Monthly Archives: July 2017

Manic Monday!

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We had a lovely weekend.  I had coffee with Jayne on Friday and we caught up on all our family news before they are off on vacation this weekend.  I then went to see our friend who is not very well and she was feeling a little better, having been diagnosed with vertigo. 

Saturday we went to our friends for dinner with two other couples and our hosts.  This dinner was a re-creation of a dinner held in 1992 when our hosts first moved to the area for business.  The Guys were all in Round Table and the Girls were all in Ladies Circle and our hosts, Anne & Christopher, had just moved to the area and joined Table and Circle.  They were renting this huge house in the village which had a formal dining room and the biggest dining table you have ever seen.  We had all brought lots of wine and we spent the whole evening talking and laughing and it only ended at 4.30 in the morning with the birds singing. 

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On Saturday we were working out how long we had all known each other, twenty five years for Anne & Chris, for the other two couples, Christine & Pete and Val and Dave we have known them for twenty eight years!!!!  Of course that just made us all feel old, so we moved on to other topics!!!!

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We also had to sort out Eldest as his car decided to not work whilst he was on his way back from college!!!  The car came back on a low loader to our house and it will be going into the garage tomorrow!!!  We had fun pushing it up the drive (not) and into the garage but managed to get it in there!!!

EMBARGOED_UNTIL_23RD_AUGUST_VICTORIA_EP2_-18Youngest has been filming again all day today for “Victoria” in Rotherham and left at 6.00am!  He is really enjoying the days.  DH has been busy with work and out all day and I got to go grocery shopping!!!! 

I am trying to get the next quilt finished this week and sorted and have got to get some things for Evalyn’s quilt including some plastic to make a template so I can cut out the blocks!!!!  This will be interesting. 

This week we have appointments, DH and I had our eyes tested last week and Youngest has an appointment next week, I have to visit the Physio again to see how things are going with my hip and then on Friday I have arranged for a spa day for me, Treacle is going next week.  Youngest is away all next weekend at a car show and he is camping so we are keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain.  DH and I will be hopefully getting the last jobs done in the house and garden before we go away the following weekend. 

I hope everyone had a lovely summer weekend and a Happy Monday.

Hugs, Susie xx

Thursday Again?!

Thursday sure does come round quick!!!  No sooner is it Monday than its the end of the week!  Why do the weeks fly by when you are having fun but go slow when it is all work, work, work?

I have managed to get all my work done this week, as well as uploading all the Elements for the swimming club submission for its Quality Mark.  This year the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) has decided to re-brand itself as SwimEngland and they have re-branded everything else.  So what was Swim21 is now SwimMark but of course that means changing everything – headed paper etc.  Which was slightly annoying as I had already done everything with the old name!!!  Never mind it is all done now and in the hands of the officials and am so glad it is done before we go away.

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We have a busy weekend coming up, starting tomorrow for me as I am having coffee with Jayne before we both disappear on holiday.  Then I am visiting another good friend who is not very well.  Saturday DH and I are out to dinner and Sunday will be house jobs and hopefully getting the garden tidy again before we go away.  Sometimes I do wonder why we do all this work before we go away on holiday!!!!!!

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This is the next quilt project, which I showed you earlier in the year.  This is for Evalyn for her new room and the aim is to get it finished by October for her Birthday.  I am also continuing to finish my UFO’s, which is my goal for this year.  Planning forward I would love to start a quilt for our bedroom so that will be on the list as well.  I am still finishing my super secret quilt, getting the binding sewn to the back and this is something else I want to get finished before we go on vacation.

 

img_0413Tidied the sewing room before I put Eldest’s quilt on the bed.  I always like things tidy and cannot stand a mess, in fact I am a bit like Monica from Friends with her clean/tidy freak!!!!

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I am going to our big quilt show in Birmingham on Friday August 11th and can’t wait, although I am going to be good and not buy a lot but am on the look out for some fabric.  I have actually treated my self to a VIP ticket which means that I should, at least, have somewhere to sit for lunch which is the only thing I think they have wrong with the show, not enough seating especially at lunch!   I will make sure my camera battery is charged to get lots of pictures.

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I hope you are having a Thrillling Happy Thursday.

Hugs, Susie xx

The Wednesday Wag!

