Friday, 3 July 2015

Fancy an Icecream???

Good Friday Morning Ladies,
The story behind this card is........Sophie & Lucy were invited to their friend Tabitha's birthday party
last Saturday evening.  The brief for the card was that they wanted a card for their friend Tabitha, she isn't a Tomboy but she isn't girly either, so no flowers, lace or ribbons, last year we made her a tiger card as that is her nickname!
Anyway I racked my brains, then I asked the girls what the invitations were like, they said they didn't have one but the party had an Ice cream theme, so I sat and thought for a moment and then had a rummage in the craft room, I found some paper that had a waffly/biscuit texture to it but it was gold, but I turned it over and bingo!, the colour on the back was perfect, had this colour not have worked I would have used a piece of  hessian/jute that I had.
I cut the card into a cone shape and backed it with a piece of Kraft card, I then put some double sided foam tape on the back to slightly raise it off the base card. I then tipped out my 'cream' button jar and laid them out so that I was happy with the design, I then used Glossy Accents to adhere the buttons as it seemed to stick really fast and stuck buttons to buttons too. I used a red button to use as a 'cherry on top'  I popped a tiny piece of green ribbon through the red button to look like a stalk!
I then used a Spellbinder die to cut the Happy Birthday sentiment and placed it alongside the cone,
I used a Tattered lace 'free' die (from a magazine), to cut the letters for Tabitha's name out of red card and popped it at the top of the card. The overall card was just about A5.
The whole card took about 1/2 hr - 45 minutes, so if you want a quick and easy card, that uses up some of your button mountain, here it is, it would also work with pink buttons for strawberry ice cream or brown chocolate.
I would love to hear what you think, I know it's not a fancy, pretty card, it uses no dies or fancy
Papers, but I think it works, something children would enjoy doing too.
Well that's another week closer to our retreat ladies, how are those 'jaunt jars' doing, mine has some
Die cut bits, some dust and a paper clip in it!!, I hope yours are doing better!
Oh before I go......mixed craft Saturday, please keep your crafts coming!
Love and hugs to each and everyone of you,
Sandra xxxxxx

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  1. Good morning Sandra and the Coffee Shop gang, hope you are all well.
    WOW! oh! WOW! SANDRA:- that is brilliant, LOVE it. Clever you, I really like the idea of all the buttons, the Cherry on the top just finishes it off to a "T"
    We have "sunshine" can't see a hand in front of me for mist/fog ..... but the sun is there, hopefully will burn it back.
    Everything looking good, flowers on the tables. Might just take my cuppa outside, see who pops in for a chat or who passes by. A few might go along to the Spellbinders Cafe so what they can do there. Sandra I love being able to be here every day rather than visiting someplace only on a Friday.
    This is "quick clean" round the house today, off to get started so I have time to myself later.
    I need time today to get myself ready for tomorrow ..... Hazel and I meeting ...... wait for it ....... Drum Roll please ..... MAUREEN:- The day is arriving, really excited,I do hope it stays fair. I don't do rain however I will do any kind of weather to meet Maureen.
    (((((Hugs)))))) in the basket by the door, help yourself. xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia,
      Thank you for your lovely comments, I am very envious of you all
      Meeting up again, I would love to be there to meet you all!
      I think that as it's Maureen you are meeting there will be plenty of laughter, remember your tena's ladies (and I don't mean to buy the coffees with)!!!
      I hope you get a sunshiney day up your way today, then you can relax outside .
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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    2. Hi Patricia,
      Oh a meeting of the 3 muskateers.....I can imagine how excited you all must be!!! Have a wonderful day and I'll keep my fingers crossed for great weather and laughter all around! xxx

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    3. In case I don't get back! Have a fab day tomorrow!! Xxx

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    4. Hi Patricia, hope you Hazel and Maureen have a fab day, lots of chatter and laughs, enjoy xx

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    5. PATRICIA, HAZEL and MAUREEN, Have a great time tomorrow when you meet up. I hope the sun shines for you, But whatever the weather is like, the sun will be in your hearts and minds, also in ours as we will be thinking of you all chatting away. xxx
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    6. Ladies, enjoy your day together, hope you have got the tissues to hand and the Baileys! Now Maureen, is George safe on his own or is he going too ? If so careful on those escalators xxxx

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  2. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-brilliant idea & such a lovely card. Perfect for this sunny weather.

    Thank goodness it's Friday-lots to sort out ready for my week off but it'll be worth it. Am planning on starting the weeks holiday by having Fish & Chips for tea tonight-forget the diet!! Then on Sunday we might walk down to the Indian restaurant. We have a Chinese restaurant, an Indian, an Italian & a general restaurant plus 2 winebars, 2 pubs(both a bit grotty) and 3 coffee shops. Ainsdale is a fairly small village but we have a reasonable selection of shops, train station & good bus routes. In this day & age, we're very lucky to have so many facilities to hand. The only negative is the public library closed but a small group now run it as a community centre along with a small lending library.

    Right-off to visit my greenhouse as it looks like another scorching day here.

