Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Most Beautiful Wedding card by Anne !

A Beautiful Wedding Card
 

Good Thursday Morning Ladies,
 I couldn't wait to share with you this Beautiful wedding card created by our very own Anne,
it is so elegant.
The picture of the amazing beach in the frame makes the card just perfect for those tropical beach
weddings, Anne this is pure genius idea, I love it and I think that it will inspire a lot of others too,
you could put a photo of most venue's in that window.
I love that stamped image too, what stamp have you used??
I can see that you have used the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing folder for the background.  The Flowers are (CE) Faux Quilled Blooms and (CE) Ivy dies, all designed by Sue Wilson.  The Border is Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents Border Die, so pretty, I must make a conscious effort to go back and use these dies.
I love the touch of gold in the matting and layering, perfectly picked out in the gold centres of the flowers.  Anne, thank you so very much for allowing to share your amazing wedding card xx
 
This card seems so fitting for today, its Hazel's daughter Gillian & Andrew's wedding day today,
I would personally like to wish the pair of them a 'Lifetime of Happiness'.
Hazel I hope that the day goes smoothly, the sun shines and that you have a totally amazing day.
Love and Hugs to all of you,
Sandra
xxxxxx
 
 
 

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  1. Good morning Sandra and all the Gang.
    Everything done for the day, have put a few extra goodies in the fridge. A wee treat seeing you can't all join in the Wedding Festivities.
    I have all my things ready, Yes!! we have even managed to "find" all John's "stuff" as well. Just have his shirt to iron (it has been ironed but I will run over it again) and that's us.
    We don't have to leave till just after lunch, I am sure the time will disappear very quickly till about 1 hour before we leave then it will "drag"
    I would like to say "Thank You" for all your good wishes for Gillian & Andrew and of course for all your Sun Dancing. It's worked, it's a beautiful day, sun shining, sky blue. Gillian will be a Happy Bunny when she opens the curtains this morning.
    I just hope my sister does not get herself in too much of a Tizzy. I know Hazel will be anxious of course she will, everything will go just brilliant I am sure.
    Taking my Tea & Toast over to that corner table by the window. Won't stay long but you never know who might pop in early. I might linger longer than I should.
    (((((Hugs)))))in the basket by the door, please help yourself. Xxx

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    1. Sorry:- done it again, please forgive me.
      ANNE:- your card is absolutely beautiful. I just love that little image of a stunning scene. Your image, design and Dies cuts are stunning love it all. xxx

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    2. PATRICIA have a lovely time at the wedding,pleased John found all his bit's & bob's hihi
      Hug's Lynda xx

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    3. Have a really lovely day Patricia. So pleased the sun is shining, it just makes such a difference. Xxx

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    4. Patricia, enjoy yourselves and don't forget photos for Sandra. I knew the sun would shine, I put in a special order!!!
      Love and hugs xxxx

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    5. Patricia hope you have a truly lovely day, I am so glad John's bits turned up and you are friends again. Weddings always make me mushy, so I am wishing you lots of mushiness with John today.
      Xxxxx

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    6. Have a wonderful time at Gillian's wedding. So please to hear you had found John's bits for him and that he is not wearing the new pants. How I chuckled over that little story, it reminded me of an email I was sent whilst recovering from the kidney op
      . If you have a very broad mind I'll send it on but fair warning it is quite explicit.
      Pete had same problem, could never find anything even if I told him exactly where it was bless him. Must be a man thing.
      Love & hugs
      Cheryl xxx

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    7. Hi Patricia
      I'm sure you are rushing around by now ironing shirts and doing your hair but I had to say I hope you have a wonderful day and the sun continues to shine. I do like a man in a kilt! Xxxxx

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    8. Patricia have a fabulous day, John will feel so much better after finding his 'bits'. xx

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    9. Hi Patrica.
      Have a lovely day so pleased sun is shining make sure we see photos of you and John as well as Hazel and family.
      Enjoy the day love Margaret xx

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    10. Patricia have a wonderful day making the most beautiful memories. So so pleased Mr Sun has decided to visit and be a guest.
      hugs for you all
      xxxx

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    11. Hello Patricia, have a wonderful day, I'm sure you will look so smart and elegant and John will look very handsome in his kilt (with all his bits! ) Gillian and Andrew are blessed having such a lovely family to support them on there special day. xxx

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  2. Good morning Sandra and everyone.
    Anne, your card is beautiful, love the insert of the beach photo. A lovely keep sake.
    Well thank you all for the sun dances as big sis has said it has worked, but I will tell you some thing there was a right nip in the air when I went out to the bin. More October than July that's for sure. As long as it stays like this we will be happy. And thank you all again for the well wishes for Gillian and Andrew.
    I am chilled, I will have a cup of tea and toast please. I will then get showered and dressed as I know that before I know it, it will be time to go and get my hair done. At least with Harris not being here we won't be falling over him, I know he would be under our feet, he doesn't like when things like this are going on. ( I know he is a dog, but they don't like change or that )
    Right off to just sit and have my cup of tea and people watch, not that there are many round at this time in the morning. xxx

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    2. Hazel good morning wishing you & Family a magical day.
      Sending good luck to Gillian & Andrew hope they have a happy future together Hug's Lynda xxx

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    3. Have a lovely day Hazel - so glad the weather is behaving. Love to Andrew and Gillian. Xxx

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    4. Hello Hazel, oh it's such a wonderful day for you. Have the most fabulous time and don't stress yourself. The weather will behave itself and just enjoy.
      Love and hugs, Maureen xxx

