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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:11

Morning all, lovely Christmas and boxing day with Family, I counted 22 in the house at one time though they were coming and going. Clear skies and solid frost here in Stockton, I can see across the river to the Cleveland hills with snow on them.

A thought, the New Year arrives like fresh fallen snow, careful how you tread, the marks will show. Happy new year every one, expecting visitors shortly so I log off.



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 10:33

A bright morning here in't NE, off to Daughters for a pre festive meal with half family, t'other alf termorra. I did hear one of them say if Santa calls they will arrest him for breaking and entry, far too clever by half todays kids.

Wishing you all the very best Christmas wishes, may all your presents be returnable.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:54

Nice David, and the music, if she had crawled under my tent flap in the desert I would have thrown the pretty camel out.

At the moment it is the sound of hoovers as Joanne sorts me out for Christmas, oh and the Blue Tango, love it.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 11:11

David Lily, Today as I get stuck in cleaning for my Cleaning Lady coming I listen to Nana Mouskouri singing and "White Rose of Athens" brings back memory of seeing her (she must have been around fourteen) singing in a Cypriot night club. I was taken with her voice then and still am. We had been up in the mountains, finished the job as needed and letting our hair down before getting on the boat for Malta. It was goodbye to my Hungarian dance partner and move on as we did in the forces though every place is a song in my head.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 10:49

Yes David they do use the paddles a lot as if up a creek full of crocodiles, and yes she as did some of the others who never made it to the final had dance lessons, many people in local colleges have those lessons some train in art and dance schools, it would be very difficult to find all none dancers. Having enjoyed the full session for what it is half show half competition roll on next year.



Posted: 21/12/2014 at 10:03

The shortest day? Tell me about it, all the lights on here in.t NE it is black as erm h@@@. Pork ready to go in the oven, stuffing made, better get to it then.

merry what's it youse all.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 22:51

DD what will we do next Saturday? well it could be "The last Tango in Stockton" I will be bereft until the next series. I do have the joy of watching my young grandchildren dancing ballroom with more exams next month, brings back memory's for me.

Called it from the start, Caroline, the standard was higher than Strictly has ever seen, loved Simon's Tango.


Happy Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:10

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Sunny, yes I did say Sunny, North East of England. The family tradition is to take the dogs and children for a walk on the beach on Boxing day will be thinking of you all. The best wishes to the team.



Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:33

Glorious morning here in Stockton, sun lighting up the garden shrubbery and not a cloud in the sky, decorations are up for the grandchildren and I have a lovely big box of goodies from Betty's Harogate from my Sister, have to admit to trying the dark Hand made Grand Cru Swiss chocolate, a square each day will be nice if I can be disciplined enough.

Last year at this time was the beginning of the problem that ended with a big operation in August, now all well back to normal, my heart goes out to those with problems and the hope that like me they get through it all and back to enjoying Christmas, I will be with my Daughters and Grandchildren with a huge family party.

Merry Christmas to you all, things are speeding up I may go missing a while.


Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 10:37

Lyn, I cook large Sunday lunches to give my Daughters a break as they have such busy lives, my puny efforts give them a few hours to sit and talk instead of being on the run as they juggle their own children's and husbands lives for them. The forces taught me to cook sew and repair clothes darn socks and wash my own things something I always did at home when possible. Granddaughter Michelle is a graduate engineer in charge of building then running a new oil plant in Canada, when they were extending their house she drove everything mechanical and proved first class on the big excavator.

If the truth were known women and men were always equal as I found on the farm, they could do all the jobs, wartime saw women doing most jobs men had done my Mother being an electrician. We take the micky out of each other yet would be lost on our own what ever sex, have fun, I am off to invent a cup of tea.


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