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At 11:11pm on June 14, 2018, Marianne said…

Good morning Catherine,  I have been rather busy and it just popped into my head that you will have been on your cruise, love to hear about it.  Hope it all met your expectations and yes it would be great to meet up when we r in your part of the world next year, I will let you know where we will be, I cannot remember where the rotarians are from.  We have had very mixed weather, some very hot days in spring, but now in June  we have had winds almost 100 miles per he so you can imagine the damage it caused.  It has cost us a lot of money on the nursery with damage, that's something you cannot get insurance for, so a bitter pill to swallow.  Today it's looking much calmer though.

I'm attempting to put a zip in a cushion I've just made for a friend's 70th birthday, I'm not good at zips, but will give it a go today.   Must go, but look forward to hearing from you.  Ttfn Marianne uk

At 2:59pm on March 3, 2018, Marianne said…

Hello Catherine, lovely to hear from you, life is always busy.  It's been difficult organizing holidays this year as we are meeting up with some Canadian friends in May at Edinburgh,  we are going down to Devon and Cornwall  during the summer and are having rotarians from Pennsylvania  to stay august/Sept, then we will probably head off to France for a few weeks, so no foreign travel for us this year.  We will be visiting Pennsylvania next year and do a little touring too.  I am busy finishing various thing, making some chair pads and playing sewing with grandchildren, nothing to taxing, but enjoyable.  I went to the quilt show in Harrogate last week, bought more material, after saying ..no more material, just need time to use it.  Look forward to hearing from you .

At 2:53pm on June 1, 2016, Marianne said…

Hello Catherine, just a courtesy hello, hope you are well and managing to do some quilting.  I am now so much better! We have actually just booked a cruise, it's a first for us, so hope I will enjoy it, we go immediately after new year, so have a lot of prep to do before then.  Hope to hear from you when you have time.

At 4:41am on June 17, 2015, NC from PA said…

bags, and have taught tote bag classes.  Your quilting is very nice.

At 4:41am on June 17, 2015, NC from PA said…

I see you make bags, too.  I have made all types of

At 2:15pm on February 14, 2015, Marianne said…

Hello Catherine, i was just wondering how you are and what are you doing at the moment.  I have been rather busy trying to fit everything in.  I am continueing to have vocal therapy every two weeks, but have to travel about an hour to Harrogate, it seems to be helping, my voice is getting stronger and friends tell me its almost back to normal, i know i have a way to go, but, we r on the right road though.

We are having a new kitchen and other work done at home, what a mess, but it will be lovely when its done.  It will take them 2 weeks plus the extra time for the granite to be cut and fitted.  We are expecting an australian rellie she is almost 18yrs old, the idea she has work experience here before going to uni in Sydney, to study law, then she will be back in uk to do a Phd at oxford, she will be helpful to me for a short time to get the house back to normal.

Spring is definitely on the way here, bulbs a pushing through, its lovely to see the new life coming through.  Look forward to hearing from you.   Bye for now


At 1:08am on December 18, 2014, Marianne said…

Good morning Catherine,

Lovely to hear from you.  Will i have had an operation on my vocal chords to remove the cyst.  I went to a hospital about 200 miles away for a World renowned consultant to do the op.   Mr McGlashon said it will be a year before he will know the measure of success.  I am going for vocal therapy and am told that should help a lot.  I am happy and have Confidence with her, but there is no guarantees that my voice will be as strong and crisp as it was.  I am having great difficulty acquiring my theatre notes and getting my questions answered from the original hospital, it all sounds very odd that they have or wont release them.  I just want to know exactly what happened and so did the throat consultant.  It is the law here in uk that patients are allowed to ask and get their notes.  Well enough of me, how are You and are you all ready for christmas.  Do you stay at home or visit family and friends.  The Weather here is very unseasonally mild, its lovely, but, just not very Christmassy.  I am finished wrapping pressys, cards, house is looking lovely with all the twinkling lights, i do love Christmas, the carols, nativity plays and the celebration on Christmas day of the Birth of Christ, to see the childrens faces, it brings a leap to ones heart.  we will go to my sons home on Christmas day he has two children 2 and 7 years, he live only 3 miles away, they have a farm with lots of livery, so to watch all the girls getting ready for the hunt looking so Regal is a wonderful sight, then the horn and they are off.  Well enough of all that, i look forward to hearing from you, but would like to wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Christmas and a renewed strength as the New Year dawns. Regards, marianne

At 11:33pm on October 13, 2014, Marianne said…

Good morning Catherine, well we are home again after a wonderful holiday in France, the weather was great as was everything about the holiday, a really good rest.  Now home i have the date for the throat operation, its 21st October, that is next Tuesday.  I am not looking forward to it, but it has to be done, so remember me in your prayers please.

I think you must be very caught up with the Ebola Virus, it sounds as though It is going to get more serious, how involved are you?  It sounds a difficult one to contain, with so much travelling especially the illegal emigrants entering countries, there is no screening of them, i just dont know how it will be dealt with, it makes one feel, you dont want to go anywhere because you dont know who you are mixing with....oh, i must not become paranoid...smile.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday too, it always prepares us for the busyness of the Christmas Season.

Well, i must go, i have a busy few days getting things done before next week, i dont think i will have to talk for a while after the op...how difficult that will be.

Bye for now, regards, Marianne

At 12:45am on September 11, 2014, Marianne said…

Good morning catherine,

Its a lovely morning today, it is uplifting after my trip to nottingham to see another consultant mr mcglashan.  He told me the diagnosis from the local ent specialist was incorrect, it is not a granuloma, its a cyst on the vocal chords.  He showed us the pic on the screen and asked david if he wanted a picture, which he did.  He said he could operate and remove it, but i would need some voice therapy, the local ent specialist was going to laser off the granuloma he said, what a good decision to have a 2nd opinion.  I am very nervous

at having it done, but have No option.  We go on holiday 20th so will have to have it done on my return.

Well enough of that, i have been adding borders to A childs quilt made sometime ago, i embroidered on my machine fun alphabet blocks, i want to get it finished together with some other things UFO,s, it sort of clears my mind.

Today i am going to assemble the holiday things in the guest bedroom, to make a start, as next werk is going to be a busy one, our company have a large stand at stokesley show, the staff and my sons decide how it will look each year and sort it, but we like to be arround for support, the day is always fun, meeting up with people not seen for a while and enjoying the show jumping etc.  There is a fair that takes over the whole of the high street, thousands come to it, its very exciting especially for the Young ones.

Well better go and make a start, hope all is well with you.

Ttfn  marianne  oh dear just noticed, i have already told you of my 2nd visit, just cannot be bothered to delete, i pads are slower with the typing if you know what i mean, never mind you have it twice,  no i am no loosing my marbles..smile

At 6:37pm on September 8, 2014, Marianne said…

Hi catherine,  well as you can see from the time here in uk, i am finding sleep hard to find tonight.  I have been to another consultant about my throat for a 2nd opinion.  He was 3 hrs away, so been a long day, i think i am over tired.  Also, what he told me was different from the local consultant.  He said i have a cyst on my vocal chord it is usually caused by traumer, i think that confirms to me it was the changing over quickly of the tube during the operation.   He says it should be removed by surgery not laser, he is very qualified and at The very top of his tree and profession.  I think i have no option, but, to go ahead with the op.  Its going to cost me a lot of money as i will go Privately to get it done quickly.  Have you heard of this sort of operation.  I feel so tired, but just cannot sleep, mind over working.  Bye for now.


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