This is the month with the most amount of letters so far so might be more of a challenge this Month!
September 6th was our 43rd Wedding Anniversary. Starting reception class at school for Rosie and Max. (Max lives in a little village a short distance from us so not both at the same school)
East Runton was the destination for a long weekend away - what a lovely few days we had on the Norfolk coastline. Perfect weather and lots of 'dog friendly' places to visit. The weather was glorious and perfect for exploring the local area.
Planning the revamp of the downstairs loo started with the purchase of a new sink unit followed by a rather bold wallpaper choice - watch this space.
Trying to put on a brave face for Rosie when she had to go to hospital for an operation to insert grommets into her ears. Also tooth inspection at the dentist for me, all appears ok, not needed to be seen for another six months. Which apparently takes us up to Easter!
Extra voluntary NI contributions under much discussion as pension age gets closer and closer! I've been pleasantly surprised how easy it was to speak to a human being about whether or not it is worth my while filling in a couple of the years I have not been working. Surely I'm not nearly old enough to be a pensioner? Spoiler alert - I am!
Making up a small deficit in my national insurance contributions to ensure that I get the full pension when I am officially of retirement age in March next year.
Blood tests as I haven't had one for a few years and I'm now officially in the 'over 65' age group 👵 results were ok but I need to monitor my blood pressure as I am creeping over 'higher end of normal' into mild hypertension territory.
Excruciating pain after twisting awkwardly putting washing in washing machine. After chatting it through with an osteopath I think that was the final straw in a sequence of things but it really brought it home to me how we take for granted when we can get out of bed or out of a chair without thinking 'oh no!' Good intentions abounding now to keep up the stretching exercises she gave me and to be more mindful about how I pick things up or load a washing machine!
Return to school and Year 3 for Leo. I think everyone needed to get back to their daily routines after six weeks away. It is so lovely to see the world through the eyes of a seven year old!
So that’s it for another month and here it is, 1 Second Everyday.