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GRMarilyn Report 27 Apr 2009 13:28

Hi Mo,

Its an awful day here in Devon ,Rain Rain Rain.... I did such a lot of washing but keep bringing it in and out dogging the rain.

I seem to have gone off of my tree ...LOL
Got nothing exciting to add, but I am waiting for some replies on hot matches,I wish they would hurry up !!! It would give me something to do !

I'm trying to turn a blind eye on house work..........maybe should start on that .

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 27 Apr 2009 17:25

Well Marilyn,it's your fault it's raining is it. Doing all that washing,you might
have guessed it would rain on it. lol
I also am fed up with these hotmatches,the ones I get are normally not related to me at all. I have been waiting since the beggining of the month,for a reply to one that I responded to. The trouble is,you never know
wether the person who you are reponding to,is still a member. I wish there was someway of knowing.The pm I sent is still unopened.
We,like you,have had an awful day here. I got lovely and wet,this morning when I went shopping. I was glad to get home.
I have to go out tonight,as I have got darts. But have to admit,I am not looking forward to it. We have got the pairs knockouts,and there are a lot of trophy hunters that enter. My partner and I only go for the night out,she and I have been darts partners for years now,and we both used to be pretty good,but as we have got older,we are not really up to scratch. Still
never mind,if we get knocked out early,I can come home earlier. Years ago
when we were in better form,we would sometimes still be playing the finals at midnight. Oh the good old days.
Well I am of now,got ot clear the dinner things away. Willspeak to you soon. Love and best wishes to all. Mo xxx

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 28 Apr 2009 18:16

Hello ladies,only a few days to go before our Jean is back. I hope she has had good weather wherever she has been,and that J is o.k,and not worrying to much about his hospital appointment.
Speak to you later. Mo xxx


Sallie Report 28 Apr 2009 20:15

Hi Mo,
Hope things are alright with you today!

Just looking in to say hello to everyone!

Went down to Wales yesterday, to do some family research - found some of the information I needed, but not all. Never mind, hubby and I had a good day apart for the rain - did brighten up a bit, late afternoon though.

Sallie. x

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 28 Apr 2009 20:25

Hello Sallie.
I am glad you had a good day yesterday. We decided that as it was so nice and sunny this morning,to go down to the coast. We got half way there and it tipped it down with rain. But luckily for us,by the time we got there,the sun had come out again.
We went to the garden center,on the way back,and I got some perennials,have to go back soon to get some bedding plants. But I forgot to get potting compost,so I cannot transfer them yet. I have to use pots,as our garden is the size of a postage stamp.
See you soon. Love Mo xxx


GRMarilyn Report 29 Apr 2009 09:07

Morning Everyone,

Is Jean back yet ?????

Its looks like its going to be a sunny day today, don't need anymore rain.

I need to plant my sweet peas but I think its too early ,but they are growing like mad on my window sill. I've pinched them, so they are ready for the outside.
I've lovenly nurtured them would be upset if they wilted and died...!!!

Oh well got family to feed instead today ,so sweat peas will have to wait .!


sue Report 29 Apr 2009 10:33

Hi All

Posted yesterday but dont know what I did as my message didnt show.

Nice sunny day ahead so got to get on with loads of washing before it changes.

OH and my self are going to the garden centre later to get some plants for tha garden, I need some that dont need a lot of looking after and can live in pots. We are not very good in the garden.
Also want to get a couple of grow bags and seeds for youngest to be able to have a go at growing something.

When I lived at home my dad grew everything in our garden but it didnt rub of on me, should have paid attension more.

oldest Son is given up his football which will be a shame. But he is going to get into some other sports instead. He plays cricket in the summer any way so he shouldnt get bored.
Well hope everyone has a good day.
Speak soon Sue

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 29 Apr 2009 15:24

Hi Marilyn and Sue.
Our Jean should be back by Friday or Saturday,all being well.
Oh Marilyn I love sweet peas,they smell so nice as well don't they. You may be alright putting them out now,just keep an eye on the frost though.
The problem is,if you do put them out,that is where they have to stay isn't it.
I saw that you had tried to post yesterday Sue,but from what I can gather
GR had a lot of problems,and all the boards were full of nothing for hours.
I hope you got your plants o.k. I am like you,not very greenfingered,but I did plant my perennials out today. Now they are in,I wont have to worry to much about them next year. I like plants like that. As long as I remember to water them,and feed them occasionally,they will look after themselves.
See you all soon. Love Mo xxx


Deborah Report 29 Apr 2009 16:58

Hi all, greetings from a lovely sunny Jersey. We too have had a fantastic day here today, unlike the rain of yesterday.

