Thursday, 1 September 2005

Family and other things

Hi Im Jan ,

I thought I ought to try my hand at this journal making ,I dont much like the word blogging ,it makes me think of back logging ,and Im not here to talk about my ironing ,I went on line last April and when I discovered your lovely journals I was hooked.I have added comments on many,and feel I know so many of you ,its only fair I tell you abit about me.

I retired as a Scheme Manager on a sheltered housing scheme for the elderly,last November because I lived on site retiring also meant moving so my partner Maurice and I moved to a charming little market town in the fens ,Well having told you Im retired ,Iam actually back doing holiday cover on a part time basis,which is lovely but since Idont drive I have to use public transport to the various Schemes Ive been covering, so my shifts are subject to bus time tables!

Maurice always wanted a dog so soon after we moved we went to the animal shelter and adopted Scooby a Shar Pai dog.Funny old boy about two years old with a few of the wrinkles a chacteristic of the breed (well dogs are supposed to look like their owners arnt they ?)

My husband Mick who died twenty two years ago and I had four children two boys and two girls and between them have presented me with nine grandchildren eight boys and Charlotte Janet,my name is Janet but Im Jan to my friends,Can I join you and be your friend too,Im gonna press the save button now ........fingers crossed    JAN

40 comments:

jeanno43 said...

O.K. I found you by doing a search. Very well done Jan, I always hoped you would take the plunge one day. So nice to get to know more about you.  I am putting you on alerts and I will certainly give you some publicity.  I know you will love it. We do appreciate the comments you have been posting for some time now it is our turn to comment on your journal. Welcome to J-Land!!!!!

lsfp1960 said...

Welcome Jan...heard about your journal from Jeannette. Glad you have joined us. Here's a link to my journal....Linda

jeanno43 said...

Oh, if you want to know how to post pictures, let me know, would love to see not only you but your wrinkly dog lol

gemmast25 said...

Welcome Jan.

Welcome to J-land, Looking forward to reading more.
Please drop by my journal and have a snoop.

Gem xx

denibook said...

Hi Jan just a cheery hi and good luck with your journal.  Look forward to hearing from you as I to am an avid journal reader.

Load of good wishes

Deni

nhd106 said...

Welcome Jan!  Nice to "Meet you".   You'll find us to be a warm bunch..who only bite SOME times!  Anyway, looking forward to getting to know you.  Please come check out my journal.  My pictures often disappear for some reason.  I still haven't figured it all out yet myself.    Nancy : )

suzyh73 said...

Hi, Jan! Jeannette showed me the way here so welcome!!!!

Su
x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/suzyh73/AnAverageLifeandotherstories/

kokoapuffy1 said...

Greetings Jan,
Welcome to J-Land!!! Enjoyed reading your first entry, and getting to know you a little. Have put you on the aol alerts, so I know when you update. And if you have any questions, we are all here to help you...get started.  Here's an invite to my photoblog.             ~Deborah
http://journals.aol.com/kokoapuffy1/WhirledPiece

dklars said...

Best of luck, Jan!  I hope you enjoy the journaling community as much as I have
~~Kath~~

http://journals.aol.com/dklars/SecretGarden

rachealcarol said...

Hya Jan,

Great to see you've taken up journalling.  Will be popping back for a coffee occasionally. xxRache

fisherkristina said...

Welcome to writing a journal Jan, you will enjoy it!  
Sounds like you had an interesting job.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

freedxchrist00 said...

hello got a link from jeanett she is such a sweetie welaome to journal land hope you enjoy it and stay a while I also have a journal called life at our house I do not know how to do links but i think there is a link in jeanetts jurnal you are on my alerts now and i will be back God bless kelley

firestormkids04 said...

Welcome to J-Land, Jan!  We're happy to have you here.  Stop on by and visit us.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere

memes121 said...

Welcome to J-Land friend! I look forward to reading your journal. It is a great place here and you will make many new friends.
Tammy  

yakima127 said...

Welcome!  It is great that you have started your journal, here!  I hope to see many entries from you!  JAE

joolsinwa said...

Welcome to journal land!!!!!!!look forward to your entries
~Julie
http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

sarajanesmiles said...

