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Tabitha Report 1 Jun 2010 13:40

Apologies if this comes out 3 times or more - I am having a nightmare - with the internet in the office - it is sooooooooooooooooooooo slow - I saw a snail rush by to the shops & back with its shopping before the reply button opened up.

Josie - hope the soup helped - snuggle under the duvet

Cynthia - have you seen Pimpernel Smith - it is amazing - Leslie Howard - Scarlet Pimpernel in the 2nd world war. I so love that film.

Robert - was i correct with your Fancy Dress - You were Sebastian wern't you!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to pop back & let us know - It can't just have been me who came to that conclusion.

Glad you got home ok Evelyn - Jeanie we could do a double birthday celebration - what date is yours? Evelyn's is on a thursday so we need to move it to the weekend - after what happened last year - well thats anohter story & will get us shut down again.

Take care all - see you all later


Cynthia Report 1 Jun 2010 13:56

Thank you for letting us know that you got home safely Robert - but four weeks in your shell is just too long you know.

Hope Josie is feeling a bit better today.

Don't remember that film Anne, will check with OH - he always remembers what we have seen and recount the plot too!!

Off to get some early messaging done.... no school run today.


Evelyn Report 1 Jun 2010 15:55

Hello Friends,
We have had some quiet heavy rain this morning but it has now stopped and the sun is shining.
Tomorrow we have to have our photos taken for our new passports.
I have been catching up with my rest after all the excitement of the weekend.
As 2 of us have a birthday in July why dont we have a joint party? that could be fun, last year everyone came to Guernsey so what say we have a change of venue this year?
Youngest granddaughter is at GOSH again today regarding her eye that was botoxed, I am feeling rather anxious.
Please come out of your shell again Robert, you were such fun at the weekend ,I wonder what has happened to Frank, surely he cannot still be at the baby shower?.
I really miss our Wayne, such a gentleman and so very helpful, he really tried to find Diane for me but has had to give up now, I doubt very much that she will ever be traced, ah well at least we tried.
Time for coffee now so cheerio everyone


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jun 2010 19:17

Hi everyone

we're still in the cool weather ....... will be for at least another 5 days or so.

I can't ever remember having the central heating turned on so late in the year! It's has been on every day for about the last 10 days!

Robert ..... I'm glad that you got home safely. Oxford Road Station can be very confusing can't it?

Off for a mooch



Cynthia Report 1 Jun 2010 21:54

I know what you mean Sylvia, I have just put my electric blanket on ready for an early night!! I was going to take it off last weekend. No fear...not yet!

Smile nicely for your passport photo Evelyn - why do I always look like an escaped convict on that type of photo? I think a joint party would be great....where, when?
Hope your granddaughter goes on okay today.

Take care all. Cx.


Dozey Report 1 Jun 2010 23:30

Hiya Folks

I've been keeping a bit of a low profile I know - for all sorts of reasons, aggravations, googling my Community name and not liking how much I could see on there (including the fact there is a doppelganger on Yahoo and Bid Frenzy - who is even less security conscious than I am), MOT test, watching a video as ordered by son - Ricky Gervaise - enjoyed it but should have been doing other things of course and tonight lots on telly I wanted to watch. In fact, I'm going to be feet up in front of telly a lot this week (bit of an addict at times I'm afraid). Sure I will not be too missed as you all find plenty to chat about and I get a laugh or two skipping through it all when I pop in.

Bit surprised tonight by the thread at the top of my list. Wondered where it had come from - then discovered some scallywag had changed the title. Thought I had really lost my marbles for a moment.

Tabitha - mine is on Sunday 1st. Would that be a suitable date? Do not mind where the venue is - as long it is not here! I'd have far too much to do to make the place presentable and I'm better at administration than cooking so couldn't provide anything like the wonderful spread at Cynthia's.

I would have liked to have gone to Guernsey (I've only been to Jersey - and loved it). Know there is some rivalry between the two islands. Hope Evelyn will forgive me. Sure she will think I picked the wrong one to visit.

Will shuffle away now to do my usual late night duty of seeing if anything needs nudging up. Then I'm switching off. Just a few pages of the Maureen Lipman book I'm reading and I'll be away in the land of nod.

