Thursday, 20 December 2007

very short break



We went shopping in Fakenham last Tuesday (and NO I didn't go to the Chocolate factory:o)

went to finish our Christmas shopping ~ then went for a cup of coffee ~ Tom Lyn and myself ~ Tom and I queued ~ coffee placed on tray  ~ then I touched the tray and somehow I managed to knock all three cups of boiling coffee over my right hand ~

Felt really stupid as the young cashier rushed  to my aid ~ getting a cold cloth to wrap round my hand ~ which had turned a brilliant red ~ Lyn got a bowl of cold water and there I sat with with my hand in this water as I drank another cup of coffee which Tom fetched ~

So I am giving my hand a rest will be back in a couple of days ~ will be about on the computer but not typing


Sunday, 16 December 2007

Bits of that and bits of this



Just looked at the date of my last entry into my journal ~ I cannot believe that amount of time has elapsed since I last wrote here ~

December 6th Lyn went to see her consultant and was told her operation would be done within the next 5 months  ~ maybe earlier ~ if there is a cancellation ~ time will tell ~ she is coping well that is the main thing ~

Lyn went to Babysit the other Saturday night when Tom and Cress went to London to celebrate a family members Pearl wedding anniversary  ~ we forgot to take anything out of the freezer for Sunday lunch ~ so we cheated just a little bit ~ there is a butchers just down the road that opens Sunday and sell ready cooked meat ~ gravy included ~ we bought a joint of beef and it was cooked to perfection (May do that again:o)

Earlier this month my Great Niece gave birth to a little girl ~ Eliza Ruby ~ havn't met her yet but will be doing that very soon ~ "that makes me a Great Great Auntie :o)"

Have been keeping up with reading journals I like to know what is going on in JLand ~ I hope anyone with health problems soon feel better  ~ there does seems to be a lot of bugs going round ~

I am looking forward to Christmas it is a time of the year I love ~ getting together with other family members ~ missing terribly those who are no longer with us but always remembering them with love and affection ~

Have been out and about Christmas shopping ~ that is just about finished ~ went to Fakenham and yes I did visit the Chocolate Factory again !!!!! ~ I should weigh a Tonne but unfortunately I do not put weight on easily ~ it really is just as hard as trying to lose weight ~

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Odds and ends


The Rainbows were taken after a storm yesterday ~ it made such a beautiful picture ~

Lyn is doing OK meds keeping pain at bay and I am thankful for that :o) She said to say thankyou for your concern ~

We have a small brick shed just to the left side in the back garden where we keep the BBQ and other odds and ends ~it has been taken over by a Robin ~ Tom wanted to go in there yesterday but Mr Robin screached and screamed and flapped his wings telling him to go away ~ we leave the door open all the time so he can spend these wet and cold Winter nights in the warm :o)

Another cute little poem :o)

The Lost Dr. Suese Poem

"I Love my Job"

I love my job, I love the pay!

I love it more and more each day.

I love my boss, he is the best!

I love his boss, and all the rest.

I love my office and it's location, I hate to have to go on vacation.

I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day,

I think my job is really swell, there's nothing else I love so well.

I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers and sneers,

I love my computer and it's software:

I hug it often though it won't care. I love each program and every file,

I'd love them more if they worked for a while.

I'm happy to be here. I am. I am.

I'm the happiest slave of the firm, I am.

I love this work, I love these chores.

I love the meetings with deadly bores.

I love my job ~ I'll say it again ~ I even love those friendly men.

Those friendly men who've come today.

In clean white coats to take me away !!!!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

another update


Lyn has an appointment to see the consultant in December ~ and hopefully won't have to wait too long after that ~ We can only wait and hope

At least she isn't in constant pain and has some pethidine the Doctor gave her just in case she needs them

I cannot resist the Cocolate Factory and have lots of goodies if anyone calls this Halloween~ last year we only had one little visitor and he went away laden with goodies

Isn't "Pudding Pie Alley" a lovely name for a little tucked away passageway  ~

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Third attempt ~ Update



Lyn went to Cromer Hospital on Monday and had her scan ~ they found she has Gall Stones ~ the consultant told her they will have to be removed ~

She had been home for a couple of hours and her Doctor telephoned saying the Hospital had contacted him and he would be making arrangements for her to go into hospital ~ how and when that will be is anyones guess ~ I hope it won't be too long but you can never tell ~

I am trying to catch up ~ but time is going faster than I can run ~ I have been very remiss with my blog entries but hope to be able to get back in the swing of it soon ~

My week spent with my Sister Joy was just great ~ it was lovely being able to spend time together ~

I looked after her cats as well of which she has four ~ feeding time was just great they each have a different coloured feeding bowl and they know which one is their own ~ there is Lucky ~ Dennis ~ Snuggles and Bubbles ~ Bubbles had a stroke a while back and is a bit vacant at times but he still knows which feeding bowl is his ~ someone told me cats don't see colour ~ but I have my doubts about that !!!!!

