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Tabitha Report 19 Jan 2014 11:04

Sylvia - so sorry to hear about your S-I-L my condolences at least it was peaceful

Hope your daughter Is ok

Had a nasty attack of food poisoning - we think it must have been eggs as nothing else fitted the bill

At least I am over it now (fingers crossed) not feeling sore anymore at least & considering eating again

Cynthia hope your OH is feeling better now

Take care all


Susan Report 16 Jan 2014 03:41

Hi Everyone

Sylvia ...I am so sorry to hear about your Sister In Law ,my condolences to all your family .

I am on my way out just now but after reading Sylvias post I had to comment, Have a safe trip and I hope your dau is OK.

Love to your family <3 <3 <3



SylviaInCanada Report 15 Jan 2014 21:59

Hi Sue, and everyone

Thank you all for your good wishes xxx

The Memorial is on Friday, we are going up there tomorrow and returning on Saturday.

Then we are going to the daughter's on Sunday on one way tickets, as we don't know how long she will want us.

so expect me when you see me.

take care everyone



Cynthia Report 15 Jan 2014 14:21

So very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law Sylvia but it must be a relief to know that she died very peacefully and free from pain. Also hope your daughter is better soon. Sending love and (((hugs))) <3

I have been busy helping a friend with her tree but I am so slow at it that it takes ages....... :-(

My OH has recovered from cellulitis in his calf - that was over Christmas and then he got a cough. For heaven's sake..........if it isn't one thing, it's another!! :-S

Haven't done anything very exciting recently, but we have managed to get out for a couple of pleasant walks. Roll on Spring!

Hope you are all okay......... lots of love, Cx <3


SylviaInCanada Report 15 Jan 2014 06:39

My sis-i-l died about an hour ago, very peacefully but suddenly.

They are hoping to hold the Memorial on either Friday or Saturday, but will know more tomorrow (Wednesday)

OH will get on a plane as soon as we know the timing ..........

....... but I might be going to my daughter instead ......... she's in hospital after some sort of accident at home



Susan Report 13 Jan 2014 11:38

Hi Everyone

All cleaned up from Christmas and New Year.
taking the lights down tomorrow ,there has been too much Cricket lately so have been inside out of the heat to get thing done outside.

We have a few days of mid 20;s so taking advantage of the cool spell.

Very bad fires in Perth 48 homes destroyed so far ,one death due to a heart attack,the poor guy was trying to save his home from the fire ..all got too much for him.
Fire is under control now but still a lot of spot fires around .
We have had some terrible temps the last few days ,44c 43c,glad we finally have a cool spell.

Glad to hear you all had a good Christmas .

Sylvia i would love to swap some of my weather for yours.

Off to do the dinner dishes .
Love to you all. <3

Suex :-D <3


Tabitha Report 11 Jan 2014 14:18

Happy belated birthday Sylvia

We have been so busy - didn't get a chance to pop in for any chat

Too tired to get up to anything

Just changed the office furniture at home and chair as the old one the gas had gone & it kept slowly sinking to the floor

I need that done at work too - must remember to order it.

Keep safe & warm everyone


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Jan 2014 04:48

Hi Sue, and everyone

It poured with rain here Thursday afternoon afternoon and most of the night., then eased off during the morning

it really is raining right now. A good old Pacific storm .............. very wet and high winds on the coast, and lots of snow inland and on the mountains.

The skiers will love that!!

I had the basal cancer scraped on Wednesday afternoon ................... it was interesting! Something I'd never had done before!!

I was asked if a Medical student could also be in the room ........... and that was also interesting listening to the doctor teaching him, explaining what he was doing, etc ................ I learnt a bit more than I might otherwise have done!

It was on my shin ............... and seemingly that is a hard area for healing, and prone to infection. So I have to use a prescription antibiotic cream and keep it covered for the next 2 weeks, changing the plaster every day.

It didn't actually hurt too much .................. especially as he'd numbed it well!

It was hurting this morning ............... I sleep with a leg pillow, and I think I had been lying in such a way that pressure was on that part of my leg. It eventually wore off.

I only had one question ........ how did they know when they had removed all of it, and left none behind? After all, we're always being told about the "safety margin".

