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24th-May-2016 11:27 am - Frustration Doesn't Cover It Today!
Not pleased.
I was going to "pop" in to moan about the book I finished last night, to find that my pc had updated itself to Windows 10, and I had to find where things were - luckily I found LJ, so the rest will have to wait until I get that illusive spare minute!!

Anyway, my book.  Story synopsis is girl in her 20's is being stalked, so mother asks a family friend to move in while they find a way to get him caught by the police, so not just cautioned.  Family friend has a nephew staying, and as the story progresses you see that the 2 pairings are slowly building.  It's well written, and flows well.  So, last night I had the last couple of chapters to read and although tired wanted to know what happened.

So last couple of pages, stalker is caught ... THE END!!   Not even a final ... "one year later", or the promise of a sequal, so annoying!

So whereas I would have said it's a good book, now I am left totally in the air and not even enough to set my immagination fully going.  Oh well, lets just add a last line, shall we - "And, they all lived happily ever after".  Yes, much better!

Right must fly - off to dad's, then lunch then work this afternoon.  Have a good day everyone.
21st-May-2016 04:35 pm - Just A Mini-Meme
DJ - plaited!
Snagged from kazzy_cee, who snagged from petzipellepingo

Place an X by those you have done
Fired a Gun -
Been Married -
Fell in love -
Been divorced -
Swam in the sea - X
Gone on a blind date -
Skipped lessons or lectures -
Watched someone give birth -
Been to North America - X
Been to Australia -
Been to Asia
Been to South or Central America -
Lived in more than one European country - X
Been to London - X
Been to Paris - X
Been to Venice - X
Been to Spain - X
Been to Russia -
Seen the Northern Lights -
Been on a cruise -
Served on a jury -
Been in a movie -
Been to a Scandinavian country -
Been to Iceland -
Played in a band - X
Sang karaoke -
Made prank phone calls -
Laughed so much you cried -X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue -X
Had children -
Had a pet(s) - X
Been sledding on big hill -
Been skiing -
Been water skiing or parascending -
Rode on a motorcycle -
Been to a music festival -
Spent at least one night on an island - X (Isle of Wight, and Guernsey)
Rode an elephant -
Been on TV - X
Been in newspaper - X
Stayed in a Hospital - X
Donated blood -
Got a piercing - X
Got a tattoo -
Driven an automatic vehicle -
Driven over 100 mph - X
Lived on your own - X
Rode in the back of police car -
Rode in the back of an ambulance - X
Got a speeding ticket -
Got a parking ticket - X
Rode a horse - X
Swam with a Dolphin or whale -
Been in a podcast -
Appeared in Dr. Who -
Have an Equity card or equivalent -
Used an Oyster card - X
Have been in a play -
Have played with a monkey -
Have trained animals - X .... I helped break in DJ (points to icon)
20th-May-2016 04:18 pm - Photo Friday (Minus 1)
Jiffy - painting
Yesterday was Jiffy's 10th birthday, so I took the day off work.

We started the day with a walk around the cemetery, and then spent some time tidying mum's grave ....as you can seeCollapse )

We then went from there to Dad's, so he could share "The Boy's" (that's what dad always calls him) big day. I had got him a pressie, as well as my friend from Church.

Ours was yet another squeaky teddy ...he loves thoseCollapse )

Whilst Christine bought him some fancy chew-bars, that he loves ...it was soon goneCollapse )

That led to one very tired boy, and the need for a cuppa for me and dadCheersCollapse )

Can't believe you are 10, Jiffy. Yet sometimes it is hard to remember days before you arrived!
20th-May-2016 03:24 pm - Guess What ...???
Cary Grant - Embarrassed for you
Yes, I've been missing again!

I popped in to do my Seasonal Spuffy, but other than that have been missing.

Tomorrow I am meeting Tim at Mum & Dad's to do a (probable) final sort.  We have a finalisation date for late June, and what we have decided to see if we can do is a Charity House Clearance.  So they empty the house, clean, and tidy ... and sell whatever they can.  If their hours are more than their sales, we pay, if not we make a donation if we want.  I really had a lump in my throat when I heard the news, although I had known it had been sold for ages.

I didn't work yesterday (photos to follow), but have made a concerted effort to sort out my study, as there will be more kitchen stuff coming, and I need to have somewhere to sort the boxes while I am unpacking.

So, no Photo Friday, no time for a read through of my f-list (I am so, so sorry) ... but I do have some photos to share.

Sorry - I will be better soon, I promise.
18th-May-2016 06:11 pm - My Day At Seasonal Spuffy
Spuffy - Heaven on Earth
Word count - 101
Set in season 5, after "Listening to Fear, but before "Crush"

Another Good Plan

Watching, waiting, wondering.

Would tonight be the night that a big bad took out his slayer.  She had already lost the fight once, and come very close again recently, yet she still went out every night.

Try as hard as he might, he couldn't stop worrying.  She faced so many dangers and now had the constant worry about her mum.  It didn't seem fair that with everything else Buffy faced, she now had this additional concern.

If only he could help more.  Maybe just being there to take out her pressures on.

Spike, the "punching ball" sounded like a good plan.
18th-May-2016 06:10 pm - My Day At Seasonal Spuffy 2
Spuffy - vampires
For entry 2 I have some icons - something I do enjoy making, although it is harder to get good screen caps to work from.

Anyway - I hope that you enjoy them.

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18th-May-2016 06:09 pm - My Day At Seasonal Spuffy 1
1st Spuffy.
It's great to see this comm still going strong, isn't it?