Night everyone



Kiwibird Report 2 Jun 2010 06:23

Hi Everyone,
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and especially That loverly Chicken Soup you sent Sylvia.
Good news the carrier pigeons got it here without spilling a drop.

I am feeling so much better now.

Maybe Poor old Frank has the Flu. and that's why we haven't heard from him.
Catch you all later Josie


Dozey Report 2 Jun 2010 10:25

Good morning Kiwibird

Glad to hear you are feeling better. If it's chicken soup that's the answer I'll have problems if I get flu. Cannot stand the stuff.

Hope the weather has improved somewhat. Heard direct from my correspondent in NZ and she was telling me what dreadful weather she was having. Could tell tell her I knew already courtesy of Josie!

Wrap up warm anyway



Evelyn Report 2 Jun 2010 15:58

Good afternoon my friends,
well what a busy morning we had, I managed to keep Ron awake, we had our passport photo,s taken, the photographer always seems to have a problem taking mine, my glasses seem to play havoc with the cameras, I am VERY long sighted and the perscription of my glasses is not camera friendly he tells me, even suggested at one stage that I borrowd Rons glasses to see if that would improve things, anyway somehow he managed to get a likeness of me, not very flattering I might add, still I am no raging beauty so what should I expect.
Now to fill in the applications for renewing the passports(guess who,s job that will be).
Jeannie, about our birthdays, I was brought up in Weymouth Dorset and havent been back for ages what say we have a joint party there.
There does seem to be conflict between Jersey and Guernsey but I dont mind, I dont belong to either island, I only live here, if I had to chose an island for a holiday I would pick Jersey everytime, there is not a lot to do in Guernsey unless you like the beach or walking but I must say that the Guernsey people are wonderful, so friendly.
It will be Rons birthday on Sunday, I shall buy him a watch as he is always moaning about the 2 he already has, do you all have problems buying gifts for your other halves.
Now I am going to make a card for Rons birthday but I will pop in again soon
Love to you all
Evelyn X


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jun 2010 18:35

Hi all

it's raining VERY hard at the moment! And it is chilly ..... the heating is on again.

It's supposed to be summer!

Evelyn ....... Canadian rules for passport photos for the last 6 or 7 years have been NO GLASSES. So even if you always wear glasses, you have to take them off for the photo that is your main ID! Makes no sense to me ..... 'cos people can look very different without their glasses. BUT it does stop that reflection.

I always hate photos of me .......... I can't believe that I look like that!!

Josie ......... I can assure you will be missed, even though we can all talk till the cows come home. We keep track you know!

I'm knackered! The university graduation ceremonies are on, and the Presidsent holds 2 Receptions for people who received Honorary degrees. I missed the one last week, but felt pretty good yeaterday, so I went with OH. It was fun, I enjoyed it, and met some really neat people (as well as friends) ........ but had to stand for about 2 hours. Boy, am I paying for it today!

I wonder if Frank got completely overwhelmed at the Baby Shower? Do hope that he is OK.

Any of you get that email saying GR is now carrying lots of new records .... including the 1881? Which you can access for free elsewhere!

off for a stroll around the boards



Dozey Report 2 Jun 2010 18:38

Hi Evelyn

Nah - don't have a problem buying presents for my OH. Gave him the order of the boot years ago - in fact quite soon after we had a holiday in Weymouth! Will be great to visit again for a party. Not sure how many miles from here to there but certainly less than I travelled last Saturday.



Dozey Report 2 Jun 2010 18:39

Hi Sylvia in Canada

You must have snuck in whilst I was typing! Tried to do as you suggested but looks like I'm stuck with the names I had. Tried all sorts - no joy.



Reece Report 2 Jun 2010 19:57

Hello dear friends,

Cynthia, the party was lovely and thanks to everyone for such delicious food. I guessed your Josephine Josie but no one elses! Thought Evelyn was Bing Crosby! Didn't read her clues properly.

I'm very sad to say that dear OH's AML has returned and he is to have more chemotherapy treatment. It has been caught(?) in the very early stages but it will be difficult for some four months with a three week break in the middle.
It is just over the year since the first diagnosis and hospital stays for treatment. He did so very well over the year that it did seem to good to be true.

