Twiddlemthumbs's Blog (382)

Slip then love at first sight

Aare we all sitting comfortably if so let's begin there was once a lonely teenager who sought to be loved he thought one day he would meet a Princess and save her from the fiery dragon and they would fall in love and live happily ever after, excuse me miss did he have shinning armour and a glittering sword, no Mandy he was just a peasant who toiled all day in a hot foundry making drain covers which no body would ever see for who looks down to look at a iron cover set in the ground, let's…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on July 10, 2013 at 2:36am — 2 Comments

July already can smell the turkey cooking

Blood sugar or is it sugars 5.8 come on give me a pat on the back an accolade of some kind for being below 7 mind you they say self praise is no recommendation but at my age any kind word will do, being diabetic and having heart failure makes my family well those talking to me kinda standoffish well know that is not spelt right sorry about that it can become a shoulder to cry on for me but pity is not what I seek understanding yes but pity no there are folks far worse of than me so no self…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on July 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

2 hand 2 feet andf I still fall over

Watched an Horizon television programme last night all about Black holes every Galaxy has one in the centre of it and surprisingly black holes are not really black when they feed they are the brightest things in the Universe if I understood it correctly what has this to do with diabetes well it just goes to show how insignificant our problems are it is a matter of life and death to us but in the scheme of things no one blinks an eye this year a gas cloud is passing by a black hole and the…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 26, 2013 at 11:40pm — 1 Comment

Whomenoitsyou

Overdid it yesterday lifted some boxes of books any sort of lifting really cause me pain in the chest and neck and shoulders should know better but sitting around the house all day is no life at all scarred to do anything in case you injure yourself or worse bring on another heart attack but being active to .doing hardly nothing for a Gemini who has to have lots of things on the go and in his mind like me is difficult glad our walls are painted dread to think what would happen if it had…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Blood sugars high again 10. taken 60 units of Novomix 30 then 13 pills for other conditions I have, sitting in the living room French style double doors swung open enjoying some Summer Sun well it is…

Blood sugars high again 10. taken 60 units of Novomix 30 then 13 pills for other conditions I have, sitting in the living room French style double doors swung open enjoying some Summer Sun well it is there somewhere in the sky above smudge is stretched out on a big old fashioned chair brieni is sitting on the arm of the settee listening to birds chattering away mostly young starlings who were born in the neighbours roof you can see them popping there heads out screaming for food there is a…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Black holes giving us stardust in our bodies

Up with the dawn chorus this morning woken up by one of our cat's smudge look smudge I said as if cat's can understand English it is the middle of the night or is it early morning at this time in a morning my mind is kinda confused deep in sleep and a nice dream where I am as fit as the fiddle in cat and the fiddle where even the cow jumps over the Moon my brain needs plugging into the World where sleep gives way to not another day but thank you Lord for it anyway, I wondered down the stairs…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fishy Tale



Here I am in my younger days taking the photograph of my family Sheila my wife, Samantha Sandra our daughters Jason and Stuart our sons not sure if Patricia was born at this time I cannot remember we were all taking a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads must be in the seventies not sure but Sheila would…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 26, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

A bouncy castle makes it all OK

There seems to be a scare about bydurean and victoza but are any of the drugs prescribed for us safe do drug companies exploit those with diabetes who knows when my specialist tells me there is a new drug do you stop and ask as it been fully tested but most of us know long term problems with medication…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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…

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

Deep breath in and again

Heat wave coming our way here in the Shire, sticky hot humid love to take full advantage of it but with heart disease diabetes and other ailments days like this do pose a problem for me getting breath at the best of times is an effort but like now it is difficult to say the least, there must be a slight breeze as I can see the pear tree in the middle of the garden slowly swaying well branches are swaying the lilac has died and the lovely smell gone until next year ask my green fingered Angel…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A bit about nothing

