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Happy 4th of July.

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To All My American Followers & Friends

Happy 4th of July, Have a Great Day!

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To All My Canadian Followers & Friends

Happy Canada Day, July 1st, Hope you had a Great Day.  Sorry I missed it!!!!

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Hugs & Love, Susie xx

VE Day 2020.

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75 years ago Britian celebrated the end of the War in Europe on May 8th 1945.  After six years of fighting, rationing, the bombings and millions who lost their lives the War in Europe was over.  The current situation is a juxtaposition with then and it seems quite appropriate that we should be celebrating this whilst in Lockdown!

Our families were very much involved with WWII, my Father was an aircraft engineer in the RAF and DH’s father was a member of the Royal Engineers.  My Grandfather was in a reserved occupation so was an air raid warden during the War and DH’s Grandfather was also in a reserved occupation, he was a gentleman farmer, so he became a Policeman.  

My Dad was actually in India and Burma so was actually still fighting when May 8th occurred and his service did not end until VJ Day on August 15th 1945. 

We should have been having celebrations around the country and DH was due to commentate on them locally but of course they have all been cancelled due to the current situation.  However they are talking about doing something later in the year depending upon how things go!

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Our families were very lucky in that they came home but so many did not and it is their sacrifice that means we are free today. 

For the Fallen

By Laurence Binyon

 
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain. 
(First Published in The London Times 1914)
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As we remember those that fell during WWII, and WWI, we also remember all those who have fallen since in modern conflicts around the World.  Also to all those serving in the various services now. who are busy helping with the current situation.  Thank You.
Stay safe.
Hugs & Love Susie xx
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Happy Thursday!

Yes I know everyone is having a trying time at the moment but we have to stay as upbeat as possible!!!  DH and I have had a few trying issues this week with work and financial things which should have worked and were done before the lockdown but didn’t get sorted and now trying to get it sorted with less people and telephone lines not being answered has sent my blood pressure higher than normal!!!!!  We are also finding that the Covid-19 is seeming to be used as a good excuse for things not getting done!!!!! 😦

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Anyhoo lets not dwell on this.  DH and Eldest are going to be busy outside building the decorative stone wall to hide the conrete at the front and today we are hoping that the stone will arrive to raise the hole.  I will show you pictures as we progress.

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Having worked this morning I am doing home jobs this afternoon and I am also going to start the Spring Cleaning.  The weather is wonderful and sunny again today and it does so lift the spirits.

It’s #TBT today and ten years ago at Easter we were in Orlando, Florida for the Easter holidays.  Of course we got stuck for a further ten days courtesy of the little volcano in Iceland!!!! 

We had a brilliant three weeks and here are some pictures from the trip.  Eldest was 14 and Youngest was 10!

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The above was at Fort Christmas Historical Park

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We went to Discovery Cove for the day and had a great time. 

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DH and The Boys on the Paddle Steamer at DisneyWorld

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DH and I queuing at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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DH and The Boys at NASA. 

I just love these pictures and the sky is so, so blue.  I really wish we were going this year and feel for anyone who had booked for Easter and is not now able to go.  We will all be back to normal soon and hopefully this thing will run out of steam very soon.

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Here is your Treacle for the Day!!  She looks a little sleepy in this one as it was first thing in the morning!!!!!

Stay Safe All.

Hugs & Love Susie xxx

Happy Mother’s Day!

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To All the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, etc out there we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Over the last few years my Boys have taken me out for Breakfast but this year we will be staying in!!!  Have a lovely day everyone and stay safe.

Hugs, Susie, DH, Eldest, Youngest & Treacle xxxxx

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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A Very Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.

I hope everyone has a lovely day and sending out lots of love to everyone whether you are single, married, partnered or whatever.  We need more love in the World!

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Over the last few days I have had a lot of visitors to my Blog and I just wanted to say Hello and Welcome and I do hope you have found some fun, facts and friendship here. 

Tonight DH is home but is busy setting up all the sound equipment for the weekend!!!  I will cook us a meal for when he has finished but I am used to this.  Just a shame that today falls on a Friday night and we could have gone out to the cinema but never mind!  I will spend the evening with Netflix instead!!!!!!!!!

I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs & Love

Susie xx

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Groundhog Day 2020.

Groundhog Day 2020 and will Phil see his shadow or predict an early Spring?  We, in the UK, have not had many very cold days but lots of rain so in some ways an early Spring would be great!

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Here is Phil thinking about his prediction!

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Do you see your shaddow Phil?

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He has decided!

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He Does Not see his shaddow it will be an early Spring!

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Thank you Phil!

We shall see over the next six weeks if Phil is correct and it will be an early Spring!  The Spring bulbs we planted, a few have started to show but the wretched squirrel has pinched quite a few, so instead of a nice display of Spring bulbs it will be a bit sparse!!!!!!!

Happy Weekend & Groundhog Day!!!!!

Hugs, Susie xx