As you may know by now Friday is the day I have the morning to myself and i am supposed to get on with things but a certain J-lander mentioned a addictive game last night so i had to give it a try this morning. What a great game i got really hooked in the short trial I downloaded ,was very disappointed when it cut me off. I think I will have to put it on my wish list as I have a wedding anniversary and a birthday not to mention Christmas. Have bought Luxor and Mahjong Quest from Ebay great prices there but they do not have this game yet. Well I better go and pretend I have been very busy Ha Ha. lol. by the way the game is called Hexalot have a look its great. Love Joan.
Thursday, 29 September 2005
Congratulations To Perth
Gold Medal Winners
Britain in Bloom.
So glad to hear that Perth has won The Gold Medal again as they do such a wonderful job. The city has looked a real treat all summer long and it has been a joy to visit. They were very late this year putting up thier hanging baskets but as the judging was not until nearly the end of August I now see why. We were there today but all the flowerbeds were empty they must be getting ready to do winter pansies etc so we will have to wait for a few weeks to see what they have planned. Sorry to hear that many of you out there in J-land are feeling under the weather hope you are all better soon. Will say goodnight now and Godbless. Joan.
Wednesday, 28 September 2005
Monday, 26 September 2005
Sunday, 25 September 2005
Saturday, 24 September 2005
Friday, 23 September 2005
Hello everybody, due to tchnical problems (PC crashing) have been unable to communicate with you since last Sunday. Just got our PC back just now and have had to reload everything including our AOL Broadband connection but we are up and running again thank goodness. What a long week it has been I've been really fedup and lost for something to do. I did not realised I used the PC quite so much. Have got a lot of catching up to do and a lot of reading even I had 43 alerts and emails. Will get back to you soon. Missed you all Love Joan.
Sunday, 18 September 2005
Saturday, 17 September 2005
Friday, 16 September 2005
Thursday, 15 September 2005
Wednesday, 14 September 2005
I'm off to the dreaded dentist this afternoon. Its just a check up and a descale and polish I go every 3 months for the cleaning and see the dentist ever other time. I hate going and do get anxious. I had bad experiances when I was at primary school and have never forgotten it. It got so bad that I used to miss my appointments because I was in the loo. Things have come on a lot since then but I still hate the dentist. I supose I should be grateful to have one but I do take a bit of convincing. Have managed to post the pictures I promised from the weekend. Just trying to outdo Sara's elephants. Speak to you when I get back if I'm able. Joan.
Tuesday, 13 September 2005
Good Evening J-land, feeling much better this evening . Not been struggling with the PC this afternoon I have been playing Mahjong which I found very therapeutic. Well the car is back home again after its wee adventure to the garage everything is fine again and it is looking much better and hubby is a much better mood.The wee adventure was his fault (thank goodness it was not mine). I have put up a picture of the carThis was not taken today as it has been raining all day not picture taking weather.This was taken when we were awa in early Spring Pictures were taken on Sunday past when were were up at Kinordy another RSPB reserve. It is near Kiriemuir (birth place of J M Barrie). We had a lovely day away to see what we birders call a lifer, that is a bird we have not seen before. We were lucky to see it but it was distant and some of bird watching equipment had been lelt in our car so I did not have my Telescope as my tripod was the missing one. We would have emptied the car but we were not expecting to be away last weekend. Well I will close now and I try with the pictures again later. Goodnight all Joan.
Monday, 12 September 2005
Hello J-land, just been out hanging out the rest of my washing and low and behold a Robin singing thats a sure sign that Autumn is on the way. Waiting on the grass drying so we can get it cut we have had a very heavy due last night and the grass is soaking wet even at this time and it is a lovely day here not a cloud in the sky. Its time I went and made some lunch I think we will have our favourite toasties today. Speak to you later. Joan.
Saturday, 10 September 2005
Friday, 9 September 2005
Talk about fickle weather, it has been lovely all week but we get to Friday when everybody comes off for the weekend and what happens rain, and cold to go with it, believe it or not we have had to put our heating on today. There is an easterly blowing and it has turned very cold and will stay like that until the wind goes round to a more mild direction. We went out this morning to our Local RSPB bird Reserve to see what was about (A birding term) The Geese have started to arrive back this week from the Actic and the duck numbers have started to improve. We have thousands of geese here all winter and it is lovely to hear them going over the garden in the morning going out ,and then in the evening coming back to roost again. We are very lucky with the bird reserve here its all heated and there is a small cafe as well so it is nice a cosy for the winter. There are outdoor hides as well but on a cold day the "Observation Room" is best . Like everyone else I would like to wish Jeanette a Happy Birthday. Will close now as my tummy is rumbling Bye for now and take care. Joan.
