Friday, 5 January 2007

Mainly About Wednesday

Hello everyone yes its Friday again  ,for those of you that work ,very welcome ! I can still remember how great it felt ,to go into the weekend with a good weeks work behind me ,though having said that Maurice has just gone off to do three nights work ,so his days off will be Monday Tuesday and Wednesday,this week .

When I signed off,here on Tuesday I had a pile of ironing to do ,you will be pleased to know, I did it all ! and completed a patchwork cushion I had been making ,now I have to start on another one .On Wednesday I went to the over sixties club ,and we had a lovely time For the entertainment a members husband Sid came with all his Karioke equipment ,boxes and boxes of records .We were all singing along ,and Sid sang a few songs then a lady named  Belle who is over eighty ,sang a Jim Reeves number ,'Welcome to my world 'she needed help on and off the stage but my she could still sing .Then Sid played some dance music ,we watched for a while as a few people took the floor ,then a Barn dance ,and my friend Betty said 'Shall we have ago ',so we did ,then we did the Birdy song/dance,then a bit off jiving ,till Betty says' lets sit down ,I'm putting my blood pressure up ',didnt say so but was happy to sit down too lol obviously the days are gone when I could dance all night !

When I got home ,I got a phone call from Derek to say he left work,at about four fifteen ,but would ring me later ,when he got nearer ,we got ready ,Jean and Pete Stuart ,Vicki and Charlotte,all came to my house ,we all went the Hotel ,Derek was booked into and met him there ,Kate and Martin and their boys Matt and Sam came with Mark and Chrissy ,so it was a lovely family gathering ,The hotel is an old coaching Inn set in the middle of the town ,and at the back, the stables have been coverted to rooms so it was a good place to stay ,and you will see we didnt miss the chance to take a few pictures when Derek gave us the keys, to go and collect the bag of Christmas presents from the room , and the photographs he had taken on his business trip to Korea recently .

Then yesterday ,as I said I was so excited to learn my friend Debbie had finally taken the plunge and posted , so in responce to my entry, you all went to make her welcome ....thankyou so much and I know she has lots to tell us ....so now Im off to make myself some thing to eat, so have a good Friday evening ,With Love From

                                xxxx

36 comments:

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Jan, What a lovely time you have had these last few days. The photo's of the "boys" are lovely.  Thanks also for your comment on my Journal, I have been amazed at how many friends have popped in last couple of days.Looking forward to maybe making many more. Thanks for the encouragement   Sybilxx

lindachapmanuk said...

loved the photos Jan, what a family occasion! oh and your boys are still sweet! lol Linda xx
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madcobug said...

Sounds like you have had a lot of fun the last few days. Glad that you enjoyed your son's visit. Thats nice that you got that ironing taken care of. You have way more energy than I have to be danicng like that LOL. Good for you. Your pictures are great. Helen

astoriasand said...

Whoo Hoo!!  Jan that bed looks fabulous,I feel as though I could just jump in it right now I am that wacked lol!! What lovely pictures and How your babes have grown.Back to how time goes by so quickly.I am so pleased you had a great time all of you together.Lets be seeing your patchwork after you have finished don't forget.I love a good old sing- a- long. I bet that was brill.You too have a lovely Friday evening Jan feet up and relax.By the way it is lovely to see some flowers for a change in the graphics, your  graphics are lovely.Take care.Goodnight and Godbless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jckfrstross said...

Jan,
    What lovely boys you have:) very handsome indeed:) i loved the pics of the room so nice. glad you got your ironing done such a chore huh lol take care my friend.

Deb

blpltt said...

A couple of `likely lads' if I may say so !  You must have had fun when they were little.  Having fun now, too, by the sound of it, with all the family and the club.  Bunny xx

labdancer51 said...

What an amazing bed Jan, talk about luxurious! Your two sons really look like their Mum. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

ukgal36 said...

handsome lads...bed looks gorgeous..
have a good weekend...
Lyn

lindaggeorge said...

You don't look old enough to be the mother of those two!

Linda x.

sugarsweet056 said...

Great pics, a handsome bunch!
Love that bed, WOO HOO!
Hugs, Sugar

jaymact1 said...

I agree with the other comment you don't look old enough to have sons that age. Love Joan.

lindapaterson177 said...

Great pics and your sons looked really happy.
luv bella xx

faircolleen said...

Love the photos. . the bed was fab!! Charlotte is so like you Jan.Aww,you have a nice family. . .yes your little boys have gone now but what smashing lads they have made. . .you must be so proud!

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

wonderful pics Jan, looks like you were having lots of fun with your family and friends around you. Best wishes and have great weekend...

