Sunday, 15 March 2015

Subtle shades Sunday

 

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Todays card is made using a very subtle shade of aqua, its one of Anne Marie Designs new colours,
It is a beautiful colour, its just not showing up on here too well. 
I pierced around the edge of a piece of white card that measured approximately  7x 7 ins, I then used the Spellbinders Grand squares dies to cut a Matt of the 'aqua' card and mounted it on foam tape and stuck it onto the pierced background that had a small matt of aqua card behind it and then stuck onto
a white card blank measuring approx. 7.25 ins x 7.25 ins.
I then cut the Ornate Pierced Square Dies from the Noble range by Creative Expressions, I used the outside edge, the decorative insert and the inside edge to cut the first matt, I then use the middle decorative centre piece and its cutting edge for the centre piece, I put mounting foam (cut into very thin strips) under the outer die and a big piece under the centre square and mounted both of these onto the aqua card. I then stamped my sentiment onto a piece of the aqua card and cut it out using the very centre square of the die set.
I added aqua coloured pearls to the white card and white adhesive pearls to the aqua card, these dies have really good 'designated spots' to put the pearls on!  I then made a small arrangement of flowers to put in the top right hand corner of the card, using matching aqua & white roses.  In the opposite corner I tied a bow using aqua seam binding and popped it on a piece of white tulle with a couple of pearl stringy bits for a bit of movement, I popped another aqua rose and a couple of leaves on the centre of the bow.  I finished with a couple of complimentary coloured stick pins.
 
 I hope you like the card and I look forward as always to reading your comments.
I hope that all of you Mummy's out there have a lovely day. For those of you that are missing your mummy's my thoughts and prayers go out to you, I know you will be remembering what amazing times you shared with your mum, on this very special day.
Lots of love and Hugs
Sandra xxxxxx



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  1. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. As my life seems to have gone a bit mad at the moment regarding following yours and Sue's blog I am not going to read yesterdays comments before commenting today or something will happen to stop me!
    I wish all of you Mums a very happy Mothers Day, and I am sending special hugs to those who's Mums are no longer with us.
    Cheryl, your card on Friday was beautiful, in particular I loved the colours, so pretty : )
    Yesterday's Mixed Craft's showcased just how clever you are at not just card making!
    Janet, I am itching to find out whether the wonderful knitted cuddlies are hot waterbottle covers or PJ cases (that's what I think they are). They are great fun. I love the monsters 3 eyes and the little bow is a lovely touch on the pig, you clever thing : )
    The star storage box is beautiful Saba. You must be very patient to get them so perfectly constructed, I love it : )
    Maureen, I love your notebook, such beautiful colours. Now this is mixed media that I enjoy. I am looking forward to seeing just how you created this little beauty : )
    Margaret, what a gorgeous bag. You have such a talent with putting those lovely fabrics together. One of my dreams is to make a patchwork bedspread. If I ever get around to it I will have to pick your brains, if you don't mind : )
    I bet they all sell like hot cakes (if , of course, you do sell your lovely crafting goodies : )
    Right, I am off to have a quick catch up on Sue's blog then will be back to read to find out what has been happening here over the last couple of days. I will have my usual tea with croissants and raspberry jam I think. Have a lovely day everyone. Be back in a while. Take care.

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  2. Good morning Sandra, and all who pop in to this fantastic but nuttie coffee shop!!! Happy Mothers Day to all.
    Sandra your card is stunning and gorgeous, love that Anna-Marie colour of card, I am going to order more card from them, but at this moment I am trying to be good and not spend anymore on craft stuff, very hard I must admitt. Again your design is lovely and as usual your flower arrangement and bow is perfect.
    I have got every thing switched on and I have helped myself to a tea and a crumpet, money in the pot.
    I think it will be a quiet day here, as I meet up with Tammy and little Andrew for a cup of tea and a cake, and Chris, Ang and the girls had called in while I was out. Gillian and Andrew are busy decorating their front room, so I can't see them coming. A quiet day will suit me fine. I have plenty to do, like finishing off the extra evening invites!!!
    Steph I hope your are doing ok and new meds are settling down and not causing you problems.
    Pat, I know you have to move about but please don't over do it.
    Brenda, how's your arm, again you be careful with how much you are using it! Did you send that die back?
    Sam, I hope you are ok missing you and Norah commenting.
    To everyone else I have put loads of ((((((hugs)))))) in the basket.
    Will be back later. Hazel x

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    1. Hazel what are you like,you do have rather a lot of crumpet !!! Hihi.
      Happy Mother's Day Hazel.
      Hug's D B Lynda xx( No Maria not Dawn Biddy)

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    2. Hi Hazel. Arm still giving me gyp and it is getting depressing not being able to do much. I haven't sent the die back yet because I was hoping to try it out again when I went to craft club yesterday afternoon only I found out at the last moment it was cancelled and was Friday afternoon instead and I already had an appointment at the Optician. Not being able to drive is a nuisance as I could then ask one of the ladies at the craft group to try it for me. Think I will give it another try and if still not working will email Icon and see what they advise.

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    3. Spoke to Adrian at my craft shop, he was saying to try embossing it first then cut, Sue herself had told him to do that when he returned a faulty die. Granted as he said it still didn't cut, and Sue had to agree it was faulty. I think you should just sent it back. Don't go hurting your arm any more than it hurts. Sorry your class was cancelled. Hazel x

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    4. Thanks for your reply Hazel. Will see if I can do that and then send the results with the die.

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  3. Morning Ladies

    Had my tea & toast, been blog hopping so now to comment.

    Sandra- your card is gorgeous. You could use this design for a wedding csrd, it's truly stunning. Is the "happy birthday " a stamp, if so-what make is it? Like the style of it.

    Right, best get dressed so I can tackle some chores/housework. Still waiting to hear what time hubbys leaving to drive down south-nothing like leaving it til the last minute eh?!!

    Michele

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    1. Good morning Michele, have a lovely day. Good luck to hubby &
      a safe journey hug's Lynda xx

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  4. Good morning Sandra and all you wonderful Coffee Shop Ladies.
    Happy Morhers Day to all of you, it a beautiful day here at the moment.
    SANDRA:- I just LOVE your beautiful card. The colour and design are stunning. Those flowers are amazing and gathered into a beautiful embellishment.
    Have helped myself to Tea and some Toast with Jam, money in the pot.
    I am going over to the corner to join Hazel (I see she is up and about)
    Hazel has given all the greeting I would have done so rather than repeat I will just pass the same sentiments on.
    Steph I am really looking forward to hearing from you, we have missed you.
    I feel the "wild bunch" will still be sleeping off the effects of last night"..........LOL!!!
    Have a wonderful day everyone I will try to get back later see how you have all been "misbehaving"
    Leaving a basket of (((((hugs))))) at the door for you to help yourselfs on the way in or out as you need them.
    Patricia xxx

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  5. A very good morning to all that visit our stupendous Coffee Shop on this most wonderful day of Mothering Sunday. May your day be filled with all that you desire. For those of you who have lost their Mother, I send you warm fuzzy (((hugs))) to comfort you.

