debris4spike: (James - silhouette)
This afternoon I was stuck in traffic for a short time not far from where I live (I was taking Jiffy for his annual jab).  Anyway, 2 things I saw amused me.  I see them all the time, but today I am obviously warped ....

1)    They are building a new retirement complex ... backing onto the crematorium!!!   (They obviously don't expect people to have a long retirement!)

2)   Just across from the hos[ital is a small parade of shops.  5 shops, 2 of them are funeral directors   (They obviously don't trust the doctors!!)

Well, as I said - madness abounds today!


On a more normal note, let me wish Queen Elizabeth a lovely 91st birthday.
debris4spike: (Oooops - Cap'n John)
I owe replies, I haven't caught up with my f-list .... I am just so, so bad!

But I am determined to start catching up, starting today.  In about 1/2 hours time Jiffy and I are heading out to pick up my friend Christine, have a walk and lunch at a doggy friendly place.  I am taking my camera but as the decorator is still in I can't get at my main computer so won't share today .... but will asap.

Anyway, what's up with me?  Not much!

I am having my kitchen painted at present, and yesterday the same painter finished painting my bedroom.  The carpet arrives next week.  So hopefully as the days and weeks now move on I shall be able to start packing things away in their permenant homes.  I have decided to have a sunlounge off my kitchen, so there is that to confirm and book ... and then the only thing I will eventually need is a new lounge carpet and the room painted.

No further on my holiday plans, as I am waiting for Annemarie to confirm the dates with her.  So annoying, as I dare-say flights, etc will be going up in price.   So am still at the vague point of Oregon - LA - San Fransisco - Visiting a friend in Missouri.  Will update, when I can.

Jiffy is doing well - slightly confused by stuff being moved around all the time, so it will be nice to get him settled again.

Having been a bit on-off with the gym, I have gone twice last week, already once this week, and booked for a class on Friday.

I have had a week or two of drifting, but I am determined to get myself back on track.  I will catch up with comments, re-post a gift I owe (!), and try to keep up to date with all your journals.  Bear with me - I will get there!

Well I had better get on and get Jiffy ready.

I know I have missed a few birthdays over this last week sorry - but on the day that would have been Mum's 89th birthday, I do hope you had a good day, and the year ahead is special.

Be back later *hugs*
debris4spike: (Upminster)
As I have already posted I went to Auntie Joyce's 90th birthday this last weekend.  The older she gets, the more she gets like her mum (I suppose that will happen to me - you have been warned!).  She is quite a numb person, with no real emotions.  So sad.  When I arrived, and left, I gave her a hug ... but I might as well have hugged the lamp-post near the drive ... no reaction at all.

She didn't want any cards, and asked me to pop her balloons before I left (I didn't!).  Still it was a good event the coffee morning put on, with other friends invited, and a lovely spread of food.A couple of photos )

Jiffy was a good boy - he slept much of it, despite over 50 people talking around him ... some people congratulated him by giving him a sausage roll and half a cheese scone!And here's the proof )

As ever Jiffy made himself at homeAnd kept guard )

I am trying to get the camera out a bit more this year, so here are a couple of photos I took while in Clacton ...  )
debris4spike: (Captain John - hands on belt)
As you may have seen, I have been MIA, which is why I need to do catch-up. I have been to Auntie Joyce's 90th birthday last Friday. She is Dad's sister, and as you can see that like Dad 2 years ago, she doesn't really look 90.

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There are a few more photos that I took and will post in the next couple of days.

Anyway, here is my 365 meme catch-up!

26 - List your pets.

In the past Mum & Dad had 3 spaniels.
Scrappy, a golden one who died when she was 13 and I was 6.
Perry (my first love), a blue roan, and died a month before his 5th birthday.
Misty, a white & orange, who was 15 1/2 when he died.

Now there is Jiffy a Westie who is 10 1/2 now ...and as mad as ever.

My other "first love" was Jaykub, a Welsh Cob cross, who died when he was 10, and then I had my namesake, DJ, a dappled grey Connemara on loan until he was 10 (he now lives in Windsor)

27 - Today I felt really secure knowing ______

That I was able to be with Auntie Joyce on her birthday.

28 - Whose life did you make a difference in today?

