Sunday, 16 September 2007

Sunny but windy Sunday

Maurice has just gone off to work his last night ,so here I am ,in case I dont get back for a day or two ,Maurice will be on holiday for twelve days ,and who knows where we will go ...

Thanks Chris for my lovely graphic today ,its from last year but still lovely ,

Well as you can see ,I took the pictures of the shop window ,it difficult to take the pictures with the sun shining ,but I hope you get the idea ,I bought the usual grocerys and the tele mag ,before I went and browsed the second hand books in the charity shop ,I found''The Luxury of Time '' by Jane  and Mike Tomlinson,Jane died recently ,losing her battle to cancer ,but my, what a brave lady ,she ran three London Marathons,one 2,500-mile bike ride and a Full Ironman Triathlon,she has raised over one million pounds for charity and become a national heroin,Her husband and three dear children must miss her terribley....I also bought two books by a new author to me Minette Walters,'The Echo ',and 'The Scolds  Bridle',has anyone read any of her books ?

I share this computer with Maurice but it seems we have some competion .  ....

Hmm ,where do I start?

Ah  yes I see ! 

Now dont you think Im clever ?

Well I will go now and make myself something to eat ,yes my appetite has come back ...Lasagne I  think !

So for what is left of this Sunday ,have a blessed evening every one with love and  

                               Jan  xx

48 comments:

stijoan said...

if your up my way dont forget that walk on the beach Jan. i will email you with my phone numbers if you want. glad your eating again
love Joanne

oddb0dkins said...

Kizzie looks a real poser in that last pic.
Enjoy your twelve days gallavanting.
B. x

dklars said...

Have a wonder time on holiday!  ~~Kath~~

egre328 said...

My, how Kizzie has grown, she is adorable and more!  Glad you are feeling better and you are getting your appetite back.  Look forward to hearing what you and Maurice get up to on his break from work!  (In the nicest way of course) Eileenx

lindachapmanuk said...

Kizzie's enormous! she is so lovely! Is she writing her journal lol...Lavender Blue never lets us down does it? Enjoy your time with Maurice...Linda xx

jaymact1 said...

Sorry about the reflection in your pictures but it was the sunshine which looks beautiful. I have only read one of Minette Walters books I think it was 'The Ice Houseit was a long time ago but I think I liked it. Hope you have a good holiday regardless where you go. Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,

I am full of admiration for Jane Tomlinson, she did more in her last seven years than most of us will do in a lifetime. Her courage and determination gives hope to fellow cancer sufferers everywhere and the money she raised will help so many people. I`ve not read Minette Walters but I`ve heard she`s a brilliant writer, I hope you enjoy her books. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

marainey1 said...

I didn't mind the reflection at all because I got to see the lovely view your your little town.  It is so quaint and neat looking.  I guess I hadn't seen any pictures of your Kizzee for a while and didn't realize she'd gotten so big.  She is adorable and looks to be a bit of a character too !  Hope you both have a lovely holiday.  Take lots of pictures !  'On Ya' - ma

haileen2003 said...

Nice to see Kizzie, hasn't she grown?.....haven't read Minette Walters, but saw The Ice House on TV, and I thought it was a brilliant story.
Aileen~X~

lindapaterson177 said...

The window looks lovely and must takes ages to do, I read a tribute in the paper this week about Jane and so sad that she died. The dog a computer buff?? be writing your entries next! move over Jan lol
luv bella xx

pharmolo said...

What would we do without our furred friends to cheer up our days, eh Jan :-)

blpltt said...

I like that enamelware in the shop window, Jan.  Comfortingly retro.
Yes, I've read several Minette Walters books, and enjoyed them all.
As for Kizzie......how she's grown, and what lovely pricked-up ears.  Have a good time all together during Maurice's holiday.
Bunny xx

ktkamanski said...

I could linger in a store such as this for hours.  Hope you both enjoy your time together. It looks as though you may now have to wait your turn for the computer! How adorable those pictures are. Take care and many blessings to you and yours - Happy to hear your appetite decided to join you for dinner.  Have a wonderful day,
Katie

kirkbyj05 said...

You haven't let us down on the Lavender Blue pictures one bit Jan. We got two treats for the price of one.  It was such a beautiful day we got to see your town's reflections in the window too.  Now that was really interesting!
Kizzy has grown up into a fine young lady!  And talented too by the looks of things.  Computer literate already?  Now that's clever!  She will soon be your
secretary...lol!
I'm so pleased to hear you have got your appetite back too.  Lasagne...one of my favourites.
Enjoy your twelve days with Maurice.

