debris4spike: (James - buzz cut & name.)
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] jen_nsync_landl ... hope you are having a good day.

Yesterday Brenda sent me a link to this photo .... her 5 boys, she said.  They are on holiday, so it seems as if they are enjoying family time together.

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Nick, Dan, Andrew, Joe & Tom

This morning I had to go to Mum & Dad's to meet the gas engineer to service the boiler, and then the people who are doing the final empty and clean of Mum & Dad's.  It'a the start of the end, and yet it still hasn't sunk in.  This last year has passed over me, yet somehow I can't come to terms with things.

Dad is ok, although a bit low emotionally and finding this warmer weather harder to cope with.  But the staff are monitoring him, and I have managed to get in 5 days a week.  I ususally take Jiffy about every 10 days.  Dad loves seeing "the boy" as he always calls him, and he livens up the staff no end.

Speaking of Jiffy I also took him back to the vets this morning.  He had an infection in his right anal gland.  I have been having to apply warm compresses to him, and it's getting batter.  If it hadn't improved it would have meant surgery, so that's good news.

Once we had seen Marni we went for a walk locally to her ...Brunel Woods )

Oh well, back to work tomorrow ... but only for the day, then out again with Christine on Friday.

Hope you are all having fun x

Instagram Photos

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 05:04 pm
debris4spike: (James - pointing finger)


Someone asked if I could share my photos that I have taken over the past few days, for Instagram.

so peep here )







Torbay Photos

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 06:21 pm
debris4spike: (Ocean Waves)
Last week on Tuesday Christine and I got the bus to Goodrington and walked back to Torquay.  As we got back, and stopped for a cuppa (and a cake!), my phone registered that we had done 1,000 steps on our walk.

It was great exercise, but more especially nice to spend the time with a good friend chatting.

I have a few photos, although Andrew has borrowed my camera, so this was on Mum's.  I am not used to looking at the back of a small camera, so am pleased with how things came out.


Here be photos )

Thanks Christine for a great afternoon.
debris4spike: (K9 & Cyberman)
.... And although it was busy in the morning, it was productive ... managed to finish Dad's section of his book-edit, I now just have to go through it all and check all the Bible references are correct.

After lunch I took Mum & Dad ... and Jiffy down for a walk along the harbour  ... and an ice-cream, of course.  It was so unusual to actually get sunshine on a Bank Holiday, we just had to take advantage of that fact!

Enjoying the afternoon out )

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debris4spike: (K9)
The weather wasn't great, but we decided we were going to stick to our plans and have a stroll ... and an ice-cream!

Sadly with Mum & Dad's health as it is a stroll is what it is ... but from my point of view I think I saw more of what was happening around me than normal. So that was a bonus. Jiffy realised there were lots of lamp-posts and bins ... and poles ... and ... and to sniff! And seagulls to glare at ... and chase.

A great afternoon!

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A stroll around Torquay harbour )



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Summer Is Here ....

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 11:51 am
debris4spike: (Servelan)
Well it was on Sunday afternoon at Mum & Dad's!  Flowers are out (so are the weds), bees are buzzing - and we have a hot dog!

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And there are more pics here ... including one HOT DOG )
I am annoyed - Monday morning is baking morning and decided to rty a new cake recipe ... hasn't worked, at all - I have shoved it back in the oven in the hope it will behave itself ... anyway, the bread rolls were fine.  So not a total loss of a morning.

Summer Is Here ....

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 11:51 am
debris4spike: (Servelan)
Well it was on Sunday afternoon at Mum & Dad's!  Flowers are out (so are the weds), bees are buzzing - and we have a hot dog!

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And there are more pics here ... including one HOT DOG )
I am annoyed - Monday morning is baking morning and decided to rty a new cake recipe ... hasn't worked, at all - I have shoved it back in the oven in the hope it will behave itself ... anyway, the bread rolls were fine.  So not a total loss of a morning.

