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Sallie Report 10 Jul 2009 21:10

Sorry Mo, I thought that it was Carla's mum - my mistake.
Quite agree with you all, Carla should have told her mum, if no one else.
I hope Roly gets on alright tomorrow. My friend that goes into hospital on Tuesday for an operation, had an MRI scan on a Saturday - like you Mo, I didn't realise that they did xrays on a Saturday, except for emergencies.

Jean, it's nice to hear from you. I hope J is feeling better now.
Alun took me to Hobbycraft earlier on, I wanted to get a couple of bits and bobs, so that I can get on with the scrapbook I am making for a birthday present.

Tomorrow morning I have to go up town, and then in the evening Alun and I are going to a retirement do. Before Alun retired from teaching, she was his Head of the Maths Department. I know her quite well, because every now and again, we all use to go out for a meal together. Most of them have retired from teaching now, and got other jobs.
It will be nice to see the others tomorrow night!

Well, I hope you will enjoy the weekend.

Best wishes,



GRMarilyn Report 10 Jul 2009 21:14

Hello Jean ! and Everyone else...

I'm baking in this heat but decided to cook a roast dinner I'm fed up with BBQ'S and Salad's.

Sallie I have always got time for my Lappy !!!
wouldn't be without it as I cant hear very well on the telephone my hearing aid don't work too well to voices ...!
So I communicate by laptop........who would have thought you needed to survive by a lappy ???? LOL

The grand kids are having a ball ...Mum & Dad out golfing..Oh what would they do without Grampy & Grandma.
Take care all of you...Marilyn x


Sallie Report 11 Jul 2009 19:01

Hi All,

Just looking in to see how you all are-- hope all is well with everyone.

Mo, I hope Roly got on alright at the xray department. Will, he have to wait long for the result? Hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend.

Marilyn, I like a nice roast dinner. I don't mind a BBQ sometimes, but I would get fed up of them, if I had them too often.

I have to go and get ready to go out now. Speak to you all tomorrow,

Take care everyone!

Best wishes,


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 11 Jul 2009 19:33

Hi all.
I am really fed up. I had a phone call from my son,looks like my nine year old grandson has got swine flu. His friend at school went down with it earlier in the week,and they are closing his school as from monday.
Oh Marilyn,you can't beat a lovely roast dinner. We don't have B.B.Q's as Roly wont eat them. He is afraid he will get food poisoning. Now me I love them,so when I get an invite to one I am there like a shot.
The xray went o.k,thanks Sallie. He should get his results in about ten days time.
I hope you enjoy the retirement do. You will have to let us know how it went.
Thanks for the p.m Jean. I am glad you are well.
A big hello to everyone else,and I hope you are all well.
Speak to you again tommorrow,with further updates.
Love to you all. Mo xxx


sue Report 12 Jul 2009 00:14

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well.

Havent been on for a few days as I have had my m in law to stay .
Had to attend a close friends funeral Friday. It was so sad she had celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary the week before. Her Husband looks so lost.

Going away later this morning just for a week to poole. Just finished the packing, hope it stops raining.

Glad Rory op is over Mo. Hope your Grandson gets over the swine flu, what a time you are having lately. Sending wishes for some good luck for you and your family.

My youngest had his last day at pre school on friday, I felt sad my baby is growing up so fast.

Speak to you all soon Sue

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 12 Jul 2009 12:25

I hope you have a nice break away Sue.
It is so sad when the little one leave pre school,they seem to grow up so quickly when they start in mainstream schooling.
My grandson is a lot better today,it may not be swine flu. The trouble is that when we start to feel unwell,we naturally think the worst don't we.
And obviously,the emergency doctor would not come out,but said to keep an eye on him overnight,giving him paracetamol and plenty of cold drinks.
Thank god he is feeling better,it seems to me that everything is happening at once.
I hope you are all having a nice day. Our weather is lovely again today,
plenty of sunshine,with a nice breeze.
We are going to have a salad today,so no cooking for me, hooray.
love to you all. Mo xxx


Sallie Report 12 Jul 2009 17:42

Hi All,
Mo, it's nice to hear that your grandson is feeling a bit better today. Did the doctor give your son a special number to ring? When I thought I had swine flu the other week, our doctor didn't come out, just told me to take panadol and plenty of cold drinks. He gave me a number to ring if I got worse.

