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by Sue
18 Nov 2017, 07:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Off to the Christmas market with the grandchildren. This afternoon, number three grandchild is coming over to play and the three will have tea together. We will eat later. Its been an early start. Not early to be awake or to have my cuppa but conversation ususally doesn’t commence for another hour! ...
by Sue
16 Nov 2017, 07:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Art this morning U3Ameeting this afternoon. I shall then finish making the bedrooms ready for my weekend visitors
by Sue
15 Nov 2017, 07:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We give money to local charities instead of giving each other presents and limit family presents to under a tenner.... Claires new hubby and family, do a Secret Santa. They all only buy one present ar £20 , except for 95 year old Nana, where they all club together to buy something special. The other...
by Sue
15 Nov 2017, 07:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

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If you can't personalise it in some way, it is not worth having......... My cards are made. Either hand made or copies of one of my paintings, done specifically for the card. I do an email version of the same card, which says FOLD HERE so it can be printed off. I always try to write a short message ...
by Sue
14 Nov 2017, 08:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

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I keep hearing from people who have their Christmas trees up and decorated already. I'm just not motivated in the least! As far as I am concerned nothing Christmassy, apart from making a cake, is allowed before December 1st. I do like a Christmas tree Stanley but mine will go up about the 16 th. We...
by Sue
14 Nov 2017, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue, the U3A foot spa is still going strong! I have no difficulty in reaching my feet to do my own foot maintenance. Ah but do you have a nice shade of purple on your toe nails Stanley :laugh5: Yoga this morning and pilates at teatime...a good opportunity to show off my purple nails :biggrin2: . Ho...
by Sue
13 Nov 2017, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

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Pedicure this morning, this afternoon we are off out to buy some new more comfortable chairs for our conservatory. Its very much a plant conservatory and overflow toy room but lovely to sit in when its sunny even in the winter. It has no heating.
by Sue
12 Nov 2017, 07:45
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Dressmaking
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: Dressmaking

Thank you Stanley
by Sue
11 Nov 2017, 19:07
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Dressmaking
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: Dressmaking

This was the original, that I sort of copiedImage
by Sue
11 Nov 2017, 19:05
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Dressmaking
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: Dressmaking

Thank you Wendy, blood , sweat and a few tears went into it, but I have never been one to give up
by Sue
11 Nov 2017, 16:51
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Dressmaking
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: Dressmaking

Two attempts and 18 months later, own pattern based on a 1940s style. Many thanks to my lovely sewing teacher Maxine for her help and encouragement in times of despair


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by Sue
11 Nov 2017, 07:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hair dressers this morning. Claire may pop over with Erin this afternoon. I had hoped for a nice day to carry on doing the front garden but it looks like that won’t happen, probably a good thing as I seem to have hurt my side, around tbe rib cage. Looks like I may have pulled something!
by Sue
10 Nov 2017, 07:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

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Craft this morning, a little sewing this afternoon, meal out with Bob at teatime followed by a U3A wine tasting meeting in Todmorden. Its a wild grey morning here, after the most magnificent sunset last night


The jacket is FINISHED! I shall put a photograph up later.
by Sue
09 Nov 2017, 08:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Art this morning , an exercise in pen and ink with watercolour wash. Writing this afternoon and I managed 2300 words on my cousins experiences living in the Redwood forests of California. I have an extra yoga class tonight as I can’t make it next Monday. We will have a short lunch with our friends W...
by Sue
09 Nov 2017, 07:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

How old was the programme, the techniques are very sophisticated now.
by Sue
08 Nov 2017, 07:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I think they all use the same analysis methods Stanley. The size of the database they are matched against is important but there is little manual matching these days, its all done by machines. I am seriously thinking of having mine done by Ancestry, for pure interest and to help connect to Rochdale ...
by Sue
07 Nov 2017, 07:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

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Today is lunch with my old sewing friends, the group disbanded after our teacher became ill and evntually died. I am the only one who still sews . Pilates at teatime and a bit of sewing. I must write something for creative writing. Last months topic was FIRE and as my cousin in California was caught...
by Sue
05 Nov 2017, 08:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

A little art and a little bit of gardening today I think. Bob is out all afternoon at the model railway so I shall chill out and potter
by Sue
05 Nov 2017, 07:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

My family is full of it Maz. Bigamists, unmarried mothers, all frowned upon by the very families that concealed these events.
by Sue
04 Nov 2017, 22:30
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: What happened to John Marriott
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: What happened to John Marriott

Oxford Surnames Dictionary gives first known mention of Conquest is 1248 and it appears to come from Old French and be directly related to the Norman Conquest.



This does not surprise me, the Conquests seem to be from round Huntingdonshire
by Sue
04 Nov 2017, 08:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Briony’s 6 th birthday today. Doesn’t time fly. We shall phone her in a few minutes before she goes to ballet. This morning I shal be taking number 3 grand daughter to a birthday bash at The Whacky Warehouse in Rawtenstall whilst Claire goes to the hairdressers and has a bit of ME time. This afterno...
by Sue
04 Nov 2017, 07:56
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 790
Views: 55779

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Still reading Samuel Pepys, only one and a half years left. The politics are heavy going, never my strong point
by Sue
04 Nov 2017, 07:54
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 383
Views: 22743

Re: Gardening

I think we can safely say that the growing season in Barlick is over......




And here. I was clearing the front garden the other day and the dead leaves just came away in my hand. Trees are nearly bare and hardly any flowers left. Roll on Spring!
by Sue
03 Nov 2017, 08:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 228
Views: 17259

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

I don’t like to smell of Coca Cola
by Sue
03 Nov 2017, 08:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6708
Views: 274614

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Magnet for the pins Sue? Not a bad way of storing them on the sewing table..... Have a look at Shed Matters.... I am heading into brocade installing territory here! Every good sewer has a magnet not far away Stanley. However what I need to invest in are sewers clips or pegs that are used by quilter...

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