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Zack Report 7 Apr 2014 08:49

Hello my friends.
I have just finished reading the last page, you all sound well which is good to hear
I am feeling a bit wacked (tired) the last few weeks have been busy.I think I need a holiday I would like to take off to QLD but unfortunately it is still too hot & humid in Rockhampton.
The school term finishes at the end of this week and it is almost Easter not a good time to be traveling ,
Daylight saving finished last Sunday.

Does anyone remember the Movie ( Paradise Road ) ?? I am teaching my chior,
The Largo of the New World symphony. The women prisoners of war were taught this Largo by a very clever English Woman the hummed this song every where they were forced to travel it featured in the Movie it is called "A Song of Home " it is just so Lovely. I do hope that we will be able to sing it WELL.I think the words were added after the movie ,
It was a very sad but beautiful MOVIE.

I have been been finding it difficult to see for some time now, I have had an appointment with the EYE Specialist since the end of Jan, for 29th April. I am certain he is going to tell me that the Cataract in my right eye will have to be removed and that I need stronger glasses, It will all be expensive, I also need a new hearing aid that will cost $ 5.000 , it is just as well that I will be receiving some money from the sale as I will be needing it..

Old age is a pain it is such a pity that everything starts to Fail but i would rather be alive than dead, which reminds me ----I went and bought myself a plot in the local cemetery last week, I picked it out myself I made sure that it got shade in the Summer as I do not want to cook in the heat LOL :-D ;-)

I must be off, it is time to rustle up some Food for my Dinner .
Love <3 to you all Marie <3


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2014 16:01

Photos of our day out to Batsford Arboretum are on the photo blog if anyone is interested in seeing the magnolias.


Huia Report 6 Apr 2014 05:32

I got it wrong about the garage sale today. It finished at one pm. It was a very hot sunny day, so I wasn't sorry that it finished earlier than I thought. There would have been 12 or 15 of us at a guess. Most of us were just standing around watching, offering plastic bags for people who were getting lots of clothes, picking up clothing that finished up on the ground. They started with just the one table for people to pay, using the old till, but the queue was so long that they brought another small table out for people making cash payments. Most of the things were $1 each. I didn't buy any clothes but I bought quite a few soft toys to take to where Phil is. I now have 2 big rubbish bags full to take to them. Some of the residents like the soft toys. I arrived home exhausted.


Sallie Report 5 Apr 2014 21:46

Ann, your wedding outfit sounds nice......I'm sure that the top with deep pink flowers will work well with the pale pink/blush trouser suit. Will look forward to seeing a photo of you wearing it, on the big day.

Mo. hope that your friend will be able to sort out the bridesmaids dresses for your daughter, though I'm sure she will. Sorry, I can't remember when the wedding is, although I know you have told us.

Have you any ideas on what you would like to wear and what colour you would like?

Although, sometimes I think it is better to go with an open mind and that way you are more than likely to see something that you like.

Huia, no wonder you were utterly whickered, walking for 2hours. You sound as though you enjoyed the walk though, and it will hopefully have done you some good.

Looks as though you are going to have a very busy Sunday, take it easy and don't try and do too much. How many of you will be working that day?

Sylvia, hope things are all okay with you and OH. Also hope that things are starting to get better for your daughter and son in law.

Marie, hope all is going well for you and your family. Take care.

Hope that Jean and J will have a nice weeks break and that the weather will be good to them.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone and take care.



AnninGlos Report 5 Apr 2014 21:07

Hope you find something Mo. I found a trouser suit for Grandsons October wedding last weekend, very very pale pink. Blush I would think it is called. Already have a top to wear with it, white with deep pink flowers. Oh had not seen it on,tried it on today and he liked it. Just need shoes now. Trousers are straight legged ankle length.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 5 Apr 2014 20:41

Hello dear friends,
It's so good to catch up with all your news, and a big hello to Elizabeth for popping in to say hello to us all.

Well tomorrow, I have to take my daughters, and grandaughters, to a friend of ours, who is going to do the alterations, to their bridesmaids dresses.
They have got to be taken up, taken in in some cases, and let out in one dress.
Our daughter bought them online, and they were a totally different colour, to what she expected, and the sizings were all wrong, but not to drastically.
K thought they would be a champagne colour, but they are like a light moccha/bronze, so K has changed the colour scheme now, to coffee and cream lol
They will look good enough to eat...or drink as the case may be.

