Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Various!

Thanks to Chris 'cacklin rosie' for this graphic,I think the Bunnie has been encouraged by the lovely weather we have had for the last few days, and got her easel out !Talking of painting and easels did any one see the programme last Sunday ?Rolf Harris chose three artists to paint Barbara Windsors portrait,I have to say if I was Barbara I couldnt have chosen ,they were all so good ....

Another favourite program I watch ,is Deal or no Deal,which is followed by Richard and Judy,a chat show/magazine type programme as well as interviewing  interesting people ,discussing all things topical ,they have a wine club ,a film club ,where members of the public choose and discuss their favourites,and a book club,and as you might guess this is my favourite,I have read many of their recomendations,and I saw we were asked to vote on line for a list of books and Authors recently,and there amongst the list was 'The Island 'which I read and thoroughly enjoyed,I have copied the blurb

The blurb

On the brink of a life- changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past, But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend and promises that through her she will learn more.

Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga Greece’s former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life; the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters, and the family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island,   and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip….

So if you are looking for a good read ,I can say this one is different.Then again you may already have read it....if so what did you think ?

You will already have seen the pictures I put at the top,and will see a pair of earings I made ,I told you Maurice got some beads for me a while ago ,I was at a bit of a loss ,of what to do with them,until Jayne (single girl ) recommended a magazine called Bead ,I ordered it and it came the next day so Im keen to make more peices now ,Jayne is celebrating her Birthday today ,so very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jaynie,I hope you have had a lovely day with lots of cards and pressies http://journals.aol.co.uk/funnyface0s0/SingleGirl/entries/2007/03/27/the-big-five-oh-has-arrived-/1155

Oh and Im still taking the tablets ,my lumps are still painful ,but not as much ,still itching ,but not as much lol

I think I will go and make some supper now ,cos I have to take the pills on an empty stomach,so I have taken them and waited the suggested hour before eating ,so have a great evening everyone ...Love and

                                     Jan xx

43 comments:

drb1064 said...

Folks I've seen the earings in person and the picture doesn't do them justice, I honestly thought you had bought them Jan they did not look home-made.
Debbie xxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan Kizzie is such a lovely little dog lol at the toys they look bigger than her ~ I like Deal or No Deal always feel sorry for them that go away with next to nothing :o( ~ the earrings are lovely even if the picture is fuzzy ~ glad your 'lumps' are less irritating hope they will soon be completely gone ~ Ally x

lanurseprn said...

The earrings look pretty even though blurred. I get the idea.  Kizzy is so cute.  Those toys are bigger than she is! LOL!  That book The Island is something I might enjoy.  I'll be looking for a new read after I finish my current one.
Have a good day.
Pam xoxox

lindaggeorge said...

I want to eat Kizzy, she is so sweet, her face is just adorable.

I've joined you with the itchy spot lumps, only mine is a reaction to being attacked by a pyracantha I was giving a hard prune, I look like I have Chicken Pox on my arms!!

Linda. x

madcobug said...

Those pictures of Kizzy and her new toys looks so cute and I can see she loves to cuddle as well as play. The book sounds very interesting. I have watched Deal or No Deal a few times. Ken likes it. Your earings are very pretty. Now you can make all sorts and colors of them to go with your outfits. Headed off to visit Jayne and wish her a Happy Birthday.  Hugs, Helen

astoriasand said...

Hi Jan the book looks realy good,I like those kind of stories and I love Greece too.When I saw the pic I thought you were going to say you were going there on holiday LOL.The Jeweller now,what will you be into next LOL.They look cool the new earings do.Never a dull moment in your life is there .Apart frrom your illness which I am sorry you have developed.I hope your lumps soon dissapear I have started with my alergy on my hands this week,OUCH  they are the same so painful.Itch Itch Itch I could limb them sometimes.Nothing worse in my opinion.I don't think I could stand it in the head though.Didn't watch the programs but I love Rolf he is one of my favourites.I will pop to your friends Journal and have a peek.Cuddles to kissy.Take care hope you sleep well.God Bless
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

oddb0dkins said...

Love the pics Jan.
I caught the end of that Rolf show. Those pictures were amazing. I think she chose the right one though. B. x

kirkbyj05 said...

