It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster week for me. (If you want the happier part start at Wednesday!)
The start of the week was spent reviewing our finances now that Hubby’s JSA has ended. Making a decision whether to take his personal pension when he hits 60 next year or to leave it in to accrue for a few more years. Working out how long our savings will last if neither of us get a job soon. We’ll actually do ok for a good while but I’d prefer not to use the savings we worked so hard to get.
There’s also the realisation that we’re not likely to have another ‘posh’ holiday – that makes me really miserable!
I’ve been missing my son in Australia. I really should stop watching programmes showing Australia! They remind me of just how far away he is.
Wednesday – No Orange Wednesday again so we decided to curl up on the sofa with drinks and sweeties to watch Warhorse.
Thursday – Needed a cheer up – Hubby suggested a day out so we headed for Blaenavon to take a look at the Iron Works and the Rhumney Brewery visitor centre. The Iron Works are very interesting and there are also Ironworkers cottages to take a look at. A good area to spend an hour or two. I’ve always been interested in local history and enjoy seeing Cordell Country.
We also popped along to the Rhumney Brewery. You can see beers being made and you also get to taste some.
On the way back down the valley we stopped off in Cwmbran for a late lunch and ended up in Tiffins – an all you can eat buffet Indian. It’s usually very good but today it was mediocre at best. I can make a better curry than the ones on offer today!
Just after we got home we had a visit from OS and Ashley. Ash has settled down so much in the past few weeks, he’s much calmer and doesn’t run about all the time. We sat in the garden while he played on his bike.
Friday – woke up with an almighty migraine. I’m so glad my medication works reasonably quickly. I didn’t feel up to going food shopping so just made a list – argh – so much store cupboard supplies running low. That’s what you get for not going to a proper supermarket for 4 weeks. Aldi just can’t cut it for a full shop – plus the place depresses me and I’m already falling off the sane wagon!!
We had a daytime visit from a small hedgehog. We gave it a little bit of cat food and it eventually went on it’s way. Hubby stayed in the garden to make sure Molly Cat didn’t bother it.
Saturday – food shopping today – a proper full shop in Asda.
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