Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Onslow Park Steam Rally

We are back from a brilliant weekend at Onslow Park Steam rally...we were able to park in our usual place behind the craft marquee  with Bunty and the caravan...
We soon got the stands set up and the pictures hung--I use plastic covered table cloths from the £1 to cover them---very handy they are!
Then back to the caravan to prepare our evening meal...am sticking to the eating plan although we are away from home,,,,,we are hooked on sweet potato chips--they are just to die for--a touch of fry-light to help the herbs and spices stick to them and in the oven until they are cooked... a couple of lovely thick sirloin steaks and a huge salad and we both stuffed !
certainly didn't want any pudding after that lot!
We went for a walk after dinner --the atmosphere is just amazing after dark--all the steamers are lit up and the steam fairground is amazing...
after an early night and on Saturday I got on and cooked a lovely full English breakfast on Sunday Morning to set us up for the day--all allowed on the plan..all dry fried and some crusty brown granary bread to soak up the tomato juices!
The little 'pocket money' paintings went down well as usual!
I had quite a crowd standing watching me demonstrate at times,,,
Amy loved having a go at the encaustic art....
Elisha created a lovely picture using the waxes..
Daisey used some lovely colours in her wax art..
wow--that's lovely!
Thomas  did really well--and spotted loads of mysterious things happening in his picture...
as we didn't have to drive anywhere on Sunday we fell off the plan for a while and enjoyed a few glasses of PImms late afternoon,,, only thing we forgot to take with us was the mint to put in it--but the cucumber and strawberries were very good!
some of the beautiful steamers..
a real old one here...
looks like a squirrel had been in the food cupboard when I woke up Monday morning... 5 empty cereal boxes on the table.....Then Bill said "I had a hypo at 1.30am" Poor Bill had woken up sweating and feeling odd..when he did his blood count it had dropped to just 2 ...which is very very bad...We had forgotten to pack the glucose tablets as well so the only sweet stuff around for him was the variety pack of cereals--so he those 5 and 4 weetabix as well!!  Since he has been on the Slimming World plan with me-he has been able to cut back on his insulin injections quite a lot--he was down from 68 to 44 and last night cut down to 40 after having the hypo.. So it looks like the plan is working well for him being able to cut back like that.He have to check his sugar levels more often and make sure its high enough before he goes to bed in future too..I hadn't heard a thing though--when I sleep I do go out for the count..and Ive made Bill promise to wake me up if it happens again, as when the blood sugar drops low like that people can get very confused and he may not get any food....anyway--we are back home now--got lots to do-we have the little grandchildren coming to stay until Saturday--they will keep us busy!

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