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Huia Report 9 Jul 2016 06:53

We spent about 1hr30 looking round the fair and half an hour having a cuppa and chatting to another lady. Neither of us bought anything, although if I had had almost $4500 I could have bought a stuffed Huia head (male). I wonder how much my head would be worth?

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 8 Jul 2016 18:24

Hello all, tis moi,

It's good to hear from you Huia, I hope you enjoyed the Antique fair, both yourself and your postie. Good grief the poor woman does work hard doesn't she.
Did you manage to find any goodies to buy, or did you just spectate?
I love looking around, but don't often feel the need to buy, it's just curiosity that draws me to them. Yes I am a nosy mare.

Oh Ann, what a disappointment for me with T being so busy, I don't mind waiting LOL after all, I have waited all this time for Roly to get his bum in gear.
Mind you, he has done a few jobs recently, but none that I need doing, just bits to please himself.

Right Jean, my next holiday is going to be up at your place, can you book us in please, but we must have single rooms coz of Roly's snoring.
Breakfast at 8.00 a.m would be lovely, and the evening meal at 6.00 p.m , I am not expecting much am I.
My darts are getting very erratic now Jean, I am lucky if I can hit the dart board on a good day. We have put a darts board up in the dining room, for me to practice, but it just isn't working, this blessed arthritus (sp) is a devil.

We have had another glorious day today, and all the windows are still open to cool us down a bit.

Sending big HUGS to our Sallie if she is looking in.

Bye for now my cyber friends, hugs from me to you, Mo xxx


JustJean Report 8 Jul 2016 11:37

Morning all, What a shame Mo about your holiday, I hope something will be done about it,luckily these days the accommodation is much better than years ago, we have had some hairy moments,I could write a book ;-) ;-) even a top class hotel was the pits but no amount of complaining made any difference :-| :-|
where I live now is like a holiday home :-D :-D :-D

Huia sounds a nice outing for you and your friend, are you still helping out in the charity shop?

wonder how Sallie is, it seems some time since we heard from her... still maybe no news is good news <3 <3

hope Marie is o.k. too time rushes by these days its almost 12 months since we came in here........

wet and windy today good excuse not to go out ;-) ;-) ;-)

Ann I have just recieved two more colouring books it was an offer buy two get one free,so I gave one to my lovley carer she saw some pages I had done and thought she would have a go...

just asked my chef what we will be having for tea, good old fashioned egg, chips, beans sounds good to me. :-D :-D :-D

I am starting to do some christmas cards, bought some great offers on e-bay , makes a change from general cards..

so have a good weekend everyone, hope the sun shines :-D :-D :-D

bye bye love Jean xxx <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 8 Jul 2016 10:26

Hope you enjoy the antique fair Huis. We love to fo when we can. Hope postie enjoys it too.


Huia Report 8 Jul 2016 08:12

hello, Mo and others. As Ann said, I have been busy on FB.

Tomorrow I am going to meet my postie at 1.30 at Drury (Bernie is a she). There is an antique fair on and she loves going to them. Not that we usually spend up big. I might buy a few old postcards if I see any interesting ones, but it is the fun of saying "my grandmother used to have one of those" or "I have a flour sifter like that at home", and the companionship. Bernie is a lovely woman and she doesnt get to many things, being a rural delivery postie. Gets up about 4.30 in the morning, drives ever so many kilometres delivering, finishing with a return to the mail centre in Papakura with the collected mail afterwards, about 3pm I would imagine. 6 days a week she works.


AnninGlos Report 7 Jul 2016 17:23

Mo, what a shame about your holiday. I thought most of these companies these days didn't let to single sex groups. I hope your daughter gets a refund on the holiday, it sounded awful. Disappointing for her though.

No, sorry you can't borrow him, still plenty here for him to do, and then when he has done that there is daughter, then grandson, all with jobs lined up for him. He has been concreting something in the garden this afternoon so no doubt will be tired this evening.