I spent the day with Jiffy and Auntie Joyce, but don't know if I made any difference there.  However I did buy Claire's birthday pressie, so next week that will make a diffenence to her!

29 - What is your super power?

To be able to spot a spider and run away!

The list of 365 questions can be found here
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
What kind of car are you driving?

A Toyota Aygo, that I bought in July ...
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The list of 365 questions can be found here

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very special author .... thank you for all your great work, [ profile] slaymesoftly ... Have a lovely day, and best wishes for the coming year.

Birthday Graphics

A Proper Post!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 12:22 pm
debris4spike: (James - buzz cut & name.)
I am so busy spamming you with London photos, as well as managing to keep up to date with the December Meme that I haven't actually done a proper post in ages ... so here goes.

  • First, I am so sorry, but I forgot to post Birthday wishes to [ profile] gillo and [ profile] shaddyr yesterday.  I truly hope you both had lovely days, being spoilt by those you love and that the coming year will be a truly special one.

  • I have just got back from the doctors.  I have been signed off for the rest of this week with the option to just phone in on Monday if I still feel rough.  It is being called a viral chest infection, but basically exhaustion on top of that.  I have had viral chest infections most years, normally lasting about 5 - 7 days, so it's obvious when my body has to slow down that's what gets to me.

  • Jiffy has another bad skin infection, so he was happy to go and see Marni for a cuddle (and anti-biotics!)

  • My new kitchen worksurface arrives tomorrow.   So when I finish this I have to clear all the surfaces.

  • I really need to get organised for Christmas.  I think I have done most of the shopping, but need to sort it out and post things off.  I haven't even thought about cards, but already received some, so I must focus.  Maybe I will try to get started tomorrow while my kitchen is being dismantled.

  • Yesterday I had a suprise phone call.  The person who had been Mum's friend while they were at school during the war.  They lost some of their closeness when she married, and then Mum moved away, but have still kept in touch and visited .  She just phoned to find out how I was coping.  So that was really lovely.

Well, anyone who is still awake wins a special award.

Now, I will post some more London photos later! But to finish, a Christmas song I heard on the radio this morning -

Happy Birthday

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 10:27 am
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
[ profile] kuwlshadow

Birthday Graphics

I hope that you have a really lovely birthday - and that this coming year is truly special for you


Happy Birthday

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 11:14 am
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
[ profile] elisi ... I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and that the coming year will see many of your dreams coming true.

birthday ecard for social networking websites friends

More scraps?
debris4spike: (Procrastinate - daleks.)
Here is a meme I snagged from [ profile] orangerful[ profile] orangerful

  • Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in - it can be anything from the house I live in to my favourite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them as an LJ entry. Ask for as many as you want!

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And, as ever, I am playing catch-up .... Happy Birthday, yesterday to [ profile] brunettepet and [ profile] rebcake

I had a fairly good weekend, although still haven't started on all the letters I need to write to thank people for the lovely cards I had for Dad.  Every time I sit to write one Jiffy disturbs me, of the phone rings.  I really must get sorted out.

Still I did get up to date with washing and ironing ..... and made some peanut biscuits, so some important things got done.

Happy Birthday James

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 10:30 am
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
Just popping in for a few seconds, to wish James a truly Happy Birthday. Hope he has a great day and it is the start of a special year.

Birthday Graphics

Even with everything else I couldn't miss writing this post, could I?

Happy Birthday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 02:25 pm
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)

Just a fly-by post to wish a very special lady a Very Happy Birthday. [ profile] kudagirl I hope that you are able to enjoy your day

Praying that the coming year will help you to be happier and more rested than this last year has been.  If only we were nearer, but that puddle of water is just too big!

*hugs* you tight
debris4spike: (James - my name)
Yet again I missed a birthday, when did it become August?? Hope that you had a great day, [ profile] i_love_freddie yesterday - and that the coming year will be special.

Had a weird day yesterday, with my BP dropping suddenly while I was at Church. Luckily I didn't collapse in a heap, but got to the kitchens before I made a total fool of myself. I saw my own GP today, and all OK ... so it was me being "me" as normal.

I had taken today off work to do some more painting the shed and fence, but it is raining ... so hope it means I can catch up with LJ (have I missed anything), and continue doing some more sorting of my spare room ... certainly a never-ending task!

