Thursday, 31 January 2008

Last day of January

Such an awful day today, Thankyou to Chris for cheering me up with this lovely graphic .....

It’s a wild and windy day here in my little corner of East Anglia, except that we aren’t in a corner….. in the Fens it is wide open so the winds are coming straight over from the North Sea, with very little to stop it, it isn’t fit to put a brush out today, fortunately I have no need to venture out so, I aint gonna!!The rain is lashing down, a couple of garden chairs have been blown over, and the garden swing cover, is in danger of taking off, Maurice rang a little while ago, he said it was very rough driving into work this morning, the wind blowing him all over the place he drives a 4x4, so how it would be in a car I don’t know. or indeed a high sided vehicle....

I had a lovely day last Friday ,when my daughter in law Chrissie drove her friend Dawn ,my daughter Kate and Ito Huntingdon , I bought a couple of books (of course )paper for the printer , some yellow wool and some orange felt amongst other bits and pieces ,My sister in law Jackie belongs to ‘The Catholic ladies group ‘,and they fund raise to buy houses for women and children thus rescuing them from the sex trade, so we are knitting chicks  ,well covers for the Cadbury cream eggs .to see on the stall at the Easter Fayre I have made about a dozen so far ,I will take a picture when I have done the eyes and beaks ….

 

 

 

 

Kizzie had a nice Birthday, and thanks you all for your Birthday wishes, she had lots of presents, most of which she has eaten, including two new squeaky toys, she looks the business in her new Bandana Chrissie bought her, and loves the fluffy monkey from Kate.

 

 

Maurice and I spent a nice day on Monday in St Ives, I bought some pyjamas trousers, I love these you can wear them with tee shirts, vest tops or even night shirts, and of course some more books ,Oh and Maurice bought a Banjo  or is it a uke ? never know the difference lol

 

And then I went to a news letter meeting on Tuesday, where a couple of items I had submitted were chosen, Chrissie brought me home and we stopped to take the pictures of the little church on the corner of a lonely Fen road to take pictures of the snow drops ….

 

 

 

 

  So here I am again ,nearly another week gone by since my last posting ,still far to many alerts to catch up on ,and of course the never ending pile of ironing, so I had better stop now and go and attend to some of that ..as ever lots of love   Jan xxxx                                                                                                                           

                              

                

 

37 comments:

lindapaterson177 said...

Glad you had a nice birthday, I celebrated mine too this week! a great charity to raise money for I hope your satll is a success. have a good day luv bella xx

cornwalldreckly said...

Lovely pictures! It was very windy here too, my fence has come down again and I had to rescue the recycling boxes as they had blown out of the garden.  It seems a bit quieter here now!  Enjoy the ironing!

astoriasand said...

GREAAT POSTING JAN,HAPPY TO SEE KISSY ENJOYED HER BIRTHDAY AND PREZZIES TOO LOL!!! THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE IT IS BLOWING OVER THE NORTH SEA YOU ARE RIGHT STRAIGHT AT ME LOL!! YES THATS A BANJO ALRIGHT .MY MOTHER COULD MAKE ONE SING AS THE SAYING GOES.MY UNCLE CARVED HIS OWN OUT OF WOOD AND THEN HE DREW MICKEY MOUSE ALL OVER THE CANVAS MATERIAL WHATEVER IT IS? MY SISTER HAS IT NOW.(I HOPE) IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.WELL THATS IF SHE HASN'T FLOGGED IT BY NOW LOL.KEEPING BUSY WITH THE LITTLE CHUCKY EGG COVERS ARE YOU HAVN'T YOU  DONE A LOT .LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THEM.ENJOY YOUR NEW BOOKS. TAKE CARE GOD BLESS KATH.ONE OF MY FAVOURITE GRAPHICS OF CHRISSY'S IS THAT ONE I USE IT OFTEN. LOVELY PICTURES.
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

cayasm said...

Great pictures Jan, gald you enjoyed your day out in Huntingdon. Does Maurice play the Banjo/Uke? seems Kizzie enjoyed her birthday..lol.
Very cold windy and rainey here today thank god I did all my shopping yesterday so I'll be cuddled up with the cats reading my lastest Harlen Coben book.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

oddb0dkins said...

