Saturday, November 29, 2008

Big Nose on my arm

Close up of my baby. Her head is on my left arm.

We have had another viewer today and he was most enthralled with our place - you never know!?
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Egg and bacon with Valentina

Making the most of a rainy day, brunch in front of the television.
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Cold rainy, windy Saturday

Valentina has found a warm spot between the television and the chest of drawers in the bedroom while I make the bed. It is the first time she has tried this chair.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kay, June and Dennis

Just forgot to add this one on. It was a very dark picture and found the way to make it lighter. Lots of peeled prawns on the plate. In our sitting room...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ray, Valentina and me

Ray, with John's finger on the button, Valentina and me. Nice picture. Back to the US next week.
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Party time

Had a small party for people not being here at Christmas. Sandra on the left will be in Chineham, near Basingstoke, Janet and Ellie-May ( the dog) will be in US as well as Brenda on the right.

We had a lovely feast, everybody bringing a dish. Lots of prawns and salmon. Empty plates as you can see.
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Kay and me at lunch

Sunday buffet at local hotel. Kay and John are here to get their apartment ready for letting.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Listen to Kay's grandson singing this...

click on it and listen, he is on keyboards and singing this song. He will be on Xfactor next year.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Isabella is to play Mary in the Nativity Play at her school.

Kids in Kingaroy

Valerie kindly sent this picture of her kids - she had 21 of them. I hope she needs a hand in the near future for us!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Roy and Wendy

Photo of Roy and Wendy. I think they are on 'Arcadia' on a cruise to The Baltics. It is a really nice picture of them and they do look posh.
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Walking by the canal

More pictures, I lost these earlier, no idea what I did. Anyway look on for more.

Damien, Becky, Isabella and Tabitha - and Paco

Some lovely pictures of the girls walking by the canal. Looks a nice autumn day for this.
Other pics are Halloween of course, I think Tabitha is feeling a bit weird dressed up like this from the expression of her face.
How quickly they are growing up. Isabella is four on 23rd November and Becky tells me she was the only child to write her own name on her tea towel by herself and get it right - WELL DONE BELLA!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Well done Alex and Ebba

Ebba and Alexander are Swedish, John my son is the daddy and Fia is the They live in northern Sweden in the lovely town of Ostersund.

They both play Table tennis or pingpong... and are :-

Ebba county champion for girls 14 & under & 15 & under !

Alexander county champion for 17 & under !

Both directly qualified to the Swedish Championships.

Email from John and photo from the local paper - BRILLIANT, CLEVER PEOPLE.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday walk at lunch time

I am on our roof terrace and taking this picture of Brian walking Valentina. It is a lovely day and would you believe it we have had lunch outside in the sun.

Pedro and Adrienne are coming tonight to have a fondue and then over the road to watch Barcelona play.

End of week sees John and Kay coming to their apartment and June and Dennis too. Busy week ahead soon.

Otherwise we are keeping fit walking the dog, eating less and going to bed early. (Early dog walks!!!)
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Freddie's Christening

One that Hayley took. Nice too. It was a super day and the weather was very hot, Freddie is keeping his cool.

Jack - Emily - Gaby

They look so cute, must find out where they are?????

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cristina and son Harvey

A selection of pics of our great grandson Harvey, I love the black and white one, handsome boy. Bigger boy with Harvey is Harrison his uncle!!!!

One of Cristina at her 23rd birthday bash. The pretty lady on the left for those wot don't know.

Can we have some more pics sent of our family to blog please, come on Damien, Hayley put those babes on for us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Not another picture

She is very sophisticated isn't she?
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Resting in the sun

Today, at last, a change of weather. We have had rain, wind and more wind. It has been awful. But today it has come back, our lovely winter sun.

Valentina is taking advantage of a snooze in the sun with her toy. She is much improved health-wise and is very active on walks and calm at home. She invited two friends to lunch on Sunday, but alas it was too windy to take photos. They had a good time running up and down the stairs.
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