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    5. Hello Hazel, well today is the day and all your hard work will come to fruition. Sit back and enjoy the day, don't forget that as Mother of the Bride, it's your day too, so many congratulations to you and wishing
      Gillian and Andrew a wonderful day and a long and happy life together.
      Love and hugs Saba

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    6. Hello Hazel, I hope you are calm and relaxed AND ready to enjoy your day as 'Mother of th Bride' Wishing you and your family a wonderful day. Congratulations, Special wishes and blessings to Gillian and Andrew enjoy their day and have a wonderful life together.
      Love Brenda xxx

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    7. Hazel my dear lady, enjoy this special day, we will all keep the sun dance going so you don't need to worry about that! Take a deep breath and smile. Sending you lots of love and hugs and wishing Gillian and Andrew all the happiness in the world xxxx

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    8. Hazel, special Mother of the Bride, have a fantastic day and just let everything fall into place after all the organisation that has been done, sit back and enjoy the day.
      Special wishes to Gillian and Andrew for a long and happy life together. Lots of love xxxx

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    9. Hi Hazel,
      You sound nice and relaxed keep it up. So very pleased sun is shining I know what you mean about cold I have thought the same these last few mornings. Please wish Gilliam and Andrew all the happiness in the world, you just enjoy the day sit back and let somebody else take over now.
      Hugs and love on the way Margaret xx

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    10. Morning Hazel - so nice to see you are 'chilled' and therefore ready. Everything will go smoothly just have the most wonderful day.
      Gillian and Andrew I wish you all that you wish yourselves. Have the most beautiful day which is the start to many many of them.
      xxxx

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  3. Morning Ladies

    Anne-what a beautiful wedding card. Your idea could be personalised by changing the picture/photo -perfect.

    Hazel (&Patricia) -I hope everything work out wonderfully today for the wedding & hope the sky stays blue.

    I did pop back in late last night to read a few comments but I was too tired to add any. Got home around 9.30pm after meeting my friend at 6.30!!!! Quick phone call to hubby then had a bath and read in bed til 11.15 which is quite late for me.

    I wonder what today will bring at work-something's bound to "happen"!! I think I might ask my boss if I can finish early today as I have quite a bit of time owed to me.

    Michele

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    1. Michele, do it girl, don't ask though, tell your boss you are taking some time owing.
      Xxx

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    2. Michele, I'm with Saba. ooh Saba, I like your style xxx

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    3. I'm with the terrible twosome above! All the best Michele. Xxx

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    4. Ditto - Yes tell him, I'm with the ladies above.
      If you ask he may say it's not convenient - Well it is to you!!!!!!!
      And it's owed to you xxx

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    5. Michele, just say I'm finishing early today, taking some time back ok.
      Be positive xx

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    6. Michele wishing you a better day and take the time owing you, I am sure the others all do.
      Take care love Margaret xx

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    7. HinSheila
      Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  4. Morning everyone,
    Just a quickie this morning as I wanted to wish Gillian and Andrew a wonderful future and every happiness and hoping the sun shines on them for the rest of their lives. Enjoy the day Hazel and Patricia as I am sure that it will pass in a flash so take every minute in of this happy day.
    ANNE your card is stunning and such a beautiful idea, I remember the stamp when I first saw it and always loved it.
    Hugs to everyone see you when I get back.
    Love Sheila xxxx

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    1. SHEILA:- thank you for the good wishes.
      Sun is shining, the sky is blue, hope it is the same for you!!
      Have a wonderful time, enjoy every moment. Looking forward to hearing all about it. xxx

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    2. Hello SHEILA have a lovely holiday my friend enjoy yourself
      Love & (((((Hug's)))) Lynda xx

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    3. Hello Sheila, enjoy yourself and just relax xxxxxx

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    4. Happy holiday Sheila hope the sun shines for you too.
      Xxxx

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    5. Sheila have a wonderful holiday. Time to relax xxx

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    6. Sheila have a great time, chill and relax x

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    7. Hi Sheila,

      Hope you have a lovely time and lots of rest.

      Love Margaret xx

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    8. Sheila, Have a wonderful holiday and a very smooth crossing! Xxx

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  5. Good morning Sandra & ladies
    MARIA IM EARLY !!! HaHa don't faint.
    ANNE your card is stunning just love it.
    Short & sweet as just taking Annie to the vet for check up
    I will be back love Lynda xx

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    1. Lynda, it will be selling salts all round as I'm early too!
      Hope Annie gets on ok at the Vet. Xxx

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    2. Oh oh ! Should be smelling salts, not selling salts! It is early!! Xxx

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    3. Lynda AND Myra, call the doctor, I feel faint. xxxx

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    4. I can't take such a shock this early in the day.
      Fingers crossed for Annie.
      Xxxx

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    5. Lynda, Look what you have started now!
      Hope Annie's check up goes well.xxx

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    6. Oh, I think I must have overdosed on the selling salts!!! Smelling salts would have been ok, though ha ah. Just call me stupid. xxx
      Lynda, I hope Annie's ok. xxxx

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    7. Let's hope it wasn't Epsom Salts, then! Xxx

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  6. Hi Sandra,
    Hope you three lovely ladies had a good day yesterday!
    What a lovely card from Anne today. I find Wedding Cards quite hard to get right but this one is a real beauty. As has been said the little picture can be changed and it would completely alter the colours and card. I love the stamp too.
    Many thanks Anne for sharing with us.
    Craft room beckons later today to both tidy and work, not necessarily in that order!
    Take care everyone,
    Love Myra xxx

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    1. Can't you sleep my dear? Xxxx

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    2. Must be sickening for something!!! Ha ha xxx

