Friday, 9 June 2006

The best laid plans!

  Good morning everyone ,I cant believe I havent posted for two days ..well I suppose I can! we have been busy ,out and about and enjoying the sunshine ...we are nothing if not flexible ! in my last entry I told you what we were going to do ,now I'll tell you what we did ! 

Maurice came home Tueday morning after working the night shift,after a sleep ,he got up and we went and bought some maggots and bait and bread ,then went over to Mereside ,only to find the lake was now closed !,and is now a fisheries (for breeding ),very disapointed ,we drove nearer home to have a look at the lake near the golf course ,after studying it for some time ,whilst I wandered around with my camera ,Maurice decided~this lake will be good in about five years time ,where it is full of small fry,he suspects its been recently stocked ...so his venue tomorrow will need to be further a field ....When we got home ,we went allllllll the way next door,armed with a couple of bottles of wine , to Alan and Allys,who had invited us for a Barby ...we sat and chatted until Glen came home from work ...then Alan got stuck in  ,he cooked and cooked then we got stuck in and ate and ate,what a feast ,we thoroughly enjoyed our evening ,in the sunshine ,whats better than good company good food and good wine ,?all overlooked by Scooby who watched us through the hedge until he discovered he could get a better view if he stood on a patio chair! he also enjoyed the titbits Alan gave him !

The next day,dawned bright and hot again ,but Maurice decided against going fishing ,so pottered around at home ,I meanwhile got ready and went to the club ,I had taken as instructed a pkt of sweets ,I had wrapped up ,we all had to take a present, not more than a pound in  price ,which we handed in when we got there ,we then bought a ticket for a pound ,and as our number was called out ,selected a present from the sack of pressies that one kind gentleman,'dragged round ' he soon became hot and out of puff ,so the announcement was made ..When your number is called can you collect your prize....the gentleman was then seen dissapearing out side for a ciggy to recover!!!  Its a good fund raiser.... A dear little lady came and sat beside me,can I sit with you my duck ! says she? ,she was so little and frail but a little chatter box ,she wore the thickest lenses in her glasses ,my word you'd have to have good eye sight to see through them ! she told me her late husband was a special constable ,a few times ! That she lived alone and had a carer who also took her shopping,and when I asked did she have meals on wheels,Oh the indignation ..course I dont its that frozen stuff ..and you have to have one of them michael waves ! she was a babe and she called me girl ...I like that ! her name was May too ,remember I met a May last time ..can only assume Fen workers hibernated in September and then called thier resulting  daughters May !!!......a gentleman read us some of his poetry ,then we had tea ,I was then asked would I like to go on the trip to Felixstow in August,yes please...Felixstow is a seaside town on the East coast ,like Shirley said last month the meetings can be a bit boring but they do have some good trips ...and I agree and plan to go with them whenever I can ..  . .

Well this is developing into quite an epistle so I think I will tell you all about yesterday, tomorrow !  (I'll just say no water feature yet !) thats what happens if you dont post each day you find yourself playing catch up!!,'and we know what happens if we do long entrys dont we ? '  and the weather is far to nice to be sitting in at the computer ,so with love to you all and enjoy the sun...

              Jan xxx

21 comments:

lynnallenkf said...

Loved the pictures of Scooby trying to see into next doors garden, they made me smile!! Must have been hard to ignore his wistful looks!! You are right though it is to nice to sit here at the computer. Enjoyed reading about your comings and goings.

franboyd20 said...

Nice to catch up with your comings and goings Jan . Scoobie looks Like he's Standing Guard lol . I bet he Did Enjoy the Titbits . Hope you get your Water Feature soon .
Fran xx

madcobug said...

The lake pictures are sp pretty. Scooby looks so cute trying to see you all. Good for him getting a few treats. The other pictures are good also. Hope you have a great trip with the group of people. Helen

jaymact1 said...

Hi your barbie looked great poor Scooby left all alone in the garden drooling all the while for a bit of sausage.  You did not tell us what was in you parcel. LOve Joan.

aniracj said...

Oh aol still not sending out the alerts....had to do my own as well! Love the pics and as for Scooby he is the same as Sam, always on the lookout for a sausage, LOL!!

oddb0dkins said...

Glad you had a nice barbie - and the weather was perfect for it. Love the pics of Scooby, He looks a real character. B. x

jeanno43 said...

Love the pictures Jan. Glad you have been having a good time, hope you have a wonderful weekend
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salonrose123 said...

Enjoyed this entry Jan....sounds like you've had a great couple of days.  That old lady sounds like a wee darling!  Bet she kept you amused!  You never told us whether you got a prize or not?
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,   I`m glad you had a good couple of days in the sun.  What a shame about Maurice not being able to fish that lake, Jim would have been disappointed too.  Love the photos, especially the ones of Scooby looking over the fence, maybe he was hoping for some leftovers from your feast...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,lovely to talk to you on the phone this morning.What a good entry today telling us all about  your trip to the club and the Barby,sounds like it was good ,your neighbours look very nice ,so funny the pictures of Scooby looking over the fence,is it their cat he would like to chase? Dissappoiting for Maurice that he couldn't fish  that lake because it was closed for breeding.Think you have made another new friend in May,with the "good" eye sight!!!
Nice to have a trip to Felixstow in August.......Love Jeanxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I loved the pics, especially the ones of Scooby, fancy not invitng him to the BBQ!! Glad he got some titbits! Pity about the lake but I expect you'll find somewhere soon else all those maggots will be flying round your fridge! Have a lovely weekend! Jeannette xx  

kaydeejay5449 said...

Your visit with May sounds delightful.  I enjoy talking to the older generation.  I got such a kick out of Scooby looking over the hedge at you.  He is just so handsome!  One thing Dennis and I love about summer is having friends over to enjoy the barbeque with us.  If you haven't read Sugar's post yet, check it out.  It's about men grilling food.  It's very funny.  Have a great weekend!   Love,  Kathy

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, I really enjoyed your entry, poor Maurice all that bait and nowhere to go! Oh and Scooby looked so lovely in those pics! Linda xx

mckaygillian said...

Lol...sounds like you've been having a rare old time!!
Gill xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Loved the pics. Big hugs to Scooby!
Hated the fishing lake was closed. GRRR
Have a good weekend.
Sug

irisclyde said...

I'm glad to hear that you got a decent meal next door Jan, you have funny stuff at your house......bread and maggots????  :o) (The sunshine's making me cheeky)
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astra1547 said...

hi Jan...
Looks like you had a wonderful time, love the graphic and pictures...hope you have a great weekend too!

Astra!
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cacklinrosie101 said...

It sounds like a grand couple of days for you.  Nothing can beat good wine, good company, good food, sunshine.  So what type of pressy did you get from the bag?  Have a great weekend!  xoxo Chris

faircolleen said...

I could just pull up a chair and sit there with you. . looks very nice. LOL at Scoooby dooo! Isnt he lovely. . does he bite . . Im a bit nervous of big dogs.You look lovely Jan. . and Maurice too. . one of the photos earlier back he looks like Charlie Landesborough!

ally123130585918 said...

Hi Jan,   Sounds like you had a good couple of days in the sun ~ bet Maurice was disappointed that lake was closed ~    Love the photos, especially the ones of Scooby looking over the fence, and the Wind Turbines ~ Glad you had a good time with Ally and Alan good food ~ good wine ~ good company ~ who could want more ~ loved your description of May she really did sound a Babe ~ Ally

adlessor said...

Enjoyed your entry Jan and loved the photos.  Sounds like you had a good time.        Dawn