Sunday, 13 August 2006

odds and ends

Just  a short entry to let you know I am still around ~ the weather has been just awful Thursday the normal day I visit my sister Joy ~ Friday and Saturday it just rained and was windy and cold ~ so didn't venture out until today Sunday it has been a really nice day today ~

we went to Sheringham the other day as had to pick up papers from the accountants ~ they have a carnival there but had to cancel this year because of flooding due to heavy rainfall  ~ but understand it has gone ahead now ~ hence the buntings all the way up the high street ~

We very rarely have the front door open as you can see it leads straight out onto the lane and Barney would be chasing the horses that trot along there from time to time ~ so we don't take the chance with him ~

Hope you have all had a good weekend ~ and a good week lays ahead of you ~

 

31 comments:

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Ally, we've had some thunderstorms here today and plenty of rain. but, as you say, at least it's giving the grass a chance to regain some colour. Have a good week. B. x

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Ally, your sister has some lovely flowers in her garden and just look how lush your lawn is, ours looks more like straw.:o(  We`ve been having heavy rain on and off today and we are forcast more of the same.  It is a bit chilly here but I don`t really mind, Kerry doesn`t like it though and has put the heating on!!  I`m glad the carnival went ahead in the end, there would have been some very disappointed children if it hadn`t. :o)

Sandra xxxx

bbartle3 said...

"Hope you have all had a good weekend ~
and a good week lies ahead of you ~          
                   
- Ally"

In California - you know the desert wilderness
one of your fearless sailors, in his sailing ship,
navigated down the coast of hundreds of years
ago and didn't spot the Golden Gate - the time
as I write is Sunday August 13, Noon. All's well!
Thanks for the greeting. At present I'm reading,
from the Sunday Times book section, a review
of THE FEMALE BRAIN (non-fiction), by Louann
Brizendine, M.D.  Just from the review I've learned
the blessed news that the female brain is different
from the male brain. Thank God, thank God Almighty!
I just knew there had to be a reason I like women so
much better. That English, undaunted Brilliant sailor
shoulda had a woman with him!

Barry  

dcmeyer420 said...

Always glad to see you update. Your garden is lovely so is your sister's. Thanks for sharing the pics, they add a lot to the entry. Have a good week.  

jlocorriere05 said...

It's odd how a bit of rain makes the grass green again! Yours is lovely and green. Joys' garden is so pretty and I love her cat too as you guessed I might! Sheringham looks a lovely town, I'm glad they had their carnival eventually! We've had gales and rain today.....and yesterday too! Have a good week. Jeannette xx  

jules19642001 said...

Sheringham looks lovely. I wish my grass was nice and green again, lol.....Jules xx
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nightmaremom said...

Wonderful!  Sounds like a great day thanks for sharing.
hugs
d

PS I snagged one of your pictures.. that ok?

plieck30 said...

Just checking in to see what you are up too. That sure is a pretty birthday cake. Paula

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

its been raining here too! we are in need of the rain, all the grass looks like straw...have a great week and take care...

Astra!

astoriasand said...

Hello Ally,
The pictures are lovely,and a nice variety. what a differance YES!! rain makes to every plant ,not just the grass I say.Love to smell the earth when rain has fallen.Your Lawn looks so bright and much healthier doesn't it?Your sis looks to have a lovely cottage garden as I  call them, when there are lots of varieties.Her cat looks every photogenic lol!!.I will have to have a ride to Sheringham, sometime with my friend,it looks a nice place,I like to try new places to visit.guess the rain and storms seem to have been all over in general.just cleared up here today, about 4pm, not been such a bad evening at all. Goodnight Take Care.
Astoriasand.

jeadie05 said...

Like you lots of rain ,but its cleared up and the sun came out and we had a lovely day ,here ,your garden looks lovely especially the lawn after the rain ,Joys looks lovely too ,as you know Itoo love Sherringham ,great talking to you today ........Jan xx

cowboyxxv said...

I have to say that I'd welcome just one cold rainy day right about now.  Here in Reno the temperature has dropped, from an average of 95 to 85 in the last week and we have been getting a nice breeze but to the northwest of the city there is a huge fire burning up the side of the Sierras and Peavine Mountain is glowing red.  We live a good 8 miles from the fire but we can smell the smoke in the air.  However this is pretty much a common summer event here so we aren't worried.

