Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Imagine living here with this view in your back garden.There was snow on the mountains,not a lot, but enough to give us a wintry view.
To go back to the wedding anniversary,I can't believe we have been married for 47 years.We have produced two children who are married and have five grandchildren.We started as two and now we are 11.We are just as active and busy as we have been for years.I suppose it is just a number but also a rather amazing achievement.Long may it last.
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Mike,Sarah,Emily and Ruby in the pub just before lunch.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
We have various problems in the family at the moment with job losses and wage cuts and I do tend to be a worrier.Let's hope the New Year brings us good news.We have had our two granddaughters staying in this weekend which was great fun.The excitement surrounding Strictly was amazing.We shall join them on Xmas Eve until Boxing Day so even more excitement .
Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Last Thursday saw us at the Film Theatre to see Habit of Art by Alan Bennet.This was a beamed in live production of this from a couple of years ago.Again ,excellent.
Next Wednesday sees us at the theatre again to see Mansfield Park.This is in the main theatre and is a visiting company.Theatre Royal from Bury St EdmundsA really cultural week for us.We are so lucky that in our small market town of 10,000 people we have this amazing theatre,just a five minute drive from our house and with free parking!!.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Which do you think looks best?
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Now these next two projects require a little more concentration.
Do you have lots of projects on the go or just do one at a time?
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Then on monday morning it was off toFrance.It is only two hours from Cambridge to Dover so seemed silly not to snatch a few days in France.We got a return ferry ticket for £40-bargain!
The first day we drove through lovely countryside on back roads to Le Touquet which was dead,very quiet.On the way back we stopped at La Coupole-below.
We had a wonderful break in Cambridge and France.The downside was a 5 and a half hour drive from Dover back home to North Wales.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
I also bought my daughter some yarn to knit a scarf.I spent a fortune but have activities to keep me going for months.There was so much talent and creativity at Yarndale.Sarah and I kept saying "look at that.Amazing.".It was lovely to have a day out with my daughter(Daddy took the girls to Chester Zoo).Thank you Lucy from Attic24 for organising it.
P.S.Annie.did you know you were mentioned in the programme.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Sunday, 15 September 2013
We are still missing Ziggy and I expect it will take quite a while to get over it.
Monday, 2 September 2013
I am feeling very sad tonight as our cat ,Ziggy, died today.We think he was either knocked down or fell off the roof.He was always on the roof and used to come down via the patio table.He was less than two years old and such a wonderful, loving,friendly and funny cat.He was great with our grandchildren and they loved him to bits.They were here today and kept calling him but he never came.It was only late this morning we found his body at the side of the house.We couldn't tell them today.We were too upset.We pick them up from school on a Tuesday so no doubt we will have to tell them tomorrow.R.I.P. Ziggy.You were a great cat and we will never forget you.
Sunday, 11 August 2013
P.S.I decided not to write about our French holiday when I know so many people can't afford to go away.It didn't feel right.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
My next blogpost(I havn't done one for nearly two months) will be about our recent holiday in the Loire Valley in France.A week of total self indulgence!!Wonderful.
Monday, 27 May 2013
My stepmother died yesterday.We went up to visit and I had been holding her hand(warm) and talking to her when I realised she wasn't breathing.She had obviously just slipped away in her sleep just before we arrived.Quite a surreal situation to be in.She was 86 and had never been ill until two years ago when the Big C got her.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Now, to change the subject all together.Do you ever feel that you are the one doing all the caring about others but when you need a bit of TLC no one notices.Last week a cousin of mine died.She was only 70 which is relatively young these days.We are waiting for a phone call to say my step mother has passed away.It is a very complicated situation because she was only married to my father for 5 years and he died in 1981.Since then she has been in the family home.My brother and I have no idea what is going to happen to the house.She has two sisters who are doing a wonderful job looking after her at home.We should be going on holiday in 10 days time but I don't think that will happen.My friends know all about this,my OH does, my children do but no one thinks about me.This making me sound very selfish but I am the one on the phone all the time asking them how they are.
Anyway, sorry about the moaning but I feel better.It won't happen again.Honestly!