Sunday, 27 May 2007

After a lovely week ,the rain ,and other things !

 

Good morning every one ,well its a damp and dreary wet Sunday here ,as Donna's lovely graphic above suggests,as I sit here typing ,I can see all the little  flowers lifting up their faces to greet the steady  rain ,Kizzie doesnt want to go outside ,so is standing cross legged at the door ,I'm keeping my eye on her in case she decides to cheat !

Again its been a few days since I posted ,I have been busy ,and since alerts have been erratic ,and we still have no add pictures ,I havent felt  like doing an entry .But Ithink we have been promised we will get 'add pictures ',the old way back again ,this week, so fingers crossed,I have lots of pictures to share but meanwhile ........

On Wednesday I went on a Mystery tour with the over sixties group,and our tour guide was Ernie Hall again ,remember last year we went down to Essex ,this time we drove through ,roads and lanes in Norfolk ,Ernie is a mine of information ,he points out places of interest and bits of history. I try to make notes and take pictures ,but really I cant keep up he has so much to tell.

I have added a picture of The working Windmill at Bircham Mill where we had a delicious cream tea ,but will tell more and show more pictures when we are back to what poses as normal ! ....

On Thursday ,I had a meeting with the compliments and complaints procedure group ,and as it was held at the court that has the amazing craft room ,I took some pictures there ,again more to come .

On Friday .....and this is the biggy .....

Silver Surfers week    As a result of Karen and my trip to London last year to see the silver surfers awards ,The managers of each court ,had been asked to do something to promote the internet etc with the elderly  on Silver Surfers day May 26th ,here in the UK ,and because Jackie my friend  knew of me being invited to have my journal featured on the AOL  welcome page last year,she suggested to her manager Emma at the scheme she lives at  ,Emma invited me to go along to her court ,to talk to her residents about my interest in the net ,which of course is my journal ,Icopied off a few journal entrys ,some pictures and graphics ,and we put them onto the boards ,to illustrate what I was talking about ,can I say for a week or so before hand I had  huge butterflies in my tummy,but after... I have to  say it was a huge success ,and Ifound myself enjoying it all .,the residents loved it ,and they were such a lovely audience ,More pictures to follow on that day too

And so on this rainy Sunday morning I will wish you all a blessed Sunday wherever you are  with love from .....

 

 

 

 

38 comments:

egre328 said...

Enjoyed your entry and look forward to seeing the pix when AOL gets its act together!  Weather miserable here today, so I am with Kizzie and not going out tee hee.  Eileenx

jacksj989 said...

I hope you have a wonderful week end.

John.

ukgal36 said...

rain rain go away come back another day!
love the windmill!
Lyn

nightmaremom said...

I have blue sky and bright light...  it's lovely this morning!  Hope the rain goes away soon.  Love that shot of the windmill!
hugs
d

tellsg said...

Seems like you have had a great week.  Hope this rain stops and your poor little doggie can get its wee in time.  Hugs, Terry x

drb1064 said...

The weather is horrid, Jason is sniffully and Dave is bored what a lovely Sunday lol. Loved hearing about your trip in advance of your entry (he he I get the inside scoop lol) can't wait for the pics.
Love
Debbie
xxx

frdbrow7 said...

Yes isn't it miserable here Jan :-(  Glad I got my washing done yesterday :-)
Look forward to seeing your pics .
ttfn Freda

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your weekend:) love the pictures

Deb

ktkamanski said...

Congratulaiton - Thank you for sharing your pictures. Hope the weather brightens and you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Take care of you and yours!

jlocorriere05 said...

Congratulations on being picked for the Silver Surfer talk Jan! I'm looking forward to getting our pics back to normal, hopefully on Wednesday. I've never been to Norfolk but I've heard it's beautiful and typically English there, must go some time! And Kizzie, don't you even think of going wee wee's on mummys floor! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

ally123130585918 said...

Can understand Kizzie not wanting to go outside in this awful weather ~ it is raining here as well ~ a Typical English Bank Holiday ~ I do hope they get our old picture format back over this holiday ~ look forward to seeing photographs ~ Ernie Hall sounds an interesting man and a good guide on your trip ~ loved the picture of the Mill ~ Glad your Silver Surfers talk went well and glad you enjoyed doing it ~ hope you are enjoying this Holiday weekend (regardless of the weather) Ally x

oddb0dkins said...

Congratulations on your talk Jan, don't think I could have done that.
Ernie sounds like a great character.
I look forward to seeing the rest of the pics soon. I reckon you must have zillions of 'em.
B. x

seraphoflove9001 said...

Jan....that sounds like so much fun! I love your pictures! :o)
Lisa

lsfp1960 said...

Jan, great entry.  The picture thing is annoying but I continue to post pictures, still hoping it all returns to normal.   I love the windmill picture.  I love windmills.  I'll be doing a post soon about a town near the California coast that has windmills.  Happy Sunday afternoon, Linda in Washington state

mariealicejoan said...

