Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day DH!

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To The Best Dad in the World

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DH and His Boys!

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To Daddy, Happy Father’s Day, woof, Treacle!

We hope you have a lovely day and love you lots!

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To My Daddy, who became a Father the day before Father’s Day in 1964!

Hugs, Susie xx

#TBT.

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#TBT to 2005 and Eldest’s tenth Birthday and Youngest was six!!!! 

The Boys were together on Tuesday of this week and the way they were with each other just reminds me of the above age, they seem, despite now being 24 and 20, to revert to being 10 and 6!!!!!!!!  It is lovely to see though and I love it when they are both here with DH and we are together at home again!!!

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It is the fourth day of heavy rain and it is still quite cool!!!!  I know the gardens needed it but I am quite fed up with it now.  I started to get home jobs done today and then work intervened so I have got half done!!!!!!  I am having another one of those “the Universe has it in for me this week again”!!!!!! 

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My new washing machine has arrived, yeah!  Out of all the appliances we have in our home my washing machine is the one I miss the most when I don’t have it working.  I can cope without all the others like the dishwasher and even drying the clothes but my washing machine is a must!!!!  DH just needs to plumb it in and I can start to clear the mountain of clothes, bedding, towels etc that are waiting!!!!

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So what is a little dog to do but relax in your basket and have some extra snoozes with so much rain!!!!!

I hope you are having a Happy Thursday.

Hugs, Susie xx

Flaming June & Busy!

Yesterday disappeared into work and then errands for work!!  Before I knew it, it was 6.00pm and I hadn’t started dinner!!!

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This has all it has been doing since Sunday evening and in fact we have had a month’s rain in three days so as you can imagine the ground is saturated and there are bits of flooding. Living on a hill does have advantages.  I think we were so spoiled last year with the weather which was lovely and warm.  Not too hot just right!  Of course you always hope that it will be the same and unfortunately it isn’t.

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This was taken on the same day last year and you can see how blue the sky is!

This is today!  The little bits on the patio and steps are off my tree in the above picture.  It was blowing a gale and heavy rain on Monday evening into Tuesday!

As you can imagine Treacle is not a happy bunny as she cannot be outside all day as normal.  In fact she has gone into hibernation mode!  It has also been quite cold too!

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One of my Quilt Shops I go to, in Cromford Derbyshire, is closing!!!!  They are going to sell fabric on line but the actual shop is closing at the end of this month!  I went yesterday to get some things in the sale which I will show you soon, but I am sad, especially as the other quilt shop a little further up the road from this one is also reducing stock!!!  DH keeps saying that I should open a shop near to us as these are closing and there is no actual shop in Nottingham either!!!  It is a huge undertaking though!!!!

We are busy this evening as Eldest is moving jobs and starting his new one on Monday so we are helping to move all his tools, boxes etc to his new job today!!  Then DH has a meeting tonight so he won’t be home until late!  Tomorrow is home jobs day and hopefully the new washing machine will be delivered and Friday we are out at business meetings all day!!!!!

Saturday DH is out all day commentating, so if the weather is like it is now I will be spending the day in my sewing room!!!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone, Treacle is in her basket asleep so will be here next week for The Wednesday Wag!

Hugs, Susie xx

We Cleaned So Well It Broke!

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My very last job for my Spring Cleaning this year was to clean all the machines.  You know the washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher etc!!!  DH helped by dragging out the various appliances and then it came to the washing machine. We have had trouble with it for a while where it has been spitting water out of the drawer when it is spinning and a few other issues with it. 

Anyway we gave it a thorough cleaning inside and out and then switched it on to do a wash without anything in, to clean the drum!!!  BIG MISTAKE!  Water everywhere and the blooming thing will not now go!!!!  Having looked at the cost of someone to come out and look at it and the cost of any parts (it is way out of warranty!) we have decided that for my Birthday next week I am getting a new washer!!!!!  Grr!

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The Swimming Club’s Open went well on Saturday but it was baking hot in the pool all day!!!  We were really glad to get home at 8.00pm after being there from 6.15am!!!!  The swimmers all enjoyed themselves which is the main thing but I was so tired after it.

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This week looks as busy as last week.   They came to service the Boiler today and that needs a new part so they need to come back on Wednesday!  It is my good friend, Jayne, her Birthday on Thursday so I have to get her Presents to her and next weekend DH is out all day on Saturday so I think I will be spending the day quilting!  I am hoping that next Sunday the weather will be nice to get in the garden again.  The weekend just gone and the forecast for the start of the week is heavy rain every day and so far it has been right!!!  Not much summer at the moment here in Derbyshire!!!!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a great week ahead!

Hugs, Susie xx

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Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

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Well we have arrived at Friday, a little dishevelled, very tired but here!!!!  I know one thing I am very tired of this week is how miserable everyone is!  As my Grandmother always used to say “it costs you nothing to smile” and she is so right but I think everyone just loves being in a bad mood!  Several people this week I have had to deal with cannot even bring themselves to be pleasant!  I always try, even if I don’t feel like it, to be bright and cheerful and say Good Morning and smile but everyone else go around with perpetual scowls on their faces!!!!!  They are all Humbugs!

