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I've been scrap booking my garden plans for the year as and when I've been doing things and been sanding down the dolls house and making minor repairs before I can paint it. I think I may have to wait for my Dremel to arrive in the container to be able to finish it. I also moved some furniture around, ready for my house sitters arrival and so there is space in the dining room to store the fridge/freezer, oven and boxes I won't have time to unpack before I leave for Dubai, mid November.
I've also been doing quite a few sponsored posts this week and last, I had to change my Instagram account to a business one and do a bit of research into the legal requirements and the differences between a paid post and a gifted one. Fingers crossed I've got it right. I had one post that required instagram, gifted items to review and a paid blog post and another where I was sent a voucher for a craft shop to compliment a post that required me making a halloween display for my front door, technically gifted, but also paid for on top. It's all so very complicated, but given me something to do while I've been struggling with my migraine.
285 Sunday In bed till midday with migraine, managed to walk Bob to the local shop. Hung the curtains I'd made in the conservatory to check on spacing, gathering and where they need joining, did some sewing, generally took the day slowly and spent a lot of time on the sofa in front of the TV. Been taking every opportunity to be outside, even if it is just to drink my coffee.
286 Monday Took Bob for a walk into town, thought I heard a helicopter landing on the common. Finished sewing and put everything away, can't hang the curtains till I get new hooks. Sat on the sofa cutting out lettering for a sponsored blog post and adding to my gardening book.
287 Tuesday It's Thing 1's birthday this week, usually I bring party food for their birthdays, but due to social distancing, I picked them up a Burger King, which I handed over the wall after a brief hello and a coffee to mum who was babysitting and we sat outside. Took Bob for a long walk, Thing 3 wanted to come with me, but his mum wasn't around to ask, so we just did a short walk around the houses. I called in at my friend, mum of twins for dinner. I dropped off Christmas and Birthday gifts up till the end of January as I'll be in Dubai from the middle of November.
288 Wednesday I'm honestly exhausted, the migraine is still going strong, week 3 now. I slept from midnight till 8am and again from 9am till midday. I received delivery of two blogging items and finally gave in and called the Doctor for advice on what to do. I can't walk up the stairs without struggling for breath now. I spent the day colouring in and cutting out letters and getting photobombed for a review product, which I had for my lunch.
289 Thursday Second day of waiting all day for the Doctor to phone. At 6.30pm I headed off to Worcester Royal Hospital, I just need some stronger meds than the ones I have which obviously aren't working. After 3 hours I was offered 2 paracetamol, at 4 hours I was injected with something via a cannula of which I have no idea what it was, something to do with anti sickness, there was mention of oxygen therapy, but I didn't understand, was still in pain and I demanded to be discharged and got home after 5 hours.
290 Friday Woke to a migraine. Dr finally phoned, had to go out to collect medication so picked up some shopping for the week. Afternoon spent in bed, making a scrap book for the garden with all the jobs for each month/season. My friend came round for chips and wine, I drank coke.
291 Saturday Back to Worcester Royal Hospital for the 2nd part of the iron infusion, it went really well. Spent the rest of the day making a cold frame to winter my plants and seedlings in, walked Bob, made dinner and watched TV.
My migraine has died off to a dull ache in the base of my skull, resting makes no difference in fact when I sit in silence any noise and light gets amplified and makes the thumping worse. The one thing I can do with a migraine is sleep and up to 10 hours.
On the blog this week:
Capability Brown - Reflections on the lake, Croome Court
A weekend at Brean Sands with Bob the Dog