Sunday, 27 September 2015

Ally Pally Meet up!


 Good Morning Ladies,
I have some photos of all of us at Ally Pally to share with you today, so here is the line up, on the left you have Diane (who doesn't usually look like this), Maria, Brenda (lello), Paul and Yvonne from Sue's blog.
On the right we have, (oops I don't know the first ladies name) sorry, then Lynda (just), Pat, Margaret P,
Me, Brenda (littlelamb) and Sue.
Pure mischief going on in this photo, Diane, Maria & Brenda, there was plenty of laughter, Brenda had the biggest shopping list ever, it made Paul think that I was being very good!
Here we have Sue (Mrs B) and Brenda (littlelamb) you can see some of Brenda's purchases on the table, but most of them were on the floor, hidden, Sue had a whole cart full, that I think Paul took back and emptied once!.
Lovely photo of the very lovely Lynda, and her lovely husband Terry, taking a break from being the photographer here! I have a photo to follow of Lynda's haul!
I have no idea what I was gesticulating at here, Margaret and Pat in this one too.
Lynda and Sue
Lynda's goodies.
I hope that gives you all a bit of an insight into our fun day out, Lynda was the only one brave enough to photograph her goodies, to be honest I didn't buy that much, I got some card, some 8 x 8 cards, some foils for heat foiling, some sticky pearls, some die storage folders, Sue's Rose embossing folder, justrite stamp set that was half price, that was it i think. ( maybe more than I thought), most of the dies were more expensive than Icon, but it was good to see them up close.

Yesterday was a very long day, up at 5am, we did the airport drop and then set off the other 84 miles to my mum's, stopping for breakfast, we arrived at mums at about 11am, when we arrived the kitchen was a hive of activity which never happens, my sister had made a delicious home made lasagne, which was a real treat as we usually have to go and buy our meals.  The atmosphere was ok, I don't think it will ever go back to how it was before 'the call' but it was bareable.  Its done now, we got home at about 9pm, so we were both totally exhausted.
Sophie and Lucy won their match 3-1, Sophie being one of the goal scorers, which is just fantastic and the boost she needed, funny thing is Paul and I have been saying for years that they should play both of the girls on the left side together and today they did and it worked a dream! Happy faces all round!
Have a lovely Sunday my lovelies,
Love and hugs
Sandra
xxxxxxx

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  1. Good morning Sandra and all who call in today. Firstly Sandra I am so glad everything went ok yesterday, ok as you said it won't ever go back to how it was! BUT you made the effort and went, they can't say you didn't. And the fact that a meal was prepared is a big change for them, so get that lovely thank you card made and let them know how much you appreciated the effort they had gone to.
    As for the AP photos, they are great and so nice to see everyone looking very happy and relaxed, Aprils photo you all really didn't know each other so well, yet 5 months down the line you can see how much more you all do.
    Lynda, I wish I could spend so much on goodies, when I go to a show, lucky you.
    Talking about shows, Anne if we meet outside the big hall they use for lunches at say 12.30 you will recognise Patricia from her little photo. ( what do you think?)
    Nothing much on the cards here today, it's still dark so can't see what the weather looks like it's going to do. So apart from doing the normal daily household bits and pieces, we will just wait and see what happens.
    Sheila, you will have to let us know how much Nikki enjoyed her adventure.
    Cafe all looking good, and all set for today. I have got my tea and toasted tea cake and will away a people watch. xxx

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    1. Hola Hazel!
      We were just saying that we will be freezing when we get home at the end of the week! Winter woollies were mentioned. I brought pashminas here and haven't even carried one with me anywhere. It's lovely in the evening because it is comfortably warm to walk about. Looking forward to meeting up too! Not in Glasgow unfortunately but isn't it lovely how many of us have met now! Xxx

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    2. Pashminas are great Patricia and I have them in all colours, as you say great for that extra warm when. It's lovely and sunny but it's only 14c here. xxx

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  2. Good morning Sandra
    Good morning everyone,
    Oh I have been waiting to see some pics from AP just to put faces to names- and I must say you all look just as friendly in the flesh so to speak as you do reading the day to day antics here in the cafe - lots of smiles and I don't think they are from purchases. I've never been to AP but my friend has, she used to live in London, she's told me how gorgeous it is and I can see from the backgrounds how lovely it is.
    We are off to Llandudno today, with Johns daughter, husband and grandchildren and I might just have to go into the craft shop there, they had some A3 card last time I went so will pick my friend some up if they still have it. I've missed the last craft show in Manchester because we were on holiday, so I've got withdrawal symptoms.
    Its forecast a lovely day so hoping it's right. Have tidied round in the cafe and and left everything straight I know Patricia likes everything ticketyboo haha xx
    Will PPP back when we get home - I hope no one has any aches and pains, Sandra you and Paul take it easy today, so pleased your visit wasn't too stressful but all the travelling is tiring too isn't it
    Have topped the basket to the top just in case they are needed
    See you later
    Jean xxx

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    1. Jean have a lovely day in LLandudno, my favourite town around here and the weather is gorgeous here so should be the same there. Hope you manage to get to the craft shop his card is pretty cheap but good quality. Glad you had a lovely day with Nic yesterday you can read all about my day with my Nik further down. Love Sheila xxxx

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    2. Jean, have a lovely day in Llandudno ! It 's lovely there especially in the sunshine - hope it shines today! Xxx

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    3. Hello Jean,
      I've never been to Llandudno, but my parents went there in the 1950's and loved it. Do you live in Wales? Glad you had a good day with Nic, enjoy today.

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    4. Maureen it hasn't changed much since the 50's except for a couple of shopping parks...it's still has it's old Victorian charm. The only thing that spoils it is you often gets a stiff breeze there and as hubby used to say 'It gets a bit drafty around the aspidistra!!'