Astra!
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marainey1 said...

It looks like you all had a good time !  Yes, Friday evenings are pure joy.  I can relax a bit and look forward to being able to get some things done around home.  It is so neglected all week long.  Have a great weekend! 'OnYa' - ma

jlocorriere05 said...

I love friday evenings when the work's done, as long as I have the weekend off! The photos are lovely, glad you finally got to meet up with Derek! Sounded like you had fun at the over sixtiess club too! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

brck753 said...

I knew there was a little raver hidden behind that cool exterior lol. Your family sound so nice Jan, you were obviously a great mum, wish you had been mine. take care love Deb.

cacklinrosie101 said...

Yay for the weekend!  Now I play catch up with my journal reading.  It was so nice to have so many days off during the holiday.  I had forgoten how hard it gets to keep up with JLand.  Nice that you got to visit with Derek.  Love xx Chris

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I love those purple flowers;0)
Dianna

siennastarr said...

What handsome sons you have, Jan!  
Seems you had a good time during the week,and when you spent time with your son!   Loved the pictures!

Hugs
jackie

lsfp1960 said...

Good looking boys...I love the lavendar flower graphics...they are beautiful!  My favorite color.    I must learn about graphics...that's on my life list for 2007.   Linda in rainy, windy Washington

mariealicejoan said...

Handsome boys!  They look like you!  Love the graphics and the four poster bed!  I got to stay in a four posted bed about 6 1/2 years ago when I came over here for the first time.  I stayed in the Alfred Hitchcock Hotel the night before I left to go back to Canada in the most lovely four poster bed andit was wonderful.  Sadly I didn't think to take a photo of it though!  Thanks for sharing yours!
Marie
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oddb0dkins said...

Nice family pics Jan. Have a good weekend. B. x

moordykspot said...

You really sound as though you love life Jan my friend ad your blog exudes happiness congratulations.

Over Sixties Jan They must be letting youngsters in

Take care Dave
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innxdoor said...

Awsome pictures, I could have gotten lost in that bed!
You have very handsome sons! And the family looks so happy. I just went thru my photo's and how amazing to see how my children have grown.
Ty for sharing such a lovely day with us and the colors in your day are my favorite, really made it a warm journal page :)))))))) Doreen

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan it was lovely to be with you and all the family when Derek came to stay over for the night ,pity it went so quickly .Like everyone else has said the purple flowers graphic are  nice .Enjoy the days off with Maurice ......Love Jeanxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan your pictures are great I just love that fourposter bed ~ well done on getting that pile of ironing done ~ glad you had a good time at the over sixties club ~ I love Karioke it can be real fun ~ Hope you have a pleasant weekend ~ Ally

sylviam4000 said...

Your entries are always so pretty Jan, it's like dipping into another world. Good to finally catch up with you, have not been too good, but it's good to get back to Jland. Take care my friend.
Love Sylvia xx
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jacksj989 said...

I am pleased you had a wonderful break.

By for now,

John.

andie5987 said...

I was just browsing by and thought I would stop by. Hope the new year brings you lots of happiness.
Andie

innxdoor said...

Dare I forget to say: "Happy Over Sixty Club to you" !!!!!
I hopped on that boat this past June :)))))))))
I am amazed to find out how many other friends are on the same cruise boat as I am...60 is a good # so welcome aboard  Jan :))))))))
We hit the age where we can be considered Excellent advisors, great at critique, bestest Grandparents in the world, smarter than our younguns, and best known for having the ability to stand up straight and tall in the face of some pretty chaotic people and times. We are the survivors and best role models.
Am I blowing my horn too loud? hahaha
Happy Day from Doreen :)

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan, I really enjoyed your pictures.  Good for you on the ironing!  That's a job to me!
That room was nice and the bed looked beautiful!  Now I want a bed like that in my room!  LOL!
Glad you had some fun!!
Pam

jmoqueen said...

Great pics :-)  What a big family you have it must be so much fun when you all get together.  Glad Derek made it this time and that you had so much fun at the over sixties club.

Jenny

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plieck30 said...

This entry is in my favorite color. Beautiful! Paula

sarajanesmiles said...

Very nice hotel room Jan, and just look at that four poster bed, he he :o)  So glad you all had such a good time, and that your Derek was able to make it.  Loved hearing about the over sixties club too :o)
Sara   x

kaydeejay5449 said...

This is a pretty entry with the lavendar and purples.  Your over 60's club sounds fun.  I've never sang Karioke but I think it would be fun to try it sometime.  What does Maurice do when he goes to work?  I have always wondered what his job is.
Hugs,  Kathy