Guestbook 4



294 comments on “Guestbook 4


    Hi Debs!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah a Kindle is a luxury that requires Wi Fi to synch with your PC.

    Apparently they come with 4G connectivity too, but I’m a bit wary about that…

    Still: You CAN read an ePub file by getting Calibre or Google Books on your laptop, so all is not lost! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the headache is down to eyesight problems rather than a physical ailment.

    My optician has closed so I’ve had to find a new one and it’ll be October before I can get new glasses… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs to you too my sweet friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I knew you’d get here first…your so loyal. Actually, I’ve thought of make a page just for you!…what do you think about that, Prenin?

      I downloaded the Calibre from C-Net but still have to look it over. Apparenty is came with a bunch of other garbage that I had to remove from my computer.
      I haven’t figured out how the Google Books thing works, though….Do you know?

      Double vision must give you some busting headaches, Prenin. I hope you can get that problem fixed.
      Love and hugs xxx

      • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Sounds nice hun – a home from home! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I don’t know about Calibre, OR Google Books so I guess you’re on your own – Sorry! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        I guess I’ll have to wait until October when I get my new glasses.

        Today it isn’t bothering me for some reason…

        Love and hugs!


  2. Hi Debs!

    Second Comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it was a full day for me – having made so many friends at church has given me a new lease on life! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree hun, but I’m free of pain most of the time apart from if I stand too long or walk too far.

    This lady has an inoperable tumour which is pressing on her left lung, so her time is short.

    If I could just touch her and heal her I would, but the only one I know who could do that got crucified…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Jesus was crucified, but he lives! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ …I know you know this.

      I understand that cancer is bad, really bad, but that does not make the pain in your joints hurt any less….now where is that oil can? If you find it, I could use a little too in my knees and right elbow. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Don’t I just!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I guess I feel more for her than for me – I suppose that’s what makes me, me…

        After you with the oil can! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and squishy hugs!


  3. Are you having a wrestling evening Deb? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well if you are then I hope that there is plenty
    of popcorn and fudge flavoured pancakes ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will whisk you up a nice
    frothy chocolate milkshake too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Two straws or ten? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Andro xxx

  4. Hey are you AWOL or
    just having some ‘ME’ time? ๐Ÿ™‚
    We need more of your fun
    and excellent paintings Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a funtastic Thursday ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Andro xxx

    • No, not AWOl, just been a little busy lately, but I’m getting ready to post now…I’m positive your going to like it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a fangtastic evening, my friend!
      Hugs xxx

  5. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No worries about missing a few days – you have a lot to do and your artwork is pretty damned good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you too my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


    • I seem to get behind more often than I care to think about. But I always get by to see you to catch up!
      Love and hugs, my friend! xxx

    • We’ve both had several sleeps since you made this comment! I’m sure you have had some very interesting dreams….Hope your are getting new book idea from them too!
      Hugs to you always, my friend!

  6. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Third comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes it was a bit of a bad day, but I was ready for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s a good idea to keep a small reserve for emergencies, but now Doug knows I keep a contingency fund I’ve had to tell him I’m broke.

    He got his sick pay OK apparently, but has not repaid me so I gave him the last of my painkillers and told him I have nothing left to give him – besides, the damned things are addictive and I do better with Lemsips which are for colds and flu and can be bought from the Co-Op without having to go through my doctor every time I need them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • All his trouble he brought on himself. They are his to fix, not yours.
      You keep your pockets closed to him, for he would only drain you dry but drink with it!

      I’m glad to hear you were ready for that bad day…being prepared helps a great deal!
      Hugs xxx

  7. Hi Hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m soooo glad you finally got your eyes tested and new glasses!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’ll feel a little strange, but you’ll soon get used to them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    DId you hear about the Optician who fell into the lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love and hugs sweety!!!


    • I don’t have the glasses yet, just got my eyes tested yesterday, but they’ll be here soon…I let you know. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I remember when how strange things looked in the beginning when I get new glasses, but it does always clear up.
      Never heard that one…lol ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I have enough food to last the two weeks, thank goodness!

    I also have ยฃ80 for bread and milk because I didn’t buy luxury foods so I am in good shape for now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow I have to go get bread and milk from the Co-Op, but also I have to let Doug use my phone to beg for his final loan from the DHSS.

    Apparently he can’t sign on any more because he sent the staff at the Job Centre a nasty letter – he is a control freak who was losing control to the authorities so he fought back and shot himself in the foot! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He has not got his rent and his benefits have been stopped, so he has only his sick pay left and that won’t arrive for a week.

    It is only a matter of time before he loses his home…

    We’ve had a lot of fog here too, but also there’s a wind coming off the Baltic so we’re looking at -14’C over the next week apparently.

    I doubt of we’ll get that cold for very long, but they’ve been stocking up on salt to keep the roads open.

    We get this kind of weather so rarely that when it DOES happen everything grinds to a halt…

    Second comment! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Now all I have to do is sell a million more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • I love the fog, it’s a bit damp though, and I don’t care for that, but the fog is rather pretty!

      He’ll get what he has coming….

      Love and hugs! xxx

  9. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You are right about Doug – he’s gone from begging to dropping hints and suggesting that, as he has money to come, maybe I might volunteer to help him out, but I’m not dumb enough to fall for it!

    First he tells me he’s quit drinking, then starts going on about buying a drink so he can handle the paperwork and the trip to the doctor’s surgery to get a copy of his sick note and a two week extension…

    Yeah Red is something else! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Without her the stories would have remained on my hard drive and would have never seen the light of day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The editing was a bit weird because we weren’t always reading from the same hymn sheet, but she has an amazing mind and in the end it all worked out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks hun – I feel part excited and part terrified! LoL!!!

    Maybe once a few sell and it goes into hard copy I’ll relax – I plan on giving away a dozen signed copies!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs always!


    • Not only that, you have to keep your eyes on him every second if he is in your place using your phone. I would prefer it if you just didn’t let him in, because a desperate alcoholic is likely to steal if they find a chance to.

      Well between your expertise in writing and her top notch education which gives her the brilliant mind she has to get things live, you both accomplish it!
      No need to be a afraid of success…it’s what God wants for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and hugs xxx

  10. Have a really happy evening Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here ii is already -5 and the snow is
    forecast for the weekend too so maybe
    a chance of some Sledging and of
    course a snowman competition ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Did you enjoy your
    Wrestling and Popcorn? ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Oh boy, sounds like you in for a fun weekend. I hope you won’t have much if any clean-up of it though.
      Yes, I enjoyed the show very much, as I always do. Tonight is the one hour show called, “Main Event,” which is also WWE. That will be on 8pm to 9pm.
      My chips and chocolates were good, just not enough. But the choices as you know would be watch how much you eat and stay in descent shape, or pig out on all one wants and look like a cow. I don’t want to that, so I only have small snacks, especially if its that type of junk food.

      Just got new glasses today, and am having a time of it getting adjusted to them, but that should clear up in a day or so. I can see distant very well and reading something in my hand like a book or package, but looking at the computer monitor is not so easy…still very blurry. I wear bifocals but actually need trifocals, but it was way out of my financial reach.

      Thanks for calling by, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hugs a plenty! xxx

      • Hey I will have to add a pic of me in my reading specs that will be a shock to everyone I think? ๐Ÿ™‚ Mind you I don’t need spectacles for long distance it is just reading small print and shopping is always a giggle when trying to read the labels, sometimes I will ask someone to help me and that is funny too ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

        I could just eat something yummy but I am watching my weight a bit now and need to lose about half a stone to ten pounds I think, so not a lot to lose it is just getting it done without eating all the goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ Mmmm

        Have a lot of fun watching WWE and enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Geoff xxx

  11. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah Skype seems to be a mess they’re still tinkering with… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The wind has dropped so there’s no draught today and it’s a comfortable 22’C here in my bedroom! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we’re due heavy snow on Friday and I’m in the area where the worst of it is predicted to fall.

    Predictions are not always accurate however so I’m waiting to see what happens!

    Saturday I’ll need milk again so I’ll act with caution! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs my sweet friend!


    • They’re just a mess to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      The best way to for us to tell the weather is to just look out the window or go outside to feel the air. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Always be a guard when you go out, my friend! One never knows this day and age.
      Love and hugs xxx

  12. I am just calling round with some popcorn, pancakes
    and a really large slice of my chocolate fudge cake ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well it is wrestling night again tonight and I want you
    to be enjoying everything, I might even join you with
    a spare spoon ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol Yes I am greedy I know it ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Geoff xxx

    • Thank you for calling in, and the snacks for tonight’s viewing. You saved me the trouble of having to get them. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d share my snacks wit you anytime, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I ate them, but I’m having my breakfast right now and you are more than welcome to join me.
          I have so virtual donuts too, so we won’t gain weight if we indulge on those. ๐Ÿ™‚
          Hugs xxx

          • Great I will bring along some virtual ice cream and cherry flavoured scones, now we can have a party and not worry about calories ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

            Geoff xxx

            • Wonderful idea. I love eating all those wonderful goodies, but hate the idea of weight gain, but now us…we found a way! ๐Ÿ˜‰
              Poring you a tea now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Excellent, here have another scone and do you want fresh cream on that or just some strawberry jam? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Mmmmm lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

              Geoff xxx

            • Okay tou can have them ๐Ÿ™‚
              I have added Werewof to my
              Header he looks brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

              Thank you Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

              Geoff xxx

            • I just had a peak and could not believe all you have done…I’m am truly honored, my friend!!!
              Have a totally wicked day, my dear friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
              Love and hugs xxx

            • hey you are most welcome Deb
              I have just added an extra page
              for you too ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks wicked ๐Ÿ™‚

              Enjoy your Saturday and eat
              plenty of those virtual treats ๐Ÿ™‚

              Geoff xxx

            • I just found that right before I saw this comment of yours! You are too awesome to me, Geoff! I am on cloud nine today! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am truly humbled and honored! ๐Ÿ™‚
              Love and hugs! xxx

            • Thank you Deb, I am just going to
              call over to your place and see it next ๐Ÿ™‚

              Have a lovely time tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

              Geoff xxx

  13. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    First comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah no snow is good news – most of the rest of the country got hit hard, but we only got a dusting here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it’s around zero degrees centigrade tonight, mostly because we have a lot of heavy cloud!

    We were warned to expect -10’C by weekend, but it hasn’t happened although we have a cold wind which is chilling my assets! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and chilly hugs!


  14. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I’m ALWAYS careful when I go out! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I wouldn’t go today, but I need bread and milk.

    Love and hugs!


    • I know how it is to run out of milk. Seems like it’s always the first thing to go.
      Just be careful when you go out…it’s slippery in the snow dusting. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and hugs xxx

  15. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I slept well OK hun, but the dreams were as vivid as ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we had a little snow, but most of the rest of the country was hit pretty hard! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yeah I have two week’s supply so I’m OK, but I’ll still need to go on Monday.