Oh! Jan.....I just love your little angel Kissie.  She is so dinky!  She's just a little dot...bess her.
I haven't had the inclination to watch TV lately but I do love watching Rolf Harris painting.  I must watch out for this programme next Sunday.  The same goes for reading.  I haven't had the concentration to read, and I have loads of books waiting for me to pick up by my bedside.  I hope you soon get rid of your lumps....they sound really annoying.  Take care
Jeanie

rdautumnsage said...

The Island-sounds like a wonderful read, I'll have to look it up. I love that magazine Bead, it gives all kinds of ideas for jewelry making. You did a wonderful job with the earings. You little one is getting to be a tough little cookie isn't she, she's so adorable playing. (Hugs) Indigo

sylviam4000 said...

Popped over to say hello and see how you are doing. Looks like you've been busy - love the earrings. Take care.
Love Sylvia xx

elainey2465 said...

Hey Jan - yes I saw rolf on Sunday was really good wasnt it - I loved the one she chose - think she made a good choice but they were all very very good - now that is art!! Very very clever!! I couldnt do that!  Awww baby pup is gorgeous!! I love Deal or no Deal to but dont get to see it every day - I was addicted once but not so bad now. I thought about buying that book today but Ive got that one called 'This book will save your life' the one with the doughnuts on the front.  Quite good! Laine xxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/art-degree/

marainey1 said...

The book sounds like something I would like to read ...thanks for the suggestion.  I'm glad your bumps are better and I do love the new earrings.  It is great fun to make something and be able to wear it too.  You do a good job of that for sure. I had some beautiful weather on my little trip, but today back at home it is cooler and windy.  'On Ya' - ma

tellsg said...

Aw that puppy is so cute, I bet you are really enjoying your time with it.  Love the earrings and think they look great.  I will try that book as it sounds really interesting.  Hope you feel a bit better soon.  Hugs, Terry x

mllevl said...

earrings look great!  love the bunny pic...  eve

jlocorriere05 said...

Kizzy's beautiful Jan, I can see she loves her lion! Your earrings are lovely too, I like dangly ones! The author of that book is Ian Hislop's wife isn't it? I met her and Ian when his mum was a patient on my ward years ago. They were a nice couple, I'll look out for the book! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

gaboatman said...

Jan
Kizzie is just adorable and I loved the pics of her with her new green toy.  What a joy she must be!  The ear rings looked very pretty, blurry or not.  Well done!
Sam

cacklinrosie101 said...

The book sounds very good.  Love your earrings...you are so talented.  LOL...I notice Kiz is in most of the shots.  What a cutie!  I like Deal or no Deal.  That is on the BBC network for the US.  I finally got it when I switched to a DISH.  Those lumps are certainly taking their good old time healing.  Love xx Chris

jckfrstross said...

love the earrings very nice:) have a good thursday

Deb

am4039 said...

love the pictures and love the earrings. Hope you have a great day.

msecz said...

Kizzie is so darling.... I bet its fun having her around/. The book sounds interesting. Sandra

kaydeejay5449 said...

Your puppy is the cutest little sweetie!  What a tiny little bundle of happiness!  I like the earrings.  You did a nice job.  Maybe you'll find a new career as a jewelry designer.  If I get some time, I might enjoy reading that book.  It sounds different from the mysteries I read.  I wrote down the title and author so next I go to Barnes and Noble I can look it up.

Thanks for your supportive comments.  It means a lot to me.  Hugs!
Love,  Kathy

mariealicejoan said...

I just adore your puppy.  I want one of those myself, but I fear Jess's heart would break in two so I'll just have to content myself with having her.  Love the earrrings too, as blurry as they are!  I, too, love to watch Deal or No Deal and Richard and Judy! (there is a telly in the kitchen at work and it keeps me company)  I am always astounded that people let their greed get the best of them and end up losing so much money in their quest to get more!  I'm afraid I'd be dealing at the first huge sum that was offered...but then...I'd probably end up with the wrong end of the stick and have dealt too soon!  (just my luck!)  
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

kategshepherd said...

Glad your feeling a bit better, the earrings are lovely. Please can i have some. Sorry i haven't rang you but been working all week, and have loads of typing again for the weekend because of the bank holiday next weekend. Glad your little bundle is ok, love the toy! You take care, catch up soon. Love you.

