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3rd-May-2016 12:11 pm - Nothing Much To Post ... So ...
Vampire Diaries - Brothers
I thought I would post this picture of the family taken at Nick's 50th.  Sadly I couldn't get there as I was too ill .... maybe that is what caused some of the upset, but at the time it took me all my strength to drive the 2 miles to dad, rather than the 150 to Nick.

Anyway - here they are ... Collapse )

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Celebrating 400 years means that there are a lot of Shakespeare stuff on TV and in the papers ... so I thought I would add to the list by posting this that I saw on Facebook ... IMy only problem is that for me, it's called the HOKEY COKEY
1st-May-2016 03:31 pm - What A Morning!
Son of a preacher man.
Earlier in the week Dad and I found out that one of the nurses is a Christian who goes to the same denomination Church that we do.  She goes to the one in Exeter, while I still go back to our old one in Newton Abbot (I prefer a smaller group, and have friends there).  So, she suggested that Dad might like to go to Church this Sunday as she wasn't working.

So, I got there at 8.30, to find that Dad had been given an early breakfast, and had been given priority for getting him washed and dressed.  A minute to 9 am we were at the front door to wait for the taxi ... at 9.30 we gave up.  The staff were very, very annoyed on Dad's behalf.  The taxi company that he was booked with just had an answerphone on, and although the head nurse phoned a few other taxi services, none had a wheelchair taxi available at short notice.

So we went for a short walk outsid, then back to his room to read the Bible, before they got him a big bowl of porridge fro a second breakfast.

Doesn"t dad look smartCollapse )

I have a feeling non-Church like language will be used when the staff eventually speak to someone!
30th-Apr-2016 03:29 pm - I'm Back ... I Hope!
To say the house is still chaotic is being polite, but at least I have "dug" my way through my study to find my computer again. I will admit I haven't looked at LJ since I last wrote something, so if there is any big news please let me know.

I thought I would re-start my lj-ing with this amazing link -

As someone who can not dance at all, it does mean that maybe I still have time to learn!!!

So either skip the scribbles, or make yourself a pot of tea, and open up the biscuits ...what I have been up toCollapse )

Group hugs !!
23rd-Apr-2016 04:06 pm - Happy St. George's Day
St Georges Day
Just a fly by visit to wish you all a Happy St. George's Day.

I had hoped to be back by now, but it will be another couple of days at least. I am getting unpacked, I almost have a lounge and bedroom again. However I have been delayed by the tooth work and Dad not doing so well.

Miss you, see you soon.
9th-Apr-2016 09:45 am - I Give Up!!!!!
James - London 2011 - flashing colours

I have tried to catch up, and keep up with everyone, but not managing .... So I have decided that I will disappear for a week.  So, if you need me PM or email me.

I can't even get to my pc, so with only a mini tablet and tiredness I just am bowing out for the week.

See you on the flip side .... love and miss you

Puppy licking
Work is great, but still only doing half days as I am shattered, although I know that the furniture moving is both stressing and tiring me. Ended up sleeping for an hour this afternoon.

I haven't forgotten you all, just needing to be careful about my energy levels, with all the furniture moving on Saturday and Tuesday.

So will catch up .... I promise.

However, I just wanted to share this video. Great to see war heroes being honoured, especially our 4 (3) legged soldiers.
3rd-Apr-2016 02:44 pm - A Local Walk
Stargate - View
On Wednesday I was having some of my furniture collected, to go to a charity shop, and my friend Christine (from Church) was coming for lunch.  However our plans worked well, as the charity people came early.  So we had an early lunch and then the 3 of us went for a walk.

So all of these photos are within a couple of miles of my house ... Exeter is a lovely city.

Our strollCollapse )
Right in the centre of the shopping centre are the remains of the almshouses.  This Chapel and almshouses were founded by Canon John Stevens DD, (Doctor of Physick), in 1457, to house thirteen poor men. Regulations during the 17th and 18th Century changed, allowing married couples to live there. In the 19th Century, they changed again to favour widows, and single women. In 1811, the thirteen residents were increased to fifteen, by installing two extra habitations.

During the second war, servicemen were billeted in the buildings. The bombing of May 1942 destroyed the Almshouses and Chapel. Rather than clear the ruins, the City Council landscaped the ruins as a memorial to that dreadful night.

There are a few more details of the intervening history here

Here we areCollapse )
K9 & Cyberman
Wow, I am late with these.  I did take them on Friday, but with all the continued shifting of boxes, and furniture, life has been hectic.  Sadly I also wiped myself out by yesterday afternoon ... so much so I went to bed early, and slept through 2 alarms this morning.  So, by the time I woke up it was time that my Church service was finishing.  Oh, well, I obviously needed it.  As I said, life is hectic.