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  7. Hello Sandra,
    What mischief did you all get up to yesterday, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at these get togethers, but come October we will all find out!!!!
    Anne, what a brilliant card, it's such a good idea and, as Sandra said, you could insert any venue in the aperture.
    Well, we've managed to draw the rain from Hazel's part of the woods, although it's starting to fair up now. I can hear the excitement that's going on in Scotland down here. Has John put on a wee bit of weight since he last wore the kilt, no he's breathed in and all is well, ok he can take it off now and get ready later, it's too soon to sit around in it. You can breathe easy Patricia, he's organised, and you'll look fabulous - as usual - when you get ready.
    Now Hazel, you've remembered everything, and it all looks lovely. You'll look fantastic and your dress is beautiful. Charlie always looks fine, so don't worry there, and Harris is well looked after, so Bob's your uncle and Fanny's your aunt. Sorted!!!! Now all you have to do is have a wonderful day and feel so proud.
    Right, I'm away to do a bit of quiet housework while George is still in bed, and then I'll hoover in about an hour.
    See you all later, ooh I'm excited for Hazel and Patricia, and I don't even know Gillian and Andrew!!!! How strange is that?
    Muriel xxxx

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    1. It's mad isn't it. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. I'm excited too!!, xxxx

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    2. Exactly ! I wondered what the weather was like in Fife! Xxx

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    3. Me too. I wonder if you've put Hazel in panic mode now Muriel wondering if she's remembered to inside uncle bob and aunt fanny! Haha xxx

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    4. I also thought of Hazel when first came to, I prayed she was calm and ready to go with the flow. We have all been part of the planning and worries. So not surprising we are the ones worrying now !!!

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  8. Good morning one and all,
    Well what a lovely day we have in here today, a wedding to look forward to. I can see them all in my mind, men in their fabulous kilts ( I will try not to think about gusts of wind don't want my imagination to run away with me) and the ladies with their beautiful hand made by Hazel buttonholes and probably a few fascinators on show too.
    Anne, your card is perfect for today's offering. Thank you so much for sharing it. It's an ingenious idea to put a photograph on it. I will definitely be using this if you don't mind pinching your idea. I love the composition, it's so balanced and your frame around the picture is beautiful.
    I am going for my second heat and massage treatment later and I can't wait. Still not sure whether it will help but it's so blissful it's worth it for that alone.
    But before that I have a parcel for my daughter to get in the post so need to crack on.
    See you all later,
    Love Saba

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  9. Hello one & all,

    What a stunning idea for your card Anne, ticks all my boxes for an original. Perfect for any big Anniversary too. Loving the gold trim and flower centres.

    Much love and congratulations going out to Gillian and Andrew on their forthcoming nuptials. I wish for them to have a long, happy and loving marriage.

    Jamie fit me some new glass shelving in my craftroom to hold all the little boxes of finishing touches that I keep stocked up. Now I have a clear floor underneath and all will be tidy later.
    My sister Beverly and her fiancé Pete are coming this weekend for a week's holiday to celebrate her birthday on Sunday, so will leave now as have to start and finish her card today. Then tomorrow my big-g clean up and then another weekend off to enjoy.
    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

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    1. Gosh you have got another busy weekend Cheryl, so much for that rest we all told you to have! Xxx

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    2. Cheryl, take your time, everything will work out ok

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    3. Cheryl enjoy your visitors sounds as if you are going to be busy.
      Take care love Margaret xx

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    4. Cheryl, you will remember to breathe during all that, won't you. Have a great time. xxxx

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    5. CHERYL have a lovely time with your sister & her fiancé over the weekend wish her a happy birthday for me.take good care don't over do things. Your craft room sound amazing,Nothing on the floor oooo Arrr mine has little die cut bits all over my floor. Haha xx

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  10. Good morning Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    Anne what a beautiful card and I love the touch of addin the picture, that works so well. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Xxx
    Well Patricia and Hazel will be rushing about organising their families but we have got the weather sorted, keep dancing ladies! I'm being really lazy, I had to finish my final chapter to find out who dunnit then stopped to look at yesterday's comments as I didn't get a chance by the time I got home last night. Maria you did make me laugh, yep card club was a good game of poker using the little bits from the die cuts as chips! What a thought. Tee hee. No I go to a stampin up card club and this time there were a couple of new people that are friends of friends so we had a really good natter and Karen who runs it caught up on the news. Once we sat there talking we all found out that we all knew someone the others knew, how funny is that. We made some lovely cards, I will send a photo to Sandra, they are different from my usual style bug it's good to be taken away from the norm. Well I must get up and going - I know aren't I a shocker! Someone sounds like they are hedge cutting quite close by ( reminds me of Maureen and her hoovering to get George to wake up - doesn't work you know!). It's either my neighbours son, or at least I hope it is, doing something useful for once or it's my nearly 80 year old neighbour ball ending on a step ladder using a hedge trimmer which she shouldn't be doing! It mat be the other side of the road neighbours who are also elderly and since he had his stroke a few years ago his wife now climbs up the step lady and he supervises! Oh dear I'm going to have to go and have a look aren't i! Oh well girls have a good day and I will see you all later.
    Love Diane xxxxxx

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  11. Morning Sandra and ladies,
    Anne your card is gorgeous, I love the stamp you have used, can you enlighten us? What a brilliant idea idea to use a photo in the aperture, makes it a bit more personal.
    The weather looks ok for Hazels daughters wedding, I bet everyone is rushing about the time just flies in when getting everyone organised, I know for sure they wil all have a fabulous day.xx
    Saba meant to pass on the title of a book I read a few years back, full of blood and gore (since you are into all that) it is by Martina Cole and is called The Jump, I couldn't put it down quite compulsive reading, if you manage to get it, enjoy!
    Well today is food shopping so better get a move on, will catch up later, have a great day everyone xx

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  12. Hi Sandra and all in cafe.
    Hope you had a lovely day yesterday Sandra with Pat and Sue.
    Anne your card is lovely well done.
    Have commented on way down.
    Patricia the cafe looks lovely today enjoyed the goodies you left money in pot and hugs in basket love Margaret xx

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  13. Morning one and all
    Well we have sunshine and it's quite warm out there today.
    All is done here re housework and sorting ready for Robert, Janine, Josh and Zoe to arrive.
    I don't know why I always do it but whenever Janine is coming to visit I go haywire. She is so controlled, organised and so so tidy it unnerves me. Jim always says if they don't like anything then they can lump it; which is OK for him to say it but for me everything has to be just right. I'm never like this when anyone else is coming.

