Tuesday, 25 July 2006

Visiting Day

Good morning Everyone ,another sunny day ,like the bright sunny graphic kindly made by Chris ,I'm doing this entry a bit earlier today ,Maurice, still on holiday, has gone off early to meet Pete ,my brother in law ,at some fishing lakes,Jean my sister is coming over later to spend the day with me ,Pete and Maurice will come back here later where we will all have dinner (dont know yet what we will have )Jean and I will spend the day ,doing whatever it is sisters do ,when they get together mainly chatting ,Ithink !

Maurice and I had a busy day yesterday ,we went to  Peterborough ,first to the fishing equipment shop ,to buy various stuff he needed for today ,including hooks ,oh and he bought a new pod he'd been after (for resting rods on !) and some baits including maggotts !

We then went to see Aunty Kitty ,who was asleep when we got there ,as we woke her she gave us a lovely smile ,she is gently confused ,so we made conversation ,best we could ,the topic she hit on yesterday was school ! Where did we go to school ?Itold her where I went ,but of course it meant nothing to her ,then Maurice told her the name of his school ,and her face lit up , 'good school  with the Sisters?',Yes says Maurice pulling a face at me ,some of them had been ,well ....very strict ! He then asked her where she went ,could she remember ?She tried a few things then ,her face lit up ,and she says ....in her genteel Irish accent 'I went to Heffing school ..and thats near Heffing church ',with a wicked sparkle in her eye ,we still see the remains of her sense of humour ,wonder how many times she has cracked that little joke ?Heffing (not sure if its spelt with an H ) is a little village near Limmerick ,in Ireland ,where she was brought up .Before she grew up ,and came to England ,and went on to become a nurse and eventually a Matron ,and now she is a confused little lady .living out her days in a nursing home ,but where I was pleased to note the room was pleasantly cool ,in comparison to the searing heat outside ,and they all had cool drinks by their side ,and cups of tea were  being served as we left .

Our next port of call was to pop in to see Kate and the boys who are now on holiday ,from school ,after a coffee for me and a cup of tea for Maurice ,and a natter of course .We then went on to see Maurices brother Mike and Jackie his wife ,Mike had been painting up stairs (in this weather !)we could hear Dean Martin singing to him as he worked !,so after catching up with all the family news ,we left for home ,then after dinner I caught up ,with all my alerts ,whilst watching tele out of the corner of my eye (good at multi tasking me !)and before retiring ,we....yes you've guessed it, watered the garden,....and so on that happy note I will wish you all a very nice day with love from .....

                

This lovely sig graphic ,with the cooling drink was made by Cherry ...Thankyou its lovely ...Cherry2sweet 2eat

21 comments:

aniracj said...

Good morning, good morning!!! I have the day off today so trying to find things to do that are not going to make me melt in the heat!!! Hope you and Jean have a good day, love Joan

edwardssoapy said...

Morning Jan (((hugs)))

Lovely graphic... hope you and Jean have a nice day!

Keep cool,
Leigh :-)
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hugs4dragons said...

Hi your graphics are lovely. Pagan loves to get maggots for fishing. She sits running her hands through them singing to them.....shudder. Charline xx

stevietwain said...

Awww, lovely to read about your Aunt, bless her.
It is wierd, and kinda scary to think of a woman as strong minded as you described, just to end up in a care home.

Sounds like she still has that spark though..;-)

Great graphic too..made me thirsty..haha!!

Lv Ste
xxx

jaymact1 said...

Lovely graphics today made me feel cool as I am very hot. Helping with the bed building. Have a nice natter. Love Joan.

sdrogerson said...

What a lovely entry

sugarsweet056 said...

My, but you sound busy busy busy!
{{{}}}
Smooches, Sugar

dklars said...

What a busy day!  I hope your time with your sister was full of laughter
~~Kath~~

ally123130585918 said...

Jan lovely to read about your Aunt Kitty she sounds like she has had a wonderful life and still has that spark in her ~ you certainly had a busy day with all your visits ~ and nice to spend time with Jean ~ I know my sister and I never run out of things to talk about ~ Hope Maurice has a good days fishing ~ Ally

salonrose123 said...

Heffing Church.....oh how I giggled!!  I love hearing stories about Aunt Kitty, she sounds as if she's still a live-wire!!
Hope you have a lovely day with Jean.
Hugs,

oddb0dkins said...

A busy but enjoyable day you had. Love Aunt Kitty lol. B. x

kategshepherd said...

hope you all had a lovely day. Hope maurice caught you all some nice tea to eat. I have been trying to work but it's been hot and the kids always want the computer. It's harder to work at home when they are off and they don't understand that if i don't finish work, i don't get paid. Martin and Stuart said thanks for their mugs and Martin wanted me to tell you that you left the t bags in one package. I told him that you probably left them for us. See you all soon. Love you tons. xxxxx

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

love your graphics...I hope your day went as planned and you had a good evening too!...phew! painting in this heat...best wishes and take care!   keep cool.

Astra!

kaydeejay5449 said...

What a nice busy day!  I bet it was great fun sharing it with your sister.  Did your husband catch any fish?  Hope he had great luck!  Love,  Kathy

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - I hope Maurice will be lucky with the fishing !
Luv Jayne x

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, what I love about you is that you are eternally busy and active.  It has to be what keeps you so upbeat.  LOL...I get tired just thinking of all you accomplish in one day.  Sounds like a very good summer for you.  xxx  Chris

kvassilyeva said...

Hi Jan,   Sandra here via Kerry`s computer.   Mine has crashed and has a virus and could be terminal....sigh.  Anyway for the time being I`m using Kerry`s PC and will read a few journals when I can.  I hope Maurice has a great days fishing. :o)

Sandra xxxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan funny to hear about Aunty Kittys Heffing village!!! I really enjoyed my day with you yesterday just chatting plus abit of retail therapy.and the men enjoyed being together I am sure. The tea you prepared for us was delicious,the juice and wine went down well too.See you soon ..........Love Jeanxx

jlocorriere05 said...

Aunt Kitty sounds lovely! Think I went to the same school as her! I'm glad you had a good day with Jean, Hope the men caught lots of fish for you! I love Dean Martin, especially when he sang in Italian! Jeannette xx  

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan! How do you fit so much in in one day! It's great reading though. Lovely graphics too Linda xx
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lurkynat said...

what a great day!
nice entry Jan!
hugs,natalie