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Birthday Girls - 2011

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Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 5 May 2011 12:43

Hurray it worked finally. I must have been trying to post just as they were changing everything over. There was no general board and every time I posted it said thread did not exist......

Sylvia I hope Johan enjoyed his walk and that he did not get too cold, the wind was bitter the last couple of days. Hope you are keeping well at the moment as well.

Took two of the grandchildren to Woburn Safari park on Tuesday as they did not start back school till today. They are 7 and 3 and we had such a lovely time. The lions walked right up to the car so did the tigers and most of the other animals as there were not too many cars there that day. The children thought it was fantastic, must admit I did not care for the rhino coming so close to us, but you cannot let the little ones know that you are worried!! Had such a lovely day, and ended up going round the car trail 4 times as we had arrived when they opened and left when they closed, such a lovely day.

Hope you are all well

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 7 May 2011 10:29

For anyone that might be interested the ATC swaps for the next few months are

May Oriental
Jun Ballet
July Dogs/cats
Aug Colour theme collage (any colour, any subject)
Sept Mountains

In to Issy middle of the month.


AnninGlos Report 7 May 2011 15:59

Your safari park visit sounds great Jo and very educational for the Grandchildren to see the ani,als so close.


HeatherinLeicestershire Report 9 May 2011 14:27

Afternoon girls,

Jo I'm definately sending atc,s, they would have been posted last month, but me being me I put them away and couldn't find them, story of my life :(
So could you let Issy know, thanks.

Hope veryone is well, I'm off to watch craft day on QVC, speak soon x x

p.s. liking the new profile pics etc on here

Heather :D :D


AnninGlos Report 9 May 2011 14:36

Hello Heather, good to see you on here, hope you are well. Like your profile picture, very apt. :-) :-) :-)

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 9 May 2011 21:06

Heather will let Issy know. At least this months ATC'S got in on time, last months were very very late.
Love your picture as Ann said very apt.

Ann, I loved the safari park almost as much as the children, cannot wait to go back. Must take my camera next time.

Thunder storm this afternoon, but very little rain.



AnninGlos Report 9 May 2011 21:16

Oh Jo, you went to a safari park and didn't take your camera?
Lots of new cards on the blog from Sallie.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 10 May 2011 10:57

I know what an idiot! was rushing round to make sure I had all the right things for the picnic as both have allergies to different things, and things in case the oldest was travel sick, and the porta potty for the youngest one I forgot the camera, tried using my new phone but by the time I had sorted out how to take photos the animal had moved away, just could not seem to get the zoom to work and the instructions that came with the phone contained nothing on how to use the camera. I can see that I need to have a play around with it.


syljo Report 12 May 2011 21:47

Hi all,
It seems years since I posted on this thread, but time does fly and here I am again.
I love the pictures at the headings of the notes. I must learn how you do this and make my effort!
What a wonderful Spring we are having. A couple of nights ago we had lots of thunder and lightning and I thought it would be the end of the sunshine, but oh no the next day a wonderful blue sky.
We were offered another smaller accommodation yesterday, but it was ground level and I am so scared of being broken into that we said no, but on the other hand we would certainly go and look at the accommodation.
Have been feeling very sick and off food again and a doctor came to visit me today and said he would send a nurse round 3 times a week to rinse out my bladder as he thinks it is the bacteria in my bladder that is making me feel sick.
I will send Johan to the market tomorrow and take it easy at home. I have managed to make a lot of cards this last week.
Now girls enjoy the sunshine and lots of enjoyment
Sylvia xxx


AnninGlos Report 12 May 2011 22:00

Hallo Sylvia, good to see you. Sorry you are feeling poorly, at least the doctor is doing all he can to help, hope it works.

