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Tuesday Thoughts!

Well the final episode of Bones has aired in the UK and after twelve years of dedicated watching I feel it went out with a whimper instead of a bang!   I think it was because they only allowed the final series to be twelve episodes instead of the usual twenty two and the producers felt they had to do a big storyline which seemed to be badly planned and rushed.  It would also have been nice to have a crossover with Bones and the X-Files instead of the bad crossover with Sleepy Hollow but we viewers are never consulted on these important issues!!!!!!!!

Talking of changes here is the new £1 coin which has twelve sides and has just gone into circulation.  Of course for those of us of a certain age they remind us of the old Threepenny bit, below.

The new £1 coin is supposed to be less able to be forged but I am sure some enterprising criminal will find a way to do it!

Talking of old coins here is the old six pence which up until 1946 actually had 50% of silver in them.  Brian May of Queen actually uses a sixpence as a guitar pick instead of a plastic one as he finds them too flexible.  He will use the serated edge of the coin to get a different sound.  Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top uses a Mexican Peso. 

The worst coin we ever had was the half penny!  They were a complete pain in your wallet and most people ended up just putting them into a jar and saving them up. 

Since the weekend when we had temperatures of up to 70°F and it was lovely and sunny. it is now down to 50°F and freezing again!!  I have booked Treacle in for a spa day next week so of course it will be cold until then and afterwards too!  Our Weathermen are forecasting a fantastic summer with wall to wall sunshine but as they forecast this every year we are not holding our breath!!!!!!  Tomorrow I am out for Lunch with Jayne!!!

Happy Tuesday

Hugs, Susie x

It Was A Long Evening!

Last night the Teachers and Coaches of the swimming club did a course as part of the training.  It began at 7.00pm and didn’t finish until 10.00pm and I had organised it.  I was not popular!  It was a long evening but they seemed to think it was worth it!!!!  I hasten to add that I was there even though I was not attending the course but I did get some other work done whilst there!!

Treacle has sneaked one of her new tennis balls outside, so it will soon look like this!

Today the weather has been quite misty although the sun did put in an appearance later in the day and Treacle got to run around outside for a bit.  Our Accountant came this morning to do some work with our accounts but fortunately there was nothing wrong which was a relief.

Tonight I am going to finish the final baby quilt.  The other baby quilt and the special quilt have been washed and ironed and photographed and I will be able to hopefully show you them by the end of the week. 

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

A Spring Monday!

It has been a lovely Spring weekend and it has continued today with some great sunshine.  Here is Treacle in the garden with the daffodils.

We even got the patio furniture out yesterday!

It has been a busy old weekend as always.  Friday 24th saw the birth of DH’s second Grandchild, a little boy called Owen Ezra who weighed in at 7lb 12oz!  We have not had chance to get to see him yet because of his Mum staying in hospital a little longer than planned (she had a “C” Section) and they had other visitors. 

Yesterday here in the UK was Mother’s Day.  Eldest, Youngest and Girlfriend arranged for us all to go out to Breakfast on Saturday morning after swimming which was lovely and it was great to be with them all.  Eldest popped round yesterday with a lovely basket of spring flowers for me and a card from them both and I got cards from Youngest and Treacle.

My card from Youngest!

My card from Eldest!

My card from Treacle!

Saturday evening we were out with some friends at another friends Golden Wedding celebrations in the village.  We had a lovely evening.

The only thing I didn’t like over the weekend was we lost an hour as our clocks went forward for the summer!  I never seen to catch up that hour until we fall back!!!!!!!!!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend

Hugs, Susie x

Monday Again!

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Yep that’s about how I feel today!  DH is away all week for work and Eldest is away all week for work too so it is just Youngest, Treacle and I at home!!! 

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Wrong!  It came in like a lamb so it is going out like a lion!!!  Saturday night it was blowing a gale and Youngest had his window open which then meant that the door, which was closed, was clicking in the latch which freaked Treacle out.  So at 3.30am she was on our bed laying between DH and I shivering, so I spent the rest of the night trying to calm her! 

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Well it may be on the calendar but it is cold and heavy rain here today!  Spring yeah right!

