Can,t complain ie Young Grandson woke up once during the Night JUST TO ASK WHERE HE WAS AND WHERE HIS MUM AND DAD WERE once he got his answer fell back to sleep again and slept till Seven o Clock, kept us busy this Morning but we still managed our Duties , Wife first on her Taxie Run and Tescos, then Toast and Cuppa Time and then my turn Dog Run, he was picked up at Two o Clock and stated he,d had a great Time and looking forward to the next hmmmmm.
Did a bit more than Yesterday but not much, called down to Daughters to see to Dogs while she and Hubbie and a couple of Family were moving her Salon Furniture to new Premises, i actually called in and helped move a couple of Items, thankfully the heavy Rain had eased off plus it was only a couple of minutes away from new Premises, but a lot of Ruddy Stairs to go up, MY GOOD DEED FOR THE DAY.
After my Walkabout i helped wife with what she called the last cut of the Year ie Lawn, hmmmm i would,nt put a bet on it, then she had me check a couple of the Gutterings BE CAREFUL BOB YOU KNOW YOUR UNSAFE WITH THAT HAND OF YOURS, if that being the case why did she mention the cost of someone coming in to do it, she knows i,ll perservere with anything to avoid opening my almost empty Wallet.
Wife was altering her BT Account Today due to getting a new Mobile Phone which was not BT, She spent half an hour on phone explaining what we had and what we did,nt need, they were going to charge her more not less hence the Half hour of explaining and what she thought RESOLVING, at the end the Lady stated I,LL JUST PUT YOU THROUGH TO OUR OTHER DEPT WHO WILL UPLOAD IT, suddenly theres a Chap on Phone asking YES CAN I HELP YOU, Wife explains what she,s already resolved, I,M SORRY BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU,VE BEEN PUT THROUGH TO ME , thought Wife was going to burst a blood vessel. She had to go through it all again, Another half an hour on Phone, again thought resolved, gets a Text this Afternoon SAME RUDDY PRICE, come to the conclusion that Firms such as BT only like making Money and try to Baffle those poor Customers trying to Save Money plus cause stress to Telephone User AND IF WIFE GETS STRESS SHE LUVVES SHARING IT hence THANKS BT.
Made me laugh or was it grrr with that PPI Kim, it,s like getting blood out of a stone, they state no records but i,ll bet when it comes to claiming money back from us mere Mortals, they,ll be quick to produce Paperwork from many Years ago, they know the info is there but have an Office that is purely for DELAY hoping you,ll go away and forget, another grrrrr. Nice Day here in Cleckie hence a nice Walk with Youngest Daughter and Dogs, then a walkabout Town while Daughter went to get us Fresh Sarnies from indoor Market, some great updated going on around Cleckie, nice to see.
Everyone has records of us going back to the dark ages, Bob, but only when it suits their purpose. Ask them to find something for our convenience and is simply doesn't exist. The favourite delaying tactic is to pass you to someone who claims no knowledge and apologises when they have to pass you on to someone else, with exactly the same result. Good game, and if you let them play it, it can take all day !!!! Good to know you had a nice day in Cleckie anyway.
I,m hoping all Maturies on Page are in good Health, OR AT LEAST HAVING MORE DAYS OF SUNSHINE THAN CLOUD, we seem to be travelling through Time very fast once the Retirement Age Chips in and it,s Days we should be enjoying and making the most of.Sadly as we know Ailments and Health Problems can arise and cause many changes to way of Life, best Wishes to those having such Problems and i Sincerely hope you have some great Days of Laughter ie the best Tonic in Life
Thank you for this, Bob. I am aware that several of us are not in the best health that we could wish for but I hope we all put a smile on our faces as we get on with life. Sunshine comes with smiles and laughter, definitely the best tonic ever!! God bless !!
Def is Kim, Today i had strict orders from Wife KEEP OUT OF THE KITCHEN FROM TEN ONWARDS her Xmas Cake Baking Time, first Batch of 4 Today, i could,nt do any Ironing or make any noise, i lay back on the Settee for almost Four Hours, watched a couple of new Film Releases curtesy of one of Son in Laws, Youngest Daughter visited for an Hour and once they left it was Time for another Film.Aroma of Xmas Cakes wafting through the House BLISS.