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It has been a busy week with work and other things so I have done well to keep up to date with my work and house jobs and all that!  It is our Year End for our Business so not only is there the normal work to do then I have extra to do for that.  Keeping up to date with everything helps me to not stress, because when I stress I stress about everything!!!!!

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DH and some of the others are at Alfreton LC (above) tonight setting up for the swimming club Open all day tomorrow where we will be!!!!  It is due to rain tomorrow so that will help as normally it is a baking hot day and we roast on poolside!!!!  We will get there for 6.30am and probably won’t be home until after 7.00pm!!!  At least we have Sunday to recover!

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Sunday is due to be nice and sunny so we will be able to get some more jobs done in the garden and I can get some pictures as the garden is starting to look lovely in its summer finery.

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Remembering Because of Them.

75 years ago today 156,000 British, American and Canadian Troops (airbourne and sea landings) began the liberation of Europe from the Nazis’, landing on several beaches in France; the British landing on Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches.

Despite thousands of casualties and deaths the Allied Troops succeeded and thus began the end of WWII. 

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If it was not for the bravery of those Troops and their sacrifice we would be living in a very different World today.

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My Dad was in the Pacific Theatre so his War did not end until later but I am thankful he was safe and came home.

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Thank You for our Lives by giving Yours. 

We will always Remember.

Susie x

Sorry for No Posts!

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Since my last post about Chelsea I have not been well!  I could not get warm for two days, despite the weather being hot and my wearing lots of layers!  I was also very, very tired. 

We went out with Fiancé’s parents on Saturday evening and had a lovely time but I felt really tired. DH and I were really busy Sunday and then Monday disappered into a busy day of work and before I knew it, it was 4.00pm and I had had no lunch!!!  We were supposed to have a meeting on Monday night regarding swimming which all did not go well and so we had to have another meeting last night!!!!! Grr!

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This is where we went for dinner near Ashbourne.

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The Dining Room.  The food was lovely.

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Spring Cleaning is now finished!!!!  Yeah!  I couldn’t have done it without DH’s help especially with not feeling well too!!  It is a little late this year as we would have normally go a lot done at Easter, but that was taken up with the huge empty the attic job!!!!!  The only jobs left I have to do is clean all the kitchen machines, oven, fridge, dishwasher etc but I am going to do those on Sunday.

Saturday we will ALL be at the local swimming pool for the Club’s Open event for the younger swimmers.  It is a long day but the children love it so hopefully it will be busy and the day will fly by!!!! 

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DH and I have tidied the garden, so we are now able to work on specific areas to get things sorted.  We have quite a few plants which need a good trim so that will be one job.  We also need to get the patio clean with the pressure washer!!!!!  Treacle is just loving the nice weather and taking every opportunity to be outside!!!!!

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My dear Friend, Susan from Washington State, sent me a parcel which arrived today (after being stuck in our Customs for days!!!!!!).  I was tempted to save it for my Birthday in a couple of weeks but couldn’t!!!!!!  She sent me some absolutely wonderful gifts, pictures below.  Quilters are the most generous of people and I have sent her a Huge Thank You!!!  I will be putting them in my sewing room and will take some pictures when they are in place. 

A lovely bag, filled with goodies and the material it is wrapped in is a lovely red fat quarter.

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All my goodies.

Susan and Tara, sent Treacle some goodies and she loves them and sends a Big Woof Thank You!

Susan also sent me this lovely fabric; a fat quarter and also made from it two jar openers and a large tray which will be great for holding my current quilting project.

Susan also sent me some quilting tools and storage pieces and you know how much I love organising things so this will be a great help in my sewing area!

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Also enclosed were these wonderful towels.  I bought a few when we were in the US in 2010 and still use them.

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She sent a gift for DH and he will get this when he gets home tongith

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They are all wonderful gifts and my Birthday has come early.  Thank you so much Susan!!!!

Tonight I think I will catch up on a few home jobs, tomorrow I have to do the cleaning, washing and ironing and Friday will be grocery shopping as we are out all day on Saturday!!!!  The weeks are flying by, I cannot believe that we are in June and six months of the year has almost gone!!!!  There is a lot happening in the next few weeks; Birthdays, Carnival in the village (!), visits and we are also coming up to the Festival of Quilts show at the NEC in Birmingham at the beginning of August!

However one of my “go-to” Quilt Shops is closing at the end of June 😦 as the owner is semi-retiring.  On the upside she is having a sale so I will be going to visit to see what I can pick up!!!!!!

Sorry it has been a long post but this is what happens when you have a few days of not checking in!!!!  I will also get around to all the Blogs I follow as I have not checked in with them for a while!!!!!!

Happy Wednesday

Hugs, Susie xx