    Sandra, I absolutely adore your card. Aqua is a very calming restful colour and I think it showcases the dies you have used to perfection. Your cluster of flowers are a brilliant touch. I am always a bit nervous of putting too many flowers on my cards, but yours is an idea I might filch, if that is agreeable to you?
    I'm off for a shower now, I have my parents coming down from Bristol for our Mother's Day meal. It was Dad's birthday on Friday and we had a bit of a scare as we couldn't contact him at all to wish him birthday greetings. I know we are a very large family but he couldn't have been on the phone ALL day. Yesterday morning the panic really set as my son Robin still couldn't get through. Dad only uses his mobile for emergencies, so that is set for voice mail only. I finally got hold of their local Police station who very kindly sent round a CPO to make sure nothing untoward had happened. Dad had not put the phone back in its cradle properly and as he is getting very deaf (refuses to wear his hearing aids as he thinks they are ugly) and they are both now so frail, he didn't hear the phone alarm in his office upsatairs. Mum just thought we were all going to ring later so had no reason to check the phone. She rang to say thank you for sending the Police round, she felt like a naughty child. I just explained that ever since the Police came to tell me that Pete wouldn't be coming home from work, panic & anxiety sets in if I can't reach them on the phone. Big sighs of relief all round.
    Right, shower now then which will give me a couple of hours to do some more craft tidying.
    Love & hugs xxx

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    1. Hi Cheryl,
      You must have been worried sick about your dad! I know exactly how you feel, my mum lives about 130 miles away, she is also deaf, so sometimes she doesn't hear the phone, my goodness there have been days where I have felt so helpless!
      It's lovely that the police stepped up, that kind of duty is like the old fashioned kind of policing! I bet your mum and dad wondered what all the fuss was about! Haha
      I hope you enjoy your day with them,
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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    2. Hi Sandra,
      Yes the police were marvellous, they totally understood why I was so concerned, and Mum & Dad couldn't understand all the fuss. Dad had been speaking to one of these so called Government Initiative cold callers and he believes THEY didn't hang up properly. But he didn't check his phone til the police officer came. Honestly, the older my parents are getting the younger they are behaving! Reverse childhood methinks.
      Anyway we've had a lovely day together and they've gone home happy peoples. I hope your day was as good as mine.
      Love Cheryl xx

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  6. Janet Ecco of Sheffield15 March 2015 at 08:37

    Good morning everyone - this is for all who pop in today.
    Large Latte is in front of me and as usual money left in the pot.
    Sandra your card is just OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! It's so beautiful and the colour is just right - I must look into these colours although I have enough card to open my own shop but I just cannot resist buying beautiful paper and card-. I love everything you have done to create this wonderful master piece.
    As Hazel has said It's going to be a quiet day here too and I also add my thoughts to Hazel's greetings.
    I have to say a very big Thank You to all for your lovely thoughts and comments yesterday. They meant so much. It's just wonderful having such caring and supportive Friends as this 'nutty' cafe has and that's all down to our lovely lady Sandra.
    Anyway enough said off to raise himself and so the quiet start to the day has ended!! lol. Hope to see you later. Also hoping Steph and Norah may pop in sometime today.
    Hugs are left in their usual place.
    Janet xx

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  7. Morning Sandra and ladies, hope you all have a great Mothers DayI can't stay today off scrapbooking, will call back later for catch up. Sandra your card is absolutely gorgeous, I must treat myself to some of Ann Marie's card, not that I need any more card.
    Behave yourselves, Jess x

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    1. Hi Jess,
      What a perfect day, scrapbooking!
      Have a lovely day sweetheart,
      Love & hugs
      Sandra
      Xxxxxxx

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  8. Morning Sandra and Ladies
    What a gorgeous card, Sandra, really love everything about it.
    Will sit with a coffee and croissant and people watch. Did not get in yesterday as was bowling all day ,left the house at 8.30 got home 6.30 so was quite tired. Will catch up with all yesterdays news shortly.
    Love Wendy xx

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    1. Hi Wendy
      I see you were bowling yesterday. What type of bowling do you do?. I used to do crown green bowling a few years ago until Pete was ill, then I had to stop. I used to love it, We used to play indoors during the winter.

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  9. Hello Sanddra,
    Your card today is scrumptious, very beautiful. It reminds me of a delicate fondant cake!
    I've got to dash, it's the christening of my great, great niece this morning. I'll be back later to find out what all the sisters have been up to.
    Have a good Mother's Day, either in giving or receiving.
    Love Muriel xx.

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    1. Have a lovely day Muriel at the Christening was it great great great niece & you being so young.Enjoy. Hug's Lynda xxx

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    2. 'Morning Muriel, I hate to lower the tone so early in the day but do you realise you made Sandra a double D today? Lol. Happy Mother's Day, my friend. You'll get your own back!
      Love Myra xxx

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    3. And what's wrong with double DDs???
      Maureen have a great day. We will hear all about it later
      Patricia xxx

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  10. God morning Sandra, I posted last night,but this morning it's GONE come on now who pinch it was it Myra/Maria they are the night Owls hihi.
    Good Mothering Sunday everyone hope you all have a lovely day.
    Sandra your card is sooooo Gorgeous love that die I have it too I made my anniversary card with it yesterday. I love those soft colours from Ann Marie. Do you know if she's at AP. I absolutely love you card Sandra,the flowers & your bow is gorgeous,wish my bow's came out like yours.
    We are going to Darren's for dinner yay Harry Cuddles . We saw Lisa Ian &
    Joseph ( no 1 grandson ) last Sunday, i just opened her cards & WOW a Joanna Sheen voucher. Cheryl so pleased your Mum & Dad were fine must have been a worry.Have a lovely day with them.
    Thanks Sandra for your suggestion of the French sticks fo my Droopy bit's but not sure about the crumbs I might stick with the Tenna ladies hihi
    Well better have a shower & get OH up,
    Will look in when I get home too see if you have all been behaving.
    NOT a chance with Saba Maria,Myra Muriel/ Maureen. extra hihi.
    Steph & Norah hope your both ok xx
    Love & Hug's Lynda xxx
    Forgot I made a Izzi Bag xx

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    1. Tihi I hope you know where to pot that French stick so it's not hurting to much to carry around.!
      Lucky you to have some Harry cuddles, give him some from me too :-)
      Have a wonderful day hugs xxx