Have just cancelled our proposed trip to Sussex but we hope to go to the family in Dorset in July in between the two lots of treatments. But it was lovely to have had such a happy time up in Teesdale.

Hope Josie is better soon and Sue go easy on the wood collecting! Evelyn had my passport photo done with my glasses on! Canada is very strict Sylvia and I don't know what they do in Oz these days re glasses or not. Will ask.

Glad you got home OK Robert - what an experience - wonder how Frank is - hope the baby shower didn't exhaust him completely.

All for now, I'll pop in when I can to see you all.

Love and best wishes.



SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jun 2010 20:31


I am so very sorry to hear that the AML has returned.

We all hope that it has been caught at an early enough stage so your OH has good results from the treatment.

We will al be thinking of you both ........ keeping our fingers crossed, and sending you all the positive thoughts that we can

love to you both




Evelyn Report 2 Jun 2010 20:35

My Dear Reece,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beloved O H
Much love to you both


Cynthia Report 2 Jun 2010 21:20

Sorry to be so late calling in today but have had visitors from down south! My cousin and his wife and their two boys have spent the day with us. Took us out to lunch and came back here until just now.

Dear Reece, so sorry about your news but take heart. You both know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Do keep us posted as to his progress.

Evelyn, you always seem to doing something but you have reminded me that I must make a card for my grandson's birthday next week.

Glad to know that you are feeling better Josie but don't go overdoing things ... take it nice and steady. The soup obviously worked!

Jeannie, I once remember reading a Maureen Lipman book years ago and was absolutely hysterical at some of it. Just so funny.

Going for a browse but I can't see I'll be messaging many tonight!


Sallie Report 2 Jun 2010 23:05

Just a quick look in, hope all is well with you everyone.

Reece, so sorry to hear that OH's AML has returned, I truly hope that they have caught it early enough and that this time they'll get rid of it for good. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Sallie. xx


Susan Report 3 Jun 2010 03:02

Hi Everyone

Goodmorning from a wet and windy Wa.

It poored down overnight kept me awake it was that heavy.

Reece ..All my love and positive thoughts are with you and your family,It is a difficult time for all of you,there are a lot of prayers coming your families way.
You have a lot of friends on here if you ever need a lift up.

I am so glad we went out getting all the wood we did early as we can now not worry how much we use,it really is very cold.

I helped out on the boards last night,one new member did the worst and put her request on three boards at the same time .

She got chatted about it by another member ,I agree she did wrong but they should use a bit of tact when telling her she did wrong ,some of the members are going overboard to being rude.

I try to remember I was new once and how hard it was to undrestand how the boards work.

Well I am off to do the housework.....boring.


Cynthia Report 3 Jun 2010 08:55

Morning all. Sue, as I have had visitors on and off all week, I have decided that apart from tidying round - housework is being postponed!!

Another glorious day here and set to reach the mid 20's - by then, I will be back in the shade I can tell you!

Now, where IS Frank......are you out there watching and waiting your turn my friend? Hope all is well with you and your family.

Robert, stay in your shell whilst the sun is so hot - far better for you.

~~~~~~~Waves to Sallie - so nice to see you again and do stay in touch.

Have just sent off for another certificate to break down a little wall - gets expensive doesn't it??

Will drop in later. Love to all.


Tabitha Report 3 Jun 2010 13:39

Flying visit - its manic here - again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reece so sorry to here your news - you will both be in my thoughts & prayers - think positivly and keep a holiday thought in mind - it does wonders.

Still no word from Frank - has he been buried under the shower????

Robert you haven't said if I guessed right yet - just very curious

Evelyn - i am sure you looked lovely.

I worked in Weymouth for a few days - sounds lovely - looking forward to it already.

Its my in laws wedding anniv on 21st June so we will be up there for a few days - 65 years its a long time - our wedding anniv is on the 24th so will do the celebrating together (mine is only 12 years) 2nd time around -

Must go manager yelling my name across the office - must be a special request again - i get all the fun jobs.

take care all