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LindainHerriotCountry Report 4 Dec 2016 16:46

It says on the invitation that dancing is obligatory. I am not sure how my knee will like that.
I nearly didn't have a knee. We had been out in the car and OH stopped at the end of the road to let me out so I could walk home and he could go elsewhere. He set off quickly as we were on a corner. Unfortunately my coat was trapped in the door. I was running along trying to bang on the window. Luckily he heard and stopped. Another few steps and I would have fallen over, it was very scary.

Your trip sounds superb Sylvia, you must be getting excited.


SueMaid Report 1 Dec 2016 23:48

The party the next day sounds like a lot of fun. Shall I get out my red dancing shoes? ;-)

You must be really looking forward to your trip, Sylvia. I know you have done it before but it sounds like a wonderful journey and then of course family waiting at the end of the trip :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Nov 2016 19:59

Linda .............

that sounds like a super wedding and party :-D

It's winter here ............. no snow down in the city, but all the ski areas on the other side of the harbour are open, with one having 145 cm snow already and the others between 90 and 100 cm. Amazing!

Two weeks today we'll be on the train in the Rockies :-D


LindainHerriotCountry Report 30 Nov 2016 09:37

If the survey is that bad, no wonder they have written it off. Hopefully something better will turn up.

The wedding is very low key, I am surprised it is happening at all. The actual ceremony is on a Friday, only the immediate family will be there, so only a dozen people. It is in a register office as they don't want a church service. We are then going to a lovely restaurant where they have booked a private room. On the following day they have booked a very nice village hall in a pretty Cotswold village. They are throwing a big party for all their friends and extended family. That will start with afternoon tea and goes through the evening with dancing and an Italian supper. It should be good fun.


SueMaid Report 29 Nov 2016 22:13

Saltaire was one of the day trips your OH suggested on our last trip. We enjoyed it very much.

Only renovations OH can do is the decking that needs to be replaced. He wouldn't touch the water damaged bits....the building inspection couldn't find the source :-(

The wedding isn't to be a big affair then :-(


LindainHerriotCountry Report 29 Nov 2016 15:47

I am sure your OH could do all of the renovations :-D

We are lucky to get a wedding invitation ourselves, so I wouldnt hold out for yours! She would much prefer it only to be the two of them.

We went to Bingley today to see a physio recommended to OH. On the way back we stopped off at Saltaire, so went to Salts Mill for lunch and to look at the Hockneys. I am glad to be beck as the freezing fog is settling in again


SueMaid Report 29 Nov 2016 00:24

Well our invitation better be here soon :-|

Yes they are looking for more room and a larger garden. The one we looked at did fit that criteria but the amount of work to be done was off putting as some of it is structural.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 28 Nov 2016 20:52

Yes my son is getting married in March, but I don't do hats. We did have a nice weekend.

I didn't know your daughter was house hunting, are they after something bigger?


SueMaid Report 28 Nov 2016 08:01

Wedding?....did you say wedding? Oooh...a new hat :-D Hope you had a nice weekend.

We were invited to a 2nd viewing of a house with our daughter and SIL...a no-goer I'm afraid. Beautiful house and garden but too much work to be done....expensive work. They're finding house hunting quite stressful :-(


LindainHerriotCountry Report 22 Nov 2016 16:59

Very slowly is the answer :-(

Never mind, it will be nice to see them and find out some of the wedding arrangements hopefully


SueMaid Report 22 Nov 2016 10:54

That sounds like a lovely weekend, Linda. You can see how the house is progressing :-)


LindainHerriotCountry Report 22 Nov 2016 10:09

We are going away fro the weekend to see our son. We hardly ever get to see him, so it will be nice.

The rain has finally stopped thank goodness. It has been so windy that lots of the leaves have been blown from the trees. You can hardly see the lawn, so O H is going to rake them all up as this week is the last collection for the garden waste bin. They stop collecting it over the winter, if the leaves don't go in this collection, he will have to bag them up and take them to the recycling centre


SueMaid Report 22 Nov 2016 07:42

My father is on the 1939 register....he would have been 12 then and possibly still living now so I was surprised to see him.

Hot, thundery weather here although a cool change is on the way. It's been hot even in Hobart which is unusual for this time of year. Aiden is getting very excited about us visiting and I can't wait to see him....oh and my son of course ;-)


LindainHerriotCountry Report 19 Nov 2016 23:19

It is not the time of year to have the electricity off.

We have lots of power cuts here, although not as many recently as when we first. Moved in. I must have signed up to text alerts because I get notifications if the power is going to be off and for how long


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Nov 2016 22:38

The door bell rang yesterday morning as OH and I were just getting dressed ......... 7:45 am, man to say they were replacing the phone and power poles in the back lane. If we needed our car before lunch, better get it out of the driveway now.

Good job I had that early doctor's appointment, or we both might have still been IN bed.

This morning, I was lying in bed listening to the 8 am news when I heard the very faint noise of a truck backing up (that annoying beep beep). It seemed to go on for ages, so finally got up, looked out at the side and front of the house. Nothing. So I carried on. Turns out it was in the back lane ........... working on the other power poles along there.

We could get out of our drive way, and went out as usual for morning coffee and running errands. Got back just after 1 pm ........... no electricity :-S

OH went to chat with the men .......... they'd knocked on our door to tell us power would be out for ca 45 minutes, but we weren't in.

Power came on ca 1 hour later.

Now, we have to reset all the clocks :-|

Problem is this room is heated by electric baseboard ..... and ti has got very chilly in here over the last hour :-(

It isn't very warm outside.


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Nov 2016 22:29

FMP must be updating from current death records. They said that is what they would be doing.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 19 Nov 2016 21:26

I just looked at one where the two children originally were blocked out. They are both now open, although one of then died about 2010, the other one only died last month, so he should still be closed


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Nov 2016 19:00

I found my brother's record had been opened ............ he died in September 1991.

BUT his birth year was shown as 1921 :-0

The image was correct! So I have sent in a correction

It was pure chance ............. someone was saying they'd had trouble with the Register, and I used my Dad's name to see if I got the same problem, which I did not.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 19 Nov 2016 16:34

I have to go and have my bits squashed on Tuesday :-D

The train journey sounds great Sylvia.

It is so cold here, the wind is icy. I have just settled down to upload more photos

I was pleased yesterday because Find my Past has opened lots more records on the 1939 census. The first one I looked at was my fathers family and two of his brothers who had been closed records have been opened. I am going to go through all of the others to see if any more lines have been opened since I got them


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Nov 2016 00:39

Aiden will really enjoy having you there.

We'll be on the East Coast for 9 days over Christmas ............. with a 6 day train trip each way :-D

I've also been looking in, but not had much to post about.

It felt like winter here today ......... after about 5 weeks of temperatures way above normal, it was suddenly down to 3C over night, and about 5C during the day.

Mind you ........... the warm and wet weather is on its way back ................. but there has been snow on the mountains on the other side of the harbour. I saw it today when OH was driving me to a dr's appointment.

It's just over 5 years since I had the last mastectomy, and I thought chest exams were now over .............. nope. Dr said I have to keep going every 6 months for ever.

I can't have mammograms so this is the only way to keep an eye on me.