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Sallie Report 9 Feb 2014 15:44

Hi Girls,

Sylvia, sorry to know that you have had the dreaded lurgy twice over the last few weeks. Very kind of your OH to share it with you.lolol!! Hope it won't be too long before you are are over it and that you are feeing l a lot better. Also hope that OH is much better by now.

Pleased that your leg is recovering well if slowly, but as they say, slowly but surely.

Sorry to hear that your daughter has a few problems with the firm she works for, let's hope that the people that owe them money will pay up straight away now and not keep the firm waiting for it.

Mo, you are right, even ten pence won't buy children any sweets these days, I usually give friends children or grandchildren about a pound to one pound fifty, to get sweets now.
When I make a comment about how many sweets I could buy for sixpence when I was a child, Jennie reminds me of how much people earn now to then, so of course we have to pay more for them. I know she's right, but I still think they are expensive these days, even from when my two were small.

I think I have become like my nan, I can remember as I was growing up, she was always commented on how much prices had gone up.

Elizabeth, lovely to see you on here, I didn't manage to watch the programme as we were down visiting my brother and family, but I might be able to get to watch it on I-Player.

Ann, sorry that you didn't manage to get much sleep last night and that you are feeling under the weather today.

Shaun, you are welcome, glad to be of help to you and Mrs Shaun. Let's hope that she will get interested in making cards, if she does, like the rest of us she may well become addicted to!!
My knee is feeling a good bit better and I am now able to walk short distances without having to use the stick for support, so hope over the next few days I will be able to manage the stairs, so can get back to card making.YIPEEEE!

We had a great day down in Wales with family and friends, had a lovely meal out and also my cousin's friends had bought her a birthday cake with some candles on, so we all sung Happy Birthday to her.

Only problem we had on the way down was on the M42 with a traffic holdup between jcts 5 to 3, it took us an hour and thirty five minutes to get between those two jcts. a long time considering that it is only one mile between 5 and 4.
Still, the weather was good, a bit windy but the sun was shining in lovely blue sky.

It started to rain heavily before we let my brother's, but by the time we got about half way on the M50, it had eased off a good bit and by the time we had passed Birmingham we had no rain at all, although it was still windy.

Alun is up in Doncaster today, at a Model Railway Show. They have a layout there so by the time they take it down and load it into the cars and then unload it and put it away at the club house, I don't think he will be home much before seven o clock.

As Alun was having a meal up there Jennie, Michael and I went out to lunch, it was very nice too..

Well must go now , will speak to you all again soon.

Take care everyone.



JustJean Report 9 Feb 2014 15:08

Hi Magic Wales,I have just read you add about not getting on the order line for your craft stuff, you just click on add to you basket and then if you want to pay click on the bascket and it will take you to check out so you should be able to pay..... I am so pleased that you are going to have a go at cardmaking, but warn you its very addictive ... We will help you any way we can, just let us know, take pics of your cards I always do have done for years its surprising how much one gets better as the time goes on, so have a great time,

love Jean xx


MagicWales Report 9 Feb 2014 14:26

Hello Everyone,
Just come across the border :-) to thank Jean, Sallie and Ann regarding getting me started in card making. I have been thinking about it for ages but my main object is to try and get my OH interested also, so fingers crossed.
Thank you again.
Take care.


AnninGlos Report 9 Feb 2014 11:12

Sylvia I hope that the bug leaves you soon. Very generous of your OH to share.
Also hope your daughter doesn't have to go too long without money and that the customers who owe soon pay up.

I think we all still try and convert back to LSD sometimes Mo. I don't do it quite so often. One thing when thinking about how much things cost, how much pocket money etc, we also have to remember how much wages have increased, and things like what we used to call family allowance.

Only had about 3-4 hours sleep for some reason last night so feel rough today. I do need my sleep.


SylviaInCanada Report 9 Feb 2014 04:14

Hi Mo and everyone

OH had the dread lurgy on Tuesday ......... otherwise known as stomach flu (or possibly norovirus)

Guess what??

he very kindly shared it with me .............................

i have been sick since late Wednesday night :-(

It is my second bout in 2 weeks, as I had a go with it while we were with out daughter.

On the bright side .................... I have lost 5 lbs in the last 3 days ........ which means a total of 7 lbs in the last 2 weeks, as I lost 4 lbs the first time but put 2 lbs back on.

Not that I really intended to lose that much in such a short time :-)

Daughter seems to be recovering well, and has been given some tablets to help her sleep.

There is more stress on them at the moment ........... she is a partner in a firm, and unfortunately some clients did not pay their bills at the end of December, and when there is not enough money in the kitty, the partners don't get paid ...................... so we have had to lend them some money. Hopefully, it will only be the one month that is short.

