Thursday, 27 March 2008

Digby and other things ,

Thankyou for this lovely Graphic Donna ....

Now where shall I start?  Erm ….last Monday, after an abysmal weekend, weather wise, the day dawned bright and fine, My Daughter in law Chrissie rang to see if I would like to join her and Mark (my son) and Kate, for a trip into St Ives, (Cambs) there is a market there each Monday, but on a bank holiday ,it is really big ,many more stalls ,although we all agreed there weren’t as many due to the stall holders having to travel and the weather had been awful ,Didn’t buy much ,some slippers and Val Mcdermid book I hadn’t read ,after we had wandered about a while , it began to turn cold so as we made our way back to the car ,We saw this lady pushing this dear old dog, in baby buggy, all wrapped up in a blanket ,we stopped and spoke to her ,she said his name is Digby and he is seventeen years old , and had recently had some teeth out ,so to cheer him up ,she was taking him for a walk …..

 

Today at the minute it is bright and sunny, though the weather has been practising for April showers.

 On Monday we are going to Warwick, to the funeral, of my Brother in law, John, late husband Mick’s brother ,who has been fighting cancer for over a year ,he had a leg amputated last March , but sadly lost the fight last week ,He was special ,he gave Kate away when she got married ,she went to see him at the hospice  just before he died , and shared some precious time with him .So that is two Brothers in law we have lost in five months .

I spoke with Kath (Astoria sands) last evening ,she has moved now ,and has been quite poorly ,but sends her love to you all ,and hopes to be back on line by the middle of next week ,which pleases me, as I have missed her ,as I know you all have .

I have fallen behind with my comments so if you haven’t heard from me,’you will ‘

So for now I will close and as always love from

 

 

37 comments:

sdrogerson said...

Poor dog.
Val McDermid I keep hearing this name - what is she like?

cornwalldreckly said...

Digby looks quite a character!  I am sorry about your brother in law, cancer is a terrible thing.

Christine.

cayasm said...

Shame about the weather , I love strolling around a good market, We have a lady around her that pushes her very old dog around, he seems to enjoy it..lol sorry to hear of another loss your brother in law, and glad to hear that Kate got to spend some time with him.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGTOYOU))))))))))Have  nice day.

jaymact1 said...

Glad Kat Stuart got the grass cut and the car washed he had a busy day I did other things so was not sitting watching. Have a nice day. Love Joan.

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Jan glad to see you back and catching up with you again.  I will have to get back and write up my journal hopefully later today. I was away all last week and still not back to normal !!  Love Sybil xx

marainey1 said...

Thanks for the news of Kath...I've been wondering.  Hope she feels better soon and is back on line with us.  I love the market place and the flowers.  How cute that the old timer got a ride in the buggy.  Some people are so thoughtful.  Too bad more arent'.  We have a few sprinkles here today and mostly cloudy and dark but with the showers come May flowers they say.  'On Ya' - ma

jjdolfin9 said...

I just love wandering through sidewalk sales like that.  Looked like a fun day.  AWWWWW that was so sweet of the dog in the baby carriage.  Have a great day.
Hugs, Joyce

chat2missie said...

It was nice to read an entry from you!  The poor old dog.  Enjoy the rest of the week.
Missie

mariealicejoan said...

It's too bad the lousy weather put a damper on your day out!  Thanks so much for the update on Kath!  I have been so worried about her and wondered what was going on!  I am sorry to hear she has been poorly.  I would send her a card or letter to cheer her up, but alas, I only have her old address.  I guess I will have to wait for her to give me her new one.  When you do speak to her again, please give her my love, best wishes and prayers!  Thanks!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

blpltt said...

Bittersweet entry, Jan.  So sorry to hear about your loss, a link to your Mick.  And news of Kath being in poor health, but perhaps back with us soon.
I am ridiculously sentimental about animals, and the photo of Digby made me swallow rather hard!
All in all though, a lovely day out.  A market, and lunch in a cosy pub would suit me down to the ground just now.  Thanks for sharing it with us.
Bunny xxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I love the photograph of Digby ~ how thoughtful his owner is to take him for a walk ~ how sad you have lost another brotherinlaw in such a short space of time ~ Glad Kate got to spend some precious time with him ~ Thanks for the news on Kath have missed her ~ my love back to her and hope she feels better soon ~ Allyx

lsfp1960 said...

Hi Jan, When I saw the picture of Digby...it reminded me of several older ladies that live here in the mobile home park that do the same thing.  One lady has two little dogs in the baby carriage she pushes.  I imagine they are older dogs too and these ladies are just taking them out for a breath of fresh air.   Sorry to hear about the passing of your brother in law. Someday, maybe someone, somewhere will find a cure for that awful disease.  Take care...Linda in Washington state

icklemisssexpot said...

We only have a market twice a month...Last saturday and 1st saturday...Bit daft if you ask me having them one weekend after the other then nowt for 2 or 3 weeks...There is a woman has a stall at it that already sells jewellery...One person i saw at that craft fair recently she only gets a stall leading up to Christmas...May be worth a go then for me...Had to smile at Digby in his buggy :o) Sorry to hear about your loss :o(   Caff xxxxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Hehe, just love the picture of Digby.

B. x

egre328 said...

So sorry to hear about your recent loss.  Eileenx

madcobug said...

