Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Three weeks absence tut tut !

Hello again everyone, remember me? I have been missing in action, due to a computer/writers block…. however I have been busy doing lots of other things ,I finished a cardigan ,that had been hanging around for a while ,

 

I have been working on the quillow , I have been to a couple of meetings for the residents forum ,and a lot of stuff has been happening in the garden ,until the rains came !It really is amazing how much you can do if you don’t sit at the computer for long periods of time ! Ah well, you couldn’t keep me away forever!! I left you with plans for the party in the park, and what an amazing success, over a hundred members of the R###e family came, my son Derek came up from Dorset,

 

his son Christopher (I didn’t see much of Chris as he was playing with all his cousins and second cousins) a niece came from County Durham with her family, another from Corby, another from Stamford, My late husband Mick’s sisters Connie and Dot from Leicester with all her family ,his brothers Peter and Dougie with their family’s my family including my sister Jean and her husband Pete ,although we had torrential rain over night ,and it was a bit windy ,but the sun shone and out of the wind it was quite warm ,because a few of the family caravanned and camped overnight some of us went for a meal on  the Saturday evening prior to the party .So yes we all had a fantastic day ,My daughter in law Chrissie went to collect Connie who at 83 ,came just for the afternoon ,she came with her picnic in her Harrods bag ,announcing she had a presentation to make ….many years ago ,in the early 1970’s a lady gave me a cup and saucer, Connie had admired the cup and said you must be careful with that ,don’t let your children break it ! So I gave it to her, to look after for me until my children had grown up! Well she gave it back to me, with a slip of paper inside that said ‘Staffordshire 1840’, she had checked up on it for me,

 

So there we are the first part of my catch up entrys,I will be back soon with more ...as ever love from

Thankyou to Donna for todays Graphicsxx

49 comments:

beckiepainton said...

well you have been busy! beckie x

nightmaremom said...

Jan... looks like so much fun.  We are looking at doing a reunion and we really must!!   Busy busy... love the cardigan!!!  Hope the PC issues are resolved and all is well.
love ya
d

marainey1 said...

How wonderful that that many could get together.  I have a hard time with getting only mine together.  I'm sure you all had a grand time.  I loved seeing you and your family.  The cardigan is beautiful.  You have been very busy.  Glad you made time for an entry to keep us all updated on what's happening with you.
'On Ya' - ma

ukgal36 said...

Looks like a lot of fun..love the cardy
Lyn

dklars said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  I'm glad it was a success!  ~~Kath~~

sybilsybil45 said...

I'm so glad that you are back on wit us again.  I had been wondering how your party in the park had gone.  It sounds as if it was great fun for all ages.  what a great idea it was.  Love from a VERY wet Box.   SYbil xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice pics!!! TY for sharing. You sound busy, love your work.
Hugs,
Sugar

cacklinrosie101 said...

I think we all go through a writer's block sort of thing.  It so exciting at first but then life gets in the way, which is proably a good thing.  Love your cardigan!  Such talent you have.  Glad you got out and enjoyed some sunshine.  It's been pretty soggy here where I'm at.  Love xx Chris

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan it was a lovely  family get together ,everyone enjoyed themselves, great idea .I bet folks will be glad to see you here again as I think you have been missed ,but good you got some jobs done and your new cardigan looks nice ,like the colour .Very nice graphics too......love Jeanxx Hope to see you tomorrow xx

frdbrow7 said...

Know what you mean about how much you can get done if you don't go on the computer!  I try really hard to stay off it, as I seem to spend hours on it, even though I only intend to check my emails.  I have been having a jolly good clearout of my house (preparing to redecorate the upstairs and having it all re-carpeted) but got involved with clearing out my garden shed as son & DiL wanted me to store some things for them temporarily - and this clearing out has been an enormous job.  I will try and do a blog about it although a bit late in the day now for before and after photos!
It must have been lovely getting together with so many members of your family, glad your day didn't get rained off - and haven't we had some rain here!
ttfn
Freda

blpltt said...

What a Grand Day Out Kath!.  Makes my mouth water.  Why does the open air get the taste buds going?
Trust Kizzie to ham it up - she is a star.........
Bunny xx

cherry2sweet2eat said...

whats a cardigan?

icklemisssexpot said...

Looks like a fab day with all the family gathered around...Love the pics of it all...You can get loads done if you don't press the on switch lol...Of course now the boys are here in the daytime then i can easily not get on the computer which lets me get stuff done   Caff xxxxxx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, what a lovely family you have and doesn`t your Derek look like you!  I haven`t been online anywhere near as much as I used too as I`ve had so many things going on of late, never mind I`ll catch up in the winter...lol!

Love Sandra xxxx

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan sounds and looks like you had a great picnic in the park . Have missed you but you are right and I too need to take time away from this infernal machine and get some things done. am just coming up to three years journaling and it does take a lot of time and effort keeping up to date will all the happening and of course am trying to keep up with Big Brother too don't tell.  Take care Love Joan.

jlocorriere05 said...

Tut tut indeed! Lol! It is amazing what you can get done when you don't put the computer on isn't it? I found that out when mine crashed for three weeks! I'm glad you had the party in the park before the summer deluge and cold set in! It looks like you all had a great time. That was nice of Connie to give the cup back and look up it's history. Jeannette xx  

mleppard06 said...

hello jan, sounds like the family party was a great success, looked fun too! take care mrs t xx

faveanti said...

Glad your family party was such a success.  I just knew it would be.  Lovely photos.
love, Angie, xx

madcobug said...

Sounds as if you have been busy. Very good pictures of the family gathering. Your cardigan is beautiful. Helen

chat2missie said...

I love big family gatherings.  Looks like everyone had a good time.
Missie

dwhee70041 said...

