Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Our Shopping Spree ??????

Lyn and I arranged to meet up with 0ur Granddaughter in the City as she wanted to buy a Dress for a Dinner she was going to that very next night ~ (She left shopping for it to a very late date:O)

Lyn and I decided to drive to Norwich Airport and catch the Park and Ride Bus ~ into the City as this would save us looking round for a parking space ~

We arrived very early and went to look round one or two shops ~ then we went into the Forum to have a cup of Coffee ~

It was the very first time I had gone into the Forum and it was a very pleasant surprise Lovely and warm and lots of stalls selling no end of different gifts ~

Anyway we eventually caughtup with Granddaughter and went into her very favourite shop "Next" ~ after trying on at least six different dresses she didn't like any of them ~ so we left and crossed the Road to Debenhams ~ collecting Dresses which I thought were lovely but she didn't :O( ~ so we once again crossed the Road to M&S where I thought she would definitely find something that she wanted and liked:O)

But No after trying on several more dresses we called it a day ~ Granddaughter gave us a lift back to the Park and Ride ~ and we went back home ~

We later learned that Granddaughter had got up at 11pm and went to Supermarket where she did in fact find a dress that she loved ~

Believe it or Not we really had a great evening ~ It was nice just to meet up and chat ~
I had an e~mail From Kath "Mother Hen" who has been having quite a lot of health problems and has not been on the Computer ~ she asked me to give you all her love and to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year and to say how much she missus all
Ally x

Friday, 3 December 2010

above is William with his Hobby Horse
Here is a picture of Toby ~ williams little dog ~he is fully grown now but this was taken when he broke his leg you can just see the plaster it was green

Do you remember the Hornets that took over one of the Nesting boxes in the garden ~ they were Huge ~ I am glad to say they passed us by this year ~

This is one of my Favourite plates the Grandchildren bought it for us

I am only doing this post as I had been having problems with my blog so really just testing if it is working OK now
Ally x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

What a lovely Day

Looking out of the Lounge window today ~ Oh my gosh it is sooo cold and the wind is so strong it nearly knocked me over :O)

Lyn and I had a Great day today ~ we went to the Quality Inn Hotel to have a Christmas Dinner with old friends ~ the Back roads here are very dangerous as we have had quite a lot of snow ~ but once you get on the main roads all is OK ~ they have been gritted and are very safe ~ we had the Four Wheel Drive today so felt really safe driving along ~

It does not seem possible that Christmas is just around the corner ~ it seems only a short while ago we were waiting for the New Year 2010 now 2011 is nearly here ~ time just seems to fly by ~

We have nearly finished our Christmas shopping and Lyn has wrapped all the presents we have bought ~ mostly on line shoppiing which is really very handy with the weather being as bad as it is ~

We have had some gliches with Banking but I am glad to say they have been resolved to our satisfaction


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my Friends over the Pond ~ and anyone else where ever you may be who Celebrates this day ~
Remember "Love Turkey" "Eat Fish"
Ally x

Friday, 19 November 2010

Barney again

Don't he look comfortable

I know I often tell you about Barney how he Barks at the postman or for that matter he barks at anyone who dares to put a foot on our Drive way ~ and as the Caravan has now gone out of our garden he has a much better view ~ so everyone who passes by gets barked at ~ plus of course he Barks at the Hoover ~ But Oh how he seems to hate the Hoover !!!!!! ~ we have tried many ways to try to stop this but where ever he is in the house you only have to touch the Hoover and he's there ~

The pictures are of him cuddled down in his bed and can you see that little red toy just near the Rug ~ well everytime we go out ~ on our return he brings this toy to us ~
and wags his tail because he is pleased to see us ~ actually he brings his toy to any visitor ~ but he won't part with it just keeps it in his mouth ~

When Lyn and I go out he is at the window watching us depart ~ I often wonder what is going on in his little mind ~ probably want's to know why we are leaving him at home ~