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    5. Sheila the stiff breeze was absent today - so the aspidistras were safe !!
      We love Llandudno on the Victoriana weekend - its brilliant
      xxx

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  3. Morning/Afternoon to all who may pop in today.
    Sandra - so pleased that everything went well yesterday even if the atmosphere was a bit strained. You did go and they had made the effort for lunch so now you can settle down at home. Congratulations to the girls especially that wonderful goal scorer!!

    Thank you for the photos. It really is nice to put faces to names though I shall have to revisit the pic a few times before I will remember who's who.
    You all look so happy and what a fantastic haul Lynda. Have you had a play with them yet?

    Nothing planned here today. At the moment we have a proper Autumn morning. Dry, very misty and quite chilly. It so reminds me of the Poem which has the line 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness close busom-friend of the maturing sun'. (John Keats). Have a good day everyone whatever you all do.
    Sheila - I hope Nikki enjoyed her adventure.
    Cheryl - hope you had one wonderful birthday.
    Saba - hoping the seas are kind to you.
    Jean - enjoy your day at the seaside with the family.

    Off to sit with my coffee for a few minutes. I've put the hugs in the basket whether they stay there until chosen who knows.
    xxxx

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    1. It's such a lovely poem isn't it Janet enjoy your day xxxx

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    2. Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
      It is indeed Janet - I love that poem but my husband loves it more and is always quoting it! Xxx

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    3. Hi JANET that's a beautiful poem. I haven't played with any goodies yet but have put them in the appropriate folders still have a couple of Birthday cards to make for October.Xx

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    4. Janet that it a lovely poem - sums up Autumn doesn't it xxx

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  4. Good morning Sandra and the Café Gang. Hope you are all TicketyBoo and looking forward to the day ahead.
    SANDRA:- glad the day went well. As Hazel said, get a Thank Card made and sent off to let them know you enjoyed and appreciated what they had done for the day.
    Congratulations to both the Girls it great to hear about the brilliant result.
    AP photos are brilliant, really looking forward to meeting up with the ones going to the Retreat .... not long now!!
    Oh! My! Word! Lynda that was some spend for you. I would have had to save all year to afford that lot.
    Nothing much happening here today .... well it's still early. Things can all change when the phone rings!!!! Mind you Audrey is off today, no doubt she will be running around getting things sorted for their holiday on Thursday. She has 2 Night Shifts to do Monday/ Tuesday.
    Hazel has everything set up beautifully so I will just grab a cuppa and some Toast and do some people watching.
    (((((hugs))))) in the basket by the door. See you all later xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia that's what I did saved money in my pay pal from selling die cuts since last time we went & my friend also paid for three of the dies
      So pleased with my stash. Xx

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  5. Morning Sandra and all the lovelies,
    Oh I love loving at pics of all you lovelies and you all look such a happy and jolly bunch, thank you Sandra for sharing them with us and to Lynda for taking most of them.
    Sandra I'm so pleased yesterday turned out a lot better than you expected...sometimes it just happens that way and congratulations to the girls on their win.
    I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you after Nikki's visit only for some reason I just felt so tired and kept nodding off. Nikki excitement was tinged with a cold and tickly cough...I felt so sorry so after telling me about her lovely trip she was feeling a bit sorry for herself...which I can fully understand Bless her. I know at home they don't make a huge fuss when it's something like a cold as they know that Nikki can play on it a bit.....but I'm her Mum so I gently reassured her it would go away soon and kept giving her plenty of hugs. She bought me a magnetic shopping list for the fridge...I will find that very handy and she was delighted when I put my first thing to remember on it. Oh and she told me the brochure for the Blue planet Aquarium was for me to keep!! She does make me chuckle at times. I think her cold had taken it out of her a bit by the time she was picked up as she was a bit subdued, but I know she will bounce back again...as she told me she wanted to go on another trip.
    Well I caved in last night after Margaret had emailed me about the Platinum on the craft Channel. I haven't got Sky and so I went straight to their website and ordered it....it was such a good price at £119. That's it now I must start cutting back on buying crafty stash and so I'm blaming Margaret for that last one....only teasing Margaret as you knew I had been looking at them and I was so grateful that you emailed me.
    I hope our lovely ladies who have been feeling poorly are feeling much better today and are on the mend.
    Wishing you all a lovely sunny day will pop back later and have put hugs in the basket and I do hope Norah's pesky rascals are behaving themselves.

    Love and hugs Sheila xxxxx

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    1. Sheila that has made me smile this morning, I'm so pleased Nikki had such a lovely time. What a shame she has a cold though, I'm sure the mum cuddles helped loads. Haha poor Margaret getting the blame for your craft purchases- enjoy it, it will make you happy. After all, do you go out drinking and living it up? No ( at least I don't think you do!) so you enjoy spending your money on what you enjoy. Xxxx

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    2. Diane - Sheila is a real clubber you know! Shh don't tell anyone!
      Tin hat !! Xxx

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    3. I couldn't help it Sheila!
      I'm so pleased you bought it - now we can hear reports from someone I trust and whose opinion I value!! You have done us a service too! No , I'm not crawling either. Glad you had a good day with Nikki and a lovely useful present too. Yesterday will have done you both the world of good! Xxx

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    4. Oh SHEILA I'm so pleased Nikki enjoyed her trip. What a useful present she bought you. Sorry she was under the weather,hope she's better soon.xxx

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    5. My daughter & grandson have just turned up so will come back later xxxx

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    6. Sheila, enjoy your new toy when it arrives. It was lovely to hear that Nikki enjoyed her trip. Hope her cold gets better soon. LOL xx

