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syljo

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



syljo

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



Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 7 Nov 2011 21:35

Hi Sylvia sorry to hear about the theft of your purse, as you say it is such a lot of money to lose, but at least you and your credit cards are safe.

Quite chilly here again today, still no central heating, hopefully by the weekend cannot wait at least the sitting/dinning rooms are warm as we have log burners in both rooms. Jill hope the packing is going well not long now till you move.

Still only have 2 Christmas cards made, but have just finished another felt advent calendar now that is done will start on the cards - hopefully!!
Joxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 4 Dec 2011 22:01

Well here we are in December already where does the time go. Frosts and sunny days, just the type of weather I love. Still have a few Christmas cards to make, but should get them finished by middle of the week. Spent the weekend looking after 3 of the grandchildren and again next weekend, so must get my Christmas shopping organised.
Have nearly finished making a stocking for the newest granddaughter, but still have a couple of presents to make, 2 of the granddaughters want a padded board for their bedrooms to display things on. Why oh why do I leave things to the last minute!!

Joxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Dec 2011 21:56

Well ladies, are you all now ready for christmas? We were, until four days after I finished decorating the tree the lights decided to blow. I like white lights and the tree isn't that big so 20 is enough lights. of course, now we can't find a set of 20 white. Then, when we do we have to somehow get the old lights off and the new ones on without disturbing the decorations. Should be fun.

We went out for lunch today, met our friends in Ross on Wye for a carvery and to exchange presents. Had a nice meal, 3 courses, home made pate to start then roast beef and all the vegetables etc and the sticky toffee pudding. I shant be getting on the scales tomorrow. It was nice to meet up anyway and catch up with their news. Next Thursday we are out with golf friend for a Chinese and the following weekend we are down at our daughters.

syljo

syljo Report 18 Dec 2011 17:58

Hi all,
Yes, I'm still around, although very busy with Xmas and buying presents. Haven't finished all my cards yet, but most of the overseas are away so local ones don't take so long in the post.
Yesterday I made our Xmas cake and forgot it in the oven - result a fine burnt offering!
Decided to try again today at my Xmas cake. My garanddaughter phoned to say she was coming round. Well glad she did because my mixing machine has broken down and I don't have enough strength in my arms to make big cakes like the Xmas cake. Anyway I've taken it out of the oven and it looks lovely, thanks to Linda finishing it off for me. She also finished decorating the Xmas tree. What should I do wihout her?
Thinking of you all,
Love Sylvia xxx BG
:-)

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 22 Dec 2011 11:42

Morning Ladies, quite disappointed with the weather sun and rain not very 'Christmassy' difficult to get into the mood! Still making mince pies always helps and granddaughter coming to decorate the Christmas cake she made some time ago will help get into the spirit. Just wrapping up all the Christmas presents, that will take all day!

Ann you might be interested in this, I have several bug houses around the garden and I thought this would give the ladybirds etc. somewhere safe to winter. Only problem is that the woodpecker sees them as a meal on a plate and spends most of the day going from box to box eating everything it can find in them. Not sure now that they are such a good idea!

Happy Christmas
Love Joxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 22 Dec 2011 16:28

Sylvia, many thanks for your card. Glad you finally got your cake made.

Jo, interesting about the bugs, I suppose at least you get to see the woodpecker!!!

Had lots of birthday group cards, probably more than I sent, still have one from my group to come. I found most people posted fairly early this year which was good. I always keep a spread sheet list (3 A4 pages) of cards I have sent and cross them as I receive them back. That way I know who has not sent this year. I sent about 160 cards so have to keep track!!!
:-D

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 23 Dec 2011 22:05

Ann, I would imagine if you are missing a card from Sue that with her husband being so ill at the moment she will not be sending out any cards, but I could be mistaken.
Joxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Dec 2011 22:07

Oh that is OK Jo, I don't think I realised (or remembered?) that Sue's husband was ill. No of course i wouldn't expect her to send a card.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 24 Dec 2011 21:28

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2012.

Love & Hugs Joxx

HeatherinLeicestershire

HeatherinLeicestershire Report 28 Dec 2011 02:09

Just popping on to say Hi to everyone.Hope you've all had a good Christmas.

Happy New year to all xx

Heather :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 28 Dec 2011 08:49

Happy New Year Heather. Hope your Christmas was a good one.

syljo

syljo Report 5 Jan 2012 20:17

Hallo girls,
Well here we are again.What awful weather we are having. I am so glad that I chose to do my large shopping yesterday as today I might have got blown across the street with these high winds, not to mention the rain which would have given me a shower several times.
I managed to get a reasonably early start on making a large pan of pea soup - yes, the real thick pea soup made with split peas. I have frozen 5 portions in and we had pea soup for dinner today.
I am pleased with my new help. She has now been twice. I am thinking of asking whether or not I can have an extra 1/2 hour help per week. I have 4-1/2 hours per week, divided into 2-1/4 hours Tuesdays and 2-1/4 on Thursdays. They are cutting down on the health service things, so I'll be lucky if I get more help.
I don't like housework anyway and all that ironing! Johan has a long-sleeve shirt and T-sheet underneath every day, and then there are all those shirts to ironed.
I have not been writing so much lately as I have had my usual aches and pains. They have now fitted me with larger catheter, so hope this works.
My cardiologist is waiting to hear from me as to when I will say yes to my heart operation.
How are you Jill? I bet you are more settled than I am - and I moved in June last year! Johan and I went out yesterday and went to the sales to buy a curtain for between our bathroom and our bedroom. There was not very much choice but we did buy one.
Well Happy New Year everybody.
Sylvia xxx

I :-D

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 6 Jan 2012 17:48

Evening Ladies. Glad to see that you are keeping yourself nice and warm as the weather has been terrible, yesterday especially difficult even to driven in let alone walk. Still better today.

Like for you Sylvia they are cutting back on the help given here, I know my SIL bill has doubled since September for the help that she receives and they have also cut back the amount of help she gets!

I notice that the first two birthdays of the year are both special ones!!

Have a nice weekend everyone

Joxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2012 21:17

Apologies, I was so keen to get the early cards out that I didn't notice they were special birthdays.

Sylvia, what a good job you did your shopping before the bad weather.

Jo are we staying with the old thread? - Might as well mightn't we?

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 7 Jan 2012 12:03

If we go for a new thread, Sylvia will need to do it as otherwise she has difficulty getting on to it.. Like you I think we can stay with this one it is not too big and everyone that uses it has it bookmarked!
Joxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 8 Jan 2012 21:10

Not sure if Carole comes on here but

Happy Birthday Carole, sorry it is a little late, had visitors all day Hope your very special birthday has been lovely for you.
Love Joxxxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 11 Jan 2012 01:44

SYLVIA JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY.

Also Christine from Aus wishes you a very Happy Birthday. Hope your day is extra special, enjoy your very special day

Hugs Joxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 18 Jan 2012 12:09

I have heard from Sylvia, she is having difficulty getting onto the site again at the moment, hope she manages it soon.

Joxx