Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sunday Cuteness from Myra !

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Just look at this beautiful card from Myra, such a beautifully coloured image, it looks like 'Holly Hobby', but I can't be sure.  I also see that Myra has used the Californian Collection Decorative Frames and the Cornflower Die both from Creative Expressions designed by Sue Wilson.
Myra what is that beautiful corner that you have used, its so pretty?!
Thank you so much Myra for sending me this beautiful card to share, I don't know what I would have done without you ladies this past week, thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Well ladies this is going to be my briefest post ever, as I was up till the wee small hours making sugar paste roses for Becca's cake, after a day of entertaining! I am exhausted!!! Up early today as we are off to the girls football tournament, please pray its dry!
I hope your Sunday is perfect,
Sorry for being so brief,
Love and hugs
Sandra
xxxxxx

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  1. Morning Sandra,

    Beautiful card from Myra. Hope you have a good day all round today.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Good morning Sandra and all who call in today. Sandra please take it easy. Wrap up warm for the tournament, we don't want you getting cold. Good luck for the girls. Happy birthday Becca.
    Myra, another beautiful card from you.
    Well I wonder if we will have another quiet one in here today? I have set up and unloaded the dish washer, I see Sandra has borrowed some bits and pieces that must be for Beccas tea party this afternoon!!! I wonder if there will be any spare cake? I hope she takes a photo of it at least to let us see, Well I am going to take my cup of tea and sit and see who comes in. Hazel x

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  3. Just been over to Sue Wilsons post and I see big sister and Jess are winners today? Hazel x

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  4. Good morning Sandra and the Gang. Hope you are good and looking forward to the day ahead.
    SANDRA:- for goodness sake look after yourself and wear warm clothes. If it's warm you can "strip off" watching football no matter who is playing is a cold carry on. Please don't be doing too much when you get back either. You have lots of help around "use it" HAPPY BIRTHDAY Becca.
    MYRA:- your card is stunning, great image so beautifully coloured. Great colour combo and design.... Love it.
    Slept in this morning, John nudged me a 3.15am said I was "snoring" I really wish he would not do that. Apart from anything ..... I don't hear it!!! The other thing is that's me awake!! I got up made a cuppa, sat and read. Felt myself nodding off, went to the spare bed slept till 7.30am .....that's a great bed, no one to nudge you in it......!!!!
    (((((Hugs))))) in the basket by the door as usual.
    Hazel has done everything ... Ooooo!!! she said I am a winner over at Sue's off over to have look.
    See you all later xxx

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    1. Congratulations Patricia. Enjoy your prize.

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    2. Congratulations Patricia I can hear you doing the happy dance but I ca hear you snoring.Hug's Lynda xx

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    3. Congratulations Patricia and Jess on your win on Sue's blog ! I haven't been on there yet! Xx

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    4. Well done Patricia on your prize, Jess was lucky too
      Jean x

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    5. Congratulations Patricia xxx

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  5. Morning Ladies

    Myra-your card is gorgeous, simply beautiful.

    Sandra-enjoy the day but take it easy if possible.

    Patricia-you're a Sue Wilson winner!!! Yeah-well done.

    Dull day here & very breezy. Got housework to do then I have a few cards to make which I've been putting off starting. Don't know why I do that but I'm usually on the last minute makibg cards when I have a deadline. Hubby gone off to hit some golfballs already, he's got a match to play on Wednesday so he said he needs the practice.

    Michele

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    1. Thanks Michele! I got a surprise tonight when I looked on the blog! Xx

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  6. Janet Ecco of Sheffield14 June 2015 at 08:57

    Morning one and all who pop in today
    Sorry I've been AWOL these last couple of days - it's been manic to say the least. First Sandra please do as your friends say and wrap up warm and PLEASE PLEASE ask for help or take it when offered. Happy Birthday Becca enjoy the rest of the week-end and then PARIS!!!! what a wonderful city.
    Have a good match girls and my fingers are crossed for good weather for you.

    Myra your card is just beautiful and has put a smile on my face this morning which was much needed. So a big THANK YOU for that.

    Right sorry about my absence the last couple of days. It's been a little manic to say the least. First Friday Physio - my apptment was cancelled at the last minute then they rang and said I could go to another centre to see another Physio (this I did and I could just have well stayed at home and done something useful - as she hadn't seen me before all she did was ask what her colleague had in mind for me..........) anyway then back home for more hwork only to be called by phone from the chemist where Jim had taken my prescriptions in on Wednesday just in case they didn't have enough meds etc. They only had one box of pain patches and needed to order more for me to be collected yesterday. (I needed 3 scripts because of going away)to say that I couldn't have the two outstanding boxes of patches as it was illegal to have more than 28days supply because they are controlled drugs and he had spoken to a Dr at my surgery who had told him that it was a printing error. Can you imagine my reaction to this bit of news. The Dr the chemist has spoken to was not my GP and so didn't know that I was going away. Ah well the upshot was could I ring the surgery and get a Dr to call the chemist to OK this script. This I did to find that the Dr in question had finished for the day and gone and the only one on site had had to go out to a home call. By this time I was in a state to say the least. Anyway after a word with the wonderful girl on reception all I had to do was wait for the chemist to ring me again when it was sorted. The problem was sorted by 20.00hrs when the chemist range to say he had spoken with a Dr and because the extra meds are needed for hols I could pick the patches up yesterday morning. I just collapsed exhausted and drained. Why the problem arose in the first place I don't know because I've had double scripts since I started on these patches and nothing has been said before. Talk about a Victorian melodrama..........
    Anyway all sorted yesterday morning and collected but I was still drained and couldn't put my mind to anything.