My Holiday - Day 8

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 11:46 am
debris4spike: (England)
I am trying to catch up on some computer stuff today, as I spent yesterday sorting boxes out, when not resting the leg in the horizontal.  So today it is computer time ... and I warn you now, you may feel a bit spammed, so apologies ahead of time, if so.

On Annemarie's last day with us I took her to Cockington Village.  If you just look at the photos it looks pure English and in the middle of nowhere.  Yes, it is pure, traditional English (not a re-build); but it is actually part of Torquay.  So about 4 miles drive from Mum & Dad's.

Enjoy a stroll round the village. )

My Holiday - Day 8

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 11:46 am
debris4spike: (England)
I am trying to catch up on some computer stuff today, as I spent yesterday sorting boxes out, when not resting the leg in the horizontal.  So today it is computer time ... and I warn you now, you may feel a bit spammed, so apologies ahead of time, if so.

On Annemarie's last day with us I took her to Cockington Village.  If you just look at the photos it looks pure English and in the middle of nowhere.  Yes, it is pure, traditional English (not a re-build); but it is actually part of Torquay.  So about 4 miles drive from Mum & Dad's.

Enjoy a stroll round the village. )
debris4spike: (Barnabas - James in Caprica)
Actually overall I must say there are a lot of positives ... It started by me paying some bills, so now the bank account is absolutely empty.  One of those was I decided to pay for a years prescription charges in advance ... thus saving money, but the £104 was not a nice amount to spend.

Yes, I took today off work, for a couple of reasons.

The first of which was to get my decorating done - so my bedroom is finished and things packed away.  I ampleased to have got it done (must take some pics at some point!)

I also wanted to "do" something for my birthday, so went to Torquay early, had a walk along the harbour and went to the museum.  Yes, I took pics, but when I got to M&D's it was to find Dad's pc had died so I am using Mum's laptop, which I hate.  So I will put the pics up on Monday.  I know I still owe you somefrom Annemaries trip/holiday ... so I must get on and SPAM you then.  Good afternoon, although I got back to find a parking ticket on my car ... the Traffic Warden was obviously blind, so I now have that to sort out!

So, I shall be on-line a bit, but not as much as I hoped as I don't like using Mum's laptop.  The keyboard feels wrong ... and no mouse.

Hope you all had a fun Friday - and are looking foreward to a funner weekend!
debris4spike: (Barnabas - James in Caprica)
Actually overall I must say there are a lot of positives ... It started by me paying some bills, so now the bank account is absolutely empty.  One of those was I decided to pay for a years prescription charges in advance ... thus saving money, but the £104 was not a nice amount to spend.

Yes, I took today off work, for a couple of reasons.

The first of which was to get my decorating done - so my bedroom is finished and things packed away.  I ampleased to have got it done (must take some pics at some point!)

I also wanted to "do" something for my birthday, so went to Torquay early, had a walk along the harbour and went to the museum.  Yes, I took pics, but when I got to M&D's it was to find Dad's pc had died so I am using Mum's laptop, which I hate.  So I will put the pics up on Monday.  I know I still owe you somefrom Annemaries trip/holiday ... so I must get on and SPAM you then.  Good afternoon, although I got back to find a parking ticket on my car ... the Traffic Warden was obviously blind, so I now have that to sort out!

So, I shall be on-line a bit, but not as much as I hoped as I don't like using Mum's laptop.  The keyboard feels wrong ... and no mouse.

Hope you all had a fun Friday - and are looking foreward to a funner weekend!

My Holiday - Day 2

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 02:17 pm
debris4spike: (Aw - James.)
I did warn you I would end up leaping around as I uploaded the pics.

This was the Tuesday, and although Annemarie is not a fan of visiting places, she loves "critters" ... Jiffy was a firm favourite, of course.  So, on the Tuesday afternoon I took her to Living Coasts which is part of Painton Zoo ... but is actually on the edge of Torquay Harbour.

The weather wasn't promising for an outdoor venue, but we had dry weather the whole time ... so it was great to wander around, and take photos. I took over 100, so they are not all here! But I do have the link at the bottom of the mini pic-scam for the album if you want to see more.

