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JustGinnie Report 7 Apr 2021 13:45

HW really! I am in total shock :-0 . Do a little everyday just to show willing. :-D

No snow here but still very cold, have put some washing on the line as it is breezy out there as well so it may dry and just need a short burst in the dryer to finish off .

Other than that I am staying in and plan to do a little research on my 2x granddad so I can get his year of death.

Have a good afternoon everyone.


AnninGlos Report 7 Apr 2021 14:59

Joan I am sure that your baby knitting is much more enjoyable for you than doing housework so keep it up. I like liver, trouble is ordering on line I can't get a small portion suitable for one and the ones they send are too big for one.

JustG I do the minimum, have to say being on my own now, the house doesn't get untidy or very dirty.


Florence61 Report 7 Apr 2021 15:16

House I do it everyday just to try and keep busy.
This house is a very dusty place so almost a daily chore.

No more snow and garden looks greener than yesterday.Chopped up some apples that had gone very soft for the birds.
Love watching them from the sitting room window.
The seagulls don't get a look

Florence in the hebrides


Island Report 7 Apr 2021 15:30

Lock down, no visitors indoors.
Surely washing up and laundering smalls are the only essential HW items?

Florence, I did some dusting once and the dust came back!
I'm not falling for that again.


AnninGlos Report 7 Apr 2021 15:33

Island yes of course!!


LindainHerriotCountry Report 7 Apr 2021 16:35

Tut, housework is essential. I can’t stand a mess, I like everything clean and tidy. Once things are clean, it takes very little time to keep on top of it. My sister lives in a muddle and doesn’t clean often. She then wonders why it is such hard work when she needs to do it.
I went for my usual walk this morning, it was extremely cold, so I have been pottering this afternoon. I have a crustless quiche in the oven with some breakfast potatoes ( potatoes, onion, peppers, mushrooms, cooked a tray with a small amount of chicken stock). Green beans as well, so a syn free meal worthy of my Slimming World life style


Island Report 7 Apr 2021 16:59

I don't make mess, I make life ;-) :-D


JustGinnie Report 7 Apr 2021 19:00

Island, have to agree :-D :-D


Island Report 7 Apr 2021 19:19

Ginnie, I prefer a good muck out to flitting about with a duster, I can see results better then :-D


LaGooner Report 8 Apr 2021 08:47

Good Morning all, I hope you are all well. A very grey chillly day again and thank goodness we have no cause to go out :-D


MotownGal Report 8 Apr 2021 08:47

Morning Chit Chatters. :-)

Ah the dreaded HW! I really don't like that harsh Spring sunshine, shows up every little speck of dust. :-(

If it will make anyone feel better, welcome to my dining room. When lockdown started we decided on a project of sorting photos out of old albums, tins and boxes, and ordered some new albums from the Net.

After a couple of weeks, I had managed to sort them into neat piles, Kids, Us, Holidays, and also a Lockdown pile showing the empty streets etc. Sad innit? ;-)

So gradually this room and table has been taken over with photos, hinges, papers, labels etc. So much so, we cannot eat in there.

BUT..................when it is done, it will look fabulous, and we will have managed to sort the things we have put off for ages. :-D ;-)

I hope. :-D :-D


JustGinnie Report 8 Apr 2021 10:37

Ahh the boxes of photographs. I sorted mine a few years ago when scrap booking was all the rage on craft shows . Did quite a few of various sizes . Now family only seem to take photos on their phones so we don't get so many and the ones that we get sent are all on the laptop and saved that way. Very few hard copies now. I do get my own copies done when I want to .
What will family do with them when I have gone, most likely put them in a skip :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 8 Apr 2021 12:13

I decided to bite the bullet and print up some photos Ginnie.

We had hundreds on the computer, which we put onto a dingle-dangle-dongle. Only because a online printing site was doing an offer, the more you ordered, the cheaper they got.

What will happen to them eventually................who knows. :-D :-D ;-)

Note to them when they arrive, not when you have a box full! :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 8 Apr 2021 13:09

Good afternoon all, some sun here today a bit of a cold breeze and 12 degrees at the moment. Having a 'can't be bothered to do much' day although I have cleaned the bathroom.

ginnie I have the same problem as you re scrap books. I have 14 12X12 here in mycraft room. I love looking through them although a bit sad with some of them since T died. But what will happen to them when I am gone is anybody's guess. Maybe the parents of the children or the 'children' themselves will want to keep them. I won't be here to worry about it though. I too have loads still not in albums although I have thrown out several old albums that wee just photos of scenery, kept the ones of people and binned the rest. I also have photo albums belonging to my Dad going back to the 30s.


JustGinnie Report 8 Apr 2021 13:41

Ann I did the same with a lot of our photos, threw away lots of scenes and not so good ones.

I envy you your old albums from your Dad, my parents didn't have many photos don't think they had a camera of their own. I do have 2 treasured wedding photos from 1937, mom had a beautiful wedding dress with a full length veil and train.


Florence61 Report 8 Apr 2021 13:53

Afternoon peeps
I sorted out all my photos when I moved here 4 years ago. I had to sort out those that I wanted and others were returned elsewhere. So thankfully all my loose pics are in various albums.
During lockdown I bought a few pen drives and sorted out phone and computer pics into different groups. Its great as i put a sticker on each drive with a year and a title.
I keep all the pen drives in a wee basket beside the comp.

Will anyone want them when im gone? Well i should think my 2 children will as there are current pics of their family down south as well of pics when they were younger as well.

Dermot you do make me smile...ty

Hoping the post would bring something to cheer us up, not even junk mail thesedays to look at!.

Well off to make a cuppa to perk me up.

Anyone doing the Grand national this weekend?
All tips are very welcome :-D :-D :-D


LondonBelle Report 8 Apr 2021 14:15

I inherited a wedding photo taken on my Grandparents wedding day in 1914. The only two people that I recognise are my Grandparents but I think that the others are my Grandpa's brothers and sisters together with his mum and dad.....sadly all those that would have known are long gone :-(. I've added it to my Family Tree on Ancestry in the hope that someone might recognise them lives in hope:-)


Florence61 Report 8 Apr 2021 15:03

Aw London Belle, i really hope someone might recognize the people.
I dont suppose you have any other old fam pics where someone wrote names on the back like my grandparents did?

Florence in the hebrides


LondonBelle Report 8 Apr 2021 15:25

Sadly not, Florence :-(


Gillx Report 8 Apr 2021 17:51

Your meal sounds lovely I've never heard of breakfast potatoes before :-S

I like to keep on top of the housework but with just moving it's not happening that much at the moment, I've still got a lot of packing boxes everywhere and I'm not dusting those lol :-D

Loved your comment on the dust coming back after dusting Island and not falling for that again. :-D :-D

Good luck with your research on your 2x granddad JustGinnie, I hope you find the date you need.

How lovely a new grandchild Joan, sounds like you're really busy with the knitting, much better than housework. Not long now before the new arrival.

I watch the birds outside our bedroom window Florence, with living in a quieter place now there's more to see. There's a cat next door who doesn't seem bothered by them, he's such a cutie and very tame.

Shame you can't buy liver in the size you need AnnG, maybe you could cut it in half and freeze the bit you don't use straight away, then you'd have the best of both worlds.