Jenny McIntyre's articles


  • Emily is coming back!!!!!!!

    - 13 days ago - 8 comments
    Oh this evening, I had a wonderful surprise, Emily sent me a message, to ask if she could come back. Apparently her new job was so awful (she started today) that she gave in her notice immediately. She'll tell me all about it on Tuesday when she comes to clean!!! Now I know Emily and she has the patience of a saint and can cope with almost anything, so it must have been really bad for her to say that she was leaving straight away. So really it's their hard luck and my good luck. Th…

  • Our Queen Elizabeth has died

    - September  8, 2022 - 6 comments
    Me on Coronation Day 1953.
    I'm sure that you all have heard that our Queen Elizabeth has just died. I remember when she was crowned and the whole country celebrated. I was 5 and had great fun celebrating her coronation - but was too young to know why!!!! My mum made me this outfit - it was red, white and blue (of course) and it was a sort of very thin muslin. (Oh I look so angelic here - amazing what a picture can hide!!). What I do remember also, is in and around 1960 the whole family went on holiday to Spain. My…

  • Emily is leaving!!!!

    - August 30, 2022 - 7 comments
    Hiya folks, yes my dear friend and helper, Emily - is leaving to go to a permanent job in a Nursing Home. I don't blame her, because the price of petrol has risen so much, she is finding all the travelling from one place to another to do her cleaning etc, is costing her more money than she's actually earning. She's such a lovely girl, she's already asked around for cleaners for me who are fine with helping me more. So tomorrow I'm going to contact the one she recommended - another girl that she'…

  • My Oriental lily has flowered again....

    - August 13, 2022 - 4 comments
    This lily hadn't flowered for a couple of years - but today!!
    I honestly thought my lily had died, and so I put it in, in its pot, in the back porch, to await a time that Emily could put it on the compost heap!!! Well other things were more important so it was left in my porch. Then I was so surprised to see some growth in the soil. Emily and I decided that we would wait and see what happens. Last week I noticed that the flower was starting to bud and then yesterday the bud coloured and this morning, the beautiful flower emerged..... I couldn't b…

  • Went out to the seaside at West Appledore

    - August  8, 2022 - 6 comments
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    My son came up to see me and it was a gloriously sunny day. After we talked a lot to catch up on things which had gone on since we last saw each other - mostly all about the Disneyworld, Paris where they had gone for a week. Wow you'd need at least a week to see everything there - wonderful place. So we spent a long time looking at his pictures and he's promised to send copies to me. Anyway, the weather as I've said, was glorious and warm. So we went down in his car - and boy is it low down o…

  • I've managed new designs

    - July 26, 2022 - 6 comments
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    Hiya folks, well I've not got a lot to say really - apart from the fact that I've hurt my ring finger on my right hand, so it makes typing quite difficult. I have asked my next door neighbour if his wife could pop in and have a look at it - she's a nurse. It's quite swollen and very hot, which makes me think there is some infection in there. Anyway I've tried to ignore it somewhat. Why is it that when you hurt yourself, that is the part of you that seems to search out for something to hurt it? I…

  • You'll never guess what!!!!!

    - July 12, 2022 - 5 comments
    Yep - stupid gull chick No.2 has come down onto the porch roof now!!! The third (bigger chick apparently) is still up there on the main roof. Hopefully it'll stay there. So now I have two baby chicks walking all around on the porch roof in their mess!!!! Great eh?

  • Oh dear it's that time of year again!!!!!

    - July  9, 2022 - 6 comments
    Stupid 2 on the porch roof
    I opened the back door this morning to hear something walking across my porch roof - it was a baby seagull. There wasn't anyone last year because the neighbours had erected this amazing net over the chimneys to stop the seagulls nesting there. Well they were absolutely determined to have a nest there - they've been doing it for over 60 years that I know of. Well Mum, or Dad, must have become aware that I was there, because one of them came down immediately to be near the baby. I must admit it's…

  • New designs for my jewellry

    - June 29, 2022 - 8 comments
    I feel this looks like it's a view through the sea
    I thought I'd explain why there are some strange pieces on today's blog. I had some really lovely colours for decorations, and some tiny metal items to add to the design. I hadn't realised that women now like decorating their nails nowadays, and so there are lots of things that fit beautifully into my jewellry. I honestly never considered getting the dried flowers and decorations from a shop which sold items for nail decorations. Usually I have cabochons (the casings) with only…

  • I do believe it's getting warmer!!!!

