Saturday, 20 August 2011

Petanque and...The Forties weekend




A busy week end,which in honour of The J-Land aniversary I want to share with you all. On Thursday evening I had my annual Board member assessment ,which went well .
Above is a picture of Humphrey,introducing what was to be a marvelous afternoon . But I'm getting ahead of myself ~One of the committees I am on, decides how a community fund ,set aside by the company, can best provide something that would better the lives of the residents ,this must have been one of the biggest projects so far ,but what a success ,it has proved to be .....At one of our sheltered schemes for the elderly,(a beautiful old property ,converted into flats and set in the most beautiful grounds)
A few years ago a resident there saw an advert for a set of Boules in the local paper ,they were as new,so Ruth bought them ,and since then they played on the grass.....until their scheme manager suggested they apply through community grant system for a boule piste to be built ,we in due course approved the idea,.....So below you see a picture of Ruth on the left,next to the Mayor of Huntingdon who cut the ribbon to officialy open the piste On Friday afternoon,Next to him is Stella who is their teacher and trainer ,and then the head of the council .
We all had a little turn,and it proved to be so much fun we all want to learn and play ,Hmmm I forsee some matches coming up ......

I was proud of this picture see how the boules have just left their hands !
Below see Stuart ,our ops Director ,trying to beat Ruth


Isnt it great ?

My sister Jean had a birthday yesterday so of course I made her a cushion Now every year at this time our litte Market town turns back the clock ,and we have a fortys weekend ,so as I was shopping yesterday I'snapped' a few people ,who I encountered


An American officer and his lady
This chap told me he was riding a Belgium Amy bike called a monarch .
And here is his lady who was happy to pose for me
And here is my friend Jane getting into the spirit of things .
Jane is the chair person of the Ramsey intiative ,and works hard for our town .And below the ladies in the charity shop having lots of fun ,lots of fortys music playing
So there you have it !Have a Blessed Sunday everyone ,with a good week to follow,and as ever love from Jan xx....and Kizzie!!

21 comments:

LYN said...

Love the pics!!
Happy Anny!!
sure do miss 'ol JLand!!

D said...

Heeeeeeey so good to see you... loved the pics! I see you're as busy as ever. Miss you.. miss the good 'ole days. Love you

Kathi said...

lovely post, it was a great idea of Guido's, as usual, it's sent me checking out other's blogs again! happy J-land anniversary:)

Rose said...

love having peek into your world!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan lovely pictures ~ Looks like you had a great time ~ Ally x

REGINA said...

though i have no idea what game you speak of, i loved your story and your photos and it seems everyone was having fun at both events. i also see you have Me at the end of your post.....well, you have my blog icon, the little lady with the red hat and pantyhose showing. i fell in love with that little image immediately when i first saw it, so snagged it back in 2008 to be my blogger icon. of course, my pet isn't a doggy, it is 2 kitties. i hope you have a lovely day, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

Linda's World said...

Love the pictures...especially of 40's week. I'm reading some books by an English author about England, especially the Liverpool area during the 40's & WWII. I would love to visit the Charity Shop...I have an addiction to such places! LOL. Linda in beautiful sunny Washington state

Sybil said...

What a wonderful thing to have done for the sheltered home..I hope that they have many many happy hours playing. down this way the shelterd housing complexes clients are getting less and less attention which is so sad...
Thanks for sharing the photo's. Loved them all but the 40s ones are a bit special.
Love Sybil xx

Kath said...

Looks like you had a great time Jan as usual.I diidn't know of the anniversary thing re:- Guido,I havn't been on lline much at all this weekend.Loved all the pictures,just sad there wasn't one of our lovely Jan all dressed up in 40's fashion.Love Jeans cushion well done you.Yes I miss J/Land too very much.nothing compares.Take Care God Bless Kath.

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

Happy Anniversary to you too. Glad to see you still blogging and letting us know how things are in your part of the world. I too love the idea of the 40's day. That would be fun.

Barb said...

Happy Anniversary. Loved the photos, but loved the most reconnecting with everybody. Hope we stay in touch now. Wouldn't that be great? Have an awesome day.

Jean said...

Jan I am having another go !!! Enjoyed reading your entry and seeing the pictures .
My cushion looks very nice ,can't wait to see it tomorrow ..you and Maurice too ..
Love and hugs
Jeanxxx

Jean said...

Wow I managed to send why didn't it work before .....
love you xxx

mortonlake said...

great post.tc love mort x

mortonlake said...

great post.tc love mort x

Marie said...

What a great weekend Jan! I love the idea of a community activity like the 40's weekend! How wonderful! SOmehow don't think it would catch on in Blacon though. Love the cushion you made. It's gorgeous! xx

Bombshellicious said...

Love the pics especially the last hahahahahaha xx

Odds Bodkins. said...

Sounds like a good weekend all round.

Happy anniversary.

B. x

TARYTERRE said...

I have never seen a boule piste before. Looks interesting. I bet everyone had a blast at the FORTIES weekend too. Sounds like fun. I love charity shops, always interesting stuff inside them. I was a J-Land lurker. I enjoyed all the people there. But I didn't join the conversation until you all came here to Blogger.

Anonymous said...

It looks a lot of fun, I've loved seeing the old outfits and bikes. Have enjoyed the step back in time.

rache

Please may I? said...

Wow looks like a fun day. What a beautiful cushion you made.

X x