Posted by: granny1947 | April 13, 2015

Granny and a ceiling update



Hello All.

I think this will be a post of few words.
The pictures say it all.


I am just sitting here wondering why I bothered to wash my hair this morning.
Or the rest of me for that matter.
I am CHEWING dust.
And God knows what else.

On the upside I can get to my computer.
So sanity prevails.

They are also going to have to repaint the lounge and kitchen.
Which probably won’t happen this week.
The ceiling still has to go in.
And be skimmed.
And have several layers of paint.

I just have one thing to say.
It can just stay that way.

Posted by: granny1947 | April 12, 2015

Granny and a bit of this and a lot of that.



Hello All.

Yes, have just come back from a walk with Jasmine.
And a rather large adrenalin rush.
I spotted this guy in the road.
And I froze.
Then I took the picture.
But, I zoomed in.
After a few minutes of pounding heart beats I decided it was dead.
Nevertheless, I gave it a very wide berth.
Just in case it was faking.

This coming week is going to be absolute chaos.
They are coming in to replace the lounge and kitchen ceilings.
I have packed away all the glass stuff in the display cabinet.
Once again I question myself.
Why do I keep it all?

All my books are in boxes.
Some of the furniture is going to be stored in a garage nearby.
They are going to put plastic up between the lounge and the bedrooms.
But the mess is going to be horrific.
They have to get all the insulation out of the ceiling.
It is not the sort you can roll up.
They pump it into the ceiling.

I think we shall be eating takeaways for the next week.

Hopefully, they will finish it in a week.
My granddaughter arrives on the 20th for ten days.
She is chaos all on her own. :)
I hope you are reading this my darling.

We got another visitor.


They look more frightening than they are.
I wonder how one cooks them?

The this guy has been visiting now and then.
Does anyone know what he is.
He has pale orange around the butt area.
And he is quite aggressive.
Swoops around and chases all the other birds away.


Still no phone.
I promise as soon as I get one I will be visiting all of you again.
I miss you guys.

To end off,  an African sunset.


Posted by: granny1947 | March 31, 2015

Granny is relieved

Image result for guide dogs

Hello All.

So it is official.
I don’t need a guide dog.
I am a happy granny.
The specialist says my right eye has weakened but my left eye has strengthened.
I still have a bit of jelly floating around in the left eye.
But, I can live with that.
No signs of glucoma.(I don’t know how to spell that)
Am not going to look it up either.
You all know what I mean.

Have had a couple of laughs at Jasmine’s expense.
We always stop to say hello to the Border Collie.
The other day he lifted his leg on the gate and pee’d on her head.
The look of horror on her face was priceless.
She immediately squatted and had a pee as well.

Then, yesterday, she caught sight of a large box in the road.
And she froze.
I have no idea what she thought it was.
I had a real battle to get her to walk towards it.
Maybe she thought it was a really big cat.

Two more days and then four days off for the Easter weekend.

Am not speaking to Mex.
You don’t call me bloody stupid and get away with it.
Even if I am.

Back to the eyes.
The specialist has given me a chart.
I am supposed to look at it once a week.
If it goes wonky I must go back to him and they will have to look at my brain.
Not going to happen.
I only have ONE brain.
They are not going to fiddle with it.

Love you all.

Posted by: granny1947 | March 17, 2015

Granny is fed up


Hello All.

To say I am fed-up is putting it mildly.
The above picture was taken AFTER they had “fixed” it.
Mex is more than fed-up.
He spends most of the evening looking up.
And muttering.
He has taped newspaper over a lot of the furniture four times.
Personally, I would have just left the paper until they had finished.
But I don’t question Mex.
I have no idea what they are going to do next.
I don’t think the builders do either!!!

In other news I have an appointment to see the eye specialist on the 31st.
Please send positive vibes.
My regular followers will remember I had cataract ops done before we left Cape Town.
Now the one eye seems to have gone wonky.
This does not sound good and I am a bit concerned.
I only have two eyes.
Like the rest of you guys.
And I am quite attached to both of them.

Things are looking hopeful as far as my phone is concerned.
I have had a phone call and a couple of e-mails from the service provider.
They kept saying we lived in a drive with the same name as our complex,
I kept saying no.
Today, they sent me a map.
And I discovered the streets in the complex have names.
Who knew?
Anyway, it turns out that we DO live in a street with the same name as the complex.
A pity the developers didn’t tell us the streets had names.
Or, just put up street signs.
Anyway, now I know.

And now let me go and make supper.
If it is a flop I can always blame my eyes.
There is an upside to everything.


Posted by: granny1947 | March 10, 2015

Granny has more vistors


Hello All.

Yes, we have had a whole heap of these visiting.
They are Great White Egrets.
Notice their beaks are yellow.
Apparently, this only happens in the breeding season.
The rest of the year they are black.
End of today’s lesson.

The builders have come in and are working on our ceiling.
Absolute chaos.
Last night we had an orange ceiling.
I think that was the glue.
Today they put a layer of plaster(I think).
Now we have a brown ceiling.
Tomorrow it has to dry.
On Thursday they come in and paint.
Today, when I got home,  everything in the lounge was covered in newspaper.
And taped down.
I couldn’t even get into the fridge.
And I was hungry.
The bed was covered in stuff from the kitchen.
So I couldn’t nap.
I shall be glad when this is over.
And then I don’t want to hear ONE complaint from Mex.

Otherwise, nothing exciting happening in my life.
All this will change when I win the lottery tonight.
You can’t say I don’t have positive thinking.
I go to sleep every night thinking of what I shall do with the money.
At least I DO have a ticket.
That is the first positive step!

