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Do You Live In * $parkling * WALES?

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Mersey Report 23 Feb 2018 14:11

<3 <3 <3 For Linda passing best wishes for E sme <3

Jemikins loving your pics, hope hubby feels the benefits and enjoying
the outdoors and fresh air as always

:-D :-D :-D <3 <3 <3

Shaunie I am thinking of you :-D :-D <3 <3 lovely to see you as always
on our ickle thread :-D :-D <3 <3

~~~~~~~s to all and as always spreading :-D :-D :-D <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 23 Feb 2018 13:41

Photos are lovely Jem, and I agree about seeing more through the lens.

Linda, so pleased that the op went well, hope Esme is continuing to progress after it.

shaun hope all goes well tomorrow and that you are soon settled in.
:-) <3


JemimaFawr Report 23 Feb 2018 13:18

Good Afternoon Everyone :-) :-) :-) <3

Oh Linda, you must have been so worried!
I'm so glad Esme's operation has gone well. I do hope it will enable her to walk. <3

Thank you Linda and Von for your comments about my photos :-) :-)
I just wanted to share the wonderful scenery I was able to see.
Ann will probably agree - when you are thinking about taking photographs it tends to open your eyes to beauty that you may not really have noticed or even taken for granted!

Shaun :-)
I hope the move goes smoothly at the weekend.
I know it will be a day for mixed emotions as you leave your beloved home, but when settled in your new bungalow it will be so much easier for you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ to Everyone not mentioned :-) :-) :-)

Love Jem <3


Von Report 22 Feb 2018 20:56


Pleased to hear that Esme's operation went well. <3 <3

Shaun - hope all goes well on Saturday :-D <3

Lovely photos Jem :-D


MagicWales Report 22 Feb 2018 20:47

Booooooooooooooooooo from the cave.

Thank you to my secretary for passing address on :-)
Been out of action for a couple of days.

It is manic here today with family taking bags and boxs down to bungalow.

The big move is Sat will try and post tomorrow.

Hope you are all ok-ish or better, cwtchs coming <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Night night


LindainHerriotCountry Report 22 Feb 2018 20:25

Lovely photos as usual Jem. It is good to get out and about.

I have been on tenterhooks fort most of the day, but all is well now.
Esme had a spinal operation today to give her a chance of walking. She was in theatre for three hours and it all went well. She has to stay flat on her back for at least twenty four hours. She is a bit grumpy, but is on morphine so not in pain.
Apparently she has discovered that it is possible to eat Pom bears while flat on your back. They are soft teddy bear shaped crisps for those who don’t know.


JemimaFawr Report 22 Feb 2018 16:28

OH has been advised that he must do his best to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise because of his IPF, So we have been trying to get out as much as possible.

We have been to Pembrey Country Park (we have a season ticket) for some walking and a picnic. We found a great spot next to the Ski Centre with stunning views over to North Gower.

We have walked different stretches of the Coastal Path in our area.


Late Monday afternoon it was threatening rain, so instead of a walk we decided to go for a spin to North Gower (seen across the sea from Pembrey Country Park in the first photo)

We had a lovely time! I took over a hundred photos between my camera and my phone!:-0 :-D
Even though it was late in the day and overcast with mist in the distance over the sea - the scenery was still so stunning!

Here are a selection of photos I have uploaded to my GR Keepsafe if anyone would like to see them

PENCLAWDD (Opposite Llanelli on the Loughor River Estuary)






Escaped sheep running riot in Llanmadoc

After a few hours a trip to the loo was needed- so what better excuse for a large glass of Rose wine by a roaring log fire in a Country Inn!;-) :-D

Then we stopped in Penclawdd again on the way home and had fish and chips! The nicest chip shop fish I have ever eaten :-D

All in all, a lovely day out :-)


JemimaFawr Report 22 Feb 2018 15:45

Good Afternoon Everyone :-) :-) :-) <3

It's very cold here today, but overall the weather has not been too bad, and we have been able to get out and about walking and for spins.
It was lovely, but I'm having to be in bed today. Nice as it was, it's taken it's toll! :-D

I'll tell you about it (with illustrated photos ;-)) in my next post !, so you have the option to skip it if you want lol! :-D

OH has not been able to start his new tablets for his Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis as his liver reading is 3 times more than it should be. They think it could be as a result of the Statins he's been prescribed for years. Apparently they were supposed to monitor him for this, but they haven't even mentioned it!
So we have to wait and see what to do next!

The info a gave you at the time was wrong. I'm not sure whether the website got it wrong, or it was an old news item I had accessed.
According to our local paper, the epicentre was CWMLLYNFELL in the Swansea Valley just over 24 miles away from us. It was 4.4 magnitude.

Shaun :-)
I hope you are ok /-ish and that you are not in too much pain. Are you settling in to your bungalow? It must be strange, but easier for you. Thank You for the new address.
I hope your brother is getting stronger after his op :-)

Linda :-)
You haven't been having much luck lately, between the boiler, the water and everything. I hope you have a bit of a break from such events for a while!
Hope you had a lovely visit with your daughter and the girls. Half Term in Wales is this week- a week later than in England.

Von :-)
Thanks for PMing me Shaun's new address. Hope everything is ok with you and yours

Ann :-)
I'm sorry that the earth didn't move for you .... better luck next time! ;-) ;-) :-D
Hope you and T are well :-)
Your trip sounded lovely. I will check out your blog to see if you have uploaded any photos later:-)

Sylvia :-)
I hope you are keeping warm and please be careful if you have to be out and about in that snow.

