Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Cold and frosty Tuesday

Good evening everyone ,well winter weather caught up with us at last ,when I opened the curtains this morning I saw Jack frost had been busy with his paint brush .and though it looked  pretty it was very cold .Making me happy to be retired ,I dont need to go out until ,it warms up a bit

Maurice has gone off to work ,for the first of his three nights ,then he is to have a few days off ,the car is due its MOT  so ,once that is done ,we will have to go ,exploring again ,the nice thing about living here there is always places of interest to visit .I am still doing  my patchwork ,so am still keeping my new years resolution ,does it count as a resolution ,if its something you enjoy ?

Do you remember me telling you about the book about the Titanic Survivor,about Violet Jessop who was a stewardess on board various ships during the early 1900's,that I bought from the charity shop for 50p,written from Violets manuscripts by John Maxstone-Graham ,I made an exciting discovery .....

I think that is the signature of the Author ,and think it reads ~For Nichi bon voyage.always !

John Maxtone-Graham ,and then QE2..??????..2002

What do you think ? I am enjoying the book ,which starts with the Family leaving Ireland at the time of the potato famine ,and going to live in Argentina, when her father dies and they come to England,and her Mother struggles to bring up her young family ....Well its time for me to go and make myself some supper ,so I wish you all a very good evening and keep warm all of you ,with love from

                                                 Thankyou for my siggy Donna ,a nice warming drink on a cold and frosty night

40 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Enjoy your chilly day & warm drink! {{{ }}}
Glad you like your book.
Sugar

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

Brrr...Jack Frost has shown his face here too! keep yourself warm and cosy...

Astra!
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aniracj said...

Look after that book.....it is worth far more with that signature....pity it is in red though! Loved you first graphic on this entry, have to admit I have snagged it but the way things are going I probably won't be able to use it for a while......have even considered buying an aol router on ebay!!!!

astoriasand said...

Hi Jan yes I got more than Jack Frost when I opened my blinds this morning .I had a load of that white stuff which looks nice on postcards.Took a couple of pics to save.Bitter with it too.I am staying inside where it's warm as you say.Well what a find in the charity shop in your book Jan good on ya girl.Sounds like it's going to be  nice interesting story.Lovely graphics once again very Posh lol!! I'll go make my warm cuppa now .Take care hope the car passes by the way,when the time comes around.God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

frdbrow7 said...

Found this url for you Jan
http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm?S=R&wauth=John+Maxtone+Graham&siteID=1JSk6CbYEf0-M7oDCTCQmMNNQbvTYPRM3A
You won't be making your fortune yet I'm afraid :-( but on the 'signed books' page, it does mention that he signed in red ink.
So, when we get around to meeting up, may I borrow it please?
I usually have a quick look at the books in that charity shop, but there are so many, you found a really interesting one there.
BRRRR - yes sit was cold today, even my bedroom felt cold, it was so hard getting up - even though I didn't really have to - being retired is great, isn't it! :-D
Really beautiful graphic, and is that a gingerbread man with your hot drink???

innxdoor said...

Definately a keeper if it's signed by the author and by the looks of it I would say yes you can see the J Maxtone Graham...keep it in a zip bag away from dust and air to save on decay...wonderful book tho. Beautiful purples/violet Rose..my favorite colors. :)))))Doreen

stijoan said...

wow jan what a find!!!! has been freezing here today too....snow forcast for nexr few days! love Joanne

elainey2465 said...

Wow Jan thats so fantastic!! It really is cold isnt it!!! brrrrrrrrrrrr Love Laine xxxxx
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lanurseprn said...

That's quite a find if it's signed by the author!!  Good for you!
Stay warm and enjoy your evening.
Pam

kirkbyj05 said...

What an interesting find! Keep it for posterity. Enjoy the book, it sounds really good!  
I love the mug tag...isn't that clever?

29 Aug 2002 QE2 logged 5 millions miles at sea.  (Found this little bit of info on the web site for the QE2.)
Thanks for visiting my little journal.   Jeanie

madcobug said...

Makes you wonder what happened to the reciever of the book and why it was not kept. It's been pretty cool for several days here with the highs in the 40's with a cold wind blowing. It cuts me down to the bone. LOL. Hugs, Helen

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - bit chilly here in Cornwall !    What an excellent book, and i jus luvit when they have some kind of personal inscription hand written inside, makes it kinda mystical!
Luv Jayne x

jckfrstross said...

yep its cold and chilly here in Colorado:) stay warm and safe

Deb

marainey1 said...

It is very cold here too.  I just got in from work and am glad to be home.  You really made quite a find in that book.  Retirement must be a little bit of heaven!

'On Ya' - ma

brck753 said...

It is rather cold out there isn't it Jan lol. Jason enjoyed seeing you earlier, if your passing tomorrow drop in for a coffee he would love to see you again. Keep warm.
Love
Debbie

tillywooat62 said...

what a brilliant find, I love reading books about times gone past, especially if they are baised on true facts,  I will have to start trawling round some second hand book shops to see what I can find
take care Lynne xx

jlocorriere05 said...

