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JustGinnie Report 17 Apr 2021 11:38

Sunny day here , have stripped beds and all in washer now. Lovely being able to line dry washing instead of using the dryer.

Hoping to do a bit n the garden later, I want to move a few pots and tidy up . There's not much to do but it's nice to be in the garden instead of indoors. Our front garden is very sunny but the back is very shady till afternoon.

OH has his 2nd jab next week and mine is in 3 weeks.
I am hoping everything continues going well with the vaccines so my grandchildren will be vaccinated by the summer, they are young adults and not in a at risk group .

Hope you all have a good weekend . :-) :-)


MotownGal Report 18 Apr 2021 12:55

Afternoon Chit Chatters.

I too have stripped the beds, and they are washed. Nothing better than the smell of washing fresh off the line.

Beautiful and sunny here.

Good weekend all. :-)


Florence61 Report 19 Apr 2021 14:59

Afternoon all
Just a quick hello to say,Yay!!I've got a brand new council bungalow which has just been built.Can move in on Wednesday if I want but I have to carpet and lino it throughout first...lots of pennies.
So I've been busy packing and sorting and organising all weekend.
Hospital are arranging 3 scans,hips,pelvic bones and veins in left leg to investigate the swelling.
Car went to garage today!
Yesterday I had the worst migraine with bad sickness.Bit better today but so tired.Just everything happened on Thursday.
I have viewed the house and it's lovely in the village where I was working!!So at least I know a few people.
So I have to get new Tel num etc..
Not moving until end of may but will let you know when the time comes
So happy now.

Florence in the Hebrides


LindainHerriotCountry Report 19 Apr 2021 15:56

That is excellent news Florence, I am really pleased for you


nameslessone Report 19 Apr 2021 16:12

Such a load off your mind. Now you can concentrate on other things, not just the carpets, curtains and so on.


JustGinnie Report 19 Apr 2021 16:57

Such good news for you Florence , I hope you will be very happy in your new home.

Joan I am almost the same re the bed making. I also used to do the house in throughout and now have to spread over d few days . I know what I want to do but can't move as fast or as much as I did a few years ago. In my head I can do it all still but body has other ideas.
Lock down hasn't helped as I did a few hours at a charity shop which has been closed for months and I don't think I will be going back now.

Enjoy the nice weather if you have it..



LondonBelle Report 19 Apr 2021 19:28

So pleased for you Florence....something to look forward to and make plans for <3

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 Apr 2021 21:31

Great news about your new home, Florence.

I hope the scans and hospital visits go well and they can sort out the swelling for you.


AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2021 09:26

Florence, sorry only just seen this. What great news for you, you can stop worrying about somewhere to live now. So pleased for you. Hope you have now recovered from the migraine.

I think with the lockdown the phrase if you don't use it you lose it has come true for many of us. When we stayed home for all those weeks we may have been protecting the NHS but we were not doing ourselves any favour, our bodies have got used to being inactive. I know I have put back on the weight I had managed to lose by the beginning of 2020.

I had to go to hospital yesterday for a minor op which has left me not being able to lift or do strenuous gardening for about 2 weeks at least. This is so frustrating as I have been doing a lot of gardening carrying on what my OH did almost up until he died. I am a bit concerned that I will now lose that strength again.


Florence61 Report 20 Apr 2021 11:51

morning peeps.
Sun is shining today as yesterday was pouring hard.Got 2 people coming this afternoon to buy a few bits.The money will go towards the costs of carpets etc.
I am busy trying to sort out my electric etc...Been waiting ages on the phone,also my broadband and new tel number. All takes time and i have moved 5 times already since i moved here so used to it!

we have several birthdays to celebrate this year and if covid situation allows then i shall have 3 trips planned for coming south. 2 x 50th and a 60th plus a visit to see my family whom i havent seen sine october 2019.

So lots of good things to look forward to.
Thanks for all you good wishes ladies

I hope the scans sort out the fluid problem, that would make such a difference to my mobility just now.

