It’s not the Hip it’s the Hamstring

I went to the physio the other day, because of what I thought was a pain in my hip. He prodded and poked at it – until he got the desired result, which was basically me going ‘Yowwwcchhh!!’ when he hit the spot. Physiotherapists seem to get most of their job satisfaction from this moment……

It’s not the Hip that’s giving me Jip

My hip hurts. All part of getting old? Definitely not. Overdid it at the gym? Probably. It’s been hurting for about six days now – and if I’ve learnt nothing else during my life, I’ve learnt that you don’t have to put up with it. So off I took myself to the physio. I’ve had…

Unfare!

I travelled on the train. So much easier than driving into the city and trying to find somewhere to park. Cheaper too. Normally. A couple of weeks ago, I decided that the time had come to shop for clothes. This doesn’t happen often at the best of times, and it’s happened even less often while…

Christmas is a-coming…

It’s the 25th of October – Christmas is a-coming, the goose is getting fat. But what about the bank balance? So many calls on the money – drinks out here there and everywhere, the Office Do, Secret Santa, Christmas Jumper Day, pressure from the kids. Things you didn’t know you needed on every advert and…

All about the (pizza) base

Try this – do a Google search for ‘Diet to prevent… ‘ and any disease you care to name. ‘Diet to prevent diabetes’, ‘Diet to prevent heart disease’, ‘Diet to prevent arthritis’, etc, etc, etc. It all boils down to the same basic diet (if you need a specialised diet because of food allergies/intolerances, some…

Rent a Room

When I first decided to take in a lodger, I’d sort of thought I would prefer to have a woman lodging with me. Then I realised that men probably make up a larger proportion of people looking for lodgings, so it would be silly to reduce my chances of finding one by limiting myself to…

Autumn Cleaning

I’m Spring Cleaning. Whaddya mean it’s October?? Back in the Spring I was a bit busy with other things, seeing as my husband had not long since walked away from the marriage. And besides, I had a cleaner back then. I had a lovely lady who came in for two hours a week, and hoovered…

My Hysterectomy Anniversary

It’s six years today since I had my hysterectomy. I really really didn’t want one. Well, I didn’t want one until all the other options had been explored. And to begin with I thought I had a good chance of getting away with not having to have one. I was diagnosed with fibroids – benign…

Sofa-snoozing

I seem to get my best sleep on the sofa while I’m watching a TV programme that I really want to watch. Why is that? Why is it that I can fall asleep sitting on the sofa, with the TV on, the lights on, and sometimes a mug of tea in my hand – but…

Handbags and Gladrags

I haven’t bought any clothes AT ALL for eight months. I’m not a big clothes shopper at the best of times – but even for me, that’s a long time. I’ve been Husbanding My Resources like billy-o since my husband left the marriage in February. I’ve cut back my food bills, my energy bills, my…

It’s Still OK to be Happy

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. Here’s something I posted a few months ago – It’s OK to be Happy. Even if you don’t have a mental health problem yourself, you are very likely to be affected by the mental ill health of someone close to you – 1 in 4 people suffer some…