Enjoy your ham salad, I always start by thinking salad is an easy meal but by the time it is all on the plate realise that it takes a time to prepare. We have haddoxk fillets in mushroom sauce with jacket potatoes and sweetcorn this evening. :-) :-)

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 7 Jul 2016 16:33

Hi there everyone, yes I am still alive and kicking. It's been very quiet on here hasn't it.
We had a few days break down at Camber Sands, paid for by our daughter as a treat.
So a shame it didn't live up to expectations, just our luck again.
We arrived on the Wednesday afternoon, and the chalet was lovely and clean,and it was so peaceful.
We went down for the evening meal, as it was all included in the price. On the menu was greasy pork chops covered in some sort of sauce, gammon that was as thin as a wafer, or roast beef all with carvery trimmings. Well girls, we could not cut the beef, apart from trying to eat it, and all the vegetables were cold. They couldn't spoil the dessert's as they were cold.
At 11.30 that night, we hadn't been in bed long, when the occupants of the chalet above us, decided to move the furniture around, and were still doing it at 2.30 in the morning, so as you can imagine we got very little sleep.
We went down for breakfast, thinking they can't surely ruin a fried breakfast, how wrong could we have been, once again it was cold.
We went to reception and complained, about both meals. as they were shut by the time we had finished our evening meal the night before.
We took ourselves into Hastings for the day, and decided that we would buy fish and chips, rather than chancing having another cold meal.
When we arrived back at the chalet, we were treated to booming music from upstairs, and them screaming and joking with each other. As it was a nice evening I decided I would take a chair outside and read my book. Suddenly there was screams and shouts from above us, and a trainer came over the balcony just missing me, and three yobs laughing their heads off.
We went up to the amusement center for a while, to get away from the noise, and when we got back to the chalet, we decided to cut our losses and come home. When we returned the keys to security, we told them the reason for our departure, and they were going to keep a check on things, and apologised for our spoilt break.
We told our daughter how sorry we were to cut the time short, and she has sent an e.mail of complaint to the company, so now we shall wait and see what happens.
We feel so bad that she paid out for this break, and had to cut it short for our own sanity.

Anyway my lovelies, hows things with you all.

It sounds like our Jean has been enjoying herself, singing along with the band, and sending J out so that he could dance all by himself to the music, come on now sweetheart, get your dancing shoes and go with him next time. LOL

Sounds to me like Ann, has got the whip out and got poor T fitting new lights up for them, cor she's a right slave driver.....ahem Ann, there's loads need doing here still, can I please borrow him, I will feed and water him regularly, I promise. LOL

Now whats happened to Sylvia,Huia, Marie, and our Sallie, they are all on the missing list, I do hope they are all well.

Well my loves, I am going to prepare the dinner for this evening, Ham Salad, so it's an easy one, no cooking involved, apart from the potato's.
Take care everyone, hugs to you all, Mo xxx


AnninGlos Report 6 Jul 2016 16:35

Hi Jean, I am on facebook and so is Mo, I did see her on there last week, she had phone problems but seemed ok. Sallie is not on there I don't think and not sure about Marie. Huia is on there and always busy with her family photos etc. It is a shame that this thread has seemed to lose momentum.

I envy you your band in the park, I love brass bands. Although my favourite is military bands, especially the Royal Marines. When we lived in Bedfordshire we used to go to the Annual RM concert in the Albert Hall - wonderful! And when working with the RAF back in the 80s, we always used to go to watch the parades on the parade ground where there was always a band. Happy days!

Busy day today, first the weekly food shop, - that is always exhausting.
then, last week we got and OH fitted two new ceiling pendants in the lounge, the old ones were about 30 years old and are waiting to go to the tip. So this morning we decided the three matching (to the old lights) wall lights had to be changed. A visit to B&Q and OH is now fitting the wall lights. I can hear hammering and groaning so I guess he is on the outer wall trying to get screws in. Anyway it will all look good when done.

followed that by a visit to a small local garden centre where we bought a few plants to unfill parts of the garden. Stopped there for a coffee and shared a sandwich. Adjoining this garden centre and run by the man who owns it, is The Butterfly garden, an educational and landskills project launched in 2002, all sorts of things there apparently, veg gardens, classroom, chickens, cows and ducks. It is open to all students with learning difficulties, currently over 60 a week. They built a cabin and run it as a charity shop for the scheme. It just shows what the dreams and ideas of one man can achieve.


JustJean Report 4 Jul 2016 09:56

Mornig all, lovely day here sun streaming in, but dont think it will last. We had brass band in the park yesterday, J had a walk in to have a look I had the window open so could hear it, its always very popular,its a great park , small but well used...

