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wellfield
QUOTE (angel @ 28th Jan 2015, 07:56am) *
I have been house bound since last Wednesday
and will be so until I have , which I hope will be my last
medical test , it's an " Angiogram " , Doctors Orders ,
but as I am now suffering from Cabin Fever , I am going
out tonight for dinner . smile.gif
Hope all will be well Angel.
wellfield
QUOTE (gardenqueen @ 29th Jan 2015, 10:04am) *
I was taken out to lunch today to a pub in my daughter's village. It was really crowded, mostly with pensioners and a huge group of ramblers. The ramblers were wearing those little shoe protectors that you wear at the swimming pool. There were a couple of old ladies sitting at tables, wanting to interact with my little grandson and they were obviously regulars. One had to be helped on with her coat and escorted to the car park (I do hope she wasn't driving! Not because she was drinking but she was so frail she could hardly walk). I know it is quite a well to do village and it was good to see people getting out and about instead of watching tv indoors, as it was so cold. The food was not cheap, no concessions or anything. We eat there almost every week and it is always this busy. I had one of their "specials", a steak and Guiness pie which was quite nice but it contained a lot of kidney which I do think they should have mentioned in the description as not everyone likes kidney.

What I find interesting is that all of the restaurants, pubs and cafes in this area are crowded, at all times. Mostly by older people but also with young mums, chatting to their friends while the babies sit in their buggies. I don't ever remember there being so many people eating out before, just in the past couple of years. Do people not cook any more, I wonder?

Interesting!
angel
QUOTE (wellfield @ 29th Jan 2015, 09:44pm) *
Hope all will be well Angel.


Thanks Campbell , you take care , yes.gif
norrie123
Hi Angel, yes a typical British meal biggrin.gif
I prefer Indian food to Chinese but my favourite meal is Fish and Chips, in breadcrumbs or as we call it in Scotland a Special Fish Supper

Bye for now, Norrie
Heather
I like Italian meals as long as they are not too spicy.

I remember one time in Venice, we went to one of the Island's and stopped off for a meal..
I ordered Lasagne and a glass of wine. My husband ordered fish and chips and a pint of beer. rolleyes.gif

It's true, you can take the man out of Glasgow, but you can't take Glasgow out of the man.
zascot
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 30th Jan 2015, 09:38am) *
Hi Angel, yes a typical British meal biggrin.gif
I prefer Indian food to Chinese but my favourite meal is Fish and Chips, in breadcrumbs or as we call it in Scotland a Special Fish Supper

Bye for now, Norrie

Now your making me jealous and hungry Norrie thumbup.gif
angel


We get very good fish n chips here ,
although , I order mine with rice ,
no fries , Excellent biggrin.gif
Heather
Angel, it is my turn to suffer cabin fever.

I have been laid low with this chest infection and today I just had to get out.

My husband said he would do the shopping, but I told him, ' I need to get out'.
I got a taxi to Morrison's and enjoyed the walk around the shop and a chat with other shoppers, did the shopping then a taxi back home.

I also collected 50 for a win line on two Lottery ticket's. laugh.gif
norrie123
Hi heather, well done, bet that cheered you up no end

Bye for now, norrie
zascot
Hi Heather.Now we know the real reason you wanted tae go tae the shops, 50 quid, can`t let the husband get that rolleyes.gif Get well soon.
gardenqueen
Well, it is snowing here in Hertfordshire, still coming down. I am meant to be driving to my daughter's house (in a village twenty minutes drive from here) but now wondering what to do. This is her first day back at work after her skin cancer op last week and my son in law has an important meeting in London. Oh well, I suppose I don't have any choice. Roll on Spring!

gardenqueen
Well, I made it over, the roads were not too bad. Now I am sitting here playing with Lego Duplo, making an intricate structure with my grandson. I think I enjoy it more than he does, lol.

Also, for some reason, I am also looking after the cleaner's six month old baby while she works upstairs. Thankfully, he is asleep in his little baby chair, for the moment.