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  11. Good morning Sandra and all the coffee shop crew
    Wishing all Mothers and Godmothers a lovely day and to those who are missing a mum remember some of your happy and treasured memories with love.
    I will skip my early morning coffee if you don't mind but I shall call in later for one, just wanted to let you all know that LILIOFTHEVALLEY ARE GIVING 20% OFF TODAY ONLY, JUST FOR 24 HOURS so would hate anyone to miss a bargain! You know I love spending other peoples money.
    Sandra your card is absolutely wonderful the colours are so delightful and very classy too. It really is a touch of luxury with your beautiful posy of flowers, a real stunning card that would be a treasure to receive.
    Well I must go for now and get my hair dried and sorted before I give the corgis their grooming for the day, they love it.
    Saba lovely to get your update on Val yesterday, so pleased she is doing well, I know you say about her hair but let face it sweetheart it has all the time in the world to grow again even better than before.
    My basket of hugs and cuddles are over in Norah's corner just help yourselves.
    Thinking of those that have been missing from here for a wee while too.
    With love
    Margaret xxx

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    1. Margaret, there is a big golden lab here that needs grooming, I will pop him down soon!!! It's the half a carrier bag of hair at the moment even the birds can't use all that comes off him, we usually leave it under the hedge at this time of the year - nice soft bedding for the nesting boxes.
      Enjoy your day. Hazel x

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    2. Yes Hazel anytime just bring Harris, I am getting the same amount of hair of each or our two, as corgis have an undercoat too and it is so thick. The birds around us especially the bluetits come looking for their hair at this time of year too.
      Hope you are having a restful day
      Margaret xxx

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    3. Don't tempt me??? I keep telling Charlie to book him a pampering afternoon where he goes on his holidays too. He stands and lets them brush him, with me he wants to lie down or turns round and round, he is big ( tall not fat). And it's hard work, when he gets it in his head he doesn't want brushed. Yet he is so laid back too. Hazel x

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  12. Thank you for showing your gorgeous card today Sandra. Love everything about it. Hope everyone enjoys their day whatever you are doing.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda, good to see you in again today, stick with it my lovely things will get easier.
      I hope you are having a lovely day.
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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  13. Good Morning Sandra,
    Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone who is a mum, those who still have a mum and to each of us who has only precious memories let them be happy ones today.
    Of course it's not Mothering Sunday here so the church service this morning was still a bit doomy and gloomy. Will be so glad when lent is over and we can flowers back in church and sing some happy hymns. We had forty days and forty nights, the gloomiest hymn in the whole world. Oh well maybe there will be some happy clappy ones on songs of praise tonight.
    Sandra, your card is gorgeous. It reminded me of a Marissa Job card and I love her style. I love the A.M. Card stock, such gentle colours. Must get some.
    Your bouquet of flowers is stunning, both in its arrangement and colour. Can I ask how you made the beautiful central flower?
    The sky here is a lovely shade of dark grey so with any luck my OH won't be wanting to go for a bicycle ride. Do hope the sun doesn't break through, in fact I hope it chucks it down later!!
    I'll just settle down now with my usual pot of tea, a crumpet and the Sunday papers. How thoughtful of you to get them in Sandra.
    Love and hugs
    Saba xxx

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    1. Good Morning Saba,
      Thanks for your kind comments, Anna Marie is at Ally Pally again this time Saba, so you should be able to stock up at the show, lord knows how you will get all of your 'crafty stash' back home without paying loads of excess baggage!
      It must be quite frustrating when you 'need' so many things but can't get them locally!
      I haven't ever come across Marissa Job, I will go have a little look in a second, I hope you have a lovely peaceful day!
      Love And hugs
      Sandra xxx

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    2. Hi Sandra, I misspelt her name, it's Marisa Job. I copied the link for you but if that doesn't work she comments onPatricias blog, last one was on the paper rose tutorial so you can use that link.
      http://marisadesigns.blogspot.com. She makes fabulous cards and flowers.
      Deciding what I can bring home is always a problem. I have a little trick though, I just bring a big case home and pack only my knickers and toothbrush. That way I have lots of space for my return journey.
      Mind you at Christmas we drive over so I tend to go a bit mad in the craft heaven that is the UK.
      Hope you aren't eating too much of that chocolate and feeling sick.xxx
      Saba xxx

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    3. Hi Sandra,
      Marisa makes lovely cards and she often comments on both Sue's blog and " our Patricia's" too.
      Myra xxx

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  14. Sorry you had such a gloomy hymn this morning Saba. I haven't been able to get to church for weeks now. Well since I had my cataract done and couldn't drive for a couple of weeks and as soon as I was able to drive I went and broke my wrist so back to square one again. One day I will be able to drive again and will I be pleased. yeh! Enjoy the rest of your day and glad your sister is getting on well. I am sure you cannot wait to see her again

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  15. Good Morning Sandra and everyone,
    Happy Mother's Day! We had a lovey happy Service Saba with pretty flowers and men on tea/coffee and washing up duties , so very nice!
    Waiting for my older son to arrive. Younger one lives too far away but had lovely card and flowers .
    Sandra - todays card is beautiful! I love the colour and your seam binding bow matches so well. The flowers too and the lovely stick pins. It's a gorgeous card for Mother's Day too.
    To all who are feeling sad today I'm sending extra hugs. Try to remember the lovely happy times - because if you are hurting so much there must have been lots of happy times. For those facing Mother's Day for the first time, like Norah, special hugs to you, my dear.
    Sam - hope you are ok! Missing you.
    Steph - miss you too.
    If I've missed someone I'm truly sorry.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love,
    Myra xxxx

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    1. Myra,
      They are lovely sentiments for Mother's Day, it's true, we miss them so much because they were incredibly kind and loving towards us. My overwhelming feeling is of relief because 6 months before my mother died I had the wit to tell her that I loved her. I had never said it before, although I would go to sit on her knee for cuddles until I was about 14 (I was very small and thin - suffering badly from TB but nobody knew yet). Anyway, I never thought to tell her how I felt until I was in my 30's and it's such a consolation to me now that I did. If she had died and I had never told her, I would have a big empty hurt in my heart.
      Maureen xx

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    2. I think that was rather how we were Maureen! I loved my Mum dearly but I probably only told her so a few times. I did in cards etc. but it's not the same. She knew I loved her though because she would tell people , Myra got this for me - she knew it would help me! Sometimes actions speak as loudly if not louder than words.
      Your Mum and my Mum knew we loved them and they passed on a legacy. We have to carry on and enjoy our children and grandchildren!
      Oh dear - now I've been on a soapbox again.
      Love Myra xxxx

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    3. I think in "the olden days" (sorry about that expression lol) not a lot of people were very sentimental, I always made sure I bought a really nice verse for a card to say it, and I still think the words in cards are more important than the picture.
      Wendy xx

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    4. I agree Wendy! We can say things in a card we may not say face to face and the nice thing is the person has it to keep .
      Love Myra xx

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  16. Oh here we go the laughter is going to go haywire over cup sizes me thinks???
    Hazel x

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    1. That one might just over the top for a while ....... Maureen's not in.
      xx

