Monday, 25 September 2006

Plough day

Thankyou Donna a lovely one for this entry !

Well I really dont know where to start it seems ages since I did an entry ,This is Maurices second week back at work and I'm still not back into the routine ,still got lots to tell from when he was off ,This weekend .....

Started when he came off nights, Friday morning it was his Birthday ,he had to stay back for a meeting so was late in, he opened his cards and presents ,I had bought him some fishing stuff he wanted, some books  and a DVD ,he had been complaining of pains in his wrist and lower arm ,he must have been in pain because he rang up and got an appointment with the Doctor ,wow ?The Doctor diagnosed Tendonitis ?spelling ! he came home and went to bed shattered ,It rained all Friday ,much like today ,so I went and cashed his prescription for some ointment ,I got soaked through .....I then made dinner, his favourites ,he ate his dinner then slept most of the evening on the couch ,Happy Birthday Maurice .

Saturday, bright and sunny and warm complete contrast to Fridays weather ,I went shopping, Maurice started the fireplace he is making for Mark my son and his wife Chrissy ,We then went to Peterborough were Jackie and Mike had invited us for a Birthday dinner for Maurice spent a lovely Saturday evening with them ,After some over night rain ,yesterday turned out really nice and warm with lots of sunshine ,Maurice and I were joined here by Jean and her husband Pete ,Mark and Chrissy ,and we all went to the country fair and Plough day at the Rural Museum here....

I had offered to help ,so as we got there the others went on their way and I went and reported for duty ...Jane gave me a badge and said would I like to help on the book stall ,Ooh Yea  ! I went and offered myself to this man ,!!who said... theres three of us all ready ! goo over there ,I went over there and the lady laughed and said ,so many people have turned up to help we are getting in each others way (superfluous to the occasion then !! Huh )I offered to lose myself ,the lady agreed ,so I went and found the others and what a lovely day we had We kept losing each other ,usually us girls had gone off to see something we liked and the men the same ,then we would meet up again ,greeting each other with have you seen this .....

Jean and I went and joined the plough service,a few prayers to bless the plough and thankyou for the harvest ,The vicar explained until he came here,from Birmingham(in the midlands ) harvest festival offerings were of cans etc ,here it is real produce of the land ,and he was abit apprehensive about the big Shire and Suffolk Punch horses ,and we all rejoiced with him when he found himself patting and being nuzzled by one ,We sang 'We Plough the Fields and scatter the good seed on the land,for it is fed and watered by Gods almighty hand'  it was lovely all there in the sunshine ,me and my little sis ,while the men (heathens)were watching the various ploughing competions that were going on , 

After the service we looked around I even bought some books from the man who turned my services down !So much to see and do .Jean Chrissy and I went and joined a SAHAJA yoga relaxation session and all came away amazed at the way it made us feel ,how warm and relaxed and such good feeling all round well being ,I coudnt believe it I was prepared to scoff ,but it was an excellent experiance ,and we all agreed .We found the men or did they find us this time ?so we had some refreshments before starting again ,we looked at the lady making the lace who turned out to be a teacher of domestic science,when Jean was at school who had taught her ,We saw the quilts and were enthralled at old ones from over a hundred years ago ,so yes we all had a good day out in the sunshine .then all home to ours for a cuppa before they all went home and on this late September day ,we sat in the garden chatting ,laughing and all feeling very good about life .....

Have a good week everyone ,Jan xx

33 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

The pics are just wondeful, TY for sharing!
Nice entry. Sounds like your weekend was lovely.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Sugar

lindaggeorge said...

Sounds like my sort of day out. I love this Harvest time of year. Poor Maurice, not the best birthday, I hope he's soon recovered.

Linda x.

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jeanno43 said...

Lovely entry Jan and great pictures, sounds like my idea of a good time, wish I could have been with you.  You have a good week as well.

icklemisssexpot said...

tendonitis can last for a while and it is very painful...Hope he's alright soon...lovely pics and nice to hear you had such a nice day   Caff xxxxx

oddb0dkins said...

And what a nice day you had for it. Did you win on the tombola again? I love the picture of the lady making her lace. B. x

sdrogerson said...

apart from poor Maurice and his tennis elbow, it all sounds lovely.......

stijoan said...

sounds like u had a really good time...i want to come next time lol so dont forget to invite me! love Joanne

marainey1 said...

It sounds like everyone had a grand day celebrating ... we are thankful for the harvest and all the work done to provide what is needed.  You'll have a nice evening to remember when the gloomy winter days come  !  'On Ya' - ma

madcobug said...

I can see why you all had such a good time. I would have loved to have been there. Those horses and the llama were beautiful. The lady making that lace did a great job. All of it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Helen

madcobug said...

PS hope Maurice's wrist and arm soon gets well. Helen

jaymact1 said...

Sounds like a fun day out glad you enjoyed yourselves. Love Joan.

msecz said...

