14-09-2017 05:43 AM - edited 14-09-2017 05:46 AM
Good morning ladies!
Joan I love your description of my jewellery as pieces of summer they are also a memory of the family being together in Wales! ❣️
Joan at least you had a card in your case and being away you loose track of the day and date!
The problem with DH is that he has been working 7 days a week since we got back from the uk and through the hottest part of the summer! He is only buisness driven at the moment trying to get it running smoothly for our escape during October!
Hope the GC have settled well into their new classes!
Lovewine I think it is the stress of 2 house moves and trying to tie it all together and the fact I had a very low day on what should have been a happy day! Also by the time I got to the evening I had one of Michael's , the taverna owner, generous double at least measure of brandy with Diet Coke followed by wine!🙄
Hope you didn't get too wet on the dog walk!
You certainly have a busy weekend ahead brace yourself carefully!😏
Cassie looking forward to seeing a picture of Pandora! Glad to hear that all is well with GS and school!
Wildpurl hope you are experiencing some dry walking weather and not getting too muddy!
Off to school later to sort some issues with pupils!
13-09-2017 07:18 PM
Happy belated birthday Rosie, I hope you do manage to do something really nice at the weekend .
Lisa yes I live in Islington its just a couple of miles to Hampstead Heath where we had our walk, it was meant to be to encourage the patients to walk and keep fit but only three turned up all the rest were staff from the medical centre where I work. It was a lovely sunny day though a pretty walk.
So far so good with GS and school, I visited yesterday evening and met Pandora, very cute, I will post a picture when I can, my phone is playing up and will not email at the moment so I cannot capture the photo to post.
13-09-2017 04:20 PM
13-09-2017 03:55 PM
Rosie, a quick belated happy birthday from me. Love the jewellry, like pieces of summer. A shame OH forgot, he must have been mortified. Perhaps he will make it up to you in other ways later, and he sill probsbly never do it again after seeing how much it hurt you. I have a confession, though, i forgot my husbands birthday this year. It was last week when we were in Orkney and i only remembered half way through the morning. I'd taken his card with me in the suitcase too.
Got to meet the kids from the school bus now but dudnt want to leave till later in case there was no opportunity.
13-09-2017 03:51 AM
12-09-2017 08:22 AM
Happy Birthday Rosie! I do hope the day turns out well in the end. My OH is like yours Lovewine, although he does get me a gift, I have to tell him what I would like, and he never buys cards for the same reason as your OH.
im very glad to hear that you have found a buyer for your villa, fingers crossed all goes smoothly.
That is a gorgeous blind Lovewine!
Glad you enjoyed your holiday Joan and DH is on the mend. The pod sounds quite claustrophobic, I did stay in something similar at CdG airport years ago where it was called a cabine. I had to keep the light on all night!
cassie good to hear from you, it sounds as though your walk was enjoyable at any rate
Lisa, a big decision but obviously one which you felt was right, and I'm sure having a complete break will be a good thing for you.
we are having a very nice holiday, have so far been walking every day and today are planning to walk Hadrian's Wall. We have had a bit of rain, all got drenched once but otherwise not really a problem. I have bought a new waterproof and so has OH
12-09-2017 07:30 AM
12-09-2017 06:54 AM
12-09-2017 05:35 AM - edited 12-09-2017 05:38 AM
Cassie I do,hope,that your oncology appointment went well never pleasant having to return to that department!😞
I do hope that GS will be able to develop a relationship with the new kitten. It is good he is so hygiene conscious.
Lovewine like Joan I wondered where you had been to take the picture and I knew about the blind! I love it- it is very relaxing!
I do hope that your mammogram appointment comes through soon!
Lisa 6 weeks to wait for a result is unacceptable how very stressful!🙀 I have awful joint pains too and the oncologist said keep taking the tablets! I am seeing mine again in February!