Nin and Barney have identical beds bought from the RSPCA but they know which one is their's ~ and they only seem to occupy there own ~

We have been very Lucky with the dogs we have had over the years ~ they bring such a lot of pleasure ~ they are so Loyal and faithful ~ and I might add they guard us ~ or at least the noise they make barking when strangers are about would frighten anyone away ~

Ally x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

I have a problem with my Computer ~ Hope it will be better soon

Another cute little poem :o)
The Lost Dr. Suese Poem
"I Love my Job"
I love my job, I love the pay!
I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss, he is the best!
I love his boss, and all the rest.
I love my office and it's location, I hate to have to go on vacation.
I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day,
I think my job is really swell, there's nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers and sneers,
I love my computer and it's software:
I hug it often though it won't care. I love each program and every file,
I'd love them more if they worked for a while.
I'm happy to be here. I am. I am.
I'm the happiest slave of the firm, I am.
I love this work, I love these chores.
I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job ~ I'll say it again ~ I even love those friendly men.
Those friendly men who've come today.
In clean white coats to take me away !!!!!

Sunday, 24 October 2010


I love this picture of William playing in a toy caravan~ He is such a loving little chap and lights up our lives ~

Here's a picture of Barney taken last year ~ I think he hoped he would grow taller ~ but NO he is exactly the same height ~ next time when he decides to plant himself I will put some Growmore in the soil :O)

I just looked out of the window and the rain and Hail are lashing down ~

Not 10 minutes ago Lyn went outside to dry off the Caravan and I remarked that the sun was coming out ~

Well it didn' stay out too long

Ally x

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


I always smile at the little verse below ~ It is pinned up on the notice board at the Doctors surgery


Little pill here in my hand
I wonder how you understand,
Just what to do or where to go,
To stop the ache that hurts me so,
Within your covering lies relief,
You work alone to ease my grief,
You sink in regions there below,
As down my throat you quickly go !
But what I wonder, little pill,
Is how you know right where I'm ill ?
And just how do you really know,
exactly where you have to go ?

"author unknown"
Ally x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

My Brothers

Bunny ~ Denis ~ Tony ~ Teddy ~ Ivor ~ My 5 dear brothers

I never got to ride that horse

Went to see Diamond Lil at the Airport

Me fishing

Joy to the left me to the right always devoted sisters ~ Joy isn't taller than me her chair is higer :O)

Me to the Left and Joy to the right still devoted ~ Sitting with our little dog "Roger"


Monday, 20 September 2010


Love this picture of Nin

I love to sit back and let my mind wander to the days long gone when I lived at home with my brothers and sisters ~ Our brothers were very protective of us girls ~ where ever we went in the City we would always come across one of them making sure they knew we were safe ~ we would meet up at a cafe' in Prince of Wales Road for a cup of tea before going home for Sunday Lunch

Sunday was very different then as everything was closed except the Museum ~ and the odd cafe ~ Thinking back to those days we had wonderful Christmas's Mum and Dad didn't have much cash to throw around but they did give us all the love we needed ~
when you think they had eight children but not one of us lacked the knowledge of knowing we were all loved ~

Dad was so patient with us all even when my brothers would borrow one of his shirts or his best jacket ~ or even his best pair of shoes ~ and Mum had a knack of being able to stop us dead with one of her looks if we did anything that didn't meet with her approval ~ I wish I had inherited that knack ~

my brother Tony who is 5 years older than me went to Heigham House School before Joy and me but he was terrible for playing traunt from school Mum would have to take him to the Front gate and see him in ~ but what Mum didn't know was the back entrance was always open and Tony would go in the front gate and immediately go to the back gate and leave the school premises ~

the funny thing was that he was the only one of us to attend the school reunions ~ which never ceased to make us laugh ~ I hope our teachers were pleased to see him as they very rarely got that privaledge during his school years ~

going back to our Christmas's we used to join together these chains to decorate the ceiling of our house and had many happy nights getting ready for Christmas ~ Mum would bake mince pies sausage rolls and all the other goodies that made our christmas ~ but would have to lock them away from us kids as we would have eaten them all if they had been in the pantry ~

such happy memories I am glad to have the ability to remember them all and to remember my parents for the love and understanding they gave us I know my brothers and sisters would approve of me writing this as they were all like me very glad to have had such wonderful parents


