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Valerie Report 17 Aug 2009 11:05

Good morning,

To-day is a dull day although it is pleasantly warm, looks like rain but I don't think we will actually get any.

Well injection number 2 went off without a hitch but boy are the elastic stockings a mission to get on!! There must be a knack which I will have to learn. I must say that with all the extra things to do now the hours certainly fly by.

Hope you had a lovely time with your friends yesterday Bridget.

Time to be thinking about making the lunch.

Have a good day.

Val in SA.


SpanishEyes Report 17 Aug 2009 13:23

Val in SA, My mistake it should have been 36,,,,sorry!

Iy is great to have such lovely friends here for 2 weeks, yesterday the food went down well and it made a change from BBQ although we are now planning one for either Friday or Saturday. Steve, one of the vitors enjoys cooking so will be making an authentic Paella tomprrow ...looking forward to that.
Husband asleep as he has been gardening today for about 3 hours and it is another gloriously hot day. Also yestreday didn't finish until about 02.00hrs if you know what I mean!!

Keith, I echo your thought about ancestoirs and sometimes when I have found new photos of people is will se 2Now can't you see the family in this one or isn't so snd so like him?

Catch the cat, I hope that you are feeling better today...are you certain that it was only Orange Juice???? seriously though, I am glad it was only bruising. Keep well

tell us more about your village it sounds delightful, close your eyes and imagine how you would edescribe it to someone who can't see, I use this a lot and it is amazing what you can do,

well time for a cold drink and a dip in pool and then a game of scrabble

Take care everyone talk to you again soon


have a lovely day/


catchthecat Report 17 Aug 2009 13:30

Thank you Bridget I am fine, the bruises are a beautiful bluey-purple colour and not quite as extensive as I thought they were going to be. Been to Calpe this morning to replace the two glasses that were broken, bought 6 to be on the safe side. Gorgeously hot again today so will stay inside until this evening.
Speak soon


me Report 18 Aug 2009 07:14

Good morning all

never did much on here or on my tree last night
i need to take some time out and start to look for the stuff for my tree
The problem is after my op i have forgot most of the stuff i know or where i put it But in time the should come back to me
But i will plod on with the bits i have and a very good mate is looking for copies of my info which is a very good help to me
The lady is a star Anyway as they say never stop trying and nevr give up


SpanishEyes Report 18 Aug 2009 07:58

Good morning everyone and I hope that you all have a good day.

As usual I was up early today and sat on balcony watching the sky. It was so dark that I could see many of the constellations but sadly I could not name them except for the Plough, it felt as if I could lean across and touch the stars. Graduall the sky and sea changed colours and went from almost black sea to dark blue and redish purple, with lighter blue above. I thought that this was an omen for bad wether. Went inside to make a coffee, came out and everything had changed, the stars were disappearing the sky across the see was blue and pink, the fishing boats were chugging out and the birds were flying around also some bats. It felt good.

Well others are rising now , I have fed and waterd the dogs and given them a short walk, so time to greet "Good Morning" to OH and friends.
Will try to get on again today, sorry there isn't time to say hello individually but you will be in my thoughts from time to time

bye for now



AnninGlos Report 18 Aug 2009 09:50

Good morning all, a bright cloudy day here so far today. Just read back a bit and would agree with the quote that said the Spanish are the noisiest in Europe, not been to Spain but in Tenerife they are so noisy, in restaurants especially. And I think they are even worse on mobile phones than we are!!!

Italians are not particularly quiet either, must be the latin influence



Valerie Report 18 Aug 2009 13:59

Good afternoon all,

Am later than usual to-day, just couldn 't seem to get things
done. Anyway lunch is over and all the dishes washed.

I am getting quite good at this injection giving, don't stress so
much now and it's over in a flash with no complaints from
my patient! He actually walked up and down the steps this morning.

To-day is quite a pleasant day, the sun is weak, there is a bit of a breeze
blowing, and the sea is quite calm.

The orange tree is full of blossoms and the scent is lovely early in the morning.

I was called away from the computer to take a telephone call, and I had such a lovely surprise it was an old friend I haven't seen for a couple of years, and we have just had such a lovely chat.

