetic person with low tolerance of illness in myself and others.
    I was looking forward to Bill Bryson's book too. I'll wait until you read it and wait for your assessment.

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    1. Col has been put onto iron tablets but they want to find a cause for the oddities.
      I will let you know on the Bill Bryson - probably in February

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  13. I love going to the library, was just there today! I know what you mean about looking to see if your favourite authors have written something new. Hope everything gets settled in terms of health and home sale. -Jenn

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes. The Fantastic fiction website is handy for checking out new books and in what order to read when you find a new author

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