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3rd-Sep-2015 12:50 pm - Icon Help ... Please
James Marsters
When my pc died a couple of months ago, I lost everything ... although had photos, docs etc stored on cloud, so that was good news.

However I had a few progs that I used regularily, and luckily have remembered the name of most of them and they are re-installed.  But, sadly I can't think what programme I used to get icons to flick (as I am using).  I use GIMP or iPiccy for the work, but used a  different one to get them to sequence ... so, any ideas of a free download?

Hoping someone can help.
1st-Sep-2015 08:13 pm - Where Do The Days Go?
Hardest thing - live in the world
Wow, can't think why I have not been on-line ... no real reason at all.  So here I am, and I must try to reply to owed comments.

My cough is still with me, but the GP now thinks I am OK ... in other words, it's stress.  As is the fact that I am getting jaw pain, which is also caused by me grinding my teethin my sleep - so next week I am being fitted for a guard to wear at night.  Even Jiffy is getting more skin irritation, which his vet thinks is aggrevated by stress.

The Bank Holiday weekend has been about the same as normal ... housework, gardening ... and repeat.  As Marni had talked to me about stress I realised I need to take Jiffy for longer walks ... so that has been a positive start to each day (for us both, I hope).  She had the sorrow of nursing her younger sister through terminal cancer last year, so can truly know what it is about.  She was just 40 when she died ... no age at all.

Well I must get on and reply to past comments, and try to catch up with your news ... if I have missed anything, please let me know.
21st-Aug-2015 09:55 pm - Mount Edgecumbe 2
Woodland walk
The house is set in loads of formal gardens ... as well as a lot of parkland, with deer and sheep.  We walked for over 3 hours, chatting ... and taking photos (of which these are a few)

England"s green and pleasant landCollapse )
21st-Aug-2015 09:14 pm - Mount Edgecumbe 1
James - pointing finger
Christine (from Church) and I drove to Cornwall to visit Mount Edgecumbe.  It is a Tudor house set in council owned grounds.  The house was gutted during the war, but the walls were pretty OK, so it was re-built after the war.  We had a great time ... lunch and then visiting the house first ....

Mount Edgecumbe HouseCollapse )
21st-Aug-2015 08:46 pm - Catch Up Time ... Again
James - my name

Firstly, how are you all .... Hope all is going well for you.

I am back on antibiotics, as the bugs never went, and started to get bad again.  However the good news is that on Tuesday (photos to follow), Christine and I went out for the day ... and I drove (almost 4 hours, and walked for about 5) ... and I was OK.  The cranial treatment that I have been having has really helped.  Yes I still feel tired and achy, but that was the first drive I have done in a couple of years .... YAY

Mum & Dad are still about the same, although Mum is a bit more clingy on some days, and Dad tends to have real prob;ems finding his words some days.

I had been thinking of going to go to London for a day in November to get a photo with James, but yet again it's not to be, as even if he doesn't cancel with filming, the venue has moved to Brighton.  That makes the day trip totally impossible.  London would have been a long day, but I could have done it.  Oh well, I said a couple of years ago that I doubted I would get to see James .... look like I am being proved correct.

Well I think I have caught up with all the past comments ... still have to check up the historamedy365  comments .... I have a few more finished on my 100 icon work -
Blakes 7 Icons
BtVS Icons
21st-Aug-2015 07:47 pm - I Do Love Roses
Stolen from curiouswombat ... and others

Your Spirit Flower is the Rose

You always have a hug and a smile for your friends. You're happy to have them as a part of your life.
You believe that love is a doing word. You are always expressing your feelings through small acts of kindness.

You are serene and satisfied with your life. You're content but not complacent.
You draw comfort from many things and people in your life. You allow yourself to be happy.

20th-Aug-2015 12:49 pm - Happy Birthday James
Happy Birthday
I may have been a bit MIA, but I still love James ... such a wonderful actor, with a gorgeous speaking voice ... and lovely eyes as well!

Birthday Graphics

I hope that he is having a great day, and that the year ahead will be truly special for him.

God Bless you James
18th-Aug-2015 10:01 pm - Happy Birthday Kudagirl
Happy Birthday

Birthday Graphics

I have been bad at keeping up to date with birthdays, but I had to wish Kuda a Happy Birthday.