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Such a great day out

It is a week tomorrow that we went on a trip to Cromer ~ it was arranged that we meet the Coach in Aylsham then go on from there to see the End of the Pier show ~ It turned out to be a beautiful day the Sun shone from morn till night we suggested we went and sun bathed on the beach and give the show a miss ~

We came last year to see this show and really enjoyed it ~ It is gentle comedy ~ Dancing ~ and singing ~

Not something todays youngsters would enjoy ~ but we all had a good day out and ended with a Crab salad supper in a nearby Hotel ~

We met up with friends as we do about 3 times a year ~ it is always nice to see old friends and to catch up with each other ~

Our next day out together will be our arranged Chrismas Dinner ~ It does not seem possible that is not so very far off now ~ where does the time go ~ it just seems to fly by ~

Both Lyn and myself enjoy meeting up with old colleagues of Dick's ~ it seems to bring us closer together ~ Lyn was always a Daddies girl and she likes to keep in touch with his friends ~ as I do

Friday, 27 August 2010

The School Holidays are nearly over

It seems ages since the Children Broke up for their holidays and now it is nearly time for them to go back to School ~ and I think they really are looking forward to the new term ~

We have been out and about up and down Country Lanes and exploring the countryside ~ in this part of the world there are many places to visit ~ if you like the seaside we are only a few miles away from the Sea and Sand ~ but I prefer the countryside ~ We went through a small village and in one of the gardens we found this cow with her calf just by the side of the road ~ it seemed an odd place to have a stable but she looked very content as did her calf ~
I hope to have more time to devote to my blog ~

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Another addition to our family

We have aquired a Corn Snake he did belong to Sam our Grandson ~ but he no longer wanted him as he is out and about a lot and no time for all the work required to take care of him~

He is lovely, I didn't think I could take to a snake but he is so friendly and he only needs to be fed once a week ~ he has a lovely home with Branches to slither along a dome thing !!!! to go into when he wants to ~ and all in all he looks quite comfortable and Happy ~ (how do you know if a snake is happy ~ I have no idea but I just like to think he is)

He has such a cute little face and his colours are lovely ~ Nin and Barney just ignore him ~ I am very happy to say :o)
We have been having some awful weather here we stopped at a store coming home, when we went in it was bright and sunny coming out 10 minutes later is was pouring down with rain ~ we stood under the cover of the Store but the rain was relentless so Lyn ran to the car but unfortunately slipped on the wet ground and hit her face she cannot remember how she cut her nose and I would think she may end up with a blackeye ~ she thinks she slipped when she opened the door and hit herself in the face ~ but she is feeling OK now you can't keep her down for long and on the way home she was laughing at doing such a stupid thing ~ but I do know how much it hurt her :O(
Hope you are all OK and having a wonderful weekend
♥ u Ally x
I forgot to mention that the snake is named Lenny

Monday, 26 July 2010

Lest I forget

Must make a couple of notes of what has happened these last two weeks ~ Firstly Cressie my Granddaughter was rushed to hospital with sever pains in her chest and having difficulty breathing ~ After lots of tests they diagnosed Pleurisy and I am glad to say she is much better now

Secondly Nin had an appointment at the Vets as he was having some trouble with his teeth ~ the Vet checked him out and said an operation was necessary as some of his teeth needed to be removed ~ the upshot was and is she had to remove 14 teeth and said she had never seen anything like it in a dog it was something that only cats ever suffered from ~ anyway we took him back to see the vet a week later and she was very pleased with his progress ~ told us he was healing very well ~ (that set us back £420.00) pity our animals didn't have a NHS ~ I am sure it must be very hard for some to be able to foot the bills the Vets present us with ~