So sorry about the loss of your brother in law. Poor old dog having to get some teeth out. That lady must surely love him a lot to take him for a ride. Helen

mleppard06 said...

sorry to hear about john. digby looks cosy! take care mrs t xx
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rdautumnsage said...

Digby looks adorable in the buggy! Sorry to hear about the loss of another BIL. Your in my thoughts during this sad time. (Hugs) Indigo

faveanti said...

What a lovely entry Jan!  Digby Doggy looks a bit sorry for himself doesn't he?  My love to Kath next time you speak to her.  Tell her I miss her terribly but I can wait!!
love, Angie, xx

jckfrstross said...

sorry about your BIL passing away so sad:( love the pictures Digby looks like he is enjoying himself. have a wonderful weekend

Deb

cacklinrosie101 said...

Please send my love to Kath, Jan, if you speak with her again.  She has been in my thoughts and prayers.  Sorry for your loss.  Digby looks adorable in that buggy.  LOL...I don't think my Grizzly would sit still enough.  Love xx Chris

am4039 said...

I'm always behind in my comments. LOL. So sorry about the death. It's always so sad. Well it's snowing in IL. right now. Where did spring go. Geesh I hate this weather. That was nice to join your dil and son shopping. How sad about the dog in the baby carriage but that was so sweet that the owner took him outside for a walk or ride. LOL

beckiepainton said...

what a lucky dog, i wish someone would push me around in a buggy for a change.Beckie x

frdbrow7 said...

Haven't been to the Easter Monday Market in years, it is usually so big and crowded - no where to park, you were very brave as it was so cold.
So sorry to hear about your BiL Jan, so sad when you lose someone dear.
I think Digby is looking very sorry for himself - ah bless!

Love to Kath, wondered where she'd got to!

ttfn
Freda

britsal said...

So sorry about your family loss. Dogby looks very forlorn...but oh the bliss of being pushed around, and all wrapped up warm. I culd do with some of that, lol.
Sal
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siennastarr said...

Always a pleausre to hear from you Jan!  So sorry to hear about your BIL... I know it sounds cliche', but it's true... when they are that ill, they really are in a better place when they pass.  We do miss them terribly, but I would rather miss someone than to see them suffer with pain, as I am sure you would too.

The dog in the stroller?  How cute is that!  He looks like scruffy old English gentleman sitting in that carriage! lol

Hugs and love
Jackie

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,Happy 21st to Glen for his Birthday last Monday .I like your  graphics ,the spring showers is just right for todays weather .Digby dog looks so sweet in the pushchair ,how lovely of his owner to take him for a walk .Sorry about John and that you have another funeral to attend so soon .We put the clocks on an hour tomorrow night ,one hour less in bed but nice to get lighter nights......love you ........Jeanxxx

sunnybethe said...

HI Jan...though I'm pop in.  So sorry about BIL, John.  

Safe travels,  Bethe    

pamal3 said...

Hi Jan sorry to hear about your Brother in law John. I adored the picture of Digby. So kind of his owner to tuck him in and walk him. I was so pleased to hear Kath Is okay. I have been worried about her. Thanks for posting that Jan. Love Pam xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry to hear another of your brother in laws has died Jan. I hope the day will be bright for the funeral and not this awful rain and wind we've been having. Loved the pic of Digby, I bet he loved to get out again despite the weather! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

lanurseprn said...

Sorry to hear of your BIL. That's sad.
I enjoyed the pictures. Digby looks so funny in the stroller! LOL!
Hope you have a good day.
Love, Pam

mortonlake said...

lovely pics jan         my condolences for your loss.     last 2 days weather  has  been lovely.   not  today lol  its  back to wind  and  pouring  rain          take  care jan        love  mort  xxxxx

astoriasand said...

Oh! it's so good to be back reading your wonderful journal.Lovely Lady Of The Blog.How you deserve to be too.What a shame about Digby and I am so sad to learn of your dear BIL passed Jan.Please know I pray for you and yours and  may eternal light shine upon him.My condolances to everyone.Sorry for my late comment.I am just now tryig to catch up on reading a few journals and thanking you all for your lovely kind words you all sent me during my absence.Look after yourself Jan until next time and I hope Maurice is well too.Lovely pictures once again.I love the one of Digby in his buggy.It's so funny.Thankyou for the laugh.I could do to go for a  nice walk round with someone pushing me in a buggy LOL!!Hugs to Kissy too.Take Care God Bless  Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

breakaway1968 said...

Oh what a cute dog in that stroller!   Anyway, I have not been getting your alerts so I redid them and then found that you were not added to my private journal either!  I added you that same day but looked again and it was not there!  My apologies!  It's there now...I checked again!   If this doesn't work please email me to let me know.  

Carrie

lindaggeorge said...

Just catching up on Journals, as I've had Mike at home with me this week, so not much computer time for me!!

Bless dear old Digby, what a cutie. The weather has put a dampener on everything but yesterday afternoon here was beautiful. Amazing how a few hours sun lifts your spirits.

Have a good weekend.

Linda xx

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funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - as you can see i am catching up on my journal reading ...lol.... your journal is such a delight to read and you never cease to amaze me how you have time for everyone.... including dear old Digby....bless him !
Take care and keep warm,
Luv Jaynee X