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  17. Hi Sandra,
    A Beautiful, beautiful card this mothering Sunday. The colours are just so calming and fresh and the cluster of flowers is so pretty. I hope you have a lovely day and your children is giving you a day off from all Mothering things <3
    I got in a fluster yesterday pm and still feeling shaky and weak,so not sure what happened (maybe just the thought of a IB, DB or SM) oh dear and my son want to give me a Chinese tonight ,really hope I can do it justice.
    Glad you found your dad Cheryl. So many times I called my parents and no answer for day's. Luckily my sister who live nearby usually can locate them but it is a worry. Mine aren't that old but non of them is well and when you live abroad...
    I'm sure you can't wait until you see Val again Saba, Smiling when you telling us you are only brining the toothbrush and knickers, tihi you know it's not that warm here yet.
    Maureen, hope you are having a lovely day at your great-great niece christening. Taking a lot of photos, they growing up so fast.
    Hope you are doing alright Pat and in not to much pain.
    Hope you are feeling better too Steph and Norah is your iron going up ?
    Sheila and Nikki, thinking of you both.
    Will we be seeing you today Sam, hope you ok .
    Warm hugs from a dizzy Myria xxx

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    1. Hi Maria,
      Sweetheart I do hope you are ok? I wondered why you weren't in last night. I hope you are feeling better today, after a good night sleep, (if you had one) I think you are like me aren't you in that you don't sleep well, maya be it all caught up with you! Have a couple of rest days.
      Enjoy your Chinese,
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxx

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  18. Maria, hope your feeling a wee bit better today. Not a good day yesterday then!!
    Funny i thought I had better warn Saba about the weather. Bit chilly for wandering about in just your knickers with a toothbrush sticking out of your mouth!!! What in heavens name would folk think???
    Sending you a few (((((hugs))))) I am sure you will manage your meal just take your time. If it gets a bit cold stick it in the Micro to heat IT uo again.
    Patricia xxx

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  19. Big sis at least we are being more sensible when we are away at the weekend, we will be over dressed with clothes compared with Saba! But then we don't like being cold and we won't be buying crafty goodies ??? But I do feel my case in September might be a tad over weight with ribbon? Not that I need more but you know me. Granted I have used a good bit with these evening invites. Well I better crack on I need to finish these. Hazel x

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  20. Hi Sandra
    Another stunning creation you've made for us today. Love your flowers as usual. I'm doing ok Maria thank you very much. I hear you had a bit of a wobble.A bit achy as I've been on my feet to much the last couple of days. The mind boggles thinking of Saba walking around in her knickers brushing her teeth. She won't be able to brush them here as her teeth will be chattering to much. You'll have the biggest smile on your face when you see Val. Chocolate and cake please, as I've lost the taste for tea. I'm drinking Oxo at the moment. Welcome home Steph hope that your feeling much better soon. I'm off to read the comments now for a bit. I've still got CRAFT so find it better to answer individually.

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    1. Hi Pat,
      Why can't you just rest? I am so worried that you are over doing things!
      Pat how can you drink oxo, surely it's too salty to drink? bovril yes but not oxo!
      Have you done anything nice today?
      Love and hugs
      SNdra xxx

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  21. Hi Sandra
    Me again, but I meant to say that I hoped that you all have a lovely Mothers Day.

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  22. Oh No! It's just too much - knickers and nowt else as they say! I just hope nobody shouts Prost!
    Love Myra xxxx

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  23. Yoo hoo,
    What you all been up to whilst I've been living it up at Elsa's christening. Her mother had been to see Frozen and liked the name. No, she's not a teenager, she's 27! Well, the baby is gorgeous, but then she's got my brother's genes in her, so what can you expect?
    The "do" is on until 9 pm tonight!!! No way said I, methinks I will need to get home to have a nice cup of coffee in Sandra's coffee shop (nothing to eat thanks, I'm stuffed) and put my feet up. Must fish all the crumbs from my DD's - as Patricia says, "what's wrong with DD?" Whenever I eat out, I always make sure I drop something down my neckline to have for my supper later !!!!!
    Maria, I do hope you are feeling better, what are IB, DB and SM?
    Littlelamb - Brenda, watch your wrist. I know it's tempting to try to craft but please be careful. Have you started your physio yet?
    Pat - hope you are getting around better. Are you having to sleep on your back. That was the worst thing for George, he just couldn't get comfortable, although when he was lying on top of me on the escalator it didn't seem to bother him then!!
    Saba - dear - I think you may find yourself arrested if you don't pack anything other than knickers and a toothbrush. Please, at least, put a few packs of Tena Ladies in your case and a Trench coat, but not one with a split up the back - Oh that reminds me of the time in the office........... NO will leave that one for another day!
    Michele - thinking of you and your husband - safe journey for him and good luck for tomorrow.
    Mrs B, I'm getting another coffee and will get a cuppa for you, hurry up before we lose the table. Sandra, money's in the pot.
    Cheryl, I'm so pleased your parents were OK. If I had a penny for every time I got a call from neighbour about mam after dad died, I'd be rich. I'd dash over at all times of day and night, only to find everything was all right. But I'd rather that than not bother and she could have been lying there, needing help.
    Steph - hope you are well.
    Jess - enjoy your scrapbooking.
    Lynda - hope you had a good day and lots of Harry Cuddles. Don't take your French Sticks with you, the crumbs get everywhere, although - Supper time calls!!!
    Well ladies, after all that, I couldn't possibly tell you the Nun's story but I'll share that I got a lovely handbag and scarf from Rachel for Mother's Day, and the card is just me - a housewife ironing. It's one of my favourite pastimes. I just enjoy seeing the crumpled pile, and then all the freshly ironed clothes. She has taken photo's of me over the years ironing. In Cyprus, Malta, Devon, the Lakes - in fact anywhere that she has been on holiday with me. First thing I do at the hotel reception - ask for an ironing board and iron. I think I must be anally retentive!!!!!! lol
    Love to all, it's been a lovely day even though Lizzie Shotton hasn't been with me (my nickname for her - don't ask.....that's another story!).
    Will pop in later.
    SANDRA, I did comment on your beautiful card before I went to the Christening, we had some cakes very similar, truly we did.
    Oh Myra, they were Truly Scrumptious.
    Muriel xxx

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      Do you know, I a glad I'm not the only one that has a 'picnic' to look forward to at the end of each day, bra comes off, feast fit for a king!
      Goodness me that's long hours for a christening ! It's usually the service and then a little 'Tea Party' afterwards or maybe a 'Soirée ' for Myra being posh and all!
      I am afraid I don't understand your passion for ironing, I agree it's lovely to see that pile all neat &tidy, but boy I hate doing it! I am lucky though as Paul doesn't mind, but he is meticulous and takes ages! My passion is bleach, I love bleaching work tops, sinks, draining boards, bathrooms, anything that can be bleached will be !
      Well I can smell the lamb roasting nicely, I will go and have a peek to see how everything else is going !
      See you later
      Love and hugs
      Sandra
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    2. Don't tell Patricia you are having lamb! It's worse than eating bambi!
      We had beef today and although I say it myself it was very nice! Probably because the beef was a good piece and the butcher is a good one!
      Sandra - I'll give you soirée!
      I too love wielding a bleach bottle - rather a bottle of bleach - and those lovely crystals you put down drains!
      Ironing - not so keen but I do it , even on holiday as even less keen on lots of creases!
      Pleased you had a lovely time at the Christening. Bag and scarf sounds like a lovely present - right up my street!
      Love Myra xxx

