No So Much Woe Is Me.

Sunday I had a real moan about my foot, my back, my teeth and to cap it all my mobile phone fell down the toilet!

I was upset, as you will know if you read OH! Woe is Me. Well I did go on a bit but I had had a bummer of a weekend.

I am a tough cookie though and I always try to bounce back. Now my left foot and ankle is still swollen.

My back is still aching and I still have toothache but I have a new phone.

Hubby took pity on me. He not only ordered me a new phone he got me the latest model .

So though I may be hobbling and suffering from toothache I am still up and doing .

It is really an eye opener when you realise how much you depend on your phone. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be back in touch with the world.

So thank you all so much for all your sympathy and helpful suggestions about fixes for the ill-fated phone, which is buried in rice and hiding in the airing cupboard possibly recovering. ( No sign of improvement yet, like my foot)

And again ūüėĀ thanks to hubby. Love to you all.

If we were having coffee: Teeth, family, and everyday

It is If we were having  Coffee  time  again how  are  you all  and  what  have  you been up  to this  week! I have  been  busy  all  month  doing  Love is in  Da Blog   over  at Just Fooling Around  With Bee and  even though I have  found it  very hard at  times  and I have had  to leave  my  comfort  zone I have managed  to make it to the end of  the  month!

So  come in it is lovely  to see you all here again. The fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out.  We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If  we were having  coffee:  It has  been  another  busy  week  we are still decorating  among  other  things  but  the  room is  looking  good and  we are  both pleased  with it.

I have ¬†had ¬†the usual ¬†round of ¬†gym ¬†and classes ¬† plus ¬†shopping ¬†and housework… I ¬†am very ¬†boring ¬†this ¬†week. ¬†If ¬†we were having ¬†coffee:¬†I would ¬†tell ¬†you ¬†how ¬†I had ¬†to ¬†visit ¬†the ¬†dentist ¬†this ¬†week, I have ¬†been having ¬†problems ¬† with ¬†my ¬†second but ¬† end ¬†teeth ¬†top left ¬†and top ¬†right. When I ¬†broke ¬†my ¬†back ¬†five ¬†years ¬†back ¬†I ¬†damaged ¬†them the ¬†force of ¬†my ¬†head ¬†hitting ¬†the floor put ¬†an ¬†identical ¬†crack ¬†right ¬†through the both of ¬†them! Well during ¬†the course of ¬†last ¬†year both teeth ¬†have ¬†developed abscesses and I have lost ¬†them both. Anyway ¬†long ¬†story ¬†short ¬†I ¬†was ¬†going to have implants , well I ¬†knew ¬†they ¬†would ¬†be ¬†expensive ¬†but I ¬†did not realize that ¬†not only ¬†would ¬†they ¬†cost ¬†nearly ¬†¬£9000 but ¬†it ¬†would ¬†require bone ¬†removed ¬†from ¬†my ¬†hips ¬†to facilitate ¬†the ¬†implants ¬†as ¬†my ¬†gums ¬†are ¬†so ¬†small ¬†and ¬†they have ¬†healed up ¬†very ¬†short.

Well I ¬†am not ¬†a rich ¬†woman ¬†and ¬†though ¬†I ¬†would of liked ¬†implants the ¬†thought of an operation ¬†on my ¬†hips ¬†and ¬†my ¬†jaw was just too daunting. Also ¬†think of ¬†all the ¬†more sensible ¬†things I ¬†could ¬†do ¬†with ¬£9000 pounds! So on Monday ¬†I went to see ¬†the dentist ¬†and ¬†we discussed ¬†my options. Well I am going ¬†for ¬†soft ¬†nylon ¬†plastic ¬†dentures ¬†which will cost ¬£350 pounds…. expensive ¬†still, ¬†but ¬†a much ¬†more ¬†reasonable ¬†price. ¬†All this ¬†for ¬†two ¬†lost ¬†teeth, sadly ¬†I cannot ¬†eat ¬†properly ¬†without ¬† them so ¬†needs ¬†must ¬†when ¬†the devil ¬†drives. I don’t ¬†want ¬†you ¬†to all start calling ¬†me ¬†gummy ¬†behind ¬†my ¬†back!

If  we were having  coffee: I would ask  you  if  you would  like some more  coffee and some cakes.Plenty  to choose  from and all calorie free.