Hugs
Jeanie   xxx

cornwalldreckly said...

Your dog is so cute!  I have read several of Minette Walters books, I like her writing very much, it is a bit dark, but that's why I like it!  If you like these books you may also like Kathy Reichs.  Two of my all time favourite books are Whited Sepulchres by Anne Perry and Charles and Elizabeth by W.J. Burley.  If you come across either of them I am sure you would enjoy reading them.  Sorry, once you get me on the subject of books I never shut up!

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)

Deb

irisclyde said...

I've heard it said that computers are child's play, but this is quite different.....
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rachealcarol said...

Awww what a face Kizzie has, she's a card :)  Haven't read any of those books but I'll put the name on my list.  The shop looks wonderful, he did a good job.  Hope you and Maurice have some lovely outings in his holiday time. Rache

tellsg said...

Have a lovely time with Maurice, I hope you enjoy his holiday time together.  That Kizzie is so sweet, absolutely gorgeous, have you thought of putting her in for modelling?? Ah, thats a way to make your fortune.  Hope you enjoy all your books, I haven't read your new ones but did read the one by Jane Tomlinson, you'll enjoy reading that.  Its very sad that she has gone, she was fantastic and so brave.  I read recently that she had suffered some crank calling her saying she was a faker of her illness, hmmmm.  Shame she had to endure that too.  Hugs, Tells x

rdautumnsage said...

I hope you have a wonderous time with Maurice off! I can't believe how big Kizzie has gotten. She is such an adorable beauty! (Hugs) Indigo

cacklinrosie101 said...

I just love that shop window.  I could see enough of it to know it looks so festive for fall.  LOL at Kizzy.  She is quite a clever doggie.  Better put on parental controls.  Love xx Chris

lsfp1960 said...

The "Lavender Blue" shop looks very interesting.  I'm glad Gabi stays off the computer.  She's more interested in sleeping and eating.    Whatever you do the next 12 days...have fun.  You & Maurice could fly over & go to the Puyallup Fair with Bob & me.  That would be fun!   Linda in Washington state

cayasm said...

I always enjoy your pictures of the "LavenderBlue" shop it's a pity that a lot of shops don't take the time to make their windows interesting.
Have a lovely time wherever you decde to go have a good rest.

yasmin

lanurseprn said...

Now that is one CLEAN window!! Wow the reflection was so clear! I always enjoy seeing what Lavender Blue has to show. I find I look forward to that now! LOL!
I cannot believe how BIG little Kizzie has gotten. She's really grown! She's a dollbaby! Give her a scratch for me.
Hope you and Maurice have a good holiday.
Hugs...Pam xoxox

nightmaremom said...

love your pics as always....  looks like someone likes the computer... or looking to see what all the fuss is for Mum and Pop.  
love ya
d

mariealicejoan said...

I love the pictures of your shop window.  I would probably spend a fortune in there, it always seems to have lots of things I like in there.  In reality though I'd just dream alot and wish they could be mine if I only had the money, lol.  Lovely pictures of the much beloved pooch too!  I don't know how you get him to sit still long enough to take his picture!  Everytime I try to take pics of mine she starts prancing about!
Marie
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,that did make me laugh to see Kizzie sitting or standing at the computer ,she must have thought ,what is this all about ,i'll have a look for myself .!! She has such a knowing look on that last one . Your books sound interesting .Lavendar Blue window is good ,it must take them a while to arrange it all .,looks like its all set up for Autumn.Hope you both enjoy Maurices days off ........Love Jeanxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I think the reflections in the shop window adds a lot of charm to the pictures ~ it's like looking outside from inside :o)
It was sad to hear of the death of Jane Tomlinson she was such a brave lady and did so much for the Cancer Charity ~ Love the pictures of Kizzie especially the last one ~ glad you have your appetite back ~
Ally x

beckiepainton said...

Dogs are so clever these days, next thing you know Kizzie will ahev her own journal!! I always remeber the florists window in Swaythling, close to where i used to live with my parents.They always dressed the window relative to the season and at christmas had a lifesize Santa and at halloween a scarey witch, well it was scarey when i was small.Now i lokk like the witch, i scare myself!! bekcie x

sylviam4000 said...

Having a giggle after seeing those pics. Take care. Hope you are feeling a bit better.
Love Sylvia xx

siennastarr said...