The picture of the little black kitten is an ornament Tim brought back for me from Italy it is made of fur and is so realistic I even gave him a name "Midnight" and he has these little bright shiny green eyes :o) ~ they said they saw him and he reminded them of Me :o)



Monday, 8 October 2007

Just a short entry to say I am back home ~ had a wonderful week with my Sister ~ have a bit of a crisis here at the moment as Lyn has been diagnosed with Kidney Stones and is in a great deal of pain ~ waiting to hear from her Doctor as to the next move re: Admittance to hospital ~ so if I don't make an entry for a few days please forgive me ~ will be back as and when I can

Althea aka Ally

Friday, 28 September 2007

Going away for a few days


Can you see that little spider ~ he was spinning a web between my Horse ornament and my Halogen lamp ~  he was tiny so I left him to it ~

The main reason for doing an entry today is that I shall be away all of next week ~ am going to spend the week with my Sister Joy as my Niece and Nephew are going abroad on holiday and Joy dosn't like being on her own in such a big house ~

I may be able to come on line as they have three computers in the house so I can't imagine not using one of them :o)

Anyway I shall take my leave for now and if I don't see you before I shall be back  October 6th ~ not forgetting I have an appointment with my Dentist on Monday 8th October (Just a checkup) :o(








Sunday, 16 September 2007


Looks like today will be the last one this year for a swim in the pool ~  It is a nice sunny day with just a slight breeze ~ the sky is blue with not a cloud in sight  ~

The Children will be here soon  and they all want a swim as will the adults (Not me though :o)

Have you noticed how quickly the nights are pulling in ~ it is nearly dark here at 7.30pm in the evening ~ It's the time of the year I love ~ nice cosy wood fire ~ a good book to read ~ time to get the sewing machine out ~ and get back to the hobbies I don't have time to do in the Spring or Summer ~

My earache is better and I would say I am fighting fit

I just hope all of my friends in JLand who have health problems soon get back to good health ~

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Have you ever wondered ?????


I was woken up during last night with Awful ~ Awful ~ Awful earache ~ I have never had earache before and never want it again :o( 

It was so bad I asked Lyn to ring the Doctors surgery for me ~ which is unheard of because at all costs I avoid the Doctors surgery ~

Every time I go there to collect prescriptions I read this little verse and it always tickles my sense of humour ~ so thought I would share it with you ~



Little pill here in my hand

I wonder how you understand,

Just what to do or where to go,

To stop the ache that hurts me so,

Within your covering lies relief,

You work alone to ease my grief,

You sink in regions there below,

As down my throat you quickly go !

But what I wonder, little pill,

Is how you know right where I'm ill ?

And just how do you really know,

exactly where you have to go ?

"author unknown"

Turns out it wasn't earache but a chest infection which the Doctor gave me antibiotics ~ and it feels a lot better already :o)


I am away staying with my Sister Joy for the weekend so will be back Monday  ~ Hope you all have a great weekend ~



Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Pool Party



About midweek last week the weather forecast promised us a Sunny weekend ~ so we thought we would have a pool party on Sunday ~ so we put the pool up and as it takes 48 hours to fill we got on with the job

There would be eleven of us all together so needed to get food in for a BBQ ~ we bought Hamburgers ~ Chicken wings ~ Sausages ~ mushrooms and plenty of salad ~ Ice cream and lots of different pastries ~ and not forgetting crisps and fruit

Saturday arrived and it was a beautiful sunny day ~ we started to get all the food prepared ~ Lyn prepared the salad ~ we had bought salad potatoes which we were going to steam ~ and make into potato salad

Sunday Morning was a bit overcast and I must admit I felt a bit let down but of course we can't control the weather ~ The family arrived and as they did the sun came out ~ the children couldn't wait to get in the pool ~ so all four of them put on their swimming costumes and were in the pool within a few minutes ~ the water was so cold but they didn't seem to notice that ~ they were followed by Tom ~ Lyn Russell Adam and Ella ~ Nin Barney and little Toby were playing in the garden and William the baby was asleep in his car seat ~ Me I preferred to stay in the Garden just enjoying watching them in the pool ~ although I did get splashed trying to take pictures ~

It turned out to be a perfect day and everyone enjoyed theirselves ~


As we packed everything away it decided it was going to rain and rain it did but our day had been perfect and even the rain could not spoil it ~  More memories to add to the ones we already have ~