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Just Jean

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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


Huia Report 25 May 2016 06:50

We have slipped down to page 3, or is it 4? Anyway this will bring it up again.

I spent the whole afternoon down the road at a 'neighbour's' (over 2 km) place as she had visitors who used to live there back in the 50s and 60s, and we were talking over old times and looking at photos.


AnninGlos Report 18 May 2016 08:40

:-D :-D :-D


Huia Report 17 May 2016 21:14

When I looked in last night (on page 2!) I saw my last post about the eyes was number 9995, so I decided I would see if I could make the record 10,000. I did it. I am the champ! ;-)

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 17 May 2016 15:37

LOL Huia, you are a gal, did you want to ensure you were the 10,000th person to comment, bless you love.
Glad to hear that your sight is doing o.k.
Wonderful that you are in credit with your power company, these bills are something we all dread receiving.
We know for a fact that our gas bill is going to be higher this quarter, as we have had the central heating on constantly.
Even despite paying in advance, the winter bills come to more than we pay, but it evens out during the other months.
But if we have to pay the difference, so be it, we can't be cold, not at our ages.

Cooee Ann, I hope you are both enjoying yourselves. Don't get to sunburnt, and keep Uzzi's O.H in check. LOL

Now where has our esteemed leader Jean got to lately, I do hope that herself and J are both well.

I hope that Sylvia and Marie are doing o.k.

Sending love to our Salle <3 <3 <3

Bye for now me dears take care, hugs Mo xxx


AnninGlos Report 17 May 2016 08:33

Huia, you have been working hard on here. Well done with your eyes and also with the bill, nice to grt something back.
Good gracious 10,000 that is an awful lot of chat! :-D <3


Huia Report 17 May 2016 08:05

Right, I think this is the 10,000th comment on this thread. :-D


Huia Report 17 May 2016 08:04

Come on ladies.


Huia Report 17 May 2016 08:03

Yoo hoo!


Huia Report 17 May 2016 08:03

Wake up!


Huia Report 17 May 2016 08:03

Where is everybody?


Huia Report 13 May 2016 22:02

I am still in the land of the living. The eye clinic checked my eyes on Monday. I have lost a bit of vision in the upper right area, but the doc said I dont need to look up there anyway (hasnt he heard of magpies and other birds attacking?)

Yesterday the woman from St John came to check my alarm, it is still working fine. She said I was looking miles better than when she last saw me.

I got a statement from the power company. I had been dreading it as all of them this year have seemed very high and I have questioned them and had to read the smart (huh!) meter so they could send a corrected bill, as the meter is just sending error messages. Anyway, the new one says I am in credit!! I phoned to check that I had read it correctly and he said it is now being read manually (as I requested) and they went back over several months and found I had over-paid. Yahoo, another low bill next month. Now I just have to sort out my rates bill and find out what happened about the rates rebate I should have had this year.

I have started a new FB page, a precis of dad's album which consists of diary plus photos plus maps plus newspaper cuttings plus....... I am not looking for comments on it (they can be made on the photos or on my own page) but I dont mind 'likes'. It is going to keep me busy in my spare time (whatever that is).

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 13 May 2016 16:24

Oh Sallie, what good news re Alun and Christie, onwards and upwards now for them both, and for you my love.
Now it's time for you to relax, and concentrate on yourself sweetheart, every day gets you a little further forward, even though it may not seem like it at times, I have every faith in you beating this black dog given time and patience.

Things have not changed within the family, eldest daughter still finds it hard to speak to me, and our son and his wife are still separated.
Lilly has had to have glasses, as it was discovered at school that she has problems with both her eyes, she looks so cute in her glasses, we just hope that she keeps them on, and doesn't throw them away in one of her paddies that she is prone to.

Well it's the weekend again girls, how time seems to fly by.
Enjoy yourselves if you have anything special organised, take care girls, hugs to you all, Mo xxx


Sallie Report 12 May 2016 23:33

Hi girls,

Sorry I haven't got back to you all before now, I am so tired after all the running back and fore the hospital every day. Why do all the big hospitals seem to have the car parks so far from the department we need? And lots of corridors to walk through to get to the lifts.

Alun came home yesterday, five days after his operation. His consultant and his registrar, and all the nursing staff have been brilliant, we can't thank them enough for all the care he has been given by them all.