    Michele

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    1. Hi Michele,
      You make sure you enjoy every moment of your week off!
      Now then fish and chips sounds a great way to start your holiday,
      Mind you it's not a 'cheap' Tea any more, does our chip shop do "Scraps" (the tiny bits of leftover fish batter) ? I used to love having those crunchy bits on top of my chips!
      I look forward to hearing all about your week off.
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxxxx

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    2. Hi Michele have a great weeks holidayand hope the sun shines all week for you.
      Sandra in my younger days we always got a penneth (old penny!) of scraps from our local chippy!! xxx

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    3. Scraps and mushy peas what more could you want with chips!
      xxxx

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    4. Michele, enjoy your week. Fish and chips sound good. LOL

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    5. Michelle have a lovely restful week, just fancy some fish and chips now lol x
      Jean

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    6. If anyone deserves holiday Michele, it's you. Have a lovely time. Cheryl x

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    7. Hi Michele, late again, won't apologise or I'll upset the lovely Hazel.
      I do hope you have a really lovely holiday. Xxx

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  3. Good morning Sandra and Ladies,

    What an inspired idea for a card Sandra! So novel and just right for this lovely hot sunny weather we are having. I'm sure Tabitha ( a delightful name that I haven't heard for a long time) will be thrilled to have a card made just for her.

    A spot of house work today before I head off into the lounge to start another day of tennis watching.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

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    1. Morning Cheryl,
      Sadly I am not a tennis fan, all that "oohing and aaahing" they make when they hit the ball drives me crackers, but I will watch Andy Murray as he progresses!
      Sad news that the ladies football team lost their last match so are now not in line to win but are playing at the weekend for 3rd or 4th place, I would like to point out that is further than the mens team in many years!
      You go and get sorted so you are ready with your feet up for the start.
      Have a lovely day,
      Hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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    2. Hi Cheryl
      Don't forget the strawberries and ice cream, triangle cucumber sandwiches and of course a bottle of that beautiful fizz.
      Have a wonderful afternoon. xxxx

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    3. Hi Cheryl, hope you enjoy your tennis x
      Jean x

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    4. Fantastic matches, one of the best Wimbledon's for a long time for me. enjoying every minute so far. xxx

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    5. Cheryl , been a great day ! Feel sorry for Heather but her time will come ! Great match! Xxx

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  4. Good morning Sandra and all who call or look in today. Oh WOW Sandra what a fantastic idea, and a great way to use up those buttons!!!
    Lazy start for me. I didn't have a great nights sleep the other night, but oh boy I have made up for that now. But on the down side I think I might have had a bit to much, as I can't get going, and like big sis I have to catch up with my self as I have to meet her tomorrow reasonably early. Then it's off to Edinburgh and meeting MAUREEN. It's come round really quickly in a way. It seemed ages away and of course it was a few weeks before Gillian & Andrews wedding, now it's here and the wedding is just round the corner. HELP!!! I am no further forward with that room clear out.
    Saba, enjoy your different route home and your planned visit.
    Diane, that key lime pie was a delight, what for pudding tonight??? Or is it just the same.
    Myra, I gave up counting how many times you said sorry last night! We don't mind you being late in or if you didn't come in while being away, your on holiday!!.,
    Lynda, how is Annie this morning? I do hope you had a good night with her.
    Brenda ( littlelamb) please try and rest that wrist, it's going to give you a lot of pain come the winter if you aren't careful.
    Margaret, (corgi owner). How are? Frustration setting in is it? You are always on the go, so having to sit and do very little will be driving you crazy.
    Cheryl and Jess I can see you two rushing around getting things done so that you can sit and enjoy the tennis, oh wait Jess did you say you were covering the shop today?? Oh no what are you going to do???
    I will better go get on, or Charlie and Harris will be back from their walk. Like to get the corner where Harris's bed stays hoovered while they are out.
    Hazel x

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    1. Morning Hazel,
      What is the date of Gillian's wedding? I can't believe how quick it has come around. No panicking now, it will all be perfect!
      I am so looking forward to seeing some photos (if Gillian doesn't mind).
      On that note I have a beautiful verse for a card from mum to daughter on the eve of her wedding, I can post it for you if you like ?
      You are so lucky to be getting to meet up with 'our Maureen", I now for sure that it will be a day filled with laughter !
      I hope the retreat comes around as fast Gillian's wedding has, mind you we go on holiday in 5 weeks then it will be sept 3rd when we get back, it will be about 7 weeks or so then until we all meet up, I am so looking forward to that weekend!
      Enjoy your slower paced day Hazel,
      Love and hugs
      Sandra
      Xxxxxxx

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    2. Hi Hazel have a wonderful day tomorrow when you meet the other 2 muskateers.....fun and frivolity I'm sure will be the order of the day!! xxx

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    3. SANDRA :- I have a sneaky feeling its your verse that Hazel is using on Gillian's card. A really beautiful one the only thing is it makes me cry reading it, it's wonderful, both the verse and the tears!!! xxx

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    4. Hi Hazel, enjoy your day tomorrow,
      Jean x

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  5. Morning Sandra and all your lovely followers,
    Oh I love your wonderful card Sandra and the idea is fantastic and so clever making the ice-cream out of buttons and even adding a red button with thread through it as the cherry on the top. Perfect for the theme of the party!! Fantastic!!
    I slept really well last night considering what was on my mind with Nikki...probably because I had gotten it off my chest by writing about it here and then the lovely support I had back from everyone. I see Nikki every fortnight so I'm not due to see her till next Saturday when I have a nice surprise for her as Margaret and George are coming up and we are taking her for a meal so hopefully that will brighten her up..
    The sun is shining and I have a bit of washing to do then it's a bit of tennis and some die-cutting to do.
    Hope everyone has a lovely day and manages to keep cool. Have left extra special hugs in the basket....hope Norah's aren't too hyper today so they can all fit in!.

