Thursday, 30 October 2008

Up to date birthday photo

Now look at that cake. Doesn't it just look perfect.

This is what he asked for.... A friend of my daughter's always makes his cake and so she made him an ice hockey cake as that was what he wanted... BUT he asked if it could look 'off' ~ because last year he said everyone had a piece leaving him none. So by his reckoning if it looked off no one would want a slice.

So she made it to look perfect on the outside but on the inside it looked like sludge. I am told it tasted lovely as long as you kept your eyes closed.

I have made a decision, no more gym, so that's that.

Saturday night we had a lovely time. Godfrey Birtill was around in the 60's. He is a very spiritual man and his songs hit the button on what God is up to right now, but he puts some of his songs to a rock and roll beat. So we worshiped, we praised and danced till we dropped. It was the best way to party on a Saturday night and i went home tired and happy.

My slow cooker came out today and i made a beef casserole and dumplings. I have to say they were 'Aunt Bessie's' but nice nonetheless.

Now what type of dumplings do you make... suet dumplings or Norfolk dumplings? I like both but was brought up on Norfolk dumplings. I expect now the weather has changed my slow cooker will be used a lot more but i do not have a great range of receipes. Any good ones will be gratefully received.

Jenny <><

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is g'son's 9th birthday. I 'm afraid the photo is not a recent one. All the ones i have at the moment are either of him a long way away or with his sister. But he hasn't changed much.
I will be buying him some ice hockey gear he wants, and guess where he is now? Ice skating....
In December his sister will be thirteen and then in January i have.... wait for it ~
Daughter, son, daughter in law, g'son, sister in law, niece. It's a dear season.
Tonight i am going to a Godfrey Birtell concert. He is a christian singer/songwriter, very spiritual but also knows how to rock and roll. Don't ever say us Christians don't know how to enjoy ourselves. I am hoping to do a bit of bopping tonight. Ok, the body will move after a fashion before i flop into a chair exhausted.
Which brings me to exercise. The Gym is not working....I felt feint after being on the exercise bike for 5 minutes but how much of that is because it is on my mind after what happened on the treadmill the other week i don't know. Without that though my knees and other joints are getting sorer and sorer and now hurt constantly through the week. So i do not know how long this will go on for, i have a review in November. Now swimming i love and could stay in the water all day.
Hubby has gone upstairs to have a bath, who wants to bet on how long it takes him to start snoring. LOL!!
The clocks go back tonight so it will get dark by 4pm, winter is getting closer, Christmas is getting nearer. This year we have a bit of a problem. Every year i put the turkey in Mum's freezer because mine is usually full and of course Mum is no longer with us. So, Where am i going to put the turkey then, eh? And it is one big turkey.
Well it will be interesting to see if my paragraphs turn up in this post or if i have a long streak of white paper before you get to the comments button like last time. Lol!
Have a good weekend.
Jenny <><

Saturday, 18 October 2008


Tea's in the oven - there's time to spare.
You switch on the computer. You just want a little peek to see how everyone is doing.
Click on 'live feed' and there they all are.
**** is playing Pathword.
****has just got her highest score on Word Challenge.
****has got the best hand yet in Texas Hold -Em Poker.
****virtual pet has just been to visit yours - and they had a good time.
Ha ha! Everyone is at their computer and you know what they are up to.
But! Hang on! What's this!
That high score I worked so hard for all last night has just been topped. Oh no!
I got to get started. Working hard ... Fingers flying and then Yes! Yes! Yes!
WhooHoo comes from the armchair as i do the 'happy jig'.
Beat em....
For now. Till Tomorrow. Till the next time. When it all starts all over again.....
Such is the life of a Facebook Addict.
Jenny <><

Sunday, 12 October 2008


It has been a hard week this week not helped by it having been my 'one Saturday in three' day on. All the christmas stuff is going on the shelves and i am not the most creative person on this planet.

Sooo, I am really having this as my day of rest. Hence it is 2.30pm London time - i am still in my dressing gown - and i don't care :-) I have been eating chocolate and am playing about on here. So there!!!

I will go to church this evening and i think it is the night for our fellowship group to meet, I hope so, and start the week afresh tomorrow.

It is still sunny and warm here, i have a new flush of roses coming out into bloom and it is very quiet. ssshhh!

I bought a new CD at the shop i work in called 'A Christmas With The Gaithers'. It made hubby laugh, he said it was the ealiest he had ever heard White Christmas played. Certainly in our house.

What usually happens is, i put a christmas CD on, everyone shouts at me to turn it off, it's not christmas yet. This goes on till Christmas Eve. Christmas day we are usually out and when i try Boxing Day they then say christmas is over. So i sneaked it in today and fooled everyone. Ha! Ha!

Being as it is Sunday i thought i might add a few pictures of my g'daughter at her baptism a couple of years ago.
Sorry i have not put them in too well, never mind i will get better.
Jenny <><

Friday, 10 October 2008

Today's news

G'daughter has now been in Germany on her school trip for 4 days - she went Monday. She enjoyed the flight (it was her first time), likes the food and the family she is staying with. She says they hardly talk any English though but is managing.

She hasn't been very impressed with where she has been so far - German parliament, museum - today she has gone to the zoo and i know one of the days they are going to see Mama Mia so hopefully she will enjoy them more.

