Sunday, 29 November 2009
For the first time in four years my husband is ill. So ill that last night I rang 999. The men who came out were wonderful. They were thorough, calm, considerate and reassuring. David couldn't walk and kept falling over and it took three of them to get him into the bedroom. He can't stand light and is in the dark. He keeps vomiting and retching and his balance is gone. At the moment we are blaming on the cocktail of jabs we both had on Friday.....let's hope we are right.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
It has returned. I am not sure if flu is the right word for whatever it is that ails me but it has come back just as I had started to feel normal again. This is worrying right now as tomorrow me and David are going to sort out our jabs for the forthcoming trip. Getting a mild dose of yellow fever is not part of the run up to Christmas for me. As for the malaria tablets. !!!!!'
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
I am getting used to the constant battering we get every time we leave the house but the poor trees are not! Visitors to the house tell us that its not as windy anywhere else! Doesn't help much. I am now feeling much better and so will try to get to the choir practise tonight down at St JUst but turning out on dark winter evenings to go and sing is not appealing to me just yet. Its Advent Sunday though in a few days time so I had better get going!
Friday, 20 November 2009
John the gardener arrived this morning to sort out the trees. He has done a lovely job but it was hard work. He sawed a point out of a large piece of wood and hammered it deep into the ground but there are now two ropes holding it in to the hedge. It's a belt, braces and elastic job! It looks strange but it should hold against any further winds....one's forecast again for tomorrow! David has been out to lunch with his two sons. All is peace and light there now thank goodness! Long may it continue!
The wind has finally dropped and John the gardener is outside sorting out the damage! We sent him home last week because the weather wasn't fit to work in but just at the moment its quiet! The entire garden has taken a massive battering but its powers of recovery are truly wonderful! Flowers are still appearing and new buds are now showing. The leaves were late off the trees this year but now they've gone the green shoots are already there! We have so much to learn from the cyclical nature of the countryside! Oooops sermon coming on!
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Having spent a day unable yet again to get my mac to link to the router I have finally done something about it! I can it is true I can do almost everything on my phone that I can on a computer BUT. I can't shop! The pictures are just too small and I do have to get the Tesco shop sorted before the weekend. The man will install a new one soon!
Monday, 16 November 2009
David and I have been married four years! Time has gone very fast! On Saturday we had a meal at the Nare which was wonderful and then we went to the cathedral to hear the Verdi Requiem. It was too much in my post flu state. I was very tired and got up yesterday with almost no voice again. I did the Communion at Veryan in a weakened condition but they didn't seem to mind! And I was very liberal with the hand gel!
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
We arrived very late last night driving through huge pools of standing water and driving rain. Its cold here! Makes us realise just how lucky we were! So far its been a fairly good day. I managed to cook a Sunday roast with limited resources but the bottle of wine we had with it helped! David went off to do the Remembrance Day service in St Mawes whilst I stayed home and sorted out readings, psalms and sermons for tonight. Going out in the dark for winter Evensongs is always a bit of a shock but St JUst is beautiful whatever the weather especially with all the candles burning! My voice is still on the blink but with a microphone on it should be Ok. Singing might be a bit wobbly though!
Friday, 6 November 2009
This small thing is a true wonder. I wrote Sundays sermon in two sessions on it using the online lectionary and bible and then this morning e mailed it to myself so all I have to do when I get home is print it out . I shall I hope be able to speak on Sunday but despite having two weeks of glorious weather and rest I am not much better. The voice is still very dodgy! We went out to Polemca for a lovely lunch and I bought a walking stick. It's very beautiful. Just the right height with a silver decorated head. I don't need it full time as yet but there are days when it would help especially when my balance is shaky.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Nearing our last day we have decided to shop today. This is never easy because David dislikes it intensely. The sensible way is to leave him with a drink and go off on my own. It's always difficult to find presents for the people who look after my dog and this is made worse by the fear of buying anything that we can't get onto our bags! Jewellry is the easiest option! Easy for her but not for him. Bottles of the local brew always go well but it does go over old ground rather alot! Off we go!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
We set off to find a place on the map we'd never seen. Going through a town we found the road was closed. Cutting our losses we looked around the old town instead. It was lovely built of yellow stone and there was a magnificent church next to a collection of old books called a Bibliotec. We wandered around an ancient Market square and hoped to see the church. No we were told. It was always closed except for services because the tourists would steal everything. How sad. We had lunch there before coming back and were glad our churches can stay open.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
By our hotel is a tall hill. Three radio posts stand on it. We use these posts to navigate our way back when we've been far away. They are very useful. However we came to grief last night after a meal out. We had no landmark to follow'. It was very dark and they didn't even glow! We went miles before realising how lost we were!
Monday, 2 November 2009
Amazingly hot here today! I woke in the night to hear Mosquitos in the room and was up zapping them before they gave us anything else ghastly. My body is demanding sleep and garlic so it's just as well I on hols. Many shops and restaurants have closed for the winter now but there's still plenty left. Half the joy of coming here is experiencing the cuisine as found in marjorca. The herb drinks are great too. The best are much like Perno. Only much cheaper!