Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday morning this and that . . .

Happy to report that the rain held off yesterday and our church Ward had a very successfull and well attended BBQ!   There were burgers and sausages, with the necessary buns, etc. and a huge variety of salads, sweets and beverages for everyone to enjoy. It was so very well organized.  I think this is the first year we have gone to it, or at least the first time in a while that we have gone to it. 

The slip and slide for the kiddies proved to be very popular.  I hear it always is.  They run a light stream of water down these large sheets of plastic along with dish soap . . . 


And the kids have a ball, older ones, younger ones and everyone in between.  I didn't see any adults participating, but then again   . . .  I'm not surprised!  I think it is a youngsters sport!

And as you can see, very, very popular . . . 


With lots of cheering going on from the sidelines!  That's our newlyweds Eileen and Derek that got married a couple of weeks back.  Nice to see!

Everyone had a great time.  It was nice to get out of the house and out of my comfort zone.  I did a cake pan salad that was Diabetic friendly which was very popular, so look for that recipe soon! 


The traffic going into North Wales was chocker block when we were on our way to the chapel and even worse when we were on our way back home and thankfully on the other side of the motor way.  In fact it was pretty much at a stand still.  Now that the schools have all broken off for their summer break I can imagine there were a lot of families off on their summer holidays.  I can't think of a worse way to begin it  . . . 

You might have to be British to appreciate this . . .  its from one of my favourite One Foot in the Grave episodes entitled "The Beast in the Cage."  The whole episode takes place inside the Meldrew's car as they are stuck in traffic on the motorway on a Bank Holiday Monday.  The man is an old grump anyways, but stuck in a car going nowhere . . .  well it's pretty hilarious.  He always voices what we would love to be able to voice ourselves, but are too polite to say!  There is quite funny clip of it you can see here on You Tube.  The stuff that happens to that poor man is so funny.  His wife is so long suffering. Oh, it is good to be able to laugh at life sometimes.  We have always really enjoyed the show, even though they have stopped making new ones quite some time ago. It lives on in reruns.

I think British television is some of 
the best television out 

I have a whole board on my Pinterest delegated to pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge.  She is so stunningly beautiful . . . 


I have never seen a bad photograph of her.  Never.   I am sure she must have bad hair days as we all do, but she always seems so beautiful and composed to me.    I think that is a true love match and they have such a sweet little family. I wonder if they will have any more children.   She sure has managed to keep her figure throughout all the baby making.  I loved the program they had on about Diana by her sons the other night. It was so well done.  I have one recorded about The Duchess of Cambridge that I have yet to watch.  Todd has not been in the mood for that one yet. 


I am saving my pennies up to take an art course that looks quite good.   The web page is here.  Make art that sells without selling out, and it is taught by an art agent.  There are a lot of freebies as well, so I will try to keep myself busy with those while I wait until I have enough saved up for the course.  Todd kind of cringed at the idea  . . .  of me paying for an art course that is . . . and in all honesty I will probably never take it.  It is quite expensive, but I like to think that I could if I really wanted to. I am not getting any younger and I want to be able to support myself in my old age.  I am not entitled to a pension on either side of the pond.  I haven't worked here long enough and I was a stay at home mom over there.  I don't know what I will do if anything ever happens to Todd.  I need, NEED to be able to support myself someway, somehow  . . . the thought terrifies me.  Just the thought of being without him is not a pleasant one, but to be without any means of support, well, I will stick my head back in the sand now and go la la la  because it just doesn't bear thinking about.

It really doesn't.

 I found this map quite humorous.  I have blotted out the one rude thing.  I am not sure what state that is.  I think it is meant to be quite tongue in the cheek, although I can imagine that jellyfish are quite disliked wherever you go.  I cannot imagine what a map of the UK would say . . . 

Must dash, I have to get ready for church.  Todd is giving a talk this morning.  I am quite looking forward to it! 

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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 *.˛.° ˛°. .Happiness comes when 
we stop complaining
about all the troubles we have and
offer thanks for all the troubles
we don't have  . . . 
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 In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with both dark and white chocolates that you chunk up yourself.  All I can say is I am glad this recipe only makes about a dozen and a half cookies!  Oh boy   . . .  hard to resist, although I am trying.  I need to give them away.

Have a great Sunday.  Be blessed and don't forget  . . . 

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and I do too!

PS - I almost forgot.  Someone told me yesterday that a member of the Osmond family was going to be moving into our Ward with their family  . . .  hmmm . . . . will keep you posted on that one!


  1. Hi Marie. So pleased you enjoyed ypu BBQ and the weather stayed fine. I would have loved that slide as a child!

    Haven't I mentioned to you before that I actually live with Victor Meldrew??!!!!

    I'm with you on the Duchess too. She is simply stunningly gorgeous. No matter how her hair is done or what she's wearing, she's just beautiful! But her beauty also comes from within as she is such a lovely person. Lucky William!!

    Enjoy your day and Todds talk. Lot's of love xxx

  2. Thanks Kate! You cNt possibly live with Victor Meldrew because I do! Lol. Maybe all old men are grumpy and their wives long suffering ! Couldn't agree with you more about JateM you gave a lovely day too, love and hugs! Xoxo

  3. I hope that Todd's talk goes very well and is well received. Your Ward gathering looks fantastic. Due to our drought conditions water play is banned. It is great to see the children enjoying themselves

    As for One Foot in the Grave I enjoyed that show. I remember my uncles when I watch that show. Personally I find English shows suit my humour.

    Enjoy church and have a lovely Sunday.

  4. I'll look at le clip after..I agree..never a bad photo..and she is girl next door pretty not movie star glamish..Pretty lady indeed ..and wears her clothes beautifully.
    Not that any of that matters..but..:) Girl talk.

    Have a great day!

  5. If you were to be widowed, is there no spousal support as there is here in the US? As a homemaker here in the US you are entitled to a benefit equal to half of your husband's benefit (he must be retired), and when/if he passes first, you collect the amount that he collected. This is of course if that system still operates by the time my husband retires.


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