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Good Evening Ladies,

 

I am glad you had a lovely break in Cornwall lovewine it looks like the weather may not be too  bad over the weekend after all YD and I are off to Bath for the weekend returning Mon. We are going to meet up with my nephew from Bristol which will be lovely.

 

Its been very heavy going today at work and I had to stay late to finish a couple of things, we were in a practice meeting until 4.15 in which I took the minutes, I felt I should type them up before the weekend or my scribble would probably not mean much by Tuesday plus I will have 4 days to catch up on.

 

Have a good weekend ladies

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Good morning ladies!
Lovewine I am so pleased to hear that you are having a relaxing time in Cornwall enjoy the rest of your stay. I used to stay in a hotel near Mawgen Porth for conferences when I was HT in Cornwall! A lovely part of the country! I like the sound of the Japanese water garden what is the name of the village it is in?
A busy week here sorting resources etc.
The weather threatened to break yesterday we saw black clouds over the hills and could hear the odd rumble of thunder but it stayed in the hills!
I have experienced a few stray dogs on the dog walk! I am not very keen on the big ones when they bark!🙀 I met a beagle pup 2 days ago he was a very friendly little chap very thin he had a fluorescent colour on with no disc- obviously a hunting dog so he could be seen! Whether he was dumped or got lost I don’t know. Fortunately another lady with a small dog pg came along and he followed her home. I saw her yesterday and she said he spent all day in her garden she fed him gave him a water and a bed. He played with her dog but she had to go out in the afternoon and when she came back he had gone!😢 We haven’t seen him since. But I did see another larger dog yesterday with the same sort of fluorescent collar so maybe there are several of them in the area and he had gone back to his family?
Nearly the weekend again!
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Good morning ladies , having a very nice week in Cornwall with lots of walking and time spent relaxing which is welcome after the recent weeks !
Yesterday we travelled over to the North coast to Mawgan Porth beach and then spent the afternoon in a very sweet little village nearby which had a Japanese water garden - it was so calming and relaxing to walk around , the weather has been glorious too.
Joan I hope you feel a bit better soon , glad it didn’t spoil your trip to Bologna though.
Rosie , how annoying about the car , I dread the bills after repairs as they always seem to be much higher than I expected😮
Hope everyone is ok.
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Good morning ladies!
Joan I am so sorry that you are still not feeling better but glad that you managed to enjoy your time in Bologna. I think you definitely need to return to the doctor and give yourself a few days to do very little except rest!
Lovewine I hope you are enjoying the late summer weather in Cornwall and managing some relaxation?
DH car had a problem before we left for the UK and was worked on when we were away. Unfortunately the repair didn’t work and the mechanic is waiting for a part from the UK to repair it!😬 He has been told at least 2 weeks so it won’t get going again until we are back mid November!🙀 Fortunately we have my very small car that DH calls a go-kart!😡😢 He is glad of it at the moment!
Hope all is well with you Cassie and Wildpurl?
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Lovewine, hope you have a lovely relaxing time in Cornwall. Rosie, love the pictures of the giraffes. Dont blame you for not bidding but I hope they make lots of money for the hospice. Cassie, it must be such a relief that GS is settling into his new school although like you I think it sounds a bit odd calling them good ‘incidents’.

 

Because I was Ok in Bologna, even if not 100%, I had assumed that when I got back here I woukd continue to get better. But I seem to be pretty much back to where I was before, still with a chesty  cough and feeling exhausted. I also seem to be running a slightly raised temperature. So it may be back to the doc. Frustrating. 

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One of the many lovely views of the lakes!

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The exhibition was very well done in the Chapter house in the cathedral! All the large giraffes were arranged in circle round the outside and the little ones in an inner circle! I won’t be bidding for one they are expecting the bidding to start at £2,500 for a large giraffe!😮 The smaller ones are going back to the schools that decorated them! 

