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Dorothy

Dorothy Report 23 Jan 2007 23:49

hi brenda glad you got your holiday booked it sounds great you should come back all tanned for the wedding, jude yes I do live in canada in barrie ontario about a 2hr drive from the usa border, though I don't go over much as I am not a fan of mr bush. but many parts of the states are lovely once drove from here to los vegas that was a fun trip and then came back a different route so saw a lot of different states. you should have a great time. well it is time to get ready for the tennis it comes on at 10pm till 2am my not last till 2am but will try bye for now dorothy

Unknown

Unknown Report 23 Jan 2007 21:36

Hiya - l've just taken a peak back here before doing some emails. Dorothy l don't know why but l thought you lived in Canada - ooo er, to think l will be that near to you. We're only there for 2 days,then onto Denver for 2 days, then onto California for 2 and half weeks. This is a trip of a life time for us and very special - we are meeting a cousin in NY that l have never met before,only in cyber space emails - and my half brother & sister whom l have'nt seen in 30yrs, then Vics family - most of them have been over here during the last 4yrs. As you can see we won't have a great deal of time to do much - what a shame:o( The dog is going to a dog sitter - he goes there if we go away, he loves it,get 2 walks a day and plays with their dog. They are an elderly couple who do this because they love dogs and it gives them abit of pocket money. I'm afraid most of the training Madoc's had recently will go down the pan whilst with them, its not fair to expect them to do all what we do. Fat cat will be looked after by a couple of neighbours, plus our son is staying here at various times. He and his wife like bringing friends here to enjoy the fresh air, the scenery and the gorgeous town we live near - so the house will never be empty and Fat cat will be content. Enjoy the tennis - Vic loves it :o) Sylvia - do hope you get the cover sorted, slap your daughters wrists!! lol. Do you still make cards?? you'll have to remind me of how l can see them. Do you have one of the medicine boxes with all the compartments for the week.l think you can get 7days worth of tablets in - l would think they are very useful. How is your granddaughter does she still come and do some jobs for you?? and the little lady upstairs, how is she?? We had a frost this morning, really crunchy to walk on, which was great as Madoc did'nt need a quick hose down when we got home. Okay l'm off now to check out my emails. Keep smiling:o)) jude sarf wales :o) xx

syljo

syljo Report 23 Jan 2007 20:08

Hi, I thought I'd better show my face. The truth is I've been enjoying all your tales that I don't get round myself to saying anything. Not that I have anything nearly so funny as Jude's 'dog and cat tales'. I'm afraid my life at the moment is one round of doctors visits and taking pills. When I go to bed I say to myself 'now, did I take that little pink pill at 11.00' and 'Oh I shouldn't have eaten before that green pill'. Not nice reading but that is just how my life is at the moment. I bought a nice cover for myself on the scootmobile on the internet. It has a red furry inside and waterproof on the outside. However, it is a bit too small. The woman from whom I bought it makes them herself so is going to make a larger one for me. Must have room to get in and out easily. Anyway we gave this cover to our daughter more than two weeks ago to bring to this woman and have now found out that she is sitting on it at home. We had an e-mail from the woman to say if we don't take it back soon then we won't be able to take it back at all. We have been looking at the weather forecast as there is snow forecast. We are hoping to go on Thursday. It is a good two hour's drive away. I am not looking forward to it at all. We have first of all to pick up this cover at our daughters then take it to the woman who makes them. I cannot understand my daughter as she is free from work all this week. I thought she had delivered the cover long ago. Have a nice evening, until tomorrow. Sylvia xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 23 Jan 2007 19:44

Evening all,just time for a quick message as I have been held up with phone calls,managed to book a holiday ,we go toTenerife at the end of April and come back a week later ,the day before my neices wedding,so it should all g very well as its a bank holiday that weekend as well Want to watch the 'You don't know you have been born' programme at nine.Enjoye the first few ,so hope these a re as good. Jude .no wonder you are getting exicited about your holidays .my sister went to NY some years ago for their 25th anniversary and ended up buying a full winter outfit while she was there,,don't know why she didnot realise the weather would be cold in February over there Dorothy it was very frosty here this morning but didnot have to shovel snow.!! But its on its way or so they say. Off work tomorrow but out to lunch with my friends mum and dad,my friend is in OZ,Victoria and they are visitng her next week for a month or so,and .we go to see them before they go. See you then,Brenda

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 23 Jan 2007 19:39

hi everyone just a quick word i was up till 2am watching the tennis and to-night it will be the same it does not start till 10pm here, to-day the sun is shining but it is cold, but starting thursday we are going into a deep freeze-23 with a high in the day of -15 and I am on swimming duty thursday evening with the children unless the son and heir decides it is to cold for me to go out he sometimes says mother stay in to-day , I do find it hard to breath in the really cold weather a slight complication from the heart attack I had a few years ago, jude you should have a good time in new york perhaps it will have warmed up by the time you get there, new york is about a 5hr drive from my place would you like to pop in for a coffee, who is looking after your dog and cat for you, must go bye for now dorothy

