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Good morning ladies!
There was a great atmosphere at the switch on, the local radio station were there. I went with our friends from upstairs, on the way home we called at the local bistro on our complex for a hot drink!
Yesterday I booked our summer flight for €280 both ways! We fly on July12th and return Aug 28th this includes a family week in Wales and 2 weeks in Ireland with motorhome!😊
I know it’s very early but wondered if we should pencil a date for our annual meet up?
I think Wildpurl has an event the last Saturday in July therefore I would suggest Sat 20th July everyone seems happy with Oxford, it’s easy for us all to get to! I must get on the right train next time! 🤣
Lovewine hope that you found mum and dad well, I expect that they look forward to coming to see you and getting out for a while?
How lovely that YS is coming home for weekend and I guess he will be by himself?
Presumably he will come home for Christmas?
My Amazon deliveries have run much more smoothly this year I still have 2 outstanding that may arrive after I have gone and I will have to get our friends upstairs to take delivery.
I am rather disappointed with the John Lewis advert this year, I thing they peaked with Buster the dog in 2016! I don’t care for the Waitrose one which makes fun of the John Lewis’s one. I have to say I am surprised that this was allowed! The best one is advertising the local shops!
I will be having a stroll into town to purchase some more gift tags and birthday paper for EGS who has his 8th birthday on Christmas Eve!
I managed to complete the ironing yesterday it took 2 hours with a coffee break! 🙀 At least the basket is empty until DH returns! In fairness he usually does the ironing here but we have been so busy on our last 2 visits that there just hasn’t been time. He is super fussy as well and it would have taken him twice as long!
Cassie I expect that you will be preparing for your holiday this weekend?
Joan you can have a relaxing weekend without stressing about results! Are you off to the theatre?
Wildpurl hope all is well with you?
Have a good weekend ladies!

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Joan, i am so pleased the scan was clear , what a relief. Regarding soup maker as Rosie said you can put anything in really , i bought frozen chopped chilli, garlic and ginger available in Tesco or most supermarkets which also jazz things up, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls river cottage website has some excellent soups too.

 

Rosie, enjoy the switch on in Worcester, it is very cold here and i was very cold on my walk even with hat, scarf and gloves on. 

Mum and Dad are up this afternoon for coffee, also YS has announced an impromptu visit this weekend which will be lovely, he can help babysit my dog walking friends 2 very large dogs on saturday😊😳!

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Joan I am so pleased to hear that you were given your result immediately and all is clear, excellent news! 😁Hopefully the GP will be satisfied with your results,
Regarding the soup maker you can put almost anything in it left over veg wise we haven’t had a bad one yet. DH like to add garlic to give it more of a flavour!
Another cold day here! Today they are switching the Christmas lights on in Worcester and this year it will be in Cathedral square which is very close to our apartment! The couple upstairs are going to call for me and we may go for a drink afterwards!😊 I have never been to a Christmas light switch on before! 🤣
DH hasn’t got a very good day today- as I type he is at the dentist having the preparation for a crown!🙀 Then at noon it is our friend’s funeral!😢
Lovewine hope you have your warm boots and coat out for dog walking!
Cassie you must be looking forward to an escape to the sun?
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Not the pleasantest experience but not painful and amazingly the person who did it was able to tell me immediately that it was all clear. So one hurdle over. Will have to wait to see whether the GP wants to refer me for further tests but a great relief today. 

 

I agree washing the soup maker is a bit of a fag, especially as I dont trust husband not to immerse it. But otherwise a great success on the basic recipes Ive tried so far. Any suggestions for more exciting ones?

