Sunday, 22 April 2007

Lavender Blue

 Thankyou Donna

Yesterday, I set off for the shops,with my shopping trolley and camera,it struck me as odd ,there was nothing happening in the shop window Lavender Blue ,except some rather nice flower vases ,and other assorted goodies ,the man stood at the door way ,and was ,obviously aware of my puzzled look ,'Are you the lady who takes the pictures ?'Itold him yes ,he said 'dont take a picture of the window like that ,those are a few items we are selling off ,before I do the wedding window'....Oh ''THE WEDDING WINDOW ''I will most certainly be having a look at that and be sharing,meanwhile he kindly ,let me take some pictures inside ,what an Alladins cave ,everywhere you look there are such delightful displays ,I bought a couple of plants (Ifelt I should !)a forget- me-not,and an Aubrietia ( like yours Jean )When I got home I had great fun planting them when I started to dig,Kizzie so wanted to help dig the hole ! Maurice is at work today ,and I have some nice lamb to make for dinner tonight ,I see the mint I grew last year ,is doing realy well ,contained in its pot ,so I will make some mint sauce too.

I hope you all  have a blessed Sunday,with love and

Jan xx

Saturday, 21 April 2007

A Happy Birthday

Thankyou again Donna, for todays graphic.

Well this entry is in danger of sounding like the one I did this day a year ago ...A very Happy Birthday ,to my eldest Grandson Iain Michael,who is twenty four today He is my daughter Sharons oldest and she also has Stuart who is getting married in June ,Paul who is nineteen this year ,and then Charlotte ,who will this year become a teenager .

Here is a picture taken last September ,of Iain with Paul and I.I know I posted the picture here before but not with Photobucket ,which Im still practising ,the resizing bit ?

And also as I said last year ,A very Happy Birthday to  HRH ,our dear Queen,who is eighty one today .

It would also have been my Mum and Dads sixty seventh wedding aniversary to day ,sadly they are no longer with us ,I was in the card shop the other week ,and a Lady was buying a card to celebrate her Mum and Dads seventieth aniversary ,she said they had received a telegram from the Queen ,and that they argued like cat and dog ,but loved each other to bits .

And as it is Saturday,I shall soon be going into the town with my trolley, but before I do ,one more picture

Here is the latest picture of Kizzie ,notice the cocked ear ! Well I had better get on with some Saturday stuff ,so have a lovely day everyone with love  ....


Friday, 20 April 2007

Thankyou Again Donna !

Some more Southpaw stuff.

At the risk of boring you! I am going to share some more about left handed people and facts that I think are of interest

Southpaw Charlie Chaplin was born to British music-hall entertainers, on April 16th 1889 .Often regarded as the single most influential artist in the history of motion pictures, this creative lefty was a star in both silent and sound films, as well as a director. During a twenty year self imposed exile Chaplin settled in Switzerland, but returned to America in 1972 to receive a special Oscar for career achievement.

In 1999, lefty Paul McCartney reminisced on BBC Radio that when he first auditioned for the Beatles, he was given a right handed guitar. He turned it upside down and began to play in reverse.’ I remember John looking at me, like, ’Wow, you know this guys got something here’”.

Lefty Lore, The ancient Celts, whose high priestesses worshipped nature, viewed the left-hand side as sacred, the source of all life.

Lefty Siblings, Don and Phil Everly, Caroline and John Kennedy Jn.Dennis and Randy Quaid.

Lefty fun fact,”Stewardesses” is the longest word in the entire English language that is typed using only the left hand.


Unless like me, you pick and peck with the index finger of the left hand, so there I will leave it today, have a good one, everyone with love …

 Jan xx 


Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Look at my new Bike

I ordered this corset from Donna,last week,English size 12 ,Thankyou Donna perfect fit ....

On Saturday night after I did the entry about lefthanders ,I had put a picture on the entry,that I had tried to add but I was dissapointed it was very grainy ,Glen next door showed me how to use photobucket ,so I am sorry if you got some odd       alerts from me .....I was experimenting !

On Sunday afternoon my son Mark came over with his wife Chrissie and my daughter Kate came with them ,we sat on the patio enjoying the sunshine then Mark went out to his car and came back with this ...A bike for me ! I must have said in a conversation somewhere I would like a bike !!

Not sure about the pictures ,getting them to fit the page I used photobucket,I am still practising  the resize bit .I am pleased with my bike though ,all the family are telling me I should now get a helmet!They forget I had a baby seat on the back of my bike ,when they were babies and each in turn ,would ride on the back often falling asleep as I pedalled along the country roads to see my Mum and Dad ,We used to go miles like this ,because where we lived then ,there were no shops ,just a post office and a church .I suppose they are right though ,maybe I should get a cycle helmet .