    Hoping for a quiet day today and no last minute panics. It will be late Tuesday before I see you all again so please don't wreck the place while I'm away with late night parties and Baileys Tankers etc. Fingers crossed for a smooth crossing tomorrow. See you all soon. Hugs in their usual place - extra ones are in the cupboard to refill the basket so can someone please let them out when needed. Congratulations Patricia and Jess as winners this week. It's lovely to see loyal names on the list.
    xxxx

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    1. Oh!! Janet what a drama over something that has gone through no bother in the past. Don't you just hate all this stupid "safety" carry on when others seem to mange to get things they "don't" need!!!
      Have a "calm more relaxing" day if possible xxx

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    2. Oh Janet what a performance! You would think they would be used to it by now. Probably a locum or a jobs worth! Glad it's all sorted, just think of the lovely relaxing time you will have when you get there xxx

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    3. Poor you! you should not be messed around like this Such a waste of your time and effort

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    4. Janet, health and safety gone daft. Have a restful day, you don't need extra stress. Yes I will keep my fingers crossed that you have a smooth safe crossing. Hazel x

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    5. HinJanet
      My word what a load of drama, which is not what you need. Not to sure why all of a sudden having extra meds for holidays would be a problem. We had the same sort of problem with Pete, as he has to see the Dr at the hospital on a Tues, the hospital then ring Healthcare at Home yo deliver them on the Wed. How cutting it fine is that. You wonder where the hell do they get them from at such short notice. Plus I'll have to be thinking well in advance to make sure we have them before any other holidays. Anyway I hope you have a fabulous holiday. Take care.

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    6. Hi Janet,
      I'm glad you got the meds sorted out, but you'd think common sense would kick in when the position was explained. But no - elf and safety and jobsworth don't have any common sense. You'll have a lovely calm crossing, I can see it in my water lol. Have a relaxing and calm holiday after the hiatus about the meds.
      Maureen xx

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    7. What a performance, sounds like jobs worth to me. How is your BP is alright after all that carry on?
      Hope you have a calm crossing and a safe journey to your lovely holiday home. xx

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    8. What a performance Janet. Glad it was sorted in the end but you don't need this upset when it is medication you need and you are going on holiday. The Dr who was spoken to should have investigated it not just say it was a mistake because that makes it even worse for you as the chemist will believe them. Have a goid break after all this and a calm crossing. Look forward to hearing all about it.

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    9. Janet what a awful mess, glad you got it sorted, hope you have a smooth crossing and try and relax now you are off.
      Looking forward to your stories from France and the pastries!!!
      Take care, Jess x

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    10. Janet, Thank you! I'm so glad I made you smile. You had a pretty stressful day! Safe journey and look forward to the next instalment of at home in Marigny! Xxx

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  7. Good morning Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    Sandra I hope you have a wonderful day today with the family, wrap up warm for football and I will keep my fingers crossed for the girls. Dare I say don't overdo it? Will you listen? No I don't think so! Xxx
    Myra your card is beautiful, what a pretty image and I love the cornflower, so delicate. Thank you for sharing xxxx
    It's a bit overcast here today but I must stop lazing around and get a wriggle on. I've been promising to make rhubarb fool all week so must do it today. It's chemistry and maths revision today so may get a bit of a break!
    See you all later.
    Love Diane xxx

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  8. I'm back as is laptop. It does feel like it's behaving at the moment! I've got such a lot of catching up to do!

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    1. So good to have you fully back Karen xx

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    2. Great to have you back with us Karen. xxx

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    3. Hellooooo Karen good you back xxx

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    4. A belated welcome home from me Karen! Xxx

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    5. Hi Karen welcome back xxx

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  9. Myra your card is gorgeous just had to pop in for a quick catch and saw that Patricia and me are winners on Sues blog!!
    Off to scrapbooking, will catch up later. Take care everyone, I will end on a High!!

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    1. Congratulations Jess on your win. I haven't been on Sue's blog yet so will go there next. Enjoy your scrapbooking.
      Maureen xx

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    2. Congratulations on your win Jess. Enjoy.

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    3. Hi! Jess aint we the lucky ones on Sue's Blog today??? xxx

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    4. Congratulations Jess are you still doing the happy dance xxx

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    5. Thank you Jess and Congratulations! Always great when friends win! Xx

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    6. Congratulations Jess xxx

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  10. Hi Sandra
    Well I do wish you would slow down just a tad. Up in the wee small hours finishing Becca's cake, whatever next. Wish her a Hapoy Birthday from us and hope she gas a fabulous time in Paris. Hope the girls win at football today. Hope your not in to much pain after all your work, and that we're able to meet up later in the week.
    Myra, I just love todays card. Love the stamping and your colouring. Must get my finger out and do some crafting soon.