My leg is recovering well, thank you Sallie. It has taken a long while to scab over properly, and the scab is still there. But it is not sore or anything.

take care everyone


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 7 Feb 2014 20:34

Oooh Elizabeth, what an interesting thread you have started about pre decimal coinage.
Very often my OH and myself try to relate back to those days, but have to give up, because it depresses us knowing how much things have increased in price.
My children would get sixpence pocket money, and were able to buy enough sweets to last them a week.
Try giving a child the equivalent these days, and it's impossible. Even ten pence wont buy them sweets.
I missed Tony Robinsons channel 4 programme,but it sounds like it was very interesting.
I have never been excavating, but I used to like going to churches and doing brass rubbings, and looking round graveyards at old head stones, seeing how and when people had passed away.

Well my lovelies, have a great weekend, stay warm and most of all dry. xxx


Elizabethofseasons Report 6 Feb 2014 19:35

Dear Ladies

Hello to you all.

It was lovely that you added to my post about the half pence piece.

Have you done excavation work for coins?

It was great shame when the programme with Tony Robinson on Channel 4

I really enjoyed the dig he and others did on a street in the East End and there were many surprises and the nice thing was everyone was included and could learn abut the history of their neighbourhood.

With very best wishes to ALL of you.

Take gentle care of yourselves
Love Elizabeth,


Sallie Report 6 Feb 2014 18:46

Hello Girls, how are you all today, I hope that you are all okay. It's been very quiet on all the threads this last couple of weeks. Wonder if all the rain we are having is damping down every ones enthusiasm for!!

Jean, pleased that you have received the dies that you bid for, well done!

I am looking forward to starting to make cards again, shouldn't be too long now.

Tomorrow we are going down to S. Wales for the day, it's my cousin's 82nd birthday so we are all meeting for a meal to celebrate, there will be nine of us altogether, so looking forward to it. Only thing is, that she has dementia, and although she recognises us all, she can't remember any of our names. We thought that it would be nice to celebrate her birthday this year while she still remembers us all, because sadly goodness knows what she will be like next year.

Mo, how are things with both you and Roly? I hope that you are a lot better and that Roly is feeling a bit better.

Ann, I love the last lot of your cards on the blog. Sorry I am not able to make a comment on there.

Sylvia, hope you and OH are alright, and that your leg has healed now. Also hope that things are getting easier for your daughter and son-in-law and also that your daughter is still making a good recovery.

Huia, and Marie, hope all is well with you both and with both of your families.

Will speak to you all soon.

Take care everyone.



JustJean Report 6 Feb 2014 12:42

Sylvia adding to Sallies wishes for you and your family, hope the next news is better for you all...

Mo you little devil you ;-) ;-) you just dont care do you , booking hols , out and about , wrap up warm we dont want you to get more chest infections, and make sure the lovely Roly is keeping wrapped up too :-D :-D

Sallie I have just recieved the two dies I bid on and won, Marianne doliy and flower, and Cheery Lynn filigree heart, aso the tonic cicrle too, but I have been very busy sorting out yet again :-| :-| J made the new drawers and I still cant believe how much stuff I still have ;-) ;-) so I am having a rest for a bit, just going to try the dies and then put everything away....shall sit and read, and eat stawberries.....

take care everyone, love Jean xx <3


Sallie Report 4 Feb 2014 00:43

Sylvia, sorry to know that you have had some more worrying news, about your SiL.
I hope that he will get some help him with some of the problems he has. It sounds as though your daughter have had to carry a lot on her shoulders for a long while. Now that things have come ' to a head ' let us hope that things can now move forward for both of them.

So pleased to know that your daughter is recovering so well from her operation and that if she is well enough to go back to work, not to overdo things for a while.

Hope that you and OH are both getting along alright and that your leg is healing well.

Mo, pleased that you are feeling better and that you were able to go out yesterday.
Hope you did well with your darts practice. Also hope that Roly is feeling better too.

Alun has started with another cold tonight, so I am going to try and keep away from him as much as I!!

Jean, Ann, Huia and Marie, thinking about you all and hope that you are all alright.

Speak to you all later.

Love and best wishes.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 3 Feb 2014 19:40

Oh my god Sylvia, 9 hours in A+E is horrendous. It sounds like he was going round with his head in the sand for a while, whereas your daughter was trying her damndest to keep things together.
Mind you, with his past history, it's not surprising is it really. Bless her your daughter has had a lot to contend with.
As long as your daughter is feeling fine, going back to work, for a bit of space, sounds a good idea.
I hope things work out for her Sylvia.
Take care. Mo xxx


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Feb 2014 00:47

Hi Mo, and everyone

another worrying phone call this morning!

This time, it was son-i-l who apparently went into a "deep funk", whatever that means, and daughter took him to Emergency at 5:30 am!

She phoned about 9 hours later to tell me the story, and to say they were about to go home. S-i-l had seen 3 nurses, 2 doctors, and a very helpful psychiatrist, who had given him some very good "coping strategies".

I think he is beginning to realise how big are some of the marital problems, and he doesn't have the ability to deal with them without retreating into himself.

She said he was much better after the talks, and they are both planning to go back to work tomorrow, even if for only part of the day.

She herself is recovering well from the operation.

