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Thank you everyone ,Its so touching your well wishes and concern , we have so many questions to ask the stroke nurse , Its only after you have got over the shock do you think about these things , There were about 6 tiny specks we could see she said there were multiple ones, If the episodes he has weekly mean he is having a stroke every time its happening he has had a lot more since the MRI as its averaging 2/3 times a week, he had one on the way to the hospital, we had to get him in there in a wheelchair , Hopefully the nurse will answer any concerns.
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Hello thank you all for your concern, After initially been told its a rare form of migraine with my husband, then the stroke doctor said there was no stroke on the MRI, so today the neurologist might I add was in her early sixties and had a wealth of  experience behind her showed us the pinpoints in the brain where the strokes were indicated, Now we just need to look into how to manage them I have just blogged this post to let you know what has happened xxx
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Hello and goodbye, 

I have been less and less frequent in blogging over the past two years and find it difficult to find what to write about but since i have been on Instagram i much prefer the quick style of that to blogging , My life dictates the time i have to do things now and i much prefer pictures to writing , Our health issues are ongoing ,My husband had his emergency appointment with the nurolagist come through for April but has since  twice weekly had more of the worrying episodes and the doctor has managed to bring his appointment forward to two weeks time , I have just had a heart monitor for a month which produced some weird  traces waiting to hear off that and i have also had a nerve conduction study , so our life is set around hospital appointments , We hardly go out at the moment so i don't have treasures to share much at the moment either , I would like to thank all my followers for your continued support and kindness over the years and if you want to follow  me on Instagram look for vintageandfrugalhome , Thank you so much xxxx 
I'me off to do some baking , I cant decide what to bake though. 
Eileen xxx















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Things are ongoing with the health issues that's all i am going to say so  i wont bore you , I want to get back to posting what this blog is all about , Thanks for all your concerns though.


So what have i been up too , Well with the Christmas period and the weather the way it is at the moment , there have not been many opportunities to buy fresh stock so i looked back at what i have bought in previous years and even i must say i have had some beautiful vintage pieces , Here are just a few.












































  


I will be shearing all my new vintage buys with you through  the year if you ever see anything you like you can message me on IG or Vintagefrugalhome or Shabby chic vintage on Facebook with  good discounts for my followers on here ,just mention my blog.



I have updated the spare room which was like this i loved the wallpaper but you could see the paste marks on such a dark paper.





 Its now the spare bedroom and looks like this. Most of the items in this room are from boot sales, Jumble sales or charity shops ,The  wallpaper was from B & Q , lots of the items i have had for years and always believe in using what you have up- cycling it in a different way , The only new thing in this room is the bed and mattress which is from B & M. 












I have also been  baking , I found a new to me Old fashioned fruit cake recipe in a vintage homepride cookery book but being a frugal cook i used lidl's flour, It filled two tins and keeps for a long time if you can resist it. 


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Hope you have all had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year ,To be honest christmas this year has got in the way for us as my husband has had the results from his Mri and it shows no sign of strokes but he his still having the disabling events that slur his speech and the loss of use of his limbs ,
 The last episode saw him to fall on all fours and i had to try and get him back into his chair , He had two one day after the other recently and  is now waiting for an emergency appointment with the neurologist and the holiday has held this up.



 Anyway i still made some effort especially with the christmas gift wrapping, I always have lots of broken jewellery so i used it to embellish gifts.

















I had all the ribbons and paper in the red and green lot left over from previous years and the robin transfers i bought a few years ago , All i had to buy was one roll of paper for the second lot and some tags which cost me £2.00.

I was also not in the mood to bake christmas cakes this year but bought two reduced from Aldi at £1.99 each after christmas,




I want to do some sewing as i am getting bored  but  unfortunately i  decided last year that life was too busy for any sewing so i  sold my sewing machine ,
 Now i regret it so much , I bought the singer one from an auction but  my daughter used it as a prop for the school play and it came back minus the original needle, 
Plus i am not sure how to thread the lozenge shaped bobbin ,So today i advertise on freecycle to see if anyone had one to give away and an hour later i had this one delivered.



It's a bit tatty , It looks better in the picture than it is really but there is no bobbin case , I think i have one somewhere and  will go on a hunt tomorrow , I am just wondering it they are a standard size 
 It  also needs a needle not sure if a universal one will fit but i will try it , It does work and seems like a heavy duty one , 
The problem is i can't leave my husband alone at the moment and can't earn any money so i need to watch every penny hence not being able to buy one outright.


This christmas i had two lovely cath kidston presents.




Tonight we are having our version of a chinese curry.


This is off amazon , We don't like Indian , well i don't like either really, I  just have a stir fry 




This photo is from a couple of weeks ago , We do tend to have this though on a saturday evening.


   xxxx
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Wishing all my followers and other blogger a merry christmas and a healthy new year.




