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AnninGlos Report 31 Mar 2016 17:35

Sallie good to hear all your news. Hope jennie gets the cold sore cleared up soon. winter is not a good time for her immune system to be low. Nice for them to be able to go away for the weekend, and lovely for you to see your friends. Pleased that you liked the cards on the blog. I have quite a box full of cards now which is good when birthdays creep up on me.

Jean the post is all over the place. The last post from post boxes in our village, except for the post office (which is 4.30pm) is 9am in the morning, and 7am in some of them. so letters have to be posted the day before we think they need posting. I can't remember if I thanked you for your pretty card but anyway, even if I did, thanks you it is lovely.

We go to Dorset tomorrow, but I will still be in touch.

Heard yesterday our fourth grandson was in hospital under observation for sickness and stomach pains, they suspected appendicitis but then they ruled it out. last we heard was that he would go home today but we haven't heard anything. Fingers crossed he is home and it was probably a bug of some sort. :-)


JustJean Report 31 Mar 2016 16:52

Hi, Sallie, It was posted so you would get it in time for Easter, still never mind,glad you liked it . I have made some more and taken pics of them I cant remember how to put them on , D always did it, so I will have learn how to do it , we have just been sitting out in the garden quite sunny but hard on the the man who likes to garden was planting peas and carrots,he has had a severe stroke and does very well.
the park is full of children lovely to see.sadly we have no flowers as yet, maybe some will show later.

We are supposed to go out for a meal tomorrow, but I would rather not, we always ending up paying for it all :-| :-| :-| I am turning into a real grumpy old maid :-D :-D

Its been a lovely day and now it looks as though a lovely evening too.
we have a great view from here although the two long corridors are a bit of a bind, there is only one lift and its right at the opposite end from where we are.

time for another cuppa I think see you soon love Jean xxx


Sallie Report 31 Mar 2016 02:42

Jean, thank you for your Easter card, it arrived yesterday morning, Tuesday. It is lovely, given me some ideas for some wedding cards.

Sorry to hear that D has lost her car, I hope that she will be able to get car that she needs very soon.
Hope that J is okay and that you are feeling better and that you are managing to cope.

Jennie, is okay at the moment, thank you. She went to see the Consultant last week, and she has taken her off the medication she is on just for a while, so that she can get
a cold sore and one or two minor things cleared up. She had an appointment at the dentist to have a couple of fillings, but until the cold sore clears up, won't be able to have them. Goodness knows how long that will take, the medication that she has to inject into her leg is very good for her Crohn's, but it lowers her immune system, so just lately she has had one thing after another.

Ann, just looked at your cards on the craft blog, as Jean said, ' a lovely selection.

I still have quite a few cards to make, a couple of birthday cards, new home and new job cards and of course wedding cards and some get well cards for Alun. I hope that I will manage to make them all. lol!!

Mo, it was nice to have a dry day today, we stripped the two beds and washed the bedding and managed to get it dried out on the line...... oh they smell lovely and fresh when they are dried outside.

I hope that you and Roly had a nice Easter. Michael's mum and dad have a static caravan in Mablethorpe, on the Lincolnshire coast, so Jennie and Michael went there on Thursday until Sunday evening, so Alun and I had a quiet Easter weekend.

Although we did have a surprise visit from some old friends that we haven't seen for a couple of years, even though they only live the other side of Nottingham. They arrived
about ten to three and left about ten past eight, as you can imagine we all didn't stop!! We had so much news to catch up on.
Jennie and Michael were home about seven, so it was nice that they were able to see them too.

Huia, I hope that you have been able to sort out all the business with your house, with no problems.

Also hope that you are okay and are still able to work in the charity shop.

Like our other friends on here, I was shocked to hear about houses etc., having to be demolished if it becomes contaminated by people growing drugs in them.

Sylvia, like Mo, I was very naive about drugs and dealers until Jennie and Michael moved into the flat they lived in, the other side of town. I know over the sixteen months they lived there, a couple of drug dealers moved into the block of flats. One of them lived in one of the ground floor flats in the block that J & M lived in. Sometimes, when we went in through the main entrance to visit them on the first floor, you could actually
smell them. Of course, me being me, I use to ask what that funny smell was, and told to be quiet, until we got into J & M flat. They would then tell me what the smell was.