Jan, It's good to hear from you again.  Great pictures, thanks.
David

lsfp1960 said...

There you are !!  Well, it's good to know you've been having fun and not just laying around eating chocolates.  I've had computer problems  too...mines in the computer hospital. Thankfully I have this old rikety laptop that I've hooked up to the DSL.  Thanks for sharing the pictures...Linda in sunny & hot Washington  

mariealicejoan said...

So good to hear from you Jan and that you are still working on your quillow!  You will have to show it to us when you are done!  I loved seeing all the photos of the family get-together.  It looks you all had a marvelous time!  I miss those types of things over here as I don't really have any family here, but it's nice when I do go home to Canada  and we have them then.  Love the pretty colour of your cardigan.  It's been a long time since I have knitted anything for myself.  I just don't have the time anymore.  There's not enough hours in my days!  I hope that you will not make us wait as long to hear from you again!!
love,
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

siennastarr said...

Jan, it's always a pleasure to see your name amongst my alerts! :)  You are nearly as bad at me at updating! lol

Loved the pictures of your family gathering!  I wish I could get my family together for something like that, but they are so scattered round the US, I don't think anyone would come.. <sigh>

I kept trying to identify what people were eating in that one picture, I believe it was #10.  I just could NOT identify what was on their plates! lol  It's driving me nuts!

I'm happy to hear that you are keeping yourself active!  The cardigan you made is absolutely beautiful!  

Please take care of yourself, Jan, and come back when you have a moment!

XXOO
Jackie

brodietrish said...

Your party in the park is a fantastic idea. My family all live locally so we are lucky that we see each other quite often.  Love Pat x

ally123130585918 said...

Loved your pictures Jan and what a lovely get to gether with over a hundred of you ~ it all looked like such a lot of fun ~ Loved the Cardie ~ sounds like you have been busy on your break ~ glad you didn't stay away too long  ~ Ally x

plieck30 said...

I was so busy scrolling down your side bar and looking at all your nice accomplishments I forgot was I was going to comment. Well I know you've been busy as usual. Paula

jeanno43 said...

Love the cardigan Jan, beautiful colour as well.  I so enjoyed all your pics and the cup and saucer is so pretty.  Hope you enjoy the weekend and hope the weather is kind to you xxx

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jmoqueen said...

That cardigan looks fab :o)  So glad the family party went well xx  the pics are great :)

Jenny

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

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan - what a fabulous party, lots of happy memories were made that day i bet.  Its jus great when all the family get together :o)      Cardi looks very nice, perhaps i should think of knitting one, i'll have to get my patterns out !     I love the china teacup and saucer, how beautiful it is - and what a lovely surprise for you to see it again.   This was a lovely entry - thank you.
Big Luv - Jaynee X

egre328 said...

So glad that your family party was such fun.  No doubt it will be repeated at some stage.  We have just got back from a week in Cornwall.....don't ask about the weather, it was horrendous - nuff said!  Eileen x

astoriasand said...

Aw loved your pictures once more Jan.What a brilliant day you seem to have had.How I wish my family would all get together the ones who are still with us and celebrate as such.Clever girl on the knitting very nice not half as nice as the person wearing  it though.Loved our chat today on the phone and cannot wait to see your quillow.Well Done!! Clap Clap  now have a nice rest you have earned one.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

salemslot9 said...

you look cool
in that hat...

bkkkkaty said...

Jan at last I've found your blog again..Lovely cardie.Knitting is one thing that drives me crazy,just can't master it.Kate

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...I hope you have been keeping

Lovely pics  and i love your graphics....The cardi is lovely, i like raglan sleeves myself, did you make the doilly too? its lovely...I hav'nt made anything myself lately. I'm off to browse some more, so Best Wishes and Take Care!

Astra!

faircolleen said...

loved looking at the photos Jan. . .what a nice day it looked too.Like your cardy. . you are very creative.

sunnybethe said...

You all look like you are having such a good time!  I can't wait to see the quillow...hugs,  Bethe

erarein63 said...

Looks like you had a grand family outing.  Love the cardigan.  I've been absent of late myself.  Hope you are staying dry.  We have the monsoons here.  De ;)

jennyp51 said...

Glad you had a lovely party.  I envy people who make things i have never finished anything.
Jenny <><

adlessor said...

Love your cardigan and blue is your color, but please tell me what is a quillow.
I looked it up in the dictionary but could not find it listed.   Your family party looked like such fun.   How blessed you are to have such a large family.
Dawn          

kokoapuffy1 said...

Sounds like your one Very Busy woman. lol! Really like you new blue cardigan. It is amazing how much you can get done, when your not sitting at the computer. lol. We all need to take a break once in awhile. Enjoy the rest of your summer.   ~Deborah

kaydeejay5449 said...

Hello, friend!  Your cardigan sweater is beautiful!  I love the color!  Have you managed to start your handbag yet?  I haven't been sewing at all since Dennis has been down with his injuries.  He's bouncing back and I think I'll have time to sew late this week or next week for sure.

Hope you are doing GREAT!
Hugs, Kathy

mortonlake said...

not been reading  many  journals lately  jan       playing  catch  up.  glad  all had  such a wonderful  time.         hope  you ok??   you take care  lots  of  love  mort  xxxx

jeanno43 said...

Long time, no post.  Hope all is o.k. Jan

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

zoepaul6968 said...

hey hun loved the pics,looks like you had a great time with your son,all the best zoe xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/domestic-chaos/

kaydeejay5449 said...

Hi, Jan!  Just stopping by to say hello.  Hope all is well in your corner of the world!
Hugs, Kathy

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sylvia.ancrum@talktalk.net said...

Hi Jan ,hope all is well,  miss your blogs.come back soon, take care.