    Anne your card to today is just so appropriate but it is also one of the very best Wedding cards I have seen. It's just beautiful in every way.

    Off now to organise our lunch so have a good day everyone. Hope you three Graces had a fab day yesterday and managed to get some crafting done.
    Hugs are on their way.
    xxxx

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    1. Janet, I know exactly how you feel. There is one lot of George's family that sends me into a tizz, even if they are just popping in for a quick visit. And - if they call unexpectedly - oh, heart failure!!!! xxxx

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    2. Me too my SIL is the same Janet I can see her eyes looking everywhere, Terry is like Jim says if she doesn't like it tough.She also says to me Have you put some weight on Grrr.Why do they even come. Have fun xxxxx

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    3. Oh yes me too, if I had a cleaner I would have to clean before they came! I'm not the most organised person but if a room is tidy I like it to stay that way for a little while! Enjoy your time with your family Janet xxx

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    4. Janet ,have a great time with your family visit and relax. still I'm like you if people visiting ,all hands to the pumps but your OH is quite right. When we coming over don't bother to tidy up at all, it will soon look like it snowing with all the paper bits, sticky stuff etc. in your little heaven in Marigny :-) hugs xxx

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  14. Hello Sandra,
    Can't believe how long it sometimes takes to read all of the messages, then get to the point where I can leave a comment.

    I hope you and the two other graces had a great day yesterday.

    ANNE, Love your card, it's beautiful, the design is brilliant, but with slight
    changes could work for any occasion. Thank you for sharing it with us also for the inspiration.

    We are going home this afternoon, Daughter will be working from home tomorrow and Ciara has netball in the morning so the only help needed would be as a taxi service, and tomorrow they can cope with that SIL should be around also. Will catch up with everyone later, when we get home.

    Love and Hugs to all, Brenda xxx

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    1. Have a safe journey Brenda, it will be nice to kick off your shoes and relax. Even though it's your daughter's house, it's always nice to get home. xxxx

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    2. Hi Brenda,
      hope your journey back home was fine and uneventful. Take care xxx

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  15. Hi Sandra
    My word Anne what a wonderful creation of yours Sandra is showing us today. I just love the touch with the photo of the sea and beach just above the stamped image. This conjures up all sorts of permutations. Thank you for sharing your creation with us.
    Wishing Gillian and Andrew a wealth of health and happiness on their wedding day. I hope the sunshines for you both today. Try not to get to stressed Janet before your visitors arrive. I sure everything will be perfect for them. I don't mind what state a house is in, it's the people in them that count. Big hugs today for everyone, I've taken a few out of the basket.

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  16. Best wishes to Hazel and Patricia Belssing to the Happy Couple
    Ann Your card is divine Great idea for the photo and Sandra's idea to put the venue in the frame I Serif you could change the photo to look like a drawing/ watercolour etc Mmmmm... That's got me thinking!
    Patricia I'm going to get the Pointsietta dies Shame I won't be at Retreat
    Michele I hope you're doing as you're told and leave work early
    I've just stormed out of work -late because some plonked didn't know what he was doing It's meant I've missed a lift home at 12.30 with OH I've had to come to a cafe & buy lunch because as much as I try to not let diabetes bother me there are occasions when I need to eat I've had to use credit card - no cash because I was expecting to eat at home and they charge you The plonker is a guy need I say more!
    Soap box back in the corner!

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    1. Karen, would you like me to sort him out for you? xxxx

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    2. Yes please! He hasn't got any b**ls so should be easy lol!

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    3. Oh, I did laugh at that, it was totally unexpected!!! xxsx

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    4. Haha Karen, we shall use the bluntest scissors then! Oh I sympathise with you, it makes your blood boil doesn't it and then to get charged extra for using your credit card aaaaaahhhh. I hope you have a better day tomorrow xxx

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    5. What cafe' is charging your credit card to pay for lunch, that's nuts. hope it was a nice one. Hugs xxx

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  17. Well, I've had a funny sort of day. Done downstairs housework, been food shopping with George (he did get up eventually!!!). He's away to the Bowling and I forgot to ask him to take the vacuum cleaner upstairs for me, so I'll just have to craft lol. The sun is shining, and the skies are blue. I cannot believe that it's not raining again.
    I wonder how the wedding is going, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it (I sound like a newspaper seller!!).
    Bye for now
    xxxxx

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  18. Helloooo I'm back,
    Annie's not good she is struggling with her heart & she has fluid on her lungs & they are struggling too. They have changed her heart medication to a stronger dose. They said at 13 it a waiting game. Oh I got asked to leave when we got there as I had Bambi on my lap,they said the seat might be needed mmm we were the only ones in there.
    We the took them for a walk when we got home. Had to do Tesco shopping.
    OH cut the grass then strimmer Broke so he's gone to buy a new one.
    Put washing on line & Just put another wash on im sure some of you are sneaking your washing in my bin as it never seems empty hehe. Sandra hope you had a good day with Sue & Pat yesterday,& your not suffering today.
    I have got my Step Grandaughters 18th birthday card to make,did finish the wedding card for the lady but forgot to take a picture of it.
    So must crack on see you all a. Bit later.
    Love Lynda xx

