Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Winter is a'coming...

Autumn is here and in the last week 
the temps have dropped considerably.
There has been a lot of this happening today,
in fact this was when it had begun to clear a bit towards evening.


I'm hoping that it will be nice at the weekend when we commemorate ANZAC Day,
and 100 years since the Anzac troops landed at Gallipolli
with such awful loss of life on both sides.
I'm hoping to go into the city for the Dawn Service
and I think it will be pretty crowded.

Granddad and Granma 
I love these photos of my grandparents 
and this is hanging up in my lounge all the time.
They were so young. Grandad came back from the war 
 and they lived to a good age, 
bringing up six kids as well as having various grandkids 
living in their home over the years.
My youngest brother looks very much like my grandfather.

Mack
My granddaughter's wee dog, Mack. 
He is a sweetie and a real little guard dog..
but at the moment he is not well.
He has lost control of his back legs and also his bowel and bladder.
After having x-rays it seems he has a slipped disk 
which has calcified and now it is pinching the nerves to that part of his body.
He's had a couple of nights at the vet and is now home in a little cage,
on bed rest. He has to have a harness on when he comes
 out to do his business and needs help standing as well. 
Currently he is at my daughters home 
because there is someone home with him there all the time.
They hope to know this week whether he will improve or not.
I hope so for granddaughters' sake.


Winter time means jigsaw time to a lot of people, me included.
I have suggested that we start a jigsaw library at church this winter
and up above is the pile Mum gave me to sort out, name and mend to go in it.
So that is what I have been doing this evening 
- it didn't take long though, most of the boxs are in pretty good nick.
Mine are already down at the church and one other lady is putting some in as well.
I think we'll have about 50 to start us off. 


Just to finish off here is a teacup I gave my mother in law for Christmas one year.
When she died it came back to me and is in the china cabinet with my other teacups.
It is a Regency English Bone China trio.
I thought it was very pretty when I bought it and I haven't changed my mind.

joining with:


That's it for this week,
see you next time. keep well,
Diana

26 comments:

  1. Diana, winter time was puzzle time at my house growing up! We always had one in progress. Now I do jigsaws on my ipad!! I think it keeps the mind agile. And while it is getting cold where you are, it is getting warmer here.

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  2. We used to spend HOURS doing puzzles, I loved keeping one set up and adding pieces when I would walk by. Haven't done one in ages. It always seems strange to me to think you folks are now in the colder part of the year as we head into the warmth.

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  3. Saying a prayer for little Mack. The puzzles will be a lot of enjoyment. I wish you good weather and safe travel for the dawn service. What a treasure your grandparents' framed photo is.

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  4. Poor little Mach...sending him good wishes. I love puzzles ... fun! Love your Regency teacup. Your grandparents photo is a real treasure. Happy Tea Day!

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  5. Seems strange to be hearing about it getting colder while we are just starting to enjoy spring and warmer weather. : )
    I've done my share of puzzles this past winter here.
    Poor little Mack - hope he's feeling better real soon.
    What a pretty tea cup and saucer.

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  6. Hi: I am sorry about your MIL. Love the tea cup. It will always be a great memory. Blessings, Martha

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  7. I'm sorry to hear that your granddaughter's dog is not doing well.

    I agree about the prettiness of the Regency teacup!

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  8. I always keep puzzles for my grandchildren, too. I love the teacup that you gave your MIL and now you have it back to remember her.
    Your countryside photos in your other posts are spectacular. What a joy to hike and see the beauty!

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  9. My husband and young son love puzzles and often have puzzle contests :)

    The tea cup is quite beautiful! The soft colors look like spring. Little Mack is just precious and I hope he feels better soon!

    Thanks, sweet friend, for sharing with roses of Inspiration - always a joy to have you at the party! Hugs!

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  10. And we are just heading into spring/summer! I always think that's so fun! We used to have all sorts of things for the grandsons, but they are all well into their 20s, so we have cleaned out. Love the pretty teacup! I have that one too and love it!

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  11. And we are just heading into spring/summer! I always think that's so fun! We used to have all sorts of things for the grandsons, but they are all well into their 20s, so we have cleaned out. Love the pretty teacup! I have that one too and love it!

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  12. I hope that sweet little Mack has a speedy recovery. Beautiful teacup and old photos!

    ~Trisha

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  13. Wishing you a great winter...
    I need to get a puzzle I bet it would help me relax

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  14. Hello, I had a comment all written out and it just vanished! So I will be short this time... and sweet LOL
    glad to have met you and what wonderful photos you take!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  15. Hi,
    I am pleased to meet you! What a gorgeous Regency Teacup. I love the flower and pretty shape! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  16. Hi,
    I am pleased to meet you! What a gorgeous Regency Teacup. I love the flower and pretty shape! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  17. Hi Diana, oh I hope sweet little Mack will get well soon. He is so cute.
    The tea cup is so pretty. Doing puzzles is so relaxing and we enjoye them here too. Wishing you a wonderful winter season.
    Hugs, CM

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  18. My dear Miz Doodle....:)
    Such a delightful post. Sorry about the little Mack and hoping he has a full recovery.
    When I was a young girl, living at home, my mama kept a card table up in one corner of our living room and had a puzzle going all the time. Everyone that came to our house would add a piece here and there...you have inspired me to buy one and do the same here for Mr. Sweet and myself, come wintertime. xoxo

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  19. Oh, winter is supposed to be behind us here in the northeast USA but it snowed yesterday, all over my tulips and daffodils! Hope the little doggy gets well soon. I love a good puzzle to have out all the time but no room in my house. Great idea to do it at church!!

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  20. Aww your little Mack is a handsome little guard dog. I sure hope and pray, for your grand dad's sake that he is able to carry on.

    What a wonderful way to put puzzles together. There's nothing sweeter than sweet fellowship with other like minded women. My grandmother was a great one for spring and putting puzzles together,I always admired her for that. Our space is limited, otherwise I would love to keep one going all the time.

    I would agree with you, that is a beautiful tea cup you gave your mother. Now you can remember her as you cherish it in your China cabinet. Memories...

    Have a blessed one,
    Debbie

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  21. Oops :-) not spring, sitting, spell check :-)

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  22. Blessings as you enter your cold season, Diana. Here in the state, we are delighted to be on the other side of winter and enjoying spring and flowers--finally! Lovely snippets of little things--the puzzles to share at church is a cool idea. My mom loved working puzzles--but my schedule keeps me far too busy for such leisure moments. Blogging is getting tough of late. Thanks so much for dropping by my place and I hope all is well down under--heard about the earthquake earlier today!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  23. Blessings as you enter your cold season, Diana. Here in the state, we are delighted to be on the other side of winter and enjoying spring and flowers--finally! Lovely snippets of little things--the puzzles to share at church is a cool idea. My mom loved working puzzles--but my schedule keeps me far too busy for such leisure moments. Blogging is getting tough of late. Thanks so much for dropping by my place and I hope all is well down under--heard about the earthquake earlier today!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  24. Hi Diana and what a full post! Love the pictures of your grandparents and knowing they lived a long life. Poor little Mack and I pray he will recover soon. I love jigsaw puzzles and haven't worked on in years. My little granddaughter loves to work puzzles and I'm always buying her some. Then I went to a thrift store and found a 1,000 piece one for 99 cents! I brought it home and am anxious to start it! That's so nice to donate all of the puzzles to your church. Thanks again for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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