    My pipes should be OK as I left the heating on, but the T&RA base is in the flat below mine so IF they freeze up I’ll lose my water supply until the pipes are fixed.

    Thanks hun – I just want to get the first two selling first as I’ll need to pay Red to edit the third! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Well hopefully it will warm up enough to melt that snow before you go out Monday…icy is no good, as I’m sure you know.
      Well keep the heat on to keep it warm. I know, easy to say, but he bill is hard to pay.
      I can understand that!…but jotting a few ideas down now and then for future reference could come in handy.
      Have a great day today, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
      love and hugs! xxx

  16. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: I had to go get my meds and needed a taxi as usual as the Medical Centre is on the far side of town.

    We had about four inches of snow overnight and it was treacherous underfoot so I almost landed on my well padded posterior on the way to the car!

    The side roads were deadly for lack of salting, but the main roads were clear if a little icy in places!

    Still: Traffic drove at 20mph so there were no accidents on the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Once we reached the Medical Centre I had to slip-slide my way to the pharmacy and they had a whole new staff of young women, all of whom were very pretty which made the trip worthwhile! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Once I had the Gaviscon and my meds I slithered back to the car and my new Asian driver got me home in good time and in one piece! ๐Ÿ™‚

    His English was average, but we had a good chat and we chilled out on the way home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now I have to wait for Thursday and I’m praying the weather improves because getting around town under these conditions will be rather difficult! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • I’m just glad to hear that you got home. I worry about you when you have to go out in weather like that. But at least you go to look a some pretty girls today…it seemed to make you happy! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope the weather is better for your next trip out too! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and hugs!

  17. Hi Deb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah Winter is a pain! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I’ve got shopping to do tomorrow which I’m not looking forward to! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I also have my mail to print for my two pen friends so I’ll do that later.

    I’ve been working on one of the manuscripts and now have a bad headache, so I’m off to rest in a moment.

    It’s a big job, but somebody has to do it… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  18. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I took two pain killers and rested in the dark listening to comedy on the iPlayer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve just finished the second bug hunt and emailed the results to Red as she needed them by Friday lunch time.

    I did my shopping today and did it too late for a delivery today, so they’ll bring it tomorrow.

    I have a week’s food in reserve, dried noodles for emergencies and plenty of bread and margarine so I won’t starve! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just hope Danny can come to me OK as we have heavy snow forecast for the whole country tomorrow.

    Stay warm my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  19. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I surprised her, but we all saw the funny side – laughter is catching! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The snow isn’t here yet and they are promising rain tomorrow so there are lots of worries about more flooding as the water will have nowhere to go…

    Love and hugs!


    • It’s snowing here now, and will be for the 4-5 hours.
      Why can’t the water go anywhere where you live, is there no drainage?
      I’m sure you took that girl by surprise…funny! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and hugs! xxx

      • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        The reason we’re getting flooding is that the ground is sodden after months of heavy rain.

        It runs off into the rivers, but they overflow so hundreds of homes and businesses end up with muddy water flooding into them! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Last year was the second wettest on record and nearly made it to number one!

        Now we have lying snow all over the country and tonight we’re expecting more rain, so it’s one huge mess…

        Love and hugs!


        • Just caught this…been out most of the day…and it’s snowing out! Aak!
          You sure have been getting a lot of precipitation out there!
          Love and hugs! xxx

          • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Yep: It’s all down to a kink in the jet stream which is sucking storms in one after the other!

            We have rain here now and more expected over the next few days with high winds so I’ll be staying home! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Love and hugs!


  20. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad you got your new glasses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we had a fair amount of snow yesterday, but today it’s raining heavily and the snow has mostly gone thank goodness! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are reports of flooding, but nothing around my area! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have an image of Mitch on his tractor! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Given you’re more likely to see a lot of snow, unlike the UK which only sees it for a few days in the year, that little tractor has to be one heck of a good investment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d give her a link, but I don’t have one yet.

    Hopefully I’ll get one off Red.

    Love and hugs – it’s 7.30am here and I’ve been up all night! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I need to get them adjusted. Even after a week they still hurt the left side of my nose. We go shopping again I’ll stop to have that done too.

      Hope things are too wet where you are…flooding is so dangerous.

      He has a ball on the thing, tough he’d rather mow the lawn with it then be out in the cold pushing snow.
      The tractor, It’s a John Deere mower. He just puts the snow blade on it in the winter for snow pushing.

      Love and hugs xxx

  21. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes it’s a bit frosty at the moment so we’re looking at black ice by morning so the heating is cranked up to 25’C because it doesn’t do much about the draughts as we have occasional bouts of blustery wind! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You are right about Doug.

    Last time I saw him he was so drunk he couldn’t get his key in the door…

    You stay warm too love! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs hugs!


    • He never going to learn. I’m beginning to think he is a lost soul.
      That black ice is bad news. You best stay inside with those conditions. You could slip and fall before you even realize what made you fall…and the taxi is no better.
      It’s very cold here too. I got the pellet stove cranked up pretty good trying to keep in warm around here.
      You stay warm too love!
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

  22. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the rain has stopped for the moment, but we have another bout of wind and rain headed our way.

    Lord knows we don’t need it with the flooding and everything, but as long as the jet stream has a kink in it it’s going to suck those storms straight at us…

    On the plus side I’m ยฃ88.42 in credit with my gas and electricity account so they’ve reduced my payment to ยฃ71 per month! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and warm hugs!


    • Along with the steady wind we’re having this great big mother of winds came blowing through and chilled everything off big time.
      We just had rain all day yesterday, and now we have snow coming soon.
      Love and hugs! xxx

  23. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: A good sleep and some fantastic dreams – I had more of them yesterday, but they faded so quickly I couldn’t write them down! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I guess chores are all we have to do sometimes, but once they’re done you get a feeling of great satisfaction! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have a great weekend too hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  24. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks hun – every little helps! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s cold here, but above freezing, but I still have the heating on! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs sweety!


      • Thanks hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        It’s above freezing at the moment which is good, but we have more rain forecast and high winds again later today and on Monday, so I’ll be dodging the wet stuff when I go get my lottery tickets and cash in my winning ticket! ๐Ÿ™‚

        ยฃ2.90 isn’t much, but it’ll pay for one and a half new tickets! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and warm hugs!


  25. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it will be a nice break from diet ready meals! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Yeah: Milkshake with low fat and low calorie with lots of Calcium and vitamin B12, so it’s healthy! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


  26. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Both trailers were made by Gail Thornton with a little input from Laurie Beale, Red and me.

    Now all I need is to sell books! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  27. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for popping by hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a great month and lots of luck and best wishes for March! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Huge hugs always!


  28. Morning Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m up and it is 2.27am with a shopping day to get through.

    The weather is cold, but the wind appears to have eased for now, so all is peaceful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a great day!

    Love and hugs!


  29. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We had a day of snow, then the rain came and by morning it was gone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The whole planet seems to be having crazy weather… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Happy Valentines to you too hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  30. This pharmacy goes through staff faster than MacDonalds!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The group working there today are all young kids with just Bernie who is in charge! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Every month I go there I end up with new faces so it’s hard to stay on track!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    All is OK here at the moment, but I lost a filling about an hour ago, so I have to arrange another trip to the dentist! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Last time they used a hard plastic filling, but this time it came out with a couple of tooth fragments, so they’ll have to use the expensive stuff to fix it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow I go to church, if I can, so I’m off to bed in a moment, just as soon as I’ve finished my email! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs right back atcha! ๐Ÿ™‚


  31. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah, not a stoner or a drunk with gear that looks like he works for a living! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah links can be pure poison even when they come from your friends! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    My dentist is a good bloke and good at his job! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully he’ll get it done without having to drill… ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have a great day too my lovely friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


  32. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it’s been a pretty good weekend and I had a lot of fun, but now I need a tooth fixing – I go Friday 22nd at 11.30am – so my dentist will take a look and decide what to do next.

    With luck it’ll just be a straight filling and no drilling… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: Given my current batch of drug addicts and Doug who is a devious scumbag alcoholic, a decent neighbour is pure Gold! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs always!


    • Well take care of the tooth the best you can till Friday. I’m sure he’ll re-fill it.

      I’m surprised Doug still gets the funds to be able to live there still.

      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

      • When they stopped his benefits last time he lost a month’s rent which he’ll have to repay, but last time I looked he was drinking everything apart from basic foodstuffs and is now repaying what he owes the utilities after his abortive rebellion against the cost of his gas supply.

        Freezing to death in a damp and unheated flat has that effect on people… ๐Ÿ™‚

        The good news is that he isn’t bothering me, but I admit I was worried at first until I heard him coming and going so I know he’s still alive! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and hugs!


          • Good morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Just had to save Doug’s sorry ass.

            The stupid bastard had a garbage fire in his living room!!!

            The place was thick with smoke, his 90 decibel smoke alarm was beeping like crazy and Doug was asleep in his bedroom, too drunk to function.

            The fire is out and all his windows are open, but he was happy pulling the ‘pity me’ routine about how his life had gone to pot because he broke his arm.

            He bruised his shoulder falling out of bed two months ago… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Now I’m coughing my guts up because I had to eat smoke getting his windows open and Doug is happily puffing on a cigarette bemoaning his fate.

            Needless to say his flat is wall to wall garbage because he couldn’t be bothered cleaning up…

            He also tried to hint about borrowing more money, but I ignored it.

            Love and smoky hugs!


            • What an idiot!…Him I mean.
              He is so lucky that didn’t happen in the middle of the night while he was passed out drunk! he could have brunt the whole building down! I bet he left a cigarette burning.
              That jerk owes you his life, and had the nerve to ask you for money? What a numbskull!
              I hope you plan on reporting this to the landlord. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s a danger to everyone.
              His place must stink to high heaven with all that garbage laying around…Eeew!

              You need to try and breath in lots of fresh air. Also cough all you can to help clear out your lungs, Prenin.

              Aw, smoky hugs! I’ll take it!
              Love and squishy hugs to you too my friend, and an extra great big one to make you cough too!

  33. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Actually, judging from the pile of ash, it looks like he set fire to some paper in a plastic bin, then went to bed and passed out about 7am.

    I entered his flat at 7.50am to find thick smoke, a 90 decibel smoke alarm going nuts and Doug fast asleep in his bed!

    The fire TRIED to spread, but petered out before it could do some serious damage Thank God!

    I don’t want to rat on him – he’s got an illegal flick knife and is unpredictable – but I may just have to!

    The fact is he needs help, but the system is against him and as long as he’s classed as sane he has no hope of getting help…

    For garbage read ‘everything made of paper’ plus cushions and empty plastic booze bottles so you need footwear to stop you stepping on something!