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Val in SA.


SpanishEyes Report 19 Aug 2009 09:04

OOps, I am late posting today.

Hello to everyone, I hope that you are all enjoying the day.

The weather here is very hot but not humid so far, and the visitors are enjoying a swim in the pool.
We have been "twitching" ths morning, now this is not really my chosen hobby but it was very interesting to note that we identified 11, yes 11, different birds, I thought that we had about five or six!!!

Last night we had a BBQ the first for a while and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Valerie, I am so pleased to hear that you now have the Knack of how to give injections and that the patient is improving.

What a splendid surprise to have a call from an old friend.

To everyone else I hope that ypu are enjoying your day and find some time to put a meaage on here. I know that my own messages ae somewhat short at the moment but our friends are needing quite a lost of help due to health problems so not quiteas much free time, but I know that they would do the same for us if needed and after all that is waht real friends are for.

I do still find time for my own thoughts and quiet time so none of you have been gforgotten.

This evening we are out at a quiz night...the monies go to a local childrens' home so all in a good cause.

Take care, will have a peek sometime this afternoon to see if there are anymore messages



Valerie Report 19 Aug 2009 13:05

Hello Bridget,

To-day is quite cool here for a change, temp18. Have had a few drops of rain but nothing to write home about but every little helps.

I love watching the birds in the garden but unfortunately we have my daughter's cat with us and it has a habit of catching the birds, so I dont fill the birdbath or put out food any more. We do have the sunbirds which love the honeysuckle and the aloes so when I see them I also keep a watchful eye out for the cat.

Have fun at the quiz night.

Val in SA.


catchthecat Report 19 Aug 2009 13:42

Hi Bridget,
Hope your visitors are enjoying their stay and not finding the heat too much.
Nothing much to report today, been to the hairdressers, had lunch, done some catching up on family tree and heard that our son is coming for a week at the beginning of September, on his own as his partner cannot make it, last chance he will have for awhile as he starts his new business on 1 October. Be nice to have him to ourselves for just this once......
Not into bird watching myself but our two cats do quite a lot of it.
Take care, keep cool


SpanishEyes Report 20 Aug 2009 07:33

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for all the messages and keeping this thread open.
It is much cooler here this morning although the sky is still a wonderful blue and the sea is calm. There is a stillness in the air, the trees are not swaying and it is very quiet. I am not sure is it is the silence before a storm or simply people taking the opportunity to have a lie in as the cooler weather means that one can sleep longer.

As I sit here writing this mesage the sunn has appeared and the reflection of the sky, and the balustrade around the garden is reflected in the almost looks as if the water is solid and that one could simply walk across it.

The roses are in bloom and begining to climb the terrace, they are new this year, the fruit trees are doing well, also new this year and the cacti have produced some amazing fruits....I have just bought a book about the cacti as some are very established and look almost "alien". I will try to describe them when I have learnt a little more.

Next year I am ging to grow some vegetables, used to do so in UK but haven't tried here before. Because we live in an organic raming area, the veg and fruit are quite wonderfully tasteful, but do not last very long once picked.

Last night we went to a quiz night and came must have been the input from our visitors.

Frances, enjoy your time with your son and I hope that his new work venture is successful.

Val in SA. Pleased to hear tht the injections are going well, it really is quite straight froward and I think it is always daunting at first when having to give them to relatives.

You mention Sun Birds, now I have no idea what they look like, are they small and colouful, do the peck at the oranges? We seem to have a bumber crop of oranges and lemons this year and for the first time I am growing Cumquats. In UK I had a wonderful fig tree and have planted one here this year alomng with some lime trees.

Well folk it is time to make breakfast and go shopping before husband settles down to watch cricket England b Australia.....maybe we should have a traditional Engish tee today, that would be fun, Starwberries and cream, scones, tiny cucumber sandwihches etc....

Do keep the messages flowing.

