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Huia Report 24 Mar 2014 19:03

Hello all.

I got the result of the blood tests last week. I am pre-diabetic, so need to lose 5 - 10% of my bodyweight to reduce by 50 % the chances of getting diabetes or heart disease, according to the leaflet the nurse sent me. I am now trying to get 30 mins a day vigorous exercise. I am also cutting out the cups of tea I have at the shop, since I have 2 tsp sugar in each cup.

Yesterday at the shop when it was my turn to man the scanner and computer I made some big mistake (don't know what) and managed to freeze the computer. It was near the end of the day and a couple of customers who were waiting just gave us the cash for their items (not many) which we had to put through the till after it was fixed. The woman who was waiting to pay by card when I made the mistake didn't have enough cash on her but went off to find a bank. She said if she wasn't back in time whe would return tomorrow to pay for her things.

Every week when I make a mistake and say I am resigning, but I always turn up the next week, But this is the biggest one I have made. :-0

This morning I have to go to the local garage to get new front shock absorbers. I hope the weather will stay fine so I can walk around the local block to get my 30 mins a day exercise while he does it.


AnninGlos Report 24 Mar 2014 16:49

:-D :-D What are you on Mo? You actually spoke to me on 22 March!! I came back on the 18th.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 24 Mar 2014 15:04

Hello everyone,
Sylvia, I am sorry to hear that things are still not going to well, for your daughter and SIL.
Unfortunately, with his OCD, ( I hope I have got the terminology correct) he will have difficulties understanding of how much pressure he will have put on your daughter, and grandchild.
Bless you my love, it's not like you can just drop in and have a cuppa with her, is it.
It's at times like this, we want to be able to comfort our loved ones, and it must be so hard for you, wanting to give her a big hug, and yet can't.

Where has Marie and Huia, from over the seas got to lately I wonder, I do hope they are both well.
Is our Ann still on her holidays...I must have missed her posting if she is back.
Mind you, I have been in a world of my own just lately, what with one thing and another.
Take care one and all. love and hugs Mo xxx

Ooops nearly forgot our special ladies, Jean and Sallie, cooooeeee my


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Mar 2014 21:45

Hi Mo, and everyone

It is a lovely sunny day here, the spring flowers are well up :-)

That's good news :-D

AnninG ......... I am so sorry to hear about your s-i-l. I hope he continues to be able to do activities, and that he will be well enough for his son's wedding in October.

Mo ........ I am sorry to hear about your 2 friends. It must be very hard for them.

Jean ...... thank you for your good wishes. Our daughter is having major marital problems, they're having counselling to try to save the marriage, but it is still very much touch and go at the moment ................ it's very hard being about 5,000 km away! I spend a lot of time trying to read between the lines, listening to the tone of voice, etc.

She will be 40 tomorrow ...... where have all those years gone??????????????

Take care everyone


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 22 Mar 2014 19:57

Hi Sallie,
Yes our friends have four children, one who still lives at home, and is caring for them, and two daughers who call in every day to see them.
It seems like there is nothing but sad news to relate just lately, and I am sorry if I appear to be so full of doom and gloom.
I hope and pray when our new grandaughter arrives in May, that good news will start flooding in.
Poor daughter in law is looking like a barrage balloon, fit to burst.


Sallie Report 22 Mar 2014 18:42

Mo, I'm so sad to hear about both of your friends, it must be so difficult to be strong and positive for each other. Have they got any family living near them?

Shaun, you are welcome, only too pleased to help you start along the road to card making.

Thank you for the lovely Thank You card that you made, I got it in the post this morning. Well done on what you have made so far.

Hope that both you and Mrs Shaun are having a good day so far.

Bye for now everyone.



MagicWales Report 22 Mar 2014 16:46

Popping in to Thank Jean and Sallie for all the lovely card making materials and not forgetting the magazines I had in the post this morning.
Thank you again.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 22 Mar 2014 15:37

Hello folks,
What sad news about Marilyn, but bless her, she is now pain free, and at rest.
She was such a lovely friendly lady, who would help anybody be it researching family trees, anything at all, was no bother to her at all.
Rest in Peace Marilyn.

Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your SIL's cancer. He is being very strong, and with determination, he will make it through to October, and beyond that, god willing.

Roly has just come back from visiting two of our friends, who are husband and wife,and both suffering with cancer.
M has it in his bladder, and B has it in her pancreas. Both are being treated at home, as per their wishes,by the Mc Millan nurses, but god forbid, it is only a matter of time before we lose them both.
It's high time there was a cure for this damned disease isn't it, they have been researching it for years now, and have not as such, found a complete cure.
Sorry, rant over.

I hope you are all keeping o.k, and are enjoying good weather.
It's wonderful here in Kent at the moment, the sun is shining, and there is a slight breeze, but nothing to moan about.

Sending you all my very best wishes, Mo xxx


AnninGlos Report 22 Mar 2014 14:54

Thank you Sallie, no I have not until now made it public because at first they asked me not to (November), but all the family know now and I don't think any come on here so I thought I could now say.


Sallie Report 22 Mar 2014 14:08

Ann, I didn't know that your son-in-law has terminal lung cancer, I'm so sorry.

I hope that he will feel well enough after the chemo so that he and your daughter enjoy their week's break in North Wales . Also that he will achieve his next aim so that he will be well enough to be able to enjoy his son's wedding in October.
Sending him and his family lots of positive thoughts.



AnninGlos Report 22 Mar 2014 13:28

Yes I used to envy her Florida trips too, she used to be there for a few months and always had a lovely time. Just shows that you really don't know what is around the corner doesn't it, at least she did make the most of her life then. Rest in Peace our friend.

