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25th-Apr-2017 10:42 am - Happy ANZAC Day
WW1 Grave
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Best wishes to all who remembered this morning at dawn.

Normally on a Tuesday morning I go to the gym before work, but on Saturday evening I pulled my calf muscle, just where I tore it 4 years ago ... it is not happy (and neither am I). So this morning I have made some ANZAC biscuits to take to work this afternoon ... my boss is a Kiwi, and seemed stunned I knew what the date was!

I am then popping out to the shops to get some new shoes to wear to the gym, when I started this I only bought plimsolls as I didn't think I would stick at it, but with old ankle and Achilles injuries I need to be sensible.

I will try to both catch up with replies at some point, and get some photos taken of my conservatory, and other work I've had done.
23rd-Apr-2017 03:48 pm - Happy St Georges Day
St Georges Day
I noted I was the only one wearing a red rose today at Church, or among the few I met or our weekly wander round the cemetery. But, that won't stop me wearing it for the rest of the day ... and again, next year!

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."

(Shakespeare's Richard II)

"Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!"
(Shakespeare's Henry V, Act III)


The other good point about St. George's Day is that it means I have popped into LJ, and managed to catch up with a few of your posts, and have even snagged a film meme from petzipellepingo ... the only problem is that it does call them movies, not films!!

Here's the Film thingy!Collapse )
21st-Apr-2017 08:30 pm - I Do Have A Warped Mind!!!
James - silhouette
This afternoon I was stuck in traffic for a short time not far from where I live (I was taking Jiffy for his annual jab).  Anyway, 2 things I saw amused me.  I see them all the time, but today I am obviously warped ....

1)    They are building a new retirement complex ... backing onto the crematorium!!!   (They obviously don't expect people to have a long retirement!)

2)   Just across from the hos[ital is a small parade of shops.  5 shops, 2 of them are funeral directors   (They obviously don't trust the doctors!!)

Well, as I said - madness abounds today!

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On a more normal note, let me wish Queen Elizabeth a lovely 91st birthday.
19th-Apr-2017 08:59 pm - 20 Assorted Icons
Guitar
I have actually managed to get a set of icons made.  This is for round 3 of monthlyinspo  It is in many ways hard as we are given a theme of "Dark & Light" .... but I find the hard thing is deciding what images/theme to use.  So this set of 20 are a bit of a missmatched set of themes.  However they are all dark/light ... I hope!

Anyway here are my 3 teasers -




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Here they are, if you want to peepCollapse )
16th-Apr-2017 08:00 pm - Hallelujah ... Easter Sunday
Christ is Risen


Just got back from evening communion at Church, and this was our final hymn. A lovely reminder that today is Easter Sunday ... Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, Hallelujah. It was also one of the hymns that my drothers had at their baptism back in 1984 ... so another reminder for me!

And, this final hymn was the last hymn of our morning service ... people often ask how I have coped with these last 5 years, well, there is your answer.



Happy Easter
14th-Apr-2017 08:21 pm - Staying At LJ
Dad
 Although I have this account, I will only post over at LJ.

However I will try to pop in here as regularly as I can to keep up to date with those friends who have come over here.



This was originally post on Dreamwidth
14th-Apr-2017 08:16 pm - Good Friday
Cross - Paid in full
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Today is Good Friday - the day that we remember that God's Son Jesus was crucified, with two criminals, outside Jerusalem's walls. The pure Son of God died and was buried in a borrowed tomb.

Exeter, like many towns & cities, had a walk of witness this morning, although I didn't go. Exeter has a big event in front of the Cathedral including a play to show those events of the trial and Crucifixion. As a personal choice I do not like to see Jesus being portrayed by anyone. It is great that it's so many people forget what Easter is about. The weather was good, so hopefully a lot of people learnt a bit about The Bible this morning.

And, yes, I have just had 2 hot cross buns with my tea!

Happy Easter
13th-Apr-2017 05:12 pm - Maundy Thursday
Cross - Paid in full
At long last I get time to sit and type.

Last week I ended up with another week off work with a virus. It started as sinusitis that was quite mild, but went onto my chest again! So this week it's been busy to be back at work, catching up.

Well my conservatory is up (vinyl to come next week) ... so now I shall spend this weekend trying to get my house looking like a home again. Once that's done I shall take some photos so you can see what has been happening.

This afternoon Misty and I went for a walk around the city ... and payed for my holiday, so now it's all ready to go.

As I said it's Maundy Thursday, and as you can see here, The Queen has been handing out the Maundy money. Here are a couple of photos to show how well the Royal Couple are looking.

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And here she is with money -
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Well that's me up to date again. Hope you are all well
Jiffy - painting
This is the latest advert for Weetabix ... Jiffy has 1/2 a one every evening mixed in with his meat!



So, look out Exeter, Jiffy is here!
2nd-Apr-2017 02:55 pm(no subject)
Amen!
Dear Lord God,

Help me to ignore my weekness, and to rely on your strength; from minute to minute, day by day.

Amen
1st-Apr-2017 02:53 pm - No News
Yawn - Horse
... since my big update of last week.  But thought I would at least type that as I have been missing so much over the last couple of years!

So nothing new on any of those points, although I have had a bit of a rough week with the chronic fatigue.  I fell asleep last Sunday evening and missed Church.  Then on Thursady I left work early, and fell asleep for the whole afternoon and missed Church music group.  However I have been a good girl and not got upset over it.  Today I am feeling quite a lot better, although got up late and am missing the gym.  Still I have made some spicy biscuits and aim to do some more knitting of my cardigan this afternoon, or evening.

One other thing is that I joined www.photocrowd.com which is free ... thought it might challenge me more on the photos.  Although if I am as bad with that as I am with photo_scavenger it won't help at all!

Oh well, as I said, no news ... so hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  You never know I may get some comments answered today!
B&W swirls
I would love to join you ... but am not visiting New Zealand! Well, that's my excuse!!


23rd-Mar-2017 03:29 pm - Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra
Clarinet.
As many of you know I used to be a clarinettist in an orchestra, and I do miss it.  I also was a member of a wind band, where the majority were ex-military bandsmen (in fact a couple were still in the Marine reserves)

I thought I would share a couple of pieces of music that we did play at concerts with the band.




Spike - face + body + my name
As all of you probably know by now we had a terrorist related incident in London, and as ever random people walking through the city are injured or have lost their lives.  It seems small compared with other atrocities, but no doubt is meant to scare people away from the city.

No way - terrorists are not going to run my life ... or my country!

Anyway, enough of politics (etc) not something I usually even mention on LJ.

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I keep saying I am back and then disappear!  Last time I picked up a tummy bug (I think the kid who sat in front of me at Church the previous day was ill), and sadly my Chronic Fatigue set back in ... so I somehow lost a week.  I managed to work for 2 days, but that was all.

So, I need to focus, and get back on track.  There is no way I can skim back through your news, and I must yet again apologise that I have been a bad friend (I should get that sentence in the pc memory and that way just fill that line in each time! ).

So what I need to do is do a catch-up post incase any of you remember who I am, and want to know where I am and what I am doing!It's all about me -Collapse )

I do hope that you are all well ... any news, please let me know.
*group hugs*
14th-Mar-2017 05:29 pm - Dogs
Jiffy - sleepy
Anyone who thinks animals have no brains .... watch. For the rest of us, watch & enjoy!






I think Jiffy needs to concentrate better to be featured!!
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