Friday, 21 April 2017

Week In The Life 2017 | Thursday

I cannot believe I have made it to the fourth day blogging! Pleased is an understatement :-)

I cleaned the car today, I was shamed into it by the thought of it going to the garage as it needs some work. I actually spent a long time on it, I normally just wash off the dirt quickly or put it through the car wash at the garage, but as I got started it occurred to me that that is why it is called having your car detailed 😆 I'm so astute, anyhow, I really looked at the detail of the car and it looks much better now. A passer by actually looked at me in disdain as I cleaned some of this 14 year old Honda with a toothbrush 🤓 Man, I love the car, she has done us so proud and has been so reliable, we have got so many things carried in her considering her size, she isn't my choice of car though and I would dearly love an upgrade so that is a goal I am working towards.

Just the hoovering to do at the petrol station.
I thought about details as I was doing it and that part of my intention this week was to get more detail today recorded for me to look back on, especially as I have quite a poor memory. I love Ali Edwards' idea of "tell me more". However I warn you now that this will, most likely, not be of interest to you lol
I have three homemade mochas today as my caffeine fix. I only started drinking coffee about 4 years ago regularly and only about 6 years ago at all. I remember trying it when I was young and hating it and never even trying it again until I was in my thirties, I am 43 now. I first drank black coffee and that was great but then I ran with the coffee craze that has swept the world, tried them all and fell in love with mochas. I can't afford either the calories or the cash to make takeaway options a habit, I remember having one from our local Caffe Nero and then going back straightaway for another and giving myself a big smack on the forehead. So I looked round for ideas, sachets were better but not much and although I do buy them now and again I came up with a different plan. A teaspoon of coffee and a teaspoon of Options hot chocolate powder and hot water; that gives me 4 cups a day for 2 weight watchers smart points which I can live with.
As I make it I am so irritated as the small mocha making whisk is in the dishie and each time this happens I am irritated and it happens all the time. I always think, go get another whisk they are like tuppence-ha'penny, but I always forget.

My Boots I have had forever, at least ten years I am pretty sure. They were quite expensive (to my view anyway lol) but they have now worked out at about £10 a year which is amazing as I wear them a lot. I realise as I type that I seem to be mentioning the cost of things a lot! I am a little fretful about money at the moment so it must be that 😬
Anyway as I did them up this morning, the zipper got jammed on one, I literally took a shocked breath 😀 Once they were working again I got a photo as it might be their last hurrah (or last week in the life!). Goodbye my friends, you were well loved 😁
I like to wear nice nails, and have done either continuously or more often than not, for about 15 years now, this was just as the craze was starting. I rarely wear colour varnish, just pale pink and beige shades but I just feel 100% better with them on. In fact as these have just gone on I have been hiding my nails from my own camera all week. Working manually some of the time means that they get easily damaged so sometimes now I go without when I know I have a patch of that to go through. 
Fudge is our male dog. He is a grumpy old so and so but has mellowed in his older age. We have had him for nearly 13 years and he is like most pets a member of the family. Despite him being grumpy when he is out and about he is as soft as butter with the family. Alex and him have a special bond, Alex was just a sitting up baby when we got them (we have his sister Minty too) and from the get go he has tolerated Alex dragging him about, dressing him up (not unusual to see Fudge wandering in with deely-boppers or a hat on his head) cuddling him etc. Since last week in the life he has been diagnosed with diabetes and has to have two daily injections which, fair play to Alex, he has learned to do and does at least one jab most days. He suddenly went blind last Autumn and I was worried sick but he has absolutely made it work. He was quite obviously frightened to start with, but he just gets on with it, recently venturing upstairs and downstairs again, FOMO, I think 😃. He does cause a bit of amusement as you come across him in strange places just sitting and you wonder where he thinks he is. He loves his cuddles with his humans even more than he did before.

The rest of Thursday was chores and stuff and things. Topping up dinner money balance electronically, shopping for basic groceries and packed lunch things for Louis and I, mainly junk for him and healthier for me, getting the darned menu for next week finished, cleaning the bathroom (and admiring my bathroom plants which miraculously have made it to nearly a year old) and hoovering and wiping down through the house, Mum did the washing up to date, eating a lovely pasta dish for lunch and then just a sandwich for tea, sighing at Alex not getting his bag and shoes even near the cubby, watching the brothers play on the computer together, working together to unlock the next level, loving seeing Minty get settled on my discarded pillow instead of her bed, still liking my Harry Potter pj's, just stuff.


  1. This is all fabulous reading Jen. I have read Tuesday to Thursday in one go and thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Your photos are fab and so meaningful and I envy you that ability. Thanks for sharing all of this with us :)

  2. Well done on the car, Charlotte & did out own recently, mine was a right mess, hers clearly hadn't had time to get messy but I'm pleased she wants to keep it lovely.

    Bless Fudge, it's amazing how animals manage even if they do sit in odd places!! Our cat is also diabetic requiring twice daily insulin.

    Lovely to read about your day xx

    1. It is satisfying :-) I either didn't know or had forgotten about your cat! Poor thing. Xx

  3. Love as always, love your photos, I'm still snapping and note taking, you'd be dead proud of me!

    1. Oh well done you, you will be so glad to look back on it. Xx

  4. This is so fabulous, I just love reading your blogging :) xx

  5. I love reading this. Youve shamed me about the car, i really need to do mine, i think its been about a year since it had any sort of clean. i love that white orchid in your bathroom.


Aren't you lovely, you have made me smile =)