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23rd-Oct-2016 05:08 pm - A Couple Of The Photo Meme Answers
James - pointing finger
kazzy_cee asked me - Can I have a photo of your favourite shoes?

I am not really a shoe person - to me a pair just need to be comfy ... my shoes I wear to Church may have a 4" heel, but they are still comfy!  However I do love these shoes ... I bought them last week to wear next Spring with jeans ... flowers ans sequins, what's not to like!!!

Can"t wait for the spring to comeCollapse )

thenewbuzwuzz asked me - How about the view from your window(s) or something you can see from there?
She also asked me about my fence paintwork ... so can cover both answers.

Looking front and backCollapse )
22nd-Oct-2016 11:14 am - Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
elisi ... I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and that the coming year will see many of your dreams coming true.

birthday ecard for social networking websites friends

More scraps? http://www.greetingsfromheart.com
Many of you won't even realise it, but today is the 50th anniversary of the The Aberfan Disaster

One minute's silence was kept at 9.15, the actual time that disaster struck, and Prince Charles came and spoke to the survivors and families, bringing a letter from the Queen.

Events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster

50 years ago I was actually attending a Welsh village school.  The layout being very similar to the design of the one that was flattened in South Wales.  I don't remember actually learning about it, but Mum always said that I ran out of school at lunchtime assuring her that I would have lived.  My class was for 4 - 7's and we sat in age order.  So for me as a 5 year old, I was near the area that missed the sludge.

Although I don't actually remeber the event, I have always lived with the fact that I was at school in Wales, at a time when 116 children died in a similar school.

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Aberfan school - with the people trying to find children (and teachers) still alive

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Most of the children were buried together.

May they RIP ... and may those who 50 years on, still have nightmares, be able to find peace.
19th-Oct-2016 11:30 am - Thank You ...
... To everyone who kept their fingers crossed!!!

As I type this my new kitchen cabinet is being put in place ... spare room to come Friday.  And painters lined up.  So, it's all coming together.

Added to that I am getting my garden fence painted, so life is pretty good at this moment in time.
19th-Oct-2016 09:12 am - Photo Meme
A couple of weeks ago I asked for people to ask me to photograph something.  Sadly, I only had a couple of responses but they both included photos inside my house.  As I have posted since, I am hoping to get a load of work done, so some rooms are empty, other rooms are completely full.  So, I haven't forgotten the requests, just will delay until I can actually see furniture again!!

Also, if anyone else wants to ask for a photo of something, please feel free to add to comments.
17th-Oct-2016 05:42 pm - One Word Only .... I Hope!
Essex Girl
Yes, I've snagged a different meme from one that seems to be on my f-list. This one is a one-word only answer.

1. Where is your cell phone? Somewhere?
2. Your hair? Dyed.
3. Your dad? Missed.
4. Your other half? Dreamland.
5. Your favourite food? Lost .
6. Your dream last night? None?
7. Your favourite drink? Tea.
8. Your dream/goal? Peace.
9. What room are you in? Lounge.
10. Your hobby? Sightseeing.
11. Your fear? Blindness.
12. Your home away from home? None.
13. Where were you last night? Here.
14. Something that you aren't? Married.
15. Muffins? Yes.
16. Wish list item? Travel.
17. Where you grew up? Essex.
18. Last thing you did? Siesta!
19. What are you wearing now? Layers.
20. Your TV? DVDs.
21. Your pets? Jiffy.
22. Friends? Few.
23. Your life? Blessed.
25. Missing someone? Two!!
26. Car? Toyota.
27. Something you're not wearing? Hat.
28. Your favourite movie one word title? Oklahoma!
29. Your favourite colour? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Morning.
31. Last time you cried? Sometime.
32. Who will repost this? Anyone.
33. One place that I go to over and over? Church.
34. One person who messages me regularly? deborahw37
35. My favorite place to eat? Home!
14th-Oct-2016 02:57 pm - Character Meme
James - actoring theories
Snagged from scripsi

Give me a character (from anything ever) (as many characters as you want) in my ask and I’ll rate:

Looks: somewhat attractive | eh | not really my type | pretty | handsome | beautiful | stud | gorgeous | DROOOOOOOOOOOL

Can you relate to this character on a personal level?: no | not really | somewhat | yes | they are me

Would you date/be friends with this character in real life if they were real?: total bros | friends | best friends | date | become their steady boyfriend/ girlfriend | neither | i don’t know

And here's a list of shows (past and present) just in case you need it :
   Doctor Who (New), Blakes 7, BtVS, M*A*S*H, Moonlight, Sharpe, Star Trek Voyager, Stargate SG1 (seasons 1 - 8), The Champions, Torchwood, V, Vampire Diaries
I think that's all, but if you know of my favourite films, or other shows I've mentioned then do add!
13th-Oct-2016 02:38 pm - A Request - Pretty, Please!!
WTS - James
Please, keep your fingers crossed!  .... and your toes, and your pet's paws!!

Back in January I agreed a quote to have a new cupboard built in my kitchen, and wardrobes/cabinets and an all-round book shelf in my spare room.

