IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

JUMP ON IT

I never watched the Fresh Prince of Belle Air so I google the above on You Tube to see what it was all about on Strictly Come Dancing.

BACK TO PURPLE AGAIN

TWO 17 YEAR OLDS TRY TO USE A ROTARY PHONE

OFFICIAL MOTHER IN LAW/WEDDING HAIR

Well I am officially a mother in law and couldn't wish for a better son in law.

The wedding was beautiful at The Barnyard, Upchurch.  It was a twilight one and the setting for it was lovely. I gave my big baby girl away.  Thank you to my georgeous nephew in law, Ed,  who played PERFECT by Ed Sheeran as a violin solo as we walked up the aisle.

My little baby girl and boy were lovely as they preceded us.  Little baby boy was a wonderful ring bearer and little baby girl a beautiful flower girl.

My daughter's wedding ring was made from mine which was melted down for her.  There was enough left over to put away for an eternity ring to be made.

Kevin, (Lord Large) our friend was the DJ and MC.  He has been doing this for many years and it was an excellent disco made up of requests provided by the bride and groom and his own floor fillers.

Twistina, an international award winner, was the balloon modeller and I don't know who wanted her to make them the most, the children or adults.

We hired Nick, a caricaturist to draw people, instead of making up an wedding favours.  People went away with a memento after he drew them.  He was excellent.

The barbecue was lovely which people could eat at their leisure.

I have to thank my beautiful hair stylist Mandy, Prospect Hair Design, who excelled with her wedding hair for my daughter, granddaughter and myself.

We also had a wonderful make up artist who we didn't know personally, but would recommend her to anyone.  

Relatives travelled from Durham, Hitchin, Devon, Margate and Reading.  My nephew looked lovely in his kilt.

The mini bus company was punctual and reliable, Sittingbourne Cabs.

Finally, the photographer Terry Wildman Photography,  a personal friend of mine (he was the Grocery Manager with me when I worked at JS), was excellent, not intrusive, organising everybody without being bossy and getting beautiful natural shots.   He is also a dab hand at undoing necklaces, tying ties and any little odd jobs that might be needed while he is there.

There was an all day wedding going on there in the large marquee in the adjoining field.  It had a gate that opened in to our courtyard.   They decided to have a punch in our courtyard at the end of the evening.  We were all sent back in to our venue before the police riot vans arrived.   Due to this, we got a few more songs played, when we should have finished at 11.30 pm.   But you know me, I usually have something dramatic happen and so this was no exception!!😮

 

  

 

 

 

HE SHOWED AND TOLD!!!!

GETTING SMART!!

GETTING SMART

Well, I have taken the plunge and ordered a Smart Phone.  It was actually refurbished from Ebay, but I wasn't going to risk forking out a lot of money on it.   This is because the one I have at present is a Pay As You Go £14 model.   I don't know its number, never have it with me and I am lucky if I remember where I have left it, which is especially hard to find with a flat battery!  All my texting is done on Text Local which is a computer texting system, much easier for me as I am a touch typist.   I can't press the little buttons on a phone to text, and I can't even do it on a Smart Phone (I tried to do it when I borrowed one to send a message).

Last year, I arranged to meet my Georgous Nephew at St Pancras and said I would wait outside W H Smiths on the bench near the underground entrance.    He texted me to say "are you there?" and I replied "Yes I'm here".    I waited and waited and he seemed to be ages.  Eventually, he arrived and I asked him where he'd been.  Apparently my reply was garbled and he had been all that time looking for the mystery shop he thought that I was sitting near!!! 

Anyway, I digress, now I have started my new Quiz venture and Vintage on line shop, I suppose I should be able to check on things when I go away anywhere, which I don't do now, I just wait until I am home, or back from holiday.

I did one daring thing though, I ordered it in a GOLD colour! 😎

WHAT A SURPRISE!

I have just returned from a trip to the Durham for my sister-in-law's surprise birthday party.  We arrived at the hotel at 8 pm after a horrendous journey.  Unfortunately, I couldn't not get in to my emails on my laptop and all I knew was that it was the next evening at 7.30 pm in the Club next to her house.

The next day we kept ourselves away from her house and the only way I could think of finding anything out about the arrangements, was to either phone the house, or see her husband in his barber shop adjoining the house.

