Friday 20 May 2022

Our Next Challenge

Good Friday Morning Ladies,

Firstly I would like to wish a safe journey home to both Janet & Sonia, I hope you are both returning home relaxed and unwound.  We had Sophie & Lucy back home last night after their few days away, it was lovely to sit and listen to their adventures of fending for themselves for a few days, I always forget that at their age we were living together and running a home!  
Sue and I had a lovely lunch out on Wednesday, Sue chose a Chinese restaurant, the food was lovely, after that we popped to a pet shop as Sue needed Bird seed while we were there we got to admire some beautiful Birds, the colours of which you wouldn't believe were natural, they were Kakarikies from New Zealand, they ranged from peacock blues and greens to the most vibrant yellows and greens, one had so many colours on it it didn't look real.  It took me back to childhood when my dad had an aviary in the garden filled with brightly coloured budgies, I thought that they had gone out of fashion but apparently not, there were quite a few people in when we were there.  After the pet shop we drove around the corner to a garden centre, it was a cross between the one really well priced one that Paul and I have been going to and fancy garden centre, there were as many Ornaments and decorative things as there were plants.  I did manage to get a Squirrel and Large Bird proof bird feeder for £14.99 though, which is a really good price, we have a huge problem with crows or rooks stealing all the bird food and the smaller birds don't get a look in, so now we have something for everyone!  
Thanks so much for a lovely afternoon Sue XXX

Our Next Challenge

I thought that it might be nice to have a Jubilee themed challenge, 70 years on the throne is a Huge achievement after all.  

We do have choices thankfully, we don't to stick to the Red White & Blue that are traditional at these events as the Queen chose Purple and Platinum as the Official colours for the Emblem.

''Two colours make up the emblem of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – platinum and Pantone 3515 C. The platinum colour represents Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, whilst the purple colour is synonymous with royalty.''

That shade of purple is above, but for the purposes of our Challenge we can use any shade of Purple
Also don't think that you have to use Red, White & Blue together, you can use the colours on their own if you choose or combinations of them. 

It's something different for a change, I hope that you all enjoy taking part, I look forward to seeing your Journal pages or cards. 

I hope that you all have a lovely Friday,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. It’s good to hear that the girls got on well dog sitting. I bet they missed you and Paul though. But like you I was married with baby number one at their age. It was lovely to spend the day out with you too my lovely.
    A great challenge for this week. Purple is one of my favourite colours so right up my street xx
    Janet and Sonia, wishing you Jin a safe trouble free journey home xx
    Have a good day everyone. I’m just off out with Pop to get his weekly shopping. Love and hugs. Take care xx

  2. Love the challenge idea Is anyone doing anything to celebrate eg street party
    Safe journey home Janet and Sonia
    Must be lovely having the girls home again It does them good to have time on their own
    So tired today but nearly there I hope
    Take care everyone xx

  3. We are having a street party, we all pay for a 3 course meal (it was only £5 each) fingers crossed for good weather xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Great challenge for next week 😊
    We arrived home safely, thank you. It took us a different route than usual, and sadly I didn’t realise how close we were to passing your house Sandra. If only I’d realised before it was too late, you would have had a surprise knock at the door 😊 xx
    Janet, hope you’re having a safe journey home too xx
    We had a lovely time, relaxing and enjoying the hot tub. The weather was good too.
    Glad you and Sue had a lovely time together 😊
    We came home to a letter from a neighbour, who is organising a jubilee party. It’s to be held on the little green at the bottom of our road. Think she’s just organising games etc and we’ve been asked to take own food and drink. We probably won’t go though as I’ll be working, and Mark has a gig.
    I hope you’re all having a good day.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hello, wet and cold today.

    Lovely idea for the challenge next week, haven’t started this weeks , so will really need to to get down to it tomorrow.

    I have finished my albums and the box to put the in, a huge amount of work but I’m sure my daughter will love.

    Not managed to get much done today, been very tired. These extra water tablets that go gave me yesterday, have meant going to the loo all morning. Sleep well Lilian

  6. Hello everyone
    Sorry being so late but had forgotten this morning that we were going to see SIL and her husband today so didn't have any time to log on and give a message . Nice idea for next week but not sure will have time to make a card ,only time will tell.
    Stay safe and many hugs to you all xxx