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What kind of things do you remember from Childhood

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Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Mar 2017 12:51

A nice summer like we had last year????? It may have been nice for you up there but it was a horrid summer down here in deepest Devon.

We have the leccy men tree cutters here today. They have been working in the fields out the back of us and oh said they just walked through our garden! I know they have to cut some of our trees back from the leccy lines but they could have asked or gone round there in their van. Blimmin cheek :-| :-| :-|


Gillx Report 22 Mar 2017 12:16

Afternoon all

It's been pouring with rain on and off since last night, so I'm glad OH managed to cut the grass before the rain came. It looks so much tidier now. Mum is due round soon to pick up her Mother's Day present and card as OH is working all week apart from tomorrow morning and he wants to see his mum before work. She lives miles away from us so we don't see her very often. I just hope it's not raining when we go. It'll be the first journey in the new car for Sandra and me. It'll be nice to see my MIL I haven't seen her for ages.

Hope everything is okay for Abbie with her mum tonight Anne, it can't be easy for her. At least she has you to stay with away from the arguments.

So you're all sorted with your lotions and potions now Jane, lets hope everything sorts itself out soon for you. It sounds like you, Ann and Fitz had a lovely time yesterday.

Our front garden needs sorting Mel, so you're not on your own. We made a start the other week cutting down a big bush and taking some stones up from underneath the front window by the front door. We are planning on putting flags down there to match with the pathway as the stones were looking shabby and full of weeds that were coming through. We'll also have a good tidy up taking out a few more old shabby plants and replacing them with some new ones. We just need the good weather and OH off work at the same time.....easier said than done. ;-) I'm hoping we don't have a wet summer and it's nice like it was last year then we can crack on and get it all done.

Well, I'd better go, mum will be here in a minute.


Jane Report 22 Mar 2017 11:21

Morning All

Miserable day today. I was up with the Lark and at the Drs for when the doors opened to see if I could get an appointment for today rather .Luckily there was one for 8.50 so I just stayed and had a read.I have come home with creams, lotions and potions :-S
My skin,scalp and nail trouble is Psoriasis. So I have to apply all these things on the various parts twice a day and then go back to see the GP in 2 weeks.

Chris was still fast asleep when I left the house .I had had a shower and dressed all without waking him.He was out for the count.

Anne ,Gareth is a Quantity Surveyor .He just helps out with the Cows when he visits home. Hannah would not be amused LOL if he was to decide to get a herd of cattle!
His Dad is not a Farmer,he just keeps cows in a friends feilds.It is more of a hobby.
Bit of an odd hobby!!!

Hopefully All if fine for Abbie tonight when she has her meal with her Mum.

I think I might crack on with some ironing now.But first I need a coffee.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Mar 2017 10:46

Morning Anne and all,

Still pouring with rain now and then here. Its just getting me down now and like Mandy said yesterday it colder.

Was'nt that little Queen Katie just so sweet, bless her. <3 <3

Nothing planned for today, well you can't when the weathers like this can you?
I keep looking at the brimbles in my Rhodo's and thinking I must cut them out so I can see the flowers when they open. They are full of buds. Also down in th ecorner by Prickley Hollow I have a Montana Clematis which also has brimbles in it and I want to train that over the new arch oh made last year from the back field to the back garden.


Anne Report 22 Mar 2017 10:11

Good Morning All

It was raining hard when I came downstairs at 7o/c and it still hasn't stopped it is also much colder.

Thank you Mandy for the lovely picture of Queen Katie she really looks the part bless her.

Nothing much planned today at the moment because of the weather we won't be going walkies

Abbie is having her evening meal at her Mum's today as she goes to a youth club on Thursday which is very close to her home, Paul is dropping her off here afterwards, I just hope there will be harmony when she is there,

I am cooking Richard Pork chops tonight it will be like a mini roast so I will have the veg etc

I buy a lot of my clothes from Bonmarche Ann we haven't got a shop here so I buy on line but I do like their clothes

Lets hope it's not raining when Hannah goes to see the cows Jane, will Gareth be following in his Fathers foot steps ?

Hope everyone has a good day so bye for now


Annx Report 21 Mar 2017 20:50

Evening All,

Yes we had a great time again today when I met up with Jane and Fitz.. The food was lovely even though I had trouble controlling my Linguine!!! At one point I thought I would still be battling with it when Jane and Fitz were on their deserts!! I've never had so much trouble before so I reckon it must have been the sauce making it super slippy. ;-) I'd tried twirling it on the fork like sphaghetti, stabbing at it, scooping it with my spoon, but it still slithered off. If I hadn't been in such 'polite' company as a last resort I'd have been tempted to chop it up! lol. Lots of chat and chuckles as Jane says and we had to skedaddle quick before our car park time ran out!! I'm still not hungry and we didn't hold back Mel! :-) OH took the chance to nip to the chippie at lunchtime.