Good Morning sorry to have to tell you that the library burnt down last night and we will have to start all over again. Players of the game will know how flustrating that is but we had a good run. Final total was 1,208,720. Now going down to cry in my porridge. Bye for now . Joan.
Thursday, 8 September 2005
Stuart is busy just now replacing the batteries in our fire alarm bleep bleep bleep thats it done. Kept him up the other night peeping every 30 seconds.So thats us safe for a while I hope. The pictures at the top are nothing to do with today they were taken in March this year when we were away for a few days. They were taken on Scourie Beach, a small village in the north west corner of Scotland a beautiful spot. Have been visiting this place on and off for the last 35 years. Now the heading says crisps here's me on my hobby horse again. Has anybody noticed the price ot crisps lately. We had coffee in M&S today and I was going to get a packet of plain crisps BUT, they wanted 70 pence per packet I just could not bring myself to pay that. When I was young a few years ago just a few, crisps were 4 pence per packet thats old pence for those that do'nt remember that curency that would be about 2pence today how thing have changed, thats my rant for today not much to rant about but it just got to me while I was standing in the queue,Well I had better go now as I think hubby is needing fed . Goodnight and Godbless. Sorry no paragraphs still having problems. Joan.
Wednesday, 7 September 2005
Good evening J-Land, This is a very happy bunny writing this tonight. Hubby and I made our first million today sorry not pounds but Bookworm Points. We are so pleased. It has taken a good few hours to do as players of the game will know but we just save it and come back the next time we have a spare hour. I have put in the pictures to show you as I can hardly believe it myself. Stuart (Hubby) has just bought Chess and Scrabble for the PC (from Ebay ) so I have to form an orderly queue to get computer time now, it just won't do. I'll have to either get myself a notebook to log in for computer time or get a new computer. I will be OK tonight though Scotland are playing football on the telly so that will keep him busy then it will be England next so I will have the whole evening. Today has been very dull and overcast and now the rain has just come on. Tomorrow the car goes in for a wee repair to the body so am just wondering what car we will have for the next few days. Can't believe tomorrow is Thursday already what a quick week this has been even with all my flustrations. Well I think that it for today going now to read your journals Goodnight and Godbless
Sorry no paragraphs. Joan.
Good morning thought I would be in the pink today to see if it changes my luck with my journal. This is what I remember of last nights entry. Just to make a bad start my Add Pictures is not working which makes the story I was going to tell impossible so I will keep it for another day when things are working again. Yesterday (Tuesday) was a very quiet day. We pottered in the garden tiding up before the weather gets wet and cold, oh thats a thought, maybe it will not be for a while yet.The gardening programs always say that we are about a month behind the south of the country but at this time of the year we go infront as Autumn comes a bit earlier for us.Well I had better go and get things done Speak to you later. There will be no new paragraphs in my journal due to my technical problems.
Monday, 5 September 2005
I know that I have written my entry for today but am trying out what has been suggested to help make my page narrower.Don't know what I am going to say I just have to waffle on about not very much .The music I am lictening to is Rod Stewart Stardust Album 111. He plays a lot of the old standard songs and it is very relaxing and nostalgic.I first saw him performing these songs about Christmas I think it was on the telly and I thought it was great then. I have only had the album for a few weeks hubby bought it for me as a wee pressie.Well I think that will be enough words to see if it is any better. Goodnight all that has got down this length. Joan
Hello J-landers, you will have to stay with me on this wide page as I am waiting for a reply. The help desk thought I was cutting and pasting, you must be joking I can get in enough mess doing it the normal way.
