Monday, 17 December 2018

Venturing Out

As nurse Sydney had been very good for us while we were ill and we were feeling a little better yesterday afternoon we decided to have a drive out into Derbyshire to Matlock Bath to take him out for a couple of hours.

He loved all of the new sights, sounds and smells but was not quite sure what to make of th huge koi carp in the pond.

Today, we are back to work. We only have today and tomorrow to endure before we break up for Christmas so I'm sure we can manage. I have my work survival kit on my desk comprising drugs, fluids, sugar and coffee!

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Day Four

It is now day four of staying at home. Cabin fever is starting to set in.

Liams cold appears to be about a day behind mind with the symptoms he is displaying which would probably suggest I got it first and gave it to him.

It is early in the day yet and I don't want to jinx it too much but I do think I feel a bit better today.

Sydney is doing a great job of being nurse and checking we are both ok.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Staying Home

It is with some dismay that we have had to admit defeat and face reality that we are not well enough to drive to Lincoln and attend our E Pontoon Christmas party.

We had been looking forward too it for weeks. I'm sure everyone will have a great time in our absence.

We have taken the dog out and are now back at home hunkering down from the cold outside.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Perfect Timing

We have both been blessed with being perfectly fit and healthy all year. So it is sods law that we have both started to come down with what feels to be a rotter of a cold just a couple of days before our E Pontoon Christmas party and for Liam just a day before his work's Christmas party.

We are both feeling decidedly groggy and run down, with sore throats, terrible bouts of sneezing and of course the obligatory snotty noses. 

I think a whisky or two might be in order tonight to try and pickle the germs. But for now at work a cocktail of drugs, coffee and other remedies will have to suffice instead!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Delivery Duties

This morning we turned the Nissan into a makeshift Santa's sleigh loading her up to the rafters with presents and boxes some of which are to be delivered this evening after work and others have been sent with their respective courier companies across the country.

The living room is starting to get back to normal again now what with the majority of the gifts out of the way and spare items which have been sold sent away to their new homes. We are getting our home back again.

Not quite though the last present will be delivered Monday evening next week and then we have done the duties for this year. We can sit back, relax and let the festivities begin.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Testing Times

It is now 30 days since Sydney had his rabies jab. So tonight we are off to the vets again for Sydneys blood test to check that the antibodies are there and offering the correct levels of protection.

All being well by next week we should have the blood test results and then three months from that date he will be fit for travel to the EU whatever Brexit decides to throw into the mix.

The daft thing is under current rules he could travel now with his passport. But if the rules change on March 29th we would only have a few weeks to get together the necessary paperwork which just wouldn't be enough time.

This cheap holiday won't have worked out quite so cheap by the time we have gotten the dog sorted and ready to travel. But never mind. We next time we travel with him there will be none of this fuss. The paperwork and vaccines will all be in place already.