She has had a really awful year so far, so I hope and pray that this day will be the start of a better year. She has been such a great friend to me and helped me through some tough days ... I so wish I could be with you in person.

God Bless you dear friend - Love and hugs
13th-Aug-2015 08:27 pm - THANK YOU .... Whoever You Are

Many, many thanks for the person/people who nominated some of my icons for wicked_awards ....  2 Star Trek icons and 2 BtVS icons.

I am totally shocked - more thanks than ever.
12th-Aug-2015 08:55 pm - I Am Busy With Another Meme
Spike - Made in England
Wow, I am being busy this week on LJ ... I shall try and keep this going, even if not as much junk as these memes. Anyway, this one I snagged from curiouswombat and kazzy_cee .... it is a British Meme .... lets see if I can now confuse the rest of you!

1. Marmite- love or hate?

2. Marmalade- thick cut or thin cut?
Thin cut please.

3. Porridge- made with milk or water?

4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?
Demarra sugar.

And therer are more English questions hereCollapse )

Great to do a meme that I understood immediately!
11th-Aug-2015 08:57 pm - Quick Update & Fandom Meme
I am trying to keep up to date ... so here is me.

I am still struggling with the chest infection. The GP has put me on steroids again, which haven't helped the coughing, but the CFS is a bit better. So I shall see if I can get a low dose for a bit to settle things further.

Neither Mum nor Dad are doing well. Dad very tired, and Mum very low, so it's hard to see them slowly getting worse ... especially as both of them have such poor memories now.

it's good news though about Jiffy, as he had to see the vet today and she said that his bowels were clear of any further lumps or cysts, so he is doing well.

Anyway, I must get on and reply to your comments. But, to try to keep things going I have snagged another meme from enigmaticblues

Give me a show/fandom and I'll tell you:

- The first character I fell in love with:
- The character who is my ‘baby’:
- The character who I do not understand:
- The character that I think the show ruined:
- The most attractive male and female character:
- The character death that was the worst for me:
- The character that is the most like me:
- The character I think the writer(s) love:
- The character that I just want to be happy:
- My four favorite characters, past or present:
- My four least favorite characters, past or present:
9th-Aug-2015 10:31 pm - Wow - Another Post From Me!
James pointing - Caprica
It has been some time, but there is a new meme going round that I saw on teragramm double_dutchess and deborahw37 so thought I would snag as I am trying to catch up with LJ and keep my journal more active.

Here be meCollapse )

I did say in a previous post that I am now on Instagram. When the family came last week Andrew loaded a new App, so here is the latest image I uploaded ...

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5th-Aug-2015 09:31 pm - Family Catch-Up Photos
Captain John - hands on belt
As I said Nick, Brenda and the boys came for Saturday lunch (and a few hours) ... so thought I would share a few pictures to catch you up with what they are like now ....

FamilyCollapse )
5th-Aug-2015 09:13 pm - Walk In The Sunshine (Last Week)
Spike - Made in England
As I said I went with Jiffy and my friend from Church on a lovely walk last week ... so just had to share the beauty of the afternoon ....

England at it"s bestCollapse )
4th-Aug-2015 08:30 pm - At Long Last
Well I am still coughing, still very sore from all the coughing ... and still tired, but I went to work again on Monday, and will do again tomorrow.  I realised that in the past when the bugs have taken over I have just slept for 3 days and nights.  Now with Mum & Dad, I can't.  Still, I have managed to rest quite a bit ... so am slowly healing.

I did manage to go out with my friend Christine to take Jiffy for a walk last week.  We go to Stover park, and there are lots of things for Jiffy to sniff!  I did take some photos but they are not uploaded on this computer ... I will try and get some pics up tomorro when I have a few spare minutes at my place.

Last Saturday, Nick, Brenda and the boys came for lunch (more photos).  M&D didn't know, so it was hectic, but a nice suprise.

Mum is still not doing well, which means Dad isn't so good either, as she tends to take out her frustrations on him.  On a posiive note she has "discovered " Johnny Cash Gospel Music, so that gives her a positive way to spend time, as she tends to sleep or "drift" the rest of the time.

I have chosen one song for my funeral ... I shall go out to this -


I know I owe some replies, but will try to catch up soon
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