Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Just in case you're interested

Well as any of you who have followed me in the past will possibly notice I haven't been making any contributions to this blog lately. Well Christmas has come and gone since then so I thought maybe, just maybe I might just stir up the brain cells and see what comes up.
Christmas itself was a bit of a damp squib, caused by a family member who hadn't been playing ball for some time and it all came to light, I say no more about it as it's family business, suffice to say it left a few of us shell shocked.
A couple of nice things have happened though, two of my grandchildren got engaged,, Lovely Nicola, whose partner Daryl proposed when they went to Disneyland in Paris with Tommy their little boy. Then Craig my only grandson asked the also lovely Jade to marry him. They threw an engagement party a couple of weeks ago. I don't know when the weddings will be.
My brother's health deteriorated and recently died, so that meant a trip to Scotland to attend his burial, very sad.
It makes me ponder about life a bit though, as one side of my family is growing, the other older side is deteriorating,  I am the only one left out of four brothers and a sister, and their various  spouses.
 But then that's the way it has always been, and what keeps the world turning.
We had a Valentines party at the dance club, it was a nice evening I ate a bit too many goodies, and woke up this morning around 1 am with a bit of a tummy, but after a light lunch I'm OK again. serves me right I just love party food.
The winter is dragging on, it has been unrelentingly cold and wet, with a few days of snow back along.
Although to-day is still chilly though dry, there somehow seems to be a slight change in the feel of the air, perhaps it's because the birds are singing more and I see a few chasing each other so maybe and hopefully, spring is just around the corner.

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. I am so sorry for your loss Arlene!!

    The weather here has been rainy lately. I am longing for spring.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss, but it is good to see you back a bit. I am also looking forward to spring. It is a wonderful day today, but they are calling for the temps to drop tomorrow and then some snow, so I guess spring won't happen for a few weeks at best.

  3. Thank you Beth, and Sandie for your comments, Spring will be very welcome this year, I think we've all had a rough time,

  4. Sorry for your loss, Arlene. My siblings are getting older as well, I've already lost one brother.

  5. Hi Horst, thank you for returning to me. Do you have any more family?
    I hope you are keeping well.

  6. I am so sorry sweet Arlene to hear about your brother. Congratulations to your grandchildren who are engaged. It was nice to hear from you. Hugs and nose kisses to you all from me and my furries.

  7. Hi Arlene, I still have 3 brothers and 2 sisters left. I'm the youngest.

  8. I am having Hip surgery in 3 months.

  9. Hi Arlene
    Like you I have not been in here for a long time, and also Like you I have decided to give it another try

    Love your post,and love the butterflies and the style of the writing I am sorry but I might have to pinch the style of the writing hope you don't mind

    Anyway great to see you hope your blogs are a success
    Love as always

  10. Oh Arlene, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. A big cyber Hug from me. Just wish I could give it in person.

    Congratulations to the 2 happy couples. Wishing them long and happy lives.

  11. Horst, I do hope it will be a long time before you face the demise of any of your brothers, and o keep us updated on your hip replacement, I'm sure it will be a completely new life for you

  12. Hiya Mumsy thanks for calling and comment. I will tell the happy couples that good wishes come from across the pond. XX hugs and prrrrs to you all. X

  13. Hi Lo, nice to see you haven't forgotten me, just too many people on FB i am getting overloaded trying to keep up.
    Feel free to copy my layout, it's the pleasurable part of blogging for me.
    Let me know when you've done it. X

  14. Hi Terry, how lucky I am to have friends who haven't forgotten me, thank you so much.
    Also thanks for your hugs, the warmth comes through, believe me.
    Nicola, who got engaged was 25 the other day so it was all excitement for her.
    sending warm thoughts back to you X

  15. Message to Lo.. I went into your blog, and there is nowhere to leave a comment......??


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