    Love Sheila xxxx

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    1. Hi Sheila,
      I am so pleased that you got some sleep, I was thinking about you when I was laying awake last night, I hope that writing it down did help, it often does, sometimes when you start to write it all just flows out and you can feel quite relieved afterwards, so please feel free to email he any time.
      I meant what I said about the tattered lace stepper die cuts too, I am really looking forward to having a go. I also don't mind distributing them either.
      I bet Nikki is going to love her surprise, getting to see Margaret and George and going out for dinner, she will be over the moon, something nice for you to look forward to as well.
      Go and get sorted for the Tennis, get your feet up, thank you so much for popping in today, you have made my day xxxxxx
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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    2. Sheila same menu goes for you just look at Cheryl's post. Enjoy the afertnoon.
      xxxx

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    3. Thank you ladies....Sandra I have emailed you about the die-cuts.
      Love Sheila xxx

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    4. Hi Sheila, didn't quite catch up with all the posts yesterday, so don't know the worry you have mentioned, but it really does help to either chat or write things down, when you get feedback I think things get into perspective. I've just come off the phone chatting with the manager of the house NIc lives in, there's nothing wrong but just to chat in general makes me feel better. The bungalow we hoped for isn't going to be as easy as first thought so we had a lot of disappointments, and they have been so supportive.
      Take care, Sheila, glad you had some rest too
      Hugs Jean x

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    5. Hi Sheila, it's so lovely the café clientele can all set you' re
      mind at rest.
      I have a suggestion which was given to me by my Cruise Bereavement counsellor for Joseph our youngest Grandson. He was only 7 when Pete passed on and was with me the night the Site Police came to tell us Pete wasn't coming home. He went through a very bad stage, so unlike him, and this what she said. 'Make a memory box with him not a book'. So Joseph went around the house to see what he wanted to put in Granddad's box that would always remind him of Pete. So many odd things reminded him of what he and Granddad used to do together. He was very happy with doing that.
      Perhaps Nikki could do the same with you?
      Love & hugs xxx

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    6. Cheryl what a brilliant idea, not just for children, I'm sure it would help a lot of adults who have lost loved ones.
      Take care, Jess x

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    7. Cheryl, that's brilliant, and so easy to do, yet will be filled with those special little things. xxx

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    8. Sheila, if we helped a little bit that is wonderful! That's what friends are for! Xxx

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  6. Hi Sndra, Scared to push my luck! Have Internet, Will type !
    Your card is lovely and a great idea. I love using buttons on cards. Monday children made one on a simple heart or flower shape which I die cut or stamped and they flowed shape! Really effective . I love buttons. The cornet is a super idea! Thank you . Thanks for yesterday!
    THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR KIND REMARKS YESTERDAY! I left comments very late last night. Sorry about that.
    Have a lovely day. Sun shining here and I'd better not push my luck any more.
    Lots of love, Myraxxx
    THE THREE DEGREES - Maureen, Patricia and Hazel - have a super duper day! Xxx

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  7. SHEILA:- so glad to see you in bright and early today. I hope you have a good day today ...... REMEMBER .... We are all here for you (((hugs))). xxx

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  8. Sandra!! It's scary you have put 5 weeks till the beginning of September, Patricia and I will be going to Turkey the following week. Panic!!! There is so much going on in between?? Have sent an e-mail to you just there.
    Sheila, thank you we are so looking forward to it. Xxx

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  9. Morning Sandra and everyone,
    Quick visit today off to cover our wee shop, so no tennis for me today,,will have to catch up later.
    Sandra what a great card for Tabitha, brilliant idea, it's amazing what can be achieved when we are pushed.
    Will pop back later when Imget home.
    Good luck everyone for Sues draw today, hope we get some coffee shop winners.
    Take care, Jess x

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    1. Hi Jess,
      I hope you have a busy day so that the time passes, thanks for your kind comments on my card too.
      Do you know I had totally forgotten about Sue's draw today!
      I have my fingers crossed for you all!
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxx

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  10. Yes Patricia is correct I have used the special verse.

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  11. Me again the day I first popped in to have a look at Sandras blog the 20th June, she posted a card with this very special verse on it, I saved it as it was so poignant, very little did I think a year later I would be making a card using the verse for our oldest daughter. That day now has another special meaning. Xxx

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    1. Oh Hazel , I am so pleased, it makes me cry every time I read it the word are so beautiful, I had a thank you card from the mum and daughter, the daughter had written that it was the most beautiful she had seen or received in her whole life! That set me off again!! As I am sure it will Gillian as she reads it,
      Love & hugs
      Sandra xxxxx

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    2. Hi again, Hazel and Sandra, I think we could all cry buckets when we read verses couldn't we.
      Jean x

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    3. OH Sandra, PLEASE SEND ME THE VERSE. XXX

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    4. Cheryl, you will love it. Hazel x

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  12. Sheila, if you are sending some die cuts to Sandra I wouldn't mind having I r or two, it's a good way to see if I could make one. Thank you for being so kind. xxx

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    1. With pleasure Hazel. I have emailed Sandra as she has kindly offered to distribute them....hopefully there will be 3 each.
      Love Sheila xxx

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    2. Thank you Sheila. Hazel x

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    3. SHEILA:- may have some of your Dies Cuts as well. You are so generous, I really don't mind paying towards the card & postage. xxx

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    4. Of course you may Patricia....just waiting for Sandra to get back to me then I can sort everything out. I have already cut them out.Don't worry about the postage I will sort that out too just my way of saying a 'BIG THANK YOU' to everone for being there. xxx

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    5. I know it's a cheek but could I also gave one Sheila. Hope you are managing to sort things out with Nikki. Perhaps by next weekend she may have forgotten what was upsetting her.