Managed a couple of hours Ironing before Dinner which enabled me a restfull Afternoon, got to admit i was seriously tempted to build an Ark, Rained all Night and most of Today, but i thought Naaaagggg let the Floods come, to Mature to bother now.
Visited Wifes Sister and Hubby this Morning, there just back from a Two Week Holiday in Spain hence trying to get used to our lovely Yorkshire Weather, we chatted on Family, Holiday, Politics, Brexit etc till i stated WELL I THINK THATS IT, IS THERE ANY SUBJECT WE,VE MISSED, no,s all around hence time for Home and Dinner, again Raining and again relaxing to Tele THINK I CAN GET USED TO THIS LAID BACK STYLE.
Went on a Dog Walk with Daughter this Morning then she came back to ours for Dinner, i was a bit jealous of her getting Gypsy Toast while i had Pastie and Mushy Peas, Wife stating more healthy than the Greasy Food i,ve been asking for lately RUDDY ELL LUV, AT MY AGE YOU,VE LEFT IT TO LATE TO BAN MY GREASY FOOD, she,s always ensuring i try to eat healthy, but hmmm enjoying is more Important.With the cold Weather coming in i,ll be having Stew and Dumplings mmmmm, Casseroles mmmmm, Sheperds Pie hmmm and a lot more of the Wifes culinary delights BRING THEM ON, but Pasties, Fish or Fishfingers ect bought from Shop somehow just not the same.
Caught in the Rain on visiting Dogs this Morning and it,s Rained all Day ANOTHER FEET UP AND RELAXING DAY even nodded off for an hour till Eldest Grandson woke me up, he was soaked to the Skin, he,d decided to walk to ours from Bus Station, we dried him out and gave him a Meal before Wife drove him Home.I then carried on relaxing, with again no scolding from Wife .
Another interesting Thursday, not sure who,s learning who between myself and Young Grandson, i seemed to be the Adult this Morning while Wife was on her Duties, i state Adult but he stated i act like a Seven Year Old at Times WONDER WHO,S TALKING ABOUT ME BEHIND MY BACK hmmm, Library Time was fun, bit Noisy at Times but enjoyed by All.
Ruddy ell thought the Rain was never going to end hence going mad with the Duster in my Office, Wifes Orders ie indoor duties only, it did pick up in Afternoon but Wife was out and about hence could,nt issue any Orders, it,s not that i like to be told what to do by Wife BUT IT HELPS, i,m still feeling Guilty when i just lay back on Settee and watch a Film of my choice and think I,M SURE THERES SOMETHING I COULD BE DOING, but a little voice keeps stating MAKE THE MOST OF IT BOB.
Caught up with Duties and then a nice Afternoon with Grandaughter, she,s just left at Seven, i made our Tea due to Wife going on a Girlie Night out with a couple of the Daughters and Friends, then we watched a Film and then she had some Computer Time, she def thinks i have the Answers to everything due to my Age, did,nt do to bad though, on leaving she stated ENJOYED YOUR COMPANY GRANDAD , bless.
Wife stated she,d be back about about Nine o Clock last Night, i wase,nt really bothered as it meant i could watch a couple of great action Films, managed to watch four ie 12.45 before i heard the Minie Bus park up outside, i went out to open Gate for her and got a cheer from the Ladies, gave them a wave , Wife had a great night out in good Company, a good meal and a visit to Four of the Venues around Town. Still praises Cleckheaton as a great Night out THINK I,M GETTING TO OLD FOR IT THOUGH BOB hmmm after watching them on Videos via Daughters phone Today at Tea Time SHE CERTAINLY MOVED ON THE DANCE FLOOR and they def enjoyed themselves, think it,s my turn for a Night out soon with the Boys.
Nice to have a dry Day to walk Dogs with Daughter, i,d called for my Four Quid Haircut First, Wife had made comments about my Santa Clause Locks hence having to give me early Pocket Money, now back to my Tony Curtis Self, cleared up the leaves in Garden after Dinner WELLLL I KEPT THE BAG OPEN FOR WIFE ONCE SHE,D SWEPT THEM INTO PILES, i kept stating wait till more come down but naaagh she likes the Garden to look good. She,d bought some Winter Plants to put in and pointed out the Snowdrops and Daffodil Shoots making an early appearance, getting some changes in our Plant behaviour.
