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Sallie Report 27 Feb 2014 22:33

Mo, hope you have enjoyed yourself at the dogs and hope that you backed a few winners. Also hope that your leg is feeling better and not giving you any trouble.

Sylvia, so sorry to hear that the sale of your cabin has fallen through, it's so disappointing for both you and OH and also the other couple, I'm sure.

Also sad to hear that your neighbour of 40 years died yesterday, at least he is at peace now. Feel sorry for his family though, losing their loved one.

Ann, it was a shame that you could only manage to stay at the show a couple of hours, as you had looking forward to it for a while. But as we all know, home is the best place to be when we are feeling poorly. Hope that you are feeling a little bit better since you have been home.

Glad that you had the emails ok. Don't worry about putting the cards on the blog,
there's plenty of time. Just make sure that you feel better before you put them on.
Anyway, thank you in advance.

Jean, have you had a busy day making some more cards? Hope everyone is alright with you.
Did you manage to get your hair done the other day, as you hoped to?

Alun and I thought about going to Derby today, but changed our mind, so hope to go tomorrow instead. I really need to get my hair done, so hoping that the one, Lisa that I like to cut it will be there tomorrow. She has been off for a few weeks, as she has been to New Zealand for a holiday, lucky thing. I would love to go there for a holiday, especially after seeing the photos that Huia has taken.
Oh well, we can all dream I suppose, can't we?

Well ladies, I will say bye for now and take care everyone.

Speak to you all tomorrow.



SylviaInCanada Report 27 Feb 2014 20:16

Hi Mo, and everyone

Mo ......... enjoy going to the dogs ;-)

Ann ......... so sorry to hear your cold is bad. Hope you feel better soon!

Actually, it isn't up to us, or even our agent, to find out is a potential buyer is "qualified".

It's up to their agent to make sure that his clients are serious buyers.

The onus is always on the buyer to check everything is fine with the property, house, access .............. and their mortgage

I think our agent and ourselves were a little wary all the way through ........... everything was so hurried from them, and we were waiting to see which reason they would pick for backing out!

I heard this morning that our long-time neighbour across the street (almost 40 years!) died yesterday :-(

He had been in bad health for several years, and "waiting to go" for at least the last couple. So it will be a release for him, if not his family

take care everyone



AnninGlos Report 27 Feb 2014 17:10

Good luck Mp, hope the one you pick is the fastest.

Cold is still no better, in fact I reckon it is worse. Once I start coughing I can't stop. And as for stress incontinence, what with sneezing and coughing I might as well spend all day sat on the loo!!

We did go to the craft fair though, only managed two hours (including coffee) as I was wiped out by then and wanted to come home. Spent about £30 (Sallie I listed what I spent it on, on the craft thread,

Sylvia, shame about the cabin, but you will know next time to find out if they have asked the right questions. Good practice as you say.
I think you may have sent your snow this way as we have been warned of snow tomorrow.

Jean, I think i still have some of your cards to put on the blog. Maybe tomorrow when I am more with it (I hope). :-) <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 27 Feb 2014 16:44

Hello my dear friends,
Sylvia, what a shame about the sale falling through, but as you said the agents should have been aware of the pitfall before bringing the prospective buyers to view.
A big dissapointment, for both parties. Keep your chin up love, someone is bound to turn up soon.

This is just a quickie girls, as I am going out ay 5.00 p.m, to the dogs. I want to see if the dog I backed last time is still running round the track. lol
I know it's am early meeting, but we don't have a darts match tonight, so we are going, in my place, to waste me money on three legged dogs.
Tell you all about it tomorrow.
Bye my lovelies, Mo xxx


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Feb 2014 01:30

Hi Mo, and everyone

well, we had about 12 cm of snow by Monday evening :-)

Then yesterday and today (ie, Tuesday and Wednesday) have been gorgeous .............. foggy in the early mornings, but sunny during the day. The temperature is still only about 4C though, so there are patches of snow still lying around.

The sale of the cabin fell through ......................... our realtor called both the potential buyers AND their realtor "naive" ..........

they had planned on putting down a 10% deposit, and then getting the rest from a government programme called CHMC

Unfortunately, for them, that programme is only for buying a principal residence, nor recreational property!

Their realtor should have checked that with them before putting in the offer ........ it's known as "pre-qualifying" to avoid wasting everyone's time :-D

Never mind, it was a good exercise for us to go through, as we have never actually sold any property before :-)

take care everyone



Sallie Report 26 Feb 2014 23:12

Hi girls,

Mo, isn't lovely being able to dry two lines full of washing out in the fresh air.....I love watching the clothes blow on the line, they smell so fresh too.