Sue, hope you have a lovely holiday in Poole. Lets hope the weather will be good for you.

Alun and I really enjoyed the retirement do last night .It was lovely seeing everyone and being able to catch up on all their news. All us ' golden oldies ' sat together, and as you can imagine, we didn't stop talking. Although Alun still works in the school, he doesn't get much news now, as most of the teachers that taught with him, have now retired. There are not many older ones left there now. Several teachers, like Alun took early retirement, they had all had enough of teaching. They were saying last night, that it's the best thing that they have ever done.

How is Roly's eye doing, Mo? Sorry, I keep forgetting to ask you.

Speak soon.

Love, Sallie.xx

Hope the rest of the girls are all okay!

Best wishes,


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 12 Jul 2009 19:19

Hi Sallie.
My son never said if they gave him a special number to ring. Roly's eye is looking good,[ touch wood ]. He finishes one lot of eye drops on tuesday,
but has to use the other ones,for another three weeks. I am just glad he is able to put them in himself.
I am so glad you enjoyed yourself last night.
Do you think,as I do,that the teachers seem to look so young these days.
Mind you,it's a job I could not do I am afraid. I am a firm believer in the old ways of teaching,and I had respect for my teachers. These days a lot of pupils,do not realise how hard it can be on teachers.
Our headmaster,was a lovely man,BUT, he ruled with the cane,and he used it many a time on those that deserved it.
I can remember a time,when I had been caught playing truant. My mum
went and saw the headmaster,and asked him to cane me. His responce
was,under no circustances would he do it,as I was not what he classed as a bad child. And that my mum should look to the home environment.
Oh dear,that did not go down well. Mind you,I was a handful at times. But
I can look back on it now,and think why did I do the things I did. For attention I believe.
Well,enough of my waffling again. Love to all. Mo xxx


Sallie Report 12 Jul 2009 20:01

Hi Mo,
Glad to hear that Roly's eye is improving! It will be nice when he won't have to put drops in anymore.
I hope you are alright Mo! It's been a hard week for you, what with Roly, your granddaughter, then your grandson. My friend always says, ' if only we could switch our mind off, so that we couldn't worry ', it would be nice, especially when all the problems seem to come together.

Alun had had enough of teaching, he couldn't wait to get out. Most of the pupils he taught were alright, but there were a few that made teaching more and more difficult. Alun and the other teachers, said that they had got to the stage, where they were just controlling and not actually teaching.
So when the chance came, Alun took early retirement from teaching. Of course he still works in the same school, as a technician. No more stress! He's much happier now, so thats good.

I shall be glad to see this coming week over with, it's all hospitals and doctors starting on Tuesday. I'm hoping all goes well.

Well, I had better stop rattling on, and go and put the kettle on for a cuppa.

Love and best wishes, to you , Roly and your family.



Sallie Report 12 Jul 2009 20:10

Back again! Just wondering if things are okay with Debbie, we haven't heard from her for a week. We haven't heard from Huia either, hope all is well with her and her hubby.

Best wishes,



Huia Report 12 Jul 2009 21:26

Hi there Sallie and others. I am still around. I look in at least once a day but dont always post on all the threads which I have in My Threads.

Our son was up from Rotorua on Sunday and showed me how to use the CD burner he gave me last Christmas so I am going to be busy burning all my photos and documents to CD or DVD (he says DVDs hold more). I also asked him about some of the things on the photo scan thing and he showed me what they do so I will be re-scanning some of the very old photos from my mothers and grandmothers photo albums to see if I can improve on them. So as you can see I might be too busy to come on here very much!

Plus I have been trying since last March to get rid of a lot of my 'junk'. My mother was a hoarder all her life and I have been a hoarder but I am determined to clean out some of the stuff. I even have some of mums stuff, also grandmas feather boa and Girls Own Annuals dating back to about 1887. I think most of those will be sold unless some family member wants them, although I will keep the first which was given to grandma by her mother for her 16th birthday.