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I love cheese but it has to be extra mature cheddar not just any mature  cheese , some of it just has a more mature taste than others but no flavour , It's hard to find one that tastes good but is not expensive , I purchased some from Asda when i did the online shop and i didnt like that one, I also had some Edam,  I remember that had more taste too, In the end  i had  lots of open undesirable cheese and i don't like waste , So i bought some of the cheese that i do like  Morrisons extra mature and grated it all together to use in cooking.






Just one of the meals i remembered to photograph , Wholemeal pasta bake.




At the moment i am keeping busy at home we are not going out much , My husband had another episode on saturday like i said before its always in the morning , He has his scan this week so i am hoping its not long before we get the results.


So another thing i have managed to do is get the house dressed for christmas , like every year no new decorations here.I also made some more mince pies , They don't last long in our house.  





I sorted out this christmas tin that i had bought from a boot sale while on holiday.






Not being able to do the market i am having to sell some of my stock , So have been sorting out some large lots to sell on Ebay.




I also forgot i had these velvet red curtains that i might use in the bedroom if they don't sell  for what i want for them , I will just introduce some more red in there.   


xxxx
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We have the appointment for the scan its two weeks yesterday unusual to be on a saturday better for the traffic and parking as its 4.10 p.
Anyway we are trying to get some normality back in the meantime , we wait until after lunch to go out now and this week i went to the first  jumble sale in ages and and also fetched the stock i had bought from auction before all the health issues started  so here are a few of my latest finds.


The pillowcases , The blue and white ones were new vintage in the box for 30p , The linen frilled ones were in a job lot of linen bought from auction , I finally got some big enough for Ikea pillows as they are so long. The only problem is we have had a problem with them since , See my complaints section further down.




This Antique Mirror was £1.00




This is a beautiful Antique linen pillowcase with clover leaf embroidery and open work detail , Its on Ebay now finishes soon with only one bid of 99p , Have a look at shabbychicvintagecottage 




I have had these ages but have just decided to sell them , There a lot of mother of pearl. 







This box is shabby and the ballerina is broke but i love it. 



I have done quite a bit of baking while we have been immobilie , I had two of these 6p loaves in the freezer , I use one to make Old fashioned Bread pudding.




 Then i made belgium buns , They looked much better after i had iced them but then i forgot to take the photo. I find it really hard to roll them as tight as required.

 
Then theses two beauties were in my latest auction finds.









 And i also get some free stuff , This hat was given to me to sell on the stall but i loved it so much i decided to keep it needless to say though the stall has to be put on hold for the time being.

 



Now the complaints , The Asda one , They gave me a £10 online shop voucher and free delivery for the next four deliveries as they say they are not responsible for codes not working on the discount sites.

We don't buy many new items but we need a new mattress and as quality mattresses are very expensive we purchased a mattress topper using another online code for freemans , It was brilliant at less than £70 it's transformed our bed.Then i had some thermal vets for my husband 
 he  always wears that keep him warm with his health  issues  they were  great too, warmer than his previous ones that he had had for years
Anyway i noticed a blue stain on my lovely white pillowcases and pure linen Antique sheet That had also gone through to the mattress topper, Its not slight either  , I was gutted , I love sparkling white linen on my bed and these were   certainly not,My husband has a daily shower but the dye from the vests had got into his skin and transferred onto my bedding , Freemans asked for me to return the items for testing , I only sent one i need proof that the problem had occurred  , So i will let you know what happens.
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We went to  the stroke clinic yesterday after being told at A&E that is was a TIA , now the consultant says the episodes that he had were not strokes because the slurring of his speech and problem with the use of his leg were the only symptoms and if it was a TIA he would have not recovered so quickly so what's causing it , Possibilities are the rare  migraines that were mentioned at the other hospital , Overactivity of the brain and it could also be linked  to his epilepsy , This has been controlled by drugs for well over 20 years even though its grand mall , The consultant is sending him for a brain mri so we should have some answers ,He has told that he can now drive , The strange thing was all the episodes started in the morning about 10.30 so we are not travelling until the afternoon , So we are really happy it's not a TIA but still don't have any concrete answers.





One another note please be aware there is a telephone scam going about , This morning i had a telephone scam that was supposed to be from BT , we are with virgin thats why i knew it was a scam , It was telling us that out internet was going to be permanently disconnected and to press something to continue , which is when i put the phone down , A few minutes later another call came saying out of area so its coming from a call centre out of the uk  this one asked us to listen to an sms text which i didn't  , then it rang again  which i then ignored.


XXXX 
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Thanks for all your concern , i will update next week , He is fine at the moment but that is what happened after the last one nearly two weeks ago , At the moment  it's frustrating as he cannot drive and i don't drive ,  We have just took delivery of a home delivery from Asda wich i found a code for £20 of your first order which i won't be using again as the code was not applied   , Will blog next week.  


xxxx  
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