How absolutely adorable that puppy is.. trying to get up into the computer! lol  Enjoyed your pics as usual.. :).. and so glad that you are getting your apetite back, and feeling better!

Hugs
jackie

jlocorriere05 said...

Hasn't Kizzy grown Jan?! She's beautiful, and very clever too! I love the Lavender Blue shop window, they must spend hours doing it up, it always looks so pretty! I've heard of Minette Walters but don't think I've ever read her books, let us know what you think of her.It was sad when Jane Tomlinson died wasn't it, she did so much at a time when most people would be feeling sorry for themselves. Her family must feel so proud of her. Enjoy your break with Maurice! Jeannette xx  

frdbrow7 said...

I thought those pics were really good Jan, we could see that you were trying all angles to avoid the reflection, but instead it gave everybody different views of the street scene.

Kizzie looks so cute, I bet she gives you hours of fun.
I hoe she doesn't try to sit on your knee when you're at the computer like my Alfie does :-/

Glad you've got your appetite back :-D

ttfn
Freda

ps Brrrr - it's so cold today!

faveanti said...

I'll have t look at the album pics later as an error notice has come up.  Loved the ones of the little IT wizard though
Love. Angie, xx

chat2missie said...

omg!!  The dog is so cute!  Great picutes of him at the computer.  Thanks for posting your link.  I've added you to my alerts!
Missie

faircolleen said...

LOL at Kizzie!!I have read the luxury of time Jan,its so sad isnt it.She was lovely and I really admire what she did

bronny42 said...

Kizzy is just beautifull, what a plesure she must me so clever writing her own blogg. Love the picture of the lavender shop the reflection made it more interesting.  Hope you have a great time with hu bby. Kathie.

kategshepherd said...

Just ask our Kizzie whizzy if she would like a job typing poetry with me. Bless her. The shop looks very interesting but i don't think i would be safe in there. You will be pleased to know that i now that another little sheep. Don't know what to call him yet. Plus not only is the pergola up and running but so is the pond, which now has 16 new guests. Hope Pops and you have a lovely holiday together - you both deserve to spend good quality time together. Love you both to the stars and back.

seraphoflove9001 said...

aaaawww...thats too cute! I loved the pictures as well! :o) Thank you for sharing.
Lisa

sneezy7125 said...

Hello, long time no see.

I love the pictures of the dog, they're priceless. Anyway, I'm just stopping by to see how you're doing, and that I promise to get back into journaling. I haven't been here since the end of August (I don't know how many even noticed, lol)
Have a great day.

Morgan
xxxx
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hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((HUGSOYOU))))))))))))))))))))LoL.I think your Dog wants to use the puter to.What a smat Dog.LOL.I love the way your puter room looks.HAve a nice weekend.

deegleed said...

Hi Jan. Just popped in to see how you are. I love the Autumn graphic. I don't know if the little girl is real. She is gorgeous. Dan

wldconnie said...

I love the photos of your dog! Isn't he great! I do wish I was allowed to have a dog in my flat. He is adorable!! Love Connie

kaydeejay5449 said...

Oh, my, Jan!  I cannot get over how big your puppy has gotten.  She's quite leggy now isn't she?  So very cute!  I bet she brings a lot of joy and love into your home.
Hugs, Kathy

gotomaria said...

Hi, Jan!  I'm a lefty too!   I love book stores too.  That's an interesting story about the woman battling cancer and who raised so much money.   Just makes me remember to live life well...each moment.  Nice read.  Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words.  ;)  Maria

astoriasand said...

Well they say better late than never Jan.I loved th epictures you have put in to show us.We all love your Lavender Blue shop as you well know.Kissy is so comical stood there for you to take her picture..LOL!!I got  ashock when I read about Jane.I had no idea withbeing away on holiday I hadn't heard.Poor girl that lady was such a fighter and an inspiration what she did.I hope you enjoy your reading,and have a great break with Maurice.J/Land seems very quiet or is it me who isn't getting alerts through I am wondering.? Take Care God Bless Kath
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elainey2465 said...

Hello Jan - sorry Ive not been by for a while - thanks for your lovely comment in my journal today. Its nice to know I have such lovely friends looking out for me. Love to you. Laine xxxx

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

Love the pics of your cute dog...The book i'm reading is a Readers Digest book, three different stories the  one i'm reading at the moment is "Profit Without Honour" its about a cover-up of an accident at a chemical lab...I hope your feeling much better than you've been of late...Best wishes.

Astra!

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