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    1. Thanks Pat - BD - before dies - I stamped and coloured all the time! Sometimes it's nice to just sit and colour. Xx

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  11. Good morning ladies,
    Sandra please wish Becca a very happy birthday and a wonderful time in Paris.
    And wish the girls all the best with their game today, especially as proud grandparents will be watching. You take care of yourself too.
    Myra, love your card. It is so clean and fresh looking and your image is beautifully coloured. The little "with love" sentiment is perfect, may I as what it is, it looks like a tiny die cut. Hope you have a lovely day with your visitors.
    Janet, what a nightmare, my son in law has had similar problems with his insulin prescription and I know just how stressful that was so I sympathise with you.
    Hope today is calmer, have a safe safe journey.
    Patricia and Jess, YIPEEEE . I always feel like skipping around when one of us is a winner so today I shall have to try double skips! So pleased for you.
    Hoping to do a little crafting this afternoon before I pack it all away so that I can leave a tidy house for when we get back from holiday. At the moment my craft room/dining room looks like a bomb site, but I want one last play!!
    Maureen sorry I didn't answer you yesterday, we are going to Croatia and will be sailing around the islands there, possibly sailing across to Italy and back, it all depends where the wind blows!!
    Love to all
    Saba xxx

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    1. Ooh Saba, how lovely for you. I'll pray for good winds to take you where you wish to go.
      Maureen xxx

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    2. Sailing around the islands that really sounds lovely, hope you have a lovely holiday and good winds to help you on your way. xx

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    3. SABA. Have a lovely holiday. Sounds wonderful.

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    4. Hi SABA
      I do hope you have a fabulous holiday. I hear Croatia is well worth a visit. Are you off on a boat trip with others?, or sailing under your own steam. Pete's daughter works at the nursery behind us. 3 years ago she left to go sailing with her partner who owns his own yacht. They left Dartmouth and are currently in Turkey. Oh how the other half live.

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    5. SABA:- your trip sounds fantastic. Have a wonderful time xxx

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    6. Saba have a great time, enjoy your sail.
      X

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    7. SABA have a lovely holiday what next now sailing boats & Balconies how the other half live.Have a fabulous time love Lynda xx

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    8. I thought you were going next week? Am I wrong AGAIN,!!!? The With Love Sentiment is a little die from Tattered Lace! It was free with my Teal GC! Xx

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    9. Saba your trip sounds idiotic, just a wee bit jealous - enjoy xx
      Jean

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    10. Have a fantastic holiday Saba and safe sailing. May the wind blow in the direction you need it! :) xxx

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  12. Good morning Sandra and all the coffee shop crew
    Well I do hope you are coping with all the partying and excitement Sandra and please do say you are letting people help. Up until the wee small hours is not what I call taking it ease, I am sure Becca will love her cake and please get Paul to take some pictures of it so we can all see it. Hope Becca enjoys her very special day and the wonderful Paris trip. Hope all goes well at football today too.
    Well many congratulations to Jess and Patricia on being winners on Sue's blog!
    Now Patricia there is NO excuse get that mojo found before your prize arrives!
    Myra such a beautiful card you are showing us all today the colours are quite simply perfect, love it, thank you.
    Oh Janet have yourself a sit down and just relax for five minutes especially after all the carry on with the chemist. I'll just be the doctor and the chemist are men, they cannot organise a booze up in a brewery! The main thing is it finally got sorted, have a good journey hope the crossing is calm for you, safe journey. Don't forget we will be waiting to hear about your cakes on Friday! xx
    Well Derek has just come in after cutting the grass he doesn't usually like cutting it on a Sunday but the forecast is not good for tomorrow, asking for a coffee so I suppose I had better get the coffee machine on. No before anyone says it I don't let him make it his coffee is dreadful you thing you're being poisoned, honestly!
    Maureen beware they are talking about frost, yes frost, for tomorrow for us, so don't discard those winter woolies just yet!
    Will pop in late have a good day, my hugs and cuddles are in the corner just help yourselves.
    Margaret xxx

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    1. Noticed that "frost" announcement Maragret.
      I brought down summer clothes for my holiday, they are all packed up for the next trip away. Back in my winter things ...... 4 days of HOT weather now back to really cold. We won't make much savings on our fuel bills over this summer will we??? xxx

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    2. Thanks Margaret! We're not getting frost are we! Oh goodness me - where has summer gone! Xxx

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  13. Hello Everyone,
    Sandra, I hope you are not to worn out to enjoy the day, and I wish Becca every good thing. Good luck to the girls.
    Patricia, I haven't been over to Sue's blog yet but congratulation to you and Jess on your win.
    Myra, your birthday card is so pretty, and I love the stamp and colours. I do tend to veer towards blue and have to force myself to use other colours, but I am getting better lol. By the way, you are a bad influence, I've spent this morning cleaning the conservatory windows. The neighbours will think I've lost the plot or got company coming ha ha.
    Eleanor and Zoe are staying for lunch as I make the best dinners ever!!! Poor George didn't hear that because he's in the kitchen preparing it lol.
    See you later, I can hear WW3 breaking out in the sitting room between E & Z, oh dear.
    Maureen xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! It's blue again! I've got to stop it! I'm going to make an effort this week to make non blue things! Xxx
      Hope you averted WW3 xxx

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  14. Oh! I need a cuppa!! and a piece of SWEET cake!!
    Thomas and Grandpa are playing in the burn.small stream, river, brook whatever you call it down your way!!!
    Grandpa slipped and the water went over his Wellie Boots! He is now wearing a fetching pair of Purple Wellies ...... mine to be precise. Wow! he looks a bu...er!!
    Never mind no one will see him .........thank goodness.
    God, give me patience, I thought I was going to get some peace for 1/2 an hour.
    Right finished. Washed my mug and plate. Hear them laughing so all is well.
    Be back later xxx