Hope the ratatouille was delicious 😋
Joan I am so pleased to,hear that your bother is out of hospital I expect that is why you did sleep so well! I have seen Premier Inn hubs advertised and wondered what the concept was? I think I would find it too claustrophobic!🙀
Good luck with the ironing and shopping!
The buyers are visiting again this evening to find out how everything works as they are heading back off to Australia tomorrow! I nearly died when the agents number came up last night!😩 Finding a rental isn't going to be easy as not all will take pets! I have started on the case!
I am feeling very sad today as DH is too preoccupied with school and has forgotten it's my birthday!!! The children have remembered. My DD and YS got together in Wales and purchased some earrings and a matching necklace form a craft shop and gave them me in Wales! I have just received an Amazon gift voucher from ES and my sister gave me a gift and card to bring back with me. So I will have 1 card!😢
I did drop a hint last week that I would really like a beach day at my favourite Lara Bay! With lunch at the last Castle on the Akamas.
I kept my day free! He is now wanting me to attend a meeting with the principal!😞☹️
Ladies what would you do!
I am thinking of sending a text or email later when he is at school stating I don't ask for diamonds, or expensive handbags and designer clothes I would just like to have had a beach day!😢
What do you think? Then he will realise!!!😡
11-09-2017 08:00 PM
Cassie, i hope the oncology appointment went well and Rosie, that the deposit came through and you can at last be free from the frustration of people coming round and then nothing materialising. lisa, well done for having the courage to say goodbye to head-teachering and all the stress that goes with it, and which seems to be increasing all the time. My husband was in teaching for years, and then we had the children at school. It is lovely now to be able to holiday in term time. Cheaper too of course. lovewine, love the blind. When i saw the picture where the blind was drawn, and not having read your post yet, i thought it was a marine scene and wondered where youd taken the photo! glad youre enjoying Deep Water. I think i have only read one of her Ripley novels and didnt much like it as far as i can remember but i think i will give them another go. Wikdpurl, hope you are having a lovely break and the meals are eirking out as
Had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh. We stayed in a premier Inn hub hotel which was an interesting experience. A bit like staying in a caravan in that everything was very carefully planned to fit into a small space eg bed fitted against the wall, drawers underneath, about 3 feet of free space. Wouldn't have liked to stay for more than a night or two but very bright and smart. Even had a bottle-opener fitted to the wall! Had the best nights sleep of the holiday though that was probably mainly due to my brother having been dischargedfrom hospital. The hospital are pretty sure it was a virus in his inner or middle ear, which is a relief. Hes still poorly but responding to medication. Just finished doing all the washing so at some point will have to start on the ironing. About to head to the supermarket to restock. After 10 days of being cooked for it will be strange to have to feed ourselves. Scallops certainly wont be on the menu though. I did develop a taste fir black pudding!
11-09-2017 06:52 PM
Cassie - your walk sounds an interesting experience - were you walking near where you live? Rosie - I hope that your buyers turn out to be the ones for you - it's such a pain selling a house - I'm sure it could be much easier and that's in the UK where we know what to expect - I can't imagine doing it abroad !! Lovewine - love the blind - where did you get it ?
The last mammogram i had I got the appointment through no problem but had to wait nearly 6 weeks for the results - which was a little stressful to say the least, I think there was a backlog ! I've just been to the GP today to moan about my ongoing joint pain which never seems to go away but she just said talk to the oncologist when I see them (which is February and I'm pretty sure they won't be at all interested) oh well it was worth a try.
Dunkirk was a great film, I can't say that I enjoyed watching it as I found it fairly traumatic but brilliantly made, really made me think about what it must have been like. I didn't manage to pick any more apples, maybe this weekend.
Have good evening, I'm off to make ratatouille.
11-09-2017 09:28 AM
11-09-2017 08:47 AM
I am going into work a bit later today as I have my oncology appointment this morning at 10.20, I did not make it to ED yesterday in the end, our timings just did not fit, when I phoned she was having lunch out with BF & GS, so I will go after work on Tues instead, YD is in Milan at the moment with work, so I won't feel guilty not cooking.