Christie, is feeling a lot better thank goodness, after all the tests and having a MRI, they think that it all had to do with all the stress and anxiety she has had over the last few months, with the wedding and the death of her nan that she suffered some physical symptoms and panic, so made things a lot worse. Thank you all for asking and thinking about both her and Alun.

Ann, I hope that you and T had a lovely holiday,and are feeling the benefit of your break.

Sylvia, hope that all the wildfires are now under control, it must have been so devastating for the people that lost everything.

Mo, hope that everything is okay with both you and Roly, and that the family problems
are starting to improve. Thinking about you all.

Huia, hope everything is okay with you and your family.

Jean, hope that everything is going well for both you and J and that all is well with D and family.

Marie, it seems a long time since we have spoken to you. Hope that everything is well with you and all your family. Also Happy Birthday, and hope that you had a great day.

Speak to you all again soon.

Take care everyone.

Love, Sallie. xxx <3 <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 11 May 2016 16:05

What the heck has happened to my post that I sent yesterday, oh well, it's probably lost in space by now.

Sylvia, I do hope that your chilled foods were o.k love. I hope that the fires over there are starting to calm down a bit now.

Guess whose birthday it is today....Marie in OZ. A very happy birthday Marie, I hope you are having a wonderful day, with your family.

I send you all my very best wishes, Jean, Sallie, Huia, Ann, Sylvia and Marie our birthday girl.

Take care everyone, hugs from me to you.x


SylviaInCanada Report 9 May 2016 05:09

The power was off from about 11:30 am to 5:15 pm .............. just under 6 hours.

The fridge freezer was not opened, the standing freezer in the basement was open for a couple of minutes while OH got the lamb out.

The fridge was opened 4 or 5 times for 1 or 2 minutes a time ......... but we don't have many spoil-ables in there.

I think we're OK ...... even the ice cream in the fridge freezer had not softened when I got it out after dinner.

I think we're fine ............... they usually say 48 hours for a full freezer, 24 hours if it is half-full. Both the fridge freezer (below the fridge) and the big freezer are about 90% full.

The time for a fridge is about 4 hours according to most experts ......... but I still think we're OK. I'll smell my cold meat tomorrow before I make my lunch sandwich!


SylviaInCanada Report 9 May 2016 05:08

Mother's Day here today ......... and a bit of different one for us. We don't do anything special now ..... as OH says "I'm not his mother!!"

BUT ...............

Our power went out at 11:30 am this morning (Sunday) ....... we had high winds overnight, and we obviously had a very short power outage at some point as 3 of the clocks in the house (2 radio alarms and the microwave) were flashing when I woke up this morning, but other clocks (including the oven one) were all working OK. That was very strange, because usually they all go out. The strangest was that we have 2 radio alarms on the same fuse circuit .......... one went out, the other was working. :-0

I heard on the radio that 2,000 homes were without power in our area as a tree had been blown down on to power lines.

Then ours went out ........ first estimate of getting it back was 4:00 pm. So we went ahead with our plans for dinner ........ got the lamb roast out of the freezer to thaw. We reconsidered when it was still off at 4:30 pm, and decided to BBQ, charcoal bbq, first time this season ......... meant OH had to find everything in the basement, using only a torch to see (only have small windows down there).

Then to the store to buy fresh meat to bbq, and get fire starters.

The power was back on when we entered the house at about 5:15 pm ........... but only just back because my computer was still in its turning on phase. I'd been using it when the power went off, but fortunately had just saved everything.

We had a lovely dinner of BBQ'd pork chops and salad ........... roast lambs, nugget potatoes and veggies tomorrow night:-D

It was the phone that got us ............. we don't have cell phones. The phone I have upstairs is a mobile on a base, and we have a landline still connected in the basement.

The mobile of course was useless. OH brought the landline phone upstairs and plugged it into the one and only phone jack upstairs ...... in the bedroom. The cord wasn't long enough to reach this room ..................

Daughter phoned and said the phone rang 12 times before OH finally heard it and answered. She was wondering what was wrong ............ no answer, didn't go to the answer machine, and "Mum knew she'd be calling".

It's Mother's Day here and "she'd promised" :-D


AnninGlos Report 8 May 2016 16:36

Sallie so pleased that Alun's op is over, now we need to hear that he is recovering well as I am sure he will.
I hope that Christi's problem turns out to be nothing major and that she is soon better too.

Sylvia yes, we are all thinking about the poor people affected by the horrendous fires. Awful to lose everything but good that so many have escaped with their lives.