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  15. P.s. Margaret, I've rescued my thermal vest and red silk bloomers to wear tomorrow. xxx

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    1. Oh good girl, I don't want you catching a chill!!! xxx

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    2. Ooh crumbs! What colour is the vest? Xxx

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    3. Not sure of the original colour Myra, I haven't washed it yet, only had it 20 years!!!!!
      xxxx

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    4. Have you still got a Liberty bodice too!! ? Xx

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    5. You could finish your outfit off with Patricia's purple wellies!! Xxx

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    6. Oh Myra, do you really need to ask Maureen is in Newcastle so it is bound to be black and white of course.
      xxx

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    7. Margaret - after 20 years without a wash more black than white! Xxx

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  16. P.p.s. Myra, Sounds as though you are having a great time with your lucky visitors. They are certainly being well fed and looked after. Miss you.
    Maureen xxx

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  17. Morning Sandra and all, hope you are all well. Can see you listening to us all to take it easy, Not hihi Love to see the cake before it's all gone. Good luck to girls,hope the team wins. Wish Rebecca H.Birthday and a fabulous time in Paris!
    Myra your card is Beautiful ! Love the picture of the little girl, nice coloured in. and the corner die is lovely.
    Ah Janet what a palaver, glad it's all sorted before you are going. Hope your ferry trip is calm, have prob. asked before but why aren't you taking the tunnel or was it because you are taking the ferry from were you live ? Have a wonderful time in Marigny ! Saba- we have put £10 for the bridge on line so just hope it works. How has your problem with it turned ? Love Croatia, have a great time !
    Congrats to you Patricia and Jess for winning on Sue's site. You are very lucky girls. Doing cartwheels for you both, ouch !
    Yippy Karenlotty is back on full, hope you are fine and the lappy is behaving!
    Pat I hope your finger came out wherever it has been tihi have a nice day and the same to you all in the cafe' today. The car is packed so we are off in a minute just had to tidy up first and put the dishwasher on (son home ,on holiday) so it's safe. Will try to pop in every day so want miss me to much hihi. Hope our missing friends are ok. Love and hugs Maria xxx

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    1. Have a good time Maria and a safe journey xx

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    2. Maria, Hope you have a lovely holiday

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    3. Maria, have a wonderful time in Holland and Belgium. Safe journey, Stick your tongue out at the Dartford crossing for me!!
      Love Saba xxx

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    4. Have a wonderful time Maria. Hope to see you here soon and hear how the holiday is going.

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    5. Hi Maria
      Hope you have a lovely holiday. Must look at either Belgium or Holland for our next holiday.

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    6. MARIA:- Happy Holidays have a wonderful time xxx

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    7. Maria, have a wonderful time
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    8. Maria have a brilliant holiday you deserve it my friend,hope the sun shines for you. Will your son be haveing a rave up party in the house while your away hihi. Hug's Lynda xxxx

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    9. Maria, I know it's late, and you've probably left, but have a spiffing time!!!! - and a safe journey.
      Maureen xxx

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    10. Thank you Maria! I'm even later than Maureen but I do hope you have a really lovely holiday! Xxx

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    11. Hope you have a great time Maria x
      Jean

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    12. Safe journey and have a wonderful holiday xxxx

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  18. Hi Sandra And All My Friends
    Myra What A Truly Fabulous Card You've Made And Shared With Us Today, I Love This Image And You Have Done A Tremendous Job With The Shading Etc:
    Well It's Still Raining Here So I've Done My Cleaning Then This Afternoon I'm Going To Craft.
    Take Care All
    Love And Hugs To You All
    From Sam xxx

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  19. Maureen if you are going to wear your thermal vest and red silk bloomers tomorrow please take a picture. And don't go near any Bulls!
    Xxxxx

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    1. Now Saba bulls are colour blind so Maureen will be safe, so don't you worry! Have you got your red duster ready on the boat?
      xxx

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    2. Margaret,
      I am suitably impressed with your maritime knowledge. Do you sail?My red duster is presently here at home as it is getting a bit faded and I wanted to buy another one but forgot whilst I was in the UK so it will have to do. It's not too bad as to be disrespectful to our Queen but would be tutted at if we ran into the Admiralty!!
      Xxxx

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    3. Me sail? No definitely not, the last time I did it was a canoe on Derwentwater when I was still at school!
      xxx

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    4. NOW I know you're all going to shout at me for not knowing, but what is the red duster for? Is it so the blood doesn't show up when you cut yourself lol.
      Totally ignorant Maureen xxx

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    5. Brilliant Maureen, only you would come up with that!!! Hazel x

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      Red Ensign ? - other name for Red Duster!
      Saba is taking the Pledge with her ! Ha ha !! Xx

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  20. Hello Sandra and coffee shop ladies,

    Sandra, I hope you are not to exhausted to enjoy today, after your very busy day yesterday.
    Hope the girls tournament went well, and most of all they enjoyed their game.
    Enjoy your meal later, are you taking THE CAKE with you? You do realise we all expect to see a picture of this very special cake ........... PLEASE Paul !!!!!!