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    3. Maureen a nanny friend of mine is called Elza too but she has a z instead of s, but it's a lovely name. So glad it all went well. Long day if you had stay the whole time. Hazel x

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    4. Oooo!! don't eat lamb your right there. I've too close to them for eating.
      Maureen don't let George get hold of the end of theat scarf when you wear it!!!!
      Long hours for a Christening though.
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  24. Hi Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    It is quiet in here today except for Saba running aroun in her undies wondering what she can create with her toothbrush! I'm being spoilt today with breakfast in bed, lunch organised and now roast chicken being cooked for me! And I had another die to add to my collection and flowers. What a lovely day. I'm sure it will take me ages to clean the kitchen tomorrow but it's the thought that counts isn't it. Sending you all a hug for Mother's Day.
    Sandra your card is gorgeous, that colour is so beautiful, will have to look at the spring range she had got, like I need more paper and card!!! And like Hazel more ribbon! Your flowers are so lovely and delicate. Is your bow tied with your new bow maker? I hope you haven't eaten too much chocolate today. I'm a dark chocolate person too and bournville is my all time favourite too. Do you remember when you used to get two bars in the wrapper? My mum used to buy it for a treat for us on shopping day, probably only once in a while because we didn't have money to splash about but I can still smell the chocolate as you peel off the gold foil. Yummy !
    Now who's a dd today? As my sister would say, at least you won't break your nose if you fall over!
    Cheryl I'm so glad your parents are ok , I'm sure the police get phone calls like that all the time and are very understanding! My dad used to go AWOL when my mum was in hospital. We would ring him when we knew he would be getting home to make sure he was ok and find out how mum was if we couldn't visit. One night my sister and I were phoning him for hours with no answer. It turned out the nurses had been going off duty as he left the small cottage hospital and they invited my dad and a couple go other gents they knew were going home to empty houses out for a curry with them. They were lovely nurses and used to make sure all the men got to know each other so they could look out for eachother. My dad drove one man too and from the hospital because he was relying on the bus. He phoned my dad in the middle of the night when his wife was taken poorly and the hospital called and dad drove him there so he could be with her.
    Well I must go and make sure things are ok in the kitchen. Enjoy your evening ladies , I will try and pop back later. Take care
    Love Diane xxx

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  25. Good afternoon everyone,
    I hope you are all enjoying your day, I have had a trip out to a garden centre
    That has a craft shop inside it and The Works, well in the Works the are selling some gorgeous reels of crocheted lace, all beautiful colours! They had packs of cameos too and gorgeous purple resin flowers, so worth a trip ladies!
    We went into the craft shop it's Carole's but it's at the back end of the garden centre where all these fans and ducts and it's full of dust, but I did uncover some treasures, I found some black shiny mock croc card and some brown neither leather texture, perfect for handbags, so that made my day!
    All in all a good day so far, got all my babies round table for dinner tonight!
    Lucy is chasing my tail, she made me the most beautiful handmade card, so fab so she can have her own Designer day tomorrow!
    Love & hugs
    Sandra xxx

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  26. Myra. Just what I was thinking, but as my husband will tell you if folk don't eat them they wouldn't be here at all, it's life I am afraid to say. Anna and Beth will go round to the farm or when they are at freinds farms and feed the little lambs, then come home and tuck into roast lamb or chops. Country kids for you!!!
    Maureen I to like ironing, and daughter Tammy had her own ironing business which is doing very well. Hate to see none ironed clothes on children and adults. When I went for my interview to become Anna's Nanny, she was only 12 weeks old lying in her bouncier chair thing, I took one look at this gorgeous little bundle and thought "we will soon have those ironed if I get the job". Had to sort the washing out too, can't stand whites that have gone grey? So you know what else I like using??? Yes bleach! Hazel x

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      I can't bear to wear Linen clothes because they always look so creased, Rachel isn't like me as she wears loads of Linen and goes out looking like an unmade bed!!! Bleach - it's got to be Domestos!!
      Muriel xxx

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  27. Hi Sandra
    Methinks I'll have to have a trip to the Works tomorrow. Isn't handy that we can collect our own supplies for supper. Saves so much money!!!
    I'm looking forward to seeing Lucy's card tomorrow.
    Muriel xx

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  28. Coo eeee,
    Just saw Maureen's you hoo and liked it, but didn't want to copy.
    Can I just say, I don't wear those tiny little thongy thingys. I wear good old up to your belly button cotton knickers so I shall be plenty warm enough. And what's all that about taking your Bra off and getting seconds. Must be nice to have something to put in your bra. I don't bother, haven't got anything to put in one so the only thing I'm likely to bring home after a meal out would be the odd string of spaghetti hanging from my pointy things.
    Now when it comes to ironing I run a mile. Loathe and detest it, but bleach, now that's my thing. And that dinky one with the ducks neck that you can squirt upwards and reach those not so easy to be reached places, and then there's the spray variety with all that lovely squirts foamy gorgeous limescale remover. Oh bliss in a bottle.
    Myra So kind of you to be giving a soirée. I'll be down that M6 faster than you can say canapés. Will be be having blinis too. I'll pack an extra pair of my posh knickers.
    We're having pork and dumplings tonight so best go and have a sneak peak.
    Maria, hope you feel up to joining us later. Dying to know what all the coded message was about,
    Muriel glad you had a lovely time at the christening. Elsa is a sweet name, I've seen Frozen so many times. Mind you its a good job she doesn't watch in the night garden or goodness knows what she might have called the wee girl.
    Love Saba xxx

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    1. Definitely blinis ! Followed by an Amuse Bouche!
      Love Myra xxx

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    2. Myra, what are I know what bikinis are but what are amusing buckets?
      Muriel xx

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    3. I thought I'd taken enough stick - so if you can't beat em - join em!
      I suspect you are well aware what an Amuse Bouche is!
      Myra xxx

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    4. Myra, darlink,
      Are they funny little things (now, now, keep it clean) xxx

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    5. I'll give you Myra darlink!
      Very small dish served before your meal to amuse your mouth - literally! It tickles your taste buds and gets your palate ready for your meal!
      Sure you knew all that anyway, but you'd go on all night.
      Myra xxx

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    6. Saba, can you twirl the spaghetti off your pointy bits!
      That would be a talent! 'Titty sketty twirling' !!!
      Haha xxx

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    7. I can't add anything to this conversation except Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, you've all put so much info in my head, it's spinning. Not really what I need to imagine just before bedtime.
      Cheryl xxx