    He’s not as bad as Darrell was – you can still see SOME of the floor – but there’s an old pool of dried vomit covered by a small rug so, yes, the place DID smell a bit.

    Thanks to the smoke though you can’t smell anything here except burning…

    Love and worried hugs!


    • For the sake of your safety and your neighbors the landlord really should know about his. If you talk to the landlord and express that you don’t want your name mentioned in any way at all. They could maybe say they can smell it in the hall, and they just might be able to if they were in the hall. Surely there is a way for the landlord to know without Doug finding out you made any mention of it. Doing the right thing is not usually an easy thing to do. But it’s the right thing….for all of your safety.

      I get the impression he was trying to find a way to stay warm in his flat from what you described, but I’m only speculating.
      He could have suffocated him self while he was sleeping from the smoke. That’s how most people die in fires. They usually doe from suffocation from smoke before they burn.

      That last sentence you wrote me is your ticket to cover your ass if you let the landlord know…the smell cant be hidden.

      Don’t worry, just do something to prevent this from happening again in the future, my friend.

      Love and hugs, and now very concerned for your well being and safety!

      • We’re lucky that these flats are built of concrete and brick so fires are contained in their point of origin, but as you said: Smoke is the killer! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        I’ll report it at 9am (It’s 8.46am here) and see what the housing manager has to say.

        Doug is already in danger of losing his flat because he’s lost rent payments in the past due to the DHSS stopping his benefits for not signing on in time, BUT he’s got gangster connections and that damned flick knife so I don’t want to end up on the receiving end! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Thing is that he sold me to his gangster friends last year who sold me on to the investigative journalists and he also took part.

        It amazes me that the journalists were willing to work with criminals to get to me, but it all came to nothing yet again…

        Anyway that’s secondary!

        If I report it maybe they’ll get Doug some help – frankly he needs it! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and nervous hugs!


        • It’s good that you are going to report it. He’s a danger to everyone with that behavior, including himself.
          I’ll pray for you, my friend, since I see you are nervous. But your doing the right thing.
          Sounds like he’s been nothing but trouble for as long as you’ve known him.

          He needs the help, and you need to know your not going to go up in smoke one night.
          Love and hugs! xxx

          • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

            The lady from housing will be visiting at 1pm today so I’ll be coming straight back from the dentist to meet her and get her to talk to Doug.

            I am so sick and tired of having to save his sorry ass… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            On the plus side he DID thank me for saving his life! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Love and hugs!


  34. Hi Hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your second comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep I feel a lot better thanks – just tired because I didn’t get enough sleep… ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s shopping day today, but bright and sunny, if cold! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


  35. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I saved a life Wednesday, but nearly didn’t because I assumed the smoke alarm was toast related given the time it went off!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    My delay could have meant his death unfortunately – I guess we were both lucky it didn’t spread!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Doug’s boozing is out of control unfortunately, but if we get him some help then he’ll be OK.

    He should never has been kicked off incapacity, but the government was on a mission to reduce the cost of benefits, claiming one million users were there because Labour were massaging the unemployment figures by putting older unemployed people on Incapacity Benefit.

    Unfortunately that’s what the Conservatives did when Maggie and the Grey Major were in power.

    Now we have events like these happening as those who should never have been taken off incapacity end up killing themselves by accident or design…

    Love and hugs!


  36. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’ve done all we can to help him with support, but Doug is on a suicide kick and is refusing to clean his flat.

    As soon as I’ve done my Echores I’m going to make one final attempt to get him to clean up his act and if he refuses I’m going to leave him to his fate.

    It’s a rotten thing to have to do, but sometimes there is no helping people.

    Debbie Charlesworth said his place is the worst she has ever seen!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and worried hugs!


  37. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree, but I doubt if he’ll do ANYTHING!

    I tried to wake him twice, but he didn’t answer the door so I gave up on him! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He has the bags for the trash, I gave him them on Friday, with the housing manager and social services due Monday.

    If he DOESN’T clean up his place he’ll be kicked out and he knows it, but Doug is an expert at picking the wrong fight! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Basically he’s a control freak.

    He tries to dominate you and take over your life, but it didn’t work with me, which is why he had to worm his way back into my life!

    I’ve done all I can for him and if he wants to screw up his life then that’s HIS problem!

    There’s been no problem with the local kids tonight, but I lost that new filling I was given when I cleaned my teeth.

    Looks like a major drilling session and a whole new filling next time…

    Thank GOD it’s free!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Trying to dominate is what alcoholics do, Prenin.
      If he knows he will loose his place if he doesn’t clean it up and does not clean it up, then that is his problem….not yours. Honestly, Prenins, if our landlords told us we had to do something we’d just do it and not expect someone else to fix our problem.
      If he’s a control freak, and he’s managing to control you by you being over worried about him, then he has you right where he wants you…to fix his life. Let him fix his own life…it may sober him up, if not, well that is his problem too.

      I’m sorry about your tooth, lets hope the next one takes well and stays put for a good long time. Keep me posted on that. And yes,it’s good you don’t have to pay for that, since dental can be very expensive.

      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

  38. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got a call from the housing manager at RBH.

    The Social Services intervention team and the housing manager will be here on Wednesday between 12pm and 1pm so I can let them in.

    All I have to do then is get Doug to let them in and if he messes around with THEM as he tried to do with Debbie last time, then he’s in for a rude awakening! ๐Ÿ™‚

    After all he’s done to me it’s amazing how he keeps trying to worm his way back into my life, but this time he’s on his own! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The tooth has been drilled out and a large plastic filling inserted at 3pm and I couldn’t eat until 7pm so dinner went down VERY well!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Let’s hope it stays – if not, then my dentist will have to pull the tooth… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


  39. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The filling is still in place after a meal and my cleaning my teeth! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As I write the Housing Officer and Debbie Chatsworth, the lady I met last time, have arrived and are in Doug’s flat.

    I just remembered a letter Doug posted through my door and went into his flat in bare feet, so now I have to clean my feet… Yuck!!!

    He’s cleaned up his flat a lot, but it’s still something of a pig sty!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Glad to hear your filling is staying in tack this time. Let’s hope it holds a good long time.
      I don’t know about Doug. If they accept how his place is. It will just pile up with more junk again in time.
      Barefoot, Prenin? My God, that letter must have been important to you to get in a hurry!

      Love and hugs xxx

      • Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yes it WAS important and delivered by hand! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Doug is so scared of what is in his mail he seldom opens them, so they just lay on his hallway floor where they dropped through the door… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        I asked the housing manager lady to arrange for a plumber to fix his hot water tap, so that should be done over the next few days.

        Lord knows how long it will be before he finishes his cleaning, but the place is a nightmare and that’s AFTER he removed a ton of rubbish!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        All I can do I have done, from here on he’s on his own…

        Love and hugs!


        • He’s scared of opening his mail and door because he’s a severe alcoholic.
          I’m surprised they didn’t just serve him with a notice to clean up or be evicted.
          Love and hugs! xxx

          • I agree, but Doug needs help and we’ve arranged for it with Social Services.

            The rest is up to them… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            I still find it ironic that he should sell me out so badly and then find the only friend he has is the one he betrayed… ๐Ÿ™‚

            One thing is for certain: I will NEVER drink again. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Love and hugs!


  40. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Turns out Outlook and Skype both take a large chunk of memory and processor time, so I may have to delete Skype as I don’t use it at the moment.

    It also crashes more often than a ZX80 which is frustrating…

    Knowing what’s causing the problem allows us to use coping strategies.

    Top of the list is I need more RAM so I will have to save up for more to be fitted, which also means being offline for a week or so to get the job done.

    Frustrating, but still… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • You would know all this stuff better than I would, Prenin. I’m just glad you got things running right now!
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

  41. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, one book sold and a million to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank God for patience!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All I need now is to sell the movie rights… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • They sell, Prenin! It’s just takes a bit of time! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I would love to see you book in a movie too, though the movies are never as good as the book! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m patiently waiting for my signed copy.:)
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

      • That’ll have to wait until Summer when I order 20 copies for family and friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

        It’ll be expensive, but once I have them then remind me – my memory is somewhat poor at the moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

        So far you are the only person to ask for a signed copy! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and squishy hugs!


  42. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a pair of slippers I keep for walking around outside my flat – the floors are clay tiled – and I need them when I go to put the recyclables out as the recycling bins are outside the block! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Most of the time I wear woolly socks, but when I get up I usually forget until my feet get cold! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Oh, okay, you slippers of for quick things outside you flat. Maybe you could get a pair for around your flat and leave the other pair by you door for easy slipping on when you got go out there, or at Doug’s.
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

      • Hmmm… Good idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

        The ones I have are getting a bit worn and smelly from use, but I have a foot and shoe spray that improves them! ๐Ÿ™‚

        These days I can only buy them off the web because none of the local stores sell them.

        Still: There ARE online stores which cater for older customers even if they DO charge ยฃ30 plus delivery for them! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and squishy hugs!


  43. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You are always welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There’s no follow-up in the local news when this kind of thing happens unless it is murder in which case it makes the front page of the local rag! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    We’re having it pretty warm here at the moment, 10’C and with a LOT of sunshine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The cold weather isn’t over, next week will be cold apparently, so I’m enjoying it while I can! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs always!


    • Thank you, my friend!:)
      Sounds like you all get reports or not the way we do. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I wonder now if the weather we get here, works it’s way over to you…Hmmm. Will be nice when winter is over with.
      Love and hugs always to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, my dreams ARE strange! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If only I could remember more of them, but they fade sooo quickly…

    Love and hugs!


    • You can remember way more of your dreams than I can of mine though. You could still build a story your own way around what you do remember.

  45. Hi Debs!

    Sorry for being missing for the past 25 hours, but I had a near miss with an Asian con artist hacker who tried to fool me into giving him access to my computer!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I had to do a full sweep of my PC, but it didn’t end until 10am this morning!

    Thankfully Kaspersky found no threats! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have many good friends, but this is one I don’t want to lose… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    We’ve had some pretty warm days over the past few, but if the snow heads our way it’ll be no surprise!

    Spring is on its way at last!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  46. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No worries! Real Life Happens!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    He cleaned up his place and it looks better, but he hasn’t improved any – he didn’t even want to phone the DHSS for a crisis loan, so I had to go get him.

    He got ยฃ30 to last until he sees the doctor and is spending most of it on booze.

    He managed to beg ยฃ1 off me – it was a pitiable exercise as he went from borrowing ยฃ10 to ยฃ1 over yesterday until the evening when I gave him a handful of silver coins – then asked if he could use my phone to call the DHSS to get his loan.

    He’s now OK for the next few days, but once the booze runs out he’ll be back.