    MYRA I love your card, also the stamp you have used is gorgeous and the
    colouring is lovely. Thank you for sharing. xx

    Congratulation to Patricia and Jess on being winners on Sues blog, enjoy your prize xx

    Will pop back later, whatever you are doing I hope it is enjoyable. LOL

    Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

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  21. Well I have had such a wonderful treat I switched on the tv to see what was on C & C and there was the wonderful Mel, showing that super doper new machine you have all been talking about! Today they are telling us the first batch of 'thousands' have SOLD OUT, but not to worry there is a new batch coming on 22 June for anyone that has missed it.
    The wonderful Mel was telling everyone to take care as you can burn your fingers on the hot foiling plate, but she had acrylic nails on and was ok, so that is another requirement if you buy the machine, you need acrylic nails now as well! This machine just gets better and better and Dave who was with her was saying it was C & C who had designed the machine, such a superb company to do that for all of us, don't you think? Today Mel had colour coordinated her tee shirt/top with the machine what a star don't you think?
    Saba do take care and have a wonderful time, hope the winds are kind to you too.
    Well we still have no rain but boy is it cold up here, tee shirt yesterday, jumper today though.
    Patricia the clock is ticking it will not be long until your prize arrives, have you found your mojo yet, I have had a look and it hasn't escaped over the border to England.
    Enjoy your afternoon everyone what ever you are doing.
    Margaret xxx

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    1. Mojo has returned but will need a rest after a long journey back. Enjoyed making a few Roses this afternoon. Did them between rescuing Grandpa. Well Thomas helped him out of the Burn when he slipped. Wellies full of water, trousers soaked as well as one sleeve of his shirt. Made him strip off in the garden, re-dressed and booted and off again .... although he ended up having to wear my "purple" wellies. Thank goodness no one could see him. By the time they came back for something to eat they were BOTH mucky .... more washing!!! All washing done,dried and what needed ironed, done. I don't iron most of their "play clothes"
      John Jnr came for Thomas who went off home as fresh as he had arrived, no washing and ironing for his mum to do!!!
      Sitting with my feet up now, off to check back to see if I have missed any news xxx

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    2. Boys will be boys! I would have loved to have seen him in purple wellies very chic. So pleased you are getting into the swing again.
      xxx

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    3. Margaret, I had to laugh at your description of the new machine. All I can say is that there must be a lot of people with more money than sense.
      Patricia, I'm glad your mojo has returned. I'm doing bits and pieces but mine keeps coming and going. I think I must need the new machine!!!! I'd have loved to see John in your wellies. Reminds me of the time I went to George's house for the firsst time when we were courting. I walked in and his father was wearing a pair of black high heel court shoes!!! I pretended not to notice and found out later that they were new shoes and he was stretching them for G's mam!!! I did wonder what sort of family I was getting in to ha ha.
      Maureen xxx

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    4. They never grow up , Patricia!
      Well they may get taller if they wear high heels but I'm not sure
      I'd encourage that!! Xx

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  22. Hi everyone. Hope you are not doing to much Sandra. Take care
    MYRA. Love your card today. It is very pretty and love the colouring. I must get a card done for my GtGrandaughter. She will be 5 soon. Cannot believe where the time has gone. Have been replying as I have been reading the comments.
    Hope you all have an enjoyable day. Must finish off my Triple Flip card. It's for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary for one of the ladies at the Wednesday craft group. It's her anniversary on Thursday so I can give it to her on Wednesday night. Be back later.

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    1. Hi BRENDA can you please send Sandra a picture of your triple flip card sounds very interesting hug's Lynda xx

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    2. I have just taken photos and sent them to Sandra, hope you are ok.

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    3. BRENDA :- will be interested to see your "trip.e flip card" xxx

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    4. Hello Littlelamb, BRENDA. Did you enjoy making your triple flip card and was it quite straightforward? Dying to see the photo's. Or was it like PATRICIA says, a tripe flip card ha ha.

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    5. MAUREEN:- I just KNEW you would spot that .....Hawkeyes!!!

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    6. Looking forward to seeing the triple flip card,
      Jean x

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    7. I'd love to see the card too! ' fraid Maureen just beat me to it, Patricia! Xx

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  23. Good afternoon ladies, well we are just back from son and daughter in laws, oh I didn't get any forgiveness for the late happy birthday!!! She was away playing golf when we arrived, but came in with the face tripping her as they had lost, Lauren handed the box with her card init, she took it no thank you to Lauren, and no thank you to us for either the card or the cheque, but did say " am I meant to open this or what? Was told to open the tulle packet, she did so and Lauren said " oh that's pretty". So I got yes it's very pretty!!! But do wonder if Lauren hadnt said would she? As I said face tripping her as they had lost, she doesn't do lost!!! Still no house to their liking for them to buy, and of course all the summer clothes and things are in storage. They can't get it out as it would cost. I did point out that with this weather they won't need it?
    Saba. Have a great holiday. Maria you will be on your way safe journey.
    Karen, good to have you back
    Sheila, I do hope you are ok.
    Jean have you rested after your shopping trip?
    Right I have left money for my tea and my piece of Victoria sponge. Hazel,x

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      Hugs Saba xxx

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    2. (((((Hugs))))) it does not get any better for you in that house.
      I am with Saba on the card, buy one if these 50p things and sent it off.
      xxx

