Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Just Chatting

I have no idea what I'm going to do today but I'm sure I will find an enjoyable way to occupy myself, I usually do. 

There are no photos in this post, nor will I take any today as my eyes are painful and my vision is blurry. The few photos I took late yesterday afternoon are not in focus and I don't want to change back to auto focus unless I really have to. I'm hoping it is simply hay fever, rather early in the year for me, but it's a possibility. However, I've made an appointment to see the optician again, just in case ...

Gardening is also out of the question at the moment until I know that all the bending and effort won't cause more problems with my eyes, but once I get the go ahead I'm going to concentrate on tidying up all the pots and the climbers. I had to move all the pots when the new doors and windows were installed and I now need to reposition them but I haven't worked out quite where yet. I'll be able to work through them, seated to save bending down, and once they're all tidied up will ask my neighbour to move them to their new positions around the garden. The rest of the garden may have to wait until next year. Frustrating, but that's the situation.

I've made some progress on finding new activities/groups for after I finish teaching. I've joined the Bradford on Avon Film Society which shows 15 films from September to April at a cost if £30, so £2 per film. Looking at last year's programme they showed two films a month, one foreign language with subtitles and one in English, so I'm assuming it'll be something similar from this September.  There were some good films on last year's list, including a couple of 2017 releases that I missed at the cinema, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new year list will be just as interesting and up to date. So that'll be something in the diary for a couple of Friday evenings every month for eight months of the year. I'm not sure that it'll lead to any new friendships as it's not the sort of activity that encourages conversation unless there's some sort of review at the end of each film. I still have the U3A groups to follow up on but will do that when I get back from my mini break next week.

Enough waffling, I need to go and find something to do with my day. Hope you all have a good day.

9 comments:

  1. If it's any consolation, I've been sneezing a lot over the past few days and an considering the meds myself too. It's rather early but . . .
    J x

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    1. I don't usually get much sneezing but do suffer from watering eyes and sometimes blurriness. It's the pain which is worrying more than anything.

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  2. Sorry to hear your eyes are still giving you problems. Take it easy. The film club sounds great and good value for money. I still haven't seen Three Billboards outside Missouri. Have to buy the dvd now!

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    1. I really enjoyed Three Billboards. When I first saw the trailer for it I wasn't too bothered, but a few friends recommended it (and nagged me to go) and I'm glad I went to see it.

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  3. Oh no, poor you. Mr Man has allergies that play up in the spring. Yes best to get things checked out just to be sure. Your film group sounds a perfect fit for you. I am sending lots of positive thoughts that it is only allergies (not that, that is easy to live with)... cheers to a better day.

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    1. Thanks Mary-Lou. It seems that I have an infection in my eye which, if I use the prescribed ointment correctly, will clear up in a few days. I've applied the first dose and it feels better already as the pain has gone.

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  4. I heard on the radio today that a lot of hay fever sufferers are having a bad time at the moment because the grass pollen and tree pollen has coincided because of the late spring. Hope it's better soon.

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  5. Thank You, Eileen, for your visit.
    I hoppe that You are better of your eyes.
    I have the same problem in the spring.
    Hugs and all the Best.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your eye, but if it is an infection and you have been prescribed an ointment, then, it will clear up, soon, I hope. Good thing you had it checked out. The one thing I worry about is something happening to my eye sight!

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