Friday, 21 June 2019


It is quite rare to see gulls close up in the village.


Herring Gulls, I think, by the size and colouring, though silent so possibly Common Gulls.
I often see them soaring high over the village or following ploughs in nearby fields.
Yesterday two of them spent a few minutes flying around just above roof height and occasionally swooping down to ground level on the footpath just beyond my fence. Must have been something tasty there but I didn't see them fly off with anything.

Wednesday evening saw me having to visit A&E in Grimsby. Very high potassium levels again from the morning blood tests. The A&E department was overflowing with customers so not a fast process, but efficient once they got going. Total time from booking in to leaving was about four and a half hours so I didn't arrive back home until after midnight.  Lots of tests showed the potassium levels were already lower but this time the cause has been found - a side effect of one of the prescribed tablets I have been taking at night. A pity Louth hospital didn't spot that three months ago though to be fair Grimsby has a much larger hospital with specialists in a variety of departments. Maybe now we can get things back to normal with a change of medication.


  1. I hope they have you sorted now. I am grateful that I have resisted the temptation to go near medical folk unless it's for something simple like stitches or a broken bone. I do feel rough but from what I see the medication can be both a cure and a cause.

  2. Lovely gulls and I am glad they finally found out what was causing the high potassium levels. From a purely selfish point of view - look after yourself! I need your interesting posts and your sane and sensible views! Thanks!!

  3. Sorry about your long hospital wait John - not uncommon round here where are hospitals are distant too. Don't know about gulls but I do know that if anything is happening in the fields they appear 'as if by magic' within seconds.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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