The wonderful thing about friends is that you pick them, you decide who are to be your friends. It can be for all sorts of reasons, which are just yours, no one chooses for the same reasons. Sometimes it takes us years to find a good friend, while some find them at school and go through life together and remain friends throughout all life’s up’s and down’s.

My friends are all roughly the same age as myself and we all have a lot in common, did I unconsciously pick them knowing we would be the same. We have grown up and still laugh at the same things and are completely mad when we all meet up. Never getting board or cross with each other but supporting, helping and listening constantly. It is a shame some marriages are not like that, maybe we should only marry our best friends as then we already have a strong bond to build upon.


Love to all my friends xx


Are we eating more horse meat than we think? From reports coming in now it has been found in a lot of fast food establishments, schools and the food we buy from the supermarket! Sausages and lasagna are off the menu here, it will be a vegetarian diet for a while. Not knowing that the horse meat is in our food appears to be the problem, so if we knew it was, would we eat it? Apparently from the answers in some polls, we would, and people just want to know what they are eating. If horse meat was cheaper than other meats some would buy it because of the price, is that fair and would schools have to say they are using it as beef mince lasagne is not put on the menu it’s just lasagna.

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The high street butchers are becoming popular again as people want to know 100% what they are eating. We are now cooking it from scratch but is this not a good idea, mum, dad in the kitchen cooking, teaching the children how to chop up the vegetables and make things?

Convenient foods, dinners and take aways have become the lazy way to eat these days but is that a wrong way to teach the next generation. We are encouraging the growing of vegetables on the allotment, going to the local butcher and getting the meat is the next step.

Families in the kitchen preparing dinner together, children learning to cook, this all must be a good way forward and a healthier option.

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The morning started at 9 again so not too bad I guess, but it is Sunday and the day you never feel guilty about laying in your bed till at least 11 yes 11, I will add that I live with the cat and she is happy to wait till 11 for her food. Breakfast was a simple affair, actually very quiet, should I be worried, are they coming down with something? Hang on the chatter has started, they were too busy eating lol

After a bit of FaceTiming their Mum’s, I did note that no mention of time they went to sleep last night, must remember that in week when I see them so I don’t drop them in it. I then heard the word “bored” from their lips and then the games for the Wii were produced, must admit I do like playing the games so we started on a Game of Life and what a game it was, incase you are not familiar with it you go round a board, go to collage, get a job, buy a house, have children, buy a second house, have more children ( you can only have 4 ) you pay fines and charges and receive pay rises and investments and then you retire. Now, I should be good at this as I am older and should know what I am doing but I think the game is fixed as I always come last! I am not happy about this but the girls both said, ” it’s because your old Nan” it obviously does not help to have experience.

I declined the next game, no I was not sulking, I had to do the washing up and get dressed. They played cluedo and obviously enjoyed themselves as they were very vocal. I did have to intervene to suggest they washed, dressed and got ready as they were both being picked up at 3 o’clock. Girls not happy but it is school tomorrow and you have had a lovely week off.

They both helped to tidy up and put all there stuff away in their drawers and were ready on time. Another weekend nearly over.

Sshhhh can you hear that?

No, nor can I, peace. Must be wine o clock time, will catch up on blogs and write this. Hope your weekend was as fun as mine, thank you Izzy and Jade you were fantastic guests.

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Not a very peaceful nights sleep and I now have the cough that my two little visitors arrived with! I know it’s good to share but really, do they have to pass everything on to me! The day began with breakfast, which was about 9.30 so that was good as I do find early mornings very unsociably, I feel that 10 o’clock should be the new 8 o’clock. I really cannot understand why that is not the rule everywhere, I’m sure we would all function and work so much better.

We then spent a while deciding what to do first as their list of things to-do was a bit too long for my liking, I think I will need the week to recover. So, we settled on the cake making and they followed instructions and did it all themselves. They were delicious and did not last very long at all, at least they will not want much for lunch lol.

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No mess in the kitchen, very tidy cooks!

After a sit down and some tv, not that I really heard any of it, as they seem to chat non stop to one another. Much the same as I do to each of their Mums, so I guess I can not really complain.
It was decided they wanted to learn how to knit, after casting on the 20 stitches they each had a turn at doing a row, which they did complete very well as we only ended up with 23 stitches and 2 little holes. For a first effort I thought they did very well, I was amazed at the amount of patience you seem to developer as a grandmother as I am sure I would not of sat there doing that with my two girls when they were young. I would of sent them to their Nan’s!

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I am now very happy to sit and read but they had other ideas, they now think that crocheting will be easier than knitting so we should have a turn at that. It took me a while to remember how to wrap the wool round your finger and hold the hook but as they say its like riding a bike it all comes back to you. There was only one problem with this as I had never mastered doing anything more than a chain. Again, they did very well and can now both do a chain. I will leave the rest up to the parents.

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Almost time for dinner and then it will be snuggling on the sofa and a lovely film, which I will try to stay awake for. All in all a very good day was had by all.

Wonder what we will get up to tomorrow? Check back and see folks, have a lovely evening. X