They should make a reasonable amount of money! 😌

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Good morning, nearly afternoon here! 😂
We have just fetched the dog home she is now sleeping on her sofa! The weather in much more bearable the day time temps are in top 20’s! 😀
Lovewine I hope your trip to Cornwall went well it was such a wet day yesterday!😔 We had a train delay so missed our connection to Gatwick and had to wait for the next one. We arrived just as the gate was opened! Then we sat for an hour on the runway!😬
We are off to lunch soon with some colleagues and then have to pick up some shopping!😒
Joan hope you arrived back safely and that you are now completely over your virus?
Cassie and Wildpurl hope you have both had an enjoyable weekend.
A busy 2 weeks for us here before returning on 22nd!
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An early good morning from me 😳, we leave for Cornwall early this morning and hope to arrive by late morning ,
Rosie , the giraffes were fabulous and I hope they raised lots of money for the hospice , did you get any photos of the exhibition last night ?
Joan , so glad you felt much better on your holiday and have enjoyed it , miserable if you are ill on a much needed break .
Cassie, glad to hear GS is settling in at school , such a big change for them from primary school .
How is your brother getting on with his treatment ?
Wildpurl , expect you have more time for crafting this time of year now the garden isn’t so in need of attention.?
Have a lovely weekend ladies , I hope to post next from Cornwall !
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Good Morning ladies!
Joan so glad that you felt well enough to enjoy Italy. I cant believe it is over already it’s gone very quickly!
Cassie glad to hear that GS has settled its such a big step for any child. Our GD who has just started Year 7 is having a lot of homework! 😔
Also glad to hear that the building work is coming to an end it seems to have been going on for a while!
I have a busy day today with the washing did a load yesterday when we returned to apartment.
Worcester had a Stand Tall art project over the summer and it involved about 40 giraffes all decorated and dotted around the city. They project was done to support the new building for the local hospice. All the giraffes have now been put in the chapter house in the cathedral and tickets were sold for a farewell event to visit them all in one place for the last time before they are auctioned and the proceeeds will go to the hospice. I should think they will make several thousand! I have 2 tickets to go at 5pm. They are visits every hour so hundreds of visitors must have been to see them. I think the event close on Sunday.
Ladies have a good weekend, especially you Lovewine I think you are off to Cornwall very soon!

Next post form sunny Cyprus! 😎

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Good Evening Ladies,

 

Glad your dad's procedure went well lovewine it sounds really ingenious almost like science fiction,

also please your cough is improving Joan. I have had my flu jab the other day just in case.

 

Things are all well GS seems happy and has had many "good incidents" two in one day last week! I don't know why they call them that.

 

Work is as busy as ever but the building work has finished and the make over since is almost complete, two more rooms need carpeting this weekend, one new blind seems to have been missed out, so we will need to chase that up. There are very dirty hand marks already on the stairs its amazing how people are so grimey.

 

Keep well ladies x

 

 

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Well the steroids certainly helped so I have been able to do more or less what I would expect to on holiday. Only problem has been sleeping, been awake for a couple of hours every night and Tuesday awake until 4.30. That’s despite taking a cocktail of stuff to help. Fortunately, having finished the course on Tuesday, the effect must have worn off so good night last night. Bologna a wonderful city and the apartment is comfortable. Our flight isnt till tomorrow evening so hoping to make the most of the day. 

 

Lovewine, what an ordeal for your dad, and you as well. Let’s hope the results are informative. Have you managed to have a short day so you can get irganised for your holiday. Have a lovely relaxing time. 

 

Rosie, have a good trip back to Cyprus. Sounds a good idea to rationalise your trips but I guess this year was exceptional, for various reasons.

 

wildpurl, glad you had a good holiday. Cassie, how are things with you? 