So, sorry, but I did warn you.  We are hoping to complete by the end of April.  My older furniture has now all gone, so Jiffy and I are tripping over boxes.  Most of the furniture will come on the 12th, so things can begin to be packed away!

So, today was an early lunch and a stroll with Jiffy ... and now I am going to post some things .... HOWEVER, I know I still owe lots of replies to comments.  I shall go see Dad and then get dinner cooking and hope to get some replies done on my pc, and this eve on my tablet ... fingers crossed.

So, a stroll through some of Exeteris hereCollapse )
1st-Apr-2016 12:03 pm - 30 Day Challenge Meme - Day 8
James - Q&A 2011
Three Things You Want To Say To Different People

This is the one tha I have seen many struggle with, and even without my hectic life I have been putting off answering it!!!  Oh well, here goes -

  1. One thing I am glad I did say, on a regular basis was, "I LOVE YOU" to Mum ... and I still say it to Dad.  I often say it to by brothers, as well, but will admit I don't often say it to my 4 nephews.  We are meeting up next week to move Dad's piano (etc), so I must say it to the 4 of them, then.

  2. There are a couple of people I pray for regularily, for their health and happiness.  But have never told either of them ... maybe I should (one especially knows how mad I already am!!)

  3. I suppose, overall, I wish I could speak to people who mean something to me.  I can chat to strangers, chat at work, but friends and family (and James) make me totally freeze ... so much so "hello" is all I manage.  I need to break through that incredible shyness ... but sadly doubt I ever will!

Yay, I managed it!
Ow - look of shock on face

Yesterday I was cleaning my teeth and heard a snap .... I have broken a crown off the tooth. Sadly I broke the tooth.

So, now I have 4 appointments booked ... the first of which will be to remove the nerve, and get ready to have a root post added.


Yes, I am still missing, but am busy as I am getting rid of my furniture, before Mum and Dad furniture comes in 10 days time. So at present I have boxes and boxes of china and ornaments, as well as boxes of similar plus books from M+Ds.

So it may be next week before I catch up properly.

27th-Mar-2016 02:33 pm - 30 Day Challenge Meme - Day 7
Kindle Readers (7 & the doctor)
I really have been missing, haven't I?

I actually worked half days over this last week, but found it pretty exhausting, so have rested quite a bit.

I am also trying to empty all my lounge display cabinets and cupboards as they are going to charity on Wednesday and I am having Mum & Dad's here instead ... lighter colour, and better quality.  So with stuff coming from M&D's as well, I am literally "knee-deap" in boxes of things, mostly china, glass or books.  Jiffy and I have had to learn hopscotch!

Still will try to get back to LJ - for one thing I owe loads of replies ... I may sit and do some on my tablet while I wait for the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to start.  (Go, Cambridge!!)

Day 7 - Do You Read?  What Are Your Favourite Books?

  1. I love reading the Bible, both in modern versions and in the traditional King James version.  I have loads of Bibles, both old ones of the family, plus mine that have been used, or are being used.

  2. I love my Spuffy fan-fic.  Yes, I am one of those who never read the comics, and believe that Buffy and Spike ended up "living happily ever after"!!  I do like a what-if story from the actual series especially.

  3. I love the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher.  A good friend sent me the first book on CD as it is read by James.  Yes, I adore listening to him read them, but do love the series.

  4. I love a "Regency Romance" sort of book ... and have found a great site that gives me free Kindle books!  Mum has a set of Georgette Hayer, so they will be slowly worked through.

  5. I do love the Anne of Green Gables series, and a few other random books of that generation.

  6. I do love my history/travel books, and have loads, and more coming as Dad loves them as well.  He has some with him, and I shall be able to swap around to keep us both happy!

So, the answer is, yes, I do read!!
27th-Mar-2016 02:21 pm - Happy Easter
Christ is Risen


As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him." (Mark 16 : 5-6)

“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.” (Romans 6:9)

Hoping that you all have a lovely Easter Day, and manage to get some sunshine (we have had some here).  My great grandmother always said that you would see some sunshine on Easter Day, and yet again she is right (she died in 1930, aged 78)
25th-Mar-2016 04:18 pm - M*A*S*H Icons

I have been enjoying re-watching some M*A*S*H, so much so that I decided to do a set of icons for Round 5 of episodes20in20 .... This is season 7, episode 9 - Lil

Here are the three teasers -

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The full set is hereCollapse )
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