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Good morning ladies!
Firstly Joan I am glad that you don’t have too long to wait for your scan and hope that it won’t be too uncomfortable! Let’s just hope it gives a clear result! Thinking of you today!
Joan and Lovewine I think the worst thing about the soup maker is washing it!😟
Lovewine 5 weeks is a long time to wait but as you were told about 5 weeks you should see that as a good sign! If there was anything untoward you would have been called earlier!
Our friend’s funeral is on Thursday so I will be unable to go! 😢 DH will go. I still can’t belive he has gone!😟
As it is getting a bit lighter I have just seen the frost on the roof tops!😱 We don’t get frost in Cyprus!
Hope you aren’t too cold on the dog walk Lovewine!
Must tackle the ironing today!

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Joan, i have just read your post regarding your scan tomorrow, hope it goes ok , at least you havent had to wait - just wanted to say i had a similar scan about 10 years ago and it was undignified but not uncomfortable or painful, over quickly too! Will be thinking of you.

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From the ridiculous to the sublime- well sort of- got a phone call today from the hospital and am booked for a scan tomorrow. I wonder if its fortuitous or whether my mild rant at the surgeon made a difference. Rather dreading it because its an internal one but the person I spoke to said it isnt as bad as a smear test. We shall see. 

 

Lovewine, I hadnt realised you’d been given up to 5 weeks to wait for your results. Lets hope they come this week. 

 

Cassie, your ex’s behaviour does seem very thoughtless but from what you have said not out of character. Even so it must be very unsetting for ED to be let down and maddening for you. What a lovely idea to be having a sunshine break before Xmas. It’s perishing cold here today- I have resorted to wearing my ancient UGG boots in the house. 

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Good morning ladies, Joan, i hope you dont have to wait too long for a scan and then you can have some peace of mind, positive comments from the Doctor though.

Good you found a bit of a price reduction with your washing machine though. I have been using my soup maker quite a lot too, i use the ready prepared veg packs too, the leek and potato one is very nice.

Rosie, well done on your Christmas shopping, i have made inroads but still have a lot to do, i am burying my head in tbe sand over results😬, hoping because I haven’t heard thats a good sign, The radiographer did say the waiting time was 5 weeks, its that length of time on thursday 🤨, if i havent heard this week then i will ring !

Cassie, so sorry you and ED have such a stressful time at the moment, i am not surprised you are furious with your ex, a few days in the sun will be very beneficial to you, just what you need. Your GS must really enjoy the days he spends with you, glad you had a nice time yesterday with him.

Its a very cold day here , wind is very strong and freezing, have a good day everyone.

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Good morning ladies!
Joan I am sorry that now you have to wait for results of a scan but I think you are right in being encouraged that the surgeon couldn’t find anything untoward!
Glad to hear that you are enjoying the soup maker and that you have managed a pre Black Friday deal with your washer dryer!
Lovewine I am with Joan I think you should ring! You had your mammogram before we went on our cruise so it’s well over 3 weeks!
Cassie I am so sorry to hear the problems over ED’ s grandmother’s funeral and that her father didn’t support her at the funeral!
I expect that GS enjoyed enjoyed your company for the day! I don’t blame you and YD escaping to Cape Verde and not too long to wait! 😎☀️🍹
Several of my Amazon deliveries arrived yesterday a couple of items to arrive tomorrow and then the wrapping will start! I think that will take precedence over the ironing!🤣
So two busy days for me! Going to town today to collect a jumper I ordered from Debenhams with a gift voucher I had from YS and family for my birthday!
Keep warm ladies!
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Good evening ladies,

 

I have been with GS today I took the day off to sit with him, we went out to lunch also, he had an inset day at school ED's grandma passed away last Thursday so she has travelled up to Lincolnshire for the funeral  staying with her auntie, I hate to say it but my useless ex has just said he is not going to the funeral at the last minute, I am so appalled and angry I cannot even speak to him.

 

I was asked by ED to phone him last week, when he did not reply to his sister after several hours when he was informed of his mothers death, I politely but firmly asked him to do the right thing and support his only sister and be there for her (do the right thing) he said he would.

