I don’t know what I was thinking yesterday, definitely ahead of myself, but I’ve checked my watch and the laptop to confirm it is indeed Tuesday, 21st July.
What a night.
Trapped wind, bloat, the whole nine yards, and I could not get to sleep! I tried all the tips I know, rubbing the tummy, rubbing the back, rubbing beneath the breast bone, drinking boiled water, eating liquorice, eating apricots, all to no avail.
Everyone’s been there………… constipation rearing its ugly head and making its presence felt. Not that I was ‘regular’ unless we were camping or when we were on the boat, but I was craving the days when we used to ‘rent’ a Kentucky or Big Mac as they were always guaranteed to clear out the pipes.
Well, my moment arrived this afternoon when we got back and I am feeling heaps better!
Tonight we will be sleeping on new pillows.
I am sure I read somewhere that pillows should be replaced every 6 months or so. Looking it up today it is now recommended pillows are replaced every 1 to 2 years.
Other than two we were given last year, the ones we’ve been sleeping on are at least three years old as we had them on the boat. They are a variety of fibre and polyester, but are lumpy like my non instant custard attempts, limper than wet cardboard and offer the support of empty space.
The last ones I purchased were rolled and vacuum packed, expanding to shape when the wrapper was released. To be honest, at two for a fiver they’ve lasted pretty well.
The ones we bought today though are ‘regency embossed’ having a pretty pattern on the cover and are ‘fat’ so came in a carry case for a pair which will double up as Go Bags in case of an emergency (excuse pun).
Reduced from £40 a pair to £15, Hubby snapped up 2 pairs and our old ones are in the bin ready for collection tomorrow.
Our town is heaving though a few more people were wearing masks today. Visitors are still barging in, taking no notice of floor marking for directing traffic or giving anyone space. Our local shops are trying their best to be sensible, but visiting customers don’t care.
In the next town, it’s still busy, queues are outside shops as they are maintaining the social distances, and most shoppers were masked. The difference in attitude as people were quite chatty as they waited, the shop staff were all smiles and everyone went with the flow. The holidaymakers were queuing for fish and chips or other takeaways, but overall, it was quite pleasant and nobody was whinging.
So, that’s our day so far. Dinner today was pie, wedges and mixed veg. I bought the ingredients to make a cheesecake yesterday, but our neighbour is coming in for tea this afternoon and bringing in some walnut cake, so I’ll make it tomorrow now.
Time to put the kettle on then.
Keep safe everyone.