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Unknown Report 18 Mar 2007 11:36

Morning all :o))) Wonder how Sylvia is doing today - be good to see her back on here:o)) Not been on this thread in ages, l tend to get carried away with the other threads, which is a shame cause it means l wast alot of time also:o((( Madoc is a treasure - he's been so much better since our trip away. The trainer will be here tomorrow afternoon - we are meeting a young chap who OH often see's whilst out on his walks - well recently Madoc has gone for him and grabbed his trousers - gawd knows why - soooooooo we are going to try and meet up with him (is'nt he kind to help out) and see what reaction we get. Its only when Madoc is on the bloomin lead. He's such a softie other wise - but as l have always said you can never trust any dog 100% - fingers crossed for us ALL Fat Cat is lording it l can tell you - he's permenantly on our bed at night now, how he has'nt been tossed off l'll never know !! lol He's back to his normal good health apart from being extra fussy with food. He needs his teeth cleaned which will be done asap - but the vets wanted him to have time to get over the last session!! By mistake the other week OH bought Whiskers instead of Felix, well he loved the w's at first but now grrrrrrr - he even turned his nose up at fresh cooked chicken yesterday, yet this morning he woofed the chicken back and his yogart - he'll eat the dried stuff, even with sore gums. Ok thats for now, must go and get on. Had three gorgeous cards this morning to open - one each from kids and the other to Grandma,happy mothers day from baby Eva aged 4 mths:o)))))))) mwahhhhh Take care all jude sarf wales :o) xx


Brenda Report 18 Mar 2007 12:26

Morning people,Its been hailing ,raining and what ever else maeks horrible weather today,as well as really high winds.Went out the cematery earlier as i didn't go yesterday.probably due to the bad weather it was almost empty of visitors.So had nptrouble parking and driving out,(they have such narrow roads and muddy edgings is terrible when its busy). David is cooking Sunday lunch and has already mad me a really nice full English breakfast Hope the training gos ok Jude,Madoc really is settling with you ow.isn't he ? fred,hope that engine fits ok after your trip,We do need nice windy day to dry washing you know,but it is a bit to strong here,would end up like Mary Poppins I think we I tried it today. Speak to you all either later or tomorrow. Take care,brenda


syljo Report 18 Mar 2007 20:26

NEWS, NEWS, NEWS. YES, I AM BACK AND TO PROVE IT I AM HERE. I was discharged from the hospital on Friday 16th March, just a week after my operation. Mind you I cannot do very much at the moment. I have a nurse who comes in in the morning to wash and dress me and does my wounds and still have my help in the house once a week. We are coping. It was our wedding anniversary yesterday but we kept it low profile. Johan will be 81 on Thursday and here again we will keep it low profile. My operation was a success as they managed to do keyhole surgery, doing away with having to have a large wound to heal.My stomach is rather swollen from all the work they have been doing on my intestines. Yesterday I had very bad diarrehea (spelling?) but was told not to take anything as this is a natural process getting the bowels to work again. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital to let them see the wounds and tomorrow afternoon my own doctor is coming to see me. She phoned several times whilst I was in hospital. I would like to thank all those who sent me cards, e-mails etc.etc. I really do appreciate this. Well, this is all for now, see you tomorrow. Sylvia xxx


Unknown Report 18 Mar 2007 20:47

Hello Sylvia - you have made my day, so pleased to see your name - welcome back. Now just take things very easy please. Oh and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Johan and a very SPECIAL HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both - fancy keeping that quiet. Loads of love take care;o) jude sarf wales :o) xxxx