Unknown

Unknown Report 23 Jan 2007 17:09

Hi everyone o|:o) Oh my goodness is'nt it cold - brrrrrrrrrrrr - in a few weeks time we will be in New York!!!!! where it is much colder - l've actually bought a hat today, hate them but l know l'll need it. Then we're in Denver where it could be even colder!!!! but how exciting all the same:o)))))) Dorothy - good for you re the gym, sounds like you're doing better than us - l tend to be a abit of a wimp!!! Fred - hope the roof is sorted now. How is your d.i.l. ?? that son of yours, whats he like?? Training day today - which went very well. Oooooo that Madoc is so quick! We did re-call today. l tried it as soon as we got home and it almost worked!! He has a habit of charging down the bottom of the garden and eating the birds food that they have spilt onto the ground - usually when l call him he completely ignores me, but today he responded much quicker - we're definately getting there. The other day when he barked at that dog - he did'nt just bark at him he went in as if to fight all guns blarin, little tike, but he came after a couple of calls. Oh gawd this morning we met the one person (apart from the postie!!) Madoc does not like. This has come about because the man often looks after his sons dog and its usually in the back garden when Vic and Madoc walk past. Well the 2 dogs have a none friendly relationship so when ever he sees the man he smells and senses the dog - this morning though the man was 50yds away and Madoc knew him. The poor man had to walk out in the road - we used the water pistol which helped, but how worrying for that poor man!! In that kind of situation l really don't know if Madoc would bite or not. Fat cat's turn now:- Poor old Fat cat (Jimmy really), some nights he sleeps on the end of our bed, as he did last night - well l decided to stretch me legs out and heard a thump on the floor!!! oh bless him l had kicked him off along with his blanket - could'nt see his face,bet it was a picture!!! l got out and lifted him back on and then got a clout from him:o))))))))) he's fine! He loves a game, anything that dangles he'll grab it, which might include Madoc's tail!!:o) Ok its time to start the tea, before 'Neighbours' and be ready to watch 'Master Chef' Take care everyone. jude sarf wales :o) xx

Brenda

Brenda Report 23 Jan 2007 16:43

will catch up later ,just a nudge.

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 22 Jan 2007 15:18

goodmorning one and all it is 10am over here first good one you fred for giving the son a talking to a good daughter in law is hard to find some times, I must say I have a wonderful one I think the world of her my son is very lucky to have her I hope that your daughter in laws foot mends soon. brenda glad it was the stage show it is wonderful yes we were dancing in our seats as well the only other time I have danced like that was at a neil diamond concert not that many years ago he does a good show. jude I am enjoying reading your messages especially about your dog my cats are not that amusing but i love them anyway. you ask about the gym this is my third month the gym is for ladies it is called curves, I go three times a week weather permitting you do about half an hour on the circuit. at first it took me 45 minutes to get around twice now it is only 30. you get weighed and measured once a month my date for that is the 27th of a month. 8 inches gone but no weight loss as yet not sure why but the clothes fir better. shall be going out there shortly it did snow in the night but it does not look like too much have to be back to watch the tennis, I see that murray lost to nadal they will show the match this pm I looked up the results on the computor cheating I know but I was so hoping the youg lad would beat nadal that is it for me hope the weather is kinder to you all bye for now dorothy

Mavis

Mavis Report 22 Jan 2007 10:37

Hi everyone. Just nudging again to let you know I am still around. Have been sooooo busy and just haven't had time on the Computer. All for now again. Mavis NZ

Mavis

Mavis Report 22 Jan 2007 10:37

Hi everyone. Just nudging again to let you know I am still around. Have been sooooo busy and just haven't had time on the Computer. All for now again. Mavis NZ