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    7. Hi Sheila, so nice to hear Nikki's trip was good and she like to do it again. Shame she got a cold but all the hugs will have helped. Have a nice Sunday xxx

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    8. Hello Spendthrift Sheila!!!! I'm sorry that Nikki has a bad cough, but your cuddles and reassurance will have cheered her up, and she I'm pleased that she had a wonderful time in Chester. And two presents for you, you are lucky.
      I see that Margaret's to blame for you buying the Platinum machine, well it makes a change from us blaming Myra ha ha.
      xxxx

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    9. Hello Sheila, so pleased to read all about Nikkis' trip and your presents. She does seem happy and settled doesn't she.
      Its a shame she has a cold - when we picked Nic up yesterday her voice sounded deep and sometimes her eyes filled upas though she was going to sneeze but she was in great spirits.
      Really enjoyed Llandudno today. we love it there - go often - got some A3 linen card 300 gsm for £7.50 Its excellent quality, have used it often.
      Don't forget to update us about the Platinum machine when it arrives
      Jean xxx

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  6. Dobra Jutra lovely ladies
    Sorry I didn't get in yesterday to comment on the beautiful crafts. Brenda I love your pottery, Saturday's wouldn't be same without them on here. Janet, I saw the lady demonstrating this, it's gorgeous, can't wait to see your owl.
    Karen what a beautiful box, I love how you have decorated it.
    And Cheryl, a very belated Happy Birthday to you. Sorry I missed it, hope you had a lovely day.
    Ally Pally looked fabulous. You all obviously had a good time by the smiles on your faces. Diane, you are still my hero for carrying on after your fall.
    Sandra, thank you so much for showing us these pictures and Lynda please thank Terry for taking them. He looks lovely and what a kind man he must be or did you sneak off to buy your hoard?
    I am pleased yesterday went well for you Sandra, it's the first step, now send that card as Hazel said.
    Well we are having some windy weather to say the least. Yesterday we sailed or rather flew down to a beautiful bay called Drvenic. HAZEL DONT READ THE NEXT BIT. We were under full sail and most of the time and the boat was listing heavily to the starboard side. I was sitting on the starboard side looking up at Peter sitting high above me on the backboard side. All was well except for the waves which were about 6 feet high at times and there were occasions when my side of the boat was briefly in the water, I got a wet back! But at least that side of the boat got a good wash. When we arrived at the bay we anchored up and about an hour later, mid Gin and tonic Peter decided he wasn't happy with our position and we must up anchor and move a bit further out. Which we did. It was not possible to go ashore, too windy so we ate on board AGAIN. Today the weather forecast is not brilliant again, very strong winds and increasing so in half an hour we will be upping the anchor and setting off. Not sure where, it all depends on the wind and waves.
    Will try and call in this evening, love and hugs for all
    Saba xxxx

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    1. Safe journey Saba - at least it was your back that was wet and not your undies.......!!!!! Xxxx

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    2. Oh SABA !!!! You are one brave lady doing that and being in the a boat in those winds. Please be safe and take great care. At least you have got gas and can cook on board. xxx

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    3. Well my Dear! You are certainly seeing life on the ocean wave! That's what you enjoy though isn't it! Just stay safe - I wouldn't like to be on the boat - but if I had to be I'd trust you two!
      You really know what you are doing and have a really good boat too!
      Enjoy! I'm having a lazy day today but that's the first one! Xxx

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    4. Ooh Saba, that's the stuff of nightmares. I really am such a wimp, I'd be lashed to the mast and wearing full lifesaving equipment!!! You obviously enjoy it in a masochistic way, the men in white will be visiting you soon!!!
      Enjoy xxxxx

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    5. Oooo SABA your braver than me im with MAUREEN I also would be having at least two life jacket a rubber ring hehe but honestly Saba you wouldn't even get me on your boat I don't do water or boats hehe.
      Please stay safe & hope you have calm sea for the rest of your holiday. Xxx

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    6. Saba hope the weather improves for the rest of your holiday xxx

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  7. Good morning Ladies, sorry I wasn't on here yesterday , we were travelling to Edinburgh and then had a lovely time with the grandchildren, eventually falling into bed totally exhausted .
    Firstly , Happy Birthday for yesterday Cheryl! sounds like you had a great day xo.
    Brenda your plates are beautiful !
    Janet, I also watched the demo on Hachanda and your little hedgehog turned out perfectly, soo cute!
    Karen, your box is gorgeous ! I love the lace effect trim and the flowers , makes it look very luxurious.
    Sandra , I'm so happy for you and Paul that the day passed without incident , and Congratulations to your girls ! they really did play well together .
    Michele , glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and had a good day out.
    Myra and Saba, enjoy the sunshine and keep those glasses well topped up !
    Maureen, can't help smiling at your stories of George, I think lots of men are stuck in the past, mine included at times, no wonder Baileys is called for !
    Girls , what can I say about the photos you all look like such a happy bunch ! I look forward to maybe meeting you all some time in the future but now at least it is lovely to be able to put a face to a name.
    Hazel , that sounds like a plan ! Something to look forward to at the end of our holiday, see you there, I've already got my ticket (only £4 on a Groupon deal) .xo
    Cafe looking and smelling wonderful as usual, so I'll just have some tea and a fruit scone and people watch, money in the pot and dishes washed.
    Love and hugs to you all xoxo

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    1. Thanks Anne, weather forecast good so hope it stays nice for you too. It will be lovely to meet up with Hazel and Patricia - as you say something to look forward to are your holiday. Hopefully we'll then know what you look like too!! Xxx