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    1. Shame to hear about .Annie

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    2. Oh Lynda, so sorry about Annie . I think most of us have been in your position at some point and it is very hard. I'm sending hugs to you and Annie too! Xxx

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    3. Oh Lynda, It is really difficult for us when our pets get older, they have been our faithful friends and companions. Enjoy every hug and cuddle with Annie. Love to you and Terry xxx

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    4. Lynda, I'm so sorry to hear about Annie, I know she means so much to you both. Have some hugs xxxx

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    5. Hi Lynda,

      Sorry to hear about Annie make the most of cuddles with her.
      Love and hugs to you
      Margaret xx

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    6. Lynda so sorry to hear about Annie, sending you a big hug xxx

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    7. Thank you all for your kind words for Annie,I know we have loved & lost so many of our dogs in the past,but still put ourselves through it again don't know where those 13years have gone. We will just spoil her even more than usual. Hug's Lynda xx

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  19. I wonder how the wedding celebrations are going I can't wait to see some piccies I'm off to my small craft club tonight. We do our own thing, knit,sew, make cards and chat, mainly chat and laugh

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    1. Have fun Karen, I hope you have calmed down a bit now xxx

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  20. Hope the wedding is going well, the sun has been shining here all day so hopefully it has in Fife, just across the water.
    Got the repair done to our roof line today, it cost us less than the excess on our house insurance, so good job, the guys were local and very professional. Will certainly use them again.
    Managed to do a couple of cards this afternoon, might try to do another one later.
    Take care everyone, xxx

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    1. I've had Hazel and family on my mind most of the day, it will be lovely to hear how the day went. Just hope it stayed dry for them. xxx

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    2. Hi Jess,
      Thanks for telling us about the weather where you are . I do hope the wedding has gone well and that they've been able to get some lovely photos.
      Pleased too about your roof. So good when we get workmen we can trust.
      Well done on the cards! I've made two Christmas cards today and cut out a lot of dies. Maybe make some flowers tonight we'll see. Xxx

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    3. Hi JESS so pleased you have got your roof sorted & at a good price.
      Well done getting cards made & good luck with the one later. Xx

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    4. Hi Jess oh I'm so glad the weather has been good, I've been thinking of them today too, funny isn't it. I'm so glad you've had your roof fixed and it didn't cost the earth, you are all set for the rest of the summer now, oh no that should be winter! Haha xxx

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  21. Right, come on girls, I reckon we should have a party to celebrate the wedding, and to lift Lynda's spirits. I've baked some horses doofas (hors d'oeuvres) , sausage rolls (best quality sausage, not some supermarket cr*p), small quiches, and my piece of resistance (piece de resistance) corned beef hash pie. The Baileys Tanker is ready and I've pinched some of Janet's wine and Myra's champagne, the music is on and I think we should shake a leg!!!
    I'm just away to put on some dancing shoes (I'm bare foot at the moment) and then I'll be ready for action!!!
    See you shortly xxxx

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    1. Ok Jose! Whatever you say! Let's drink a toast to the Happy Couple - and indeed raise a glass in celebration of a lovely friendship here which means so much to each of us! FRIENDS! And NEWLYWEDS ! Xxx

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    2. Now you've got me mobilised! Not easy at my time of life! Ha ha! I have put a cover on the buffet table , some little candles dotted around and some freesias in a vase. I've got some cocktail size napkins in tartan for the Scottish connection. Come and bring a plate of goodies! Xxx

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    3. Tea for Two and Two for Tea! ? Xxx

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    4. Oh I'm so glad the food is virtual, Ive just started fasting for my blood test tomorrow morning! Oh why do you always fancy a biscuit and a glass of wine when you can't have one! Love they sic you are playing Muriel, I could ask Emma to bring down the bagpipes but I think they would frighten the cat!!!! Oh let's start a conga line! Xxxx

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    5. Wow MAUREEN you have been busy all that cooking it smells delicious, can I have a large Bailey's & a good quality sausage roll please then i will be ready for the Scottish dancing you start & I will follow, MYRA it's looking lovely you have done a great job on the tables,come on now join in the dancing.xx

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  22. Evening Ladies

    I did finish work early-just said to my boss "I have quite a bit of time owing so i''d like to finish early" & she just said OK!!!! I got away at 3.30pm, would have preferred 3pm but even so, it was great. Did my shopping, put it away, went upto greenhouse & watered everything, made a cuppa + it was about 5pm. Tea was cheese + crackers with ref onion chutney and freshly picked tomatoes. Spoke to hubby then just rang Dad who kept me on the phone for over 40 minutes despite having nothing to tell me!

    I do hope the weather has been kind to Hazel's daughter for the wedding, can't wait to see some photos.