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    8. Sorry Cheryl! It's not my fault, honestly!
      I am glad you've had a laugh though!
      Love Myra xxx
      Sorry about the fright you got yesterday. x

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  29. Ladies from over the border, can I/we meaning big sis, and I .Where is the nearest airport to where you might to be able to come and have a meet up with us later in the year. Birmingham or East midlands ( Nottingham ) we are thinking of coming down so that we could maybe meet some of you, we might have to do a scottish meet up and a North of England to at some point? Now We won't tell Charlie and John just yet, don't wanting them thinking they can get more peaceful weekends! We wouldn't stay in these city's but somewhere on the outskirts? Hazel x

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    1. Hazel , the nearest airport to me is Manchester but that is rather selfish. After all if you are prepared to travel - so am I. West Midlands Airport would be a couple of hours from us in traffic! Without traffic it's a doddle. My younger son and his wife live in Leamington Spa so I could go there and travel. They are within 30mins of both airports. It is a lovely idea and I would do my very best to cooperate!
      I'm going to have to go in a minute but I'll be back - and yes that's a threat!
      Love Myra xxxx

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    2. Myra, sweetie,
      I have the most wonderful idea - How about we all go to Manchester and stay with you. After all, having at least a dozen or so, some with wheelchairs and things wouldn't be a problem in your Mansion. Such fun to have your maid running around after us, catering to our every need bringing us breakfast in bed and showing us the sights!! Your butler could iron our newspapers every morning.
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO the politicians are on the TV again, I don't know how much more of this I can stand!!
      Muriel xx

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    3. You are a naughty stirrer!
      We can't afford newspapers - we're retired! Have to go to the library!
      Just kidding!
      Myra xxx

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    4. Hi Hazel & Patricia,
      I think that Birmingham would be most central, most places are easily accessible from Birmingham, you could tie it in with the big craft show at the Birmingham Nec, sadly the autumn Ally Pally is early this year it's mid September. Aww I am quite excited now, who'd have thought that starting a blog would lead to this! Yay xxxxxx

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    5. Sandra we have been to the NEC the last two years, f we came we wouldn't do the show we would just do a big meet up day, we could find a place maybe a bit to the east of birmingham, to stay, we save all the year for our wee hoildays and we just both feel a meet up would be lovely. I am off to see what good offers flybe has. Hazel x

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    6. Hazel, I think a meet up as you call it is an excellent idea - maybe a nice lunch or something and where we could just sit and chat!
      Love Myra xx

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    7. Myra, there you go again being posh. A bloody great knees up, where we can all sing and wet ourselves more like. Sitting and chatting indeed!!

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    8. Ladies that's what we are hopeing we could do, but we might have to pre warn the place we pick to eat and chat, we have been known to what nearly got thrown out of a certain Harvester pub near birmingham airport ??? That's when we meet up with Ang Duck, No that's why we are trying to get somewhere that is a kind of easy for as many as could make it. Saba your cottage in the dales sounds about the size of my cottage? I can do posh, no priblem but not as much fun as you have to watch your P& Qs Hazel x.

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    9. I pad doing its own thing again. That's problem and P&Qs. Hazel

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    10. Birmingham is right up the M5 and easy to get to for me as well. I'll start saving now.
      Cheryl xxx

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    11. Just an idea but enough enough people chipped in a little could we not have like a rented cottage or something for a couple of days? That we we could all just sit and chat for as many hours as we like, not needing to worry about anyone or anything! There are enough of us to make it not to expensive? It would be amazing!

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    12. Cottage is a brilliant idea ,Jess

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  30. Hi me again
    I've just caught up on last nights comments. What a posh lot with canapés and such like!
    Saba so pleased to hear Val is getting herself up and dressed, even if it does take ages. It is a shame the chemo will make her feel so awful but the outcome will be good. I can understand how awful it must be to lose her hair, it's your crowning glory. It will grow back though. Not long now until you see her xxx
    Maureen I like ironing too, I find it quite rewarding when everything is done. I find something good to watch on TV and it makes it go quickly. Summer is even better when you can wash, dry and iron it all in the same day!
    I will pop back later for canapés and champers darlings!
    Love Diane xxx

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  31. Diane,
    Are canapes those things that go over the front door?
    Muriel xx

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  32. Hazel,
    I can see it now, I can hear it now, and my word I hope the cleaning department will be geared up for the influx of water on the streets!!!
    Muriel xx

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  33. Myra, sweetie pie oh, she of the big posh mansion, I think Muriel has hit the nail on the head and it'll have to be at your place. I am not so sure about seeing your sights, but I can imagine us all in your outdoor jacuzzi.
    I will fly anywhere, and I mean anywhere. I hear Turks and Caicos in the Lukayan Archipelago are very nice this time of year. Hazel, check it out on flybe.
    Saba xxx

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  34. Ooooooh, I've just had an idea, they don't happen very often so must tell you straight away before it disappears.
    Why don't you all come to me in the yorkshire (God's own county ) dales. We have 1 double bed. 1 bunk bed, 1 sofa bed - bit lumpy and no privacy but what the heck we are all friends here, and 1 big field at the back for tents, motor homes and the like. There is a waterfall not 500 yards away so showers wouldn't be a problem and I can erect a plank with holes in to do the necessary, torn up newspapers on a hook nearby. Ooh it'll be such fun.
    Saba xxx

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    1. Hi folks, just back from J&As great afternoon with them and the boys.
      RIGHT:- What's all this talk about a meet up and "lunch" come on that's far to sedate............ We need a soundproof room to ourselves. Or as Saba suggested a cottage some where.
      Joking apart we need to get somewhere for a meet up and possibly a stay overnight. This is open to anyone who is willing to endanger their lives!!!
      Look forward to what we can come up with.
      Hazel is great at finding things like that. She does all that I just book our Annual Holiday that's my job cause I know what I am doing!!! I have done it so often.
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  35. I just want you to know I may be in a huff! The reason I'm not sure is that I haven't huffed before!
    Outdoor jacuzzis R not Us!
    Myra xxx

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    1. Indoor jacuzzi it is then. And no huffing and puffing or you might just blow your house down and we all need a place to stay.