I shall be going to a shop in a local outlet centre during this week, as there is a little shop there that caters for middle to older aged people, in hopes I find something to wear.
My birthday suit is a bit to wrinkled to wear these days, and my body has not seen the sun in such a long time, it looks like I have seen a ghost. lol

Well my lovelies, have a great weekend, hugs to you all, Mo xxx


Huia Report 5 Apr 2014 04:56

This morning I drove over the hill to the valley, and walked up the dam then up the waterline road. I was walking for almost 2 hours. When I drove back home I just sat in the vehicle trying to get the energy to get out and open the garage door, I was so utterly whacked. I must get the few photos I took onto my computer.

Tomorrow morning I am going to help at our shop. We are not usually open on a Sunday, but we are having a garage sale from 9 - 4. I will need to get up early to get there by 9 but luckily our clocks go back an hour tonight, so there will be an extra hour to sleep. :-D


Elizabethofseasons Report 4 Apr 2014 23:11

Dear All


Whatever you may be doing at the weekend, may you all have
a peaceful and contented one and travel safely. <3

Take gentle care
With many good wishes
Love from Elizabeth,


Sallie Report 4 Apr 2014 21:16

Huia, I've been having problems getting to sleep over the last 5-6 weeks, so I thought it might have been a good idea to post some messages on GR.
I still wasn't able to get to sleep until gone 04.00am......too much going on in my head, that's the trouble.

Ann, so glad that you enjoyed the weekend with your grandsons, great grandson Luke and his mum.

Pleased that your fencing and patio are now finished, that's all you need now, is some lovely weather so that you can enjoy some time sitting outside.

Yes it was rather a long message Ann, but hadn't been on here for about a week, so had a good bit of!!

Jean, hope you and J will have a nice break in Llandudno, keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will be good for you.

Take care everyone,



JustJean Report 3 Apr 2014 17:29

Not a thing packed Ann, we went to see our friend the one I made the 80th card, he is quite lively but does wander off and its quite sad to see how he has gone down hill, although he openend his card and knew where it was taken and who Jeff was, he remarked about Jeffs moustache which he no longer has, so it was a time to remember , we also found out his wife Ruth isnt well either , so we shall see more of them both when we come back...dont know if we will be able to go to his birthday tea on the Sat we come home....then this afternoon we had the littlies in , from next door. they are having new windows put in and I think it was cold in the house , it was nice to have the little boy come in , Faye is always here but Stanley hasnt been in much, so nothing got done,... but we dont take much with us , buy what we need when we get there.....-D :-D :-D very laid back about it all which isnt like me ;-) ;-) usually I get in a panic, but am determined to stay cool ;-) ;-) ;-)
so if I dont get on tomorrow... take care everyone and behave Mo...

love and hugs Jean xx <3


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2014 16:52

OOH I bet that Jean is packing her bags today. Have a great holiday Jean.

Sallie Gosh, that was a long post. Yes we had a lovely time in Hampshire, Luke is gorgeous, still very smiley and not bothered who he goes to, very placid so far. The fence was finished last week and since then they rebuilt our patio, it is now in multi coloured 'cobble' (not the round variety, different sized bricks put together). It looks sort of like the old victorian brick paths.

Huia, it must be very sad and frustrating to keep visiting and not know if you are recognised or not. I am sure that Phil will be comforted that somebody is there holding his hand, even if he doesn't show it, and for your own sake you need to keep visiting.

Marie So pleased the property has been sold, I hope you get your money soon. Grandson's flat has fallen through for the second time. I feel so sorry for them as they have found a house to buy and of course can't until the flat sells.

I happened to read the first page of this thread and, besides feeling sad at seeing Deanna's name, bless her, she is so missed with her droll sense of humour, I also saw Mummo's name. does anyone know if she has left the boards? I haven't seen her for ages on here anywhere.

Well I shall probably not be able to move tomorrow. Just spent two hours in the garden sorting out the hosta pots and re-placing them at the back of the hosta bed in front of the new fence behind the new patio. then I had to put down four bags of slate. (Actually I needed help with the fourth as I was tired by then so OH helped.) I can see one hosta coming through in the actual bed. I am really keeping my fingers crossed that none of the other hostas came through and were tramped on, I suppose we shall just have to wait and see but there have got to be at least 12 hostas in the bed. A lot of moneys worth.

Had a nice run out this morning, despite the murky weather. We took our friend for coffee to a garden centre, which is where we got the slate. Hadn't been there for a while so it made a nice change.


Huia Report 3 Apr 2014 01:39

Sallie, what on earth were you doing on the computer so late at night?

