Friday, 27 February 2009

Yet another Birthday been and Gone ....l

Well it was morning when I started this !

"Thirty days hath September ,April June and November,all the rest hath thirty one,except February!"and this year not being a leap year February has twenty eight days ,so on Sunday we are into March ,And I can hardly believe it ,I dont know where the time has gone ,I had a really lovely Birthday ,I want to thank you all for the lovely Birthday cards ,e-cards and messages ,you are all such good friends ,My dear Friend Kath even did a blog entry for me click onto her blog to see ,what this talented lady does with rhyme ,thankyou Kath and for my card and present too ,you are a lovely friend to have ,Well the day of my Birthday,I went to a meeting of the residents forum ,saw all my friends there and we shared a lovely fresh cream cake ,Howard who is an old family friend is also on the committee,so after the meeting he took me to see My daughter Sharon at her pub ,where Howard is a regular ...
I had lots of lovely presents from everyone ,including some M&S vouchers .................and
Lots of cards

And look, Maurice bought me a laptop ,I am so lucky.
On the Saturday night those of us that could , all met up at the Pub my Daughter is Landlady of it was so nice to have so many of us together for the evening . Derek ,Mickie and Steph travelled up from Dorset .
Below is a picture of me and my boys ,Mark my Eldest on the left and Derek on the right ,
Then one with my girls with me ,Sharon on the left and Kate(Catherine ) on the right,and that is in order of age too
Me and Mine !

There is Sharon and Colin ,her new man ,with Maurice getting into the picture ....
My sister Jean and I .

Howard and I ...he so wanted to be on Serendipity !
Pete my Brother in Law and Maurice

Grandson Stuart and his wife Vicky

Mark and his wife Chrissie ,and me ..

Son Derek ,his son
(my Grandson) Mickie and Steph ,Mickies young lady

My Kate ,with her son Matt, and Matts young lady Sarah

I dont know what happened but I didnt take any pictures of my Beautiful Granddaughter Charlotte ,or Kates husband Martin who were there too ,ah well! there will be another time ,
But we did get another picture of the pub dog Mylo! isnt he sweet?
And so my friends here I am at the end of another entry ,so I will close as ever with my love

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

I'm back ...OH! me back !!

and Gentlemen......
Thank you to those of you, who noticed I haven’t been around, and for your kind remarks ,the fact is my back went into spasm again so I have had a pretty painful time, I haven’t been on the computer very much ,the pain meds made me sleepy , or I couldn’t sit too long ,and I have missed my meetings ,I couldn’t go to the TPAS one in Cambridge ,and I missed the newsletter meeting, fortunately for me the forum meeting was cancelled due to the bad weather, until this Friday(also my Birthday! ) so ….fingers crossed ,I do hope I can manage to stay reasonably mobile and pain free ,we are to have a family gathering on Saturday evening at my Daughter Sharon’s pub, for my Birthday and to welcome Sharon’s new gentleman friend to the family . Those of you who read my journal will remember, we bought a kennel for Kizzie although she helped Maurice assemble it she refused to use it, So it is to have a new occupant!!, yes we went to the garden feature shop and bought Toby!,I cant wait for the better weather to get into the garden and set out all the new ornaments we now have ,and decide which looks best in which area

You remember in my last entry I told you about my lovely new friend in the fabric shop ,she has completed the quillow she was making ,for a lucky child ,’The Hungry Caterpillar’ ,and sent me a picture ,isn’t she clever ,it looks lovely doesn’t it ?

And so dear friends, I think I have been sitting long enough ,so I will leave it here....................... as usual Love From

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Snow ,So Stay indoors and Sew.....

Thank you, to Donna for my opening graphic today,
Good Morning again! Lovely Sunny Saturday morning here ,even if there is three inches of snow still lying around ,The children are really enjoying it they havent had as much snow as this for a few years ,so are making the best of it ,Yes children love snow ,that just tells me I have, at last grown up .

Last week when Maurice was off work we went over to Peterborough to see some of the family ,first we went to Kate's ,and look who turned up! Two of Sharon's boys (My Grandsons ) Stuart and Paul ,Kate took this picture of us all

We then popped to Sharon's pub for a quick visit and a cup of coffee (really Maurice is driving)and to give her a copy of a knitting pattern she wanted ,and of course to see Mylo. The reason we didnt stay long at either of my daughter's was because we wanted to call in at a nearby town Whittlesey,Maurice had seen a pair of jeans he wanted to buy ,I didn't object because attached to the mens wear department is ,my idea of heaven, knitting wool ,patterns and all sorts of sewing and knitting accessories..and masses of lovely fabrics ,a delightful likeminded lady served me ,I didnt have to explain what a Quillow was ,as she has made a few ,eight I think she said ! we chatted away as she cut lengths of material for me,we exchanged email addresses ,and she sent me this verse ,which we agreed suited us perfectly .
10 Good reasons to .....
1It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and quilt shops.
2. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
3. A sudden increase in the boll weevil might wipe out the cotton crop in the next ten years.
4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
5. It keeps with out refrigeration. You dont have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe it's nose or walk it.
6. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house- like the ironing board, the laundry hamper or the dining room table .
7. When the big earthquake comes , all the quilt shops might be swallowed into the ground and never be seen again.
8. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer ( my husband ) made me do it.
9.It is not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and, makes me feel good.
10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping trips !
And below is the material I bought , isn't it gorgeous? I think the tomato one is great !
Well thats it for this time ,keep warm everyone ,and safe ,as usual lots of love from

Sunday, 1 February 2009

February-Gardens and Garden centres ...

Hello Everyone ,well thats January gone,quite where ,I dont know ? of course I lost the middle weeks with that 'flue' ,Maurice had some holiday ,which he spent in the garden ,when he was'nt looking after me! He had some paving stones delivered last Autumn ,but couldnt get to do what he wanted then, because he was recovering from his hernia repair operation.
Did you all remember to say 'Rabbits' to greet the month of February ,surely it won't be long now till Spring ,it is what we are all waiting for ,thought I would start by showing you a picture of the cheerful little daffodils that have flowered for me and say Spring is just around the corner ,the snowdrops are out too ,which always makes me happy .
February looks like being a busy month,looking at my calender I have a number of meetings ,for the Residents forum ,and on Wednesday next we have a party for the over sixties group ,the group celebrates sixty years so that should be fun ,we have written to the press ,I will of course let you know how it goes .and this month I have a birthday ,when I will be 68 years old ,for those of you with poor eye sight that says 45 ? (sometimes I lie ! )
The picture below shows Maurice working away in the back garden....

Well thats the paving done

On Wednesday last week ,I was going a bit stir crazy ,so Maurice and I went to the Huntingdon garden and leisure centre ,from the craft section I bought a knitting pattern ,£2.50 arent they expensive now ,I have some old patterns here with 1/6d on them .oh and I bought a spider plant ,and have put it into a macrame' hanging basket I made years ago ,with the garden in mind Maurice bought a frog and a goose for the area near his water feature,

Hmmm ! now what have they bought ?says Kizzie !
Oh yes ! well you already know I'm whappy.but I like to think I'm caring as well ,so since it was raining ,I bought a sou wester and cape for Maurice's goose .......see?

It is trying to snow here ,I hope you are all having a good weekend and managing to keep warm
So as usual ,lots of love and a......