    I keep telling him I have nothing to borrow and he keeps wheedling away trying to make me feel sorry for him until he gets the smallest amount possible and uses that as leverage to get me to let him use my phone because he has nothing thanks to his drinking… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He’s now also admitted to drug use, specifically cannabis and Ketamine which is a horse tranquilliser.

    He also cursed me for saving his life as he said he prays every night that he doesn’t wake up.

    Frankly he’s an ingrate… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The tooth is great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had to be given an expensive plastic filling instead of a mercury amalgam one, but it’s still ok and I’m not as worried about chewing on the right side as I was! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The wonders of modern medicine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  47. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah. He told me he was trying to give half of his liver to one of his female family members and she refused it – like you said: Pickled, so I guess it’s no candidate! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got to sleep OK about 3am, but didn’t get up until after lunch because I was feeling really low…

    Glad to hear things are warming up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here we are due snow over the next few hours and a freezing Easterly wind is already making itself felt.

    So much for the early spring… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Have a great weekend hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Super pickled!
      It’s pretty cool today, but I can tell Spring is trying to get here.
      Stay warm, and have a great weekend!
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

  48. Hi Deb, a long time I know…I hope all has been going well with you, and I’ll be back to catch up more when I return to wp..which I think I will one of these days, just a matter of making that commitment again. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you dear Deb! Hope you had a beautiful and special day.

  49. Hey Deb we don’t mind you taking some time out but don’t be away for too long or Fraz will be tucking into your share of these chocolate crumpets I brought over, we are going to have a choco picnic later so don’t forget to bring your napkin and Wombie party hat ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and there is going to be some special treats on offer so get ready for those ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    • Had been quite busy doing things getting ready for you know what. But we got it all done….sorta.
      Thank you for the crumpets. I don’t mind if Fraz has some. Even all of them if I’m late, because I know you get me more… ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hugs a plenty xxx

  50. Hi Debs, just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not much has happened apart from a friend told me that Doug sold me to the Ward gangster family who sold me to the investigative journalists, which is why they came back and are still trying to tempt me into doing the unthinkable.

    After what happened in church with Mark I know he’s taking part and it explains all of Doug’s weird behaviour over the past two years.

    Unfortunately my God daughter’s family also took part, so I’m a bit short of friends at the moment even though I passed all the tests with flying colours! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    There’s something uniquely disturbing about the whole series of events, some very sick minds obviously at work, but all I can do is wait for them to give up and walk away.

    No matter what happens though, Doug is now dead to me – and that takes a lot as you can probably guess… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • You mean to tell me that he currently sold you out? Or do you mean from the past?
      What all happened to you because of this, Prenin? Should I be worried about you? God Lord, look at the questions I asked…sorry about that. I just hope you are safe in your home and when you go out to take care of your business.
      If you mean he’s dead to you now, I’m glad to hear it. I knew he was bad news for you, Prenin just from the things you’ve shared with us.
      Love and hugs xxx

      • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        It’s been an ongoing thing apparently for the past two years at least.

        It explains his behaviour and attempts to get me into a homosexual relationship – all of which failed as I am not gay and he’s no oil painting! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Apparently if I could be proven to be gay then that would explain the injuries I suffered as a child.

        Needless to say it fell flat! ๐Ÿ™‚

        It also explains me being set up with baby William.

        I thought I had been honoured by Emily’s trust in me to look after him unattended while she dressed Isabella for gymnastics – apparently I was under close watch, but passed with flying colours.

        Last time I went to church Mark acted out of character, so I left him to it.

        Could this have been another set-up?


        Doug made a big point of questioning me as to why I rarely leave my home, so I told him about the Mallinsons, the three lads and their friends who tried to drive me out of my home.

        One of their friends, a teenage druggies runner, even held me at gunpoint.

        I got the Police involved though and they backed off – the Police at least have faith in me!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        It is supremely ironic that I have a Criminal Records Bureau Advanced Check Certificate that clears me to work with the elderly, disabled, vulnerable adults and children with an absolutely pristine criminal record, yet I have friends (most with criminal records, or current criminal careers) selling me to the investigative journalists.

        All I can do is wait for them to get bored and walk away, like they did the last time sixteen years ago.

        I have been raped twice in my life: Once by my abuser and again by the Police, Press and Media.

        Love and hugs!


        • Listen to me, Prenin…please. I know in the past I’ve asked you to stay away from Doug completely and you said you would. And I know in my heart that you believed you would. But this time you have to put your foot down with yourself and cut him off completely. It’s for your own good, Prenin! You have to look out for yourself. You don’t need this kind of trouble in you life. Now I read in your post that Doug was dead to you, but Prenin, you got to mean it this time.
          Love and big hugs! xxx

          • I will hun.

            He’s done the most disgusting thing he could have done and sold me to the very people my father tried to prostitute me to when I was little.

            He’ll get nothing more from me! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Love and hugs!


  51. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the most difficult jobs are done – now to wait for the press to email me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it’s unseasonably cold here at the moment, lots of snow predicted this week, so I’m glad I only have to worry about my shopping on Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have a great day and week too my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • I don’t think I get this part…What sort of things are you waiting to hear from the press.
      It’s warming up a bit down here on the island, but I’m sure we’ll have a few more chilly days yet. You know how spring kind of eases itself in slowly….unlike Autumn is just turns off the warm weather all at once….lol
      You have a super day, my friend!
      Love and hugs xxx

      • We just finished the advertising flyers for the press, so now I have to wait for a response.

        There may be nothing, but that’s down to them! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Unfortunately we need the advertising that will come from a press review and as I don’t live in the USA I can’t canvas the local press! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and hugs!


    • Thank you! It’s just mine…well, mine, my two dogs, and my four Wombies that I’ve adopted…lol
      I was just at your site…thanks for stopping my mine and returning the follow.
      Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it was a good day of peace and quiet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the condolences.

    Aaron and his partner used to be neighbours in my block and we were good friends, Aaron’s partner’s sister Lizzie lived in the same flat after they moved out.

    I just can’t believe such a lovely bloke is now dead in a foreign land when all he was doing was working to feed his family.

    Unusually there’s been nothing in the press or media which makes you wonder how many deaths go unreported…

    Love and hugs!


  53. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the government here is trying to fix the economy on the backs of the poor while protecting the rich! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I have savings (Shhh!!! Don’t tell Doug! LoL!!!) for emergencies and I deliberately overpaid my rent so I can have a three month rent holiday if things get tough, but I’m not sure when I’ll face a review, the new PIP payments coming on the 8th of April, so it could be any time after that.

    The housing manager put a letter through his door because he refused to answer his door, but what was on it I don not know as yet! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yep: Spring begins tomorrow here, but we have gale force winds, snow and a hard frost tonight so it’s going to be rather chilly when I go shopping tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and chilly hugs!


    • I would never want to give Doug the time of day, much less ever tell him you had a penny to your name. ๐Ÿ™‚ But if he ever finds this page, he got it from you.
      It was cold this morning, was will be colder tomorrow, but his afternoon has been pleasant and sunny.
      Love and squishy hugs! xxx

  54. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The snow is mostly gone here, but the rest of the country is neck deep in the stuff!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Church was a blast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Janice’s son is a bright teenager and if anyone can find the website he will! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m eating well: I bought a bottle of West Indian HOT pepper sauce and it left me with a burning mouth for an hour, so it’s good stuff if a little expensive, but you only need a little! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and squishy hugs my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Oh good, I’m glad your not the one that’s in the snow deep.
      Sounds like you had a pretty good day!
      I don’t think I could handle anything that hot! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and squishy hugs always, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Losing weight is a bit of a slow process! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I’m down to 105Kg, but I need to lose another 7Kg – the equivalent of seven bags of sugar! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    It’s made harder by the medication which promotes appetite, slows your metabolism, makes you gain weight, grow breasts and shuts down your sex drive, effectively neutering you.

    Not surprisingly the doctors won’t put me on Abilify because Olanzapine costs ยฃ5,000 per year and Abilify costs ยฃ25,000 per year.

    They squeeze the pennies while I turn into an hermaphrodite… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yes, it’s been a very cold Spring!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The equinox is on Thursday and our clocks go forward an hour, but as I write we are having yet another snow shower, although it is too warm to stay Thank God! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Two thirds of the UK are covered in deep, drifting, snow and thousands are without electricity so rescue centres have been created to shelter hundreds of people who are at risk from the cold.

    Cattle and sheep are dying in the hundreds and we’re in the middle of lambing season so the poor things are dying at birth, the Ewes unable to protect them and the farmers unable to reach them because the roads are impassable.

    This is one heartbreaking time for everyone. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Where I am the snow has melted, so the streets and highways are clear, but there’s an icy Easterly wind so it is hard to stay warm.

    I’m lucky because I budgeted for a hard winter, but many are not so able to pay their way and are having to make the hard choice between heating and eating. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Stay warm my friend – the experts say these strange weather patterns are because of global warming, an event long warned of which the Politicians chose to ignore.

    They also ignored the warnings about the hole in the ozone layer when I was a child in a magazine called Omni and now there are holes at both poles…

    Love and hugs always! ๐Ÿ™‚


  56. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks hun, being published is great – until you realise you are at risk of being your own best customer! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Getting published is one thing – getting customers is something else…

    Yeah it’s currently 0’C here this morning, but we have a bright sunny day, so with luck I won’t need the winter woolies! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There’s a fight going on across the web which is slowing it up as Cyber Bunker and their criminal allies duke it out with Spammhaus.

    My system keeps hanging up, but I’m managing…

    It’s morning here (7.53am) so I hope you’re having a lovely day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and chilly hugs!


  57. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visits and comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Given that I have routinely had death threats hurled at me in the street, been held at knife point (I told him to put it away or I’d make him eat it!) and even gun point (I called him a tosser and ignored him!) as well as having had my windows broken on a regular basis as they tried to drive me out I can only agree! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Tony is out of here on Monday, but borrowed ยฃ5 off me for drink for him and Doug as Doug’s money hasn’t gone into his Bank account again.

    Tony hands his door keys in on Monday and that’ll be one worry less!

    I’m hoping I get a normal person in his place – I’m so tired of druggies, drunks and assholes…

    Love and hugs!


  58. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, they did indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was watching the news when the gunfight was reported and witnesses gave their ‘take’ on the experience including one guy who nearly increased the body count when a bullet passed through his wall, a calendar and the head rest of his chair before coming to rest on the floor!

    Then I raced for a while and went back to the news program in time for the second brother to be caught and arrested.

    He’s nineteen years old and will spend the rest of his days in prison for his act of evil.

    What a waste of a life… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Amazing how events on the other side of the world can be piped into our living room as they occur!

    Love and hugs!


  59. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, shopping done for this fortnight, but next time who knows?

