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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 09 August 20 11:21 BST (UK) »
Never tried this one before but yesterday was a particularly good one. Eldest son Mark called in on his way back from a week's walking in the Brecons with wife Erica and s-son Luca. They broke their journey to London and spent four hours with us. Not seen them since just after Christmas and then our youngest son Nick who lives with us was very poorly and missed out. So it was smiles all round.
Preparations began early with trip to the local Co-op to top up with supplies. OH made an apple and summer fruit crumble and Nick an I did the rest, preparing the salad etc etc.
They arrived spot on time and we sat in the garden under the umbrella for a good old catch-up. A lazy lunch took us from about 1pm to 3pm and then more refreshment before they set off on the final leg of the journey.

Whilst we don't see them often enough they do keep in touch on a regular basis.

Another pleasant surprise just before they arrived was a call from Australia from our other son Andrew with all the news from the outback! Grand daughter broken her ankle, g-son 2 won the junior school cross country and no 1 g son (14 years old) is now taller than his dad at 6 feet. Wow!
D-i-l  Celine away on a "girls weekend".
Am Dram coming up again soon and Andrew taking one of the leading parts in Mama Mia- production in January next. This will be in Bega Civic Centre as the usual venue, The Twyford Theatre in Merimbula is getting a major makeover.

(I often wonder at some folk who complain about only seeing their offspring and families once a week. How would they cope with only seeing them once every couple of years. Yes I know there is technology to keep the links going but not the same as seeing them in the flesh.)


Rest of the day spent quietly trying to keep cool.
Nurse, Musther, Smith, Julnes, Rogers, Parsons,Grieves(Greaves,Greeves),Wood,Cray,Scrine,Shellard,Greenstock,

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 09 August 20 20:14 BST (UK) »
Mowsehowse, I've finished the book, really enjoyed it and read it in no time. Hope you like it if you read it.

Gibel, pleased to hear you had a good day, a good long chat means so much to us all these days.

Candleflame, nice to read about your day whenever you join in. I usually do my diary entry at night as I'd forget what had happened  if I left it till the next day (memory like a sieve!) but a number of Rootschatters add theirs next day or even after that. Well done for tackling the mortar, hope it was successful. I'm with you on the cuppa, doesn't matter how hot the weather is!

Radstockjeff, how lovely for you to see your son and his family, must have been a great day for you all. From what you've said about your son and his family in Oz it sounds like things are pretty normal there, I hope it is. 
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Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
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Crooks- Durham
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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 09 August 20 21:40 BST (UK) »
Fingers crossed for the Bega Valley area of NSW. Very low incidence of Covid on the first round. They are a fairly isolated  community in terms of population, over quite a large area.
Yes things do seem pretty normal, except the rain over the past few days  washed away the access road to their property and they were isolated for a couple of days; but that's normal whenever they gey heavy rain. They don't live in Reedy Swamp  for nothing!
Nurse, Musther, Smith, Julnes, Rogers, Parsons,Grieves(Greaves,Greeves),Wood,Cray,Scrine,Shellard,Greenstock,

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 09 August 20 21:58 BST (UK) »
That's great news, you must be relieved to know that they are safe.
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 09 August 20 23:53 BST (UK) »
I see that we still have two posts for Saturday!
Roobarb- did you say you'd asked for them to be amalgamated?

Nice to see some entries from people who've not come on before...

 I can empathise completely with you radstockjeff as my son lives in Brisbane... we were fortunate to have visited them last year for a month but prior to that not seen them for 4 years..... modern technology is wonderful in that you can actually see them in real time and not just phone calls with the delay on the line .... nothing beats physically giving them a hug though... happy days...

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #14 on: Monday 10 August 20 00:16 BST (UK) »
Yes I did Caroline, hope I pressed the right button!
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #15 on: Monday 10 August 20 00:39 BST (UK) »
Well you're one up,on me as I've no idea how you go about notifying them!

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 August 20 00:44 BST (UK) »
You click the Report to Moderator button at the bottom right of the post and enter your message to the mods
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary > Saturday 8th August
« Reply #17 on: Monday 10 August 20 00:58 BST (UK) »
Ok yes just seen it... hopefully be sorted tomorrow...
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