It was one of the reasons why they moved in with us. There were people back and forth through the night buying drugs off one or other of the dealers that lived there.
We were glad when Jennie and Michael moved in with us. They were telling us, that it was very noisy for hours through the night, with doors opening and then slamming shut. Michael was happy to get a good nights sleep again when they moved in with us,as he had to get up for work at quarter past five every morning.

Well, I am off to bed now as it is very late and have to get up early because we have to go to Derby early tomorrow morning, or this morning now.

Take care everyone.

Speak to you soon.

Love, Sallie. xxx <3 <3 <3


JustJean Report 29 Mar 2016 15:22

Just had a look Ann, lovely selection.... <3


AnninGlos Report 29 Mar 2016 14:54

I have just put a few cards on the craft blog.


AnninGlos Report 28 Mar 2016 22:37

Iit was not pleasant, left us about mid day and just very breezy out there now.


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2016 20:51

that storm sounds awful!

Hope you are all safe, and no damage done


AnninGlos Report 28 Mar 2016 20:38

Hopefully the storm has left us, it is a lot quieter out there now.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 28 Mar 2016 19:04

Oh Sylvia, your weather sounds very much like ours has been lately. Gone are the seasons as we remember them.
Overnight Katie hit the south east, very frightening. Our next door neighbours fence has been blown backwards, and is resting against a tree from the house at the back of us, anymore wind tonight and it will end up taking off, and lord knows where it will end up.
Over night we have been told to expect heavy rainfall, oh for goodness sake what else can the weather throw at us apart from snow, and that's the last thing we need.

I hope everyone is staying safe and well. Hugs to one and all, Mo xxx


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Mar 2016 21:03

Happy Easter ...............

it was pouring rain overnight, showers early this morning, cloudy ........... but now at about 1 pm the sun is out with high white clouds.

Not sure how long this will last as I think more rain is forecast for this evening.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 27 Mar 2016 19:52

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all enjoying the Easter break.
We can't say much for the weather, coz it's absolutely abysmal , like everyone here in the U.K, we have had a mixture of heavy rain, gale force winds, and in between lovely sunshine, but oh it's so chilly outside.

No visits from any of the family over the weekend, so far. It's just as well we didn't buy Easter eggs this year, but chose to buy the biggest bars of Ca*bury's chocolate we could find, oh well here come the extra inches on the hips. LOL

Oh Sallie it's so lovely to hear that you are staying with us, we would miss you lovey.

Today I am feeling really fed up, but that's probably due to the weather.
See you tomorrow girls, hugs Mo xxx


JustJean Report 27 Mar 2016 15:40

Earlier it was very bright sunshine, later on it turned to hail stones, thunder and lightening, now its sunshine although the clouds look ominous, people in the park were all running when it was sleet, some of them had no coats and shorts. the old saying is true"never cast a clout till may goes out" it was quite cold last night , the cars had a bloom on them this morning...strange weather....


AnninGlos Report 27 Mar 2016 10:07

Have a lovely Easter day jean. so far ir is weak sunshine here but according to the forecast it won't last unfortunately. <3


JustJean Report 27 Mar 2016 09:57

Happy Easter, have a good weekend, enjoy the light nights :-D :-D :-D

Love Jeanxxx <3 <3 <3


JustJean Report 26 Mar 2016 19:22

Sallie so pleased you decided to stay, and now a wedding to look forward to, you must tell us about your outfit, how is Jennie, D has had to give up her car the cuts to the disabled has been going on for quite a while, it seems 14 thousand cars have been taken back so now she has to get a new car....she will want one she can get a hoist into for her scooter...yet another problem....

we have had lovely weather lately until today its poured down and very windy too,.dry at the moment but not for long methinks.. still lighter nights to look forward to I hate dark nights..

have lovely Easter weekend.. love Jean xxx


AnninGlos Report 26 Mar 2016 16:17

I do know about houses in Gloucester where Cannabis was found growing but know nothing about the laws re buying selling houses that have been used for drug growing.

Sallie and Jean thank you for your Easter cards.
Sallie, so pleased you decided to stay. You are an important part of our little 'gang'. Exciting to have a wedding to plan for. Have you got your outfit?

Jean hope you are ok and not getting these horrid winds.

Sylvia you have rain, we have horrible storm weather, 70 mph gusts and lashing rain.
our TV aerial is hanging by its cable. Well was, now tethered (hopefully securely) to the window latches of this room (my office). Aerial man can't come until Tuesday now!!! And freezing in here as have to have the small top window open. And really frightening listening to the strength of the wind, the worst we in this area have had for a long time.