badger Report 19 Mar 2007 10:05

Good morning everyone ,and to Sylvia ,a belated Anniversary wish ,it is nice to know you were home for that ,and that you and Johan got to spend it together. Hi Jude ,glad to hear that fat cat is feeling so much better now,he sounds as though madoc is going to get smacked again any time now lol,THEN,things will be back to normal. We will be going out to the shops shortly before the snow hits,we need to do it now because the wind is still pretty high and we may well get snowed in ,the first time this has happened since we moved here. Liz is about to get in touch with the heating firm ,to get a date for them to come out,but i do hope it will be fixed this wek seeing as Sean is due home for the week this coming weekend ,and for someone to come home from a lovely warm country to snow with little heating won't be very nice for him. Liz sort of took overt the puter yesterday so iv'e had to lay down a few ground rules lol.the puter is mine from getting up till three in the afternoon and then it is her's[no discussion] ,and i'm afraid if this dosn't go down too well ,she will have to buy her own heeeh. I have to be off to the shops now ,but hope to be back pretty shortly.See you all later.Fred.


Brenda Report 19 Mar 2007 15:11

HI Sylvia,so good to see you back ,Anniversary conratulations ,even if belated and Happy Birthday to Johanne on Thursday.glad you are feeling ok and the worstis hopefully over, Fred Wehad to get some ground rules for my son and me work most of the time but not always.Was looking at my sisters lap top yesterday Veeerrry Nice as well,could be pesuded to have one at a pinch.!! Jude glad all your animals are ok how did the training go or is it still to happen with the man Madac wen for??apologies for bad memory. Have to get off to work now see you all soon Brenda


Unknown Report 19 Mar 2007 15:53

Madoc, Vic and trainer are out now - they should have met the man about 5 mins ago - gawd fingers crossed!!!!!!


Unknown Report 19 Mar 2007 17:21

Hi there - the trainer left about half hr ago - All went very well. Madoc did'nt go for the chap (fortunately) but was interested and barked/pulled abit - and responded to the training - can't remember what they did now. She talked with us for ages and went through loads of other things, she's very good and thorough and knows we have been very lax recently - so we must work harder for Madoc's sake. Spoiling him and giving him un earned treats (at the moment) won't help him. Still love him and make a fuss etc - but we were gradually letting him upstairs for a while and he knows our weaknesses - he's too bloomin clever. He's out again now for his normal walk - and can't have his tea till we've had ours:o(( jude sarf wales :o)0 xx


John Report 19 Mar 2007 23:02

Hi everyone It certainly has been awhile since I been on GR and lots have happened as I can see V2 (so version V1 got overloaded). Gayle and I are keeping well and have been busy rehearsing for 'Praise Be' the New Zealand version of 'Songs of Praise' which is being recorded for TV this Wednesday. There are several choirs involved along with ecumenical congregation with some 20 songs not all will screen at once - one programme will dwell on the city with additional items appearing at different times in future - so we will be seeing ourselves on TV for sometime to come. Craig says he will be coming to us for Easter, he has had Bells Palsy recently and is waiting to have a wisdom tooth extracted apparently the tooth is lying sideways and causing problems. Last few weeks New Plymouth has seen several special weekends - the Americaras which was a car weekend of the big American cars, V8 I think. This weekend just gone the WOMAD festival was at the Bowl of Brooklands, the outdoor ampitheatre. People either stayed in motels, campervans and tents at the racecourse which is down the road from our home. The racecourse looked a bit like a refugee camp. The weather was atrocious - heavy rain, but those who went enjoyed themselves. Turning up on our local soap Shortland Street is Adam Ricketts who was on Coronation Street he's playing a character full of mystery. John in NZ


Brenda Report 20 Mar 2007 07:00

woke up early so came on here for a while,took me ages to find us,John ,you have been busy,I don't expext we will get to see your choir,but I hope you enjoy it.Don't see shortland street these days unless its on during the day or even night.. We have had snow the last few days ,not sticking but it has gone really cold again. So leased the trainging is going well Jude,keep it up. Need to have shower and dressed and get my porridge .Brenda


Brenda Report 20 Mar 2007 09:51

Just on tea break at work,Thought I would give us a boost. Have a nice day .Brenda


