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Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

We seem to have had nothing but snow for well over a week now and we just aren't used to it...well not this much. emoticon
I've been walking daily, until yesterday, taking my photos which I love doing.
I even escaped injury on Tuesday when a car ran out of control and ended up right where I'd been standing two minutes before.
My DH also had a lucky escape Tuesday when a van ran into him, luckily just car damage to both vehicles.
It rained overnight on Wednesday and again last night and the paths are so slippery I daren't go out now.
The tree picture was taken from the front room window, it's now snowing again, sleety stuff but it's bitterly cold and windy.
Hopefully it won't settle and I can start to go out again...why do you always miss what you can't have?
I like snow really, just not this much!!

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MOM2ACAT 12/5/2008 6:07PM

    Beautiful photo!
Be careful out there on the roads!

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ETAGGEL 12/5/2008 11:15AM

    I know , snow looks so peaceful but it can create havoc. Take care,

Best wishes

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CAROLYN0107 12/5/2008 10:18AM

    I'm glad no one got hurt via car and/or car pedestrian accidents in that SNOW!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I just want to wish all my friends a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
We don't celebrate it here in England but I hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends & families. emoticon
I'm going to celebrate by thinking about all the good things in my life and give thanks for them.

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HOME-BODY 11/26/2008 6:42AM

    Thanks Martha-Ann.....You enjoy your day , everyday is a celebration!!! emoticon

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CAROLYN0107 11/26/2008 1:33AM

    Thanks Martha-Ann. How thoughtful.

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IVYLASS 11/25/2008 12:40PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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ETAGGEL 11/25/2008 11:10AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too


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Officially a pensioner LOL

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well, I'm officially a pensioner and can draw my first payment today.

I turned 60 yesterday and despite the last months of illness etc. I feel fine about it.
I'm fit and healthy (at last!!!) and once again enjoying life.

We had a great week-end with family up in the Yorkshire dales.
It was lovely to see everyone and I really enjoyed it.
I was very good foodwise, though there was cake! and have manged to stay the same weight as last week, though I think it's more good luck than good management...well, you're only 60 once emoticonand I'm been taken out to lunch again today so I'll still need to keep my 'goodie-goodie' cap on for another day!

We walked a lot, visited a mere and watched the spectacle of geese, ducks and swan that have come in to overwinter.
I even got to stroke the head of a young Whooper swan, still so fluffy and soft even though he was old enough to have flown in from abroad.
The weather was cold but fine, proper autumn weather...picture postcard frosty, and I was doing what I like best.
I couldn't have wished for anything better.

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MOM2ACAT 11/17/2008 1:28PM


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IVYLASS 11/17/2008 12:04PM

    Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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MARILYN1260 11/17/2008 11:15AM

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. My very best wishes for a wonderful year ahead filled with love, laughter and good health.

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KALYNWINN 11/17/2008 9:53AM

    Happy Birthday Martha-Ann! Glad you enjoyed your day. emoticon

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CAROLYN0107 11/17/2008 6:55AM

    Happy Birthday Martha-Ann. I will turn 60 next August so we're nearly the same age!
I am glad you're feeling well and can enjoy all the birthday festivities!

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Feeling FINE!!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Well, it's been a while since my last blog.
I haven't been putting it off, I've just felt ill for about the last six weeks from a viral infection that knocked the stuffing out of me.
I've been so lethargic, no energy or inclination to do anything...I've even put weight on. Whatever I tried I was left feeling absolutely tired out.
I've been trying to build up my strength slowly and this morning I awoke early and realised something......

I feel FINE!!!

I slept well, woke refreshed and best of all, I'm NOT tired.

I feel ME again!!!

Last week I managed to shift 2lbs of the weight gain but today I just KNOW I'm going to shift the rest...and some emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 11/8/2008 11:24AM

    Thanks everyone, it's good to be back to full strength again. emoticon

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ANTEEKER 11/7/2008 9:07PM

    So happy to read your feeling better.. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 11/7/2008 5:58PM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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MARILYN1260 11/7/2008 9:41AM

    Wonderful news that you feel totally fine after your long bout with that infection. Stay well and I wish you the best in losing the extra pounds you gained.

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CAROLYN0107 11/7/2008 7:03AM

    Martha-Ann, I'm so glad you're feeling well again! Praise the Lord!

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Rich in Everything

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DH and I have had a wonderful week.

A small policy I took out twentyfive years ago for twentyfive pence a month matured (I had forgotten about it) so we decided to spend it on a visit with our eldest son who we hadn't seen for a while. He has recently moved house and I wanted to see where he lives.

It was DH's idea, he said we'd had a bad year what with one thing and another and we deserved a break. Isn't he lovely?

We'd never been to Norfolk before and while our son was at work we used the days to explore the area going back to his house each evening.
We did lots of walking and bird watching. He's in the beautiful area of Wells-next-the-sea which ranges from tiny villages to small seaside towns so there was lots to see and do.

Norfolk is full of quaint little villages with strange Little Snoring! There are windmills and miles and miles of reed beds that are a haven for wildlife.
We took advantage of the RSPB reserves in the area which was brilliant as the migratory flocks of Greylag and Pinkfoot Geese were coming in, what a spectacle and the noise was tremendous.
There were Spoonbills too, which I'd never seen before and Knots by the thousand. We even had a sighting of a Bearded Tit which is quite rare and I managed to get a photograph!! ...don't quite know how as I have a new camera and am still practising with it!!
The place was awash with Bloodynose Beetles and Dragonflies in lots of different colours...magical!

We took a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the Common and Grey Seal colonies that live on the sandbanks.
We were with-in two feet of them.
It was quite funny really, as the boat approached they were just laid like logs on the sand but as we neared them it was almost as if a light went on and they thought 'Showtime'...they began waving their flippers and wriggling into the sea where they performed wonderful aquabatics.
The trips have been going for over a hundred years so they are used to people watching them.

We visited Sandringham House, the holiday home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, which was very beautiful and the gardens were magnificent.

We went on the pier at Cromer, it certainly blew the cobwebs away.

We also made a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to light candles for various reasons.
It was so peaceful and uplifting. Almost like my life was beginning anew.

I feel so much happier and relaxed.
We met up with family and friends and visited wonderful places plus I didn't put weight on...I didn't lose any either but that is good.
Like the title says, we are Rich in Everything.

Bearded tit

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PMCFARM 9/21/2008 1:11PM

  I am so glad you and your DH got a chance to get away just for fun and relaxation....both of which are so needed to cope with today's hectic world. Does wonderful things for our outlook. MarilynC

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SHEMARIE 9/18/2008 12:57PM

    Good for you Martha! Its good to take a trip or holiday just to clear the cobwebs as you said. It sounded so wonderful I could almost vision it. I hope all things will go well for you. I got a new camera also reacently . I will try to put some new pictures on my blog soon. Take care and God Bless, Shemarie

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MOM2ACAT 9/17/2008 4:39PM

    Sounds like a great trip with a lot of wonderful memories!

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CAROLYN0107 9/17/2008 11:15AM

    It sounds like you had a great trip. Congratulations for NOT gaining! Vacations are not made for losing!

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