~~~~~~ to S&S :-) Mersey :-) Barbra :-) Gwyn :-) and all looking in :-)

Love Jem <3


JemimaFawr Report 21 Feb 2018 20:21

Great Idea Gwyn :-)
Shame it's not yet in Carmarthenshire where I live :-)

~~~~~~~~~~~ Everyone :-)
Hoping to catch up tomorrow <3


SugarAndSpice Report 21 Feb 2018 15:01

Gwyn, Good idea.

Ann, Been wondering when we would start to hear of your garden centre visits. Now I know spring is definitely on its way.


AnninGlos Report 21 Feb 2018 11:13

Yes that sounds a good idea.

yesterday We had a lovely run out across the Cotswolds to Batsford. Unfortunately the sun wasn't shining but the views were very clear and the hedges were full of trees with Catkins so spring really must be on the way. we met up with five others from the U3A Garden visits group fot coffee in the restaurant there.

The Arboretum had its spring coat on too, masses of lovely little snowdrops, quite a lot of early daffodils with the promise of many more to come and also Helebores, crocus, some not fully out and yellow aconites There were even buds on some of the magnolia trees, surprising because the Arboretum is quite high. This time we stopped half way round to look in the lovely little church in Batsford village. This where some of the older generation of the Mitford family is buried. (None of the girls are buried here though.) The Mitford family lived in Batsford house in the early 20th century.
After we had finished walking round we drove into Moreton in Marsh and had lunch in Fosseway Garden centre. T and I had really nice fish and chips.


Von Report 20 Feb 2018 21:21

I think it's a really good idea. Any thing that helps in an emergency is good.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 20 Feb 2018 18:16

Don't know if this is planned for right across the country, eventually, but might be a help in emergencies............

What do you think of the idea?


SugarAndSpice Report 20 Feb 2018 14:42

Von, Thank you Shaun's secretary for passing on Shaun's message.

Shaun, Your secretary has done her job very well. I hope that the weather Saturday is a day like today it's windy with lots of sunshine. I will say a prayer not to the rain god but to the one of sunshine, haven't a clue who it is but there must be one.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 20 Feb 2018 09:11

You can keep your snow Sylvia. It is sunny here today, a massive 7 degrees, but that is fine for this time of year.

I have quite a lot of voluntary work this week, but not this morning, so I am having a lazy start.


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Feb 2018 00:33

we're having the coldest spell of the winter :-D

Had about 4--5 cm of snow over Saturday night, then +3C during the day, -5C over night last night, 1C today, -4C forecast for tonight .................. but Sunday and today were gorgeous winter days, bright sun and blue sky.

Of course some people are complaining!!

It really isn't that cold compared to what they get in the rest of Canada (and we've had colder here!)


Mersey Report 19 Feb 2018 22:55

I would also like to thank Shaunies secretary :-D :-D ;-) <3

Sending lots of get well wishes to Shaunie's brother and a Good Luck and congrats
With the move . May you have comfort and lots of best wishes in your new home Shaunie, you deserve it <3 <3...waiting to see where you hide me mushrooms :-D :-D ;-)

~~~~~s <3 <3 :-D


Barbra Report 19 Feb 2018 22:18

Hello All x.Shaun Sorry to hear about your Brother (((((Hug))))) & best wishes to him & yourself Night God Bless <3 Barbara


AnninGlos Report 19 Feb 2018 22:03

Yes your PA has done well for you thank you both :-D


LindainHerriotCountry Report 19 Feb 2018 21:04

We got the water back later that evening. My daughter and the girls left yesterday morning, I then spent the rest of the day putting everything away and cleaning the house. All is no w back to normal.

Thank you to your “secretary “ Shaun.

I hope the move goes well. I guess that you will be off line for a while till you get your new line set up.