Spent a couple of Hours at Youngest Daughters this Morning, she was having a Smart Metre fitted hence wanting me to keep Dogs busy while she had a Shower and got ready to go out for a Meal, heard her start the Shower and then a Scream, Workman had turned the Gas off, he did tell me he was going to but i,d forgotton to tell Daughter, i kept Stum and just mumbled Pratt knowing he could,nt hear me as he was working outside, thankfully it wase,nt off for to long.
Aye Kim , i owned up Today, said it slipped my Mind hmmm, could,nt go to Dogs this Morning, Rain yet again, i did keep myself busy by doing a bit of Polishing, Wife baking some Banana Cake which smelt delicious, but this Afternoon was Brighter hence us taking Dogs a Walk, Last Night i was just about to retire to Bed 11.15 and Phone rings, Second eldest Daughter, an attempted break in to there Garage, Her Hubbies bleeper had gone off and when he looked out of the Window saw a Chap by Garage, he shouted out WHAT THE ECK ARE YOU DOING IN MY GARDEN Cheeky Bloke shouts back SORRY MATE I,M JUST HAVING A PEE, won,t state what Son in Law replied. Suddenly a Neighbor from back of him shouts out HAVE YOU CAUGHT THEM , DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, I,M COMING ROUND NOW, he,d gone when Neighbor arrived but turned out they,d pinched two bikes and a generator from his Garage and stored them on a piece of Land between Daughters House and his, probably were going to do the same if they,d managed to get into Daughters and then someone coming along with Transport to pick it all up.All caught on Camera plus the Conversations, had to laugh when Son in Law shouted out the Window and Chap looked up and Son in Law stating THANKS FOR POSING.
Got to amit that Thursday is def the Day of the Week that Knackers me, Grandson sure keeping me busy, plus the Library Club and being the only Male takes some getting used to, even the Young Uns crawling around seem to come over to me and look up as though saying ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT PLACE, I THOUGHT IT WAS FOR MUMMIES ONLY hmmmm def feels like that at times but Grandson enjoys it so wat the ell ie PERSERVERE BOB.
Got to state THANKS to my Kids for there help when it comes to BT or other companies your alligned with for Power or Communication, they seem to think they can Bamboozle Maturies with there words ie you ask to see what deal you can get and they make out there offering the best Deal available, but when you tell your Kids there reaction is WATTTT. Twice now Wifes been upset by there aggresive selling hence Daughter phoning through, first thing they state is DO YOU HAVE THE PERMISSION hence Daughter passing phone to me and me stating SHE DEF HAS, no messing with Daughter ie she knew all the ins and outs and we ended up saving a good Monthly sum on both she dealt with, you,d think they,d be helpful with Maturies BUT IT SEEMS AT END OF THE DAY IT,S JUST MONEY TO THEM sad. On a good note Weather ok in Cleckie hence a good Walkabout plus tidy up in Garden.
My second eldest Daughter took Youngest Grandson out with them Today, he and my other Grandson always used to luv feeding Ducks and Geese and the Country Park they were visiting had Hundreds of them, sadly when the Signs went up a Year Ago they could only watch not feed, 14 Yr Old Grandson went over to read a new Sign near River and called his Dad over PLEASE FEED THE DUCKS BREAD, THEY ARE STARVING hmmm, turns out when People stopped feeding them the Bread it effected there food chain and yes many starved. Grandson and his Dad set off to find a shop and bought a loaf of Seeded Bread and came back to share it with Daughter and Youngest Grandson to allow them to feed the Ducks, they were overwhelmed by the number that suddenly came around them, eating from Hands, once they started feeding them others were literally flying down towards them.
A peaceful Sunday, couple of hours Ironing then a bit of Garden tidying up ie Leaves, then Lazy Time, think i,m getting on Wifes Nerves over the Christmas Cakes she finished baking Yesterday CAN I JUST SAMPLE A PIECE TO MAKE SURE THERE UP TO SCRATCH, nooo you ruddy can,t AND WHEN HAVE MY CAKES NOT BEING UP TO SCRATCH hmmm was just trying ie they Smell so good , I,LL HAVE TO STOP LIFTING THE LID ON CONTAINER AND MAYBE THAT WILL STOP ME GETTING TEMPTED, it would be more than my lifes worth to actually snaffle a piece.
not a bad Day here in Cleckie, met up with a couple of Friends on my Walkabout hence a good Gab, Youngest Daughter called in for Dinner which saved me a WHERE THE ELL HAVE YOU BEEN from Wife, we were talking about all the Houses going up around the Area plus the updates in Town, Daughter stating RUDDY ELL IF I NEEDED INFO OF WHATS GOING ON I,D ASK YOU DAD, ALL MY FRIENDS STATE YOU GIVE UPDATES ON YOUR LOCAL PAGE, very true, i tend to be Nosey on seeing something going on HENCE STOP AND ENQUIRE, common sence i say hmmm.
