Twiddlemthumbs's Blog Posts Tagged 'diabetes' (7)

Lazy hazy days of Summer

I might be 66 years young but I can remember my childhood in places so vividly all I have to do is close my eyes clear my mind and wonder here summers when I was young seemed to be hot and long these days if we have more than one day of sunshine many do not how to cope with it, out come shirts blouses shorts and what I can only describe as the bare minimum of decency nothing like that when I was a child growing up you were lucky to have a pair of shoes and trousers that fitted but that was…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 22, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rhubarb and Custard

What difference a day makes yesterday I was feeling low soon started to fade away when Angel arrived home got even better when we visited our son partner and kids nothing like a cuddle to sort gramps out, slugs have started to invade the polly tunnel like a greenhouse but in the shape Yes you guessed it a tunnel see photo below,I have been picking the slugs moms dads young of the young plants by the cartloads, I know they have to eat and feed there young but be fair leave some for me, woke…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on May 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Even a bear knows a bee can sting

Like so many folks days can be passable or at times forgettable it is in the nature of the beast,one moment it can be licking your hand the next chewing at it,it cannot help itself,there is an old Shire saying better the Devil you know,but to be honest I wish I had never met my Devil,always in the back of your mind is the knowledge that one day it will turn on you and bite,not that it wants to deep down just because it has too,you can struggle as much as you want sc ream and shout but it is…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on April 11, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

A butterfly flaps it's wings and on the other side of the World and I feel the breeze gently on my face

Waking up with the sunshine bathing the bedroom through the half opened curtains fills your whole being with thoughts of memories long past when I was a child nan waking me up getting me dressed and taking me down stiars for breakfast with granpa who looked so stern but had a heart of gold takes me out of myself for those precious unforgettable moments one gets in life the memories that hold of the ills and wose of today love always conquers the smile on nans or grandads face the cuddle the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on July 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Eggs sizzzzzling

Outside it is a mere 26 degrees inside it is 16 having heart and circulation problems makes it difficult to move and breeze normally in the heat I managed to toddle into the back garden that was an adventure in it's self not to steady on my feet the ground seems to want to kiss my head I know I love mother nature but come on I am 64,smudge is taking cover under the chair she has been sun bathing all morning come on girl I shout cool saucer of water here she pricks up her ears meows and goes… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments


For 17 days we prayed and hoped the little food we all did share

Broher to brother asking God to to be merciful and listen to our prayers

On the 17 day we heard a noise like an angel the drill we saw

On that drill a message sent we are here all 33

From that moment on our hearts were filled with joy and love

God had heard our prayers from up above

Gods angels he did send to guard us and keep the devil at bay

He never forgets those who pray and…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on October 14, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

Depression questionaire

You will have to forgime my spelling it has always held me back I was 15 before I could write my own name still got my mouth and that knows how to spell wanted to write since I can remember but the farthest or is it furthest I got was my blog tales of a black country lad on blogger, at least goog has a spell check about time tu got one as well not all of us can spell .

When I visited the diabetec nurse for my second checkup in 2 weeeks she asked me to sit down and fill in the…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 23, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments



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Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

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