When I was getting up this morning this song was on the radio.

It brought back memories of my last year of school, and I certainly didn't like Mondays because even now I remember I started the day with double chemistry. Good subject, weird teacher!!

However listening to the first few words made me wonder about the Spike storyline in season 4 ... "silicon chip inside her head". I wish I were clever enough to let the plot bunnies multiply!
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)

[ profile] ayinhara    [ profile] missus_grace    [ profile] downunderdeb [ profile] badfalcon     [ profile] caliente_uk     [ profile] kerkevik_2014

birthday scrap

More scraps?

So much for keeping up to date ... I hate that I have missed these birthdays.  I am so sorry.

I do hope that you had  great, but most importantly that the coming year will be truly special.


Happy Birthday

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 03:34 pm
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
Birthday Graphics [ profile] singedbylife

Hope you are having a good day - and have a wonderful year ahead

Happy Birthdays ....

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 09:17 pm
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
Someone mentioned that June is a popular month for birthdays ... and today is no exception.  I am going to wish you all the same wish ... that you have had/will have a lovely day ... but more importantly that it will be the beginning of a lovely year ahead.  A year that sees dreams coming true ....

[ profile] bubblesandlace

[ profile] dancingdragon3

[ profile] karraparis

[ profile] littlefootlll
debris4spike: (Jiffy - painting)
Yesterday was Jiffy's 10th birthday, so I took the day off work.

We started the day with a walk around the cemetery, and then spent some time tidying mum's grave you can see )

We then went from there to Dad's, so he could share "The Boy's" (that's what dad always calls him) big day. I had got him a pressie, as well as my friend from Church.

Ours was yet another squeaky teddy ...he loves those )

Whilst Christine bought him some fancy chew-bars, that he loves was soon gone )

That led to one very tired boy, and the need for a cuppa for me and dadCheers )

Can't believe you are 10, Jiffy. Yet sometimes it is hard to remember days before you arrived!

Happy Birthday James

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 12:49 pm
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
I may have been a bit MIA, but I still love James ... such a wonderful actor, with a gorgeous speaking voice ... and lovely eyes as well!

Birthday Graphics

I hope that he is having a great day, and that the year ahead will be truly special for him.

God Bless you James
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)

Birthday Graphics

I have been bad at keeping up to date with birthdays, but I had to wish Kuda a Happy Birthday.

She has had a really awful year so far, so I hope and pray that this day will be the start of a better year. She has been such a great friend to me and helped me through some tough days ... I so wish I could be with you in person.

God Bless you dear friend - Love and hugs

Catch Up Time

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 08:43 pm
debris4spike: (Yoda - Keep Calm)
Sorry ... I seem to start all my posts like that!

Thanks for the Birthday wishes .... I hope I managed to catch up with them all.  Sadly my birthday wasn't great as Mum was taken ill.  I had to take Dad to see the Dermatologist, and that clinic was running an hour late.  He got the all-clear, which was good news.  When we got back, mum was very wobbly, so rather than the Chinese take-away, I ended up making dinner.  In the afternoon I opened Tim and Nick's pressies.  Both my brothers know me well .... jewellery!  I have yet to get anything from Mum & Dad  ... but there again, that's not what life is about.

I went back to Exeter that night late, but after 1/2 hour in work I had a call from Mum to say she had collapsed.  So I ran, calling an ambulance on the way.  I then spent the next 3 days trying to get her to eat, and to drink.  We had to call out an ambulance another twice as she fell and I couldn't get her up.  She is now fine, but still feeling very week.

Jiffy had his op on his rectum on the Friday.  He had a small growth, which has tested as benign, although the vet warned it may return.  He was very sore for a couple of days, and then the heat increased, so he is flaked out again.

I did quite a lot of gardening, so that was back-breaking, but nice to be out in the fresh air.

Yesterday I had a rough day as I think the the stress, and the broken nights suddenly caught up with me.

On non-health notes, my computer had totally died, so I am back to square one, having to slowly upload everything.  I was really thankful I had taken out cloud cover.

Hope all is well with you all

PS - Hope you like the new icon, my brother bought me a t-shirt with that logo on.

Happy Birthday

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 07:41 am
debris4spike: (Happy Birthday)
Guess who is 9 today ....

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Happy Birthday, my young man.

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