As usual I always enjoy how pretty your journal is.
Robert

jaymact1 said...

Lovely pictures Ally you know I love to see Sheringham.  Funny whenever a outside event is organised it rain even in the middle of a drought.  Love Joan.

cacklinrosie101 said...

The UK is so quaint.  I love looking at the pictures.  My daughter's cat is always out the door, though, not chasing horses...lol.  The kitty just loves the outdoors.  Have a good week to come.  xx  Chris

memes121 said...

We need more rain here in North Carolina. It is very hot!

stevietwain said...

Wow, it looks like you live in a lovely place..HUGE GARDEN!!

You're right about the weather..it sucks big time!
What happened to summer? Jeez.lol!

Lv Stevie
xxx

sdoscher458 said...

Beautiful pictures.  That grass looks so inviting.  We have awful grass here in Florida..its rough and course, not that wonderful green softness that just yells walk on me!...oh well....Sandi

ora4uk said...

Oh Ally...weather might not be much there...but your garden is so pretty..and thanks for sharing your sister's garden also...I love flowers....all kinds....and I enjoy the pics of your area in England...hopefully a visit will be in line for us in the Spring...now won't that be a fun time for all of us???  Hugs...Ora

sdrogerson said...

still waiting for the photos to appear,our weather has been quite nice

yakima127 said...

Love the pictures!  Jae

rachealcarol said...

I see green fingers run in the family Ally, Joys garden is a picture and you have the greenest grass I've seen in a while.....mines still mustard brown, very yuk!!

Hope you're feeling better these days. Rache

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed seeing the photos of Sheringham and all of the brick work buildings.   Your lawn looks nice and trimmed and green.     I ended up laying on my board/cushion reading yesterday to let my low back heal up as it has been bad since mid-July.     I am able to bend enough to tie my shoes now.    My lawn is getting taller so when I feel up to it I will get it looking better.    Today it had rained and was hot and humid with a storm  and dark sky appearing to be ready to rain again.    Just doing some laundry today and then back to the board/cushion for several hours and it really helps me make the back less painful.   I am able to sit at the computer now for awhile and enjoy visiting the journals.     Salty is in from his pen and enjoying the A.C.     mark

stijoan said...

i was beggining to get worried about you as i hadn't seen an entry in ages. glad your ok. love Joanne

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally ,lovely photos of your garden and Joys ,does she live far from you ? I love to go to Sheringham and Cromer,like to visit Sheringhams market,I bought my diary from there last year, soon need another one as this year is flying......Jeanxx

faveanti said...

The firm I worked for for 20 years built the leisure centre at Sheringham!  Just thought I would share that! - lol - Angie

lindachapmanuk said...

I could just smell those roses! Sherringham looks so pretty.... enjoyed looking at your pics, thanks for sharing and love that cake!! Linda xx

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djohn52 said...

Hi Ally!

Your green yard is so pretty!  Saturday a week ago we had a neighborhood yard sale at the Jagoe house (work), and when we took down the tables and tents ....oh the poor yard!  We have worked so hard to keep it green and with all the tromping and it being so hot we smashed it and turned it brown.  I thought it was dead!  Then all since then it's stormed about every day so it greened back up..and I didn't have to water all that time either!  That's a job.  Takes all day just moving the sprinklers around to keep it watered. Darrell did real well with his baseball cards at the yardsale though.  

Oooohh a Chocolate Factory!! I'd go crazy in there!!! lol

Hugs!
Darlene

bethjunebug said...

hello Alley, just found your journal threw anothers.  I love finding out about other countries. The old brick building are beautiful. Take care.

danielle89061 said...

Hi Ally,
Hope your ok. Thanks for sharing those pics with us all they're lovely, especially the garden!
Danielle xx

danielle89061 said...

Hi Ally,
Hope your ok. Thanks for sharing those pics with us all they're lovely, especially the garden!
Danielle xx

astoriasand said...

The outfit you have chosen is beautiful Ally,let me know where the ball is? I must get the press to attend LOL!! You will all show the famous how to dress LOL!! Who knows you might just steel someones heart,Wheeeeeeeee!!!  and they might end up buying you the Diamond Necklace.Haaaaaaaaa!!