Wednesday, 4 July 2007

The things I have been doing

                

It is ages since I last wrote in my journal ~ but had to come in today being the 4th of July and Independence day in the United States of America ~ wanted to wish our friends over the Pond  a Happy Day ~ and hope you are all celebrating and enjoying your Fireworks ~ (if they are legal in your State)

                            

We have been out and about visiting some of the small villages in this area ~ have been lucky at home with no flooding ~ some of the roads have been flooded and I didn't like driving through the water ~ (well I wasn't driving and we were in Lyn's LandRover so felt pretty safe) ~ there are a lot of Roadworks going on at the moment ~ with diversions that take you miles out of your way ~

                           

I feel so sorry for those people whose homes have been flooded I know it takes a long time for them to dry out ~ before they are able to move back into them ~  (Lyn was flooded out when she lived on the farm)~ I hope there will be some kind of help for them and those who have no insurance ~

                                

The news has been terrible and thank God those car bombs didn't explode ~ I am still getting over the shock of those terrorists being Doctors ~ as I think everyone else is ~ obviously the Hippocratic Oath means nothing to them ~

                               

My Grandson Jake broke two of his toes practising football ~ so he is out of the game for the time being ~ they still practise even though the Season is over ~ and he really misses it  ~

 

 

 

 

 

48 comments:

plieck30 said...

Ally you have a quacker of a day too. It is raining here again so don't know if the fireworks will even come off here tonight. At any rate if they do there shouldn't be any danger of fire. That was a shock to me too about those guys being in the medical field. That is sooo sad to learn. Glad you've been out and about. Paula

jeadie05 said...

Lovely to hear from you Ally ,isnt Joys garden lovely ,I havent had the cushions on my garden swing for weeks now ,her cat is enjoying the swing ,I love your orange blossom ,reminds me of when I was small ,we had some in the garden then .  The grape vine we planted last year has some tiny grapes on it ....love Jan xx

tendernoggle said...

SADLY, I THINK WE NEED TO STOP BEING SO TRUSTING OF PEOPLE ...ESPECIALLY NOW WHAT WITH THOSE CAR BOMBS...
THANK YOU FOR WISHING US A HAPPY 4TH...HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY TOO!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

lsfp1960 said...

I wish I would have had Lynn's Land Rover when I was driving home from that play last week...when the water was running deep in the streets.  Thanks for the 4th of July wishes..love your pictures.  I think your road looks like a country lane. LOL     Linda in Washington state  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally - No floods here in Cornwall tho the fields are mighty wet, were can all that water go ?!  As your cute picture depicts, it is certainly weather time for Ducks !
Take care, Luv Jayne x

astoriasand said...

Ally what a beautiful cottage garden you sister looks to have .Lucky certainly has made himself at home well and good taking over the swinging lounger  LOL!! Don't sit here it's reserved for LUCKY Haa.Seems he is going to be another funny one like NIN and Barney Haaa.Love your garden apples grapes tomatoes oh! how very lucky you are too Ally.Is the plant a rose of sharon Hypericum or is it a honeysuckle I cannot realy tell the berries are confusing me in the pic.Or is that another plant nearby.I think the yellow flower looks like Hypericum if thats the correct spelling Ha.Yes the bombings etc are nerve racking.Lovely lane you live on Ally.Sorry to read about Grandsons toes oh! dear he always seems to be in the wars doesn't he poor lad.I wish him well.Take Care Lovely posting well worth waiting for thanx for sharing the pics.Glad you havn't been flooded out.God Bless America and all our J/Land friends,I hope they have a lovely days break..Kath
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sdrogerson said...

Aw it's nice to get an update.

jaymact1 said...

Lovely to hear from you Ally and glad you are not flooded out hope the weather gets better, we have had monsoon showers up here these last few days. Keep well Love Joan.

stijoan said...

hope grandsons toes heal soon. i keep having bad dreams about tidal waves???? my tomatoes all died :(
love Joanne

nhd106 said...