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  8. Morning Sandra and ladies, don't you all look lovely in your photos, can't wait to meet up in October.
    Well done to the girls on winning their football match.
    Sandra glad the day was stress free, do send a thankyou card, that will make them think you have no hard feelings.
    Shiela lovely to know that Nikki had a super time.
    Not much on today, usually on a Sunday I pop in to see my sister who has special needs, she lives in supported accommodation and has her own little flat, we watch 60 minute makeover,,and she says she wouldn't let them into her house.
    As nothing is planned, that mght change, I will pop back later, until then take care xxx

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    1. Jess gave a lovely day, I think I agree with your sister! But it is fun to see what they do! Xxx

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    2. I agree with your sister too! I also agree with Diane ! Wow! Xxx

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    3. I wonder what sort of job they do, and they take more than 60 mins, as they have been in measured up ordered things and stripped out. The paint won't even be dry. xxx

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    4. Jess, I just agree with everybody, it saves a lot of hassle ha ha xxx

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    5. Heck what can they do in sixty minutes I don't think I believe they do it that quick! Hope you had a lovely time with your sister Jess xxx

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    6. I love to watch this to see the end result but say I wouldn't let them do mine lol xx

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  9. Hi Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    Sandra I'm so pleased yesterday wasn't as bad as you thought and they must have got the messaged about providing food after your hard work! You can feel quite righteous now! Send that lovely thank you card and chalk it up to experience! Congratulations to the girls too on their brilliant team work. Xxxx
    The sun is out here so the washing machine is going, hopefully the grass will get cut today too. Oh yes before I forget the lady in the picture Sandra didn't know her name is my friend Jackie Trinder ( little rose) from sues blog. She and her husband joined us for lunch. We are going to hobbycraft together this afternoon - Sara Davis is doing a demo there so we thought we would go. We do like to get up to crafty mischief together! Right I must get on and make it look like I have been busy for hours! See you later xxxx

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    1. Hello Dainty, you look a picture of gorgeousness on the photo. I'd never have guessed that you had been throwing yourself about! xxx

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  10. Morning All !!
    Sandra - what great photos! Thank you for all the captions! Thank you so much TERRY for taking them and LYNDA for passing them on! You all look such a happy group of friends! It's lovely to see some new faces and some ahem - no not old - familiar faces! I should have been a Diplomat!

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  11. Arrgh! It published too soon!
    Sandra - pleased all went well! Well done to the girls too.
    Anne - have a lovely time in Edinburgh! We are keeping here warm for you! Haha!
    Maureen- I did respond last night but you were probably asleep! It was only minutes after you though!
    Alastair and Victoria just had a walk along waters edge , he came back with soaked trousers up to the knees! Victoria - totally dry! I give up!
    Today we are going out for lunch but apart from that a relaxing day here!
    Be good!
    I'll be back - I hope so!!!
    Myra xxx

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    1. Myra, my young friend! I've just popped back to last night's post to read what you'd posted, I was so disappointed that you'd realised you'd typed planes instead of plates. Oh well, I'll look forward to your next post!!
      Laughing y the thought of Alastair's wet trousers, don't give up yet, we want to see you at the Retreat ha ha.
      xxxx

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    2. Keep enjoying your lovely relaxing time Myra xxx

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  12. Hi Sandra and all in cafe.
    Sandra pleased yesterday was not too bad and well done to the girls on their win especially Sophie on scoring.
    Cheryl hope you had a lovely birthday.
    All the things Sandra has shown this week have been lovely sorry I have been missing.
    My McMillan Coffee Morning yesterday went very well thanks to my chief coffee, tea maker and washer up Sue and Gem for taking orders etc we have made £250.00 which is a superb amount people are so generous and we still had some cakes left, today is going to be a quiet day I think.
    Hope all who feeling poorly feel better soon hugs on the way.
    By the way good to see the photos thanks Sandra and Lynda.
    Love Margaret xx

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    1. Congratulations Margaret! That's a fantastic sum to raise! You clearly worked very hard as did your helpers! Well done! Have a rest today - let them eat cake! Xxx

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    2. Congratulations Margaret a fantastic amount for a very needed organization. xxxx

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    3. Margaret, What a fantastic amount you raised - congratulations xxx

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    4. Well done, what a great amount for a really good cause xx

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    5. Well done Margaret for the amount raised, so nice everything went to plan. Hope your Sunday is good xxx

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    6. That's fantastic Margaret P, the ladies on this blog raise amazing amounts of money for Charity. xxx

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    7. Well done Margaret that's a wonderful amount for a wonderful cause. xxx

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    8. Well done Margaret - such a substantial amount you have raised - all your hard work has been worth it - xxx

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  13. Margaret WELL DONE. That's a great amount to raise. Well when looking at the AP photos this morning I was a kind of taken aback by the one of Brenda and Sue why??? You ask well Sue you could be the sister of Gillian and Tammys friend Maxine, I even sent the photo to Tammy and again she said the same. Do you have relatives up in Aberdeenshire by any chance. That were farmers? xxx

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    1. Not that I know of my Mum came from Wiltshire and Dad from Dorset, Alan's both from Wiltshire, they do say you have a double somewhere though! Thanks I was pleased such a worth while cause.xx

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  14. Hello Sandra and everyone,
    Was going to post earlier but realise Barbara Grey was on, so have been watching her with her Groovi plates. I got mine at AP last week. I've had a little play with mine, Ciara asked me how to use it. I gave her a very brief demo and suggested she use the starter plates first. No, not for her, she wanted to use the more intricate plates. I got for when I felt more confident! Well my flabber was gasted - She did an amazing job and made me feel like the novice ha ha ha. Wish I had the confidence of a nine-year-old. There was no stopping her!!!
    Sandra, so pleased yesterday went well, and even more pleased to read of the girls success. Well done Sophie. Well done to the team.
    The photographs from AP look really good. (I hate having my photograph taken) Lynda thank Terry. Did he get some nice pictures when he went outside into the park and left you shopping? If anyone has never been to AP the views outside are amazing, you can see all over London on a clear day.
    Well washing is waiting to be pegged out.
    I will be back later, Love and hugs, Brenda XXX

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    1. Brenda OB, Can I borrow your paper bag for the Retreat. Looking at the photos I feel very inadequate! xxx

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    2. I was thinking! Not always a good idea! We could have a paper bag each with a super model's face on the front! Then I thought of a wee snag! I don't have a super model body to go with it!
      Polyfilla it is then! Xxx

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    3. Maureen will check my diary to see if I need the 'Bag' that weekend. If I don't - it will be winging its way to you !!!! LOL xx

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  15. Morning Ladies

    Sandra- glad your day went ok yesterday & as you say-it's over + done with now but am glad it's was "bearable ".

