Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Bacon and brie sandwich at Ramsgate Boating Pool Cafe

Did I mention our son is home for a week from Qatar. He is absolutely overflowing with the place. He loves it out there but obviously it is a different lifestyle to what he had when he lived her in Margate. So this morning we took him out for an English breakfast. I like bacon in all of its shapes and sizes and have said before my favourite bacon sarnies are either the Sea view Cafe at Tankerton or the Boating Pool cafe at Ramsgate. We settled on Ramsgate. I was late up and we were all hungry so the closer that we decided on meant the faster we were going to get food.
The boating pool is on the Ramsgate West cliff esplanade near to Pugins a house The Grange which was his home and is open to the public.
The reason I personally like eating there is the care they put into a simple sandwich. Hand cut proper bread decent bacon although it is only two slices against the three rashers at Tankerton. And a small amount of salad! Wasted on me and my son but Heather ate hers and picked the tomato from ours (she is welcome to it) and they aren't stingy with the brie. The coffee was good and the staff are welcoming. I chatted with the locals as the others ordered and then we all sat staring at the extensive menu, no wonder it is always busy.
The boats were being got ready for the Easter rush and the boating pool itself was being refilled and tidied up after being out of bounds for the winter. They like countless others around the coast are prepared for the summer season lots of places close down during the quieter winter months but I am pleased to say neither of my favourites Tankerton or Ramsgate close during the winter months giving HEATHER and I somewhere to go and now we have the Wheelchair accessible car life is so much easier.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Home alone But not like the movie

Today has been a complete whirlwind. Our son surprised us yesterday  coming home from Qatar for a few days the only person who knew he was coming was his eldest sister and she only knew because he needed picking up from the airport! So nine for breakfast over two sittings and people coming and going it has been like Piccadilly Station. Grandsons to Rugby another to Football etc etc. So as you can imagine I am exhausted. Well this afternoon the grandsons were booked in for cinema at Westgate, the Carlton Cinema has seats from £2.50 fantastic value. I now find myself at home alone as our son has gone to catch up with a couple of mates and I expect they are watching the Liverpool Manchester City match in a pub somewhere. After the mayhem of earlier I am sitting here with the skiing on the telly but the volume is turned down and I have been left a supply of goodies to nibble on (most of which I have already devoured) As of yet no burglars have tried to gain access  so unlike Kevin McCallister
the unfortunate star of the film I am safe and sound.
And I am enjoying the fact I am home alone it has given me time to recover from the madness of the earlier part of the day and build up my strength for when they all get back in a while. Right
where did I put those earplugs.



Urine dip test kits for Urine infection

I suffer from urine infections and my pee often stinks but whenever I get it tested at the doctors surgery it comes back clear! I am sitting here typing this with a pain in my lower back (kidneys) and I actually smell (how does it smell through my urine leg bag) I just looked online for a dip test kit and Boots dont have them on the website and the only one I  can find in a high street chemist is fifteen quid. So much for shopping locally, I would support the local chemist it the price was only a little more expensive but I can buy online at half that price and have free shipping. Simplex Health is where I am going to get them from wish me luck.


Friday, 17 March 2017

I love Multiple Sclerosis

MS the illness that just keeps on giving. I have had Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis for over twenty five years now and I must say in those years I have witnessed my body give up in front of me. Those of you that know me will know I can no longer walk but I do manage the twelve feet or so from my bed across the landing into the bathroom with the help of my zimmer frame. Well I did until a couple of weeks back. I wrote about my fall a couple of weeks back (read about it here) since then I have spent most of the time in bed sleeping! Today was my first day downstairs in a week and I stayed awake which after sleeping both day and night for the previous five days seemed miraculous!
Evidently I look like crap our eldest daughter popped in earlier to see if I needed help getting upstairs and into bed confirmed what others had said even our son who facetimed from Qatar said I looked awfully. So now I am back safely ensconced under the quilt but do I feel tired? No is the answer.
Having slept for days my body is giving payback. I have suffered like this after days of sleeping before. My body feels exhausted but my head won't shut down. I won't take any sleeping tablets they screw with my brain so I am just going to start the last  John Connolly novel in the box set I have been working my way through. Charlie Parker rescued the Day in the last one maybe his luck is going to run out in the eighth book?
At least I managed to get around downstairs in the wheelchair today but going from laying in bed for twenty four hours a day to sitting up the muscles in my neck and shoulders are screaming out to me, even typing this blog post is very difficult so I am signing of and going to read until sleep takes over. Nite world.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Why do I still feel crap

I fell over ten days ago nothing hurt apart from my pride but I still feel crap . I had to be manhandled back into bed by females so should that be renamed womanhandled? Either way I have spent several days in the past week moaping about. Just sitting looking out the window not really caring what was going on if I wasn't starring out of the window I was sleeping. Today and yesterday I haven't even got out of bed, I just slept right through. Today I was going to call the GP but when the phone was engaged I didn't bother. Heather got me some vitamin B12 tablets today I read somewhere on the world wide web that I might be deficient. What should I do see if the tablets work or contact my GP and do bloods etc. I don't know.