Last night, we managed to get all the 4 generations of girls in this family together on one screen to chat. London, here, Switzerland and New Zealand! All 6 females in the family on screen and chatting to each other! Such fun. Women like to chat. On Skype you just have 2 people in a video chat, but on ooVoo, you can have 6. The small print actually says you can have 6 for 30 days and then you have to pay, but you can have 3 without paying, so we are having fun while it is free. And, as you can see, you can take snapshots of the screen, which made for hilarious photos as Diana kept pixilating!
Today, I went out in search of dressing gowns and pjs and such like. Bathing costume. And I got them all. Yes, I now own 2 sets of pjs, give me strength. I found the most divine pale pink dressing gown of that ultra soft stuff like fleece only thicker, and as it was dirty round the hem, I asked if there was any discount, and got it for half price! Bargain. It is now in the washing machine and will be as good as new in an hour. £8. Unbeatable.
You have no idea how much stuff I will have to take with me. Including that long bolster-like pillow. They say to bring any pillows which make us more comfortable. So I am taking the giant one. I can just see me arriving clutching all. I am there for 1-2 weeks, so I have to take enough stuff to last as I don't think there are any washing facilities, and I won't have any visitors because it is a long way from home.
I get to wear ordinary clothes during the day and then have to have stuff for physio and the other therapies which include being able to see my leg. And the towelling gown thingy is for the pool and getting from the ward and back. I look like a giant pink marshmallow in it, but am beyond caring. It will cover me and that is good.
The bathing costume is ok too. Navy with racing stripes down the sides. It is a vain attempt to look marginally less like that giant marshmallow I was speaking of, but I have to admit that in a bathing costume, there is nowhere to hide. Groan. Oh well. They have seen it all before. And if they can make my leg better, who cares.
So, in addition to the ordinary clothes, sleeping stuff, swimming stuff and pillow, I am also taking my notebook/diary, books to read, a puzzle book and a quilt to hand stitch. With the bits that go with that as well, like a mini sewing basket.
I don't have a laptop, but they say there is no internet access anyway, and I will just have my phone. And charger, and hairdryer, and straighteners, and camera, and the kitchen sink. Coffee. Wet wipes. Toiletries. Towels. Mirror.
I will need a truck.
So there you have it. My day. Shops, coffee with Glynis, and here I am. I am off to stitch the top of the quilt together now so I can have it pinned and ready for the end of the week. I will be back.