    Great to see the photos from Ally Pally- am really wishing I could join you on the retreat.

    Jean-hope your day out to Llandudno is great, I love the place. I always manage to find something to buy in the craft shop there.

    Feeling a bit better but worried the cough is heading towards a chest infection, let's hope I'm wrong. We're off to Phil's brothers for dinner tonight-lasagna cooked by Kelli. She didn't bring baby Liam round yesterday in case he caught my "germs"- amusing as I probably caught this from them!! Phil's playing golf tomorrow afternoon with his brother and then they're going fishing on a boat they've chartered on Tuesday morning-rather them than me!

    Michele.

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    1. You know Michele, if you want you could join us for an hour or so on the Saturday, but I have a feeling its a bit of a journey for you!!., not good if that goes into your chest, your not listening to us mummy's " YOU NEED TO GO TO A DOCTOR" mummy's know best. Enjoy your meal. xxx

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    2. Michele, listen to Grandma, your need to follow Hazel's advice. You, of all people should know that a chest infection is not good. Do what Hazel tells you - I certainly wouldn't like to cross her! ha ha ha ha
      xxxx

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    3. Michelle please see a doctor, the plane journey alone is enough to tire someone out and the recycled air doesn't help - you need to get well as can be - such a shame you have been so ill on holiday xx
      We had a great day out at Llandudno - went to the craft shop and bought some more A3 linen card 300 gsm for £7.50 have had it before and its really good. A brilliant sunny day - tired now though - Take care
      Jean x

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    4. Michele please do as the others have said a see a doctor and hopefully it will be able to make the long journey home a bit easier.
      Take care dear lady. xxx

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    5. Jean, glad you had a good day and got your card. xxx

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  16. I am so glad the meeting with your mum was better than anticipated SANDRA As others have said - do a thank you card (something I forget to do I must admit I say or text but realise that a card is more appreciated - note to self!)
    The photos look amazing, just for the record, the lady at the front is JACKIE TRINDER (I think). I bought that butterfly die LYNDA Had a play yesterday It is stunning. I glittered and paper pieced the butterflies because I had this idea that I didn't want the solid butterflies on top Having just watched SW use CE glitter glue I will try that effect next time!
    Good for the girls winning at football. My sister used to play for a ladies team back in the 70's
    SABA you're making me feel sea sick - stay safe
    My mind has now gone blank and I can't understand my shorthand as I was making notes on the way down! Sorry Take care all

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    1. Karen, that's not nice to say that Saba makes you feel sick!!! lol xxxxx

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  17. Good afternoon Sandra and all the coffee shop crew
    Well this morning came and brought some beautiful sunshine so on went the washer and in went the bedding followed by towels, all out basking in the warm sunshine. I do love getting the washing out in the fresh air it always smell so lovely.
    Sandra so pleased yesterday went without incident and you had a lovely lunch and arrived home, tired yes, but safely and no doubt the news of a win and a goal would take away the stress and tiredness. Well done Sophie for scoring and providing the icing on the cake for dad and mum's day!
    Lynda many thanks to you and Terry for giving us all an insight into a wonderful day that you all had meeting up and having a good spend at AP oh you lucky people!
    The family called in after a visit to the Cumbrian Food Festival that is on in town and brought us some wonderful cheeses as a present for helping them while they moved home and stayed for lunch, so that was a lovely surprise. The pie and pea supper went really well last night they were all given a lovely warm welcome by everyone in the village who attended and SIL won the beetle drive too!
    Sheila delighted to know Nikki had such a good time on her little trip, and as for giving cuddles, in my book that is what mum's are for, no matter what age they are. Yes I have broad shoulders so I will take the blame for you buying the new Spellbinders machine I do hope it is all you expect it to be and more. I must say I have been very impressed with what I have seen of it and am giving it some serious thought.
    PLEASE NOTE if anyone else should buy the new machine at such a great price from the Craft Channel you can take the blame yourselves!!! That is with the exception of Myra, you can blame it on the sun my ducky friend!!
    Well Michele PLEASE, PLEASE, WILL YOU GO TO SEE A DOCTOR as mummy Hazel and I say it is better to be safe than sorry, just remember you have the fight home and need to be well for that. Hope you have a lovely meal.
    Well done Margaret on raising such a fantastic amount for such a wonderful cause, you have most definitely earned a rest, so do have one today.
    I have put some hugs over in the corner so please help yourselves, I'm off to get dinner prepared, I will try and pop in later, enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone.
    Margaret xxx

