Holiday catch up….


Paul drove us the 5 hours down to Collumpton in Devon, where we stayed at Forrest Glade Holiday park. It was horrendous on the way down. The rain reminded us of what it was like in August heading to the koi show. 

I did attempt a little drive, from Tesco to the site. But it wasn’t nice. Even turning the wheel hurt. This hasn’t been any fun at all these past few weeks. I want things to get back to normal. 

Here’s a video of the rain….

First night in the van was great though. Reminded me what it was like on the riverside when we lived in a caravan. The rain bounced off the roof, all night. It was exhilarating. 

Although the bed was a nightmare. My hip and my back ached all night. I knew there was a reason I paid £1500 for a special mattress. To get a nights sleep. But I was surprised to find my arm took a step backwards too. It really hurt. I wasn’t sure if it was the 5 min of driving though. So…. but need I say, I didn’t get to do any more. Hubby was a star and he drove all the time. 


The van from outside 🙂 


Took a drive and a walk around in the rain to Collumpton 🙂 It was nice and wet. lol But I bought Bobby a little treat, a cat ball with a bell in it. (which he doesn’t like yet though) 




Hubby relaxing after some meds 🙂


Today we went to Honiton, the sun was out and it was lovely 🙂 Did lots of chilling out as hubby’s full of a cold now. So he’s suffering, as men do. Shame. He’s all cute when he’s like this. 



We went to visit Chris at ACM koi 🙂 Was so lovely to see him and his new Koi house. His fish are amazing and really vibrant. Tonight was the only night we allowed ourselves to go out. Cash has been tight so it was great to be out, but didn’t want to go to mad. Dinner was great. Went to ‘Keepers Cottage’ we’ve been there a few times over the last fifteen years. 




We were up early to finish packing. And it was almost a much easier drive home. Got stuck in three accidents on the Motorways. With not a mention on the radio about the last which was a major one. Tail backs for miles. Took us just as long to get home as it was going as we were stuck for 40 mins in it. Driving past the carnage I felt so sorry for the people involved. Really not a nice situation to be involved in, and I can only hope there were no fatalities. 


Got home and mostly unpacked, jobs done. All animals cleaned, fed and watered. It made a nice afternoon, to get to kip in our own bed too. 🙂 


So now, Sunday and I’ve managed to catch up on some things. Mum cleaned some of the house while we were away. And she had the cheek to say how mucky it was…. duh I’ve had a broken arm, try cleaning one handed… But it was nice that she did it and looked after all our pets too. Love her to bits. 


I have physio again tomorrow, not looking forward to it. But at least back in my own bed it’s not hurting quite as much. I can get some normal amount of sleep if I can call it that. 


Onwards, and soon to be in november, eek where has this year gone. 


Speak soon. 



Holiday to Devon :)

After much deliberation on wether we should go or not, we decided that a break away from our home would do us both some good. 

Having so much time off work hasn’t done our finances any good. And although we have some savings, it’s deciding on what to do with it that matters. 

The car is full of fuel and I’m packed ready to go. Not too sure how much driving I will be able to manage, it’s been 5 weeks now, so I have to give it a go. My arm is without real pain most of the day now, but it’s a dull ache, that is always there. The worst thing is it pops and grinds and that does hurt still. I can’t pick up big things or open out back door with it yet, but I am now managing to eat with it. Big bonus. Handling a fork in your left hand is a nightmare. (so is asking your other half to cut up your meat for you) 

There are some other personal things which are still difficult, like combing my hair if it has a lot of knots in it or tying it up. But it’s getting a little easier, and not as painful to try. 


So, Devon here we come. I’m taking my Mac, and kindle and plan on lots of nice ‘wet’ walks with my other half. Hoping to catch a couple of friends for an hour or so too. 🙂 

My mum is in charge of the pets. Bobby, Spooky, the main pond and the QT, so hopefully all will go okay. 

Will let you see some pictures. 


Have a good week everyone. 


D x 

New book by my editor/coach

Hey guys/gals, I really have been waiting for this book, and here it is. Please check it out. 

It’s by EJ Runyon who I’ve been working with these last few months on TSK – The Beginning and I love how she gets the best out of you. I’ve been reading it this afternoon and am very impressed. She gives really good advice to writers new and old who want to pick up or just boost their craft.

You can find it via the USA site too, type in Tell me a story, by EJ Runyon. 

Also her websites at

Or her blog at

Well worth a look guys. And if you pick up a copy for your kindle, please let me know :)

Physio week 4

Well 4 whole weeks since I fell and I’ve been back for physio again. The young physio had a student nurse in with her today. So it made all my questions seem really silly. 

The exercises aren’t easier, the bones clicking and the pain still pretty constant. More so at night, that moment you fall asleep and jerk. Agony. I’ve been advised to use more wrist exercises to stop that stiffening up, which it has. And to keep doing the elbow ones, but not to push it past the pain barrier, early days, is early days. It’s a break. 


I asked why they don’t plaster them anymore, and her reply was interesting. Imagine if it’s so sore to move the joints after 3 weeks, then think how it would be after 6? I can totally understand their logic. Especially after talking to a customer of mine whose mother in law had to have hers pinned and in plaster… I am better that they didn’t have to do any of that. 


So, one more week and we’re on holiday. Guess Paul will be driving, lol. More time for me to relax and at least I won’t be looking at these four walls. 

Write soon. 


Dawn x 

Almost another week over.

I wish I could say things were getting much better, but to be honest, they’re just the same. 😦 Kinda really getting frustrated with this. 

It’s the uncomfortable tossing and turning and not sleeping. I’m exhausted, not to mention just bored. Every day is the same, no sleep, headache, tired and in pain. 

It’s got a lot colder this week, so today thought I’d put a jumper on. Eventually was able to get my arm in the hole, and over my head. (ouch) But just having the extra weight has made it hurt. I can’t take pain killers just because I’m cold. Ughhh 


Physio again tomorrow, I need to get this hand working like a hand again. I need to grip things and be able to just use it and not with this terrible ache and bone popping. (that’s the worst, it clicks and pops at just about anything)


So that’s about it, a week of blagh…. I hope not for another week of blagh. Hope for some answers tomorrow. I’m skint, we’re supposed to be on holiday a week on Monday, and its a 6 hour drive, (Paul will have to do it on his own) as I defo ain’t capable of. I can’t even wear my own clothes yet. The poor cat hasn’t had a cuddle for 4 weeks : ( and I want a bath, hate showers with aching bones. They do nothing for those. 

I want my holiday so I can just get away from the dreary sight of home. To see friends and chill out even if I’m skint and can’t do so much.  Fed up is not the word. 




Only one good thing this week was my coaching session with EJ. The more I learn the more I see in my own work, it’s getting easier through the ‘pain fog’ just can’t do it all day every day. You do get fed up of your own work as well.

Will catch you up with tomorrow, and let you know how I get on, but not looking forward to it. 

D x x