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Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Every Tuesday and Wednesday I travel into Cambridge for University of the Third Age lectures.

On Tuesdays it is, "Weather and Climate" and on Wednesdays, "Samuel Pepys". We are very lucky in Cambridge having a huge variety of courses.

Afterwards, my wife joined me for lunch.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Easter Cake

The grandchildren enjoyed the cake which they decorated. Here they are at the kitchen table.

Sunday, 20 March 2016


We bought some meat from Waitrose on a "3 for £10" deal, which was good meat at very good prices. As there is some beef left over from the stew at lunch today, the plan is to make some homemade pasties for lunch tomorrow.  My wife will do the pastry and I'll do the rest. I love pasties!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Old university friend

Today we were visited by an old university friend, Robert. Although we met at a reunion 3 years ago in Shropshire it was really good to have a chance to properly catch-up today. We went out for lunch at The White Pheasant in the next village. The food was very good.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Eating more solid food

Since coming off the liquid feeds I am now able to eat most sorts of foods without problems. This lunchtime I prepared Welsh rarebit (egg with cheese on toast) with potato salad and this was OK apart from a little bit of the toast.

In the last week I have enjoyed cheddar cheese, cooked salmon, runner beans, courgettes,  and a wide variety of other solid foods.

Although not yet back to a full, normal diet, it is so much better than it was and infinitely better than I feared last year when I expected to be on liquid feeds for ever. Now most foods are enjoyed.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Wiltshire Farm Foods

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Some months ago I was told that I might never, ever, be able to eat solid foods ever again. This news was devastating to the whole family. Thankfully, some 7 months later I am eating solid foods by mouth, mostly the same as those enjoyed by the rest of the family and no liquid feeds at all. The change is staggering. I still have problems with some drinks.

In those dark early days I discovered puree meals from Wiltshire Farm Foods - they were OK. They actually do a wide range of foods that are quick and easy to prepare, making them ideal if you are infirm or old. The full menu looks very good and reasonably priced. Most meals can be microwaved in a few minutes.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bored with routine (stroke)

I am tied to my liquid feed for 7.25hrs a day: food fed directly into my stomach through what they call a peg feed. Luckily I can disconnect this if we go out for a walk but I am in my chair most of the day.  Although I now also eat food and drinks by mouth, these don't always go down too well. I am still trying to work out what affects this. Breakfast Weetabix and banana are the best and easiest to eat, maybe because I am less tired?

To be honest, my stroke is getting me down: same routine, still unable to be free of the peg feed and still feeling so giddy and exhausted after the smallest amount of physical exertion - it gets me down. I battle on in the hope of better times ahead.

Normality seems a distant dream: I long to do the things I used to do and to be able to eat and drink as I was once able to.