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,glad you enjoyed the book "The Island",Our next door neighbours went to visit Spinalonga when they went to Crete last year ,they said it was very interesting . Your earrings look good, are you getting some good ideas from the magazine you ordered?It looks like Kizzie is enjoying her new toy .Its pouring with rain here this morning yuk!!! Glad your head feels abit better .......Love Jeanxxx

janisrav said...

Hi - your blog is alway so cheerfu and uplifting..................how DO you do it?????????/

jaymact1 said...

Just catching up and read you have been under the weather sorry to hear this and hope it clears soon as it sounds very painful. Watched Rolf on Sunday and lover the portraits he did of Barbara it was a difficult choice.  Rain today for us. Love Joan.

frdbrow7 said...

Sorry to hear about your itchy lumps Jan, what has caused them?  Kizzie is just SO adorable - more pics of her please!
Love the ear-rings - no end to your talents Jan :-D
Yes, I thought BW chose the right portrait, they were all very good though.
What's happened to our weather? Warm & sunny yesterday - wet and miserable today :-(  I want to get out into the garden!

ttfn
Freda

seraphoflove9001 said...

I love your pictures....thank you for sharing! :o) I agree...your journal is so uplifting..how do you do it?
Lisa

pharmolo said...

Indeed a various entry, which I very much enjoyed reading, Jan. Good to hear the lumps are going down :-)

blpltt said...

Little Kizzie reminds me of a line from Romeo and Juliet - `I would kill thee with much cherishing'  Yes, if she was mine, I would love her to bits !  Bunny xx

pm71blackfen said...

Hello Jan,  Thanks for the link to your journal!  I've read some of the older posts and was really impressed with the shop called Lavender Blue, where exactly is it?  Loved your little dog too, what a sweetheart!  We used to have a dog and two cats but said that once they went we wouldn't get any more pets because we often go away for a few days and it wouldn't be fair to ask family or neighbours to look after them.
I have now put you on my alerts, hope they work! ~~~ Pat  http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

pm71blackfen said...

Forgot to say Jan, thanks too for the book recommendation.  I've seen the book in the shops so will probably buy it now to take on holiday with me. ~~~Pat

lindapaterson177 said...

Nice Earrings and the wee kizzie is coming along fine!
luv bella xx

pattipans1234 said...

Hi Jan ..............and thanks for your prompt reply. As you cans see I have changed my email address now. I do not have a blog - but I do keep a daily journal and have done for over ten years. I live down on the south coast and like you I am retired from gainful employment. Thanks again for your blog..........it is very uplifting. night night. Pattipans.

ukgal36 said...

that puppy is too adorable..great earrings too..did you really make them? wow...glad the bumps are getting better..would drive me mad...have a great weekend..
hugs
Lyn

jmoqueen said...

The earrings look great :-)  Love the rest of the photos too.  If I got home in time to see Richard and Judy I would love the book club.  I've brought one that they reccommended last year called the historian but I've not read it yet.

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

I love your ear-rings and your little puppy is so cute. That book looks interesting. I'm sorry you have painful lumps and i hope the itching eases up soon...Best wishes!

Astra!

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sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely photies... that new toy looks bigger than she does, awww :o)
I'm pretty sure I have that 'The Island' book, think my Mum lent me it, though I haven't read it yet.  Maybe I will read that one next then, as it comes so highly recommended :o)
Hope the lumps go down soon m'dear, all that itching must be driving you mad.
Sara   x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan - the earrings are jus lovely, you will certainly get addicted to making jewellery now...lol..... and thank you for the Birthday wishes, i had a fab day.   Hope the itching has died down now, how very annoying.
Luv Jayne xx

jacksj989 said...

I love to see anything that Rolf is involved with, I wish I could meet him for he has inspired me ever since I saw him on children's TV when he used to paint on a large canvas with a big paint brush.  

After watching Rolf, I promised myself that if ever I was to be given the chance to have time to paint then I would do so.

When I took early retirement, five years ago, I started painting and although my paint work is not what I would like it to be, some of my drawings are now reasonably good.

By for now,

John.

rachealcarol said...

They're lovely earings Jan, just the right length.  Deal or no deal is very addictive, I like watching that when I can. Rache

susanebunn said...

Oh Jan, I hadn't realised how tiny your sweet puppy is!  What a darling cutie!  Thanks for sharing the pix and the plug for the book!

Susie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

lindachapmanuk said...

Kizzie is sooo small! I could just eat her! lol I liked your earrings you clever little sausage! They look good...Linda xx