Thursday, 31 August 2006

Hanging on to summer, with Lavender and sunflowers.

Thankyou Chris,this is delightful and we all love lavender ,dont we ?

Charlotte is still here ,and enjoying her stay,she has made friends as I said the other day.Many of the girls belong to a dance group and are cheer leaders ,so she has been enjoying practising the moves with them ,and when things get to complicated, there are always the boys ! my door has never been knocked on so much ! Can Charlotte come out ?is the cry  !,Whilst she is out I get a chance to use the computer! Tomorrow she has been invited to go swimming with the very nice sixteen year old  girl who lives next door ,of course she hasnt brought her swim suit so we rang ,Sharon ,her Mum (my older daughter) who is to look it out and Maurice has to collect it on his way home  ,you forget how complicated life can be with a teenager (nearly ),in the house ,Yesterday being a lovely day I did loads of washing and ironed it ,well I couldnt get near the PC lol ,am just about keeping up with the alerts, Maurice is doing his last day at work then three nights and he will be on holiday, so we are planning some away days .

My favourite programe returns to BBC 1 next Wednesday at nine 'Who do you think you are ?',celebrities trace their ancestors ,this is the third series and if its like the first two we are in for a treat.,thats the day I go into work ,well you know ex work , I help with the news letter ,so life is busy as ever .I wouldnt have it any other way .I know its a cliche' ,but how did I find time to fit work into my life ?

Looked out of the window last evening and saw the air balloon passing so low , then it was fired up and off it went ,but not before I took  a picture , and then when I opened up my alerts this morning I found Dianna had sent a graphic for Charlotte ,needless to say she was delighted what a lovely surprise thankyou Dianna,so I must go now ,but have a good day everyone with love from

 and Jan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

29 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

I'll prob be posting flowers & butterflies in January! LOL
Hugs, Sugar

dklars said...

Sounds like Charlotte settled in well.  Have a wonderful day!
~~Kath~~

msecz said...

sounds like Charlotte is going to remembe a wonderful time with her gran.... Sandra

tillywooat62 said...

I love the smell of lavender, I used to have quite a big patch of it at the old house untill Kye demolished it along with quite a few other plants aswel, you have a very pretty granddaughter, glad that she has made some friends whilst staying with you,
take care Lynne xx

faircolleen said...

I love Lavender too. . especially Yardley Lavender soap.Charlotte is lovely! So pretty . . its a nice life playing out with your friends. .just how it should be too.

haileen2003 said...

So envy you, having a Grandaughter to stay.
Like you...don't know how I found the time to go into work.
Hope you don't mind I've snagged the Lavender graphic!..also my favourite colour.
Looking forward to 'Who do you think you are?' missed some of the last series, but enjoyed what I saw.

Aileen....X

debbiewebb4465 said...

HI CHARLOTTE :-) How lovely you are staying with Gran again in the holidays!! Glad you are having a lovely time with all your new friends. Enjoy your swim :-) Hugs to you and Gran
lotsa love Debbie ~xxxxxx~
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jaymact1 said...

You know how we both said the same thing together this morning well I loaded the lavender graphic up this morning to use at athe top of my entry but it did not  load right so I gave up and put in a different one. We are definately on the same wavelength.

jeanno43 said...

I am glad you are having such a good time.  HELLO CHARLOTTE, I hope you are enjoying yourself.  I cannot wait for that programme "Who Do You Think You Are" - one of the best things on t.v. and I have seen every episode.
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oddb0dkins said...

charlotte won't want to go home at this rate. What with all the boys and free internet as well, lol. Glad you're enjoying her stay. B. x

xxroxymamaxx said...

Aww...I'm so glad you are having a good time with her and she is making some new friends as well!  Love the tag Dianna made! And I am trying to hold on to summer with everything I have as well. lol   Hugs and GBU, Shelly

sneezy7125 said...