So much to do, not enough hours in the day or days in the year.


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 13 Jul 2009 18:35

Huia,the girls own album's,could be worth quite a bit of money now. I would check them out before you get rid of them. After all, it would help
I understand what you are saying about hoarding things. We are the same,or should I say Roly is. We have so much junk in the attic,that he thinks may come in handy one day. I am afraid the ceilings are going to fall in on us one of these days.
He has two sheds,that he has been saying he will clear out for about two years now. He did clear them a bit,about august last year,but then got made redundant last December,so all his junk from his van got put in the sheds,and thats where it has stayed.
It must be lovely having the photo's of your ancestors. My family were not ones for having photo's done. But my cousin in OZ,did send me some pics of my fathers side of the family. I was so happy to receive one of my grandmother,who died when my dad was very young,it made me cry when I saw it,she was so beautiful.
Oh Sallie,I do hope eveything goes well for you at the doctors and hospital.
I hope it's nothing to serious.
~~~~~~to Jean,Marie,Debbie,Sue and our holiday girl Marilyn. Love Mo xxx


Sallie Report 13 Jul 2009 20:13

Hi Everyone,

Huia, I was thinking the same as Mo, about the Girls Own Annuals, they could be worth a bit. Make sure how much they are worth, before you get rid of them. Nice to hear from you, hope your hubby is alright. You've got a busy time ahead of you, with all the jobs you have to do.

Our daughter and son-in-law, cleared our loft out last year. The things that we had kept was ridiculous. We had even kept daughter and son's lunch boxes, from when they were in the junior school.
It had to be done, Alun was worried that the bedroom ceilings would fall in underneath all the wieght.

Mo, our garage ( utility room ) has got a lot of things in it that need to be thrown out. The trouble is, Alun is a member of a model railway club. We had the garage converted into a utility room about six years ago, it is quite a good size, but over half of it has Alun's model railway layout in it. Deep down, I think that he would really like all the utility room for his hobby.

Been to see my friend today, to wish her all the best, before she goes into hospital tomorrow for her operation.
Jennie, goes to the hospital tomorrow, for her eight week lot of medication.
Then she goes back on Friday for a colonoscopy. As I said before, it's going to be a lovely week. Alun is at the doctors on Thursday, and I'm there on Friday.

Hello to, Jean, Marie, Debbie, Sue and Marilyn. Hope Marilyn and Sue are enjoying their holidays.

Best wishes to you all.


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 13 Jul 2009 20:22

Love and best wishes,to your friend Jennie, I am a scatter brain I forgot
Sallie. I am so sorry. Mo xxx


JustJean Report 13 Jul 2009 21:35

Sallie, hope everthing goes well for you all, will be thinking about Jennie on
Friday J has done that twice....

well got the hearing aids, and find them quite noisy, every little sound is larger than life, hope it all settles down if not I shall ask them to reset the noise level, it is making me feel headachy.the slightest noise is so loud....roll on bedtime when I take them out lol.

Mo, how is your grandson? and Roly..,J goes to the clinic tomorrow, I dont think he will be going for any lentgh of time, the wound is very nearly closed, so we will have to see what they say.

Hi, Marilyn, still having a good holiday or have the kiddies worn you out...
whats the weather like? i saw the shuttle was cancelled because of lightening, is that anywere near you. take care and really try hard to have a great time lol...

waves to all~~~~~~~~~~ X ~~~~~~~~~~

Love Jean xx


Huia Report 13 Jul 2009 22:26

MOkent, I took one of the G.O.A.s to an antiques roadshow last year. The expert said there were a lot of them around and they probably would be worth only $10 each. Still, 30 of them would be a nice little bit even though I would have to share it with my sister since they arent really mine. They just finished up here when mum went into a resthome.

I also have a lot of my grandfathers amateur painting which finished up here (2 are definitely mine). They are not framed. I discovered a couple of years ago that somebody had bought the 'twin' of one of mine in an auction. He was thrilled with it. I dont know how much he paid. An art gallery owner thought they wouldnt be worth much individually but should be kept together as a collection, as a 'social (now what did he say) thingy. I have made laser copies of them all, my original idea being to have a catalogue of his works. I have used the laser copies to make smaller copies which I can use on cards for family members at Christmas so they can all see them. One cousin who had spent some holidays as a child with our grandparents asked if she could have a couple of them enlarged to A4, which I happily supplied. She had them framed for her bedroom wall. Unfortunately she died of cancer about a year later.