This weekend, my husband is out with his sisters and I am having (I hope) a child free weekend with some time to myself. I probably won't know what to do with myself, lol.
norrie123
Hi gardenqueen, glad you made it without mishap

Time to yourself, don't bet on it, now you have told the WWW biggrin.gif

Bye for now, norrie
wellfield
Walked down with my camera to take some pics of the visiting "Queen Elizabeth" she docked right alongside the "Queen Mary" here in Long Beach this morning,but the fog was a bit thick,it lasted all day...she sails out tonight to a lament from a bagpiper on the deck of the "Queen Mary"...and for what it's worth,there is no comparing designs of both vessels...the old Queen is a thing of beauty in showing her lines,the Elizabeth is too 'boxy' for my liking.
jakka13
Today ,I was trying to read our local flyers !!.I tried to find pet peeves on the boards but ended up here .This is driving me mad .I don't know if this is a Canadian thing or if it happens in the UK
jakka13
Happened again !!!!!!!!! .My peeve is why do they have to off set the pages so it makes it hard to hold them in order to read them and I just give up .They lose my interest so their adds are lost .while I've got this working why am I having so much trouble posting .This is why I'm not posting as much .I am looking at one continuous line and if I try and go back to try anf fix a mistake it posts what I have written .lots of times I try and reply to posts but it wont accept my reply?????????
Melody
Sorry, don't know Jakka, PM Martin.
gardenqueen
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 5th Feb 2015, 08:58pm) *
Hi gardenqueen, glad you made it without mishap

Time to yourself, don't bet on it, now you have told the WWW biggrin.gif

Bye for now, norrie


Strange you should say that, Norrie............ my son now wants to come round at the weekend to discuss with me the pros and cons of giving up his present job to do contract work. A lot more money but they have just had a new baby and his wife is taking a year out. It is so difficult to give advice as I am never a risk taker. Yes, I think my weekend will be different to what I had planned now. Oh well, it goes with the territory of being a parent, even when your "children" are in their late 30s, apparently.
zascot
A fantastic day here. 32 deg C (93 F) and not a cloud in the sky. When you see it you know what people are talking about when they say , the high skies of Africa. Got home an hour ago and straight in the pool, the water was 32 C, I had to switch the solar heater off or the water will go green, at the moment it`s crystal clear so the grandkids will have a great weekend of swimming, they are like fish I wish I could swim as well as them and they are only 8 and 6.
zascot
Big decision Gardenqueen, but job security is not what it was. We used to let the contractors go first and keep the loyal people but now companies don`t seem to think loyalty counts. I suppose it depends on which type of job he does. Anyway I wish him every success in his decision.
Heather
Aye your right, Sascot, you don't think I was going to let my husband run riot with my 50. wink.gif

Oh dear I better not let him see this as he is very trustworthy.

As I said before, my Keyboard won't type the first letter of your name. I do not have a clue why as it is not stuck.
zascot
So you can A. spend your 50 Quid on a new keyboard or B. gie it tae me an a`hll change ma name by deed pole or C. hire a hit man an a`hll be deid pole. biggrin.gif
Heather
eeny, meeny, manny, moe. laugh.gif
angel


I had a heart stent inserted on Tuesday and the catheterization
was done through my wrist , a better procedure if it is possible ,
much easier for the surgeon and also the patient.
but you are not able to use your right arm for a couple of
days , in the event of bleeding , anyway all seems to be
going well . smile.gif

gardenqueen
QUOTE (zascot @ 6th Feb 2015, 03:47pm) *
Big decision Gardenqueen, but job security is not what it was. We used to let the contractors go first and keep the loyal people but now companies don`t seem to think loyalty counts. I suppose it depends on which type of job he does. Anyway I wish him every success in his decision.


I know what you mean, zascot. I just wish I could be sure that he would be sensible with the extra money and put some by for a rainy day but I can understand the temptation to do otherwise. He is all grown up now, with a family of his own. His wife is a qualified accountant so I am trying to be positive for him. He works in an area that is in high demand now, without going into too much detail, and it does look like that will be the case for quite a long time to come. Fingers crossed.
gardenqueen
QUOTE (angel @ 6th Feb 2015, 05:47pm) *
I had a heart stent inserted on Tuesday and the catheterization
was done through my wrist , a better procedure if it is possible ,
much easier for the surgeon and also the patient.
but you are not able to use your right arm for a couple of
days , in the event of bleeding , anyway all seems to be
going well . smile.gif