Hope everyone well and having a nice day
Florence in the hebrides


Florence61 Report 20 Apr 2021 11:54

Ann think our posts crossed over. You poor thing.Hope you recover quickly but annoying you cant carry on your gardening,Im sure you will get you strength back ,just have to be patient and rest awhile.
Take care

Florence in the hebrides


LaGooner Report 22 Apr 2021 08:51

Good Morning is a lovely day here but still chilly. I am so pleased for you Florence,the new home must be a load off of your mind <3. I hope all goes well with your scans.


AnninGlos Report 22 Apr 2021 09:23

Morning LG and everyone. Sunny and 5 degrees here don't cast an clouts yet.


JustGinnie Report 24 Apr 2021 08:42

Good morning all, a bright Saturday here, shopping has arrived and been put away and I have a load of washing to go out and another to go in the washer.

Things to do in the garden nothing major just tidying up and getting pots ready for a few new plants.

The blossom on our fruit trees is lovely so I am hoping for a good crop this year. They are the dwarf type trees but we had decent crops last year.

Enjoy your weekend.


Tawny Report 25 Apr 2021 10:38

Morning All :-)

Yesterday I was at a socially distanced birthday party for my niece who turns three tomorrow. The only other child guests were her two cousins who are 4 (5 in June) and 21 months. There was 8 adults including the birthday girls parents. Yesterday it was 16 degrees here so warm enough to sit in the garden and fully socially distance.

Cooler today with a high of 12 degrees so Mr Owl and I are thinking of taking our (newly fixed though now Cat S written off thanks to an HGV) RX8 for a drive. The RX8 needs run once a fortnight to stop it seizing up.


AnninGlos Report 25 Apr 2021 11:25

Good morning all. enjoy your drive Tawny

10 degrees here but with a cold wind.

Grandson is due to make an appearance later on, it will be good to see him.


Florence61 Report 25 Apr 2021 19:49

Hello peeps
Well a busy week here. Went over to new house to meet carpet man on Wednesday so he could measure up.Was meeting him at 10.30 which was fine. My landlady offered to drive me(about 40 mins drive from here) as my car is still in the garage.
Well we were 2 mins away from the house when suddenly....i realised i had left the new door keys on my kitchen table!!!! major senior moment!

The carpet man turned up and I explained what I had done but bless him.He was prepared to sit and wait whilst we drove back and forth to get the keys. We were gone 1 1/2 hours and he never complained..lovely man that he is.

Anyway finally measured up, followed him to town to shop and now having chosen carpet, lino and 4 blinds its all being fitted on the 6th may.
he very kindly gave me a discount of 10 % too which was kind.

Ive sorted out the electricity too which just leaves the phone which i shall deal with tomorrow.

We have sold a few things too and so far have about £250.00 which will go towards new things we need. Anything left will pay for a bottle of bubbly and a chinese when we move in.

I now have a long list of companies and people etc to email, whattsapp and a few letters for the older folk who dont have a computer of smartphone.

So now after a busy day going through boxes of papers, i am about to chill and watch Call The Midwife at 8pm. One of my fav programmes.

Its been a beauty of a day here about 16 degrees and lots of flies about too but no wind so a good day all round.

Hope everyone else enjoying their weekend.
Take care

Florence in the hebrides


**Ann** Report 26 Apr 2021 13:04

Another lovely day here...not a cloud in the sky :-D :-D

Enjoy whatever you get up to everyone <3 <3 <3


JustGinnie Report 26 Apr 2021 14:52

Been out today with sister to get her 2nd Jab, and they gave me mine as well. I wasn't due to get mine until a weeks time but as it was at the same place they asked if I wanted it today and of course I said yes please. So all done and dusted now for us.
Next one will be if they do yearly boosters.

It was very busy on the bus coming back and a few people without a mask so I am glad I don't have to the journey again.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


AnninGlos Report 26 Apr 2021 20:48

Don’t your drivers query if they are not wearing a mask or did they have lanyards on to show they are exempt.