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    2. It's not a mansion but it's not a pigsty either!
      Just somewhere in between. Xx

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  36. Evening all, been so busy after scrap booking just a quick call in tonight, it would be great to have a meet up somewhere, I would have to save up for air fare from Edinburgh or Glasgow, but what a hoot it would be.
    My hubby is a member of a photography blog based in Manchester originally, and some of us met up at a B@B in the Lake district for a couple of days, it was good to put faces to names, a couple of years later the people from down south came up to Scotland and stayed in Bridge of Allan and toured from there, made a wee holiday out of it.
    Off to watch Mr Selfridge, wonder if he sells craft stuff!!!
    Take care, catch up tomorrow, Jess xx

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    1. JESS:- Hazel and I fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham. If you were coming we could meet you and all fly down together. Start saving....!!!
      Patricia x

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  37. Myra, darling,
    We couldn't go in an outdoor jacuzzi because once we started laughing, it would overflow and flood the wooden verandah under the canape. Can you imagine it, all of us talking, laughing and having happy little accidenyts!!! It would be fab.
    Muriel xxxx
    P.s. You could hear all my stories no problem - what is that loud NOOO I can hear in Newcastle! xxx

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  38. That loud No oooo was not coming from here!
    I hate jacuzzis!
    Your stories, however, I love!
    I would love for us all to meet up - just so long as there would be somewhere for my Chauffeur! Lol
    Myra xxx

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  39. Muriel, to my knowledge they don't say noooooo in Newcastle they say " wey eye the lads" or something equally odd

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  40. Muriel - I know you can't take coal to Newcastle but what about canapés ? xx

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  41. Myra, I think you are allowed to take canapés so long as they have fish in them and you put them on a little dishy. Xxx

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  42. I just suggested the same thing under hazels flight post, I think we could all chip in a little and maybe rent a cottage for the weekend ! Big enough to sleep as many as possible, it would be amazing!

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    1. Now Sandra that would be a good thing. We would not have to bother too much about the noise. If you are in a Dining Room somewhere could you imaging the "tuts" and "funny looks" from the other Diners.
      Somewhere near a "chippie" an "Indian" "Chinese" or even a Supermarket where we could get some food to bring in.
      Patricia x

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    2. Great idea to rent a cottage or something, how many rooms would we need?
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  43. Are the chips to follow he canapés ? Xx

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  44. Yes sweetie, but you might feel more comfortable calling them French fries. Xxx

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  45. OMG the locals would never recover!!
    Saba, you say (in a posh voice) come ower to wor shack (Come over to my house), howay the lads (come on you boys) or Why I man (of course my chap).
    But, if Rachel, George or the girls ever came out with any of that, why I'd boot them oot the hoose, and hoy me hamma after them.
    I've put my first £1 in the pot, how long have I got to save the necessary?
    Is Cheryl up for it, she's been strangely quiet. Cheryl, are you OK?
    Myra, your chauffeur could lodge with my lady's maid in the servant's quarters of Saba's estate!!
    Muriel (all excited at the thought of an outing) xx

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    1. I think if we said end oct beginning nov that would give time to save. Hazel x

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  46. Not sweeties as well! You'll be sick! Xx

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  47. Right ladies I am up for a large place but where? And we have to think of access and bathrooms I know Sandra can't do stairs and maybe some else and they can't all sleep on the sofa or keep their legs crossed all weekend? Hazel x

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    1. Hazel, it sounds a rather big problem to me! As you say - disabled access is probably necessary , showers, bathrooms , bedrooms - how many ? To take over a large house costs quite a bit. xx

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    2. Think it might have to be a hotel with disabled access and a small meeting room that we could hire.
      Are any of you ladies up for having a look. Say round Birmingham somewhere not too far from the Airport.
      Patricia x

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  48. Right Muriel. Try eek by gum, in a Myra voice - oh crikey.,
    sither wheres ta bin, -- goodness where have you been,
    or get thee arse up yonder stairs, darling isn't it time you went to bed.
    Xxx

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  49. Excellent idea, Muriel! Does she unpack for you? Xx

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  50. That should have read eeeh by gum. And I cant believe I just said that other word. Please forgive me for being rude, it's the wine speaking.xxx

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  51. You're on the wine? Have you just had dinner dahling ? xx

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  52. Can't believe you said that either Saba. Let you off with it though it's a right Yorkshire one that.
    Patricia xxx

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  53. That does not alleviate my conscience. I now need to pray. Pleas Lord, don't let my daughters discover this blog.
    Xxx

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  54. Saba, on the wine and nobody's said Prost for a while.
    Patricia - did you say a while back that you had worked for the AA - was it at
    Erskine? (it usually takes a day or two for things to sink in with me)
    Myra, my maid will unpack and press your clothes for you if you wish (and call you Madam to boot). What's wrong with sweets, I can eat them until the cows come home.
    Muriel xxx

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    1. No I never worked for the AA
      I was in Banking before all the shisters got their hands in the tills
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  55. Can I just ask, are we actually seriously going to think about realising this dream?
    I would love it to happen, that's if you want me to come!
    I think it could really work!
    Hugs
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  56. Sandra,
    You are the number 1. It wouldn't be right if you weren't there xxxx

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  57. It's alright! Don't worry - although I don't know why I'm sticking up for you.
    I'm being so good and not saying the P word either! We don't want you over- indulging in the vino! Oh sorry Wien! xx

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  58. Now I've turned it into Vienna! Help us all! Xx

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  59. Yes!! Sandra Hazel and I are very serious. You of course would be the Guest of Honour. Without you there what's the point.
    I think if we are going to do it we need to be deadly serious and say YES or NO before we start any sort of making arrangements.
    I think a Hotel might be better for Disabled Access etc:- I for one am up for a House or Hotel.
    Patricia x

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    1. I would love to go wherever it is if I possibly can. Quite often pubs or hotels have a separate dining room which can be hired for very little cost which would be better than upsetting other diners! xx

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  60. Sorry ladies, but I am cross. Really cross. Really very cross indeed.
    I have just read that they are to bury king Richard the third in Leicester. I am sorry but it's just not on. Simply not cricket as Myra would say. He belongs in yorkshire. Did I mention it was Gods own county.xxx

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  61. You have mentioned it in passing at least twice a day! However I agree with you - not Leicester. Are they putting him back in the car park! Xx

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  62. It looks like some holiday inn express have everything we would need room wise plus they seem to have meeting rooms too? it's not knowing where is my problem! Hazel x. If you had seen how that was written before I chsnged it you would think I had been on the wine, and I do t drink!!.,

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  63. Patricia, it's a YES from me. I am deadly serious. I would go any where.

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  64. And we thought Scotland was Gods Own Country.
    Patricia xx

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  65. Myra, I'd rather he was in a car park in my blessed land than in Leicester cathedral. Xxx

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  66. It is Patricia - still is when Alec Salmond is elsewhere! Please don't send him down here! x

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  67. Oh! My! Word! Saba you are as Patriotic as I am.
    Patricia x

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  68. It'll be all about politics, Saba - it always is! xx

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  69. Right ladies I am up for this and what would it be obe night in a holiday inn with a meeting room where we could chat till the wee small hours and if you need your drivers with you it wouldnt be a problem, they might run off when they see us all in that one room!!! I can't get prices as I dont know what one to go for. But it might work? Hazel x

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  70. Patricia, I think you'll find you don't have any dark satanic mills in Scotland. Do you not know the words to Jerusalem. It's yorkshire love. Xxx

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  71. I'm sorry I shouldn't have been unkind about Salmond , some of you may like him. Sorry! xx

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  72. No your right he might just be someone's Uncle
    xx

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  73. And Patricia, not only do I stand for her beloved Majesties national anthem but I make my other half stand too and he's geman. Xx

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  74. Yes! Patricia, I am. I have lived in England now for almost 40 years but still have the accent really! My husband is a Scot too.
    I love Lancashire too! xx

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  75. Lots of hymns were written by Yorkshire Men.
    Xx

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  76. Actually, he's German, blinking predictive test has been on the wine methinks.