That book was a good find, I've found three signed books like that, the most famous one was by Patrick Moore writing under the name of R.T. Fishall. I've often wondered why people give books like that away! I'd keep them for ever! I hope you enjoy reading it. Winter is upon us now, so cold out there now, can't we go straight into summer now?! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

cacklinrosie101 said...

It sounds like a fascinating book and may be worth something due to the siggy.  You'll have to tell us more as you go along with your reading.  It's been very cold and snowy here for the past week.  Guess that's the way it is supposed to be but I sort of got used to the spring like weather.  Love xx chris

oddb0dkins said...

THe book sounds interesting, and signed as well. What a great keepsake. B. x

tellsg said...

The book sounds great and its nice that you have the signature of the author.  Hugs.  Terry x

erarein63 said...

Jan-- That sounds like an interesting book and then to find the autograph.  How cool is that?  We got a bit of unexpected cold and wintery weather here in Phoenix Sunday night.  Ice/Snow if you can believe it!  I don't blame you for bundling up and staying put.  Hope you had a nice bite to eat and are all warm and cozy! ;) De

chunkichick said...

what a lovely blog!, interesting find about the book....and I hope new year resolutions can be enjoyable things too as I am writing a book this year. Thanks for the lovely comments you left in my blog
Much love
Mandy x

sarajanesmiles said...

Snow here this morning, yaaay :o)
Glad you're enjoying the book, it does sound interesting, and fancy it being signed by the author too!  
Sara   x

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan your book sounds interesting and a good find having it signed.I opened the curtains this morning to find we have had snow not too much thank goodness,but maybe more to come !!I am really enjoying reading your "A Nest Of Magpies",can't remember the story at all.I am in the dinner Hall today so won't have to brave the weather too much apart from walking to and from the school.Did you enjoy the programme last night "You don't know you're born",I have taped it but not watched it yet. ..Keep Warm .........Love Jeanxxx

wldconnie said...

Isn't it lovely not to have to go out when it is so cold! I am so pleased to be retired. How lovely that you and Maurice(Cannot stand that name as it was my ex!) can have little trips out discovering new places.Love Conniexx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan Winter does seem to have caught up with us we have snow today and had a little yesterday ~ and it is so cold ~ Like you I am glad I don't have to turn out in it to go to work ~ with computers I can do everything from home ~ Hope your car passes the MOT so you can go exploring again and we can see some more of your journeys pictures ~ what a lovely find in getting that book from the Charity shop and finding a signature ~ glad you are enjoying the read ~ Ally

jaymact1 said...

It is great not to have to go out in the bad or cold weather until we need to. glad you are enjoying your book nothing loke it on a winters night. Love Joan.

pharmolo said...

Strange contradiction Jan, I'm so far north and yet milder than your area.

lindapaterson177 said...

Your book sounds really good and interesting I love the original film of the Titanic..
luv bella xx

sazzylilsmartazz said...

The book sounds great. I've always been intrugued with stories about the Titanic. Yes, it finally snow here as well. Not much but enough to let us know winter is here! LOL!
Dianna

kaydeejay5449 said...

It's nice to catch up on your last few entries!  I think you're right about the autograph on the book flap. How exciting!
I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the town center and the old movie theater.  Too bad they are tearing it down.  So many of the old buildings go to make way for apartments.
Hugs,  Kathy

irisclyde said...

That looks like a really interesting book! Look forward to seeing a picture of the patchwork. I'm knitting hats at the moment, because I don't have to think much! Still not knitted that cardigan! Really must try harder......No snow this morning but it looks frosty out there.

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wfhbear said...

I have always been facinated by the Titanic and her story. Regards, Bill.

plieck30 said...

Just wanted to tell you I love your purple graphic. Shades of purple and lavendar are my favorite colors. Paula

leonaoflaherty said...

Thanks for droping by my Blog today, no new car for me but I did add in some text to explain when I put a picture of a car in my Blog, check this out:

http://journals.aol.com/leonaoflaherty/leonas-daily-notes/entries/2007/01/25/my-parking-skills-were-put-to-the-test.........../2344

Have a great day,
Leona

zoepaul6968 said...

its been so icy here in blackpool but no snow yet,(fingers crossed),although we need the cold weather to kill off these bugs,I hope youre well hun love zoe xx
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susanebunn said...

Oh Jan, did you see the news several nights ago?  Over a million people in the UK don't pay their taxes on their cars!  Wow!  So there we goody two shoes are paying for those a**holes!  Hurumph!  That book is really cool!  I don't imagine that person is alive anymore.  What a remarkable find!  You must tell us how you get on with it!

Hugs,
Susie
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leonamccann said...

Yes, Jan, I am Irish from Cork but living and working for AOL in Mountain View, California.
I will confuse you more by adding this comment in my married name McCann.  Beign a gemini I am double trouble and 2 for the price of one with 2 screennames to confuse people. Have a great weekend.

Leona

jacksj989 said...

Hm, I do remember the book you are writing about it sounds very interesting!

Have a lovely evening bedtime drink.

By for now,

John.  

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, that was so exciting to see that written in the front of your book. what a treasure!! I love that! I do believe it does count as a new year resolution even if you do enjoy it! lol Linda xx