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    6. Of course you can lovey. Will let you know as soon as Sandra gets back to me xxx

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    7. Thank you. Hope you sleep well again tonight. Enjoy your dinner next Saturday.

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    8. Sheila, my dear, it's a bit late now but I do hope you sleep well. Xxx

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  13. Afternoon
    Well it's still scorching here and yes like idiots we braved the weekly market andfood sshopping. Now both of us are as if we have been through the wringer - hope everyone remembers what one of those is.
    We didn't call in the pastry shop as the cakes would just not have survived but worry not Jim is going down to Chatillon where we shop for bread to the cake shop there as it's only five mins away. So there will be cake this evening.

    Sandra your card is just beautiful. What a good idea for buttons and if you don't mind one I'll borrow.

    We are still laptop less and so trying to keep up with all the sport is just no on impossible and of course the Tour starts tomorrow so someone is not too happy. Tablets are OK but their batteries run down very quickly so fingers crossed normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

    Have a good afternoon everyone and I've had a word upstairs requesting nice weather for Scotland, little cooler for England and I don't know how Wales are fixed so they're on hold.
    Hugs should arrive.
    xxxx

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  14. Hello Sandra and everyone in the coffee shop,
    First I have to thank each and everyone of you for your lovely birthday wishes you sent for Ciara. We took her home after school, she opened her card and present, I said I've got something to show you, and let her look good all the lovely messages you have sent for her, her face was a picture of the grin went from ear to ear. Thank you my lovely friends xxx

    Sandra your card is lovely, (I know, I don't do buttons !!!!!) this card is such an inspiring idea, I'm sure Tabitha really loved it. I've just had a thought for Men/boys it could be a Cone with Cogs in OR Nuts and bolts (card cut outs not the real things)......... What did I say about inspiring idea!!!!!! Your a genius.

    I have managed to get 3 loads of washing done 2 already dried and ironed. Cleaned the patio, it could do with a jet wash, but my bleach, water and deck brush did a reasonable job. So have enjoyed my coffee and chat. Must push on, will catch up with you all later. Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE in Sues draw. xxx

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    1. Oh Brenda, i am so glad that such a small thing could make wee Ciara happy like that. It's a joy to see a wee one smile and whenit is such a surprise it is even better. I think it might be time for you to have a wee rest after all that and it hadn't even hit 2 oclock. Hope you are having some of the lovely sunny weather where you are so that you can sit out and admire your work.
      love Norah x

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  15. Hi Sandra and all,
    Just come in to wish Hazel,Patricia and Maureen a fabulous day tomorrow !
    Like the card but ice-cream will have to wait. Sheila- hug to you and Nikki. Lynda-how is Annie doing ? You all take care, Maria xx

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  16. Good afternoon my little cafe delights,
    What a lovely day this part of Scotland is having, i am hoping that it makes it's way further up north to my lovely friends. Sandra, you are having a laugh if you think that this lovely original would even make the slightest dent in my button mountain, i think it could make a good rival for the butter mountain that there was and whatever other kind of mountain there could be plus i inherited mum's small tin (it used to be for salt) as ever since i can remember it has been filled with buttons. My other half had the ordacity to say that it was rubbish and i didn't need it as i had more than enough myself. What a cheek, imagine even thinking that i should part with buttons. I am wondering as my dolly was called Tabitha because of bewitched, i wonder if this was the reason behind this wee lass's name? It's like i can always remember my old friends granddaughters name because of my favourite movie of all time with the handsome Omar Sharif, ooooo he is like my love of Mario Lanza and Johnny Mathis, both handsome men. I took mum years ago when the SECC had no long opened up to a concert of Johnny Mathis, well i was car struck because of this big long American cadalac, ooo it was lovely. Walking past admiring this beautiful car(come on my daddy was a car mechanic and i had that same passion for cars as he did) someone knocked at the window, well i nearly jumped out of skin. Well they knocked and waved again, well i ran like the bars of hell into the place, absolutely terrified. Mum just laughed when she caught up with me and then she told me who it was knocking and waving at me( silly bint) it was the nearest i got near him and later on his offical fan club had it all roped off so that it was just those and such as those that got to see him and get his autograph, but he was fantastic that night. See that's me way of track again, i hope the girls have a terrific time at their friends' birthday party Sandra and one thing is for sure, Tabitha will definitely not have a double of this birthday card so will cherish it.
    Campbell comes in last night asking for a baby girls card and outfit for one of the fella's at his work. His wife had their baby daughter Maeve a fortnight before Harry came along. Now this i find really hilarious because he can't stand me knitting or making cards but when he needs a present he wants these things. Ekkkk men!!!
    Rory is white water rafting today up at Aberfeldy so i hope he has a great time as he has never been to anything like that before. The lassie just asked if he could swim 25 meters, well that i don't know above the water, under no problem along with the handstands and crawling along the bottom of the pool but to actually swim above is a different matter.
    Sheila, i have tried to instill good behaviour into my huggles but they see people coming in and they just make a dive for them, so i wont say that they will be a very good influence on your well behaved ones. Nicky will pick up again flower, it's just that like Rory her brain works differently and takes things in differently, but what ever flower it doesn't mean that she loves her daddy any less, it's just her trying to come to terms as well with your lovely Clive going. I'm sending you both huggles any way just to say it will work out, it just might take Nikki a wee while to adjust. Sorry i might be bang out of order here but i hope you don't take any offence.
    I'm busy getting things done that needs done before the middens come back from work and play so i shall have a latte and sit a wee while before getting on again.
    love and crafty hugs my angels
    Norah (Glenochil)

