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Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 10 Oct 2016 18:11

Yes Ann I agree about the results of the dancing. x


AnninGlos Report 9 Oct 2016 21:25

Mo, yes, watching it, love it, not sure of the result tonight though, I think there were worst dancers.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 9 Oct 2016 19:30

My goodness we have been slipping down the pages haven't we, thanks for the booster Ann.
Time seems to fly by.
The clocks go back very soon, so it's going to be darker in the mornings, so perhaps then I can lay in bed longer, instead of waking up as soon as the birds start singing their little heads off.
O.k, come on admit it, how many of us are watching strictly. There are some really good dancers on this year, but also one or two not so good. I will give Ed Balls credit where it's due, he is so different to how he appears on the surface, and he is really enjoying himself, he is not the best, but he puts so much into it. And hey, he has just got through this weeks dance offs, aaah bless him.
Take care all, love and hugs Mo xxx


JustJean Report 8 Oct 2016 17:05

Ann I seem to have more off days than before :-( :-(
still churning out the cards at least I am sat down ;-) ;-) we have been in here a year now have a nice time next week .

Mo J went and sorted Ds garden , but he suffered the day afterwards :-D :-D :-D
it is helpful for her, and we get some meals cooked by her ;-) ;-)today we have three seafood lasagnes... my favourite meals :-D :-D

Sallie adding my wishes to you and Alun too <3 <3

Love to everyone else Jean xxx <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 8 Oct 2016 14:46

Oh dear, we were down on page four so I had better send us to the top again. Good to see you sallie, hope you and Alun are ok at the moment.

Mo, yes we were in Tenerife for two weeks, had lovely hot weather and came back to much lower temperatures. Still, as we go away again tomorrow, this time to our daughter's, we have not had much time to stand around getting cold. Jean hasn't been on here for a while, wonder if her lap top is playing up? Hope she is ok.

Well I had better get on, just going to put some holiday photos on the blog.


Sallie Report 30 Sep 2016 17:15

Hello girls, hope that you are all okay and that you all have a peaceful weekend.

Take care everyone. Love, <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 24 Sep 2016 16:31

Oh my goodness Sylvia, would you like me to send you a peg for your nose, to prevent you having to smell the neighbour. LOL
I have to admit, learning of this tradition is an eye opener. We seem to live by different customs all over the world in this day and age, mind you, this is not exactly a new tradition is it for the Chinese.
Remembering how the feet binding tradition of years ago, this should not really surprise us.

I didn't realise you had been away Ann, shows how my head has been lately, up in the clouds I think.
Did you have a nice time?

Jean, I bet it broke both your hearts to see the weeds in the front of the house, remembering how lovely you kept it previously.
It's an impossible task for D to keep under, bless her. It shouldn't take much for a gardener to clear it for her, especially at this time of year. Mind you, the falling leaves can be a real pain in the BTM, as we are finding out again this year.
I have cut as much as I can back, in our garden, but it looks so bare now, but needs must where the devil drives as they say.

Take care one and all, hugs Mo


AnninGlos Report 24 Sep 2016 16:11

Mo, what a sad week. It gives you quite a turn to look out and see the ambulance outside your house doesn't it? Even if you know you are both safe. I am sorry to hear about your friend and neighbours. Our neighbours funeral was while we were away.

Sylvia if there is a 'pong' coming from your neighbors house you will know she is sticking to tradition. Is that similar to the okd tradition here ehere new mothers had to stay in until they were 'churched'.

Jean any excuse to retire to the craft room.

Sallie good to see you, let us hope then that Alun's foot doesn't go numb. But good to know he doesn't have a hip problem. <3


JustJean Report 24 Sep 2016 12:18

Mo so sorry to read about your friend,its always sad when someone who is part of your life be it family or neighbors, we probably spend more time with our neighbors than with the family . our thoughts and prayers are with you and their families....

Sylvia, I had never heard about the custom you wrote about, wonder if the young couple will obey or move with the times...

Weather is changing now, much cooler and the leaves are just starting to turn, we were at the traffic lights outside our old house, the tiny front garden is full of weeds and right in the middle there is a plant that has appeared, its corn with spikes of seeds a bird must have dropped it and its taken root in the nick between paving slabs, D cant manage to clear it so we will get a gardener to come and sort it for her......

Footie is on soon , good excuse for me to retire to my craft room

see you all later love Jean xx <3 <3 <3


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Sep 2016 19:55

Hi everyone

Mo ........... that was quite the week! I was sorry to hear that you have lost your friend

Some good news to balance your rotten week .................

Our neighbour had twin boys on Tuesday morning. They came home yesterday, all well.