I hope that you are looking after your leg and rest it as much as you can. It's so simple and quick to injure a leg, but it takes a long for it to heal and get back to normal.
After eight weeks I still have a bit of a problem with leg, still not walking as I use to and most days I can feel my knee cap move to the side which is still giving me quite a bit of pain.
It's a blinking nuisance, stopping me from doing some things that I want to do.

Glad that both you and Roly had a lovely day with Lilly yesterday. It's nice and so much easier when they are very good for you. Makes you wonder why they have a strop on, when their mum returns. We have had the same happen with us when we have looked after Jennie's friend's!!

Ann, sorry that you have a bad cold, I hope that it will be a bit better for tomorrow, for the craft fair. Enjoy yourself as much as you can, and hope you find lots of lovely goodies to buy.

Certainly agree with you about how model railway exhibitions seem to bring out the weirdos.......there were several at this one .lol!! Must say, the old man was the worst of them,

I have made the cards ready, just waiting for Alun to take photos of them and will send them on to you.

Jean, I love your cards, they are lovely as usual...... I really like the flower shaped card you made. Did you buy them that shape or have you got a die so that you can cut them yourself?

Pleased that the electric in your house is now back to normal after the weekend. You have certainly been busy making cards, it's good that they have ' gone from under your feet ' too. As you said, you will have to get cracking to make more now.

We went to Hobby Craft and the Range yesterday evening, I needed to get some ribbon, gems and card, managed to get what I needed between the two places, thank goodness. I am now getting back into making cards again, so would really like to visit the craft shops in Derby.
Might go tomorrow, as I need to get my hair done, so I can do both things there. Just hope my leg won't cause any problems. We usually go on the bus, but I think we will go in the car this time.

Sylvia, hope that everything is alright with both you and OH. Have you had any more snow over the last day or two? I hope not.

It has been quite spring like here over the last couple of days, which is lovely, but it's early days yet.

Huia, how are you? Hope that you are alright and are getting out and about. Have you managed to visit Phil over the last few days?

Marie, haven't heard from you for a while, just hoping that you and the family are all

We went to Asda this evening to do our usual weekly shopping, it was very quiet there and there didn't seem to be as much on the shelves as there normally is.
It looked as though a lot of things they had out on offer, was what they find hard to sell. Also had the more expensive goods for sale rather than the cheaper ones.

Some of the 'offers ' they had was where they were making you spend £3 for two just to save us ten pence, a bit of a con. Really fed up of them this!!

Well. I am going to have a hot drink and then I think I'll go to bed.

Chat to you all again soon.

Take care everyone.



JustJean Report 26 Feb 2014 18:09

Enjoy it Ann, and I want a full list of all the craft stuff you bought :-D :-D :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2014 17:32

Jean I hate going out when I have a cold as I moan at other people for spreading their germs but we have paid for tickets for the show and sadly they are dedicated to Thursday. You used to just get a ticket to use on any of the 3 days but not now. I guess they lost customers on wet days and got overcrowded on good days.


JustJean Report 26 Feb 2014 17:17

Ann, you would be better staying home ;-) ;-) ;-) its not fair to all the other crafters, tsk, sneezing all over them... :-| :-| :-| bet you go though.... ;-) ;-) ;-)

I must be the clumsiest person born , my party piece is knocking over cups of coffee especially when I am crafting , luckily I had just moved the cards away when I knocked it over :-0 :-0 :-0......

Mo, no wonder your leg is hurting TWO wash lines full, do as you are told and rest it...

time for another coffee but I am sat down this time take care everyone

Love Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2014 16:30

Well I now have a stinking cold. Just hope I stop sneezing by tomorrow or I shall not be popular at the craft show.

I nearly got my washing line dried, it was lovely and sunny, then there was a cloud and a shower, which I just noticed, dashed out and got it all in and hung it in the conservatory, and the sun came out again!!! Still it did dry in the conservatory.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 26 Feb 2014 15:36

Oh Ann, I do hope you start feeling better very soon, theres noting worse than when you have things planned,and health issues get in the way.
I hope T managed to get the bird tables sorted. We have lots of birds at the moment, dropping in for a bath, getting their winter plumage sorted I assume.

I am well impressed with our weather at the moment...(fingers crossed that I am not going to put a hex on it)
I have had two lines full of washing out today, and got them dry.
It's funny how little it takes to please me, lol
I am now sitting with my feet up, resting my leg that still aches. ( oh poor me )

Bye for now girls, take care, Mo


AnninGlos Report 25 Feb 2014 16:26

Hope you haven't had to dig yourselves out Sylvia. Is this snow later than usual for you?

