Thursday, 29 November 2007

Stepping out

Thankyou to Sugar for this graphic ,as you see Kizzie is reading her journal ....

Last Saturday Evening, Maurice and I went over to Peterborough, His brother Mike is sixty five, so invited his family out for a meal .We met up at Mike and Jackie’s, left our car at theirs and all went in a Taxi, along with their son, also called Mike. We started at out at the Bull Hotel ,for drinks in the lounge bar there ,to wait for Francis ,Mike and Jackie’s daughter ,and her husband Craig. When they arrived Mike proceeded to embarrass every one with lots of family photographs. Our table was booked for eight o clock ,so we took a short walk just around the corner to a very nice Indian restaurant ,Where we were greeted like royalty as we were shown to our table ,The food was absolutely delicious ,and we all ate our fill ,The company was excellent as you would expect at a family gathering such as this ,jokes anecdotes and reminiscences all served to make a very enjoyable evening ,We went back to Mike and Jackie’s afterwards ,Jackie and I still nattering nine to the dozen in the kitchen whist the men watched some football ,I think ! Sadly at half past twelve it was time to come home, Mike and Jackie Fran and Craig flew out to New York yesterday, Fran and Craig’s birthday treat, to their Dad, Craig’s Grandparents have a home there, so they plan to see the sights .I need to digress here, as most who live in Britain know, and I am reluctant to share this with our friends across the pond, thus letting them know there are some dicks running our country! H.M.R.C. (that’s short for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) has lost? Two discs with the details of two and a half million peoples information on them, people who are on child benefit, their tax and insurance details bank sort codes etc, and whilst they are assuring the people they don’t have any indication that the discs have fallen into the wrong hands, the relevant departments are in big trouble and the government are somewhat ,erm ,shall I say embarrassed !!! With great big dollops of egg on their faces.

So back to the story ,Michael is always teasing people .So….in with his Birthday card ,We put two empty CDs on which I had written ,H.M.R.C….” highly confidential “,see his face he roared  with laughter ,

There is however a sting in this tale, my daughter received a letter, informing her that they were profoundly sorry, but she is amongst the people whose details are on the misplaced discs, and although there is no reason for alarm, as any moneys she might lose!! Would be re reimbursed, it went on at great length to reassure and justify, but that is the jist of it, Huh!!!

And now to finish ….I wentup to the town this morning, only to find Lavender Blue have changed the window again, so I took more piccys,      So on that happy note, With Love from


Thankyou Donna for my siggy today ,Donna called this one stepping out !Stepping out !


sdrogerson said...

you can trust them to do ID cards!

blpltt said...

You always look so elegant, Jan, and I am pleased to see at the end that your seams are perfectly straight, as one would expect!
What a lovely evening out; plenty of laughs, everybody happy in one another's company.
Just two little queries in the middle, but I will get my codebreakers to work on those, lol.
Bunny xx

astoriasand said...

What a lovely change Jan and a wonderful evening out just the ticket.I hope your relations have a wonderful time in NY.You look realy lovely as usual on th pictures and Maurice too looks very happy and to be enjoying it all with his lovely smile as usual.Thats a great present you gave,similar kind of thing I think I would have done LOL!!Yes what mistake next.I have been reading the comments on the Scoolteacher and Teddy bear case on AOL also and wonder what England is coming to realy.I belive those might cause some troubles.Thanx for sharing your evening with us and lovely graphics too.Take Care God Bless Kath

kirkbyj05 said...

Great photos Jan!  Lovely to see your relatives and yourselves enjoying each others company.  
what a laugh you must have had with the!
You looked lovely too!  
A trip to New York?  What a dream come true that would be for me.
Looking forward to seeing Lavender Blue's new window decorations and loved the Tag Sugar made of Kissie.  
Jeanie xx

chat2missie said...

Love the photo of Kizzie!

oddb0dkins said...

Glad you all had such a good time Jan. Nice family photos too.
B. x

sugarsweet056 said...

Such good pics, you look sooo chic!!!! TY for sharing with all.
NY, WOW...I'd love to go. :)
Have a great day my friend.

marainey1 said...

It seems you really had a grand time.  I love getting together with family.  As you know I do it whenever I get the chance.  Our government also has lost some very private records too...makes you wonder doesn't it.  If they can't take care of a few disks, how can they run our countries efficiently???At least you put a little humor into the situation.  We can only laugh, as there's not much else to do.
'On Ya' - ma

sybilsybil45 said...

You sure had a wonderful celebration.  what lovely photo's  of you all. You will need to have a rest this weekend to get over it all.    Looking forward to Lavender Blue photo's next   Love Sybil xx

madcobug said...

Looks like everyone was having great fun at the Birthday bash. I heard about those two disks coming up missing. Doesn't sound like very good security does it?
That graphic Sugar made of Kizzy is so cute. Helen

cornwalldreckly said...

I got one of those letters of apology too, it makes me so cross how dare they be so careless with our personal details!  

I love the picture of Kizzie at the computer!  Your family celebration sounds like a lovely happy occasion.  It is so special to have a close family.

haileen2003 said...

