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Dorothy

Dorothy Report 13 Apr 2007 20:13

hi well sylvia knocking over sweets turned out allright for you fred is right you should do it in a bank and see if you recieve any free samples, well the nasy white stuff returned this morning so the ski hill places are opening for one last week-end this si supposed to be the last of the stuff can't wait for the warmer weather and i promise not to moan when it hits the 90's . nothing else new have some great library books to read so off to make a coffee and relax with one of them bye for now dorothy

Brenda

Brenda Report 13 Apr 2007 23:15

Just another quick message,seems Fred and i put messages one at more or less te same time so i did not read his this morning. Still looking for the cardfor my neice,Have a nice weekend brenda

syljo

syljo Report 14 Apr 2007 17:05

Hi all, I stayed in today to do some jobs ready for going away on Monday. Going to miss you lot, but I'll be back on Friday. I read in the paper about an older lady on her scootmobile who had been drinking and knocked half the shop over by the sound of things. Well, I didn't do too bad then, just a few sweeties. I did run over a man's foot once and said I was sorry, but he said I didn't look sorry. I cannot help it if I always see the funny side of things, or can I? Have a nice Sunday. Sylvia xxx

John

John Report 15 Apr 2007 03:32

Hi all Autumn - showers and its getting a lot cooler which means Winter is not far away. Mt Taranaki (Egmont) has nice covering of snow and yesterday (Saturday) there was cold wind coming off the mountain. We have pulled a heater out ready for use when the weather gets ready cold. Bill, I think you will find its quite cold in Hamilton. Brenda - we have received a copy of the Praise Be recording and watched it and were surprised to see how often I was on screen, Gayle asked 'how much I paid the cameraman' ha ha. Gayle can be seen in some parts of the programme. Selected parts of that recording screened on TV here this morning along with scenes around the city. John

badger

badger Report 15 Apr 2007 10:09

Morning peoples,sorry i didn't get on here yesterday ,but by the time i had done my research in the morning ,and taken jordan to the island in the afternoon,by the time i got home it was time for a sit down in the garden with my shorts on and enjoy the sun . The coast was very foggy and we couldn't even see the causeway ,never mind the lighthouse the missus and bairn went down onto the rocks for a while while i stayed on the path where i sat on one of the many seats. It was quite funny watching the two of them dissapearing and appearing out of the fog like wraiths,lol.a bit spooky in a way ,and makes one think of all the smugling that used to go on around this coast in days gone by. We are off shortly for a B B q at my eldest sons ,and i expect we will mong out there most of the afternoon before we Take Jordan back home ,ready for school tomorrow. take care all and enjoy whats left of your day.Fred.

Sal in Sydney

Sal in Sydney Report 15 Apr 2007 10:09

Hello, only just seen this thread.... Well, been at the easter show here in sydney all day, cor blimey that is tiring! Weather was cooling down but now today flaming hot again, and tonight out of the blue came a huge storm so had to run and get my washing in real quick! Tomorrow, day off so will do absolutely nothing! lol Have a good one, Sal xx

Brenda

Brenda Report 16 Apr 2007 01:21

Hello All,sorry this is written so late,or is it so early,after a good few nights of sleeping well,its back to not getting off to sleep at all,and tossing and turning again,Had a read til my eyes were closing,got settled downto sleep and bang that little light was on in my head and I am wide awake. Nice to hear your tv debut went ok John,hope your friends and family enjoy it. welcome Sal,have seen you about the boards,Have been to Sidney twice had a great time each time,We would love to see you when ever you can call and read our messages and leave yours. fred what you doing sitting down doing nothing in that garden,LOL Might as well do some searching ,will email ypu Fred , take care Brenda

Kathleen

Kathleen Report 16 Apr 2007 11:28

Hello everyone, Brenda, you can almost hear that click as the light comes on in your head and once again you're wide awake - it's so frustrating as tired as you might feel the brain just keeps ticking away. Have not been too bad just lately but can never seem to manage more than 4 maybe 5 hours of sleep. Mind you it can be quite nice to see the sun rise when the day is all fresh and new, not so good though when you have to go to work. At least what I do can be done in my own time, don't have to stick to a timetable. Fred, want to ask you about those pesky rogue 'bluebells'. I have some come up in my front garden which I did not plant, think they might be the ones you mentioned a while back. They look different to the shorter ones I did plant in the back. These only seem to have flowers at the top of a long stalk - are they the ones that need to be pulled up? Those, a lot of wild violets and the usual daisies and dandelions are the only things growing in my front at the moment - though the rose I have been trying to get rid of is still fighting to survive. Trying to persuade someone to dig it up for me - it's way past it's best and needs to go. Sylvia, hope you enjoy your break - if you see this before you go, I'm probably too late now and you are on your way. Sal, I have found a number of relatives in Oz, some in Sydney unfortunately none seem inclined to stay in touch. They are cousins ranging from 2nd to 5th, the only one who has kept in touch (and I owe her an e-mail) is only related because my gt.aunt married her gt.grandfathers brother. Odd isn't it? Nice to see more people joining in. Bill, hope you get settled in Hamilton soon - been wondering how and where you were. Sorry my brain has hit a 'dead' spot and I can't remember any more names - except Jude and John. Hope you don't get too hard a winter John - and see you sometime soon Jude (even if I have to travel to Sarf Wales!!!) Have a nice day everyone, catch up with you all again soon. God bless Love Kathleen

