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Posted: Yesterday at 18:46

We're back - Faberge exhibition was fabulous - as is that peacock Joyce - what a spectacle. Somewhere else for the "Places to Go" list.


The exhibition was very good with some stunning enamelled cigarette cases and photo frames and one, exquisite large egg. It was the 1901 'Basket of Flowers'. Lots of diamonds on the basket handle, beautiful enamelling and incredibly realistic & detailed flowers - the tiny ears on the quaking grass moved every time someone walked past. Spent ages just gazing at it.


Much of the exhibition was on loan from Her Majesty and a major section was the collection of miniature animals which were commissioned by Edward VII & Queen Alexandra. The animals were modelled on those kept on the Sandringham estate and the Faberge modellers set up a workshop on the estate.


There were dogs, horses, pigs, fowl, poultry - the whole menagerie - all beautifully worked in semi-precious stones and showing exquisite detailing. I'm not very fond of snails - but I'd quite like the Faberge one


Also had an excellent lunch in the cafe - all in all a grand day out.


Off for a look round now to see what you've all been up to...

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Posted: Yesterday at 07:56

You should try not looking in for a week PP - whole episodes of Rezzers pass...


Morning everyone😊 Quick cupof tea in bed then need to crack on with our day out - looking forward to it!

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Posted: 21/11/2017 at 22:56

Night everyone - it’s been lovely catching up with the chat again


Off to the Sainsbury Centre at the UEA, Norwich tomorrow to see an exhibition of Russian arts. There should be some fabulous Faberge on display 

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Posted: 21/11/2017 at 17:34

'Landscaping' is finished MU. Two new fences - one of which will double as a trellis for climbers and some bits of paving. Nothing exciting but it's tidied up a corner of the garden no end

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Resurrected Thirty-One

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 17:29
Joyce21 says:

Good to see you T'bird.


A whole new routine now for you and OH....+s and -s to that.  Don't feel you always have to be "doing" though.


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 We'll enjoy it once we've got into a routine Joyce.


The biggest plus for the near future is knowing (weeks in advance) that he'll be here for all of Christmas and New Year - so we could make plans if we wanted to. It's the same with being able to book theatre or concert tickets. We haven't been able to enjoy that luxury for over 25 years

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Posted: 21/11/2017 at 17:00

Evening - long time no see


Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks. We had a few days in Yorkshire, then the chaps were here working in the garden & then I was painting the fences they put up - and, somehow, life just seems to have been very busy.


OH also retired 3 weeks ago and is now at home every day (he used to be away for work). Feel I have to keep being seen to be 'doing stuff' instead of sitting here noodling with all of you. It's a period of adjustment for both of us and hopefully things will settle into a 'normal' more relaxing routine soon. (Hope so - I'm cream crackered...!)


Completely missed posting on Rezzers 30 so I hope I've not missed anything really important.


I did see that Pauline has been having some difficult days. Sorry to hear that - but you are on the homeward leg now. Keep enjoying those full fat smoothies and milkshakes! We used to make a scrummy one zuzzing up crunchie bars in milk. Sweet and chocolatey - yum.


What a day you've had Runny. A little water goes an awfully long way....


On that note - sorry to hear the river is a raging torrent again MU. As usual we've had very little rain while everyone else has been taking a battering.


Need to think about dinner now - that's another thing I'm not used to - thinking of meals 7 days a week. Bit of toast or some soup has been a regular dinner for years - but that doesn't go down too well with OH. Just as well he's quite a good cook

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Posted: 28/10/2017 at 14:53

Afternoon - quick read back - sounds as though some are busy and some are not. LB - please send some rain our way - the ground here is drier than the desert (again). We've had much lower rainfall than normal in the last 12 months (it's usually too low anyway) - and I'm now starting to get concerned that we may be in for a hosepipe ban next summer. We need a wet winter now.


Lovely sunset last night MU. At 9pm the moon was very low, very clear and distinctly orange - beautiful.


Thanks for the info about the beach Joyce - one to go to if we come up to Scotland in January / February again.


Pauline - enjoy your weekend off. That daily commute into Leeds must be nearly as draining as the treatment itself.


I've been out and cut the grass and now need to pack some clothes into the caravan. We're off to Yorkshire to see the outlaws for a few days on Monday.


Much easier for everyone if we stay in our own accommodation about 10 miles from where they live. We can pop over to see them / take them out a couple of times but still feel free to do our own thing as well. I've been promised a trip to the Barbara Hepworth / Henry Moore gallery / museum in Wakefield so am really looking forward to that.


Edit: I still haven't started my bulbs...

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Posted: 27/10/2017 at 15:53

Beautiful autumn display MU 


Joyce - do you mind if I ask which beach that is? - looks just the spot for an autumn walk followed by a large coffee or a bowl of soup!

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Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:28

It was kind of Runny to remember anything about my birthday - it was a lovely thought.


All these kitty pics are making me very broody. Am trying very hard to be sensible about not getting another cat just yet. Today is OH’s last day at work and we have been able to make some plans for extended trips over the next year.It wouldn’t be fair to get a cat now & stick it in the cattery for weeks at a time.


But I do miss my furry hot water bottle, head butting sessions and cat tummy sniffing....


NDN’s cat is friendly and good company but he’s not a cuddler

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Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:02

Morning everyone - and a lovely sunny one it is too


Thank you for all the birthday wishes. It was actually on Monday but no worries - it’s a big one with a 0 on the end so the ‘celebrations‘ are being spread over a few weeks 


Am muchly looking forward my first discounted fish supper and collecting a free prescription!


We went to Cambridge for a few days. It’s only just down the road but very different going as a happy tourist rather than a harassed shopper. Had a lovely time doing some of the museums I‘ve been meaning to go to for years.


I shall now read back & see what you’ve all been up to.

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