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Monday, 4 February 2019

Thoughts on things...

from an alcohol free mind.

The thing is, I did think I would miss the weekend glasses of wine, not a bit of it!  My favourite tipple now is a cocktail of beet juice and ‘Big Tom’ a spicy tomato drink, which I love.  It’s like so many things in life the thought is very often better than the actual.  The smell of bacon cooking to me is better than the taste. Coffee roasting, the aroma, more appealing than the quaffing. 

Monday, the latest in a string of exchange dates has been and gone. No surprise there.
Today... maybe?
If it does actually happen I will have a drink to celebrate and it certainly won’t be the earthiness of beetroot, it will be the zing of an odd Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grape...




The cottage in Ludlow we have bought today... can you believe it? No?  Neither can we.












13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the sale going through! Exciting!
    I've been more than a month without a sip of alcohol except for one rye and gingerale my husband mixed for me without asking.
    I haven't missed the booze one bit, though didn't make a conscious effort to avoid it. Have been away from home and the person who likes to have a drink every evening. -Kate

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    1. Thank you, we can’t actually blooming believe it! Right up to the exchange both sides were threatening; we kept calm and tried oh so hard to be chilled about the whole affair. All the while quietly doing three laps of the ceiling, himself clockwise, me anti, we met halfway and commiserated with each other and carried on round.

      Booze Update... I am on my second flute and the funny thing is I am enjoying the celebratory bit knowing all the while that I will be alcohol free again come tomorrow. An all round success I’d say! Like so many things in life... a habit which in our case is easily broken, all credit to you and me, I say!

      LX

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  2. Cheers, enjoy that wine now!! I'm spending most of my time at a hospital at the moment as it would appear my dad is going to die. He's not ready to go and is hanging on by a thread and its very very hard to watch. Just so you know why I may not be around as much to chirp in my tuppenceworth! Congratulations. xx

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    1. The man said ‘Can you believe Marksgran has taken time out to comment with all that is going on in her world?’ He is full of admiration for you and so am I. We are both thinking of you. I know it is a funny thing to say, however I will say it anyway, savour the time you have with him, if he isn’t ready to go yet, so be it. The thing is, we are all set on that journey, He is just further along the way. Both my parents died suddenly and I didn’t have that ‘special’ time you are experiencing. In 2000 my man died, I nursed him at home, he choose the time to die. At the age of 52, far too early. Alone in the house just us two and the dog, I got up from the sun lounger I was sleeping in beside his bed in the study and said ‘You know Simon we’ve had some great times!’ and as I described the walking in the snow filled woods, the fun times, he opened his eyes from his drug induced sleep and
      quietly died. Taking with him the happy memories we had shared, of that I am sure. The dog (Lettice) and I waited for the district nurse’s arrival at
      7 am, in some might say a strange way, oddly content.

      LX

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  3. Wonderful news! Thrilled and delighted for you.

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    1. Can’t begin to tell you how it feels Elaine. This last year as you know, hasn’t been a rip-roaring success. As Simon used to say (see above) ‘A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does!’ Hands up, this move to Hythe was a total wrong’un, so onwards and upwards. The best things in life are worth fighting for... now about this dog!?!

      LX

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  4. Great news.....open that bottle. You can have my share as I need to go alcohol free for about 2 weeks at least. I had a double cataract op yesterday and I can't risk poking or rubbing my eyes for ages, and need to remember " drops" so staying sober is how it will have to be! Sadly I seem unable to just have one glass...impossible in my book, though I should know better at my age !!

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    1. Thank you Frances, now more importantly how are the old peepers? Were you a big brave girl? The ‘Oh be joyfuls’ can wait until you can see whether you are getting a good measure or not ?

      LX

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    2. The eyes still work...up to a point. One of them keeps on weeping which blurs it a bit more than the other. The world is very bright and my grey slippers have turned to mauve in daylight. Something to do with now having clear lenses instead of the old yellow ones and more blue light is getting through. It's all rather odd at the moment. I have to keep experimenting with all my old specs from years back to see what works in different scenarios and need to have some on my eyes most of the time so I don't inadvertently rub them! One of the worst things is that I can't wear any make up for several weeks, so I shall look even older than usual!!
      Hope that the house move will now continue without any stress, and I look forward to seeing where you will be living. X

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    1. Thanks Joanne, a nightmare scenario right up to the wire. We now have eleven weeks before we go, so life will take on a new air of calm.

      LX

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  6. Enjoy that wine now.... but, I love a cup of coffee with milk off course.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  7. I did, back on the beet juice now!

    LX

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