Overall I loved the Macaroni Penguins the best ... Having not seen them before -

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And here a few more pictures of the afternoon, including the dolphins, and the venue itself. )

Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.


My Holiday - Day 2

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 02:17 pm
debris4spike: (Aw - James.)
I did warn you I would end up leaping around as I uploaded the pics.

This was the Tuesday, and although Annemarie is not a fan of visiting places, she loves "critters" ... Jiffy was a firm favourite, of course.  So, on the Tuesday afternoon I took her to Living Coasts which is part of Painton Zoo ... but is actually on the edge of Torquay Harbour.

The weather wasn't promising for an outdoor venue, but we had dry weather the whole time ... so it was great to wander around, and take photos. I took over 100, so they are not all here! But I do have the link at the bottom of the mini pic-scam for the album if you want to see more.

Overall I loved the Macaroni Penguins the best ... Having not seen them before -

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And here a few more pictures of the afternoon, including the dolphins, and the venue itself. )

Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.


My Holiday - Day 6

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 06:32 pm
debris4spike: (K9 & Cyberman)

I know that I am out of order with the pictures, but thought I would put up these few, so I get another day ticked off.

Saturday morning I went into Torquay to see how much my camera would cost to be mended, and as they were talking a minimum of £180 I decided (after a walk and a chat with Annemarie) to buy the new one ... so I now have a Nikon 3100 ... and in the afternoon had to go out to play!

Well, actually it was nice and we all decided to have a bit of a walk, although Mum & Dad didn't walk as far, it still seemed a long way to Mum.

Annemarie & Jiffy waiting to go -

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And a stroll along the front at Torquay )




My Holiday - Day 6

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 06:32 pm
debris4spike: (K9 & Cyberman)

I know that I am out of order with the pictures, but thought I would put up these few, so I get another day ticked off.

Saturday morning I went into Torquay to see how much my camera would cost to be mended, and as they were talking a minimum of £180 I decided (after a walk and a chat with Annemarie) to buy the new one ... so I now have a Nikon 3100 ... and in the afternoon had to go out to play!

Well, actually it was nice and we all decided to have a bit of a walk, although Mum & Dad didn't walk as far, it still seemed a long way to Mum.

Annemarie & Jiffy waiting to go -

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And a stroll along the front at Torquay )




debris4spike: (Sunset + James face + name)
I had a day off work today and as it was half term had arranged to meet up with my friend from Church. We caught a bus to Goodrington and then walked back along the coast to Torquay. Stopping for lunch half way, and an ice cream at the end.

It was a nice break - and great to relax and chat. About 6-7 miles, and just a lovely time. The sun came out as we were eating our ice-creams ... but as you can see in these photos (I borrowed mum's camera) that it was dry.

Torbay coastline )
debris4spike: (Sunset + James face + name)
I had a day off work today and as it was half term had arranged to meet up with my friend from Church. We caught a bus to Goodrington and then walked back along the coast to Torquay. Stopping for lunch half way, and an ice cream at the end.

It was a nice break - and great to relax and chat. About 6-7 miles, and just a lovely time. The sun came out as we were eating our ice-creams ... but as you can see in these photos (I borrowed mum's camera) that it was dry.

Torbay coastline )

2011 - Day 340

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 03:26 pm
debris4spike: (Ow - look of shock on face)
Getting caught up!  Last Tuesday, on the way back to Exeter, I had to go for a check-up at my dentist -

2011 - 340

One filling needed  :(

2011 - Day 340

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 03:26 pm
debris4spike: (Ow - look of shock on face)
Getting caught up!  Last Tuesday, on the way back to Exeter, I had to go for a check-up at my dentist -

2011 - 340

One filling needed  :(

2011 - Day 327

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 11:59 am
debris4spike: (Spike - Punked on the Tube)
Day off today as I have to take Mum to an opticians appointment. This morning I went shopping ... birthday pressie shopping as 3 of the nephews have birthdays next week.

Saw a new shop being made ready - just loved the name of it -

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As you can see it is an acronym of "Save On Domestics In Torbay"

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