Jean what a pain having the electric go wrong at a weekend. Hope all is working well now.

Mo Lily is probably just punishing her Mum for leaving her. glad you liked the flowers. real April weather here today with sun and showers. T is trying to dodge the showers to mend the bird tables which are rotting in the garden.

I am not going far and doing as little as possible as I feel grotty with a sore throat. I am hoping it will be gone by Thursday as we are supposed to be going to the craft fair at Malvern.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 25 Feb 2014 16:13

Hello everyone,
Yes Sylvia, we do have chains here, when selling and buying property. All it takes is for on person to for one reason or anothet pull out, and it upsets the apple cart something awful.
We were so lucky when we bought our house, that no one dropped out. The hold up was with our solicitor, who said that because we have got a joined alley between ourselves and next door, it could cause problems, should the nighbours decide to move, and take property else where, stupid woman thought our neighbours would do something like this, and our house would collapse. You should have heard what Roly said to her, but we still had to sign papers to say we accepted the property as it stood, ( or fell lol)
Som pleased that your prospective buyers were able to get through to the cabin, and fingers crossed they get a mortgage approved.
I hope you don't get snowed in my love, take care.

Huia, if there was nowhere else for Roly to sleep after an argument, I would make sure he got into the kennel love. lol I don't think he would complain if it was snowing or chucking it down with rain, at least he would have shelter of some sort. ;-) ;-) ;-)

Ann, I saw the flowers on F.B, they are lovely. It's surprising how many flowers have been fooled by the weather.
My bluebells are getting taller, and I noticed that I have gotsome young pansies coming up, and goodness knows where they came from, as I pulled all the old ones out after they finished blooming at the start of winter. And one of my fuschia bushes has a few blooms coming as well.

Sallie, it doesn't surprise me about people not having the correct entrance money the other day.
I used to do quite a few boot fairs with my daughter, and sometimes someone would want to but a thing that cost a £1.00 and give us a £20.00 note.
After a few times of doing them, we made sure we took £5.00 and £10.00 notes plus smaller change with us. We learn't the hard way, but we made sure we had the notes hidden about our persons......if they had the courage to frisk us, good luck to them. :-D :-D :-D

Oh Jean, sorry to hear about your mishap with the lecky. These things always happen of a weekend when it's hard to get someone out to put things right.
Did you get your hair cut, or was it just a wash and blow dry? It's my turn for a cut next week, thank goodness, I hate it when it gets in my eyes.

I had to go to the doctor today, I have had a pain in my leg since last Thursday, and started to worry about it.
The doctor tell me it's my quadro something or another muscle, and not, as I was worried about a DVT.
I have got cream to rub in, and take paracetamol, for the pain.
I didn't think at the time, but as Roly told the doctor unashamedly, I had dug out the plants from the raised flower beds, with a big spade last week, and I must have pulled the muscle, and didn't realise it.....stupid me.
My leg felt like I had run a marathon, and that was a definate no no, armchair running is my limit these days.
We are both getting lazy in our old age, a walk up to town is our limit, so a walk along Blackpool prom now Jean would definately be out of the equasion.

We had a brilliant day with our Lilly yesterday. She was as good as gold, but as soon as she saw her mother, she started getting a strop on, so we left pretty darned quickly.
How can a child change so fast I just don't know. We have got her on Saturday again, so fingers crossed that she comes to us in a good mood again.

Bye for now lovelies, take care, hugs Mo xxx


JustJean Report 25 Feb 2014 10:14

Hi everyone, what a weekend we have had the flippin electrics stopped working well at least all the plugs did, luckily we have just had a new box put in and it trips the switch so it can be reset but it got gradually got worse so rang the leckie man and he couldnt come until monday , so I went and made cards, J and D took it in turns to reset it :-D :-D... the man came and sorted it so now I am back on line and all the cards have gone now so need to make lots more :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D. first job go to hairdressers, then sort out the next lot of washing, sun is shining for the next few moments ;-) ;-)but at least its not windy or cold......see you all later.

love Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 24 Feb 2014 20:04

Apparently our met men at the beginning of winter said we were in for a dryer than normal winter. Huh?.


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2014 19:20

Hi Mo, and everyone

It's still snowing here ............. and the weather forecasters have just "amended" the forecast for today.

They originally said that "light snow will end about noon and be replaced by rain"

the new forecast ............