I wonder if we are ever going to hear from the lovey Mo, I hope all is well with them both. also Sallie, always in my thoughts and prayers, Marie is missing too, Huia seems to be busy . maybe everyone is on faceebook , I dont go on it so out of touch,
anyway love to all of them, we are off out soon so better get ready bye for now

Love Jean xxx <3 <3 <3


JustJean Report 2 Jul 2016 14:00

I have been thinking of my father who was in wwi , he was gassed and sent home in a terrible state he never had a days peace after it, he couldnt breathe, I recall seeing him sobbing and saying "I would have been better if I had died out there" I was a youngster but the memory of how much he struggled, crawling home from work, sitting on the bottom step of the stairs and hadnt the energy to go up to bed,finally dying and at peace at last <3 <3 <3

Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 29 Jun 2016 21:04

Thank you Jean :-) <3


JustJean Report 29 Jun 2016 20:02

like the photos Ann, especially the lovely little girl, :-D :-D :-D <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 29 Jun 2016 17:23

Holiday and baby photos on the photo blog


JustJean Report 27 Jun 2016 23:07

naw Ann, people of my age dont do diets just buy larger sizes :-D :-D :-D :-D

love strawberrys and cream, in fact i love anything thats supposed to be bad for me

salads give me heartburn ,so no lettuce or radish or celery, scampi, prawns any sort of fish I love, not a lot of red meat though....D makes a wicked fish pie mmmmm

J does a mean corn beef hash......

I could do a great cheese and onion pie, now I cant stand long enough to do it.....

I am off to bed all this talk of food makes me hungry :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 27 Jun 2016 20:38

On a diet then Jean? :-D hope you enjoyed it we had strawberries and (single) cream. Hope your good weather moves over here Sylvia.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Jun 2016 19:42

I've been round and about, but not spending that much time on GR

all's well over here, we've just got some warm weather, after having to have the heating on in the house for the last 12 or so days.


JustJean Report 27 Jun 2016 19:22

congratulations on your new grandbaby, a lovely little girl well done to mum and dad,
I havent read back yet ann so will have alook I wonder how Sally is I had a lovely card off her hope she and the family are doing ok. and where is the super duper dart player I hope all is well at her place <3 <3 <3

btw ann just had a peep at the latest pics on your blog , very good as usual, would look good on cards :-D :-D :-D

my chef has just brought me choc roll and ice cream so do forgive me if I tootle off.
love me xxx


AnninGlos Report 27 Jun 2016 17:38

I wwas around until 12 th June Jean when we went to the Lake District for two weeks. while we were there our third great Grandchild was born. Jess had a little girl weighing 8 Lbs 5.5 Oz on 19th June. Inara Sarah Kaylee. She is gorgeous and I had a few cuddles while staying with daughter. We were very lucky with the weather up there and only had a couple of days when it rained. We had a lot of sun in the second week which allowed OH to do a lot of jobs in the bungalow and in the garden for Lynda.
The weather at home while we were away was mostly wet sow e came back to a jungle, long grass and triffids instead of shrubs. all sorted now as we spent a few hours today out there.
good to see you back Jean, we slack while you are away. :-D :-D :-D


JustJean Report 27 Jun 2016 17:25

I do not believe it !!! I go away for a short time and there is no Mo, Sylvia, Huia, Sally Ann Marie whats been going on , is this the end of a beautiful friendship :-( :-( still waiting for my new laptop to be set up, I have borrowed this one, I do hope you have all been well and tickity boo...I have been making many many cards, out of boredom I may add ;-) ;-) ;-) I did get some lovely cards and flowers on my birthday, many thanks one and all, walking isnt too good, hope it improves, cellulitus is bad in left leg, so need to have another word with the doctor...
the weather here as been mixed , now the trees are in full foliage we cant see the park,cant belive its almost 12 months since we came here...because I dont have my full quota with my carers, I now have a cleaner for an hour every Monday, its wonderful
J thinks it is his birthday :-D :-D :-D he does the meals though and very good at it too quite a my cup runneth over <3 <3

we did have one little upset due to lamb chops setting alight, :-0 :-0 :
the alarms went off what a noise folk came running and finally managed to stop it, I was hoping the firemen were coming but no such luck , it was sorted very quickly
terrible siren though, the alarms are very sensetive sets off easily.......

I have been doing some colouring in my adult colouring book, loved it, then I thought seems a shame leaving them in the book so took some pages out and made some funky cards, they have gone down very wellI hope to take some pics to show you what they are like.... well my friends our meal is almost ready so will say bye for now and hope to hear from you soon take care

Love Jean xx <3 <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 25 May 2016 18:40

Sounds like an interesting way to spens an afternoon Huia.

Jean can't get on line as her laptop is 'broke' she is waiting to get a new one, then will have to wait fir D to get it set up for her. She asked me to let you know, she sounds very frustrated not bring able to be in touch.

I have put more photos on the photo blog for you to see of our Spain holiday