On a more cheerful note .................. it has been a lovely day here. The sun came out, and the sky was blue. Unfortunately, it was only about 3C :-(

Take care everyone


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 2 Feb 2014 21:57

Jean, I did put Vic on his chest, and the soles of his feet, but Vic found it uncomfortable, and asked to get off. lol
Now since when have I ever behaved myself, apart from when I am poorly, and feeling sorry for meself.
The trouble with me onesie is, that every time I need the loo, it's a darned nuisance keep having to take it off, to spend a penny.

Aaah Sallie, poor lickle dog, no wonder he is frightened when the winds ablowing like it has been lately, it's enough to scare the life out of even the bravest human being, let alone a poor animal. He just wants extra cuddles from his new mummy and daddy.

I do hope the rain holds off tomorrow, I want to get out and about in the fresh air, rather than having to stay indoors because of it being so wet outside.
We had lovely sunshine this morning, but by mid afternoon it had turned cold again.
I couldn't take advantage of the good weather, as we were out with friends up at the club, as usual practising darts. Mind you, it doesn't make me any better, so I don't know why I bother. :-D :-D :-D

I hope everyone is keeping well, Ann, Sylvia, Marie and our Huia, take care one and all. Love and hugs, Mo xxx


Sallie Report 2 Feb 2014 00:59

Yes please Ann, if you don't mind. I will look forward to seeing both your and Jean's cards.

Thanks. Sallie.xx


AnninGlos Report 1 Feb 2014 22:27

Sallie do you want me to send you the site address again. Jean's cards are on there and some of mine.


Sallie Report 1 Feb 2014 22:12

Huia, sorry that you are still feeling very tired, as the others have suggested it might be a good idea to and see your doctor. Maybe that you are suffering from anaemia and need some iron tablets.

As Mo said, this is not like you at all, you are usually so busy and go out and about quite a bit. Take care of yourself.

Jean, thanks for the pics, they are gorgeous as usual. Gosh you are a busy bee making all those cards. I haven't made any since before Christmas, ooh you put me to shame .lolol!!

Are you going to put them on Ann's craft site? It will be lovely if you do, although I can't see them on there anymore, as I lost all the photo sites I had when I changed my!!

Mo, it's been blowing a gale here today too. As you know we now have J&M's dog living with us, as there are no animals allowed in the flats. Today, he has been a bit of a pest ( in a nice way ) he has been whining on and off all day with the sound of the wind, he keeps thinking that there is somebody outside. lolol!!

I hope that Roly will feel better tomorrow, as Jean said rub vic on the soles of his feet.

Nice that you had Lilly, your daughter and great granddaughter there today, as you said, it kept Lilly amused for a couple of hours.

Right girls I will say bye for now, will speak to you all tomorrow.



Huia Report 1 Feb 2014 22:09

Actually, girls, I did go to the doc about 10 days ago as I had a constant headache. I had thought I had a cold but when the headache went on so long I got fed up with it. Doc decided it might be a sinus infection so I had a week on antibiotics. The headach seems to have eased up, only the occasional touch. I have spoken to docs before about this sleeping problem. As I have said, if I go out for the day I don't seem to feel so tired, so I think some of it is boredom. I will get on top of it some time.


JustJean Report 1 Feb 2014 20:39

Mo this is a nice clean thread, we dont want to know about your nurses outfit.....tsk.... bit to much for our delicate ears :-0 :-0 :-0 no wonder your Roly is a bit under the weather, too much information ;-) ;-) ;-) what he needs is vic on his feet and chest a hot toddy ,not a hot totty ;-) ;-) then plenty of rest, so pull yourself together missy,
ditch the gear and get your onsie on, :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

big ciber hugs for Roly ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( x )))))))))))))))))))))))))))) <3

behave woman xxxxx

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 1 Feb 2014 20:06

Hello ladies,
Huia, I am sorry you are not up to par, as has been said before, perhaps you do need to see the doctor, to get yourself checked over as a precaution.
You normally get yourself out and about most days, this is really not like you at all my love, so please see your doctor.

Ann, we didn't venture to the shops today, it has been ferereezing and blowing a gale.
We had Lilly today, and had to keep her entertained in the house. Fortunately for us, our daughter came over with our great grandaughter, and that kept her amused for a couple of hours.

Roly is still suffering, he has been fine most of today, but now he's feeling under the weather again, oh well, more paracetamol and honey and hot lemon I suppose.
Got my nurses outfit on, and the maids apron on top of it, we wives have to multi task don't we LOL

Well I will say bye bye for now ladies, hugs to you all, Mo x


AnninGlos Report 1 Feb 2014 15:03

Huia, it sounds to me as though you should have a blood test at the doctors, I wonder if you are anaemic? It is not normal for you to be so tired, you normally seem to have more energy than most of us?

It is bitterly cold here today, went to Cheltenham and luckily missed the coupld of showers we had when in shops/restaurant. crowded in there today. Mostly we had blue sky and sun. Ham egg and chips and onion rings for lunch!!! :-)