I can just imagine Hannah at market Jane. It's quite smelly and you have to look where you are treading.......tell her not to slip over whatever she does!

Oh Frank, what a day you had with your car and then your glasses. :-S We keep saying to each other how people drive over the middle of the road and nearly force you off the road and they are usually going far too fast when they do it too. At least you weren't hurt which is good. I hope they can just order you other glasses if they have used the wrong prescription..........perhaps with a discount for your trouble?

You do have to watch out for these sites that charge for EHICs. A lot of people don't realise they are free. Years ago I used to write and issue the old versions, we'd be inundated in the summer and people wanted them straightaway as they hadn't thought to get one till the last minute.

Oh little Ruby now realises there is a big wide world out there and isn't sure about it! It must be quite daunting for her Anne but she will soon get used to it won't she. It's good Abby is on better terms with her mum again for now. From what I can remember it isn't easy being her age is it. In my case I used to feel my mum put the dampers on everything I did and wore and would reduce my fragile confidence to zero.

Mandy the 'queen' looked lovely and I bet she was loving the idea of being in charge and giving orders. lol When little ones get bored you may as well give up on shopping as you say as you can't concentrate. :-S I got some 3/4 trousers with a small blue/white print and a bit of stretch like jeans from Bon Marche the other day.

I shall get a COT next I think as I am home alone while OH is at a match with a pal.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Mar 2017 19:29

I leave the pc for a while and then there you all are chatting away.

I cleaned the nest boxes out and threw the clean old nesting sawdust into the house so they are nice and dry for tonight. They thought it was great and started scrathing around in it straight away. I bet they can't wait to be let out again. Its so hard to clean them with them in the house as I have to shove them all up one end with something tasty to peck around in like mash or bread. So they have nice clean nest at least.

DetEcTive thanks for the info fo rFrank and I only hope he sees it. We will remind him if not. Thanks again.


Anne Report 21 Mar 2017 19:13

How nice Jane & Ann to have had a lovely day with lots of things to chat about.

The Greek pasta bake was very tasty with just had with green beans and was more than enough, thanks Mandy for passing the recipe on we also like chicken Catiatore.


MillymollyAmanda Report 21 Mar 2017 19:01

I've sent it Jane and another one for Chicken Cacciatore thats tasty too .


Jane Report 21 Mar 2017 18:32

I would love the recipe for the Geek Lamb Pasta Bake :-D


Jane Report 21 Mar 2017 18:29

Here I am back from a wonderful few hours with Ann and Fitz :-D. We had lots of laughs and lots of chat.
Ann was wearing her new necklace that she has just finished.It really is beautiful and looked so pretty .An awful lot of work went into making that one!!!!
We were in the restaurant for 3 hours!. I am sure we could have still had plenty to talk about for anothe 3 hours LOL.

Aix en Provence looks lovely Anne.I know Eurostar goes that far now.This time of year would probabyl be fine for me but then it gets too hot.
I bet this big wide world is a bit scary for Ruby at the moment. I know my Sister said it took a while for little Jilly to get used to going walkies. Her little tail would be right down and she would be hanging back on the lead.But now she is absolutely fine
Maybe she will decide she likes Amy's old built in bed .She can probably smell the scent from Amy.

Frank I am left handed and have really good handwriting :-D :-D.(well I think I do LOL )
Chris on the other hand right handed and I can barely read his writing(typical Dr's writing :-S)

What a do with your new specs.Something is not right there that's for sure. Why were they not checked when you collected them?

So no snow then Gill :-(.. I was really keeping my fingers crossed for Sandra.

Mel ,you could set up shop now in toothbrush heads LOL ..Better hang on to your remaining teeth :-D :-D..It was a good deal though.

Thanks DetEc for that info... Just made sure we are ok for our trip in May :-D

Hannah rang just now.. I nearly split my sides....... She and Gareth are going to Gareth's parents at the weekend. Gareth has just told her that his Dad has 11 Cows to sell and so they will be off to Market !!!!!!!!!!!!.I think in Worcester. I just said to make sure she takes her wellies, a flat cap . I can just picture her .It will be her worst nightmare.The smell,the noise and the cow poo !!!!. She well might need therapy after Saturday LOL

Well it is as black as your hat here and it has just started to rain. I think Thomas has decided it's best not to go out after poking his nose out the back door.

I made an appointment for the Doctors just now and the first pre bookable appointment is for the 20th April !. I can do the ringing at 8 in the morning for an appointment for tomorrow but you can never get through in time before all the appointments are taken. I was told if i wanted to go on line to check for appointments I have to have a password and to take some ID in to the surgery to get one. So I might do that tomorrow.This is all new to me.

My dear husband has just walked mud in through the kitchen

:-S :-S..Off to get a brush and pan.


