HAPPY NEW WEEK!I hope everyone has a peaceful, wonderful week.
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STARTING NEW THREAD
Happy birthday Gillian. Enjoy your high tea.
Granddaughter and d in law left this morning. Very quiet here now, especially as downstairs builders pack up at 2pm on Saturdays. Heaven!
Annette, what a wonderful itinerary you have arranged for your niece. You must think a lot of her. I am sure she will love it.
OG Granddaughter is nine. She went to Greece (or one of the small Islands) with her mother, maternal uncle and grandmother as well as two cousins
Not old enough to go off on her own just yet
Annette - As you say, what social life? -- We certainly didn't have one when at school, although my brother did go to the Scouts. Hope all the carpet cleaning goes to plan. Don't go lifting anything heavy!
Had a pleasant day, went shopping this morning for grub supplies, and found that there was some sort of event going on in the middle of Caernarfon. Lots of children and adults dressed as pirates! My OH got a couple of cheap, used, paperbacks on a stall, and I browsed a shop and came out with a pretty pink cardigan very much reduced in the end of season Sale. In the afternoon, we went for a seafront walk where Bonnie found a couple of other dogs to play "chase me" with. It's been cloudy and threatened rain a couple of times, but stayed dry.
Off to cook our chicken in wine, courtesy of M&S, with our own green runner beans and some new potatoes we bought, plus Scottish strawberries for pud!
OG/ANNETTE - son has managed to lose weight in the past but has gained again. I hope that this is a wake up call. He already has knee problems.
I hope that I'm not to late to wish DIANE a good time dogsitting!
Morning all: Windows got cleaned yesterday and OMG - there's and entire world outside, and flowers and green stuff too! Meanwhile, can't believe I have to whip up yet another batch of sugar water for the hummingbirds! I shall have to have a word.....
Lynette: What a relief there's some movement on the house! That's been a long hassle. Glad the Parkinson's test came back negative.
FB: Hurray for making it up the High Street with less bother! :-)
Gillian: Haven't watched any of the American baking shows. I did see a bit of one but everyone seemed very stressed-out, but maybe you're talking about Ace of Cakes in Baltimore. It's on the Food Channel here which - ahem - I don't watch, being more interested in eating than cooking.
Lindybird: I love meeting people from overseas; used to meet a lot more when I was working at the rose garden at the old Santa Barbara Mission.
OG: Thanks for explaining INSET.. Enjoy the tomatoes!
Heather: We will move the lightweight stuff; the cleaners will move the heavy stuff (though there's not much of that and a couple of pieces we won't move at all!) Yes, niece came with my sister, BiL and her brother when she was about 14; then stopped by California en route to OZ when she was in her late 20s. She hasn't been to Santa Fe (the memory of which apparently sends my BiL into a wistful reverie), so we're doing this time as part of the trip. Must confess I'm also feeling that the gardening is becoming a chore at times. Sorry, I've lost thee plot with regard son(s)???. Hope he can make the necessary changes. I suspect my UK nephew has the same problem, but with a stressful job and three kids I can't see it happening any time soon. (Ah, now I read OG's post that your son also has three kiddies.) I can't remember my own parents being anywhere near so involved in my school/social life. Then, again, I don't think I had a social life at that age......
Diane: Hope you enjoy the concert tonight and the week in Indianapolis.
Back later to start the new thread.
HEATHER - no chance of gardening here, although OH did just pop out between showers to fetch in some lettuce and runner beans, the latter of which are suddenly doing really well. Sorry about your son's BP, not surprising with stress of three children! But seriously, I know what it is like trying to adjust it with weight control.
A bright morning here, so back to the garden. not sure if I'm happy about that or not! I used to enjoy it so much, now it seems like a chore,
LYNETTE - Good news for you - I'm so glad.
FB - Glad that the injections are helping. You must be feeling so much better.
GILLIAN - You have certainly had a busy life. My eldest daughter used to make cakes for friends but had to stop when her work/life balance went askew. She still works as a part time nail technician in addition to her full time work at a local childrens' nursery.
ANNETTE - I can't remember, has your niece been to the US before? I know that you will make sure that she has a great holiday - as you say - she deserves it. As for the carpet - you will be moving furniture and I bet that next year you will be moving it again because you will fit new carpets :-)
BONNIE - you rascal, you! Now, settle down and let Mum and Dad have a restful few days....
AQ - I too, thought that the sausages would be brown!
My son has been told that his blood pressure is very high. He is quite a lot overweight, has been for years. Now he must work a bit harder to lose the weight and hopefully reduce his blood pressure. His GP would prefer that he made lifestyle changes before 'slinging medication' at him. That fits in with my own philosophy so I was pleased to hear that, last evening.
Not wet, not dry – just damp and windy. A laid-back Saturday, I think.
Linda – pleased you managed a walk and hot chocolate yesterday. That’s the trouble with pigeons when you want to trim trees – you are normally careful to avoid nesting times, but pigeons do it all year round. They seem to be very prolific this year – recently had three juveniles here – one of whom was very inept at landing and taking off in the Sambucca!
Bonnie – up to your old tricks, I see!
Lynette – pleased you got up to Worsley and were able to see progress at your Brother’s house. Also, good news that you don’t have Parkinson’s.
AQ – not envying you that Antarctic chill!
Got to sort some tomatoes – some to eat, some to cook, some to freeze!
Good Morning. Dry here after a very wet afternoon yesterday, only stopping heavy rain as we got ready for bed. Looks like a not too bad day, today.
Lynette: Good news that it's not Parkinson's, you must be relieved. Also good that you've heard that there's a new landlord for your family house, perhaps something will get done now.
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