badger

badger Report 22 Jan 2007 09:30

Gooooood morning all,hey ,we don't know oursefves here on Tyneside this morning ,not too cold ,sunny ,and,not a trace of wind [wahey]. I'm glad in a way too because the assessors arrive this morning [i hope] to inspect the roof ,re ,repairs,after the roof got a bit of a howking [northern idiom] for getting seven shades of s*** knocked out of it lol. The daughter in laws foot is a lovely shade of pink now after they put a plaster on it yesterday after she broke it after it turns out my daft son stuck out his foot in fun as she walked past him a few days ago. What i said to him is unrepeatable and left him cringing in the corner ,big as he is [so i havn't lost the knack ]and it shows in the extra respect the older grandchildren showed me afterwards,i don't somehow think they will ever try to push me in the future.even poor Mia hid in the corner for an hour ,then sidled onto my lap and kept trying to lick my face as though to say,you ain't mad at me are yer, lol. But i ask you ,how daft can you get,i have my daft minutes often but have never tried to do daft things like that ,even in fun,but having said that ,my son showed a lot of attention to his wife all yesterday afternoon ,so pehaps the ear bashing i gave him was worth it.i hope so cause i couldnt have a nicer daughter in law ,and she has my respect for the way she runs the family. Poor little Madoc ,he is getting wrong again,he wouldn't be a dog if he didnt bark at other dogs as they go past lol,the time to worry Jude is if you have the lead wrapped round your wrist,can't let go ,get dragged through the hedge after him and come out the other side looking like aunt sally off werzel gummage, lol. I reckon you are def getting there with him anyway,and it would be a good idea for the xray,there may be a hairline crack in the bone there that wants treatedand besides ,as you sy ,they could do his ear poor fella,it must drive him up the wall,it's not nice to have an itch you can't scratch,you know the sort,the kind you get in a cinema and can't have a go at it till the lights go down unless everyone stares at you hee hee,much worse for Madoc seeing as he can't get his paw into his ear for a bit of relief. Hope everone is fit ,well and rarin' to go this nice [nearly spring] morning,have a nice day all ,see ya later,Fred.

Unknown

Unknown Report 21 Jan 2007 23:16

Hiya Just a quickie:o) Walked with Vic and Madoc again this morning - oooo l am getting good:o) Good grief Dorothy - well done you re the car and the gym. How long are you at the gym for.l've just started back and this time Vic joins us, we do about an hour,gawd thats more than enough for me - don't think l would have dug the car out and gone to the gym. Brenda - the show sounds great,l've heard loads of people say how good it is, pleased you enjoyed it:o) Madoc's legs are better today, the anti-inflamatories are working. Vic thinks he won't need an xray because he's not limping now but l'd rather he did have one - this is from a fall 2-3 months ago, so it must be bothering him, plus whilst he's under the anesthetic he can have the ear sorted - bless him. Oh yeh he went for a dog on the morning walk - no damage done fortunately,he's not a fighter,but goodness knows what got into him. He spied the other dog through the bushes and wooosh he was gone. He makes alot of noise when he's on a lead and see's other dogs, sounds horrific:o( Hope everyone is well - take care:o) jude sarf wales :o) xx

Brenda

Brenda Report 21 Jan 2007 17:57

Afternoon all,from a really wind nd hailstone battered,rain swept miserable manchester. Fred I must admit for a tiny second on getting up and peeping through the curtains I had the same idea as the Mrs.Soon changed my mind when I realised HOW windy and cold it was. Dorothy and Jude,it was the stage version of Mama Mia and was fantastic,we did a have a bop at the end, but on the front row of the circle it was a bit limited but we still tried getting across town in thw high winds and grid locked traffic was a nightmare,we also had to walk back across town when it finished so it was a bit of a trek each wayThe show was that good we thought it was worth every step. Poor Madoc ,jude he does seem to get into some scrape or other hope his ears and leg are ok. Good on you dorothy digging out your car and going to the gym,proud of you time for a cup of tea,see tou all either tomorrow or Tuesday.Brenda

syljo

syljo Report 21 Jan 2007 11:59

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Unknown

Unknown Report 20 Jan 2007 22:09

Hi there:o) Brenda how is your headache and what was the show like, you have'nt got back to us?? Fred you are funny - you've had me in stitches reading about your poor Liz putting the washing out. Bet you've got a real cauliflower ear now!!!??? And those poor feathered friends, fancy not opening the greenhouse door for him:o(( Whats the situation with your son and his landlord now - has he somewhere else to live? Let us know if you come to Wales on that mini holiday - perhaps we could meet the two of you and you could meet Madoc. Sylvia - how are you??Have you had any more storms? You'll never guess what we saw yesterday - TWIN LAMBS, oh they were beautiful. Apparently the sheep in this particular field are all expecting twins or triplets and there are approx 20-30 sheep. Field opposite have 11 single lambs already. Now l thought lambs appear in March/April!! l did'nt go out on the walk this morning as l had jobs to do and then Madoc had to visit the vets - he's limping now on his left front and back leg (always got a limp on back because of his accident before we had him). He fell off a small wall a few months ago and injured the front leg - anti-inflamatories sorted it at the time but something has set it off again - so more anti whats its and back next Fri with the possabilty of xrays.He's also been scratching his ear again and when vet looked right inside she could see hairs and the skin is inflamed - the other ear does'nt have these hairs - sooooooooooooo if this continues he might have to have the hairs removed - whats he like!!!!??? Also yesterday l ruined 4 items of clothing and a dressing gown belt (towelling). Yep l'm a plonker - l put aload of washing in machine, mostly whites one brand new white t-shirt and a pair of brown trouser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what was l doing - l can only say l honestly thought it was the type of material that would'nt run. So l then thought l would be clever and soak the slightly pinky/off white t-shirts and belt in bleech - that made no difference, and to top it all l splashed some on my new trousers so they are now ruined - grrrr l did'nt know Bill had been in hospital again - he seems to have spent alot of time in those places over the years ! hope he is well Pat - a paw from Madoc:o)) Take care everyone. jude sarf wales :o) xx

