Monday, 18 April 2016

Poor Old Woman

I was another year older on Saturday  *Groan*.

Eldest daughter jazzed up last years wedding photo and shared all round Facebook! Dear Child! She said Mum doesn't do Facebook so won't see it but of course I saw it on Col's Facebook page. I've tried to make this pic much smaller but it won't let me - damn.


I don't often look at my Facebook page but came across someone I hadn't seen since before we moved to Knodishall in 1992. He is the Dad of some children (friends of our eldest 2) I looked after as a childminder - after school and school holidays. But I knew him from way back when I was about 14 or 15. I was very keen on him but he couldn't stand me(Story of my life!). He is perhaps a year or two older than me but now looks MUCH older!
He He He!


For my birthday youngest daughter gave us a garden voucher as she didn't get Col anything for his birthday in March. Eldest daughter also gave me a garden voucher. So I'm thinking a fruit tree or two.Son gave me books from my wish list ( good old Amazon). Friends came up to see us and the teeny bungalow, we'd not seen them since December so there was plenty to chat about. To celebrate my 61st birthday on Saturday and friend A's 51st birthday on Friday we went out to a carvery. A good plate full of veg and some lovely tender pork and beef. The desserts looked SO delicious but we were all full up and anyway I had the chocolate cake waiting at home - which was actually pretty good for a shop cake.

You know all the hassles we had with changes to moving dates? Well my sister and brother-in-law have been surviving through exactly the same experience in their efforts to move back to Suffolk after a few years in Norfolk. They found a buyer for their house very quickly and found somewhere to buy where the owners were going abroad - so no onward chain, but the dates kept changing, from late March to early April, then the 15th April but still no exchange. They kept getting promised progress but nothing actually happening.Eventually they found that a solicitor working for the buyers at the bottom of the chain was very slow. He was an internet solicitor so no office to go into for anyone to find out what was happening, I guess probably cheaper for the people using him but I think I preferred to have a "real" person in a real office to visit and nag!

Col broke a filling early last week and rather than try and find a dentist locally he rang his dentist back in Saxmundham, explained that he needed to be fitted in quickly due to going back into hospital for chemo and went on Friday afternoon, when he said he was on ESA they did it for free - good news- although I'm not sure he should have qualified - we will see.
More good news- remember the small fridge with an ice box that came with the house, well we sold it on eBay for £42. We agreed to keep it here until the buyer can collect in a couple of weeks.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes.
Back Soon
Sue





25 comments:

  1. Love that photograph Sue - glad you had a good birthday.
    You certainly look the works in that photo!

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  2. That photo is gorGeous like your daughter quite rightly said! I love a carvery as a treat! No washing up to do! Will you get some fruits trees in tubs I case to move again?!

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  3. Happy Birthday for Last Saturday
    Love the photo
    Julie

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  4. Some good birthday presents, congratulations.

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  5. Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was a good one..food, family, friends and some fun! Hope the upcoming year is a hood one for you!

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  6. That photograph is brilliant-x-

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  7. So nice to read that friends and family came to visit in your bungalow and that the shop cake was actually quite good. I suppose lots of places would feel teeny after where you previously lived. On the positive side it must be easier to keep clean but I suspect you are missing additional storage space for your beloved books.

    Take care.

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  8. Belated Happy Birthday Sue. :-)

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  9. Love the photo - glad to hear you had a lovely birthday.

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  10. Happy birthday for Saturday. Glad you had a good day.

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  11. Hope you had a great one, that picture is super jazzed up!

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  12. Happy Birthday (a little late) to you!!

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  13. Happy Birthday (a little late) to you!!

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  14. Belated happy birthday! That is a lovely picture and I love the way your daughter has jazzed it up!It's interesting reading your experience of moving closer to the shops. Our purchasing has definitely decreased with a smaller selection of shops to choose from. Sarah x

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  15. Glad you had a nice birthday and had some nice gifts and visits. We are the same age, mine being in Feb. Glad Col got his tooth fixed. NO fun to have dental work..had too much done these past two years. Fun foto of you. Take care and have a good week!
    Becky
    grandmabecklyl.blogspot.com

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  16. Glad you have had some good news. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! Glad it was a good one! xx

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  17. I'm glad you couldn't resize or reduce the photo (rotter for trying!), it's a corker!

    Belated birthday wishes. Hope you had a superb day xx

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  18. Great photo. Sounds like you had a lovely day and it'a always good to catch up with friends isn't it. Glad Col got his tooth sorted out quickly. Feel for your sister with the house move, the whole process is such a pain in the backside, especially when you're reliant on other people doing their jobs to keep things moving. Bet you're glad you've been there, done that aren't you. xx

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  19. Belated happy birthday Sue. I love that photo, I don't know why you are so worried (I remember the baggy shorts photo!) Glad you had a good weekend, and your presents were fab. X

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  20. Hi I'm contacting my followers to let you know that as of tomorrow I'm going to attempt to change my blog to one on Word Press and I'm changing the name to 'From Pennies to Pounds' hope to see you over there :-)
    Happy Birthday for Saturday! xx

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday. I always think it's a very GOOD thing to make it to another year and tell folks "every day you wake up on the right side of the grass is a great day". Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love the hat! Wishing you and Col many more happy years ahead.

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  22. Hi, just found your blog again having lost it some time ago. Understand totally how difficult it is to adjust to living in a small space. I was forced to move to a very tiny bungalow and we are looking for one that is bigger. I so miss a 2nd bedroom which would be ideal to create some storage space. A garage would be a bonus too. However, reading what your hubby is going through puts everything into perspective and his health is the most important. Sending best wishes to both of you

    Kind regards from worcestershire

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  23. Great pic! You look very good for 61, Sue. Whatever you are doing keep it up!
    Jane

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