Have been out and about today. Last spring I saw planters done with just Hyacynth and Tulips and they looked tremendous so I thought I would copy it for next spring. I was having a bit of bother getting short stemmed Yellow Tulips but was successful eventually. I thought the ones that grew to 22-24"would be too tall I wanted something about 14-16", so hopefully they will look good next spring as they have cost me a small fortune with the planters as well. No doubt I will post pictures God willing. It seems a long time till spring but if we do not plan now we will regret it next spring when the garden looks bare. I will have to get busy with all the pots that have been resting behind the shed all summer, they have got all my dwarf Daffs etc in them.Had a really nice day with hubby but its time to go and see about something to eat for dinner. Bye Bye .
Sunday, 4 September 2005
Goodevening J-Land just a short entry tonight as I have been struggling with this computer all afternoon. You would not believe what has been going on here even had a comment that my journal has gone too wide will go for the help line tomorrow.
You may be wondering why I have shared pictures of a motorway. This is the M90 north and south at 11am this morning. You can see how quiet it is thats why the title is We are so lucky. I was reading a journal this morning about how jammed your roads are well this was the way we were this morning, it was a beautiful day so I would have thought it would have been a busier, but not up to your standards down south. When we were on holiday in Suffock earlier this year we left Woodbridge at 4am to come home. We went to Ipswich and at that time of the morning it was jammed up with big big lorries I could not believe it. I have never seen so much traffic in my life.
Other than battling with this computer this afternoon we did have a lovely long walk this morning. Where we stay we can walk over the M90 and on to our lovely coffee shop.So after a coffee we walked back home in the sunshine.
Well I will close now and hope you all had a good weekend. Goodnight.
Note. just checked if the width was any better because of the smaller type but its not bear with me and I'll try to get it fixed tomorrow. Could'nt take anymore flustrations tonight.
First it was my pictures that went missing now ..............its my counter that has gone back to zero what next? I think we must have "A ghost in the machine" (Old Police album title). Our computer can do silly thing for me not hubby just me. For instance I can close down and the computer making sure it is off and if I don't unplug the whole thing it will come back on in the middle of the night. You will be wondering how I know this I'm one of those people that is up and down a bit to the loo at least twice during the night and the Computer Room is opposite our bedroom and you can see this strange light coming from the room, in total darkness you would think aliens were landing. Can I calify computer room sounds grand but its not its just the spare bedroom that does not have a bed in it now and there is no room. Since our son got married it has become a great big cupboard. We are just about to start to redecorate it but, before we start we have to take the computer downstairs so we are waiting for hubbies sore back to get better then we will pull out all the stops or should i say plugs (feeling very witty this morning). So once I start to move this machine you may never hear from me again the way things are going but we are not ready yet will let you know when the great day has arrived. I say great day I have been waiting to get this room done for ages. You know I just sat down to catch up on journals and emails noticed my counter was wrong and have ended up writing all this waffle. Its a lovely morning not a cloud in the sky so I hope to spend some time outside. Talk to you later .
Saturday, 3 September 2005
Good Afternoon J-land, The Sunflowers in the first two pictures are the first time I have seen Sunflowers growing in a field in Scotland. They are beautiful, the photos don't do them justice. We usually get great pictures on Eurosport when hubby is watching The Tour De France the fields of Sunflowers are spectacular. The farmer here has planted them among the cereal crop I was impressed. The other two photos are of the Falkland Hills which are where we stay and I love to see the 'Dougals' as we call them (hay bales). Had a wee run round our local patch this morning and had coffee in a local coaching inn, its been there since 1557. Nothing planned for the rest of the weekend we usually wait till Monday when things are a lot quieter. Hope you have a good weekend. Bye Bye
Friday, 2 September 2005
Thursday, 1 September 2005
Good evening J-land am a bit late tonight as I have been shopping on Ebay. Were out today pricing PC games that hubby fancied, but did not like the prices so we came home and tried Ebay and managed to get Scrabble and Chess for a fraction of the price so I am feeling rather pleased with myself. Thursday is always busy as we go up to Perth for the weekly shop, after we have had a browse rounds the non food shops. Hate food shopping, worked in a supermarket for too many years.
The pictures tonight are both of Perth one is The River Tay and the other is some nice garden by the river.
We we lucky up here we did not have the thunder storm you shared down south last night. Been a lovely day here today with a nice breeze to keep you cool, I love that as I am always too hot . Will say goodnight now and have another hot night no doubt Night night all and God Bless.