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Birthday Girls - 2011

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AnninGlos Report 24 Sep 2011 22:42

Hope you can get your laptop fixed Jo as you will miss it.


syljo Report 28 Sep 2011 21:09

help help help cannot get on this site

sylvia :-( :-(


syljo Report 28 Sep 2011 21:29

Hi all,
Well this worked and now I can access the site again.
I am going away on Monday for a mid-week holiday in Center Parcs in the south of the Netherlands. I do hope this beautiful weather continues. A real Indian summer it is.
A volunteer worker here has been helping Johan hang up some shelves. This morning Johan had to wake me up at 10.00 am. I have been feeling so tired, getting up at 4.00 am every day. I used to go to bed around 2.00 am and wake up at 4.00 so too little sleep.
Let's hope I'll pick up from here - and then I have had a B12 injection. I still keep dropping my tools when I am working, from a sewing needle to a pair of scissors.
but this is Carpale tunnel syndrome, which I have had for years.
I hope Johan keeps fit as I would like to pop into Germany from our holiday address.
Enjoy the sunshine, it will be Xmas soon
love Sylvia xxx
:-S :-S ;-)

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 30 Sep 2011 00:16

Glad to see you back in Sylvia. I am sure you will have a wonderful at Center Parcs especially if the weather stays like this.
Still waiting to get my laptop back wish they would hurry up!


AnninGlos Report 3 Oct 2011 08:17

Happy birthday to Lizz, if she doesn't read GR Jo please pass the message on.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 4 Oct 2011 20:57

Ann have posted your message for Lizz.


AnninGlos Report 4 Oct 2011 21:32

Thank you Jo.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 5 Oct 2011 14:15

Hi to you all, house sold and we have just spent time in the Island and have now bought a house!! We didnt think things would be moving but four weeks ago, a young couple came and made us an offer so its been a frantic few weeks.
We will be moving end of Dec/Jan so its all go as we have the main house plus the cottage to sort out and so much stuff to go as our gite is fitted with everything, bedding, plates, the lot.
Luckily new home is big so it will take all my furniture and I have also ear marked a room for crafting big enough if I carry on teaching.
I will be up to date with all card swaps plus Christmas but some for Dec and Jan will be sent early but will have to hold back on ATC swaps until Feb as really do not think I will have time.
I am keeping my classes going until the end of next month but have already started to pack my personal craft away, need a separate removals :-D
Hope everyone is keeping well

xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 5 Oct 2011 14:52

Congratulations on selling so quickly Jill. Is this a French or English couple buying? You are going to be busy now I can see so we shan't hear much from you until after you move. Are the lambs going with the house?

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 5 Oct 2011 20:19

Ann, a very young French couple buying which is unusual for this type and size of property, they are only 24.
All animals have been re homed apart from our very old cockerel, think he might have to meet his maker as don't want him going in someone's slow cooker.
We have found a lovely four bed bungalow with very large gardens in a very quiet spot on the edge of a small village. Its got lots of large rooms and is pristine but I will change kitchen even though its new as not to my taste. Has a pretty summer house and scope to add a sun room on plus anything else we might decide on.
Will be very different from here but this will be too big and too rural in another few years plus will be good to understand people
xx Jill


AnninGlos Report 5 Oct 2011 21:50

Sounds lovely Jill. Good luck with it all, keep us informed how things are progressing won't you?

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 5 Oct 2011 22:42

Congratulations on the house sale Jill fantastic news. You will be very busy for the next few months packing and then unpacking!! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
I will let Issy know about the ATC's

Just in case anyone is interested the theme for the next few months

October Carnival/circus
November Nursery Rhyme
December White on White
Just make 5 ATC's for the moment. The closing date for each month is now 30th.

Weather has been really horrible here today very windy and cold and this evening it is raining, now that is normal weather for October!!