....... "heavy snow all day, stopping about nightfall, temperature staying at 0C, and accumulations of 10-30cm in the Metro area"

we've had about 2½ cm in the last 2 hours, for an accumulation so far of about 9 cm :-O

Apparently, the cold wind blowing out from the north east has not changed direction

Don't you like it when meteorologists have to apologise for their wrong forecasts?

take care everyone



AnninGlos Report 24 Feb 2014 17:14

Dare I say it Sallie, model railway exhibitions always seem to bring out the weirdos!! Son used to belong to a club many years ago.

Mo Congratulations to your daughter and her fiance on the coming marriage, so good to know she has found somebody who is good to her. I hope they will be really happy together.
Have you survived your day with Lily?

Sylvia fingers crossed it all goes through smoothly. Yes we can still get chains here.

I walked round the garden in the sun this morning and was surprised how many flowers were out. I took a few photos and, if you don't go on facebook, they are on the photo blog.

Feeling a bit under the weather today, a bit achey and with a sore throat. I am hoping I am not hatching a cold. I also have the dentist tomorrow for the second half of my deep clean. :-(


Sallie Report 24 Feb 2014 16:59

Hello ladies,

Hope that you are all alright today after the weekend.

Mo, I should imagine that both you and Roly are feeling shattered by now, with having Lilly for the day today. As much as we love the little ones, it is a very tiring job looking after them. As I say, we can't do things nowadays that we did ten to twenty years ago, which is a pity, but there you are it's all a part of getting older,!!

Pleased to hear that your daughter is getting married again, and this time to someone that is good to both her and the girls. It will give both you and Roly peace of mind, matter how old our children are, we still worry about them.
Not too long before the wedding either, let's hope that they will have a lovely bright and sunny day for it.

Well we managed to take a lot of pennies yesterday Mo, the only problem was that we kept running out of change which had never happened in other years. Although a lot of people only had twenty pound notes. or so they said. and only wanted one ticket, which was only £3. I don't think the club will ask us to do it another year, we were too much trouble.lolol!!

Sylvia, you are right about ii being a hard day's on the desk . Mind we had a few ' odd bods ' to deal with too, One of them wanted to know if it was free for him to go in as he was a senior citizen and that he paid his council tax, so he shouldn't have to pay. When we told him no, he then wanted to know if he could have free food and cups of tea in the café the club had there.
I think it took about twenty minutes before he actually went into the hall where the layouts were, he actually stayed for most of the show. Think he stayed to keep warm, as that was the only free thing on offer.lolol!!

I haven't been able to do too much today, as I've felt really tired and my leg has been playing up, with it being quite painful at times......although it is heaps better I still have a few problems with it.

Ann, glad to hear that you and T had a lovely day out on Saturday. I love the Cotswolds, use to go there when I was growing up, I especially loved Bourton-on-the-Water, although it is many years since we have been there.

Once we have had our dinner, I am hoping to finish another card off, I will the get Alun to send the to you.

Huia, shame the kennel not being big enough, as I think it was a good idea of
Just wondering if you have taken it in to the hospice shop yet? Hope that you will be able to sell it quite soon.

Jean, where are you? I hope that you are alright. I expect you are busy making cards. I must really start to get a move on, as I have lots of birthday cards to make for March and also must start on the few Easter cards that I send.

Hope all the family are alright too.

Well I must go and start to make our dinner now, so will speak to you all soon.

Take care everyone.



Huia Report 23 Feb 2014 20:16

It would need to be a small man who would get into the dog kennel. It is only a medium size one. I doubt if even my brother in law would fit in and he is short.

Off to get ready for town now. Be good and if you cant be good be clever.


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Feb 2014 19:36

Hi Mo, and everyone

Mo .............. that's great news about your daughter. You must be very happy that she has found a "good 'un" this time :-)

Huia ......... I'm sure that dog kennel will sell very quickly. I like Mo's suggestion for its use :-)

Sallie ............... I hope you have recovered from your hard day's work on the desk. And, I'm not joking about it being "hard work"! Benn there, done that!

Jean .............. hope all is going well with you.

it snowed all night, very lightly, it is still snowing now (almost 11:30 am) ......... but it is now sticking and accumulating. We must have close to 5 cm on the sun deck.

It's not showing much sign of stopping :-(

I heard from our realtor yesterday evening ............... the prospective buyers got in to the property yesterday, on their snow shoes ............... and more importantly, got out again :-)

Their agent says they are still interested, and are now going to apply get a mortgage.

Depending on their financial state, that may or may not be a sticking point.

Luckily, we don't get those "chains" that you used to get in the UK .......... do you still get them??????

well, the Olympics are over ....................... and Canada won the gold in the Men's ice hockey early this morning :-D

I did NOT get up to watch it ................ it was on out TV from about 4 am to 6 am :-)

take care everyone