Brenda

Brenda Report 16 Apr 2007 22:51

H iEveryone,managed to get to sleep about 3am but was up at 7 am for work at 9am -1pm.Busy day. Nice to see Kathleeen with us, Hope Sylvia has a good time ,she deserves it. Hi Jude where are you ,Hope Madac hasnt walked you away.? Fred no receipes from you for a while? See you all tomorrow brenda

badger

badger Report 17 Apr 2007 07:30

Morning all ,what a lovely morning up here where Fred is having an hour on the puter before going into the garden,for a while before it gets too warm. Going out with a fork to finish the patch out back that is going to be used for the sweetcorn,broad beans ,beetroot and carrot,and i have hidden the camera because i am off out with my shorts on [no photo's till i can say my legs are nice and brown]. One week today and Liz and i will be waking up in our caravan in Scotland [yipee] only for the short week but it's better than nothing and we can't stay any longer because the car will be going in shortly for it's first m.o.t,after which it's time to have it changed. It won't be all that long before the team arrive to fit the new combi,and valves either and we need to get squared away,but any nonsence about two hundred pounds to take the old one away and i will tell them to get stuffed,i will take it away myself if i have to,to the local council tip where it will cost me no more than the petrol i use to get there,tight scot that i am. The internet was down for two hours last night ,the first time it's happened to us in a couple of years,but Liz wasn't happy because she couldn't play her games ,ooooooh ,there was hell on ,she did her queen Victoria impression [i am not amused] lol I havn't done any recipies at the moment Brenda ,because we have been spoilt lately eating out a lot at the two sons,mostly chicken strips done in honey and corriander dip [home made] sausages done and covered in lemon and papreka sauce [heinz] ,that sort of thing ,done with a few buns,side salad ,and my usual rice salad that is so filling ,but fat free. The dish of the day was devilled kidneys and beef, salmon cut,done on top of the B b Q in a nice peppery sauce ,all braised toether til it was nice and tender,the beuty of going posh and using a gas B B Q so that you can keep complete control of the cooking. The birds are going daft here this morning ,i have about two dozen mixed dunnocks and spuggies fighting over the seed in the feeders ,a couple of thrushes eying each other up before commencing hostilities ,and my blackbird sitting there eying the both of them up .like an umpire hee hee,and i am going too spoil their fun very shortly by going out through the back door lol. Have a lovely day peeps ,and take care .Fred.

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 17 Apr 2007 13:52

goodmorning one and all brenda sorry to hear about the sleep problem it is not nice at all,oh my fred wonderful food stories and you are having great weather your garden sound wonderful, we have had rain for the last two days and snow again to-morrow they say but the temperatures are going up 4 degrees to-day but 17 on the week-end as I have said before we go from cold to heat so fast here. have been doing nothing but watching the news re the shootings in the states a terrible thing and of course the kate and wills breakup, how awful it must be to live one's life in the public eye awful pressure for young people. to-morrow is my daughter in laws birthday and I think we are all going out for dinner, then the youngest will be 8 on saturday so another family dinner his party with his friends will be held later as his daddy is going to san francisco on sunday morning on business. well off to wrap lindy's birthday gifts bye for now dorothy

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 17 Apr 2007 13:53

goodmorning one and all brenda sorry to hear about the sleep problem it is not nice at all,oh my fred wonderful food stories and you are having great weather your garden sound wonderful, we have had rain for the last two days and snow again to-morrow they say but the temperatures are going up 4 degrees to-day but 17 on the week-end as I have said before we go from cold to heat so fast here. have been doing nothing but watching the news re the shootings in the states a terrible thing and of course the kate and wills breakup, how awful it must be to live one's life in the public eye awful pressure for young people. to-morrow is my daughter in laws birthday and I think we are all going out for dinner, then the youngest will be 8 on saturday so another family dinner his party with his friends will be held later as his daddy is going to san francisco on sunday morning on business. well off to wrap lindy's birthday gifts bye for now dorothy

Brenda

Brenda Report 17 Apr 2007 21:55

hello everyone,busy as usual Fred,wish i had been at home oday ,its been really lovelly outside. Hope its just a nice when I am on my days off on thursday and friday.Mind you we have been told it will SNOW,but we shall see, Have a nice family dinner Dorothy,we hardly ever get family get togethers ,unless its for something really special these days. was hopeing to go to Bury on Thursday ,i need some linen /cotton pants for the night time,can not get into the ones i have and so i need at least one pair.However John has a dental appointment and might need a tooth extracted so I might not be able to get there.So might have to dash there and back on Friday as i have an hair appointment at 1pm,my friends and I are out for our friends birthday.and i need it cutting for my holiday. Would also like to look for some plants for the hanging baskets,asJohn said e can do with some !! See you all either tomorrow or Thursday as I am on 12.30 -pmtomorrow. take care brenda

