Today is Wednesday 24th November

Hello and good morning from a very chilly and grey UK East Coast.
Photo March 2018

Once again we have a free day, but as it’s the middle of the week, it is meter reading day and the first full week of using the new cooker.
I didn’t expect a massive reduction in our electricity usage as we are pretty stable at around 3 Kwh a day (which is currently 18p a unit as we’re on a fixed tariff until Oct 2023), and gas fluctuates due to how often the heating is running so it’s a little hard to judge just now. However, we are right where we should be, and perhaps saving one Kwh per week using the gas hob. There’s a weird calculation for converting cubic meters of gas used to Kwh, but our charges for each are 3.1p (again fixed for 2 years) and we’ve used 160 this week. As the colder weather hits, obviously that’s going to increase, but that’s why I like a budget plan as you pay the same amount each month and it evens out over the year. As we go into the winter, we have a nice cushion of ‘prepaid’ charges so provided the government doesn’t do something really silly (like turn the supply off), we shall stay nice and warm this winter.

Hubby fancies fish for lunch today, and as I had that a couple of days ago, I shall make a tomato pasta for me. Neither of us slept particularly well last night. He had cheese and crackers for his snack meal last night and I had a bowl of granola and yogurt, both of which were too heavy for the time we had it, so we suffered from reflux. Today will see us being more careful.

Hope your day is off to a good start.
Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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6 Responses to Today is Wednesday 24th November

  1. murisopsis says:

    Reflux is the worst! I find that any dairy products after 6 pm will trigger it for me – so no cheese, no hot cocoa, no cup of warm milk (and definitely no yogurt)!

    • Hubby has suffered for several years and the surgery he had last year to ‘fix it’ failed. I get it occasionally, but certain foods after a certain time are definite no-nos. Hubby’s cut off is 3.30 to 4, mine 6.

  2. Good Morning from sunny but cold Idaho reading for Thanksgiven tomorrow. Check yot food dairy and check his foods he is eating to see if a wheat product might be present. His surgery failed as because that was what was not the cause. I have 4 surgeries for a Hiatal hernia and acid reflux is still present. One of my readings was for secret products of wheat, it is everywhere. One thing happen I lost 50/60 pounds. I put some #pounds back.

    • Thanks Bettylouise. We know it’s not a food allergy thank goodness, but have discovered some of the meds that were prescribed by our previous surgery we responsible for some of his issues (not the first time they mis-prescribed or misdiagnosed). The new surgery is excellent and we are making definite progress.

      • Celiac disease is not a food allergy. The feels the antigen your body produces an antibody that attract the antigens in the lower intestine and that area has systems.

      • Thanks for the clarification. They found some small polyps and took biopsies (all OK and ‘normal’) and they
        also confirmed diverticulitis, which was mentioned but not investigated by the other surgery as they just threw
        antibiotics in his direction. We are definitely making progress but diet and timing is important. Keep safe.

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