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  77. And Elgar, don't forget Elgar.

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  78. Saba, that's Ok as they are of German decent anyway
    Xx

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  79. Right, when did Richard III die, I haven't read it in the paper.
    God's own country is Newcastle upon Tyne.
    I am deadly serious about meeting up - what a hoot - but need time to save.
    I forgot what I was going to say next!!!!!
    Muriel xx

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    1. You are quite hopeless! How can a country be a city?
      Mind you I love Newcastle - my son was so happy there at Uni.
      Mind you when he lived in a house with three other lads - I really used Domestos by the bottle full! We only called to pick him up and I had to look at the kitchen and bathroom! Oh Oh! xx

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  80. hi ladies
    just thought a large cottage/ house thing would work better group wise, there are enough of us to cover catering etc, or we could shop for breakfast/lunch and do take away in the evening, I thought it might work out more affordable that way. But I guess if we decide where/when we could then look at accommodation\
    Ideas. I guess as long as we could book enough rooms a hotel would work I think most of us would want to just sit and chat for midst of the time!\
    Just gad a bought ......\
    Maybe we could get Tena to sponsor our trip!!!!}

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    1. Who's going to write and ask??
      Great suggestion Sandra.
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  81. Oh heck, Elgar was born in Worcester, but he stayed in Yorkshire. It's where he wrote land of hope and glory, so I think that makes him an honary Yorkshire man. I've seen his plaque on the wall of the midland bank in settle. Lovely place. Full of yorkshire people. Xxx

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  82. Oh Muriel, now I need my inhaler. Xxx

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      Diane hasn't been back on, do you think we've frightened her off?
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  83. Ok folks I am off to bed.
    Can we all sleep on this suggestion and come up with real good suggestions for accommodation. I am sure if we got definite numbers soon we could get enough rooms. If a few were willing to share that could lessen the amount of rooms needed. I know some of you have never met before but a few of you have.
    Hazel has looked at Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham. They have rooms and a meeting room. She has not got any prices but we can work on that.
    The other thing would be WHEN??
    Good night and God Bless
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx

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      Night night , sleep well!

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  84. Didn't Elgar write the music to O Perfect Love - the one often sung at weddings?
    Are you ok Saba! Hope so! Xxx

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  85. Ok Patricia, I'm off to the bathroom before I have an accident, and then to bed. I would love to meet up and will fit in with everybody else.
    Will Myra switch everything off and close the doors, Sandra will be tired now.
    Muriel xxx

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  86. Certainly , although I generally leave that sort of thing to the Staff - but there we are - anything to be of service!
    Night night my dear! Xx

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  87. No, that was Joseph Barnaby and I don't think he visited Yorkshire.
    Don't worry just wheezing a bit. Another glass of wine will solve that.xxx

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  88. Sandra us still here, buzzing.......
    Not through the use of any gadgets but on the thought of meeting everyone!
    Is anyone else excited?

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  89. Hello Sandra and everyone,
    Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, ours has been spent with the family
    Daughters SILs and grandchildren, it has been lovely.
    I love todays card the flowers beautiful and A-M card is lovely. Hope she takes some to Ally Pally.
    Sorry am very tired. Will have to try to do catch up tomorrow.
    Have had a glass of white wine ( I hope it was ok I thought I would bring a bottle in with me) have left what's left behind the counter. Please ladies help your self.
    Big Hugs to everyone. Love Brenda xxx

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  90. Cheers Brenda, glad you have had a lovely day. Night night night lovely. Xxx Saba

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  91. Sandra, I am über excited too. It would be fabulous if we could all meet up.
    I'm going to tun in now though. Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow
    ,night night God bless. Love you all.
    Saba. Xxxx

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  92. Right I am off to try and sleep, head is also buzzing. I think later on in the year for meet up, that way time to save. Have a think about it. Night, night, last out make sure the door is locked thank you. Hazel xxx

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  93. Hi Sandra,
    I too am very excited at the thought of meeting up! Look what you've started!
    How exciting!
    I am going to finish my prep for the children tomorrow afternoon.
    I will say Nigh Night too,
    Lots of love, Myra xxxx. Ps Hope Sam is ok! x

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    1. I hope she is too, I have emailed her, I noticed that Patwyn doesn't come in anymore either!
      Good night everyone,
      love and hugs
      Sandra
      xxxxxxx ps I am not going to be able to sleep with excitement!

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  94. Oh my goodness, I pop out for a while to have the servants serve dinner and polish the silverware and it all descends into chaos!!! Lol everyone's been at the wine tonight (I bet Brenda's bottle didn't last five minutes in here!) . Like the sound of the get together. Now we've got tickets to see madonna in concert in December in Birmingham but that's too close to Christmas really. Can you imagine the chaos we would cause though, and all those grand calibers going as hand luggage on the planes! Sounds like a good plan. Maureen I think Dick3s death was on the back page of the news of the world next to the advert for male trusses! Funeral in Asda car park no flowers with Jerusalem being sung and mr salmond doing a reading. Have I got that right? Oh yes and why eye bleach is on special offer in Newcastle especially around students! Oh dear this confused southerner is off to bed now! Floor mopped, lights on low toilets restocked and a quick squirt of toilet duck round the bowl. I will leave the door on latch in case anyone is sleep walking and singing land of hope and glory whilst being served craft goodies by mr Selfridge !
    Night night everyone sleep tight and see you in the morning!
    Love Diane xxxx

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  95. Sandra and "ladies" thanks I feeling a bit better and managed to polish off a plate of Chinese and a few choccies this evening and then we watched a film about the enigma machine, at Bletchley park. Very good.
    Yesterday you were talking about 'old money' and today I haven't got a clue Tihi
    Something about Richard 3d ,you are all going to iron out his wrinkles, dosing him in bleech while looking for leftovers in your bra's ( got that problem too) Then we got Lynda wearing a French man and Saba cycling with her Geman OH. Hazel and Patricia wont us all to meet up in a cottage or hotel (probably more like we see each other at the loony bin) lol I thought we were going to Janet's but Birmingham sound good too , it's only up the road /rail as I'm not driving
    Hope you all had a nice day with family. Will now go to bed too, busy morning so I'll see you later , left the key in it's usual place Hugs Maria xx

    Ps, IB=Izzy bags, DB=Dangly bits (or a curtain person) SM= can't remember tihi

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  96. What do you think to this weekend meet up?

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  97. I found a lush place, Woodend farm.info
    Have a peek

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    1. It's near Tewkesbury, looks fab, It looks expensive at first glance but if we fill it, the cost spread between us wouldn't be more than staying in a hotel .

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