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    1. Good for you Michele, sounds like your dad is lonely and finding the evenings a bit long. Is your dad like mine was, if I ever rang home I would usually speak to mum, if dad answered we would have a quick conversation and then hand it over to mum. After mum died he had to learn how to have a conversation with us on the phone, strange for someone who was on the phone a lot for his job but I think it's the social conversation they are not sure of. Xxx

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  23. I love a good party and what a good reason to have one. The horses doofers sound lovely, though I'm not very hungry at the moment - Just let me sniff the cork from Myer's Champers and I will be a party animal !!!
    'Cheers to the Happy Couple' Come on girls 'and so say all of us' YES now you are getting in the mood. xxx

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    1. Well done Brenda, I've put some hot nibbles in the oven and Maureen is bringing her corned beef hash pie! I'm looking forward to that! Any music favourites?
      I guess we don't want anything too loud or we'll upset the neighbours and not be able to chat properly! Xxx

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    2. No I agree, not to loud, we don't want the music poll - ice ( sorry my Scottish accent is not very good) knocking on the door !
      What about ?? My brain has dried up ... You will not believe what came to mind .... If your happy and you know clap your hands !!! ... I seriously need help on the music front. xxx

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    3. We don't want murrrrder(best Taggert accent!) on the dance floor do we xxx

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    4. Naw , it's aw right ! It'll no happen - we're aw freens here and sober!
      Try typing that if you're not! Ha ha!,
      XxxI

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    5. Brenda, I know that one too!
      If you're happy and you know it do all three! Xxx

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  24. Hi Ladies
    If we're holding this party in the cafe. We're in luck. Sandra's neighbour is Sandra, how cool is that. I'll bring some meringue nests and a fruit flan. Seems like we have plenty to eat andbdrink, as the tanker is on its way. Cheers to the Happy Couple.

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    1. Great Pat! I got a bit distracted emptying the dishwasher as we are going to need plates! Hope Saba's flight from Germany is not delayed.
      Maybe even Hazel and Patricia will pop in before bed time!
      Do you think they have still got their shoes on! Weddings can really kill your feet! If you know what I mean! Xxx

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    2. Hi Pat so pleased you joined in. The party food table is looking great. xxx

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  25. The pie is ready hic, and I've got Neil Diamond on singing Red, Red Wine as it seemed appropriate!!! Ooh, trust Myra to have little tartan napkins, mine are white and the size of a small sheet!!! Myra, are the hot nibbles ready yet, I'm a bit peckish and my pie is too hot. I hope Michele brings her red onion chutney, I'm afraid I've used up all mine, although the Christmas relish is still going strong and it's rather nice, hickety hic!!! I bet they are having a ball in Scotland, ooh we could do a reel or Strip the Willow.
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    1. Remember I'm a Scot! Not a Nationalist - a Scot and a Brit! I have tartan ribbons which I tie round white napkins - I'm a bit sad! I do know that. Are you okay in these shoes? Looks as if you are reeling - I don't mean dancing either.
      Nibbles are ready - mini Beef Wellingtons and mini Cottage Pies. Enjoy! Xxx

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    2. Maureen, I love Neil Diamond, I usually play his CD's when I am ironing! xxx

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    3. I like Neil Diamond too!
      If this is time to confess about music - I also love The Seekers - what a voice that girl has! I like a bit of harmony. I'm not good with discord - so this Cafe is just fine - now ! Xxx

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    4. Oh oh I think I've pulled a muscle, must have been when I was trying to eat a Beef Wellington and the Cottage Pie, both at the same time. Lord, I am hungry just thinking about it!!!
      I know Brenda, Neil is fab - you see we know each other and are on personal first name terms, he just doesn't know it yet!!!
      xxx

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    5. Myra, Judith Durham has the most beautiful voice, I like the Seekers too. Gosh, I'm agreeing with you too much, I'm starting to think I must have drunk too much!! xx

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    6. Thanks Maureen, I couldn't remember her name ! She could bring a tear to my eye. I love to sing and I love music. Unfortunately my Dad's Gift wasn't fully passed on. He could read music but if you sang something to him he 'd play that by ear! I fondly remember lying in bed at night listening to him play the piano. I can't! Xxx

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    7. I love music, I love to sing, I can read music and learnt to play the piano but when I went into the Sanatorium when I was 14 I stopped and didn't continue. A big regret today. However, when I sing people run screaming. I always make sure there is no one in front of me in church because I can see them shudder, if you think I'm joking, believe me I'm not, but the funny thing is if anyone hits a wrong note on a musical instrument or when they are singing, I can spot it a mile off.
      I wonder if Sandra is coming to our party, after all it is in her Cafe!!
      That cottage pie is delicious.
      xxx

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    8. Brenda, you are very quiet, here have another drink xxx

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    9. Maureen the cottage pies come in a box of 24 from Waitrose! They are very good, grandchildren love them! I couldn't make them like that and any way life's too short, unlike my pastry sometimes! Xxx

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    10. Didn't it hurt his ear? Sorry couldn't resist. Now as it's a wedding we need the birdie song and some status quo? Had to laugh when Emma and I were going through our spotify lists the other day ( spotify Maureen is a music application you can get on your iPad thingy that acts like a gramophone record and you can play any music from all sorts of artists). Anyway Emma's list has music from the 50s, 60s, 70s 80s and 90s and a few from the naughtiest and beyond - what a selection! Gerry lee Lewis next to Newton Faulkner! Xxx

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    11. Thank you for that Diane!
      You will be totally amazed to know that I have the Spotify App! I even introduced my husband to it! He was a bit dubious at first but when he realised Classical Music and Country were available there was no stopping him . I hope you're impressed! I impressed myself! Xxx

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    12. I'm impressed! Yes ours have strange combinations too, Emma really likes folk and 80s music and of course a few power ballards to sing in the shower! Xxx

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    13. The pair of you lost me at spotify!! xxx Ooh Myra, we like country too xxx

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    14. Hee hee! We are quite alike! It's a bit scary! I told you a long time ago now that I would wear what you wear! You'd just look better in it! Xxx

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    15. I know, I think my mother gave birth to twins, and never told me. Now as to clothes, I'd never look better in a million years, only if you looked in the dark with the lights out! xx