I got my answer ........... bit gory, but I got my answer :-D

I think we're going out tomorrow (Saturday) to buy my birthday present :-)

OH didn't have either a card or present on Tuesday morning ............. he'd bought a card by the time he got home on Tuesday afternoon :-D

We have a tradition of the birthday person being taken for a birthday dinner at a place we have never been to before, usually choosing a more expensive place than, say, Macdonalds :-D

But I honestly did not feel like a slap-up meal on Tuesday .................. so we went to our local little bistro. I had a super lamb shank meal.

Take care everyone



Sally Report 9 Jan 2014 21:35

hello all

is every one in hideing :-(

what interesting things have you been doing or are you not feeling well I hope not the latter :-|

me I have done nothing :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

sally w <3 <3


Susan Report 2 Jan 2014 04:51

Happy New Year Everyone <3 :-D

Weather here is as usual,warm but not too hot .

I think we had a rush of Summer before Chrissy...High 30's.

I for one am glad it is all over ,it gets very tiring the older you get ,I am cleaning out the fridge today just to get things back to normal.

My OH and I spent New years on our own ,can't be bother these days with New Years Eve....too worn out from Christmas.

Been following the storms in the Uk ,A few of my Rellies are affected.
Just heard my Uncle has Alzheimer's,it came on quite fast for him he has gone downhill in two months ,they have him on meds but don't know yet whether it will help or not ,I suppose time will tell us.

Hubby and I are talking about maybe next Christmas in the Uk ,Sister likes the idea just a bit worried about the weather around that time and if we will be able to drive around Uk as we usually do .
Would love Snow for OH to see but could be bad for Driving.

Hope you all had a geat Christmas and hope the New year is better than the last one .

Love to you all.

Suex <3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jan 2014 04:35

Hi Sue, and everyone

Love the cat stories!!!

it's not even 9 pm here ................... we're the last of the lot I think! :-)

we went from the high to the low this morning

9 am ............... hear the news that a very close friend has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada :-D :-D (OH did have a hand in this, but you don't hear whether it has been successful or not until "the" day :-) )

10:45 am ......... phone call to say that OH's sister has been taken into hospital, prognosis maybe a week ......... 3 days and 2 weeks are the extremes. :-( :-(

It seems she hung on for Christmas, and her children and grandchildren all being there.

OH wanted to spend New Year here, with me, so we have him on a plane up there on Thursday morning, returning next Monday. I'm staying here.

I will go up for the Memorial.

I sure hope that 2014 is a better year.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and the hope that we have peace, prosperity, and happiness



Cynthia Report 31 Dec 2013 21:32

Wishing all my friends on here, a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

Love to you <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Old Report 31 Dec 2013 17:09


The joys of having a cat - remember I have two and that's twice the fun and twice the trouble. I don't think they are ever deliberately naughty,

My two seem to take it in turns to sleep on my bed. Vikki, the bigger one, is my alarm call. Most mornings she jumps on the bed, steadies herself, then leaps in the air and lands on my chest. The next thing I know she is nose to nose with me and she is purring fit to bust. There is no alternative but to get up and feed them.

Nikki has just rattled the food container to draw my attention that it is time for more food.

The storm last Monday brought down another tree and 3 fence panels. The tree was draped over my small greenhouse and miraculously no glass was broken.
My nephew and I spent Boxing Day cutting up the trunk. More shredding to keep me busy.
The bad weather has meant that we have not been able to fix the fence - managed to get a concrete spur alongside a fence post that was leaning at an angle. Need to get another concrete spur into the ground for a new post - as nephew away over New Year expect the fence will not be back before Friday. Bill was £80

One good thing is neighbour's son collected all the big logs from the garden. I think he will sell them - good luck to him.

A Latvian friend who lives near Riga tells me that we should not have winter in January, and possibly not in February. Hope he is right as it will mean lower heating bills for everyone. Hope it doesn't mean rain every day :-|

With my best wishes to everyone for a better 2014 :-) <3 :-)


Tabitha Report 31 Dec 2013 13:26

An advanced Happy New Year for most of us - but its Midnight in Australia now

Just had a chance to pop in & say hello

Keep warm everyone as its very wet & windy here (Again)

Oh Arthur

Our little Shadow has suddenly decided he does not want to sleep in the bedroom with us. So took himself off to the Spare room & jumped up on to the unit, pushed a few things about & got himself settled there for several nights.

On the 5th night however we were woken at 2am by an almighty bang and a cascade of things falling to the floor.