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    1. Oh Norah I could never take offence from you, I love reading your posts and hearing about Rory....I do hope he has a great day today it sounds like fun.
      I'm just hoping it's a one off thing with Nikki as it must have made her realise that when she came home on Saturday that she really wont be seeing her darling daddy any more.
      Oh I used to love listening to Mario Lanza and my Mum was the same. Loved his movies too and how wonderful that you got to see Johnny Mathis!!
      Take care and hugs to you
      Love Sheila xxxx

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    2. Norah, you have brought back some memories., Mario Lanza and Johnny Mathis, I just love listening to them both.
      And you had a doll called Tabitha, I also used to watch the program and tried to get my nose to do what hers did. I called one of my pets the same name, she was a lovely grass snake!!
      Hope Rory has a fabulous time.
      Hugs Saba

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    3. Norah, did you find your missing die? Are you sure it's not away playing hide and seek with your naughty hugs??? Hazel x

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    4. Hi Norah, love reading your short stories, I have loved Johnny Mathis for so long, went to see him at NEC years ago, he was fantastic, also love Daniel ODonnel, saw him at Blackpool it was just like having a singalong in the front room.
      Take care
      Jean x

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    5. Hello Norah, the sun came to Perthshire today. It has been wonderful, a bit windy but Hey! Ho! we can't have everything.
      Did you find that Die you lost?? Hugs xxx

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    6. Hi Norah,
      Just a hint, have you looked on the back of your magnetic sheet for the missing die. That happened to me two years ago and it was only when my friend asked me to cut out some of the dies for her that she found it on the back of the sheet. Talk about lucky, I thought I had thrown it out with the waste. xxx

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  17. Hello All,
    I have lost four posts. I don't know if Sandra has blocked me so this is my last attempt.
    Short and sweet.
    Sandra, great card, I will "borrow" this idea.
    Brenda OB, glad Ciara had a good day, your idea brilliant, will copy that too!!
    Hazel and Patricia, so excited. What to wear - I've no idea! ONE SLEEP!!!!!!!
    Cheryl - enjoy tennis.
    Michele - enjoy holiday and fish and chips.
    Sandra - we call the bits "scranchins", George loves them, I don't even eat the batter.
    Norah - hope Rory has a whale of a time.
    Myra - nice to see you, to see you..............
    Saba - are you on dry land yet?
    EVERYONE, thank you for your kind good wishes for our "Meet Up" day in Edinburgh tomorrow. How did you know, had I mentioned it??? !!! ha ha.
    Keep your fingers crossed that I manage to post this time.
    Maureen xxx

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    1. Maureen, Patricia and Hazel, hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow. I just know you will all get on like a house on fire. Can't wait to hear all about it.
      Love Saba xxx

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    2. Hi Maureen, have a smashing day tomorrow,
      Hugs Jean x

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    3. See you tomorrow, really excited here. Oh!! what to wear.....this weather would drive you daft .... well I am that already so no change there. xxx

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    4. I'd better think what I am wearing, knowing Patricia and I we will end up,wearing them same colours. xxx

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    5. Have a fantastic time tomorrow ladies, I am so pleased for you. There's nobody down my way to meet up with so I will keep looking forward to October when I can meet you all in one fell swoop. xxx

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  18. In for a quick drink, oh why,oh why when you need to reach up to sort things your body does not want to stretch??? One of the down side of having Polyneuralgia the muscles just don't stretch some days, and today is one of them. Charlie said he will give me a hand, and he will but I like just taking my time and fitting things in to a space, but I will just have to let him do it. Well back to the sort out. xxx

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    1. Hazel, sorry you are not feeling brilliant, look after yourself and rest so you are fit for the big day tomorrow!!
      Comfort hugs winging their way to you from Croatia.
      Saba xxx

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    2. Thank you Saba. It's more frustration of not being able to do what I want to do. Pain I can put up with, but frustration I am not good with.
      Save journey. Hazel x

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    3. Sis!! count to 10 and let Charlie help!!! I know it's not you, but needs must xxx

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    4. Hazel I do hope your pain has eased and you are feeling better. xxx

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    5. Thank you Sheila, Charlie told me to leave it till Sunday, and tomorrow he will move things in the shed and make room for the plastic storage boxes to go in there, it's dry and as he said its only for a couple of weeks, just to give his sister room to move around in the spare room. I have so much baby dishes, plate etc for my gift baskets, also products for them and the lady ones, so they won't come to any harm down there. So I feel better frustration wise, and two painkillers and Margaret's heat bag are helping the pain. xxx

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  19. Afternoon ladies,
    Sandra I love your card to bits. What a brilliant idea, I might have to pinch it. I inherited my granny's button box. As a child I was always playing with them when we visited her. We used to find big ones and put string through the holes and then pull it to get the button spinning. Had to be careful not to get your hair trapped as it was spinning though.
    Sheila, sorry I didn't get chance to come in last evening and comment on your posting. I am glad to hear that you managed to get some sleep though. I can't begin to imagine what you have, and still are, going through. Hope all goes well when Nikki visits on Saturday.
    Myra, hope you are having a lovely time.
    We are well on our way now towards Italy and have just stopped for a break and something to eat. It is red hot but we have managed to find a shady spot.
    Must go, love and hugs, will hopefully call back later.
    Saba xxxx

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  20. NEWS FLASH,!! winners up from Sues die give away. Pat, Maureen and I have won. We are lucky in this coffee shop, Congrats you two. xxx

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      Hugs Jean x

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  21. Hazel you beat me to it!!