MillymollyAmanda Report 21 Mar 2017 18:22

Evening all,

It's been a lovely sunny day here but the wind cuts you like a knife ,DIL came this morning and we went round the shops together but i didn't buy any thing as poor Lewis gets bored sitting in his pushchair while i try things on so i'll go clothes shopping another day .

Oh dear Frank what a pity the gasses are so blurry for you it ,some things not right with them your eyes couldn't have altered that much in the short time since they tested them i hope they get them sorted fo you so you can get into your books again .

Did you get sun today Gill ? if you did i bet it was lovely and warm in the green house ,i noticed our grass have really grown since Colin gave it a cut .

So your starting to walk Ruby bless her ,it's a big world out there with lots of strange noises i'm sure she'll soon be looking forward to walkies .
We like the Greek Lamb Pasta bake too , we had Stir fry tonight .

I stripped the bed this morning and hung the bedding on the line ,i had to use extra pegs as it was so windy but they dried in no time .


Gillx Report 21 Mar 2017 16:43

I didn't know what EHIC was either Mel :-S :-S That's my something new learnt for today ;-) ;-) ;-)

Has Ros returned home yet Frank, you must get bored on your own all the time. Hope you get your glasses sorted soon then you can have a good read.

I wonder if Jane, Ann and Fitz had good weather today, it'll be nice for them to catch up and have a lovely meal. There'll be no cooking for them tonight.

So Ruby is going for walks now Anne, how is she coping with all the different things?

Can I see a picture of the Queen too please Mandy?

I've just spent the last two hours dead heading and watering the plants in the greenhouse. OH should be home soon so hopefully he'll cut the grass then everywhere will look tidy again. The grass has really grown since the last cut and it wasn't that long ago.

Going to get a cuppa now, I think I've earned it. I hope OH isn't going to be long, it's gone really dark here and looks like it's going to rain.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Mar 2017 16:36

Sorry to interrupt - there is no charge for an EHIC card. See here

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Mar 2017 16:23

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooo I see. Having never been abroad I would'nt know about things like that. Thank you Anne.

The wind is that cold it cuts right through you when you go outside. All coudy here now so the washing is on the rads as I am so cold I turned the heating on.


Anne Report 21 Mar 2017 16:05

Colin isn't left handed Frank but always seems to be in a hurry.he's 70 now so I don't know how much longer he will continue doing all the travelling and lecturing he does but I do know he enjoys doing it.

Mel. EHIC stands for European Health Insurance Card, a good idea to have one when travelling abroad

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Mar 2017 15:14

Frank you know where everyone is today...... Jane is out with Ann so we are not getting any post from either of those two.

My washing has been in and out twice as it keeps raining then stopping again and the sun comes back out. I have left it out now as I want to get on with ohter things.

They had a covering of snow on Dartmoor last night.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Mar 2017 15:10

Frank whats EHIC????

Those glasses do sound as though they are completely wrong for you. As you did'nt get them tested when you picked them up that was'nt good at all. They may just need the arms adjusting so you look through the right bit of the lens.


Frank Report 21 Mar 2017 14:50

Ann is Colin Left handed. I am and have never had need handwriting. In infants school I sat beside my twin sister who was right handed and her writing just flowed from the pen, where as min looked like s SPIDER had crawled across the paper. They even tried tying my left hand behind my back, and making me use my right hand. It wouldn't happen today, but in the early 40s they did as they liked . ;-) ;-)

Still on my own. I had a Vegetable soup for lunch with a couple of slices, and a vienesse whirl (sp) which I haven't had for years.

No idea what to do with the cold beef, either mash and veg. or chips and pickle. See what madam says IF AND WHEN she comes home.

Ready for a COT. so might pop back later. WHERE is everyone ???


Anne Report 21 Mar 2017 12:52

Good afternoon all

I hope Jane, Ann & Fitz have a good catch up today and enjoy their meal together.

How annoying about your glasses Frank it most certainly sounds as if you have been given the wrong prescription. Nice to hear you had another good nights sleep. That was a nasty shock with the car tyre thankfully no one was hurt that is the trouble with narrow roads, we had plenty of those when we were in Sussex.

I have just made a Greek lamb pasta bake for tonight's meal so I only have to pop it in the microwave later. I also did my online shopping list for Thursday, Jane's post reminded me to get the Youngs Basa fillets, we really like those.
Ruby has been asleep in Amy's old built in bed in the kitchen she didn't need the cage but jumped in there by herself.

Your sister's new puppy was good sleeping all night Mandy, I hope she continues to do so, the same as Ruby. May I see a photo of your little Queen to please.

Mel, the little Boston purse you gave me is very handy to take Ruby's treats in, at the moment I have to bribe her even to get out of the front door for a walk and then we aren't getting far but it's early days yet,

Abbie at the moment has made it up with her Mum but is staying here until Friday as her Mum works during the week .

Just had a post card from Colin it's of Aix en Provence he stopped there on a trip from Marseille to Nice, I hope I've got this right as his writing is appalling