Normal routine this Morning, nice dry Day, got back by Eleven ie NO GABBING had Garden Duties with Wife, I LUV MY TREES BUT WISH IT WAS ONLY MY LEAVES IN GARDEN, being central House the Trees nearbye plus there Mate the Breeze seems to like sharing there Leaves with us, hence a few Bagfulls, only took an Hour to clear thankfully ie i was Starving. Had a Tot last Night NELSONS BLOOD, Celebrating Trafalger Day, as many Oppos would state UP SPIRITS.
If i forget to take a treat down for Dogs they def are not pleased hence ensuring theres always some in my Pocket, it,s Carrots i give then ie i,m no longer allowed to give them the Doggy Bones i used to buy, STRICT DIET NOW DAUGHTERS ORDERS and got to admit they look really healthy, think i,ll try it Myself.
Very True Kim, the Tribute to Jackie was at St Lukes Church in Cleckheaton and it was in that Choir when they were Youngsters She and her Husband first met, Church was Packed, a lovely Building and she would have been Chuffed at the Turnout, in her last Months ie she knew her Time was nearly up , but like her Grandaughter stated she took it in her stride , stating I,VE HAD A GOOD LIFE AND NO COMPLAINTS, a real down to Earth YORKIE.
Kids have had a Halloween Trail around Cleckie Today, all the Shops put great effort into making it a great couple of Hours of Fun, we had Youngest Grandson for a couple of Hours in Afternoon and at Four o Clock 14 Yr Old Grandson was dropped off for a Sleepover, no complaints ie his Mum ordered us Meals from the Cheeky Chicken in Town, delivered to door with a few Cans of Coke to wash it down at Six o Clock. Then Grandson went on his Games which he reckons are to advanced for me hmmm DIFFERENT A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN HE HAD ME PLAYING TANK BATTLES, TENNIS, GOLF you name it, mind you it was because he nearly always beat me.
Dogs luv it when theres a bit of Sun, hence a good Walk on the Greenway with Daughter this Morning, great views from Greenway but you,ve got to have good Hearing ie Ruddy Cyclists flying by, would,nt mind if they all had Bells or even a Hooter to warn you, i,m forever looking over my Shoulder or ensuring i keep Dog to one Side.On the way through Memorial Garden i noticed two Chaps doing a brilliant job on the Plaques around Memorial, they were gleaming, last Week they,d cleaned the Memorial itself, WELL DONE LADS, the head of our Local British Legion Edward Morton had been in to see it back to it,s former Glory, nice Chap is Eddie, he,ll be leading all the Organising of Cleckies Tributes over the next couple of Weeks.
On my Walkabout it was great to see the effort put in at Houses for Halloween, some real Scary , i reckon the Adults enjoy it more than the Young Uns, Wife did our Porch up Today to Welcome Visitors, looks pretty good, i,m wondering what One of Son in Laws is planning at his this Year, Wife stated it looks great but i have,nt been up yet, he luvvvs Scaring the Visitors, here,s Two of his Past Costumes.
Looking Scary near me Kim, one of the Neighbors has a lighting System that makes it look as though Ghosts and Ghouls are trying to invade his House, Wifes Porch is a mild but Spooky version, She even decided to do the Pumpkin this Year ie normally my job, i note she bought a Smaller one though hmmmm.Ironing Duties Today followed by clearing Leaves around House, five ruddy bags full and Wife states WE,LL FINISH IT TOMORROW, hmmm i,m Childminding unless Youngest Grandson wants to help her.
We,ve finally sat down, went on the Library Halloween Trail, then the Library Craft Club to make a Paper Ghost with Young Grandson and since 4.30 we,ve been up and down answering Door to Young Treaters, had to Laugh with some of there Parents ie I CAN REMEMBER THEM AS YOUNG UNS DOING THE SAME, RUDDY ELL AINT TIME FLOWN.