    WELL DONE........ HAZEL, PAT and MAUREEN I am so pleased to see coffee shop ladies among the prizewinners xxx

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  22. Hi everyone, I have also checked Sues blog, well done Hazel, Pat and Maureen.
    Enjoy x
    Lots to talk about tomorrow, enjoy your meet up in Edinburgh ladies.
    We had quite a good day in the shop today, sold a few of my cards, have to get
    more stock done.
    Lovely evening here, enjoy the rest of the day everyone.
    Take care, Jess x

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  23. Woo Hoo! Congratulations, Hazel, Maureen and Pat! Couldn't happen to nicer ladies! Enjoy. Xxxx

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS PAT, HAZEL & MAUREEN !!!!!
    I am so pleased for all of you, so lovely to see some 'family' names
    Xxxxxxxx

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  25. Yipee and triple yipeeeeeeeeeee. Thrilled for you all. Can't do a happy dance for this blasted seatbelt. Well done lovely ladies And, Muriel you bagged a collectors piece! Could be worth a fortune in years to come.
    We are in Slovenia now, should be in Italy in about half an hour.
    Love Saba xxx

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    1. Brilliant news. Sue's Dies going to some super ladies.
      Enjoy using them ... Ooo!! I will be able to borrow Hazels one. xxx

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    2. Safe journey Saba, have a great evening xxx

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    3. Happy and safe sailing to Italy Saba xxx

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  26. Hello Sandra and the cafe gang, I'm late today but have commented all the way down, easiest way to keep up with the chatter I think,
    Sandra just love this card, I'm sure Tabitha will enjoy receiving it.
    Went shopping today, my grandson gets married in early September in Greece and I still couldn't find a dress, most of the lighter weight dresses are very colourful, don't want to overpower the photos, anyway found just the right dress today so I'm happy, just need to get the accessories now, then can relax.
    It's still very warm here in Wigan but we had so much rain yesterday afternoon I thought it would be cooler.
    Have topped the basket up and hope everyone has a relaxing evening,
    Will pop back later if I can
    Hugs Jean x

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    1. JEAN:- glad you got your dress. I am sure It will be beautiful, if you area delighted with it that makes all the difference. Good luck with the accessories. xxx

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    2. Jean, I am so glad you have got your dress, you can now just take some time to get your shoes etc. xxx

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    3. You got the main item and hopefully the accessories will be easier to find Jean xxx

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    4. Glad you have got your dress and hope you are successful getting the other things.

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  27. Hi ladies, woohooo, where do I start.
    Sandra, what a great idea for a card. So unique and so perfect for a teenager. I think we will all be pinching this idea.
    3 WINNERS. The coffee shop has done well. I'm delighted, even though I didn't get one, but, Maureen an angel?
    I hope Edinburgh can cope with the 3 of you talking tomorrow, boy am I jealous! Have a terrific time, but I'm sure you will.
    Lynda, haven't seen you around today. Is Annie OK? Thinking about you. Bracken and I are sending you both some cuddles.
    Hope everyone is having a lovely day. Sun is shining here, it's a perfect temperature (well, for me anyway), and visitors are all enjoying it. But of course they are forecasting rain tomorrow, drat!
    Take care
    Janice

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    1. Oh!! Janice I have a feeling there are " warning" signs going up as I type!! xxx

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    2. Janice, what are you saying, we will be so quiet that no one will know we are there. If you believe that you will believe anything. xxx

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    3. Ooh Janice, if only you could see my wings, you'd know that Sue picked the right die for me ha ha xxx

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  28. After an emotional day I thought I'd just pop in and say Hi
    SANDRA Great card for a non frilly but non tomboy girl I have lots of buttons but not enough to re-create something as fantastic as this
    THREE MUSKATEERS Have a great day tomorrow
    Great to see a few familiar names on Sue's winners list Enjoy your prize
    OH going out dancing - I'm not risking it because of the sutures in my arms - scared I'm going to have my arm knocked etc Soooo! I'm home alone Means I get the TV remote AND I can craft/play Si not all bad

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    1. Hello Karen, enjoy hugging the remote and crafting. It's the safer option until those stitches are removed. xxx

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    2. Yes Karen, it's the safer option. Hazel x

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    3. You look after those arms Karen xx

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  29. Well folks what a day ... In a really good way!! Sun has shone, the House cleaned, washing done, dried, ironed and put away. Sister winning a Die in Sue's draw, as well as Pat & Maureen. Well done girls, great results for the best Coffee Shop in the land.
    Off to have a rummage to see what I will wear tomorrow. Listening to the forecast it's not sounding good. Mind you these forecasters get it wrong so many times. I am sure someone up there will look after us and the sun will shine. xxx

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  30. SAM:- where are youuuuuu!!!
    Have you deserted us for that "other Coffee Shop" I do hope not!! xxx