We've got the same weather as you Jan, but then Essex isn't so far away is it?
I like Maurice's banjo. Can he play it? My B.I.L. is no stranger to all manner of stringed instruments but he gave up trying to learn the banjo so it must be tough to learn.
B. x

frdbrow7 said...

It certainly is blowy in these parts, isn't it Jan!  I am very exposed here, being rather high up and open fields to the front.  I tried to stay in bed a bit later when I heard the winds, but then I heard  bins being blown all over the place so I thought I'd better go and investigate.  One narrowly missed a parked car =:-O
Kizzy looks a real scamp in her neckerchief!

ttfn
Freda

aniracj said...

That is a banjo.....a Uke (Ukelele) is a very tiny guitar looking instrument....think George Formby!!  The wind has eased here in Weetabix-land but bet it will be back soon!!

marainey1 said...

We had the big wind yesterday so it seems to have blown over your way.  Today is calm, but cold.  I do love the cheery graphic you have too !  I'm starting to decorate my house now with valentine theme trinkets.  I've  yet  to get some candy for the dish on the table, I know I'll find some hearts to fill it.  Time to cheer things up on the inside even though the outside is dreary.  'On Ya' - ma

haileen2003 said...

The weather is awful here too, pretty general I think, and worse to come. I had Taxi to Drs, but walked back, as it had stopped raining for a while.
Kizzie looks very intent on her presents, and she does look 'cool' in her Bandana.
Love the Snowdrop pics, and just realised the Hodsock Priory walks open 1st Feb. Shall not bother unless weather picks up, it closes again 2nd March (Mothers Day)
Stay warm
Aileen....X
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,yes you are right about the weather,the wheely bins blow over and rubbish every where till I anchoured them down .Glad you enjoyed your trips to Huntingdon and St Ives ,your pyjamas look nice .Kizzie looks to be having fun with her Birthday toys .Good for you knitting Chicks and covers for the Cadburys cream eggs.The wind has calmed down now and theres some nice blue sky .I wonder what February will bring .Love the top graphic.........Love you .......Jeanxxx

blpltt said...

Hope Kizzie enjoys the book!
I like those pyjama bottoms too, they are very cosy with a T-shirt, PLUS a cardigan these cold nights.
Bunny xx

lanurseprn said...

It sounds like you have had a wonderful week! Lots of shopping and companionship! Other than the weather it sounds great!
Enjoyed your pics! That church looks so very peaceful. I would enjoy seeing that in person.
Love,
Pam

pharmolo said...

Snowdrops, will have to go out after these gales are gone and look for them.
The instrument is a banjo. A ukelele has a triangular soundbox.

salemslot9 said...

yesterday, very blustery
after the garbage men came
our can ended up
at the end of our street
dead end
haven't found the lid yet...

jaymact1 said...

Nice to read your entry today its snow up here and wind but still as you said this is the end of the month. Your snowdrops are well out ours are still coming, soon I hope.  A good day for a good book.Love Joan.http://journals.aol.co.uk/jaymact1/JoansMusings/

sugarsweet056 said...

Great pics, great shopping, great books, & a great BD for Kizz! ;)
Have a great wkend.
Sugar

madcobug said...

Kizzie looks so cute with her Birthday gifts. Those snowdrops look pretty at the church. It's really windy here. Blowing in some thunderstorms for this evening and tonight. Helen

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your day.
Missie

adlessor said...

Sounds like a good day to stay in and get the ironing done.   I'm looking forward to seeing the covers for the eggs.  Belated birthday wishes to Kizzie.   Love the PJ's      Dawn

redpoppy007 said...

Pretty church.  Hold fast and don't let the wind blow you away.
Ice storm is headed our way tonight.

sybilsybil45 said...

Thanks Jan,  That is a great graphic..it even cheered me up today..as you say it has been so wild..Thank goodness we stay in a nice warm house.  Have a great week,  Love sybil xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  isn`t the weather awful at the moment? The rain was blowing sideways at one point and we were all freezing this morning.  If it hadn`t been for work today I wouldn`t have left the house!   Mmm...cream eggs, I just love `em, we sell them at work and I have to look at them all day long....sigh! :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

lindachapmanuk said...

