If you read my earlier post today, I mentioned I was suffering from gas (wind 1).
Hubby and I still went out though, but I had that now familiar pain and reached for the antacids we keep in the car.
They didn’t actually help much, but I was certain it was all down to too much fruit for breakfast and the last couple of days, so my gut was probably fermenting like my Dad’s homebrew of yesteryear.
We had decided our field trip would be Boston (oh jolly good, hospital of choice on the way if necessary) as we wanted to go into The Range as we are after some interlocking carpet squares to put round the dartboard.
My aim hasn’t improved much and there are some heavy duty splinterings on one side.
We replaced my chopping board as the plastic one was badly stained and Hubby cut it to fit round that side as a makeshift protector until we could get what we were after.
Boo hoo! What was commonplace a year or so ago has vanished without trace, so we are thinking again and have another master plan which won’t cost us an arm and a leg.
Did you know that those tyre thingies round the board in pubs are upwards of thirty quid!
The amount of roadworks on the way in was ridiculous, so we decided we’d go back a different way to avoid them. It’s a longer and more windy (sort of wind 2) route, but better than stop start stop start all the time.
The wind (wind 3) was really strong and Hubby had quite a job on his hands keeping the car straight. Weighing less than a tonne (948 kg), we’re pretty lightweight and easy pickings for a force 6 – 7 gale. Still, we arrived safe and sound at our destination, and Hubby took the dog for a quick wee on the grass whilst I went inside.
Naturally I made a beeline for the arts and crafts section and have come away with some Christmassy papers, toppers, sticky-backed sparkles and festive greetings (can’t wait to play).
Hubby then joined me and picked up a cheap throwover for the back of the car for Maggie, and a couple of other things that I’m not allowed to know about, but as above, no interlocking carpet squares.
We decided some time ago that we need another mobile phone, but so far efforts to find a simple and cheap PAYG phone have been fruitless.
We needed fuel too and I’m after a woolly pully as the jumper I’m wearing at the moment, although very me in the baggy department, is so thin now you can shoot peas through it.
Our favourite supermarket of pre boat days always had a good choice and cheap fuel, so off we went.
But first, FOOD, or at least a cup of tea.
It was fast approaching midday so I suggested we got a proper dinner and we could have our stewp for our final meal. Hubby was all for it, though he opted for the soup of the day anyway, whilst I was naughty and had scampi as I thought that would give my stomach juices something different to work on. (I’ve looked it up and 100g has 8 syns, but I don’t know if this equated to the 8 pieces on my plate. And yes, there was a small portion of chips too, but I did have peas!)
After eating that, I actually started to feel better and the trapped wind (wind 4) started to shift (please note there is an ‘F’ in there).
Hurrah in our search for a mobile, and we had a choice of 4 for less than a tenner. We took all paperwork up to the desk and asked for advice. We now have a second mobile phone, which also has a camera installed so Hubby will no doubt be playing with it tomorrow.
I tried on a couple of jumpers, but didn’t feel comfy, and then we found one that was just perfect! Or at least it would have been if the V neck didn’t come down to my naval.
Never mind, there are other places we can try.
All in all though, it’s been an excellent day, from getting the washing done, to getting a mobile and dining out. By the time we got home, all wind had dispersed both outside and within, so I was well pleased.
It’s picked up again now though as bad weather is on its way across the country. I understand from the headlines that Storm Callum gatecrashed a certain wedding today.