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I have been sunning myself outside yesterday but this morning it was heavy rain so I have been keeping Mom company in the Den.  She is keeping a close eye on me so I don’t lick my paw!!!

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Mom also tidied Eldest’s room at the weekend, well her sewing room for the time being and put Eldest’s quilt on his bed.  This is the end where I sleep when she is in here sewing and I really like the new quilt, it is lovely and warm and squishy!  Mom was too slow to get a picture of me on it!!!!

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Well I have been to the Vets several times in the last two weeks so I bet it is time for me to go to the Hairdressers!!!  Mom has actually booked it for two weeks time, which she says will make sure my paw is all healed and just before we go away on vacation. 

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Hope you are having a Wonderful Woofy Wednesday!

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Yes after all that anticipation I have finally finished Youngest’s Quilt!!!!  Phew.

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Youngest is actually helping with the photograph by standing on a chair and holding up the completed quilt.  As you may have guessed he loves camper vans!!! 

IMG_0626A closer view of the quilting.

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The back which is actually navy, like the binding, but as we are outside and the sun is actually shining at the moment you cannot see it very well.

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He loves it and it is at the bottom of his bed at the moment as it is still nice and warm so really no need for a quilt at the moment.

Eldest’s quilt is on his bed now too.  I managed to get all his bedding washed, dried and ironed and the spare set put on so have put his quilt on top of that;  Of course it is now covered by the boxes which contain my stash of material but you can see it.  There is of course room for Treacle to sleep when I am sewing!!!

We had a lovely few hours at our friends on Sunday for Brunch and got to sit with some other good friends.  We are so lucky as we are out again on Saturday evening at some other friends for dinner and we have not seen them for quite a few months.  I love summer for spending time with friends and getting to be outdoors.

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Here is a picture of Treacle from Saturday morning on the way back from her Doctors without a bandage or the dreaded cone of shame!!!  She has been a little monkey this week licking her scar but we have put a temporary bandage on over night and left the cone out but so far she has left it alone!!!!  In two weeks time she will be able to go and have an Airecut!!!!

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Took this this afternoon, you can see how blue the sky is and it is lovely and warm  These Peacock butterflies are on the Buddleja.

Although the swimming club is on its two week holiday we are watching the World Championships on TV from Budapest.  Adam Peaty beat the World Record this morning in the heats for 50m Breast at 26.10 and this afternoon has beaten it again in the semi-finals with a 25.95.  Our swimmer, Molly Renshaw, is also out there and will be competing later in the week.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunny Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie x

It’s Friday!

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Yes well we made it to Friday relatively unscathed!  I have had two dreadful days and not feeling much better today either, just when I was on top of eveything, it does not take long for it all to fall apart!!!!

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Yep Youngest has finished his first year at college and so is now off for seven weeks, yeah!!!  Of course he is busy for the first weekend of it!!!!  We have also broken up for two weeks from Swimming!!!!! Put the Flags Out!!!!!!

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This is what Eldest and Girlfriend have been up to today!  It was Girlfriend’s Graduation after four years at Nottingham University, she has Graduated with a 2:1 in French.  Don’t they look smart!  Many Congratulations to Sophie!

 

Youngest is out all day today filming for a University Student’s final year project, he is playing a Vampire called Dave !!!!  He is then staying at his friends overnight in Nottingham as they are all going to an all day concert at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham tomorrow (its going to rain) and then Sunday he is out again all day at a car thing! So we will probably see him on Monday!

DH and I have nothing planned for tonight or tomorrow but we are out Sunday for Brunch with some friends which will be nice.

I am just getting myself sorted to get house jobs done and then a basket of ironing, so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x

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Okay everywhere you look in Blog Land at the moment it is “Christmas in July” so here is a Christmas picture of The Boys from 2008!  They were nine and thirteen!!!! 

I have been trying to read all the blogs which are taking part in the Christmas in July but have only managed a few, so am hoping to hop around at the weekend and visit them.  There are also Christmas movies playing on Movies 24 so they are joining in too!!!  It does seem strange though watching a Christmas movie when it is 70° outside, but I suppose those who live in the Southern Hemisphere are used to it!!!!  To me Christmas should be cold, frosty and hopefully snowy!

I do hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday.

Hugs, Susie x