Daybook Entry – 3rd March 2014


Outside my window… clear skies and a new moon. I doubt we’ll see the Northern Lights again but wouldn’t it be fantastic if we did?!

I am thinking… about the essay I have got to write tomorrow morning. It is 1500 words using two sources to describe the changes in surgery since 1800. I have done my notes and am all set to write it but my notes are already 1200 words long. Oh dear, some serious SERIOUS editing required.

I am thankful… that I have not got to get up early tomorrow. My body is sore (again) and I need to sleep.

In the kitchen… Kevin made a fantastic sausage and bacon casserole and mashed potato for tea. It was his own recipe (get in there Kev!) and was so nice I could easily have scoffed the lot.

I am wearing… sleep t-shirt ready for beddy boes.

I am creating… apart from my essay, I am working on a loose cowl/scarf for myself and still got the caravan blanket on the go. I keep having a go at that with a couple of rounds here and there when I need to stop my brain working itself into a frenzy.

I am going… NOWHERE tomorrow until this blasted essay is done.

I am wondering… if there will ever be a light at the end of this particular financial tunnel we’re in. It feels like we left the railway tunnel a long time ago and we are now well into deep shaft mining tunnels.

I am reading… just finished reading “Peter and Wendy” by J M Barrie and have started Emmeline Pankhurst’s “My Own Story”. (That financial mine shaft tunnel means that my reading material is limited to free downloads from Amazon, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I would never have bought Emmeline Pankhurst’s book but as it’s a freebie I gave it a go and WOW I was sucked in within a couple of pages. What an inspirational woman she was!

I am hoping… to get through the night without mishap or disturbance tonight.

I am praying for… Rita who has started her chemo now, my Dad who still faces the prospect of his Mum’s funeral, Baby Lucas who is poorly with mouth ulcers and a sore throat which is preventing him eating properly, Paul who has learned today that he has to have an emergency hip operation, Stuart with health problems, Becky and Tino whose baby is due any time now, and for all the children at Stay and Play.

I am looking forward to… digging my bike out of the garage soon. I want to take advantage of the lovely Spring sunshine and get some fresh air in my lungs.

I am learning… a lot about the history of medicine (still), and just how cruel society was to the poor in the past.

Around the house… Kevin is sleeping, Emma is working on some photographs she took whilst on exercises with the military this weekend, Ethan is reluctantly settling into bed after an evening playing on Minecraft. Just your typical Manchester family really!

I am pondering… about the content of the eulogy I will be delivering at my Gran’s funeral on Monday.

A favourite quote for today:

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

One of my favourite things… is having my family all back together under the same roof.

A few plans for the rest of the week: essay writing tomorrow and possibly Wednesday, nothing, nothing, nothing, possibly catching up with last week’s study material, possibly some crocheting and then on Sunday travelling south for the funeral.

A peek into my day…


I was given some of my Gran’s old cookbooks and I was looking through them today when this photograph fell out. It is of me and my brother and I’m judging from the ages of us (and the fact that we’re sat on Rupert Bear’s knee) that this must be around 1978 or 1979. My youngest brother would either not have been born or would have been a baby when this was taken. Good grief….the memories that can come flooding back from seeing things like this!

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2 thoughts on “Daybook Entry – 3rd March 2014”

  1. Visiting from The Simple Woman’s Daybook. xo
    Bike riding in warm sunshine sounds heavenly! We’re expecting some snow showers tonight.
    Love the old photo of you and your brother. A great find and treasure.
    Have a wonderful day!


    1. Thank you for your visit and your comment Nancy, it’s great to hear from you. I think the time is past for snow this winter here in the UK and I am sorry to hear you are still in the grips of cold weather. It is positively Spring-like here again today. The sun is shining beautifully and the daffodils and crocus are coming through nicely. Glad to be alive 🙂


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