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  31. OOH, OOH, OOH, I just remembered to look on Sue's blog and blow me down, Pat, Hazel and Moi have won dies. Congratulations ladies. Of course, Jingle Bells will be perfect for Pat as she is a Campanologist - Peace on Earth for Hazel because she is a peaceful soul who puts up with all sorts in her job - and an Angel for me ha ha!!!! I have been so lucky and I put it all down to Cheryl - but she's not getting my Angel! lol.
    Oh, oh, I think the weather here is going to take a turn for the worse as my computer is doing funny things, so Jean I'm pleased you got sorted with a dress for your Grandson's wedding.
    Lynda I hope you are all right.
    Sam where are you.
    Saba enjoy Trieste.
    Hazel and Patricia - are you ready for tomorrow!!!
    Myra - what are you doing here - I thought you were on holiday.
    Sorry this is short and sweet but I'm frightened I'm going to lose it - in more ways than one!!!
    Love Maureen xxx

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    1. You loose it never!!
      Hazel and I are ready .... is it tomorrow yet??? xxx

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    2. Congratulations MAUREEN (ANGEL) wow PAT & HAZEL you lucky ladies Enjoy your die's. Sooooo pleased for you all.
      Love Lynda xx

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    3. I am!!! No friend of mine has ever been declared an Angel before! What a humbling experience for me! Xxx

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  32. Maureen, love your description of our die Winings. ,of course you are an angel, yes we are lucky on this coffee shop blog in more ways than I can ever write down. Yes I am ready, can't wait for tomorrow. Hazel x

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    1. Congratulations to 3 lovely ladies enjoy your great dies and have fun tomorrow Maureen, Hazel and Patricia xxx

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    2. Thank you Sheila, can't wait to meet Maureen tomorrow. xxx

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  33. My goodness you fairly miss Myra dont you!!!.

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  34. Just noticed Brenda (littlelamb) has not been in today.
    Hope her wrist and shoulder are ok xxx
    This sunny weather keeps folk working in their gardens etc: you'd think they would still a drink!! xxx

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  35. I am here just been Reading all the comments. It takes a long time doesn't it. Haven't done any gardening today as my shoulder is playing up. Hasn't been good all week. It's my right one. Not my good side really. That's the side of the masectomy plus the broken shoulder and the broken wrist but there are things that have to be done especially when there is no one else to do it. Thank you Patricia for being concerned.
    HAZEL. PAT AND MAUREEN. Congratulations on winning one of Sue's Christmas dies. I look forward to seeing what you make with them.
    Our pharmacy really made me cross today. If you put in for a repeat prescription you usually had to wait two days. Then the Pharmacy decided they couldn't do it that fast by the time they got the prescription from the Dr so it was then three days. I put my repeat prescription into the Dr on Tuesday. Went just before they closed today to pick it up giving them plenty of time. They hadn't done it. It takes three working days. Yes I said I put it in Tuesday. Very busy. Mine was due to be done next she said. Did I want to wait for it. YES that why I am here. Now if I didn't drive it would take me half an hour to walk there only to be told 'come back tomorrow!! Then they didn't have it all. I despair. Rant over sorry.
    SANDRA. Love your card today. Will I see you tomorrow at Newbury? Hope Patricia, Hazel and Maureen have a lovely time tomorrow. Hopefully I will see Sandra, Sue and Pat. Be back later.

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  36. Forgot to say HAZEL I hope you soon feel better. I can imagine it can be frustrating. I often feel like that when I cannot do things but not because of the same problem as you just I find some things impossible to do.

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  37. Hello Brenda good to see you.
    Sorry your not too good though. Maybe you have just been overdoing things.
    Have a great day tomorrow. Have a good meet up with the girls, have a great time. Don't spend too much!!!
    Big Hugs for all of you, wish I was there to dispense them. I would be quicker than the chemist that's for sure. xxx

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  38. Sandra and all in cafe.
    Sandra I love your card. Hope you Pat and Sue have a lovely day tomorrow, just you all behave I will not be there to look after you all!!! Hope you get to meet up with Little lamb, sorry you are in pain I think this weather makes us all ache.
    Hazel, Patricia and Maureen have a lovely day as well.
    Looks as if we are in for some rain or even thunder here in Swindon.
    Take care and hugs to all who need them.
    Love Margaret xx

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  39. Brenda, Patricia will be happy knowing you are ok. How did you manage to hold your cool? I hate when they tell us to make sure we have enough tablets to keep you going, and then they do this to you!!., a little complaint to the doctors about them might be the answer.
    I have noticed Margaret ( corgi owner) hasn't bern in again, I hope she is ok?

    Lynda, is Annie ok? I know you had the vets again to day?
    Sue, Pat, Brenda, Sandra and Paul enjoy your day tomorrow. I know you will have a great meet up,too.
    Saba, I hope you managed to find a really lovely hotel for tonight. One with coffee making machine I hope.
    Hazel x

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  40. Gosh I feel terrible, poor Margret. Hope she is not in too much pain.
    I also forgot about Lynda as well. It's all the excitement of meeting Maureen tomorrow. Please forgive me ladies ... it's an "age" thing!! That's my excuse and I am sticking to it. xxx

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  41. Hi everyone, just been reading through the comments and have come to the conclusion we are all a bit of arthritic sufferers, we need to take a leaf out of Dirty Harry films and say ....a man/woman has got to know their limitations!!! And give in gracefully when we can't manage to do things we used to take for granted, I get so frustrated at times.
    Patricia, Hazel and Maureen have a great day tomorrow.
    Hugs to all(((()))) xx

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  42. Jess, that is so true. Hazel x

