The reminders worked on my phone for a change today so I remembered to do October 1 day 12 pics. I did forget to post them to Instagram throughout the day, though, so I’ve just posted them all, one after the other!
October 1 Day 12 Pics
1 – Reading my book while enjoying my morning coffee
2 – Working on getting as many October posts scheduled as I can.
3 – I fell in love with this battery operated snowglobe at the Range today. I’m going back to buy it once we’ve had our half-term holiday.
4 – Shopping is thirsty work! We stopped for a coffee at The Range.
5 – Leftover Slimming World chicken and leek pie (recipe coming soon!) for lunch today.
6 – Catching up with For The People.
7 – I bought this cross stitch kit last year and started it, but I put it away after Christmas and forgot about it. It’s coming along nicely now 🙂
It’s been an eventful week in the Ashmore household and I have to say we have a wonderful NHS.
On the 6th July, I was volunteering at St Barnabas charity shop. While bending to pick up some books my back went. It was the same pain I had when I first got a slipped disc about 18 years ago.
I haven’t been able to work at the charity shop, do the weighing at Slimming World or clean for my mother-in-law this week because I’ve had to walk using walking sticks and I haven’t been able to stand up straight until today.
On my birthday last Thursday, we were on our way to my mother-in-law’s and decided to look in on my father-in-law as he’d sounded funny when he’d spoken to Ant at 7.30 am
It’s a good job we did check on him; he wasn’t his usual self so Ant rang 111. After some questions, they decided to send an ambulance out for him.
They soon decided to take him to the hospital and he’s been there ever since. Ant has spent most of his days going back and forth to the hospital. He doesn’t like to leave his dad alone for long because he keeps getting confused.
Trip To A&E With Ella
Last night Ella’s friend came to have a sleepover. They’d both spent the day at another friend’s house and came home around 8.30 pm.
They wanted to go in the pool for half an hour before getting ready to sleep outside on the covered patio.
Ella tried to fill the chlorine tablet holder up and she got the tablet tub too close to her face. As it opened a waft of chlorine fumes was released and she accidentally breathed it in. She dropped the tub straight away and started a coughing fit.
Ant got her outside and tried to get her to breathe the fresh air in but she couldn’t do anything for coughing.
It took about 20 minutes for the coughing to subside a little. I was getting worried so we decided to take her to A&E just to be on the safe side.
Wonderful NHS – Brilliant Staff
We didn’t have too long a wait at A&E and all the staff were brilliant. They made sure they told us everything that was happening or was going to happen and they were very thorough.
Everyone was really friendly and put our minds at ease. The doctors got in touch with the poisons centre to make sure they were giving Ella the right treatment.
After being seen by a nurse and a doctor in A&E we were taken to the children’s ward. They wanted to monitor her until 4 hours had passed from when it happened at 9 pm.
The doctors and nurses did lots of checks and decided to send us back to A&E to have her eyes checked and bathed because they were a bit sore and itchy.
They put some drops in her eyes to numb them before putting some dye in them so the doctor could check there wasn’t any damage. When that was done a nurse washed her eyes with a litre of saline on each eye. Ella was brilliant throughout.
Back To Ward
It was after 1am by the time we got back to the ward. Her cough was getting better and she was nearly back to her normal self. The doctor said she could stay until morning so they could keep an eye on her cough if we wanted but he was also happy to let us take her home.
He said that if her cough got worse or she had trouble breathing we could take her straight back to the ward.
Finally, Home At 2.30 am
We finally got home and everyone went to bed. I was overtired and couldn’t sleep so had to read for a while. It was about 3.30 when I finally fell asleep.
I didn’t wake until 9.30 this morning and I still feel absolutely shattered!
All’s well that ends well, as they say, thanks to our wonderful NHS 🙂 I’m really very thankful that we have our National Health Service
Ella made unicorn cupcakes for her class. Not for any special reason, just because she wanted to. She didn’t know how she was going to make the horn until she spied a box of Pink Panther ice cream cones in the cupboard.
We now have a box of pink ice cream cones with no bottom! We’re now going to have to eat our ice creams very quickly or get covered in ice cream drips!
It’s freezing outside today; we have a frozen pond and a lawn covered in pretty frost. It’s the kind of morning where it’s nice to look outside but actually going out there isn’t something I want to do!
Unfortunately, I have to go out because I need a couple more plastic storage boxes so we can get Christmas totally packed away and in the loft today.
I have to stop buying Christmas decorations; I have about 20 storage boxes as it is. There won’t be room in the loft if I keep adding more boxes every year!
I take lots of Christmas photos but this year I wanted to make sure I capture all those special moments. The girls are growing up far too fast and Christmas is changing now we don’t have any little ones here. In fact, for the first year, we didn’t visit father Christmas. They didn’t even mention visiting him, which made me a bit sad.
We did have an elf for the first time and Ella loved looking to see what she’d been up to every morning 🙂
I’ve not taken part in #1day12pics on Instagram for a while. I figured it was time to join in again with October #1day12pics
For those who don’t know, #1day12pics runs on the first Saturday of every month. The idea is to take a photo on the hour, every hour and post them to Instagram.
I like to collect them all up and put them on a blog post when I remember to take part, that is!
Saturday was a quiet day, I didn’t really go anywhere so it was a bit hard finding something to take a photo every hour. I managed it, though 🙂
I’ve been looking at getting a lightbox for a while to make taking photos of food easier. I had mentioned to Ant about making one but last week I decided to go ahead and buy one.
I checked lots of reviews on Amazon and found a good one then checked eBay to compare prices. It was cheaper on eBay so ordered it.
The parcel didn’t take long to arrive. I opened it, put it all together and I was very excited. It was bigger than I’d imagined. I’m going to have to use the dining table rather than the kitchen counter but that’s not a problem.
I haven’t had chance to try it out yet as I’ve not done any recipes recently but I’m going to do a new one tomorrow just so I can give it a go 🙂
The only thing I’m not very happy with is the different coloured inserts for the background. The photo on eBay shows them fitting perfectly but when I put them in, there are gaps down the sides.
If it becomes a problem, I’ll just buy some fabric and make my own so it fits properly.