Saturday, 17 December 2011

Its Cold tonight.

      It is cold here tonight I have my feet in front of the log burner toasty warm and pussy cat Patchouli is curled up warm and cosy, she knows where the best place in the house is.We are now all ready for Christmas, decorations up shopping all done only fresh things to get on Christmas eve,a few presents to wrap which will not take me long,then I can forget about preparations and enjoy.Looking thro the Christmas tv mag this morning I may as well have picked up last years,the same films the same stories even the same old things going on in soap land.I just hope that I receive a nice book on Christmas morning then I can sit and enjoy that and some nice relaxing music. My laptop isn't allowing me to post any photos at the moment don't know why it did this once before then worked the next day.I wanted to show you some of my Christmas dec's photos tonight but I will try again tomorrow.
     Well,I'm now going to fill my hot water bottle and sort out the house for the night,stock the fire up to keep us warm, put the rubbish out and I think I will have a brandy,It was my dads favourite tipple so it seems right to have one for him tonight when my dear auntie Avis his only sister has passed over to the other side.I do believe that there will be a party in heaven tonight to celebrate her been with all her family again. I know that one day I will see them all again (hope I'm not depressing you cos that is not my intention).I have said enough now so will bid you a good night ,hope you are all well,keeping warm and not to stressed with your Christmas preps.
Night night sleep tight love Jill xxx

Auntie Avis.

       Today my mum phoned me with some bad news,my auntie Avis had passed away early hours of the morning.Auntie Avis was the last of my fathers siblings to be with us.When I was younger I spent  a lot of time with her and her family,uncle Bill and cousins Jackie ,Janice and Lesley.I have such a lot of lovely memories with her that will always be with me.They lived in a much larger town than I was brought up in about 40 miles from us,my elder brother and me used to go stay with them for weekends when we where only small,there is only 11 months between Mike and me and when we where three yrs old we told a friend of auntie Avis that we where both free not three,auntie Avis always used to remind us of this and pull our legs about it,I will always smile to myself when I hear of any child becoming three or free now.I remember sitting in her kitchen next to the aga in her rocking chair and listening to her tell us bedtime stories and the sound of the clock ticking in the back ground.She had a shop where she sold wool and ballet clothes and accessories,I used to love going with her and helping sort the wool onto all the little shelves she had to display it on all the lovely colours like a rainbow(oh I can see them all now).
      I could go on and on about the times with her they are all  there stored in my memory box and will come out often auntie Avis will always be a part of me.I will light a candle tonight for her and anyone else who has passed away today and say a little pray for them.
       Thank you for listening to me hope you are all well and safe.Love Jill xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


         Off I went to slimming world tonight after a week of on and off not really food optimising dreading getting on the old scales ,fingers crossed and all the usuall stuff ,and I had lost another pound. I was not gutted that it was only a pound or glad that I had lost and not put on because I just did not know what to expect,quite pleased with that.5 and half pound off  in 2 weeks is not bad.I now would like to keep on loosing about 1lb a week, as that is what they say is a healthy weight lose and I will soon be at my target.Keep ya fingers crossed for me out there in blog land,thanking you.
         Hope you are all keeping well,warm and loosing weight if you want to.Love and hugs Jill xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

V for vegetables.

         At this time of year I'm sure that most of us welcome a nice bowl of vegetable soup or a nice plate of vegetable stew and dumplings or a vegetable pie or a Sunday roast of meat and 3 veg.I love vegetables most of them raw as well as cooked,as a child I used to sit at the dinner table eat all my veg's then sit and laugh at my 2 brothers and sister while they where having to sit and eat thiers as they did not like them,mum and dad always said "you gotta eat ya greens".I love feeding my family as they have always eaten thiers and now my grandchildren all eat thiers,they must all take after me with my love of all things veggie.