Over the weekend I did some more quilting and getting the bindings sewn to the back of the quilts and yes I actually did some quilting on National Quilting Day on Saturday!  Needless to say jobs are not getting done, although DH did mow the lawn yesterday!!!  Treacle supervised.

Almost finished the baby quilt which is needed for the end of this week.  I have finished the one quilt but can’t show it just yet as the person who it is for reads my blog (!) and I have the other baby quilt to finish the binding on which is required in another eight weeks approximately.  We seem to be surrounded by babies at the moment as Eldest & Youngest’s driving instructor he and his wife have just had a baby girl, Emma. 

I hope your Monday and the start of the week is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

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Talking TV!

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A couple of TV shows which I have watched for a while are finishing this year, Bones and Grimm.  It takes a lot for a show to hold my interest and I tend to go for either out there shows or procedural shows but I don’t watch every one.  Bones has been on the air for twelve years and I have read all of Kathy Reich’s books and it will be finishing its final series in a few weeks and I will miss this show.  Grimm has not been on the air as long only six years but again it has been a great show to watch.

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It was announced on TV the other day that the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is twenty years old!  Oh boy I remember watching this when it was first out, so where did twenty years go?

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Then of course who remembers this show?  This is actually twenty seven years old (!) and I watched every episode!  I can’t say that I understood every episode or even the ending but I hung in there!  More depressing is the fact I was twenty five when this first appeared on our screens and now the new Twin Peaks will be on our TV screens in May this year.  Are we going to understand the new version?  Who knows.  I do know that they did repeat the original series on TV and I did start to watch it again and after about the second episode my impression was how slow the story line was!  At the time it was really out there and new and different compared to what was on TV then but it really is dated now.  Especially after the X-Files which is my favourite of all time and even though it is twenty four years old the episodes are not dated!

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I will certainly give it a go but lets hope the episodes move a little quicker!!!Image result for Big Little LiesThis has just started and seems promising, especially as so far some of the women are very much like some of the Moms I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also to make DH and I feel really old Youngest was invited to a party the other weekend which was fancy dress.  The theme?  The Eighties!!!!!!  We were young in the Eighties!!!!  No Fair it is now a fancy dress theme!!!!!!!

Today is a lot cooler than yesterday so we seem to be back to winter again (!) and Treacle is snoozing in her basket whilst I am working.  Tomorrow I have lots of errands to run and then house jobs in the afternoon and I am seeing Jayne for a coffee, yeah!  I hope your Thursday is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

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Thursday Thoughts.

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She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne

Yesterday was March 1st and the first month of Spring and the weather was very kind to us in Derbyshire with the sun shining, although it was cold, it was great to see the sun.  The above quote to me really typifies the start of Spring, written by the famous author A.A. Milne who is better known for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, a huge favourite of mine and our Boys.

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The stories are very simple but are a wonderful part of childhood and we really enjoyed reading them to the Boys when they were little. 

boys-on-bikes-2So as it is Thursday here is a throwback of our Boys with their bikes.  They used to take them with us on holiday during the Easter break to Scotland for them to learn to ride without their stabilisers as Auntie Corinne and Uncle Gordon had loads of room at their home in The Highlands. 

Been busy today catching up on work and Treacle has been keeping me company in her basket (!) and tomorrow it is house jobs day, ironing and grocery shopping, oh joy!  Saturday Fliss, Lee and Evalyn are coming for a visit and Sunday I am going to catch up on those house jobs I have been putting off.  Saturday night Youngest and DH are out at a swimming competition so I will be taking the opportunity to finish some of the quilt bindings which need doing. 

A friend said yesterday “how come it is March already?” and I cannot believe that we have started the third month of the year, but when I look back on what we have been doing in the last two months It has been crazy, busy!  Before we know it, it will be Carnival time in the village and we will be six months through the year and some clown will be telling us how long it is until Christmas (apparently 298!!!!!!!!!).  Which reminds me if I need to do any quilting jobs for Christmas I really should start them now!!!

How is your Thursday going?

Hugs, Susie x

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