Huia, hope your teetha re back with you now Lol!!! And that you have got the transfer of the house done into your name.

Mo, I only sent a few cards this Easter. I hope you and Rory are able to enjoy Easter. We had a nice day yesterday at the spring festival, wouldn't think today and yesterday were in the same week, the weather was gorgeous, why couldn't it have lasted over Easter, all the poor children on their Easter break.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Sallie Report 25 Mar 2016 23:48

Hello to all my lovely friends, well after reading all your messages of love and support, I decided to stay, as I would miss you all, you have all been there for me, helping me to get through all the mental health problems that I have suffered with for years, and still do.Thank you all for being there for me.
At the moment most days are difficult and it is a struggle to get through them, but somehow I do.

As Richard and Christie are getting married on the 24th of April, both Alun and myself seem to spend a lot of time on the phone talking to different members of our families that have been invited to the wedding. So we have all booked into the same hotel in Hailsham, where the wedding is.

Mo,sorry to hear about all the trouble you have had with the the leak in the kitchen. Thank goodness it wasn't as bad as you first thought it was and that it is all okay now. I would hate to be without our dishwasher, as one job I hate doing is washing the dishes.

Ann, thank you for your lovely Easter card. I didn't have much in my stash that was suitable to make Easter cards and couldn't find anything in the Range and Hobbycraft either, so had to buy them instead. I wasn't very happy about that, but at least you all had a card.

Jean, thank you for your Easter greetings message, hope that you have received my card.
Hope that you are feeling better and that J and D are both okay.

Sylvia, hope that you and your OH are both okay.

Well I am going to make myself a hot drink now before I go to bed.
Will chat to you all again soon. Take care.

Love, hugs and best wishes to you all. Sallie. xxx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 24 Mar 2016 16:28

LOL Sylvia, I am naive, having led such a sheltered life, and thank god, my family are the same.
Many thanks for the explanation though Sylvia.

Years ago, my eldest daughter was going round with a group of friends, who even though they looked rough were great. One youngster in particular, unknown to us was a glue sniffer, and when our daughter invited them in for coffee, this particular lad, decided he would do it in my kitchen.
When I walked in to the kitchen, all hell was let loose, and the lad was thrown out.
The rest of the group were full of apologies, and said that they had tried to stop him, that was the one and only time any of them were welcome in our home.
That is as close as we came to any misuse of any substance.
Our daughter was gobbed smacked because she had never witnessed it before then either.

Don't forget girls, our clocks go forward one hour this weekend.

Sallie, many thanks for the Easter card,I have been very remiss this year, and not sent any.

Well from a wet Kent I will say cheerio for now, I hope everyone has a pleasant Easter weekend, and I shall return tomorrow to see how we all are.


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Mar 2016 19:37

By law here in BC, the fact that a house is or has been contaminated by a meth lab or by marijuana grow op has to be disclosed by the seller to the realtor, and then to the potential buyer. I think the same or similar law exists in each of the other Canadian provinces.

If that does not happen, then the buyer has redress from the realtor and the seller (if that person can be found).

However, in most cases the houses do not have to be destroyed ........ they can be rehabilitated. But that has to be disclosed to the buyer.

It's a good job ............. because meth labs and marijuana grow ops have been found in apartments, not just houses or barns.

If the NZ law applied here, whole blocks of apartments would have to be demolished!!

I bet that apartments / flats will also be contaminated in England, and may well be found in NZ

Mo ...... I think you are naive about it!!

All those illegal drugs, eg ecstacy, crack cocaine, etc, that being taken by so many at parties, raves and so on, are made somewhere .......... and a lot of the supply is made in the community where they are sold.

We're fine ........... back in the rains again. The grass is growing, but so is the moss and the green lichens etc. The spring is about 3-4 weeks ahead of itself.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 23 Mar 2016 18:50

Goodness me Huia, I don't think that ruling applies here, re the house being contaminated and having to be destroyed.
I suppose because we never come into contact with drugs, or dealers we really have no idea what really happens to the building afterwards.
We do see on the T.V programme's where the police raid homes that are growing drugs etc, but they never tell us what happens afterwards.

Have you any idea on this subject Ann ? It would seem that Roly and myself lead very sheltered lives to be honest, probably the same as T and yourself Ann.

I wonder if Sallie did her renewal as we have not heard from her since her last post.

Hi to Sylvia,Marie and our own special friend Jean.
Cheers me dears, hugs Mo xxx