Thursday, 20 July 2017

Finally some relief for Iris

Hello all,how are you today?
For years Iris has suffered with eczema..on her legs,arms and bottom.
It flares up really bad in the Summer ..we have tried cutting out the foods that could cause it,i use only Comfort Pure on the clothes and wash her clothes in non bio. We over the years have spents lots of money on creams,E45,Aqueous creams,itch relief..nothing seems to work and i daren't keep using the steroid cream on her legs.
Surfing the internet we saw an advert for some Chinese Herbal Cream..it has rave reviews and is only 99p a tube.
I was dubious about it but we ordered a tube..it arrived monday and the difference is amazing. I should have took a before pic..but here are her little legs after 4 days.

On Monday they were red and very sore..we have applied it twice a day..she says the itching has stopped and they aren't sore any more.
It takes a lot to impress us and this little tube has.I ordered 2 more tubes today.


Its yellow cream and quite thick and it smells like antiseptic.It full of herbs and flowers according to the ingredients.Iris was impressed as it has Unicorn Lotus in it.All i care about is that it works and Iris finally has some relief from it.
I know it was a risk but we tried on ourselves first to make sure nothing nasty happened.
ftm👱

Huge mixing bowls..


 Look at the size of these mixing bowls..we had to find bigger ones .When we make our own bread we have 3 bowls but the mix expands out of them when its rising.We found these on Ebay for £1.99 each..extra large with a 30cm diameter..not a bad price.We can get 2 mixes in each bowl and so far no dough has escaped.

We seem to have a lot of Cucumbers at the minute..you can only eat so many Cucumber sandwiches and slices with your salads,i found a recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles..i have them stored in the fridge and they are so tasty.Not sure how long they will last but i have more where they came from.

The Tomatoes are starting to redden up so i am planning on making soups and ketchup with them if i can.
Its chcucking it down here and not very warm either.
Typical really..first few days of the holidays and it rains.
ftm👱

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Nose update..the plaster is off.

Well i took my plaster off and my nose looks ok..just got a scab and a dent in the side of my nose..not a lot of pain just a dull ache.But today its fine and not hurting at all.

Hopefully when the scab comes off it will just be a tiny little dimple.
ftm👱

I do love a man who bakes..

My totally gorgeous husband not only makes our bread but buns and now he has had a go at Teacakes.
I personally don't like them ..its the fruit.
But o they look so good don't they..

He glazed them with honey and they have gone down really well..everyone loves them..now i need to persuade him to make some without the fruit in it😀
ftm👱

Been wanting to do these..

I have for the last month or so been wanting to make my own toilets bombs.
I like to try and be enviromentally friendly and not use chemicals.So in my quest for this i found some recipes to make my own.
A cup of bicarb of soda
1/4 cup of citric acid.
1 tablespoon of washing up liquid.
Mix the powder in a bowl then add your washing up liquid ,mix into a paste then press into moulds.
Leave to set over night.

I used the silicone moulds i have in the cupboard..one thing is to keep pressing the mix down as it tends to bubble up.
I have tried them,they actually work..not sure they would do the job on a heavily stained toilet but so far they have been doing mine just fine.
I pop 1-2 down the loos at night..wake up to a lovely clean toilet.
I got the recipe from www.moms4real.com..check out her site its got loads of good tips and ideas.
ftm👱

They finally gave up..

Well i have finally bit the bullet and bought 2 new pairs of jeans.The ones that were patched up have gone again on the other side and when i bend you can see the patches and also the hole now.
The old jeans are my favourite pair and are very comfy and fit lovely.

I am going to keep the old ones for garden work.They are good jeans and i have had them about 10 years.Now lets see how long the new ones last.
ftm👱

Cinnamon swirls..girl style..

Hello all,how are you?
In the grand scheme of things i have been teaching the girls to bake..it sok letting them watch and explaining it but nothing beats actually doing it for themselves.
So this week i let them have at it..









They are delicious..very tasty with a coffee.
Well done girls
xx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Spam..