Kizzie is still up to her mischief ,she has a passion for feet ,I have to keep my slippers on in doors I used to love to walk about with no shoes ,but she loves nibbling toes ,I am on the look out for some steel toe capped flip flops for the summer !

Well have a good evening everyone,and once again I am wondering if Donna has a crystal ball,any way I want to thank her for my siggy graphic today ....with love from

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Aright to be left

Friday, 13 April 2007

8 days later !

My Friend Debbie ,made this graphic for me ,personalised graphics now ,arent I lucky ?

Talking of luck today is ~

Friday the thirteenth….

The belief that Friday 13th is an especially unlucky day is one of the widest-known superstitions in Britain today, and is erroneously assumed to be of great antiquity. The notion that thirteen is a generally unlucky number has not been found earlier than 1852, and although Fridays have been regarded as unlucky since medieval times, it is quite certain that the fear of Friday 13th is a Victorian invention. The first definite reference to Friday 13th is from 1913…….

I am trying to think what I have been doing since I last posted eight days ago ! Jean my siter who came on the bus to see me on Wednesday ,while she is on holiday from School she is a dinner lady and teachers assistant,says it called having a life ,I agree ....and a puppy !

My son Mark and Chrissie came over on Easter Monday, and we all went to St Ives where I found an outfit for my Grandsons wedding in June ,a suit in linen and cotton in a sort of french navy/airforce blue ,edged with white so I shall use white accsessories ,I have white shoes ,best to wear ones that you know are comfy it will be a long day !bought a little white lace bag ,and have a top that will be ideal ....somewhere ?Maurice bought a new landing net ,Oh and I bought three books for £4.50 from the second hand stall on the market ,by James Patterson .,we also bought a new jumper for Aunty Kitty ,when we got home I embroidered her name onto some tape andsewed it into the back of  the inside of collar.

On Tueday Maurice and I took Kizzie to the vet for her second jab ,so we can take her out on a lead next week ?she was weighed and has gained .29 kg ,is it ! Idont know ,I only do lbs and ounces! we then went on to see Aunty Kitty ,who was very sleepy ,Ithink I was more pleased with her new jumper than she was ,she couldnt be bothered ,isnt it a shame ? Then in the evening I went to the WI  meeting ,sadly the lady speaker Susannah Marshall ,who was to tell us about'Wickedly naughty women'was poorly and couldnt come ,she was going to try ,but her daughter said no ,but since she comes from Milton Keanes ,you couldnt blame her ,its alright coming ,but its along way afterwards to go home ,But WI women arent easily fazed so we had a  music quiz...the music that introduced old Radio programmes ,ie Mrs Dales Diary ,Dick Barton ,Family favourites,and top of the form to name the few I can remember ,I got 17 out of 24 lol

On Wednesday Jean came on the bus ,and Pete came after work to take her home  and we all had dinner together when Maurice got in ,during the day Jean met Debbie who came round ,and we all drank lots off coffee and alot of chatting took place ,in fact we all enjoyed our selves entertained of course by Kizzie .

Yesterday I went into the office for another meeting of the compaints and complements group I am on, we are setting up the new procedures So ,that is what I have been up to pheww ! now Im up to date ,hope I havent bored you all !When I finish this entry I am going to put my friend Debbie on my side bar( very remiss of me )she has done my graphics today ,arent they wonderful ,she has recently started a graphics journal called 'Debsdabs' encouraged by our dear Donna ,as well as her journal 'Whatever' ...So as ever have a lovely day( disregard the date ),With Love

And Kizzie xxx

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Yesterday and Today


Thankyou Dear Donna for this graphic

Maundy Thursday 

Also known as Holy Thursday, on this day, Christians remember the last supper, during the meal Jesus took bread and wine and shared it with his disciples. Christians continue to share bread and wine as part of their worship in Church. During the last supper, Jesus washed his disciples feet, this act has sometimes been followed literally in history a good way of reminding rulers that they are here to   serve their subjects, and was preserved by the monarch until 1689.

In England today The Queen follows a very traditional role of giving Maundy money to a group of pensioners; this tradition dates from the 13th century.

This year the Queen accompanied by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh were at the Cathedral in Manchester, gave out Maundy money in white and red leather purses to 81 men and 81 women (pensioners)the amount of money is equal to the age of the monarch. Her Majesty the Queen will be 81 this year.


Now to borrow a term often used by commentators,on football and Rugby matches ....this entry is a game of two halfs !!!...Yesterday I went to the over sixties club,I enjoyed it as usual ,The Edinburgh Woollen Company came and did a fashion show for us ,gave me lots of ideas ! as if I need any !proveing though that older ladies... and men dont need to look like fuddy no more crimplene for me!! and wrap round pinnys and my lyle stockings have to go   ;>) ?