Poor Maurice in his 4 x 4! It was sooo windy today as well! I can hear it outside now too brrr...Kizzy did well, I can't believe she has had a birthday already and I love her bandana, what a dude!...the pictures of the little church and snowdrops were lovely...Linda x x

pamal3 said...

Hello Jan. I loved the graphic. Kizzie looks happy and well done you!, what a worthy cause to be helping. I almost got blown away......lol That tells you just exactly how strong this wind is!!!!!!  ;-)  Love Pam xx

kirkbyj05 said...

Hello Jan,
Lovely to see you again!  Lovely graphic today too.  That is so beautiful!
Looks like Kizzie has been well and truly spoilt for her birthday.  Quite right too!
Looking forward to seeing yourlittle egg cosy's.
Stay warm and indoors away from the biting winds.
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

lsfp1960 said...

Gabi says "Happy belated Birthday" to Kizzie.  Looks like the birthday present fiary was very good to her.  I haven't tried those flannel pajama pants yet.  I know the guys in my family like them.  My son & son-in-law each got a pair from me for Christmas. I wear flannel nightgowns in the winter but am thinking flannel pj's might be better.  We're having a rainy, windy day here too.  I guess it's pretty much the same all over.  Hugs to all of you...Linda & Gabi in Washington state

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Jan,,,,congradulations on your award from Jeanette...You sure are one great friend.  Sybil x

pamal3 said...

Congratulations Jan. Love Pam xx

jmoqueen said...

The pyjama bottoms look lovely :o)  Happy belated birthday to Kizzie and she looks great in that bandana xx  Glad to hear that you are okay and I hope you are still safe in the wind x

Jenny

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icklemisssexpot said...

Jan it has been an awful day here too...Last night i could barely sleep for the wind and although Kerry is 140 miles south of me she was worried sick her bedroom window was going to get blown in...And the forecast is now for snow all around here except in the actual city...I can barely drive yet as it is and there is no way i am taking the car anywhere...Love the pics of the snowdrops :o)  Caff xxxxxx

mariealicejoan said...

WE had an awful day here yesterday as well.  Although the sun did come out about midway through the afternoon.  They say we are to get snow this weekend!  Sounds you had a lovely day with your family and friends.  My kizzie does look smart in her neckerchief!  It is hard to believe she is a year old already!  Doesn't time fly!  Have a wonderful weekend Jan!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ukgal36 said...

Pinch punch first day of the month!
Loved the pics..especially the church..and Kizzy..so cute! Doggy birthdays..LOL
have a good weekend...i am wearing a pair of those trouser bottoms right now..they were a bargain here for $5..about 3 quid...
hugs
Lyn

ally123130585918 said...

Happy belated birthday to Kizzie she looks great in her bandana ~ didn't she get a lot of prezzies ~ Love Maurice's Banjo ~ and the pictures of the little church and the snowdrops are lovely ~ We had high winds and rain yesterday and it was an awful day ~ the wind blew the icebox away that we leave out for the milkman and the bottles of milk inside were smashed to pieces ~ Oh what a mess ~ Ally x

rdautumnsage said...

Kizzie definitely looks like she is enjoying herself with her new toys. Love the pj's you picked up, they look comfortable. As for the instrument that is a Banjo. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your sojourn into Huntington hon. (Hugs) Indigo

lindaggeorge said...

Kizzie looks so cute. It's so good to have a dog living in our house again, although ours looks like a horse compared to Kizzie's size.

Love the snowdrop pictures. we must try to do our snowdrop drive this week.

Linda x.

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cacklinrosie101 said...

I'd love to see an open window with soft breezes coming in and a vase of tulips.  We had a huge windstorm the other day.  It was extremely hard to navigate around the things flying here and there.  Those covers for the Cadbury eggs sound so cute.  I can't wait to see them.  A wonderful cause also.  LOL...Kizzie certainly looks busy.  Have a good Sunday evening!  Love xx Chris

plieck30 said...

Love the picture of the little church and congrats on your award. Paula