 

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Lovewine I am so sorrry that your dad’s procedure was so stressful what an awful day for you all! Let’s hope the results are favourable!
When are you off to Cornwall I know it’s soon? I do hope that you and OH manage to get a stress free break that you need!
We fly to Cyprus on Saturday and are returning on Oct 22nd to go on our Norway cruise for 2 weeks. It’s hardly worth going back but we need to sort a few things out with the buisness and then of course there is the poor dog!🐶This 2 weeks went in as an extra last time we were back purely to use the motorhome! I am seeing the knee specialist in Nov before we return. Then we are back again for Christmas Dec19th. We are going to have to cut down on flights next year and manage our time better!Its not only an expense but I find it very stressful coming and going!😬
We met up with our friends last night that live near Tewkesbury as we spent our final night at the Tewkesbury Abbey site. It’s very handy for the town. It’s somehere we have never been before even though we have passed by many times on the motorway!
Going to be busy washing when we get back!😞
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Morning ladies , Rosie , hope you have enjoyed your trip , not much time in Worcester before you fly back 😏, when are you planning to return again ? The weather here picked up and has been glorious .
Dads hospital appt was stressful , we had to be there by 8.30 which took us nearly an hour due to rush hour traffic , of course the endoscopy department was miles from the car park so we had to use a wheelchair 😳, like a supermarket trolley it didn’t go the way we wanted it too! After ages waiting Dad was fitted with a large belt with wires and electronics around his middle and given this large capsule to swallow which was very bright and flashing , he swallowed it easily but then we had to wait until it passed through to his lower bowel from stomach , we were told to keep him walking for half an hour in the corridor which is difficult when he can hardly walk anywhere 😡, you could see the internal organs on the belt monitor 😮, it didn’t go down after ages , doctor said we could go home with dad and return at five o’clock to remove what looked like a bomb strapped to him . In fact he had a large red arm band indicating it was a medical procedure in case we went out in a public place ! It was a very long tiring day .
I hope to finish work today so I can be organised for my trip to Cornwall 😊.
Have a safe trip back Rosie .
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Good morning Lovewine I do hope that your dad’s procedure goes well today!
What a rough night! The rain kept me awake bouncing on the roof of the motorhome and at 3.00am the wind got up and we had several gusts!💨 We are in a forest!!!🍁🍂🌲🌲
Moving back down country today we arrive in Worcester Thursday and fly from Gatwick on Saturday!
Hope all is well with you Cassie.
Wildpurl I expect your garden is ready for the first frost now!
Joan hope you are feeling better and enjoying Italy!
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Good morning ladies , Rosie , how nice to meet up with DD and family , I love the Lake District although haven’t been for a few years , we stayed near Kendal , always remember driving through Hawkshead and ending up on a single track road on the steepest mountain , sheer drop either side of us and trying not to show my panic with the boys in the car who were small then 😬OH gripping the steering wheel in horror !!
Enjoy the rest of your time there . How long are you in the U.K for ? It’s certainly becoming a lot cooler now.
I have a steady day today , busy rest of the week , also have Dad to take for his camera procedure at 7.30 tomorrow morning.
Joan I hope you are feeling better and are able to enjoy Bolognia , still nice temperatures in Italy I expect .
Cassie , hope all is well with ED and GS and school.
Wildpurl , glad you enjoyed your trip to Yorkshire , think it’s one of my favourite places , beautiful scenery and good walking !
Have a good week everyone.
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Good Evening ladies!
We met up with DD and family today at Ullswater at a place called Inn on the Lake! The weather was very mixed but a beautiful setting! The food was a little pricey but we had to meet up where we could safely park the motorhome!
Wildpurl glad you enjoyed your time in Yorkshire it’s quite party up north now!😱
Tonight we are in Coniston for 2 nights then Grange over Sands before heading back to Worcester!
Joan I guess you are in Italy now? I do hope that you feel better! My virus is still hanging on.
Lovewine how sad to put away the swinging chair!😢 But as you say you have had a lot of use out of it this summer! 🤗
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Evening everyone.

last week I was on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, we stayed in a cottage in a remote village with no phone signal although we did have WiFi. We did lots of walking and exploring and had a very restful time. I took the first two days of this week off as well, so I’ve only worked two days and frankly that was enough for me!

 

I'm glad you are enjoying the Lakes, rosie, pity you can’t use the bike but the motor home sounds really cosy and comfortable.

