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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Carers and pampering...

Hi guys!
In an ideal world Carers would get some pampering, we so deserve it!

My sister in law and I recieved a surprise late Christmas present from Coo's mum...
..a pamper Spa Day! WOO HOO
Bless her she rembered to check Looby was available to keep an eye on Coo too!

The Spa was fantastic and so relaxing and we were booked in for a whole day!
Firstly we used the hot-tub and the sauna and steam room and after that?
We had a hot stones massage and a facial and a pedicure - BLISS!

We were so spoilt and as I was sitting in the steam room all de-stressed and relaxed I couldn't help thinking how many Carers would benefit from such a day.

It's a shame the Carers Allowance doesn't stretch to such luxuries isn't it!

I'm so pleased she bought such a thoughtful gift!

Mum-in-laws are not always the monster-in-law they are made out to be are they!

Relaxing thoughts and vibes sent your way,

A nice and relaxed smiley maz x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Gone travelling...

Hi guys, we've been travelling again!
This time to Glasgow for Coo's birthday.

The museum and art gallery had a re-furb around 2 years ago and at the time Coo mentioned he'd like to visit but we never got around to it...we have now!

It was brilliant...
Glasgow Art Gallery














Coo's birthday was on Friday so I booked into the Travelodge (glasgow this time!) and I'm so glad I did.

It's easier for us to manage if we book an overnight stay as after wandering around the gallery and having a nice dinner we were both in need of a sleep!

We hit the transport museum too and it was a blast!



We both had a ball and those cheap Travelodge rooms are excellent value.

I think our travelling days will be over for now but who knows, we got a Wedding Anniversary coming in February! LOL

maz x

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Hospital at last...

Hi Guys!

I've been waiting so long for word, I thought they'd forgotten about me!
I've got word to go for day surgery on the 3rd of February.


Let's hope they don't look anything like that lot! LOL
I'm feeling a bit nervy about getting it done but honestly I'll be glad when it's done and I can stop all the pain killers and TENS Machine zapping day and night!


What do you think? is it true what they say?
Carers always need to stay one step ahead and sometimes kinda take a secondary role.
I mean, I got my appointment through and the first thing I did was try and sort out care for Coo as I'll need someone there for at least a week after I have the surgery done.
Thank goodness our daughter Looby is our P.A. and is pretty flexible too.
She'll shuffle some other work comittments and we should be fine!

I'm looking forward to making time to read a good book and some flowers and chocolates, the only up side to being ill at all! LOL

Wish me luck!

maz x

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy new year...

Hi guys and a 'Blianadh Bha Ur' pronounced like blee anna va ur - Go on have a go!
Scotlands own language seems to be a bit of a tongue-twister doesn't it! LOL

Well, Happy new year in Scots to all and I hope things have been a bit settled and calm for the the Carers out there too.

Having been there myself, I'm always mindful of Carers who can't get out and celebrate Christmas or New year or any other time for that matter!

I always say a wee quiet prayer and think a kind thought at new year and I expect only Carers or others with those kind of responsibilities will know where I'm coming from!

This year, seeing in 2009 was fun for us!

It came in with the bang of party poppers and it's much prefered to other years when Coo's been too unwell to get involved!

We took the 'bells in' at my mums, with our family all around us.
My sister was at home visiting too, she lives in Kent and usually makes the trek home to bring in new year!

There was some singing and dancing and those who enjoy a drop of the hard stuff helped themselves, being a tee-totaller I stuck with the soft drinks and a cuppa!

Coo on the other hand decided, he would have a drink and as it's a bit of a rarity I didn't really object, although we both knew he'd be very drunk, very quickly or extemely under the weather - enough said!!

After announcing, he loved me a thousand and one times, to anyone who would listen...
...then singing and dancing to 80's discoBADLY!
we reckoned he'd partied enough and it was time for a sharp exit! LOL

Anyways after all that giggling and proclaiming love for me, today the only thing he really loves is his bed and some paracetamol!

I think I can safely say our festivities are well and truely over now and guess what?
This year we managed both Christmas and New year without any major crisis points Woo-Hoo!

Things must be looking up for us and I hope they're looking up for you too!

maz x