Take care everyone


syljo Report 8 Oct 2011 20:46

Hi all,
First of all Jill, congratulations on the sale of your house etc.
We have just come back from a mid-week vakantie in the south of the Netherlands. The weather was not too bad, but not enough sun for me.
I had a nice group of district nurses looking after me every day.My daughter came to us with her partner last wednesday and he drove us to Venlo hospital where Johan's sister has spent the last few months. She will be 90 next year and was pleased to see us.
We have still not finished all the unpacking etc. here so hope that we now have the energy to go further.
Love and best wishes, Sylvia xxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 15 Oct 2011 12:14

Afternoon ladies, hope you are all keeping well. The weather here yesterday and today is beautiful a lovely autumn day clear blue sky, sunshine but a chill in the air just how I like it. Have the builders in at the moment re-plastering the dinning room, changing the fireplace to make it more open and putting in an oak lintel over the fire then installing a log burner on Wednesday when everything should be dry, what a mess I cannot believe where the dust has got there is a thick coat everywhere even the bathroom where the door was shut has a film on everything, off now to finish cleaning it all up. Really do need to get some more Christmas cards made, but with the builders all my crafting bits have been packed away till they have finished. Trying to get all my birthday cards till after Christmas made as well, have so many to do.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 24 Oct 2011 23:49

Well here we are on holiday in Cornwall, 2 lovely days and then today it has been torrential rain and strong winds all day still what can you expect for October. The grandchildren are having a great time and we have managed to get onto the beach every day so we have had great fun. Hope there is not too much rain tomorrow!


syljo Report 1 Nov 2011 21:10

So once again I'm able to access the site. I couldn't remember my pass number, stupid me.
It has been nice catching up reading all the letters up to now.
My daughter has been keeping me up to date from Thailand where she is at the moment for 3 weeks, but now no mails for a f ew days. She has hurt her ankle and there is a lot of flooding out there. I hope she writes soon.
Last weekend two of my son in laws changed our bedroom around so that it is a bit lighter and bigger. Johan helpt but is so slow compared with the boys.
Well must do some more catching up.
love to you all. syl xxx



syljo Report 1 Nov 2011 21:17

Hi all,
What an Inidian summer we are having, like this until Xmas and then warmer will suit me nicely!
I had to contact GR because I couldn't access my site - forgotten password, but now is ok.
Love and best wishes, syl xxx :-) ;-)


AnninGlos Report 1 Nov 2011 22:06

Hello Sylvia, glad you were able to get on. Poor Johan of course he is slow compared to the boys, they are a lot younger than him. It is nice to have mild weather so late, I think we may suffer for it later though.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 2 Nov 2011 00:36

Home from the holidays, we had a lovely time. Glad to be back, but my grandson was very sad to find his 3 year old hamster had died whilst we were away, so yesterday we had a burial ceremony for her, daughter had kept it in the freezer as he wanted to bury it himself. It was very sad, but I took him to get another one to cheer him up.

Lovely to see you back on here Sylvia and as you say lovely to have some mild weather, pity about all the rain though. Ann, I think we will pay for the nice autumn with a nasty winter again. Johan must have been worn out helping to move your bedroom round, he should have left it to the young ones and just supervised!
Take care



syljo Report 7 Nov 2011 20:38

Hi all,
Once again problems with the pc, but not mine but GRs this time, anyway now sorted out.
Everybody who sees our bedroom says what a difference it makes turning it round more light. I'm glad it is done. Just need to set up the dressing table and a few odds and ends - the wall looks bare so must have some pictures there.
I had my purse stolen with more than 300 Euros which is quite a lot of money. They left all my credit cards and a local drug store phoned me to say that they have found my purse. Johan went and picked it up but of course no money. I don't know how they managed to get hold of my purse. I was on my scootmobile and had it in a net shopping bag in frnt of me. I went to the police this moirning because I have tbeen trying to arrange things by internet and telephone but had to go peronally. No good, I cannot claim from the insurance people.
I found a Turkish man to put my flower bulbs in the ground. I love to see the bulbs coming out in the spring. I bought tulips, narcissus. and crocus.
I wish you all the best with your move Jill. I am still behind with everything since we moved, forgetting which day it is, thinking we have an upstairs, silly me again.
Just need more time to sort things out. Thank God that Johan is reasonably well at the moment as he is a great help. My sister in law has altered my big curtains for me and because she is a dressmaker doesn't take so long as it would me doing the job.
Love from us, syl xxx