 

Today I have apologised to ED that he is her father, she has been through so much this year and he was made aware of it,but again choose to do nothing except go on about his problems, it is so wearing the things he harps on about cannot be changed, happened 30 or 40 years ago and really need to be put in the past and not used as an excuse to let people down now.

 

Sorry to hear the sad new about your friend Rosie, yes life is precious and we all need to make the most of the time and opportunities we have. Joan & lovewine you both appear to be waiting for results, Joan you are probably right the admin in hospitals seems to be a bit hit and miss the last letter I received had nothing in it no signature just the headed paper, I tried ringing to see if it might be a follow up appointment or a copy of my last consultation with the consultant, I was asked if I would like another copy sent out, I said I would but nothing has ever materialised!

 

I have booked a short break for the beginning of Dec with YD she suddenly said she feels she needs some sunshine and I agree we probably both do, we are going to Cape Verde the nearest you can get and more or less guarantee sunshine.

 

The weather has certainly turned much colder today, keep warm

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So sorry to hear the sad news about your friend, Rosie, what a terrible shock for his family. As Lovewine says, fortunate that you werent on your own all day. Glad you had a good day with your sister and BIL, even if the lunch was disappointing. You seem to have done well with your Xmas shopping and what a sociable Xmas you are going to have. Your campervan is going to such a boon.

 

Lovewine, I think I would be inclined to ring up about your results rather than continuing to put yourself through this worry. The most likely explanation though is that the admin just hasnt had time to send out the all clear letters. 

 

Im not much further on after the hospital visit because I have to have a scan. To be honest I thought that's what would happen today. On a positive note, though, the consultant couldn’t feel anything untoward when he examined me and said no red flags were going up. I was a bit frustrated because the (electronic) referral letter from myGP  apparently arrived in two bits and the bit explaining why he’d referred me was unreadable, something which I assume he had just discovered before my appt. So I had to explain. I was also rather cross that when the nurse called me in from the waiting area I assumed she would be doing the usual preliminary stuff so I went in without OH. But she just took me the consulting room and said the doctor would be in soon. So I was sat on my own for 15 minutes, possibly because he had just discovered the problem with the referral information! 

 

On a lighter note I have just made my second batch of soup. All remarkably easy. To make things even easier for myself I bought ready prepared veg from Tesco. The butternut squash, sweet potato and chilli soup was delicious. The mixed veg I had to perk up a bit with ginger and tabasco. Think I may have overdone the second. Bought the new washerdryer. At Black Friday price even though that didnt officially start till today. Still made a bit of a hole in the bank balance though. 

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Joan, just a quick good luck for today before i shoot off to work, will be thinking of you!

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Good Morning ladies!
Joan hopefully you managed to purchase a new washing machine my DD was appalled at the price of them not having purchased one for 14.5 years! 🙀Thinking of you today!
Lovewine I can imagine how you feel waiting for results and the doubt because it has been a while,have you tried ringing them?
DH sent a second bowel screening hopefully the results will arrive whilst I am here. Obviously we are both a bit concerned that a trace of blood was found in the first screening!🙀
I had a good day with my sister yesterday! BIL came with her and they met me at the station, which I appreciated as I have to walk to the station in Worcester and back! We had lunch at a Hotel where my aunt used to manage the catering! I don’t think she would have been very impressed with what was served up yesterday! It was worse than Weatherspoons! 😳 It used to be a classy place to eat! It’s nothing more than a sports bar now! BIL took us to see our nan’s grave afterwards. She was 96 when she died she was our mothers’s mother and our mum was 63 when she died! My age now!😳
I have some deliveries arriving today so will can start organising presents! My friend from upstairs called me yesterday and she is coming for coffee and chat this afternoon!
At some point I will have to tackle the very large pile of ironing that we haven’t had time to do!😩 Lovewine I could certainly do with your services!😀 Thank goodness the steam generated iron is here! 😅
Cassie hope you and the family are well?
Wildpurl I expect your garden has been put to bed for the winter now which will give you more time for crafting?
ES is coming over to England for Christmas this year with his wife and YGS! We are all going to DD’s in Newcastle as she has a spare bedroom. DH and I will be taking motorhome and staying on her drive! We parked there for 2 days in the summer and we just fit on! 😊 We hook up the electric in her garage!😂
After Christmas DH’s mother has orgainsied the use of her community room for the family to meet up! DH has 2 sisters and a brother, all with offspring, so there will be a number of us! DD is driving down and YS will drive up ES will still be here before he makes his way back to France for new year! 😀
It’s going to get colder this week ladies wrap up warm!😱