GS is not keen on any animals Rosie, he freaked out a bit when my friends dog got a little bit of slobber on his knee under the cafe table a few weeks back and demanded antibacterial gel for his knee.
The first day ED got the kitten, while BF's son and everyone was making a fuss of the kitten GS shut his bedroom door saying he did not want it to infect his room, fair enough it did have fleas at the time.
I have seen photos since with the kitten sat on the sofa near GS so we have hope that he will accept it and even make friends with the kitten eventually.
11-09-2017 05:33 AM - edited 11-09-2017 05:35 AM
Good morning ladies!
The start of another week!
As we approach mid September the humidity has decreased and mornings and evenings are most pleasant. The house isn't as hot its down to 25/26. The outside temperatures continue to hover at 30 or just over!
Cassie I am shocked to hear that the assault took place on the island of Santorini. The attitude of the police however does not surprise me!😒 They prefer to spend time in the coffee shops. When there are incidents here for e.g. break ins they aren't interested!
It's not as if they are run off their feet sorting out law and order! The taxi driver was probably a mate of theirs! Everybody knows everybody it seems on the Greek Islands!🙄
Shame about the street party you can never rely on British weather!☹️
The kitten sounds really sweet bless it what does grandson think of it? Pets can really help with autistic children hopefully they will grow to be best buddies!
ES has a cat and it keeps out of the way when YGS is about he tries to,grab it and he accidentally stood on his tail one day!😲
Lovewine so glad the blind is up looking forward to the picture!
Oh dear what a responsibility looking after the bonsai trees I would get OH to oversee that task!!!😉
Our buyers have instructed their solicitor so we have advised our accordingly!
I have stated to look for rentals now!
It will be lovely not to receive phone calls to accept viewings! I am trying not to get too relieved though just in case I will be glad when they have paid the deposit. They have to pay 25% here!
Joan hope you arrived home with not too many wet clothes!
Wildpurl you must be well in the holiday mode now!
Right must get up off to school to work with a YR 2 girl on her phonics!
Hope the week starts well ladies!
10-09-2017 08:10 PM
10-09-2017 11:03 AM
We had our organised walk yesterday which ended up a bit of a shambles, talking about stray dogs Rosie, two of our group who both had dogs with them rescued a lost dog and reunited it with its owner about a mile away, two decided to leave the walk was longer than expected but did not know the way so I took them back, and another four stopped for coffee, only one my YB made it to the final destination he then got the bus back.
I had walked in both directions, so I was not up for much more than a quick visit to the grocers, then a rest, later in the afternoon my cat of course took full advantage now we have had a change in the weather and was very happy to curl up on my feet. It was a lovely bright day and I am so surprised that some people living so nearby have never walked in Hampstead Heath and Kenwood before.
I was shocked to hear one of the GP's on the walk had been assaulted by a taxi driver who was with her partner on holiday in Santorini she was there attending a friends wedding, quite bruised and got a fractured finger, the cab was already paid for and the driver demanded a second payment, they fought back by taking the cab drivers keys and calling the police after the assault. I don't think I would have life is too precious. The police were not really interested and seemed to think it was funny laughing and joking, which the GP found very shocking.
I walked passed the local street party about 5 minutes before it was due to start on my way to the grocers and it looked pretty deserted, so I don't think i missed much the there was a huge clap of thunder about 4ish which made my mind up abut not budging for the rest of the afternoon.
Good for you Lisa I hope all works out well whatever you decide to do. The wellies should definitely pay for themselves lovewine you will have to let us know how long they do last compared to the cheaper ones.
Rosie your tribute band sounds just my cup of tea. The kitten has been keeping ED up at night like a new baby, it gets hungry by the sounds of things, bless its about 7 weeks now. ED did report the seller to RSPCA but I think they will not probably do anything about trade of under age animals.
I am off to my walk with the dog walking friend and my go to see GS, ED and kitten later.
Have a good day