    - June 16, 2022 - 5 comments
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    Not a lot to say really - apart from the fact that the lounge window is open until I go to bed and the window is open in my bedroom too!!! All the time. It's lovely having fresh air to breathe in while I go to sleep. It's 7.30pm and it's still 22C which is amazing, considering it's taken a long time to have that happen. My neighbours' daughter got married last weekend and I was given some of the flowers that they had for the reception .... They are so bright and colourful, so I'd…

  • I had the window open today - yay!!!!

    - May 28, 2022 - 4 comments
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    Well the temperatures have risen a little - it's now 16C which is way so much cooler than a lot of other places, but we were warmer in the winter than others, so I suppose we have to be thankful for small mercies. It was lovely with a bright blue sky and the sun poured in the lounge bay windows. It was glorious. I just had to take some pictures of the geraniums, which are the ones that have been flowering since March 2021 !!!! It's only the white and the pink flowers that are still giving out…

  • Well I do believe it's getting warmer!!!!

    - May 21, 2022 - 7 comments
    Newer kind of orange fillings
    I must admit that it is definitely getting warmer over here - not the kind of high temps that other parts of Europe seem to be getting. Our temps are around 17C (63F) which aren't that great compared to the late 30'sF (100F) that some of you have been experiencing. I'd like it a little bit warmer, but not as hot as you lot!!!! So since Mandi returned home, I've tried to occupy myself by doing more resin pendants and keyrings. I'm thinking of makin some pendants that could be hung up in the wi…

  • Mandi's just gone back - I'll really miss her....

    - May 13, 2022 - 8 comments
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    Well Mandi went back to Turkey about 2 hours ago and I will miss her so much. We've had a wonderful time with her here. I've been spoiled by her cooking me all the meals and getting me coffee regularly. So now I have to do the cooking myself and remember to get coffee!! She says she's coming back at the end of the year!!! I think I'm supposed to go back with her and spend Christmas there - that'll be nice. It'll save my electricity too - I can pay towards their electricity but it is warmer ther…

  • Mandi is coming over!!!

    - April 29, 2022 - 17 comments
    Love her new hairdo
    I am getting so excited, my daughter, Mandi, who I haven't see in person for almost 3 years is at last coming over to see me.!!!! I can hardly believe it. She feels the same and says that she can't wait to have a "mummy" hug!!!! The last time I saw her was when I came back from Turkey on 20th June 2019!!!! I honestly don't know how I would have managed without this new technology. I can see and speak to her anytime I want to, and we have talked at least 3 times a week, sometimes more. If I ha…

  • Hey had a visit from Tony today!!!!

    - April 21, 2022 - 9 comments
    West Appledore
    It was a wonderful surprise when Tony called me and told me he was coming up to see me. He'll come up to see Mandi when she's back, but he just wanted to come up to see me, as it'd been a long time since he'd been up. Well it was wonderful seeing him and we chatted for ages and then I sort of, asked if we could go to the beach as it'd been over a year since I last went, and "no problem, we'll go now!" sort of answer!!! Now Tony has a lovely car - a sporty one, which means a very low car. I ha…

  • The blossom is almost out, and there is a new cat on the block!!!!!

    - April 18, 2022 - 5 comments
    A little visitor, who I thought was Pippin once.
    Well I've noticed a little black cat who seems to think it's his garden now - and comes up most days and just relaxes. Apparently he belongs to one of my other neighbours, and he has two other siblings to play with, but he seems to be a loner, and comes up here on his own. Very pretty little thing. I recognise his blue collar, which with all the trees around, I worry about cats being strangled if caught on the branches. He seems to manage it okay though. Whilst sitting in my lounge, I…

  • It's so cold - and it's Easter this weekend!!!!

    - April 11, 2022 - 10 comments
    A few more.....
    Well it's going to be Easter this weekend, a time when the Spring is supposed to be half way through and the temperatures warm - what's happened this year, is that the temperatures have plummited and is crawling along in the 40F's or should I say 6C!!!! It's ridiculous - with the cost of the electricity spiralling out of control, I've tried not to have the radiator on, but it's too cold to go without any heating at all - so my halogen fire is facing me and I'm okay now!!! It was rather overca…

  • Blue sky and blossom

    - April  9, 2022 - 4 comments
    The blossom only came out today
    Well today I awoke to blue skies!!! What a difference it makes.You really want to get up and seize the day! Just outside my bedroom window is the cherry tree - and this is what I could see!! I couldn't believe it - the winter had seemed to stay around so long, I almost couldn't remember it being warm and sunny. I got all excited and had an idea of going outside, with my trolley and go to the tree and take close-up pictures of it. The rest of the garden doesn't have anything yet - maybe a…

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