Hi there... I've found your journal by way of Stevie's "Other Blogs". I certainly hope you don't mind me just dropping in, but I'm trying to acquire some new J~Land friends. I do hope you'll stop by to visit mine if you feel like.

Those pictures are wonderful, and say hello to Charlotte.

Morgan
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jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan and Charlotte! The pics are lovely, Charlotte is such a pretty girl! Glad she's enjoying her time with you and making friends. I hope you have some good weather while Maurice is off and can get out and about! Don't forget to take pics! Jeannette  xx  

ally123130585918 said...

Hi Jan and Charlotte glad you are enjoying your stay with your Nan ~ I know they are happy to have you with them ~ love the pictures what a lovely little playing park ~ Glad Maurice can collect that swim suit so you can go swimming ~ Hope the weather keeps nice for you Jan so you can get out and about ~ like you I am looking forward to "Who do you think you are" ~ brilliant programme ~ The picture of the Hot Air Balloon is really good ~ you just caught that right Lovely one ~ Ally

nedmoh said...

Hello Jan and Charlotte,lovely graphic of the basket of lavendar ,can almost smell it from here!!!...I bet you are having fun with the girls who are in the dance group Charlotte ,you won't want to leave Gran and Maurice to have to go back and to school again .I start again at school on Tuesday but I believe you don't go back until Wednesday if I remember right. Good for you Jan doing your washing and ironing the same day !!..Hope you and Maurice enjoy his time off together.......Love Jeanxx

aniracj said...

I'll be watching the programme this time round myelf, looks like some really interesting people this time round.....looking forward to Barbara Windsors and Robert Lindsay's. I snagged the lavender basket as well, it is lovely!

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  I like that programme to if I get the chance to watch it, Jim never says when it`s on and he ALWAYS has the TV pages...lol !  Lovely photos, Charlotte is a beautiful young lady.  The pic of the hot air balloon is great, not something we see every day. Enjoy your days out with Maurice. :o)

Sandra xxxx

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Jan

Glad Charlotte is enjoying her stay with you and Maurice, and that she is making lots of new friends.  I shall be watching the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' series. I enjoy finding out about famous people and how they come to be famous...

Leigh :-)
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siennastarr said...

So glad you are enjoying your time with Charlotte! :)   I see she still has her "fingernails" on!  I would have thought with all that playing on the slide and swinging, she would have lost them by now! lol

Hugs
Jackie

jmoqueen said...

Lavendar reminds me of my nan and grandad as they taught me to pick it and rub it in my hand :-)  They had loads growing in their garden.  I'm glad Charlotte is having a good time and making lots of friends!!  I shall have to watch that series of who do you think you are as I've never watched it but I would love to get into this family tree thingy!!

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

sounds like you are having great fun with Charlotte around...

Astra!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Hi Jan, isn't it amazing how life is so busy and full of fun with a teen in the house.  Charlotte is lovely, and I still think she looks so much like her grandma.  How nice that she has gotten to spend time with you.  My children loved to stay at my mother's house.  xx  Chris

stevietwain said...

Awww, glad you're having such a nice time! Charlotte looks lovely!!!

Yay that your fave show is starting again..I love it when that happens..hehe!

Lv Stevie
xxxx

lindachapmanuk said...

Don't they just keep you young! aw Glad you are all having fun Linda xx

wldconnie said...

What a lovely grand-daughter! Charlotte is so pretty and the same age as my Jack! They would make a lovely couple! Grand-children certainly keep you young and busy! Love Conniex

lurkynat said...

how beautiful!
love,natalie

lindaggeorge said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing the episode with Colin Jackson, we used to see him shopping in Tesco's when we lived in Cardiff, he seems such a lovely person.

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salonrose123 said...

Glad you and Charlotte are having fun together....she's a pretty girl.
Loved the pic of the hot-air balloon, I've never seen one 'live' before!!
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Ains xxx  

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hi Jan,
I've been MIA but hope you and Charlotte had a good time together!
Dianna