Monday, 18 January 2010

Trying to remember

One of Donna's graphics, lovely isnt it ? ...did any one in the UK see 'Country file' on TV on Sunday evening ?or even 'Inside out' on Monday ,though 'Inside out' is a regional programme,it featured Ice skating in the Fens ,something that has been happening for a few hundred years on the frozen flood plains on the Fens ,this year the conditions were good to go ,so people of all ages get out their skates and skate ,well this was all filmed about two miles from where we live .

When I last posted in June we were looking forward to our 'Party in the Park ',The Day Dawned fine and Sunny ,and we all met up, over a hundred of us ! from different parts of the country ,a lovely day was had by all and even the local press turned up ,I dont know how well you can see the press cutting ,but here it is ......


I called this entry " trying to remember" ,that is ,how to 'blog '? and what we have done since I posted in June ,on the twenty seventh of June it was the joint Birthday of Charlotte and Stuart ,some of you will remember two of my daughter Sharons children share a Birthday ,so we had a lovely family party for them .



Here she is look, Charlotte fifteen years old





And our lovely Stuart






Here is a picture of some of us right behind me is Stuart then Kates Matt ,the other side of Maurice is Iain and Paul ,Stu's, brothers ,in the front with me is Sara Matts girlfriend who will be eighteen in February .
My silly back wont allow me to walk long distances any more so in August we bought me this and I love it ,it is amazing how much shopping I can load onto it too heehee ,a bag full behind my legs ,some in the basket and more under the seat I can be seen cruising the paths of our little Market town....
Then in August we went to a little town near Leicester to stay with my neice Stella ,her Mum Dot is my late husband Micks sister ,we went to see the Barwell Festival that is held there each year ,when the whole town turns out to see the manificent floats and join in the carnival ,the proceeds of which go to various local charities below is a picture of Dot and I enjoying the festivities


I had forgotten you start from the bottom with pictures etc ,so I forgot to add a signiture ,but by and large I think I managed quite well ...more another time ....
love from Jan xx









27 comments:

LYN said...

LOVELY PICS JAN!!

Jeannette said...

Anglia news featured ice skating on the fens. I know it used to be very popular but it is a long time since we had the weather! Your scooter looks great, I could do with one of those. Great photos, thank you for sharing, Jan.

Bunny said...

Lovely photos, Jan, I bet you bomb along on that scooter!
Yes, I did see the piece about skating on the Fens. It looked lovely and natural, much nicer than the spangly offering on the `other side'.
My father had some skates like that; he dug them out of the attic, and took me to Richmond ice rink (c.1947). They wouldn't let him on the ice because they said they were `basher skates' - he could hardly stand up in them!
Bunny xx

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,I said it wouldn't take you long to work out how to put photos and hey ho ,you have mastered it .Lovely to see the photos as I hadn't seen a couple of them .Pete watched the skating on "Inside out ".....with love and hugs ...Jeanxx

mortonlake said...

great pics jan.not often the fens freeze like they have this year.not sorry either im afraid lol. take care,love mort.xxx dont do what i saw last week in wells.i stood with my mouth open as a little old lady,trundled past me on a scooter like yours........with a little trailer behind.with a FRIDGE tied on it.if it had tipped,she would have gone with it.determined or what,lol.i did rather wonder what she was going to do the other end when she got it home lol,

Jeanie said...

Smart little scooter Jan. I missed the beginning of that programme..I think I went for a bath..lol! Sorry to have missed it though as I would have loved to have seen it.
You have a great looking family.
Take care..by the way...I hope you have a horn for your scooter....lol! Toot toot!
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

Kath said...