"You can't do that", I was told, you ruin the surprise.   "Well, I'll get the big golf umbrella and put it right down over my head and he'll only see my legs and no one will know it is me", I said.  No apparently that wouldn't do it.   "Okay, I'll ring and if she answers I'll ask if she can give me her daughter's number because I need to speak to her re my Big Baby Girl's forthcoming wedding", I replied.   No that still wasn't going to work apparently.

Eventually, it was agreed that I would go in to the Club and ask about the arrangements.  I tentatively walked in to a silent bar with a few men sitting at the tables looking at me.  I asked the barmaid about my SIL's party.   "Aye", she replied, to the silent room.  "Is it tonight", asked, as she didn't seem to be too sure who I was talking about.   "Aye", she replied again.  "Where is it?", I asked.   "Upstairs", she replied.   "What time is it?", I asked.  "7 pm", she answered.  "As it is a suprise, should we be doing anything?", I asked.    "No, she has known about it for weeks", she lengthly replied.  This started the men off all talking in agreement.

We went in to my SIL's house where my lovely neices were and they had been trying to get in touch with me.   When I told them, we had been hiding, and had been to the Club, they were helpless with laughter.  "What you've been hiding in the Club all this time, where were you, in the cellar?", they managed to splutter.😀

The evening went very well and we had a very enjoyable time.

I am now concentrating on my Big Baby Girl's wedding, hopefully that will go smoothly!!

 

 

GHOSTS BBC 1

IF YOU ARE NOT WATCHING GHOSTS ON BBC 1, YOU ARE MISSING A TREAT. FOLLOW IT ON CATCH UP AS THE NEXT EPISODE IS 4. IT WILL MAKE MORE SENSE THAT WAY.

YOU GET WHAT YOU WISH FOR!!

I happened to mention last year that I would like to climb the 02, but promptly forgot about it.  However, on my birthday I was given it for a present.

Once I had on all the climbing gear, the guide said that as it was my birthday, I should be the expedition leader, I was clipped on to the safety rail and off I went.  To make it realistic, the pathway is bouncy (as if you are actually walking on the fabric of the 02)!!  I kept getting stuck with my clip on the guide rail, as I tried to pass each post.  It transpired that I had a duff one and the guide swapped his for mine. Going down was very steep and very bouncy.  However, I managed to lead the expedition back safely!!! 

Well that's one more thing ticked off my bucket list!

 

 

DAVID BECKHAM IS NOT IMPRESSED!

TIME IS FLYING/ANOTHER DRAMA

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

My SF informed me that he needed a new microwave oven as his didn't ping anymore when it had finished cooking.  He told his electrician nephew about and he said that he would probably be better getting a new one, due the cost of repair.  I had tried it also and found it pinged but thought he meant when it was automatically turning

I collected him ready for his normal shopping trip and with the intention of buying a new microwave.   As he got in to the car he informed me that he didn't need a new microwave after all.  His friend had come to visit and put a cup of water in to it and it boiled it.   "Did it ping when it finished", I asked him.  "Yes it did", he replied.

Suddenly realisation dawned.    I noticed that he couldn't hear during Christmas and I had told him not to clean his hearing aid to much in case he broke it again.  I looked at it for him and realised that it had wax in the small tube.  I cleared it and he could hear again.  I told him to clean it every day again, as I would know if he had a problem, that it was probably the cracked wire.

The microwave was broken at all.   It did ping, but he couldn't hear it!  🙂

 

S/F's HEARING AID - The Saga Continues!

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

My SF informed me that he needed a new microwave oven as his didn't ping anymore when it had finished cooking.  He told his electrician nephew about and he said that he would probably be better getting a new one, due the cost of repair.  I had tried it also and found it pinged but thought he meant when it was automatically turning

I collected him ready for his normal shopping trip and with the intention of buying a new microwave.   As he got in to the car he informed me that he didn't need a new microwave after all.  His friend had come to visit and put a cup of water in to it and it boiled it.   "Did it ping when it finished", I asked him.  "Yes it did", he replied.

Suddenly realisation dawned.    I noticed that he couldn't hear during Christmas and I had told him not to clean his hearing aid to much in case he broke it again.  I looked at it for him and realised that it had wax in the small tube.  I cleared it and he could hear again.  I told him to clean it every day again, as I would know if he had a problem, that it was probably the cracked wire.

The microwave was broken at all.   It did ping, but he couldn't hear it!  🙂

 

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