 

joan I hope that the steroids get rid of your cough and you are recovered before you go away.

lovewine, so sorry you have had such bad news from your neighbours. It’s good your Dad has started using his scooter. OH's Dad (87) has recently inherited a scooter from his brother in law who died last year. He was very resistant to getting it as he thought it would make him look old (!) but once he started using it he found he could go into the village and along the river and do things he hasn’t been able to do for many years. It has really changed my attitude to them, not that I need one now, but if I do I hope I will see the benefits and not worry about how I look.

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Rosie, hope the weather stays fine for your trip, at least dry and sunny if not warm. Pity you cant use the bike, hope the book is good. Has your cold cleared?

 

lovewine, great that your dad was willing, if not exactly keen  to go on his mobility scooter and that he enjoyed the outing. It will be good for your mum to get out too. I hope his appt next week goes well, it sounds an amazing procedure. Its so sad about your friend, it doesnt look as if there is much in the way of treatment options they can offer him. 

 

I havent been able to enjoy the weather this week,  been really felled by this cold which went onto my chest so been constantly coughing. Went to the doctor yesterday who said its not an infection but its exacerbated the asthma so I’m on a short course of mega oral steroids ! Remember them from chemo? Hoping that will help or Im not going to see much of Bologna. Must order some more books on Kindle. 

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Good Morning Lovewine so glad to hear that your dad has been out good for them both!
Yes sadly summer is fading! It’s very cool in the Lake District! It’s sunny today but we are on a forest! But moving off today to another site! We have heating in the motorhome thank goodness and the beds are cosy! Can’t manage to ride the bike DH bought he had to go off cycling by himself!😞 I had a book to read!😊
Enjoy the last of the summer sun ladies!
Joan have a wonderful trip!
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Good morning ladies , what a beautiful week for the weather it’s been , I had a quiet working day yesterday so managed to probably have my last outing on my swinging chair before it’s packed away until next summer 🙁, definitely been the purchase of the year for me!
Rosie , hope your cold has improved , have you been up to the Lake District yet?
Joan ,have a wonderful holiday , are you all ready for it now ?
I have today off , need to catch up on some jobs and also pop out for some shopping .
Dad ventured out with mum and sister yesterday around the village and up to the park on his mobility scooter, he took some persuading but enjoyed it once he was out !
Have a good weekend everyone 😊
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Good morning ladies!
Yes the weather came as a bit of a shock but we have the clothing here to cope with it and the apartment keeps it heat very well! We have underfloor heating but don’t need to use it yet each room is at 22 which is just fine!
Unfortunately I have developed a cold virus it has been threatening for over a week! I am taking cold and flu tablets!
Joan I think they should have offered your money back for the theatre palaver! 😡
Hope you soon feel better I haven’t got the cough so far I’ ve got the head and nose after having the thick throat for a week!🙄
Lovewine I am not surprised that you feel down with the news of you neighbours demise and the worry of your dad. It’s incredible the procedures that they can perform now! The house always feels empty when your visitor goes especially your family!😢 As you say at least he is in good spirits after his relationship breakup, that would have just tipped you over the scales to deal with a depressed son!
At least the weather is a little brighter and you have your forthcoming holiday in Cornwall to look forward to!
Joan I do hope you will feel better soon and enjoy Italy.
Cassie hope GS has settled more now and that life at the surgery isn’t too stressful?
Wildpurl I expect you are busy winterising your garden?

