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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Monday, 6 August 2007

The German Invasion

I just wrote this entry without any photos and decided it looks dull without any pictures. Here's one from my vast collection, someone mentioned it this week> These days it's mainly old people's bungalows, surrounding a park. A fitting name you might think. Apparently not. It originally got its name from when it was full of hovels inhabited by poverty-stricken Miners. A classic examples of Black Country Humour.




First of all, thanks for all the lovely comments and good wishes. We’re just about dried out enough know to walk down the garden without boots but I don’t feel up to starting on the clearing up yet, it makes me want to cry every time I have to go down there, I’m not sure I can summon up the energy to even make a start.

My greenhouse is intact, amazingly but is a sight to behold, there won’t be any tomatoes or cucumbers this year and as for the runner beans, I think the two rows have about 14 leaves between them. We’ll just have to write off this year, although I think we may still have some apples, despite having been submerged for a while.

One thing I won’t write about but will mention as a reminder to myself. I’ve seen one neighbour in a new light and it isn’t very flattering at all. I find it hard to believe how grasping and inconsiderate some Church Goers can be, which probably explains why I stopped going some time ago.

I will put some photos on when I have a bit more spare time but the last two weeks have been taken up with Airport Runs (delayed flight!!). Painting and cleaning Catherine’s new home. Clearing their very overgrown garden, which unlike mine, isn’t covered in mud, entertaining Flo’s Dad & friend, who came over in the Removal Van and now, I'm unpacking. And throughout all that time helping to deal with a confused, overtired, teething, frustrated (because she can’t quite walk yet) 13 month old Isabella. I’ve discovered new depths of tiredness. I now fully understand the expressions ‘Tired to Death’ and 'Sick and Tired’. I really did think at times I was either going to die or throw up.

I’ve just been catching up on my favourite journals, well I’m still in the middle of it if I’m honest and I had to stop at one of Dawn's hundred’s of entries for the last week. Lol! (Slow down girl, I can’t keep up). Dawn likes Memes, now I’m not a great fan but I do enjoy some and I just had to try this one out.

You take your christian name and Google it with the word ‘needs’, as in ‘Linda Needs‘. You then put the first ten results with those words in your Journal. The first one was about playing this game, so I’ve ignored that one, here are the next ten.

1.To really thrive, Linda needs to be a part of a loving, committed marriage

Yes, I have to agree there, pity I had to pick two duffers first!

2.Linda Needs Mental Help. At one point I offered to smack her!

Yes, I can relate to that, I can be a bit odd at times.

3.Linda needs a new best friend. She had some kind of falling out with her old best friend

No, can’t agree with that one, I have several close friends that I like to spend time with, can’t say I have a favourite. In fact it’s just occurred to me that I do different things with each of them. I don’t think one best friend could provide such a fulfilling friendship and even stranger, I don’t think they would all get on together if I took them all out one day. This is quite a complex thought and not one I’ve considered before.

4.I've heard from Linda and the kids back in Haiti, and we really need your prayers

Hmmm! Can’t really comment on that.

5.Linda Needs a Manufacturer. ... Linda needs help... Comments

Yes, I need someone to manufacture me lots of money and some help in the garden wouldn’t go amiss.

6.And while lighting on Linda needs to be bright, lighting on the LCD screen needs to be subdued....

Oh no, can’t agree with this one. Linda needs to be seen by subdued light, bright light is NOT good!

7.Linda needs to provide various reports on her managed systems.

Do I?

8.I know you are pointing out the double standard that the press applies but Linda needs to be gone...

Well that’s nice!

9.Linda needs to create an image from a host server running an Oracle home to new target servers in...

Could you run that one by me again?

10.Looks like Linda needs just about $1K now. ... I will post a photo of Linda later and then I bet...

I will willing post a photo of me, in the nude if required, if every viewer is going to send me a £1,000.

Mike’s working up in Shropshire this week and that means late dinner, which I had better go and make a start on.

I’ll be back with photos soon.


wobblymoo said...

Mm, the cucumbers were going to be bitter this anyway :) It'll sort xxx I must have a go at the Denise needs thingy lol.

tellsg said...

Seems like you have a lot on your plate at the moment.  Poor little Isabella, it must be confusing for her and all the adults being so busy settling in.  It must be nice for you to see her more often and I am sure she'll be fine soon.  Try not to do too much, us old girls can't hack it as we used to.  I find myself falling asleep on the settee all the time ..... eeek.   Hugs, Terry x

gazker said...

I can't believe that you couldn't believe that a Church goer could be so inconsiderate and grasping? I would at that some are selfish too! ;-) (that was a mouthfull lolol)
Try not to let your garden let you down., If the weather stays how its been, it will be dry in no time.

Gaz xxxxx

cornwalldreckly said...

I love the photo of 'Paradise'.  My friend who lives in an area of Weston Super Mare called Uphill, I would love an address like that - it would sum my life up!

andrewfrnd said...

There is a place in Norway called Hell.

princesssaurora said...

I have no idea how much money that is in american dollars...but if you are willing to go nude for it...it must be a lot!  LOL

Thanks for the shout out... sorry I have been going to fast!  But I do like to throw out different ones... something for every one!  LOL

I love the pic! I am so sorry about your neighbour...and I am sorry about the mess you have to cope with.  So awful.

be well,

jckfrstross said...

slow down you make me tired lol. hope you have a good sunny warm week


susanebunn said...

What a summer you are having, Linda!  I promise that next summer will be better.  I agree with you, just write the whole summer off and start fresh this fall.  We've had two barbques all summer and that's counting one in May.  I bet you're sleeping well!


jeadie05 said...

Its so nice to hear the water has gone ,but so sorry you still have this mud ,sorry aso that all your labours have come to naught ,Must be lovely to have the family here ,teething troubles and all ...love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you are just about dried out Linda ~ If the weather keeps nice and sunny that will help ~ sorry about the things in your greenhouse being ruined ~ Look forward to seeing some more photo's ~ I liked the picture of Paradise :o) ~ Ally x

wickedpink64 said...

So this is the way you spend your summer holidays huh??  Maybe you could try something a little different next year.... like relaxing???...lol...

I know it's been awful for you over there.  If it makes the news and papers here then we know its big!  Plus my brother still has lots of friends over in the Old Dart and he has heard from most of them how bad things have been.  I am so sorry you have had to endure all this 'crap' during your summer break. Maybe you could take a trip 'down under' during your winter and catch some of our sunshine to make up for missing out this year?  Just a thought!

Anyway, take some time out to relax and let your body recover from all it has had to deal with over the past few weeks.  I few glasses of wine should help too...


Wendy in Oz

beckiepainton said...

isnt mud good for your skin?, maybe you could run out naked lay down and just roll in the mud, then youd get up and be as soft as a babies bum, but mind the chicken poo!!now id pay 1000.00 for that! Beckie xx

stillh20z said...

Glad you can see the mud. Sad your beloved garden isn't to be this year.



wldconnie said...

I thought about you when we went to a wedding in Bewdley at the end of July. What a shame that your lovely garden is in such a mess. Best of luck in all the clearing up. Love Conniex

acoward15 said...

You did right to post that lovely picture.