Take care of yourself, angel.
Dave Grieve
QUOTE (angel @ 6th Feb 2015, 07:47pm) *
I had a heart stent inserted on Tuesday and the catheterization
was done through my wrist , a better procedure if it is possible ,
much easier for the surgeon and also the patient.
but you are not able to use your right arm for a couple of
days , in the event of bleeding , anyway all seems to be
going well . smile.gif


I sure you will recover quickly Pat, your to feisty a woman not to, all the best for your recovery . thumbup.gif
Davie
marydee
Take care Angel take full advantage of the sore arm and have a good rest
toerag
Take care Pat, take it easy, and you will soon be out for your fish and rice again!!!
norrie123
Hi Angel, you will be running around like a 2 year old, soon
norrie123
Hi Gardenqueen, your son could well make enough working as a contractor and be better off, I would not know what to say to him, yes I would stay as an employee, a stick in the mud biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie
RonD
I worked for a multi millon dollar corporation for 15 years and I always had a knot in my stomach. Always worrying if I made a mistake on a ten million dollar quote etc. Rushing for deadlines etc. Then I was downsized. I built up a business supplying ma and pa shops. There were times when I wondered where the next sale was coming from but it always did. Even when things were tight I did not have that knot in my stomach that I carried working corporate. It was just a matter of being there when I said I would and sometimes going out of my way whe they were caught short.
He may want to work on the side doing small jobs and see what is out there and also lay down a reputation as a quality contractor who does things when he says he will at a fair price with a job well done there will be a market for him. Anyone who wants less at a the cheapest price will find it elsewhere in spades.
gardenqueen
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 7th Feb 2015, 04:34pm) *
Hi Gardenqueen, your son could well make enough working as a contractor and be better off, I would not know what to say to him, yes I would stay as an employee, a stick in the mud biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie


It is hard to give up security, norrie. I gave up a full time teaching job at senior management level to do supply teaching but my children were grown up by then so I knew I could manage if things didn't take off. As it happens, they did take off and I got the benefit of picking and choosing my work for the same money and the pupils got more of me as I was more creative and not ground down by paperwork, meetings etc. I can, in many ways, understand why my son wants to do contract and I seem to be worrying about it more than he does, lol.
gardenqueen
QUOTE (RonD @ 7th Feb 2015, 05:02pm) *
I worked for a multi millon dollar corporation for 15 years and I always had a knot in my stomach. Always worrying if I made a mistake on a ten million dollar quote etc. Rushing for deadlines etc. Then I was downsized. I built up a business supplying ma and pa shops. There were times when I wondered where the next sale was coming from but it always did. Even when things were tight I did not have that knot in my stomach that I carried working corporate. It was just a matter of being there when I said I would and sometimes going out of my way whe they were caught short.
He may want to work on the side doing small jobs and see what is out there and also lay down a reputation as a quality contractor who does things when he says he will at a fair price with a job well done there will be a market for him. Anyone who wants less at a the cheapest price will find it elsewhere in spades.


Ron, thankfully my son is a grafter so he should do well, for the moment anyway, as there is a real shortage of people with his experience. Whether or not things continue that way, of course, is the worrying bit.

Fingers crossed for him anyway.
wellfield
QUOTE (angel @ 6th Feb 2015, 09:47am) *
I had a heart stent inserted on Tuesday and the catheterization
was done through my wrist , a better procedure if it is possible ,
much easier for the surgeon and also the patient.
but you are not able to use your right arm for a couple of
days , in the event of bleeding , anyway all seems to be
going well . smile.gif
Good you had this done angel....take things easy for a while.
angel


my thanks to all of you , for your
very nice comments . biggrin.gif Pat.
Heather
Angel, I hope you are feeling well. Take care.

angel


Thanks Heather , I am now feeling well .
I should have dealt with this problem
2yrs ago , anyway you take care smile.gif cheers
Heather
Today I was reading about the driveless car's that will be available in two years time.

I wonder how the car knows where to go, when to stop at the traffic lights or pedestrian crossings.
Does it also mean that anyone who buys one does not need to pass a Driving Test.