Glad you enjoyed a night out!
Like the Kizzie tag.....and great picture of you and Maurice.

kaydeejay5449 said...

Sounds like such a wonderful evening with friends and family!  Ii got a kick out of the disk story.  Don't be embarassed especially telling us Yanks.  Look who we've got running things here!!!  LOL  We're in a bigger mess than you can imagine.
Hugs, Kathy

pharmolo said...

Sounds like a great evening had by all, Jan. Strong language there, wow :-))

cayasm said...

Sounds as though you all had a great time on Saturday liked the discs. and nice graphics this week.



jmoqueen said...

LOL what a great present love the sense of humour there Jan :)  Great pics once again and hasn't Kizzie grown since I last saw her.  Glad you had a good time xx


lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan,
I'm so glad you all had such a good time. I love the CD gift! What a good gag gift! I hope you all shared a good laugh....although I know that the actual incident is NOT funny! But, I'm sure they'll get it all straightened out soon.
Great pictures...and you look so pretty!

faveanti said...

If the HMRC disks had NOT fallen into the wrong hands they wouldn't be lost would they!!!  What a disgrace.  Time for this govt to calll it a day, I think, and stop blaming the Office Junior for everything.
Lovely photos Jan.  Glad you all had a lovely tme.
love, Angie, xx

ninareade said...

great blog Jan thanks for sharing I promise to try and catch up ASAP xx

edwardssoapy said...

What a disgrace that the HMRC have lost those discs!  However, great humour in this entry.  Seems like you all had fun that evening.  Fantastic graphics too!

All the best,
Leigh :)"

gaboatman said...

It is plain to see by the faces of all in the pictures that everyone had a terrific time at the dinner party.  Nice job ewith the CD discs, LOL!  I hope thatyour daughter does not suffer identity theft or money theft problems from the loss of these two discs.    What a nightmare that would be.  Thanks for sharing the evening with us, it was fun!

plieck30 said...

Wow you and Maurice look so nice. Matters not the country there is always some hanky panky going on. Paula

nightmaremom said...

Looks like you all had fun.. love the pictures.....   You're a hoot my friend... what a cute joke...  hope nothing comes of the info lost

mariealicejoan said...

Sounds a great night out Jan!  Loved the pictures.  Thanks so much for sharing them with us.  I have to agree with you about the Government.   What a bunch of bozos!!!  One wonders what the heck will be next!!!
Have a great weekend,

ally123130585918 said...

Lovely pictures Jan can see you all had a good time ~ loved the two Discs prezzie ~ can imagine that caused a real good laugh ~ happy belated Birthday to Mike ~ and loved the graphic Sugar did of Kizzie for you ~ Ally x

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))I am glad you had a great time with your family.Love the pics.Have a nice weekend.

siennastarr said...

You all look like you are having a lovely time!  Loved the pictures!
I don't quite understand about the disc thing, but it does sound as though confidential information about people could be leaking out to everyone.  How the heck does that happen?  I shouldn't ask, as the government over here makes a monkey out of all of us, all the time, too.


jlocorriere05 said...

I can imagine the lughter when Mike opened his pressies! I'm glad you all had a good night out and I hope Mike, Jackie, Fran and Craig enjoy New York. Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,how lovely to go out together to celebrate Mikes Sixty fiveth Birthday ,the photos show you are having a good time ,how funny to give him the discs.Its so nice you get on well with Jackie. Look forward to seeing Lavender Blues new window display.......Love you .......Jeanxxx

wldconnie said...

Ha ha very funny about the discs! However not so funny for those who are involved as it is quite worrying to know that someone may have all this information. It is disgusting really and heads sgould roll. Love Conniexx

jaymact1 said...

Sorry to be so late with this but you know what I've been up to.  You are looking great on your pictures with Mautice glad to see this.  Love you graphic with the putter and dog.  Love Joan.

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan that was a lovely entry. What a lovely family evening you all had. my favourite sort. I thought the CD joke was so funny! he he! we English need to hang onto our sense of humour with the idiots running us! Linda xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh goodness, the UK is no different than the States.  Lord, there seems to be a breach each day in this record or that record with millions compromised.  I give up.  One day we shall all we subject to identity theft.  ROLF...darn if that graphic from Sugar isn't just the cutest thing!  Glad that Kizzie is keeping up with JLand.  Love xx Chris

beckiepainton said...

Yes i recieved one of those letters too, it makes you sick.If you cant trust your own government then we are all in the shit, and what about that poor teacher witht he teddy bear? the worlds gone mad I swear! Beckie x

ukgal36 said...

good to see you and know you are doing better..I know this wasn't an easy year for you!
you are beautiful!!!!

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - what a lovely entry :o)   and you look absolutely gorgeous in your photo's - i love these friends and family 'get togethers', they make us feel so good eh ?   and what a brilliant joke to play on Mike - excellent!
Luv Jaynee x

nay0114 said...

That's so cute Kizzie looking at the computer. Nice to see pictures of you and your family and friends. Sounds like you all had a nice time.
Take care, Chrissie