Whether the Weather be Fine – or Not…

Well, my dear, it’s lovely to be speaking with you again, but the weather has been absolutely dreadful.  It’s been cold, wet and very windy these past few days and I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it yet.

It was lovely to see you and Teddy on Saturday.  I agree with you that the break did her good.  Teddy had been looking tired for a couple of months, but as she said, “the work continues all the time, and if I’m off it just piles up till I’m back.”  It’s very difficult when someone else can’t just take over your case-load when you’re away from the office, but because the staff numbers have been pared down so drastically, then unfortunately there’s no-one left to pick up the slack.

I had forgotten that you and Teddy didn’t really know each other very well.  Yes, you played together when you were both small children.  That was when you came round with your mum. She brought you round to visit me a couple of times a month, rather than you living really on our doorstep.

It was interesting how quickly you both seemed to pick up the pieces as if it were only yesterday since you had last been running round and playing chase.  You were both very comfortable in each other’s company.  I’m sure that Chrissie would like Teddy.  I know we decided it was better that she stay at home with the girls while we had our chat, but hopefully you’ll all be here again soon, and I’ll make a point of inviting Teddy at the same time.  The girls will love Harry and he’s so gentle with children that they’re bound to have a great time together.

Teddy had a good deal of news for us – well, particularly for me – but I was glad you were there, as I do sometimes trip over myself when trying to remember things.  If you don’t mind I’d like to go through a few things which we discussed, so I can check that I’ve got things right in my mind.

The first piece of information she gave us related to the deaths of Gordon, Peter and his sister.  Apparently – and this is still very much hush, hush – there are a couple of arrests imminent.  That will be a great relief not only to me, but also to Mrs. M who arrives home tomorrow.  Teddy says that I will be aware of the people involved, even though I don’t know them personally.  She can’t give me the names as yet, just because everything is being prepared – search warrants etc, but I do understand that the police have enough information to be able to charge the suspects.  That is very exciting and folk here will be pleased that they will be able to relax again.

I also have more news about Georgie and Billy’s wedding reception.  My good friend Hazel, from Another Place has volunteered to act as children’s entertainer on the Saturday afternoon and evening.  Isn’t that kind of her?  I have booked her into the motel just down the road for the Saturday night and she’ll be able to join us at the buffet and have a couple of drinks.  Jane will also be here, and staying the night, as she and Giselle are arranging the food.  Jane messaged me earlier in the week to say that G had already been in touch with her regarding the menu and how they were going to divide the various items between them.  I’m sure they’ll have it very well planned and organised in no time at all. 

I hope that I will be able to have a catch-up chat with Hazel and Jane on the Sunday before they set off home. In fact, I may suggest that we have a bite of lunch out to round the weekend off. That will be splendid.

Thank you my dear, for bringing the papers for me to sign.  I know you went through them with me when you were here, but unfortunately I have been a tad under the weather and I’m not sure I remember all the various ramifications.  I’m sure that everything will be fine but would like a further chat with you first, just before I sign my life away!!

I think I’m going to leave things with you like that, just for a couple of days, if you don’t mind.  Perhaps we can have another conversation, this time, just the two of us, so I can clarify everything.  Incidentally, did you check on the building site around the corner, and enquire when the works are due to be completed.  Oh, that’s good – early March doesn’t seem very far away.  We’ll discuss the other things over this coming weekend if that’s ok with you.  Right my dear, I’ll love you and leave you.  Much love to the family and please give them all a very big hug from me.  As Always –

With Love – Jan  xx

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I'm retired, disabled and after sudden death of wonderful husband, have moved closer to my son, daughter-in-law and baby, Charlie. I live in sheltered housing at the bottom end of the scale called Independent Living. I had been in an online Knit and Natter group for a couple of years before Ian died and the members of the group were and still are a wonderful support to me. Since moving here I have now got my own little Facebook group where the members are now my friends and extended family. It was suggested that I write a blog - so here we are!!

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  1. Ooooh, good to know the police are about to arrest someone over Gordon’s and Peter’s (and his sister’s) deaths. I wonder who it is? Also glad the plans for the “Wedding of the Year” are still going well. Have you had any more strange blog followers? 🤣


    1. Hi Hazel – yes, it will be good to have that problem resolved. Plans are still moving quickly regarding the wedding. I seem to have a new follower who sells massage tables! xx


  2. Nice to hear from you Jan, I do hope you’re feeling better, and looking after yourself. It must be such a relief to know that arrests are imminent regarding the deaths of your neighbours. Will you get to find out why as well? I think that might be pertinent. Maybe you could ask!
    I’m glad that the wedding arrangements are almost complete, all that’s needed now are your outfits. I know that the weather has been awful and also you’ve been poorly, it’s not been shopping weather has it!
    Well it’s been lovely having a catch up. Please look after yourself. X


    1. Hi Frances – lovely to speak with you again – yes, it will do many of residents good to know the crimes have been solved. I hope to find out the “whys and wherefores” although whether the information will be forthcoming is anybody’s guess just at the moment. Haven’t had the opportunity of going out to look at outfits – we had planned on going this week, but neither of us has been feeling too well. We still have a few weeks yet, so hopefully the weather will improve a little to give us a chance of going shopping. xx


  3. Oh dear Jan I’ve just realised I haven’t posted comments on your latest blog. So sorry put it down to a bad week, but please don’t put me on the naughty step!!! I’m pleased to hear that arrests are about to be made re the three deaths. What a relief that will be for everyone. So you’ve got the wedding to focus on now and as soon as the weather is ok for getting out you and Georgie must go clothes shopping. Are you going to want helpers for clearing up after the wedding reception?
    Take care Jan. I know you have had a few ‘off days’ – they are so inconvenient aren’t they? xx


    1. Lovely to hear from you Maggie – of course, I realised that you hadn’t commented this time, but I put it down to the extremely difficult week you’ve had. I wouldn’t dream of putting you on the naughty step under the circumstances. To be honest, I’m just so grateful for the regular comments I receive from you, Frances, Jane, Hazel and Karen.
      Things do seem to be sorting themselves out though, which is a relief to me. Yes, I still need to go shopping for clothes, but the weather is rather cold at the moment and I really don’t fancy trying things on while I still have this sore throat. I’m sure it can wait for a couple of weeks before we start to panic. To be honest I have a couple of lovely long skirts which I bought just before Christmas and I haven’t worn either of them yet. I’m sure it would be fairly easy to buy a couple of blouses that would be very suitable. I’ll give it some thought. Look after yourself my friend and perhaps Frances and you could head in my direction once you have moved and I have also found a larger flat. xx


  4. Hi Jan, I hope your starting to feel better, we have all had this really bad flu and it has totally knocked me for 6, hence why I haven’t been around much, fighting flu with an extremely low immune system is not much fun at all, but from past experiences Im guessing about another 4 weeks before I begin to feel remotely human again. But, it seems that you have been having fun for all of us, please take care and I will check in when I can and happy new year to you xx


    1. Gina – it’s lovely to hear from you again. A happy new year to you too. Well, there have been various things going on, and hopefully matters are starting to be resolved. Yes, there are huge numbers of folk with sore throats and flu around this winter – I blame it on the weather as it’s been so changeable. I do hope that you soon feel better – it’s so difficult when we’re fighting other problems as well. Take good care of yourself, and we’ll speak again soon. xx

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