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Thursday, 28 February 2013

There's Travel In The Air ....

Well my little friends, as you read this, my daughter will be on her way from France once again, and will be staying with us until the 13th March.  It goes without saying that I am really looking forward to seeing her again.  Little Alfred will also be coming, so hopefully it will stay dry so that we can get out for some nice walks.

Eleanor would usually be coming at this time, but she is flying off to India today with the school.  They will be going to the charity where little ones and old people have cataract operations.  She is soooooo excited about the trip.  Me? Well, I shall pray for her safekeeping whilst she is away, and will look forward to hearing all about it when she returns.



Emma said that Alfred was looking very worried yesterday with all the packing that was going on! Do you remember when he sat in my suitcase the last time I was over there, when I was trying to pack to come home again?!

I did go to see that film the other evening, "A Song For Marion."  I was actually really looking forward to seeing it, but I'm afraid I didn't like it much at all, which is unusual.    I saw Quartet a couple of weeks ago, with Dame Maggie Smith, which was also about older people.  Now that film, I really DID enjoy.  I found it tremendously touching.  

I don't think there's  much news to tell you about really.  Oh! I have an appointment with a Dermatologist at the Hospital on Monday morning, so fingers crossed he will be able to come up with something to control my skin problem.

I hope you're all taking good care of yourselves my friends and that you will always find something to smile about in your everyday lives.  Bye for now.



13 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Good morning Diane,

It will be nice for you to have Emma visiting again and little Alfred :)) I'm sure Eleanor will have a good and interesting time on her trip.
Enjoy your day x

Shelly said...

Oh, little Alfred...I know he will get over his worry once he sees you. I will be praying the trip to India goes well and she returns safe and sound!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! I hope your family from France makes the trip safely and doesn't have to contend with icy roads. Let's hope for a long spell of fair weather during their visit so you can snap lots of pictures of Alfred on his walks. Eleanor is a wonderful girl and I hope you can post pictures taken of her charitable work in India. I'm very sorry to learn that you were disappointed by that movie. I don't tend to like films about old people because they usually dabble in unflattering stereotypes. My dear friend I do hope the dermatologist has some answers for you and that he or she can prescribe a new treatment to give you relief from your discomfort. I have my fingers crossed. Please stay safe and well and I will talk to you again soon. Blessings and smooches!

Linda O'Connell said...

I think it's about time there are some decent and not stereotypical films about seniors. Have fun wit your family and that cute little Alfred. Sending Kelly prayers for strength and good thoughts.

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, good news about your two daughters♡♡♡ I DO hope you will be able to have a good weather while your daughter's family is with you. Very cute and gave me a smile to read about Alfred♬♬♬ 
You must be a bit worrying about her trip for India; oh, I am sure she will have a precious experience there. I also am praying for her safety during the trip.
Wishing for your skin get better. No other person but you can feel your own physical problem; Take Care of Yourselves, my friend.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Manzanita said...

How nice for you to have your children around. Sorry you didn't care for the movie. I haven't even heard of it. I spend too much time in my mushroom cave.

Lili Sulastri said...

Hello Diane,
It's been awhile since I read your blog entries. I am sure you're excited to see your daughter and Alfred. May emma has safe journey. As for you, take care of your good self.

Lili Sulastri said...

Oh! I forgot to mention. May Eleanor have a memorable trip to India.

Belle said...

I do hope the new doctor can help you. That would be so wonderful. Too bad the movie wasn't that good. I'm happy for you that your daughter is visiting. It is such fun to see our families. It is wonderful Eleanor will be learning about this charity work and seeing a different part of the world. I know you will worry. I would like my whole family to stay in a padded room and never leave! (not really, but we mom's do tend to worry)

Jennifer Hoppins said...

Hi Diane, your picture of Eleanor in her Dalmatian pj's makes me smile. I hope she has a wonderful experience in India. I'm sure she will come home with an expansive sense of purpose and determination to respond to the needs of people who suffer. This young generation seems to have more of a conscience than mine did. We grew up being asked what we wanted to "be" instead of how we can find ways to heal the world. I hope that your dermatologist is helpful in curing your condition! Sending a hug and lots of positive wishes your way.

Denise said...

It's so fun and interesting to hear how much your family travels.We very seldom travel and I really would love to.I sure you will have a wonderful time seeing your daughter and Grandson.What a gorgeous girl your granddaughter is,I know I say that every time but She is just so breathtaking.

Rosemary Nickerson said...

I'm smiling at wearing SOCKS for the first time since Christmas--it's winter in the Bahamas this weekend, and I am trying to get warm. Quartet was one of the movies I had looked forward to seeing, but we left before I could get to it. Another one to wait for in DVD!
Have a good weekend.
Rosemary

Chatty Crone said...

Enjoy your visit - I KNOW you will.