Now I had better go and make a salad.
We are having left over Macaroni and cheese.
They have taken out our lounge and kitchen lights.
We shall be having a romantic candlelit dinner!!!

Posted by: granny1947 | February 28, 2015

Granny has a visitor


Hello All.

Isn’t he a beaut?
Mex is busy stressing that he might come inside.
Locusts don’t worry me.
If they did I would be giving little screams all the time while walking Jasmine.

Mex is having a puppy.
The builders made a mess of our lounge ceiling.
Wait…I’ll show you a picture.


I am also having a hard time.
I have to listen to twenty minute rants about the thing.
We have been dealing with the site foreman.
They have been back FIVE times.
I think it is time to go the owner of the business.
I don’t know how they are going to fix it without replacing the whole ceiling.
Can you just imagine the mess?
Oh dear.

Some idiots never learn.
I was in my car, this morning, when I spotted the cat next door.
He was sitting on his front step.
I got out and spoke to him.
He came over and I stroked him.
He seemed to be enjoying it.
Then he swung round and bit me.
Fortunately this time it was on my hand.
And he didn’t break the skin.
I have told him(and his owner) that the next time he bites me I shall bite him back.

I hope to have my landline by the middle of March.
Then I will be able to visit all of you and do some catching up.
I can’t wait.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 24, 2015

Granny gets bitten.


Hello All.

Yep, I have been bitten.
Not by a dog, or a cat, or, God Forbid, a snake.
But by a very vicious nasty tummy bug.
I am not ill enough to take to my bed.
Well, I did for a nap.
And not ill enough to solicit much sympathy from Mex.
His only reaction has been “don’t kiss me, you might be catching!”
And, “do you want green peppers for the meat balls tonight?”
Mind you…he had better not catch it.
We only have one loo.


I have been trying to copy an Aunty Acid cartoon onto my post.
I copied it into word.
But it just won’t copy onto the post.
I love her.
I can SO relate.

And now, I have to go and pick up dog poop.
Be still my beating heart.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 23, 2015

Granny and the celebration


Hello All.

A quick post.
I have to go and dish up supper.
Left over BBQ from Saturday.
Easy peasey.

I went out the other day, for lunch with my parents.
It was their 59th wedding anniversary.
He is 91 and she is 87.
59 years!!!
Not bad for a second marriage.
Hers not his.
Love him to bits.

It’s Monday.
What can I say?
It seems nothing much.

In fact, nothing interesting at all.
But I AM posting.
A step in the right direction.

I am going to eat and then I am off to bed.
It is the Big Bang Theory.
One of my favourites.
Hope I can stay awake for it,

Posted by: granny1947 | February 22, 2015

Granny has a day out.


Hello All.

Yes, we actually went out for lunch.
This might not seem like a big deal to you.
But to me, it is huge.

Mex does not mix easily with other people.
We are so different.
I will talk to anyone and everyone.
Mex does not like to eat a big lunch.
Mex does not like to have a drink in the middle of the day.

The yacht club is great.
I posted pics the day I took my Stepdad there.
Those are probably the same yachts.
The food was excellent.
I always MEAN to take a picture of the food.
But, when it arrives, greed takes over.
I had calamari with chips and green beans and butternut.
All cooked to perfection.
There was a Chinese guy singing.
He was brilliant but the music was very loud.
Which made conversation almost impossible.


That is Mex on the left.
The white haired wrinkly guy.
My friend Bill on the right.
Bill was my second husband’s best friend.
His wife introduced us.
Bill was shattered when he died.(my husband)
So, we go back a long time.

All in all it was a lovely break.
And Mex actually enjoyed himself.

I took Jasmine for a nice long walk before we went to lunch.
She forgot.
So I had to take her for another one when we got back.
Dumb dog.



Posted by: granny1947 | February 21, 2015

Granny is STILL in the wars.

001Hello All.

I just can’t believe one arm can get into so much trouble.
This morning my internet explorer died on me.
After trying everything I could think of, including re-starting the computer umpteen times, I went down to the Border Collie’s Mom and Dad.
He is quite clued up computer wise.(the owner, not the dog)
When I walked into the garden Blade(that is the dog’s name) was so happy to see me he jumped up and took two pieces of flesh out my arm.
Then, just for luck, he took out another piece as I was leaving.

All is forgiven because the owner came and downloaded Google Chrome and I was able to re-connect.
Now Explorer is also working again.
Which is just as well because, for the life of me, I could not find my dashboard on Chrome.

They have said I am welcome to take him out to play.
But I am dubious.
That is one boisterous dog.
Not sure I can handle him.
I want to take him to one of the green areas in the complex so he can chase his ball.
Burn off some of that energy.
But, Mex says what if he takes off.
And he is right.
I am beyond chasing a dog.
And what if he gets bitten by a puffadder?
I would never forgive myself.
I have to give this some thought.

When we got back from our walk the Pitbull pup from next door came hurtling over and threw herself at Jasmine.
Jasmine promptly took exception.
Pinned the pup to the ground and growled.
Much to the consternation of the neighbours.
However, Jasmine was just telling her to behave.

The weather forecast for today was rain all day.
We haven’t had a drop.
But now I have to grill the meat we were going to BBQ.

Oh well, I had better get cooking.
Or I won’t be popular.
Anyway, I am quite hungry.
A nice T.bone sounds quite good right now.
Mex will keep half of his for tomorrow.
Not me.
Think I could eat a KG of meat right now.
Sorry vegetarians.

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