"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Getting back to 'normal' + Updates as and when

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Posting a few links & videos isn't what I call blogging but I'll be back to full strength in a month or two. I'm not going anywhere!

UPDATE: Thanks to meds I've been feeling sparkier lately and more like my old self so I hope to make the move down to Torquay and be back to full-time blogging before too long.

UPDATE:  Who knew stress could give a Buddha-loving, karma-hugging me such high blood pressure? Torquay is on hold ... dislike being reliant - I just want to get back.


Video courtesy of Steve Walker

UPDATE: Jan 2013
GP meds not working. Trying Swedish Bitters, mistletoe tea, alkaline diets, turmeric powder and the rest. Something has gone haywire but I don't know what it is; if I did, I could fix it in a flash.

UPDATE: Early Feb 2013
Herbs working better than prescribed meds. Tenants gone but house infiltrated by black mould.  Someone has been telling me porkies.  Next port of call: surveyors and builders.

It's time to get the hoover out and dance around the kitchen



UPDATE:  30th March 2013: Keep dancing: the builders haven't even erected the scaffolding yet - did I mention the subsidence?

UPDATE: 22nd April 2013:  All going well now: builders say it will be finished in a couple of weeks so moving down on 2nd May.  First things first: the kitchen and making a garden out of two paved patches 15 x 15 and 20 x 20 when the house faces North-West.  Not great for growing veg or fruit but we'll* see how it goes.




*A Maggie 'we', as in me, my three-legged cat and I.






UPDATE: 8th July 2013:Moved down on May 2nd and making progress, sort of.  Found a doctor, trying new meds; found an opthalmologist to sort out eyes but not yet signed up to a gym - which I do miss.  I shouldn't have ordered plants and trusted that the timing would fall in place.  I got rid of a second lot of packing/rubbish/kitchen units last week so was only able to put up one of the beds this last weekend.  It's fifty-fifty whether my cabbages and swede, which arrived on Saturday, will survive but you live and learn. To be honest it's a bit of a bad dream living in all this mess and upheaval but it will end soon - the builders have been great but, my, they like their tea :)

Suki likes it too.  He has established his own territory and, after a few initial skirmishes, all is calm now.  It helps that two cats have died in the space of one week - one from an apparent 'heart attack' and the other from old age.  I hope Suki didn't have a paw in it.

If I'm not here, you'll catch me leading a quieter life at Nine Beanrows

UPDATE: 2nd December 2013.  I'm still around but find I'm quite bored by politics because it's evident to anyone with eyes to see which way the wind blows.  That obviously doesn't mean our msm who continue to peddle the same old same old government-fed 'factsheets'.

As for me: eyes worse, brain not; I'm still, as I hope you are. Sailing By:
 

UPDATE: 24th March 2014 Still here, fingers itching, brain still whirring but eyes waiting. No amount of messages left on Consultant's Secretary's answerphone seem to help. Otherwise, I'm beginning to feel as fit as a fiddle and raring to go. It's only having triple vision and blind spots that puts me off and, be fair, who wants to have a vision of three times Cameron, Clegg or Miliband at PMQs?

Apart from that, eBay hasn't been kind to me. I've managed to sell four articles from my boxes of 'Things To Go' but, despite specifying Collection Only for larger items, ebayers insist on couriers.  I don't mind couriers at all but the cost of boxes and bubble wrap soon knocks the price down.  I have to think of another strategy :)

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