Today is Friday 14th August

We’ve woken up to another cool and overcast day which means the tourists won’t be out in their hordes.
Sadly we’ve had a casualty in the garden and the archway supporting our clematis has snapped.

Hubby is outside now seeing what he can do to save the plants as the frame is a write off.
Wear and tear and weather fatigue has got the better of the metalwork and in the high winds last night, it was just too much.
He doesn’t know whether to make his own framework from wooden batten or purchase another metal arch. This one has been up for less than three years so there is the likelihood that the same thing will happen in another three. We shall see.

Not much on the agenda today as I’m waiting for the doc to call with my X-Ray results. I am a little anxious as the pain has not gone away, though I think it has moved to a more central part of my back where I know I have the arthritis. I shall ask her to put the pain meds on repeat prescription though as although I’m not taking them all the time or every day, they do help when I need pain relief. If physio is suggested, I’ll probably decline as the last time it wasn’t helpful as all the guy did was touch me once and suggest rolling exercises. At least with a chiropractor or osteopath they manipulated my joints, but I can’t afford to go private for sessions.

Lunch today is sausages, mash, our carrots and hopefully our sprouts. The butterflies have got in and laid eggs on the foliage so the leaves are now crawling with caterpillars. The stem is quite thick with ‘fruit’ so all being well there should be enough for a meal today.

Keep safe everyone.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Today is Friday 14th August

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Oh no, such a shame, your clematis is so beautiful. I hope some was able to be salvaged. Please let us know how your back is too, Di.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Fingers crossed the drs call comes soon and with good news. It is a shame about the frame, 3years does not sound a long life for a metal but of course your sea so there will be salt in the air.
    Lunch sounds delicious and I envy you home grown veg πŸ’œ

  3. murisopsis says:

    I hope the doctor can provide more than ineffective PT. We’ve had Japanese Beetles in our garden and they are a ravenous horde. Sparky put up one of those hormone traps and there are fewer of them but the damage is done – especially to my basil. I hope the carrots are sweet! I bought some that were really good and then went back and all they had left were the old woody ones 😦
    My neighbor put up an archway that he made out of plumbing pipe – it is really sturdy but we don’t live by the ocean so no corrosive salt in our air…

    • Hubby has bought some wood to make a new arch. We didn’t have the carrots or sprouts as we were in a rush to go and get said wood. the doc has called and I’ve said no to physio. Post on that will follow soon

  4. What a pity for your arch. I hope you can find away to put a new one in without losing the pretty clematis.

  5. scifihammy says:

    Oh dear! How annoying that the frame broke – your clematis was growing over the arch beautifully. Yeah, like you say, maybe a wooden weave might last longer.
    Hmmm Bangers and mash. I can’t remember the last time I had that – but it’ll be a few decades! Enjoy! πŸ˜€

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