Looks to me like you had a wonderful day.... I enjoyed all the pictures too, Sandra

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy belated birthday Maurice, poor soul, I know tendonitis hurts, it's that awful nagging pain like toothache. Hope it soon clears up. Your day out at the rural museum looked great, I love all that lace and the horses ploughing. Wonder what our kids will have to look back on about their young lives?! Have a good week, nice to hear from you again! Jeannette xx  

labdancer51 said...

It looked like real fun day out Jan, I love the shire horses, they are really beautiful animals and so gentle for their size.  I hope Maurice`s arm feels better now, Jim has been having some similar problems but his is arthritis...will he go back to the doctor...no chance...men!  I remember harvest festivbal as a child and I also liked to sing that hymn, It felt so uplifting. :o)

Sandra xxxx

siennastarr said...

Jan.. again, I felt as though I was there with you!  I just love all the photos, and the beautiful lace that woman was making was just beautiful.  I always learn something when I come here.. :)   I like that!

Glad you had a good time, but sorry about Maurice's wrist!  Hope he is feeling better!

Hugs
Jackie

ally123130585918 said...

Jan sounds like you all had a great time at the Plough day ~ and arn't those pictures lovely those shire horses are beautiful ~ Happy belated birthday to Maurice hope he had a waonderful day ~ hope that pain is easing Tendonitis can be and is very painful ~ The plough Service sounded great glad the vicar made friends with the horses ~ That Yoga class sounded like good fun glad it relaxed you all ~ Ally

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - what a fabulous day out you all had, and reading about your prayers around the plough and singing 'we plough the fields and scatter' made me go all goosey.  An excellent entry and a very good read - thanku.
Luv Jayne x

irisclyde said...

Good to have a 'feel good' ending to your day out!
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memes121 said...

Nice to read you again friend! Tammy

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

great entry as always, love the graphic...sounds like you had a wow of a time...best wishes and take care!

Astra!

sunshines612392 said...

Hi Jan, my computer seems to be behaving a little better today so thought I'd better make the most of it and pop by and leave a comment before I head off to bed.  The festival you attended souns fab and I'm glad you had such a lovely day, I remember as a child taking in marrows and other veg which my grandfather had grown in his garden for the harvest festival, it quite disheartens me nowadays when my own kids are asked to take in tins of something or other, I feel like it's lost a lot of it's meaning.  OMG! I must be getting old I'm talking about the good old days, lol.  take care, goodnight godbless, Sam xx

plieck30 said...

Happy birthday to Maurice. Wow that was great that they had enough help that you could go and have fun. Paula

lurkynat said...

dear Jan
Belatedly Happy Birthday to Maurice! I jsut got the alert! also Iam ver sorry that he has been ill! I love the graphic..very romantic! love,natalie

lurkynat said...

dear Jan
Belatedly Happy Birthday to Maurice! I jsut got the alert! also Iam ver sorry that he has been ill! I love the graphic..very romantic! love,natalie

kaydeejay5449 said...

It looks like such a fun day!  The horses are beautiful. I really do like the picture of the llama.  What a face!  Can't look at it and not smile!  Does the woman who makes the lace sell her products?  How much does she get for the round doily, for example?  Her work is so lovely!
Kathy  

jmoqueen said...

I'm glad you had a lovely day and the weather was great for you.   Fancy your services not being needed lol........Happy belated birthday to Maurice xx

Jen xx

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, that was such a lovely day and I love your love of life!....pics were great as well, and I love shire horses, so strong and noble. the quilts looked good too. Silly man, turning down your services! lol Linda xx
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lanurseprn said...

What a wonderful day you had!  I loved your pictures!  The Llama was so cute!  And the horses were beautiful!  I sure wish I could have joined you.  
Oh..and Happy Bday to  Maurice!!
Pam

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,we certainly did have a great day out on Sunday,Pete and I enjoyed it very much.It was fun all being together although we all seemed to go off at times to see the things that interested us most.
The relaxation yoga session was quite an up lifting experience,strange in many ways that we all felt the same about it .Your photos were lovely,loved the shire horses standing so proud........With Love Jeanxx

sarajanesmiles said...

Does sound like a good day :o)  I love the Llama pic, how cute is he!!  Assuming he's a he, could be a she, in which case she was very pretty!
Loved the quilts too, they always look very homey don't they, how cosy any room would look with one of those quilts in it somewhere :o)
Sara   x

cacklinrosie101 said...

We've had many harvest blessing here but I think the first I heard of a Plough service from in Debbie/Essex's journal last year.  Fascinating it is.  I would scoff at yoga also but they offered it at work one day at lunch.  It is amazingly relaxing.  Happy Birthday to Maurice a bit late.
xx  Chris

inkalotbear said...

Hi Jan. I am so pleased you are feeling happy. I love old quilts too. The thought of women carrying on the tradition down the years. Laughed at the cute llama. He looks like he has had a perm. Lol, hugs Charline xxxx
inkalotbear

sylviam4000 said...

I haven't been to a country fair for ages. I love watching the lacemakers and spinners, in fact all traditional skills enthrall me. Really enjoyed reading about your day, thanks.
Love Sylvia xxx