Dorothy Report 20 Mar 2007 19:46

hello everyone I am back in barrie after spending a few days in brampton tohelp out my friend as they buried her daughters father in law, big funeral and about 150 turned up to drink his passing I guess you would say he had made arragements before he died with his local for the drinks to be on him. so I have been catching up with everyone's news, very glad to hear that sylvia is home and feeling better belated anniversary wishes to the both of them. madoc's training sounds like fun, and fred of course writes so well that I feel that I am in his back garden with the wind and snow, hope that it improves soon for you. the sun is shining here but still cols so the snow is hanging around. hope you had a good time in bury on the week-end brenda if you did get there just finished talking to anne in bury she was on her way to her ladies club and i hope that all the mom's had a great day on mothering sunday, mothers day is may 10th over here so bye for now dorothy


Brenda Report 21 Mar 2007 00:15

Hi all ,have been doing somemore research and was just going off when i popped on here,glad you had a good visit dorothy ,even if it was a sad reason.didn't get to Bury various reason,but hope to get there Friday,and if not friday ,definatley the week after. Nite all Brenda


Brenda Report 21 Mar 2007 23:20

Sorry I am late ,but the mouse is playing up again,will have to get my son to sort it out properly or take it back.Doing emials and checking hotmatches took ages. Have a large hole right outside my front gate ,gasboard doing work in the street ,have to park on opposite side of road and on Friday will not have any gas all day.!! Brenda


badger Report 22 Mar 2007 09:16

Morning all ,from newcastle where it's a bit warmer this morning and all the snow has gone ,yippee. the missis,the eldest son ,and i were up at Cramlington yesterday where we had a look round a local open air market and boot sale. We were meant to go i think because the first thing i saw at a tool stall was a large felling axe,and the tree stump in the garden sprang to mind. At £8 i wasn't going to turn it down and as the son went to put it in the car he said ,i will come down tonight dad and cut it out for you. True to his word he arrived at five thirty ,and an hour later we carried the truunk between us and laid it on the concrete over by the water butts. To get it out in one piece he cut through all the root well below soil levelso that when i put the soil back i will have a flat space to put the tattie barrel for this years crop. Christmas this year i will have a full barrel of lovely ,fat ,juicy tatties ,instead of a ring around the edge of the barrel because of the trunk,i reckon to see about sixty pounds of tatties this year,and thats without the others in the little bags which grow on top of the soil ,in little rows. The missus is now getting started in the greenhouse,getting a load of the seeds in ,so our garden and it's crops and flowers are well under way I fired up the secondary electric heaters last night ,and by eight oclock we were lovely and cosy ,so apart from the lack of a hot bath we are okay until the firm who are going to look at our boiler to see if it needs replacing ,or repairing come out to have a look at it. Seems to be a lot of birds here this morning ,my wren has been back ,along with a couple of thrushes both fighting over the bread of which there is a ton of it thrown over the patio. The blackbird is sitting looking at them as though to say,cor ,you two must be mad ,there is plenty to go round lol. I also bought a load of mixed seed and peanuts yesterday ,cause the poor little beggars are so busy in this cold weather ,feeding chicks and trying to keep up their energy at the same time,i don't wonder they only live a couple of years ,the poor little perishers wear themselves out in no time.. Off to have a look around the boards now ,take care all.Fred.


Brenda Report 22 Mar 2007 13:21

Hi Everyone,just a few lines at the moment as i am working later,and have been busy ironing and have had a few phone calls as well,keeping me away from the pc. Fred you are a busy bee as well as the missus!!! John has gone down with a stinking cold and cougth hope i don't get it from him.Mind you he was out earlier cleaning the drains,and that made him sweat even more,Off tomorrow so will be back then after I have made some copies of a few pictures my sister emailed me. Brenda


