I didn’t quite have the four weeks I had in mind on returning to England. For a start it became five weeks and not for the best of reasons, I’d been back only 4 days when I went down with a nasty flulike virus. If you cast your mind back to my last post Dear Reader, you may remember I also mentioned headaches, falls and dizziness and bought new spectacles, well I can see a lot better but the headache did not disappear in the timespan allotted by the optician. When I finally got down to Devon my friend suggested I go to a physio specialising in vestibular problems – I did and she found that my problems are all to do with being a stiff necked individual, C1-4 to be precise! So I’ve been duly tortured, pummelled, thumped and brutally wrenched – but I have neck movement and my proprioception has returned – I no longer fall flat on my face without warning and the head/neckache is reduced – I can’t believe I willingly stayed an extra week and paid to suffer into the bargain and bought an expensive pillow to support my poor neck.
However there is always a bright side and I saw, and hugged, the majority of my nearest and dearest tho’ some for not as long as I’d hoped – sorry BB xx. Managed to find time to do some serious shopping too. Vis – an iPad and a bluetooth speaker so as I write I’m bouncing around to all my favourite music downloaded from my CDs (sorry for any typos!). I bought the threatened curtains and made toning tiebacks. Bought a voile panel to act as a hab. door mozzie barrier, put same up on a rod and added another (matching) tieback – it’s all looking very cosy and unvanlike in here now. Despite her continued vandalism to stuffed anything, Daize was not left out. I bought her a Vetbed to replace the eaten previous (stuffed) bed. Vetbed is a very plush deep pile rug with a nonslip backing (excellent for van floors) and she seems very taken with it, by which I mean she hasn’t (yet) eaten it. R0X1 was also treated – serviced, new windowed, de-junked (everything I haven’t used in the time I’ve had her is off so we’re a wee bit lighter) and a bit of a spring clean.
Once again we managed to get a learner driver on the ferry and stabilisers were the order of the day, tho’ with my balance sorted I didn’t have the nausea of the trip home. Dieppe our overnight stop is bitterly cold and wet and I’m hoping to get a long drive in tomorrow to get us somewhere a bit warmer. Eventual destination is Perpignan. It’s been a long day today, up at 5.30 and we’ve also changed time zones so I’m for an early night – if I can stop bouncing (and head banging!) to the music …
Interior pics taken with my other purchase – Lumix compact camera.
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