The house was owned by the parents of the father of the twins ............. they bought it about 9 months after we bought ours, but moved away about 7 or 8 years later after they had built a house in a different part of town but kept this one and rented it out. They are of Chinese origin and one tradition is that the parents provide a house for a son when he marries.

The younger son wanted to come back to this neighbourhood where he had spent the first 6 or 7 years of his life, but the house had not been maintained well, so it was demolished, a new one built and he and his wife and baby daughter moved in about 8/9 years ago. It is now their house, but his parents are round frequently

They had another daughter about 4 years ago, and then decided to have a 3rd child .............. only it turned out to be twins!!!

The wife will now follow her Chinese tradition (she was born in China whereas the husband was born here), and stay in for the next month. There are several other traditions included in that but I don't know whether she will observe them all .......... strict observance includes no showers, hair washing, etc for the whole time.

We have had 3 days of lovely sunny weather, including yesterday the first day of Autumn, but it is raining today

Hopefully it will be better tomorrow when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children arrive for a week's visit.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 23 Sep 2016 19:14

Hello girls,
Oh boy what a week we have had,not a good one I must say.
Monday lunch time, there was two ambulances parked outside our house. One Paramedic came out and got the defibralator (sp) out of the ambulance, and we said to each other, that doesn't look good, but we couldn't see what house they were at.
Unfortunately, they were at our neighbour across the roads house. She was a young woman in her early 50's, awaiting a heart lung transplant, after getting COPD quite a few years ago.
She had been unwell for a few days, and her daughter had been trying to ring her all morning and got no reply, so the daughter got in her car and raced over, only to find her mum collapsed, and not breathing, she tried CPR, and called the ambulance, but unfortunately it was to late.

At the exact same time on the Tuesday, we received a phone call from our dear friends Ann's daughter, to say that her mum had also passed away, from what they seem to think was a heart attack.
Our Ann, had been fighting Bone Cancer for a few years now, but that was not what caused her demise.

Both the neighbour, and our beloved friend were called Ann. Then we were told of a neighbour around the corner, had also passed away the Friday before.
So as you can see, it's not exactly been a very good week.

So may they all rest in peace.

Onwards and upwards now girls, tomorrow is another day, and life HAS to go on, god willing.

Have a good weekend girls, take care, love and hugs to you all, Mo xxx


Sallie Report 22 Sep 2016 23:10

Hi Jean, it sounds as though you and J enjoyed the last two days, which is nice. As you said, it is good that there are quite a few things to do and join in for all the residents and especially for the ones living on their own. Hope that they sold some of your cards.



JustJean Report 22 Sep 2016 20:00

Yesterday we went to have a lunch in the resident lounge to celebrate 1940, it was put on for us all, nice free lunch and today J and I went down to the next floor to have a look at a memory room dedicated to the 1940s, it was very ineresting although I was 5years old, some of the items and furniture are still going strong,they will probaly do more of such memories ,all my cards were on sale dont know how they went, but all proceeds go to the tenants fund so there is lots of things happening which is nice for folk who are on their own......the place was packed mainly with folk we didnt know,
even the carers asked who they were ;-) ;-) ;-)still everyone seemed happy so thats good.

hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the late summer sun very warm again today

by for now Love Jean xxx <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 16 Sep 2016 20:34

Oh Jean, I must be careful what I wish tipped it down with rain last night, and has been raining on and off all day.

I don't want to think about Christmas, but, it's coming round rather quickly. Do you remember when I used to buy most of my presents in the January sales, not anymore LOL
When we went to the supermarket today, they were selling two tins of chocolates for £7.00, and people were buying them for presents already. I know I shouldn't have shocked after what I used to do, but it really surprised me that people had started to buy already for this coming Christmas.
I know that the cards are in the shops already, and are being snapped up, so please tell me, am I missing something or what. Has Christmas been moved and is happening earlier than usual.

Well my lovelies, have a wonderful weekend, take care Mo xxx


JustJean Report 16 Sep 2016 17:41

Mo I think you may have had a drop or two of rain, hope it wasnt to much for you, another sticky day here sun finally coming out.The nights have been lovely most of the time,bit windy though,

We had a visit today from our C and his dad , we havent seen them for some time but C had no problem getting J on the floor to play with him :-D :-DThen D came on her way home from holiday, C adores her she is brilliant with him and read some books he hadnt seen , the little monkey read a book to us , well he really remembered every page off by heart we thought he was reading ;-) ;-) ;-)it was a lovely time spent with them all :-D :-D

I can understand L going upstairs in daddies new house for the loo, C had to look under the beds as Santa left some pressies there last time I had to tell him its to early for Santa :-D :-D :-D

take care everyone, bye for now love Jean <3 <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 14 Sep 2016 19:15

Oooh Jean, could you please send us a little bit of your rain, it's been absolutely sweltering here for days now, and overnight it's unbearably hot and humid. No I know I shouldn't complain, but good grief I am sweating buckets, and oh what I would give for a good nights sleep.