Brenda Report 23 Mar 2007 18:52

Well its me again,hope everyone is happy and healthy in whatever they are doing,managed to get to Bury today but it was windy and very cold so we did not go on the market. we had a lovely lunch at the supermarket e went in for a late breakfast it was 11.55am and ended up with a hot steak sandwich it was really nice The gas men are still in the sreet and it was like a bomb had gone off when we got back from shopping.they had dug so many holes!!!!. Hope Sylvia is getting stronger and will be back soon. How's Madoc and fat Cat Jude,hope the training is going well. Fred I can tatse those new tattaies at christmas !!! Dorothy hope you are not snowbound again Have some searching to do so will be hoping to knock a few holes in the brick walls as they say. Might not be on tomorrow as I am working and unless we have a few quiete minutes I will not have tine to come on,going out tomorrow night as its my birthday,so of for a nice meal I hope. Brenda


syljo Report 23 Mar 2007 20:34

Hi all, Well I have been sleeping all afternoon so that I could come on here tonight. Yesterday I had a day off - it was Johan's 82nd birthday. I had been telling everybody he was 81, another silly mistake of mine! My doctor came to see me today and said how well I looked. She couldn't believe I had gone through such a big operation and let out of hospital after only a week. Mind you I don't do much in the house at all. My daughter came and did a lot of extra shopping for me yesterday. The weather is improving and it looks as though we are going to have a lot of sun next week, hurrah! See you tomorow. Sylvia xxx


Dorothy Report 23 Mar 2007 22:31

hello everyone good to see that sylvia is feeling better and back on the site, no brenda we are not snowed in in fact to-day the sun shone all day it was rainy yesterday but I had all the windows open for a while to-day. fred your gardening sounds great and what lovely spuds you will have at xmas. I was given the name of a lady in the building who is highly recommended who would be willing to pop in twice a day to look after my cats while I am in england, I did not want to put them in a cattery for a month plus they are very expensive so between this lady and my son they should be very spoiled , I have seen this lady around the building and she puts on craft shows now and then so we had a good chat to-day, we are in for a few days of nice weather but they are predicting a snow storm for easter so I hope they are wrong enough is enough, bye for now dorothy


badger Report 24 Mar 2007 10:49

Morning all,from up north where the sun is TRYING to get through the clouds.Hi to Dorothy and Sylvia[waves to both].Nice to hear that your cats are going to be spoilt rotten while you are away lol.but they will still be all over you the minute you get home i expect.Nice to hear that you are getting along so well Sylvia,keep having those long sleeps of yours for a few weeks yet ,it's just what your body needs to get over the operation and get you back to normal,plenty of time to go gavivanting afterwards hee hee.,We are going to be a little busy today seeing as Sean arrives late this evening for his weeeks leave. The fella did arrive yesterdayto look at the boiler ,and promptly took his cap off when he saw the age of it[no,not me you cheeky beggars,the boiler] anyway he has pronounced it deceased and they come to fit a new one in a few weeks,which will be better for us anyway because it will be warm enough to open all the doors and windows while they get on with it ,and we will not have nearly as much dust around. They are going to fit new valves on all the radiators at the same time.the old ones could leak it seems because the new system works under pressure and will show up any faults ,but he says the radiators we have are in good condition and should be okay. The birds out back are back to fighting over the dead grass leaves and stems that i left for them to use for nest building ,and with that and the fighting over food ,and territory it would seem that spring is here at last.i only wish the weather was a little better to go with it ,but hey ho,we takes what comes i suppose. I still never got to the civic centre Brenda for those dates and certificates ,so you are still well ahead of me,and by the way,thanks for sorting out where Richard seemed to come from for me,you were right ,and i have found a whole new side to the family i never knew was there.and am looking for Edwins and Richards birth certificates to find their parentage. Have to go peoplle ,Liz is getting impatient to get a little shopping in,the likes of Bagles for Sean,and his philly cheese,he is so easy foof wise so it's a pleasure to get them for him. See you all later.have a great weekend.Fred.