    I got the form to fill in from the Department of Work and Pensions sent by ATOS Healthcare, a private company, which will decide if I remain on benefits, or if I’ll be kicked off.

    It’ll be three months before I know my fate, so I’m stressing out BIG TIME as they are being paid by results – meaning I could be kicked off benefits and be expected to find a job in a market where even the healthy can’t get jobs so that ATOS get paid.

    Doug knocked on to borrow back a pound her recently repaid me ‘for a loaf of bread’.

    In his shopping bag he had a newspaper and a bottle of cider… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He said that Tony the heroin addict left for his new home owing Doug ยฃ17 and me ยฃ16.40.

    Apparently he got his new home in Rochdale so as to be closer to his dealer, telling the social services he was being persecuted by the local teenagers.

    Oddly neither I or Doug had noticed anyone persecuting him, so it looks he lied to get preferential treatment.

    Still: He’s gone and now I just have Doug to contend with.

    According to Tony, Doug told him I was a paedophile, while Doug told me Tony had a large amount of heroin in his flat.

    Looks like Doug was trying to sew discord between me and Tony, but it didn’t work.

    Still: I know Doug well enough now to know he is one sick guy… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


  60. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the prayers, I’m going to need them! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Glad you are back in your favourite place for the summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs to you and Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Your welcome, Prenin. I only hope for the very best out come for you on this! We just have to trust God!
      Yes, we’ve been here since the second week of March, but it’s felt like winter the whole time outside of a few days here and there.

      Love and hugs to you too!
      Mitch say. “Hey!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No worries about falling behind! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have to check three times a day or I get hundreds to plough through!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, yesterday was our first sunny day and promises much for the summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s dull, grey and cloudy today, but comfortable! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m always glad to visit my friend: Your pictures are wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs to you and Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


  62. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it WAS pretty unpleasant, but once the mess was cleaned up everything was fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess there’s a first time for everything… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love and hugs!


  63. Hi Debbykins! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Morning coffee… Mmmm…

    I prefer tea myself – not as acid – but occasionally I like a hot, steaming, cup of Java! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Looks like it was just the owner of the house who will be going to jail – the other two brothers have been cleared and released.

    I hope the evil bastard rots in jail for the rest of his life! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Oh how I pray I win the lottery! ๐Ÿ™‚

    With all the uncertainty about my benefits which could take three months to be processed the only thing I have left to hope for is that I hit the jackpot and never have to worry about money ever again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shopping was stressful, but I managed and I’m hoping I manage to get to church on Sunday as it may be the last time if I lose my benefits as I’ll have to sign onto Job Seeker’s Allowance and try to find a job.

    It’s been sixteen years since I last had to hunt for a job and my skills are obsolete, but I do have basic computer literacy skills including the ability to touch type which I’m using right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe if they sign me onto a training course I’ll be able to find a job of some kind, but that is a worry for the future as nothing is determined yet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If God is listening: I pray that I win the Jackpot! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  64. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: Dead quiet and no Doug knocking on my door to beg money!

    The bad weather has eased, so I’ll go get milk and more lottery tickets later.

    The great thing about these early mornings is that I avoid our teenage terrors as they are still in bed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend my love! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Huge hugs!


  65. Morning Debbykins! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we had sun and showers and as I write the streets are still damp from the last shower!

    Second comment!

    I’m going down with something – I have a lot of sneezing and a headache from bunged up sinuses, but no more than that so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and sneezy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


  66. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug was most probably drunk when he broke it – I can usually tell how smashed he is from his handwriting and what he writes.

    I DO have a soldering iron tucked away in a drawer, but it’s no good for the job he wants to do! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Not that I’m helping him any more: He tried to set me up to report Tony to the Police for heroin possession and he told Tony I was a paedophile to get him to attack me.

    He’s a devious little snot rag is Doug… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    God Bless!


  67. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, we do seem to be having similar weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today it is bright sunshine and a mild breeze! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  68. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I could do with a new bathroom, the old one looks like a disaster area!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Shopping was fun for a change and I got it all done with no hassles! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Atos, the private company doing the evaluations, has been repeatedly reported in the press for unfair practices and unethical behaviour resulting in some dreadful miscarriages of justice and questions have been asked in the house of commons, but the government wants fewer people on benefits, so if you can walk from your kitchen to your living room, or can dress yourself, then they consider you fit for work.

    I am one very frightened Prenin, because my medication will prevent me doing anything involving machinery and I can’t lift and carry because of my joints, so manual labour is out, I can’t drive and I’m not pretty enough for office work.

    Apparently being insane is no bar to finding a job…

    Love and very scared hugs!


  69. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I am always happy when a new life comes into the world, but in some places a child will not survive more than a few weeks.

    If we change that then the population will outstrip the food supply – I sometimes think we cannot win…

    Love and hugs!


  70. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, the hips are still hurting, but they’ve been worse! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, quiet days are to be treasured! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Still worried about being reviewed: The horror stories I’ve been hearing and reading in the news do not offer reassurance… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


  71. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and the kind words! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got a phone call from Atos about lunch time to tell me that I don’t have to go for an interview as my medical details were enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Unfortunately I’ll still be getting a letter to tell me to go to the Job Centre for an interview to see what job or voluntary work I can do, (apparently both are unpaid, just my benefits) so I’m not out of the woods yet! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Still: One hurdle overcome and I can breath a little easier!

    There’s a second change going to be happening in a few months time when the Government will switch all benefits into a Universal Credit system where all monies will go into one pot which will pay out Monthly, so I have to prepare for that!

    Thankfully I have prepared for disaster and now I have room to breath! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Remember how I kicked Doug into touch?

    He’s back begging and pleading like never before and posting more notes through my door!

    He borrowed ยฃ5 until tomorrow and if I don’t get it back he’ll get no more! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You should see him hun: Unwashed, ragged clothes, drunk most of the time and now expecting me to cook his food for him, but I ignored him!

    He seems to think my memory is as bad as his!

    I know how he sold me out and how he insulted and verbally abused me for saving his life, so I owe him no favours…

    Love and hugs!


  72. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    So far so good: Now I need to see what they are going to push me into in their efforts to get everyone with all four limbs into some kind of work, paid or unpaid… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    As you may remember I did three years as chair of the T&RA, two years as a director of RoFTRA, so I’m not averse to work, but I’d like to gain for it, not suffer.

    Anyhoo: Given the current job market it’ll most likely be ‘voluntary’ work – that is if you don’t ‘volunteer’ you’re in deep sh*t…:(

    Love and hugs!


    Official nutcase of 2013.

  73. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: Doug out of pocket by giving money away!!!

    You couldn’t dream it up really! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I had to slip out to shop while he was asleep so he didn’t know I had cash squirreled away otherwise he’d be back badgering me for more! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He’s drunk all his money and has little food left, so went to a great deal of effort to try and get me to feed him.

    Needless to say I ignored him and I haven’t seen him since! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t mind helping people genuinely in trouble, but Doug is doing this to himself and expects me to pick up the pieces while selling me to whoever will pay him and stirring up trouble for me with my neighbours!

    Still: He now owes me money so I don’t expect to see him until Thursday when I’ll be off to pay my rent and shop for food.

    You wouldn’t believe how far downhill he has gone in the past year – he looks truly old… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs!


  74. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the joint pain can be quite restricting which is why I avoid walking any more than I have to and am now stuck on this darned diet! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yep: A small amount of shopping can go a looong way when you’re single! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a month’s supply of food in and money for more, so I’m happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My mate Andy has been up with some good news: He won ยฃ2,750 on the lottery!

    He’ll have to wait for his mum and dad to come back from holiday before he can claim the money as he’ll have to go a distance to collect it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    He’s still waiting for his heart operation and was given a major check-up after he blacked out while at a party and was kept in hospital for a week.

    If he doesn’t get the operation, then he’s got maybe a year at the most.

    I’ve done all I can to get him to get the operation done, but it’s down to him now…

    Love and squishy hugs!


  75. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I’ll get through it eventually! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Right now I’m waiting for Momma Nature to do her thing and it is 1.53pm here so I’m running short of time! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The shops close at 5pm so I still have some margin, thank goodness, but my food delivery will now be tomorrow.

    If I have to miss until tomorrow – this happens – then I’m OK as I have a freezer 3/4 full of food and money for emergencies.

    Personally I doubt if I’ll miss – my insides indicate I won’t have to wait much longer… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for being with me in spirit – I need the company! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • It would be nice if we could set a timer for our nature calls. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, Prenin, I’ll be with you, my friend! I know how uncomfortable it is for you to go out and want you to know that I’ll be thinking of you till you get back…so you won’t be alone. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and squishy hugs, my friend!

  76. Hi Deb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got the shopping done OK and had no dramatic moments apart from the shopping centre being full of kids because it’s a holiday.

    Nerve racking to put it mildly, but there was no trouble and I got Emma and Michael at ‘Iceland’ on the checkout so it was good to be with people I knew! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The temptation to buy alcohol was high, but I did my celebrating and it’s fruit juice from now on! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got the paperwork through from Atos and I have to wait for an appointment to go to an interview at the Job Centre to see if they can find me work that won’t stress me out, but that may take some time!

    I’m really worried about my God daughter’s father: He was attacked by four lads and suffered a stroke, but now he’s due at Atos to be reviewed.

    Since then he’s been a bag of nerves so God knows if he’ll be able to work!

    He’s a big man and cocky with it, but this near-death experience has badly affected him.

    Even selling his services to the media in order to set me up hasn’t worked out as he expected, so all he has is his savings to get by on.

    Truly I have come to pity him, not hate the man whose children I brought up and looked after for 35 years without pay because they were leaving a six year old and a five year old alone in the house while he and Pat went out drinking… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • I’m glad you got through your shopping with out incident…I knew you would too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m very sorry to hear about your God daughter father…sounds terrible.
      Blessing always.
      Love and squishy hugs xxx

      • Thank you Deb, actually I have been out making another video, well to be honest I was supposed to be doing some shopping but it was just too hot today so I ended up sat in the car under some trees, it was the only shade that I could find but very pleasant too ๐Ÿ™‚

        Have fun today and be wicked ๐Ÿ™‚

        Andro xxxx

        • It’s hot hear too, so I don’t blame you for not getting out in that heat. Really sticky out too. I say shop in the evening when it has cooled off some.
          I look forward to your next video too…they always make my day and bring me smiles or laughter.
          Love and hugs xxx

  77. [ Smiles ] Shame on me! We have been friends for so long and I have just recognized that you actually have a guestbook. I know that guestbooks are common with other blog sites; I never thought that I would come across one on WordPress.

    For the record, I do enjoy your blog and your lovely digital art.

    Please keep up the good work!