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  18. Afternoon Sandra and all in today,
    Glad your visit to mum went better than you thought and you all managed to have a nice day. Homemade lasagne sounded good. Congrats.to your girls with the football.Well done Sophie.
    Oooh don't we look happy together :-)
    Thanks Terry and Pat for taking the photos and Sandra for showing us.
    Michele- you poor thing. What a ,can't call it holiday any more it has gone on to long, really hope it's not going to your chest. Enjoy the peace and quiet when they gone out.
    Diane- how are you doing , any new hues lately or are they fading at last ?
    Jean- hope your outing was fruitful. Any A3 cards bought ?
    I hope everyone else have had a nice day in the sunshine, yes I know you have it Myra. What you described was something out of 'Benidorm' yesterday tihi but Saba, really hope the sea is calmer, already feeling sick.
    Yesterday was no good. Tummy back.so stayed in bed most of the day and think I nearly cancelled the hospital because I felt so much better. I have an appointment for the Endoscopy 4 pm on Tuesday. Have to be without the tummy meds .two weeks before treatment so have to deal with the cramps and nausea as best as I can. Had some toast and tea today but feel so weak and had to do some dusting, OH did hoovering and cutting the grass because SIL coming to us tomorrow . might see you later , hugs Maria xxx

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    1. Maria that does not sound very nice for you at the moment let's hope you get some answers on Tuesday, until then just take things easy and get plenty of rest, yes I hear you say look who's talking!
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    2. Maria my dear, I do hope you get sorted out on Tuesday. Having to do without your meds for 2 weeks is not good. I'm thinking about you. xxxx

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    3. Maria - my dear friend- since you are feeling so unwell I will let the Benidorm remark pass with a small shudder! However don't make a habit of it! Lol! So sorry you are feeling so awful! Roll on Tuesday! Xxx

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    4. Maria, that's not good that your tummy is playing up again, maybe you need to take dairy out of your diet and don't even have milk in your tea or coffee. It's not your gall bladders that's the trouble is it? xxx

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    5. Maria, so sorry you are not feeling well again, hope you find some reasons for feeling so unwell - Hazel has a point, try eliminating diary, Keep my fingers crossed for you on Tuesday Take care Love xxx
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    6. Maria I'm so sorry to hear you are poorly hopefully Tuesday will bring some results for you so that it can be treated. Love and hugs xxx

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    7. Maria if it is your gall bladder as Dr Hazel says as well as missing out dairy eat nothing from a pig as the fat is very hard to digest and takes longer too. I had my gall bladder removed and still had trouble then a friend of ours who was a vet told me eat nothing from a pig and you will be fine and he was perfectly right. Roll on Tuesday take it easy until then, sending you some special hugs xxx

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    8. Maria so sorry you are feeling poorly hope they give you answer soon take my dear love Margaret xx

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    9. Maria, poor you, that's not good. Please take things easy, hope Tuesday has some answers for you. LOL xxx

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  19. Hellloooooooooooooo
    Sandra, I'm glad yesterday's visit went much better than you thought it would, and that you were catered for, and did not have to make your own meal!! Now, show them how it should be done and send one of your beautiful Thank You cards. It's also great that the girls did so well in their match, well done to them.
    Thank you for posting the fantastic photos of AP. I am going to wear Brenda OB's paper bag at the Retreat, you all look so lovely. I wonder how long it takes a facelift to heal. Have I got time?
    I had a great night's sleep last night, didn't wake once - I don't even know if George got up - so I had loads of energy this morning. Two lots of washing done (all the cushion covers and arm caps off the suite was one load), they were put out to dry and now all the ironing has been done. Front garden lawn mowed and edge trimmed, and borders weeded, driveway swept. Snack prepared and eaten, dishes done, e-mails answered, and been on the blog for ages posting under people's comments where my laptop would let me.
    George is preparing the dinner (he's a keeper), good English food, not mucked up ha ha. Then I'm going to put my feet up and do nothing.
    That's one thing about going to the Vigil Mass on a Saturday evening, it means you can get a good run on a Sunday without stopping and starting. I never feel like doing much when I get home after I've been to Mass on a Sunday morning.
    See you all later, be good!!!
    Muriel xxx

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    1. Not been to Church today either Maureen - it doesn't feel like Sunday!
      Saba hasn't been either! Mind you I've been praying for her!! Xxx

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    2. Myra, that's the beauty of the Vigil Mass, it fulfils our Sunday obligation. It's brilliant!!! (Not the attitude to have, I know). We'll miss it at the Retreat as well. Ooohhh
      Are you being good, How's Alastair's trousers?? xxxx

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    3. They are now dry! I'm being exceedingly good! Just like Mr Kipling! Xxx

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    4. We only have your word that you are being good, as for being like Mr Kipling I don't like his cakes!
      Poor Alistair he needs to be careful he may catch a chill, I hope he has more than one pair of trousers with him. xxx

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    5. Margaret C, Myra does not allow Alastair more than one pair of trousers when going on holiday. She needs the extra weight allowance for all her stuff!!! xx

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    6. Maureen I'm with you on the Vigil Mass - it gives you a free morning on Sunday's. Also when I come out of church I go to the best Chippy in town for our Fish and Chip supper. Can't be bad!

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  20. Good evening ladies,
    Well what can I tell you about our day. Karen, get ready to be sick again.
    It was much the same as yesterday except this time the waves were higher, the wind was stronger and the port side was under water most of the time. I swear I saw the keel lift out of the water once. Peter says I didn't but I think I did. And to top it all not once, not twice but three times a bloody big wave came right over the stern and wet me through. The first time I laughed, mainly at Peters facewhich was a picture, he looked very worried but ended up laughing with me or at me I am not quite sure. The second time was less funny but equally wet. The third time I did not find it amusing in the least, it was literally dripping off me. We have ended up where we were two days ago further up north again. We should have stayed here and had a relaxing few days. The weather forecast for tomorrow is much the same, gale force winds and rough sea. We will have to move on though because we are running out of supplies and apart from a restaurant there is nothing else on this island. Hey ho. I would give my back teeth for a nice hot bath!
    Michele, please do what the older contingent has said and go see a doctor.
    Sheila so nice to hear Nikki enjoyed her time but sorry she is suffering with a cold, your cuddles will definitely have helped.
    Maria, so sorry your tummy is causing you problems again, try to drink plenty and try not to worry about Tuesday.
    Margaret P well done for raising all that money for your charity.
    Margaret (Corgi) stop encouraging people to spend money!! I can't wait to get home and order one!!!
    Myra next time can I come on holiday with you, I'm fed up with sailing now.
    Muriel just be good.
    Off out to dinner now, just he we make it to shore and the dinghy doesn't spring a leak.
    Love and hugs
    Saba xxx