No matter what the Weather i ensure i go down to see Dogs with a Treat which they look forward to and Today Wet a miserable though it was and even though i was a bit under the Weather i still Braved it, although i,ve got to admit that these suttle words of the Wifes did help GET OFF YOUR LAZY BACKSIDE AND TAKE THESE TREATS TO THE DOGS.
I,ll be glad when all the Leaves have fallen from our Trees, another couple of hours in Garden Today with Wife, she doing one side me doing other, i went over to help her bag all her Piles of Leaves and she states YOU HAVE,NT DONE A GREAT JOB i looked over and some more leaves had blown down on where i,d cleared, i explained that to Wife EXCUSES EXCUSES, IF YOU DID,NT WANT TO HELP WHY DID,NT YOU JUST SAY SO, i,m sure i heard the Trees Laughing grrrrr.
Wife spent most of Sunday Afternoon in Kitchen getting grub ready for our Traditional Fireworks in Garden, Parkin, Pie and Peas, Ham, Jacket Potatoes etc, everyone here at ours at Five , an enjoyable Four Hours, a slight Downpour did,nt spoil the event and the Fire Pit kept us all warm, a few drinks were had but not to many ie Work for most of them this Morning.
Attended the Blessing of the Garden of Remembrance outside Town Hall this Morning at Ten o Clock, met up with my Mates from British Legion all looking very Smart, Scouting Leaders were there plus our Church Leaders, a large number of Young uns with there Teachers were Proud to be Part, Rain did,nt stop us from Bellowing out a couple of our favourite Hymns. Called down to St Johns after, hot Tea or Coffee with Buttered Scones for us and Fruit Drinks and Biccies for the School Kids, a good Chat with the Maturies then off to see Dogs
Wanted to change my Life Insurance to another Bank ie Payments, RUDDY ELL WAT A HEADACHE, had to go to Bank to get the New Telephone Number as the one on my original Document was out of Date MIND YOU IT WAS A LOT OF YEARS SINCE I STARTED IT, Wife got through to them but they,d only Talk to me hmmmm IT WAS WIFE THAT SET IT UP FOR ME IN FIRST PLACE AND HERS AT SAME TIME, Chap stated i,ll question your details for Secuirity, RUDDY ELL 15 Minutes of questioning EVEN WIFE,S NOT SO BAD, i kept stating WIFE DOES ALL THE PAPERWORK but no, it had to me, even though i kept asking Wife at side of me for Information.I did manage it eventually, got to Praise there Secuirity measures ie it would def baffle a Fraudster CAUSE IT SURE DID ME.
Cleckie is def becoming the place to Eat Out, we have a small Tarantinos Pitza Place in Cleckheaton, they,ve done so well in Town they,ve now bought the lovely once Bank next to Witherspoons, it,s also going to have a Cafe, looked at the Plans Today and had to Praise them, there also opening the Door at the front that was bricked up Years ago for an AGM Machine. Rain AGAIN in Cleckie, Wife had checked Weather forecast Yesterday and knew we,d have a couple of Dry Hours this Morning hence out from Nine till Eleven clearing Leaves, ruddy Backache Job BUT HAVE TO OBEY ORDERS OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES HMMM
We,ve had a fair bit of Flooding Yesterday at Littletown and Rawfolds just Fifteen minutes walk away from where i live, one bad Area was behind the Swimming Baths that is just being knocked down to make way for New Baths and Sports Centre, the Area behind is looking more like a Lido at the moment. What annoys me is that i lived Nearbye 50yrs Ago and that Area was classed as a Flood Plain, somehow Planning Permission was given hmmm, Littletown itself being in a Valley was always getting flooded, can remember one Shopkeeper getting his Canoe out to help Locals.My Task AGAIN has been LEAVES, somehow the Wifes MELODINIC TONE, has got me out yet again for a couple of Hours Yesterday and Today, hopefully they should all be down by next week hmmm.Heres a few pics of the Scene behind Baths, Littletown Football Field.Last Photo is the final Days of Swimming Baths , built 1970 and enjoyed by Many over the Years, i myself had enjoyable times in there, my Brother and some of my Mates worked on the Building of it .
Hi Bob - sorry to hear about your flooding, at least we have been spared that. Our weather seems to be a bit different from yours at the moment - lots of heavy showers over the last few days but this morning I woke up to freezing fog, not nice!!!! Thanks for the photos.