We went over to our son's new house today, it's very expensive rent wise, but he needs a three bedroom house for when he has all four children to stay overnight.
It's really lovely, and considering he has had to start again from scratch, he has done marvels.
He went to pick Lilly up from school, and we stayed at his whilst he did it. When she walked in, she was under the impression that it was our house, and wanted to know where our bed was. Bless her, it's so hard on little ones when their parents split up, understanding whats happening between the parents.
She needed to go to the loo, and went haring up the stairs, only to have to be told, no, the loo is downstairs in this house. LOL

Well girls farewell from a very hot sweaty Kent, take care, hugs Mo xxx


JustJean Report 13 Sep 2016 21:17

I have just wrote a reply and whoosh its gone , I was telling you all about the
horrendous storm we have had it started at 6.30 and only just stopped at 9pm
we have never seen such a storm , first came very dark clouds, then sheet lightening, followed by fork lightening no thunder it went on and on, then the thunder came and finally torrential rain it was quite frightening at one point, I hate to think about the flooding in the area, its now very still and quiet....I hope it doesnt come again...

hope you all are ok. love Jean xx

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 12 Sep 2016 15:10

Oh Sylvia, your unexpected visitors turning up early made me laugh. It's like being on the loo, when the phone rings, and by the time you pull your undies up, the caller has hung up.
Oh sooo frustrating when in the mind you had everything planned out for their arrival LOL
But my thinking is, you take me as you find me, or don't bother to call at all.
Enjoy their visit for however long it lasts.
I loved it last year, when my cousin from Australia came over for a visit. It was the first time we had ever met.
Fortunately, she had booked into a hotel, for the few days she was here, so we just tidied up a bit indoors, for when we bought her back for coffee and a chat. No bedrooms needed sorting, or new bedding put on, phew, such a relief.

Sallie my love, thank you so much for the beautiful card. You certainly have not lost your excellence in making them, even though you may think you have, you certainly haven't.
I hope you are keeping well darlink.

I send my love and hugs to you all. Carry on enjoying this wonderful weather for those of us in the U.K, and for our overseas friends, I hope the weather is treating you kindly.


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Sep 2016 21:22

Hi everyone

thank you for your welcome "back" :-D :-D

We have visitors this weekend ....... OH's cousin-by-marriage, widowed ca 3 years ago, and his new partner, though we're not sure if they're actually living together.

He said first they would be here Friday to Monday, then last weekend said they would arrive on Saturday (no departure day given). So we pottered slowly, getting the house ready ............ we're not good housekeepers!

I can't do very much, and OH hates it as much I used to do, but he just doesn't do it, and I can't complain. We do keep kitchen and bathrooms clean and bedroom dusted, but ................

So OH dropped me back at home on Friday afternoon at about 3:30 pm after coffee and banking, and then went to do the weekly shop. That's when I saw a phone message timed 3:10pm ............... they were about 2½ hours away :-0

Their bedroom and bathroom were cleaned but needed linens, kitchen clean, carpets vacuumed, but rest of house untidy and needing to see a duster. I finished the bathroom, and put out the towels, and then waited. OH got home at 5 pm, we put away the groceries, and he went to make up the bed.

They arrived at 5:30 pm, just as he'd finished the room

All plans went by the board!!!!

Ah well, they came to see us, not the house .............. and cousin does know us, partner has learnt!!!!

Today, they have gone off to see partner's nephew who is living in Vancouver for a short time.


JustJean Report 11 Sep 2016 11:08

I had a look at the range of glasses on line Ann, so I had an idea which I would have
I have told J one lot is bright pink, and brown stripes for the other,;- ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

Mo sounds a nice break for you both, pity about the journey home but thats what most roads are like these days, D has gone away for a few days so I am pleased she has,
she gets tired now with all the travelling she does.......
the weather forecast seems ok, so I am sure she will have a nice rest....

not much news here , always nice to see the park and usually there are band concerts and also heritage weekend lots of the various places will be open to have a look at.

J has gone to church I am just having a read and maybe do some sorting out in the craft room. lazy day so who knows what I will do perhaps nothing cos I can :-D :-D

Sylvia so glad you are putting up with us again :-D :-D :-D :-D

cuppa calling so bye for now Love Jean xxx <3 <3 <3