Among the stuff I found I had were my science notes from High School, over 50 yrs ago. I ditched them. Then in the 70s I did a correspondence course in maths since I hadnt done that at HS and when my work was marked it was returned to me and I kept it! I have now ditched it. (BTW after 3 yrs of the course I sat the School Cert exam in maths, scored 91%!)

I used to keep a lot of boxes of stuff up in the attic but my OH decided it should come down when gales were predicted one year as he didnt want all my stuff blowing all over the neighbours places when our roof came off! There was no fear of the ceiling collapsing as, when we built the house (did all the work ourselves) the surplus flooring was put upstairs, a strip about 3 or 4 ft wide under the highest part of the roof for the full length of the house.

Better get on with more sorting.



Sallie Report 13 Jul 2009 23:06

Jean, I hope all goes well for J at the clinic tomorrow!
I'm sure you will get use to your hearing aids in time - then you'll find that you won't be able to go without them.

Mo, you are not on your own, we're in the same club - Scatter Brains Anonymous!

Speak to you all tomorrow.

Love Sallie. x


JustJean Report 14 Jul 2009 13:28

Sallie, when J got to the clinic they had no knowledge of his appointment, so he has to go to another clinic further away on friday, but the wound is almost closed so hopefully it will be over soon...

Woke up with earache, never get that... but have to admit when I put them in this morning, it did seem a little easier although still quite noisy so I will wait until the weekend before I ring the clinic......just got to get a happy level when watching t.v. to suit everyone.

Love Jean xx


Sallie Report 14 Jul 2009 16:50

Hi Jean, it's so annoying when that happens. Still, J has got an appointment on Friday, although it's further for you to travel, it's only a few more days to wait. I hope it all goes well for him!
Hope your earache has gone by now. Jean, don't you find that the adverts on the television are really loud, and the programmes are not loud enough. I'm sure they keep the volume down when it comes to all the programmes.
I've had a small hearing aid for a couple of years, although I only use it now and again. It keeps moving and sometimes it falls out. They have altered it and put a non-slip coating on it, but it's not much better.

Mo, hope things are well with you and Roly today.
Have you heard how your granddaughter is? It would be nice for you to know how she is. Hope your grandson is getting better, and that he will soon be back to his usual self.

Huia, it's a shame that the Annuals are not worth a bit more. There we were thinking, that you could have made a nice bit of money. As you said,
with thirty of them you would get a nice little sum, even though you will have to share it with your sister.

Speak to you all soon.

Best wishes ,


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 14 Jul 2009 18:36

Mo here,speaking nice and silently,so that it does not set our Jeans hearing aids into overdrive. lol
I am sure you will soon get used to them Jean,I should imagine that it takes a lot of people,quite a time to get used to them,tooing and froing to
get the volume adjusted.
Oh Huia,there was me thinking we might know a millionairess. Never mind,a few dollars is better than none.
A 91% pass was very good,you clever thing you.
I do envy you being able to do the laser copying. I only have my laptop,and sometimes I get confused with this,so I could not cope with anything more.
What the hecks wrong with your local clinic Jean,did they actually send J an appointment,or was it done by the visiting nurse. It's a good job J can drive,or you could have been in a right pickle.
I am so glad J's wound has healed at last.
How are your legs now by the way?
Hello Sallie my lovely,hows you tonight.
My grandaughter seems to be o.k. She still has to wait to hear about the biopsy though.
My grandson is feeling a lot better as well,thank the lord.
I feel so sad,I am watching the bodies of the eight soldiers,killed in Afghanistan,arriving back in this country. What a waste of such young lives. I am sorry girls,but how many more must we lose,before we withdraw from that country.
I must go now,sorry . Love to you all. Mo xxx