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Morning ladies .
Rosie , hope you have enjoyed the cooler weather !! It’s certainly a shock after such a lovely summer , there was a frost yesterday at 7.00 a.m over the fields too. Hope you enjoyed catching up with your sister and also MIL.
A friend of mine is also looking into booking next years holiday around the Ty Coch area as it is so nice .
Joan , what a palaver at the theatre , not surprised you have developed a cough , hope you are feeling better today and can get sorted out for your trip on Saturday .
Our friend goes in for a lung biopsy tomorrow , consultant has said surgery and radiotherapy is not an option because of where the tumour is unfortunately , they will give him chemotherapy , until they get the full picture from biopsy they are not sure which type , I picked up some leaflets from Macmillan last week and also gave him a number to ring to make an appt - re finances and help. I don’t think the outcome looks very good , they have told the children , his wife is a good friend of mine and also cuts my hair , saw her last week and she is very positive and strong .
Dad also continues to struggle , he is still weak and frail , he has an appt next week to have a very strange procedure - he swallows a small tablet containing a camera and goes home and the camera travels through the body recording images onto a belt around his middle and then we return at 5.00 o’clock to hospital and belt removed and data analysed !! Nature then takes its course with the empty capsule 😮
Must say with my Dad and my friend I am feeling quite “ down in the dumps “.
Also YS leaving after a week doesn’t help , he is doing fine and quite happy which is a relief after last time !
Hope you are ok Cassie and GS is settling at school ok now .
Wildpurl , not so busy now with garden jobs now I should think .
Have a good day ladies .
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Welcome back to the UK, Rosie. You will certainly have noticed its autumn here, with a vengeance. Shame about the plane delay but at least you didnt have a problem with your tickets not being valid. Hope you are now rested and had an enjoyable meeting with your sister.  Our Anglesey holiday isnt until next March but both OH and YD like to get things sorted well in advance.  

 

Lovewine, how are things with your dad? Glad you had a good evening with your family and that YS is OK about the breakup. What horrible news about your friend though. So young. Is he going to have treatment? 

 

 

Cassie and Wildpurl, hope all well with you. 

 

Had a rather strange trip to the theatre on Saturday. For the first time ever the Park and Ride let us down. Not their fault, huge delays on the road into Bath. When we got there, 10 minutes late, we were parked in the bar where there was a TV streaming the play. Not as you get in a proper streaming where you get closeups, clearly shot from the back of the auditorium. But better than nothing though it was a bit distracting because next to us was a woman being attended to by a St Johns Ambulance nurse, and about 30 other latecomers dribbled in, all having to have their tickets checked, being told where the loos were etc. 20 mins later one of the theatre staff started organising people into groups according to which part of the theatre they were going to be put in at the end of the first act. Some people quite cross they couldn’t have the seats they had booked because of the disruption it would cause, and one woman very cross because she would be in cheaper seats. We were among the last to be moved but missed the end of the act in the process. And then the play seemed even more puzzling than other ones by this particular author so at the end of it we really werent sure whether we were meant to be confused or whether it was because we had missed the bits which would have made it clear! The guy next to us, also a latecomer, just gave up and went to sleep. 

 

Got quite cold waiting for the bus and now have a horrid cold and cant stop coughing. OH plans to sleep in the spare bedroom tonight. Had to cancel what Iwas going to do today and tomorrow and cossetting myself in the hope it will have cleared by Saturday when we fly to Bologna. 

 

 

 

 

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Hello ladies!
We arrived in Worcester at 12.35 am! The plane was delayed and we missed the 7pm train that we were booked onto! I was bricking it in case our ticket was checked and we were on the wrong train after my Oxford experience!😳Fortunately we got through on both trains and they weren’t checked!
Had to swap sandals at Reading for shoes and socks! 😱 20 degree drop!
Meeting my sister today in town and and seeing mother in law tomorrow!
Nice to have a family gathering Lovewine I hope that YS and OH mange to get the ivy down!
Hope that your dad is improving now he is home?
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Morning ladies , Rosie I hope you arrived without too much hassle and you enjoy your trip 😊 weather is improving next week too!
Had a nice evening out with sons, DIL and OH last night at the local curry restaurant which was very good.
OH and YS have been trying to cut down some very invasive ivy all week but the wind and rain hasn’t helped while stuck up a ladder!
Have a good weekend everyone 😊
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Good morning ladies!
Yes Joan the fires are in the hills surrounding our village! This is the time of year they are a problem with the tinder dry scrub and a wind wafting any flames!🙀 Usually started by cigarettes not being extinguished or locals lighting bonfires!🙀
The film Confessions of a Shopaholic wasn’t as good as the book.
When are you going on your family holiday to Anglesey? We are going a family holiday again in N Wales near the Ty Coch Inn. We are going from Aug 2 for a week.
Lovewine how bizarre that you stood behind a lady from Polis! It’s quite a sleepy town she certainly wouldn’t be able to purchase any Christmas presents!
What a shame about your friend across the road so young! 😢
Sounds like YS’s relationship wasn’t the one!
As Joan said at least he is not broken hearted as he was last time!
DH car is playing up so he has been using mine leaving me stranded! A mechanic is coming to look at it this am.
I haven’t driven a car in the UK since we left 10 years ago and I doubt that I ever will again. We will probably have to go down to one car here soon and if it’s too big I just won’t want to drive it! My dad drove well into his 80’s he wasn’t always safe though!😳

