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OK - James


I have just heard from my neighbours that they think it's their fence, so will repair it. So brilliant, that's one bill, however small, I won't have this month. I will admit that I thought it was my fence, so am glad to find out it that it isn't.


I had someone from work pop in this evening to give my my wedding invitation ... I already knew about it, and hotel is already booked ... so are the flights, as it is in Portugal. There will be 6 from the dept, and the bride, as well as (ironically) my neighbours (who are also friends). I dare say I will spend a lot of time sitting by the pool, which I hate, but am determined to do a bit of sight-seeing, as well. But it will be a fun 5 days.

Well, here I am with 2 days -

17 If you could go back and caution your twelve-year-old self about something, what would you say?
That nothing could be done to stop the bullying, however much Mum & Dad would try to help me.

18 What is the newest article of clothing you’re wearing right now? How old is it?
My trainers are only 6 months old, and is the newest. Partly as I am stuck at home I am in relaxed clothes., but partly, if I like something, I don't throw it away until I really have to.
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Where My Mummy & Daddy Came From

I have just skimmed through my friends lists (while I am meant to be ironing!!!), and spotted that tellshannon815 had sneaked a question from another blog prompt. I decided I would post here, rather than answer on her post.  It will make a change from my many photo posts ... another coming up soon (and I stll haven't posted my Flanders pictures).  So, the question -

Do you know how your grandparents met?

My Mum's parents were older than my Dad's, so will start with them.

My Grandma Alice Victoria was born in June 1892, in Toronto (as her father moved around USA, Canada and England).  My Granddad, Charles William (whose story I followed in Flanders), was born in December 1896.

Grandma worked as a VAD during the war, and then went back to working in the shoe factory that she had been in before the war.  In 1919, as part of Granddad's rehab, they were shown around varying job oppertunities , and thus the factory was first on the tour (as Northamptonshire was a shoe (& leather) centre.  Grandma was one of the tour guides, having been a VAD, and they got chatting ... the rest is history!

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My Granddad John, was born in 1900, so only joined up as the was was closing, so served in 1919, then he joined the Coldstream Guards as a regular soldier and was based in London (having been born in Lincolnshire), and my Grandma Ada Victoria Francis was born the day Queen Victoria died in 1901.  During the war she worked as a "Canary" in the East End .... ie she worked in an ammunition factory (they turned yellow working with the TNT).

After the war Grandma was the original Essex girl!  She took a day off work (and lost her job because of it), and she and her friend went up to the city to see who they could meet ... and on spotting a couple of Guards walking to duty, they stopped them, and chatted them up.  Yes, Grandma picked up her soldier!!

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Congratulations Nick & Brenda - 25 Years On

Yesterday I drove to Nick & Brenda's to have lunch with them to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

We had a nice lunch, with a couple who are close friends from Church, then back to their house for the photos.  Brenda and I also had a great walk before I headed back home.  A great day, that I really enjoyed.

Sadly Tim & Claire were busy, as were her siblings ... although more sadly her Dad had a stroke last wek.  So I was the only one there, but I wouldn;t have missed it for anything.

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25 years on-
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Three Times A Bridesmaid ....

.... You know the rest of the phrase!

I realise that some weeks ago I promised you whatever pictures you wanted, and quite a few asked me if I had ever been a bridesmaid ...Yes!

1)  1989 - In Northville, Michigan, for Annemarie.  I was Maid of Honour.

2)  1990 - In Plymouth, Devon, for Claire.  I was her Chief Bridesmaid.

3)  1992 - In Croydon, London, for Brenda.  I was a Bridesmaid.

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What other photos do people want of me?

Adventure before dementia

James & Patricia - Wedding Photo

The Official Announcement as seen in - People

James Marsters has appeared on many TV shows that involve special powers, but now the actor has discovered a real-life power of his own – love.

The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor, 48, tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman Marsters, 25, in a private L.A. civil ceremony on Jan. 14, the actor's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Of their first meeting, Marsters, who also starred in Angel, told PEOPLE in 2006, "I met her backstage and got her phone number, but then my jeans were cleaned out by the crew and they threw it out."

He continued, "I'd given her my number, but she took down one digit wrong. It took her six months to call all of the different combinations."

Patricia, a student of fashion design from Trier, Germany, and James announced their engagement last year.

This is a second marriage for James, who has a son with his ex

Thanks to Civilized James for the link


Good Luck

James Is Married

Have just seen the news that James has announced that he and Patricia are married - don't know when, where etc ... but just wanted to pass on the news, for those who didn't know it.

I pray that he will be truly happy ... that this will bring him the real peace, love and support that he deserves.

Have a truly happy life ... and hoping that the day itself had been really special.