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Good morning ladies, firstly Rosie , i am so sorry to read your news about your friend , what a terrible shock after he was appearing to enjoy better health, i agree in making the most of life every day, your poor friend must be devastated. It certainly shakes you, i feel the same about our friends diagnosis with the lung/ kidney cancer.

Joan, good luck with the washing machine shopping, hopefully you will get a good deal with Black friday which seems to now be Black November! We will be thinking of you tomorrow and fingers well and truly crossed for you- thinking logically you wouldnt be now feeling better if it was anything sinister , still doesnt stop the worrying though.

I still havent had my mammogram results, am hoping thats a good sign, still a little voice in my head says what if they are lost in the system somewhere though and show a bad result 😮, i dread the post every day.

 

Nothing much planned today, mainly because i cant be bothered to go anywhere, walked the dogs this morning for about an hour,  may just read and watch a bit of television, think i have a busy week with work coming up so i will like the rest! 

Cassie, hope things are ok with you, how is the work situation? Expect you are as hectic as usual.

Wildpurl, hope you are ok, do you have projects on the go at the moment with knitting?

Rosie, hope you enjoyed your meet up with your sister, good that you are not at home alone after receiving the awful news of your friend.

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Good morning ladies!
It is with great sadness that I have to report our friend in Cyprus passed away yesterday afternoon! 😢 I can’t believe it we saw him a few weeks ago and he looked good. His hair had grown back and he had put weight on! I can’t even start to imagine how his wife must feel! It all happened quickly within a week!🙀
Ladies we must make the most of life we have had the knock on the door and must enjoy each day! Even those on a force 11 gale!🙀
Joan I had a message from my DD yesterday to say that her washer she had had for 14.5 yrs has come to an end and she has a new one being delivered today!
Hope you find a bargain as you say not worth repairing if it is 10 years old! Enjoy your lunch afterwards!
Joan I am sure all ladies will join together with me in wishing you well tomorrow for your appointment we all understand how anxious you will be feeling!
Lovewine bad luck about the M&S visit, can you find anything online?
I have made good progress working through family Amazon wish lists most of it is arriving tomorrow so I won’t be going far thinking about some of the delivery issues I experienced last year!😬
Must get up now Skyping with DD at 8am and then off to get train/ bus to Hereford!
Ladies enjoy Sunday and the weather looks like a sunny but cooler day!
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Good evening ladies, Its been a lovely day here, walked this afternoon locally and it was glorious with the autumn colours and the sunshine.

Rosie, sad news about your friend back in Cyprus, hope he can improve over the next few days, what a terrible worry for his wife.

my sore throat has improved and hasn’t turned into a cold virus thankfully, i had most of yesterday off so did some Christmas shopping in the city, i also had a gift voucher for M&S and try as hard as i could there was nothing at all i found for me😮, either looked awful or the items i liked didnt have my size, i can see why they are struggling at the moment.

Rosie, good luck with the shopping this week, it will be a good chance to get on top of things as you wont feel like doing it when you come back just before Christmas!

Hope all ladies are ok and having a nice weekend.

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Lovewine, what amazing news about your friend, but what a roller coaster for him and the family. Hopefully as time goes on treatment will improve and he’ll  get more than 20 years. I’m sorry about the situation with your friend in Cyprus  Rosie. I do hope he starts to respond to treatment soon. 