I certainly don't fancy travelling in one.
gardenqueen
It is an interesting concept, Heather and, no doubt, in the future, people will just take it for granted. When you think of all the other amazing ideas we thought would never happen and now we have absorbed them into our lives. I have to admit, I don't much fancy the idea at the moment but I will be watching with interest.

I have had a quiet day at home which was nice as I didn't sleep well last night due to becoming too engrossed in the book I was reading on my Kindle. It's called "Saving Grace" and it is very different to my usual read.

This morning I had a new friend round for coffee. I am not sure if they have something called Streetlife in Glasgow where you can post about local events etc. We have it here and it is working really well. There are so many people who would like to go out more during the day but don't want to go alone. We have got quite a nice little social group going, a real mix of ages, even some men joining us now. My other friends are either still working or too far away to meet regularly so this is so good for me. I joined a ladies club a year ago but am not so keen as we tend to sit and listen to speakers etc. This way, we can have a good old chinwag, coffee and cake, just for an hour or so, once or twice a week. I'm so pleased to have discovered this, expanding, group.
Betsy2009
QUOTE (Heather @ 11th Feb 2015, 06:34pm) *
Today I was reading about the driveless car's that will be available in two years time.

I wonder how the car knows where to go, when to stop at the traffic lights or pedestrian crossings.
Does it also mean that anyone who buys one does not need to pass a Driving Test.

I certainly don't fancy travelling in one.



I don't fancy it either, Heather. Think of the chaos and danger of computer hackers.
wellfield
Watching film crew shoot a 'Samsung' commercial right outside my door....beautiful day for it...84 degrees (f) supposed to be winter here!
Heather
Hey Wellfield, did you get a part in the commercial? wink.gif

Today I went to the Hairdresser and got my hair cut really short. ohmy.gif

It is very cold out today, so I got a taxi home from the Hairdresser.
wellfield
QUOTE (Heather @ 13th Feb 2015, 08:56am) *
Hey Wellfield, did you get a part in the commercial? wink.gif

Today I went to the Hairdresser and got my hair cut really short. ohmy.gif

It is very cold out today, so I got a taxi home from the Hairdresser.

Ha' Heather,they don't know it but jist' like a Glaswegian,ah' wis' sitten' at the windie!
wellfield
We've got the Scottish games at the "Queen Mary" Sat & Sun...always a great turnout and bags of TV coverage!....also the weather is still in the 80's...some winter eh'
jakka13
Today I've been crying .I was married on a Friday 13th .My love and I always celebrated them .I quit smoking on a Friday 13th 28 years ago .my love pated me on the back every Friday I stayed smoke free .On each yearly anniversary I got a card .a gift and was made to feel I was the most special person in the world . Today he wasn't here to make me feel special .
Dylan
Chin up Jakka.

You have the memories !.

smile.gif
gardenqueen
Jakka, I hope you are feeling a bit better today. Sometimes it is the right thing to do, to just remember and grieve a bit more. I think we all do it to some extent when we lose someone close to us.

I had a dream the other night and, strangely, my mum, dad and both sisters that I had lost were in it. I was able to be with them again and was a bit disappointed when I woke up but then I felt comforted knowing that it is likely to happen again sometimes.

Oh, it's not easy though........
jakka13
Do feel a wee bit better this morning .God love my weans (all in their fifties now ) They picked up where their Dad left off and called to say congratulations .Needless to say that started the tears again ,but good tears this time . They have been my rock .My two daughters are insisting on taking me to Mexico in April so I'll have that to look forward to .
gardenqueen
Glad you are feeling a bit better, jakka and it's good to have something to look forward to.

It's been a funny day so far here, hasn't turned out as I planned at all. Was meant to have my grandsons for a while my daughter and her husband go to Twickenham to watch the rugby. In the end, they went to their grandad's house instead which meant I had some time to myself. Then my son rang up to arrange to meet me for lunch and I had the most fattening thing on the menu, two American pancakes with two eggs and bacon, not to mention the maple syrup. I am on a diet too!! Anyway, afterwards he took me to a garden centre and I bought some lovely primroses and a few other plants to replace the dying cyclamen out in the porch. It felt like Spring so I bought lovely yellows, blues and whites and they are now planted. Just taking a few minutes now before I need to go and get ready to go to have a meal then see Casa Blanca with my husband.

The best laid plans......
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