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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Felling a bit low

Hello , Health issues are prominent again in my life at the moment , So many things going on, A scan tomorow , 
A hospital referral gone astray , I had a camera down in november wich found polyps and a biopsy was done , So , I  i have been waiting for a follow up appointment but the appointment never materialised so i rang them today and i should have been passed onto another department but i have .
been lost in transferring me from one department to another ,
 The really helpful person in appointments will be sorting it out for me , 
Next week i will be paying for a private consultation against all my beliefs , It will be costing me £240 , Money i can hardly afford but have no choice, 
My symptoms have intensified , My coordination is all over the place , My handwriting is disgusting the kitchen floor  when i have been cooking is covered with food debris , I drop things every few minutes I have severe muscle cramps that disable me from moving , 
This is just a few of the weird things that are going on , I don't want to list any more as i fear i will look like a hypochondriac, The doctors keep blaming fibromyalgia but things dont add up ,
 If i need any more tests they will be done on the NHS , The neurologist i am going to see is based at the queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham so after the initial appointment  if i need any more tests it will be done there. 
 My market  stall has been put putt on hold at the moment , Ebay is keeping me sane and the finds are too , so her are afew.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Jumbles have begun and suitcase makeover

Last year i bought from auction a job lot of suitcases planning on upcycling and over the christmas holiday i did this one , It needs a little bit of tidying up and some extra lace trim on the sides , First of all i sprayed it cream as it was rather dirty , Then after rummaging in my fabric stash i found that i only  had white lace so i dyed it with  cold tea and this is the before and after photos.

The first Jumble sale of the yaer was yesterday , Not very good at all
 but that one never is really, i have had the odd few things I only really go to that one if there is nothing else on but i did pick up a few clothes for my stall  when i start back in february and this vernon ward framed print.

I had better luck at the auction , Last year i picked up two of these paintings although they were smaller than this one and i did really well with it Drooling over it again and want to keep it but i can't.

Food wise i have only spent £9.00 since christmas just on fresh stuff , Even though i am changing my diet i am still enjoying the evening meal i desire  such as beef stew with suet free Dumplings.


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Just a quick one

Hello , This post is just to tell you about the co op meal deal offer  , If you did not already know about it , The Christmas meal deal on the frozen section that was £10 has now been reduced to £5.00 we have three stores within 5 mins of our house (well four actually ) we had to drive past two to a hospital appointment but the third one had them , They had run out of some of the items and there are two substitutes in here , Don't be afraid to ask as it was still showing £10 on the cabinet and at first the manager said we dont have it all so i asked if there wre substitutes and she was very happy to do it for me.  

I prefer fresh but at these prices i choose not to be fussy , There two meal deals in this photograph all this cost £10 , Now i definitely don't have any room in the freezer and have enough food to lat at least two months.  


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Merry christmas to all my blogging friends

I have mad a mental note to blog more in the new year  as this month my health issues have flared up and i have only done what really needed to be done
 I finally got the Christmas cakes Iced , The same design as last year but all white with a touch of silver , Its a very easy design to do as i am no cake decorator but even if i say so myself they always taste good .

One is ours and the other two are presents. 

 The Last  few years i had bought cake boards , Mincemeat , christmas cards etc in the sales, But last year all i managed to get was cranberry sauce when the co- op discontinued some lines.
So i will be defiantly on the look out for christmas bargains this year as it saves a lot of money.

But the ever used Christmas decorations have been used again.   

If you buy Quality items they will last you years , I dont mean spending a fortune, The tree came from a charity shop for £5.00 , The baubles too , They cost around £10 bought in separate lots   the star was from poundland , 

The fireplace garland is about 10 years old now we bought it from boundary mills in the sale , I took a present back that i had no receipt for so i had this in exchange , 
The other decorations on the mantle shelf  were from jumble sales and the teddy bear was a christmas present from our daughter about six years ago and the reindeer was instead of my bunch of christmas flowers from her  this year.  

Ebay has been left alone very much this month with the occasional listing but i have still bought some nice stock which i will share with you in the new  year , Here are just a few you might not have seen.

Wish i had a little girl to wear this , I think she a bit to big at 32.

Antique fire Accessory's  

This is huge and i love it , It might be a Christmas present to myself yet. 

 Also i am on a serious health kick now after seeing this photo our nik took of me when i went shopping in merry hill with her , No makeup as i was unwell too ,
 This will be my before picture , I have also let my hair grow as its cheaper that a short cut but it doesn't  do my any favors neither do the reindeer's     lol xxx 

A very Merry Christmas to Everyone who reads my blog .


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas is coming

Inspired by other bloggers this week about what they do or not do for christmas i thought i would share my thoughts and plans for christmas this year , Like every other year it will be done on a budget with home bakes , Makes and using things we already have. 

Christmas presents , The only people i buy for now are my parents , Our daughter and son in law and my best friend.

With my parents and friend , Its usually home made christmas cakes and sometimes a hamper of home made bakes including mince pies and shortbread.

I am not a great cake decorator , It has to be a simple design , at the moment i am  trying to find an Idea that's not been used before
 These are some of the past years.

This years food will be purchased from Tesco with some vouchers we have obtained from taking out some  Insurance  , we have £80 , This will stock up our cupboards and it will last us weeks.

We already have the Turkey wich was bought for half price yellow stickered last month.

Decorations will be all from our stash we have used year after year If i ever buy any new to me decorations they come from Jumble sales or car boots.

As usual Jumble sales are replaced but Christmas fares this year so i always look forward to the New Year that's  when i find me best bargains , I need to buy more stuff now at the Beginning  of the year as i have had to rely heavily on Auctions running out of stock since october.

These are some of my latest vintage finds.

This set is in mint condition.

Sweet little sets. 

This is silver.

This brooch reminds me of flying ducks.

Well worn but really pretty.

And of course there has to be some linen. 

A Georgian silk work Embroidery. 

A religious Embroidery.

Italian mosaic brooches.