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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 18th February
« on: Saturday 17 February 24 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
Dull and gloomy here today too… just waiting for the rain later and hope the washings going to dry but not much wind and defo no sun!

Hope you have a lovely time with FH and Kyra tomorrow Viktoria, seeing younger members of the family always brightens your life, you’re very lucky to be a gt grandma. Hope you’ve found the paperwork you were looking for too 🤞.

We have friends for dinner tonight so I’m doing slow cooked shoulder of lamb, a Mary B recipe that I’ve done before, it’s delicious and I like just being able to let it do its thing! Brixworth pate to start and a citron tart for dessert… I’m not the best at pastry but usually sweet variety is ok.

Well must crack on as plenty to do.

Have a good w/end everyone and I’m sure RTL is counting the days until her week off.

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 18th February
« on: Tuesday 13 February 24 14:01 GMT (UK)  »
I too have nights when I spend more time awake than asleep… I read too sometimes it works others not so much.

I am the snorer despite loosing weight it made no difference! We’ve had separate rooms for a number of years so we both get a better nights sleep… holidays always difficult for my OH… I’ve tried everything and nothing works.
Going on holiday for 2 weeks in April… don’t think he’s looking fwd to the nights and I can’t blame him!

Weather here today is grey miserable and wet unlike yesterday which was sunny and a good washing day.

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary weekend ending 11th February
« on: Saturday 10 February 24 22:58 GMT (UK)  »
What lovely reminisces of days gone by!
Flanders’s & Swan were favourites of my dear father and he used to regale them to me … very poignant and quite eary… as today my father passed away 50 yrs ago.. and with all those little ditties it’s like he’s communicating with me, so thankyou Viktoria and Jeff … it’s brought a tear to my eyes. 😢

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary weekend ending 11th February
« on: Saturday 10 February 24 12:15 GMT (UK)  »
She was definitely not beheaded!
She spent her days at Kimbolton Castle, as was, it’s now a public school just down the road from me… my daughter got married there!

And my great grandfather was head gardener there, when the Duke of Manchester owned it.


Small world arthurk!
 She had her wedding ceremony in the inner courtyard, it was a magnificent day in a place steeped in history. We were so pleased she chose it as her venue.
 The firework display provided by Kimboltons Rev Lancasters people was a fitting way to end the day. My son-in-law comes from Lewes in Sussex so they know all about fireworks and we had some great compliments from friends from there.

It’s such a great pity that such a great lady should have to end her days there and for such a short time. The surrounding area does suffer from flooding when it rains heavily so it’s not surprising that she suffered from the damp.

It’s one of my favourite eras of history so thank you Viktoria for the further history lesson. I’m sure the pageant must have been quite a sight.
Again my daughter spent a year in Belgium as part of her university bio- chemistry degree course in a town called Turnhout up near the Dutch border. A pretty place that we visited often whilst she was there.

Have a good w/e all, sun is actually shining here today!

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary weekend ending 11th February
« on: Friday 09 February 24 23:40 GMT (UK)  »
She was definitely not beheaded!
She spent her days at Kimbolton Castle, as was, it’s now a public school just down the road from me… my daughter got married there!

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary weekend ending 11th February
« on: Tuesday 06 February 24 11:45 GMT (UK)  »
Oh dear RTL that wasn’t a very good experience but how quick thinking of you to get your phone out… glad he disappeared.. do you carry any kind of spray to use in case of incidents?

Also sorry to hear you’ve not had much success with your docs either… hopefully time will go quickly and you can have your week off. Hope your family member improves with treatment and you worry less.

Viktoria you never cease to amaze me with your actions!
im thankful we live in a small village and seldom get unwanted visitors… they’d be far too conspicuous here! The worst we get are the Jehovah’s people but they park their cars and wander around the village and stick out like sore thumbs, it’s quite surprising they return as no one answers the door! Less so these days especially after covid but we do get letters hand written and posted to every house from them… must cost them a fortune in postage. Obviously we are all worth it and need saving!

Another blustery day here but not cold, just like some sunshine for more than half an hour! Looks like we’re in for some rain and possible snow on Thursday so won’t be going anywhere… think I might start making Christmas cards 😂😂.

Hope all will be well by Sunday as it’s youngest grandsons birthday - can’t believe he’ll be 8 where has all that time gone… we’re down to Ealing and out for Sunday lunch with them and the other grandparents.

The garden has had a good tidy up cutting back and pruning so hope I haven’t killed anything off! All the beautiful aconites have almost made the full circle round the sycamore tree in the front garden. The snow drops are looking pretty along with the hellebores… I always think it’s a shame they hang their heads when their insides are some pretty…

Well must get on as Viktoria says the vacuuming won’t do itself…. Coffee break over!

Take care all

 Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 4th February 2024
« on: Friday 02 February 24 23:39 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, sorry I did mean landscape artist! In my brain that’s what o wrote but clearly my fingers don’t match my thoughts 😂😂.
Well, I’m sure like me you’ll be shouting at the TV about their daft decisions! This weeks final choice wasn’t too bad..
Some of the submissions were really good but they don’t seem to like traditional ones always… I’ll be interested to hear what you think…

And yes the winner of The Portrait Artist created a beautiful painting of Jane Goodall who is still a very feisty lady! I thought they hit it off very well which is important when you’re painting something so personal.

Caroline


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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 4th February 2024
« on: Friday 02 February 24 19:14 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, me too Roobarb - although sometimes it’s hard to tell if they are genuine or not… can be a bit gushy or over the top so I read on recommendation from friends or if it’s an author I like… saying that I’ve just finished The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell which I thoroughly enjoyed as I did her previous book Hamnet…

BTW what do you think of the latest Portrait Artist of the Year… I do sometimes wonder if they pick people just to be alternative as I find it hard to get my head round some of their choices!

I also found the various comments about the shades of gold from different parts of the world interesting.. I have some Ethiopian good which I’d quite bright in comparison to ours.

Hope everyone has a nice w/end ours will be watching the Six Nations Rugby starting with Ireland v France!

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 4th February 2024
« on: Monday 29 January 24 10:17 GMT (UK)  »
Well we were planning to get out in the garden today but was quite shocked to see it had rained and ground too wet!
Come on spring give us more than one day at a time of decent weather… yesterday lovely but absolutely freezing outside.

Hope everyone has a good week though.

Caroline

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