Hello all,how are you today?
Thanks so much for the well wishes..my plaster comes off today for the big reveal..apparently its going to be black..we will see.
Well i have been getting a few bits of spam just lately..must admit i love reading them..not just on my blog but email as well.
I laugh myself stupid at times..i love the ones that start with "Dear friend" or just lately "Chosen one"..i  have been chosen by god apparently to share in the wealth of a friend i never even knew i had in some far off hot country,all i have to do to share it is provide my bank details and personal details..yep like i am going too..some people actually fall for it and then whinge when they have been cleared out by them and the bank won't help..why should they ..you gave away your details..bit harsh but we have been warned by the banks and numerous adverts not to do it.
The best ones are for sex aids..there are pills out there that came make me a rampaging stallion and all the ladies will love me..really????
Also the investment opportunities..wow i never knew that for a few pounds i can turn around at least a million.Amazing but apparently the email is for my eyes only and i am not to share the secret of its success with anyone else.
Plus now there are chain emails and if i don't forward it on some awful fate will befall me..nope i delete it..unfortunately some people actually do this and then wonder why all of a sudden they are inundated with cranks,grifters and fraudsters.
The one that really bugs me is the phone calls..since registering with the TPS..my house phone never rings and if it does happen to be one of them boy do they get it..i even threatened one with legal action..the best one is when i answer the phone and say "Hello..Sister Smith on labour and delivery which room do you want" or "Hello ,Detective Constable Smith..you have reached the fraud squad office"..haha they soon put the phone down.
My husband had one on the phone for 20 minutes once pretending he was a chicken and made all the noises like he was laying an egg..i nearly wet myself..but the man was persistant and when my husband started screaming "o my god this egg is stuck" the man gave up..tht was hysterical.
So what about you ladies..do you get bugged by them and if you do what do you do?
ftm👱

Friday, 7 July 2017

Been to the hospital..

Afternoon all..
Well as you all know i have been waiting for an appointment at the hospital to get my growth looked at..i went this morning.Saw a wonderful doctor who decided it needed to come off and sent to be tested..i was then more or less whisked down to a small operating room and before i knew it i was numbed up and bingo it was gone. The only part i didn't like was the cauterizing..burning skin smells absolutely horrific.
I was plastered up with a list of do's and don'ts and away i went.
So now i have this massive laster on my face for a tiny little bump that was removed.
Hubby keeps saying i need to go for an audition at Phantom of the Opera..cheeky sod.
The good news is it doesn't hurt too much. Just throbbing a bit.But it could have been worse.I will get my results in 3 weeks. So fingers crossed for me folks.

ftm
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After the storm..

Hello all,how are you today?
Well what a cracker we had last night..the sky was light up and the thunder was tremendous. I sat on our bed with the girls watching it..Fern isn't bothered about storms but i knew Iris would be worried.
I popped upstairs to find them sat together on Iris's bed..so off we trooped to my room..opened the curtains and watched it unfold.It lasted a few hours all in but after about 30 minutes the worst was over..the rain however was torrential.It came down the road like a wave.Thankfully the council had been out a few days before to clear the drainsotherwise it would have flooded at the bottom again.
After the storm it was clear and fresh and they went back to bed and fell asleep within minutes.
I went outside this morning and spotted this fella..sunning himself.I couldn't resist and snapped away.








He eventually got fed up of me taking pictures and flew off.
ftm
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Worked myself to a standstill..

Hi everyone,how are you?
The weather here is glorious and i have all my laundry done and waiting to be ironed..but apart from that i have nothing on my plate.
I have worked myself to a standstill..all rooms have been totally spring cleaned and de-cluttered.
The outside of the house has been done as well courtesy of hubby..he fixed up the porch,painted steps,windowsill and painted the trellis.
We have been doing school every morning and just relaxing in the afternoons.
I did a little craft project with the girls,inspired by a trip to Belton Garden Centre..
I made these for the bathroom.


They were selling glass bottles with a piece of fabric glued on the front and twine around the top for £6.99..i nearly bloody fainted. I got home and got out the fabric stash and found some nice seaside themed fabric and the twine was what i had saved from bunches of flowers my son bought me for Mothers Day..the bottles i bought years ago and never used..the seashells were from the girls craft box.It took us  an hour to make them all..the big vase was a charity shop find at 20p..i think mine look better and definitley cheaper.
We also have been inspired by the book i bought called Country Crafts..we made little bath bags.
Some old white fabric cut into circles..with cotton wool and essential oil dropped on it..we then added dried flowers..cornflower,lavender and roses.All you do is tie string around the top then hang from the hot tap whilst running..its not an overwhelming smell but enough to relax.Iris made quite a few and Fern loved the Rose ones.




We fancied up a little jar with some floral fabric..its smells gorgeous when you open it up.
I am still in shock at the price of the bottles and people were snapping them up like they were going out of fashion.
Have you ever made something so much cheaper and got a total sense of satisfaction from it.Or seen something and thought "WTH"..and just can't get your head around the price.
ftm👱