This is what we think happened as we have seen it when he was sitting on our lap’s.

Shadow woke up around 2am thinking of food & as he turned over or was having a clean he fell off the edge. Grabbed wildly at the cover & pulled it off with him along with all the books, bric a brac, gloves booklets & other assorted items.

I shot off to the spare room – OH shot off looking for the cat – I spent 15 minutes tidying up & putting some things back in place (threw a few out too) – OH spent 5 minutes getting the cat out from behind the sofa – I checked he was ok
just rather wide eyed & confused (so I went back to bed as he didn’t need both of us fussing over him) then OH stayed up soothing the cats nerves for over 40 minutes & came back to bed. Woke me up again to tell me the cat was ok now as he had left him tucked up on the cushion & given him some Dreamies.

I had to go to work in a few hours – OH had the day off.

Got home from work & was given the full days diary of how Shadow had spent the day & was none the worse for his early morning tumble. I was tired out as it had been busy & nearly fell asleep watching the new Marple.

As soon as I sat down, Shadow jumped on my lap – looked very miserable & snuggled up to me & would not leave my side all evening. Went up to bed & was on my side & settled before me - so I had to move him to get in & got the grumps from OH & Shadow. nearly went down & slept on the sofa. Sure Oh would rather have Shadow next to him in bed.

Shadow has not been anywhere near the spare bedroom since.

Oh for the life of a cat in my house


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Dec 2013 04:34

Hi Sue, and everyone

I am back in circulation!

We had a good Christmas, a bit different from what we expected, but it was still very enjoyable

Lunch on Christmas Eve at one house ................ tourtiere, which is a French Canadian specialty meat pie, traditionally served after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve

Lunch on Christmas Day at another house ............. turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, roast potatoes, bread sauce, stuffing, Christmas pud (we took that!)

Lunch on Boxing Day with our other good friends .............. tourtiere!

We were well fed :-)

One strange thing ................... we had not arranged to meet up with the 5th friend, a single lady, age 87. M does other things at Christmas.

On Boxing Day, my daughter phones the friend we are staying with .................... did we know that M was in hospital?? No, we did not! Neither did the other close friends. So it took someone on the opposite side of Canada to tell us what was happening :-)

J was doing her Christmas phone calls to friends, when M's phone was answered by someone in "to water the plants and feed the cat". Otherwise, we might not have known for days!

Apparently M had trouble swallowing on Christmas Day, and so her friends took her to Emergency!

She's now back home, more tests pending, but they seem to think it was a bad attack of acid reflux.

The weather here was pretty good ................. mild, dry, and even some sun.

Quite unlike what was happening in Toronto and southern Ontario, and in New Brunswick. They had a major ice storm before Christmas, and thousands of people are still without power .......... and some are unlikely to get it before New Year.

At one point over 300,000 people were without electricity!

AND ............ there is another storm for them tonight and one over New Year!

I was sitting here watching the TV news before we went away, thinking "if this had been a year to go east to our daughter, we'd have been in the thick of THAT ............ or that ............ or that"!

We will have New Year on our own .................. we're planning what "special" meal we might have.

take care everyone



Sally Report 29 Dec 2013 22:10

hello all

glad you droped in Robert and reece

I have been on geneolagy research assistance site on facebook I find it very interesting I have been trying their comp but not getting very far it is good fun try it

I had a good Christmas

was the weather bad at yours not too windy here

happy new year

sally w <3


Tabitha Report 24 Dec 2013 17:44

Happy Christmas Everyone

I hope you all have a very happy, healthy & prosperous 2014

Lovely to see so many people popping in - will try & look in tomorrow too

Very grateful to be able to say we only lost a fence panel and now have a leaky shed in the big storm & no other damage. Its the first Christmas eve I can remember where we have not had the gas fire on or the heating.

I hope everyone is safe in their homes & can enjoy the Christmas they want

Take care all


Susan Report 24 Dec 2013 14:57

Wishing all my very dear friends A very Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy

new year

Lovely to see you back reece

<3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3 :-D <3

Suex <3


Reece Report 23 Dec 2013 22:28

A very happy Christmas to you all and a wonderful New Year.

With love,

Reece <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Sally Report 23 Dec 2013 15:04

hello all

happy Christmas

to you all inclueding the missing evelyn Robert and reece

a healthy new year

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

sally w <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3