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Zack Report 10 Aug 2011 13:19

Hello All, It has been awhile since I have been able to take the time to post .
Tony I am so sorry to hear about Barb's Mum, a sad time for you all.

Yes Mary we did get snow that week it was so cold. this last week we actually go 4 day's of full sunshine it was wonderful,however it did not last the past 3 or 4 days have been wet and as usual very windy.

The family tree I am doing is almost done I am now down to my family, that will take some time as it is fairly large but hopefully I wont make too many mistakes and have to redo it, I find I lose concentration and then make silly mistakes.I must be off it's bed time again.
Love to you all <3 Marie :-D


Aussiegirl Report 22 Jun 2011 05:38

Afternoon all.. We have a lovely day..

Tony Please put the Page query on the backburner,,I sent it before I saw you post about Barbs Mum so as I said..its not urgent and please dont worry about it..
I hope Barb is ok and so glad she has sisters to share with..Lots of love to her..xxxxxx
I have been doing some FH to keep me busy..It keeps me sane.. :-D

HAvent done much lately except visitng doctors with J and having tests done..Looks like one more doc to go before we give it all away..

Hope all are well..Especially Merle.. xxx
Marie Did you get that snow this week..they said Bathurst..

Stay warm all

Mary xxx


TonyOz Report 21 Jun 2011 02:44

Barb says thanks for the thoughts and prayers..

Funeral was yesterday 20th( cremation ) at Lilydale Memorial

Has been a difficult week for Barb and her sisters, as her baby sis had turned 50 on the 19thJune, and had arranged a birthday bash down in the Gippsland area of this is where both her sisters live ( farmers )
The birthday arragements had been organised months ago,( not knowing her mum would pass away on the 16th June ) as over 90 peeps from all over Victoria had been invited, and Motel accomodation booked for peeps to stay O/night as the location was well into scrub land, and difficult access in and out.
Couldn't call off the party to leave for a later date, and the funeral being the next day after ( 20th) in Melbourne. So mixed emotions all round, trying to celebrate a 50th and knowing the next day was funeral of their mum.....

Mary. Received your email regarding your PAGE relos, but haven't had the time as yet to search. Also, i have a back log of emails from peeps O/seas asking for help when i get some me time, i will do a seach for you. xx

Very windy around Melbourne suburbs last night with winds recorded up to 130 kms in some area's...wreaking havoc. Some peeps losing their whole roofs.

Off to make some lunch, and some hot soup in this cold Melb weather seems the go ... :-)

Av a good un

Tony :-)


***Shaz*** Report 20 Jun 2011 12:04

Tony, Hugs for Barb and the family....

I do not like this sitge any more, have haad nothing but problems since they updated the stupid thing, and their answers are certainly nothing to be excited about, GR, you need to help people more


Aussiegirl Report 16 Jun 2011 13:30

AH Tone So sad but I am glad she dinny linger..Big hugs for you all and especially for Barb.. <3
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Love Mary xxx


Yvette Report 16 Jun 2011 08:02

Hugs and sympathy to Barb, you and families. x


TonyOz Report 16 Jun 2011 02:01

Thanks Mary.

Just to let those know who knew and had met Barb........Barbs mum passed away at 3am this morning 16th June...... Australia time.

God bless.



Aussiegirl Report 16 Jun 2011 01:25

AH Tone How sad for you all.. and so sudden.. I hope someone will help Barb when she is with her mother,, When my mother was dying and in a coma for a week we siblings took it in turns and did 4 hour shifts 24/7 so that there was someone with her all the time.. A very sad time..BIG HUGS FOR BARB,,,and all the family..

Love Mary xx <3


TonyOz Report 15 Jun 2011 07:40


Thanks for the birthday wishes Mary x

Very sad about our Kiwi neighboughs and the problems they are faceing with these earthquakes. I had heard on the tele that they are saying that parts of Christchuch may be closed down and isolated, and never to be built on again because its to unstable. NZ are used to minor quakes on the whole, but they seem to be more frequent and larger quakes at the moment.
Thoughts and prayers go out to them.

A sad time for us at the moment with family. Barbs mum ( now 84 ) had a bad fall 2 weeks ago at the nursing home where she lives now.( Alziemers patient ) She broke her hip slipping in the bathroom, so they took her to hospital where they attempted to replace her hip with a metal ball joint.......unfortunatley after the operation the wound got infected, so they removed the metal pin/joint, but the now infected wound would not heal under antibiotics, and Barb has been now told that her mum recovery was very small and if she did recover would never walk again. This was last week, and now more sad news today that her mum would not recover at all, and would possibly pass away within the week. She is now palative care in Hospital and drugged up on morphine to make her as comfortable as possible.
The Doctors informed Barb there was nothing else they could do, and unfortunatley had to just let nature take its course.

So all this just 3 weeks ago from a bad fall. A sad time for Barb and her siblings over the next week. Barb has decided to sit with her mum in hospital until she passes away.

Hope all is well with everyone, and take care.



Aussiegirl Report 14 Jun 2011 14:36

Just a quick pop in to wish Sir Tone a very happy birthday..Hope it was a good one and they spoilt you rotton... :-) :-) <3

Hope all are keeping warm and those that are flying somewhere arnt affected by the volcano ash cloud..

Do you think it will spiral up to Poooket Tone..better start blowing now,, :-) :-)

Spare a though for the poor Kiwis and the new lot of earthquakes which must be driving them stressful..