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  43. Hi Sandar and all in the Cafe tonight. Sorry but I am having problems with my lap top AGAIN! It keeps restarting every time I turn it on and that is taking about 3-4 hours. I am waiting to have it looked.
    I have been busy too, haven't stopped all day, it started when I had to take Chris to the docs this morning as his back had gone into spasm, leaving him stuck on the floor beside the sofa from 3am - 6.30am this morning! When I asked him why he didn't phone me, I was in bed upstairs, and awake some of the time, he told me that he couldn't even reach his phone which was on the coffee table near by, bless him! Doc was running nearly an hour and a half late due to an emergency call out so not a good start to the day He has given him more Tramadol and paracetamol, and said it's just a time thing!
    I love the ice cream card Sandra, what a lovely idea, I will be "borrowing" that one for sure, thank you for sharing it. I am looking forward to spending tomorrow with you at Newbury : )
    Lynda, I hope that Annie is doing well on her new meds. Pets are just as much of a worry as children, aren't they.
    Sheila, I am sure Nikki will be fine, from what you say it sounds like she has very good carers, they will know how to deal with her upset. I can totally understand how you must feel though, as Mum you just want to be with her, of course. you are in my thoughts.
    I'm sorry that I haven't had a chance to read all of today's comments but looked at yesterdays. Will have to catch up over the weekend. Sorry if I have missed anyone out . Life is just a bit of a "trying to catch up" time at the moment. you all know what that is like, i'm sure. I don't know what to do first. Must do a few bits of ironing from the mountain I have at the moment so that we have clothes to wear tomorrow! I hope you all have a good nights sleep, it is a little cooler here at the moment and it feels like it is going to rain, which will freshen the air p, I hope!
    Sleep tight
    . Take care xxx

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  44. I'm here to say goodnight to you all. Hazel, hope you are ok tomorrow, I need you fighting fit!
    Littlelamb Brenda, you are certainly a fighter to soldier on. But it's a mistake to try to battle on when your body is telling you to stop. I know I can talk, I am the worst one to take my own advice. Try to take it easy tomorrow and I think the pharmacy need to pull their fingers out. Look when they tried to give me my injection prescription which had been in the drawer, and should have been stored in the fridge. They still tried to give it to me, but I got them to order a new lot. Take care, I wish we all lived closer to each other so that we could help out now and again. Have a great day tomorrow with Sandra, Sue and Pat. Don't spend all your money - spend theirs!!!
    Lynda, I'm sorry I haven't asked how you are. I hope you are not in too much pain and are looking in on us.
    I wonder if Saba has found her Hotel yet. They could be like the Ancient Mariner doomed to roam Trieste looking for an Hotel lol!
    George is calling down so I'd better go.
    See you ladies tomorrow - especially Hazel and Patricia!!!!!
    Maureen xxx

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  45. Sandra, Se and Pat have a great day tomorrow...don't spend too much! Lol!
    Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back and to find out what you have bought.
    I will say night, night and sweet dreams now ladies see you tomorrow. xxx

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  46. Hellooooooo all
    MAUREEN I'm fine thank you I have just lost two post GRRRR.congratulations on winning the ANGEL die from Sue,that is very fitting for you MAUREEN as you are an ANGEL. Also Congratlationsto too Pat & Hazel for winning Die's too. So very pleased some of the cafe ladies won.
    Had busy day had to take Annie back to vets this morning he was pleased her cough was a lot better he gave us som heart tablets & 5days blood pressure tablets & she has to have the heart tablets for the rest of her life so another £65 then £35 & for heart tablets.
    Then we went over to my Sons Gorgeous Harry cuddles Yaaay. When's out for a meal.just got home about half hour ago. Just having a cupper then off to bed
    So i bid all you lovely people
    Love & Hug's Lynda ss

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    1. Night Night Lynda , so,pleased you had better news on Annie. Xxx

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  47. Hi Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    Just a flying visit before dinner! Sandra fab card for a teenager, aren't you clever to come up with the idea. Xxxx
    Karen take care with your stitches xxx
    Brenda don't overdo it xxx
    Patricia Hazel and Maureen have a wonderful time tomorrow xxx
    Congratulations to Pat Hazel and Maureen, no late night drinking of Baileys though ladies xxxx
    Jean I'm pleased you have got your dress and hopefully you might find shoes in the sale so more money for craft goodies xxx
    Saba safe journey xxx
    Margaret and Sam hope you are ok and Lynda too xxx
    Sheila I'm so pleased you slept ok last night xxx
    Everyone else I've missed sorry hope you are all ok xxx
    May be off radar tomorrow (haha that would be the day) due to internet connection, who can tell what technology will do next!
    See you all soon
    Love Diane xxxx

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  48. Well think I had better go to bed now if I want to go to Newbury tomorrow. Don't know what time I will get on here tomorrow but I will be here. Might be quiet in the cafe tomorrow if 4 of us are going to Newbury and 3 to Edinburgh and some having trouble getting on the internet. Have put the dishwasher on and will lock up. Night all.

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      Hope you all get some lovely bargains!
      XxxxMyra

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    2. Oh Golly Gosh! I'm a little confussed! I do know that should be confused! I did mean meet up with Sandra Sue and Pat ! Oh dear holidays can be bad for my brain! Xxx

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  49. Hi Myra. Maureen is going to Edinburgh unless she gets lost on the way.😇 Maureen is an Angel now.😀

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  50. Maureen an Angel! hmmm,m - I love her lots - but an Angel - still pondering that one! Xxx

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