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Evening ladies, lovely photo of the cocktail and the beach Rosie, hope the fires are under control now, i thought of you the other day, i was in Edinburgh woollen mill locally and chatted to a lady in the queue, she lives in Polis and was buying Christmas presents for her grandchildren!

Joan, enjoy your peaceful week, it makes a nice change to have some time to read , i have been too stressed over dad to concentrate, i have had a couple of disappointing reads though- latest one was called The wife between us.

Had some upsetting news today- our very good friends who live across the road came and told us today that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer- he is 44 . He had kidney cancer just before i was diagnosed, but he had it all removed along with the kidney and was given the all clear, yearly checks followed, a shadow was found on his lung recently, they have 2 children ages 12 and 8 .

YS is ok, had a long chat with him last night, he seems fine, said the split was amicable, but he just didnt put the effort he should have into the relationship and felt they didnt have much to talk about, or much in common.

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Good news that your dad is home, Lovewine, I hope he soon recovers his strength. Sorry to hear about YS’s relationship but maybe its for the best and from what you’ve said, without the trauma of last time. I’m getting increasingly nervous about motorways too, on our journey up to London on Sunday we saw a very long articulated lorry overturned on the other carriageway and when we came back 9 hours laterthe motorway was still closed with a long tailback so had a long diversion and got back late. Had to go on the motorway the next morning to get to my Qi Gong class and   really needed it by the time I got there.

 

cassie, you will be relieved that GS has had a better week at school. Well done him for getting the positives. Hope this week also goes well.

 

Rosie, beautiful view from behind your birthday cocktail. And dramatic views of the firefighting. I think last year there were really bad forest fires which came quite close to you. Has that happened this year? Are you enjoying your Confessions of a Shopoholic. I have been gorging on detective novels and just downloaded the new Cormoran Strike one. Feel very guilty because it was more than I normally allow myself and although I should keep it for going on holiday I dont think it will last that long. 

 

Nothing much happening this week. Just booked next years annual holiday with the family, in Anglesey. And looking forward to going away at the end of the month. 

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Birthday cocktail followed by forest fire pictures we passed coming back from Polis on Sunday! There was another yesterday! 🙀

The helicopter dips the bucket into the sea for water and releases it over the fire! They are more effective than the fire engine!😄

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Good morning ladies!
Lovewine I hope that your YS arrived safely enjoy your time with him.
Good idea to get your parents shopping delivered!
It’s dark here until 6.15am and sunset is before 7.00pm! The pool has dropped to 29 now the days are getting shorter! Still very warm in the day!😓
Counting the days now to our road trip! After the air and rail trip!🙄
Hope the week is going well for you all!
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Morning ladies , can’t believe it’s not quite light yet and it’s 6.30, not looking forward to dark morning dog walks 🐶😮
YS arrives late morning , OH has booked a weeks holiday so that’s quite nice , he will collect him from Rugby train station , I am working , don’t mind too much though .
Dad doing ok , am hoping he can regain some strength as he is very frail .
I have ordered their groceries online from Asda again this week , same as I do for my Aunt !
Rosie , a day to yourself will be nice , I enjoy it when I can have a day pleasing yourself ! Enjoy the stir fry !
Cassie , good GS is doing ok , it’s such a big thing starting a different school, hope he continues to do well.
Joan have you much planned this week? Think you are off to Italy soon !?
Wildpurl I hope things are ok with you.
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Very belated happy birthday Rosie.Glad your Dad is able to come home Lovewine and I hope that the hospital can keep him comfortable. ED seems to have calmed down a bit regarding GS starting secondary school, GS has had four incidents two good two negative he has had one positive for good behaviour in french and one for good work in art. The second negative one was apparently a child threw a pen at GS head which he denies he said the pen was scraped across his hand, it sounded like something and nothing, over enthusiastic children taking equipment to use at the same time, GS was not bothered although if I know him he probably protested loudly at the time, he is very sensitive.