Some horrible stuff going on...we must all try our best to be safe...yet not scared.  That's not an easy combo sometimes.
Have a good day, Ally...and thanks for the lovely garden pics!

nancy

egre328 said...

Oh, poor Jake!!!!!  Sorry about his toes.  Glad everything is ok with you, was wondering if you had gone away.  Eileenx

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Ally, how nice to see some flowers after the awful weather we`ve been having. How dreadful though for those people whose homes have been flooded. Even when they are completely dried out they will never be the same without a great deal of work, it must be horrible for them. I agree with you about doctors who swear an oath to save lives and then try to take them away. What do they care for humanity I wonder?

Love Sandra xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Nice pictures Ally. When that grapevine is up to production standard, I'll have a full bodied red if you please. B. x

jeanno43 said...

Nice to hear from you Ally.  I think we all need a break from journals now and again.  I know I am getting writer's block again!  Yes, it is awful the terrorists being doctors.  Made me think of the ones I met when I was having my treatment. Gave me a shudder to think now you never know.

nightmaremom said...

Nice to see you Ally!  Busy busy........
hugs
d

lacaza3 said...

So sorry about your grandsons toes..The car bombing are so frightening...
Thank we didnt pop firecracker the kids are goine and its not fun to do without them
Glad to see your ok
Donna In TEXAS

jonibooks1991 said...

I love your graphics and thanks for visiting my journal and all you prayers.  Joni

fowfies said...

Ally, that garden is just gorgeous...I could sit there all day! Hope your grandsons toes heal up quick! What a big OWCH! Good to hear you aren't getting any flooding. Hope you are having a good week. :)

ukgal36 said...

beautiful garden pics..good to hear from you...
Lyn

gravydogg55 said...

  HI ALLY,
               THANKS FOR YOUR NICE COMMENTS TO MY JOURNAL
DO YOU LIVE NEAR KATH ?        SAM

jacksj989 said...

I hope the little boy's toes are better soo.

John.

ora4uk said...

Hey Ally....good to hear from you...and your sister's garden is beautiful....as is yours....and as for fireworks etc....hubby and I thought we would go to a baseball game lastnight...they featured fireworks after the game....well five minutes after we got there inside the stadium....the rain began...and the thunder....and the lightening....and we waited in the stadium for an hour and a half....no let up...got worse LOL...so we came home...will use our tickets for another night....but we did get to see fireworks later that evening....LOL...midst the thunder and lightening....weird  let me tell ya...LOL...what a day....the fourth with a bang for sure....hugs to ya from Ora in KY

elainey2465 said...

Great to hear from you Ally - Im glad you live in a Lane!!! Hee hee!! Laine xxxx
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salemslot9 said...

oh kitty!
our Lil Miss White Cat
likes to lay out on the lounge chair
in the back yard
she didn't care for the fireworks, though
she hid under the bed

stupidsheetguy said...

Seems a lot of troubling news coming from you lately. The terrorist news, in particular, was very unnerving. I hope that you'll promise to stay careful and safe in your travels!

The photos, on the other hand, are lovely as usual.

faveanti said...

Raining here again today, as per. Thundering in fact (our Sally has just shot into the back of my computer cupboard.  She'll light up one of these days!  Wish our grden looked as good as yours.  The Roses are all blown to bits with stems blown off by the wind. Never mind, they'll come back.
Angie, x
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blpltt said...

Ally, your tomato plants are flowering much more generously than ours.  Show us a picture when they fruit will you ?
Love,
Bunny x

lindachapmanuk said...

welcome back Ally! I enjoyed your pics, and am very sorry for poor Jake...Linda xx

emabecmar said...

I love the pictures of all those flowers and veggies. Your yard is so pretty, and so is the kitty who is lounging. Hope you have a nice weekend. ((((((hugs)))
Cindy

springangel235 said...

Your sisters garden is just beautiful...so colorful and has a cute kitty too! Hope your grandson Jake will be okay...that hurts bad I am sure...hope he heals quickly...hugs and love,
Joyce

springangel235 said...