Dorothy

Dorothy Report 20 Jan 2007 20:29

hi brenda ,fred and sylvie, I do hope that you are all coping with the bad weather it sounds rather grim, brenda was it a stage show of mama mia or a film, I saw the stage show a couple of years ago in toronto and it was wonderful. this morning it was sunny and cold -16 but I figured I would pop over to the gym, but forgot to check the amount of snow that had fallen in the night, well 20minutes later after clearing off two feet of snow of the car i felt I needent go to the gym that was a work out but I went anyway, plus on return my parking space was only halfway ploughed, the car behind me has not moved in 4 months, ? away. sick, I am not sure so the plough cannot clear right through, so I parked in the half covered visitor parking lot quite a no no really but maybe to-morrow morning they will clear my spot properly, no complaints about me being there too cold for people to visit I guess. the grandchildren and I had a great day yesterday lots of games and they had homework to do, then we went to the libary they have projects to do so needed some research, some of the projects are quite complicated I do not remember that we had to do such things, mind you that was quite a few years ago since I attended elton sec. moderen on walshaw road a brand new school at the time. well off to watch the tennis on the tele bye for now dorothy

Brenda

Brenda Report 20 Jan 2007 20:11

just a nudge really as i am off to watch casualty,still looking for that holiday ,getting nearer but had to change dates. brenda

badger

badger Report 20 Jan 2007 10:31

Morning peeps from a veeeeeeery windy ,but sunny Newcastle,where Fred is looking out of the patio window watching his little feathered freinds fighting to stay on the patio and not get blown into the fences. Poor little perishers are fighting to land and feed ,but are getting blown along the ground by an icy blast of wind on their bums which has caused one or two to bend their beaks on colliding with the greenhouse at the end of the runway,lol.they look really peeved hee hee. My blackbird ,who some of you may remember liking to sit on the floor in the greenhouse to sun himself out of the wind ,is sulking in the corner because i hav'nt left the door open for him this morning,heck,i ain't even been out back this morning to open it ,and have no intention of opening the door to lose half the glass ,so sorry little chum ,sulk away he he. He is that peed off he saw me getting the camera out to take a piccie of him in the sulks ,and has hopped round the back lol,i think i'm in the bad books. The wheelie bin has shot across the front patio and has embedded itself in the hedgeand will have to stay there for now. To cap it all ,the wife comes downstairs stating her intentions of doing the washing because the sun is out and it's a nice drying day,yeah whatever,if any of you guys see a portly [ouch] lady fly past the window clutching a sheet ,please get in touch ,and i will come over and collect her lol. Any guys out there ,? how is it we fellas always get told it's US that always lose the plot and the lasses are ALWAYS the sensible ones deeeeeeer,maybe i should tie a cord to Liz's ankle, tie the other end to the line and let her get on with it ,getting the camera ready to watch the fun hee hee. It would take a fair wind to lift her up i know ,[ouch again]but it is strong out there ,but luckily ,no more roof damage ,so i reckon the roof is still sound ,and that the wind last thursday was exeptional. The son has got his new radiator and iv'e told him i will give him a hand to fit it ,but to leave it till the wind dies down because only a twerp would consider losing a bonnet in this wind rather than wait a few more hours. We have scored for one of these mini holidays but don't know where yet,could be wales [lovely] scotland ,lovely again,yorkshire [mint] or linc's which would give me the chance to visit my sister again ,and Louth ,My beutiful Louth,a little town that seems to be stuck in a bygone era old fashioned beutiful buildings and genuine friendly folk whom i admire very much,down to earth ,no nonsense people ,the salt of the earth. I may even get the chance to go fishing down there if bro in law will let me borrow a fork ,the native way to get some very large flatties for the table yum yum,filleted and put on a B B Q. Hope everyone has a nice weekend,i'm off to do some research now ,looking for the info to order a birth certificate,found most of the info i need but have still to find a site to obtain the page and volume no' i need to order from the gro records office ,so ,i'm in for some fun lol. Take care all ,Fred.

syljo

syljo Report 19 Jan 2007 17:34

nudge today

JALimestonePlains

JALimestonePlains Report 19 Jan 2007 11:37

Thinking of you all during the dreadful weather Fred, thanks for teh update on Bill, had been wondering what was happening Take care all. pat for madoc Jude JA