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    16. Diane, I can be incredibly slow at times, I've just got the joke on playing by ear, but I don't think Myra picked up on it. Give her time, the poor dear has had a bit to drink ha ha xxxx

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    17. It's late Maureen my dear and the tanker of Baileys is half empty so I will let you off :) xxx perhaps we can introduce you to Spotify at the retreat. Xxx

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  26. YES My kind of music 'The seekers' - There's a new World Out There, - I'll never find another you, The carnival is over. They were a brilliant group. xxx

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    1. Hic, caught out again!
      I can't sing full stop.... I love to singing in church but only do when no one is close to me, My sister has a beautiful singing voice, if only I had been blessed in the same way. xxx

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    2. Train Whistle Blowin' , makes a sleepy noise! Xxx

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    3. Right! Now for Maureen's gorgeous corned beef hash pie!
      No Muriel please! Not with Baileys! Xxx

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    4. Diane, have you got the Shazam app on your iPad (it's free) if you hear any music and don't recognise it, tap the app and it will listen for a few seconds and name the tune or music. It's brilliant

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    5. Please leve room for dessert , Pat's bringing that! Hurry up Pat or you'll miss out . Xxx

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    6. Oh Brenda! I thought I was up to date! Ha ha! Who in the name of all that's good is Shazam? Is she from Ali Baba? Xx.
      Is that Alikazam? Xxx

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    7. All this music and food, do you think the Scots and guests would like to join us ( OK virtually ) it would be fun though. ...... OMG I haven't got a posh frock on. Old goggles and tee shirt. Must get changed!!!

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    8. Well, Brenda, I'm in full evening dress - if you believe that you'll believe anything! I could put on my home made maxi tartan skirt and ruffle blouse! That would get me in the mood for a Ceilidh ! Xxx

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    9. Oh, I thought it was a "come as you are", and I'm in my usual tiara and ball gown!!! (old trousers and check blouse - like the hillbilly type). I like a good ceilidh as well, although I don't know how it's spelt!!!!
      Have another drink shomebody hic xxx

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    10. We are going to a ceilidh on Saturday so I can practice! I've got full evening dress and a tiara ! Had to be done. And tartan knickers to make it a Scottish event- that brings back memories of the Bay City Rollers! I wasn't a fan but can remember my friend at school being so in love with them! Brenda I've got Shazzam too but never manage to push the button in time! There's a car advert on at the moment with good music but by the time it's on and I've turned iPad on and loaded the ap it's finished! Story of my life! Xxx

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    11. Never mind Spotify - Spot On with the spelling!
      Tiaras R Us xxx

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    12. Diane, are you bringing the tartan knickers to the Retreat, they would look good with the Tena xxx

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    13. Tee hee I copied you!!!! Xxx

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    14. Now there's a thought, could always use them as a suitcase! Xxx

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  27. Ooh I have had trouble getting through customs. It was the sausage that caused it, they were adamant I couldn't bring it it in. They let me keep the big bowl of sauerkraut though and the 5 gallon drum of schnapps so although we might all get wind at least we won't care. I've downloaded some oompha music and all we need now is a big loud PROST....
    To Gillian and Andrew!!!

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  28. Oh Myra, You crease me up. It's a good job OH is in a good mood (could be the big glass of red I gave him earlier ) he usually says do you have use the iPad when the TV is on. He doesn't understand!!!! xxx

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    1. I know Brenda! We have turned a little mad in later life! It's such fun though!
      Welcome Saba!
      Sauerkraut! Danke schon ! Xxxx

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    2. Brenda, I doubt even a psychiatrist would understand us!! xxx
      Welcome Saba, PROST, thump, tap and bottoms up xxx

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    3. Don't like Sauerkraut, but I'll eat it all the same ha ha xxx

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    4. Ditto Muriel - but virtual sauerkraut I can handle - well not literally. A bit sticky! Xxx

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    5. Saba glad you and the ompa music made it, shame about the sausage though ( why does 'Allo 'Allo spring to mind?) Prost xxxx

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    6. I'll have to call you "The Fallen Madonna with the big Boobie"!!!!! xxx

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  29. SABA So pleased you got through customs. YES To Gillian and Andrew, xxx

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    1. All stand - GILLIAN AND ANDREW xxx

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    2. GILLIAN AND ANDREW xxx

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    3. Gillian and Andrew xxx

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  30. Strange command Muriel but I've I got my bottom up, what comes next?

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    1. I dread to think ! Xxx

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    2. DON'T follow Myra's example p l e a s e. It's a bit cold to open the windows xxxxx

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    3. Hope no one has the big bloomers on. Could be flying through the air!!!

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    4. Brenda, too l a t e . . . . . . . . . xx

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    5. Oh my word, I just laughed out loud and Peter is in bed. Might have to stuff a handkerchief in my mouth.