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    1. Saba, my stomach is going at the thought of you two on your boat In those high seas, You watch you don't join Michele needing to see a doctor because you have caught a chill. Lynda, you wouldn't get me putting a foot on that size boat. Big ferry yes smaller than that no. Safe journey, how you can go get supplies. And yes I think a dry land holiday next time. xxx

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    2. Saba, I wouldn't have laughed the first time, never mind the second or third!! Be careful, please. Tie yourself to Peter and get him to tie himself to the anchor. You do have an anchor, don't you? Hazel, I'm with you all the way. xxx

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    3. Oh Muriel there is only one problem with Saba and Peter tying themselves to the anchor.......it's at the bottom of the ocean!!!! Yikes!!!!
      But I think we know what you mean! Lol!
      Safe journey Saba hope the weather starts to get better very soon. You're a better woman than me you would get me to put a foot on a boat let alone sail the high seas. Try and stay safe and dry. xxxx

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    4. Maureen, I hope SABA has packed enough spare pairs of knickers, tena lady ones might have been I good idea, then again would they be dry on the outside after she got soaked? I would need then as I would be wetting myself with fear. It's not like she can pegged her knickers out to dry while they sail along is it. xxx

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    5. Oh eck Saba, I couldn't cope with all the rocking and rolling on the boat - give me dry land every time - take good care of yourselves xx

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    6. Would it be twist and shout instead, Jean! Xxx

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    7. Please Saba next time you are going to have a holiday have it on DRY LAND! I am tired of having to mop out the café toilet as everyone is running there to be sick!
      Seriously, please do stay safe and take care, getting soaked even once is no laughing matter as for three times well words fail me! xxx

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    8. Oh! Saba, it's not been such a good trip this time. Ok last time was a bit frougt with no gas. This time would be better with no "waves"
      Stay safe xxx

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    9. Of course you can!! There are some huge yachts in Puerto Banus but they'd be no fun at all ! They are just some sort of a statement. Do nothing for me! Who needs a yacht with a floral arrangement in the stern?? Xxx

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    10. Maybe we could could go further than Scotland in the hot air balloon? Xxx

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  21. Oh my I am pea green with envy!!!!! So much fun, so much good stuff and wonderful pictures!!
    sandy xx

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    1. Welcome Sandy! Lovely to see you! You are across the pond I think ?
      Now Maureen will think I'm psychic !! We re all a wee bit daft but we do have fun! Do call again!
      Love Myra xxx

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    2. Helllooooooooooo Sandy, how lovely - another victim. No, no, I mean another lovely lady to have a cuppa with in Sandra's Cafe. Here, have a cake as well, they are calorie free.
      Myra, how do you know Sandy is from across the water?
      Muriel (real name Maureen) xxx

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    3. Maureen/Muriiel - if you press on Sandy's name it will take to you to a place that tells you Sandy is from North Carolina! Xxx

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    4. Hi Sandy a warm welcome from me too...we're such a friendly, funfilled group and the 'Boss' is such a lovely lady! xxx

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    5. Hello Sandy you are so welcome Sandra our boss will be so excited to know you have called in to our special little coffee shop, if you enjoy a good giggle do call in again and you will be able to have another good one. Some people say we are as batty as fruit cakes but we know differently, and we love ducks do you? xxx

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    6. NORTH CAROLINA:- that's a long way to come for a cuppa!!!
      SANDY:- welcome to the Mad House. Well it might seem like that when you pop in sometimes. We are a great crowd of friends who support each other and pass on lots of great hints and tips. Hope to see you in again soon xxx

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    7. Hi Sandy welcome to this lovely cafe hope you call in again soon.xx

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  22. Welcome Sandy to the best coffee shop, We might seem mad but no we are just a bunch of fun loving ladies who enjoy chatting, crafting and helping each other. Xxx

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  23. Hi Sandra
    Well better late than never I suppose. We've only just come in after a visit to Waddesdon Manor. Plus a Sunday Roast on Wetherspoons. Please don't anyone go to Wetherspoons for a Sunday Roast. Pete and I both had Beef. Well that's what it was supposed to be. It looked sort of like beef but tasted nothing like. Wish I'd had my usual Lasagne, Pete wished he'd had a steak.
    Lovely ouch if Ally Pally Sandra ( little lamb) didn't look very happy in the oicture that Terry took. But she was quite happy so she must have been taken when she was unaware of it being taken.
    I'm glad that yesterday's visit wasn't to bad, as you said the atmosphere wasn't right. Fancy your sister making a meal. Wonders will never cease.
    Wow fancy the girls winning again. It will do the teams confidence no end of good. Perhaps the coach will play them both on the left again with a bit of luck.

