Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Couple of funny things..

I posted this on my Facebook page last week:

It seems I may be a bad influence???

Liam was talking to his dad and they must have started talking about the pond by our house.
Liam (who is 3): "and there was a bloody great big snapping turtle in the pond, dad."
Dad: "who told you that?"
Liam: "Nana."
Liam: "and snapping turtles bite people, dad."
Dad: "and who told you that?"
Liam: "Nana."
Funny thing is, I remember saying that to Liam, as I got the shock of my life to see a "bloody great big snapping turtle" in the pond...LOL

It also seems I am not the only one in the family that uses the word "daft."

Paige called her mother daft the other day.....oops!

Also we pronounce the word GARAGE - GARIDGE. Nora now pronounces it garidge and Liam is forever correcting me and telling me it's GARAGE not garidge.

Oh the joys of having a British accent. We have lived in Canada now over 32 years now. Dh, I and both kids have all now lived longer in Canada than the UK.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Clarkson's Farm

Have you watched this series?  It is on Amazon Prime.  I found it pretty funny and something that was light hearted and not too serious.  Although farming is serious business for those whose livelihoods depend  on the success or failure of the harvests/crops, etc.

My favourite person in the series has to be Gerald.  I have no idea what he has to say most of the time, but his interaction with Jeremy is funny.  A lot of people seem to dislike Jeremy Clarkson; I am on the fence.  Kaleb is wise beyond his years and I hope this show doesn't spoil his attitude too much.

I am looking forward to the second series, but not sure if it'll be as good as the first.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

DIY around the house

 We make a list at the beginning of the year of things we want to improve around the house.  We did very little in 2020, so we had a bigger list than normal for 2021.  All the main jobs required bringing in outside services and/or involved contact with workmen, so naturally we were nervous about this due to the covid.

One job we did in April was put a new insert into our front door.  We knew this could be achieved with very minimal contact and the company we hired to do this job turned out to be a super company to deal with.  This is the before photo of our front door:

There was plastic on the top part of the door because it was Spring and the robins were determined to build a nest on the ledge above my door.  I was equally determined that they didn'tšŸ˜‰

The company that we dealt with is called Distinctive Glass Inserts and the owner's name is Grayson and a very pleasant man he was/is. He does business in a wide area of Southern Ontario.

We chose the Ashbourne insert. Not too fancy, but gives us plenty of privacy, while letting in a lot of light.

Here is what it looks like inside.
And a closer up look at it.

We get a lot more light in our front hallway.  It only took a couple of hours to change both pieces of glass.  It wasn't too expensive and has made a lot of difference.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Taking over...

The weeds are taking over my garden at the moment.  I do NOT like the heat and humidity so the garden is taking a back seat at the moment.  It is so overgrown in some places it is crazy.  However I do know this is a temporary thing and all will be back to normal when it cools down a little.  Meanwhile here are photos of some of the flowers in my garden.

See what I mean very overgrown.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Goodness me......

 It's been forever since I last posted.  I am around, just didn't feel as though I have had anything worth sharing with you.  I have missed blogging though and I am finding the older I get the more I forget things šŸ˜Š so at least when I blog, I can look back on things and it reminds me.  I have to say that's one thing I like about Facebook, old posts pop up in memories and remind me of all sorts of things.

I have found since the covid pandemic things have been harder and even though we are all double vaccinated I am still not comfortable being out and about in crowds.  If people get close to me in the stores, even though everyone has masks on, I still don't like it.  I know people are travelling; but I am not happy doing that, though I would dearly love to go back to the UK for a vacation.  "R" and her family just came back from Mexico and the resort itself was fine, with only 25% capacity.  It was the travelling there and back that was stressful.  We are not willing to expose ourselves to those type's of situations yet.

We have gained another member of our family.  Our son and his wife had another gorgeous little boy back in June.  Evan James is growing like a weed and will be 2 months old in a couple of days time. He is our last grandchild.  Everyone has said their families are complete.

All the rest of the grands are growing like weeds also.  Nitara will be 9 in January, Nora will be 8 in November, Sam will be 7 in September.  Jeina and Paige were 5 in May & June.  Liam was 3 in May and Evan was born in June.  That's right I have four birthday's from the end of May until the end of June.

Dh is still working, in fact has never stopped during this pandemic, made no difference at all.  He will be having his annual vacation shortly thank goodness.  It has been hot and humid these past few weeks and it's really making dh weary.  We have no plans to go anywhere, but I do have plans for things that need doing around the house...he will be thrilled..LOL

I have stopped sewing for Appleby Lane, my poor hands are getting too arthritic to do a lot of sewing.  I just make odds and ends for the family and myself now.  So I have been busy making jigsaw puzzles and reading while hibernating from the heat.  Thank goodness for air conditioning.

So there you are a little catch up and I think I will start blogging again.  Keep an eye out for the next post.  Hope everyone is well and please stay safe.


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