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    3. Oh Hazel what would it have taken to say something nice to you after all your effort, nest year take a piece of card stamp Happy Birthday maybe emboss it and that is it done. Lets hope she looses at golf again then she really will have a reason to have a face like bad fat!
      How lovely of Beth to ring and say she has missed you bless her.
      Big hugs
      xxxx

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    4. Hazel what a shame after your hard work, yes definitely a 50p card next year and no tuille. Xxx

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    5. Oh Hazel, that is soooo naughty not to mention rude and annoying! Xxx

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  24. Saba, she is not getting a card at all next year. I dint give to receive, but it is Christopher that buys and send my card, she does her mum. After 16 years I still can't work her out? Hazel x

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    1. Know just how you feel Hazel. I will never understand my daughter in law either. In two ways actually. One she doesn't speak English and I don't think she has any intention of speaking to me not that I would understand her anyway. Don't let it get you down, but it does hurt doesn't it.

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    2. Brenda, thank you for your kind words, the thing is they do forget all what we do for them don't they? As students I would take them shopping, and the amount. Of times I have cleaned up their houses when they have been moving. I think things got worse when they had their girls and I was too tired at the weekends to have them for sleep overs. It made me laugh when they would say they were shattered as they had been working all week, I at that time worked up to 56 hours looking after Anna and Beth, in their eyes I wasn't working??? Yes Chris our son isn't in good health at times with him having had kidney transplants, but they forget my health problems too. I know I am not alone where our children and partners are concerned!!! But for yours not to speak English or even try to speak so she can talk to you is rude. I take it that's little Scarlett's mum??. Hazel xx

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    3. Yes Hazel. No I don't think they understand when we are tired. The thing is I don't know what she is saying when I am there. Could be all detrimental although I don't think Scarlett would like that and soon say something. The other Sunday we went out to a NT place and she was in the back of the car talking on her mobile all the way there and back and my son and I were trying to talk in the front but she is so loud and always interrupts us or on the phone so loud we cannot hear what one another is saying. Very rude I think. Rant over.

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    4. HI Hazel,
      I was going to ask how old is she, 10, because that's how old she is acting. Stick to your guns about her card next year. If she cannot understand, then she doesn't deserve one. AND I hope she never wins another golf match, so there!!!!
      Littlelamb, Brenda. How rude of your DIL. I bet she can speak and understand English, she's just incredibly ignorant and I'd ignore her completely!!!
      Right, who wants the soap box now?
      Maureen xxx

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    5. Hazel and Brenda it saddens me to read these posts, you do so much for your families you deserve to be spoilt, not treated like this. I'm very lucky, my son daughter in law and now grown up grandchildren all live round the corner from us, we see them all regularly, I think I see Carol my daughter in law more than my son Dave, he is a workaholic . We all go on holiday together too. Next weekend I'm going with Carol and granddaughters to Leeds for a hen weekend my grandson gets married in Greece in September. Take care both of you
      Jean x

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    6. Enjoy your family Jean, and have a lovely time in Leeds, a place I like to go on a girlie weekend for the market and shops.
      Maureen xxx.

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    7. Sounds lovely Jean! You be good now - well a little bit of naughtiness would be allowed! Xxx

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  25. Sandra please pass on my Happy Birthday to Becca and have a lovely holiday in Paris and hope the girls do well in there match.
    Congratulations Patricia and Jess winning one of Sue's prizes, i think i put Janet instead of Jess on Sue's blog.
    Have a lovely time everyone whatever it is that you are doing. Johanna

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      How lovely to see you. Welcome back.
      Maureen xxxx

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  26. Well, my day hasn't turned out to bad after all, had a phone call from Beth, she was just checking I was picking her up at 3 tomorrow. Telling me all about her vaulting competitions today they did very well, so she is happy. Lots of I have missed you and tomorrow won't come soon enough from her. Hazel x

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    1. Oh Hazel, how lovely is she. Beth must love you very much, and I'm not surprised.
      xxxx

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    2. Thank goodness for Beth! Your love and I suspect excellent influence have really rubbed off on Beth. Xx

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  27. Hi everyone, finally reached the end, I have been commenting all the way down, boy it takes up some time, but sometimes if I dont do it this way I forget what everyone has been doing.
    Patricia I think we will have to compare notes when we get our prizes, I think it will probably be stamps, that should help to get your mojo back.
    Sandra, hope the girls match went well and you wrapped up, don't want you catching a cold on top of your pains.
    Happy birthday to Becca, and we want see photos of her cake before it is all gone! X
    Dinner on cooker, so have to set table, will try and catch up later I know I said that yesterday but I was ready for sleep at about 9 last night, the same might happen again as I am quite tired from a busy day scrapbooking, we have the crop in our shop and have to put tables and chairs away, sweep the floor and put some displays back in place.
    Anyway, take care whatever you are doing, Jess x

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  28. Hello again ladies,
    Just popped back before I go and put the final touches to dinner. Traditional Bavarian meal tonight, shoulder of pork with knödle, that is a dumpling made from raw potato, I have no idea what they do to it but you buy it ready made and form it into balls which you simmer very slowly for about twenty mins.
    As to my holiday, sorry if I misled you, we are not going away until next weekend, so I have put all your good wishes in an envelope and will open it up again just before we leave!!
    Pat, I envy Petes daughter sailing all the way to Turkey. No, we are not going on a trip with others, we have our own sailing boat and it is just the two of us sailing alone as usual. And yes, Croatia is a lovely place to visit.
    Hugs for all, be back after dinner.
    Xxxx

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    1. Hi SABA
      No it's not Pete's daughter who was sailing. It was her boss at the nursery. They left England for warmer climates 3 years ago to go sailing.