Barney is being a nurse to Nin and is everywhere Nin is ~ actually it is lovely to watch as Barney snuggles as close to Nin as he can get ~ and is determined to be his shadow ~ they are such good friends ~ when Nin was in the Vets poor Barney didn't know what to do with himself he paced from room to room looking for his old friend ~

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Barney waiting his turn to go into the washing machine :O)

Just look at the size of his paws :o)
Barney waiting for his turn in the washing machine :O)

Barney made himself comfortable in the small washing basket ~ We imagine he is waiting his turn to go in the washing machine ~
The top picture is Lewie he is the new addition to Tom's Family he is a rescued Labradoodle and is going to be a big boy ~ he is just 7 months old ~ you cannot really see his colouring in this picture but I will get a better picture of him at a later date ~ and I am glad to say him and Blue ~ Tom's other dog seem to be getting on very well together so I am sure they will end up being the very best of friends ~
Ally x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Lovely Sunny Thursday

Above is picture of William fast asleep and next to him fast asleep is Nin don't they just look so contented ~ they spent the whole night together curled together ~

It has been a lovely Sunny Day today ~ Tom came to visit us today and brought with him his New addition to his family he has adopted a "Labrador Poodle" or Labradoodle which was in need of rescuing he is a lovely Boy and cannot understand how anyone could ill treat him in any way ~ he is such a contented little boy (Well not so little ) he is seven months old and
"Blue" Tom's own dog is slowly getting to accept him ~ I do so hope they will eventually be the best of friends ~

"Lewey" is so tall that all he has to do is get on his back legs and he can reach the back of the units in the Kitchen and he can also undo the Back door ~ So we have to make sure we don't leave anything out that he can eat :o) he also was helping himself to the food from the sack of dog food in the cupboard which Barney and Nin cannot reach :o)

I will take a picture of him so you can see what an adorable Boy he is ~ He has Amder coloured eyes and has two toned brown and amber fur which is just starting to curl ~

He has won all of our hearts so I am sure he will have a good home for as long as he needs one I know for certain I could take him in ~
Ally xx

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Just a short post to let you know I am still about ~

As usual on one of our trips out we turned down the wrong road and ended up seeing this beautiful field full of poppies ~ it was well worth taking the wrong turning ~
The pitcures are of good friends Nin and Barney enjoying the Sunshine and the lawn which has just been watered so was really cool for them :o_

Ally x

Friday, 4 June 2010

Barney and Nin helping with sorting out Lyn's Craft room :o)

Barney among the wool

We were trying to clear out Lyn's Craft room ~ and as you can see Nin and Barney thought the stacks of wool made a perfect bed ~ Nin is in the first picture Barney is in the others ~
It took us all week to get the room tidy ~ but it is all nice and tidy now ~
Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather we are having at the moment ~ hope it lasts
I just noticed in the third picture down both Nin and Barney are Lying amongst the wool Nin is at the back of the picture :o)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Very good friends

Lyn took Amber out for s spin

Our two adorable Boys ~ Such good friends ~ and don't Nin look comfortable asleep on his Big Toy

Monday, 1 March 2010

Barney's in the Doghouse :o)

He is not really in the Doghouse ~ you couldn't be angry with Barney he is such a happy little boy ~ and he did only eat the custard out of the middle of the custard tarts ~ He looked really pleased with himself when he saw us watching him ~ maybe he thought they were left there for him !!!!! ~
It was of course our own fault for not putting the chair back underneath the table and Barney would never miss the chance of getting something extra to eat ~ Nin isn't agile enough to jump up onto a chair so he missed out :o) but he will get a small treat which Barney will miss out on :o)