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  24. Hellooooo I'm back Daughter Lisa & Joseph have gone home she left at 6pm as hour n half drive home, & Joseph has school tomorrow & she has work.
    We had a lovely day went down to Broadstairs,Joseph wanted to go in the arcade he loves it when we win lots of tickets. A bit of a rip off really we collected over a thousand tickets between us. When looked at what you get is rubbish the best thing there was 1,750 tickets.so Lisa is saving them for nextime. But we all enjoyed it. Then went & had lovely fish & chips thire choice.
    I tried commenting on the way down but I pad wouldn't let me so I will try & remember
    SANDRA so pleased for you that your vist too your mums went without insident just do as others say & send a card. Congratlations to your girls on a good match well done Sophie for scoring that goal.Thank you for showing all the AP pictures ( I hate mine ) but you all looked lovely happy ladies I know you will have the best time ever at your retreat :0))))))))
    SHEILA enjoy your platinum machine When it arrives Im pleased you have treated yourself you deserve it my lovely friend xx you Hug your lovely Niki as much as you like. I did answer under your comment. I'm so pleased Nikki had a lovely time on her little holiday.
    SABA stay safe I'm doing the calming sea dance for you.xx
    MYRA pleased your haveing a restful holiday have a lovely day tomorrow.xx
    MARIA so sorry your tummy is not good again hope they can give you positive
    Results on Tuesday & find the cause it's be going on too long now my lovely friend. MARGARET P well done raising so much money for that very good cause.xx MARGARET C hope you have rested today after all the ironing you did yesterday for Lisa xx MICHELE please go to the doctor before the infection sets in listen to mother Hazel. JESS I'm with your sister about the 60 minute makeover I wouldn't let them in either xx
    Well I did do some comments on the way down but if I have missed anyone out I'm sorry.
    Going to make a sandwich & cupper now Terry is fading away he looked half starved HaHa.
    Love Lynda xxxx

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    1. Yes Lynda I did have 40 winks this afternoon as this morning I changed the bed, washed all the sheets etc and all the towels as it has been such a beautiful sunny day, then made lunch for the family. xxx

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    2. Lynda - the photographs re lovely! Thank you! The one with Sue and you is really good. Xxx

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  25. SABA - I need the sick bucket - quick! I've decided that I'm scared of all that water, I like to be able to see dry land at least. Give me a hotel swimming pool any day - also means that my room wouldn't be too far away and I can go inside to cool down while OH continues to cook!

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    1. Karen here's the sick bucket and the mop too! Please try not to make too much mess my dear! xxx

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  26. Is anyone of our lovelies staying up to see the Blood Moon tonight? I believe it starts around 1.10 am and the eclipse ends just after 3 am. I love to see anything like this in the night sky....I just find it so amazing. I might have a wee nap early on so I will be refreshed enough to watch it through. xxxx

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    1. Sheila, I'll probably be up to see it. It's fascinating, and I'll be in my dotage by the time the next one comes around. Well I'm in my dotage now, so I shudder to think where I'll be in 18 years time. xx

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    2. No definitely not Sheila I like my sleep too much. Derek said the eclipse was last night and when he let the corgis out last thing said it was just starting and did I want to see it? I told him when you have seen one moon you have seen them all no thank you, to which he said but this one is so big, but I can assure you I stayed where I was in bed!
      If you do stay up I hope you enjoy it and it is all worth what you expect xxx

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    3. Now come on Muriel with all that Baileys you must feel all of 22, no where near your dotage, remember you are as old as you feel! Don't answer that one. xxx

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    4. SHEILA :- I might just be up and about that time to go to the Loo!! If I remember I will stay up and watch, I like that sort of thing. Otherwise I will just have to see what they show on the telly in the morning. xxx

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    5. Now Patricia you will need all your sleep tonight, remember it is Monday tomorrow, your big cleaning day, so better if you see it on the telly in the morning while you have your cup of tea my dear xxx

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    6. Oh ecky thump I've just added 18 years on to my age....I think this will be my last Blood moon so I'm definitely going to make sure I see this one!! Lol! xxx

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    7. MARGARET:- your right and tomorrow is "BIG" clean Monday.
      On the first Monday of the Month I move out all the furniture to do the Skirting boards and under the beds. I know it's not quite the first but it's near enough.
      If I happen to have to get up I will have a wee look though. xxx

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    8. Patricia! The " wee " in your post made me laugh ! Xxx

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    9. Margaret! Thanks for giving me absolution if I were to purchase the Platinum machine! We ducks have to stick together! Xxx

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  27. The thought for the day ladies
    The opinions expressed by the husband of the house are not necessarily those of the Manager
    xxx

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  28. The moon is certainly big and bright at the moment in this part of the country.
    It's shining in our Lounge window. It is so clear you can even see lumps and bumps on it ... or maybe I need to go to SpecSavers xxx

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  29. Well folks if you have all gone to bed I might as well do the same.
    See you all in the morning to hear about all who saw "the moon"
    Goodnight and God Bless even the ones who did go to Mass this morning!!!

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  30. Good night and God Bless Patricia and anyone who looks in later, I'm off to bed too but have just had a look out and yes the moon is really big and bright here too! xxx

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    1. Night Night Patricia- the moon is really big and bright here too! Can't work out the timing here - British News only tells you about Britain's timing and Spanish News - me no comprende !! Xxx

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  31. I'm still here!! Myra, they are saying here that it will start about 1.10 a.m. and finish about 3 something a.m. British time. IF I get up, I'll tell you all about it!! Are you still enjoying yourselves and taking it easy?
    I am about to switch the light off, and have a couple of hours sleep before I'm woken "By the Light of the Silvery Moon". Myra, it's ages since we've had a song themed comment. We are slipping.
    Night, night all, sweet dreams, see you in the morning.
    Love Muriel xxx

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    1. Night Night, my Friend! We are indeed slipping! Silvery moons may have to pass me by! I'm off to bed too as we are going out tomorrow! A bit of culture, a bit of shopping with lunch and coffee in there somewhere!
      Moonlight and Roses remind me of you! Ahhh!
      Good night all! Xxx

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