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post 5th Sep 2017, 08:47am
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We just arrived home at 3.20 this morning from our 2 week visit to our son and family in Denmark. The weather was a lot cooler than here but , on the whole, it was pretty good with a couple of rainy, cloudy days. It was good to see our lovely granddaughters again, although our son keeps us posted on their progress and through Skype. We had a busy time with Mrs S´s birthday and also a big clan gathering of our in-laws.


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post 5th Sep 2017, 01:16pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 5th Sep 2017, 08:47am) *
We just arrived home at 3.20 this morning from our 2 week visit to our son and family in Denmark. The weather was a lot cooler than here but , on the whole, it was pretty good with a couple of rainy, cloudy days. It was good to see our lovely granddaughters again, although our son keeps us posted on their progress and through Skype. We had a busy time with Mrs Sīs birthday and also a big clan gathering of our in-laws.



Bilbo.s , your family visit reminds me of our trip to Germany
to see our very first grandchild who was born there , such
happy memories yes.gif I thought that she was the most
beautiful baby ever born lol and also during that time my son
with his little family also my husband and I travelled to Scotland
to let our own parents see their first great grandchild .
Such a happy time and now that grandchild has her
own little family here in Canada yes.gif ............ Asi es la vida .

Did I use that spanish phrase in the right sense .?


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post 15th Sep 2017, 06:11pm
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we are having lovely Fall weather at this time and
the forecast says it should last for a while, anyway
I was out this morning and did a little grocery shopping
and tomorrow I will be meeting up with my sister and
we will be doing our tourist thingy haha . just driving
and browsing around and having lunch in a nice restaurant
probably somewhere around Lake Erie . or wherever
the spirit takes us smile.gif



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post 18th Nov 2017, 10:50pm
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Is onybody therr? Wid ye like tae see the boady?


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post 18th Nov 2017, 11:42pm
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yes.gif yes.gif


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post 26th Nov 2017, 01:33am
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I arrived back in Christchurch just over a week ago and still settling in after what has been a wonderful 6-month visit to the UK and various European countries. Living with my NZ-born daughter who lives in Richmond Surrey, it was a good base for the travel we did both in the UK and in various European countries.

The visits to southern England counties was great, with so many lovely places to visit (too many to mention here). Subsequent trips to Italy, Greece, Spain and Belgium were marvellous too. I struggled a bit with all the walking, hill and stair climbing, but I persevered, albeit slowly and was rewarded by the experience.

I visited Glasgow twice, in July and again in September. The weather in July was unbelievable - very warm and sunny - and the Reunion with several cousins was lovely. So many childhood memories came to mind. Again in September, this time for a School Reunion and spending time with my old school mate. I had never been to Cumbernauld where she lives and was very surprised at its size. The taxi-ride into the city at night was great and I thought the buildings looked fantastic. I also spent 4 days in Arran in July with my sister who lives in Spain. Weather not so good there but we enjoyed it all the same. My daughter drove my sister and I around mid-Scotland for a week, culminating with a 3-day visit to Rothesay, where one of my cousins lives.

I enjoyed the time spent in Richmond with my daughter and found the English people I met very welcoming, polite and friendly. It took a long time for me to get used to the volume of traffic, though I found the majority of drivers very courteous (I didn't drive at all!).

Back to New Zealand and it all seems so quiet. I am living for the time being with my son and his family in Rolleston, near Christchurch. The weather is warm now and very dry already. One thing I don't miss is the never-ending planes going out of Heathrow over Richmond!

So, all in all, a very enjoyable 6-month visit, with grateful thanks to my wonderful daughter who looked after me. She encouraged and persuaded me to get out of my comfort zone and I am so proud of her.

One thing I didn't expect was a "welcome home" on my second day back - a 4.2 earthquake near Rolleston! Not so much a shake, more of a loud bang this time around but it gave me a wake-up.

Best wished to all Glasgow Guiders - now we are nearing the end of another year and Christmas is just around the corner. Take care all.

Kia Ora,
Betty

P.S. Hats off to all you Brits, you made my stay incredibly happy and I will never forget your hospitality.


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post 26th Nov 2017, 05:03pm
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Glad you enjoyed your trip SKL, was it too dark or were you surprised at how Glasgow has changed since you left?


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post 27th Nov 2017, 08:39am
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Hi John, I had been in Glasgow 6 years ago, so had all my surprises then. We found the city very vibrant and busy but disappointed in Sauchiehall Street. I had worked in Bath Street from leaving school in 1957 till I emigrated in 1963, so was very familiar with the area. I've heard it said that Sauchiehall Street was never the same after it became pedestrians only. I was able to go in to the office I worked in and that brought back memories.

My sister and I did the open top bus tour, getting off at various places of interest. We were a bit upset that the City Chambers were closed, it being a Sunday.

Sadly, this could well have been my last visit to Glasgow and I was so pleased the weather was great. The long journey from New Zealand is a bit too much for me now, and it takes a week to recover each time.

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post 27th Nov 2017, 08:33pm
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Dont recall Sauciehall st not pedestrianised but it was certainly busy when I was younger, the decision to build the Buchanan galleries helped slowly kill it but at the same time regenerated the top of Buchanan st which was a dump. The Charing cross end is busy but then its full of bars so maybe thats what the other end needs, bars with tables, chairs and wind breaks utilising the pedestrian areas and encouraging foot traffic to the shops.
I dont shop up the toon anymore, the buses and re routing of cars does my head in and the only time I do venture up is for the pubs.


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QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 1st Apr 2017, 11:56am) *
Grandson off to Benfica today on trial. Can only wish him the best.
Hi everybody, hope you are all keeping well.
Follow up to this is that after coming back to SA Benfica asked him to come back in October. Before that could happen his local club Black Aces sold their franchise and went out of business. All the players including my grandson were released from their contracts.
He then signed for Pretoria university. Now 12 months later Benfica have reappeared and next Friday he is off to train with them for a month.
Still only fifteen things are looking promising.

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post 8th Jun 2018, 11:13am
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RonD, if you still look in occasionally then have a very happy birthday thumbup.gif

If you don’t look in occasionally then I still hope you have a happy birthday tongue.gif


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