I am off now to sit in the garden and have my sopecial 10 minutes thinking of all those who need poitive thought or to be remembered for any number of other reasons. I have wondered if we should all try to have a few minutes when we are all thinking of others at the same time...will have to give it some more thought.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Keith where are you today<


me Report 20 Aug 2009 07:51

Good morning everyone
Its been a busy few days
I have benn helping other members with their tree Which is good fun
its always nice to find something for them So they can then move on to the next bit of their tree
Anyway its off to work
Bye for now and all have a nice day


Valerie Report 20 Aug 2009 12:34

Hello Bridget,

To-day the sun is shining, the sea and the sky are blue and there is
a cool breeze blowing.

Well done to you all on winning the quiz.

The sunbirds which are small birds like the nectar from plants like honeysuckle, bottlebrush, and aloes. The females are a dull grey while the males are brightly coloured.

We too had a bumper crop of oranges this year but no too many lemons, our lemon tree has died for some reason and we have now replaced it. so it will be a while before we have lemons again. Our grapefruit tree is full of fruit, I love grapefruit and it is so nice to be able to just pick fresh fruit.

Frances, have a wonderful time when your son is with you.

Take care.

Val in SA.


catchthecat Report 20 Aug 2009 13:30

Hi all,
Another wonderful day. Been for coffee with friends as we do every Thursday. They have their family out at the moment, including two grandsons 8& 5 so they are finding life pretty active.
Just waiting for our son to let us know his travel getting quite excited even though we only saw him in June!! OH has just gone for his siesta before we tackle the supermarket shopping.
Bridget you are so lucky to have roses, we never seem to be successful with them, used to have loads in the UK, maybe it is too hot and dry here.
Take care.


me Report 21 Aug 2009 06:50

Good morning everyone
It is a quiet this morning here and a bit cold maybe we will get some rain
i had a busy night helping peeps look for info for their family trees again which is good fun
its something i enjoy doing
its even better if i find something for them
Today i may look at some graveyards as i past them in work so i may pop in them on my dinner time
lets hope i dont forget to take some photos this time lol
then tonight its get stuff ready for my day at the lakes tomorrow
anyway best start getting ready for work


AnninGlos Report 21 Aug 2009 08:46

Bridget, I do like to read your start to the day.
The reservoir sounds idyllic when full of water. Ironic really that you need rain to keep that picture of the reservoir as it should be but nobody really wants rain. Let's hope you get a good balance and at least have enough rain to provide your water. Having suffered the floods of 2007 (although not personally affected by flood water) and having our drinking water off for 3 weeks, I do appreciate how much we come to rely on water being available in the taps.

Here today at 0840 we have blue sky, light clouds, some sunshine and a strong breeze. Hopefully it will be a pleasant day.

Keith, where in the Lakes are you going for your day?


*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 21 Aug 2009 09:05

Morning, Husband has a day off today so we are going to Bournemouth, they have a air display over the sea so thought we'd go and have a look.
Here in Portsmouth the sun is out but a bit cooler today not that l mind , been a bit to close here over the last week.
Right better go and have a shower otherwise someone will be moaning at me, lol, hope you all have a good day, byeeee.


SpanishEyes Report 21 Aug 2009 09:47

OH NO, I have deleted my own message!!!!

Shall I write it again and will it really be the same.




catchthecat Report 21 Aug 2009 10:04

Hi Bridget and everyone,
Lovely day again though the temperature is beginning to rise, we had 36 yesterday and today promises higher, but then it is set to cool off a little.
Have done the ironing so that is out of the way, OH has taken himself off snorkelling for the morning so have time to myself...bliss. Bought some books from our local shop yesterday, all second hand and when you take them back you get half the marked price refunded. The most expensive are 4euros and there are lots of up to date ones...system works really well for me as at this time of year I can easily get through 5 or 6 in a week, if I'm not on the computer I can usually be found with a book in my hand.
Hope everybody has a great day and BRIDGET yes you should reinput your thoughts, everybody enjoys them.
Take care


AnninGlos Report 21 Aug 2009 10:32

Oh Bridget it was such a long message too. Maybe it would be a good idea for you to copy and paste your messages into word or similar to avoid this problem. At least write the bit about the reservoir which explains your water problems