I visited Phil yesterday. He still has that nasty cough, and his breathing was raspy. He was also 'green around the gills' but that would have been from whatever he had for lunch. His hands were tucked under a light blanket and when I took one of his hands out to hold it it was very hot and sweaty, so I blew gently on it to try to cool it down. How forehead didn't feel so hot. I just hope he doesn't last beyond this year, my visits seem rather pointless when he doesn't look at me or talk to me, but I feel I have to visit just in case he does know who I am.

Our shop installed a scanner and computer on the counter just over a month ago. I managed to freeze it last week. My partner hovers over me and last Monday when I made a mistake she was going to press buttons, and I told her not to hover over me as she makes me nervous. I think it is more an irritation that she tries to correct my mistakes instead of letting me try, and sometimes she just makes things worse.


Sallie Report 3 Apr 2014 01:28

Hello girls and Shaun,

Well, Alun retired today, I think he's been quite looking forward to it so that he can spend more time working on his train layout and also spend some time on our family tree. We need to go to a few places so that we can look at the parish records for those areas, so it looks as though we have plenty to do to pass the time.

Also got a few jobs to do in the house......would like to have a holiday too, but not sure when that will be!!!

Although, I feel a bit wary making too many plans, as things can turn pear shaped.

Over the last week we have had some good news about both my cousins...the one
with Alzheimer's and the one with heart problems.

My cousin seems to have settled down in the nursing home, so we are all keeping our fingers crossed that it will stay that way. Apparently, she is joining in all the activities in the home and she no longer asks her visitors if they have come to take her home.

My other cousin has had her heart operation, although she had to have it done in Bristol because there were too many on the list to wait to have it done in Birmingham. By what I've been told, I think the operation had become crucial for her. Anyway, she has been transferred back to the Abergavenny hospital, so hope that she will make a good recovery now.

Shaun, thank you for the lovely poem for Mothers Day, beautiful and meaningful verses to it.
Glad to see that you your mother had a lovely day with all her family, and a very nice meal cooked by you. I'm sure that she appreciated all the time and work you put into it for her.

Marie, lovely to hear from you and to know that you have sold your cottage at last.

Sylvia, also pleased to hear that you have sold the cabin and keeping fingers crossed that the cheques will clear each month as they should.

How are things with your daughter and OH? I really hope that they will be able to sort out their differences and get things back on track. Also hope that your little grandson is alright.

Mo, glad that you had a lovely Mothers day too. It's nice to have the family call to see you and bring you flowers, chocolates and cards.

It's a pity that your eldest daughter couldn't have brought you the chocolates and card herself . It's a shame that the rift is still going on since last August....I feel for you Mo, it isn't at all nice having rifts and bad feeling in the family.

I hope that she will see sense very soon and she will either ring you or call in, so that you can talk it over and hopefully make up. <3

Ann, hope you had a nice weekend at your grandson's I bet you seen a difference in your great grandson since you last seen him in January. I can't get over how quickly the littlies grow, it seems no time before they are having their third birthday.
Not sure if the time goes quicker as we get older but, it seems like that to me.

Have they finished your fencing now, or are they still waiting for the fencing panels to get back in stock?

Jean, how are things with you and your family? I hope that you are all okay.

Sorry to hear that D has pulled the ligaments in her knee..... .it's very painful. and takes weeks to heal.
My knee has taken twelve weeks to heal, and I still have to watch it as there is still a weakness there. Has D seen a doctor with it? Although there isn't much the doctor can do for it, except strap it up, and tell you to elevate it , put ice packs on it and to take pain killers.

Anyway, if D's leg doesn't improve soon, perhaps she should go back to see the doctor about it.

Hope that you and J will have a lovely break away and that the weather will be at least dry and not too cold. A bit of sea air will do both of you good.

Have they still got the craft shop there? Hope they have so that you can have a good browse around.

Huia, how are things with you? Hope that everything is alright with you.

How are things with Phil? Hope things aren't too bad at the moment.

My sister-in-law rang last week and told us that her hubby isn't very good at all.
They had had a sickness and diarrhoea bug at the home for two weeks, so there were no visitors allowed for that time.
When she visited him she was shocked and very upset by the difference in him in those two weeks. She found that he could no longer feed himself, she said she wasn't sure if it was because he didn't want the food or that he was no longer able to feed himself. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's ten years ago when he was fifty-eight.

Well I think it is time I went to bed, although I have been having trouble getting to sleep for a few weeks, that's why I am up so late tonight or should it be early morning.

Speak to you all again soon.

Love and best wishes to you all.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 30 Mar 2014 19:57

Thank you Shaun, the verses are really lovely, and very meaningful today.

Hi there Sylvia and Marie, good to hear from you both.

