In The Garden

I have had the weirdest arm affliction this week. On Wednesday, after spending a couple of hours at the PC, my right arm started to ache. By Thursday it was so bad I could barely move my arm away from my body. Every time I tried to use it, I got a severe, lightning fast, shooting pain all down my arm and then my upper arm ached for ages afterwards.

On Friday it was starting to feel better. I did a run on Saturday, which seemed to help a lot, and today it’s just twinging badly if I move my arm out from my body at about a 45 degree angle. I think I must have crushed or twisted or trapped a nerve or something. I’m glad it’s subsiding, because for 2 days it was so bad I couldn’t even use the computer!

I ran 5km yesterday in 39mins 26 seconds. Steve is running about the same time/distance, so it’s nice to workout at the gym together, even though we’re not breaking any speed records here.

This morning mum and I went to the car boot sale hunting for a bargain. I wasn’t actually going to buy anything, but ended up with a new aquarium for the fish – Bert especially is starting to get a little on the large side for the improved tank we bought earlier this year, so a new home was on the cards at some point.

This was looking to be in the region of £60+, so getting a new tank for £10 was a bargain. The seals are good, and it’s going to be big enough to house them for a few years at least. I’ve also ordered a new hood from an ebay seller, as the one it came with had nowhere to fit a light. We should have it all set up and ready to go within the next 6 weeks or so.

Mum came over this afternoon for some BBQ food, and we showed her our latest neighbours.

Here’s Steve preparing the fire:


Mum eagerly awaiting her lunch:


Neighbour number 1 – he lives on the outside of our patio doors and likes to catch flies in the evening when they are drawn to the kitchen light. He’s beautifully patterned.


Neighbour number 2 – this big guy has taken up residence next door to the compost bin, and trust me – he is soooo much bigger than the picture shows. Steve found a dying housefly and put him in his web. He scampered over and grabbed it as fast as you could blink. Here he is wrapping him up for dinner. As Steve said, if spiders were as big as we are, we wouldn’t stand a chance.

(photo lost in transit)

1 thought on “In The Garden”

  1. The arm thing is really strange, and I say that because I had something like that happen to me a couple of years ago. Then I went to see a doctor (thinking that I had carpal tunnel or something) and he said it was tennis elbow. ?!? The arm kept getting worse so that I could only lift things in certain ways, and then, the same thing happened to the other arm. Then the other arm got worse than the first arm, and I couldn’t lift things or even open jars, it was like I had no strength in my arms.

    Then I finished my last job, was off work for 9 months, and within that 9 months both arms got better. I’ve been at my new job for 8 months and nothing has happened with my arms.

    I don’t know WTF it was. Whoever heard of tennis elbow in both arms? But I hope it doesn’t happen to you.

    Oh, and nice pics 🙂

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