Saturday, 27 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
We collected Sally~Ann and Mike and drove up the A30 to Polperro, parked up and headed on down into the village, where Paul wanted to see one of his favourite pubs, the Naughts and Crosses. Unfortunately, it was all closed up and is on the market. A great disappointment to him.
All of the lovely shops were closed, and the village itself was quite deserted, but we took the opportunity to take a few pictures on the harbour....
I mean, look at what he had in front of him!
Thanks for spending the day with us Dad, we know that you were watching over us and giving the day your seal of approval.
It had been a very full day for the 4 of us, and we finally headed back home to our patient little doggies, and I think we certainly were allowed to collapse and rest after all of the walking we had done.
A lovely day out with friends - thanks for coming along guys xx
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Pam loves painting, and works mainly in water colours and oils, and was very successful last year, when she sold many of her wonderful pieces at a local art exhibition.
I am very lucky to have been given one of her paintings, and am dying to hang it in our living room, once we have redecorated.
Please, stop by her blog and have a look, I know you won't be disappointed.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Now, as I have received this one before, and I have already hit a load of you with an award this week, I have decided not to pass it on individually.
What I would like to ask, is that any of you lovely readers who want to add it to their blog, please do so and link it back to me here...... that way you hopefully won't all get grumpy with me for passing it on, as it will be your decision to accept it or not, LOL
Enjoy your evening everyone, I can here a little glass of gin and lemonade calling my name! Well it is Paul's birthday on Monday LOL!
This means that for the next few days the world is our lobster, as they say! So what does he want to do?
After a lazy morning we headed off out for Kingsley Village and also to find the South West Clothing outlet that we kept hearing the adverts for on the radio.
We found the clothing outlet first - it is certainly a hidden gem, and is full of named brand stock at rock bottom prices - I think I'll be going back soon, with a friend LOL - what do you reckon Sally~Ann!
Then it was on to Kingsley Village. Paul did really well spending his birthday money from his Mom, along with the Christmas money he still had not got around to spending.
yes that really is a look of sheer pleasure, upon taking his first bite of baguette LOL
It was then onward back down the line to Hayle and Penzance, where we managed to find a lovely little craft shop, allowing me to buy a couple of essential bits for a card that I have been commissioned to make for a friend.
The weather has been totally glorious today, and the drive home took us back along the coast road, where I snapped a few shots on my phone...
Here is St Michaels Mount from the back window of the car....
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Magic Mummy has awarded me a lovely award - The Sunshine Award. I'm not sure my blog has been sun shiny recently with all my tales of woe LOL, but I feel honoured either way, Thank you Magic Mummy.
I have to pass this on to 12 others now, and this may take a while, but here we go ...
Consider The Lillies
ACTing Like Mama
Frugal Life UK
Sally-Ann (Please don't kill me LOL!)
Please accept this award and place it on your blog side bar, and possibly in a post, also linking it back to me.
In the meanwhile, I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words and support whilst I have been unwell, and since my return to work. xx
Monday, 15 February 2010
After 5 weeks of sick leave and recuperation following the dreaded double operation, I went back to work today.
To say that I was anxious about returning was an understatement. It has been such a long haul to get well enough to be able to drive and return, that I was not sure what to expect when I finally stepped foot back into my office again.
I need not have worried. As I pulled the car past the security gates, and began to drive around the building to find a parking spot, I was accosted by one of the men - he stood right in the path of the car and then came on around to the window for a chat and to see for himself that I was OK. He is such a lovely man, and had been sending his regards with each visitor. A good start to what I was expecting to be a terrible day.
I was not able to get a space too close to the works entrance, but I took a very slow walk up to the doors and again was stopped and welcomed back, even before I could clock in!
I got hugs from my personnel manager and office manager, and as a constant steam of people made their way in to the office for various reasons, on seeing me back in my seat, they welcomed me back and said how nice it was to see me.
Yes, of course I clock watched, and yes I was tired and, not particularly comfortable, but, I worked my shift, and was pleased to be back with my friends again.
1 down and 4 to go LOL!
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
She is offering $75 worth of vouchers towards having your blog made into a book! Now this is not a new idea to me, I have looked into this before, and I have also tried to print it myself, (not very successfully) and place it into a ring binder..... no, not really the same result as blog2print are offering.
Stop by Lori's blog and take a look, she is a funny, creative and interesting person, that I am pleased to call my bloggy friend - we may live an ocean apart, and we have never met, but her support and friendship through our blogs is a wonderful thing.
Thanks for sharing this with us Lori x
Sunday, 7 February 2010
I got it from an online store (see my card blog: http://www.card-craftbyjo.blogspot.com/) that offers loyalty points so have already earned enough from them to buy some freebie bits.
Friday, 5 February 2010
Needless to say, my GP was sufficiently worried about my continued stomach pain and had me re-admitted to the surgical receiving unit on Monday evening!
After a night of no sleep at all due to the noise and pain, and the fact that I was taken for an X-ray and scan at 11.30 at night, I was finally given a stack load of tablets, put on nil mouth and told that I should expect another operation in the morning!
On the AM rounds I told them in no uncertain terms that I absolutely did not want another operation and could they try and find another solution if at all possible.
After various drugs, and being told OK, I can go back on food and water, I decided that my body had had enough and promptly threw up everywhere - very embarrassing, and not nice for the people on the ward as I did not have time to do a dash to the loo, because my drip stand would not pass between the end of my bed and the conveniently placed bin!
Anyway - it turns out that there is yet another drug to add the the list that I can no longer take!
They did actually sort out a regime that started to work, and so I was allowed to go home that evening - I was more than relieved as they had just announced another visitor lock down due to the NORO virus again!
I did actually sleep that night, but then you always do in your own bed don't you!
Looks like another week off work though, which isn't so good - I have to say the girls are fab though and are ringing me each day with the latest gossip, so that I don't feel so cut off from it all.
Roll on being able to drive and work again
I know I'm playing catch up - Sorry!