The pics are great Jan.Double click on them and they come full screen,everything in great detail.What a great party in the park pack you all are LOL!!Love your scooter iv'e been mowed down with a few of them though at the coast in the shopping town,sometimes they get too many at once on the pavements and they are dangerous I feel,it often makes it very difficult for pedestrians to walk comfortable..Great yes for the less mobile but theres lots of people now using them now who arn't.I always watch countryfile Jan and I watched one the other week too on the fens,I think I mentioned it to you.Great posting looking forward to seeing more.Grandaughter is same age as my eldest Grandaughter don't they soon grow up?.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for catching us up on what has been going on in your life. It's grand to see all the happy smiling faces. Your family reunion is such a delight to see and your scooter and the flip flops too! I would love one of those, but keep trying to push myself to walk so I do but take lots of rest stops along the way too. Now that you are on a roll I do hope you continue to update us with your journal as you find time.

madcobug said...

Love that scooter. I clicked on the newspaper clipping and could read all it said very well. Nice they had a picture of Phyllis on a table.
Hugs, Helen

Sybil said...

I did see the skating on the fens...looked great, hadn't realised that you were quite so near. Thank you for giving us an update on the last few months. I always did wonder if the family reunion had had a good day.
Keep up the good work..loved the photo of you and your scooter...but where's your crash helmet LOL
Love Sybil x

Yasmin said...

Move over is that a bycycle made for two..lol I remember your reunion in the park and nice to see the newspaper cutting and all your pictures, I missed country file, though i'm not much of a skater...lol.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Sandra said...

Now don`t you go breaking the spped limit on your scooter Jan, I don`t want to hear about you on the news...lol!

I did watch Country File and was fascinated by the fen skating. I knew nothing about it and thought it looked great fun, very safe as well. I love the family photos too. :o)

Love and Hugs

Sandra xxxx

Jeannette said...

Can I have a go on your scooter please! Andy's mum has one and when we went to Florida she hired one and drove it up a bank. It tipped over on her so don't you go trying it! Lol! You did well to remember all you've done since last summer, it was good to catch up with you, is it too late to wish Charlotte and Stuart a very happy, extremely belated birthday?! I'm glad your party in the park went well, nice to see you made the newspapers! Jeannette xx

Angie said...

When I saw the fen skating I recalled I had heard about it a few years ago, along with something else - was it eel fishing?

love Angie, xx

Stuart said...

Oh great to get updates - PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Marie said...

I only caught the tail end of country file and was so bummed as I would have liked to watch the whole thing!!! What a nice transport you have now! I bet you really bomb around in that and it looks like you enjoy it as well! xxoo
PS it is so nice to see a second post from you!

Lucy said...

I missed you but I also know you are a busy lady. I love your blog and really missed it. Glad you got in touch. Love your pictures.

Anonymous said...

good to see you still journalling Jan. You're a very busy lady. I love the new wheels, hope you've given them a name.

rache

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan I love your little scooter ~ I did watch that program and thought of you knowing it must be near to where you live ~ Ally x

Stina said...

Thanks for the visit on my blog Jan and thanks for the sweet comment about my doll--hope you dont mind me answering here since you were set as a no reply commenter... Take care...

nancy said...

Welcome back Jan. I haven't blog since before Christmas.LOve the photos, take care♥
Nancy♥

pam said...

Hiya Jan. I haven't spoken to you In such a long time. I can see by your entry that you are doing fantastic. You look amazing. I would love a wee motor like yours, especially at the moment! lol. All the pics are great. My wee treasure is also 15! lol Take good care. Love Pam.xx

Marlene said...

Oh Jan, First I want to say, "Thanx for stopping by my Blog. I have been absent also for a time and I am afrid I am losing my followers. It is good to see your pictures. I luv reading about thins happening across the pond. Stay well.

Jeannette said...

Just dropped by to say happy birthday Jan! I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy all the well deserved attention I'm sure you're going to get! Jeannette xxxx

Roseanne said...

Hi there I have been checking your blog out, because you follow my blog. Gess what your daughters birthday is the same day as mine may the 16th how cool is that.

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Jan I just had A read through your blog I will be back again to visit Thanks for your comment on my dolls I came from Aberdeen I came to Australia when I was 19.I will be 68.in March .Have A good Week.
Hugs Mary.x x

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