Like so many of you I would love to be able to grow plants & flowers. I have not inherited my Dads green fingers either and also with 4 children and loads of their friends kicking footballs around in the garden and a trampoline taking up a huge area, I really do not have much space left that would remain unsquashed by children. At the end of the day, I would rather the children had fun and were outside, so I admire everyone elses gardens instead. That way there isn't the work for me either!!!

My eldest 2 still play football and the 13 year old is in a cup final tomorrow night at our main stadium (a bit like Wembley but in miniature), similar atmosphere though when the youngsters are playing. We are all very excited as it is the first time any of my children have played there.

My youngest 2 play Brazillian Soccer which is more skills based than team game so they enjoy that.

The 2 at secondary have started cricket, swimming & athletics and the 2 at primary have started tag rugby and squash. All these are run through and by the schools, so we are very lucky. The youngest has just started a new venture at school called FitKids which is a club after school for various sports, both team & individual. All well with everything so far.

The oldest 2 are off to Portsmouth 9 & 10 May for the Hampshire County Championships for Athletics. So, as you can well imagine, it is all go in our house.

Throw in fishing at weekends and out cycling with friends, I do wonder whether they all remember where they live. Must make the most of the good weather though, and it is so much better than hanging around corners in groups doing nothing.

Hope all is well with you all, as we are here.

DEBBIE :-)))

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 29 Apr 2009 18:42

Hi Debbie,good to hear from you.
I love to read what the children are up to. They sound a very healthy lot,with all the sport they do. I had forgotten the eldest do athletics,the same as my grandaughter. Do they ever go to Chrystal Palace,for a meet.
Only that is mostly where out Sasha goes.
When my five were little,we never had much of a garden either. After all a
garden is where they can let of a lot of steam,rather there than in the house,where arguments can start.
Good luck to the for the cup final tommorrow.
Sue I am sorry,I forgot to say how sorry Iam about your son having to give up his football. Is he still having problems with his knees.?
Still if he plays cricket,he is still getting his excercise.Does he like swimming,if he does that is a gentler excercise,and not so much strain on
his knees.
Oh golly I do hope I have got this right,and that I am talking about the right
boy. Pleases forgive me if I am wrong.
Love to all. Mo xxx


Deborah Report 29 Apr 2009 20:10

Hi Mo, no Daniel's never competed at Crystal Palace, though I bet he would like to. This will be his first season at Track & Field outside of Jersey, though he did a lot of Cross Country races in the UK between January and March.

The competition in Portsmouth is at the Mountbatten Stadium. Not heard of it before and I'm not going with the boys to see what it is all about. Then Daniel is off to compete in the Southern Regional finals at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent at the end of May. I am sure you will have heard of that one.

It is very difficult getting decent competitions for the youngsters here as they all have to travel so often to reach any serious standards. We do receive subsidies from various organisations, but (as with so much these days), funding is being cut in many places, so we must take the opportunities whilst they are available to us.

We always have Guernsey that we can compete against, and that is always very toughly fought, almost more competitive than National competitions. There is a huge sporting rivalry between the 2 islands, though we are all friends really (!).

This coming weekend there are a lot of Inter-Island sporting fixtures, which always seem to bring the Islands alive. Events are held in each of the Islands then they swap venue next year to the "other" island.

All good fun, and even better if the weather holds out. It's just started raining here now. Oh well, off to make sandwiches now. Night.


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 29 Apr 2009 20:38

Well I'm blowed Debbie,the Julie Rose Stadium is not that far away from us. And our Sasha goes there quite often. What a coinsidence. She goes
training three times a week. And she runs for the Medway and Maidstone
Athletics club, I don't know if you have ever heard of it.
You never know if you do with your son,to the Julie Rose. I may see you there.
Best wishes Mo xxx


sue Report 29 Apr 2009 21:56

Hi Mo and all

Yes it was my son who has has problems with his knees.

He is fifteen next week and I think the problems with his legs and his age is the reason for him giving the football up.
Didnt know what to get him for his birthday so we have just ordered a table tennis outdoor table. That should keep him and his mates busy so hope we have nice weather next week,

We have long paved area in the garden so he can play it there. So I didnt get any grow bags today. They will have to wait. As Debbie said in her post it good for the children to be able to play in the garden.
Hope it will be a nice suprise for him.

Hope your son has a good match Debbie.

Bye Sue

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 29 Apr 2009 22:26

Thank god I was right Sue,or I would have felt I right narna.
I hope he has a lovely birthday,and enjoys his present. he will have hours of fun.


Deborah Report 30 Apr 2009 10:28

Morning all.

Mo, I'm not going with Daniel when he goes to Kent, so won't see you there, unfortunately, otherwise it would have been nice to be able to meet up and have a chat. Yes, I have heard of M & M Athletics Club. I think they would have had some cross country runners in the events that Daniel did earlier on in the year. Is your grandaughter likely to be competing on 23 & 24 May? What age group is she? Daniel has just moved to Under 15's so is finding this first season at that age group hard.