Well off to bed..

nite Mary xxxx


badger Report 12 Jun 2011 11:28

Morning [for me ]Marie.yep ,take notice of what Zack says ,it's easy to be too keen going back into a gym after an injury ,going daft and doing yourself another mischief ,lol,been there ,done that ,and got a tea shirt ;-).
Well ,we had good steady rain here nearly all day yesterday ,which carried on all night,and only stopped shortly after the plurry cat had me out of bed at 5 a m. :-S.
By the time i had fed the missfit her brekkie ,nearly delivered on the end of my slipper ,lol,i made a coffee ,dried my patio chair down and sat out just as the sun came up and out too .
It is warming up nicely out there now ,and all the rain has done a lot of good ,making all my vggies seem to grow half an inch overnight.
I have tom's on my plants in the greenhouse ,buds on my cucumbers and courgettes,and Strawberries on the plants around my two older trees ,looks like nearly cream tea time ,yum. :-).
Looks like i may get a bumper crop of onions and leeks as well ,to go with my kale plants ,come on there ,he he ,lots of Calgannon this winter ,yeeeees,result :-D.
You got a few spare minutes there Tony? ,i could do with a bit of concreting done here as well,not much true ,but i am getting an earful off the wife ,and her rotary Line that she brought ,i def need a proper lawn spike ,and a large square concrete bed for it sunk in the lawn ,to stop the wind loosening it up ,oh well ,i will have to get on with it i suppose ,so it' off To Wicke's,a small bag each of cement and gravel and get a square of turf out of the lawn.
At least ,what's left will come in handy to lift the flag at the gateway of the drive and raise it half an inch ,seems to sink every couple of years ,but in reality it is sliding down the slope s tad ,maybe using cement as well this time will cure that problem .
Hope all are enjoying their weekend ,no matter what weather you are having.
Fred is NOT stopping with the B B Qs this winter lol, just buying a Chimnea which will enable me to sit near it when lit ,burn the wood scraps ,and burn some snags at the same time ,snow or no snow :-P.,Keep well and safe all Fred.


***Shaz*** Report 10 Jun 2011 11:53

Howdy All
Way to Marie, keep up the good work, but take it easy on the knee. I started a gym back in March last year, and broke my ankle a month later, along with snapped tendons and ligaments, so that put a quick stop to my exercise....pppp

~~~~~~~to anyone dropping by.... :-)


Zack Report 9 Jun 2011 09:34

Badger,Tones Shaz ,Yvette,& cant forget Mary
. I am one cold bunny brr
It is freezing here in Bathurst the past 3 days so cold, no sunshine, rain& wind cut's through you like a knife, have you got the picture :-(

I went to the gym today for the first time in about 3 month's took it very easy as I dont want to do any more damage to my knee , I enjoyed the workout ;-)
Badger,I hope it warm's up for you in the next few day's.

must go and see if there is anything worth watching on Tv.
Keep well me hearty's


badger Report 8 Jun 2011 16:43

I hear you all ,enjoying time by the fire ,but i issss peeved ,lol,it is supposed to be summer here ,not autumn ,he he :-( ,Fred ,Sitting in front of HIS fire,18c here at mid day .brrrrr.


Yvette Report 8 Jun 2011 11:15

I do use world clock to drool over the places I would rather be. observed that although I'm whinging about winter, London had the very same temperature range as us today. Don't know about being up at 5.
I'm going to visit my mum out in the country in July. It will be foggy and frosty, but I'm quite looking forward to that - a holiday! yaa
We have the open fire Tones, but the wind has gusted a couple of puffs of smoke back down the chimney and I'm sure we are going to smell like a bbq tomorrow.
Long weekend in NSW this weekend, A happy birthday to your sissy Tones
Hot water bottle is waiting lol, have a great day and warm night x


TonyOz Report 8 Jun 2011 08:56

Fred. If it makes you feel any better...our top temp today Melbourne was 10 celcius...and 4 celcius on our ranges ( Dandenong Ranges )

Tasmania 10c
Canberra 10c
Sydney was 16c
and the sunshine state Queensland capital "Brisbane" was 18c

Mind you though, it is winter down under....but i still hate it....LOL

Tony "Sitting by an open fire" BBBrrrrrrrrrrr :-)


badger Report 8 Jun 2011 07:03

Yvette ,Don't bother wondering anymore as to a summer in Blighty ,as i was out in the garden at 5 am this morning and could see my breathe on the morning [chilly air] i can say certainly ,the answer to your query is a resounding NO ,he he.
We had our summer last week ,two days of lovely sun and now it's bacl to cloud ,cold and rain ,hmph,Fred,off for porridge to warm up . :-P


Yvette Report 8 Jun 2011 06:19

loiter away xxx


***Shaz*** Report 6 Jun 2011 11:33

OH Dear, Still having problems with the site, have sent a message to GR last, and AM still waiting for reply :-P

So until (hopefully) it is rectified, I will just be


Yvette Report 6 Jun 2011 07:44

well Tones, If it makes things better for you, I cant retire until I'm 67 either.

all you got to do is go Shazz, I desperately want to get away from the cold too, Cant see it happening over the winter months though. I want to go to Istanbul(told you that) via Kuala Lumpur and off to the UK to see if it does really get warm in the summer, or they are having us on.

I had a quick look at your tree Shaz, I dont think we have the common ancestor happening or with Marie.