She doesn't come home till next Thursday so they will have gone for a long while. G'son has a birthday coming up on the 25th and is hoping for some ice hockey gear. He will have to wait and see....

I didn't get much sleep last night, the lump on my head hurt and i was dreaming about how i was going to get off the treadmill next week without keeling over and head butting the wall. I am certainly going to have a talk with someone before i try again. It brought a whole new meaning to 'did the earth move'. I now know my hip hurts as well where i landed. And do you know, family and friends all laughed when i told them. Can you believe that????

I have to work tomorrow it's my 1 in 3 Saturdays on. I could do without it really, but i think i will take it easy. I just hope the Saturday worker comes in.

I do like the way this saves your work as you go along. I may be imagining it but it seems a lot easier to write a post on here than AOL. Well I'm off to get some food now.

Jenny <><

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Danger in the Gym

Well i surpassed myself today. I thought i was doing rather well. I had upped the resistance on the bike and was going faster on the treadmill. Then i got off.
I am always a bit dizzy when i get off the treadmill, a bit like you have been on a boat for a long while and have just got back on firm ground. So.... i stopped the treadmill and stood there for a moment before stepping off. I felt really dizzy and there was nothing to get hold of, i felt myself going over but couldn't stop myself from falling as gravity took me the rest of the way.
The wall stopped me. Crack went my head and elbow. The music was loud but two people heard the bang over the top and called the trainers over. One winced when she saw my elbow, but i haven't bothered looking. I am a great believer in what i cannot see i don't worry about (a bit like the size of my behind LOL!). My head feels like it has been bashed so i hope it will be alright. Bit concerned it won't happen again though especially as i have to up my time over the next two weeks.
Also.... I have successfully transfered my old blog over and have called it Stop the Clock Archive. Not sure if i am going to do anything with it yet though, or just keep it for prosperity.
Jenny <><

Monday, 6 October 2008

Busy weekend

Well i have been over my daughters this weekend helping her get g'daughter's bag packed for her trip. Just about now she will be landing at Berlin and meeting her host family. She was a bit tearful when she went as this is her first trip abroad and to fly then stay 10 days with complete stangers when you are only 12 is daunting. But she is a friendly girl and not shy so i know she will soon be having a good time.
This has not given me any time to look at blogs and comment but i will get around to everyone.
Tomorrow the gym saga starts again.... how will the backside stand up to its pounding this week i wonder????
There is a fatal flaw to Blogger i have found. Look at the bottom of my page and you will find a game i have added from gadgets. It is so easy to add things to your page with gadget, but beware this game is addictive!!!!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Soooo Tired

I don't think i have been to bed before 12.30am since Tuesday this week. Tired doesn't begin to describe it. Playing with this Blog. Making sure i have everyone so i don't lose any of the blogs. Playing a word game on Facebook. At least now i have found some people on Facebook i am no longer 'Billy no mates' anymore. Next week i must get some sanity back to life.

Another reason for being tired is the GYM! This has been my first full week, I go Tuesday and Thursday afternoon after work. I was going a bit faster on the bike and treadmill already yesterday, but oh my backside on that saddle. It will get better won't it???

My joints are sore and burning as well but i am going to ignore that unless it gets really bad.

G'daughter is off to Berlin in Germany on Monday and this will be her first trip abroad and flying. She is going with the school and staying with a family. She is a bit scared at the moment and snapping everyones head off, but she makes friends easily and is chatty so i am sure she will get on. Well she has kept saying she needed to do the abroad experience so now she will. They will be gone for 10 days and go on lots of trips and have a day at the German school.

G'son (the youngest) has started to go to ice hockey training. He loves it, but when they get older it seems to be a very dangerous and violent sport. He loves ice skating though and because of his ADHD he cannot settle with most sports but this is fast enough for him. LOL.

It has been very cold today i hope this isn't what's to come especially as the gas bills have nearly doubled so it seems. There will be a lot of people struggling this winter. We have also had a lot of stock in today for Christmas. What happened to summer, i seem to have missed it this year.

Well i am getting a bit hungry now so I'm off to eat and read some other posts.

Jenny <><

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Playing with this

Well i am having a good time playing with this. I must admit i like the way you can put gadgets on the sidebar and at the bottom. It still doesn't look visually as nice as AOL though.
I have tried to cover all bases and have put people in my IE 'favourites', RSS feed and become a follower and put people in my dashboard. I should find you somewhere. There are still people whose 'pooters are down, on holiday or just haven't posted for a while who have yet to hear what is happening. I hope they don't leave it too late. I know Guido is trying to cover that.
I have had my second go at the Gym and i have saddle sores on my butt. It is sore! Do you think anyone will notice if i go tomorrow with a cushion down my trousers. The cycling was no problem but after 10 minutes my backside was in agony. Talk about chafe. It is going to have to toughen up as i have to increase my time each week. It doesn't help that i have short legs so i rock from side to side as i pedal. I am going to try Vaseline tomorrow...
Well i am off to play some more.
Jenny <><

Moved from J'Land

Well this is my new blog, or rather a continuance from the old 'Stop The Clock'. I think i will migrate the old one as 'Stop The Clock Archive'. If it all goes pear shape i won't be too sad. I will have to get used to this, it took me long enough to get used to AOL. Off now to go and put the others on alert if i can.

Jenny <><