Sue, sorry to hear that your son won't be pursuing football for the time being, a table tennis table is a fab present I have a friend whose son has "Clicky Hips" and is unable to carry out many sports, but he is a fantastic table tennis player and represents the Island. So go for it with your boy.

Not sure if it is of any help, but my 2nd lad had knee problems during the winter months which we put down to indoor athletics & football, being on harder surfaces. But when he was in agony with his back after rugby we sought medical advice.

Our doctor thought his feet turned in slightly, but we went to a Chiropractor which the athletics club recommended and he examined Matthew in tiny detail and it transpires that Matt has one leg longer than the other, which was causing slight curvature of the spine and putting unnecessary pressure on one side of his body. Now, 3 sessions later and a few daily exercises, Matthew has to wear a small heel insert in his shoe, and we haven't had any problems since.

As long as he wears the insert he is fine. It just raises his shorter leg by the 9mm that it differs.

You can also get sports inserts for shoes that help posture & balance, which I know have been a great help to some of the children here. The chemist sells them. Don't know whether they may be worth trying (?)

Oh well, off to do some "real" typing now otherwise we will fall behind with our business. Have a lovely day.



Sallie Report 30 Apr 2009 15:38

Hi Mo , Just popping in to say hello to everyone.

Weather's not very good here today, although at the moment, it looks as
though it is trying to brighten up.

Speak to you soon! Sallie.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 30 Apr 2009 18:44

Good evening to you all.
My grandaughter is 14 Debbie,and I believe she is going to attend the athletics in May. I will find out for definate soon.
Good to speak to you again Sallie,I hope you are well.
We have just had a sad day. My DIL's dad's funeral. He had a horse drawn cortege. There were two beautiful grey horses,with black plumes on
there heads.
I have never seen so many wreathes.
The most upsetting thing was seeing my two grandchildren crying. My DIL
was so upset,that my son could not manage to comfort her,and the children at the same time. And there was only so much we could do,as the children needed their mum and dad's comforting arms around them.
Well girls hopefully Jean should be back tommorrow. Fingers crossed.
Speak to you all again soon. Love Mo xxx


Deborah Report 30 Apr 2009 22:56

Oh, poor you, Mo. A funeral is never easy is it, and when you see so many upset you tend to feel completely useless. As you say, there is only so much you can do.

Better news from here though. Daniel's football team won the cup tonight and they are on cloud 9. I have never been so excited watching a match. I am sure my hands will be sore for ages after all the clapping, and my voice has gone hoarse. The youngsters were cock-a-hoop and justly deserved the win. It was a fantastic game and actually quite evenly matched. They only won by 1-0, but it was a win, that's all that matters to them.

The majority of his team have been together since they were about 8 years old, and this is the first major trophy they have achieved, so all credit to them and the coaches who train them week in, week out.

Must go to bed now. The excitement is too much for me!!!

Maybe your grandaughter and my son can meet up Mo??? That would be interesting.

Night night.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 1 May 2009 17:28

Congratulations to your son's team Debbie. That is great news to win 1-0,
I bet they fought hard to get the winning goal.
I spoke to my daughter last night,about the athletics at the end of May,and
apparantly Sasha's times have dropped so drastically,that she may not be entering her into them. It's such a shame,because her nerves take over. Her trainer said that she has got the ability.if only she could conquer her nerves.
I hope everyone is well. Love to all. Mo xxx


JustJean Report 2 May 2009 17:44

Hello Campers....just got back after two weeks away, what have they done to the thread, the s.....s, lol, what a shame about Daffs thread , I loved adding to it, and Daff seemed quite chuffed by it, I really missed you all and the first thing I did was come on here and see how you all are, Marilyn, what a brave little bunny you are, I am going to give you big hugs(((((((((( X ))))))))) Mo you are gem keeping it all going so I will add to this thread and hope the others will do the same, and I hope any new friends will come on, I also read that The rules had been broken too, Now at my age I dont do rules even if I knew what the eck they I will tell you about my holiday , we had a flat right on the beach at Saundersfoot S,Wales, with a balcony , we arrived in brillianr sunshine and sat out watching the waves gently lap the sands Sunday was the same, then the clouds came and stayed, day we had a great storm the furniture on the balcony started to be blown about so ...just picture this... there I am in my nightie 6 o,clock in the morning, bring the chairs and table inside whilst my oh slept on ........but not for long.......we didnt have a lot of rain, but it was cool and cloudy but it was lovely just watching the folks bring their dogs on the beach for a walk, some of them were so funny and the dogs were too lol. well my little chums its good to be back, Mo I will e-mail you as soon as I finish deleteing all the junk lets carry on with this thread, until that gets whoosed you all...

Jean x