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    2. I thought it was next week! I'm not mad - yet! Xx

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  29. Ladies just got an e-mail back from the stamping up girl, and she has got us a demonstrator for the Saturday. Will deal with it tomorrow if you are all happy for that to happen, they do those beautiful stamps that Patricia uses. Let Sandra or I know what you think. Hazel x

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    1. Hi! Sis I am for it.... xxx
      Your a "gem" getting that organised. xxx

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    2. Whoop, whoop, who's a clever girl then. You are a little beauty.
      Maureen xxx

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    3. Hi Hazel yes great idea xxx

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    4. Well done Hazel and well done Maureen for thinking of it. I have just downloaded a copy of their latest catalogue and I need lots.
      Xxx

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    5. Great! I'll really look forward to that! Well done! Xxx

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  30. Good evening Sandra & everyone well first my post yesterday has disappeared went to see some of the night owls comments & notist my had vanished. Just say all the mixed crafts yesterday were lovely DIAN your dress is lovely & Sandra your jewellery is gorgeous Karen I love your little peg chair & Pat & Pete you look so relaxed with your new friend glad you had a lovely holiday.
    Myra your card today is so pretty love the stamp & your colouring is beautiful love the colour too. I bet your Grandaughter loved it.
    Sandra your very naughty staying up so late to finish Becca's cake please take care & let others help. Wish Becca a very happy 21st birthday & a lovely time in Paris. How did Lucy & Sophie's match go hope they won. Enjoy you meal today & please show us pictures of cake & your fun weekend. Pop back later love Lynda xx

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  31. Hi Sandra and all the ladies of the café
    Keeping it short as I cannot sit at the computer, pulled all the muscles in my back but it is affecting my neck more so it is agony to try and sit up straight.

    Still reading everything but it is an effort to try and type.
    love to everyone
    Wendy xx

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    1. Aww!! Wendy sending you a few gentle (((((hugs)))))
      Please take it easy and rest as much as possible. xxx

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    2. Wendy poor you hope you soon feel better and in less pain
      Jean x

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    3. Wendy, that's not good, take things at an easy pace. (((((( hugs)))))
      Hazel x

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    4. That doesn't sound good Wendy. Just take it easy for a few days. Hugs.Brenda H

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    5. Hi Wendy, so sorry that you are in pain. Just get yourself sorted out and we'll all be here when you're ready to come back. (I don't know if that will make you feel better or worse ha ha).
      Love and hugs Maureen xxx

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    6. Hi Wendy sorry you have so much pain take care don't do too much & rest
      Love & Hug's Lynda xx

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    7. Hello Wendy,
      Poor you, Take it easy and let your body heal.
      Sending very gentle Hugs xxx

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    8. Hello Wendy, sorry you are in pain, hope you manage to find a comfy position and can get some sleep tonight.
      Sending you some comfort hugs, very gentle ones.
      Love Saba xxx

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    9. Hi Wendy that sounds awful, poor you. Do take it easy and get pleanty of rest xxx

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  32. Hellooooo! It's me! I'm sitting down having tidied up I've put the sitting room straight and the dining room! Kitchen still a work in progress as another load needs to go in the dishwasher! We had an interesting afternoon. We had invited another couple of close friends to join us for lunch today making six! Well half way through lunch my son and three of the children arrived! That made 10 of us!
    Now everyone has gone and I'm a bit tired! Alastair is making coffee.
    I did get a surprise a few minutes ago when I looked on the blog and there was my card!
    The focal point isn't actually a stamp but it is a little pad of images by Elisabeth Bell which I bought from Hobby Craft. Some of the girls used them to make their calendars at Christmas time. They loved colouring them. The boys had stamped images of football boots and ball!
    The corner die and the with love die are two dies I got free with my Teal Grand Calibur. Both are by Tattered Lace and are the only ones from that company that I own. The With Love is quite flimsy.
    I gave Annabelle her Spellbinders Sapphire today! She was thrilled to bits with it. I thought it was a nice present for after the GCSE exams. We are going on a shopping trip either this week or next! Should be fun!
    Sandra - hope Becca has had a lovely Birthday! Hope you haven't done too much. Thank you for showing my card.
    I will go and read what everyone has been up to. It could take some time!!!
    Love to everyone, Myra xxx

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    1. MYRA:- that's been one heck of a busy day for you. I am tired just reading about it.
      Your card is beautiful, love the Image, colours and great design.
      I bought one of these little Die Cutting Machines for Robert. I have not given it to him yet. Recently he whizzes in here and whizzes out again. All this football milarky totally dominates his life. If things don't settle down, I might just keep it for a "rainy day" gift for him during the summer break.
      Here's John with my cuppa, how lucky are we with these lovely hubbies??? xxx

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    2. Thanks Patricia! Yes it's lovely to have a lovely cup of tea or coffee made for you! They are not bad at all really!! Don't tell them though!
      It was a busy day but it's good when everything goes smoothly and nothing gets burned or spoiled. That gives me stress! Got interrupted reading the comments! Will go up higher!! Xxx

