Saturday, September 01, 2007

A Lovely Week!

I have had such a lovely week, hence no blogging! Hubby has been off work and the four of us have had such a blast! I haven't laughed so much in ages. I am totally pooped though and hadn't realised how worn out I could get. We have shopped, eaten, watched films, talked, laughed and laughed some more. Not much work has been done so the greenhouse is still scattered all over the garden!
K is off to Worcs with hubby today to collect her keys and take some stuff up, when she comes back she is bringing her BF. So thats some muscle we will be using, he has been warned!!!!
As an incentive for good GCSE results, to both the girls, we offered financial reward for each grade achieved. So on Wednesday after T had enrolled at college, she went clothes shopping with K and was not looking forward to it!!!! She had quite a sum of money and I met up with them at Blue Banana a favourite shop of T's. She was looking at a long black coat, I persuaded her to try on the full length leather coat, which she did then she saw the price!!!! It is something she has always wanted to own, I said the money was given to her as a reward for all the hard work she had put in and she was not likely to have this sort of money to buy this again!! She came back with loads and loads and the full length leather coat and a massive smile on her face.
She met up with a friend yesterday and when we picked her up she had been shopping again and had a lovely choker, just so her!
I am watching a butterfly emerge, she is developing her own style, K showed her how to put make up on, but yesterday she had put it on in a totally different way, wow! is this girl my daughter? Lock up your sons!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thought for Thursday!

Man Vs Woman

When all is said and done, women are very often right
Women must get their instructions from a higher authority than men.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Feeling better

Actually feeling a bit better today, still have the pain but its bearable. I feel like doing things as well, just have to try not to over do it!!!

So what mischief can I get up to????

Well this is what I have been knitting

a sort of slipper cum bedsock! T says they are toastie warm.

Hubby with Tango's help getting one of the tree stumps out, where the greenhouse will go

only another 4 to go!!!!!!

I thought for a change you would like the view from where we sit by the pond

behind the banana you can just see the sweetpeas, well from the fence across to the sweetpeas is where the greenhouse will be going. I think you can also see that my neighbour has been pruning back the trees in her garden and you can actually see daylight through the silver birch trees on the right further up the garden you can see how dark it used to be, this is still to be pruned.
This is one of my favourite places to sit.

Dawn at Suburban Wildlife Garden has very kindly nominated me for this

The people at Climate of Our Future created this award as a way to encourage "blogging with a purpose". Those who get the award may bestow it upon 5 other bloggers who they think are helping to “build awareness among their readership in order to create a more sustainable and enlightened future

As honoured as I am to recieve this I have very strong personal ideas as to the 'type' of blog who should recieve this. Yes I do my bit, recycling, gardening,etc but there are others out there in 'blog-o-sphere' who do far, far more worth things towards 'Saving the Planet'. So if you’d like to participate in this meme here are the rules according to Climate of Our Future:

Meme Rules
It’s easy to participate in this meme. At minimum, you can proudly display the BPGC badge (it’s available in two varieties: Transparent GIF and JPEG with white background) on your blog and bask in the glow of our collective good will. If you are sharing the kudos, however, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

1. When you get tagged, write a post with links to up to 5 blogs that you think are trying to change the world in a positive way.
2. In your post, make sure you link back to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Leave a comment or message for the bloggers you’re tagging, so they know they’re now part of the meme.
4. Optional: Proudly display the “Bloggers For Positive Global Change” award badge with a link to the post that you write up.

Thats all for now folks, back later.

Monday, August 27, 2007

1st Blog Birthday!!!

Oh Golly 2nd post today and I get a reminder from Ruth its my Blogs Birthday?????? She's right, and I forgot, just goes to show how out of it I am!!!
Sorry Blog!

Thank you everyone who has visited my blog. I have more blog friends than 'real' friends but I'm OK with that. I visit many blogs who inspire me and by seeing other crafts I decide 'to have a go'!
I got back into knitting through blogs. I try crafty things like soap making, peg dolls, candle making all through seeing it happen on other blogs.
I get ideas for my garden through blogs and forums.
Nobody minds if you moan, if your don't want to read about a moan you just skip to the next blog and come back when you feel up to it.
We celebrate, commiserate, laugh, cry, sing (well Mrs Nesbit does!) on our blogs.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for opening my eyes to many things, different parts of the world, new crafts and for just being you and visiting me!!!


If you read my blog you will be aware that we have been fighting the extension of hours for the flood lights at the equestrian centre, they light up a very rural area like a football stadium.
My so called friend is actually a parish councillor and had been told she could not get involved as she rents land from the ‘said’ farmer. Just before I went into hospital for my last op, she phoned me and said she had been told she could speak to both parties but would be unable to speak at the parish council meeting or vote’. She ‘told’ me she was going to try and work for a compromise!!!!!
Last Wednesday we got a call from the farmers wife saying they would be switching the lights on, on the Friday at 9.30pm for everyone to see.
Hubby said we had already seen the lights on, a couple of weeks earlier and nothing had changed since.
She said the Parish Councillors wanted too see! Fair enough!
Hubby contacted everyone he could but being a Bank Holiday weekend most where away, and most like us saw no point in looking again.
Friday came, hubby went out as did one other neighbour and came in 15 minutes later. At 10.30pm our so called friend and Parish Councillor, phoned and asked why we hadn’t been down at the Equestrian Centre, so hubby told her exactly what he had told her earlier in the week, we didn’t see the point as it had all been done before and nothing had changed! She went off at a tangent (such a drama queen) and hubby was on the phone to her for over ½ hour but she was not listening, did not take on board about the light evening, the moon, the leaves, said she had been working hard to help us reach a compromise etc etc, hubby asked her what compromise was she working too, as currently we had been making ALL the suggestions which where totally ignored. She did not say. Anyway having mentioned, ‘Moon, leaves and light evenings’ at least 4 times if not more. Hubby said she was not listening to us. She said she could see nothing wrong with the lights, Hubby said it wasn’t her that lived close to them! Through all of this hubby remained very calm and polite but did have to repeat himself a lot, she ‘the Parish Councillor’ put the phone down on hubby!!!as she realised she was not getting anywhere, not like she would have done if she had been speaking to me!!!
We phoned her the next day and she said she was going to have nothing to do with it any more and had passed it on to the Parish Council Chairman.
Hubby phoned him, he (Parish Chairman) then proceeded to tell hubby off for upsetting and being so rude to one of his councillors. Hubby put him right and said a Parish Councillor had to have better backbone than that as he was certain she would receive worse and that putting the phone down on a Parishener was not the done thing! We also said we had (past tense) been friends with this PC for 20 years and that she did tend to blow things up out of proportion and we would be speaking to her about what she had done.
Anyway to cut a long story short she has single handedly got the Parish Council against us, we are in a major dilemma and have called a meeting with everyone (Objectors) including the Council for Protection of Rural England, this week at our house.
I have been in no fit state to cope with all of this so have handed it all over to hubby, I did however phone my ‘so called friend’ and give her a piece of my mind, saying she had no right to do what she had done by lieing to the Chairperson, that she had choosen to get on board and not been invited, but at no stage asked us what we where prepared to compromise too. I told her if this went the wrong way for us because of what she had done I could never forgive her and that she should consider whether she makes a good Parish Councillor. Or whether she was in for just the glory!

She has always been a difficult friend, she is the lady with MS the one who I jump through hoops for, rush to her aid, etc etc. What has she ever done for me????????
I think the really sad thing is I shall not be upset to lose this so called one sided friendship!!! I have found it harder and harder to go and see her, everytime she moans and I come away more down than when I went.