Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Post Holiday Busyness

 We have just returned from a holiday in the Lake District with DS and family. They nearly didn't make it though as DGD woke up on the Saturday morning not very well. They decided to come later in the day. She was OK during the day, bit upset each morning. Night times were a different matter bless her. Coughing so bad it kept all of us and her awake.

By Tuesday she was no better so they took her to the Emergency Department at Kendall. Brilliant service and only a 30 minute wait. We took ourselves out for the morning to pass the time, before returning to the cottage. After a thorough check up, they diagnosed Croup and gave her a huge one off dose of steroid - Dexamethasone - usually used in severe Covid cases.

Within a few hours she seemed happier but nights still weren't good but got a little better. However, by Thursday she had had enough and was crying to go home which they did on the Friday. She is apparently a lot better now, but still with the occasional cough.

Washing, ironing and general tidying was begun when we got home and is now just about finished.

We went to our local garden nursery to buy some compost and summer bedding plants. Blimey, I think I will attempt to grown my own next year.

The compost last year was 3 bags for £12, this year 3 for £16. Pretty sure last year they were also 60 litres in size. This time only 40 litres. Strips of plants last year £1.25, this time £1.75. Individual plants normally £1.25 were £2.00 each.

I only got enough to do the front planters. Still a few more to do back ones. Might just get some compost and sow some very old seeds and see what happens.


  1. Getting away is always wonderful...getting home is always busy.

    I am glad to read the little one is getting better.

    God bless.

    1. So are we. We still had a good time though.

  2. Sorry to read about your dear grandaughter, hope she is on the mend now. Everything has gone up in price, except the income of course. I can understand some of the price rises but not the amounts.

    1. Unfortunately only going to get worse. I feel for the really hard up and would encourage anyone with a garden to try growing food, which I know you do.

  3. I'm glad to hear that your granddaughter is improving, what a shame she was poorly for the holiday. Kendal Hospital is a good one isn't it.


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