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    3. Good to see you back Myra. Love your card today. It's gorgeous. Well you have had a busy weekend. Glad everything went smoothly. Should just dug with your feet up now.x

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    4. Wow Myra, slow down girl, you'll burn yourself out. Has your company gone now. Are you just collapsing now the stress and strain have eased? I know it's lovely to see old friends, but the stress of having them to stay, cooking for them and entertaining them always gets to me. But then you are made of sterner stuff!!
      Anyway, it's lovely to see you.
      Maureen xxx

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    5. Myra, nice to have you back. So glad you enjoyed your weekend although it must have been so tiring. Roast beef and yorkshires for 10 can't have been easy. I was not surprised to read that your visitor was surprised to learn that you had made the candle cup.
      Oh that last bit sounds like the "i cant believe its not butter" sketch from the Vicar of Dibbley" which I watched yesterday.
      Tell Alastair's to forget the coffee and get the wine opened!
      Hugs Saba
      Oh and well done for knowing what the red duster is. Bet Muriel is still no wiser bless her.
      Xxx

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    6. OMG Myra, what a busy weekend you have had. Hope you have been able to catch your breath this evening. LOL xxx

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    7. Hi Myra well what a busy weekend and 10 for lunch! Wow. I hope you have had lots of fun and laughter though. I hope Annabel has fun with her sapphire , what a treat after her exams. Is she having a prom? It's a lovely long summer break when they finish their exams isn't it so I'm sure there will be lots of shopping trips to come. Enjoy your coffee and sleep well tonight xxx

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  33. Evening all just having a bit of a relax now, dropped Nic off on our way home from Wales, she loves riding in the car ( would ride the wheels off ) but had a meltdown when we were out, thought it was going to be a stress free day as it started off very good, she calmed down when we had tea, and was great in the car, also happy when we dropped her off.
    Sandra I hope you are not too tired after a very busy weekend and accepted any help available, hope Becca enjoys France and had a good birthday.
    Myra your card is beautiful, just love the topper, so sweet and the colours are so restful.
    Will chat tomorrow - an early night me thinks
    Jean xx

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      Don't suppose you noticed what predictive text did to your comment to me earlier. It made me laugh though!!
      Goodnight and God bless.
      Saba

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  34. Goodness Myra what a day do put your feet up and have a rest you have earned it. Your card as I have said this morning is beautiful, xxx

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  35. Has anyone seen Cheryl today I do hope she is alright after her accident?
    I have just let the corgis out for a run around the garden and what a frosty looking sky we have, as well as being really chilly, half way through June and we are still waiting for summer, it will soon be the longest day too!
    Hope the special birthday party is going well and Sandra is not too tired and in too much pain tomorrow.
    Well I shall wish you all a good night and sweet dreams, I have an early start tomorrow and will need to get organised as I have to take my SIL to hospital tomorrow as he is not allowed to drive at the moment.
    Good night and God Bless everyone.
    xxx
    xxx

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    1. Good night Margaret sleep well God bless
      Sweet dreams.Love Lynda XXX

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  36. Hello Myra well are you super woman what a ot of friends& family all that cooking give yourself a pat on the back. Now relax young lady. I'll say it again your card is gorgeous. Hug's Lynda xxx

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    1. Thanks Lynda! You are very kind but I'm no superwoman! I'll be tired tomorrow but I've enjoyed it. It's just that you are on the go from before breakfast until bedtime with visitors but we go to visit them too! They have gone to Scotland tonight. Should have gone home to Surrey tomorrow but have had to go to Scotland which worked out well as it saved them another long drive .
      Night Night all, xxx

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  37. Margaret, you took the word out of my mouth. I've been looking back at the comments and can't see one from Cheryl. I hope she is ok and not poorly.
    Safe trip to the hospital with your SIL tomorrow, and wrap up warm!!!
    I know I said it before, but I'm definitely packing in now and going to bed. Sweet dreams everyone, see you tomorrow.
    Sandra, I hope everyone had a great day, and that you didn't do too much and have not made yourself ill.
    Maureen xxxx
    You know what - what with Tripe cards and Idiotic journeys and Red Dusters, we do enjoy ourselves!!!!

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    1. Good night Maureen God bless don't let the bed bugs bite ( not that you have bed bugs )
      See you tomorrow Hugs Lynda xxx

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    2. Hello just looked back on Sue's blog & Cheryl comment on it. She had grandchildren today so think she is ok XXX

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    3. Night night Maureen sleep tight. Now do you think you could make a pair of red silk drawers out of the red ensign? Or is that not the done thing? There's a great children's book called The Queens Knickers, it's worth a read if you're in a book shop! Sweet dreams xxx

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    4. Right ladies I'm off to bed now, it's been a busy day. Chemistry revision this morning followed by some cooking, a cake and rhubarb and ginger fool. This afternoon I cut the back grass and dead headed some go the flowers. The sweet peas will be out soon, one of my favourites, I will pop some on the tables in the cafe when they flower. See you all tomorrow. Sweet dreams
      Love Diane xxx

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  38. I am about to head off too, Diane, I think it would be ok to make a pair of drawers out of the red ensign, but according to maritime etiquette the ensign must be lowered at sunset and I am not sure Muriel would like that!!
    Night God bless all, sweet dreams,
    Saba xxx

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