To add a photo you need to go into your account, near the 'grey head' there should be the word 'change', you click on that and then on files. This will take you to your camera files, find the photo you want in your files and click on it. Don't worry if it doesn't seem to change immediately go back into the general board and it should have changed.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 12 May 2011 23:02

Sylvia, lovely to see you posting. Hope the nurses treatment sorts out your eating problems, I know what they do is not pleasant, but if it makes you feel a little better and not so sick it will be worth it.
Like you we have had thunder lightening and hail, but in between sunshine, still it was saying on the news today, there is a water shortage in the south east!!!!!


syljo Report 14 May 2011 21:01

............just dropped by to see you are all well. Good
Have a nice weekend
sylvia xxx

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 16 May 2011 10:26

Good morning to you all and hope everyone's keeping well.
Been a funny old past month for me but all seems a lot better now thank goodness. Still have the house up for sale but France is like UK , slow at the moment but we are quite happy to sit it out.
This has all changed on here, must have a play and get either a photo of me on or one of the dogs :)
Received three very different and brilliant ATCs from Isobel, Jo and Christine, many thanks. Might be a day or two late sending this months but should be with Isobel by end of week.
I am off for a long weekend at the Craft Barn in Lingfield the first weekend in June, lots of demo's, anyone from here going?
I am meeting up with the forum girls from cardmaking paradise and we always have lots of laughs and lead each other astray with big spend ups at the shop :)
xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 16 May 2011 12:13

There you are Jill, was wondering how the house plans were going. Good to see you on here anyway. enjoy your craft weekend.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 17 May 2011 11:47

Morning everyone, lovely to see you on here Jill and I will let Issy know you might be a little late, makes a change for it to be someone other than me!!

Had a card trauma at the weekend, on Sunday I had just finished making a 'never ending' card for my grandson, who is 9 today, had left it on the coffee table for the glue to dry. Later in the day my son came for a visit with his 1 year old daughter, she has just started to walk and she knocked the coffee table and spilt my cup of cold tea all over the card. It was not salvageable so had to start making a second one, I was not as happy with the second one just not quite the same. Made his birthday cake yesterday whilst I was looking after his 3yr old brother with lots of help from him, he really enjoys cooking and of course licking out the bowls but wanted to put sprinkles everywhere!

Enjoy your day everyone.

Jo xx

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 17 May 2011 14:00

I have just done a small version of the neverending card for a swap and not done a small version before, was so fiddly :)

Is there a special place to post thanks for ATCs?

xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 17 May 2011 14:20

I think if you post thanks on here Jill Jo will pass them on.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 17 May 2011 18:48

Jill I will post on FTF as Issy and Christine both go on there. As you say the small never ending cards are very fiddly, and take lots of work to complete them, but find both the large and small are very popular as people cannot think how you have done them, Not sure how someone who had never seen one would know how to turn it round to see all the different pieces though.


syljo Report 18 May 2011 20:03

Well here I am again and feeling all chuffed that I have managed to get a photo on line. I did have the wrong photo at first and had to change it quickly
We have been offered what they call a 3-room flat, ground floor with access to all medical facilities, chemist, doctor, etc.etc. We have to go and see the accommodation before we say yes or no. I have moved so many times in my life but now I am older it seems to be more difficult. We will have to get rid of a lot of our things. I am selling some things and giving away things to those I know who would like them. Johan is having a problem selling his tools - his pride and passion. Also all our dictionaries. I have been sorting out my cardmaking equipment and that is definitely going with me.
I have been making a lot of cards this week as I won't have much time when we are actually packing, altering curtains etc.
My photo at the heading of this thread was taken before I lost weight! Janet's partner took the photo when I was not aware of him doing it.
Jill, are you going back to the UK?
I now have the nurse coming in 3 times a week to give my bladder a rinse. The worst thing is having to stay at home and wait for her to come.
Have a nice evening.
Sylvia xxx ;-)

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 18 May 2011 20:23

Fabulous picture Sylvia you haven't changed at all on the photo from when we met, but I am sure you now look completely different with all the weight you have lost. Hope with the nurses coming in so often they sort out the infections you seem to have been plagued with over the last few months.
I am not sure how I would feel about moving house again hated it the last time and we now have lots more things we would need to sort out. Pleased to hear that you are taking all your crafting goodies with you, pity that Johan will need to sell all his precious tools I should imagine that it will be very hard for him.
Love Joxx