After monthly requests I have eventually heard that they hope to start next Wednesday (the same day as the garden will be done).

I had already booked a couple of extra days off as I had hoped to visit Auntie Joyce again, but Jiffy doesn't get his stiches out till tomorrow.  In the end, I have been very mentally tired in an evening, so maybe a long drive wouldn't be a good idea.  So, this morning, I have emptied that corner of the kitchen, as you can see ....

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And, am now typing with my fingers crossed!

Watch this space!!
11th-Oct-2016 08:28 pm - Me Versus Mum-Me
I have been "haunted" by the fence painting.  I have started it twice, and each time have found it frustrating, how much time I spend, yet still have loads to do.

So, as I will eventually getting some money from Mum & Dad's house I decided to hire someone to do the painting, so I know it's done.  I have workmen coming to fit out my spare room, and do a cupboard in my kitchen, so decided I needed to get the constant pressure of the fences done, so I can concentrate on my indoor DIY.

However since I booked it for next week, all I can hear is mum telling me I am wasting money when I could do them myself.  Yes, she's right, but I just wasn't getting it sorted, so was worried that having this hanging over me, I would never get anything done.

So, sorry Mum, but I need to get the work done, so I can have life sorted out a bit more.

And before you say anything, yes, I know I am a fool, but I still feel guilty.  Especially as Tim always moaned at me when I used to say I felt guilty over the past years.

So, even though I feel wrong, I am fighting back to get my life a bit more positive ... aiming for a lot of the work done by Christmas.
10th-Oct-2016 08:02 pm - The Bible Is Very Modern
James with Halo!
So many people say that they can't believe the Bible as it was written so long ago.  However this morning as I was reading in the book of Acts, from a modern version, I read the following verse -

"On the day set for the meeting, Herod, robed in pomposity, took his place on the throne and regaled them with a lot of hot air."
From Acts 12 (The Message)

So even though this was written about a political leader in 40AD, it seems to fit many of todays political leaders, whether here in England, or around the world.
10th-Oct-2016 07:48 pm - M*A*S*H Icons
M*A*S*H - Hawkeye & Trapper
This set of icons was made for round 10 of episodes20in20 and the episode was from season 1 of M*A*S*H and is called "Yankee Doodle Doctor"

Here are the 3 teasers -

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The full set is hereCollapse )

Jiffy - painting
As you know he was due surgery on Tuesday and all went well.  His Anal Glands have now gone (and so is that infection) and the huge wart on the side of his face has gone.  Although benign it was large and he was scratching at it occasionally.  So, as he had to have an anaesthetic Marni decided to do them both.

As ever it is hard to get him re-starting drinking.  He was happy to eat but it was over 24 hours before he drank.  This photo was taken just as we came home - you can just see the scar on his cheek - he has 8 stitches in it, so that should give you some idea of the size.

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He had his check up today, and all going well ... except for the fact he now also has an ear infection on the other side.  So he has certainly been a "busy" boy.

Jiffy loves Marni and al the staff, and even today was happy to see them all.  I am glad.  However when I went to the supermarket today I was even happier.  The cashier and I talked about dogs (I had bought food), and her dog had cut his leg and needed one suture under sedation - £300!  Jiffy's 2 ops under anaesthetic were £350, which I though was a pretty good amount really.  Although I may send him out begging if he does similar again!!

Anyway, the good news is that he is doing well.

We go tomorrow to meet a lady who may look after him while I am away.  So hope he is on my best behaviour, as I don't want to have to cancel my plans for London.
3rd-Oct-2016 08:03 pm - Nationality Varieties
OK - James
I work with someone from India, two from Portugal and one from New Zealand.

All four are lovely people, but I do enjoy hearing some of their questions, some of their thoughts.

This morning Chandu and I were chatting while we were waiting for a patient and I mentioned Mum & Dad in passing.  He said that he hadn't wanted to upset me, but was concerned with how I was coping now they had dissappeared.  That was a phrase I found unusual, although later it actually helped me think about what I do miss about them.

Mind you, it works both ways as they all either get confused, or laugh about some of my phrasings.
1st-Oct-2016 08:08 pm - Devon Wildlife
Woodland walk
This afternoon I met up with Christine and Jiffy and I went for a walk around Stover again. Nice to see lots of dogs, and some birds ....

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And, before we went, I took a photo of the true wild animal of Devon -
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This photo was taken on the lawn of Grandma & Granddad's house, on the afternoon of their weddidng, just as they are ready to head off to catch their train.

Just to let you know, and thank those who donated, that between Mum and Dad we were able to raise £1,000 to help with research for this sad condition.

We were fortunate that Dad never truly forgot who we were. We all teased each other as he assured us all that the others never visited. The classic was when he told Nick, that he had never seen me, but that Jiffy had been to visit. We presumed he was able to work out the 2 bus's he needed!!

However it was sad to see him unable to read, play the piano, etc.  So he was still Dad, although got very frustrated.

Anyway - great to be able to help support the research.  Apparently my aunt ( Mum's sister) has no knowledge of who she is, where she is, or what is happening.  So sad for my cousins.
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