Your sisters garden is just beautiful...so colorful and has a cute kitty too! Hope your grandson Jake will be okay...that hurts bad I am sure...hope he heals quickly...hugs and love,
Joyce

xxroxymamaxx said...

What a beautiful garden!  I love it.   I still can't believe those terrorists were doctors either.  It's not right to kill no matter who you are.  They'll have to pay for it.  One way or another.  Hope you are having a nice weekend.  Love, Shelly

dizarra said...

Just stopping by to say hello-and so glad you wrote an entry! Love your graphics! It's a lot of work putting those things in correctly, huh? Took me a while before I had the hang of it! Stop by my journal-if you have a minute-did a new entry myself. Have a nice weekend! ~Diane~ http://journals.aol.com/dizarra/StorysFromtheCityTalesFromtheSea/

wldconnie said...

Lovely flowers in your garden. I am very envious! Love Conniex

louiseb411 said...

Lovely pictures. Hope the toes are on the mend. Louise x

tellsg said...

Oooh your little lane looks gorgeous Ally, as does your sister's beautiful garden.  Pleased to hear that you haven't been affected by the floods, we haven't either.  Sun was shining in Hertfordshire today and its been a good weekend.  Hugs, Terry x

therealslimemmy said...

the garden looks so nice and calming!!! oh i wish i had a place like that here
hope jake's toes are better soon so he can play football again
<3, emily

gaboatman said...

Ally
Both your sister's garden and yours look beautiful this year.  It looks like you will be eating apples for a while now.  Do you bake them into a pie when you have a good crop of them?  I'm glad your house was not affected by the floods.  My heart goes out to those that had their homes damaged by the high waters.  I, too, am thankful those bombs did not go off and share your indignance that the perpetrators were doctors.  
Sam

mkolasa101 said...

Hey Ally - glad you made an apparence for the our Independency Day - July 4th.  Love your graphic with the little duckies - Have a Quaker of a Day.  So cute.  So many strange things going on everywhere, bombings, flooding, you name it.  Are we being conditioned to shock?  Things we never dreamed of ever coming to be and yet we survive and we come through it and many times it brings us so much closer to each other.  Wonder what God is trying to tell us?  So many movies out these days with wonderful messages.  Wish all being could just GET IT.  Thanks for you visits to my place.

Blessings to you and keep as dry as you can.

Marlne - A Poet's Point of View
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rachealcarol said...

Joys garden is beautiful Ally, I love the swing, but you've got an abundance of goodies to eat :)  Jake must have a powerful kick, just what a footballer wants.  Hope his toes heal soon. Rache

lindaggeorge said...

Lovely garden photos. You know that plant that you don't know what it is, well I've got some and I don't know what it is either. Mine are self-setters but I let them grow as they are so colourful, first the flowers, then the seeds. I do know the belong to the hypericum family. Have you seen the pictures of my floods?

Linda.

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jacksj989 said...

Love the photos of the garden.

John.

faircolleen said...

Hello Ally. .nice to catch up with you. . .love your sister Joys garden. . .can just imagine you sitting there on a lovely day.Hope you are ok. . .love Colleen x x

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Ally, yes, that news that the terrorists had been doctors is shocking isn't it? You and Joy have got beautiful gardens, I love seeing summer flowers, I'm surprised they've survived with this awful weather we've had lately! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  

zoepaul6968 said...

I hope you are ok hun,I do get your emails but I miss your entries,love zoe xxx
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steviemoore83 said...

Hey hun, I noticed you haven't updated for a while. Hope all's well with you. Lots of love, Stevie
xxxx

astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...I hope your keeping well...It is such a shame all those people losing their homes and possessions...I too am feeling uncomfortable about those terrorists being Doctors, it certainly makes you think!!! Best wishes.

Astra!
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cacklinrosie101 said...

I think I'm very behind and missed this one, Ally.  I was very shocked that the car bombers were all doctors.  This stuff is so frightening.  I'm hoping the UK has dried up some.  The floods were so terrible.  Have a good Sunday night.  Love xx Chris