Nice day today family turned up  after lunch. So soon it was tea n coffee and Birthday cake. Well I will only be 80 once.

We spent the afternoon having a good ole laugh. They thought it was funny when I fed Louis birthday cake. Well he is family  too. He loved it woofed it down.

I still have a present sitting on the mantle. I wont open it until  Thursday.

Thursday now that will be a day to remember. we will be off  on the train at 9 ish to london. as its all booked ,a trip up to the viewing platform in the shard and then a table  is booked for a meal.

Ive got to take lots of new photos I hope I dont mess them up  with my new camera. Ive even bought a spare battery to be on the safe side. and Ive changed the sd card from 8 to 16 gig. That should be enough. .


After  changing browser  to chrome. I lost all my passwords. I was blocked from  my blog. I tried for  well over an hour last night. nothing worked. All I  got when  trying to log   in was You Do Not have any  WordPress Sites. I gave up  around  11 pm went to bed. This morning  Ive checked all my password books entered everything. Still no joy.

In frustration I entered a site name in place of  email and hey presto I am in again. I am about to press publish if it works you will see this post If not Errr! dont know.


Its been a day  for charging all my  bits. Late this afternoon a thud from the front door Louis going  mental tearing up and down throwing himself at the door barking like a nutter. It was a delivery. On a Sunday yep! I handed it to Mavis she gave it back with  Happy Birthday. Well thanks but its a a few  days early.

It was a remote security camera. Its took a bit of  sorting but I have managed to get it up and running. It will be great  when we leave Louis on his own as I can view it on my phone. But I thought the Other camera was my Prezzy..

Who`s a lucky boy then.


After an early start,unusual for me 8.30 with Louis walk behind me, I decided to  put a shelf in the cupboard for Mavis,s Pans. I had a nice piece of new 5 ply in the shed just itching to be used. Next I salvaged  2 nice bits of 1 x 1 inch wood from the packaging  from the new cooker. ( I never  throw wood away,) A quick measure up and find the ply is 3 inches to short ,Ok I can sort that. I put on my scarf wooly hat and set up my jigsaw. Gosh its a lot colder than I thought. I cut  to width the ply and also cut a strip 3 inches after a lot of messing about I glued and screwed the  strip to the end of  it . Now its long enough  and wide enough to fit  in the cupboard. I fixed the 1x 1 for supports. At last I dropped  it into place and Mavis had a new shelf. What  should have been about  an hours work took me  3 hours. I have not got enough space here to list what went wrong, but what would go  ,did go . Now with a blood blister and a splinter in my thumb. I  realise I am too old  now to do DIY.

After  all this Mavis realised she left her new frying pan inside the oven that they took away when they  delivered the new one. So its not only me!


After the saga earlier this week sorting Passports. We have received confirmation that  they have been accepted. Mavis hates hers.  Anyway who  is going to see it .

Ive been updating  her website, At the board meeting last week  we learnt that some of it will need to be amended. Ive yet to  get the details.