Mum has been wearing a heart monitor since Tuesday. She was supposed to wear it for 5 days then return it to the hospital. However, the contact pad thingy she has to wear on her breast bone was really making her skin itch. And when I replaced them after she'd bathed I noticed her skin was reacting more and more - not with the sticky plaster bit but the white gel pad inside. We decided as she had no obvious symptoms the hospital could surely make do with 4 days worth of readings and decided to return it to the hospital a day early. My first bit of excitement came from walking through an area of the hospital grounds which is more like a park. It was full of Jays! Not a glimpse of one, but quite a few. Although they didn't stay still for very long. I had my Lumix bridge camera in my bag so whipped it out and got a few fuzzy snaps. I'd have loved to have had my DSLR with me but I was already getting a few funny looks from passers by wondering why I was taking pictures in the hospital grounds.
Not the best pictures ever and I'm tempted to make a return trip with my proper camera, but you can definitely see they are Jays. I've always loved Jays. As someone once told me they're like me: A noisy chatty bird.
The JR hospital is at Headington which is a town that joins onto Oxford. It's renown for it's Charity shops. It feels like every other shop is one. I thought I'd have a look for vintage sheets in a few. I'd been in half a dozen and all I'd seen were a few 'vintage' (well they were almost old enough to be vintage.) ugly curtains. Nothing in the way of sheets. I was getting tired and hungry and about to walk past the next charity shop I came to when I noticed some curtains hanging up on a rail and thought I'd just stick my head in the door and check if they had any sheets and I found not one but two vintage sheets. A large flat sheet and a single duvet cover. Both cost me £5.50.
I was so excited I nearly skipped to the bus stop swinging the bag with the sheets in! They're in the wash as I type. What this means is if the UK and Ireland Vintage Sheet Swap does have a round two I'll have something to contribute!!
If my day hadn't been fortuitous enough already I popped into Peacocks and spotted a two pack of fingerless gloves for £3.50 and no covered thumbs in this pack. I've only been looking for some traditional fingerless gloves for about 5 years. Ideal for cold days in the office when I can hardly type because my hands are so cold. I didn't expect to get one pair that cheaply let alone two!
Lunch was Sushi from Waitrose.
Now I fancy something sweet so I'm off to make cookies. I LOVE days like this!