I have 3 separate entries to post, and this is the first.  Sadly I am no good at the larger images, but I suppose more practice would help!  So I have attempted a couple of images,hereCollapse )

14th-May-2016 02:44 pm - I Gave Myself A Kick Yesterday!!
Wanting a hug - Cap'n John
I realised that some of the time oof feeling low and unwell has escalated me feeling low, and sorry for myself.  I had not bothered dying out the grey hair, wore tatty jeans, and din't even bother with ear-rings on a couple of days.

So, hair is coloured, and yesterday afternoon I took Jiffy for an extra walk locally (with my phone only) to take some photos for my Friday challenge,as you can seeCollapse )

Earlier in the day yesterday I had been to the dentist again, and she has talked herself out of extraction, and has re-filled the root and giving it a month to settle (I think she is hoping that if it gets worse I shall return before that ... while she is on holiday!!)  I then went to Mum & Dad's and did another 90 mins of sorting.  There's still loads to do, but I am slowly getting through it all.  I then went to see Dad, who was exhausted!  The morning had been a "street party" at the home, which I had hoped to go to until the dentist intervened.  Then a meal outside, then some kids from a local school gave a sing along party.  Hopefully I will get to see the photos.  Everyone said Dad had a great time.  He has a new posh, large wheelchair now, so he can sit in it, as well as be moved in it.  It has a large footplate as well, and he sais it's very comfy.

Today Jiffy and I went in the bus to Exeter ... he loves going there.  I bought a pasty for lunch, that he shared a corner of ... so I decided me time was needed ... the boxes will still be here later!

PS, Friday 13th May 1981 was the day I passed my Driving Test ... Happy Anniversary me!

Well I must get some art done - I signed up for Seasonal Spuffy ... Hope you are all having a good weekend.
12th-May-2016 03:02 pm - 30 Day Challenge Meme - Day 11
Hardest thing - live in the world
What Is Your Favourite Quote

Hard to decide, as for me it depends on why I need it.  However here are a few -

  • Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You are with me.  Psalm 23 v 4

  • The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Buffy

  • I'm going to live forever, or die trying.  Vila (Blakes 7)

  • Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
    Thou wilt find a solace there. From "What a friend we have in Jesus"

I am sure that as I post this I will remember loads of others, but my brain feels extra fuzzy at present.
12th-May-2016 11:54 am - Too Cute Not To Share
Aw - James.
Published on 4 May 2016
The Glover Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts has a special tradition of providing sanctuary to nesting ducks inside the school's interior courtyard. Each time ducklings hatch the entire school helps guide them safely to a neighboring pond.

12th-May-2016 11:38 am - Off Work ... Again!
James - silhouette
Don't know why!  I wasn't feeling great on Sunday, in fact didn't make it to Church, but after a slow walk with Jiffy and a chat to Dad I felt OK.  However not so good on Monday morning, feeling very wobbly so phoned in sick.

Tuesday I only work afternoons, and felt OK in the morning, but by the time I got to work I was feeling drained.  I saw the 4 patients I had to and headed home exhausted.

Wednesday went into work, to be sent home.  Apparantly my face looked more grey than my hair!!  So have taken today off as well.

I think the conclusion is, in that trying to save my ttoth I had a strong dose of penicillin, and then had anti-biotics in the actual root itself.  I have only just started to feel better after my virus, and last year, so just had no reserves left.

So I am pottering at sorting out the books in my study, and the CDs that were mum's.  Being a good girl, but keeping positive as well.

Hope you are all well xx
10th-May-2016 05:29 pm - I'm Glad I Didn't Say That!!!!!
LOL - James
I went to see Dad for an hour this morning, and just as I was leaving he wanted to spend a penny, and now he is sadly unable to weight bear on his right leg, he needs to be hoisted, so I went and got someone.

One of the carers came in and was teasing Dad while waiting for the hoist to come. She laughed to me that when she had arrived this morning Dad had said "not again". She laughed and then said .....

"All he did was lay there while I did all the work"

I haven't seen her that red before!!!
9th-May-2016 03:13 pm - 30 Day Challenge Meme - Day 10
If you could live off one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?


I think it would be roast chicken (preferably leg), chips (fries) or roast potatoes and  garden peas.

However I adore raw tomatoes, and in fact when I was 19 and very ill with measles I actually did live on them for a week - it was the only food I ate.

Fruit would definately be pineapple.


Hard - I love cold tap water, but some places don't taste as nice as others, so maybe I had better say squash.  There is one I love, which is actually a cheepo brand, but I find it better than most.

However how can I lose a cup of strong tea?  ... so can I cheat and have both, please.
7th-May-2016 03:46 pm - 30 Day Challenge Meme - Day 9
No time
At long last I am going to get back to that first 30 day meme, especially as there is now a second one to do!

Pet Peeves

  • Sulking

  • Two-faced people

  • Lateness

  • Snobbery

  • Bad manners

  • Large social get togethers - so many people smiling, yet most wishing they were elsewhere.

I am sure there are loads more, but they are the ones that top the list.
7th-May-2016 12:46 pm - Naughty Deborah!!!
Oooops - Cap'n John
I forgot to vote - something I am passionate about.  I am not very political, but always vote - except last Thursday.

However it didn't help that the polling card arrived weeks ago (and I never keep them, once I have checked where I have to go), and literally NO fliers came through my door to remind me.  I heard it on the news as I woke up .... so the plan was after work ... then I heard it on the following day.  No posters, fliers, no one mentioned it at work ...

Apathy ruled and sucked me in!
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