    • Thank you, Renard. I also like to work with charcoal, watercolors, oils and pastels. But while I’m at the beach the same is limited so I do mostly digital art…thanks you for such a kinds comment!
      Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m over the worst of it, Thank God! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sometimes things get so bad all I want to do is crawl into bed and make the world go away… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    What hurts the most is the feeling of repeated betrayal by those I gave my life to serving and parasites like Doug who will do anything for money.

    There’s been no sign of him for the past few days for which I am very grateful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs to you and Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • You just try to keep your mind on things that make you feel happy. And if Doug comes to the door…Don’t even answer it to him today. Not till you are feeling much better. But I’m really glad to hear the the worst of how you were feeling is over.
      Love and squishy hugs always! xoxo
      Mitch says “Hey”

  79. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m feeling a lot better tonight and a bit more optimistic! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow I have to go get my lottery tickets, then I have to order a HC1 form so I can get a HC2 certificate which will give me free prescriptions, dental care and glasses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Boy do they like to make us jump through hoops… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The weather is cold and clear, so tomorrow will see bright sunshine which I am quite looking forward to!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    According to Andy our trouble teens who made our lives hell for over 20 years are now congregating in the wealthy part of town, Alkrington, and have a steady source of cannabis and alcohol, so they won’t be back for a while! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess life is looking up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • The farther them kids stay away from you, the better off you are.
      It does sound like you are feeling a bit better this evening, Prenin…I’m glad.
      It’s been quite warm here, with rain coming for a few days in a day or two. So maybe this sunshine were having is heading your way.
      Try to stay positive and do things you like to do.
      I’m still here if you need me!
      Love and great big squishy hugs, my friend!

  80. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got to sleep about 11am and was up around 8.30pm.

    We had a sudden power outage at 11.34pm which was restored at 3.05am! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the love and hugs – they are needed!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs right back atcha! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I hope you had a good nights sleep in spite of the power outage. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Anytime, my dear friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and hugs xxx

  81. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I am a bundle of nerves every time I walk out of the door, but when needs must… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Tropical weather??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sounds about right – hope you have a pleasant summer my friend, we’ve had a few days of sunny weather, but cool and pleasant!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs right back atcha!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Yes, it’s already started to come down here. I don’t mind though…till the humidity kicks in.
      Love and squishy hugs xxx

  82. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, the PS3 survived undamaged as did all my gear, my VCR even resetting its own clock! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Apparently the council were doing some road works in the early morning that meant drilling next to the power cable, so they shut off the power to be safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The new camera is wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It eats batteries for fun though so I’ll have to use it sparingly… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    There are Lithium Ion batteries available, but nobody in Middleton sells them.

    I guess I’ll just have to get by with the Alkaline ones… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  83. Hi Debs!

    Thanks for the comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be taking a few shots when I’m out and about I think, but it’ll be early morning because of the mugging risk!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


  84. There are a lot of glitches on WP tonight,
    I keep trying to add comments but they are
    not showing up on your Space at the moment,
    maybe they will appear later? ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope so…

    Have fun tonight Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andro xxxx

    • I just found two of your comments in spam, and fished you out of there. Hopefully that will fix. This is an old WP glitch, and has caused a lot grief for everyone.
      Love and hugs xxx

  85. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I’ll be glad when I can get new glasses, but that’s months away (sigh!).

    Oh IF ONLY I could win!!! LoL!!!

    Right now I’m getting less money since they rearranged the benefits system so I’m going to have to be able to use a little less wriggle room.

    We have had a few warm days, but there’s a belt of rain in the south of the country that’s heading our way.

    We’ve been told to expect heavy showers overnight and some thunder storms.

    Remember how I refused to give Doug any more money?

    First he asked to use my phone because they’ve stopped his benefits again – he missed an appointment with a job creation agency – and used it to get sorted, then he gave me one big sob story about how poorly his legs are and how he can’t walk far, but I didn’t fall for it and didn’t offer to lend him the money he wanted.

    So he gave it ten minutes, knocked on and begged – I’m not overstating it here – for ยฃ3 so he could get some cider and matches.

    I told him I was broke when he tried the first time, but he was happy to take ยฃ2.70 in loose change off me and told me he will take out his last ยฃ5 from his Bank account and pay me back with that.

    At this rate he’ll be homeless in six months.

    Just in time for winter… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Anyway: Despite being so crippled he cannot walk to the Job Centre he found more than enough strength in his legs to walk to the off licence to buy his cider…

    Love and hugs!


  86. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The package arrived an hour ago in a big white sack! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is 12 copies of Jabberweil Hunt and 12 copies of Songs of Angels which I’m giving to mum and my friends – even Pat and her family because Pat and I have birthdays in July and we celebrate together! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It cost me just over $127 for the books as well as postage and packing, so well worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Needless to say I’m taking the bragging rights – none of my family are writers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed about the new neighbour: The Police have been irregular visitors just lately… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • I’m sure each and everyone of your friends and family members will enjoy your books. ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember to sign the books for them.;) ๐Ÿ™‚

      Just hoping the new neighbors will be decent ones for a change. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and squishy hugs!

  87. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the bad ones come and go, but the good ones stay forever!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  88. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I too am worried about what sites he’ll visit and how he will expect me to fix his machine when – not if – he gets a virus!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    My step-dad was supposed to be an expert because he worked on the Police National Computer system only to find he knew nothing about PC’s and was phoning me repeatedly to help him because he messed up and didn’t know Jack!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Thankfully he has a neighbour who can help him now so I don’t expect him to phone me any more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now Doug lives next door I can expect lots of new notes and begging from him… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


  89. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had a good shopping day and kept a promise which was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Weather here is 13’C, wet and miserable.

    So bad in fact that I had to dry my clothes after I got back! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I’ve sent mum copies of my books by parcel post and she’s sending me a ยฃ20 cheque pre-dated as she’s not rich! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I tried saying not to, but she doesn’t listen! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you get the bread OK – Wish I was with you folks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a good night too love! ๐Ÿ™‚

    All my best to Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • You Mum knows you need your money too, Prenin!
      Got the bread just fine and some laundry soap.
      I ate my dinner, then fell asleep in my easy chair.
      I wish you could be out here too, even if just for a visit.
      I told Mitch and he say, “Hey Prenin!”
      Love and squishy hugs!

  90. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As long as I can afford the tickets I’ll keep trying! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andy’s lottery win was a big one (ยฃ3,500+) but the poor sod couldn’t get the cheque cashed! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    It’s is own fault for closing his Bank account as he’d spent his savings on booze, but there’s no point in saying “I told you so!” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I dream of what I’d do if I won, but until the winning numbers come along all I can do is dream… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love to ya both! ๐Ÿ™‚


  91. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The pain killers I have are over-the-counter pills which are good enough for helping me sleep, but only ease the pain when I’m out and about to a point I can function – they still hurt though.

    In the end I got used to the aches from shopping and keep my time in town as brief as possible.

    Once back I can relax and wait for it to ease.

    My problems are worse just lately because I relaxed my diet and put on a kilo of weight (2.2Lbs) which is a no no!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    So: I’m back on the diet and hungry all the time, but my weight is slowly going down again… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  92. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visits and birthday wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s 2.05pm and I’m supposed to be at Pat’s at 4pm! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s going to be a warm weekend so I will have trouble sleeping!

    To get up today I had to miss my meds for two days and take sleeping pills last night and still didn’t get to sleep until about 2am!

    I had some fantastic dreams though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Good lord, I’m making this reply from the face of my blog and had to take an elevator to get all the way down here….think it’s about time to make a new page, Prenin!

      I just wan you to have a great birthday, my friend!
      Love and great big squishy hugs! xoxo…and a song too! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Oh indeed I did!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        We had a slice of strawberry and cream cake, a hot cup of Pat’s amazing tea, a chat with the grand-kids (Young, but VERY smart!!!) and hugs off Neil, Becky, Emily and Pat! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I love them to death and I got some good photographs so I’ll post them tomorrow when I do today’s entry! ๐Ÿ™‚

        The bad news is that I have to go to the Jobcentre on the 12th of August to see if they can set me up with a job or training place instead of languishing on benefits like any other mentally ill person.

        This government doesn’t care about people, just money, and if we have to die then that’s one less to worry about lynching them at the next election…

        Love and hugs!


  93. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be Banking ยฃ400 this month so I’ll be able to rearrange my finances so I’ll be earning interest!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have an ISA, but not much in it – this month should see that change!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs my talented friend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  94. I am jut calling by to wish you a most wonderful weekend
    my great friend ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that your painting brush is in your
    hand, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay

    Andro xxxx

    • Thank you, Andro!
      I seem to be up to my neck with this and that to do lately. Please don’t feel I’m ignoring you, (not ever) for me absents at commenting, replying, or posting.
      BTW: Wrestling was pretty good last night…Lol

      Love and hugs always,

      • I would never think that you were ignoring me Deb, I know how we all have things to do away from our computers so never worry about that or anything my great friend ๐Ÿ™‚

        You just call whenever you have
        the chance and that is fine by me ๐Ÿ™‚

        Andro xxxx

        • I ran out the door right after I replied to you…I just got back.
          Thank you, my friend. I knew in my heart that you’d understand.
          Love and big hugs xxx

  95. I’m hanging in there hun, but the mistakes they have made are VERY frustrating!!!

    It looks like, even if the website was accessible the first time I visit, the next time I get the reset screen of doom!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    From what Tom said the Internet Watch Foundation is involved, so it looks like there is a lot more to this than just a case of a major screw-up!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


      • You won’t like this – I didn’t – so I took a clip from Tom’s blog comment and all rights are his!!!

        Here’s the clip.

        Apparently, we in the UK have been blocked from accessing WordPress servers due to a blog that someone had created that had infringed WordPressโ€™ terms of service and had been flagged by the Internet Watch Foundation.

        Problem found, and with things getting back to normal, access should greatly improve over the next few days and steps are being taken to ensure this type of problem doesnโ€™t happen again.

        There was a similar glitch last year, so only time will tell, but for now all we can do is move forward.

        End clip.

        And that’s all we know at the moment! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        It must be pretty bad to cause such an extreme reaction by WordPress and the IWF… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Waddaya know! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Second time on your blog and no reset page of doom!!!

        Now let’s see if it posts…

        Love and hugs!


        • Maybe it post because I’m in America…who knows.

          Sounds like some had some pretty bad stuff on their blog for something like that to happen.
          I hope it all clears up soon, Prenin. It’s a shame that so many people on WP have to suffer for what others do wrong.

          Thanks for enlightening me on the subject!

          Love and big squishy hugs, my friend!

    • Thank you Soma. You are a very kind and loving soul. The gift you left me is very sweet. Your heart felt words and thoughtfulness means more to me that you know.

      Love and hugs, my friend

  96. Trouble seems to be the name of the game at the moment…

    Gaz seems OK, but I don’t trust anyone any more… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • It sure is lately!