When I turned my computer back on,when I got home I got an email from my friend Debbie ,asking me if I knew what Kizzie had been up to in my absense

Look she had been to the sea side ! 

And found a friend !

My dear friend Debbie ,I may never see her again ! has started to do PSP,she has only been doing it for three days and already has done lots of really clever stuff,she is glued to her computer ,and keeps sending me samples of her work Donna has been helping her ,she couldnt have a better teacher could she ? I dont know how to do those clicky things with peoples names ,but this is her link

although she hasnt done an entry for a couple of days ,she is addicted to making graphics ,Well have agood evening every one,With Love from

And look at this one isnt she clever ?Thankyou Debbie

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

' I never do these ! '

I actually never do these ~but as you can see ,today Idid !

1. Are you a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s?

I was born in 1941 so shall we say the 50’s

2. Where were you born?

At ‘Pleasant view’

3. What kind of home did you grow up in?

Pleasant View was a charming cottage; we lived there until I was about 10, and then a brand new council house.

4. Did you enjoy your childhood?

Yes, although the country was recovering from the war, I can’t remember going short on any thing, but our wants were very simple then, no keeping up with the Jones, everyone was in the same boat, there was an abundance of love and discipline was important.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A fashion designer.
6. What do you want to be now?

Happy and Healthy
7. What was your first best friend's name?

Joy Walker and Serena Cunnington

8. Is she still your friend?

Joy and I spoke recently on the phone and exchanged emails
9. Can you name all the schools you ever attended?

Kings Cliffe Endowed, don’t think secondary schools, were invented then lol, I did pass 11 plus but was unable to accept


10. Were you closer to your mom or dad as a kid?

They both played very big parts in my upbringing.

11. What was the first record, tape or CD you remember buying?

 Pat Boone’s 'Love Letters in the sand'….and then music for the younger generation, really took off… Bill Haley, Elvis…it was a wonderful time to grow up music wise .And oh how we danced !

12. How old is a good age to have kids?

Mark was born when I was 19, the others when I was in my 20’s, it worked well we all grew up together, and they are now my best friends

13. Are you scared of anything?

Heights, enclosed spaces, rats and mice ugh

14. What was your favourite class in elementary school?

Art, English, drama

15. Did you buy school lunch or bring your own?

Went home for lunch, until the introduction of school dinners, then had lunch at school as often as I was allowed.

16. Broken any bones or had any freaky accidents as a kid?

No. Did get knocked of my bike by a car, and had a sore bum as a result, I remember!

17. Were you a mean kid?

No I don’t think so, though I did tip my little brother out of the dolls pram

18. Favourite board game of all time?

Ludo, snakes and ladders

19. Did you play house or pretend to be a super hero?

Yes, a clothes horse and sheet made a great tent

20. Seriously, are you still just a kid at heart?

I can’t possibly be accused of being in my second childhood, haven’t done with the first one yet!

Hope you enjoyed this and I will tag whoever feels inclined ...Have  a good day ,with love from



Monday, 2 April 2007

Sunny Monday

Monday morning,lots of lovely sunshine,woke up to Kizzie barking, got up took her outside where she did a wee,Ahh! she then came in and poo'ed in the hall Urr,she is learning though ...I think !

Made a coffee and rang my sister Jean ,we nattered for a while ,she works at school as a dinner lady and teachers assistant ,and now they are on holiday for Easter,she had time for a nice long chat , We both said we were thinking of Jeannette, who was to go to the hospital  this morning ,to see which treatment would be suggested to treat her form of cancer ,we both agreed she had been in our thoughts alot this weekend,

 I said I think Im going to wash my lounge curtains ,she said I sound like Mum ,err no ! Mum would clean for the sake of it ,she had a routine !!I have no routine and do things,on an as and when basis,I am now waiting for the second curtain to finish washing ,then I have to clean the big patio window inside and out ugh ,The curtains are washed ,the weather is good, I have told my sister ,so Im sort of committed ! Me and my big ideas !! but wont I be pleased when its done .......

I told you in my last entry I was going up to the town,,with my trolley ,I love that on a Saturday morning ,get the tele mag ,goodies from the homemade cake shop ,,and vegetables and farm eggs from the market ,browse the charity shop ,and yes Freda ,I took my camera ,and took the latest pictures of the shop 'Lavender Blue',to show you their Easter window ,it is lovely as usual ,though I always seem to get alot of reflections too .

Are you aware how far one sheet of kitchen roll will go when ,it is ripped to shreds by a puppy ,sitting quietly behind you as you type your journal entry ?.....Ah well better go and look for that blade thingy and go and get these windows washed ,

Have a lovely day everyone with love and