 

My soup maker arrived yesterday. I dont think I’ll have time to use it this weekend- busy all day today a d tomorrow we have to head up to John Lewis to buy a new washer/dryer. Our old one is making strange noises and not drying properly so since its 10 years old we have decided to spend more money on getting it repaired. Then we’re out to lunch with friends.  

 

Rosie, have a lovely lunch with your sister tomorrow and good luck with the Xmas shopping.  Lovewine, hope your cold is getting better. 

 

Send me good vibes for Monday morning ladies, I am oscillating between thinking they’re going to dismiss it all as a fuss about nothing or they’re going to find something serious.  

 

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Good afternoon ladies!
Lovewine that is excellent news for your friend! What a turn around!
We have received bad news from Cyprus, our friend that lives in Polis who was ill with non Hodgkin lymphoma last year has had pneumonia twice and is back in hospital as his lungs are very bad and they are finding it hard to treat him!🙀He is sedated and incubated! I don’t like the sound of it. His wife must be going out of her mind!
DH and I enjoyed 2 days in Plymouth and seeing YS,his wife and our 2 eldest granddaughters!😊
DH has returned to Cyprus today! I have started to order some Christmas shopping items as I have this next week to order and receive delivery!
I am meeting my sister in Hereford tomorrow for lunch! We have bus links to Malvern at the moment so it makes the journey twice as long! Never mind it will keep me busy. They are switching the lights on in Worcester on Thursday so I will stay in town for that! First time ever!🤣
Lovewine I do hope that your throat hasn’t developed into a cold virus.🙀Most of the passengers on the cruise ship had a cold virus which we both unfortunately got!😬 Good idea to keep your mum and dad at arms length!
Hope all other ladies keeping well.

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An early good morning from me - I still seem to be in pre clock changing mode!
Joan you will get a lot of use from your soup maker , I particularly like chicken carrot and ginger done on the chunky setting .
The Remembrance Day service sounded very moving , our village has installed an iron bench on the village green crafted in the shape of a soldier and we also had a beacon lit on the green in the evening .
Rosie , very frustrating having to change your plans for your appointment .
Hope you are enjoying your visit to YS even if it’s brief 😏, what are you doing for Christmas this year ?
I have been putting up with a very sore throat this week , not developed into very much , have told mum and dad not to visit this afternoon as that’s the last thing they need , especially Dad!

Well our friend has had better news regarding the lung cancer - he had another scan the day before his surgery and discovered he has pneumonia too which had been treated with antibiotics and responding well - this strangely has shrunk the tumour , they now think it is kidney cancer from his original one 8 years ago, but it is not aggressive , he has been told it will be treated with chemo and his outcome should be 20 years - which is a massive positive on the 3 to 10 months he was given recently , although he is only 48 .
Have a good day ladies!
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Good morning ladies!
Joan you won’t be disappointed with your soup maker we use it a lot in the winter! We find that the smooth soup is more to our liking with some crusty bread!🤪
The remembrance service sounded very personal to your YD’s church and something that the brownies and beavers will remember! I used to find it quite frightening when I was a brownie, the men branding their medals and the silent marching! Churches and schools have found more creative ways of helping children understand its significance in their lives!
Lovewine is there any news on your neighbour after his op? I was given an epidural before my knee replacement which I can’t say I was very keen on!🙀 I do hope he makes a swift recovery after such a complex sounding op!
We are off to Plymouth today in the motorhome for 2 nights. YS is going to get it re mapped to hopefully improve its performance! We also get to see him and the family for a short while!😀
We are back Friday night and then DH leaves for Gatwick on Saturday! I can’t believe that my friend that lives near Worcester is going to Cyprus for a week on Saturday so she will be there while I am here how silly is that!🙄
I shall start some Christmas shopping as we don’t get back until Dec 19th!
Have a good day ladies!