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Carers UK Forum • Re: Weekend
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Re: Weekend

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:48 am
by NanaNana
Good morning everyone.
Just returned from a weekend (Friday to Monday) in Paignton.
Now before you yell at me, Pete, about not visiting you and Jill, I'll explain! I booked the short coach trip break before Christmas, never having been to Paignton before, then at Christmas, my ex-father in law emailed me to say he was getting married again - on 24th January - right in the middle of my weekend and would I like to go (he's a lovely bloke and we get on really well). He lives in Budleigh Salterton (on the opposite side of the river Exe). Hmmmm, so a lot of internet route planning later, I'd worked out my route from Paignton. He also insisted I stay over Saturday night, with the rest of the guests at the hotel where the evening reception was being held. My coach friends were very intrigued as to what I was doing. So, after a 2 hour train journey all along the water's edge (fantastic journey), I attended the wedding, along with Michelle and Shaun, who'd driven down after she'd finished work on the Friday (pity we couldn't all have travelled together, but it didn't work out that way and Michelle wouldn't let me cancel my break). It was a very pretty, quiet affair, 20 guests and was so lovely. FIL is 84 and his bride was 81 and they met on an INTERNET DATING AGENCY WEBSITE, 18 months ago.
Now, they are setting up an advice clinic about dating websites for older people who are very lonely and want to meet friends or whatever and are scared of doing so, due to their age or such like. They've had loads of local interest, because of how they met and their local library has given them advertising space and even the use of a little consulting room that they can set up themselves.
HOUSE, we now have concrete floors downstairs, first fix electrics upstairs and proper drainage throughout. Also, two diseased trees have now been felled which were blocking the light out front and two new huge wooden planters have been built and filled with soil ready for spring planting and sowing. All exciting stuff happening at the moment. Keeps us on our toes though.
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Re: Weekend

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:50 am
by NanaNana
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, eerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Can someone help with this photo please? It's really huge and I've forgotten how to make it smaller now that my computer guy has gone away. It's because I'm on my laptop and I don't have the programme factilities to make photos smaller until I get the main computer up and working. EEEEK, sorry.

Re: Weekend

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:55 am
by susieq
NanaNana wrote:OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, eerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Can someone help with this photo please? It's really huge and I've forgotten how to make it smaller now that my computer guy has gone away. It's because I'm on my laptop and I don't have the programme factilities to make photos smaller until I get the main computer up and working. EEEEK, sorry.
Is that better Fran ?

Don't they look happy :) :)

Re: Weekend

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:16 pm
by Myrtle
That's lovely Fran :D

Re: Weekend

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:22 am
by Pete the Paint
Thats ok Fran I wont shout at you. :D
I missed out on seeing Malcome 'Bodger' back in the summer and he was only on our sea front! It was a bad day with Jill so I couldn't meet up, shame. :(

Lovely photo and good luck to them both. Sounds like the house is coming on too!

Hope you had a good time in Paignton. Not my favorite place. I like Budleigh 'Slatterton' better. Bit posher over the river. :)

Re: Weekend

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:16 pm
by NanaNana
Thanks, Susie, always my guideing light as far as computer stuff's concerned on here.
Pete: I enjoyed Paignton, thought it was a really lovely little town, what short time I had in it anyway. Next trip is a week in IOM in March, another place I've not visited. I saw on BBC News an article about the UK railways being placed too close to the sea. Hmmmm, and pictures of the landslide at Dawlish. That's the line I went on and thought it looked familiar.

Re: Weekend

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:41 pm
by Pete the Paint
Nananana, never been to the Isle of Man, so let me know what its like please.
I nearly went to watch the TT Races back in the sixties, but it never happened.

Nice to see you posting, we miss you on here, but know your life is different and your really having a grand time with Ian. :)

Re: Weekend

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:52 am
by poppett
Nice to see you Nananana.

Isle of Man is lovely.....but when I was there in 1984 I went to visit Laxey Wheel. Beautiful view right at the top, but I had been that busy chatting to folk I didn`t realise how high up we had climbed and I had forgotten how scared of heights I was. It took a lot of patience to persuade me down that day. We were there for a week and never had a moment of boredom. Would go back in a heartbeat.

I saw the devastation to the railway at Dawlish on a documentery on tv recently. Makes you wonder how they ever put these disasters back to rights.

Miss seeing you here, but it is nice when you pop back with a wee update on your new busy life. Wishing you and Ian all the best.xx

Re: Weekend

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:53 pm
by Pete the Paint
Here it is Poppett
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Re: Weekend

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm
by Pete the Paint
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