What a horrible disease cancer is, and why with all the money collected for research can we not conquer it? Some of you know that our son in law has terminal lung cancer so we feel very strongly about the awful disease that creeps up on you with little warning. He is doing ok at the moment, had 4 cycles of 6 hour chemo and has now dropped to 3 weekly cycles of 10 minutes which they call maintenance. This is supposed not to have the side effects but he still needs to take the anti sickness pills. Mostly between sessions he is fine now on the lower dose and last week did a 4-5 mile walk round Buttermere which he was thrilled about. (He who thought nothing of climbing Haystacks, Old Man etc and walking 10 miles). Today they have just gone to North Wales for a week and I am so hoping he stays ok from the chemo and can enjoy the break. The next aim is for him to be fit for his second son's wedding in October. <3 <3


JustJean Report 22 Mar 2014 10:58

Just read that Marilyn has passed away she was a lovely bright lady , I was only reading the whole of this thread a few days ago and she was a great contributer and cheered us all up, loved to read about her trips and envied her hols in Florider, rest in peace my friend, a privelage to know you...

love Jean xx <3


JustJean Report 19 Mar 2014 15:17

Sylvia , whatever you and your family are trying to cope with now my love and prayers are sent to you all , and special hugs(((((((((((((((((((((( X )))))))))))))))))))))))))
for you Sylvia, and pray all will be resolved swiftly and happily... always here for you. take care ...

Love Jean xx <3


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Mar 2014 00:29

Hi Mo, and everyone

sorry, I haven't been posting too much on GR ............... daughter and her problems are very worrying, and I find it hard to be a "happy poster"

we're both well otherwise.

take care everyone


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 18 Mar 2014 18:22

Jean, I was sooo shocked when I heard via a p.m, about Marilyn. I just can't believe it.
I just pray that the lord has mercy on her, she has gone through so much this past year, bless her, it's tragic.

I do hope you are all keeping in good health, please dear friends take care of yourselves.
Love and hugs to you all, Mo xxx


JustJean Report 18 Mar 2014 17:59

Just read on friendlies thread about Marylin, She often came on here at the start of the thread , my love and prayers go to her and her family , praying peace andfreedom from pain , bless you lovely lady..

love Jean xx <3


JustJean Report 16 Mar 2014 08:27

Morning everyone, quite a dull start to the day, but no doubt it will brighten up later,
Sallie the weather turned quite cold so no walking for me, made cards instead ;-) ;-)
I will take pics and sendthem to you... thought I would try something a bit different, see what you think...

we had our littlie C visit us yesterday , he is a live wire and all over the place now he is walking , he was at the clinic for his first assesment and it seems he should be 15/ 18 months old :-D :-D so looks like we may have a genius in the family ;-) it will be a first for us :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D but he was so at home with us and we had lots of fun and laughter....

I am just watching a programme, Monty Don beautiful gardens, this one is in Italy a lovely place we have visited a few times he is doing various lakes and we have been to some of them, so I have taped it , so J can see it when he gets up...
cant believe we have walked in those beautiful places, how blessed are we :-) :-)
such wonderful memories....

time for a bite to eat and another cuppa so have a good day and take care...

love Jean xx <3


Sallie Report 13 Mar 2014 22:18

Hello everyone.

Shaun, lovely to see you post on here again, you know you are welcome to pop in anytime to see us.
Hope all goes well with your tests tomorrow, I will be thinking about you. Also thinking of Mrs Shaun.

Huia, glad that you managed to get sorted out at the doctors with your flu jab and could at least ask a couple of questions. It's good to know that you don't suffer anymore from the headaches you suffered with for a couple of months.
Also pleased to hear that you were in plenty of time for your meeting and that it went well. Sounds as though you enjoyed the homemade food afterwards too... apart from maybe eating a bit too much. lolol!!

It was good that you were there when the carer changed the dressing on Phil's, apart from being able to help her, you could see for yourself how Phil's foot is healing.

Mo, have you got a darts match tonight? If so hope you and your team will win.

We have been to Sheffield today and I didn't buy anything......couldn't find anything I wanted. That must be a!!
Although Alun bought two pairs of trousers for himself and a model railway he did well. It's usually the other way round.

Jean, how are things with you today? Hope you are all okay there.

Have you and J done anymore walking since the other day? If it has been another lovely day there, as it has been here, I thought you might have been tempted to go out for a short walk.

We are thinking about going to Derby tomorrow morning. Need to get a couple of bits and I want to go to Mary's craft shop. Only Alun is at a model railway show in Nottingham, Saturday and Sunday, the club has one of their layouts there, so won't be able to go then.
Since hurting me leg, I'm not confident enough to go on my own on the bus yet, as my knee still tends to give a bit now and again.

Ann, Alun has taken photos of the two cards I made for Richard's birthday on Saturday, if the pics turn out ok, I thought you might like them for your blog.

Hope the weather is nice and sunny for you there, so that you can sit out and relax.

Sylvia and Marie, where are you both? Hope that you are both alright.

Well, I'll speak to you all tomorrow.

Take care everyone.



MagicWales Report 13 Mar 2014 20:40

Jean~~ Big thank you >>>>>>>>>>>>>back up the mountain until I know it's safe to come back :-)


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 13 Mar 2014 19:01

Ooops silly me Jean, I was trying to read and answer the thread at the same time. lol
Did you get my E.Mail with Marie's addy...oh good grief, I hope I sent that to you, and not to Marie or Ann, I am losing it big time by looks of things.

Just a quickie tonight my friends, got darts, so I will say bye for now, love Mo xxx