It's been a lovely day today, not just the weather, but seeing members of the family as well.
Our house looks like a florists, with beautiful flowers everywhere. And I guess the weight will pile on with the boxes of chocolate I have been given. LOL never mind naughty but nice.

Nighty Nighty all, hugs Mo xxx


Zack Report 30 Mar 2014 10:39

Hi to you all,
We are still on daylight saving time and for us Mothers Day is the 2nd Sunday in May.
Well folks the property has been sold. I went to visit the other day and a car arrived that I did not recognise, it was a lady who has been living in the cottage for a few weeks, I felt rather sad seeing someone go into my cottage, but I soon got over it.
I should receive the money that I invested in it Kathleen tells me it will come through in a few weeks.
We have received some wonderful rain in the past week it is very welcome .however the western areas of Queensland and N S W missed out.

Love to you all Marie . :-) <3


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Mar 2014 23:48

Hi Mo, and everyone

We've got real April weather here ..................... sun, showers, downpour, sun, showers and on and on and on!

Meanwhile, all the trees are in flower or budding ................. cherries, plums, camellias, magnolias, etc etc.

this is a lovely time of year here :-)

Our clocks went forward on March 9 .................... I will now be 8 hours behind the UK once again. It's much easier to calculate an 8 hour time difference than 7 hours :-D

take care everyone



MagicWales Report 29 Mar 2014 20:16

Hello Everyone :-)

A Poem For All You Mums .

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me .
A Poem For Mums That Have Sadly Passed On .
Mum we are thinking of you today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday
And will tomorrow, too.
We think of you in silence
And make no outward show.
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know.
Remembering you is easy,
We do it everyday.
It's the heartache of losing you
That will never go away.
But now I know your an Angel ,
following me everywhere .
You all take care.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 29 Mar 2014 20:07

I hope you are having a lovely time Ann. Enjoy your time with the littlies as well.

Sylvia,I do hope for everyones sake, that the rain eases soon, it's a nightmare for all concerned.
Fingers crossed that the physio does help your knees, bless you, you are really suffering just lately.
What an idiot that mechanic was treading on the gasket, it must have been very fragile to have broken that easily. I hope the car was ready for you to collect it.
Great news, re the Cabin, but as you say, as long as there is enough in his account to cover the monthly amount. At least now you can both relax, without having to worry about break ins etc.

Our eldest daughters husband turned up at 8.55 a.m, with a lovely box of chocolates and a card for mothers day tomorrow.
I probably sound awful, but I wish with all my heart, she would have bought them herself. I have not seen her since last August, so the rift is still alive and kicking, but at least she thought about me. (yes it still hurts me though)
After lunch my second eldest daughter turned up, with my great grandaughter....aaah bless her she is gorgeous, with a pair of boot slippers, and three plants for the garden, who's a lucky girl then, yep me.

Don't forget folks, our clocks go forward an hour tonight. No doubt it will take us till nearly October, before our body clocks normalise, and then the flippin things change

A happy mothers day to you all, just in case I don't manage to get on tomorrow.
Love and hugs Mo xxx


AnninGlos Report 28 Mar 2014 22:19

Tomorrow all being well we are going to see our little great grandson, haven't seen him, except in photos since January so we will see a difference in him. Also of course seeing eldest grandson and his wife and third grandson. Back Monday. Have to take sundays meal with us so we have chicken and vegetables to take.


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2014 03:30

Hi Mo, and everyone

another wet day here :-(

................ and of course, that also means wet at the site of the mudslide in Washington State. They're really having major problems working there .................. it's like being in quicksand

I'm looking forward to going to my physio on Tuesday ............ he rarely hurts me now, and I usually feel much better after he's worked on my back. I'm hoping he'll work the same magic on my knee .............. which is slowly getting better :-)

We had a recall on our car the other week ....................... the dealer fixed that, but said they had spotted a leak in the oil system and the gasket needed replacing ................. a 4 day job, so they said.

OH took the car to our own mechanic on Tuesday for them to do the work ........... they said 2 days, possibly even by lunchtime on Wednesday.

They still have it! They hope it will be ready by lunchtime tomorrow (Friday)

...................... it seems one of the mechanics was carrying the gasket over to the car to put it in when he dropped it, then proceeded to step on it o:O

so they had to order in another one :-)

The cheque for the down payment on the property was deposited in our bank account this afternoon (Friday) ................... so the property is officially sold, and he has legal access to the property from noon tomorrow (Friday).

Now all we have to do is hope he makes his monthly payments :-)

He has given us 12 post-dated cheques, but there does have to be an adequate balance in his bank account each month :-)

take care everyone