      I know. After all you’ve been through it’s hard to trust anyone. You just take you time getting to know him. Just don’t trust so fast till you feel comfortable.

      Love and hugs xxx

  97. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m back to (almost) normal, but the medication hit me harder than I expected after my going cold Turkey for a couple of days.

    Normally I’d just sleep and wake after eight hours, but this time I was still heavily drugged from 6pm Saturday to 11.31am Sunday.

    There can be no doubt any more.

    I’m addicted. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Hopefully I’ll take the next dose at 5pm and sleep normally, getting up at a reasonable hour.

    This ‘Interview’ I’ve been threatened into taking is weighing heavily on my mind.

    If I could hold down a job I’d be looking for work myself already as the money I’m living on leaves no room for luxuries unless I budget very carefully, but the Government wants to cut the Benefits bill by ‘Empowering’ people on benefits by cutting their income to the point they’ll take any job offered.

    Unfortunately there are over two million able bodied people unable to find work as I write, so what chance would I have??? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Pat promised to go with me so Monday I’ll remind her and see if she’s still good to go.

    I have been waiting for a call from Paul to say he’s coming to sort out my PC, but so far there’s been nothing.

    Looks like I’ll have to do it myself with help from the Talk Talk help line.

    Tomorrow I have to go get my next batch of meds and some pain killers as I’m running low.

    I used to get them on prescription, but they were giving me three months supply every month until I had enough to kill me several times over.

    Doug kept begging them off me, saying his doctor wouldn’t give him enough to last the month, but he stopped asking when I told him I had none left.

    Now he can’t get money or medication off me he has stopped bothering me and I’ve heard nothing off him for a week or two.

    Ironic: He was the only person around here who visited and only when he wanted something!

    I hate how I feel right now, but the next dose should fix me up.

    Monday as well as the medication I think I’ll get my lottery tickets.

    It’s going to be raining so best to get both jobs done.

    Wish I could afford a decent drink, but money is short, so maybe just as well… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚


    P.S: This is the third attempt to get this posted.

    • First of all, I’m glad this posted for you. I know you’ve been having trouble with that out that.

      I’m glad you are bringing Pat with you. She can help vouch for you on how you have days that your are unable to leave the house or talk to people.
      I will be praying with all my heart that things turn out in your favor.
      It would be nice if your doctor would write something out that said you can’t work.

      I know Doug is the only one that visited around there. But with company like him, who needs enemies. You don’t need him. Your a better person than that and deserve to be treated with respect. Your a very kind person. If I were out there I’d come visit with you just to talk about whatever and enjoy a frozen dinner with you. Or I’d bring some dinner over and we could watch something on TV or play a Play Station game together. Those are the kind of friends you need to look for, not ones that only want to use you for what they can get out of you.

      I’m right here if you need me.
      Love and squishy hugs

  98. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m back to normal, but I now know I can go two days without meds, so I’ll be able to make it to the interview on the 12th.

    Yeah I’m so sick of this WordPress mess.

    Today I had to use the https:// prefix to access WordPress so I could post my latest blog entry! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I’ll keep going for now, but I’m getting increasingly frustrated with a problem that is clearly WordPress’s job to sort out! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Now let’s see if I can get this to post…

    Love and hugs my sweet friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Clearly it posted. So what you said you did worked, though I don’t know how much more trouble that was for you.
      Like I said earlier at your space. If WP doesn’t get this sorted out you can always transfer your blog and all your post to Blogger. I know it not as nice of blog to use, but maybe compared to what your going through now it may be refreshing. If you do, all you have to do it one more post on your current blog letting your followers know where your new blog is. Plus, you can turn off any further comments on your old blog from the settings area.

      Love and hugs, my dear friend!

  99. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you at your time of sorrow my sweet and great friend, I was going to send you an email but I didn’t want to upset you further with mentioning your brother. It is all very sad Deb but know that I am sending you my most positive vibes to help you through this hard time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Be well my sweet friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andro xxxx

        • You are such a good friend to me, Andro. Your always there when I need you.
          Seems that I’ll be going through my day seeming to be fine, then I fall apart right out of the blue…weird. I guess it’s part of the grieving process.
          Love and hugs a plenty!

        • I got off the computer before I seen this and your previous comment. Then I watched wrestling.
          You have a real nice day too, and please be well. And I will remember what you told me…thank you!
          Love and hugs xxx

          • Yes that is how it is but you will come through alright, it just
            takes time to adjust, those feelings will hit you when you least
            expect them to for the moment but that is normal.

            Try and have a more relaxed day today Deb ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

            Andro xxxx

            • I know, I’ve been down this road before, but no matter how I try, I’m never prepared.
              I’ll try to do some drawing or reading. Maybe I’ll go to the beach to read…it’s nice out today.
              Hugs xxx

  100. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, we get the same income, but the bills keep rising and rising!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The government don’t help – they ARE the problem – as they seemed determined to grind us down to live on less and less.

    Meanwhile we see the fat cats making more and more money!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You can bet my income won’t rise with inflation: They’re trying to cut it as much as they can by freezing pay rises.

    In the public sector people have not had rises in line with inflation for over four years!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    Now let’s see if this bloody thing posts (Sigh!)

    • This is exactly how it is here.
      Hang in there though. All we can do is pray that this will change for the better one day, and hopefully in our lifetime.
      Love and squish hugs

  101. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it does look like they are doing the same thing… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Prayers will be very welcome Debs, right now I am filled with fear because they have no mercy, just a desperate need to stay employed no matter what the cost to their victims… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Thanks hun – all I have now is hope and the fear that I may end up being sectioned again! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    If only they were real hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for them anyway hun – Tomorrow is the time of truth… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • I will be praying for you diligently, Prenin. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know how ruthless the government is, and how little they think of those that are not well to do.
      Stay strong my friend!
      And please, let me know what happens after your meeting.
      Love and hugs xxx

      • Will do! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Pat going with me is a Godsend: She knows me well and her family are the nearest I ever got to having one of my own. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Just thinking of what I’ll be facing tomorrow has got me shaking… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and hugs!


        • I’m glad she’ll be with you for support and input.
          I think you need to do something to take your mind off this now. Maybe play some video games or watch a DVD that you like…something anyway.
          Love and hugs xxx

          • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Yep: Pat was a Godsend! ๐Ÿ™‚

            I opted for Star Wars cartoons and Eurovision 2010 which passed the time nicely! ๐Ÿ™‚

            The interview was better than I expected, Kathryn turning out to be an Angel with a trainee at her side.

            The system demands a lot of me though: I have to have a phone interview with my support worker (Kathryn) next month and I had to phone my Doctor to get support because I’m struggling to function at times.

            I’m so afraid of new people it’s going to be hard for me, but I have to allow a new person into my life… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Dinner is now cooked and cooling as I write, but I feel a bit rough so I’m hoping to have a nap later.

            As I write we’re in between monsoon showers, so the umbrellas definitely earned their keep!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Love and hugs!


            • Sound like your in the clear, Prenin. The phone and in home interview is sounds like a routine check. I don’t think you’ll have any problem, especially since your a bundle of nerves around new people. Just don’t tell them that. Let them think what they want. They’ll likely think your just nervous around all people. Which you are sometimes, so just let it be.
              I’ll keep praying though. Just in case. One thing about prayers…they never expire!

              Love and hugs

    • Hi Geoff! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes I made it part way.

      I tried to get a support worker, but I have to rely on doctor Jiva to refer me to the mental health team.

      This despite him sending me from pillar to post on a wild goose chase when I asked him for help! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      The ball is back in his court, so now I have to wait and see…

      God Bless my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  102. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I love the old cartoons! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Full of madcap violence and impossible things we took for granted when we were kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The modern CGI cartoons are good, but not as fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please note: I watched violent cartoons on TV and didn’t turn out a psychotic maniac.

    Must be a lesson in that somewhere… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  103. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The phone calls were OK, but pointless.

    Doctor Jiva was supposed to refer me to them, but sent me on a wild goose chase instead that led right back to him.

    Now I have to wait and see if he does his job… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    At school they called me the mad professor because I was so much smarter than the rest of my classmates, so they used to beat me up if I had higher scores than them! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Still: Pat meant well… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d be happy to share my lasagne with you Debs! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and squishy hugs!


  104. Hi Debs!

    What a day I was having on Friday?

    Too Right!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Doug really put the pressure on me and wasn’t happy when I wouldn’t give him any money!

    It’s so hard to resist his begging, as a kid ‘No’ wasn’t a word you used, but I stood firm and in the end he left me alone.

    Now my sleep pattern is slipping and my freezer needs defrosting, so I am going to get to sleep later than usual and push the clock while taking my meds.

    Come shopping day I’m only going to buy fresh produce so I can use up the frozen food and then take care of my freezer.

    I just hope I spend enough to get free delivery. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Well, the more you say “no,” the easier it will be. And the more he hears it, the less often he’ll come around begging.

      Sleep is so important. I had my sleepless bout not too long ago…I worked me over in a bad way.

      If you don’t spend enough for free delivery get more of something you need to make it happen. Some produce that last pretty well, like carrots of something.

      Love and hugs xxx

  105. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bam! Is right! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Still: If I cut out the sweets and the fruit juice I should lose a decent amount of weight, especially if I eat fruit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shepherd’s pie is great and so easy to make! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Back when Christine was living with me I used to bake it once a week as she liked it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yup! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Things ARE improving, but slowly… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  106. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the news was horrible as it showed all the kids with fatal burns who won’t make it through the night! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    A government that slaughters its own children in such horrific ways made me feel sick… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I’m trying, but the weight loss is painfully slow… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Good news though: Doug is now avoiding me which is a relief as his begging was getting ever more extreme…

    Love and squishy hugs my friend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  107. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The dental appointment is on the 13th, so I’m trying to keep my sleep pattern stable, but it is slowly creeping onward! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The dentist said if the filling failed again he’d pull the tooth, so I’m not looking forward to it… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and huge squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


  108. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, in my own experience the extraction is painless, just the sound of the tissue tearing as the tooth is extracted transmitted through my skull makes for an ‘Eeeek!’ moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is somebody who likes their dentist an extractor fan??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    As long as he promises to take the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love to you and Mitch!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  109. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow (Thursday) I have my big shopping trip which I’m not looking forward to as the weather is going to be cold, wet and windy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    On the plus side I’m going to be able to buy some treats so I’m going to buy three slices of gammon! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Poor piggy Will be going to a caring home! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope all is going well for you there – I think I have a new neighbour! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


      • Nothing as yet, I just hear them bumping around and there’s no smell of fresh paint yet either! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I plan to be VERY careful tomorrow as it is Rent day, so money will be a little tight! ๐Ÿ™‚

        The bills keep going up, but my income doesn’t… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and squishy hugs!