Saturday here in the Shire started with rain I know it was rain because it tipper tapered on our bedroom window for most of the night, I even got out of bed at 3am to let smudge out due to her waking up song she has to get me out of my dream state quite meowing then loud meowing followed by scratching the bedroom carpet if all fails, after a while your mind although asleep well part of it waits for the morning wake up call which is usually to be let out do her business then come back into…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Under the board walk

This is smudge the smallest of our 3 cat's but do not let size bother you even with no teeth and being over 13 years old she can still chase the occasion bird or see of the odd stray cat that wonders in her garden, here she is resting after a long morning letting her breakfast digest having found a warm place in…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Look into my EYES

This is Jimbob short of jimima puddleduck she came to live with me smudge our own cat and Angel my wife 4 months ago she is still in the transition period of moving from one family and family house to our house, she does noe meow like our other 2 cats but squeaks she is very nervous and has to stay by me most of the day most mornings I wake up to find her nuzzling my nose and squeaking sorry about spelling she has taken 3 months to get confidence to wonder out into the back garden where the…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Knowing which side your bread is buttered helps

Rainy sunny sort of day here in the Shire, 2 of the 3 cats outside sleeping soaking up the sun when it appears and avoiding the shower of rain when it falls, when the sun does shine it is very OK we all know the sun is hot but you know what I mean, water dripping from the hanging baskets onto the rockery so two watering jobs done at once, finally able to get my blood sugar level right for bedtime but still had to take 15 units of insulatard just about to test it so here goes using a One…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Three cat's went a wondering

Suddenly going from having one cat to having 3 cats takes some adjusting not only for me but for the cat's, smudge who thought she had found cat's heaven was suddenly confronted by 2 other female cat's both bigger than she is and also finding that going to get breakfast dinner or tea can be a scramble upset her for a while but cat's adapt they may be territorial but when shove comes to push perhaps we can get on even if there is a growl or the occasional paw in your face, when brieni and…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Come on lazy bones get up

House is very very quite you could hear a mouse nibbling away if we had one my cats jimbob brieni and smudge had had breakfast in bed cleaned themselves and are not all sleeping in the same room one is snoring no idea which one, it was 5am before smudge woke me up this morning the Sun was cascading through the…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Never mind the quality feel the width

Suffering from heart disease diabetes and other stuff doing what I use to these days is more or less out of the question without dosing myself up on medication which in it's self lowers your standard of life let's be honest being medicated up living in a dazed fuzzy 0ut of breath World when everything around you is going 100 miles an hour can make you dizzzzzzzzy but as things stand that's the choice I have grandchildren cannot understand why gramps cannot play ball with them or chase them…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Never mind the quality feel the width Part 2

So if you cannot rely on drug companies or the advice and prescription of medication from your doctor/s who can you turn to, I have no idea all I know is that a lot of things I am told do not work well not for me, guess I am part of the problem because food since I found it in my teens really excites me being able to have food you never had could afford or craved for is more or less no problem these days, being 17 stone 10 lbs is no fun when I was 17 my weight was 10 stone 9 pounds so in 49…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Never mind the quality feel the width PART 1

Title is from a comedy show long long ago but aptly fits many situations today when it comes to quality be it quality of life quality time to yourself or quality in a product or service you buy or use nothing seems to of merchantable quality or what it states on the box or product it seems nothing is made to last any length of time these days, visiting the doctor your 10 minute or 15 minute consultation often leaves you thinking why did I bother what have I gained do I feel any better did he…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The smell of long ago

The house is filled with the smell of lamb casserole slowly cooking in the kitchen onions peppers tommy's, herbs and spices lamb cutlets and other tasty vegetables all of which I cannot remember Angel put it all together before she left this morning my taste buds are in overdrive, she tells me everything in the pot is good for me and I believe her but having to wait 6 to 8 hours is going to be a challenge forgot to mention the garlic, when I was abut a tiddler grandma would do the most…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 12, 2013 at 4:23am — 2 Comments

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