 

Off for a dog walk shortly, have a good week ladies x

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Lovewine I am so pleased to hear that your dad is home and that YS will be home for a good stretch! At least he doesn’t appear broken hearted as he was when they split first time! Lovely to get him to yourself for a few days. I expect that your parents will enjoy seeing him also!
We are meeting our friends who live in Polis today! There is a traditional taverna near them that does a mean pork kebab!😋
DH off to Nicosia tomorrow and won’t be back till very late so I have downloaded - Confessions of a Shopoholic!I have read most of the books in this series by Sophie Kinsella.
I will cook myself a stir fry all in the wok with a little rice on the side. DH is not a lover of stir fry nor one pan meals!😄. Well the rice pan won’t need much cleaning will it? So that doesn’t count!😉
Have a relaxing Sunday ladies! Enjoy your meet up Joan!
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Good evening ladies, Happy to report dad came home yesterday, not without its stresses though- we were called by hospital early afternoon saying he was ready to be discharged, we were still sitting waiting 5 hours later, mainly for dads tablets. I finally got him home at 8.30 p.m .
He is still very weak and tired and has to return for a CT scan and colonoscopy shortly, it has been a very stressful week.
Joan, i saw the M5 crash on the news, how awful, I actually have a phobia of motorways, i know it sounds silly, but I developed it in my 20s, i dont mind spiders or the usual phobias, but i hate motorways, we have to use the M5 to get to Cornwall every year, i have tried everything to help, nothing works, if all is stable with dad then we go to cornwall the beginning of October.
YS is back home tomorrow night until next weekend, planned many weeks ago, he was coming on his own for a week of relaxing and reading, he told me yesterday he has split up with GF, i am sorry to hear this, not that surprised though, he seems ok when i spoke to him , he said all very amicable, Will fill me in when he gets home he said😏.
Rosie, i love the Lake District too, it will be lovely to explore the area more.
Cassie and Wildpurl hope all is well with you both.
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Good morning ladies!
Joan thank you for your birthday wishes also!
It’s a year I have been dreading as my mother had BC and it spread and she died at 63!😔 On the other hand my dad lived to be 93! Joan I don’t want to be a burden to anyone either and I don’t think I could cope with DH having dementia! Nursing someone to get bettter is one thing but a deteriorating condition you need to be a saint!
Have a great catch up with your college friends and visit to the theatre!😃
Lovewine hope the weekend will give you some rest and that your dad is improving. Maybe even home!🤔
Cassie hope that GS had a better week at school?
Wildpurl are you on top of the garden?
We are looking forward to Friday and our return to the UK! Heading to Lake District in motorhome!
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Lovewine, what a wearing and worrying week you have had. Its good news that the doctor is pleased with your dad’s progress. Have they managed to find out what caused the bleed? You mentioned your dad having been on Warfarin. Isnt that supposed to thin the blood? Hope the new meds  are better. 

 

Rosie, an even more belated happy birthday. OH obviously felt very guilty about forgetting last year.  Balloons and cake too. Hope the dentists appts were OK. We go to Bologna on the 29th and I am certainly hoping it is still reasonably warm, though hopefully not hot. As you know I dont do hot.

 

cassie, has GS had a better week. Did the school do anything about the bullying? 