Brenda

Brenda Report 18 Apr 2007 11:36

have been so busy this morning but do not seem to have achived anything ,if you know what i mean ,have to get raedy now on work at 12.30 -8pm,see you tomorrow ,have a nice day. brenda

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 18 Apr 2007 23:24

hello well I have had a very exciting day but first our family dinner has been moved to saturday as lindy had a lecture this evening at the university, so we celebrate both her birthday and Ian's on saturday, but when my son phoned re the change in plans he also told me that we were via phone and his computor booking my trip home in august, it is an early mother's day(may 10th) and 65 th birthday gift (may 24)th. so I am leaving here on the 9th of august arriving in manchester the 10th and staying till the 12th of sept, I am so thrilled it is a lovely gift from the family he was able to use his airmiles for most of it, as I have mentioned he travels a lot so does accumalate many he said he had about 240,000 left he wants to take the five of them to disney world one of these days I think. so of course I was on the phone to anne in bury to give her the news, so she is very excited as well we will have a great visit. so that is it for me take care bye dorothy

badger

badger Report 19 Apr 2007 09:24

Good morning all,from a sunny but cold Newcastle ,and i must say ,cor ,what a ruddy shock,me going to Scotland next week and snow expected by the weekend brrrrrrr. I think i will needto take the survival tent for the fishing ,gone are the days when i used to stand on the beach at the longsands in tynemouth at two in the morning on a cold February day,even King Edwards bay with the protection of the cliffs against the worst of the winds would be too much for me now [sniffle] 'ere ,this getting old isn't all it's cracked up to be,lol. Hope you enjoy your trip Dorothy,sounds really great to me ,and it will be nice for you to see rellies again. .Can't stay this morning peeps ,i have so much to do round the house and outside ,and on top of it i have a paf file to send out to my uncle down south in Tewksbury where he has a shop[or did] he may have retired by now seeing as he must be well into his seventies ,but he is a tough old bird and may still be going strong . See you all anon .Fred.

Brenda

Brenda Report 20 Apr 2007 00:26

Hello everyone,didn't get on here till 11pm as i have been doing other things in the house and talking on the phone for far too long!!. Fred,still busy as usual.it has been cold but sunny here ,there was a bit of a wind this morning which made it feel even colder ,bur warmed up when the wind died down.Hope its ok tomorrow, Dorothy,no wonder you are so happy,i will mark my calendar and then we can sort out meeting each other.There is also the Manchester meet in August, think its the bank holiday weekend ,if it is i might not be able to get there as its my saturday to work.Hope you enjoy your family meal even more now, see you all tomorrow brenda

badger

badger Report 20 Apr 2007 10:14

Good mornig all you happy campers [or not ] but don't dismay ,the weekend is here again and most of you can chill out somewhat and enjoy what the weekend brings ,apart from the weather that is lol. I can't do anything outside today as it's been drizzling all night and is still doing the same at the minute,not that i am complaining mind because it was getting very dry out and this little lot will fill my butts up and refresh the gardens and lawns. I do hate days like this though because all i have to keep me going is the greenhouse to water ,and the housework to do [hee hee,i can hear the groans and grunts from here]. Can't stay i'm afraid ,i am having problems with msn again,and have to use internet explorer instead,i can't forward any email on msn but have no problem on internet explorer. Been in touch with microsoft which say the problem is my puter ,so i say to them ,if it's my puter that's the problem ,how is internet explore r working fine ,it has to be msn yes? the resonse ,silence hee hee,but i will keep on their backs over this one ,i aint paying for a premium service for this sort of garbage . See you later peeps [i hope lol] Fred. .

syljo

syljo Report 20 Apr 2007 21:16

Cooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, yes it's me, come back to join you all again. Johan and I have had a lovely mid-week break with fantastic weather, not a drop of rain in sight. We had a 3-bedroom bungalow in Landau Parks in the Eifel in Germany, a hilly region. All round the bungalow were wild violets and celadines etc. growing, and it was so quiet. It was nice having a big bungalow as I need the space. We made trips out to surrounding villages, enjoying just the simple life. This morning we visited Johan's sister and had coffee with her and her husband. She had a stroke some years ago and doesn't get out any more and hasn't many visitors. We usually visit her when we are going or returning to Germany as we more or less go past her house. The farmers here in the Netherlands are having to spray their crops with water as we have had no rain since 22nd March. Well must look at my e-mails now. Sylvia xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 21 Apr 2007 03:01

No sleep again,but just a nudge for now. Be back tomorrow,brenda