  110. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep! ๐Ÿ™‚

    A small win beats winning nothing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like I’ll be able to afford my lottery tickets, a bottle of milk and still get change!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


  111. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t be a shining star every day I’m afraid, but I’m now drinking Magners Berry cider and feeling no pain! ๐Ÿ˜›

    The weather has improved and I’ve been invited to a party at the church to celebrate getting a new Pastor! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s on Saturday at 2.30pm, so I’m going to take my camera and try to get a few shots of my friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I also plan on taking copies of both books to show everyone and my box of business cards to see if I can drum up some trade! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No sign of Doug so far apart from a message on the back of an envelope about how he’s going to beat up Tony the drug addict.

    We’re talking weed of the week against somebody far stronger, but give him a drink and Doug thinks he’s superman… ๐Ÿ™‚

    The shopping was OK, no hassles, but I felt more than ready for bed even though I couldn’t settle because of the pain in my joints and ended up taking a couple of Anadin to ease them enough to sleep! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lordy I’m getting old! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dinner today was Coleslaw sandwiches so I’m eating healthily! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs my lovely friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  112. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes Pastor James Pate is a really nice guy and he’s trying to memorise everyone’s name! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m having a seriously weird deja view feeling at the moment like I’ve written this before!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We have sunshine here at the moment and the promise of a dry period over the next few days! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope the rain stops soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Well…it was not a weekend I would ever want to experience again in my life.
      See current posting and you will understand better.
      Love and hugs xxx

  113. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My old PC died horribly so I now have a new one and it is FANTASTIC!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It cost me ยฃ637 and change, but it was worth every penny!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really miss you my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  114. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug is on a Kamikaze kick at the moment.

    He’s a control freak and he is losing control rapidly, so rather than play the game he’s decided to smash up all his stuff so they get nothing when he’s evicted.

    It doesn’t need to happen, but he refuses to play the game… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The new computer has required over 200 updates for windows 8 so far, but is working pretty well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m sorry about your email problem, but I have no idea how to fix it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The reader is a good backup option at least for now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope things improve for you sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs to you and Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


  115. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah Doug did surprise me! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    A couple of hours later he asked for ยฃ1.15 so he could get some food as he’s out of money.

    He knew I had money because I’d just got back from shopping, so I couldn’t deny that I had any.

    Needless to say he came back with a bottle of cider… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He has so screwed up his life that eviction is now inevitable, but there’s no way he’s going to be living with me, although he has been dropping hints in between talking about what he’s going to do to his flat when they DO evict him.

    He also claims he’s going to go to Othen house and smash all the windows in the Job Centre part of the building with a hammer.

    I doubt if he will – he’s all mouth and no trousers – but it makes life stressful… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    To make matters worse he’s acting as the eyes and ears of my tormentors so I owe him no favours!

    Ironic that I am the only person he knows who was willing to help him and in return he has betrayed me in the worst way possible… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • Don’t you dare let him move in with you. He’ll tell you it’s only for a short time. He may even say he has something lined up, but none of it will be the truth. You won’t be able to get ride of him, and if you do it won’t be easy and he may become spiteful about it. No, No, No!…I know you won’t. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just had to express that because I know what a big heart you have. He’s trouble…no…okay, enough nagging already. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and big squishy hugs!

      • More trouble than you can imagine – he’s talking about setting fire to his flat, smashing the windows at the Job Centre and threatening suicide.

        I’d be worried, but he’s been threatening to kill himself for a couple of years now yet he’s still breathing… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        All I can do is wait for him to actually do something, then I can get the emergency services involved and get him the help he has been refusing for fear of losing control of his life.

        To be honest he’s gone too far to be rescued unless he crosses the line, so all I can do is wait and see… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


        • He’s already lost control of his life. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He can only gain to take help.

          He not too far gone till he’s dead or in prison for life. There is always hope, if he’d just wanted to be helped. Some people don’t want to be helped though, so they spend their lives creating drama to be the center of attention.

          You just stay safe.

          Love and hugs xxx

  116. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nope! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As long as I have my internet friends I know I’m not alone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    They quit at 4pm so I was able to get some decent sleep, but they were supposed to have finished by now.

    Guess the job was bigger than expected, especially as they were working in the bedroom yesterday!!!

    Still: It’s the weekend and I get enough sleep, so I’m OK! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • That right, your never alone. Even when your not on the internet the Lord is right there with you.
      Just remember I’m always here by email if no one is blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Still, it’s hard to rest with noise, but the work has to get done.

      Love and hugs xxx

  117. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I guess you’re right.

    When I help him he just feeds on the attention and gets worse.

    All I can do now is keep my door locked and wait for the inevitable… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    God has plans for Doug I’m sure – perhaps as a warning to others… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yep: I’m good for a few days now, but it means I don’t have any social interaction – especially now I’m sleeping weird hours again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I thought about going to church, but I’m short of cash until I save up the money I spent on the new PC, which is a fantastic machine incidentally, but Windows 8 is not as good as I’d like – and I can’t access my backup email address which was on Outlook Express…

    Hope you have a great week my friend – here we’re expecting a lot of heavy rain and winds, so I’m glad to be staying home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and huge hugs to you and Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • If he looses his flat, it’s his own fault for spending his money on drink instead of saving it for rent like the rest of us have to do. He will can either become homeless, get help in a facility, end up in jail, or kill himself drinking. Any of those are his choice. But taking him in is just another green light for him to keep doing what he’s doing, except he would take you down with him…don’t let him talk you into staying with you.

      You know you have my support if it gets down to his begging. I’m right here, and you have my email.

      God knows you went to church within yourself.

      Really, that’s strange. I hate glitches.

      Mitch says, “hey there, Prenin!”

      Love and hugs xxx

      • You are right of course.

        Doug has no rent because he picked a fight with the benefits people and was escorted out of the job centre and was given a three month ban.

        He COULD have applied for his benefits by mail, but chose not to, so they were stopped and so his rent isn’t being paid.

        As I’ve mentioned in the past, he’s a control freak.

        He tried to control me in the past, but I rejected it and now he has nobody and no-one to turn to…

        There’s NO WAY I’d let him stay here, but you can bet he’ll try to get his foot in the door.

        His last request for money was thick with desperation.

        He said it was for food, but came back with a bottle of cheap cider.

        The glitch is that there isn’t a version of Outlook Express in WIndows 8 so I can’t access my backup email address.

        I only use it in case Hotmail stops working, but so far Hotmail has been fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Hi Mitch! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and hugs to you both! ๐Ÿ™‚


        • Being a control freak is just part of hard core alcoholism.
          Just as long as you don’t let him stay with you. It’s not even negotiable. Just looking out for your best interest, Prenin…your my friend. I don’t want you to have any troubles. Life when it normal has enough trouble of it’s own.

          Mitch says hi back to you, Prenin!

          Love and squishy hugs!

          • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

            Doug knocked on my door at about 5.20pm to use my phone, but had lost his sister’s number.

            He then tried to get me to give him ยฃ2 for a bottle, but I told him I was broke – and for the first time since I’ve known him he accepted it!

            He’s now walking to Royton and we have heavy rain due at any minute, so he’s going to be one wet bunny by the time he gets there.

            I should also point out that he has been complaining for months about having bad legs and claimed he couldn’t walk to the shop, yet managed to get there and back when he needed a drink.

            He will have to walk three miles which will take a good two hours.

            Not bad for somebody who claimed to be a cripple…

            Love and hugs!


            • First of all he excepted it to get on your good graces…dont’ fall for it.
              All he wants to do is get others to feel sorry for him so they help him. Which will only help him to drink.
              I’m glad you told him you were broke, that’s one less drink that you helped give him. ๐Ÿ™‚

              Hugs and plenty, my dear friend!

  118. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it’s one bottle less and now he’s being nice despite selling me to my tormentors.

    He seems to think I have a short memory – but I’m insane, not stupid, and my time will come soon enough… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • That’s the trouble with him. He thinks no one knows what a trickster he is.

      You stay safe and make safe choices too.

      I’m always here. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Love and hugs to you, my friend! xxx

  119. I hope that your weather is nicer than ours at the moment, it is supposed to storm over this weekend and high winds, wow I hope that my fences stay up this time ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Strangely it is still rather warm out, but what am I wittering on about ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice restful weekend with lots of chocolate and ice cream desserts ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow can I have some too Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andro xxxx

    • I guess the weather is better than your at the moment!…sunny and moderate…just a little cool. It was freezer the last two days prior though.
      You know I’d share whatever dessert I would eat!…Grab a spoon and we’ll each have a bowl of ice cream!
      Thanks for stopping in, my friend!…your the best!
      Love and hugs xxx

  120. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the best wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The cue/review was what ate the tape, so as long as I sit through the adverts instead of fast forwarding them it works OK.

    The bad news is that I can no longer get video tapes from the local stores and will have to order them online from Amazon which is where I got the last batch.

    Because I needed a new PC it will be nine months before I can afford to spend any money and I have about a month’s supply of tapes left.

    Oh to win the lottery! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I COULD dig deeper into my reserve, but this week I blew more money than I could afford on a year’s supply of vitamins because they were on half price offer, as well as more food than usual and extras, so I should have a cheaper shopping trip next time around.

    Until then I can’t afford to spend anything on extras.

    Right now I don’t have the money to cover this fortnight’s essentials like bread, milk and lottery tickets and my bills as well, which I just paid for this month, but I’m OK for now so no worries! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Next fortnight I should be able to make up the difference, but it means no alcohol which won’t be a bad thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Don’t worry though: I’ve managed through worse! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The benefits I get don’t come to a great deal, but I have learned to manage on less… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • I know how it is, Prenin! Sometimes we just have to do without till we can get a little money saved up. Sometime the saved money has to go for staples like bread, milk, etc, etc.
      I’m glad you got that new computer. Computers are just like necessities!

      Love and hugs xxx

  121. Helloooo anybody home here??????? silence they must went to the slope again… glade they left the house door open.. before I go for a walk to check the chocolate factory secrets.. can you drop me an emai softly to …. mean time i must clear all my foot steps so no one know I was here…. shhhhhhhhh

    • Hellooooo there, Doron!
      Fraz is at the slopes skiing and fly down hills on his saucer and chasing down snowmen. I tagged the snowmen with red scarves so he could find the easier.
      Oh, chocolate factory secrets…they are the best. Winky’s Twink helps him with that. She’s a very good candy maker.
      Certainly…heading to my email box now. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I won’t tell! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Step quietly… I see you are on all fronts… multitasking… I just saw the news while my wordpress playing…you must all skying.. and we are holding tight before we take off in the wind… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Nina, thank you for letting me know. That was very thoughtful of you to take time to let me know. I click on the link, turns out, that’s my husband. So all is well.
      Once again, “thank you so much!”

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