Katy, this is the first time we have had a Merchant Navy Day; and I think it is about time. It will now happen every year on 3rd September in this country, mainly because of the Arctic Convoys in the war.
Well, they certainly deserve to be remembered. When Dad was a young man in the 1930s, he sailed the North Atlantic a lot. Those were rough voyages much of the time, even before the added threat of the U-boats. He had left the sea before the US got into the war and I think, when we did get in, his wartime service was mostly in the Pacific. He never talked about it much.
Lovelphotos especially of you and Charlotte, you both look lovely and snuggly. Xxxx
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Hi, all. I've been away from the computer for the past couple of days, but glad to see that everyone seems to be doing pretty well.
Pam, I'm glad you have such a thorough doctor.
Londy, I'm really enjoying the tales of your NZ adventures. I'm just sorry the Honey Bee cottage was so chill; I seem to remember that excess cold isn't a good thing for honey bees.
Saxy, thank you for mentioning Merchant Navy Day, and observing the day. My Dad was in merchant service during the war (the US Navy said he was "too old" for them :thumbdown: ), but I've never heard of any organized remembrance for merchant sailors here.
And Josephine, please, please provide pictures of LM dressing "like a Victorian." It brings such an image to my mind. :D
I've had a pretty social week, brunch with two young friends and my surrogate GD, shopping with another friend, and weekly knitting at the LYS, plus a successful check-up at the doctor today. What I haven't managed is a lot of knitting time, beyond the LYS. I think I need to devote a day or two to the needles and clear out a couple of WIPs. So, here I go . . .
Two days away from the computer and I've just managed to catch up on 20-some pages. Too much to comment on individually, but I'm glad to see that most are doing well this week. Daralene, you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. And Fan, I'm so very glad to know that Tyler is back home.
Off to do some chores now, and maybe some knitting. I'll see you all tomorrow at the new tea party.
It was funny later on this evening as she was laid on the rug
Husband bent down to pick the cutters up from where he had left them and mishka jumped up and hid under the table . 😄 she was still there when I came upstairs
Oh dear! :XD: At least Stevie isn't hiding under the table this evening, although he is a bit wary of me.
grandma susan wrote:
Ive knitted a sleeve this afternoon. Apart from making lunch thats all Ive done. GS1 seems to have enjoyed his first day at work.Hes got his uniform and contract and goes again next week. They wsnt his college time tsble so they can fit shifts in around that.Well done my GS1. Grandma's proud!
Good for GS1! You're right to be proud of him.
There will be no more pictures of mishka for a while and I think we will be only going for walks in the dark in the near future as my husband took it upon himself to clip her fur . All I can say is it's a good job she can't see herself . Told husband he better sleep with one eye open as I might just give him the same haircut . Anyone from UK think of the poor sheepdog in the specsavers advert well mishka is far worse
Poor Mishka!! I'll take your warning to heart as I'm planning to clip Stevie dog this afternoon. :D
Can some of you take a look at this and give me some feedback
Good job, Rebecca!! The photos are so clear -- much better than a lot of tutorials I've seen on line.
What great pictures with my morning coffee! Serena cuddling her dollies and Jeanette cuddling her grands. :D Thanks for adding such smiles to my day.
Miss Pam wrote:
That sounds like fun! No walk for me this morning - it's pouring down rain. :( Ah, well, we need it. Supposed to get pretty windy toward midday.
Well, it's midday and the wind is definitely here, Pam. No rain at the moment but there was a lot overnight. My front yard is starting to show bits of green again (mostly weeds, of course, but green is green, right? :D ).
Oops! The lights have just flickered a couple of times. I think I'd better hit "send" and shut down the computer just in case. Looks like a knitting afternoon for me.
Haven't caught up yet, but I must pause reading to send well wishes and continuing prayers for Carol's friend's mom, for baby Tyler, and for Amie's recovery.
Hi katynora it's good to see you here again. How are you?
I'm well, thank you, Rebecca. I hope the same for you, although I see that school starts up again next week. My best advice for the weekend is to totally indulge yourself -- favorite foods, beautiful yarn, music, friends, and just a bit of rosé.
I agree with you about the cooking chores. I was never a very enthusiastic (or talented) cook. DD on the other hand is a superb cook!! I think it's all in the genes. Her great-grandmother, uncle, and cousin, all on her dad's side of the family, have been professional cooks/chefs/caterers.
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Normality sounds like a lovely idea! I do hope you'll get to meet little Hunter soon.
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Thanks for sharing your day with us, June. It's great that you won the raffle and can share the winnings with the family.