Yesterday we told you all that we went to the Crick Boat Show and that we bought some porthole lace. Well I thought you may like to see a photograph of the Spider Web lace in place. We are chuffed with our purchases. If you are looking for Porthole Lace give Sylvia Hankin a try at Artist of the Waterways.Launde Abbey. In the photograph below you need to look past the scaffolding to see the real beauty of the place. It is in a stunning location in the heart of the East Midlands. Thankfully the weather was much improved from yesterday. Today we had sunshine and a gusty wind.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Finally we have been able to post this video of Hadar, ploughing through two inches of ice during the winter of 2009/10 from Foxton to Market Harborough. On a normal day the journey time would be 1 hour and 50 minutes, but on this day it took us 6 hours and 40 minutes, arriving in Market Harborough in the dark.
With the morning jobs done, we are taking life easy in the afternoon, as neither of us wants to overdo things. Keith is now coming down off of his pain killers. This will take a few days and then we will know if he is really pain free. I am not pushing my shoulder to hard, as it gets very annoyed if I overdo things. I am hoping my Physio appointment comes through soon.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Keith has completed his latest Rag-Rug. An experiment of phsycodelic circles. Someone somewhere might like it! To date everything seems to be going really well in my recovery, still no pain. Whatever they did seems to have done the trick. Hopefully Monday my GP will start to take me off the Dihydrocodeine, which has to be done slowly, at least then we could actually get moving, even if we have to return to Harborough for my biopsy results, it would be just so nice to get moving. Mind you I still have to fix the engine before we can move.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
We are having a 3 week break from selling coal etc, because I have been told to rest my shoulder. I saw the GP this morning and have been told I have adhesive capsulitis or the beginnings of a frozen shoulder to you and me. I am now on Diclofenic anti-inflammatories to see if they will calm the pain down. So with Keith going into hospital on Thursday as well, we have decided to take the boards down for the time being.
Between you and me Keith and I are falling apart ha ha ha. It must be something to do with getting older. Geesh I have only just turned 48 and feel 98 today. Still I will do as the GP says and hope that my shoulder will be back to normal again after the 3 weeks, otherwise it may mean a steriod injection Ouch.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Yesterday Keith and I travelled up to Kettering Treatment Centre, for Keith's pre-op assessment. Everything went well and he is booked in for next week, to have a couple of procedures done, with a hope to finding out the cause of his pain. By the time we got home we were both shattered, it felt like a long day, but infact we were home by 3pm. Later in the day we received a visit from Paul and Merleen, who used to have NB Lady Celine. Merleen very kindly bought me some beautiful Yellow Tulips, which are gracing our galley with their glorious colour. Thank you Merleen and Paul. It was wonderful to catch up with them, as they also have health issues at the moment. After a good old chin-wag, we wished them well, as they headed home. It was an exhausting day, but we are making progress at long last with Keith. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that, the hospital does not cancel next week. So please cross your fingers for Keith. Today we are taking things much easier.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
We also found this large copper kettle and just had to buy it, it was a bargain and a lot older than our existing one which we bought at the 2006 Crick Boat Show. Keith washed it and Jo polished it and very smart it looks too glistening and gleaming on our stove in the boatman's cabin.