 

yesterday didnt work out as we had planned. We had arranged to visit a very elderly relative in Exeter late afternoon so thought we would make a day of it- set off in the morning, visit a church we have wanted to see for a while, have lunch at a National Trust property and wander round the garden. Sadly, there was the most awful accident on the M5, which resulted in part of the M5 being closed for 10 hours and a tailback for miles. So we were stuck for nearly four hours. Coming back in the evening going north we saw that the tailback going south was even longer, which we were surprised about, I woukd have expected diversions to be in place by then but presumably there was so much traffic it wasnt possible.

 

Fortunately we did at least manage to see our relative although that was also very sad- he’s 95 and has dementia as well as being quite deaf and partially sighted. Fortunately he has family living with him and I take my hat off to them for what they are coping with. I am going to tell my daughters though that they should put me in a home long before I get to that point, I dont want them to have that burden. Interestingly I remember my mother saying that to me as well, although she died of a thrombosis while she still had all her faculties. 

 

Sorry if all this sounds a bit gloomy. Im not really and I’m looking forward to an enjoyable weekend with theatre tomorrow and a trip to London on Sunday to meet up with 4 college friends and their partners for lunch. Just bought some evil chocolates from our local chocolatier as my contribution. Theyre tied up so nicely that fortunately I cant open them to check they’re OK! 

 

Hope you all have good weekends too. 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Lovewine for the birthday wishes!
I am glad to hear that your dad has improved a bit and that the doctor is pleased overal with his progress!
I do hope that you will be able to get away to Cornwall as planned, was it this month? Good job your Menorca trip is done and dusted not so easy to get back when it involves a flight!
DH and I both have the dentist today! I lost a huge piece of a back tooth 2 weeks ago so I will be pleased to get it sorted! 🙄
Joan when are you off to Italy? You may need your summer clothes!
It is still in the low 30’s here.
I have just come back from walking the dog and the flies on the walk are a constant nuisance!😡 I get at least 8 at a time landing on my arms and face they try to get inside your nose and mouth 🙀I feel like a camel!
Have a good Friday ladies!

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Morning ladies, a belated happy birthday Rosie, sounds like a lovely evening 😊
I have been backwards and forwards to the hospital every day this week. Am going this afternoon too, i feel frazzled😳, dad seemed to improve a bit , but when I visited yesterday he seemed very tired and had developed a urine infection, which hasn’t helped, the doctor though seems pleased with his progress and is starting him on a newer drug instead of warfarin which hopefully will be more tolerable.
Have been working too, its been fairly steady this week which has been a relief!
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Lovewine I am hoping that everything is ok your end?🤔
It seems to be the month for sick fathers!😢 our Principal lost his dad last week and has to fly back early next week for the funeral. One of our key worker’s dad has a brain tumour and he has been called back, he is in his final days. It is so difficult being 2000 miles away at times like this! As you know I got on a plane to go and see my dad the night I had finished rads and if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have seen him again!😔
It was my birthday yesterday and DH made a big effort this year as he forgot it last year!
We went for a cocktail at a beach bar and then on to the Chinese on Coral Bay. He had sorted out balloons and a cake! 😘
Ladies hope all is well with you all stay strong!
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Good morning ladies!
Lovewine how are things with you dad? I am sure that your mum and sister are very grateful for lifts to the hospital and of course at the moment your priority is your dad!
I do hope the consultant has now found the issue. A very worrying time for you! 😔
Hopefully OH is looking after you and cooking your meals.
DH is much better thank goodness my patience was wearing very thin!😬
The dog was sick overnight and chose the only rug in the place!😡 She seems fine DH had let her nibble from a pork chop bone and he shouldn’t have done!
Another busy day here interviewing extra staff and trying to sort out some class issues!
Do hope this week is better for GS Cassie my little french GS is struggling with nursery bless him! There are 30 children one teacher and one assistant all aged 2.75 - nearly 4!😢
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Unfortunately Lovewine GS does not really make friends Woman Sad