If  we were having  coffee:I would  also  tell  that  my  eldest  sister  is improving  after  having  her  stent  fitted, it  has taken her  a while  to get  herself  back  to normal   but I am happy  to  say  she  really  is on the  mend  now.  My next  sister  who  had  the  shoulder  operation  is also  finally  on  the  mend. She  actually  drove her car  for the first  time  in three  months a huge  thing  for her  as  she hates  to be  at  the mercy  of  asking  others  to take  her out and about.

While ¬†we are ¬†going ¬†through ¬†the litany ¬†of ¬†my siblings ¬†ills ¬†my ¬†brother ¬†( twin to the sister ¬†recovering ¬† from ¬†the shoulder ¬†operation) is ¬†out of hospital ¬†and home ¬†after ¬†his ¬†foot ¬†operation, he is also on the mend …slowly ¬† but definitely improving. My other ¬†sister ¬†is ¬†still awaiting ¬†her heart ¬†operation ¬†unfortunately ¬†she is not feeling ¬†at ¬†all well ¬†and is ¬†peeved ¬†by ¬†the fact ¬†that ¬†she is having ¬†to wait ¬†so long ¬†for ¬†her operation.

Well that  just leaves  my  last  remaining brother  as as I have  heard  nothing  to the  contrary  I  am assuming he  is  fit  and  well.

If  we were having  coffee: The  boys  are  all busy  at  work  and play  and  the beautiful  Newbie  is  only  10 weeks off  a year old!!I would  apologize  for  not  being  very  dynamic  this  week  but it  has been a long  long  month ! I shall  close  now  and  send  you all my  love  and look forward  to seeing  you all next  week! Lets  go  and mingle  with Paul  and his  guests. Paul  has  always  written us  a beautifully  kind  and insightful  post.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s




IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  Hi am so glad you could  make it this week, how are you keeping? I have have had a week of  two halves! Sunday last  was a lovely  day  we had dinner  with friends and  spent  a lovely  afternoon  discussing old times and shared experiences. The  weather  had been lovely  in fact  the last  of a good spell that was followed on the Monday  by rain, rain and more rain!

Monday  was good, although wet  as our eldest lad  came to visit  and stay over  as on the Tuesday  he had his car booked in for an MOT. We all had plenty of laughs  and watched a daft  film together !

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would tell you  that our feline  visitors have returned home, their owners  returned on Thursday  and so they up  and  left us high  and dry!!

Watching out the window

Watching out the window

It was a case of “OMG ¬†where are those cats, have ¬†you left that door open again. Quick ¬†that Toffee ¬†will be scrambling out of the toilet window!!” OH! Hang on they have gone home!! Well as much as we have enjoyed having the cats ¬†here it is good to have our ¬†home back to ourselves ¬†windows open to the world ¬†and no crazy opening of doors dashing out ¬†and rushing to shut the door, before a cat escaped! Well Choccy ¬†and Toffee until the next time.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  tell you  that I have really been enjoying  the new Imogen Heap  Album  that I bough on 18th August, it is absolutely fabulous  it has  been 3yrs in the making  and worth every second! She  seems to be singing my life! The Album is called Sparks.  here are a couple of her widely varied tracks.

I love every track, each one so different from the next. Do check it out  you will love it . OH! Also good  news on the Imogen Heap Front  she is expecting a baby!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would tell you  that  today is coffee meeting day, with the girls I used to work with. It is a monthly thing  and great fun to catch up.

I have had toothache  this week  and on Wednesday I had to go to the dentist  and with out any  by your leave he told me that my  tooth was cracked right  through and there was no hope  for it and it had to come out RIGHT THERE AND THEN!!  I was not impressed  but there was no point in arguing  and so out it came. I have been suffering toothache  since  but it is improving!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:¬†¬†I’d ¬†mention we are also seeing the Newbie ¬†this afternoon! ūüôā xx

Well there is more  but I am short on time this week so that will have to do!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:¬† I would ¬†tell you how very welcome ¬†you are ¬†and how much I look forward to our weekly get together, and that I do hope ¬†they continue for a while ¬†to come. So ¬†for now ¬†be well and be happy. ¬†ūüėÄ

If we were having coffee I’d ask  you : would you like another  cuppa, or  a biscuit . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to hear  what you would  tell me , If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from


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