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    6. Brenda I put them on special! They've got lots of frilly lace on and lastic at the knees! Xxx

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  31. Hallo Sandra and all
    Oh ,so wonder how the wedding has gone today, hope the weather was on it's best behaviour and Hazel managed to take it easy over the day and not to much rushing around .It feels like we have been there today after being with them to get their attire etc. over the year. Lets raise a glass for the Happy Couple, Gillian & Andrew !! and lets the party start. Beautiful spread Maureen and I see the tanker is back, mmmmm.x
    Anne- your card is Gorgeous and so fitting for Sandra to have it to post for today. The picture of a beach and sunshine look so inviting, very nice.x
    Hihi sorry Diane, got a bit side tracked there when you said you were going to a card club, did you take some pictures to show us what you made?x
    Michele- was the person in today or still off ill ? I hope you took some time out as you working so hard why not go a bit earlier for once.x
    Cheryl -more partying ? I hope you have a nice time over the week with your sister and fiancée.x
    Sheila- have a nice holiday, hope to see you around.x
    Lynda- so sorry to hear about Annie, hope the new meds helping her but whatever you decide it's hard, sending hugs to you and Terry x
    Maureen- did you managed to find your blue and sunshine sky today and when you need it you take out the cloudy one for some rain tihi I so wish I had that too.It will be a nice weekend apparently ,that will be nice.
    Had a full day out with my friend, first to hospital to pick up some papers because as she is moving soon she need a transferral. Spent some hours walking around town for some small shopping and coffee and today I had a real coffee cake and it was soooo good, better than sex I think, Can't remember that far back hihi The market was open so I got some card from one of the stands and some flutter butterflies (Lynda) Was not back before 4pm and did some hoovering as he been sitting out in the hall a few days, staring at me. Now he's happy until next time. Nearly time for the news and a hot chocolate. Might pop in to see if there are any news later but have a few to look into first,
    love and hugs Maria xxx

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    1. Maria, cough splutter!! I have a vague recollection, would rather do a load of ironing!!!

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    2. You don't do any ironing! Xxx

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    3. Maria, I leave that sort of thing to the younger people !!! (I'll make my excuses and leave now ha ha. xxxx

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    4. Or stick pins in my eyes.

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    5. Oh I like a good coffee cake :). - is that going yo be a code word now?! Lol xxx

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    6. Oh, you do love your blood and gore, don't you? Here, have a drink, calm down and forget all about it lol xxxx

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    7. im trying, I'm trying (no comments please).
      Ps massage person today was a 30 something drop down gorgeous hunky bloke!!! Was quite nice once I got over the shock.
      Pass the schnapps.

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    8. Huh, I hope you told Peter xxxx

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    9. He just laughed!! He likes me to enjoy myself. Xxxx

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    10. You'll be booking the massages daily at this rate! Xxx

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  32. Oy all you lot you left me way up up & away after MAUREEN said she cooked all the canapés & posh sausage rolls I have been dancing all on my own up there & playing with the bag pipes gosh they take the wind out of you not a good sound Haha xx

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    1. Lynda, I came in to find a madhouse in here, music blaring from dozens of different Spotify apps and poor Brenda trying to get her app to recognise all the tunes. And on top of that some strang ritual where everybody has to put their bottom in the air. Xxx

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  33. Hi MARIA DID YOU NOTICE I WAS EARLY TODAY haha thank you .Xx

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    1. Ooh Lynda, clever you playing the pipes, now that's sure to wake us up, Prost, hic and have another xxxx

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    2. I'm not Maria but YES I DID !!! Xxx

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  34. A quick pop in, we have had a fabulous day, weather been brilliant thank you all for those sun dances. Everything perfect and just a great time had by all. I am sore from standing and sitting, goodness knows what I will be like after Saturday night. What's all this about a party? I will have to go back and read all the comments, that's if I can stay awake, strong pain killers been taken. Will call in the morning. Xxx

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    1. So pleased all went well! We're just mad and didn't want to be left out! Xxx
      Sleep well! Xxx

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    2. Fabulous that you've had a good day and everything went well. We are all quietly - well not too quietly - getting sozzled and joining in with the wedding celebrations. After all, we've been with you every step of the way. Sweet dreams, see you tomorrow xxx

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    3. Hello and congratulations again. Totally thrilled that the sun was shining. Please get some rest between now and Saturday.

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  35. Hi Hazel I'm so pleased to hear all went well today and the weather stayed fine for you. Now off to bed and gave a good rest, tomorrow is another day night night sleep tight xxxx

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  36. Hazel, I think all of the comments about the party will send you to sleep, but the mixture of music we may keep you awake. So pleased you had a brilliant day. You have been in our thoughts all day. That's why we had a party, so pleased you dropped in . LOL xxx

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  37. Good evening Folks!!
    Just had a quick read on the way down ... WOW!!! that's some Party you guys have been having.
    That's us just back, made a cuppa. Really did not need anything to eat, I made us a couple of slices of toast and had that.
    Well Oh! Well what an amazing day, the sun shone and It was actually warm!! The wedding ceremony was held in the Hotel/Castle gardens. It was beautiful, have to confess to shedding a tear. I am very fond of Gillian, to see her looking so beautiful and so happy, could not stop them coming!!
    Her dress was amazing, it was a rich dark burgundy/purple colour. Strapless, wonderfully embellished over the right side of the top, right down the side to almost knee level. The embroidery was in stunning colours. Purple, turquoise, pink and lime green. Laced down the back, long floaty and absolutely devine. I am sure Hazel will send some photos to let you see it. Hazel had a beautiful floaty outfit that looked amazing. Flower girls wore cream one had a lime green sash the other had pink they were so sweet. Tammy's boys were the ring bearers, so smart in their kilts.
    Most of the men wore kilts and looked so smart, it was lovely to see them all.
    Meal was amazing with huge portions of delicious food. Ooooo!! and the Cake!!
    a rather rich and indulgent, Chocolate Cake, Andrews choice but Oh! so! Mmmmm!!.
    We were at a table with great people,we had such a laugh and wonderful chat.
    Right best go, I will try to read through all the posts. If I don't manage to comment please forgive me I am rather tired.
    God Bless you all xxxx

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      Have a good night's sleep and sweet dreams, we'll turn the music down a tad for you xxxx

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  38. Where's the sweet Pat was bringing, is that her slumped in the corner. The young one's just can't stand the pace nowadays!!! xxx

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