Great entry Jan and lovely pictures.  It is raining down cats and dogs here today as well, but I'm not going to complain as we do really need it!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan! You look so pretty in that first picture! I love your dress. I bet they really enjoyed your presentation on your journal. I know I would have. I hope some of them start their own journal.
Enjoy the rain! I'd KILL for a rain shower right now! We've had so little rain this year.
Pam

sybilsybil45 said...

Evening Jan,  You seem to have had a good week. Rain here all day as well, but nowjust drying up. The print on your journal today took the whole page in fact I had to keep sliding it along to reach the end for each line !!
Love sybilsybil45

labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,

I would love to go on a mystery tour, not knowing where you`re goung until you get there, a bit like Jim`s driving I suppose...lol! You do live rear some beautiful places I must say, I can`t wait uintil we move to the countryside. I look forward to the photos of your trip. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - What a fun fabulous time you've been having. Did Mizz Kizzy venture out after all?
Luv Jaynee xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, I think that was a wonderful idea to present the net to the silver surfers.  It's such a wonderful way for folks to interract with one another, especially those who can't get out and about.  I hope some decide to start journals.  We are very dry here which is unusual.  Have a lovely week!  Love xx Chris

sylviam4000 said...

Would really enjoy a mystery tour, with someone else doing the driving for a change. My mystery tours are with me behind the wheel, looking for little lanes and out of the way places. If a country lane says "no through road", you can bet your bottom dollar it is a through road, wild, beautiful, with an abundance of perfect picnic sites. Have found many of those so called no through roads, from old road maps. They leave them off the newer ones, to deter folks from using them as rat runs. Pleased your talk went well and hope it encourages a few more new journallers. Take care.
Love Sylvia xxx

lindachapmanuk said...

How lovely Jan, I bet they loved your journal as we all do! I am looking forward to all the pics and enjoyed the ones you posted today...Linda xx

lindapaterson177 said...

Famous at last having to do your talk! the pics look great as always. luv bella xx

am4039 said...

love the pictures. THe Mystery tour sounds like a fun time.

marainey1 said...

You have had a busy week.  Such nice things to be doing.  I'm just home from the weekend with my Dad.  Tomorrow is a holiday so I'll be home working all day.  We had a few spotty showers, but really do need more rain.  'On Ya' - ma

astoriasand said...

The pics are lovely Jan I am so happy you enjoyed the mystery trip.The journal has spread I found it hard to read it made me dizzy going from left to right LOL!! .I think if you press edit again and drop each picture one place it will come back to normal.I am trying to catch up whilst my company sleep.YAWN YAWN !!On all the missed alerts Grrrrrrrr.I am looking forward to things being back to normal with AOL pictures you have mentioned..Sounds you had a great day showing clips your journal etc to people.Well done Jan .Have a lovely Sunday ,even if the weather is appauling.Well it is here at this moment in time.Wind Rain you name it we have it today!!

wobblymoo said...

Brilliant that you get to share your journal  with others, they'll be paying you for after dinner speeches next

geocachelinda66 said...

Hi Jan, thanks for stopping by my journal!  Yes, luckily the mud washes off...  Linda

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful pictures! You most definitely have been keeping yourself busy to say the least. Pickles hates going out in the rain too. Wishing you love and peace. (Hugs) Indigo

pharmolo said...

Nice images, thanks for sharing, Jan. Hope the rain has let up by now, lovely Monday in the isles ;-)

kaydeejay5449 said...

I had to laugh about Kizzie not wanting to go outside in the rain.  Poor little girl is fussy, huh?  So cute!  Your Mystery Tour sounds so much fun!  Wish they had those here.  I know you charmed the residents with your presentation.  Your entries are so much fun to read, they must have really enjoyed hearing them straight from the author!
Hugs,  Kathy

siennastarr said...

Ever the busy one, my sweet friend!   I loved the pictures!

Hugs
jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

plieck30 said...

As I've said before you do the most interesting things. I'm glad your health permits it. Have fun, Paula

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan  ,so pleased to hear your speach and demo for the silver surfers went well and that you enjoyed doing it in spite of the butterflies before hand ,shades of the meetings  when you had to talk at WI groups years ago .Your mystery tour sounded fun,cream tea ,yummy.Look forward to seeing the pictures when AOL get back to normal.I can't say as I blame Kizzie not wanting to go outside in all this rain !!!!........Love Jeanxxx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))I hope you have a nice day.


jmoqueen said...

Sounds like you've had a busy week :-)  I hope they do put the add pictures thingy back to normal soon so we can hear more about your outings xx

Jenny

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

lindaggeorge said...

Hi,

Just catching up. We had lots of rain in Germany too, thankfully, its a clear blue sky this morning. Love the old windmill.

Linda x.

beckiepainton said...

Hi I found this entry way down me email list I must of missed it!!So did Kizzie do a whoopsy on the carpet or did she brave the rain!Beckie.xx