Hello Jan, and welcome to J-land :o)
Looking forward to getting to know you m'dear, glad to have you aboard.
Nine Grandchildren?  Are you sure you have time for this, lol!!
Sara   x

kme100 said...

Hello Jan,

I found your journal entry interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say in your future entries. Keep up the good work!  
                                                                                   Keith

jaymact1 said...

Hello I'M Joan newly retired as well and haveing a great time.  Welcome to J-land enjoyed your journal and look forward to more. will leave my link in case you want ot visit keep up the good work .Joan.

http://journals@aol.co.uk/jaymact1@aol/JoansMusings

sunny112659 said...

Welcome to aol journals. Hope to be reading more as you write will put you on my alerts. Sunny
http://journals.aol.com/sunny112659/CRAZYLAZYDAYS
http://journals.aol.com/sunny112659/ATITAGAIN

aniracj said...

As promised, here I am!!! Welcome to J Land and long may you stay!!! You are on my alerts for certain so will call in every day!! Have fun.....ironing is boring so it can wait!!!!!

ally123130585918 said...

Hello Jan very glad to have you as my friend..looking forward to reading more..Ally

sdoscher458 said...

Hello to you from across the pond.  Welcome to Jland, it's a pretty nice place..it does make the world smaller. I've been a fan of Jeannette's for a long time so as the saying goes any friend of my friend is my friend...welcome...Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan , Well done in starting your Journal.I will keep reading as you know I am your biggest  Fan. Love Jeanxxxxx

labdancer51 said...

Well done for starting your own journal Jan.  Thanks for telling me all about yourself, though I already knew you had Scooby, so important for journallers to be dog-lovers... I think so anyway ...  lol!  Can`t wait to read your next entry! :-)


Sandra xxxxx

thefaircolleen said...

Hello. . I am looking forward to reading your journal. . . best wishes with it.

blondepennierae said...

Welcome to journaling.  I will look forward to getting better aquainted as time goes on.  Have fun!  Glad you have decided to join our group.  Pennie

stubbornminx said...

hi jan,i enjoy reading jeanettes journal,so as you are a friend of hers i'd love to be friends with you.good luck with your journal,lyn xx

jmoqueen said...

Hello Jan - welcome to the world of j-land!!   I shall add your journal to my alerts - hope you stay around :-)

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife/

wobblymoo said...

welcome

madcobug said...

Hi Jan, welcome to J-land. I came over from Jeannette's journal. Feel free to drop by my journal if you wish. Helen

jeanno43 said...

wow, 31 comments and now 32, that has got to be a record for a new journal.  When you get the time pop over and say hello to another journal I promoted after yours.  She has only had six hits.  Very well done, you are going to be popular!

springangel235 said...

Hi Jan,
Welcome to j-land...you have a wonderful beginning and please post more entries...would love to know more about you and your life.
joyce

mtrib2 said...

Hello Jan, I make more comments than I do journal entries.  I got a stray dog one year ago and he is a part of my life now.   Will enjoy reading more about you.   mark
http://journals.aol.com/mtrib2/landscapeartwork
http://journals.aol.com/mtrib2/MarksDailyJournal  

southernmush said...

Hello.....Recently I came upon your journal in Jeannette's Jottings and I really wanted to come by and read your journal. I want to welcome you to this place I love.....Journal Land.....

Welcome Aboard Jan.....I will enjoy reading your journal in the future and I shall tell others about your journal now that I have found you......You have a new reader and friend.....

Sincerly, Southernmush

bhbner2him said...

Big HOWDY to you Jan, from Texas!   Welcome among us!  I've only been at this a few months myself.  ;)  -  Barbara

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan, I tried to leave a message last night but got cut off for reasons unknown. Welcome to J-Land, I hope you enjoy writing your journal and getting to know us all. I'm looking forward to reading you postings.
Love Jeannette.x.

jules19642001 said...

welcome you J Land, I hope you enjoy your journal as much as I enjoy mine........Jules xxxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

cyandfayedavis said...

Welcome!! We have 5 children--18 grandchildren with 2 on the way.  Then I think we will be finished.   We had 4 boys before the sought for girl.  Now there are 14 boys and 6 girls (counting the two on the way)   Isn't it all fun!!!

bustrac said...

Welcome to the world of journals!  Being online does get addicting, so enjoy it!  I have made so many friends here.